Engagement Models

SPEC INDIA offers various Business / Engagement models, which can be mutually discussed and finalized with the clients, keeping in view the client requirements and the factors influencing the project.
Based on requirements of the customer, geographical location, cost, project size, team size and certain other parameters, we along with our customers derive the most cost effective model. Our popular models are


  • Offshore Software Development
  • Onshore Software Development
  • Hybrid Software Development
  • Captive Software Development

We, at SPEC INDIA have the experience of providing offshore software development outsourcing services. Since the last two decades and this engagement model has been our forte. Being our most popular business engagement model, both in terms of cost efficiency and productive output - it focuses on providing software services from our India development center to enterprises spread across the globe.

Being an ISO 9001:2008 certified company; all our processes are designed to suit this model. Over the years theses processes have stabilized and matured which has resulted in providing the best outputs to our niche enterprise clientele.

This model harnesses collaboration between our India development centre and the client’s international location. A typical offshore workflow has resource requirements based on the project management methodology followed. This may require resources of different technologies, domains and services at different experience levels at different times of the project. The success of any project executed offshore is primarily due to the collaborative communication between the teams.

We largely pursue the “Agile Software Methodology”, apart from the traditional waterfall and iterative methodologies. A flexible modern model, it involves continuous client involvement. It accelerates the “Go to Market” time, business growth, fastens ROI and minimizes risk.


Business Models of Engagement


Fixed Fee

We undertake fixed fee projects, where requirements are clearly known. Based on the requirements shared, we estimate the time schedule and cost. We generally follow the waterfall approach and deliver as per the derived time schedules. The IPR, ownership, copyrights and source code are with the client. This model works well when requirements are known and are easier for customers to budget. The cost of the project escalates only when there are changes to the requirement. We have a well defined change management process which helps customers justify the extra time and cost.


Hire Teams / Developers

A popular arrangement where we provide skilled and expert resources to the client as per their requirement. The team could be managed either by us or by the client, as required. We can scale up / scale down teams of multiple technologies with a short notice period.


POC

This is one of our most successful models that has helped our customers in deciding a “Go” or a “No Go” for large projects where the risks are high. Using the POC model, SPEC INDIA and customer jointly decide a small scope, which is developed and implemented in a maximum of 4 weeks. This helps the customer in understanding the Project management practices, the quality and testing processes, the development and review methodologies, and infrastructure and security policies followed by us. Our successful POC’s have led to setting up large captive teams for our customers with minimum risks.


Support & Maintenance

We have been providing SLA driven Application Support and Maintenance services to our esteemed clients across the globe for over two decades. Our ISO driven maintenance processes have matured over the years and we are able to provide >95% SLA compliance to our clients. We provide 365x24x7 critical support and have our own Helpdesk tool to manage the issues / tickets. We can take over any application in a 90 day span and provide support and enhancements to the application.

A model in which the SPEC INDIA’s team would be positioned at the client site, with a mutual consent with the client as to who would do the project management. An ideal business model for applications in which the project size is large, training is a vital requirement and continuous client involvement and onsite presence is required.

An amalgamation of Onshore and Offshore software development, with a right mix of resources at both ends, depending on the client’s requirements. This is a highly successful and cost effective model.

SPEC INDIA’s captive software engagement model offers multiple benefits to the clients. Using this model, customers can hire dedicated resources of various technologies to work in an environment which is an extension of their IT setup. We will ensure the infrastructure required, the security standards to be followed, the processes to be implemented, the project management methodology to be followed etc. as per the client processes. If any certification / audit of the premise is required then this too can be done. Separate physical secure area for the development team can also be provided. This has been a successful model for many of our clients.

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