Software Development Outsourcing – on Target, on Budget

Software development outsourcing - ScienceSoft

If you lack internal software development resources or expertise to support your business growth or digital transformation initiatives, ScienceSoft is ready to take over your development projects (either the entire pipeline or its part) and ensure the effectiveness and transparency of our cooperation.

For IT companies

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For non-IT enterprises

Lacking competencies for a new large project or evolution of your existing applications?

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ScienceSoft Highlights

  • 30 years in software development and IT consulting.
  • 1,850 successful projects.
  • 550 full-time employees onboard, including certified IT consultants, technical architects, developers and QA specialists, account managers, PMs and BAs.
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists, Microsoft Certified Professional Developers, Microsoft Certified Professionals, AWS Certified SysOps Administrators, Red Hat Certified System Administrators, as well as Salesforce, Magento and ServiceNow-certified developers and ISTQB-certified testers on board.
  • 76% of our revenue coming from 1+ year-long customers including eBay, IBM, Baxter, NASA JPL, Nielsen and more.

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Software development outsourcing service models we offer

Team extension

Fill in the skill gap of your in-house resources with the best offshore talents assigned to your projects full-time and managed by you directly.

Go for team extension

Managed team

Expand your software development capabilities and minimize management efforts. We will provide you with an autonomous team managed by a dedicated PM who regularly reports to you and consults on all important decisions in the project.

Go for managed team

Full software development process outsourcing

Focus on your core business activities while we set up the whole development process and take full responsibility for the project and all related risks.

Go for process outsourcing

TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES

We have a wide range of technology competencies including the following:

Front end

HTML
CSS
JavaScript (Angular, React, Backbone, Meteor, etc.)

Back end

.NET
Java
Python
PHP
Node.js

Mobile

iOS
Android
Windows Phone
Apache Cordova
Xamarin

Cloud

Microsoft Azure
Amazon AWS
Google GCP
DigitalOcean
Rackspace

Traditional databases

Microsoft SQL Server
MySQL
Oracle
SQL Azure
PostgreSQL

Big data

Apache Hadoop
Apache Spark
Apache Cassandra
Apache Kafka
Apache Zookeeper
Amazon RedShift
Amazon DynamoDB
MongoDB
Azure CosmosDB

DevOps

Docker
Kubernetes
Ansible
Chef
Puppet
Jenkins
GitLab CI/CD
Mesos
Terraform
Bamboo
CodeShip
TeamCity
Travis CI
Cloud Foundry

Platforms expertise

Dynamics 365
Salesforce
Magento
SharePoint
ServiceNow

Architecture types

traditional 3-layer architecture
microservices-based architecture
reactive architecture
service-oriented architecture (SOA)
various approaches to enterprise application integration

Innovative technologies

the Internet of Things (IoT)
artificial intelligence (AI)
machine learning
data science
computer vision
blockchain

Retiring languages

For recoding your legacy applications:

PowerBuilder
Delphi
VB
C++
COBOL

Our Vision of Software Development Outsourcing

We can take over all your software development processes and cater for every project within your IT project pipeline. Throughout the cooperation, we aim to ensure smooth flow of your projects while delivering new applications on time and budget and adding new features to your existent applications frequently (say, 2-6 weeks depending on your needs). Outsourcing your project pipeline will help you use your internal resources more efficiently and access world-class technologies without hiring and training new employees.

Transparent outsourcing with KPIs and SLOs as its core

With experienced project managers, flexible resource management and structured collaboration among all project participants, we build our internal processes the way that allows us to be self-managed. At the same time, the outcomes we deliver are transparent and easily controllable. We design a comprehensive system of KPIs fit for your needs and agree on service level objectives (SLOs). Later, we target SLOs to deliver the outcomes you need, while you use KPIs and SLOs to control service delivery without being deeply involved in it.

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A sample KPI system

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Collaboration is key

Cooperating with you and your vendors, we build friendly and open communication and avoid creating conflicts. We can either work with your business users and subject matter experts directly or through your IT department as an intermediary.

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Our approach to collaboration

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What Our Offering Includes

Delivering our software development outsourcing services, we support two formats of projects:

New applications

New applications

We develop applications from scratch, put them into production and evolve further.

Existing software

Existing software

We support and evolve existing software.

Both formats of our services can involve the following components:

Business analysis

We can run BA on our own or in cooperation with your in-house BA specialists. For each project, we allocate BAs who specialize in the relevant areas to interview project stakeholders and elicit all business and user requirements. Then, we perform all-round investigation of the business problems and propose possible IT solutions. After you choose the solution that suits your budget, functionality and time expectations, we prepare detailed specification for a development team.

