Reasons to Consider Resources Outside Your Organization
Adding technological capabilities to an organization raises many questions. Can our present IT staff handle the increased workload of a major project? Do we have the necessary experience to define our requirements against the many options available? If we have to add staff, will these end up becoming long term additions to overhead?
If software or application development is not a major part of your organization’s mission, or your core function, Olive Technology provides a solution. Engage a fully experienced team that can bring superior technology, innovation and best practices to the project. You don’t have to recruit a team of highly experienced engineers to design the requirement and then hope they stay on to work on less challenging parts of code development. With Olive you receive a cadre of experienced engineers, developers, quality control analysts, and trainers. We provide ongoing hosting, security and staff training. Your costs are known upfront, your timeline is defined.
Olive’s Talent Sourcing Approach
After over 20 years of successfully delivering projects for our clients, we’ve adapted the organization to fit the needs of our clients.
The front end task of developing a software strategy and system design requires significant client interaction. Our CEO and U.S.-based project manager provide expertise in these areas, and are available to handle onsite meetings if necessary.
In the next step of the process, Olive handles most of its programming and software development work in Hyderabad, India. We believe that this approach provides multiple advantages from a business standpoint. Technology giants like Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel also recognize these advantages, and maintain large development centers in India.
Product appearance is both cultural and regional. The message, look and feel, and appearance of a product are critical to end-user acceptance. No matter the geographical location of our clients, we ensure that what we create meets their look and feel expectations.
Given that much of our client base is located in the United States, Olive understands the importance of having members of senior management located in the U.S. Because of our U.S. management presence, major issues can be resolved promptly.
Distinctions in the Olive Process
The Olive experience begins with a conversation, not a proposal. We seek to understand your organization and its objectives. Our focus is less on “what” you want, and more on “why”? We will not begin the process of proposal development without an understanding of your purpose and expectations.
Your next conversation will be to develop an understanding of the system requirements focused on your purpose. We will help you define your requirements, keeping in mind both any legacy systems that may have to be integrated, and needs beyond the scope of the current project. You will be able to consider multiple options and move in the direction of the system that best serves your organization. This meeting will consider issues such as moving your system to cloud based operation, security, and access from mobile applications. Part of the discussion will include the minimum system you can implement now and future enhancements. You will also get a “ball-park” estimate of the costs at that time.
If you decide to proceed, we will provide you with a detailed proposal, with estimated time lines.
On acceptance of the proposal, Olive will assign a dedicated development team. If the scope of the project requires this, we also assign a project lead or project manager. You will be able to monitor the progress of your project at various steps including UI and UX design, Beta Testing, and quality control. It is important that you are involved in the process.
Prior to implementation, we will provide your staff with the necessary training, either onsite or utilizing webinars. Our purpose is to ensure that your team is using its software to its fullest extent.
A few months after the implementation, we will meet with you again, to ensure that your expectations were met, and present you with options for upgrades, ongoing maintenance, and hosting, if appropriate.
At Olive our commitment is to make sure that the technology will work for you. From our first meeting to sign-off our purpose is to bring solutions to your challenges. Contact us if you are ready to use technology to the fullest potential in your organization.