We are bespoke software developers with over 22 years experience of making things work, we have a wide range of Web Development tools that we can rapidly bring to bear on any problem and are confident of delivering on our promises In many cases we have worked with our clients for over 10 years covering East Sussex and surrounding areas
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    Web Development

    Web Development from The Dev Team The websites and web applications that we build are more akin to bespoke software applications than traditional websites. They incorporate complex business logic and processes from stock control and fulfilment to CRM functionality and data manipulation tools.

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    Software Development

    Software Development from The Dev Team Whether it's websites, web applications, PC based software, services or server based software we've got tonnes of development experience going back more than 20 years.

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    Project Management

    Project Management from The Dev Team Project Management is all about having good tools to collaborate and a team able to deliver

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    Dynamic Mapping

    Dynamic Mapping from The Dev Team It's quick, easy and inexpensive (if you know how). One of the biggest advances over the last few years has been the ability for anybody to gather longitude and latitude information and then plot it onto maps. If you're not already doing it then contact us to find out how you can.

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    Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization from The Dev Team For most websites, being accessible to Google is probably the most important requirement. The only way that this can be done is to make it carefully thought out and integrated part of your website. If anybody phones up offering to get you to the top of the search engine rankings for a few hundred pounds, don't believe them.

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    Data Visualisation

    Big Data & Data Visualisation

    Big Data & Data Visualisation from The Dev Team The amount of data that we, as humankind, are collecting is increasing exponentially. If you know what to do with the data, as we do, it can also be turned into a vital competitive advantage and business critical information that makes a real difference....

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    E-Commerce from The Dev Team Shopping carts, online shops and taking payments online is one of the more standard implementations in a website but the choice available to you is huge. We can help you implement your online shop whether it's a 3rd party plugin or built from scratch. We've done it all!

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    Collaboration Tools

    Collaboration Tools from The Dev Team The ability to work on the same documents, build specifications together, build projects together, share ideas and collaborate are essential for modern business. Effective collaboration is at the core of every project that we work on and we use a variety to tools and skill-sets to facilitate this.

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    Construction from The Dev Team Denaploy has been deeply involved in may aspects of the construction industry since its inception and has worked with Main Contractors, Sub-contractors, Architects, Surveyors and CDMCs. We understand the pressures of the industry and its sometime arcane vocabulary.

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    Property from The Dev Team There are over 22 million homes in the UK and we move once every six years on average throughout our lifetime. That's a lot of data and we deal with a good proportion of it.

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    Not for Profit & Charities

    Not for Profit & Charities from The Dev Team We do a number of different projects for Charities and Not for Profit organisations. Most of the problems needing to be solved are still the same and it suits our skillset to have a more hands-on approach to the project management.

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    Publishing from The Dev Team We have been working with magazine distributors since the earliest days of the Internet to sell British magazines both locally in the UK and around the world. If you're after a fully integrated stock control and automatic ordering system or something as simple as data feed integration then look no further.

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    Blue Chip

    Blue Chip

    Blue Chip from The Dev Team We've worked with many blue chip companies over the last 20 years and continue to receive work on a regular basis underlying the fact that we are competitively priced and possess a skills that are hard to come by even for companies with thousands of employees.

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    International from The Dev Team The World is getting smaller by the day and the ability to work at a desk thousands of miles away is something we've been doing for years. Why let the logistics of getting from A to B get in the way of getting the software solutions you need when everything from meetings to deployment can be done remotely?

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    Eclipse Mininingware

    Eclipse Mininingware from The Dev Team Our Eclipse Miningware Solution is a cost effective solution for any startup mining company.

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    Small Business

    Small Businesses

    Small Businesses from The Dev Team Even if you've got a small business then you can afford a big IT department because you'll be hiring our skills and services for a fraction of the time and therefore cost compared to hiring permanent staff.

