Our model

THE ZIBTEK MODEL

U.S. Managed International Software Developers

We’re sure you’ve heard horror stories about offshore endeavors gone wrong. We’re here to show you how to do it right. We’ve curated a model for offshore software development that actually works and we can’t wait to share it with you.

  • Zibtek team
  • Zibtek Engineers
  • 1 International Tech Lead
  • 1 Senior Architect
  • 1 System Administrator
In House
  • One Engineer
  • 10K Monthly + Benefits
  • Computer & Office Space
Contractors
  • One Engineer
  • $130/hour
  • Not Reliable
  • Poorcode Quality
Traditional Offshore
  • One Engineer
  • $2-4k monthly
  • Frustrating
  • Language Barrier

Instead of direct-to-India outsourcing, Zibtek’s team includes a U.S. based project manager for every project to:

Facilitate seamless communication and ensure deliverables at every step of the development process

Lead a team of dedicated developers in India with whom we’ve built long-term relationships.

Assign the perfect developers to your project without the need for constant re-vetting

 

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Download our playbook to learn more about how we do business.


Build

Customize the team with a skillset and manpower that you need to get the job done.

Augment

Whether you are looking to add new features o need to hand off those highly repititive life sucking tasks we can do it.

Manage

Keep your own developers focused on the core product while we handle the grunt work and provide the extra code coverage


3m

The number of units sold via eCommerce platform thet we developed.

10x

The return upon exit yielded by a platform we wrote.

3.5m

The number of members in social network we developed.


1. Offshore Software Development Playbook:

This guide provides some key statistics and things to consider when making the determination of how to build or supplement your tech team.

Download this Guide to Get:

Top markets for offshoring
Language and cultural barriers
Security FAQs to ask

2. Zibtek’s Software Development Comparison Guide:

If you know you need software developed, but have no idea where to begin, you’ve found the perfect resource.

Download this Guide to Get:

Pros of each model
Cons of each model
Decision-making tips for your next project

3. Pre-Implementation Guide:

If you’re new to the startup space, you’re probably trying to figure out your next steps. This process can be daunting, particularly hiring a developer and finding the right technical co-founder. This Ebook will help you define exactly what you want to deliver before bringing in a developer.

Download this Guide to Get:

Tips on developing successful products
Pre-implmentation worksheets
1 hour to discuss your idea

4. Outsourced vs In-house Development e-Book:

When it comes to software development there are several questions to be answered before your product is developed. For example, what’s the scope of your project? What features should you develop first? What developer skills will you need? Should you hire developers in-house or outsource them? All good questions.

This e-book addresses these questions to give you the ability to make educated decisions for your software development needs.

5. The Zibtek Playbook:

What you’re about to read outlines processes we’ve found work well with most clients, most of the time, but every client and every project is different—we’re here to be flexible, and to keep you agile.

Download this Guide to Get:

The Zibtek Model
Our onboarding strategy
How to ramp up your development with us

6. Like What You See? Let's Connect!

Hiring us is like hiring an internal team without the cost and commitment. We can build your product from the ground up, build your next release, or form a long-term partnership for all your software development needs.

Web development
Mobile development
CMS
QA automation
Business Intelligence
CRM
Custom Development

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Top 10 Countries to Outsource Software Development

To compete in today’s economy, every business must become a digital business. And while consumers appreciate the convenience, the cost involved with digitizing everything is a big burden to bear on the business owner. So how do companies afford top-notch software development? They outsource it.

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Web Application Development

Benefits of Web Application Development

An online presence is a must for any modern company. Much of business has moved into the digital world, and there are already leading global companies that earn more from their websites than from their physical locations. In their quest to be different, companies are increasingly investing in web application development services. Web technologies have reached a level that allows for web application development that comes close to, and in many ways surpasses, the functionality of the desktop software.

Investment in web application development has advantages for businesses:

  • Unlimited number of customers. Through web application development, you can reach an unlimited number of customers all over the world. The opportunities that the Internet gives have no limit, and developing your potential depends on the realization of your business plans, marketing strategies and the implementation of the desired web application development.
  • Personalization. The uniqueness that can be achieved through web application development is an extremely important asset. In today’s saturated market conditions, it is very important for a company to stand out among its competitors and offer customers a service tailored to their specific needs and one that is possibly unique on the market.
  • Efficiency. Another important advantage of web application development for businesses is the ability to optimize different processes and thus save money. The development of technology increases the efficiency of web application development while increasing the number of satisfied customers. Professional web application development companies constantly monitor trends in the field, thus creating the right application for the needs of their customers. The use of web application development allows you to store all the necessary information online. This saves money for companies and their customers from physical storage devices. The investment in web application development gives freedom of access. You and your customers can use a web application from anywhere in the world, the only condition is to have access to Internet and a working laptop, computer, phone or tablet.
  • Detailed reports. Like the majority of software products, web application development allows for different types of reports. Through the logs of a web application, each company has the ability to track and analyze important customer behavior data.
  • Easy maintenance and optimization. Professional services in the field of web application development necessarily offer support and future optimization of the web product. As with any software and web application development, changes and optimization are required, which are carried out continuously. Business owners do not need to spend time and effort in this direction, but simply leave these processes in the hands of the service company.
  • Security. A very important aspect of web application development is the availability of a secure environment in which important data from companies and their customers will be maximally protected from unwanted access. Companies that offer professional web application development services put a lot of resources into protecting the integrity of the information contained in an application. This ensures the confidence of both customers and entrepreneurs who have invested in web application development.
  • Affordable price. All of the above-described benefits of web application development form a comprehensive service that is available at today’s highly competitive IT market at extremely reasonable prices. Worldwide, there are many professional companies that offer high quality web application development in affordable price packages.

