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  • Ascertica specialises in the provision of offshore software development and testing services from multiple offshore centres located at different Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities in China. We were founded in 2006? Previously known as Shinetech UK, renamed as Ascertica in 2008? Our original company Shineteck UK was the first Chinese ITO in the UK and we want to develop our first mover advantage. Our objectives are to build client relationships in the UK and Europe, e.g. Holland, Nordics. At the same time we are keen to build on our resources in China, growing small trouble shooting and delivery technical teams in the local geographies. Another potential area is to help local companies enter Chinese market and build presence based on the resource we have in China.
  • We are able to effectively deliver a wide variety of services and technologies using a flexible engagement model that focuses on the creation of customised solutions, mutually beneficial long term partnerships and cost advantage. As for engagement models, we can help on building an Offshore Development and Testing Centre (ODTC), which means that there will be a dedicated development and/or testing team, located in one of our locations in China for the purposes of software development, testing and support. We also have fixed price for specifically defined project, or time & material model for ongoing software enhancements. We can also bring resources on-site to your organisation to work together with your IT team.
  • Due to the current economic climate, companies are still cutting costs or put long-term project on hold. Unlike Indian companies who are mainly focused on large projects, we are focused on smaller projects, highly interested in SME companies and also work on parts of larger projects. This is where we believe we would perform well right now. 750,000 degrees each year are from IT related areas in China. Each year, more than 40,000 overseas Chinese returning to work in China. Large number of developers available with salaries lower than other major offshore development centres, including India. World-class infrastructure available not only at the Tier 1 cities, Beijing, Shanghai but also at Tier 2 or 3 citiesChina’s economy is the second largest in the world after United States, and it is the fastest growing market in the world
  • The time difference between central Europe and China is 7 hours. We tend to use Agile development methodology which helps us closely track our progress and keeps the project on course. As part of the agile methodology we hold regular meetings within the team and also invite our clients to meet with us via online meeting tools such as go to my meeting or citrix. The idea is to Limit delays in delivery and allow smooth progression of development schedule.
  • We understand your concerns here especially as Data management and hosting centre as Dedipower. IP protection is at the highest priority. Companies are liable for huge losses if their customer information is passed to outside bodies. Additionally, Ascertica is a UK based company, therefore your contract for services will be a UK contract not a Chinese one. Therefore you would be under protection of all the UK and European laws.
  • The key benefits would be cost reduction, allows the company to focus on the core operations and also gain the access to higher level of expertise and mostly importantly technology innovation. Apart from that, we can also bring high quality of IT development and testing works, strong protection on the issues of IP and flexibility in leveraging resources Eventually, we are keen to add value to your company, so that you can perform better, faster, more efficiently and also to increase turnover.
  • Ascertica Introduction

    1. 1. pure-play Chinese ITO<br />
    2. 2. Contents<br />Who we are?<br />What we do?<br />Why?<br />How we work?<br />Why us?<br />
    3. 3. <ul><li>A UK based ITO company offering high quality/low cost offshore software development & testing services from China (embedded teams with Chinese partners).
    4. 4. Originally Shinetech UK; the first Chinese ITO in the UK with local offices in 2006
    5. 5. Ascertica developed in 2008 through the development of a relationship between Shinetech UK and UK based services group Aspirion
    6. 6. UK sales and customer support team
    7. 7. Our business goals – developing a European client base, growing Chinese ITO and implementing better delivery processes through blended models</li></ul>Who we are<br />
    8. 8. Who we are – Capabilities<br />Breakdown – resources (access to over 2500 developers in 2009)<br />
    9. 9. Who we are – Capabilities<br />Breakdown - technologies<br />
    10. 10. What we do<br />
    11. 11. Why?<br />Economic climate <br />Revolutionising IT service delivery is expensive and difficult<br />Companies are still expected to hesitate in making long-term commitments after recession<br />Short-term projects and optimisation in the IT transformation will be the key<br />ITO market<br />Global IT Outsourcing services market will reach 550 Billion in 2010, and will be expected to reach 1000 Billion by 2015<br />Why China<br />Large and highly skilled workforce<br />Competitive rates<br />High quality infrastructure<br />The fastest growing market in the world<br />
    12. 12. How – Enterprise <br />
    13. 13. How - SME<br />
    14. 14. How – Engagement models<br />Offshore Development and Testing Centre (ODTC)<br />Fixed Price<br />Time & Materials<br />Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)<br />
    15. 15. How - Methodology<br />Agile development methodology <br />Hold regular meetings within the team<br />Invite clients to meet with us using online meeting tools, such as go to my meeting/citrix<br />Bring engineers on site from China<br />Limits delays in delivery and allows smooth progression of development schedule<br />
    16. 16. How – Intellectual Property<br />Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)<br />Staff training on the importance of IP rights<br />Chinese government’s enforcement on IP protection<br />Better IP protection on Tier 1 cities, e.g. Beijing, Shanghai<br />Physical protection<br />Locked/disabled USB ports<br />No burning capabilities unless supervised<br />CCTV in developer offices<br />Card only access to development areas<br />Paper-free operations<br />Limited access to the Internet<br />Under protection of UK and European laws<br />Build up trust starting with small to greater size value project over time<br />
    17. 17. Why us<br />Benefit in cost reduction<br />Focus on the company’s core operations<br />Access to higher level of expertise and technology innovation<br />High quality of IT development and testing services<br />Strong protection on the issues of IP<br />Flexibility in leveraging resources <br />Local office to aid delivery and combat issues face to face and in local time<br />Free Pilot project<br />
    18. 18. Thanks for your time!<br /><br /><br />+44 (0) 1322 303484<br />