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Established in 1988 in North Yorkshire, England, our drive is to offer unique, value-added services and systems that increase the efficiency and profitability of our Customers.


We provide high quality, cost-effective technical information systems engineering services to governments and industry.  As well as integrated IBM® Rational® software solutions, we deliver military systems and training services to a spectrum of different industry sectors.  Our integrity, independence and innovation pledge has resulted in an impressive portfolio of industry success stories and we are recognised for our exceptional customer service.  We aim to provide our Customers with the best experts in our markets through selection and continuous professional development of our employees.  Read more about our company, Customers and solutions here.


A Flexible Cost Model to match a Flexible Licensing Model


Many organisations have serious challenges when it comes to systems and software development resource planning, which often means scarce resources such as server capacity, skills, and licences can be under utilised at different stages of the development cycle or, even worse, development teams find they do not have relevant access to the tools needed to complete the project.


Development capacity can change radically throughout the systems and software engineering process, which means that trying to plan resources based on forecasting is impossible.  To help bridge that gap, our flexibility does not end at a licensing stage and we take a flexible approach to license costs.  We ask for no up front fees and we have a no minimum term policy that applies to all of our licences.


Whatever your budget, we will work with you to provide the best possible capability which is enhanced by the flexibility in our licences.


Already have a Licence?


The Bring Your Own Licence (BYOL) option offers flexibility to existing IBM® Customers who have already procured licences either directly or with other business partners.  The BYOL option allows you to access your existing licence via a Software as a Service (SaaS) infrastructure and gives you the option to utilise the cloudbaSE service package.

  • Mark Williamson,

    Systems Engineering Business Group Manager

    Mark Williamson

    Mark Williamson BSc (Hons) MIET CSEP currently manages the SyntheSys Business Group, responsible for the delivery and support of IBM® Rational® solutions and associated services.


    Mark has an engineering background with 23 years’ service in the Royal Air Force, providing both direct and support roles for airborne radar systems on a variety of aircraft.  He also served on software teams in both test and software maintenance roles.  Since joining SyntheSys in 2005, he has gained significant experience with IBM® Rational® solutions for software and systems engineering, and is a certified IBM® Rational® DOORS® professional.


    This experience enables Mark to support clients in identifying the ideal Rational solutions that meet their engineering requirements, implementing the solution, and providing mentoring for the products. The ability through cloudbaSE to provide access to the leading edge IBM® Rational® toolset technology, in a much more economic manner through a monthly rental model, is particularly exciting for Mark.


    His systems engineering credentials have been recognised by INCOSE CSEP certification in 2013.  He is now delivering Systems Engineering and CSEP preparation training to future candidates.

  • Matt Mendell, Consultant

    Matt Mendell

    Consultant Matt Mendell, ASEP (Associate Systems Engineering Professional), is currently on secondment to SyntheSys from IBM®, where he is employed as Product Specialist / Technical Pre-Sales.  With IBM® he has spent much time working on-site with customers, assisting them with the configuration of the tools and helping them to improve and implement their processes.


    Matt has in-depth knowledge of the IBM Watson IoT™ toolset and has a wealth of experience working with a variety of different customers on the implementation of new IBM® tools, whilst advising customers on how they can further enhance tool usage within development teams.  Matt has only ever received positive customer feedback and has a talent for creative problem solving.  His broad knowledge of computer systems, teamed with his analytical skills makes him an asset to the Systems Engineering team.

  • Richard Hesketh, Principal Consultant

    Richard Hesketh

    Principal Consultant Richard Hesketh is an IBM® Rational® Tools specialist, with 19 years' experience of using, teaching, administering and customising DOORS®.  In addition to DOORS®, he has deep skills in DOORS® Next Generation and Rational Publishing Engine, as well as experience of Rational® Quality Manager, Rational® Performance Tester and Rational® Functional tester.  He was part of the team that created and developed the DOORS® HealthCheck service offering associated tools.


    Richard has managed requirements in Ministry of Defence (MOD) programmes and acted as a requirements engineer, business analyst, and requirements manager on diverse projects.  He has also participated in and led requirements gathering and information architecture workshops for more than ten years.


    Richard has also worked as a solution architect and technical specialist on many IBM® Rational® tools deployments including DOORS® and the Rational® Solution for Collaborative Life cycle Management.


    Richard is a professional member of the British Computer Society and of the UK chapter of INCOSE.

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