Build-Operate-Transfer

Build an IT delivery centre with leading global engineers!

With Build-Operate-Transfer, you can effortlessly establish remote operations such as off- or nearshoring for your company to drive cost efficiencies, increase business scalability and access specialised skills that are in high demand.

How does Build-Operate-Transfer work?

Build-Operate-Transfer is a partnership model that allows you to quickly extend your operational capabilities by accessing a nearshore or offshore development team of experts.  

It offers a flexible and strategic approach to outsourcing, enabling you to efficiently broaden operational reach while maintaining control and flexibility over your core business activities. 

With support from your nearshore/offshore business partner, you can set up a service delivery centre abroad, hire new people locally, and then integrate them back into your company. 

If you need to explore this topic further, read what the Build-Operate-Transfer model is and how it works in detail.

What problems we can help you solve

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Fast-approaching deadlines

When your teams are at their maximum capacity, finding extra resources to complete projects on time is difficult. We can help you find experts almost instantly, whether through offshoring, nearshoring, or setting up an IT delivery center. 

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Setting up offshore/nearshore IT operations

We provide comprehensive support in setting up and managing IT delivery hubs, ensuring smooth transitions, cost efficiency and access to global talent, enabling your business to scale effectively. 

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Increasing software development costs

Build an outsource software development centre without compromising on quality. By outsourcing abroad, you can access our great specialists for cost price! 

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Outdated applications and legacy code

Do you have applications that need upgrading or code to be rewritten? Our developers are here to help, no matter how big or small the project is. Leveraging our IT hubs, we ensure modernisation without disruption. 

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Low talent retention

Hiring the best people is only the first step in helping them perform at a high level. Great onboarding is another – we know how to get there, leveraging our offshore and nearshore expertise to retain top talent. 

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Problems with recruiting specialists

Finding the right local talent can be a challenge. At Spyrosoft, we have the resources and knowledge to help you recruit the specialists you need for your projects. Our extensive talent pool gives you access to experts who are hard to come by in the market. 

What others say about us

The team at Spyrosoft has not only been a reliable technological partner but has also provided the additional technical expert resources we needed to help scale our digital products faster. We have been able to offer our customers new unique services and reliable, secure applications that were developed on time, within budget, remotely.

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Lee Newton

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54%

companies report talent shortages
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63%

of organisations in the UK planning to outsource their IT at the same rate or more in the next two years
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76%

of executives agreed to outsource their business IT operations
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78%

of companies that outsource work have a positive attitude towards their outsourcing partners

BOT phases

More than traditional outsourcing

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In the Build stage of the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) engagement model, we focus on establishing a robust offshore team equipped with all the essential resources for success. This encompasses both tangible assets like digital infrastructure and office facilities, as well as intangible assets such as knowledge transfer, all expertly managed by Spyrosoft. 

This stage is pivotal for ensuring effective collaboration within the agreed timeframe. While typically spanning 1-3 months, our streamlined onboarding processes can shorten this timeline to just 1-2 weeks, facilitating swift team integration. 

Crucially, unlike the other two phases of the model, the Build stage can be offered independently. 

If you’d like to know more about this stage, check out this article about the Build stage of BOT.

Cost savings
Shorter time-to-market
We really feel that we’re getting a great service for what we were paying. The whole thing is transparent at all times and the responsibilities were set as clearly as possible, with, for example, the recruitment process covered by Spyrosoft in its entirety.
Oluf Riddersholm

Oluf Riddersholm

former Chief Financial Officer at TrackMan

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This stage includes expanding the team as needed and implementing processes to enhance the team’s technical abilities and the project’s business maturity. Towards the end of this phase, we may also plan the transition of lead programmers and team leaders to the partner’s company. 

The goal is to achieve a stable and efficient nearshore/offshore development process, setting the groundwork for a seamless transition in the Transfer stage. 

Here’s more information about Operate stage of the BOT model.

State-of-the-art technologies
Ability to rapidly scale
Our team in Wroclaw is an extension of the team based in another location, we do not replace anyone in terms of competences or team functions. We are a part of different teams working on various projects. This means also that we have contact with the end customers.
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Dagmara Tluszcz

Site Manager at GOD mbH

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The Transfer stage is the closing stage of the Build-Operate-Transfer model, where, after a thorough review, the teams working on your project are now included in your company. 

Your vendor’s employees are now employed by you. This stage should be straightforward if everything goes well in the two earlier stages.  

Read the article about the Transfer phase of BOT.

