Acurus, is a leading provider of outsourcing and staffing services to middle-market clients. A workforce of nearly 260 professionals is constantly striving to add value to our clients.
Our strategy is to create a long-term partnership with our clients using a multi-faceted approach - applying domain expertise in specific industry segments, utilizing a highly-skilled technology workforce, leveraging a proven global delivery model, implementing quality processes & methodologies and being extremely cost-effective.
Application Development & Maintenance (ADM) is a service offered by Acurus that encompasses all custom software development, building of EAI systems and maintenance of systems and sub systems.
Configuring and enhancing Commercial Off-the-shelf products to meet the unique needs that are not 100% met – and often poorly met – by Commercial off-the-shelf products.
Why outsourcing, why not staff augmentation services?
Is Staff augmentation so bad?
Not necessarily. Under a staff augmentation model, the cost of hiring for temporary requirements and disengaging once those requirements have been met can more than offset the higher cost of engaging more permanent resources.
Moreover, staff augmentation requires minimal contracting effort, has a simple cost model (rate times hours worked), can scale up or down quickly and has minimal impact on the existing operating model of an IT organization.
But there are certainly some deficiencies in this model. Staff augmentation, can become problematic when it morphs into a permanent operating model.
As a long-term solution, it has none of the benefits of alternative long-term external sourcing models, such as managed services (outsourcing) and, in fact, can create a number of serious risks and potentially destroy value.
The essential difference between the two models is that under a managed services model (outsourcing), the provider is committed to delivering an “outcome” at a defined price versus an “input” as under the staff augmentation model. An input is simply the performance of an activity with no commitment that the activity will result in the desired outcome. The managed service model drives a measure of value based on planning, as the organization must define the requirement on a service and performance criteria basis.
Pricing is tied to the outcome. Should the service requirement diminish or disappear, the associated costs react in kind. This provides the “scalability to demand” often sought in a staff augmentation model, but scalability that is tied to service.
Linked to managed services is a service commitment. Under the staff augmentation model, the only service commitment is hours of work. Under the managed services (outsourcing) model, the provider assumes all of the risk of meeting the service commitment.
A managed services (outsourcing) model delivers all of the skills access and flexibility of a staff augmentation model. Because the model relies heavily on management and process rigor, clients generally experience an elevated capability themselves.
The bias towards staff augmentation
Value alternative in managed services
Bemefits as a long term solution
Impact on IT operation model
Application Development and Maintenance
Acurus provides world class, Industry leading Application Development and Maintenance service to meet all your organizations requirements.
Our End to End application build service include,
Our End to End Run services include,