 

Web application development by Zibtek 

 

Zibtek has years of experience in web application development services. Our rich experience in state-of-the-art web development applications (heavy JS, MVC frameworks, DJango, Laravel, etc.) guarantees our customers the maximum you can achieve technically with your ideas.

Zibtek offers web application development for the specific needs and purposes of its customers – from a web application to optimize a particular aspect of the business, automate a process or a web application with which improved accountability is achieved. As technology evolves, the number of things that could not be done through web application development is steadily decreasing. If you can imagine and describe it, we can create it for you.

Zibtek has realized numerous successful web application development projects for various clients around the world. Our team of professionals and experts is proven in the industry, and our project managers are based in the United States, which contributes to easy communication between our specialists and end customers.

By trusting us as your future partner in the development of web application development, you will receive:

  • Quality guarantee. Zibtek has highly qualified web application development professionals who will satisfy even the most demanding requirements of our clients. Zibtek will turn your ideas into a unique web application, using the most advanced standards in web application development.
  • Transparency. We, the team of Zibtek’s team, insist on the transparency of our relationship with our customers from the very first meeting. All our clients receive detailed reports about our web application development work. Our project managers are always ready to answer customer questions.
  • Professionalism. Knowing the critical moments in the field, asking the right questions and blending them with innovative solutions and advanced quality control techniques, we will provide you with a web application development that works in full consistency with your business model and caters to all your requirements. From the overall design and development planning, we focus the project on the goals of our customers, which in turn are the most important ingredient in our decision-making process.
  • Affordable prices. Zibtek has a team of professionals around the world. Our experts in the field of web application development, in addition to years of experience and extensive field knowledge, offer extremely affordable prices to our clients. Depending on the wishes for implementing web application development, we will prepare the most appropriate individual offer for each of our clients.

The combination of professionalism, years of experience, competitive prices and transparency form a high quality web application development service that will satisfy even the most discerning clients. If you are interested in web application development for your business, contact us. We will be happy to discuss the opportunities and give you a price and timeline. Even if you do not yet have a specific idea, we will be able to advise you and offer a solution that is most appropriate in your specific case.

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Services-5

MOBILE DEVELOPEMENT

DESIGN

As a business owner, you know how important your online presence is. You only have one chance to make a positive impression in a busy online world. We want to help you convert website traffic into loyal customers, trounce the competition and build something of lasting value. Our developers will ensure that vision is translated into engineered excellence. From initial proposal to finished product and post-production updates, your needs are at the center of our business model. Experienced project managers at Zibtek will work with you to understand your needs and together with our team of highly skilled developers, they can transform your ideas into a digital product, whether it is a simple website or a full throttle web application. We pride ourselves on our thorough communication. Unlike working with other web development companies, when you work with Zibtek you won’t be left with unanswered questions, unexpected bills, or poor design. Every step of the way, we will partner with you to create robust applications.

DIGITAL MARKETING

QA & SUPPORT

STAFF AGUMENTATION

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PROJECT INFORMATION

Background

Great college guidance is founded on affordable and personalized college counseling. GetAccepted’s model allows high school students get 1 on 1 counseling, personalized coaching, and access to its online research portal. By providing virtual college admissions consulting from former admissions officers, GetAccepted helps students get into top colleges. From application help to scholarship access and even getting into an ivy, GetAccepted is the go-to resource for every step in the process.

Challenge

GetAccepted needed to find the right tech partner that understood lean methodology and who could help achieve both the short term and long term goals of the company. In the short term GetAccepted knew it needed to build a working process. Zibtek was the perfect fit for Brooks, as a non technical founder looking to do big things with in the tech space. The long term goal of getting acquired by another company in the education technology industry was achieved through the build of this new product.

Goals

GetAccepted knew that it needed a completely scalable solution if it was going to be acquired by another company. Brooks Morgan, the Founder of GetAccepted, was eager to prove that his company had a sizable space in the education technology market. Turns out, he was right! By leveraging this software, GetAccepted was acquired by The Princeton Review, earlier this year.

Skills Used

RUBY ON RAILS
MYSQL
HAML
WUFOO
BOOTSTRAP

Solutions

Using our extensive background in lean website development, we were able to help GetAccepted scale up in a agile way by using some off the shelf solutions in addition to custom software development.

Changes we Made

Old Vs New

Outcome

Zibtek is pleased to have worked with GetAccepted to build a product that will bring value to so many in the education technology space. Building this solution lead to the acquisition of GetAccepted and can now be utilized by and even larger market for less than half the cost of traditional admissions counseling. This new technology, coupled with GetAccepted’s College Coaches, take care of all the time-consuming, process oriented work so consultants are freed up to spend more time working with students. Read more about the aquisition here.

