Software sector What we do for businesses in the Software sector
The software sector is without question the largest area in which companies submit claims – whether software development companies or retail, educational or other businesses who whilst their core trade isn’t the development of software they have undertaken a R&D project in the field of computer sciences.
What is key is that your company has undertaken, or significantly overseen, the development beyond simply supplying an outside company with a specification.
Examples of R&D activity within the Software sector include:
- Developing AI or machine learning platforms.
- Improving the functionality or performance of existing software packages.
- Developing a software package to integrate existing systems of different technologies.
- Extending database software, operating systems or programme languages.
- Developing augmented or virtual reality platforms.
- Resolving technical challenges when integrating software with legacy systems.
- Developing websites beyond using standard packages.
average claim by SME's in the software industry
average claim by large software companies
of all claims in the UK
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