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Spaculus Software Services profile

  1. 1. SP CULUS softwareWeb Business Technology Rich Internet MobileOutsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  2. 2. SP CULUSSpaculus Software OutsourcingSpaculus Software Outsourcing, a leading provider of high-end software outsourcing development servicesfor SMEs, specializes in custom application development, website development, system integration andsoftware testing and quality assurance.Having spent long years acquiring industry-specific software expertise in Technology, Financial, Healthcaremedia sectors, the logical next step was to open a state-of-the-art R&D center in Baroda, India, where aselect team of the new –age global software.Company BackgroundHeadquartered in Baroda, Spaculus Software Services has been delivering high-value offshore services -providing clients with Low-cost, high-quality, and exceptionally flexible solutions. With this unique qualityfocused and cost conscious approach, clients gain maximum advantage at minimal risk.Our development/management center in India allows us the ability to offer a 24-hour developmentenvironment and speed to market, develop and implement that was once only imaginable.Spaculus Software Servicess services span the entire application lifecycle. We have vast expertise acrossemerging and legacy technologies. Our Web Applications Development team includes Microsoft CertifiedProfessionals with many years of experience in ASP.NET 4.0/3.5/2.0, C#.NET, SQL Server 2008/2005, AJAXand PHP, Joomla, MySQL, VB.NET, COM/DCOM, and all Web, Mobile and major of Telecom technologies.Comprehensive delivery options enable Spaculus Software Services to distribute work across globallocations to align with clients cost, speed, and risk requirements.With experience in the latest technologies and standards, Spaculus Software Services offers many of thecore services that organizations require such as software development, web development, qualityassurance, testing, implementation and maintenance of existing software.Spaculus Software Services has catered to a host of Industry Verticals, spanning a wide gamut oftechnologies and diverse platforms. Each project was so unique in nature and therefore that muchmore different from the previous one that it necessitated involvement of domain experts from variedfields. Distinct expert individuals working as a team, delivered several high-quality solutions to all ourclients delight. Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  3. 3. SP CULUSExpertiseIn building software solutions, Spaculus Software Services employs its vast knowledge and experience in thefollowing software development technologies, tools, and platforms to create software that solves complexbusiness challenges. The depth of the talent pool in which Spaculus Software Services can dip into ensuresthat each new technology is closely studied intensively and extensively. Based on this study, clients areoffered technological advice, which enables them to decide whether to adopt a new technology or not. Therange of expertise includes the following.Programming TechnologiesMicrosoft .NET4.0/3.5/3.0 using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010/2008, ASP.NET 4.0/3.5, ASP.NET MVC,Silverlight, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft Expression Blend, Dot Net Nuke,Microsoft Enterprise Library, MS Application Test Center, MS web application stress tool, Microsoft ADO/ADO.NET, COM (DCOM, COM+), ActiveX, Web Services. Open Source Web Technologies : LAMP (LINUX –APACHE – MYSQL – PHP), Joomla Web Development, Drupal.Programming LanguagesC#.NET, VB.NET, VC++, Visual Basic, Perl, PHP.RDBMS (Relation Database Management Systems)MS SQL Server 2010/2008, Oracle, DB2, My SQL, Microsoft Access.RAD (Rapid Application Development Systems)Microsoft Visual Studio 2010/2008Internet TechnologiesASP.NET 4.0/3.5, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, AJAX, jQuery/ JavaScript, ASP, LAMP - PHP, Joomla WebDevelopment, Drupal, HTML/DHTML, XML/XSL/XSLT, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), InternetServer API (ISAPI), Dot Net Nuke.Application Servers and MiddlewareIBM WebSphere Application Server, BEA WebLogic Server, Macromedia JRun, Microsoft BizTalk Server,Microsoft Commerce Server 2007, Sybase Enterprise Application Server, MS Message Queue Server, IBMMQ Series, MS Transaction Server, Oracle Application Server, JbossReporting SystemsSAP Crystal Reports, SQL Serve Reporting Services, Actuate e.Reporting Suite, Business Objects, BrioPerformance Suite. Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  4. 