Since its inception TAKE Enterprise Services Inc.’s goal has been to provide high-value business consulting and process analysis services to its customers especially clients in the ISV / Software Product domain. Our in-depth understanding and expertise in the Offshore Delivery model for ISVs / SMBs coupled with internal Product Development initiatives has put us in the forefront of providing Process and Business Consulting services to our clients.
Our Clients are highly appreciative of the fact that we are not just a Technology Implementation Partner, but a ‘full-fledged, consultative partner’, enabling our clients to achieve better performance/ operational efficiency in their core business and thereby reducing cost / increasing profitability.
Business process analysis helps an organization to improve how it conducts its functions and activities in order to reduce overall costs, provide more efficient use of resources and better support customers. It introduces the notion of process orientation, of concentrating on and rethinking end-to-end activities that create value for customers, while removing unnecessary, non-value added work.
A few proactive, Process related analysis that we do for our clients and our projects -
- Define the process boundaries that mark the entry points of the process input and exit points of the process output
- Construct Process Flow Diagrams
- Determine capacity of each step of the process
- Identify bottleneck - the step with lowest capacity
- Evaluate and Quantify bottleneck
- Use these analytics to make operational decisions for our internal SDLC activities or recommend operational efficiencies to our customers
SDLC Consulting Services
Software Development Life Cycle models describe phases of software development and the order in which those phases are executed. There are several models, but all have very similar patterns. TAKE understands the practical applicability and success rate of particular models against a set of client requirements and project scope. We have the experience and knowledge to provide suggestions to our clients on the best model suitable for their requirement, if needed.
Collaborative consulting with our clients on the SDLC model, design processes and project milestones is extremely critical for project success. Our customers are highly appreciative of the fact of TAKE providing a 'consultative approach' to mutual deliverables and expectaions, so as to ensure SDLC process adherence by all parties. Our customers are an integral part of the SDLC life cycle. Therefore, we provide numerous work-in-progress check points and interim demos, even though it increases the operational and project management overheads for TAKE. Those clients of TAKE (ISVs / SMBs) that are trying the offshore model for the first time are especially appreciative of this feature.
We ensure that all our projects typically follow the below set of activities (as applicable). All check points, deliverables, feedback etc. for each entry point and exit point of the stages are well documented and seamlessly integrated with TAKE's Collaborative Project Management Portal (to which even clients have access).
- Project Initiation
- System Study
- System Analysis
- Preparation/Approval of Software Requirement Specifications (SRS)
- High Level Design & Low Level Design
- Development & Unit Testing
- Integration Testing
- Independent Quality Testing
- Delivery & Installation
- User Acceptance Testing and Support
- Training & Acceptance
TAKE specializes in executing projects in any of the following SDLC models.
- General Life Cycle Model
- Waterfall model
- V-Shaped model
Strategic Offshore Transition
Based on our experience of successfully executing several thousand person-days of projects in a global delivery model, TAKE is well poised to offer transitionary consulting services for companies that are looking to move to a global delivery model. We lay a lot of emphasis on project coordination and communication channels with our clients in US though majority of the development activities happen from our center in India.
TAKE recommends a high-level of US-based coordination between our Project Managers and Customers for all communication-intensive phases of any project. We typically consult our clients based on the following O-3 Model of Project Delivery. This unique model provides our customers with the best of both worlds as far as outsourcing of projects is concerned - " Local Accountability coupled with cost benefits of Offshore Delivery". All of TAKE's SMB / ISV customers are highly appreciative of this unique model which gives them the convenience and comfort which historically has been enjoyed only by large US corporations.
IT Portfolio Analysis
Technology companies and large corporations today are faced with the reality of global delivery systems and dispersed ecosystems of data networks and applications. Though cost and redundancy are the main objectives of this approach, it becomes imperative to have a robust Risk Analysis and Risk Management plan in place. Downtime intrusion and unavailability of disaster recover of such systems and applications could lead to huge operational and monetory losses apart from affecting business continuity to a large extent.
TAKE specializes in providing IT Portfolio and Risk Analysis services along with recommendations to mitigate risk associated with networks, data centers, applications etc. We offer these high-value services to our SMB / Technology clients as a value-added service.
TAKE would provide a comprehensive report at the end of such detailed consulting engagements based on which our Customers can take informed decisions related to business and system continuity, redundancy management, disaster recovery etc.