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Bannockburn, IL – 1/10/2005 – Decision Design Corporation (www.decisiondesign.com), a leading custom software development firm, today announced it has entered into an agreement to lease seven-thousand square feet of new office space in Pleasanton, CA in order to accommodate growth in its Homeshoring segment.
“The additional space should be adequate to meet our growth, much of which has been caused by the current offshoring backlash” said Monty Davis, President of Decision Design. “Both our Software Remediation division that specializes in rescuing failing software development projects, and our Homeshoring Services sector, which serves companies looking for low-cost outsourcing alternatives to offshoring, have been booming. We will now be able to double the size of our current California resource base, helping to keep pace with our recent strong growth,” added Davis.
Decision Design’s first Homeshoring Center was opened in early 2003, following the company’s closure of its 2-year old offshore facility. “Like many company’s these days, our offshore experience wasn’t what we anticipated,” said Davis. “The quality of work was lower than required, which caused rework and actually created higher costs than if we had done the work here,” Davis stated, adding that he knew there had to be a better way to stay cost-competitive while maintaining Decision Design’s high-quality standards. “After realizing we weren’t the only company experiencing this issue, we began looking for alternatives. We found our answer in Homeshoring Centers.”
Homeshoring Centers are domestic software development centers, strategically located away from the higher rent, higher labor areas of the U.S. Often located in exurban areas that have a high population of strong technical talent at a lower cost, Homeshoring Centers bringing task-centric, cross-functional development teams together in small groups, where developers work in close proximity. This provides significant cost savings over traditional big city locales. Mr. Davis noted that Decision Design’s Homeshoring model requires minimal travel, labor, training and project management costs that are often required in offshoring models, and uses high productivity-producing development technologies to facilitate the workflow. The lower-cost U.S. resources understand U.S. business, culture, and work ethic required, saving both time and money. “Since adopting the strategy, our Homeshoring Centers have allowed us to deliver savings from 30% to 60% below typical onshore development costs. And we are now dead-on cost competitive with offshore or blended offshore/onshore companies,” said Davis.
Mr. Davis added that the new facility was deliberately chosen in Pleasanton, on the fringe of Silicon Valley, to help keep costs down. “By remaining in Pleasanton, where resource talent is high but wages are lower than in the main technology corridor, we will be able to maintain our advantage as a low-cost domestic software development alternative for companies looking to move their offshore projects back to the States.”
The company will be leasing facilities in the CarrAmerica Complex, the former AT&T Campus facility and anticipates being fully operational in its new facilities in March.
About Decision Design
Decision Design is a leading provider of custom software development in the areas of New Product Development, Software Systems and Remediation Services. Founded on the principal that clients should never have to choose between client service and quality product delivery, Decision Design has been building a reputation as a value added custom software provider since 1995. Decision Design has offices located near Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA, and can be found on the web at www.decisiondesign.com. Critical Decisions, Delivered.