Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Quest Global Technologies (Quest GLT) is an Information Technology company that works on advanced SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud-Technologies, and Blockchain Development. Quest GLT provides end-to-end solutions to corporate and individuals with a high degree of focus on accuracy, precision, cost-adequacy, timeliness, and application value.
I have a decade of experience in Software Development and Team Management and have worked with Fortune 50 Companies like HSBC and United Health Group. My goal as a Co-Founder of the company is to bring about digital transformation that would help our clients streamline their technological processes with optimal efficiency and utmost security.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
Having worked in Fortune 50 companies like HSBC and United Health Group over a decade as a Software Developer, I could realize that pains faced by SMEs are even more acute owing to limited budgets for IT implementations and innovations. Therefore, I wanted to start something to help SMEs to realize their intended potential for their organization.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Our company has an in-house team of 50 Development experts.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Our business model allows us to understand the client in the best way possible. Owing to direct lines of communication with our client(s), our team of developers is equipped to build and design software solutions customized and in sync with the client's acute requirements. We believe that a direct channel of communication is a key factor in not only accelerating the execution efficiency and real-time troubleshooting but also helps in establishing an unbreakable bond of loyalty, trust, and goodwill.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
Quest Global Technologies provides customized, highly-engineered, and most effective solutions to clients from the respective industries such as E-commerce, Education, Finance, Healthcare, and Real Estate. Yes, we pride ourselves in the knowledge that our clients come back to avail our services repeatedly for more projects.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a web app.
Few things that are crucial when determining the time frame for the development of a web app are external API integrations, e-commerce functionality in the system, preferable technology stack of the deliverables, the security criterion, animations, and graphics proposed by the client, etc.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a web app?
Since Quest GLT engineers customized solutions for its clients, the time taken to develop and deliver a web application is subjected to variations. We believe in not only providing cutting edge solutions to our clientele but also in providing constructive recommendations so our clients can make informed decisions and always stand apart from the competition. Nevertheless, on average, 35% of the time goes into frontend development, 50% of the time goes into backend development, and around 15% of the time goes into integration and system testing.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?
The key parameters taken into consideration before selecting the right platform for the development of a web application are 3rd party integrations, payment integrations, and desired level of scalability.
Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in development of your web apps?
Our developers possess vast knowledge and experience in the following technologies belonging to the web development paradigm:
Backend: Python and Node JS: Express JS, PHP- Codeigniter, Laravel, WordPress
Database: MySql, MongoDB
Do you offer website design templates or customised website designs, and do you have a responsive website design?
Quest Global Technologies offers customized website designs as we believe in the client’s utmost satisfaction. And yes, our website is responsive.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc)?
We prefer a customized CMS; however, if clients wish to use an existing CMS, then we usually opt for Drupal.
Do you provide website maintenance services?
Yes. All of those are billed at an hourly rate if they are not built at Quest Global Technologies.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?
Some key factors that we consider before deciding the cost of a web application are the desired level of scalability, 3rd party integrations, payment integrations, etc.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
The payment structure followed to bill clients are Fixed-Cost and time-and-money.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
Our minimum budget requirement for projects that we take in is $2000 (USD).
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
Since Quest GLT worked on projects of various sizes in 2018, the price range of our projects varied between $2000 and $150000 (USD).