Our IT Services SoftOutlook

Our IT Services | SoftOutlook - Business Software Solutions And IT Services - Our services include IT Consulting & Advisory, Data warehousing & Databases, Stock Control, Sage, QuickBooks, Document Scanning, Mobile Terminal Programming | Blackburn, Lancashire.

With the variety of services we offer shown on this site and elsewhere, you can see how we can help you to get the most from your IT resources, clean up dispersed data and how we can develop bespoke software that meets your ongoing operational needs. In addition, however, we offer many other services that will assist you in your work and help you to retain a competitive advantage.

SoftOutlook provides IT Consulting & Advisory Services. We Analyse IT Requirements - And Provide Solutions | Hence we design, develop, test, install, monitor and maintain client systems.

Information Technology Consulting:

SoftOutlook advises organizations on how best to use Information Technology (IT) in achieving their business objectives.

In addition to providing advice, we often estimate, manage, implement, deploy, and administer IT systems on behalf of our client organizations. Some call it 'outsourcing'.

IT Consulting & Advisory Services

What do you call this service? Information technology consulting, IT consulting, computer consultancy, business and technology services, computing consultancy, technology consulting, or IT advisory.

Our Consulting and advisory services provide strategic thinking and advice on the best ways to enhance our client’s business efficiency. SoftOutlook helps you and your company establish long-term objectives and strategies, evaluate and implement current operations, and develop recommendations for the future.
Some clients need help implement changes within their company to accomplish specific goals, either on a project or a long-term basis. We contribute by analysing your needs, manage development, implementation and train staff until the work is completed.
Our IT technology consulting services is designed to ensure the security and efficiency of your IT environment and operations, which in turn reduces risk of loss and improves the overall flow of business.

Our services as an IT consultant will vary depending on the nature of the project, but generally some or all of these duties are included:

  • Meet clients to determine requirements
  • Work with clients to define the scope of a project
  • Plan timescales and the resources needed
  • Clarify client's system specifications, understanding their work practices and the nature of their business
  • Travel to different customer sites
  • Liaise with staff at all levels of the organisation
  • Define software, hardware and network requirements
  • Analyse IT requirements at client site and give independent and objective advice on the use of IT
  • Develop agreed solutions and implement new systems
  • Present solutions and provide reports
  • Help clients with change-management activities
  • Purchase systems where agreed
  • Design, test, install, monitor new systems and maintain the system
  • Prepare document and present progress reports to clients
  • Training for users and other consultants

In addition, SoftOutlook will support and nurture its clients from the very beginning of the project till the end, and deliver the project not only in the scope, time and cost but also with complete customer satisfaction.

SoftOutlook captures data: We dedupe data, design, develop and manage databases. We work with Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, NoSQL, MS Access, MS Excel and etc.

Data Capture:

Working with Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, NoSQL or the humble MS Access, we offer a wide range of services. We design, develop, implement and manage databases.

We at SoftOutlook can analyse, design, develop, test, implement, train users and manage your tailor-made databases. Provide you with Business Intelligence Dashboards.

We can help you with data services, change management, system security, data auditing and user administration. We can work directly with your service support and service delivery teams or we can provide the services for you.

Data Capture

Data Services, Database Design, Development and Management

SoftOutlook is a database design and development specialist. Whether you're looking for a simple data storage application or whether you need to develop a complex database management system, your solution might simply be data warehousing, we have all the skills and experience necessary to deliver a reliable and cost effective solution.

There are many database models to choose from such as Relational Database Management Systems (RDMS), NoSQL and network and then you have different vendors giving their own flavours – such Oracle and Microsoft.

Typical applications would be:

  • Bespoke applications heavily dependent on databases
  • CRM applications
  • Product & Customer databases
  • Stock Control & Management
  • Distributed Data Warehouse (DDW)

We'll advise you wherever and whenever you need our input, and we'll provide active help at every stage in the process - from deciding whether you need a distributed system to commissioning, populating and de-duplicating the database itself. As a result, you get a system that does exactly what you want it to do - and perhaps a little more besides.

Working with Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, NoSQL, MS Access or MS Excel, we offer a range of services:

  • Database design
  • Bespoke data software development
  • Data capture
  • Data cleaning and de-duplication
  • Get Access to our Data deduplication (Dedupe). Deduping is a specialized data compression technique for identifying and eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data
  • Training in the use of your new systems
  • Data entry staff

In addition, we also provide more specialist services such as capturing data by means of barcodes or RFID. We have particular experience in the integration of data with EPOS Systems so we can help you keep track of your products in a dynamic, fast moving environment.

