IT that’s Simple

Creating IT solutions can be a challenge, but our experts can help make it easier. Call us if you’re looking for secure, flexible and easy to use custom software.

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Have you got ideas for improving your business? Whether it’s a new webshop, web application or mobile app for your business, we can help. And after a single online call, our experienced software specialists can quickly produce a cost estimate and development plan. Better still, if you sign up for a new project before April, you’ll get 15% discount. Claim your discount now!

IT that’s Simple

Creating IT solutions can be a challenge, but our experts can help make it easier. Call us if you’re looking for secure, flexible and easy to use custom software.

Claim your 15% discount

Now 15% discount

Have you got ideas for improving your business? Whether it’s a new webshop, web application or mobile app for your business, we can help. And after a single online call, our experienced software specialists can quickly produce a cost estimate and development plan. Better still, if you sign up for a new project before April, you’ll get 15% discount.
Claim your discount now!

Mobile App Development

Looking for a safe pair of hands for your next IT project?

Why not set up an online call to discuss your requirements?

We’ll produce a development plan and offer within a few days. Once we have an agreement, we aim to start new projects within a couple of weeks. BSL will provide a dedicated project manager and a local team of experienced designers and developers. We’ll keep you updated at every step of the development.

A recipe for successful client partnerships

BSL delivers innovative solutions. On-time. On budget.

Startups, SMB’s and Multinationals have all found their way to BSL. With each client we look forward to building a bond, discussing the possibilities, delivering solutions and independent advice. We’ve worked with some clients for more than 20 years, so it’s an approach that works.

Looking for a safe pair of hands for your next IT project?

Why not set up an online call to discuss your requirements?

We’ll produce a development plan and offer within a few days. Once we have an agreement, we aim to start new projects within a couple of weeks. BSL will provide a dedicated project manager and a local team of experienced designers and developers. We’ll keep you updated at every step of the development.

A recipe for successful client partnerships

BSL delivers innovative solutions. On-time. On budget.

Startups, SMB’s and Multinationals have all found their way to BSL. With each client we look forward to building a bond, discussing the possibilities, delivering solutions and independent advice. We’ve worked with some clients for more than 20 years, so it’s an approach that works.

Mobile App Development

Please take a look at some of our projects.

These are just some of our current projects. They include Business Intelligence solutions, modern/responsive web applications, web-services and mobile apps. Give us a call, and perhaps we can help with your next development project.

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We're here for the journey

Support, maintenance and updates for the long-term will keep your software running smoothly. We provide reliable and professional support whenever you need it.

We're here for the journey

Support, maintenance and updates for the long-term will keep your software running smoothly. We provide reliable and professional support whenever you need it.
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The Entoen Nu app makes history lessons easy

Do you sometimes have trouble with Dutch history? The EnToen Nu app is intended for those interested in Dutch culture and history, particularly children from grade 5 up to and including secondary school. It can be used at school, and at home. We’ve recently updated the app, adding support for the latest version of the Canon of the Netherlands.

SRS: New Job Model and Access Governance Foundation

Since developing the original Signature Registration System (SRS) on behalf of a large international bank we’ve made many changes. Migrating SRS to an Azure SQL cloud service is our current focus, but earlier this year we worked on two other infrastructure changes: Introducing NJM (New Job Model) and AGF (Access Governance Foundation) support in SRS.

Oracle migration to Azure SQL database – Part 2

In recent months, two clients have asked us to migrate legacy Oracle systems to Azure. In the previous blog, we explained how our tiered web applications make it easy to maintain our software and to migrate from one database to another. We asked Eric Wijnands to tell us about one of these migrations, moving a Banking solution from Oracle to Azure SQL.

Oracle migration to Azure SQL database – Part 1

Is Azure the flavour of the month? We’ve been approached by two clients in recent months to help them transition legacy Oracle systems to an Azure Cloud database. We’ve been building tiered database solutions for many years, with Front-end web applications calling web-services that use Oracle databases for storage. Just how easy is it to migrate these applications to Azure?

