People

Our consultants have rich industry and academic experience. We staff our projects with all required roles like: Account Manager, Engagement Manager, Project Manager, Architect, Subject Matter Experts, Business Analyst, UI Designer, Developers, Testers, and System Support persons.

Our project team is trained in the domain of the customer by our SME and / or Business Analysts, who can speak the terminology and language of the customer.

We have an ongoing training and skill building program to train our associates. This helps them appreciate business issues being faced by our clients and provide right featured solution. Our communication and soft skills training helps our consultants interact with our customers clearly and effectively.

Technologies

  • Programming Languages: Microsoft .NET and Java, and related technologies.
  • Front-end: HTML5, CSS3, Jquery. Various JavaScript Frameworks and Charting components.
  • Database / Data Warehouse / BI / Data Management: MySQL, MS SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, Hadoop, MongoDB, Elastic Search, Machine Learning, Database profilers,
  • Charing & Reporting: MS SQL Server reporting, Crystal Reports, JavaScript Charting components.
  • CMS & Portal tools: MS SharePoint, DNN, WordPress.
  • Cloud Computing: IAAS (Amazon EC2 & MS Azure), PaaS (MS Azure & O365), SaaS (O365).
  • Mobile: Android, Sencha, Responsive UI, iOS, Windows.
  • Test Engineering: Test Management tools (Quality Center, Test Link, JIRA5), Automated Regression Testing (QTP, Selenium, Rational Robot, SilkTest), Load / Stress Testing (LoadRunner, JMeter, OpenSTA, JProbe, ANTS profiler), SOA / Web Testing (SoapUI, Jmeter), defect Management (JIRA, Mantis, Bugzilla).

Engagement model

Software development and delivery is much more than a project. We at Contata firmly believe that it is the foundation of creating a successful customer relationship. We achieve this by having flexibility and ownership in the way we work with our customers. We use the following engagement models and customize them based on our client need.

Full Onsite: We provide onsite consultants, engagement and account managers who work with customers at site. They can add value as integral members of customer’s project team and / or act as nodal point of contact when working with 3rd party contractors.

Offshore Development Centre: Contata offers a model where we work as an extension of customer’s development team. Customer and Contata collectively decide on the implementation team and have full transparency, access and control on the team.

Hybrid Development: We can deploy staff to your location. These individuals then provide development services, on-site coordination with our offshore development resources.

Outsourced Product Development: Contata can take full responsibility of product development, delivery and support for our customers. This covers all stages of product development life cycle.

  • Conceptualization & Need Analysis
  • Requirements Gathering and Analysis
  • Prototyping & Design
  • Technology Choice & Architecture
  • Iterative Development & Delivery
  • Product Testing
  • Product Re-engineering

Methodology

Contata Solutions adheres to well-defined methodologies and processes while performing software development. Our methodologies are based on strict compliance to standards and expectations, optimum resource utilization, and continuous improvement. This ensures that the end product is completely in sync with the client’s requirements. The development methodologies that are followed at Contata Solutions are:

Agile Methodology
SCRUM-based Agile Software methodology is extensively used in Contata Solutions. It is used to satisfy customers through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. Characteristics like adaptive mode, self-organizing and cross-functional teams are strong points, which enable and empower them to function and deliver better solutions.

Hybrid Methodology
At times there is no single project methodology which can be applied to projects. For all such projects, Hybrid Methodology is used. It is a combination of best practice of Scrum and Waterfall Model project development practices. This methodology imbibes best practices of each individual model and is strongly recommended for projects where the requirements are unclear and are ever evolving.

Waterfall Methodology
This methodology offers linear and sequential approach to software and systems development. It comprises of series of defined phases, each one running sequentially only after the last has been completed. Each phase is accompanied with a measurable entry and exit criteria, therefore having high visibility. It involves heavy documentation at each stage, well-defined templates and measurable productivity. This is the simplest methodology to implement where requirements are well defined and do not change in high velocity.