Digital and Engineering Outsourcing

Digital and Engineering Outsourcing

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Digital and Engineering Outsourcing

A cohesive outsourcing strategy is imperative for businesses. Yet, the questions around value from an outsourcing relationship remain: Does the organization have an optimal sourcing model? Is the business working with the right outsourcing partner? Is the engagement model the most effective one? What is the ROI from the outsourcing relationship?

Zinnov can help organizations by outlining a technology outsourcing roadmap, perform a detailed portfolio assessment, manage the vendor list to identify strategic partners, define governance processes, and get access to industry best practices for optimized outcomes. Our understanding of digital and engineering vendor partnerships spans across trends, preferred business model, location analysis, and a deep and nuanced understanding of vendor partners’ business and performance, result of our proprietary ranking framework, ‘Zinnov Zones.’

  • We leverage our proprietary G500 Analysis and the vast network of digital and engineering Service Providers connects in the ecosystem to devise appropriate sourcing strategies, planning, and providing the necessary help in shortlisting partners.
    Strategic Sourcing

    Defining suitable sourcing strategies

    PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT
    • Technology roadmap review
    • Core vs Outsourcing analysis
    • Application criticality analysis
    • Multi-partner management strategy
    SOURCING LANDSCAPE
    • Outsourceability (Nearshoring / Offshoring / Onsite)
    • Type of work (Support / Maintenance / Development)
    • Classification of Service Providers (Strategic / Preferred / Adhoc)
    • Consolidation of Service Providers (Cost factors / Productivity gains)
  • We conduct end-to-end assessment and due diligence process to select the most suitable digital and/or engineering vendor partner in line with the strategic needs of the organization.
    Partner Assessment & Advisory

    Outlining strategic partner relationships

    PARTNER ASSESSMENT
    • Existing Partner Assessment: Quality of outcomes / Timeliness / Future business potential
    • New Partner Evaluation: Technology vs Geographical alignment / Cost vs Investment / Niche skills
    CONTRACT STRUCTURING
    • Centralized vs Decentralized structure; cost benefit analysis
    • Escalation chain articulation
    • Regulatory compliance, confidentiality, and security
    • Light vs Rigorous controls
    • Contract structure
    • Development of overarching MSA
    • SoW per work stream
    GOVERNANCE AND VALUE OPTIMIZATION
    • Periodic reviews
    • User benefits and user experience
    • Risk Identification and Mitigation
    • Service Providers’ value contribution articulation
    TRANSITION MANAGEMENT
    • Rebadging
    • Infrastructure setup
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Business Continuity Plan
  • We define the optimal engagement model and provide pricing benchmarks that help measure outcomes in a tangible manner and develop a long term view of the business.
    Engagement & Pricing Model

    Defining an optimal engagement model

    Dollar Icon
    ENGAGEMENT AND PRICING MODEL
    Effort seasonality definition
    Long Term View Icon
    Long term view
    Identifiable and unidentifiable in-house asset deficiency
    Location Icon
    Location leverage/ GIC consideration
    Measurability Icon
    Outcome measurability
    Job unit definitions – effort estimates
  • We offer strategic playbooks and year-round industry insights that digital and engineering procurement teams can leverage to drive business growth. We have developed robust proprietary frameworks to evaluate vendor health and maturity, and to assess existing partner performance by periodically tracking critical performance metrics.
    Best Practices & Playbooks

    Providing year-round strategic industry insights

    Engineering Outsourcing Landscape Analysis Semi-yearly reports on global product engineering services landscape

    SLA Structuring Playbook Detailed playbooks on how to structure service level agreements based on analysis of best practices in the industry and partner capablities

    Pricing Models Analysis Analysis of emerging pricing model trends and patterns in the PES space

    Governance Metrics Definition Playbook Best practices in the industry to define metrics for governance of engineering outsourcing partners

    Global Operations Cost Benchmarking Identifying suitable locations for Engineering/R&D activities based on talent availability, scalability and cost

    Other Reports Large Outsourcing Deal Analysis, Top 5 Outsourcer Analysis – Semiconductor, Global Location Analysis, Global Innovation Index, Emerging Semiconductor PES Partners

    PES Landscape (Illustrative)
    Year Wise R&D Spending Insights R&D spending Insights
    Year Wise R&D Spending Growth and Regonal R&D Spending Analysis Semicon R&D analysis
    Engineering R&D Outsourced Services Outsourcing footprint
    Year Wise Growth of PES Market PES market
    Global Service Providers Uutsourcing Insights Outsourcing insights
    Insights on Top Outsourcers Top outsourcers
Strategic Sourcing
 
We leverage our proprietary G500 Analysis and the vast network of digital and engineering Service Providers connects in the ecosystem to devise appropriate sourcing strategies, planning, and providing the necessary help in shortlisting partners.
Strategic Sourcing