Effortless onboarding
Lower talent retention
As for the Transfer stage, we were simply ready to scale at one point into the collaboration. We wanted to show our customers how quickly we can get new teams on board. In Germany- with its limited pool of developers – it would never be possible to set up a team in 1-2 months.
Igor Krahne

Igor Krahne

CEO at GOD mbH

Clear cost breakdown

Ensure cost awareness with BOT open book

We value clarity and a good relationship with our clients. That’s why, as part of the Build-Operate-Transfer model, we also offer an open book that presents all relevant costs associated with the endeavour, in detail. Insight into costs such as administration, benefits, IT, recruitment, and management fees will allow you to evaluate total daily, monthly and yearly expenses more effectively, making it easier for you to prepare for the Transfer stage. 

Key benefits:   

  • Full transparency – Gain insight into all the financial components of your project.
     
  • Predictability – Know from the start what costs associated with the transfer of an employee you can expect in the future.   
  • Cost structure awareness – Get the full picture of all kinds of costs in a project for a given market, which can help you plan a long-term strategy.  
  • Market understanding – Get the chance to gain more knowledge about the market in which your team will operate. 

Workflow and timeline

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Build Phase
4 – 8 weeks

  • Spyrosoft sets up a core team, office space & infrastructure 
  • Client grants access to project documentation and communication channels 
  • Spyrosoft analyses a project and its requirements 
  • Knowledge sharing strategy is agreed, as well as ramp up plan 
  • Final responsibilities matrix and adjustment of the team setup 
  • Settings 
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Operate Phase
from 1 year up

  • Spyrosoft manages the teams in remote cooperation with the Client and in accordance with the Client’s business needs 
  • We provide necessary replacements, office and IT admin, as well as HR, legal and finance functions 
  • Teams are managed in accordance with Client’s company culture 
  • Full cost transparency 
  • IP belongs to the Client 
  • Spyrosoft can extend or reduce the core team on an on-demand basis 
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Transfer Phase
4 – 8 weeks

  • Complete or a part of operations is transferred to Client
  • This includes agreements, employee contracts, and necessary infrastructure and admin staff
  • Spyrosoft can keep providing certain functions and infrastructure elements post this phase

Round-the-clock support

Worldwide presence that supports the “follow the sun” strategy 

With our multilingual, international team located on four continents – in Europe, Asia and both Americas – we’re able to provide round-the-clock customer support and significantly decrease time to resolution. 

Frequently asked questions

In the traditional outsourcing model, once your partnership ends, there isn’t a way to access the resources you’ve used in the past, including the expertise you’ve gathered and the people who have worked on your team. It isn’t the case with the Build-Operate-Transfer engagement type, where you keep the knowledge team even after you and your business partner are no longer working together, and the team is transferred into your company.

Yes, we do. Spyrosoft is an agile company, and we were founded on the principles of agile. With Spyrosoft, you can be sure that the processes we use together will closely integrate with those used at your organisation. We have daily scrum standups, retrospectives and iterative ways of developing our clients’ products and services. This is ingrained in all that we do.

Given our agile basis of collaboration, we can follow all our clients’ procedures and standards. The Build-Operate-Transfer partnership ensures that your dedicated teams will work the same way as your in-house employees do. The first stage of the collaboration (Build) involves understanding your product roadmap and goals; building and aligning them to your company culture; assigning resources, providing training where required, and making sure all the elements are embedded into your newly formed group of Spyrosoft experts.

This will depend on the specific requirements of your project, the desired timelines and the size of the team(s) that will provide services. However, on average, we are confident we can start working with our customers within 2-4 weeks of initial contact. For further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We know how difficult it can be to recruit people with niche or highly specialised technical skills. However, Spyrosoft, as a global technology services company, has a vast pool of experts in different parts of the world. From our UK, Poland, Germany, Croatia, and the US offices, we can quickly assign a fully or partially remote team to support your project.

We have extensive experience working with global companies, so we routinely use multiple tried and tested communication and workflow management tools such as Jira, Skype for Business, Zoom, Slack, Trello and Asana, as well as Microsoft applications such as Teams, Stream, etc.

Spyrosoft uses a Framework Agreement to present terms of business. Under the Framework Agreement, Work Orders describe services for each project engagement or resource allocation. We will always seek customer Work Order approval before the commencement of services. Intellectual Property for work undertaken will transfer to our customers upon payment of services. Spyrosoft monthly invoices have 30-day payment terms and are presented with all associated timesheets and any applicable expenses for each Spyrosoft consultant who has delivered services.

Spyrosoft is happy to work on either a fixed price basis per project or a time and materials basis to deliver ongoing services. Please get in touch with us for further details so we can work on a price estimate for your project or so that we can present and discuss our rate cards.

This will depend on the specific requirements of your project, the desired timelines and the size of the team(s) that will provide services. However, on average we are confident we can start working with our customers within 2-4 weeks of initial contact. For further details, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are very aware of how difficult it can be to recruit people with niche or highly specialised technical skills. However, Spyrosoft, as a global technology services company, has a vast pool of experts located in different parts of the world. From our offices in the UK, Poland, Germany, Croatia and the US we are able to quickly assign a fully or partially remote team to support your project.

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