Net Solutions Engagement Models Brochure


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Net Solutions Engagement Models Brochure

  1. 1. ENGAGEMENT MODELS Delivering strategic value through flexible engagement models Partner CONSULTING PARTNER Network 014 MEMBER OF iOS DEVELOPER PROGRAM GOLD
  2. 2. At Net Solutions, we understand the importance of flexible engagement models and have developed unique models to suit the business needs of clients across the globe. Net Solutions engagements are as diverse and unique as our customers - ranging from partnerships at the inception of a software product startup, to supporting multi-year global IT outsourcing services for large corporations. Having successfully delivered hundreds of offshore software development projects since 2000, we have followed continuous innovation in our approach to software delivery. We provide amazing flexibility in how you can plan your offshore development strategy through a variety of plans. You get: ƒƒ World-class infrastructure ƒƒ Up-to 50% cost savings ƒƒ Highly talented and skilled pool of resources ƒƒ Multiple options of engagement. You can not only club these multiple plans together but also work with us to tweak them slightly to create a services portfolio that best suits your requirements, and thus provides the best ROI on your investments. Besides having the core benefits that are specifically designed for different uses, all plans are backed by our commitment to transparency, quality, and customer-focused services approach. And because the core infrastructure is provided by Net Solutions, a few salient features that set us apart from the competition: ƒƒ Full accountability and transparency by all stakeholders. ƒƒ 100% licensed, audited and certified-legal environment. ƒƒ Benefit of Net Solutions extensive, stable ISO 9001 and CMMI Level 3 processes. Building offshore development strategies for success IT industry has shown tremendous growth in the last two decades, creating the need for robust engagement/pricing models to meet changing business needs. Resultantly, customers are looking for benefits beyond cost savings and service improvements. This has led to the emergence of more innovative, non-linear and agile pricing models that go beyond just understanding customer needs. Therefore, a successful pricing model is the one that strikes the right balance between client’s expectations of quality, timeliness, price, and service provider’s cost and operational efficiency. 2
  3. 3. Net Solutions Engagement Models FIXED PRICE MODEL IDEAL FOR ƒƒ Projects with specific requirements. ƒƒ Clients with a specific budget. CORE TERMS ƒƒ Work is done strictly against the agreed scope. ƒƒ The total payment is divided into multiple “instalments” which become due as different delivery milestones are met by Net Solutions This is the simplest engagement model for an outsourcing job which provides the best predictability of costs HOW IT WORKS Client shares their requirement. Net Solutions identifies the work involved to create a feature list. The feature list is verified with the client. The verified feature list becomes the scope of the project. Net Solutions submits a proposal for working on the requirements based on the agreed scope for a specific remuneration. Client and Net Solutions sign a contract on agreement BENEFITS Certainty of specific expenditure to get specific work done. Predictability of timelines for completion of contracted work. 3
  4. 4. Net Solutions Engagement Models FIXED RESOURCE MODEL IDEAL FOR ƒƒ Agencies/Companies looking for offshore development teams. ƒƒ Companies with long-term predictable requirements, for example, product development or software support CORE TERMS ƒƒ Every resource engaged will be available for at least 160 hours each calendar month (referred to as monthly commitment in Benefits). ƒƒ There is a minimum 3 month billing commitment for each resource engaged. Cancellation charges may apply for premature termination of resources. ƒƒ Indian employment laws apply; leaves taken by resources as sanctioned by law do not account for absence from work and will not qualify for discounts in monthly billing if monthly commitment is met. This plan is designed for long-term engagement needs where resources are engaged by the Client for long periods with a benefit of lower costs HOW IT WORKS Depending on their requirements, Client identifies ƒƒ The number of resources they need ƒƒ Skill requirements of the resources ƒƒ Experience of the resources Net Solutions identifies the relevant resources from its existing pool of employees that match the requirements shared by clients, as closely as possible. Client interviews multiple resources to select qualifying resources. At the mutually agreed date, the resources are aligned with the clients. Client can increase or decrease the number of full- time resources engaged at any time BENEFITS No minimum volumes. Maximum flexibility in utilization of each hired resource. Predictability of expense and work output. All resources engaged report directly to Client in addition to local reporting to Net Solutions senior staff for service quality assurance. No overage charges after monthly commitment has been met. Extremely simple and easy process to increase or decrease team size. 4
  5. 5. Net Solutions Engagement Models TIME MATERIAL OR “HOURLY” MODEL IDEAL FOR ƒƒ Companies/Agencies with an unpredictable work load. ƒƒ Companies/Agencies with fast changing requirements. ƒƒ Work that needs quick turnaround. Other models often experience an initiation lag, for example, in case of fixed resource model the addition of resources would involve interviews of identified resources before their confirmation, or in case of fixed price model the scope and costs have to be agreed upon and signed off before work can begin. This lag is totally absent in this engagement model. CORE TERMS ƒƒ Client keeps a retainer with Net Solutions which is adjusted on final billing of the relationship. ƒƒ Billing is done on weekly cycles with NET 7 billing terms. This plan is the most flexible one where you only pay for the effort utilised for you by our staff. Thus it allows for “as- needed” outsourced support with no overheads. HOW IT WORKS Client sends their requirements. Net Solutions identifies the relevant resources from its existing pool of employees that will fulfil Client requirements. Work is completed and delivered and the time taken logged into our timesheets system. Billing is done on agreed billing cycles based on time logged. BENEFITS No commitment for any expense. Maximum scalability: To get additional work done, Client simply posts the details and Net Solutions takes care of the rest. Maximum flexibility: Net Solutions ensures appropriate strength and skill is made available from across its staff portfolio to fulfil Client requirements. 5
