Q. Give us a brief introduction about you and your company (Codiant Software Technologies)
I am Vikrant Jain CEO of Codiant. With around 15+ years of experience in mobile app and web development, I have helped startups, SMEs, and large enterprises achieve their goals by offering them result-driven and strategic IT solutions in various domains and across different industry verticals.
About Codiant– A Yash Technologies Company
Codiant is a prominent Mobility And Custom Web Product Development Company with a vast experience in delivering customized services in the field of Mobile App & Web Development, UI/UX Development, Enterprise Mobility, and Application Maintenance Services for fortune 500 organizations, mid-size enterprises and startups.
Codiant was founded in 2010 with headquarters in the East Moline, IL, USA, and development centers and offices in UK, Australia and India.
We’re a team of 250 professionals including mobile app and web developers, designers, project managers, marketers, HR, and strategists.
With an extensive portfolio and global clientele, Codiant address the fast-changing needs of the markets like Healthcare & Telemedicine, Fitness, Food & Restaurant, On-demand Delivery, Travel & tourism, eCommerce, BFSI , Social networking, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and other globally changing industries.
Q. Type of services your company offers (expertise areas)?
Codiant’s key services include Mobile App Development (iOS, Android, Cross platform), Enterprise Mobility, UI/UX Development, Wearable Device Apps, Consumer Mobile & Web Apps, RFID Apps, Custom Web development (Angular JS, Node JS, React JS, Magento, Laravel, PHP), AWS Hosting, Big Data Analytics, SAP UI Development, Internet of Things, Quality & Testing Solutions.
Q. Define the work flow of your company – Client entry to delivery of a service.
We manage a new project following an Agile Methodology and we do scrum meetings. Our workflow starts with the Requirement Gathering Phase where we do rigorous meetings with the client, ask for reference projects and document all the requirements to create a feature list.
Once the requirements are understood, our UI/UX developers start working on prototype building or doing wire frames.
Subsequently, we sign a contract/proposal with the client. In the proposal, we divide the project into milestones and work on the whole project as per divided milestones.
Once we come to an agreement, we start with the Design and Development Phase followed by testing and then deployment. At last, we provide 6 months of free Bug-Fixing maintenance post project deployment.
In this whole process, as soon as our milestone reaches the completion we share the demo link of the project with our clients and ask for their feedback and approval.
Q. What are the key challenging factors while completing a project?
So far, we’ve been able to meet client expectations and haven’t faced any challenges yet. However, if we still need to mention then a project with a high degree of complexity and unrealistic deadline poses a challenge to us. But again we never back off from such uncertainties and with strategic planning, we manage to achieve our targets and timelines.
Q. How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies’ models?
We’re not only committed to doing projects but are also willing to provide our clients’ consultancy and a road map to achieve success in their business digitally based on our previous experiences.
We’ve helped more than 25 startups in the past and empowered them with ideas and concepts beyond the scope of the project and they all have been successful.
So, the value addition they get complementary to work we proffer to them is a guidance-consultancy that in turn, helps them to upscale their business to new heights.
Q. What are your future goals for 2020-21?
Our future goal for 2020-21 is to spread our wings in different countries, make IT partnerships with people in countries like Australia and the GCC region and strengthen our team with few more enterprise clients.
Q. Tell us about your technical expertise and success story of any achievement.
Our expertise in mobile app development and our technical finesse in building on-demand applications have helped many clients achieve success and gather accolades. Recently, we had developed an on-demand expert consultation app called Labayh. The app connects users with licensed psychologists and psychiatrists to offer consultations related to different problems that affect their mental health.
Labayh, the Madinah-based startup won the Best Social Impact Startup award with a cash prize of $10,000 at Gitex Future Stars Supernova Challenge 2018. The app was also among the runners-up at Seed stars Saudi last month and had won the second place at ArabNet Riyadh last year.