Success Story : ODC
We have entered into a long term multiyear
relationship with a leading loyalty services firm
to startup a "Outsourcing ODC" for their application
development, managment and Q.A Automation.
Success Story : ERP
We have entered into an agreement with a mid-sized
manufacturing & distribution firm to implement a complete
Success Story : Recruitment
Successfully built a strong dedicated managed
ODC for a startup to build a financial and
Who we are?
VisionSoft is a premier IT development services firm providing the highest quality IT Services and
Solutions at low cost through a combination of onsite and offshore services. The firm was founded in
1997 with a commitment to deliver and build long term relationships with our clients. Our goal is to
be the number one service provider in our field.
VisionSoft. was established with a mission to provide the best IT services in the 'Cutting Edge' technologies. Driven by a desire to always be up-to-date with the current technology and to realize our ideas for products in these new technologies, we have assembled a group of highly motivated people to establish a completely different kind of company / environment.
An environment that drives people to always be on the cutting edge of technology, and thus our motto "Always On the Cutting Edge".
An environment that brings out the best in people, and who passionately come together to turn "Ideas Into Reality". Committed to our vision we are in a constant pursuit of creating an environment that is fun, challenging, competitive and highly infectious, which drives us to excel in our field of expertise, and best of all work passionately to turn ideas into reality.
The success of any offshore relationship depends on building remote collaborative teams. We understand the needs of a startup demand a faster turnaround. Building a tightly integrated team becomes extremely critical in these environments. It becomes a necessity to build a team that can deliver within weeks and sometimes within days.
The following are some of the key aspects of our Extreme Programming approach that drives results for clients.
Whole Team: Every contributor to the project is an integral part of the "Whole Team".
Test Driven Approach: The team should be capable of building code with simple design and obsessively tested code, improving the design continually to keep it always just right for the current needs.
Small Releases: Focused on business value, the team should be able to produce software in a series of small fully-integrated releases that pass all the tests the Customer has defined
Collective Ownership/Pair Programming: The Extreme Programming team keeps the system integrated and running all the time. The programmers write all production code in pairs, and all work together all the time. They code in a consistent style so that everyone can understand and improve all the code as needed. This practice ensures that all production code is reviewed by at least one other programmer, and results in better design, better testing, and better code.
Sustainable Pace: The team should be able to share a common and simple picture of what the system looks like. Everyone works at a pace that can be sustained indefinitely.
Here are some of the time-tested measures that have enabled us to build an efficient offshore agile development process
Use Regular Short Status Meetings.
Use Short Iterations.
Use wikis to contain common information.
Use Test Scripts to Help Understand the Requirements.
Use Regular Builds to Get Feedback on Functionality.
Use an Iteration Planning Meeting that's Tailored for Remote Sites.
Not excessive but "Just enough" documentation.
Use Contact Visits to build trust.
Get multiple communication modes (telephone,IM,etc.).
It is our commitment to build an efficient and effective team that can satisfy the business needs with quick and continuous delivery of valuable software.
Businesses are under constant pressure to deliver high-quality products with aggressive time-to-market projections. Every software development lifecycle relies greatly on the test team to ensure the end product is of the highest quality and functionality.
Our onshore team will work hand-in-hand with your existing staff to understand the project requirements, define the scope, and control quality throughout the project lifecycle. The end result of this partnership will be a well-defined Test Plan. Next, our offshore team will use the Test Plan to perform testing and document the results. Our extensive experience in testing web-based applications, automated tools for laborious repeated tasks, and offshore model allows us to deliver quality results, on time, every time.
User acceptance testing
Everyone understands the advantages of the Open Source technologies but it presents some unique set of challenges of choosing the right solution for an organization. We are constantly building and testing various open source technologies (ERP, application servers, portal servers and many more) and thus enabling us to bring together the right team and provide the most cost effective solution to an organization.
Our research labs are constantly building and testing various open source technologies (ERP, application servers, portal servers and many more). This would enable us to bring the right resources for any open source technologies. Our goal is to be the number one service provider in the open source technologies.
