Capita has today signed a partnership deal with tech start-up, Distributed, a company that builds high performing digital development teams, made up of software engineers from around the world, to deliver first class software for its clients.

The service allows businesses to specify their requirements and a bespoke team is then built at speed, by drawing upon Distributed’s pool of experienced freelance programmers who specialise in software development. The service is “on-demand” meaning companies can pick and choose when they need software development support.

Crucially, Distributed’s service is different from typical freelancer marketplaces offerings, as all team members are managed by London-based technical project managers and quality assurance leads. This oversight means Distributed can translate its clients’ requirements for developers and guarantee a desired project is delivered exactly to specification.

At a time of huge economic disruption and when more people are working from home than ever, Distributed’s platform and process are especially important, as the company is able to support businesses that are finding it difficult to keep crucial technology projects running as normal.

Calculations from developer site StackOverflow suggest it costs more than £20,000 and can take five months to fill a technical vacancy. But by working with Distributed, organisations can draw on a global pool of high quality, fully managed, experienced software developers and engineers from across the world without the time or cost pressures of hiring. With such a large pool of multi-skilled resources and unrestricted by local talent pool limitations, Distributed is able to deploy a team within 24 hours of specification.

This partnership with Distributed will further build Capita’s position as a leading software and digital services business. Through Capita’s start-up development arm, Capita Scaling Partner, Distributed will have a dedicated business development team to enable it to scale rapidly and secure long-term, sustainable growth and profitability. In return, CSP will take a minority stake in Distributed. Capita has already used Distributed’s service on a number of its own digital projects and is actively exploring other areas where it can be integrated into the wider business to improve efficiency, delivery speed and cost savings.

Jon Lewis, CEO of Capita, said: “Distributed’s business model is a unique one and it’s already helping dozens of companies keep vital digital projects running in hugely uncertain economic conditions. We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with them and we’re excited about how they can help many of our clients tap into some of the best tech talent in the world”.

About Distributed

Distributed was founded on the belief that businesses of the future will thrive without the need for technical development teams-in-residence. Distributed clients work with fully managed, globally distributed teams as easily as local teams, allowing them to build and maintain software faster, safer, and with more visibility than ever before.

Working with Distributed, organisations can draw on a pool of the highest quality, fully managed, experienced software developers and engineers from all over the world within days. Clients can scale up and down team activity based on month-to-month requirements. Distributed maintains a workforce of full-time project managers, technical leads, and quality assurance leads that are deployed on every client project. This means every project is managed from brief to delivery to ensure the most efficient and highest quality outcome for the client.

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