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Monochrome

Introduction

Founded in 1999, Monochrome is a digital agency specialising in exceptional UX and UI design, solid development and intelligent digital solutions.

Over the past 17 years we’ve served clients large and small delivering a wide variety of projects, from simple websites to large scale application deployments and long term support contracts. Our passion and commitment to deliver market leading solutions is endorsed by long standing client relationships and high retention rates. We believe in clear, honest and transparent communication and have tailored our services to ensure we can deliver to the highest standards.

Our team are here to work with you collaboratively, deliver on your aspirations and provide the highest level of customer service.

Adrian Munn, Sales & Marketing Director

Websites & CMS

Monochrome has a strong heritage, delivering award winning websites for some of the UK’s best loved brands.

Over the years we have ever perfected our services to offer cost effective CMS solutions for our customers that deliver on all their short and long term objectives. As a Kentico Gold Partner, we are a trusted and leading provider of Kentico CMS solutions. Kentico is the fully integrated ASP.NET CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform that allows you to create cutting-edge websites, and optimise the end user experience through customer insights and automated marketing.

We also provide open source CMS solutions using the Wordpress CMS, delivering high quality, custom solutions and providing ongoing support to ensure your website is secure and continually updated.

Hovis Website

Kentico Development

Our Kentico team have all the “know how” and experience to deliver leading enterprise class solutions for customers who desire the best in CMS, E-commerce and Online Marketing platforms.

Paul Thomas, head of the Kentico and .NET team at Monochrome, has 20 years of experience building solutions and websites with Microsoft web and database technologies.

Our Kentico Gold Partner status is testament to our knowledge of this feature rich platform. Kentico delivers some of the best features in the CMS market at affordable price points.

Paul Thomas, Head of Kentico and .NET

Ruby on Rails

Monochrome has over seven years experience developing scalable, database-driven web applications using the Ruby on Rails framework.

Rails is incredibly versatile and we have used it to develop form-driven applications, data dashboards, content management systems, e-commerce websites and investment platforms.

Experience has proven that Rails empowers our team to deliver projects in shorter timeframes without compromising the quality of our work.

Simon Elgar, Technical Director

Applications (Apps)

We love taking concepts through the project lifecycle to deliver UX focused, high performance applications that exceed expectations and deliver customer ROI.

By adopting agile practices, our talented team will guide you through the discovery phase through to production and product testing, continually iterating and reviewing to ensure the application achieves its goals.

Brilliant software takes time to optimise and perfect, and our tried and tested methodologies have proved invaluable in delivering some exceptional solutions. Whether your application project is mobile or web based (or a mixture of the two!), we have the technical expertise and experience to architect the right solution.

Web Applications

UI & UX

User Experience is at the heart and soul of everything we architect and develop. It is critical to us that the interface is designed around the user and is engaging and easy to use.

Our energetic UX team pride themselves on designing intelligent and elegant solutions to what are often complex problems. Whatever your UX and UI design requirement, we are confident the team will find a solution that not only meets business targets, but that can be delivered on budget in the build phase.

Monochrome has provided UX services to some of the largest FTSE 100 companies, particularly in the financial market and continues to pride itself on innovation and user focused solutions.

Mr Kipling Website

DECC Calculator

The DECC CO2 emissions calculator is an HTML5, browser based application that simulates the effects of changes to energy supply and demands to our national CO2 levels by 2050.

This project is a great example of brand driven design, complex functionality and a range of data visualisation techniques, including the dynamic landscape which adapts as the user makes adjustments

By frequently putting the product in-front of its target audience we harnessed the power of user-testing and were quickly able to identify and address a variety of UX issues.

Dave Marsh, Creative Director

Design for Modern Web

With the web continuing to evolve at an exponential rate, it has become more important than ever to ensure your business is well represented across all devices.

From our intial sketches, through wireframing and User Interface design, and finally into production, we always consider how our solutions will work on across the ever growing plethora of device types and sizes.

