Java Development Services

Java Development ServicesInfluential offers a full range of Java development services, with a UK-based dedicated team comprised of individuals with up to 17 years of Java programming experience.

Our use of Agile methodology and expertise in a range of the latest technologies helps us to maximise performance and deliver robust, flexible and scalable custom enterprise solutions across all industries.

FeaturedFeatured Projects

Finance and InsuranceScalable Java Dev in SAP BusinessObjects

Industry Sector: Insurance, Finance


Challenge: BI Upgrades Broke Server Connections
An upgrade and migration of an insurer’s SAP BusinessObjects estate to the latest release left an existing unsupported custom software Add-On unable to function. The upgrade introduced changes to the underlying schema that made it not possible to run the Add-On, preventing extraction of required metadata from their Central Management Server (CMS) database.

Solution: Scalable Java Program Built

Influential developed a new programme in Java using the SAP BusinessObjects Software Development Kit (SDK), packaging it as a Java Programme (.jar) to facilitate the scheduling of the programme via the platform’s Adaptive Job Server. This approach ensures that the programme can be managed solely within the SAP BusinessObjects platform via the Central Management Console and the Instance Manager. SAP are committed to the continual development of the BusinessObjects in Java, ensuring that the proposed approach is also scalable in relation to future releases.


Vehicle and Debt Recovery SectorsBespoke App to Streamline Business

Industry Sector: Vehicle/Debt Recovery


Challenge: Inefficient Manual Workflow & Poor Data Access
A UK-based vehicle recovery company required a system to manage the vehicles stored in their car pound(s). Back-office, Newlyn Customer Service staff and bailiffs all needed to use the system, to access information both on-site and remotely. The new system needed to be integrated with the company’s accounts package, remove the need for staff to create invoices manually, and cater for changes in the business, legislation and the relative priorities of the components.

Solution: Bespoke Application Developed

Influential produced a database and Java application to manage the storage of cars and production of charges/paperwork for customer collection. A module was installed to control ‘Users and Permissions’ allowing 3rd Parties to access the company’s database securely. The application is cloud-hosted on a discreet server and is now accessible via web-browser, tablet or smart-phone.

TechnologiesTechnologies & Platforms

ProcessesKey Java Technologies

  • Core Java / J2EE
  • Spring – Core, Security, Integration, Testing, MVC, Data, Boot, etc
  • Hibernate / JPA / JDBC
  • Apache Libs (commons, stringutils, io, httpclient, mail, poi, etc)
  • Android
  • Mule ESB
  • Scala
  • APIs – Swagger, Jackson / GSON, REST, SOAP
  • XML – Jaxb, Xerces, XSLT
  • Reporting / BI – Jasper, Business Objects
  • Messaging – JMS, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ
  • Logging – Log4J, Logback, SLF4J
  • Misc – EHCache, Quartz, Model Mapper, Jasypt, JSoup, MVEL, Imagemagick, Velocity, Joda Time, Guava
  • Aspects / Dependency Injection / Inversion of Control


  • Tomcat 7 & 8
  • JBoss / Wildfly
  • Jetty
  • Mule ESB
  • Solr 4 & 5
  • Active MQ
  • Business Objects


  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • In Memory – H2 / SQLLite / Derby


  • IDE – IntelliJ Idea, Eclipse, Mule/Anypoint Studio
  • Build Tools – Maven, Ant, Gradle
  • Continuous Integration – Jenkins
  • Issue Tracking – Jira
  • Code Quality – Upsource, Sonar, FindBugs
  • Source Control – Git, Subversion
  • Artefact Repository – Nexus, Artefactory, Archiva
  • API Interaction – SOAP UI, Curl, Wget
  • Containers – Docker

Front EndFront End

  • JSP / JSF
  • Wicket / GWT
  • JQuery
  • Javascript
  • HTML / CSS
  • Frameworks – Bootstrap, Handlebars,  Sitemesh
  • Charting – HighCharts, D3


  • Unit Testing – JUnit, Mockito, PowerMock
  • Integration Testing – Dumbster, Mockserver / Wiremock
  • Front End Testing – Selenium
  • Data Testing – DBUnit, Java Faker


  • Cassandra
  • Mongo
  • Lucene

If you would like to talk to us about a business intelligence solution, software solution or any IT project you need to deliver successfully, please contact us. Visit us in the world famous Searcys rooftop bar of our landmark 30 St Mary Axe (City) site or at our Kent and Glasgow offices to discuss your needs.