Open Source - ERP
When enterprises try to automate their business processes and implement an ERP solution, they are faced with several challenges. The total cost of an ERP implementation is a significant factor that influences the ERP planning strategy and direction. They are faced with several costs that include and are not limited to a wide range of factors such as cost of software, services and maintenance. The licensing fees can be reduced with the use of available open source ERP solutions.
We have seen the ubiquity and pervasive use of open source technologies in the areas of Databases, Operating Systems, Web Servers and Application Servers, but are yet to see the wide acceptance in the areas of business and ERP applications. Our commitment is to put together the right business solutions using these technologies.
Two of the leading open source ERP applications are Compiere and OpenBravo.
Openbravo is an open source ERP solution designed specifically for Small to Medium sized Businesses developed in a web based environment. It includes many robust features that are considered part of the extended ERP: procurement and warehouse management, project and service management, production management, and financial management. Additionally, this same application seamlessly integrates the rest of the areas, starting with a management scope directly helping clients with its CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and BI (Business Intelligence).
Compiere is an Open Source ERP software application with fully integrated CRM solution. Compiere is a fully integrated business solution for small-to-medium enterprises worldwide. Compiere is based on business process rather then departmental boundaries.
Open Source -- Portals
Portals provide a unified way of access to enterprise information that can be instantly retrieved and presented in a customized and personalized manner to best suit user needs. Portals present enterprises a way to provide a consistent look and feel with access control and procedures for multiple applications, which otherwise would have been different entities altogether. Listed below are some of the benefits of using portal solution
Personalization and customization of the display of information/contents available. This lets users to directly access the information and/or applications they need.
Improved sharing of company's information and applications.
Content can be re-used more efficiently to improve business performance.
Increase productivity and efficiency of the organization through efficient flow of information.
Provide secured access environment for restricted contents.
Improved team collaboration through sharing of information and ideas.
Increased user satisfaction through the use of advanced customization features.
At NBOS, we offer development capabilities and expertise in portal technology to deliver next generation portal solutions. We have deep knowledge and vast experience in delivering solutions ranging from small to large scale portal. Our detailed analysis and proactive processes, helps to formulate an enterprise open source portal solution that meets the precise needs, goals and targets of our clients. Our portal solutions provide enterprises with open source applications that enable users to take advantage of the way they exploit information and resources all over their organizations.
NBOS offers portal solutions through the use of Open Source Applications such as Liferay and JBOSS Portal.
Liferay is a portal designed to deploy portlets that adhere to the Portlet API (JSR 168). Many useful portlets are bundled with the portal (Mail, Document Library, Calendar, Message Boards, etc). Liferay portal provides built in Content Management System (CMS) & Collaboration Suite with out-of-the-box choice from over 60 portlets. Liferay offers out-of-the-box development tools and localization to 22 languages. Liferay runs on all major application servers, databases and operating systems with over 700 deployment configurations.
JBoss Portal provides an open source platform for hosting and serving a portal's Web interface, publishing and managing its content, and customizing its experience.
Open Source - Wiki
A wiki is designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content and enables documents to be written collaboratively, in a simple markup language using a web browser.
JBossWiki provides full support of the JBoss Portal 2.0 security constructs to allow users and roles to be associated with editing and display of wiki pages and attachments. JBossWiki has several features such as full support of wiki page histories and rollback,an integrated DIFF tool, a Plugin framework which allows different wiki types to be defined and associated with different plugin stacks which add contextual content to wiki pages or do translations.
Full support for attachments (attachment histories are pending).
Currently supports the JSPWiki wikitext syntax.
Includes a prototype search engine.
Simple URL support even while running within JBoss Portal so users can access wiki pages by the URL pattern: http://host/wiki/PageName
JSPWiki is an open source feature-rich and extensible wiki engine built around the standard J2EE components (Java, servlets, JSP). JSP Wiki can be deployed on any platform that supports JDK 1.4+ and a web server which is servlet 2.4+ compliant. It provides data storage in the form of text files, in database using plugins for MySQL, PostgreSQL.
