Solution Overview

Our professional services team design, resource and implement complete IT solutions from straightforward software implementations through to complex, multi-site, multivendor deployments of IT Infrastructure. Our end-to-end approach ensures that we deliver smoothly and efficiently at every stage on every project.

Where your solution demands specific technical capability we also work with the very best-of-breed systems integrators. With resources thoroughly vetted and directly managed by Softcat, this approach allows us to precisely fulfil every requirement for small niche vendors up to large established global brands.

Why Softcat for Professional Services?

Our Professional Services specialists are highly qualified with extensive experience across all relevant disciplines and applications. Many are leaders in their field and all excel in communicating their expertise in a meaningful, comprehensive way. Pairing in-house expertise with our exceptional partner credentials including the top five SI partners ensures we deliver across all types of project; large and small, straightforward and complex.

Professional Services teams

Presales

Presales

Right-sized hardware solutions improve profitability, productivity and security.

Our presales team ensure these benefits are delivered smoothly, offering remote configuration and imaging services as well as on-site consultancy. We design and manage the hardware architecture, which allows us to greatly accelerate time to value; quickly delivering and implementing exactly what's needed.

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Networking & Security

Networking & Security

Our award-winning team leverage the latest technologies, working with top-tier vendors including Cisco, HP, Brocade and VMware to ensure we offer top-tier service.

From firewall migration to Campus Core and Edge design, we deliver a wide range of customised projects of all sizes and scope, from full lifecycle design and implementation to shorter-term projects.

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Datacentre Infrastructure

Datacentre Infrastructure

With extensive experience of multi-site high availability and disaster recovery architectures, our DCI specialists protect our clients’ datacentre environment from unforeseen circumstances.

We deliver complete virtualisation solutions incorporating the latest leading server, networking, storage, archiving and backup technologies and our team hold certifications with all major vendors from Cisco and Dell to EMC and HPE.

We provide continuous support through the installation process, including expert training and customised configuration documentation, empowering our clients to operate more efficiently.

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Microsoft

Microsoft

Our Microsoft Professional Services team deliver consultancy across a broad spectrum of Microsoft technologies.

These include the design and deployment of on-premises infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory, Hyper-V, Exchange and System Centre Configuration Manager. They also include the design and implementation of Microsoft cloud solutions including Office 365, InTune and Enterprise Mobility Suite. We also offer design workshops and health checks to deepen customers’ understanding of these solutions. Our consultants are all Microsoft Certified.

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Project Management

Project Management

We use project management processes and techniques to coordinate resources and achieve predictable results. 

Our project managers maintain clear communication throughout the project lifecycle and have extensive industry experience, ensuring the best possible chance of project success. They offer financial and risk management, helping customers complete projects more quickly and predictably while ensuring project deliverables meet all requirements. All our Project managers are Prince2 Certified.

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The Education Team

The Education Team

Our specialist Education team deliver a wide range of solutions into schools, colleges and universities.

With over a decade’s experience in education, the team can handle everything from full-life-cycle design and implementation to short term projects. Our experience covers a comprehensive range of technologies and solutions, including wireless design and configuration, pre-deployment and post-deployment wireless site surveys, Office 365, and Google Apps for education.

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End User Computing

End User Computing

Our End User Computing team specialise in building and deploying end user computer environments, taking an innovative ‘user-first’ approach.

From Desktop Virtualisation to MDM, Application Virtualisation to Environment Management, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver a seamless, productive end-user experience. 

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Certifications & Service Accreditations

Awards won for this solution

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Cisco

EMEAR Partner of the Year - 2016

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Cisco

UK and Ireland Partner of the Year - 2016

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Cisco

Commercial Partner of the Year UK and Ireland - 2016

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

UKI Partner of the Year - 2016

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Veeam

Most significant project 2015 - 2015

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VMware

UKI Partner of the Year - 2016

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Forcepoint

Growth Reseller of the Year - 2015

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Mimecast

Premier Partner of the Year - 2016

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Snow Software

No1 UK Snow New Business Contributor - 2015

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Snow Software

No1 UK Snow Total Revenue Contributor - 2015

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Snow Software

No1 UK Snow Service Provider Partner 2015 - 2015

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Cisco

Award for exceptional UCS growth - 2016

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VMware

European Solution Provider Partner of the Year - 2016

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Cisco

Commercial Partner of the Year UK&I - 2016

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Smart Technologies

Most Innovative Deployment - 2016

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Mimecast

Premier Partner of the Year - 2015

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Cisco

Enterprise Networking Partner of the Year UK&I - 2015

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Pure Storage

Value Added Reseller for H2 FY2015 - 2015

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Nimble Storage

Rising Star of the Year - 2015

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Dell

Platinum, UK and EMEA Partner of the Year - 2014

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HP

Partner of the Year for Storage and HP Financial Services - 2014

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Check-Point

European Growth Partner of the Year - 2014

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Mimecast

Premier Partner of the Year - 2014

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Microsoft

Worldwide SAM Partner of the Year - 2014

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Veeam

Top Performing ProPartner in Northern EMEA - 2013