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NIX United Approach

NIX United is a global software development company that delivers solutions to companies ranging from small to Fortune 500 in numerous industries, dynamically contributing to their technological growth.

Drawing on more than a quarter-century of experience, we have honed our approach. We begin with a 360-degree analysis to find every possible solution to each client’s questions and choose the best one.

As an outcome, NIX United delivers the best-fitting solution that brings value to your business and helps you efficiently address present-day business challenges across technologies, data, and processes.

To ensure a smooth delivery process and provide the client with the best solution, NIX United assembles a proactive engineering team that is tailored to your needs and pays close attention to all the specifics of your business. The assembled team has an adept manager at the helm, whose job is to set up the process and ensure continuity and predictability of the delivery process, keeping you informed of all important events and milestones.

How We Can Help

Software Product Development

Whether your product is at the beginning of its development journey or you already have some work in hand, we can help you create a ready-to-market solution and ensure continuous enhancements while you focus on product and company growth.

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Dedicated Software Development Team

Our turnkey team strengthens your development capabilities by working as a stand-alone team or as an extension of the in-house engineering team, filling gaps in specific technological expertise. In this way, we bring ideas and solutions, accelerating the delivery pace.

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Technology Consulting

Whether you’re struggling with choosing the right technology or need to check an idea’s feasibility, master a particular technology, or look for ways to improve the performance of your solution, we can help. Our team will start by conducting a thorough audit of your product to create an effective improvement strategy. This includes business processes, architecture, UX appeal, and more to help build a well-elaborated plan for implementation.

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Business Engagement Models We Incorporate

There are different service provider arrangements, and you can choose the one that’s right for you. At NIX United, we can help you determine which type of business engagement model is most beneficial for you, as well as given specifications, business needs, and capabilities. Here are two of the most suitable IT engagement models for our clients that we have developed over the years:

End-to-End Engagement Model

This is an IT business engagement model that involves providing products or services on a turnkey basis. We comprehend the request, delve into your business idea, and develop the scope of work and optimal solution.

After assessing the effort required and creating a detailed roadmap, we iteratively implement the product with regular demos and feedback. As a result, you receive a market-ready product with the minimum necessary involvement in team processes and routine tech nuances.

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End-to-end engagement model is a good fit when:
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    You are not tech-savvy and want to focus on other business needs, leaving the development to a reliable vendor

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    You have an idea for a future product and want to outsource the full-cycle development process to the experts who know how to set up a solid development process for a successful outcome

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    You need someone who can visualize and implement the project from top to bottom

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    You need a team of multi-disciplined specialists for specific projects and have no need to hire a permanent internal team

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    You want to get more precise financial prospects by estimating the cost and scope, planning the company’s annual budget along with securing investment needs

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    You need a turn-key solution to build a more efficient collaboration process, save time, and don’t want to risk losing knowledge between vendors and phases

Team-as-a-service Engagement Model

The team-as-a-service (TaaS) vendor engagement model allows you to get the capabilities you need when your in-house team is lacking or you don’t have the required resources without the expense and time of talent acquisition, training, recruiting, and day-to-day management.

The team structure for this IT engagement model is unique to each case and depends on your business needs, required technologies and timelines, and organizational model, allowing you to close gaps in technology, knowledge, or pace of work.

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TaaS engagement model is a good fit when:
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    You need to rapidly expand your development capabilities and have no time or budget to go with a talent acquisition process

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    You need additional expertise your internal team doesn’t have

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    You want to establish an offshore development department to divide the risks or cut costs and outsource development

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    You want to create a product and outsourcing would be more cost-effective than hiring an in-house team

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    You need to decrease the time-to-market of your product/speed up your delivery

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    You have a long-running and complex project without a clear final scope that requires diverse specialists at various stages

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    You are tech-savvy and know how you want to see the software development process so we can bring it to life

Payment Models

At NIX United, we provide you with two payment models to make our cooperation as seamless and efficient as possible. You can choose what model fits better based on your needs.

Time and Material (hourly)

Time and Material is the most flexible and widely used approach to IT outsourcing because the client pays only for the time spent on the work without any hidden costs. The NIX team starts with reviewing the input client’s requirements and refining the scope.

Then we provide a ballpark estimation and create a project roadmap with the key milestones. After each milestone, NIX United holds a demo to gather feedback and prioritize the planned work for the next iteration.

