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We build success

Our digital services help businesses, and public organisations of all sizes to succeed.

Workflow and case management

Primary Authority Register

The brief

Responding to comprehensive changes in UK regulatory legislation, the Office for Product Safety and Standards needed to replace the Primary Authority Register (PAR) with an online service that businesses and local authorities use to manage regulatory compliance, and enforcement notifications.

Primary authority register

What we did

Working in partnership with the Office for Product Safety and Standards at BEIS, Longhorn Consulting led a cross-functional development team to deliver the new Primary Authority Register.

Having successfully delivered a prototype in the alpha phase, Longhorn Consulting was invited to plan and prioritise development in the beta phase of the project. In the beta phase, Longhorn mobilised and led the team that developed the new Primary Authority Register. Using agile project management, we were able to rebuild and go live in 3 months by utilising a mix of off the shelf and custom functionality.

Benefits

  • Agile project management
  • Rapid turnaround using open source content management
  • Integration with GOV UK Notify and bespoke MOJ services
  • Secure login with comprehensive penetration testing
  • Credentials management for 10,000+ users
  • Deployed on GOV UK PaaS

Systems integration

Marine Management Organisation

The brief

In preparation for a range of possible Brexit scenarios, government agencies across the UK are implementing digital services that provide vital support to UK businesses during the transition. The Marine Management Organisation is one such agency with a broad remit that includes marine planning and licensing, and fisheries management, including monitoring and enforcement.

Marine management organisation

What we did

Longhorn Consulting collaborated with a team of consultants and developers to prototype and build interactive user journeys, and to identify and de-risk key technical factors that determine how the service is built and delivered as we approach Brexit.

Benefits

  • Agile project management
  • GDS alpha assessment success
  • Reusable component-based software design
  • Cutting-edge technology that runs on any hosting platform
  • Deployed to GOV UK PaaS
  • WCAG2.0 level AA compliance

Turnkey solution

Intellectual Property Office

The brief

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official government agency responsible for intellectual property rights in the UK. As part of its mission to help businesses and individuals better understand patents, designs, trade marks and copyright, the IPO delivers face to face intellectual property masterclasses. The uptake of these sessions is high, and the IPO wanted a digital solution that would allow them to reach a larger audience and make learning materials more easily accessible.

Intellectual property office

What we did

Longhorn Consulting undertook the development of a digital service to deliver masterclasses online. Minimising cost and delivery time, Longhorn developed a series of interactive courses powered by IPO’s existing open source content management system (CMS); extending the CMS to deliver new capabilities in content creation.

With the IP Masterclass service delivered successfully, Longhorn was invited to expand on the concept and build a more comprehensive series of courses, collectively known as IP Tutor, and aimed at university audiences and higher learning organisations. Further integration with the IPO’s content management system enabled their technical teams to take on support and maintenance roles with minimal training.

Benefits

  • Agile project management
  • Integration with existing content management system
  • Extended content creation capabilities
  • Minimal training required
  • WCAG 2.0 level AA compliance
  • Comprehensive legacy browser compatibility

Tailored development

Immigration Platform Technologies

The brief

The Home Office sought to bring together specialist suppliers to develop the next-generation of platforms and services to replace large and disparate legacy systems which had become difficult to operate.

Immigration platform technologies

What we did

Longhorn Consulting led the front-end development effort, delivering a common user interface (UI) for the Immigration Platform Technologies programme at the Home Office. Longhorn Consulting worked in collaboration with multiple product teams to deliver well tested, responsive user interfaces and components to GDS design standards.

We leveraged modern rapid prototyping technologies, empowering product teams to engage users and stakeholders, and trialling fully functioning features and user journeys—often months in advance of planned development.

Benefits

  • Agile project management
  • Robust, responsive user interface
  • Collaborative development with dozens of scrum teams
  • Microservice architecture
  • WCAG 2.0 level AA compliance
  • Government vetted security clearance