Flexibility is essential for companies desiring to achieve success in today's rapidly
changing, increasingly global business environment. That is why COA IT Solutions
offers a variety of business models that can be used in multiple combinations to
meet the evolving needs of the
companies we serve.
- Fixed Cost: A lower-risk and cost-effective option, our Fixed Cost model
is ideal for projects with clearly defined specifications and for companies with
set timelines and budgets. Working within mutually agreed upon parameters, we will
select the appropriate development team, technologies and resources to ensure the
project is completed on time and within budget.
- Time and Materials: Ideal for large-scale, open-ended projects for which
specifications cannot be clearly defined during the planning process, the Time and
Materials model offers flexibility to accommodate changing needs. We will set hourly
rates and assess weekly or monthly fees based on the composition and size of the
development team. Flexibility in the team and workload is offered, and COA IT Solutions
may also bid on partial phases, either on a fixed cost or time and materials basis,
to further address scope changes.
COA IT Solutions deploys these engagement models within several service models designed
to meet the unique staffing, budgetary and skills needs of the variety of companies
Offshore Development Center: Offering high-quality software and application
development at a lower cost than available onshore, COA IT Solutions Offshore Development
Center is ideal for companies with continuous software development needs. We offer
comprehensive development, testing and deployment services, and will also secure
the transfer of intellectual property rights, all at rates generally lower than
are available onshore.
Staff Augmentation: For companies needing to augment internal staffs during
peak periods, COA IT Solutions will provide technology professionals with the appropriate
skill sets for a set period of time. Our temporary consultants will work onsite
or remotely and will report directly to their assigned project manager. Staff augmentation
is an ideal way to manage work fluctuations without impacting overall headcount.
Onsite Consultants: COA IT Solutions also has qualified consultants available
to work onsite when projects require. The scope of these types of projects typically
- Extensive user interaction to effectively conduct Business Analysis and Project
Management. Onsite implementation of enterprise applications such as ERP, CRM, Supply
Chain Management, Business Intelligence, etc., even when portions of the project
are managed at offshore locations.
- A unique project environment that cannot be emulated via offshore or remote connectivity
to company's systems.
- Aggressive project timelines, which do not allow for the establishment of an offshore
development team or the proper
- Unique security, confidentiality or legal issues or concern.