Workflow Center of Excellence
You would have invested in Lotus Notes/Domino for your collaboration and workflow requirements. You would often face high demand for automating and maintaining business processes and workflows using Notes applications. Some of this demand is for new process automation, while other business users demand ongoing maintenance and modernization of their workflows. IT organizations find it difficult to recruit/retain developers with Lotus Notes and Web programming skills and make it work within the tight budgets given the economic scenario.
Maarga will set up and run a dedicated center of excellence for you which will be staffed by Maarga resources but can be managed either in a staff augmentation or a managed services model. Maarga will work with your team to plan the ramp up and staffing of the Lotus Notes development/maintenance team with appropriate skills, will execute projects with best of breed methodologies and deliver business results to your customers either as new products delivered or increased service levels for maintaining existing products.
How it works
We typically start off with a Gap Analysis to understand your current staffing levels and the projected business demand. Along with your architecture team and core developers, we will then evolve a staffing plan, a transition plan to integrate the Center of Excellence into your operations/development teams and a governance plan to achieve the business objectives set forth at the beginning of the engagement. Maarga will start with a small team, iron out the wrinkles in the engagement model and then scale as per the staffing plan.
Benefits for you
- No Capital expenses. Only operational expenses
- Scalable Team that responds to your business requirements
- Ready access to deep expertise in Lotus Notes/Domino Technologies
- Up to 50% lesser cost than US/Europe based development/maintenance teams
Custom Workflow Development
When business users see a working software that automates workflows and business processes well, they want to automate additional processes. This creates a constant demand for new development on the IT department. Given lean levels of staffing at IT departments, IT leaders look to experienced, best of breed consulting companies for automating these custom workflows.
Maarga has a specialized Notes/Domino practice that has seen development of custom workflows across multiple industries and multiple business functions. Maarga’s XFactory framework accelerates the development of a typical workflow application by using ready built modules and patterns that handle workflow tracking, notifications, audit trails, workflow patterns etc.,
How it works
A typical project begins with the outlining of the end business outcome, and proceeds to get detailed business requirements which then get translated into functional specifications. Maarga architects discuss with customers about their framework for applications, and suggest best practices that get incorporated into system design. Depending on customer choice, Maarga either develops the application on Maarga’s XFactory framework, the customer’s own framework or without a framework. A completed application goes through unit, system and performance testing before it goes through usability testing and deployment at client infrastructure. Maarga offers an optional follow on support package for maintaining and enhancing the application through its lifecycle.
Benefits for you
- Increased consistency
- Increased efficiency and productivity
- Reduced Error, Waste and support continuous improvement initiatives
- Improved Speed/Agility of Business
- Increased Profits
- Improve Compliance with Statutory Requirements (reduce risks)
- Provide Audit Trail for each instance of the workflow