Monthly Fee

This payment model is applicable mainly for projects with a constant and predictable workload. The client outsources software development and pays a fixed amount of money for the provided services per period of time, usually per month.

This schema is widely used in such projects as Team-as-a-Service, where you have a forecast workload and established team composition, thus you can easily predict expenses and plan the budget.

Where We Can Start:

Dive in and Deliver

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If you already have some groundwork and know exactly what you need, the NIX team will start with a 360-degree analysis to find the best-fitting solution and design an architecture based on your business, technology requirements, time, and budget needs. As an outcome, you receive a solution that is effective today and easily scalable for future improvements.

Pilot

The purpose of the pilot is for the client to make sure that NIX United as a vendor meets the business and project needs required for fruitful cooperation. We start with something small—a project, or part of it, that is limited in time and scope, which also helps the client to find the most suitable model of engagement. The pilot enables us to establish the trust between parties and demonstrate the way we work, our approaches, proactive management, and extra attention to all aspects of the client’s business.

At NIX United, we also use a pay-if-you-like model for pilots—the client pays only if he is satisfied with the result and ready to continue cooperation.

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Proof of Сoncept

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Proof of Concept (POC) allows you to check the feasibility of a product idea, business plan, or technical solution. Its main goal is to prove the viability of our idea, especially from a technological point of view, before deciding to make a more serious investment. The POC also allows us to identify any potential pitfalls we may encounter during the development phase and, most of all, to determine whether it’s even possible to build.

PoC allows us to:

  • Prove the business idea’s feasibility
  • Find out the details of implementation or create a software prototype
  • Check if there are any limits to the solution
  • Minimize the time and money if the tech idea is not feasible

Minimum Viable Product

MVP stands for Minimum Viable Product and works as a basic version of your software with only essential functional features. Creating an MVP will not require too much funding but will demonstrate how the app functions, including its UI elements, user flow, usability, and navigation.

It also helps to gather valuable feedback from the target audience and understand whether the project is worth developing further, and what changes should be made to the strategy. Your chances of persuading investors of the viability of your application will dramatically increase with a working MVP.

MVP allows you to:

  • Test a hypothesis based on real data and prove the idea’s viability in market conditions
  • Gain a competitive edge and prevent possible issues that would otherwise pop up in the future
  • Help potential investors to visualize your idea and understand how it works
  • Reduce the possibility of financial losses when launching
  • Gather feedback and identify users’ unmet needs
  • Reduce the cost of development by eliminating unnecessary steps

Discovery

The discovery phase is the optional phase of the project, designed to identify everything necessary to create a successful project and minimize future risks. We validate the concept, work through the feasibility and refine the scope, taking into account business needs, the competitive field, end-user requirements, and market constraints.

Based on this, we conduct technical analyses and develop a solution that covers the system architecture, technology stack, IT infrastructure, and key technical solutions needed to build and scale your digital product.

As part of the study, we also create a project plan, budget estimate, team structure, and risk management plan to ensure you have a successful path through a manageable and predictable implementation. All steps taken are optional and are based on client business and tech needs.

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Our Process

Backed up by almost three decades of experience, NIX United knows how to ensure a smooth and productive delivery process, starting from diving deep into your business peculiarities to product release and ongoing support.

All steps mentioned below are our vision of the perfect process derived through years of successful operations. But every project is unique and the NIX United team of engineers is flexible to tailor the flow specifically to you and your challenges to deliver a market-ready and scalable solution.

End-to-end Development

  1. Dive Deep
  2. Scope and Proposal
  3. Final Agreement
  4. Project Implementation and Delivery
  5. Support and Maintenance

End-to-end Development

End-to-end Development

01. Dive Deep

  • Comprehend the request
  • Delve into a business idea
  • Draft a solution
  • Discuss constraints (deadlines, budgets, etc.)

02. Scope and Proposal

  • Identify stakeholders (key system roles and business values)
  • Set up the collaboration process (communication points, key roles, etc.)
  • Review client’s requirements and refine the scope
  • Define the architecture and tech stack
  • Estimate and create a road plan
  • Agree on the delivery process, milestones, and acceptance criteria

03. Final Agreement

  • Agree on proposal objectives (key decision points)
  • Q&A session to refine scope and priorities and clarify major features (if needed)
  • IP agreement
  • Finalize terms of work with the agreement (MSA, SOW, etc.)

