What kind of customers do we work with?
The short answer: a wide range. We work with several different industries with different business processes. You can familiarize yourself with our customers by browsing our references. Typically, our integration customers are already utilizing the Frends eiPaaS integration platform and purchase consulting services related to continuous development and sometimes also project deliveries.
Is the work done in the own Frends teams or as part of the
Usually, we work in our own permanent DevOps teams or project teams assembled for a project to deliver solutions to our customers. Thus, our consultants rarely work under the client’s direct supervision or as part of the client’s teams. But even when these types of opportunities sometimes arise, we always ask volunteers to work as part of the client’s teams.
Our DevOps teams works together; customers change - your closest co-workers don’t.
What size are our projects usually?
Most of our development work is small-scale, but there are also projects from time to time. For example, our integration projects are usually not very extensive and are typically shorter than 100 days of work and can be measured in weeks or months. However, sometimes our customers may also undertake more extensive work projects. The most typical example is upgrading an ERP system. In those cases, the integration project’s duration is usually hundreds of days and can last a year or longer.
What kind of projects are we working on?
The types of projects depend a lot on the customer’s business, and usually, data is often moved between the customers’ different systems. For example, a typical and business-independent type of integration is HR integration. Data is exported from the master system to other HR systems such as a work time tracking system, payroll system, etc.
The Frends eiPaaS platform has also been used as a backend for various mobile applications and websites. In this case, the project retrieves data from the backend systems for use by the website or application.
A third typical project is when our customer offers order interfaces to their own customers. Frends push orders to the ERP system and sends the customer information about status updates as the ordered work progresses.
Can you influence what kind of clients or projects you
We always strive to offer our people the opportunity to work with customers that interest them. We also aim to share larger projects evenly with those who wish to work on them. Most of our consultants work with more than one client, so it is relatively easy to adjust the workloads to your preferences.