Document composition development services

Learn more about S4 Software Solutions

S4 Software Solutions are a small Leicestershire-based company specialising in the production of printed customer communications using DOC1, particularly in the financial and utilities markets.

We cover the complete project lifecycle from initial system design and consultation through development and testing to implementation and post-implementation support. During our involvement in document development, we have become familiar with many standards such as those developed by APACS and ANSI and aim to produce the highest standard of advanced, yet maintainable systems.

We believe that although the company is very small, we benefit from;

  • a high level of skill within document composition and the DOC1 product in particular
  • experience in designing complete document generation systems for a wide variety of businesses (such as banking, life assurance and utilities)
  • an ability to work well as a team, both within the company and with clients
  • a professional attitude to system design, development and implementation
  • a wide range of technical knowledge of both IBM OS/390 and AIX

platforms and the requirements for developing systems on these platforms

  • an extensive knowledge of IBM's Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture and toolset
  • being one of the UK's leading authorities on full colour digital document production within an AFP environment
  • considerable development experience using COBOL II
  • experience in developing applications for value items (cheque and draft production) in a MICR cut-sheet environment

We are able to provide consultancy services to clients based upon the amount of design and development work required. Unlike traditional contractor services, this means the client pays for the work done rather than the length of time the developer is contracted to the client - whilst gaining the experience and skills of two highly qualified document systems specialists.

This will often result in significant savings over, for instance, a six month contract. Being located near East Midlands airport and the M1 enables S4 Software Solutions to provide a first class service to clients, regardless of their location within the British Isles and parts of Europe.

We are also regularly attendees of both the DOC1 User Group and Xplor and have a good working relationship with Group1.