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SigmaTec Solutions

  1. 1. SigmaTec Solutions Your Off-shore Software Development Partner
  2. 2. Our Goal
  3. 3. Our Goal <ul><li>To Be the Cost-Effective and Experienced </li></ul><ul><li>Off-shore Engineering Team </li></ul><ul><li>for Small and Medium Sized Companies </li></ul><ul><li>that want to develop SaaS Applications </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  4. 4. Our Services How SigmaTec can Help You
  5. 5. Prototyping <ul><li>Identification of Risks and Risk Reduction Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Prototype/Sample Screens </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of Concept (POC) </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements Specifications - Functional/Usability </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  6. 6. Product Design & Development <ul><li>Requirements Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture Design </li></ul><ul><li>Product Development </li></ul><ul><li>Release Management </li></ul><ul><li>Q/A and Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  7. 7. Quality Assurance <ul><li>Highly Experienced Quality Testing Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regression Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance and Stress Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit and Integration Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Planning and Case Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Quality Assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Tracking of various Releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process Oriented Development and Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agile Development Methodologies </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  8. 8. Product Maintenance & Support <ul><li>On Spot/Remote Support & Help Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting analysis for quickly identifying new functionalities </li></ul><ul><li>Capability to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve existing features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add components to a specific functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make software available on various platforms (porting and migration) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapt existing software as web services </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  9. 9. Product Reengineering <ul><li>Platform Migration and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Database Migration (SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Re-architecture of the product to enterprise level (scale-up) or single user level (scale-down) </li></ul><ul><li>Application Service Provider (ASP) and Software As A Service (SaaS) Enablement </li></ul><ul><li>Programming Language Migration </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  10. 10. The Relationship How to get things started with SigmaTec
  11. 11. Determine the Services You Need <ul><li>Comprehensively Test the Functionality of your Software </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensively Test the Performance and Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Plan and Execute the Fixing of the Software </li></ul>Your Software is built, but has Too Many Bugs or Does not Perform at par <ul><li>Create the Software Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the Technologies you need to use </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the Optimum Development Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the Software </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy the Software </li></ul>Your idea is approved/funded, and now you need to develop the First Version of Your Software or You have an existing software that is built on obsolete technology and needs to be Re-Engineered <ul><li>Design the Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Create the Information Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Working Prototype of the Software </li></ul>Have a Software Idea , and need to see it in action Partner with SigmaTec to: Where You Are
  12. 12. Start Working <ul><li>On-site SigmaTec Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>White-boarding sessions to understand your requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Quick decision making and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis for Collaboration on Project between Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Video-Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Online White-boarding </li></ul><ul><li>Online Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative Development </li></ul><ul><li>Short Release Cycles: as short as 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Design-as-you-Go: No excessive upfront documentation required </li></ul>
  13. 13. Don’t Worry About: <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 1/4 th of the Cost of Hiring an On-shore Team </li></ul><ul><li>No Hidden/ Charges. Simple per person charge – all inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced and Qualified Project Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to Always meet Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Code </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Experienced Quality Assurance Team </li></ul><ul><li>High Level of QA Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure : </li></ul><ul><li>6 Mbps Broadband Internet Connection </li></ul><ul><li>100 KVA Power Backup </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 sq. ft. of Office Space </li></ul>
  14. 14. About Us Get to know SigmaTec Solutions
  15. 15. Our Experience <ul><li>Developing SaaS application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landslide : Sales Workstyle Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landro StudySite : Online Analysis of Football Games </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing Enterprise Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SigmaTec Unify : An ERP Software for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SigmaTec Conduit : A Distribution Management System for Large FMCG Manufacturers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building & Operating Offshore Teams since 2004 </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  16. 16. Technology Expertise Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  17. 17. The Landslide Experience A Case Study
