The right collaboration and pricing approach is one of the important things for successful software development process. ABTO Software as a software development outsourcing services company is truly flexible in this respect allowing its customers to choose the pricing and collaboration model which suits their business requirements best and enables best meeting time schedule, budget, scope, and software quality.
ABTO Software applies various price models while cooperating with its customers, e.g.
- Time and Materials (T&M), also called “Effort based Pricing Model”
- Dedicated Team (DTM), or “Office/Team Extension”, or “Milestone Model”
- Fixed Price (FPM), also known as Project Base Pricing Model
Most of our customers find the “Dedicated Team” model most advantageous for them as it helps them reach optimized Return on Investment (ROI) from investments in their development efforts. Though we understand that some of our pricing models are more appropriate for maintenance or support work; the other payment structures are beneficial for long-term projects or changing business objectives. However, there are some features common for practically all collaboration models that we offer our customers.
Common features for all collaboration models we offer:
First, we use Scrum as a development/managing methodology since we consider it the most effective interactive agile framework for managing software projects and software application development. Scrum is built on the principles of time-management and involvement of all participants with their certain roles. We highly recommend this approach to our customers as it provides numerous benefits, like:
- Quick response to changes, while minimizing risk
- Increase return on investment and throughput of business value
- Possibility of continuous improvement and predicting the result of work iteration
- Visibility of progress, functionality, team, problems
Second, we have our own great in-house developed management and reporting tool, an Agile Project Management (APM) System, built to streamline all company’s Scrum processes while managing a project, including creating, editing, tracking and analyzing tasks for operational activities, project planning, working time reporting, payroll administration, financial transactions and workload management.
Salient features and benefits of the most frequently used models we offer:
|Time and Materials (T&M)||The T&M model is usually used for long-term projects, complex and wide in the kind of development requirements involved, where their scope and specifications are not specified in detail and total effort cannot be estimated in advance.
|Dedicated Team (DTM)“Transparent type”& “Non-transparent type”||The Dedicated Team model is designed to create a framework ensuring successful long-term relationships. In this case the dedicated team may be allocated on different projects for the same customer.
|Fixed Price (FPM)||The Fixed Price model is usually used for small projects or big projects which are developed in several fixed price stages. It’s ideal for projects with clear and well-defined requirements, scope and structure, or for projects for state institutions requiring fixed annual expenditure.
ABTO Software’s price and collaboration models’ distinctive features:
|Distinct Features / Models||T&M||Dedicated Team||Fixed Price|
|Interviewing candidates||ABTO Software, though possible to discuss||Customer||ABTO Software|
|Managing work||ABTO Software||Customer, though possible to discuss||ABTO Software|
|Response time||Based on availability||Immediate||Based on availability|
|“Switch time”1||If necessity arises, it is included into rates||Absent||Not applicable|
|Contract length||Any||Starting from 6 development months||Any|
|Payment type||Hourly rate||Fixed monthly per team||Fixed per project|
|Risks||★★||★ Optimal, managed risks||★★★|
★ — Low, ★★ — Medium, ★★★ — High
1 — Unproductive time used by developer to switch from one project to another.
Choose ABTO Software for Outsourcing
Outsourcing your software development projects to ABTO Software you are sure to experience multiple benefits in terms of accuracy of schedule, cost, scope, human resources, quality and profit. Choose any model of collaboration that suits you best and enjoy all the advantages of working with us.
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