IT capabilities are advancing at incredible rates. Project work that qualifies for R&D tax credits is constantly evolving in sophistication and complexity.
Who qualifies for R&D in software development?
Your organisation could be developing proprietary software based products for sale, improving or upgrading in-house business systems/analytics reliant on IT, or developing to support the rapid changes in Ecommerce for example.
Not only is software development an industry in its own right, reliance on IT is present in every sector!
What types of software projects may qualify for R&D tax credits?
Developing capabilities in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, IoT (Internet of Things) and robotics.
Extending the functional capabilities of legacy systems or duplicating modern technology infrastructures to meet evolving demands of business operations.
Extending the reach and sophistication of data interrogation methods, cleansing techniques and storage solutions.
Developing data extraction and categorisation tools for real-time transformational business insights.
What will an R&D software development team look like?
IT professionals such as full stack developers, UI developers, back end developers, data scientists, software systems engineers etc.
What might qualifying projects for R&D in software involve?
- Creating proprietary software
- Building middleware or tools to extend the functionality or performance of an existing system
- Designing methods to consolidate underlying disparate systems
- Integration of third party software and/or hardware
- Data capture and transformation
- Resolving incompatibilities in sought after technology stacks
- Customising standard platforms