Meet Sandler

Finding the right software solution and understanding how to get the most out of it will streamline your business and make it more profitable.

At Sandler, we are all about providing you with a real world solution that will deliver exactly what you need – whether that’s in the form of custom developed software or through education to get the most from your systems.

Software development

Everything we develop is designed to solve your problem or achieve your task. There are no ‘work-arounds’ or ‘overkill’; the software we create will provide you with exactly what you want.

During every project we love to release our inner ‘geek’ to create hard-working solutions that are robust, reliable and that simply work.

But there’s not much point in having great software if you don’t know how to use it, which is why we’ll make sure you know how to get the best from it. Plus, we’re always on the end of the phone if you need us.

Consulting and Education

On top of the training in how to use your software, we also provide custom training if you’re looking to top up your skills.

Sure, you can Google most of the stuff you need to know, but we can teach you industry best practices through interactive classes to make sure you get the best training rather than using generic solutions that fall short.

If you want hard-working software solutions, greater expertise and better results, get in touch.

Who is Sandler?

Hi and welcome to Sandler Software. My name is Ahmed Ilyas and I am the President of the company. I welcome you to our world, so why not grab a seat and have some lunch with us?

Sandler Software is a US based company established through the passion and determination that I have to bring quality applications, websites and services to those who require it. In the United Kingdom, my home country, I had started Sandler Ltd after having been a Microsoft employee in the MCS team (Consulting Services). I wanted to get out there and help other businesses develop better software and manage their team, projects and company better. Given the fast pace world with new and cutting edge technologies, there has been many choices often leaving developers confused or unsure what approach to take to satisfy and to "future proof" much of their applications as possible.

I took it upon myself to help these businesses through the passion and experience that I have been given throughout my time at Microsoft and beyond. I love developing software and have a great passion and focus for them. Everywhere you go, everything that you do - you use a form of software built on the Microsoft eco-stack. The world uses around 90% of Microsoft software and I am proud to be contributing to that market.

I have seen and experienced the quality of software that does get developed and shipped full of bugs or just incomplete and makes no sense. This gave me the courage to build my company in the UK and make a real change to the culture of software developers not just in the UK but also globally.

I have now established Sandler Software in the US and wish to continue building upon that foundation and level of expertise that I have and can bring to your business. I only hire the RIGHT developers and consultants who I know can deliver and can meet beyond the quality bar I look for, so be assured that everything my team does will always be checked over and given a personal touch by myself - after all, your time and money is important so you must have quality and that is something I guarentee we can deliver. I certainly would not want anything less than what I expect if I ask and pay for it so why should you settle for less?

As an Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), you can be sure that I can bring to you answers to the most common and quite possibly the most rare problems and questions you have. As MVP's, we provide real world solutions to real world problems.


Our Technologies

There is a large list of technologies we use and work with. Here are a few of these which I personally focus and specialize on but make sure my team meets the same understanding as I do:

  • Microsoft .NET (all the way from 1.0 till the present!)
  • Microsoft .NET Core
  • Microsoft Azure (Cloud)
  • DevOps (formally TFS, VSO, VSTS)
  • Modern languages like: C#, VB.NET
  • Legacy platforms/languages like: VB6, Classic ASP
  • Visual C++
  • Database technologies like: SQL Server (including performance tuning, creating relational databases, security etc...), ADO.NET
  • Web platforms like: ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC and building on HTML, HTML 5 and beyond
  • Web service platforms like: WebAPI, WCF, classic Web Services (REST/SOAP/XML etc...)
  • Web languages like: TypeScript, Javascript, VBScript
  • Web client frameworks like: JQuery, JQuery UI, Knockout
  • Web digital design layouts using frameworks like: Bootstrap, Foundation for responsive design
  • Desktop platforms like: Winforms, Consoles, WPF, Windows Services
  • Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows Phone
  • MSMQ/Messaging Services
  • Microsoft CRM

We are not just limited to the list above but it is a snippet of what the world commonly and currently uses to develop software solutions.

If there is something you require to be developed on using certain technologies or platforms which are not mentioned above, then we most likely do cover it! Why not get in touch with us and talk more?