Digital solutions for Government and Business

from Software for Data Analysis (SDA)

Central Government

We have delivered strategic digital solutions to government with emphasis on quality and value for money. We have specialised within the educational sector although have expanded in recent years to bring our expertise to other areas. Publication of Performance Tables for DfE is one of our most high-profile deliverables.

Local Government

We provide data solutions to local authorities to meet their specific requirements. As an example, for Southwark Council we provide data dissemination and data collection facilities for their schools.


SDA designed, implemented and maintain a self-exclusion digital solution for land-based UK casinos run by the Betting and Gaming Council.


We provide custom solutions to meet the individual needs of charities. For the Prostrate Cancer UK we provided data collection facilities and produced digital certificates.

For survey work we recommend our survey technology partner GIDE

This is how we deliver our digital solutions to our customers


Making things better isn’t straightforward. At SDA we have learned that improvement is all about discovery. It means asking the right questions; exposing and analysing assumptions; understanding and resolving conflicting perspectives and delivering meaningful insights. Then we can start the work.


SDA have designed systems and surveys for numerous clients including the Department for Education, Work and Pensions, Cabinet Office, NatCen, Kantar and many more. We are scrupulous about understanding their requirements and leave no stone unturned in delivering them to the highest of standards


SDA have developed complex programmes for government and industry: for 25 years we worked on the national school performance tables, using open source technologies and unstinting acumen to continually develop and improve them.


From discovery through to live running, SDA use agile principles to understand, collate and prioritise user requirements; build and iterate functional prototypes; optimise and baseline the process; release minimum viable product; then continually improve the service and its delivery.


Steady state delivery? Well, if you insist.
But wouldn’t you want to make things better still? SDA provide services based on ongoing monitoring; understanding their evolving requirements (and redundancies); incremental features and frequent iterations – et voila! – continual improvement.


The security and privacy of your data is paramount. Data in motion is protected by end-to-end HTTPS. Data at rest is fully encrypted on our UK based servers. Our ISO27001:2013 Management System is certified by BM TRADA, and has been since 2014. We are registered with the ICO and are fully GDPR compliant.

Our customers