Who Uses Offshore Suppliers?

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Who Uses Offshore Suppliers? Business Model Credentials Core Competencies Mission Statement Further Information

 

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According to a recent (Sept. 2001) Forrester Report, existing clients will more than double their offshore budgets by 2003 and the number of companies using offshore providers will grow by 50%; two thirds of all such companies plan to devolve strategic IT activities offshore too. Most firms will engage offshore providers indirectly by using onshore 'Pivotal Providers' to assume the risk.

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Business Model

eCODE's pivotal provision model provides and promotes the quality, security and architectural robustness of top flight software design and implementation. Strong onshore project management is combined with high quality offshore software development services to give substantial cost benefits when compared with other development routes. We invest heavily in the time and effort needed to manage not only our client contracts but also the wider relationship with our suppliers. This results in a 'win-win' situation, where we minimise your risk and you maximise the savings.

Firms who engage with offshore development suppliers directly typically expend a great deal of time and effort learning to work with their new partners before starting to realise the benefits. Working with us allows you to reap the benefits much more rapidly, since it is our experienced team which 'mans the bridge' between you and the offshore development team. Offshore providers in general, and Indian companies in particular, tend to have far more rigorous development methodologies than their US / European counterparts, and it is the pivotal provider who bears the responsibility for mapping your requirements onto this advanced process and quality control environment.

We are able to offer better terms for the effective deployment of offshore resources using pre-negotiated block-rate tariffs with our partners, at rates not normally available on the open market. This not only ensures continuity of effort, it also guarantees access to the highest possible quality of staff resources, whilst protecting you from the complexity of intercontinental contracts and/or potentially lengthy arbitration in unfamiliar legal jurisdictions.

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Our Credentials

eCODE is a UK based company with business partners spanning three continents. Our onshore management team has over 100 person-years of experience in delivering major software projects on-time and on-budget in both domestic and multinational development environments; it has been closely involved in offshore development since the middle of the last decade.

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Core Competencies

in the business domain...

  • Aerospace, Aeronautics & Automotive Software
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • CRM & ERP
  • Insurance and Re-insurance
  • Dynamic Web Updating & Content Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities

in the software domain...

  • IBM & Unisys Legacy Conversion
  • IBM Assembler, COBOL, FORTRAN & PL/I
  • C, C++, C#, VB, VBA, VBS
  • DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server
  • HTML, XML, Java, EJB and other web-oriented languages

with the following skillsets...

  • Project and/or Team Management
  • Database Administration & Maintenance
  • Business & IT Infrastructure Analysis
  • Help Desk & SLA Reviews
  • On-site liaison between the client, eCODE and our offshore partners.

All eCODE's partners are quality certified at ISO 9001 or SEI CMM Level 4 or 5

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Mission Statement

A major barometer of any company's success is the amount of new business that it closes. eCODE's mission is:

To secure long-term, repeat business from an ever-increasing number of satisfied clients through the quality of our project management and the nurturing of our client/partner relationships.

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Project Management & Offshore Based Support

To find out about managing offshore outsourcing projects click here, and to find out about offshore based support and maintenance contracts click here. If you have any questions, or want to discuss your requirements with us, then please call us on +44(0)23 9248 3700, or e-mail us at info@ecode.org.uk.

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