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    Joint Ventures

    Joint Ventures

    Joint Ventures from The Dev Team One of the downfalls of working in IT is that everybody and his dog has an idea of how they're going to make a fortune with the Internet. They usually have no money to invest but they do know somebody in the industry who might listen. Sometimes they do listen....

The continuing evolution of the internet creates many business opportunities needing specialist IT skills.

That's where we fit in. We are a highly skilled collective who are more than a match for most blue chip companies internal IT departments.

We're here to make IT and the Internet work for you.

Searching for 'data visualisation'

Power BI data visualisation

Managing with real time information that is clear and useable, but taken direct from your corporate database.

Beethoven data visualisation

Data Visualisations come in all shapes and sizes. This cartoon is a wonderful representation of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

Data Visualisation and business benefits

Data visualisation is the act of taking information (data) and putting it into a visual context, like a map or graph. This means that both big and small data becomes easier for our brains to understand. We get to see patterns, trends, and outliers in groups of data faster and more easily. Whether during an election or via competitor analysis, information translates into power (and for business, this usually equates to profitability).

Supply Chain Management

One of the side affects of the increasing levels of specialisation that characterises modern society, is that very few businesses can be entirely self sufficient in all their needs. And as soon as you are working in partnership with other entities (people or companies), the need to provide smooth information flows become vital.

Test your Admin efficiency

Can you see anybody in your offices who • Is manually re-inputting data that originated in one computer into another computer? • Is anybody using spreadsheets to record and report on regular activities? • Spending a lot of time updating the data in a standard report on a periodic basis? See why they shouldn't be doing that…..

Speed up your database

Is your database being very slow to respond? Nothing is more irritating to staff than finding that their access to vital data is sluggish – especially if they are on the phone to a difficult customer.

Construction in 2020

TheDevTeam have been providing IT services to the Construction industry for over 15 years. Not the hardware or Networks, but the software and databases that are at the heart of improving efficiency.

Bridging the Gap for Construction

Many companies feel torn between buying big and expensive suites of software that require wholesale changes to the way the business is run, with all the training costs and dislocation that this implies; and building bespoke software that might be harder to maintain in the future. We offer a bridging solution.

Stephen Milton BSc (ARCS) MBA

Stephen combines wide senior management experience with a background in science and years of experience of implementing IT projects for medium to large organisations. "I set up TheDevTeam because I believed (and still do) that the rapid evolution of IT technology was causing a significant disruption to traditional supply chain relationships and that opens opportunities for aggressive companies to carve out new areas of commercial advantage."

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise, and it is transforming the way we do programming.

The new AI service, ChatGPT, launched by OpenAI, is revolutionizing the way we do programming. It is expected that 2023 will be the year when AI becomes widely used in everyday life.

Software Development Pricing

For well-defined projects we are happy to provide a fixed price quote for meeting objectives, with stage payments at agreed milestones. If the project is more open ended we will work on an hourly rate and provide access to a collaboration tool that enables the client to track costs in detail and request work In providing an hourly rate we recognise that it begs the question "how much can you get done in an hour?"

Integrate Royal Mail API's

TheDevTeam can help integrate any of the Royal Mail API services into your existing distribution software.


IOSS stands for Import One Stop Shop. It is a scheme which helps businesses in the UK pay taxs for EU customers up front so that packages avoids custom charges into the EU. Customs and handling fees can quickly mount up, causing purchases from the UK to become unviable; IOSS helps to solve this.

Documentation for EU trade

Trading with the EU is more difficult now that we are no longer members of the EU. Some of the things that you might need to take into account

Google will change how they rank your website in May 2021

As from May 2021 Google will be making substantial changes to the way in which they rank your website. Test how you rank against your competitors.. The biggest change will be that they will be increasing the weight given to the ‘Core Web Vitals’ of the mobile version of your site. Test how well your mobile site rates here…

Denaploy Manuals

Construction is the ultimate collaborate endeavour from client inception to architectural design, to principle contractor and all their sub-contractors and then back to the client and their facilities management provider. We developed a service that enable all these participants to deliver documentation that meets or exceeds CDM2007/2015 requirements in an efficient and timely manner that has been used by all the major companies in the sector. Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Overbury, Skansen, Chubb, and many more. We estimate that we have documented nearly £2bn of construction projects

Source code recovery

Losing source code can leave you in a costly predicament. If the software is important, the cost of redeveloping it from scratch is extremely painful. We can ease the burden by recovering large parts of your lost code and giving you back control.

