IT Outsourcing
 

Software solutions can be implemented through four Engagement Models – Fixed Duration, Time & Materials, Full Time Equivalents (Offshore) and Full Time Equivalents (Onsite). So, choosing the right mode of engagement is the most critical of all business decisions and can result in the right mix of expenses and yields

Fixed Duration / Cost

Software development projects that are built around a fixed budget, timeline and cost, are referred to as Fixed Duration projects. For small to midsized projects where the end-user is the buyer of a product or a service, this is the most common of all delivery methods.

Opt for the Fixed Duration Engagement Model if:
  • The anticipated duration of the project is low.
  • Requirements are likely to be comprehended before the development process begins.
  • The requirement is for a Business-to-Customer (B2C) venture and perhaps starting on a low scale/key.
  • Any enhancements to features and functions are likely to be followed only after project implementation and not in between the development process.
  • Software implementation is abiding by ‘extremely’ tight budgetary and financial constraints.

Projects that are contracted for a delimited (or open ended) number of hours are referred to as Time & Materials projects. With such projects, tasks are mapped to total number of hours spent on that task; detailed reports for ‘hours spent’ outline and enable authenticity and cross-verifications.

Opt for the Time & Materials Engagement Model if:

  • Requirements, features and specifications for the software being developed, are likely to be changed or revisited at any stage during project development.
  • The anticipated duration of the project cannot be estimated before hand (or if estimating a fixed duration for the project can lead to counter-productive results).
  • Between the two, ‘Getting it right’ is more important than ‘Getting it right on time’.
  • Substantial architecture-level and major structural changes are likely to occur while the software solution is being developed.
  • You would like to work with us for a predefined number of hours that are not necessarily continuous (for example, eight hundred hours over five months).

Full Time Equivalents is an IT staffing solution wherein our personnel are assigned to and are dedicated to your project and therefore, designated by us for your responsibilities and purposes alone. Personnel can be software engineers, project managers, software testers, software analysts or consultants. If the FTE resource performs tasks from our development center, the corresponding delivery sub-model is referred to as an Offshore FTE Resource. If the FTE resource performs tasks at your (or at your client’s location), such personnel are referred to as an Onsite FTE Resource

Opt for the Offshore IT Staffing Solutions if:

  • You would like to augment or extend your staff to our development center (virtual staffing) while making the best use of our offshore billing rates.
  • The nature of software development is such, which requires our resources and personnel to possess and/or acquire expertise in a domain or vertical.
  • Software to be developed and implemented is ‘enterprise class’ and will require continuous versioning & feature/function enhancements.
  • Releases and re-releases are anticipated from the start; changing specifications will be governed by market conditions; maintenance and support is inherent to already developed portions and modules of the software.
  • Your IT personnel are likely to work in conjunction with us, for the continuing fulfillment of one or more of the possibilities mentioned above.

Opt for the Onsite IT Staffing Solutions if:

  • Software requirements are likely to be gathered in the shortest possible time (or only likely to be gathered at all), by consulting with different locally present ‘department’ heads.
  • The nature of the software and its associated information (data) is secure in its orientation, that is, data cannot ‘leave’ client premises.
  • The total number of locally present IT personnel who are anticipated to work in conjunction with the FTE resources are more (or much more) than the total number of deployed FTE resources themselves. (For example, a locally employed team of ten personnel are required to work with say, two more FTE resources).
  • Releases and re-releases are anticipated from the start; changing specifications will be governed by market conditions; maintenance and support is inherent to already developed portions and modules of the software.
  • Software development requires mandatory initial training (in this case, an Onsite FTE model can be succeeded by an Offshore FTE model) or if onsite training or feedbacks needs to be continuously imparted.

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Please note that our recommendations are intended only to serve as guidelines and are by no means, absolute and/or rigid in their origin or context.

Difference between T&M and FTE

Although these may seem similar (and in a few cases, they are similar), T&M and FTE Engagement Models have a fundamental difference between them.

For engagements under an FTE Engagement Model, the singular determining aspect or factor is the FTE resources/personnel who are dedicated to your purposes for a specified duration of time (typically specified for ‘n’ months and gradually extended). In other words, the FTE resource so designated and deployed, execute their roles only for the customer (you) that they are deployed for.

For engagements under a T&M model, the deliverables hold more relevance than the personnel who are executing the task. For example, you may wish to engage with us for 200 hours of work that involves say, 100 hours of software programming, 50 hours of testing and 50 hours of documentation. However, to execute these tasks for you, we will likely have separate personnel for each of these tasks. It is also likely more than one personnel might execute portions of each of the tasks, especially in situations where quicker delivery (turn-around) times are required.

In other words, the FTE is associated with resources and their output; the T&M Engagement Model is associated with Materials delivered within specified time.

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  • Flexible Engagements
  • Transparent Billing
  • Guaranteed SLAs
  • Shorter Time To Market
  • Improved Quality
  • Ability to improvise ongoing changes

Our outsourcing service specializes in below technology areas

Java Technologies

  • J2EE patterns based Application framework
  • J2EE based Web Applications

Microsoft technologies

  • NET
  • Sharepoint

Mobile App Development

  • Android
  • iOS
  • phoneGap
  • React Native

Javascript

  • ReactJS
  • Node.js
  • AngularJS
  • Vue.js
  • Meteor
  • MEAN Stack

Other Technologies

  • Mule
  • Hadoop
  • Optimizely
  • C/C++
  • Swift
  • RoR
  • Python
  • HTML5
  • Ionic