The architecture follows a Model-View-Controller (MVC) implementation leveraging .NET Core hosted on the Azure Cloud Infrastructure, allowing Helm to securely serve its customers through growth and peak times.
Helm SaaS MVC architecture hosted on Azure.
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The Future is Bright for HELM
Helm now provides a robust and reliable platform for university athletic departments across the nation. The project was on budget and on-time, fitting within industry average for a medium-sized SaaS development project (4-6 months, $70,000-$100,000 ).
Some differences between the mockup and actual requirements were uncovered during testing, which is expected in software development projects as it is nearly impossible to envision all cases up-front.
Our Agile-based proven process, coupled with strong change management, is well suited to handle such changes, but most importantly, the work invested up-front by Helm in developing the vision for the product using a mockup was paramount. It reduced the number of unanticipated changes and therefore eliminated friction around cost and timeline.
Furthermore, Helm’s involvement during the development process was reliable, with strong communication, which had a direct positive impact on the quality of the resulting system.
With the platform now up, Helm can focus on marketing it while retaining our expertise for support or enhancements as needed, therefore controlling their costs.
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Almost one in four companies prefer to choose software development outsourcing services for their projects.
The primary reason is to reduce cost, flexibility, faster market time, and a vast pool of talent. On the other hand, satisfaction levels for outsourced development remain relatively low, with only 17.8% of companies reporting absolute satisfaction with the work delivered. So if your organization is looking to outsource, make sure you pick the right partner for your organization.
The Helm project exemplifies custom web applications developed and maintained by our group, and the synergy between client and vendor needed for a successful delivery. We embrace and emphasize certain distinguishing factors designed to ensure a quality outcome for each and every client and project:
- We are disciplined and organized about work and communication
- We treat clients as partners
- We offer solutions, not just programming
We believe it is important for our respective organizations to recognize and value the above tenants in order to develop a successful product and have fun along the way. So we have found out that we are not a good fit for organizations that are:
- Not willing to engage in regular meetings with us.
- Not willing to invest the time to clarify and validate requirements.
- Not willing to recognize scope changes.
- Looking for the cheapest programming services available.