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Engagement Model

Based on your immediate or long term objectives, we can tailor the engagement model.

What are your objectives? What is your strategy? United IT offers multiple engagement models to meet diverse needs of global clients. You can choose from any one the generally accepted outsourcing engagement models below or a combination of them for different phases of your project. We can also work with you to customize a model to address your specific need.

Based on your immediate or long term objectives, we can tailor the engagement model.

>> Effort based pricing or Time & Material
>> Milestone based billing
>> Dedicated Development Facility or Retainer
>> Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Model
>> Project based pricing or Fixed bid
>> Any of these pricing models can be applied to our suite of services in ingenious ways for convenience and best value for money.

Effort based pricing or Time & Material

- In the Effort based pricing model, the project cost is a function of the total project execution time and the corresponding resources deployedbr

- This engagement model is particularly useful in contexts where the projects are quite complex and are prone to specification and design changes midstreambr

- This model gives customer greater flexibility in terms of developing the project specification on an ongoing basis and modifying the specifications based on the changing market needs.

Milestone-based Billing

This option works for Clients who are concerned about progress in remote projects, milestones-based payment schedules reinforce progress monitoring. It helps justify payment based on achievable milestone and visible progress reduces risks.

Dedicated Development Facility or Retainer

A Dedicated facility is an extension of the customer's own engineering/development center. Through such Dedicated facilities, we offer the best skill sets, resources, flexibility and time-to-market advantages to the customers, taking all necessary efforts to protect the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the customers. All rights to the IPR developed in the Development Facility vests with the customer. The Dedicated Facility also provides a cost effective solution to customers requiring continuous offshore support. For such dedicated relationships, we also implement customer specific quality/process frameworks and teams are trained for the specific needs of a Client. The resources are paid on a retainer basis.

Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Model

In the Build-Operate-Transfer Model, UNITED IT launches a dedicated facility for the client. This facility is like an extension of the client's own facility. The dedicated facility leverages UNITED IT's technical infrastructure, processes and execution capabilities. The dedicated facility is staffed either by existing UNITED IT's resources or by Client's resources or by resources hired specifically for engagement or a mix of them all. UNITED IT has a well-defined mechanism for the smooth transition of the facility to the client.

Clients see the following benefits by working with this model:

>> Faster Time to Market
>> Lower Establishment Costs
>> Risk Reduction
>> Flexibility
>> Process Expertise
>> Option of owning the facility

Project based pricing or fixed bid

- A low risk option, which you can choose when the scope and specifications for the projects are reasonably clear.

- We offer Project based pricing in domains wherein we have the expertise and also have well defined estimation tools to determine the resource commitments.

- Our process optimization ensures reliability, predictability and optimized performance of the projects to deliver on time, on budget, on target.