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Scio is a provider of SaaS / RIA / Web2.0 outsourced product development serving the North American small to medium ISV market.

Scio is a provider of SaaS / RIA / Web2.0 outsourced product development serving the North American small to medium ISV market.

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  • Outsourced Product Development for SaaS / RIA / Web 2.0 Jeremy Beck November 06th, 2008
  • Service Lineup
    • SaaS Consulting
      • Design Review
      • Technical Assessment
      • Operational Review
      • Release Management
    • Product Lifecycle
      • Product Design
      • Product Development
      • Product Maintenance, Support, Enhancements
    • RIA / Web 2.0 Web Development
    Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Competitive Advantage
    • SaaS / RIA/ Web 2.0 Focused
      • Market and business model understanding
      • Technical skills
      • Ecosystem knowledge
    • Product Focused
      • Understand the product lifecycle and challenges
    • Agile Development Methodologies
      • Clearer communications and expectation management for quicker, better results
    • Nearshore Development Center
      • Typically 15-45% cost savings over US or Asian based resources
      • Close proximity and time zone
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  • Broad Experience Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved.
    • Technologies
      • VB.NET, C#, Java,C++, J2EE
      • ASP.NET, ASP, PHP, JSP, ColdFusion, XML, SOAP
      • Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL
      • HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, AJAX, Flex
    • Application Types
      • Client- Server
      • Web Applications
      • SaaS Applications
      • Rich Internet Applications (RIA), Web 2.0
    • Industries
      • Insurance
      • Mortgage
      • Telecommunications
      • Logistics and Distribution
      • Sports and Entertainment
      • Environmental
      • Government
      • Utilities
      • Education
      • Trade and Finance
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  • SaaS Experience
    • Software development and Consulting services
      • ISVs with existing SaaS applications and traditional software vendors and start-ups with a strategic initiative to move to the on-demand business model.
    • We understand the technology infrastructure issues, the business model, and the obstacles SaaS vendors face supporting and growing their customer base.
    • Scio offers deep expertise, valuable insight and a successful track record of building new SaaS applications and migrating existing ones to the on-demand model.
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  • ISV Focus
    • Outsourced Product Development
    • Delivery processes attuned with needs and operations of ISVs
      • Product-based approach
      • Tuned for Internet time to market
      • R&D
      • Application support and maintenance
      • Customer-driven enhancement roadmap
      • Agile development
      • Long-term, strategic partnership vision
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  • Agile Experts
    • Iterative Agile Approach
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  • Agile Delivery – Scrum Model
    • Sprint Meetings
      • Sprint Planning
        • Backlog selection
      • Daily Scrum Meeting
        • Progress update and impediment discussion
      • Sprint Review
        • Improvement discussion
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    • Sprint Artifacts
      • User Stories
      • Detail Spec (biz rules, validation reqs., etc.)
      • Mockups
      • Test cases
      • Working software
  • Nearshore Advantage
    • Product Development Center in Morelia, Mexico
    • Work in real-time with our customers
      • Our staff is located within two time zones of our customers.
      • Reach nearby US cities in 3-4 hours.
    • Highly qualified technical resources
    • Lower labor rates of IT professionals
      • Cost-savings of 30-50% over US domestic resources
    • Lower travel and communication costs than those required to work with vendors in more distant locations
    • A high degree of cultural compatibility
    • A world-class communications infrastructure
    • A solid legal framework for intellectual property protection
    • A business model sanctioned by NAFTA
    • Low political risk
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  • Sample – LotConnect Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Client: Hayes Software Industry: Parking Lot Management Technologies used: ASP.Net MS SQL Server App. Description: Development of LotConnect.com, a web-based, Software-as-a-Service application to automate Parking Lot management for schools, hospitals, airports and apartment complexes. Developed on ASP.NET and MS SQL server over 10 months.
  • Sample – Thoropredictor.com Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Client: Thoropredictor.com Industry: Horse Racing Technologies used: ASP.NET MS SQL Server Adobe Flex App. Description: Development of Thoropredictor.com, a web-based data analysis and visualization application for the horse racing industry. Developed on ASP.NET, MS SQL Server and Adobe Flex over 8 months.
