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Depending on the project requirements and specifications, resources available and timeframes, we propose 3 major engagement models: Fixed Price, Time & Material and Dedicated Team.
TIME & MATERIAL
Time & Material engagement model presupposes that billing is based on actual time invested into the development (man-hours actually worked) and actual cost of materials and equipment usage. This model is flexible to clients changing needs for time and resources.
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.
WHEN IS IT BEST USED?
• There are no detailed project documentation or it has insufficient level of details.
• Project specifications and requirement are constantly evolving and changing.
• A long-term cooperation with the Service provider is planned.
• The deadline are not clearly defined.
• Lover cost - Time and Material contract cost may turn out to be less than in a fixed bid.
• Agility of workflow - it is easy to change priorities of specific features and add new ones within the same budget.
• Time schedule flexibility - deadline can be easily changed if needed.
• Reduce the risk of unmet expectations - the whole process is transparent and clear, payment occurs when the specific functionality is developed.
The development process is built according to the cost and time estimates based on the project details provided by the client. All payments within this model are made on pre-defined milestones. The project specifications are frozen, the budget is fixed, and deadline are set.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Having received detailed project specifications, our team study them and make ime & cost estimations. When the estimation is worked out and contract is signed, no additional functionality can be added to the scope of work without a cost re-estimation.
The number of people developing the solution might be altered depending on the project needs.
WHEN IS IT BEST USED?
• Project specifications are clearly defined and will not be altered before the release.
• Technical documentation is properly planned and available.
• There are clear deadlines and/or a limited budget.
• Risk are minimized, the web solution is built exactly according ti the specifications provided.
• No extra expenses as the price cannot be changed if the specifications stay the same.
• Elimination of potential misunderstanding and disagreement with the software developer.
Our specialists become a part of your team working exclusively on your project. Billing is based on hourly rates of the developers included into the dedicated team.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Business owners provide us a general list of project requirements and we gather the team of professionals who can do this job best. The client is fully responsible for the 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.
WHEN IS IT BEST USED?
• Project idea is well thought 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.
• Full control over the project progress and budget scheme.
• No need to employ qualified specialists spending time and resources on hiring and management process.
No matter what engagement model you will choose to work with SumatoSoft, we guarantee that the development process will be effective and productive.
A qualified project manager will be responsible for the project planning, management, work coordination and progress tracking. He/She will be a mediator between the team and the Client. Various types of communication means are available: email, messengers, phone and personal meetings.
Knowledge Transfer is a comprehensive business process ensuring that all information about the project is shared among the Team, Technical Manager and ScrumMaster. All data are gathered in a special formalized knowledge base (Atlassian Confluence), which is under the supervision of tech leaders.
PLANNING AND REPORTING
SumatoSoft undertakes a commitment of regular and clear reporting on the project. The types of reports presented depend on the chosen engagement model: real time 24/7 reporting via Jira Atlassian, monthly reports, etc. It ensures transparency of the process and clear vision of the cost at every stage.
Paul S. Chun
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.
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.
Founder & CEO
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.
When looking for a strategic IT-partner for the development of a corporate ERP solution, we chose SumatoSoft. We are pleased to mention that the work is done to the full extent, on time and on a high quality level.
We recommend SumatoSoft as a reliable partner in the sphere of development and implementation of complex business solutions.
Product Technology Manager
SumatoSoft team not only knew well how to build a partnership-based working process, but also offered sensible suggestions and advice helping us to reach the long-term business goals.
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.
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 would definitely recommend SumatoSoft as a reliable technology partner for demanding development web projects.
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.
With SumatoSoft LLC, we feel like a bobsled team - together in the same cockpit, aimed at the same targets. And this feeling is off the chart. We are sure that by aligning our efforts we will set new records and grab new medals.
Chief Executive Officer
We’d like to thank SumatoSoft for the exceptional technical services provided for our business.SumatoSoft professionals met all the requirements we had. They managed to fix all the mistakes made by the previous team and to deliver the web solution of the highest quality within budget.
Creativity and excellent tech expertise of the team in combination with the transparency of working process make SumatoSoft the best company to work with.
Senior Director of Engineering
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.