Test & Trace spreadsheet errors

Can you do better that the Covid Test and trace task force? Last month it was admitted that the COVID 19 Test and trace task force had ‘temporarily mislaid’ some 16,000 test results because ‘they were using an old version of Excel’. But before you laugh too loud at the mistakes they made, it might be a good idea to look closer to home.

SURVEY: Is your administration set up for post Brexit customs documentation?

Please fill in this survey if you are an exporter to EU, to help us keep you up to date on development regarding the grants that are available to help automate the documentation process.

Using APIs to enhance your supply chain

Get the most value from your software by integrating their API (Application Programming Interface) into your in house applications.

Data Visualization Summit

One of the big growth areas in technology is data visualization so we went along to the Data Visualization Summit at the Royal Garden Hotel in London to find out what the Industry Leaders had to say on the matter.

A strategic opportunity to gain a competitive advantage

It is only 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet, but its influence has been profound, not only in our personal lives, but also in the way we do business.

INEA Rebuild

A database platform that enables Estate Agents to share and collaborate. What started as a fairly small data sharing application, now has a suite of specialist tools that are all designed to meet the needs of a British Estate Agent - from geo-mapping of properties to automated ‘colour particulars’ and including a range of dedicated email marketing tools that can transform productivity. The rebuild of the INEA website blends our knowledge of mapping with big data so that agents can share their properties with other members.

Equity release marketing within estate agency

Homewise is a specialist in equity release services.

Software Development Skills

Productivity in software development has improved even faster than the hardware - Moore's Law - double the power every 18 months.

The data economy

The UK currently has the largest data centre market in Europe, worth over £73 billion

Strategic insights from data visualization and analytics

Big Data is a massive resource if it can be harnessed to useful information that can be widely disseminated to those that need to use it. Data visualisation tools such as Tableau and PowerBI are designed

Eclipse Miningware Mongolia

The first dashboard for our Mongolian partners has been created to run off the Eclipse Miningware framework.

Mapping Property Prices with Power BI

A visual map of property prices across the UK broken down by property type.

BIM Systems

Building Information Modelling is hoped to be the future of the construction industry's drive towards improved productivity and is mandated by Government on all public projects. LOD definitions and COBie data

Email Eclipse

Email Eclipse is the email marketing service brought to you by The Dev Team. With over 20 years’ experience in creating and managing mass emailing, email campaigns and targeted event-based emails, we are ideally placed to help you with your automated emailing requirements.

Hosting costs

How much does it cost to have your website hosted on the best servers in the world? find out here.


This is a specialist eCommerce website for Fly Fishermen from around the world. It comprises an archive documenting over 2,500 flies in photographs and recipe details, and from these we have chosen the 500 best flies and have them tied by experienced fly tiers using the best materials.   This business has been built up as a joint venture.

Business and Collaboration Tools

We have made many business and collaboration tools for a range of clients in varying industries.   These tools enable users to easily interact with a specific task or project to contribute their part.

Web Hosting

All of our websites are developed locally and then hosted on our own dedicated servers in the Rackspace data centre to provide optimum performance and access to the Internet.   We rely on the Rackspace Data centre to provide both physical and firewall security, along with 24x7 support in the event of any problems arising. Our own dedicated IIS and MS SQL servers are tuned to support the softeware we produce.

PCI Compliance

If you run, or are thinking of running an eCommerce website, one of the most important things that you need to consider is becoming PCI Compliance certified.    It is now required for all eCommerce sites to with integrated payment systems to be PCI Compliant and we can help you with it.

