Outsourcing, Outtasking and Co-Development
1stQuad offers software outsourcing, outtasking, and co-development services for individual software development projects. We blend Swiss expertise with the skills of our nearshoring partners. Our services encompass the full spectrum, from development to operation, maintenance, and support, all the way to continuous further development. You can take advantage of our well-established processes and proven components, which help streamline development costs and reduce time-to-market.
You can focus on your core business and leave the desired tasks to us. This means that your employees, who would normally have to do these tasks, can now focus on what they are actually needed for and that an overall better performance is achieved on the outsourced task.
In contrast to common nearshoring models, we do not have complete software packages created, but work as a team under the responsible leadership of a Swiss senior developer with our partner in Europe. We maintain a long-standing partnership with him and exchange information about technology, software and developments in this area. This ensures that the quality of our customers and our specific way of working are taken into account.
Outsourcing is especially beneficial for companies that want to focus on their core business and do not have the time or resources for development. In many cases, it has a positive impact on performance: The customer decides what needs to be done and with what priority. He has full control and avoids unpleasant surprises or delays; his own employees can then concentrate on their core activities.
The core competencies in outtasking are lower than in total outsourcing: the customer only outsources the task and not the entire structure. An example: A customer commissions us to develop a single program or automate a process. He determines which competencies need to be outsourced and what our teams in Eastern Europe or Switzerland will develop. This allows a quick start without the usual initial phase of analysis, design and planning.
Outsourcing software development and operation of software solutions is advantageous in three ways:
it allows the customer to focus on his core business,
it helps to improve performance
it saves costs
It is an effective way to reduce costs, focus on core competencies and grow your business.
By outsourcing software development, you can avoid the high cost of in-house development and the need to hire or train developers with specialized skills. By outsourcing design or development work, companies can draw on expert knowledge and pay only for the work they need.
One advantage of outsourcing the operation of software solutions is easy access to the expertise needed to support and enhance them. The various systems can require very specific expertise. If a company is unable to provide this type of assistance, its IT department could suffer from constant problems and loss of performance.
We support our customers with outsourcing, outtasking and co-development, they form the basis for many of our sustainable projects. We do not simply develop software, but design entire systems. Wherever it makes sense, we do this on the basis of our FAST framework, which we have continuously developed into a comprehensive application framework based on the latest Microsoft web technologies in our successful projects over the last few years.
The different options differ mainly in flexibility: We can support our customers in outsourcing thanks to our FAST framework with ready-made schemas of database or application development. Or, when outtasking, we can design a basis for collaboration and then jointly respond to the customer’s requirements.
Flexibility: While some customers prefer the option of managing their projects themselves with outtasking, others want outsourcing where we take over the project management. We work flexibly and adapt our services to the requirements.
Collaboration: All methods require close collaboration and interlinking. That’s why our Solution Architects regularly exchange ideas with you and your staff to find the best possible course together.
Budget efficiency: All methods can help reduce your costs. Because you outsource software development, our services allow you to better focus your resources. With all of them, you can reduce costs while increasing the know-how in the company.
High quality: Our services are based on our FAST framework, which is developed in close cooperation with our customers and is constantly evolving. Our high quality has made us one of the leading Microsoft service providers in Switzerland in recent years .
Development times: Outtasking is faster than outsourcing – if you need a specific deadline, it is best to use outtasking. Our FAST framework and high quality speed up software development immensely.
Microsoft specialists: We have been working with Microsoft for many years and are certified as a Gold Partner at the highest partner level worldwide. Our experts are not only specialized in the technical know-how of software development and Web/UI design, but also have a lot of experience in various relevant areas.
Sustainability: With our sophisticated service we contribute to support your company in the long term. You can strengthen and develop your company in the long term with our services. Our goal is to find the best solution for your company.
Operation and support outsourcing
With iSaaS, we are adding another revolutionary product to our range of services. Even if the future of the cloud is not yet concrete in your company, this innovative product is the foundation for your future growth strategy. iSaaS is a cloud computing-based solution that is compatible with Microsoft Azure Services.
Our iSaaS service model is based on the principles of a managed service with full end-to-end responsibility on our part to ensure system availability (excluding infrastructure and network), ease of use, and support for business users (customer support). You retain responsibility for providing the service and ownership of the software solutions and all related artifacts (in electronic form).
Are you curious? If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Hofer.
HOW WE WORK
We love our work and always want to achieve the best possible result. We consistently go the last mile to the end and think beyond. That’s why our Solution Architects accompany their clients comprehensively and where it’s needed most, building bridges between business and IT. They tackle unpleasant issues and see them through to the end.