Solution Analysts

Mobile App Development. Redefined for You

3.90/5 (5 Reviews)
About Solution Analysts
With a vision to provide automated solutions to our esteemed enterprise clients using the latest technologies across web, mobile, and IoT development, Solution Analysts focuses on delivering quality IT solutions. Our core functional areas are web, eCommerce, mobility, and...
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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2011
India, United States
Solution Analysts
Mobile App Development. Redefined for You
3.90/5 (5 Reviews)
Interview
Kalpesh Patel
Kalpesh Patel
Founder and CEO
Kalpesh Patel
Founder and CEO, Solution Analysts

Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?

Solution Analysts is an enterprise software development company headquartered in Ahmedabad, India. The company started developing customized mobile applications back in 2011. Over a period, Solution Analysts has evolved by integrating technological advancements in the personalized web, eCommerce, and IoT solutions. Today, Solution Analysts has delivered over 500 IT solutions across various industry sectors worldwide. As a reliable IT solution partner, my company focuses on emerging technologies like IoT and Blockchain to provide next-gen solutions to the esteemed clientele.

As a Founder and CEO, I look after the company’s operations and provide strategic vision from my experience of over fifteen years in the technology domain. I also take critical decisions on various aspects related to employees and clients. I feel blessed to have a team of dedicated developers and business consultants to take Solution Analysts to the next level.

What was the idea behind starting this organization?

Well, it is difficult to mention various objectives behind establishing Solution Analysts at this juncture, but the central idea was to bring automation to the client’s business processes and enhance convenience. Today, Solution Analysts is thriving by keeping this vision in mind and assisting startups and SMEs to take their businesses to the next level. Solution Analysts has aimed at providing high-quality technology solutions across different industry verticals in a cost-effective way. I am happy that we have got success in achieving this objective.

What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?

Solution Analysts was founded in 2011 when outsourcing was gaining ground. However, I have always kept the focus on providing end-to-end IT solutions to the corporate clients under one roof. For example, clients can get app marketing, app maintenance, and all mobile app-related services at Solution Analysts. It can save valuable time and efforts of our clients. Thanks to the client-centric approach of our dedicated app and web developers, my company can offer in-house teams for all sorts of software solutions. We have 120+ experienced professionals who have skills in developing high-end solutions as per industry needs and market trends. Recently, we have forayed into IoT app development and started building teams to develop customized solutions using emerging technologies like IoT and Blockchain.

How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?

As I mentioned, the client-centric approach is the core of our business model. At Solution Analysts, we believe that the end user should get the solution for their requirements or hurdles through our customized software. Our enthusiastic developers can come up with out-of-the-box ideas to meet the client’s business needs, and we are ready to provide 24/7 assistance. Apart from using the agile methodology and offering transparent development process, we emphasize meeting the deadlines without compromising on the performance and quality of our solutions. We have a proper work schedule and hourly allotment at a place to cover all the aspects of any of our projects. Our team of 120+ developers works with the same enthusiasm and dedication for every project to enable our clients to make the most from thriving technology.

Since inception, we have refrained from comparing or competing with other IT companies. Whether it is a technology or business perspective, we believe in going ahead by serving clients with seamlessly-performing IT solutions that can add value to their business. We actively consider the client’s feedback at every stage of a project to offer a rich user experience that can further convert into a higher ROI and improved branding.

What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?

We live in the age of diversification. We also have designed an array of our services to meet the diverse requirements, irrespective of the client company’s size and business model. We can come up with customized mobile app, web, and IoT app solutions for all major industry verticals including retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking and finance, social media, on-demand business and the like. Our team of expert developers has a knack for integrating advancements of mobility and IoT technologies in the enterprise-grade solutions. As we keep the client’s needs and end users in mind while developing sophisticated solutions, we have earned the trust of many clients worldwide. As a result, we have 80% repetitive business to date.

Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.

At Solution Analysts, we have a team of experienced business consultants who can assist the clients to get the most suitable technology solutions for their business cost-effectively. We do thorough research on the client’s business needs and current market trends before kick-starting the project. We give special attention to the significant parameters that have a direct impact on mobile app development. These factors include:
• Conceptualization
• Project flow as per requirements
• UI and UX design
• App complexity and estimated time
• Third-party integrations and modification
• OS (Android, iOS, or Cross-platform)
• Quality check and bug fixing
• Deployment

We offer a blend of analytical skills, creativity, and technical expertise while working on mobile app projects. We endeavor to integrate technological enhancements to provide advanced solutions at competitive rates.