04. Project Implementation and Delivery

  • Break down the iteration requirements, create the technical documentation and environment, specify code style, implement CI/CD, and create checklists
  • Launch implementation complying with client’s priorities
  • QA to identify bugs and fix them to ensure that the product meets the original specifications and runs smoothly
  • Regular demos and feedback processing
  • Provide the client with intellectual property acquired during the project (documentation, code, wireframes, prototypes)

05. Support and Maintenance

In-depth technical support:
  • Troubleshooting and constant monitoring
  • Systematization and analysis
  • Issue assessment and providing solutions that require deep knowledge and special access
Expert product and service support:
  • Analyze product performance
  • Analyze user needs
  • Create improvement projects
  • Carry out improvements
Marketing and media support:
  • Digital marketing analytics
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • App store optimization (ASO)
  • Digital advertising
  • Retention marketing
  • Visual media production

Team-as-a Service

  1. Dive Deep
  2. Assemble a SWAT Team
  3. Project Implementation and Enhancement
  4. Support and Maintenance

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Team-as-a Service

01. Dive Deep

Delve into the client’s business:
  • Core business model
  • Organization structure
  • Prior experiences
  • Insights
Set up a collaboration process:
  • Collaboration plan on a global, project/product line level
  • Key roles, communication points, and contacts
  • Finalize terms of work with the service agreement (MSA, SOW, etc)

02. Assemble a SWAT Team

Initial onboarding:
  • Set up access (VPNs, credentials, etc)
  • Establish the development environment
Knowledge transfer:
  • Examine the domain
  • Determine technology specifications
  • Define the Software Development Life Cycle
First project inception:

Usually as a joint exercise with a client’s team to:

  • Elaborate the scope
  • Clarify issues
  • Identify tech risks
  • Draft a solution
  • Choose a methodology
  • Estimate and plan

If applicable:
Build Proof-of-Concept/MVP, pilot task, or pilot period to test your business idea

03. Project Implementation and Enhancement

  • On-board rest of the team
  • Launch implementation and follow SDLC, complying with the client’s priorities
  • Analyze feedback and advice, and provide ongoing enhancements
  • Spin-off new team engineers if required

04. Support and Maintenance

In-depth technical support:
  • Troubleshooting and constant monitoring
  • Systematization and analysis
  • Issue assessment and providing solutions that require deep knowledge and special access
Expert product and service support:
  • Analyze product performance
  • Analyze user needs
  • Create improvement projects
  • Carry out improvements
Marketing and media support:
  • Digital marketing analytics
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • App store optimization (ASO)
  • Digital advertising
  • Retention marketing
  • Visual media production

Our Leaders

Ruslan Barabash

Business Process Engineer

Ruslan has more than 6 years of experience in the IT industry and is currently focused on business development and process engineering with a comprehensive background in client relationship management, process engineering, and software development.

Julia Zelinska

Software Solutions Expert

Julia has a vast background in project management and enjoys helping CEOs and founders of tech companies assemble and scale engineering teams to build robust software solutions and drive business growth.

Client Testimonials

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Christian Rohner

Project Manager at Information Products AG

“Quality of delivered work is outstanding”
Our company worked more than 5 years in total with NIX. Communication was always very clear and direct. Being a remote company, wasting time in communication is horrible, luckily with NIX, we experienced no delay or misunderstanding. Quality of delivered work is outstanding, all tasks prior to delivery were tested in detail, and bugs or mistakes were virtually non-existent.
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Craig Burris

Director of Operations at CarSoup

“It is hard to impress me, and NIX kept me happy”
There is no recommendation that is more powerful. NIX’s expert team built a new system that increased potential customer traffic and improved performance. Their transparent workflow allowed for consistent communication and quick correction of problems when they arose. They also adjusted their processes to mitigate time-difference concerns.
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Buzz Sharifi

Account Manager at TransGrade, CRM

“Extremely detailed, professional, attentive”
We’ve been working with NIX for over a year now and have nothing but good things to say about them and their talented pool of developers, staff members, and executives. They are extremely detailed, professional, attentive, and deliver top-quality work within the time estimates that they provide. What else can you ask for? I highly recommend NIX for all tech-related projects.
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Eric Spear

SVP of Engineering at Cengage

“Delivering high-quality code”
With NIX, I have broken some of my own rules of team composition with respect to the ratio of FTE and 3rd party engineers. I have some teams that are more than 50% NIX because the code coverage, quality, and velocity coming out from the NIX developers are very good. Delivering high quality code in a predictable manner has built trust and confidence with my management/full-time employees.

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