Open Source - Databases
The MySql database is the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use. It's used on every continent by individual Web developers as well as many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software -- including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia, YouTube, and Zappos.com.
Not only is MySQL the world's most popular open source database, it has also become the database of choice for a new generation of applications built on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python.) MySQL runs on more than 20 platforms including Linux, Windows, OS/X, HP-UX, AIX, Netware, giving you the kind of flexibility that puts you in control.
Open Source - Blogs
Blog software is a category of software which consists of a specialized form of content management system specifically designed for creating and maintaining weblogs.
Roller is a Java web application that should be able to run on any Java EE server and any relational database. Currently, Roller is best supported on Tomcat and MySQL.
Here are some of Roller's key features:
Multi-user blogging: can support tens of thousands of users and blogs
Group blogging with three permission levels (editor, author and limited)
Support for comment moderation and comment spam prevention measures
Bloggers have complete control over blog layout/style via templates
Support for blog clients that support MetaWeblog API
All blogs have entry and comment feeds in both RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0 formats
Pebble is a lightweight, open source, Java EE blogging tool. It's small, fast and feature-rich with unrivalled ease of installation and use. Blog content is stored as XML files on disk and served up dynamically, so there's no need to install a database. All maintenance and administration can be performed through your web browser, making Pebble ideal for anybody who is constantly on the move or doesn't have direct access to their host.
Blojsom is a full-featured, multi-user, multi-blog package written in Java. Blojsom aims for simplicity in its design while adding flexibility in areas such as the flavors, templates, plugins, and the ability to run a multi-user blog with a single blojsom installation.
ODC Model Offshore Development Centers(ODC) are essentially a dedicated pool of specialized engineering and programming resources that act as virtual extensions of your own development teams. Constituted with high-quality resources possessing functional and required technical competencies, offshore centers provide a scalable and cost-effective solution to your IT needs, delivering powerful business benefits.
Which organization would not like to have a dedicated IT delivery team? A team that understands their business and technology, which can be quickly changed in size without the administrative overhead of resourcing, managing and enabling the team with the infrastructure required. And, of course, delivers high-quality cost-effective solutions. Sounds like a dream!
We have made this a reality for more than one client. We partner with our clients to invest in replicating their IT environments, training our teams, setting up communication & security systems and integrating our development processes with theirs to ensure that the offshore team is an efficient and seamless extension of the client's development facilities. We also invest in creating a pool of additional resources who can be used to augment the team at any time.
Add to this a system that optimizes employee productivity and charges Clients attractive long-term rates and you can realize what we offer to our clients on a long-term basis.
In India, we can establish and manage your dedicated offshore development center to develop IT solutions, and provide 24-hour, on-call support.
Outsourced ODC Model
Offshore Development Centers are essentially a dedicated pool of specialized engineering and programming resources that act as virtual extensions of your own development teams. Constituted with high-quality resources possessing functional and required technical competencies, offshore centers provide a scalable and cost-effective solution to your IT needs, delivering powerful business benefits. All operational overheads are included in the hourly bill rate for each headcount.
The ODC Model includes the following services
Office, workspace, conference facility, communication infrastructure
Travel, logistical & administrative support
Options to scale the organization on an as needed basis
The Client will be provides the necessary hardware and software required for the project.
Managed ODC Model
In this model we will collaborate with Care.com U.S to provide the following additional services for the Indian outfit for a fixed annual cost.
Corporate HR Administration
Corporate Accounting/ Tax filing.
Corporate Payroll Tax filing
In today's market of rapid globalization and diversification, managing a product manufacture is a complex task. This includes and is not limited to material management, managing supplier relationships, quality control and warehouse management. The manufacturers, while bringing down their operations costs and enhancing customer experience, need to harmonize the processes and have real-time insight into their businesses to reap more value from their products life cycle.