  18. 18. The Landslide – SigmaTec Story <ul><ul><li>In July 2004 SigmaTec became the “experimental team” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed the first prototype on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion from prototyping to full engineering development team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully functional beta version delivered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivering Landslide releases time after time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handle all aspects of product development life-cycle for Landslide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage a team of 50+ dedicated resources in Pakistan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support and services partner to Landslide in Pakistan </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  19. 19. Testimonials <ul><li>&quot;For the past three years, SigmaTec has been a trusted partner, providing development services for our software application and has contributed dramatically to our success. I have been especially impressed with the quality of their work , professionalism of their people and the rigor of their processes . I highly recommend SigmaTec for highly important, mission critical software application development projects.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Costa, President & Chief Operating Officer, Landslide Technologies Inc .  </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  20. 20. Testimonials <ul><li>“ SigmaTec had the drive that we needed and the quality that they developed and managed for us was no less than any software company in the US . The cultural match that they created is phenomenal . Working with SigmaTec was the best thing that happened to Landslide .” </li></ul><ul><li>Razi Imam, CEO, Landslide Technologies Inc. </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  21. 21. Testimonials <ul><li> “ A shared commitment to see Landslide succeed is what we’ve experienced from working with SigmaTec. The SigmaTec team feels an ownership of the product which is reflected not only in the quality of the product but also in the relationship we now share with them. They have kept a completely transparent environment for us freeing us from the nuisance of communication hurdles. They have been very good at scoping, estimating and delivering on-time. We feel confident that if they commit to a delivery date they will actually deliver on that date. Adhering to dead-lines is their strength and they are better at it than any company I have seen or worked with.” Anupam Singh, CTO, Landslide Technologies Inc. </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  22. 22. Pakistan – The Country The World’s New Off-shore Development Destination
  23. 23. Off-shore Companies in Pakistan Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  24. 24. Ratings, Rankings & Reviews <ul><li>Ranked among 30 top Offshore Service Locations of the world - Gartner 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Competitive location in terms of cost, with salaries and infrastructure costing less than most offshore destinations.“- Gartner 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Very good' in terms of “cost” - Gartner 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Surprising new home of offshore outsourcing in South Asia”- IDC , USA Pakistan as Rising Star, July 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Best IT fundamentals of any offshore outsourcing country.” - Lehman Brothers Pakistan IT Industry Report, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked 50 places above India & Brazil and 25 above China in terms of “Ease of Doing Business” – World Bank 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Rating: B2 – Moody’s </li></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  25. 25. Infrastructure <ul><li>State-of-the-art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 85% of telecom infrastructure on fiber optic cables connecting more than 40 cities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% digital telecom infrastructure being handled by 2950 digital exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First country in the region to establish DWDM telecommunications infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband licenses open to ISPs since 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$ 16bn spent on internet and communication services in the last two years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable, high-speed connectivity available in over 1862 cities/towns across Pakistan [P@SHA] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost Effective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most competitive bandwidth charges in the whole Asia Pacific region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real estate, bandwidth and PCs easily available and reasonably priced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backup & Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable digital telecommunications infrastructure with backup and reliable energy and transport networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redundant backup connectivity is available through PTCL for call centers </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  26. 26. Human Resources <ul><li>IT WorkForce Size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Present IT workforce of 110,000 growing at 20,000 a year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home to over 2 million computer-literate people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>39% of graduating IT students possess 3 years of practical experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.5 million English speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of universities offering IT/CS programs - 110 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Population Demographics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A culture that values education and hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the youngest populations in the world (60% under the age of 20) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33% of a total labor force of 41.2 million workers is urban labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 43% of Pakistan’s population is below 15 years of age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The skilled urban labor force of Pakistan is over 15 million </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  27. 27. Government Support <ul><li>Liberal investment policy in IT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign investors allowed 100% ownership of equity in &quot;IT/ITeS companies&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax exemption granted till 2016  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% repatriation of profits, royalty, technical & franchise fee, capital, and dividends allowed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 years' tax holiday provided for Venture Capital funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Government sanction required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign investment fully protected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pakistan ranks 19th worldwide on protecting investors (World Bank report Doing Business In South Asia 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT Infrastructural Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>750,000 sq ft of world-class IT Parks with a rental rate of US$1 per sq ft/month, fiber optic connectivity, libraries and conference rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biggest call center in the world being built in Karachi with 10,000 call seats under one roof </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT Education Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Education Commission’s annual budget $497 million in 2008 up from US$ 10 million in 2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27 different HEC PhD Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>118 HEC Recognized Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 state-of-the-art engineering universities being set up </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 SigmaTec Solutions Pvt. Limited (
  28. 28. Thank you for your time!