Flexible and client-oriented engagement models

Our engagement models are tailored to fit the diverse and dynamic needs of American businesses, offering flexibility, transparency, and efficiency, whether you’re looking for a Fixed Price, Time & Material, or a Dedicated Team approach.

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Fixed price

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Time & Material

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Dedicated team

Time & Material model

The Time & Material engagement model presupposes that billing is based on actual time invested into the development (person-hours actually worked) and the actual cost of materials and equipment usage. This model is highly adaptable, catering to the fast-paced and evolving requirements typical of US enterprises.

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How does it work?

When we get a general overview of the project, we will gather a team of skilled professionals to work on the solution. No detailed specification is needed to start the project. The team can be charged depending on the project requirements revealed during work.

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When is it best used?

  • There is no detailed project documentation, or it has an insufficient level of detail.
  • Project specifications and requirements are constantly evolving and changing.
  • A long-term cooperation with the Service provider is planned.
  • The deadline is not clearly defined.
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Business benefits

  • Lower cost — time and material contract costs may be less than in a fixed bid.
  • The agility of workflow — it is easy to change the priorities of specific features and add new ones within the same budget.
  • Schedule flexibility — deadline can be easily changed if needed.
  • Reduce the risk of unmet expectations — the whole process is transparent and clear, and payment occurs when the specific functionality is developed.

Dedicated team model

Our specialists become a part of your team, working exclusively on your project. Billing is based on the developers’ hourly rates included in the dedicated team.

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How does it work?

Business owners provide a general list of project requirements, and we gather a team of professionals who can do this job best. The Client is fully responsible for team management and control. The developers will report directly to the Client. On our part, we will monitor the quality of the services provided and get involved if necessary.

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When is it best used?

  • The project idea is well thought out and defined, all project requirements are available, and the development is about to start.
  • You have in-house specialists who can manage the software development process.
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Business benefits

  • Full control over the project progress and budget scheme.
  • There is no need to employ qualified specialists and spend time and resources on hiring and management processes.

Agile frameworks we follow

You will be involved in the app development process from the project initiation day until the release day. We believe that Clients should be active participants in the whole development cycle, controlling the progress and having an opportunity to make corrections at any stage. Scrum and Kanban methodologies we follow fit the best to this mission.

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Kanban

Scrum is a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal.

fast adaptability;
regular feedback;
better collaboration;
easy estimation.
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Kanban is a way to manage the software development cycle, emphasizing continual delivery without overburdening the team.
Kanban is invented to help teams work together more effectively.

improved workflow;
less overproduction;
no obsolete inventory;
better responsiveness.
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Effective project organization

We guarantee an effective and productive development process that resonates with the American work ethic of excellence and innovation, ensuring your project’s success from start to finish.

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Communication

A qualified project manager becomes a liaison between the business and the development team. They are responsible for project planning, management, work coordination, and progress tracking. Communication happens through various channels: email, messengers, phone, and personal meetings.

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Competence transfer

Knowledge transfer is a comprehensive business process ensuring all information about the project is shared among the team, Technical Manager and Scrum Master. We gather our experience in a special formalized knowledge base (Atlassian Confluence) under tech leaders’ supervision.

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Planning and reporting

SumatoSoft undertakes a commitment to regular reporting on the project. The reports depend on the chosen engagement model: real-time 24/7 reporting via Jira Atlassian, monthly, weekly reports, etc. Regular reporting ensures transparency of the development process and provides a clear understanding of the costs at every stage of development.

The system has produced a significant competitive advantage in the industry thanks to SumatoSoft’s well-thought opinions.

They shouldered the burden of constantly updating a project management tool with a high level of detail and were committed to producing the best possible solution.

Nectarin LLC aimed to develop a complex Ruby on Rails-based platform, which would be closely integrated with such systems as Google AdWords, Yandex Direct and Google Analytics.

I was impressed by SumatoSoft’s prices, especially for the project I wanted to do and in comparison to the quotes I received from a lot of other companies.

Also, their communication skills were great; it never felt like a long-distance project. It felt like SumatoSoft was working next door because their project manager was always keeping me updated. Initially.

We tried another company that one of our partners had used but they didn’t work out. I feel that SumatoSoft does a better investigation of what we’re asking for. They tell us how they plan to do a task and ask if that works for us. We chose them because their method worked with us.

SumatoSoft is great in every regard including costs, professionalism, transparency, and willingness to guide. I think they were great advisors early on when we weren’t ready with a fully fleshed idea that could go to market.

They know the business and startup scene as well globally.

SumatoSoft is the firm to work with if you want to keep up to high standards. The professional workflows they stick to result in exceptional quality.

Important, they help you think with the business logic of your application and they don’t blindly follow what you are saying. Which is super important. Overall, great skills, good communication, and happy with the results so far.

Together with the team, we have turned the MVP version of the service into a modern full-featured platform for online marketers. We are very satisfied with the work the SumatoSoft team has performed, and we would like to highlight the high level of technical expertise, coherence and efficiency of communication and flexibility in work.

We can say with confidence that SumatoSoft has realized all our ideas into practice.

We are absolutely convinced that cooperation between companies is only successful when based on effective teamwork (and Captain Obvious is on our side!). But the teams may vary on the degree of their cohesion.

They are very sharp and have a high-quality team. I expect quality from people, and they have the kind of team I can work with. They were upfront about everything that needed to be done.

I appreciated that the cost of the project turned out to be smaller than what we expected because they made some very good suggestions. They are very pleasant to work with.

The Rivalfox had the pleasure to work with SumatoSoft in building out core portions of our product, and the results really couldn’t have been better.

SumatoSoft provided us with engineering expertise, enthusiasm and great people that were focused on creating quality features quickly.

We’d like to thank SumatoSoft for the exceptional technical services provided for our business. It should be noted that we started our project’s development with another team, but the communication and the development process in general were not transparent and on schedule. It resulted in a low-quality final product.

SumatoSoft succeeded in building a more manageable solution that is much easier to maintain.

When looking for a strategic IT-partner for the development of a corporate ERP solution, we chose SumatoSoft. The company proved itself a reliable provider of IT services.

Thanks to SumatoSoft can-do attitude, amazing work ethic and willingness to tackle client’s problems as their own, they’ve become an integral part of our team. We’ve been truly impressed with their professionalism and performance and continue to work with a team on developing new applications.

We are completely satisfied with the results of our cooperation and will be happy to recommend SumatoSoft as a reliable and competent partner for development of web-based solutions

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