how we help
Manage vendor selection
Every company’s daily business greatly depends on Software Applications. Large costs are involved in buying and customizing scalable, flexible and secure software. Within an RFP, little information is asked and given about the factual quality of the product. Therefore interestingly, crucial long term IT decisions are made with very limited information about the factual health of the systems.
Our team investigates proposed products, and performs detailed factual analyses including financial consequences, prioritized recommendations and providing an independent analysis for all IT stakeholders.
It is evident that investing in a company, one invests actually in the software asset(s) that runs it. Thus, the success of a good investment depends on the right insights about those assets at the right time especially during the lifecycle of a transaction.
At Code4Thought, we are able to provide the transparency investors need in order to drive value in every stage of a transaction’s lifecycle. As we would like to say, our team is committed to helping companies incorporate the best of what a target firm can bring while avoiding the pitfalls that can crush the value or cripple the integration of an acquired software asset.
Contract Software Quality
When outsourcing software development, organizations often struggle to ensure quality in the delivered product. We believe that contract terms for software quality help to avoid this common pitfall, providing clear terms for both client and supplier. Thus, a successful IT project begins with proper contracting – and that includes a proper definition of software quality, making it clear and concrete of what’s expected in the delivered product.
Our team offers contracting guidance by assisting in the contract definition phases and providing standard contract templates for software quality to Tier-1 corporations especially in the telecoms and financial sector.
Reveal software risks
When software delivery routinely lags behind schedule and exceeds budget, software teams need deep insight to surface the issues holding them back and guidance to fix them. If your organization experiences a situation in which new features take ages to be released, development teams are unhappy, and your client even more so then you understand the problem at hand.
At Code4Thought we provide factual and targeted source code analysis based on the ISO 25010 software product quality standard to get to the root of the problem – and most importantly guide/help your teams to solve it.
Measure & improve productivity
Organizations invest more and more in strategic software projects that require a significant number of engineers (in the order of 100s). On the other hand, developers and architects tend to work in smaller teams, often operating autonomously. That makes it difficult for organizations to stay in control of development process efficiency. Our team frequently receives the following type of questions from our clients:
- How effectively do our teams work?
- Which processes do we need to follow before going to market?
- What are the (potential) bottlenecks hindering our teams’ efficiency?
At Code4Thought, we provide our clients with insight into these questions to better understand the efficiency and effectiveness of their development teams. We benchmark the outcomes against their industry’s standard, so they know if they’re on the right track or should consider measures for improvement.
Improve Architecture & Design
The right software architecture is fundamental for rapidly developing and deploying flexible solutions; ones enhancing the customer experience and fueling innovation. To top that, a proper software architecture is crucial for maintaining high-quality software.
Our team at Code4Thought is helping our clients in order to get their architecture right, providing their team(s) with a comprehensive architectural analysis as well as concrete actions for improvement going forward.
Maintain high-quality software & architecture
IT teams across all industries are under pressure to deliver new solutions at a breakneck speed. To rev up and quicken time to market, organizations must put code quality at the heart of software development. In other words, for organizations to stay competitive, their innovations have to reach your customers quickly. And quality in both software applications and architecture plays a crucial role in accelerating their time to market.
We offer services that focus on the business value of software, measuring and improving the quality of our clients’ applications and architecture.We want our clients to spend time not on fixing bugs or on fire-fighting but rather on how their engineers will deliver more business value and innovation to their clients.
Organizations need to realize that moving their IT landscape to the cloud entails more than just migration. Applications to be migrated must first be identified, then assessed and well prepared for a smooth transformation. Moving to the cloud is often approached in terms of benefits only, such as greater agility and lower operating costs. But a number of risks also come into play, which need to be properly assessed before taking the first steps.
Combining our experience in mapping an enterprise-wide IT landscape together and conducting thorough analysis of identifying both risks and opportunities, we develop an actionable, tailored roadmap to facilitate a smooth, secure transition to the cloud for our clients.