The Facet Advantage


Our approach

We leverage best practices and tools to ensure our solutions are delivered to a high level of quality, efficiently and effectively.

Our consultants liaise closely with clients to define and agree upon project scope and requirements. We use client meetings, workshops and interviews to achieve an accurate project definition before any work commences.

We work remotely and on-site in close consultation with our clients, wherever they are located. We operate our own technical infrastructure, including:

  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Software licensing
  • Software development
  • Support and maintenance of client applications

Technology experience

The applications upon which Facet staff have worked have been implemented over a range of architectural models using a variety of hardware and software platforms.

Whilst a Gen upgrade is an occasional event for most Clients, for us it is something we do regularly, and have done successfully many many times. Rest assured Facet thrives on delivering the best cost effective Gen Upgrade possible to each and every client. Most of our clients choose to rely on Facet's experience to deliver the entire upgrade outcome while others choose to execute their upgrades leveraging on some technical oversight and advice.

  • Mainframe
  • Client-Server
  • n-tier
  • web delivery
  • zOS
  • Solaris
  • HP-UX
  • Windows
  • DB2
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • CICS
  • IMS
  • MQ-Series
  • Tuxedo
  • Java
  • C

Our Consultants

We best practice tools tools to ensure our solutions are delivered to a high level of quality, efficiently and effectively.

Integral to the success of Facet is the shared work ethic of staff, which demands application excellence, solution delivery and client satisfaction. Our consultants demonstrate:

  • Technical expertise
  • Extensive experience in software development
  • High levels of expertise in Gen (minimum 5 years on at least two sites)
  • Experience in an array of industries, nationally and internationally
  • High standards of professionalism
  • Focus on optimum client care
  • Striving for excellence in performance delivery
  • An innate understanding of the ‘big picture’

Our Philosophy

Facet has established an excellent team that reflects this work ethic and the company's charter for the delivery of service excellence.
  • Encourages healthy debate to maximum successful project outcomes
  • Provides mentoring for client’s IT staff
  • Shares knowledge and skills with other client colleagues working on the projects
  • Adheres to corporate policies and procedures
  • Reports on the true progress of allocated tasks
  • Acts to maximise quality whilst containing costs

We help our customers

Deliver Gen upgrades

We have delivered dozens of Gen upgrades and have both the tools and expertise to reduce risk and completion time.

Provide Gen resources

We can provide Consulting reviews for application performance, DevOps processes and architectural options as well as onsite or offsite developer resources.

Modernise your applications

Use automated refactoring tools to consolidate disparate data sources (eg VSAM->DB2) and simplify and expose existing COBOL codebases.

Move to new platforms

The commoditisation of infrastructure is offering new opportunities to lower operational costs. We help evaluate, plan and deliver these changes.

Share the knowledge

Our experience is not just to be kept to ourselves. We offer Training that fits the needs and experience of your internal teams.