Automation of materials management, order management, procurement, financial accounting, and manufacturing processes improves the ability to meet customers demand and profitability. Traditional ERP implementations, for small to medium organizations, prove to be long and expensive. The Open Source ERP packages available with no upfront license fees reduce the risks and challenges commonly associated with ERP implementations.
NBOS partners with manufacturers to help them adopt the right Open Source solution that can connect their supply chains, material management, warehouses, and order management to provide real time business insight and lower their operational costs.
Construction What VisionSoft Technologies can do for you in building cost estimation services?
Accurately estimating construction and building costs is essential to the long-term success of any company. By outsourcing your construction cost estimation services to VisionSoft technologies, you can benefit from our accurate estimates.
It gives the cost information needed to make a bid for a contract.
It helps in deciding whether a proposed new product will be profitable and which endeavors are currently making a profit.
It helps in tracking actual costs as the project develops.
VisionSoft technologies has a Comprehensive Construction Cost Estimation Process:
By outsourcing construction cost estimation services to VisionSoft, you can benefit from high-quality services at a lower cost.
Our engineers have the ability to perform an in-depth analysis on your input of hand sketches, 2d drawings or even blueprints and provide construction cost estimations and building cost estimations in terms of cost values.
These cost values are then converted into 2d drawings consisting of plans, elevations or sections.
Our engineers can then provide 3d models based on the inputs we receive from you to truly give a realistic dimension to the cost of construction of a building.
Our panel of experts will interact with you personally to come up with engineering based cost control methods that ensure you get maximum quality buildings for the least cost.
Our construction cost estimation services include the following outlay:
Estimating Basic Material Costs
Estimating Engineering Activities
Establishing and Production Engineering
Estimating Establishing, Production, Assembly and Construction Activities
Estimating Supervision, Direct Management, and Other Direct Charges
The Use of Factors in Estimating
We strive in taking up challenges and working with startup(s) which believe in innovation and are not afraid to disrupt the industry. We are fortunate to have been associated with one such startup to build a financial services company to help invest for college (529 plans). We built the technology from the ground up, integrated with various record keeping platforms, integrated with various mutual fund trading networks, built standards and procedures for trade and cash reconciliation and built various back office automations to build process efficiencies in application processing.
The mission was to make college affordable for American families by bringing together various retailers, stores, & restaurants and turn their every day spending into college savings and to assist each individual in saving for college through investments. The technology goals to achieve this mission were to
Build low cost and highly scalable technology to support Mutual Fund processing.
Build a platform that can integrate with trading networks for mutual fund trading.
Build a platform that can easily be customized for various partners.
Build a low cost platform that would enable the client to compete with large financial institutions with substantially greater scale.
We were privileged to have taken part with a startup with this unique mission and to contribute in building the technology for a complete backend record keeping and mutual fund trading system. The client's technology goals were accomplished. The platform is currently being used to support 529 plans in United States with assets of approximately $23 billion.
VisionSoft Inc was established in Nashua, New Hampshire with a mission to provide the best IT services in the 'Cutting Edge' technologies. Driven by a desire to always be up-to-date with the current technology and to realize our ideas for products in these new technologies. A group of highly motivated people have come together and established a completely different kind of company / environment.
We are looking for a Programmer Analyst(s) with Bachelor Degree(Comp Science, Engineering, Business Administration, Math, MIS or Science. Will accept all the equivalent combination of degrees/education and experiences) with +1 years of Software Development Experience. Travel may be required to client sites.
As a Programmer Analyst you will develope, create, test and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develope software solutions. Provide technical guidance on client projects.
Experience in using Oracle, Oracle Applications, C, Java, HTML, and Visual basic on Unix and Windows NT, Unix server applications using the C Socket, TCP/IP and IBM X.25 protocol. Java and Network tools, J2ee, EJB, JSP, Servlet, XML, SQLJ, JDBC, IBM AIX Unix and Oracle Java technology, ASP technology, Microsoft Visual Foxpro, Oracle Database, IBM DB2 database and Sybase database.