Software development process and management

In every project, we perform UX and UI design, build architecture as well as run coding, integration and deployment. We run the overall project management and report to you on the progress of each project.

DISCOVER OUR METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH TO WORK

We work according to a wide range of development methodologies, including Agile and DevOps, and apply CI/CD approaches to speed up software delivery. Focusing on iterative development, we can deliver the first version of a new application within 6-9 months since the project ramp-up and provide further enhancements every 2-6 weeks. Our developers are always enthusiastic about new technologies and non-trivial architectures to maximize the value that the developed applications bring to your business, however focusing on software reliability first. While our account managers ensure and report on the compliance of the whole project pipeline with your strategic software development goals.

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QA process and management

You can either include QA into your outsourcing contract with ScienceSoft or leave it with your in-house QA team or your QA vendor, in which case we will collaborate with them throughout all project stages. We employ a holistic approach to QA which means not only testing each application, but also preventing problems in software architecture and code to achieve SLOs.

DISCOVER OUR APPROACH TO TESTING

In our team, QA matters to everyone involved (BAs, PMs, developers, testers, infrastructure engineers, etc.). Our QA activities start as early as the requirements gathering stage to ensure your needs are properly covered. Our developers hold regular unit tests and code reviews. We perform continuous testing within the development process, including functionality, performance, usability, integration, compatibility and security testing. We also apply an appropriate amount of test automation to speed up delivery and bring a number of missed bugs down to a minimum.

We quarterly assess our QA processes and adjust them. All our QA activities are aimed at achieving maximum application availability as well as avoiding functional errors, low application performance and poor quality of UX, architecture, and code.

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Risk management

For each project separately and for the entire project pipeline, we define and estimate risks related to the project budget, delivery time, cybersecurity, new technologies and personnel. Then, we prepare risk mitigation plans for each risk, monitor risks regularly and report to responsible project stakeholders to keep all parties fully informed about existing risks and their states and ensure the consistency of risk management actions.

Change management

Together with your assigned representatives, we can co-manage the changes that your new or updated applications are likely to cause to your business operations and facilitate digital transformation of your business processes. We can also conduct user training to improve user adoption.

DISCOVER OUR APPROACH TO CHANGE MANAGEMENT

We can fully manage all substantial changes in your applications: we discuss the changes with all parties concerned, define how the changes can influence the applications’ functionality, usability, security and other aspects and then implement the changes.

And if there is a need to introduce any changes concerning a particular project or the whole project pipeline (e.g., to change project prioritization), we also make sure that such changes are promptly reviewed, carefully planned and performed.

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Infrastructure configuration management

We can configure the IT infrastructure for application delivery using DevOps and CI/CD practices according to your guidelines, or make the existing infrastructure better suit development needs. We can also work within the infrastructure configured by your specialists or vendors (MSP), including within the DevOps approach.

Application support

Along with software development and modernization, we provide application support for every project and cover such aspects as administration, application monitoring, troubleshooting, application evolution and multi-tier support.

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  • Administration: conducting user management (say, authorizing new users and establishing access levels according to user roles), changing software configurations (e.g., changing pathways to databases after new releases).
  • Application monitoring: assessing the performance of your applications, detecting weak spots and performance drops to eliminate them timely.
  • Troubleshooting: cleaning erroneous data from the database, fixing bugs.
  • Evolution: developing, testing and deploying new features according to your change requests to ensure that your applications always stay relevant to your business needs.
  • Establishing multi-tier support (L2-L4) to better allocate support team resources and match support agents with the issues of their specialization.
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Doubting whether to Outsource Your Software Development Process or Not?
We can review your situation and prepare a feasibility study with TCO comparison.

What Makes Our Offering Stand Out

Evolving software and keeping it stable

We have the expertise to provide quick evolution of your software without putting at risk its stability or exceeding your budget limitations.

Providing a strong BA team

Our business analysts are experienced enough to gather and analyze your needs as well as elicit and manage your requirements while avoiding double costs.

Maintaining reasonable development costs

We use mature management processes and effective software development methodologies (CI/CD, DevOps), optimally utilize resources and offer reasonable rates without compromising software and process quality to make sure we achieve your software development goals without excessive costs.

Sharing wide industry and domain expertise

Industry competencies: Domain expertise:
  • Customer relationship management
  • Financial management
  • Supply chain management
  • Asset management
  • Ecommerce solutions
  • B2B and B2C portals
  • Enterprise mobile applications
Hand Over the Burden of Software Development
When outsourcing the whole software development process to ScienceSoft, you will get fast application evolution while keeping it stable.
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