Defining suitable sourcing strategies

PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT
  • Technology roadmap review
  • Core vs Outsourcing analysis
  • Application criticality analysis
  • Multi-partner management strategy
SOURCING LANDSCAPE
  • Outsourceability (Nearshoring / Offshoring / Onsite)
  • Type of work (Support / Maintenance / Development)
  • Classification of Service Providers (Strategic / Preferred / Adhoc)
  • Consolidation of Service Providers (Cost factors / Productivity gains)
Partner Assessment & Advisory
 
We conduct end-to-end assessment and due diligence process to select the most suitable digital and/or engineering vendor partner in line with the strategic needs of the organization.
Partner Assessment & Advisory

Outlining strategic partner relationships

PARTNER ASSESSMENT
  • Existing Partner Assessment: Quality of outcomes / Timeliness / Future business potential
  • New Partner Evaluation: Technology vs Geographical alignment / Cost vs Investment / Niche skills
CONTRACT STRUCTURING
  • Centralized vs Decentralized structure; cost benefit analysis
  • Escalation chain articulation
  • Regulatory compliance, confidentiality, and security
  • Light vs Rigorous controls
  • Contract structure
  • Development of overarching MSA
  • SoW per work stream
GOVERNANCE AND VALUE OPTIMIZATION
  • Periodic reviews
  • User benefits and user experience
  • Risk Identification and Mitigation
  • Service Providers’ value contribution articulation
TRANSITION MANAGEMENT
  • Rebadging
  • Infrastructure setup
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Business Continuity Plan
Engagement & Pricing Model
 
We define the optimal engagement model and provide pricing benchmarks that help measure outcomes in a tangible manner and develop a long term view of the business.
Engagement & Pricing Model

Defining an optimal engagement model

Dollar Icon
ENGAGEMENT AND PRICING MODEL
Effort seasonality definition
Long Term View Icon
Long term view
Identifiable and unidentifiable in-house asset deficiency
Location Icon
Location leverage/ GIC consideration
Measurability Icon
Outcome measurability
Job unit definitions – effort estimates
Best Practices & Playbooks
 
We offer strategic playbooks and year-round industry insights that digital and engineering procurement teams can leverage to drive business growth. We have developed robust proprietary frameworks to evaluate vendor health and maturity, and to assess existing partner performance by periodically tracking critical performance metrics.
Best Practices & Playbooks

Providing year-round strategic industry insights

Engineering Outsourcing Landscape Analysis Semi-yearly reports on global product engineering services landscape

SLA Structuring Playbook Detailed playbooks on how to structure service level agreements based on analysis of best practices in the industry and partner capablities

Pricing Models Analysis Analysis of emerging pricing model trends and patterns in the PES space

Governance Metrics Definition Playbook Best practices in the industry to define metrics for governance of engineering outsourcing partners

Global Operations Cost Benchmarking Identifying suitable locations for Engineering/R&D activities based on talent availability, scalability and cost

Other Reports Large Outsourcing Deal Analysis, Top 5 Outsourcer Analysis – Semiconductor, Global Location Analysis, Global Innovation Index, Emerging Semiconductor PES Partners
PES Landscape (Illustrative)
Year Wise R&D Spending Insights R&D spending Insights
Year Wise R&D Spending Growth and Regonal R&D Spending Analysis Semicon R&D analysis
Engineering R&D Outsourced Services Outsourcing footprint
Year Wise Growth of PES Market PES market
Global Service Providers Uutsourcing Insights Outsourcing insights
Insights on Top Outsourcers Top outsourcers

Management Team

Nilesh Thakker | Zinnov

Nilesh Thakker
Managing Partner & Global Head

Nilesh has over two decades of Executive leadership experience in technology companies and has led operations in enterprise and consumer software, Cloud Computing and Product Management.

Praveen Bhadada | Zinnov

Praveen Bhadada
Managing Partner & Global Head

Praveen is responsible for driving Zinnov’s Digital Transformation for Global Enterprises, in the areas of IoT, Go To Market, Business Operations and Automation.

Sidhant Rastogi | Zinnov

Sidhant Rastogi
Managing Partner & Global Head

Sidhant has engaged with Fortune 500 companies to execute and transform their engineering global innovation strategy. He is an expert in Automotive and Automation domains.

Sean Bouani | Zinnov

Sean Bouani
Partner

Sean brings 15+ years of business leadership experience in Enterprise, IoT, Cloud, AI/ML, data, digital media, mobile, and blockchain. Sean leads Zinnov’s North American digital transformation practice, where he devises strategies that result in long-term value creation for tech companies, enterprises, GSIs, and ISVs, in the areas such as Go-To-Market, Internet of Things, Business Operations, and Automation.

Rajat Kohli | Zinnov

Rajat Kohli
Partner

Rajat leads the end-to-end aspects of strategic consulting engagements focused on assisting global Fortune 500 Technology companies with respect to formulating and implementing their market expansion strategy.

