Software Projects Resourcing
Our large and growing pool of software engineers specialise in all mainstream languages, in particular the JAVA and .NET domain. Our software specialists can take full ownership of a development project or complement an IT department where resources may be lacking, be it team leads, technical leads, architects, analysts or software engineers. We have an excellent track record of speeding up delivery of projects, in particular when we take on a leadership role. We assist with appropriate handover on delivery of solutions, both from a technical documentation and training perspective, and provide ongoing support where applicable. The advantage of using our resources on a contract basis are significant:
Our software engineers are highly qualified
We invest significant amounts in the careful selection and retention of quality engineers and computer scientists, where a degree at a good university with solid academic results is the minimum entry requirement. We have ongoing in-house training and intellectual property transfer programmes to ensure that our clients get the benefit of high quality people, intellectual property and experience. Our software teams always exceed expectations and we have yet to miss a deadline of a major project that we have taken full ownership of. Independent audits by some of our clients have also shown that where we take ownership of projects, the productivity and output level of our software engineers is much higher than the cost differential of outsourced contracting rates versus the full-time cost of employment - a testament to the level of our services and the calibre of our people.
Our software engineers are supported and trained on an ongoing basis
and come with the full backing of our infrastructure including our processes, methodologies, intellectual property, domain specialists and senior management to provide guidance. We have a powerful knowledge and support base and take full ownership for managing resources including reviewing, assessing and on-going training. Our training programmes consist of formal in-house courses and exchange forums, ensuring that our staff and clients are up to date in the latest design techniques, processes and technologies.
We bring stability to client projects and ensure intellectual property retention
Development teams on client sites often outlast those that are permanently employed by our clients. The major reason for this is that we are a software development company so can offer greater opportunities and motivation to perform to those wishing to follow software career paths, and hence have a very high staff retention rate. This is often not the case in corporate IT departments that are there as a support function to business so cannot offer broad-based technology exposure. The benefit to our clients is that even if a project is complete, and key people move to other projects, they are always there to consult with - something that is not always possible if a permanent employee leaves a client. In addition, on all projects we also ensure that system knowledge lies with more than one person and that appropriate technical documentation is in place to ensure continuity of support.