Talent that you can count on
Staff Augmentation & Consulting
With the ever-increasing need for companies to be competitive in this dynamic marketplace, pressure on both large and small companies’ IT staff has increased dramatically. The demand for specialized consultants for particular projects has created the need for software consulting companies to provide staff augmentation and talent acquisition services.
With IT jobs growing at a rate of 20% per year, the need for IT professionals is expected to grow by 70,000 positions by the year 2021. We believe that for a software consulting company to be successful in this business, they have to remember one thing:
“The right person for the right job at the right time”
It seems relatively simple, but so many software consulting companies let their goals for financial success get in the way. Often IT professionals working for a software consulting company have been sent to a customer site where their expectations did not match that of the customer. More than often companies have spent the “market rate” for a consultant who should have had a desired skill-set, but end up training that individual with no significant value added. Neither the individuals nor the customer is at fault here.
The fault lies with the software consulting firm’s failure to remember “the right person for the right job at the right time”.
There are many reasons for this mismatch to happen. First, in today’s market it is not easy to find the right person for the right job at the right time and many people are motivated by greed. Second, people who are responsible for matching the right person to the right job are not IT professionals by trade. Professional IT personal have told us stories where a “used car sales person” is making the decisions on their technical qualifications and the value they can bring to a project. These non-IT professionals are the same people listening to a company describe a strategic project and the technical characteristics of the people they need to help make them successful.
At Performix the person who is listening to the IT professional and evaluating his or her skill set, is an IT professional as well.
At Performix the person who is working with managers from various companies who have projects that need staff augmentation, is an IT professional.
At Performix the person who is matching the right person to the right job at the right time is motivated by ensuring that the contractor and the Twin Cities area based company will make Performix their consulting company of choice.
With business units becoming more and more aware of what technology can accomplish, the number of software projects requested of a company’s IT organization keeps increasing. Most companies face a backlog of desired projects. For many reasons, companies are opting to outsource projects to external software consulting vendors.
With business units becoming more and more aware of what technology can accomplish, the number of software projects requested of a company’s IT organization keep increasing. Most companies face a backlog of desired projects. The limiting factor in doing these projects is not that a company has failed to justify cost. On the contrary, many of these software projects can positively affect a company’s bottom line. In today’s market the limiting factor is the lack of an available development team. For these reasons companies are opting to outsource software projects to external software consulting companies.
There are many risks associated with any software project. The risks associated with outsourcing software projects are even greater. Most software projects don’t fail outright, they just don’t meet all of the end users' expectations. We have a straightforward ideology to ensure the success of a project.
That ideology combines two words: Innovative & Practical
Many innovative software projects have failed to deliver on expectations — even though from a technology perspective they may have been amazing, with features and underlying architecture worthy of awards — but the project missed the point. They failed by not understanding the requirements of the end user or how he/she will be using the technology to solve business problems. On the other hand, many software projects failed because they were merely too practical. Innovative solutions involving new technologies that could have reduced cost and risk, or increased productivity, were overlooked.
Our development philosophy is to combine an innovative use of technology, and understand the practical business use of the software project we are developing. Just as we make every attempt to listen to IT professionals and potential customers, when our team takes on a software project, we make every effort to understand what the business requirements are and how the end users use the new technology. We then combine that information with the technical knowledge to develop innovative applications that end users wanted all along.
Managed Services and Development
Our Managed Services and Development options provide cost-effective ways to integrate new technology into existing business processes, or to develop entirely new software solutions.
At Performix, we work with our clients to develop adaptive technology solutions designed to address every requirement of a project, whether in data warehousing, sales automation, customer service, mobile applications, marketing research, or more. Our services enable our clients to streamline their Business Intelligence processes. We customize our services to your specific needs, from business process outsourcing to general software design and development. Performix provides a complete solution package for our clients’ software development needs.
Why do clients choose Performix for outsourced development?
Business is always looking for new ways to accomplish more for less cost. One strategy that can help achieve this is outsourcing as much work as possible to skilled, but cost-effective external providers. We have proven to our clients that it is not necessary to sacrifice quality while cutting development costs — we follow industry quality standards and incorporate extensive quality checks to ensure application integrity.
Our Managed Services and Development options provide cost-effective ways to integrate new technology into existing business processes, or to develop entirely new software solutions. The high ROI will reflect in a company’s ability to leverage critical data and maximize market opportunities.
Why choose Performix for managed services?
The bottom line is, we do not compromise on quality, regardless of the cost-savings we provide our clients while enabling them to streamline their processes. Our managed service solutions reduce project development, implementation time and total project costs.
Performix understands how important it is for you to effectively manage external service providers, and we make it simple by following best practice guidelines.
We meet with you to clearly define the scope and schedule for the project
We encourage you to ask questions when evaluating our proposals
We engage resources that are specifically qualified for every project. This saves you time and money in finding best-fit expertise
Our services yield high-quality results at a great value
Our portfolios, references and previous work samples are readily available for review
For you to be confident that we will meet your needs, you can start us with a relatively simple project to see our style and capabilities before engaging us for a “mission critical” project
We work with you to clearly define project milestones, and payment schedule
By understanding how our client intends to use the deliverables, ownership of work is clearly defined up front
When the project is done, we continue to support the client for successful implementation and deployment, ensuring the project is complete
The service engagement, scope of the project, schedules, deliverables and price are confirmed in writing with terms clearly communicated. We keep a record of any agreement changes and encourage our client to do the same. Our goal is to completely fulfill and/or exceed each and every expectation for every project
How are we different from other Consulting/Staffing companies?
We provide a continuum approach to you so that you can have the consistency of resources on projects that might need assistance off/on.
We keep track of the details on a project if it is put on hold or if we stop providing assistance due to funding reasons on your end — however, when projects are restarted we are able to leverage the knowledge base on our end to start from where it was interrupted. This provides you value for not needing to train incoming folks and to gain greater velocity on the projects with coherence.