The SCAD Methodology is a programming language agnostic framework with customisable building blocks. We replace huge amounts of source code in an application with metadata in a database and use REST based services to connect to an infinite range of software and services.

Our framework includes a wide range of generic and industry specific building blocks that are easily customised for different scenarios. Our building blocks cover the complete end-2-end business process for the following industries:


The methodology (based on industry standard technologies) has full cross platform support and an automatic API for every function. We support the full range of industry standard clients and database technologies. We have demonstrated our capability to integrate with other complex and proprietary systems. The resulting application can be hosted to clients preferences on premise, cloud or hybrid.

Cloud Migration We can take your current on-premise environment and migrate this to the Cloud / hybrid solution. The programme will take into account any overlapping capability proposing the quickest and most cost-effective programme to deliver this transformation whilst reducing un-necessary overlaps.

Mobile – There is a lot of work to be done to make existing applications mobile / web-ready.  You have to create a strategy to handle the security and to separate your presentation layer from your database layer through REST Based Services.  A system developed using the SCAD Framework is automatically mobile ready. Everything is accessed through modern REST Based Services.

IoT (Internet of Things) – SCAD has been involved in integration with PLC and SCADA in advanced automated manufacturing and mining plants since 1999.  Our platform allows for easy integration with IoT devices.  An example of this is for the mining industry where we have Rules Based Access Control systems for preventative maintenance of mining plants.

Big Data – The SCAD Framework lends itself to Big Data consumption as an outcome without any development.  The biggest issue is that many cases data is pushed to the Big Data platforms via separate pieces of software, and it is not an outcome of the normal business processes. We can provide real-time or near real-time analytics of data.

Identity Management – The SCAD Framework is integrated with different bio-metric providers enabling multi-factor biometric authentication.

Social networking – The SCAD Framework allows social network authentication and login out of the box and the Web-Based front-ends are social media friendly.

Regulation and Governance – Organizations have huge challenges to adapt to constant regulatory change.  These regulatory changes have a knock-on effect on systems and processes throughout the organization. When doing traditional software development, the cost and time of doing this can have a big impact on the business and can result in risk and penalties.  Using our methodology, change is a lot quicker and at lower cost.  An example is Basel compliance in banking or Solvency II in the insurance industry.  SCAD has been involved in these highly regulated environments for over 20 years.

Workflow and customer journeys  –  for business processes and end to end customer journeys including payments can easily be created, customised and modified as your business changes. SCAD Software has been working for 20 years on technology that will minimise the gap that will assure that you future-proof your business, increase your profits and competitiveness and be the market leafer in your industry.

The framework has been tested and proven in rigorous environments, across multiple applications:


Our uniqueness is a methodology that materially reduces the amount of source code in an application. This  coupled with our comprehensive framework of customisable building blocks enable us to deliver applications 75% faster than traditional software development.


The table below lists some example projects we have delivered and the time it has taken us to complete the development and deploy them in the live environment.