What was the scope of their involvement?
We’ve been working with Stermedia for a long time. Their team has a solid understanding of the business functions that we supply to customers through our IT system. Stermedia has primarily worked on a system that supports the claiming process for passengers. We’ve also worked with them on a system for managing card payments at ticket offices and stations. Our technology is about eight years old. We use an Oracle database, and the middle tier is an internet application server running a Java application.
What is the team composition?
The size of the team has varied over time. We were initially working with about seven people, but we have less work at the moment, so we’re only working with four. We have a project manager on their side, but I sometimes explain business cases directly to the developers. The project manager doesn’t always know all the details concerning our product functionality.
How did you come to work with Stermedia?
We have requirements related to processing graphs, and our colleagues in Wroclaw had contracts with Stermedia. It was apparent that they could develop different types of software quickly, so we decided to work with them when we had a larger project.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent around 400,000 Polish zloty (approximately $110,000) on their services.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Stermedia in May 2009. There was a period of two or three years when we had no work for them, but we started the collaboration again after we received a larger task from the client.