SOFTWARE PUBLISHING IN FIGURES
In 2011 the software publishing industry registered a +12% growth in sales, the 10 biggest players making up for 78% of the sector growth. However, new cloud technologies now simplify access to strong and scalable development and hosting infrastructures, within the limits of a reasonable budget and without having to make large investments.
In addition to these cloud services, the access to nearshore or offshore resources brings along an additional leverage impact that eases access to high-level profiles in an entirely dedicated environment.
HOW CAN YOU STAND OUT FROM COMPETITION AND IMPROVE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE?
Besides the two traditional trade methods, direct sales and distribution networks, horizontal publishers are making progress thanks to "SaaS" (software as a service), a model for the future that forecasts a +17% income growth at global level. This implies "rental" offers that allow each and every player to enter a win-win situation: on the one hand, the publisher receives a periodical payment by approaching new types of potential clients; on the other hand, the client company is able to cut costs by paying only what it consumes and by additionally benefiting from more adapted and more efficient tools, higher-end/up-market products that may not have been accessible by means of traditional sales methods (license purchase, tangible investment, etc). As a publisher, all you have to do is to adopt a "pure player" strategy and to focus solely on your core business.
With a team of over 700 collaborators, 80% of them multilingual, Pentalog, European leader of IT nearshoring, will offer you customized solutions that will enable you to lower your costs and maintain your strategy.
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SOFTWARE PUBLISHING SOLUTIONS
Our more than 10-year experience in software publishing, as well as our strategic position in Nearshoring and Offshoring allows us to provide you with tailor-made solutions based on a ISO-9001 certified approach:
- Rapid increase of your team size while cutting costs
As for punctual or long-term needs (new functionality, etc.), we can set up a team in one of our delivery centers very quickly. This team will be trained in your methods and able to work on the same platforms as you do, in addition to your internal resources. It will be managed by a project-leader in charge of operation management and communication with you.
- Analyzing, conceiving, and developing software solutions: our core business
Software production is our core business. Our teams are specialized in the main programming languages, such as java, .net, PHP, Ruby. According to the purpose of your application, our mobility experts can help you get closer to transmedia by suggesting a version operating on the latest generation smart-phones like the iPhone, mobiles working on Android or Windows mobile.
- Migrating an existing application in order to follow-up technology developments
We can assist you in migrating your application to more recent technologies. Our specialists in new technologies can provide you with answers on the latest Cloud computing features, for instance, in order to increase the upgrading capacities and performance of your software tool.
- Redesigning an application
If you have an application that requires a total redesign (obsolete technologies, etc. ), you can benefit from our "reverse-engineering" services. After a specification stage, we can immediately proceed to the development of a new version, offering you a reliable, and documented solution that will be maintained by us.
- Resuming application maintenance
we offer a process and service level-based methodology (with KPIs, etc.) that guarantees a perfect take over and knowledge-based corrective or evolutive maintenance of your software tool.
- Application testing
Tests are too often neglected, whereas they are essential for rendering your application reliable, efficient and credible. That is why Pentalog has set up a pool of experts specialized in all testing processes: integration tests, acceptance tests, non-regression tests, performance tests etc. See our testing offer.
- Hosting Private or public cloud hosting guarantees flexibility in use, absorption of workload peaks and a high availability of your software application.
Globalization and new work methods demand applications that rise up to the users' expectations. In order to increase the availability and performance of your application in SaaS mode, Pentalog offers private or public hosting solutions within or outside its data centers, while keeping traceability features for data location.
- Monitoring your infrastructure
Availability of both platforms and applications, and data security are the bases of proper hosting. In order to prevent any disruption in the operation of your application, Pentalog can help you monitor your infrastructure in real time and non-stop. Thanks to its offices located in different countries, Pentalog can take over the supervision of your production systems through our network experts available from 2 a.m. (GMT+1) to 7 p.m. (GMT+1) at day rates.
- Auditing, consulting
Ergonomy, performance and access to an application are essential for users to adopt it. These strategic choices must be made in the design phases. In order to offer you immediate assistance in creating your application, Pentalog has founded the Pentalog Institute, a strategy consulting department which regroups 30 international experts specialized in IT problems.
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Pentalog has been collaborating for 8 years with major software publishers and dedicated teams, specially trained on our customers' best practices in various fields of activity:
- Real estate management,
- Product and service promotion,
- Management of financial portfolios,
- Equipment information gathering and processing,
- Games etc.
Our activities focus mainly on the consulting, development and testing phases of the modules that are entrusted to us. Our teams also adapt to "collaborative development" by working on the same modules, i.e. platforms as the publisher's internal teams, complying with the requested coding and organizational rules.
Depending on your needs and on your development phase (Prototype, Alpha, Beta, Candidate release or stable version), we can set up tools which allow you to manage multiple versions and follow-up the evolution of configuration changes.
REDUCING TIME TO MARKET
The evolution of technologies and software use practices makes it necessary to rapidly release new versions and to shift to Agile software development (Scrum, Kaban, etc.) practices. In a context of collaborative development, including in virtualized mode, the advantages are endless:
- continuous detecting and repairing of integration problems,
- alerting on incompatibilities and code absences,
- compilation and immediate testing of new deposits,
- maintaining a version that is always operational for tests and demonstrations.
YOUR APPLICATION READY FOR THE CLOUD
Always willing to train our teams in the latest technologies, Pentalog has naturally taken the turn towards the Cloud, systematically coming up with solutions integrating this concept. Our technical architects and the experts of our strategy consulting department can offer you guidance and assistance in optimizing SaaS applications.
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We step up according to different modes, by means of our dedicated teams, remote online assistance or fixed-price mode. You can find details about the organization of each mode in the project quality plan at the beginning of our mission in order to guarantee optimal ISO-9001 standard compliant quality.
As for dedicated teams, we implement KPIs which allow you to monitor the quality of the realized products, our team's speed and the management of your project.
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