Specialist IT Services

We are specialist software developers. We work as a team and have a range of skills that enable us to deliver useful results very quickly

PowerBI digger production example using Eclipse

There are literally thousands of different types of reports you can extract from our mining production tracking system: Eclipse Miningware. This article is a brief demonstration of just one; a daily report for the diggers which worked in production "yesterday".

Eclipse Mining software - Summary

A mine planning, tracking, QC and reporting package. Used at gold mines in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea and soon many others.

Make the most of your email marketing

If you're not targeting your customers precisely with your email marketing then you could be losing customers & potential sales...

EMail marketing done properly

We've worked hard over the last few months to create a tool which can be used for creating and managing your email marketing campaigns. This feature packed set of tools will help us help you make the most of your existing customers and maximise your revenue.

What a difference a Decade Makes

The last excuse for business has always been that supplier/customers won’t be able to cope with working via the Internet. So it’s nice to read in a recent survey that the average English person now spends more time on the Internet than he/she does watching television.

Web services – and the firewall

If you read the IT trade press you will frequently see it asserted that ‘web services’ are going to transform the way in which we can do business. It is not always easy to understand either why they should or how it might make a difference to your business.

The Gorilla Organization

A website for the charity 'The Gorilla Organisation', highlighting the work that they do to save an endangered species

The future of customer service (as published in Internet Business)

In the foreseeable future the cost of an international telephone call will fall to 1% of its current level. Apart from rubbing our hands at the prospect of lower telephone bills, does it have any other implications?

Mapping as a sales tool

Google has said that the next step in Search is to put all the information onto a Map. The power of being able to show complex data within a geographic display, is that it makes it instantly comprehensibility.

Tech Tips

Interesting tips regarding the latest and greatest technologies and why you should be using them.

Services we offered in 2007

Due to technology continually changing, we have to be able to adapt fast. Doing so enables us to recommend and implement breaking edge technology to our customers.


By removing the constraints of a periodic updates and the expense of the print run and postage, it is possible to allow a web based catalogue to grow and become a more versatile business tool.

Make the most of your email marketing

If you're not targeting your customers precisely with your email marketing then you'll be losing potential customers because they'll stop reading your emails, or worse, they'll unsubscribe from any future communications.

Data for Microsoft Power Bi

With the amount of data available to you growing exponentially, we're here to help you make sense of it all. There are now many business intelligence tools available from companies such as Microsoft, Google and Tableau but you'll need experts in data analysis if you want to make sense of it. That's where we fit in.

How much does a website cost?

Interested in having a website built? Have a look here to find out the costs involved.

Partnership opportunities

We undertake to work with you in a partnership to improve the range of services you can offer to your clients. We will also undertake to never work directly with your clients without your express permission.

Moores Law

We are all aware that the brand new computer we were so proud of just a couple of years ago is quickly relegated to the barely adequate with the associated pressure to replace it with a better model at a much lower cost. It is very annoying.

How we chose a host for our web server in 2005

If you are involved in providing IT services from a remote location or via the Internet, our experience may be of interest.

Hosting Services 2010

A quick guide to the hosting services that we offered back in 2010. We have upgraded it a long way since then!

Have you outgrown your Access database?

There is a simple rule of thumb that says that if you have a large records set and/or more than half a dozen concurrent users on an Access database, then you might benefit from a move to Microsoft SQL Server. At above these levels you are likely to find that Access becomes slow to respond and occasionally locks up whole pages of records that are being used by other users.

EMC Management Consultants Ltd

A CMS website for the consultancy and corporate finance firm based on the south coast

Elysian Holidays

A website and database structure for the Kent based holiday villa lettings company

Communications Workers Friendly Society

An integrated computer based system is a key component in meeting that objective.

AMO - Advanced Medical Optics

A customer data application for the global eyecare medical research company


Customer Relationship Management tool for AMO (Advanced Medical Optics), the largest optics manufacturer in the World.

