Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
I am Rahul Patel, the CEO of Variance Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Variance InfoTech Pvt Ltd has quickly established a strong foothold in fields of Offshore Dedicated Development Center, Application Development & Maintenance, Software as a Service, Enterprise Solutions, Product Development & Support, Testing Services, and Search Engine Optimization. Expertise in Quality & Project Management has helped us achieve high standards for our clients.
The core business of Variance is to offer CRM consulting and Solutions. Until today Variance has helped 500+ companies to setup CRM for their entire business activities. Variance also offers extensions and plugins in CRM to sell at various CRM marketplaces like vTiger, SuiteCRM, and salesforce.
With CRM Variance expand its strength in other areas like Augmented Reality, Mobile Apps, and custom software development.
30% of the company’s strength is involved in a dedicated team hired by customers from the US/UK and Israel region.
Variance InfoTech Pvt Ltd offers its services in the area of Education & E-Learning, Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, Travel & Tourism, Manufacturing & Engineering, Automobile, Retail, Logistics & Distribution Industry, to name a few.
We strongly believe in seeing the same line of vision as our clients, and bringing those to life is only possible by working hand in hand with them.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
When working with past companies as an employee, we have just one feeling in mind that something we build or set up as a company, our idea is to offer customers robust technology or software solutions.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Our company offers 100% in house team.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Our core business objective is to offer 100% quality work with no negotiation on pricing. Although the Implementation of this model meant losing customers, we can offer 100% quality to those customers who are ready to work with us.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
Our solutions work for the following industries largely.
Yes, we have a 70% repeat customer ratio.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a web app.
- The complexity involved in requirement
- Scope of work (How big work is)
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a web app?
- 40% in Development and testing
- 20% in Analysis
- 40% in wireframing, UI design, User/UX research-front end
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?
- The problem a customer is trying to solve
- Budget and timeframe
- Feasibility of the project and technological preferences
- Future enhancements planned
Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in the development of your web apps?
- Core PHP, Java, C++, C#, ASP.NET, Unity
- Angular, Mean stack, Node, Code Igniter, Flutter, AR Kit, AR Core, MaxST
Do you offer website design templates or customized website design, and do you have a responsive website design?
It depends on budget and time frames. For shorter time frames and less complex jobs with generic requirements, we suggest the use of readily designed templates like WordPress.
For innovative and disruptive ideas where lots of iterations are expected based on user feedback and analytics, we work on complete design and development from scratch.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc)?
Do you provide website maintenance services?
Yes, we do. We even offer lots of integrations and analysis for further improvements.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?
- Scope of work.
- The problem we are trying to solve
- Target user audience
- Tools and technology required to achieve the final outcome
- Third party tools required to integrate or APIs required to be used
- QA and testing required
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.)
If the requirements are precise with all technical specifications, we provide fixed cost with rates for Change Requests on an hourly basis.
In case the requirement is for long term projects or for ongoing development, we offer dedicated resources on a monthly basis.
If the project is complex and the estimated time frame to complete the project is more than six months, we divide it into phases and milestones. The client pays in advance for each milestone. 5 to 10 % of the entire project is paid on the completion of the entire 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?
The minimum budget we worked on the project is USD 15,000.00.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
- Hourly USD 25-35
- Fix price USD 12,000 - USD 30,000.00