Bespoke digital development for when nothing else fits

We design and build software solutions for websites, mobile and desktop applications.

Based in London our team has over 15 years’ experience working for major brands: Christian Dior, Legal and General, Barclays, TopShop, the World Gold Council and State Street Global Advisors

We pride ourselves on a friendly, straight-talking approach; we are independent – not tied into any reseller schemes – and enjoy long-term relationships with clients who value our honest, unbiased advice, our flexibility, technical expertise and creative thinking. Read our case studies. Oh, and by the way, we are hiring!

What we do

  1. Bespoke software development
  2. Systems and data management
  3. Web and application development
  4. Security and hosting

1. Bespoke software development

542 Digital build applications to help you run your business more efficiently. The bespoke software tools that we design do what you want in the way you want it done. They can take the drudgery out of administrative ‘donkey work’, manage complicated processes, gather and share information and save you time and money.

2. Systems and data management

We design specialist solutions, using both bespoke and off-the-shelf applications, that will work with your existing systems and applications. We can coordinate the various components and suppliers of your architecture to create a streamlined business system.

In addition, 542 Digital specialise in creating data management solutions that harvest data from disparate sources and convert it into useful information, easy to understand, easy on the eye, easy to share.

Many businesses fail to realise the potential of the data they hold because they simply have so much. In time databases become unwieldy, hard to manage, slow to access and process, and the precious information they contain goes to waste. A bespoke data management system will capture, process and report what you want, as you want it.

3. Web and application development

We bridge the knowledge gap between the common website and the application installed on your mobile device. With experience in building projects for devices on all sorts of platforms (even Web TV in 1998!) there’s not very much we cannot handle.

We are enrolled on the Apple, Android and Windows development programs and are ready to guide you through the application development process.

4. Security and hosting

Each project is different, with different requirements. Some require a local audience, with local infrastructure, most require a global reach. Some need rock solid availability, perhaps backed by audited processes with carefully documented information. All require absolute security.

But we don’t host. We know a lot of hosts, and we manage your hosting for you. Part of our strategy is that you should own your own hosting account (it is your business after all) allowing you to keep the keys to your kingdom.