|JOINT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Agni Software believes in building high quality products
and solutions, and we have developed and marketed products
both in India and abroad. Products continue to be on our roadmap
for the future and we will be glad to assist you in a joint
product development venture. A few examples of where joint
product development would work:
- You have a product idea, and we can provide the consulting
and development services to make the product a reality.
- You would like to extend our existing solutions to markets
that are large and that you have considerable experience
in. This will make sure we can reuse our technology, to
tap markets that were earlier inaccessible.
- You would like to reduce your investment on development,
maintenance and support on product ideas that you have.
In all these cases you could have us work with you on a development
or consultancy contract as well, but joint product development
gives you additional benefits:
- Agnis return would be measurable in royalties as
well, so the initial cost would be considerably lower.
- This also promotes a greater buy-in from Agni, since there
is part ownership of the product.
- Additional design feedback and input is imperative from
Agnis side, in architecture, in production, in support
and even in marketing.
The phases of product development can be broadly classified
Idea, Market Research and Plan
In depth study of the market is made and a product idea is conceived
based on the study. A preliminary plan of the product will be
laid out explaining the product, the target market, the longevity
of the product and other such vital details.
Specification and Design
A detailed specification of the product is laid out and the
product is designed based on the specifications. The Design
involves complete User Interface Design (Agni adheres to Microsoft
Windows User Interface guidelines), the class design (Agni uses
a variation of Booch methodology), and the Product flow control
design. The initial prototype of the product is carried out
in this phase. A constant study of the market is made and the
product specification may change as the market need changes,
but Agni discourages any change in the specification after more
than 60% into the product development cycle and will move the
new features into the next release of the product.
The coding of the product is undertaken and the product is implemented.
The product will be split into milestones and the product deadlines
will be based on these milestones. At the end of each milestone,
the different modules of the product is integrated and an integrated
build is made and tested.
Agni strongly believes in Quality products and quality is of
top priority in every phase of the product development. Quality
is run in parallel with all the other phases, and after every
milestone a thorough quality testing is done on the product.
Agni will follow the Windows User Interface guidelines for the
User Interface testing and the market understanding for testing
the product as a whole.
Manual and Technical Documentation
Apart from the Online help, a user manual will be written to
explain the complete working of the product. The user manual
will be written from the end-user's point of view and will detail
the steps to be taken to do each operation using the product.
The technical documentation will detail out the technical characteristics
of the product and how a user with good technical know how can
understand the system better and fine tune the product for optimum
performance. The documentation will begin right from the design
stage and will be constantly updated throughout the product
Marketing forms a very key area of product development and will
involve a lot of resources. This may include packaging the product,
finding customers, providing promotional stuff like product
brochures, demo CDs etc., advertising the product worldwide
and providing continuous feedback on the market reaction for
Support and User Training
This involves providing complete technical support to the customer
in knowing the product better and training him on how to use
the product. All support calls will be answered and a knowledge
base is built of the problems faced by the customers that will
help in answering the repeated questions faster.
Agni Software and Product partner can participate together and
invest their respective resources in any one of the above phases
of product development as agreed upon by both the parties. Agni
works on royalty basis, and the percentage will depend on the
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