Structured Search of large data archives

There are many instances where large archives of documents need to be made accessible, perhaps for compliance purposes in the financial sectors or for trawling through document discovery files for solicitors or barristers or for rapid retrieval of construction details in Operations and Maintenance files for Facilities managers

Postcode Profiler

Find out what is going on in your Post Code. Local property sales, local crime statistics, and other public data we will add in due course. Integrate this with your data to have more impact....

Dungeon Master Javascript

JavaScript is not just for web development but can also be a very powerful tool.

Sales tool for targeting estate agents

We made good use of Google Maps, our estate agent database and INEA's property portal to create this nice tool


As with most of our projects this client came to us because they didn't have the necessary skills or resources in-house to deliver the project in the timescales provided. Even though American Express is a huge multi national company they outsource work because they invite external tenders for their work. This policy keeps internal departments on their toes (because they have to quote too) and ensures that the company remains competitive.

Eclipse EMail PowerBI Reporting Example

Eclipse EMail is available to all organisations, regardless of whether or they already exist as clients of TheDevTeam. Integrate your email services with all your other business data. Well structured, targeted campaigns can be finely tuned and developed as you learn to interpret the wealth of information that's generated as a result.

Major sectors in which we have worked

Over the last 30 years we have gathered detailed knowledge of several business sectors, so we can speak fluently in the language of the users of our software.

There is no need to manually upload your data to Rightmove

Rightmove have put back their switch-over date until 31st July 2016 and are telling agents that they'll need to manually upload their property data if they can't supply their data in the Real Time Data Feed format.

Tools to help clean big data

We are currently working on a marketing and data visualisation project on behalf of one of the World's most recognised brands and largest food and drinks manufacturers. Our bit is the most important bit but the least glamourous; creating tools to help sift, sort and consolidate masses of data so that it can be usefully interrogated.


Newsstand has been a 23 year collaboration building an on-line magazine subscription business from a skunkworks project in the corner of the factory, into a multi-million pound business. It's nice to wake up on a Saturday morning and read the latest issue of your favourite English magazine, even if you live far away. And that is precisely the service that Newsstand Magazines has set up for you. They will regularly post to you any of the 1,000s of magazines on their list, where-ever you are.

Rightmove ADF to RTDF Conversion Service

As of 4th July 2016 Rightmove will no longer accept their legacy ADF uploads and will require agents to upgrade to their API service (Rightmove Realtime ADF). If you have not yet upgraded your systems to support this, The Dev Team offer an interim conversion service until you're software providers are 100% ready.

SQL Import tool Fails with converted OpenOffice Documents

The ‘SQL Server Import and Export Wizard’ can fail when trying to import a spreadsheet which was originally created by Open Office and converted by Excel into an Excel format.


If you are a design agency, looking for a development company to handle the back-end of any particular project you may have, we can help you.


The Learning Skills Council had an office based in Brighton, East Sussex and were responsible for funding and planning education and training for people over 16 years old. We were contacted on behalf of the LSC to create and building a Microsoft Access solution for importing data relating to achievements for establishments of further eduction. The data was provided in the form of Excel Spreadsheets which took various different formats and needed to be imported for cross examination and reporting purposes.

AMO Online Sales Tool

Online sales tool for Advanced Medical Optics

Informations Services and Databases

Databases have become far more than simple repositories of data. They are now complex mechanisms for distributing information.

Related to Search

Google will change how they rank your website in May 2021

As from May 2021 Google will be making substantial changes to the way in which they rank your website. Test how you rank against your competitors.. The biggest change will be that they will be increasing the weight given to the ‘Core Web Vitals’ of the mobile version of your site. Test how well your mobile site rates here…

Test & Trace spreadsheet errors

Can you do better that the Covid Test and trace task force? Last month it was admitted that the COVID 19 Test and trace task force had ‘temporarily mislaid’ some 16,000 test results because ‘they were using an old version of Excel’. But before you laugh too loud at the mistakes they made, it might be a good idea to look closer to home.

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