We’re keenly aware there may come a moment when an
organization faces the need to switch vendors for their tech
operation. Outsourcing is a well-established practice in the
global technology market and it’s a certified way to lower
costs and to maximize business. However, a point may be
reached when the value provided by an outsourced vendor is not
optimal - they may not be able to keep up with your need to
improve/transform your operation; perhaps you’re looking to
leverage better methods or processes in a shifting outsourcing
market; maybe your company wants to reduce vendor costs; or,
unfortunately, there has been a breach of contract. Whatever
the reason, on many occasions the best way forward is a new
and improved vendor solution.
Although the effective and tactful handling of the many variables involved in changing vendors may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be. This is where Encora can help.
Be it shifting to a completely new vendor, coordinating a new management scheme, or wanting to consolidate your vendor operation, Encora brings curated industry know-how and experience to ensure everything goes smoothly for your organization.
What are you missing out on with your current development partner?
These are just some of the benefits you reap when transitioning vendors with us by your side:
We gather all the necessary information for a thorough assessment of your operation’s current status; this usually implies on-site visits and face-to-face meetings but can also be done virtually. Namely, we set up meetings with relevant stakeholders, explore your organization’s pain-points, read all pertinent documentation, examine your infrastructure, discuss management / development / delivery / release processes, etc. Afterward, based on our findings, we present an effective plan to achieve your company’s vendor transition objectives. This includes defining a roadmap, determining the new team’s structure, and writing up an architecture diagnosis document.
This is an adaptation period where information is transferred from the old vendor to the new. Project documentation, access to source code, assets, development/production environments, and deployment/management procedures are some of the aspects involved in this stage. Generally, this is executed by the core team that participated in the discovery phase, guaranteeing continuity, and allowing accrued knowledge to be capitalized upon throughout the entire transition process.
The new team, defined during discovery, takes charge of all on-going development and maintenance efforts. The core team - those who went through the knowledge transfer - ramp up the new team members based on the established roadmap, using artifacts and processes defined during stage two. This continues until dependency on the old vendor team is eliminated and the new team flies solo, taking over completely.
Some of what we bring to the table includes: