In an ever-changing world, staying ahead of the competition is now harder than ever before. Optimisation of business processes and performance is a continuous necessity if we are to improve customer engagement, realise increased efficiency and ultimately generate increased turnover and profit.
To achieve this, organisations must implement software solutions that are specifically designed and developed to their unique business processes. We offer leading-edge technical knowledge and proven experience, taking a consultative approach to understanding your needs in order to support you in choosing the most suitable development approach.
Whether you are looking for software development solutions to increase the capacity of your existing team or want to outsource a project to a specialised partner, Saphalaya has a model which can be tailored to meet your requirements.
The effort and expertise invested in planning an engagement ultimately influences the outcomes of the project. Our Consulting team provides targeted services to help define your project, covering everything from business needs and resource requirements through to the solution, project planning and overall financial investment. Quality Assurance Teams
Quality is at the heart of what we do. Our Quality Assurance team is committed to helping clients release software that is fit for purpose, avoiding expensive reworks or any potential financial repercussions that may arise from issuing defective software. Extended Development Teams
Does your organisation have peaks and troughs in demand for software development? Do you find it difficult to attract and retain talent? Are you overly reliant on contractors? These are some of the reasons why clients partner with us and adopt an Extended Development Team. Project Based IT Outsourcing
If you have a project that you would like delivering by a trusted partner with an outstanding track record for delivering fit-for-purpose software, on time and on budget, our Project Based IT Outsourcing service is right for you.
At Saphalaya, we provide targeted consulting to design and plan your engagement. We begin by gaining a full understanding of your business and your specific goals, before defining a solution based on those outputs and planning for execution.We recognise the need to adapt our approach to every project, providing the right amount and the right type of analysis in order to move your initiative forward. We are skilled at capturing complex requirements and translating them into comprehensive specifications for large enterprise applications. We also offer more agile approaches to accelerate development, delivering a rapid return on investment for your business. Requirements Analysis
Taking a set of requirements and translating them into a robust plan for successful technological resolution of the challenges faced by business takes effort and skill.Understanding and agreeing business requirements, determining how different stakeholders will be impacted by the new system and what interdependencies there may be with other services are just some of the complex issues to solve in a challenging, fast-moving business environment.
Based within our head office in Manchester, our expert teams have many years of experience taking large organisations through this complex journey. Each engagement consists of three specific areas of expertise, the Business Analyst who leads the overall engagement, Systems Architect who translates the requirements into a technology solution and a member of our Quality Assurance team to validate the overall output ensuring it is fit for purpose. This engagement is the first stage in Project Based IT Outsourcing with Saphalaya. Systems Analysis
A common scenario that our clients share with us is the challenge of marrying outputs from business analysis with the systems that are already in place and ultimately providing a solution. This is particularly common in instances where the Business Analyst has limited technical expertise or lacks someone within the team that can support them from a technical perspective. Saphalaya has extensive experience partnering with organisations facing these challenges, working with Business Analysts and other stakeholders within your business to provide Systems Analysis and support a plan for executing the right technical solution. Operational Analysis
In order to successfully introduce an Extended Development Team and increase the capacity and expertise of your own onsite team, there are several issues to consider and questions that need to be answered. What development methodology is currently in use? What coding standards need to be adhered to? What systems will be used to manage the process? Where are the bottlenecks in the process? How can we increase velocity?
With many years’ experience successfully partnering with a variety of business organisations, we understand how to make that relationship work. Our Operational Analysis Service brings together all these questions, experiences and lessons learnt into a structured engagement that provides the blueprint for partnering with an external expert
Quality Assurance Teams Overview
Software can be highly complex, based upon millions of lines of code and created to work across and integrate with multiple platforms. At Saphalaya, we believe Quality Assurance and Testing to be THE most fundamental ingredient to ensuring successful delivery to customers, first time!
It is not uncommon for organisations to treat Quality Assurance and Testing as the poor relation in the software development process. There are many reasons for this, including the process not being fully understood by the board of the organisation (who may subsequently be unwilling to allow additional headcount for the cause) or even sometimes by the software development team, who may believe they have all testing handled through internal Test Driven Development (TDD).There are other approaches which can assist you in the rapid delivery and release of software; however, we believe a “belt and braces” approach greatly increases your chance of achieving a successful release first time and mitigates the risk of letting your clients down: something no organisation can afford to do.
Saphalaya’s Quality Assurance division houses exceptional talent, who are passionate about verifying and validating the functionality of each and every project to ensure successful software delivery that is aligned with your business objectives. Our experts are ISTQB Accredited and hold vast experience in utilizing leading testing tools and leveraging our proven Quality Assurance methodology, enabling clients to obtain a smarter, more efficient approach to protecting the current and future performance of their organisation.
Our methodology is tailored and adapted to the status of each project we encounter and once engaged, our Quality Assurance division will utilise a comprehensive a set of metrics to evaluate various quality aspects: not only the quality of the final product, but also the quality of the whole process undertaken to deliver the end result. Our approach addresses Requirements, Regression, Functional and Non Functional Testing. We also specialise in Automated Testing to improve speed and reliability, whilst reducing the overall cost of repeatable testing requirements.
At Saphalaya, we understand the challenges facing your organisation, both in the actual QA process and also in your budget limitations. In order to address those needs, we have developed a number of approaches to add value to the process while supporting organisations with their vital testing requirements.
As part of our comprehensive service portfolio, we offer extended QA teams who are dedicated to aiding you throughout the testing process. Our Testflex offering also allows clients to utilize key QA skills for a set period of time during peak delivery; however, when that peak period ends, allows you to retain access to your Saphalaya QA Manager contact.
Extended Software Development Team Overview
Wheather your business already has an internal software development team and is looking to increase capacityy, or you are looking to build new capability, Saphalaya's Extended Software Development Team model will provide a market-leading solution to meet your needs.
The case for adopting a Saphalaya Extended Software Development Team is clear. As an extremely competitive marketplace with high levels of staff turnover, the software development industry sees a continual battle for top-level talent. The resulting lack of skilled talent is contributing to inflated recruitment and salary costs in both the direct employment and contractor market.
Beyond these increasing costs associated with software development, there are many other challenges businesses are facing. A common theme is the need for greater flexibility and agility in the workforce, allowing capability and capacity to be adjusted in line with demand. Historically, the most common option elected by business organisations is to adopt contractors to fill the gap. However, this model comes with challenges of its own. Contractors are not only an expensive option, but also pose a potential risk to the business as there is little provision or motivation for retention of business and technical domain knowledge; a valuable asset that is built up over time.
Saphalaya’s Extended Software Development Team model addresses these core challenges, whilst delivering many other benefits. We can provide a team of highly skilled staff who operate under your guidance to deliver on the requirements of your business. We commit to integrating into your operating model and gaining a comprehensive understanding of your organisation, with the goal of working as a single team.
If you want to build your capability whilst minimizing overhead costs, increasing flexibility for your business with highly trained staff who will build upon and retain valuable domain knowledge, then a Saphalaya Extended Software Development Team is the right option for you.
If you would like to talk to us about increasing the capacity of your in house team, or to engage with Saphalaya for supplementary skills.
Project Based IT Outsourcing Overview
Finding the right partner to support you with the delivery of a software development project can be a challenge. Will the partner understand my business and the requirements of the application? How do I build innovation into the process? How can I demonstrate value back to the business quickly, not next year? How do I control the costs of the project? These are all common concerns that we hear from our clients.
Saphalaya Project-Based IT Outsourcing service is designed to meet your requirements and tackle these types of challenges. We will work in close partnership with you to deliver your software development project, utilizing either a waterfall or agile approach, or if required, offering a hybrid model that will combine upfront requirements capture with agile delivery.
Whichever model is most appropriate for your software development project,Saphalaya Project-Based IT Outsourcing service puts you in control. We recognise the importance of frequent feedback to ensure the vision and needs of your business are being met at every stage, no matter what your objectives.
The delivery of new software applications is often time-critical, perhaps underpinning wider business objectives to grow the organisation, save costs or to increase competitiveness. At Saphalaya, we understand the importance of meeting your deadlines. With over 100+ staff involved in project management, business analysis, software development and quality assurance, we have the capacity to increase the velocity of your project and meet those important deadlines.
If you are looking for a high quality partner who will enable you to control costs whilst building in innovation on your software development project, we would welcome the opportunity to share with you how Saphalaya Project-Based IT Outsourcing service can work for you and your business.
If you would like to talk to us to learn more about how our outsourcing model works or to engage with Saphalaya on a outsourced software development project, please contact us.
Custom software development services
Saphalaya aim is to provide software development service that will help your business grow and develop rapidly. To achieve this, we use a variety of web application development, software development, engineering, integration, technology consulting, project management, and mobile application development practices. Our software developers create business software and solutions that will help your business and increase your existing profit.