Whether it is economies of scale, or round-the-clock support, our Offshore Development model will suit your budgets well.
When should you consider opting for this model?
How it works
- If you have a clear roadmap of your product/project with milestones and feature sets for every step crystallized
- If you are finding it difficult to find resources with a specific combination of skill to maintain legacy application
- If you have a legacy application that needs a technology shift and you are looking for resources to port it for you.
- If you need production support that you are finding expensive to staff
- If you find your existing applications piling up their wish lists and your IT staff is stressed out trying to keep them down to a manageable count.
- If you have a well scoped out project and you would rather have the product cut and delivered without having to be intricately involved in the project management processes.
- If you are looking to downsize the resource requirement at your site and yet find the balance to maintain and/or upgrade your installed base.
- If it is plain economics you are looking for this model will appeal to you the most.
In this model, Ahura executes a major portion of the job in our offshore facilities in India. Since this approach involves coordinating development activities across multiple sites, it calls for a different style of software development methodology.
The entire software development process is divided into two components.
On-site component: Ahura deploys an On-site Project Manager at the client site to formulate a Project Plan or a Work Specification Document. Once approved by the client, the On-site Project Manager will review and develop the Customer Requirement Specifications (CRS) or System Requirement Specifications (SRS) documents, to carry out the analysis phase and to complete the High Level Design Documents (HLDD).
Offshore Component: Once the HLDD is prepared, it will be sent to the offshore facilities for Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Then the offshore development team prepares a Low Level Design Document (LLDD). Once the LLDD is generated, the offshore development team will submit the document for Critical Design Review (CDR). On completion of the CDR, a development team will be formed in India under an Offshore Project Manager for the development process. This Offshore Project Manager will be the single point of contact for the On-site Project Manager. These two managers will in turn communicate on a daily basis to collect feedback, update specifications and information, review changes, change management, etc. However, the On-site Project Manager will remain the single point of contact to the client.
During the development process at preset milestones, the software developed will be subjected to code-walk-thrus, unit testing, integration testing, system testing, etc. as outlined in the Project Plan. Client interaction and participation is encouraged at various stages.
Once it is quality certified, the software will be dispatched to the On-site Project Manager for installation and testing. If any minor changes are required, they will be fixed on-site; else, the offshore development team will be involved to complete all the above steps. Once the customer accepts the system, the offshore department will generate documentation for the client. Then, an on-site warranty will commence, if applicable. Thus, the project will shift smoothly and seamlessly between on-site to offshore and offshore to on-site. To the end customer, the On-site Project Manager is the single point of contact and the customer need not worry about the project execution. The project will be presented to the client for review at each milestone.
This ensures the lower cost, better quality and complete control of the project for you.
Below are a few projects that have been successfully implemented offshore.
Bindview Inc. - Entevo
Bindview is a leading provider of IT security and management solutions. Bindview offers a suite of products for securing and administering today's most widely-used platforms and applications
The objective of the project was to develop a reporting tool to help manage large existing networks complementing Bindview’s NT Domain Administering System. The application has the capability to generate code apart from the reports in various formats.
Emtera provides unique solutions for wireless operators and media companies who want to manage off-line consumer behavior. The application leverages wireless technology to allow the creation of SMS solutions that directly benefit the consumer.
Ahura, Inc. provides software development expertise to Emtera in the prototyping of these wireless promotions-based SMS solutions and their integration within the wireless operator's GSM infrastructure.
Ekaam.com is a career resource website, targeting both jobseekers and
employers. It aims at providing jobseekers with jobs matching their skills
and preferences, and employers with interested jobseekers matching their
The objective of the project was to develop a website with the ability
to provide users (both job seekers and employers) with intelligent matches,
in real-time over email and to provide a comprehensive resume tracking
and job tracking feature.
WOUDDIAccess Framework – UDDI Framework for WebObjects
Universal Discovery Description and Integration is a specification for
distributed web-based information registries of web services. UDDI registries
are used to publish and discover these distributed web services.
WOUDDIAccess is a WebObjects framework that provides a programming interface
to these UDDI registries and makes it possible to use them from within
the WebObjects framework. It uses the WebObjects XML API to talk to the
registry using XML and SOAP.