  • Sample – RedActive, Inc. Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Client: RedActive, Inc. Industry: Health Education Technologies used: ASP.NET Javascript Flash MySQL App. Description: Development of the CBL (Consequence Based Learning) system, a web-based medical education platform to help institutions train and evaluate medical students on the ACGME Core Competencies.
  • Sample – Video/C++ Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Client: Confidential Industry: Video Surveillance Technologies used: .net C++ library ASP.net/C# SQL Server Telerik components ActiveX App. Description: Web control panel for Client’s Video Surveillance Server product. Web application communicates with the Server using an ActiveX control but also thru 2 libraries in C++.Net. Communication is done using TCP.
  • Sample – Mich. State GIS/J2EE Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Client: State of Michoacan Industry: Government Technologies used: J2EE (Classes, Servlets, Applets, JSP, JAR files), SOAP MySQL POSGIS App. Description: This application helps the state government decision-makers to benefit from geographic information for the management of crime, industry development, environmental restoration, land use and disaster management.
  • Sample – Workflow/VB.NET Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Client: Confidential Industry: Real Estate Services Technologies used: WinForm VB.Net ClickOnce Oracle Infragistics Components Reporting Services App. Description: Line of Business application used to keep track of Appraisal and Litigation Support Services clients. It contains all clients, properties, parcels and their associated value and taxes. Handles the full work flow up to Invoicing.
  • Sample – Mich. State BI Cube/J2EE Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Client: State of Michoacan Industry: Government Technologies used: J2EE (Classes, Servlets, Applets, JSP, JAR files, Ajax ) MySQL App. Description: The application enables decision-makers in state secretaries related to social development to analyze statistical and geographical data to generate indicators and reports that allow planning more effective projects and programs within the government.
  • Why Me xi co Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved.
    • INEGI: National Institute for Geographic and Information Statistics…Mexico
    • WB: World Bank
    • IATA: International Air Transport Association
    • WTO: World Trade Organization
    • UN: United Nations
    Population 106 Million (INEGI) GDP 13 th Largest worldwide (WB) US Trade Second largest, after Canada (US Department of Commerce) Free Trade NAFTA, EU, Japan Airports Fourth worldwide (IATA) Daily flights to/from US First worldwide (IATA) Economy Seventh worldwide (WTO) Foreign investment Fifth worldwide (WB) Tech. accomplishment Engineers in Training: Best in Latin America (UN) Mexico: 451,000 USA: 370,000 (BW)
  • vs. India… Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Offshore Mexico Time Zones 9-12.5 hours 0-2 hours Travel 2 days each way plus jet lag Same day travel each way Management overhead Higher than US About same as in US Total Cost of Engagement (TCE) 80-85% of US 60-65% of US Visa H1 Quota, restrictions Non-quota, TN (NAFTA)
  • Gartner’s Country Suitability Scio Consulting International, LLC. All rights reserved. Source: Gartner Study of Qualitative Indicators of Country Suitability Mexico India China Language Excellent Very Good Poor IP & Data Security Excellent Good Poor Educational System Very Good Very Good Fair Infrastructure Very Good Fair Good Political Stability Very Good Fair Fair Cultural Compatibility Very Good Fair Poor Labor Pool Good Excellent Good Cost Good Excellent Excellent Government Support Very Good Excellent Fair Overall Climate Very Good Very Good Fair
  • About Scio
    • Founded in April, 2003 to provide Nearshore development services for small and medium size ISVs
    • Strong Technical and User Experience expertise
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  • Morelia - Development Center
    • Population : 1 Million
    • Capital of the State of Michoacan
      • Government & college town
      • 200 mi NW of Mexico City
    • Time Zone : CST
    • Altitude : 5,000 ft
    • Founded: 1541
    • Direct Flights
      • Houston - 2h
      • Los Angeles - 3h
      • San Francisco - 4h
      • Chicago - 4h
      • Anywhere in the US within 6-7 hours
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  • Jeremy Beck VP of Business Development 408.404.3897 x301 jbeck@sciodev.com http://www.sciodev.com