Vimal Menon | Zinnov

Vimal Menon
Partner

Vimal has extensive experience in formulating GTM strategies for Globalisation. He has worked for Large Product Companies and ER&D Service Providers in Auto/Aerospace, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas.

Vijaykumar Hegde | Zinnov

Vijaykumar Hegde
Principal

Vijay has over 12 years of experience in strategy consulting and business
development in the areas of large account management, market expansion, and technology transformation.

Amit Kulkarni | Zinnov

Amit Kulkarni
Principal

In his current role, Amit is working on driving vertical growth strategy, best practices across presales and operations and enabling thought leadership in areas of media, online and hi-tech space

Nikhil Kulkarni | Zinnov

Nikhil Kulkarni
Principal

Nikhil has over 10 years of experience in strategy, consulting, and sales enablement. His focus is on collaborating with clients in strategy and execution of their pursuits in the Software & Internet Sector.

Sangeetha Anand | Zinnov

Sangeetha Anand
Principal

Sangeetha has 20+ years of experience in the IT industry and has deep expertise in Agile portfolio management, modernization & transformation of legacy applications, building effective application delivery models, and creating high performing global teams. Prior to Zinnov, she was the Director of Delivery Effectiveness in Thomson Reuters and has a Masters in M.I.S.

Amita Goyal | Zinnov

Amita Goyal
Principal

Amita has over 8 years of experience in New Product Development, R&D, Strategy, Innovation Management, and Project Management. Prior to Zinnov she worked at R&D HQ of Canon Inc, Tokyo and comes with a strong global experience in managing cross-cultural teams.

Vaibhav Gupta | Zinnov

Vaibhav Gupta
Principal

Vaibhav is an experienced strategy consultant specializing in corporate strategy, competitive intelligence, and digital & exponential tech strategy. He currently drives Zinnov’s Private Equity practice area for deal sourcing, commercial due diligence, and value creation.

Zeeshan Yousuf | Zinnov

Zeeshan Yousuf
Engagement Manager

Zeeshan has more than 8 years of global consulting experience working across various sectors including Health, Retail, and Transport. In his current role, he is responsible for driving digital transformation engagement across industries.

Rishav Khemka | Zinnov

Rishav Khemka
Engagement Manager

Rishav has worked with Fortune 500 companies to design and execute their growth and expansion strategies. He has more than 7 years of global experience in Strategy, Go-To-Market, Product, and Sales roles working with large companies, start-ups and VCs. Rishav has an M.S. in Computer Engineering and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Nikhil Vishal Bagde | Zinnov

Nikhil Vishal Bagde
Engagement Manager

Nikhil has expertise in Media & Entertainment and Aerospace sectors and has been engaged in strategic assignments with global PES providers in advising them on Market Landscape, M&A Analysis and Compete Intelligence.

Deepesh Agarwal | Zinnov

Deepesh Agarwal
Engagement Manager

Deepesh has deep expertise in working with IT/R&D Services companies and Private Equity firms across Market Expansion, Strategic Due Diligence, R&D Outsourcing, Digital and Go-To-Market Strategy engagements with a focus on digital transformation and global innovation strategies.

Senthooran K A | Zinnov

Senthooran K A
Engagement Manager

Senthooran has extensive experience working with Engineering R&D service providers in Medical Devices and ISV domains. He specialises in Outsourcing strategy, BU development, M&A analysis and Market analysis.

Kingsley Samuel K | Zinnov

Kingsley Samuel K
Engagement Manager

Kingsley has worked with multiple service providers across GTM strategies, Vertical strategies, vendor evaluations and M&A Projects. Expertise in Industrial & Semiconductor verticals and new age technologies like Blockchain and AI

Mohit Gupta | Zinnov

Mohit Gupta
Engagement Manager

Mohit Gupta has over 10 years of work experience and in his current role, drives the digital transformation vision for technology platform players, service providers, and tech product start-ups. He specializes in market entry strategy, GTM strategy, engagement model analysis, peer group benchmarking, etc. He has also worked in Cloud Computing, AI, IoT, and RPA.

Vikram Godbole | Zinnov

Vikram Godbole
Engagement Manager

Vikram is a seasoned strategy consultant associated with the Digital practice. He has rich experience in supporting Fortune 500 as well as Government clients in driving their strategic initiatives. He specializes in Digital Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, Market assessment, Startup M&A due diligence.

Nischay Mittal | Zinnov

Nischay Mittal
Principal

Nischay is a part of the senior delivery team at Zinnov, and works in areas such as Advanced/ Modern IT, Cloud computing/ SaaS, Enterprise Mobility, Big Data, Small & Medium Business (SMBs) landscape among others

Sivaram Sundaramurthy | Zinnov

Sivaram Sundaramurthy
Principal

Sivaram comes with more than a decade of experience and currently heads the procurement offering. He advises procurement organizations on their strategies, while also helping them in their decision-making with regards to their day-to-day challenges that they face. Prior to Zinnov, he has worked across analyst firms and research houses wherein he has tracked IT services, engineering services, and digital services.

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