German company Indrapark GmbH and Ukrainian company Sollar Software Ltd enter into agreement about co-operation in the field of software development. The main aim of the co-operation is to provide the customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with high quality and at the same time cost-effective software development services.
Such effect is to be achieved due to the synergy of the high standards and unique experience of Indrapark in the complex project management and the great technical skills of Sollar Software personnel.
Indrapark GmbH offers professional software development and outsourcing for such industries as retail, optical industry, ophthalmic optics, measuring technique, electronics, automotive tourism, hotel industry, media, print, power supply.
The main principle is that the outsourcing functions are provided only with a perfect German project management. The customers profit from the most favorable conditions with a German interface. Moreover, as a German company Indrapark complies with German laws. This represents a substantial advantage for the customers, even in times of globalization and the extension of the European Union.
At the same time Indrapark GmbH offers prices which may be as low as half the usual prices in Germany, while providing the customers through know-how and outsourcing partners with high quality software developments and delivery loyalty. The tasks are analyzed by Indrapark internal project managers and software architects and supervised in a very structured way from the development up to the final acceptance. External partner companies in the nearshore areas carry out the tasks according to Indrapark standards at competitive costs.
To date among Indrapark nearshore partners Romanian companies were present predominantly. The partner companies include far more than 200 developers. Nevertheless, new extension of the European Union stimulates the interest to other neighbors including Ukraine.
Bernhard Reissner who holds the position of General Manager of Indrapark (before he was General Manager and Head of Development of Online Software GmbH for 10 years) emphasizes: "It was my first visit to Ukraine and I found it very, very interesting. I was surprised by the amount of people in the professional software business."
Why just nearshore and Ukraine? Here are some advantages:
- Substantial reduction of travel and communications costs and time (as against the offshore services): 1-3 hours by airplane, visa-free conditions for the EU citizens;
- Cutting project cost: Ukraine is not an EU member; the manpower and infrastructure are still relatively cheap here;
- Convenience in communications and control: almost the same business hours - the time difference is one hour for Germany;
- Close business rules: Ukraine strives to be involved in the main European organizations and is planning to become a member of WTO, ISO standards are adopted as state acts and are obligatory for some industries, different MBA programs become more and more popular;
- Close communication and business culture: Ukraine is a European country; lots of Ukrainians have worked in the EU countries and the USA including managing positions.
Ms Olga Tregubenko, the CEO of Sollar Software, added: "These advantages are accompanied by high educational and strong technological background. Indeed, there are lots of universities involved in the Bologna process, numerous prize places are won by Ukrainians in the world mathematical and programming contests, more and more Ukrainians study in European higher schools. Ukraine belongs to a very small group of countries which produce space rockets, airplanes, and atomic power-plants equipment, as well as hardware and software for them."
Indrapark GmbH is a registered Microsoft partner in the Empower program and has an excellent expert knowledge within the range of all Microsoft technologies. Sollar Software Company develops low-level applications and tools, multi-platform applications for Windows and Linux/Unix, as well as Web applications and e-commerce solutions on the base of .NET and Java technologies (in the dedicated departments).
"We believe that our co-operation will be mutually beneficial for both companies" - Ms Olga Tregubenko speaks. "Excellent knowledge of German market, the traditional German quality standards, established project management guaranteed by Indrapark and cost-effective technical skills of Sollar Software strengthen each other."
Bernhard Reissner seconds this opinion: "Our experience shows that such co-operation allows providing the German customers with high quality, productive and affordable software solutions which really add value to the customers' business. It has been estimated at its true worth by such our clients as Carl Zeiss Vision, METRO Group, Checkpoint Systems, Online Software GmbH, and lots of other companies."