BOT: An acronym for Build Operate and Transfer, is becoming the de-facto choice of many companies that wish to set up IT infrastructures. Many companies are beginning to realize that setting up companies and getting them up and running efficiently requires significant resource and time investment. BOT is hence emerging as a popular choice.
The three stages of a BOT project are:
Build: Set-up the facility and infrastructure, staff the development center, and establish knowledge transfer
Operate: Manage the offshore organization: Program Management, Development, QA, maintenance, enhancements, and product support
Transfer: Register a new offshore subsidiary for the customer, transfer assets, and handover operations
U.S. and European corporations are moving operational components offshore to India and other locations, in many cases developing their own subsidiaries to better support worldwide operations.
This has primarily resulted from the various benefits they draw from such an arrangement:
- Cost savings compared to 3rd party vendor partnerships
- Direct control on hiring and retention
- Ability to retain Intellectual Property Rights
Unfortunately, many are not realizing their business goals, with some even forced to shut down due to execution problems related to unforeseen, ‘in-country’ challenges. In such a scenario, The Build-Operate-Transfer model offers an attractive alternative.
BOT offers attractive business benefits over the traditional offshore subsidiary path, including:
- Rapid , Seamless scaling of operations
- Wider service offerings, quickly filling business model gaps
- Lower infrastructure set-up costs
Reduced time to operations through utilization of knowledgeable 3rd party management resources responsible for:
- Real Estate
- Government rules and regulations
- Cultural transition
- IT infrastructure procurement
- Security etc.,
The IOTAP technical team is fully geared to help you with your BOT projects. IOTAP uses a detailed, methodical approach to BOT projects:
We first begin with an attempt to understand your exact needs for the need for an ODC.
Next the tactical needs, like cost-management and strategic requirements like global presence are used to lay down the requirements.
We next define a plan for space configuration, resource allocation, hiring and training.
Various options are then submitted to the client to handle upfront costs for approval.
Our senior management has extensive US experience, and hence can provide you the competitive edge.
All of Engineering, HR, Legal and other support and management oversight is provided by us. Our operations are overseen and monitored on the base of frequent customer satisfaction polls and status meetings.
We work on flexible pricing model.
Consistent with upfront plans and periodic status checks, clients can exercise the Option to take over the service team in a planned fashion.
IOTAP can assist in transferring this ODC into your wholly owned subsidiary.
IOTAP has a proven track history in enabling clients (especially smaller companies) to achieve cost savings through the use of its customer centric Global Delivery Methodology for Development, Maintenance and Support Services. Our blended approach combines the benefits of onshore project management and offshore delivery and hence ensures quality delivery without compromising quality. Our BOT services provide the right combination of strategic and financial value to our clients.