Outsourcing of Internet and Intranet Application Development

Thomas John bcsstj6 at gte.net
Wed Aug 11 16:12:52 EST 1999


Hi,


We provide outsourcing of development and maintenance of  Internet and
Intranet applications. We are a software company based in Dallas, Texas
focused on providing outsourcing of development of Web -based software.

1. WHY US?

We specializes in out-sourcing web based application development. We  are a
multi-national organization with offices in USA, UK, Singapore and India
with multi-locational state of the art development centers and part of a $ 5
Billion Group.

2. WHAT WE ARE GOOD AT ?

Web based applications development using  tools like Java, Corba, ASP,HTML,
DHTML. Oracle web-Server. Client-Server application development using
Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle as back-ends and GUI front ends such as
VC++, Visual Basic .

3. WHAT WE CAN OFFER ?

ADVANTAGE SERVICES ( FIXED PRICE, MULTI-LOCATIONAL WITH ODC)

BCSS deploys a senior project manager and Systems Analyst from our Dallas
development center to interact with users and define requirements as well as
prototype the project.  This team also handles all communication as well as
development activities like Training, User acceptance testing, customization
and support. Also small sized projects and Pilots will be developed at the
Dallas development center.

BCSS's Structured Software Development Process combined with RAD provides
you with the power of monitoring project progress 24 hours a day .

BCSS  is on  an established e-mail and ISDN network to enable smoother and
quicker communication. Other connections via satellites ensure transfer of
codes, literally to anywhere in the world.

4.) "ADVANTAGE SERVICES? - WHAT IS IT?"

ADVANTAGE helps you to leverage on BCSS's multi-locational development
centers and its inherent cost & time advantages. ADVANTAGE builds software
according to your specifications, by BCSS on-site at our Dallas development
center and off-shore in INDIA. The important feature is You have  complete
control of the entire development process.

5) " ADVANTAGE SERVICES - HOW DOES IT WORK?"

Simple, BCSS's project leaders (typically systems analysts and senior
analysts), based in USA will interact with you & your staff in person to
understand your requirements, prepare functional specifications and freeze
the input, output formats and specifications. These will be approved by you
based on which the development begins.

The agreed specifications will then be sent to the Off-shore Development
Center (ODC) in India. The project manager at the ODC will ensure completion
of development process with his team and ship the completed software back to
USA. The project leaders in USA will implement the software in your site and
support it. You will be interacting with the SAME set of professionals.

5.A ) WHAT IS RAD ?
RAD stands for - Rapid Application Development .A development life cycle
designed to give much faster and higher quality results than the traditional
life-cycles and at a lower cost

5.B) WHY RAD?
Other methodologies delivers solutions which :become obsolete by the time
they are operational. Does not take into account how the developed system is
going to interface with the pre-existing business system. Analysis
documentation in most solutions project is not sufficiently precise to be
used as basis for code documentation. This leads to constant rework in
design and coding. Users don't quite realize what they will get until its
too late!!

5.C) WHAT ARE THE STAGES IN RAD ?
* Joint Requirement Planning (JRP)Phase: workshops in which knowledgeable
end users meet development people are held.
* Joint Application Development (JAD) Phase:
* Workshops which outline the design of the system and build prototypes in
consultation with end users are held.
* Construction Phase: small team of developers working with users' design &
build the systems. Simultaneously fine tunes the requirements and reviews
the resulting software.
* Implementation Phase

5.D) LOW COST of RAD
Low Cost comes from early detection and rectification of errors.

5.E) HIGH SPEED of RAD
High Speed Comes From:
* Use of CASE toolset
* Use of CASE repository to facilitate the re-use of  proven templates,
components and systems.
* Use of an integrated CASE toolset to generate bug-free code from a fully
validated design.

6) "HOW DO I KNOW THE DEVELOPMENT STAGES?" & "WHAT CONTROL DO I GET ON THE
REMOTE TEAM?"

BCSS ensures that you have absolute control right from selecting the team
till completion of mission  through Selection of the team, Teleconferencing
with the team periodically. Right from giving you a complete project
schedule till giving you periodic reports on progress the reporting process
will keep you informed of the status, throughout the development process.
Moreover the Project Manager and the Dallas development team would be your
SINGLE point contacts.

7) "WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?"

* Tremendous saving of costs leveraging on  low-cost off-shore development.
No Additional Investment, Redundant Assets etc.: The ODC will equip with
required hardware, system software and professionals. So, no additional
investment or un-utilised assets at your end.

* No human resources crunch. We can ramp up large development teams for the
project duration with ease. No H R problems: Resignations of IT
professionals will not bother you any more.

* Rapid Application development : Our concurrent activity development model
combined with an ability to ramp up large team sizes for short  durations
reduces development and coding time.

* No overheads: Purely from maintaining the systems and the professionals
you do not have any overheads.

* Better Project & Team Management: BCSS takes responsibility of delivering
the software. Any unexpected change in the business and/or specification,
you can ask BCSS to add more personnel to the team to ensure project
completion according to schedule. This gives room for effective management.

* An extension of your office: The ODC will act for you & according to your
directions, virtually an Extension of your office. The team will be
reporting to YOU and you will be monitoring the team constantly. YOUR OWN
OFFICE AT NO ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT.

* Source Codes, Confidentiality etc.: By using BCSS's ODC the source codes
remain Your Property and BCSS shall ensure complete confidentiality. To this
effect BCSS shall sign a contract which clearly specifies Your Ownership of
the software.

8)  "WHAT IS THE OFFER?"

BCSS offers a very interesting deal. Your ODC (Off-shore Development Centre)
will come with:
* Space, Furniture & Infrastructure
* Development Team &
* Computer hardware & system software*

9)  All this at amazing person-month fees and fixed price quotes. So we
would like an opportunity to meet with you or anyone else in your
organization who would be interested in getting Internet and Intranet
applications developed. We can  reduce your development costs and time by
atleast 50 %.We can take up projects on any size as also let you check us
out with a pilot project.




Warm Regards


John Thomas
Regional Manager - Marketing
Birla Consultancy & Software Services
Tel No : 972-556-9610        Fax  No : 972 - 556-2922
E-mail : thomas at bcss-usa.com     Web Site : www.bcss-usa.com












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