Offshore software product development is primarily a means of leveraging an expert organization's resources and infusing new thought, skills and expertise, while reducing time to market. Offshore Product Development is the obvious remedy to the current market scenario where technology, skills and approaches are momentary. This volatility nature of technology, skills and methodologies can be converted into an advantage by outsourcing the product Development.
As an Independent software vendor or software product company you must be interested in shorter development and testing life cycles which directly affects time to market, reducing software development and support costs & enhancing product functionality in order to generate greater value to your customers.
At Sufalam, we understand Offshored Product Development (OPD) requires the offshore team to work in very close collaboration with the client's engineering team. In the process, partnering with Sufalam for your product development services helps you leverage a strong value proposition, low time to market, reduced development costs and quality manpower.
Sufalam utilizes its product development expertise and product development and engineering frameworks to provide end-to-end product development services. We offer specialized product development services as well as end-to-end product development services based on client needs.
At Sufalam we believe that software product development is different from custom software development and requires extra skills and competencies apart from handling project life-cycle phases. Product development life-cycle involves additional items like:
- Capturing marketing requirements product requirements
- Scalable architecture to accommodate future product direction
- Shorter release cycles to release new features and patches
- Easy migration path when maintenance releases are available
- Framework to manage different customized versions of the product
- Supporting marketing needs by effective and efficient documentation
- New Product Design and Development
- Feature Enhancement
- Product Platform Migration
- Software Product Testing
- Software Product Maintenance and Support
- Product Release and license Management
- Product Packaging for distribution
- Product-savvy and domain-savvy development talent.
- A sizable pool of high end architectural, design and testing skills and flexible and dynamic development environments.
- Investments in product development centric tools.
- Creative working contracts which mitigate the risks for the ISV looking to explore the Offshore opportunity. Such contracts include terms of intellectual property protection, and flexible pricing mechanisms which are linked to success rates and skill set for localization/internationalization of products.