Orinoco Systems Profile


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Orinoco Systems is an international IT services firm headquartered near Chicago, Illinois with a development center in Chicago. Our primary development center is in Chihuahua Mexico. Our clients find that the flexibility we provide with development centers both in the United States and Mexico, adds value for them as we can offer high-quality IT solutions with an affordable investment.

In 2009 Orinoco Systems was selected as a Technology Business Accelerator (TechBA) company and we have consequently received support from TechBA and Arizona State University to expand our operations to Scottsdale, Arizona. The result is that we can service clients anywhere in North America

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Orinoco Systems Profile

  1. 1. Orinoco Systems Profile
  2. 2. Who we are. <ul><li>We are a premier IT consulting company. We offer nearshore Services to our US-based clients in the areas of: </li></ul><ul><li>Application Development </li></ul><ul><li>Value-Added IT areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Process Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise Architecture Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network/Infrastructure Design and Maintenance. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orinoco Systems de México provides IT resources located in Chihuahua, Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>Orinoco Systems LLC, our US-based company, provides sales, account management, on-site resources and it’s the contracting vehicle for US clients. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who we are: Locations Sales offices: Development Centers: Administrative Office: 2100 Manchester Rd Suite 900 Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 510-0775 30 S. Wacker Dr Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 466-5545 1839 S. Carpenter St. Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 243-6833 TechBA Arizona. SkySong Center at ASU 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 200 Scottsdale, Arizona 85257 Mobile: (480) 639-5681 Information Technology Center ITESM Chihuahua Campus H. Colegio Militar 2111 Chihuahua, CH Mexico
  4. 4. <ul><li>US-incorporated company. </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated US-based account manager </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago-based development center </li></ul><ul><li>Fully insured: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General liability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Errors & omissions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction guaranteed </li></ul><ul><li>Mexican-incorporated company based in Chihuahua. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully qualified IT Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>ITESM Alliance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to academic staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employee Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the best cities to live in the country. </li></ul></ul>Who we are.
  5. 5. Chihuahua, Mexico as a near shore location <ul><li>Business Culture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chihuahua has been home to world class operations for companies looking for a highly qualified, reliable, and efficient work force. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rates competitive with other offshore locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower communication & infrastructure costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower Indirect Costs than offshore </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Zone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time zone proximity means that our teams can work in real-time during standard business hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geographic Proximity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorter and less expensive travel means that fewer resources are required on-site. 1:20 from Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NAFTA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual property protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More visa types facilitates interactions ( E, TN, L, H1) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Nearshore Compared to India Based Offshoring India Offshore outsourcing Low Hourly Cost Strong Cultural difference Huge Geographical distance Costly Travel Expenses 11 Hours time difference Jobs talent dilution High political risk Higher total cost of engagement >20% High Standards Outsourcing Factors Hourly Cost Cultural Affinity Geography Travel Cost Time Difference Jobs Political Total Integrated Cost Attrition Education Orinoco Nearshore Outsourcing On par with India Cultural Affinity Geographical proximity Lower Travel Expenses Full U.S. business day overlap Top-tier talent Lower political risk Lower Total Cost of Engagement >5% Comparable IT Skills CONS PROS
  7. 7. Our Services
  8. 8. Web Portal Technologies Complex and Emerging Technologies Workflow and Collaboration Our Services
  9. 9. Technologies
  10. 10. Our approach: On-site, Off-site, Near-shore <ul><li>Right Blend of Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Activity sample: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gather & Analyze Requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Train </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design Application </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design Technology Infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare Tests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Near-Shore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build & Test Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build & Test Application & Content </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion: The Orinoco Advantage <ul><li>We have experience with several years managing Near-Shore projects for different customers </li></ul><ul><li>We provide local, on-site Project Managers and Business Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>We can provide strong subject matter expertise in several industries </li></ul><ul><li>Our staff has extensive application development and application maintenance experience </li></ul><ul><li>We provide smooth communications between US-based customers and Near-Shore team </li></ul><ul><li>We are a local firm responsible for the delivery of the project </li></ul><ul><li>We have cultural affinity with Near-Shore firms </li></ul><ul><li>Our bilingual, local consultants facilitate knowledge transfer with Near-Shore resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank You