IT Infrastructure Outsource
A survey conducted by Info-Tech Research Group concluded that IT infrastructure outsourcing reaps up to 27% in saving, other than cost savings another advantage of outsourcing of IT infrastructure is, it gives highest chance of success than other segments and at comparatively much lower risk. So, each business house of plethora of verticals are now embracing the benefit of IT infrastructure.
Today's product companies deem it critical to have a virtual extension of their product engineering groups at offshore (India). iSoftNet provides you with the exact need and removes the agony and risks of creating one from scratch. The iSoftNet offshore center provides you with the best-in-class people, processes, infrastructure and executive commitment.
Software Solutions Offshore Center is essentially an extension of your engineering center. It houses an offshore lab, a dedicated pool of engineering people and a global infrastructure with seamless access to your systems and processes. The processes & methodology at the Offshore Development Center (ODC) closely follow that of your company and can be viewed as virtual extensions of your development teams.
The process of engagement with ODC is very simple. You communicate us your requirements and wishes concerning the work to be done. Jointly with you, we define the project metrics and tailor up the team of software engineers. ODC starts its work. Thus, for a fixed (as agreed upon) period, you have personnel resources and technical infrastructure at your disposal.
We offer various offshore relationship models for Independent Software Vendors (ISV), IT departments, computer software & web development companies to start and build an outsourcing partnership.
Our engagement models are based on your individual needs and span across project based engagements, to building your own - team of dedicated software developers, offshore development center.
Fixed Cost & Time
The emphasis is on TIME and MONEY. You as a customer know how much it is going to cost and how soon are you going to get the deliverable. Predictability and assurance is the hallmark of this model.
In this model you and SoftSol agree to a fixed price and timelines for a project at the beginning of a project. This is a popular engagement model which clients feel comfortable dealing with as it gives them a budget and timeline that is fixed. SoftSol has perfected this model and is adept at delivering at high quality software in time and within budget.
This mode of engagement is ideally suited for developing known and well understood solutions with relatively low to medium levels of complexity. This model is well suited for projects that have clear specification documents and sufficient amount of detail so that all risks are identified and all assumptions are explicit.
These projects typically leave little scope for changes and additions during the project execution. As a customer dealing with this model, you would be a knowledgeable person in the business domain and will have an understanding of the software development process. This model's success hinges on the active cooperation of the client. It assumes that the client will provide timely and relevant feedback & decisions.
The client will provide a detailed specification document to SoftSol and along with client; we will review the specifications and ensure that all assumptions, details are made explicit. SoftSol will prepare an effort analysis and propose a fixed price and fixed time frame for the project execution. We also will highlight the scope of change and possible risks during the execution phase.
The client and SoftSol will enter in to an agreement that covers visual aspects, documentation, application design, testing, support period, change management, communication protocols, milestones, timelines and commercial details. The project is executed as per the agreement.
SoftSol can help the client in evolving the specifications for the particular project at a fee. Our business analyst discusses the project in detail and prepares a low level specification document laying bare the various elements of the project.
Time & Material
As the name suggests the customer will be charged based on the resources utilized and the time spent for the project. This model is best for those large scale and complex projects which are longer in duration and where project specification evolves as the implementation progress. The effort is charged on a pre-agreed hourly rate based on the quality of resource engaged. SoftSol and Client agree on a change management practice and provide room for the same.
Our effective project management ensures that effort is estimated and implemented in an effective and controlled fashion to reduce time and cost overruns.
SoftSol has considerable exposure and experience in implementing time and material projects. The client benefits from the strong business analysis, research and project management experience of SoftSol in achieving the desired business solution. Managing complex projects needs expertise in various aspects of project management and a symbiotic and close interaction of various skills and tools. SoftSol has the advantage of having all of them under one roof.
Dedicated Offshore Resources
Dedicated offshore resources needed by the client will be identified and assigned for the use of the client as per agreed terms.