4. SP CULUSExpertiseModeling ToolsMicrosoft Visio, IBM Rational Rose, Sybase Power DesignerModeling MethodologiesUMLMessaging SystemsMAPI, Lotus NotesAutomated TestingSegue, Mercury Interactive - TestDirector, Mercury Interactive - Quick Test Professional, MercuryInteractive WinRunner, Mercury Interactive - LoadRunner, RationalProject Management ToolsMicrosoft Project Professional, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Telerik TeamPulseTechnology DirectionsMicrosoft Technologies, Open Source, C/C++/ EVC, Database and Reporting expertise, Java / J2EEApplication Development, Wireless & Mobile Applications, Outlook-Exchange Server, Multimedia ToolsOperating SystemsMS Windows 7/Vista, MS Windows Server 2003, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows XP, Mac OS.Engagement ModelsWhen Spaculus Software Services team approaches prospective client, the initial thrust is towards gaining aclear understanding of the various imperatives that drives their business. Further study enables the team tounderstand the business model and needs. Then, based on the volatility of the business in which the clientis, and the complexity level of the project, the most appropriate engagement model is suggested. However,the flexible nature of the engagement models, and their exceptional workability even when a client choosesa mix-and-match option, ensures risk mitigation and appropriate deployment of Spaculus Software Servicess resources.Broadly there are three engagement models that move from a low involvement, low control mode to a veryhigh involvement, very high control mode. These are: Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  5. 5. SP CULUSFixed Price ModelsFixed Price Model is best suited to clients who want fixed price for fixed scoped project. The typical Featuresof this model are: Fixed Price Fixed Scope Familiar requirement (we’ve done projects like this before) or clear requirement (typically detailed analysis & application design already completed) Will involve Project Management, User Interface Design, Development, Quality Testing, Will NOT involve Project AnalysisSpaculus Software Services keeps the IP (Intellectual property) of the product, but share full rights to use thesoftware. However, if the application is fully designed when it reaches us, then we give the IP rights to theclient.Full Time Equivalent ModelIn this model we can provide you with a team of full time equivalent employees for your specificrequirements on setting up an offshore development center. You can choose to hire a single professional andthen scale up to a full-fledged development center.We can provide you with a team of full time equivalent employees for your specific requirements on settingup an offshore development center. You can choose to hire a single professional and then scale up to a full-fledged development center.Time and Material (T & M)With the time and material engagement model, your costs and schedule will vary depending on your specificrequirements and on the complexity of your project. This gives you maximum flexibility and also allows you tomake substantial revisions to your project even as it is being developed. Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  6. 6. SP CULUSThe typical Features of this model are: Single Standard rate X$/hr irrespective of resource used Follows typical SDLC timelines (10 -15% -- Analysis, 10 - 15% -- PM, 10-15% -- UI, 40% – Coding, 10% -15% -- Testing) Ideal for Small jobs/Tasks based approach Client involvement is more Client keeps IP1. Project startupA project is initiated once the contract is signed between Spaculus Software Services and the customer. This isfollowed by assignment of the Project Deliverables Responsibility to a Project Manager most suitable for theparticular project. From this point, the responsibility of the project will be taken fully by the assigned projectmanager. Usually the Project Manager is the same one who was involved in tailoring the Project Proposal,since that makes sure that the Project Manager is in the know about the project right since its inception intoSpaculus Software Services. The purpose is to set the framework for the project, which involves: Selecting a methodology which involves continuous interaction with the client, since the methodology Spaculus Software Services employs needs to be approved by the client. This is necessary, since the methodology determines the level of client involvement, during the project lifecycle. Identifying goals and objectives : A virtual team is formed between Spaculus Software Services and the client during this stage. This team resolves and freezes the goals and objectives achievable at the end of the project lifecycle. One of the most crucial and still overlooked aspects of project management is taken care of at this stage. This is done through our in-house set of checklists, customized for each client and therefore that much more effective in itself. Defining success measures : Success measures can be defined considering two aspects for a project. The Holy grail of customer delight is one factor, and the other one is the completion of project, and achievement of goals and objectives adhering to the time frame agreed upon with the client. These and various other parameters are determined in this stage. Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  7. 