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Introduction

Your Technology Solution Partner​

Sofmen is an application engineering firm that designs and develops end-to-end software solutions.  Because of our over 15 years experience and proven business acumen, we are able to provide you with sound advice. Whether you are building new software from scratch,  transitioning from existing solutions, or if you need code review or bug fixes, we are with you every step of the way, offering guidance and our multi-faceted expertise.

Why Sofmen

Like No Other Software Application Developer

Sofmen is truly different!  We are like no other software application developer you have experienced building web-based applications or mobile apps.  That is because we view each of our clients as a business partner, not just as a job.  We take time to work with you to learn your businesses and discover solutions to your problems.

Our experience demonstrates this.  We have built advanced applications and provided architectural guidance to large companies like Electronic Arts, RealNetworks, SlingBox and Phoenix Technologies. But we also work with entrepreneurs, business start-ups, small and mid-sized businesses.  There is no job too large or too small; we can handle them all.

Unique Onshore/Offshore Model

The unique hybrid model of onshore and offshore development that we employ means you get the best of two worlds.  You’ll be working with our U.S. based team of project architects, account managers and developers. We are available during your normal working hours.  You’ll also benefit from our very talented, high-caliber software developers based in India.  Often our programmers complete tasks overnight so they are ready for you to review in the morning.  This combination of global technical expertise and business agility results in both lower costs AND higher quality.

Whether you need a large-scale enterprise solution,  web development, data warehousing, systems integration, technical communications, infrastructure management, or a prototype of your mobile or web-based application, Sofmen will be the software and application developer partner you need to create exactly what you need.

Leadership

Anuj Khandelwal

Anuj Khandelwal

Anuj moved to the Bay Area in 1999 after successfully running his own software development company in India for over 10 years. He founded Sofmen in 2002 as a way to collaboratively work with hi-tech companies. This allowed them the ability to leverage the high level of talent and relatively lower cost available in India.

While working in the US, Anuj witnessed the clear gap between the sales pitch from other software and application developer outsourcing companies and what they actually delivered as the final product. He could see how cultural, communications, and time-zone differences made outsourcing a difficult and even painful task. That is when he decided to establish an offshore development center. In this way he works with clients in real-time.  He and also fills in the cultural gap between U.S. and India.

 

 
Joel Pyska

Joel Pyska

Joel loves helping people figure out the specifics of what they need and how it should be delivered. As an Account Manager (one of his many roles) he bridges the gap between lay understanding of technology and the extensive knowledge of application development. 

 

Joel’s background as a Quality Assurance Engineer ensures Sofmen customers get the finished product that will do exactly as they need. But Joel didn’t originally intend to get into technology.  In fact he graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in chemistry. Upon graduating, he was intrigued by what was, at the time, a new-ish phenomena, the World Wide Web. His fascination turned into a profession when he started doing software testing, load & performance testing, and managing large scale software projects.

Our Process

Sofmen’s process is straightforward. We start by being transparent in everything we do.  Before you even begin discussing your project, Sofmen is happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect your intellectual property.  During the initial consultation, we ask questions and listen to your needs.  We will advise you on the best ways to accomplish your goals. By the end of the call, you’ll get a cost and timeline estimate.

When you choose to move forward, Sofmen will provide a written quote, Statement of Work and a Service Agreement so you’ll know exactly what you’ll get and what you will pay for it. There are no hidden clauses and we give you full rights to everything our team develops for you.

 

Development Timeline

Sofmen’s talented team works together to setup the development environment and plan your project.

User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) experts provide you with wireframes detailing the functionality and end product to ensure nothing is missed.

Database engineers, security experts and programmers design the system architecture and begin programming.

You’ll receive access to a staging platform where you can review, test and give feedback.  Sofmen makes the changes you suggest. 

Once you are fully satisfied, your project is deployed. 

After your project is live, Sofmen provides a warranty period so we can correct any issues covered in the initial scope.  We also will provide you with extended support,  maintenance and upgrades as you need them.

 

Mission Statement

Sofmen’s mission is to be a true application developer partner to our clients. We do that by providing you with our complete understanding of your business model. This allows us to develop excellent applications and provide exceptional programming whether for small projects or at the enterprise level.

Vision

We deliver high quality, affordable software projects to our customers, large and small,  on time, within budget, and completely tested to your specifications.