This is suitable for software consulting and development companies or IT departments of large business houses who like to have an offshore development team or need resources on a short-term or long term basis. The biggest advantage with this model is that an extended team of skilled resources are available along with the needed infrastructure without the overhead of in-house resources and management.
The client approaches SoftSol with specific requirements for resources. SoftSol identifies and screen the resources and the details of the same are provided to the client for further screening. The client in turn evaluates these details and interviews the resources. The selected resources are engaged by the client. A fixed price or a time and material model can be adopted to engage the resources. The resources allocated to the client will work on the assignments of the client organization and will report to the assigned authority. A mutually conducive communication protocol is agreed upon for reporting to the client. SoftSol will play an active role in providing the needed infrastructure and support for successful completion of any given venture or need.
Dedicated onsite resources needed by the client will be identified and assigned for the use of the client as per agreed terms. The resources will be placed at the location specified by the client. This is suitable for software consulting and development companies or IT departments of large business houses who like to have experienced and skilled resources to be available at their location on a short term basis. This model can be used if there is a strong need for expediting a project or needs specialized skill sets to complement an in-house team.
The client approaches SoftSol with specific requirements for resources. SoftSol identifies and screens resources and provides the details to the client for further screening. The client evaluates the resources and engages the selected resources. The pricing model is dictated by the time period of the engagement along with the country of operation. SoftSol consulting will handle the legal aspects of this engagement model with needed assistance from the client. SoftSol will take responsibility of supplementing resources in case of exigencies and emergencies of the recruited resources.
Hybrid Delivery Model
This model, a combination of both onsite and offshore, is the best of both worlds, and results in optimized costs and maximized efficiency. The onsite team will directly interact with the clients and will serve as consultants, program managers and developers, depending on project requirements. They will do requirement studies, design and development, while interfacing directly with clients. The offshore outsourcing team will interact only with the onsite team and will provide additional crucial support, thereby reducing costs and implementation time. The model allows for scalability and has enormous operational benefits.
Dedicated Development Facility or Retainer
A Dedicated facility is an extension of the customer's own engineering/development center. Through such dedicated facilities, we offer the best skill sets, resources, flexibility and time-to-market advantages to the customers, taking all necessary efforts to protect the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the customers. All rights to the IPR developed in the Development Facility vests with the customer. The Dedicated Facility also provides a cost effective solution to customers requiring continuous offshore support. For such dedicated relationships, we also implement customer specific quality/process frameworks and teams are trained for the specific needs of a Client. The resources are paid on a retainer basis.
Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Model
In the Build-Operate-Transfer Model, SoftSol launches a dedicated facility for the client. This facility is like an extension of the client's own facility. The dedicated facility leverages SoftSol 's technical infrastructure, processes and execution capabilities. The dedicated facility is staffed either by existing SoftSol 's resources or by Client's resources or by resources hired specifically for engagement or a mix of them all. SoftSol has a well-defined mechanism for the smooth transition of the facility to the client.
SoftSol will solicit information regarding the size, complexity, technology and infrastructure needs of the operation. This information is evaluated and analyzed to decide the composition of the team and assets. We will also identify the physical assets needed in setting up the facility. Our consulting will source the needed skilled personnel required to initiate the operations. SoftSol and the upcoming offshore facility will work in tight coordination to setup processes, methodologies and quality standards to enable a quick transition and faster turnaround times.
SoftSol will handhold the fledgling facility till it takes flight. The pricing aspects of this venture is dependent on the scale of operations being planned, physical infrastructure, resource needs and the duration and levels of support that need to be provided by us. The shear complexity of the model has prompted us to place experienced and senior professionals to manage your enquiries and the subsequent process involved.
SoftSol offers multiple engagement models to meet diverse needs of global clients. You can choose from any one the generally accepted models above or a combination of them for different phases of your project. We can work with you to customize a model to address your specific need.