Empowering CAP's Mission Through Legacy System Modernisation


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a UK charity determined to reduce UK poverty delivering debt counselling, money management, job clubs and support for people living on low incomes, in partnership with local churches across the country.

With a national presence and a commitment to providing specialised debt counselling services, CAP has been instrumental in supporting those facing financial hardship, including individuals in need of bankruptcy or insolvency assistance.

The Challenge in Maintaining and Keeping Legacy Systems Up to Date

As CAP embarked on a journey to embrace new technologies, they encountered a significant hurdle: the maintenance and upgrading of their legacy systems. These systems were critical to the delivery of debt advice and other vital services to the UK Church, making their smooth operation paramount to CAP's mission.

Despite having a talented in-house development team, CAP recognised the need to augment their capabilities with external expertise. They sought a cost-effective solution that could seamlessly integrate with their existing team, focusing on the upkeep and enhancement of their legacy systems.

Accelerayt's Solution

Accelerayt emerged as the perfect partner for CAP, not only sharing a commitment to excellence but also a deep alignment with their core beliefs and values.

Accelerayt's approach encompassed several key aspects:

1. Targeted Talent Acquisition: Accelerayt diligently screened and selected developers with the skills and experience necessary to navigate CAP's complex legacy estate. They provided a diverse range of CVs and collaborated closely with CAP during the interview process to ensure the perfect fit.

2. Seamless Integration: Accelerayt's developers seamlessly integrated with CAP's existing development teams. Due to our comprehensive onboarding process, the developers were up and running within a few weeks.

3. Adaptability and Flexibility: Recognising the unique nature of each project, Accelerayt demonstrated flexibility in their approach. They worked hand in hand with CAP to understand their specific needs and adapted their processes to ensure optimal results.

Measurable Results: Swift Integration and Impactful Contributions

The impact of Accelerayt's involvement was evident from the outset. Within a mere five months, their developers had:

  • Quickly grasped the complexities of CAP's legacy estate
  • Established strong relationships with CAP's in-house team members
  • Demonstrated confidence in taking on responsibility and delivering results

    Accelerayt's developers seamlessly integrated with CAP's team, writing code, deploying changes, and conducting code reviews with proficiency. Their contributions were not only technically sound but also aligned with CAP's unique ways of working and organisational culture.

    “"We are really enjoying working with Accelerayt and having them as part of our wider team. The developers we have working with us have been quick to understand our ways of working and the technologies that we use. They've added value quickly and working with the wider Accelerayt team has been great - everyone has been open to feedback and improving our ways of working together.”

    Katie Smith - Head of Technology, CAP
    The collaboration between Christians Against Poverty and Accelerayt exemplifies the power of shared values, technical expertise, and a commitment to delivering results. By tackling CAP's legacy system challenges head-on, Accelerayt has empowered them to continue their transformative work in the financial services sector, providing hope and support to those in need.

    If you're facing similar challenges with your legacy systems and need a trusted partner who understands your values and can deliver measurable results, Accelerayt is here to help. Reach out to us today and discover how we can assist you in achieving your goals while staying true to your mission.

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