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Software and Data Engineering for Businesses using Ruby on Rails.

We help you and your team to optimise, develop, secure, and maintain the Rails applications, databases, and AWS infrastructure that power your business.

All delivered using our simple, flat-rate pricing plans.

“Simply the best external development team I have worked with.”
Allen, C.T.O.

Developer Plan

Our flagship service for organisations building their business on Rails. Our service plan delivers continuous updates, improvements, and optimisations for your Ruby on Rails apps. Our monthly Rails Service Plans include:

  • Unlimited one-to-one access via our project management system, online chat, all with business-hours response.
  • Initial application review. Your Service Plan plan includes our initial Application Review service.
  • Ongoing maintenance and improvements including security updates, third-party integrations, and Rails upgrades.
  • No more quotes and budget creep. Pay a simple fixed monthly price for unlimited requests.
  • No more time-draining meetings. Everything handled through our simple project management system.
  • Continuous Improvement. We'll always be improving and optimising your code as we work on your active request.
  • Simple Project Management. We use a simple card-based project management tool, to communicate with you and manage your project asynchronously.

from £4950 + VAT per month.
Limited places available.

Adviser Plan

Fractional CTO (fCT) services for ongoing monthly advice and support for technical leaders and business owners, with access via online chat, phone, or email.

  • Unlimited one-to-one access via our project management system, online chat, email, and phone; all with business-hours response.
  • Initial application review . Your Adviser Plan includes our initial Application Review service.
  • Regular one-on-one calls to discuss technical strategy and implementation.
  • Reviews and auditing of code committed by your team.
  • Assistance for your development team in debugging issues, planning features, and applying best-practice development techniques.
  • Proof-of-concept and demonstration code to help your team, and tackle complicated requirements.

Custom monthy pricing based on requirements.
Limited places available.

CodeShot Consultation

Using our expertise in Ruby on Rails and other core technologies, we will help you and your organisation with all stages of digital product planning, prototyping, and development; or even just fixing a one-off code bug!

After your call, you'll receive an email summary of our notes, and recommendations for next steps.

Consultations can be booked as required, or retained on an ongoing monthly basis according to the needs of your organisation.

£450 + VAT

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Application Review

A one-time, in-depth audit for your Ruby on Rails application and architecture.

  • We'll carry out a full review of your code, security, hosting and infrastructure, and adherence to best practice.
  • You'll receive a complete, jargon-free report of our findings, and recommendations for improvements in security, best practice and optimisation.

from £2950 + VAT

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Our customers

“In just a few hours, Plymouth Software's consultation revolutionised the way we operate our software business, saving us £000's in time and resources.”
— Nick, Founder and Managing Director at Aspex Research & Technology Ltd
“Working with Plymouth Software feels like we have a skilled developer and web consultant as part of our own team… Chris is great sounding board for ideas and improvements.”
— Sam, Project Leader at Enterprise Solutions
“Plymouth Software delivered not only an excellent product, but really added value to our original proposal for a National Trust for Scotland mobile application.”
— Colan, Head of Digital Media at The National Trust for Scotland
“Plymouth Software have provided development consultancy for two high profile projects at Plymouth University. They fundamentally understand and deliver using Agile, allowing customers to reap the benefits of fast, high-quality software delivery and rapid business benefit.”
— Joe, Project Manager at University of Plymouth

“Chris provided me with a clear and concise breakdown of my existing app with recommendations on how to improve it. To have someone with Chris's expertise and knowledge, advising me has enabled me to have confidence that the changes I am making are worthwhile and will make a very positive impact.

Working with Chris has had a huge, positive impact on the strategy and implementation of this side of my business.”

— Mark, Business Owner at Mark Bowden Ltd

We work with…

Business owners and founders We work directly with you, acting as your technology partner or fractional CTO to provide expertise and guidance in decisions that affect your business' software and technology architecture.

Small, Agile Development Teams We'll work with you and your team to support and implement best-practice software development processes. From improving the developer experience and impementing continuous delivery to offering one-to-one guidance and technical support for your development team.

CTOs and Technology Directors We provide a unbiased, outside perspective to offer valuable guidance and direction to ensure that the technology being implemented aligns with the business goals and strategy.

We can help you with…

Software engineering, with specialist expertise in Ruby on Rails application design, code maintenance, security, upgrades, and improvements.

Data engineering to consolidate, transform, optimise, and prepare your data for analysis and insights, and to help you make better decisions.

Optimising your development process and delivery pipeline, so you can take advantage of cloud architecture, and set up strong, long-lasting maintenance processes.

With over a decade experience working with Ruby on Rails, we have expertise in what it takes to develop, secure, maintain, and constantly improve your applications.

AWS and infrastructure expertise means we can design, build, and deploy the right composition of AWS services to power your businesses' needs. We'll help you leverage AWS to reduce maintenance and operational costs and time, and deliver the critical information and insights to help your business grow.

Developer operations and experience (DevOps / DevEx). We help you optimise processes, providing expertise and guidance in application architecture, best-practice development processes, security and data protection, and more.

About us

Established in 2010, Plymouth Software is an independent software consultancy experienced in working with Ruby on Rails and crafting software solutions across multiple technologies and platforms.

For over a decade, we have worked with teams from multiple industries and sectors, and pride ourselves on providing clear, independent, and actionable advice to help you make the right technology decisions for your business.

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Let's talk about how we can help your organisation.