Join us at Apps World 2012 in London next week!
We are about to exhibit at Apps World 2012. Next week we are travelling to London to join one of the biggest mobile conference event in Europe as a Silver Sponsor. We will be staying in the heart of the London city from 1th – 4th of October, so you could easy meet us in person this days.
One of our colleagues, will take part as a speaker in the panel discussion: “In-House app building versus working with vendors, and pre-packaged solutions”. If you are interested in key topics like:
– Understanding the pros and cons of building apps in-house versus pre-packaged solutions
– Which type of apps to outsource
– Challenges of working with managing external vendor relationships and partnerships
than you are more than welcome to join DAY ONE – 2nd October – ENTERPRISE APPS & APP STORES, the workshop will start at 2p.m.
Just after our panel speech which will be moderated by Bill Limond, CIO, City of London we could meet up together at our stand (#65, please look at floor plan and we could continue our discussion together.
Some brief information about challenges of building partnerships with external vendor were shared by us and published on Apps World official blog. We are curious about your opinion in that field!
So whether you’re one of the thousands of enterprise and small business customers attending Apps World 2012, or an IT leader from a government or public sector agency, developer or just fan of mobile solutions – Apps World 2012 will have something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you in London next week!
P.S. If you would like to connect with us before the event (plan a meeting, catch up with one of our delegates) please follow up the link to our public profile on Apps World connect tool. If you plan to visit Apps World 2012, we could help you to arrange the workshop pass with 15% discount. Let us know before workshop registration, so we could provide you with the special discount code.
Is it Possible to Manage Partnership with External Vendor?
Be our business partner!
Procedures commonly used by IT companies create a situation in which the client, having agreed to system requirements, loses control over development for months. Consequently, the client’s expectations are not always met.
To eliminate this problem we implemented a methodology where the client provides regular insight into the work progress at every stage of developing the application. We build a working relationship, which is based on trust and partnership.
Both sides can gain additional value from cyclic meetings, during which we listen to as many comments as possible and solve the emerging problems together. Responding to changes faster enables us to save valuable time, which can be later devoted to testing the application. In turn, a larger number of tests results in a higher quality product.
Partnering with software development experts is an effective way to build the software capabilities required by our clients. We work with one idea in our mind – When you work with a team you trust, they become a valuable extension of your in-house team.
Successful outsourced software developed by JCommerce
At the end of November 2011 we started cooperation with one of the largest companies in the media industry. De Persgroep, a leading bi-national organization with more than 3000 employees in Belgium and the Netherlands. They concentrate their business on newspapers, magazines and new media, with a yearly turnover of almost 1 billion euros.
Our cooperation is based on relationship in nearshore software development area (focusing on JAVA & mobile development: Android, iPad, iPhone).
First of all, we had to know each other. To start effectively, we set up an initial project which delivers us information with whom we work and what collaboration possibilities we have. We started with development of an android application for one of the Persgroep’s sites.
Each step of cooperation brings us closer to success
I Initial project – It had fixed functional scope, objectives had been defined in details and reached by us by the beginning of December 2011. Before the beginning of the New Year 2012, the Client had contacted us for the project kick-off.
II Building dedicated development team- We collaborated in the process of recruitment and the composition of the team. At that time De Persgroep formalized the cooperation model with a contract agreement. We started to develop the solution at beginning of February 2012.
III Continuation of development. Current status of cooperation– WE ARE A TEAM.
Currently, we are working with two dedicated teams, simultaneously carrying out the existing sports projects (“Olympic Games in London 2012”, “Tour de France” and “Euro2012”) as well as “Gouden11” which is a fantasy league game.
We are JCommerce. We also have a booth at the event (Stand #65), so do not hesitate to talk with us about our services & solutions.
Future e-commerce projects in Magento
At the beginning of the last week of August our Belgian client visited our premises. We have spent a very intense afternoon together discussing the future projects scope, approach and resources planning for 2012 and the 2013.
One of the main goal of the meeting was to present the scope in the e-commerce projects and plan the engagement. Last week’s we focused our attention on building the dedicated Magento team that will work exclusively for our Client and while the meeting our e-commerce specialists were able to join the presentation and refer to what was explained by sharing their thoughts and suggestions (the e-commerce development project start with begging of September). In the end we have been showed by the Client a short evaluation of our cooperation as well as the team members and we could proudly say that we pass the evaluation exam very well!