Building software teams with the best in global talent
In an industry that’s constantly evolving, where client requirements can shift in the blink of an eye, it’s not surprising that in-house development teams get backlogged from time to time. And finding the right talent to steer a project’s latest direction can be a real pain, too.
While you might want to respond to these developments in-house, there is an alternative.
Cloud Energy can flex your technical capacity, building and deploying specialist software teams to give you bandwidth when you need it. We can find you the best talent for the job at hand, and we’ll also take care of the admin.
Meet software (teams) as a service
Cloud Energy has over 20 years of industry experience, with a team of 65+ and access to the best software talent in the world.
Having built and managed teams to deliver great work for our clients, we spotted an opportunity to provide technical capacity – flexibly – in other organisations, building out specialist teams from our existing resources for energy, utilities and manufacturing customers.
And though the thought of expanding your software team might trigger concerns about long lead times and spiralling costs, our approach keeps it simple. We manage recruitment and HR, including payroll, training and development, so businesses can onboard software resources quickly, at reduced cost and minimal risk.
Scale up to meet strategic objectives
One business benefitting from this flexible approach is Inspired Plc.
Inspired is an energy procurement and management company that works with SME and corporate customers across the UK. The company also provides its clients with expert insight into reducing energy costs and consumption.
Effective software is central to the business.
In 2019, when Inspired had ambitious plans to realise their software-related strategic objectives, they chose to work with Cloud Energy.
A key priority was to develop a ‘repetitive function’ resource that could maintain the existing high-quality customer delivery while reducing costs.
Setting up a team in India had already been considered a means to achieve this: the company realised that partnering with us was the best way to tap local knowledge, cultural understanding and experience.
So, working closely with Inspired’s managers, we used our expertise to create a dedicated software team in Mumbai, comprising 30 developers, testers, and project managers.
Partnerships that work and grow
And that’s not all.
As well as building Inspired’s development team, over time we’ve widened the scope of services we provide to the business.
We’ve created a data division that’s positioned to process energy bill validation, report creation and even customer communications. We’re responsible for the team’s day-to-day operations and, further simplifying the partnership, we implemented an efficient single-invoice charging model.
Get the best expertise and save time and money
Our approach combines the highest levels of technical consultancy from the UK with the benefits of a highly-skilled, scalable, and cost-effective overseas team; while keeping admin to a minimum. As a result, it saves our clients time and money while keeping them focussed on their strategic objectives.
So, when you next need to scale up your technical team, why go it alone when you can get the right support without any fuss?
Talk to us today about your team requirements: we’d love to discuss your objectives and help you plan for success.