BSL creates a new Corporate site for WCC Group

The WCC Group is a leading provider of advanced solutions for Public & Private Employment Services and ID/Security government agencies. Two years ago we designed and developed a dedicated Careers site to help find the specialized personnel needed to support their rapid expansion. This year they asked us to create a new, modern, responsive Corporate site.

Bright Side of Life Director – Martyn Simpson – Part 2

In his previous blog, Martyn introduced us to his time working for Computervision/CIS, creating custom solutions for their clients. Experiences that he uses daily within BSL. After leaving CV, he continued to travel, working firstly with a company you’ve maybe never heard of (although you’ve probably used their products). And then with a company that you all know: Apple Computer.

Bright Side of Life Director – Martyn Simpson

So rounding off our current series of Bright Stories, it’s the turn of Martyn, our director. Martyn created the Bright Side of Life more than 25 years ago, and he’s been developing software since 1977. It’s not easy to condense 43 years of software development into a single blog, so in this first part, we find out just why he became a software developer, with some “Lessons Learned” on the way.

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“Keylane wants people to be themselves. That’s why we’ve agreed to behave exactly the same way at work, as we do at home. Simply because it makes us happy and we believe a company is only as awesome as the people within it. That’s why we strive to bring onboard passionate people with amazing talent, and we work hard to support them in both professional and personal health and development.”
Manager Talent Acquisition, Keylane

 

“For WCC, a fast growing company, attracting new staff is very important. That’s why we wanted a modern, fresh looking career site that can be used on all platforms. And created with Drupal. BSL has done that perfectly. Throughout the project BSL kept us informed, and they were flexible when we needed a little time. And all that within budget. Fantastic!”
HRM Team, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 

The Entoen Nu app makes history lessons easy

Do you sometimes have trouble with Dutch history? The EnToen Nu app is intended for those interested in Dutch culture and history, particularly children from grade 5 up to and including secondary school. It can be used at school, and at home. We’ve recently updated the app, adding support for the latest version of the Canon of the Netherlands.

SRS: New Job Model and Access Governance Foundation

Since developing the original Signature Registration System (SRS) on behalf of a large international bank we’ve made many changes. Migrating SRS to an Azure SQL cloud service is our current focus, but earlier this year we worked on two other infrastructure changes: Introducing NJM (New Job Model) and AGF (Access Governance Foundation) support in SRS.

Oracle migration to Azure SQL database – Part 2

In recent months, two clients have asked us to migrate legacy Oracle systems to Azure. In the previous blog, we explained how our tiered web applications make it easy to maintain our software and to migrate from one database to another. We asked Eric Wijnands to tell us about one of these migrations, moving a Banking solution from Oracle to Azure SQL.

Oracle migration to Azure SQL database – Part 1

Is Azure the flavour of the month? We’ve been approached by two clients in recent months to help them transition legacy Oracle systems to an Azure Cloud database. We’ve been building tiered database solutions for many years, with Front-end web applications calling web-services that use Oracle databases for storage. Just how easy is it to migrate these applications to Azure?

BSL creates a new Corporate site for WCC Group

The WCC Group is a leading provider of advanced solutions for Public & Private Employment Services and ID/Security government agencies. Two years ago we designed and developed a dedicated Careers site to help find the specialized personnel needed to support their rapid expansion. This year they asked us to create a new, modern, responsive Corporate site.

Bright Side of Life Director – Martyn Simpson – Part 2

In his previous blog, Martyn introduced us to his time working for Computervision/CIS, creating custom solutions for their clients. Experiences that he uses daily within BSL. After leaving CV, he continued to travel, working firstly with a company you’ve maybe never heard of (although you’ve probably used their products). And then with a company that you all know: Apple Computer.

Bright Side of Life Director – Martyn Simpson

So rounding off our current series of Bright Stories, it’s the turn of Martyn, our director. Martyn created the Bright Side of Life more than 25 years ago, and he’s been developing software since 1977. It’s not easy to condense 43 years of software development into a single blog, so in this first part, we find out just why he became a software developer, with some “Lessons Learned” on the way.

