Kegsoft in Summary
- We are the creators of Kegsoft Business Language (KBL), an easy to use IT language ideal for motivated business users eager to get things done
- KBL uses cutting-edge technology and is 100% designed & developed in the UK
- KBL Studio is a dedicated environment used to create & run KBL scripts, then optionally convert them into applications
- Kegsoft can build tactical solutions for you, at pace, to be managed & enhanced in-house
- We have a balanced skillset: extensive working knowledge of UK industry & advanced IT development skills
- We are experts in data analysis, architectures & design
- We don't do marketing hype
Why might Kegsoft be of interest to you?
SMEs: Scaling up is hard to do ...picture the scene
When your company is completely dependent on IT services, it's frustrating to find a product you depend on is not flexible enough to accommodate enhancements needed by your business. Likely this is because the product provider employs standards & methods desiigned for the mass market. Standardisation helps minimise running costs but the downside is inability to introduce personalised functionality and data. Scaling up IT capacity in a growing business is particularly stressful when even seemingly small technical enhancements needed are problematic and expensive to commission.
Help's at hand
To help reduce operational stress and narrow the (growing) gap between Business need for flexibility and big IT’s pursuit of uniformity, Kegsoft has created KBL, a business-focussed IT language that ‘democratises’ solution building. KBL can increase SMEs' in-house IT capability and reduce dependence on costly specialist or Third-Party development resources.
Kegsoft’s novel approach to problem solving
For urgent requirements, say to Increase capacity of the current IT configuration and avoid or delay expensive and disruptive upgrades, we can often create a tactical solution written in KBL quickly and with precision. We work with the client on a design then deliver a bespoke component with support, as needed BUT, uniquely, our approach is to hand over the KBL solution source and with some training, encourage the business users to maintain and evolve the functionality themselves. A typical example could be creating a small application to manage data from multiple sources with different structures and convert them to a common format. Acquiring KBL skills raises IT capability and self-reliance so future enhancements and new requirements can be handled in-house.
What is KBL (Kegsoft Business Language)?
Designed and created completely from scratch, KBL is a practical, stripped-back IT language that’s nimble and straightforward to use. It has a simplified command structure but fully-featured vocabulary to handle the most demanding of process logic and data-related assignments.
Easy to use & interactive development
KBL is easy to learn and work with compared to conventional IT languages so it’s particularly well-suited to business staff who are not usually recognised as being in the front line of IT. After some initial training, KBL enables competent business users with good knowledge of their organisation’s processes and procedures, to manage and create solutions to new requirements in KBL - when they arise.
Productivity: Create solutions at pace when you need them
KBL is used for composing and enacting business logic in a manner that’s easy to follow. On execution, progress can be viewed in real-time showing values for inputs, dataset contents, parameters and computations for each consecutive step. This interactive approach makes writing, testing and documenting, even complex assignments, incredibly easy and accelerates end-to-end solution development - a great asset in a busy, office, working under the pressure of deadlines and being able to react quickly to opportunities.
KBL Studio Express (KSE) – A One-stop-shop
KBL scripts are crafted in a dedicated desktop studio that has everything needed to produce robust solutions for a plethora of IT-related assignments. KBL Studio Express (KSE) is our standard-level ‘workhorse’ used for solutions and tasks that range from the one-off process to daily and event-driven procedures. A finished solution is easily converted into an application for distribution to other users and clients either in studio mode for full logical transparency, or in production mode as a run-time app more suited to end users. KBL applications can scale from a single function procedure up to a dashboard of activities. KSE is designed to run in a Microsoft Windows environment.
How easy is KBL to learn?
There’s really no skill entry requirement, if you don’t have programming experience but are reasonably familiar with standard, office-style applications, you probably have a better grasp of IT concepts than you realise. For example, working with spreadsheets means you will have some understanding of datasets, arithmetic and maybe logical constructions. Acquiring even basic KBL will enhance these IT skills. The KSE studio is packed with help and examples to work with and we’ve found that our novice users can become productive in just a few hours. Naturally, if you want to build more advanced solutions and applications, further learning is required but the skillset is acquired incremental without a steep learning curve. Feedback from our first-time KBL students indicate that they find learning and creating solutions in KBL satisfying and even ‘enjoyable’.
How scalable is KBL?
KBL is typically used for creating quick and compact, tactical solutions so we’ve kept Studio Express streamlined and uncluttered. But as standard, it’s rich feature set can manipulate large datasets with intricate logic, handle standard and non-standard data formats, plus the ability to create effective user interfaces and generate applications. Additionally, the KBL ‘ecosystem’ is fully scalable for more strategic applications. The Studio’s extensible design takes plug-in modules for more specialist functionality such as for interacting with cloud-ased databases – for example, we provide API extensions for an application suite designed to manage very large product inventories and dynamic pricing for the Shopify ecommerce platform.
Talk to us - a second opinion costs nothing
Why not talk to us, if you like our approach and ethos, have an urgent requirement or would like to improve your or your team’s IT capability and self-reliance, we may be able to help.
We draw on deep technical and business experience gained across a number of industries including eCommerce, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy, Science and Publishing. Supporting our KBL product, our areas of expertise cover the following:
- Data architecture, data modelling, database design
- Application design
- Rapid Solution design and build
- Business operating model transformation
- Project Management and Business Analysis
Gowanpoint Ltd, Leominster is publisher of Kegsoft's KBL, Studio and Browser
The Kegsoft Business Language (KBL) and Studios has been designed and built in the UK. Kegsoft is a registered Trade Mark
Please note KBL, KSE and Kegsoft consultancy are currently only available to UK-based clients.