Manchester-based start-up LANCE identifies tax risk for UK companies with off-shore structures. It calculates a risk score and also makes recommendations for tax compliance. The digital offering is both cheaper and quicker than using expensive tax consultants, due to customers paying a fixed payment for the report, rather than pay-by-the-hour consultancy.
LANCE launched its product to the market in early 2018, but it became clear that it had a number of limitations, chiefly that the website tax calculation logic had been hard-coded by the web agency. It could not be edited by the LANCE team so any changes required more developer time.
LANCE came to Infinity Works to find out if they could make the website more dynamic and flexible. However, we discovered what they actually needed was a platform which sat behind the website to give them a simple way to alter the logic controlling questions and the score calculation.
We took an unusual approach to a particularly challenging problem for a unique business model, and got the entire Manchester team to put their heads together and figure out the best way of solving the problem.
The new platform was launched in March 2019 and gives Lance the flexibility to amend and update their new digital tax risk offering whenever required. We helped LANCE build and scale their business and gave them limitless opportunities to grow with a dynamic new platform. Additionally, the serverless platform ensures that at small scale, the costs are very small for the client.