Abilis Solutions’ mission is
“To efficiently deliver value-added IT solutions On Budget. On Time. On Spec.”
In order to reach this goal, our activities are based on three fundamental values :
1. Managing Expectations
At Abilis, a project is considered a success when we have reached or exceeded customer expectations: managing expectations is truly important to us, and this, throughout the project.
First and foremost, we need to make sure we understand to the fullest possible extent our customers’ business processes and needs as well as the purpose of the project.
During the project, we evaluate the impact of each change request and leverage our creativity to explore alternative solutions: we then suggest these alternatives to the client in order to guide them in their decision making.
Abilis’ approach is to be a reactive and receptive partner that aims at understanding the success criteria of a project to ensure it will be delivered according to expectations.
2. Being Efficient in everything we do
Our fixed-price approach drives efficiency: respecting our engagements and the contract of trust created with the client requires us to deliver efficiently. We also wagered not to outsource development offshore, which is an additional challenge.
We generate efficiency in 3 ways:
• We created our own Agile methodology, named IC2, an iterative and flexible methodology that is tailored to our specificities and can be used on projects of all sizes
• We use small, flexible and efficient teams and divide projects into subsets
• Our Innovation Center in Montreal, where most of our employees work, is a secure research and development environment in which projects coexist. It facilitates resources and knowledge sharing and allows to provide continuous guidance and support from a project management or a technical point of view.
Our approach works! Our teams generate cost savings of 25-40% over in-house or offshore development.
3. Defining How much is enough
The way our teams work and our vision of each project are also efficiency drivers: the key principle is to define how much is enough functionally and technically.
Our teams do not start to be involved in a project when it enters its delivery phase: they evaluate the amount of effort required and the needs and express their opinion at the beginning of the project. Our teams use innovation in pursuit of efficiency and value rather than innovation for its own sake.
By using multidisciplinary teams that already work together and by making projects coexist at the Innovation Center, we are leveraging an existing collaboration dynamic and facilitate the reutilization of proven code, standard and infrastructures, which makes us save valuable time.