DoveSoft Computing is a software development and training company, specialising in web design, Microsoft Office and LibreOffice for small businesses and mainly serving the Lichfield, Cannock and Burntwood areas in South Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

Application Areas.

DoveSoft Computing began trading in 1995.  Our owner has been a software developer for over 30 years and has designed and developed several major applications in fields of work such as Finance, Payroll, Pensions, Marketing and Road Transport.

To give you an example of our software solutions, H.M. Customs and Excise described one of it's products as "The first computerised invoice self billing system in the United Kingdom".

Our owner has been developing PC desktop applications since the early 1980s in many different computer languages such as Visual Basic, Java and Cobol but now specialises in Microsoft Office and LibreOffice solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long have DoveSoft been trading?
Our training business started in 1995 and web development followed in 2005.

Do you serve only Lichfield?
We cover South Staffordshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands but mainly Lichfield and it’s immediate area.

What is your preferred service?
None really but we particularly enjoy giving added value to the existing solutions of a client. For example we provide services to use the same data in more than one Office product thus avoiding potential problems with data duplication and redundancy.

Can you provide web scripting?
We use javascript/jquery for client scripting and PHP, Python and Perl for server scripting.

Have you any affiliation with software publishers?
None, but use web development software primarily from WordPress, CoffeeCup, Xara, and Joomla.

What are your programming languages?
We taught Visual Basic for 6 years at South Staffordshire College but also program using Pascal and PHP. Previously we have used Cobol, and Assembly.

What database analysis and publication services do you provide?
Our owner has worked with databases for over 30 years in both design and development capacities. DoveSoft extensively develop solutions in Excel and use add-ins such as the PowerPivot tool and Spreadsheet Converter.

Do you host your own web sites?
DoveSoft Computing use 1&1 web hosting. They have dual data centres for backup and their availability of 99%+ is good.

What software was used to develop this web site?
WordPress because this allows clients to update their site when required.

Types of Customer

We have also developed complete solutions for a wide range of smaller clients ranging from charities, builders merchants, and veterinary practices to tree surgeons.

One of our specialist services is to introduce, where possible, automation between the various software processes either currently in use or proposed for use. This can prevent the duplication of both effort and data, and introduces the benefit of significant cost savings.

DoveSoft Computing believe that it is essential for the customer to be involved in all stages of the design and development process and look forward to their input.