Outsource to Indigo

We work with the client to select an appropiate outsourcing / engagement model that ensures that the it is the best fit for the client. We currently work with a number of our clients on a highly flexible basis. Some of these models have been listed below:

Fixed-cost, Fixed-time :

This model is most suited when the client is not exactly sure what the scope of the project is. This approach will ensure we clearly define the scope of work and give you indicative costs / timescales. We will mutually agree a fixed price for the agreed scope of work, which in turn is linked to well defined and transparent list of deliverables.

Time and Material Basis :

When scope, specification and implementation plans of software development project are not easy to define at the outset, This is an attrative model for clients. A Time & Material Model. For instance in an ongoing, longer term project where the number of resources are known but not the duration. In such a case, we will bill for the effort utilised for the expended man days which are again agreed upfront.

Dedicated Offshore Model :

Outsource to us custom specific software development projects or any other software development projects. We will work with you on a time bound delivery framework on a fixed cost engagement. We can allocate a fixed number of resources which will match your technical skill set requirements working directly for your projects from our offshore development house. While you count them as your offshore resource, we manage and administer them as we do with our people and you get the maximum benefits.

Resources-On-Demand Model :

We can source flexible resources on a wide range of skill sets with your flexible needs for short term duration projects. Still they work as your own resources but for a temporary duration adding no risk thereafter.

Joint-Venture Model :

When you want to develop a product or marketable solution, we can form a joint venture with a mutually agreeable stake holding pattern. We can either form a separate management body or jointly maintain the setup.

Built-Operate-Maintain Model :

We take end-to-end responsibility to setup your dedicated ODC (Overseas Development Centre) which is built from the scratch, operated and maintained from us as per mutually designed service level agreement

Built-Operate-Transfer Model :

We take end-to-end responsibility to setup your dedicated ODC which is built from the scratch, operated and later transferred to you as per mutually designed service level agreement.

Other Outsourcing Models

Indigo have researched this market for a period of over two years and have drawn the following conclusions;

  • UK Design & Marketing Companies appreciate the benefits of outsourcing but have had bad experiences with working with offshore companies
  • UK Design & Marketing Companies accept cost saving can be made but ultimately find it difficult to make the switch as the Quality aspect is imperative to maintain client loyalty
  • Reliance on freelancers during busy periods has historically worked best

Indigo understands

Indigo understands the above mentioned reasons and has hence setup a UK based outsourcing division. This 'Indigo Outsource' division; ofour business focusses solely on building and maintaining relationships with UK based Design & Marketing companies. We have a number of safeguards in place to ensure you benefit from this relationship. These include;

  • Setup of contractual agreements to include; Non-Disclosurte Agreements and Service Level Agreements (optional) to ensure Indigo does not contact your end clients
  • Indigo is a UK based Limited company which will project manage your requirements with offshore teams and ensure requirements are understood first time round
  • Indigo operate a resilent Quality Assurance process and insist on the production of 'Detailed Requirements' and 'User Test Scripts' which can be provided by the client or developed by Indigo on behalf of the client
  • On average a cost saving in the region of 30%-40% is typical of work done via 'Indigo Outsource' division.
  • Long term partnership based on Quality assurance and a high standard of quality
  • You will be assigned with a UK based Account Manager to cater for your every requirement

We currently work with a variety of UK based companies to include; High Street retailers, Government departments and FTSE 100 listed companies.

Our research has concluded the main reasons to outsource to Indigo have been detailed in scenarios as described below.

Graphic Design Companies

Your company may not offer Web Design services and in-house technical knowledge may be non-existent. Rather than taking on staff and gearing up for Internet technologies, why not outsource this to Indigo? We can manage all your web based requirements on a white label basis and provide you with an additional income stream. We would be happy to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure complete discretion with your clients. We never make direct contact with your clients without your explicit written consent. We have setup a number of successful partnership relationships which have saved our clients unnecessary in-house expenses.

Too busy, not enough staff?

We are frequently contacted due to seasonal high volume workloads. The need to take on permanent members of staff can be time consuming and requires man management. By outsourcing to Indigo you can be rest assured work can be done inline with your exact requirements. As your workload peaks, we can take the workload and relieve the pinch at peak times.

Specific skillset

Youmay have a requirement for a very specific skillset which you do not have internally. It could be a PHP Developer or a .NET development which your current team cannot support. As it is a specific project which may only be for a week or a month, it requires a specific skillset for a short timespan. Indigo can be your preferred partner to fill this gap. We can fill the resource cost-effectively and you define the workload and control deadlines. This has proved a very favourable option to our preferred partners as it allows for complete flexibility but you to maintain control.

Examples of work include;

  • PSD to XHTML conversion
  • iPhone Application Development
  • Web Development (PHP, ASP .NET, Java, Pearl Scripting, XHTML, XML)
  • Integration of CMS Systems; WoodPress, Joomla, Drupal, Autonomy, RedDot, SharePoint to name a few.

UK Contractors can be the expensive option

The traditional, immediate option has been to take on freelancers and contractors who come in and complete the work. Quite often these freelancers will work offsite and deliver inline with their schedules. Generally, these freelancers will have other work for which they take on and their availability will not be guaranteed.

With recent improvement of communications with improved Internet access and usage, email, conference calls, screen sharing these relationships have rapidly changed. It has provided UK based Design & Marketing companies opportunities to outsource to offshore thus making an average a 30-40% saving on costs. Indigo can provide the very best in terms of resource. We can quickly adapt to provide an individual Developer to a team of up to 200 Designers / Developers. Indigo has the infra-structure setup to accommodate your every request.

Indigo would strongly encourage those who have considered outsourcing or have previously had a bad experience to make contact with us. We are a fresh thinking organisation and have a tried and tested approach to ensure we succeed first time round.

Indigo's expertise

Indigo can currently provide and support all of the following programming languages, scripting and database programming.

Markup Languages

  • HTML & XHTML v5.0
  • SVG
  • XML
  • XUL
  • Cocoa
  • Apple iOS SDK Toolkit

Stylesheet Languages

  • CSS v2.0 & CSS v3.0
  • XLST

Programming Languages

  • C
  • C++
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Pascal
  • PHP 4 & PHP 5
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Visual Basic

Query Languages

  • MS Access
  • MS Jet
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL


  • ADO
  • AJAX
  • JSON
  • mod_rewrite


  • DNS
  • FTP
  • IMAP
  • MIME
  • POP3
  • SMTP
  • SOAP
  • SSH
  • TLS & SSL

Specific Content Management System support

  • Immediacy
  • MediaSurface
  • Autonomy
  • Vignette
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • RedDot
  • Stellant
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Joomla

Should you have any specific requirements as part of wider project/programme or simply a small job please do make contact on 020 8959 8337 or email us on info@indigoideas.co.uk and we would be more than happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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