Front-end Developer – Roderick Gadellaa

Continuing our “Bright Stories”, this week we turn our attention to Front-end Developer, Roderick Gadellaa. Someone with a very sweet tooth, and who enjoys solving design and UX problems. You’ll frequently find him on Twitter, tweeting about design changes and concepts. Here at BSL, Roderick’s enthusiastic whistling and singing are part of our soundscape!

PA / Customer Relations Manager – Caroline Bos

As part of our “Bright Stories” series, it’s now the turn of Caroline, PA / Customer Relations Manager at BSL. We tell you why her varied background, outgoing personality, and talent for organization make her ideal for the role. Connecting and communication with people is in her DNA! Having worked nearly 8 years at BSL, she plays a pivotal role in our organization.

Software Developer – Jurjen Schröder

Our “Bright Stories” campaign is your chance to get to know some of the talented individuals that make up the Bright Side of Software. This week, the spotlight is on one of our software developers: Jurjen Schröder. An opportunity to find out more about Jurjen, and at the same time discover why he keeps some very unusual housemates!

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“Keylane wants people to be themselves. That’s why we’ve agreed to behave exactly the same way at work, as we do at home. Simply because it makes us happy and we believe a company is only as awesome as the people within it. That’s why we strive to bring onboard passionate people with amazing talent, and we work hard to support them in both professional and personal health and development.”
Manager Talent Acquisition, Keylane

 

“For WCC, a fast growing company, attracting new staff is very important. That’s why we wanted a modern, fresh looking career site that can be used on all platforms. And created with Drupal. BSL has done that perfectly. Throughout the project BSL kept us informed, and they were flexible when we needed a little time. And all that within budget. Fantastic!”
HRM Team, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 

“We received excellent assistance from BSL when redesigning our Careers site. They set up a design framework, so it’s easy to maintain and update the site contents. They were always available to guide and support us. They integrated Workable, so our new job vacancies appear automatically. Best of all, BSL delivered all this quickly – without losing sight of quality.”
Erin Hendriks – HR Data Intelligence Officer, Keylane

 

“Our long-term collaboration with BSL helped us to develop new management and maintenance agreements during 2020. Software updates, security updates, fixes for software problems, and improvements to NBD Biblion solutions designed by BSL are taken up proactively and implemented in good cooperation. Their services provide us with a reliable platform that we can build on.”
Raymond van Gent, Manager Business Operations NBD Biblion

 

“Working with BSL on several projects has helped us to streamline our internal business processes. We gained experience and know-how from each interaction with BSL. They have always been very helpful, promptly responded to our queries. They’ve always suggested solutions that would benefit our business, save costs, and add value to the product we provide to our clients.”
Theo Enache, Senior Associate, PwC

 

“We are amazingly proud of the work BSL has done for us. BSL’s team worked with us through professional, well-thought-out website design, development, and content editing processes. Their commitment to quality, technical expertise, and process discipline is inspiring. They delivered a Corporate site that meets our expectations and gets awesome feedback from our customers and investors.”
Cristina Cocco, Marketing Director, WCC Group

 

“Keylane wants people to be themselves. That’s why we’ve agreed to behave exactly the same way at work, as we do at home. Simply because it makes us happy and we believe a company is only as awesome as the people within it. That’s why we strive to bring onboard passionate people with amazing talent, and we work hard to support them in both professional and personal health and development.”
Manager Talent Acquisition, Keylane

 

“For WCC, a fast growing company, attracting new staff is very important. That’s why we wanted a modern, fresh looking career site that can be used on all platforms. And created with Drupal. BSL has done that perfectly. Throughout the project BSL kept us informed, and they were flexible when we needed a little time. And all that within budget. Fantastic!”
HRM Team, WCC Group

 

“With regard to technical development and infrastructure management, The Bright Side of Life in Breukelen has been a particularly constructive and creative partner for all these years.”
Jef van Gool, Product owner Literatuurplein

 

”During the first month after the site was launched, VROUW.nl reached more than one million unique users. That was just the beginning. 2,213,135 users visited the site in April 2016, 42% via mobile, 20% via tablet and 38% via desktop. With these results, VROUW.nl is in the top 3 of most popular websites for women in the Netherlands within three months.”
Telegraaf Media Group

 
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