For customers from the United States, the United Kingdom or even Australia, the internal costs of their own development team can be great. If we add to this the uncertainty or lack of resources, operational efficiency and technical developments, all this can become a serious argument for refusing to develop within the organization. In the case of outsourcing, you only pay for product development and do not incur any other expenses related to operation, technologies or training.
In terms of operating costs, labour arbitration is often seen as the most obvious advantage of outsourcing. If you can get more productivity for your money, when the work is done elsewhere, it makes no sense to pay more to your employees.
The fact is that many third-party development companies offer IT outsourcing services only for a fraction of the cost of the same services within the company. At the same time, it is important to choose for your needs a supplier of IT solutions with a good reputation, especially when a well-established and clear relationship is an important factor of your success.
This is probably one of the most underrated advantages of outsourcing. Most organizations choose outsourcing by virtue of the ability to hire a team of professionals for the project based on the "as consumed" model. This relieves them from long-term obligations and the need to pay any related costs, such as health insurance, bonuses, annual bonuses, etc., often accompanying the hiring of their own team.
When your project is implemented, maintaining the development, internal infrastructure and resources often becomes a heavy burden both in terms of necessary resources and costs. But this can be easily avoided when the company invites a third-party IT team to implement the project.
Although company management always has the best intentions, in some cases, projects implemented by company's own forces can lead to deadlines delay, wasted effort and money of sponsors. All these uncertainties can be avoided by transferring the execution of the project using a pricing model based on the achieved rates and objectives.
Embedded system development can be performed both in pure C/C++, and for Linux, QNX, windows CE, windows mobile, and android.
Reference. As Lotteam is part of LOT Group, a powerful engineering vendor that focuses on access control, automatic fare collection, and other transport control systems, we have been uniquely positioned to acquire profound industry-specific expertise and experience in developing software for the above types of solutions.
As part of LOT Group, Lotteam has developed the software systems for several large-scale projects associated with the delivery and installation of Automatic Fare Collection and SCADA systems in subways. In particular, we have developed in their entirety the AFC and SCADA Systems for the metro of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, and the AFC systems of Kiev Light Rail (Ukraine), Kiev Urban Electric Train (Ukraine), the metro of Kharkov (Ukraine), and several more Metro Rail systems. We have also developed the software for the access control systems of suburban train stations in the million+ Ukrainian cities of Lviv and Odessa, and the city of Sevastopol.
Cooperation with us is a golden opportunity for any provider of Automatic Fare Collection (AFC), SCADA, or other transport solutions, looking to cut down on their development expenses and willing to outsource part of their development to a knowledgeable, flexible, reliable, and cost-effective partner.
Whether you are based in Western Europe, the US, Canada, or Australia, you can reduce the development expenses borne by you in-house several-fold by outsourcing to us, in whole or in part, the development of the following parts of your AFC system:
We can also assist providers of tolling solutions and other intelligent transport systems.
LOT Team is a Ukrainian-Slovenian based software development company. We are a part of LOT Group, an international manufacturer of the automated systems for various industries, including fare collection systems, smart city solutions, and railway safety systems.
LOT Team was founded around 15 years ago in order to supply software components for the systems that LOT Group produce. Afterwards additional direction of software outsourcing was introduced, in order to share the knowledge and deliver the quality product to third party customers. During our work time we have faced and overcame plenty of interesting task and challenges both with our internal projects and external customers. We are keen on delivering the solutions and we believe that we should spread and share our experience for the best customer satisfaction.
We have developed both complex systems and platforms based on PHP with various added technologies for online auctions, e-commerce platforms, real estate analytics, mobile applications for iOS and Android, and embedded software for banking, public transport and SCADA systems. Although the most successful projects are under NDA we are able to share some statistics. Currently several of our application has 2+ millions downloads on Google Play, our e-commerce platform proceeds thousands orders a day, and the SW in the metro runs 24\7 handling 1.2 million financial transactions daily for almost a decade now with no faults.
The reason to that is the fact that our team consists of high level senior developers, and we use their experience and skill to solve the tasks that you can offer. At the moment our team consists of PHP, iOS, Android and Web developers on the one hand and C++ Embedded developers on the other, accompanied by professional BA and PM that are capable of delivering quality code for any application. As it is complicated to find quality people – we have a limited project capacity, so we are able to work with the ones we believe in, that’s why we are deeply involved in any project we are responsible for. To best suit the specifics of your project, we are highly flexible in offering several modes of cooperation, and always prepared to make an additional effort to make your project a success.
We are looking forward for our new challenge, are you looking forward to a solution as well? If so, get in touch with us.
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