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Zinch

PROJECT INFORMATION

Background

Zinch is yet another company in the education technology space that we’ve loved working with. Zinch provides high school students with the resources they need to get into the college of their dreams by connecting them with college recruiters. Zinch worked with several teams both internally and using offshore developers to get its product built. Unfortunately, these teams were not hitting the mark.

Challenge

As a startup, Zinch knew that hiring the right talent was important, as custom software development tends to be expensive. Zinch tested several different channels while looking for developer talent but found none that were meeting expectations. The team tried to utilize local freelancers and engineers, but they were costly to employ for extended engagements. Zinch also tried working with other direct international developers from Ukraine and Vietnam and but had difficulty nailing down effectiveness with these outsourced teams. With investor funding and timeline dwindling, Zinch needed to get its product built quickly and done right the first time.

Goals

The overall goal for Zinch was to create an online portal for students to showcase themselves to admissions officers. This would lead to connections being made and scholarships being offered.

Skills Used

.NET
MYSQL
PHP
JQUERY
JAVASCRIPT
DRUPAL
MEMCACHED

Solutions

Having worked with international teams who stifled progress, Zinch knew that it needed to find the right developers to augment its team and get the product built quickly. After two weeks of Zibtek’s developer progress on the Zinch product, the team knew they had finally found the right tech partner. This new model allowing the Zinch team to communicate in clear English with a US-based tech lead was the piece that was missing in earlier partnerships.

Changes we Made

OLD VS NEW

Outcome

The Zinch product gained 3.5 million users before its acquisition by Chegg. This acquisition had lead to a huge expansion for Chegg by tripling its user base, increasing scholarship amounts to $1.9 billion, and adding over 5,000 school profiles to its existing list. Because quick product iterations were made for Zinch, it was able to find the perfect product market fit.

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Saltgrid

PROJECT INFORMATION

Background

SaltGrid is an Ecosystem Performance Optimization company which helps enterprises augment their teams that include contractors or third-party members. By hiring SaltGrid, enterprises are assured they can maximizing the outcomes from these non-direct employees who are helping to deliver business outcomes. SaltGrid is a machine learning system that uses customer instances to generate smart data that becomes uniquely smarter over time. This allows SaltGrid’s network of customers to learn from each other.

Challenge

As enterprise models shift to maintain quality standards, contractors or third-party companies are involved in the carrying out of most large scale projects. SaltGrid saw an opportunity to create a platform that allowed enterprises to better leverage these contractor relationships for their customers. The only thing left was building the platform.

Goals

To provide its customers with the most useful platform, SaltGrid needed a system that could programmatically analyze data and display it in an intuitive way for the end user. Security was a top priority so our dev team applied two-factor authentication, proper data encryption, role based security matrix and firewall level security mechanism to add an altogether different layer of protection.

Skills Used

AWS
JAVA
ANGULAR
NEO4J
MYSQL
MAVEN
TWILIO

Solutions

By implementing a graph database along with a few of our favorite technologies, SaltGrid utilizes customer data to programmatically store, process, and query it for enterprise use. This allows SaltGrid to provide performance visibility on projects, higher probability of project outcomes with lower risk, continual system learning with predictive recommendations, and 24/7 access via PC, tablet or mobile device. Basically, a web app for the energy industry that enables it to achieve more predictable outcomes.

Changes we Made

OLD VS NEW

Outcome

By building this custom software solution for SaltGrid, enterprise energy companies can benefit from a whole new level of process knowledge that initially lacked visibility. We have no doubt that SaltGrid will be working with some big names in the energy industry in the near future.

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Zibtek’s Track Record of Successful Scalable Software Development

Zibtek is more than a simple pass-through system for outsourcing your development needs. The connections and communications practices we bring to the table are a major asset to our clients, but they’re just the beginning. We also bring years of experience and expertise working with offshore developers in enterprise-level environments with time and performance-critical demands. With Zibtek, we’re bringing that enterprise-level expertise to small- and medium- businesses, letting them make use of the same cost advantages and scalability that outsourced development can provide.

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The Answer to Outsourcing Lags

recent article in CIO suggests that the rapid changes in the IT space are making traditional outsourcing models unwieldy, and that organizations will need to move to shorter contracts or limit their outsourcing in order to remain more responsive. Although the IT and the development world aren’t precisely aligned, a similar argument could be made that the lag created in long-term outsourcing projects could lead to development stagnation, with outsourced deliverables causing releases to be a generation or more behind. And in some outsourcing scenarios this may indeed be a problem, but this article ignores a key solution that prevents such lag altogether:
Active outsourcing management.

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ZINCH

How it works

PROJECT INFORMATION

Background

Zinch is yet another company in the education technology space that we’ve loved working with. Zinch provides high school students with the resources they need to get into the college of their dreams by connecting them with college recruiters. Zinch worked with several teams both internally and using offshore developers to get its product built. Unfortunately, these teams were not hitting the mark.

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