How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?

Well, it depends on various aspects including the complexity and feature integration of the app. Usually, a mobile app with necessary features takes three to four months for back end development, whereas a complex app project may stretch up to 6 months. Similarly, the front-end development also takes almost three months. However, I would like to mention here that if the project requirements are precise and the roadmap fixed, the app development will take less time. Solution Analysts is lucky that it has a team of expert developers who are well-versed in using cutting-edge tools and technologies for completing the app projects soon.

What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?

Business persons need to consider various aspects before selecting the right mobile app development platform. Out of them, target audience, region, device type, market, and business model are major ones to consider. For example, if a company wants to target the millennials in the USA, it is better to come up with an iOS app first if their budget permits for only one app at a time.

Which platform do you suggest your clients to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?

Most of our clients want business apps for both the major platforms. They have a clear roadmap on app platform and features. But, if they are perplexed by Android and iOS platforms, our team of experts carefully examine every aspect of the client’s business process to give useful suggestions. We consider market trends and the client’s business model as well. At times, we suggest our clients opt for a cross-platform app if they want to target both iOS and Android-using audience in a limited budget. We have a team of cross-platform app developers who can build awesome apps using Ionic React JS and React Native platforms. From easy customization to cost-effectiveness, the cross-platform app can offer several business benefits.

Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?

The choice of the platform depends on the app category (the theme of the app), targeted region and audience, and the client’s budget. If the client wants to go with only one platform, and the app targets Indian or Asian market, we suggest the client go for an Android app first and then bring an iOS app. At Solution Analysts, we do extensive research and analyze the client’s core requirements. If a native app is the right solution for the client, we suggest it. What is more important for the business is to improve their online visibility and leverage the benefits of a thriving mobile platform. So, our first recommendation, even for a startup, is to bring a business app. As I’ve mentioned earlier, we assist them in building a competent app in a cost-efficient way.

What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?

The largest factor to decide the cost of a business mobile app is the scope of the project. Other key factors related to the user’s experience include:
• User Type
• User Role
• User Journey
• External System
• Features and Functionality
• UI and UX

All these factors can play a vital role in determining the cost.

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.)

Fixed Cost, Time & Material, and Dedicated Team are typical pricing models that we follow from the client’s requirements and the clarity of the app project. Let me put it this way: when the conditions are defined clearly, and the roadmap built, we suggest our clients go with a fixed cost model. If the project requirements keep on changing during the development phase, the T&M model is preferable. We can also accept Pay per Milestone payment if the client wishes for it in line with the scope of the project.

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?

At Solution Analysts, the budget is not a constraint if the client comes with an excellent app concept. However, our bare minimum requirement for developing MVP is $5000. We believe in long-term relationships, and we would like to encourage innovative app ideas that have long-term potential. If you see our portfolio, you will find that we have worked on some projects to add value to our work. We are always open to discussing and developing ground-breaking themes into amazing apps.

What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?

At Solution Analysts, the budget is not a constraint if the client comes with an excellent app concept. However, our bare minimum requirement for developing MVP is $5000. We believe in long-term relationships, and we would like to encourage innovative app ideas that have long-term potential. If you see our portfolio, you will find that we have worked on some projects to add value to our work. We are always open to discussing and developing ground-breaking themes into amazing apps.

Which business model do you suggest to your clients enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?

Again, it depends on market trends and app types. Looking at a growing competition in the app stores and the current trends, I would like to suggest entrepreneurs go for apps based on emerging technologies like blockchain, IoT, AI, and ML. Such futuristic and advanced apps have a better possibility of earning good revenue in a short time. On-demand apps is also an option to be taken into account. These apps can also generate a stream of income, but then, it depends on the overall business model. Finally, I would suggest that B2B and productivity-enhancing apps can work wonders in generating steady revenue.

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A-106, Sankalp Iconic Tower Near Iscon Cross Road, Ambli - Bopal road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380058
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