7. SP CULUS Establishing project scope Project scope determines the actual amount of work that the assigned project team needs to put in. The other very important aspect of this stage is to resolve the number of steps each task will need to complete on time, and the several parallel activities, which typically are a part of routine for our talented and multitasking team members. Selecting a project team The above step logically leads to team selection. Its not uncommon to see project managers having heated arguments on this one, since everybody wants one or the other part of someone elses team. Needless to say, this is resolved amicably enough. Interestingly though, this results in a healthy competition amongst individual team members as well as teams. This single aspect has contributed tremendously to building our knowledge base. Securing sponsorship The payment terms and schedules are decided at this stage, in close consultation between the Spaculus Software Services Accounts department and the Clients Accounts Department. Once the initial amount is sanctioned and the bank and transaction details are worked out, the phase changes over to one of the most time consuming aspects of any project Requirement Documentation.2. Business Prototype & RequirementThis seemingly uncomplicated activity has remarkable impact on how the end product turns out to be. Sinceeverybody does not communicate at the same level of effectiveness, documenting requirements, andgetting them verified by the client, assumes great importance.One of the most important spokes of the Software Development wheel, this activity makes sure thateverybody is on the same page for the duration of the Development and Implementation cycle. In fact, theonly way to ensure that a system satisfies its requirements is to develop and apply a mechanism to trackrequirement compliance from system inception through final delivery and system maintenance. Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  8. 8. SP CULUSThe key points in the requirement phase are: Communicate with customer The most effective way to communicate with the client is to design email distribution lists for all documents created, and include the client designated contact for all documents which call for approval. Having implemented several large and small scale projects successfully, we have learnt the importance of effective communication, and stress on it at every stage. Clarify the requirement further Requirement clarification, since it is built into the documentation and is followed religiously, offers the clients an opportunity to review the requirements they have given and allows them to include those points, which they thought of including after having frozen the requirement. This flexibility also makes it possible for our customers to rectify those errors which creep in during the initial requirement definition stage. Communication, and stress on it at every stage. Requirement change management Checklists have greatly eased our change management function. A defined process for carrying out a change once the client wants it, allows us to include changes to a great extent, and almost right up to the very software roll out.3. Analysis & DesignThis completely inward facing activity generates a design document, which gives a clear segregation of howeach feature mentioned in the specification sheet will perform its assigned task and accomplish goals set bythe client. For smaller projects, one simple document defines the total requirement. However, for large scaleprojects, a preliminary design, followed by a detailed design document verifies that the key elements of theproposed system are conveyed accurately to both the technical developers and the planners.A complete design includes classification of: Modules Units Data elements Communications Messages Data structure Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  9. 9. SP CULUS4. Implementation, Testing and Project CompletionHere, we see the design document translated in to actual code. This forms the workflow for the core processin the complicated process of Software-engineering. The objective of this stage is to implement the codeand test it thoroughly. The project deliverables are made ready for testing according to the solution testingparameters chosen by the client. If the client has not defined any testing parameters, our in-houseparameters test the code most rigorously. Delivering cost effective solutions with extensive use of andadherence to industry leading ISO Standards, CMM Models and Six Sigma Techniques and in-timeimplementation, have always been the hallmark of Spaculus Software Services. Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development
  10. 10. SP CULUS INDIA UGANDA Andy Raval (Founder & CMO) Peter Mugizi Tumsiime andy.raval@spaculus.com peter.tumsiime@spaculus.com +91 75678 05192 +256 774245169 / +256 702425864 USA Max max@spaculus.com +1 210 209 8360 Web Business Technology Rich Internet Mobile Outsourcing Applications Consultanting Applications Development

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