  6. 6. PHP Development Methodology Following industry best practices and methodologies to develop high-performance, dynamic software products Agile development – Quick release cycles, Fast iterations At Net Solutions, we work with multiple customers across different time zones. To ensure rapid deliveries and higher efficiency in such engagements, we follow agile development methodology that enables us to push through update cycles, cut out waste and deliver the final product without compromising on quality. Agile development provides following value to our customers: High transparency Constant stakeholder involvement in iteration planning, review sessions, and quick release cycles High predictability Quick and frequent delivery of new features with a high level of predictability, which also provides predictable costs and schedules Constant enhancements Enough room for constant enhancements in the product and re-prioritization of tasks Alignment with business goals Highly accurate alignment with business goals through continuous prioritization of features Customer-focused development Focus on customer stories to define product features Unmatched development standards High quality development because of focus on several manageable components REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS DESIGN/ FRONT END DEVELOPMENT FRD Sprint Plan DEVELOPMENT RELEASE (go live) WARRANTY AND SUPPORT CLIENT SIGN-OFF UI Screens HTML Pages QC/ Testing Sprint Plan Backlog Sprint Plan Sprint Meeting Coding Code Review Unit Testing Change Request Testing, Bug, Fixes Mandate Sprint Release 2 WEEKS WALKTHROUGHS Continuous feedback and review at each phase 6
  7. 7. Why Net Solutions Delivering full-lifecycle software development solutions that add value to your business bottom line Strategic alliance with leading Technology Partners Our alliance with leading technology partners like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Amazon enable us to embrace new technologies and platforms quicker and help global enterprises scale up fast to match rapidly changing business requirements and market needs. Net Solutions is the Registered Google Play Developer, Member of iOS Developer Program, and Silver Partner of Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program. Complete focus on market research Software development at Net Solutions is completely focused on market research. We conduct research interviews with stakeholders, end users and consumers, and analyze factors such as market segmentation, competitive research, product and services requirements to build solutions that deliver strategic value. Excellent track record of delivering award winning products Many of the mobile solutions that we delivered to our clients went on to become successful business models and loved by the customers who used them. No wonder some of them also went on to win industry recognized awards like Brandon Hall Excellence, W3 and Kentico Site of the Year. Expertise in delivering full-lifecycle development projects Net Solutions has deep expertise in delivering end- to-end enterprise mobile application development solutions, right from concept to completion. We have a rich experience in managing all stages of mobile app lifecycle including project scoping, app design and development, integration, and final delivery. Dedicated Senior and Mid-Level software Development resources Since people are at core of the knowledge economy we feel that it is our primary duty to make the best resources available to our customers. We invest in trainings, seminars and industry events so that our resources are abreast with the latest tools and technologies and share that value directly or indirectly to our customers. Compliance to best AGILE processes There is a method to our madness of delivering excellence. Over the years we have built our processes around Agile-Scrum and Distributed Agile methodology, which work pretty much automatically to ensure smoother delivery across geographies. We are also a CMMi Level 3 organization and we follow ISO standards. Experience of catering to a versatile customer base Since 2000, Net Solutions has built several enterprise and consumer mobile applications for a wide customer base consisting of enterprises, agencies, technology companies and startups, which also include Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups. 7
  8. 8. Success Stories Bringing product ideas to life for Startups, Agencies and Enterprises around the globe Ina Murdock-Santos, Vice President, Brand Management, Velti “They’re not just contractors; they’re an extension of my in- house marketing team and live and breathe the Velti brand. I couldn’t be happier with the level of service, support and commitment I received from Net Solutions.” VELTI Daniel Wolfe, Director of RD, ISAIX “We have been working with Net Solutions to expand our development capacity. Their outstanding Project Management methodologies and dedication to their clients has positioned Net Solutions as a premiere outsourced development partner. I would recommend Net Solutions without hesitation to any development team looking to scale quickly without compromising quality.” ISAIX Jaspinder Singh, Software Development Manager IMG UK Ltd. “Net Solutions provided excellent support in the areas of website engineering and site optimization. I can confidently recommend Net Solutions as a dedicated and reliable supplier, and experts in their field.” IMG Rosslyn Tebbutt, Founder, SampleBoard “They were able to create exactly what we wanted and were willing to think outside the box. We wanted something different and they produced it!” SAMPLEBOARD Raldwin Macapagal, Multimedia Team Leader and Specialist, Xerox Corporation “It was a pleasure working with Net Solutions. The team was very responsive and professional with their approach. Although the project had a very tight deadline, the team managed to pull all the stops. The team put in the extra hours required and ultimately enabled us to deliver all the requirements on time and on budget. I look forward to working with Net Solutions again as soon as the next opportunity arises.” XEROX CORPORATION Sean Devlin, Product Development Front Rush “We work with Net Solutions on key development initiatives. They consistently exceed our expectations despite being in separate time zones.” FRONT RUSH 8
  9. 9. Contact Us Tel +91-172-431-5000 Fax +91-172-431-5003 Or visit our website: About Net Solutions Since 2000, Net Solutions has been providing outsourced software development services for web, mobile and desktop platforms to startups, agencies and large enterprises around the globe. Net Solutions has worked with global clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to digital agencies and Silicon Valley startups, across six continents, including Microsoft, Yahoo, PC World, IMG, Mobclix, Front Rush and many more. Net Solutions has a long list of outsourced software development projects under its belt, which include products for Automotive, Retail/ E-Commerce, E-Learning/ Education, Media Entertainment, and Technology industries. .