We build responsive solutions that adapt automatically so we can guarantee the perfect User Experience every time.

Responsive Website Examples

Dixons Carphone

Monochrome were delighted to work with Dixons Carphone to develop a market leading, "Lift and Learn" retail installation, the first of its kind in the UK.

The innovative display unit was launched in the flagship Currys PC World Southampton store to promote a range of digital cameras - it was an instant hit!

We create unique, digital retail experiences for both in-store and exhibition purposes. Our innovative use of technology empowers us to consistently exceed customer expectations.

Jason Brown, Finance Director

Interactive Installs

Retailers are recognising the value of customer engagement through in-store experiences.

At Monochrome, we work with retailers to deliver customer experience solutions that are cohesive, measure performance, and integrate strategic digital and social channels. Our solutions not only aim to engage the customer, but also provide staff with real time insights into customer behaviour and in-store trends through portable data dashboard applications.

Dixons dashboardWe can deliver bespoke dashboards to measure engagement and footfall to provide realtime customer feedback and insights to the retailer.

Dixons Lift & Learn

Pogo

Meet Pogo, the intelligent reservation solution...

It's mission critical that you offer your users a booking system that works as well on mobile as it does on desktop. The combination of a unique UI and a revolutionary intelligence engine, enables Pogo to deliver a booking experience that is tailored to the user's requirements.

Everyone loves reassurance. Pogo actually encourages users to jump back and forth through the booking process - something that invariably breaks the traditional booking experience.

Pogo Booking Systems
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Pogo Booking Systems

Data Visualisation & Dashboards

With a variety of internal and external data sources, embracing the value and capabilities of the role of Data has never been more important to an organisation.

Whereas other dashboard products on the market often charge expensive subscriptions and have limited flexibility, we build to your exact requirements, including your organisational branding and utilising your data the way you want it. With Monochrome, you can be assured of:

  • A Proven, Market-Aware, Enterprise Web Application Provider.
  • Beautifully Presented Data, Visualizations with effective Calls to Action.
  • Results Focused Execution – Dashboards that deliver ROI.
  • Innovative, flexible solutions not by a fixed architecture content or style.
  • No Vendor lock in, we use industry standard software and development tools.
DECC 2050 Calculator

ServiceNow

As a UK based ServiceNow partner specialising in CMS and UX, Monochrome has provided design and development services to high profile ServiceNow customers:

  • Designing graphical UI, and UX solutions, specifically for ServiceNow CMS. All design work technically validated to ensure proposed GUI meets business requirements and can be implemented on the ServiceNow platform within best practices and reasonable limitations.
  • Implementing CMS solutions, combining deep Knowledge integration, custom tables, CMS pages, forms and Service Catalogue.
  • Designing and implementing custom responsive GUIs (smartphone and desktop compatible) for Service Catalogue and custom checkout.
Worldpay ESS Portal

Get in touch

I found Monochrome to be knowledgeable, hard working and good communicators. When I approached them to work on Nutmeg I had confidence that they would ask the right questions and get the job done.

William Todd, CTO @ Nutmeg Saving & Investment Ltd

The Monochrome team is professional, flexible and fun to work with, and we have seen good results. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Nigel Meek, Data Analysis & Data Managemnt @ Premier Foods

A great team and it’s a pleasure to work with people that care about what they are delivering. They certainly know how to build applications and I thoroughly recommend them.

Tony Houldsworth, CEO @ Buddy Buy

We've found them to be very professional, knowledgeable and flexible - capable of delivering to our requirements but also ready and willing to offer guidance and advice where required.

Steve Pauline, Data Analytics Manager @ Premier Foods

Monochrome are experts in taking and visualising data so it was easy them to understand what we were trying to do.

Roshan Gonsalkorale, Product Owner of Data @ News UK

Whether it’s a general enquiry or a request for a formal project proposal, we'd love to hear from you.