Pentagon has been implementing the IHS Markit Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solution for over 10 years and our experience dates back to Cadis Software. With a wealth of experience in the Data Management space and Pentagon’s reputation in delivery to the market, Pentagon is delighted to now be able to provide a tailored EDM delivery solution to the Asset Management industry.

In an evolving market, we have seen clients review their current change strategy and work with a number of third parties to help them achieve and deliver on change programmes. Drawing on global expertise whilst ensuring that costs are kept within budget and programmes delivered on time.

Our services are primally focused on providing clients with the hands on domain expertise required, whilst offering an on-site/off-site model for development and testing services. With a flexible engagement model we are able to engage and work with clients in a way that best supports their business and long term strategy. Our teams can also support post implementation requirements and BAU activities.

Team Structure - Example

Team Structure Example - Visual

Blended Approach - Principles

  • Engagement Lead is responsible for the project and ensuring the delivery quality.
  • Off-site team is managed by a Test and Dev Lead ensuring the delivery of development and testing services.
  • The team contains a combination of skill sets and experiences for a broader service coverage.
  • Remote services and different time zones ensures greater continuity of delivery while maintaining an overlap with a clients core working hours.

Testing Automation Solutions

As with the development of EDM, we are also able to provide testing automation services for the product, either to complement a client existing testing strategy or to initiate/design testing methodologies for a client. We are experienced in a number of testing systems (e.g. FitNesse) and continuous integration and deployment solutions (e.g.Team City).

Testing frameworks provide multiple advantages:

  • Improved robustness
  • Overnight testing
  • Increased speed
  • Repeated regression testing
  • Creating test libraries


Our services offer the following value to clients:

  • Low cost with a managed service model.
  • Shorter launch to deployment time.
  • Trained resources and application of best practices.
  • Ability to accommodate and respond to change requirements promptly during a project.
  • Preservation of knowledge thanks to committed team resources.