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We Are Ascent

We are a premier provider of software development products and services. We combine development methodologies that focus on quality and value, a rigorous approach to processes as well as a healthy disposition to challenging the norm. The result is a lengthy list of successful projects and satisfied customers in the various sectors and countries around the World.

Our corporate ethos is based on four key values:

Strong customer relationships

We like to consider our customers as our partners and look to foster long term relationships that consistently produce value and protect each party.  

Focus on Process

By applying strong processes to software development we significantly de-risk the projects we undertake ensuring consistent, successful, delivery. We are comfortable working with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies or Time and Material (T&M).

Employ only the best

We have an enviable pool of talent into which constantly invest. Our training and personal development programs ensure our employees are always on top of their game.

Trust and Integrity

We instil in our employees the importance of protecting our customers’ interests and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

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Our partners, people & case studies

Ascent is successful because we believe in developing software the right way. By building on our experiences we have developed a mature, and robust, application life cycle model. Strong processes alone, however, are not enough and we complement this with a brilliant team of software engineers, ICT specialists, and developers whose skills, dedication, professionalism, and enthusiasm have been instrumental to our growth.

Our Partners

We work closely with a carefully chosen network of international partners whose role is to identify opportunities and work closely with the Ascent Team to deliver them successfully. Working in tandem with our partner network, we identify customers’ requirements, a solution (technologies and architecture) that meets their requirements and then provide best-of-breed software development services to design, develop, and implement a solution meets the customers’ needs and expectations. Our Partners routinely spend time with the rest of our team in Malta to clearly understand our processes and to and ensure that value is passed on to the customer.

Our Team

Our software specialists hold a minimum of a first degree in ICT, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics. Many of our specialists also hold MSc and PhD post-graduate degrees.  We foster an environment of knowledge sharing and continuous development and learning and invest heavily in the professional development of our team through training and further education.  

Our Case Studies

We have since inception been involved in some very exciting and rewarding projects in various sectors – from telecoms, manufacturing, and foreign exchange to SharePoint projects and even space engineering. We have selected a number of these case studies and there are presented below. These case studies highlight the type of challenges we typically face in a project and the methodical approach we employ in order to ensure that only the highest quality and value product or service is delivered. 

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Services

We offer various services within the software development life cycle. 

  • Technical and Functional specification
  • Product and Architectural design
  • Development
  • Deployment
  • Testing
  • Support
  • Consultancy

The type and scope of service we provide for each customer or project depends on, for instance, the skills and experience of the customer’s or partner’s own software team, their current available capacity, the urgency of the project, etc.

We engage with our customers/partners either on a Time & Material basis or on a project basis (Waterfall or Agile).

The following is a list of our technical areas of expertise:

SharePoint & Dynamics CRM

We are an accredited Microsoft Gold Partner and have built and delivered numerous projects/solutions in both MS SharePoint and MS CRM. We have experience in SP 2010, 2013, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure as well as MS CRM 2011 and 2015.

Bespoke Development

In cases when the customer requirements cannot be met by a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) solution we have the in house capability to analyse and specify the customer requirements, design and develop a solution, and then deploy the solution and provide on-going support and maintenance.

Embedded Software

Our expertise ranges from boot loaders, test harnesses, middleware application development, device drivers, as well as SDKs and Codecs.

Special Skills

We have a specialised team of top graduates that focuses on finding optimal or near optimal solutions to problems in areas such as manufacturing, scheduling, time tabling, process optimization, monitoring and control, finance, market and sport prediction, and medicine that require advanced techniques from artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, and neural networks.

BI/MI

We can help you to design and build complex data warehouses that allow you to analyse and mine your corporate data using business intelligence and big data tools.

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What We Do

products

At Ascent Software we market, deploy, and support two of our own products – the Swift Postal suite of postal automation tools and the Trident Suite of Cash Pooling products. These products are in operation at several customers all over the World. 

The postal sector worldwide is facing new challenges. Faced with the loss of traditional revenue streams, postal organisations have to constantly reinvent themselves to ensure survival. Swift Postal, our suite of award winning software solutions, offers the modern post office the necessary tools to help achieve this change, whilst ensuring compliance with UP regulations and also introducing new revenue streams. Swift customers include MaltaPost, Guernsey Post, Barbados Post, Curacao Post, BVI Post, and Jersey Post.

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The Trident Suite is an innovative and evolving software suite of tools servicing the finance and fiduciary space. Modules include cash pooling, bookkeeping, payments, and TAP integration. The Trident Suite was designed and developed to deliver significant value on three main fronts:

  1. Automate tasks and improve efficiency
  2. Assist in reducing risk and ensuring compliance
  3. Contribute to the introduction of new revenue streams
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How We Work

Our Work Process

At Ascent, we embrace process in everything we do. We are convinced that diligent and efficient processes are at the heart of every successful business and embracing process reduces risk for both our customers and ourselves.

We are comfortable working with both Waterfall and Agile methodologies and can assist our customer in determining which methodology is best suited for the project or engagement.

Every engagement kicks off with a set of intensive workshops allowing both parties to understand clearly the challenges faced, the current environment, and the solution required. In addition, these workshops will clearly identify the roles and responsibilities of each party, the teams required to make the project a success, the ongoing engagement/communication methodology as well as the expected deliverables and timelines.

Agile

Agile allows for incremental releases of the software solution, allowing for maximum flexibility of project delivery. 

Waterfall

The Waterfall methodology is a sequential design process which is used to deliver upon clearly defined specifications. 

Technologies

Our Expertise

We have a wide range of technical experience in-house and have delivered substantial solutions to a variety of industries. Listed below are the main technology spaces where we have built significant skills and expertise over the last years.

SharePoint & Dynamics CRM

We have been developing solutions in SharePoint and CRM for the last 8 years and have delivered significant project all the over world. Our expertise in SharePoint covers SP 2010, 2013, O365 etc. and in CRM 4.0, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Bespoke Development

When an off-the-shelf solution will just not work, we can assist by designing, developing, and delivering a bespoke solution customised to fit your specific needs. With our talented team of developers, we can design and tailor solutions to meet the precise requirements of our customers.

Embedded Software & Low level development.

We have delivered a number of projects in this specialised area of software development for customers in the automotive, medical and engineering verticals. Our expertise ranges from boot loaders, middleware application development and device drivers to SDKs and codecs.

Special Skills

Bringing a wealth of very sophisticated skills to the table our Specials Skills team is focused on problems that require artificial intelligence solutions and/or complex mathematical techniques.

  • .NET & ASP.NET MVC 
  • C# & VB.NET
  • Java/J2EE/EJB
  • JavaScript & Ajax
  • PHP & Perl
  • HTML/XML/XSLT
  • HTML 5
  • C++
  • Xamarin

Development Languages

  • MS SQL
  • Oracle

Databases

  • MS SharePoint
  • MS Dynamics CRM

Collaboration & CRM

  • MS BI stack
  • Oracle BI
  • Business Objects

Business Intelligence

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12Aug

Ascent releases new version of Trident

The latest release of Trident Connect, Ascent’s automated payments platform, has been rolled out and users can look forward to noticeable ...

12Aug

Ascent gives ‘AI in Law’ talk

Representatives from Ascent recently attended the Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum in Lisbon, Portugal. Dave Wybourne, from our UK partner ...

09Jul

Ascent Software awarded ISO 9001 Certification

‘We’re really pleased that we’ve achieved this level of recognition for the processes we have in place. At Ascent we believe strongly in maintaining ...

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