iCef Solutions Ltd

Bespoke Data Driven Web and Office Software

Dedicated to giving you the edge

Database Development

Using proven Microsoft technologies we strive to create simple user friendly database solutions for our clients. We primarily use Microsoft SQL Server combined with ASP.NET and C# to create robust scaleable systems. Combining SQL Server with ASP.NET allows us to offer clients access to their data from PC's as well as mobile devices whilst maintaining a high level of data security

Software Development

With over 18 years experience creating bespoke software we specialise in designing, developing, implementing and supporting data driven web and desktop solutions.
Whether you are looking at a new software system or want to add features to your existing software we have an expert team who can guide you through the process

MS Access and Office Development

Our developers have over 18 years of MS Access and Office development and integration. If you have a database that requires upgrading or need to integrate your existing MS Office solution into a more streamlined workflow then contact us and we will happily discuss your options.


If you are looking to give your ecommerce site a face-lift or would like it to talk to your accounting or other systems we can help. Our staff are experts at data manipulation and integration and can work closely with you to ensure we fully understand your business processes so we can provide the best possible service

Software Development

iCef Solutions are a dedicated bespoke/custom software provider.

From MS Access database development to ASP.NET/C#/SQL Server Web and Office based solutions we have the technical ability to serve almost any business requirement.

We have completed projects from small Holiday Planning and reporting applications to multi-site Stock and Sales management software encompassing full product tracking from purchase to sale.

When working on development projects we aim to:

  • Work closely with clients and their staff throughout development cycle
  • Realise the clients vision as closely as possible
  • Create user friendly and intuitive software to minimise on training/cross-training
  • Remove manual process that would benefit from automation

Based in Essex we serve primarily the London, Essex and East Anglia areas but are happy to discuss projects further afield.

Having developed software solutions for businesses across a wide range of sectors we are able to solve the most complex of business problems. Whether you’re looking for a bespoke/custom solution, third party customisation, or integration of multiple systems, we have the in-house expertise to help.

At iCef Solutions Ltd we strive to give the best service possible and understand that every business model has its own intricacies that many off-the-shelf packages fail to cater for. This often leads to businesses being forced to change their business model to fit the software they are using. This in turn can force staff to ‘work around’ the software costing businesses time and money. We are firm believers that businesses benefit from having software built around their core working practices therefore improving productivity and growth.

iCef Solutions are expert at designing, building, testing and implementing bespoke data driven software systems. Our staff have dealt with hundreds of software systems within many business sectors from small 2 man operations to corporate giants like Panasonic and DHL. We treat each opportunity as a new challenge to create the best software solution for our clients. Customer satisfaction is our key goal which is why we involve our clients in the entire development process ensuring that through all stages of system creation we remain on track and focused on our client’s vision.

When going through the design process with our clients we look for the simplest solution to each business challenge and investigate areas of the business that may benefit from automation. Our aim is to reduce user input whilst improving throughput and productivity.

We understand that taking on new software is a big step in any business and we strive to make this process as painless as possible by engaging all areas of the business to ensure the greatest degree of user acceptance. By studying the intricacies of each section of the client’s business we will aim to create software which will complement the business processes and wherever possible build in features to absorb and automate everyday mundane tasks.

Some of Our Clients

About Us

Our staff have over 20 years experience in developing bespoke business software. While we now focus mainly on small to medium-size businesses, previous clients have included corporate giants such as Panasonic, DHL and the NHS.

As highly experienced software specialists we retain our philosophy that software should fit the business, not the other way around, and as such we aim to develop bespoke business solutions which offer long-term software flexibility.

Some companies are put off going down the bespoke software route due to the assumed cost of implementation but at iCef Solutions our prices can be kept low due to a low cost base which allows us to be very competitive.

We aim to deliver software that will fit your business needs and enhance your day-to-day working by reducing time overheads and automating tasks where appropriate. We do this by spending time with you to analyse your requirements and agreeing a development strategy that you are happy with before commencing development. We also meet regularly with clients during the development cycle to ensure we remain on track. This avoids any surprises for either party upon delivery of the software system.

Based centrally in Essex we are within easy reach of Chelmsford, Braintree, Southend-on-Sea, Brentwood and Colchester. Although our primary focus is small to medium sized businesses in Essex and London we do have clients further afield and welcome any enquiries.

Please contact us here if you would like to discuss a software project.

Core Skills

.Net Software Development (ASP.NET, C#)
Database Development (SQL Server 2000-2016)
Data Integration (Cross System Integration)
MS Access and Office Development (2.0 - 2016)

The core of a business is its database system. We view the database as the foundation of the software which should be both robust and efficient when storing and retrieving data. Primarily using Microsoft SQL Server coupled with ASP.NET  for new developments, we have experience using many database and software technologies.

For smaller developments or historic systems we also have a high level of expertise in MS Access which we are often called upon to modify or upgrade. If you have an existing MS Access or Excel system in place that your business has outgrown, then contact us and we can discuss your options. Our staff have over 18 years of experience developing upgrading and replacing Access and Excel systems and can take time to discuss your requirements and offer you the best advice.

  • C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET (including  MVVM, MVC, Entity Framework and LINQ)
  • SQL Server (TSQL, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Replication, etc)
    • Versions 2000 – 2015, SSIS/DTS, SSRS and SQL Server Compact
  • Nopcommerce
  • Javascript, Ajax, JQuery, HTML, CSS
  • WPF/Silverlight using MVVM design patterns
  • Silverlight (2012 – 2013) SQL Server data driven application using
  • MVVM architecture and Entity Framework
  • MS Access 2.0 – 2016 (including extensive VBA experience and links to Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Web Services (Classic and WCF),
  • Other technologies including VB6, Classic ASP, XML, SOAP, KML (Google Earth Maps), Multi-Threading, OLE/COM




If you have any questions or you would like to discuss a project with us please fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will contact you shortly

Contact Info

+44 01376 321514
iCef Solutions Ltd
114 Witham Road
Black Notley
CM77 8LP