SoftOutlook Sage Advisory Services - We advise on Sage products and accounting packages - We make bespoke integrations to Sage line 50.

Sage products and accounting packages

We can advise you on the most appropriate package for your business.

We train, teach, install software, support our clients IT infrastructure and build relevant customisations around our client’s needs to make Sage really work for their business.

Sage products and accounting packages

We help businesses computerise their data and accounting by either bespoke software or by Sage products.
Our strength is in providing business solutions that fit the company's requirements and culture.
Sage products are not always the right solution for some of our client’s needs. So we advise our clients for the most suitable accounting package that works with their business.
We work with leading Sage partners to provide accounting software, ERP and CRM.

We facilitate:

  • Accounting packages and Sage products
  • Support for Sage products
  • Instate and configure Sage according to company's requirement
  • Import and export data to and from Sage
    This could be with a bespoke stock control application or any other
  • Software Crash Support
  • Fine tune for better performance
  • Design new report in Sage
  • Some reports are not supported by Sage and can be developed by other platforms, for example, MS Excel, MS Access and Microsoft Reporting services
  • Technical support for specific problems
  • Yearly maintenance contracts
  • Link data to mobile terminals
  • Direct data entry to and from EPOS Systems



SoftOutlook develops on QuickBooks - We create add-on applications for QuickBooks - We make bespoke integrations to QuickBooks.

QuickBooks Accounting Packages

QuickBooks accounting software helps organise your business and makes it easier to meet HMRC requirements.

QuickBooks is an accounting package developed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are mainly suitable for small and medium-sized businesses.

QuickBooks offers on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.

QuickBooks Accounting Packages

QuickBooks accounting package is one of many alternatives to Sage.
We can integrate our customers’ accounting and management software with Intuit QuickBooks and Financial Data API to make our clients' work easier.
Our clients realise that QuickBooks “one size does NOT fit all”, so we at SoftOutlook decided to develop on QuickBooks and create add-on applications that would supplement what QuickBooks could not do out of the box.

We facilitate:

  • QuickBooks products
  • Support for QuickBooks products
  • Instate and configure QuickBooks according to company's requirement
  • Import and export data to and from QuickBooks
  • Some reports are not supported by QuickBooks and can be developed by other platforms, for example, MS Excel, MS Access and Microsoft Reporting services
  • Technical support for specific problems
  • Yearly maintenance contracts

Document Scanning Services - We scan, manage and store client's documents.

Document Scanning Service:

We provide a full document scanning service.

We will scan, manage and store your documants.

Scan and digitise your documents for efficient document and records management.

Finding information held on paper can slow you down and is expensive. By scanning paper records, you will have digital access to the information you need whether you’re resolving a customer enquiry or sharing ideas with a team somewhere else.

Document Scanning Service

Database Design, Develop, scan and manage documents

Our business success has given us an opportunity to present this service. Where we scan and store your paper-based data into a searchable electronic structure, you open up many opportunities in efficiency, marketing, document safety and many more.

We provide a full document scanning service:

  • Document collection
  • Pre scanning preparations
  • Document scanning
  • Electronic copy of document
  • Indexing of electronic and or paper document
  • Link electronic document to other applications
  • Data Storage
  • Document delivery

SoftOutlook Programmes Mobile Terminals - Barcode Scanners.

Barcode Mobile Terminals

Wired and especially Wireless barcode scanners creates a jump in efficiency by enabling real time data collection at the point of activity.

We can equip your mobile computers with Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded, Windows CE, or Android operating systems to ensure seamless software integration with your back-end server or systems.

Barcode Mobile Terminals

Mobile terminals come in many forms and manufactured by a variety of companies. Some call them mobile barcode readers, mobile barcode scanners or handheld scanners.
We at SoftOutlook can source the terminals for you and develop programmes to suite your needs.


SoftOutlook Programmes Mobile Terminals - Barcode Scanners.

Mobile terminals are typically used for reading barcodes or inputting data in isolated locations.

They are excellent for stock control, client site data entry, invoicing and for couriers to record successful deliveries.

Mobile terminals could be programmed to facilitate market research.