Frequently Asked Questions | EMBIQ

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About Company

What is your experience in the market?

We have been in the IT services business since 2009. Since then, we have completed over 300 projects in the European Union and the United States, thanks to which we have gained over 100 satisfied customers 

Do you work locally or remotely?

Currently, we are increasingly working in a hybrid mode with a preference for working in the office. The mode is selected depending on the project, customer expectations and employee preferences. Also, we highly value direct cooperation with the client, which is extremely important especially at the initial stage of each project.

What is your experience in working with foreign clients?

Currently, our projects are carried out mainly for clients from Austria and the USA. But we also work for clients from Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland and Sweden. Our work is mainly based on international cooperation.

What is the role of the Graz office?

The Graz office is our Project Management and Customer Relations office. We are on site to facilitate business meetings, project consultations and collaboration with clients. At the same time, we do not employ engineers in Graz so as not to compete with our clients in the labour market. This organisational model works well for international cooperation.

Where can I visit you?

We have two offices; our head office is located in ul. Wolska in Lublin, Poland, and our Customer Relations office is located in Brückenkopfstrasse in Graz, Austria. In addition, you can often meet us in the offices of the Regus network, and there are more than 3,000 of them in 120 countries around the world.

How is communication between the client and the team?

The client always has a designated project manager who is also their single point of contact and whose job it is to ensure the smoothest possible communication on the project. However, our clients also have the option of direct contact with both our employees implementing the project for them and with the directors and management.

Can the team work at the client’s site?

Yes, absolutely. Although there is not always a need or necessity. However, in the initial phase, such joint workshops or project implementation are even recommended. Regular workshops or project meetings on the client’s premises are also possible.

What languages do you communicate in?

With the client – mainly in English, but as we have an international team we also communicate in Polish, sometimes German and even Spanish.

What model do you work with?

In total, we have three models of collaboration:

  1. Dedicated FTE team – the team is selected according to the client’s defined needs and consists not only of engineers and programmers, but also a project manager and a quality maintenance or DevOps team. Such a team works exclusively for the selected client on a full-time basis and is priced based on a monthly flat-rate. This is the preferred model of collaboration, especially when our team complements the project team on the client’s side.
  2. Time & materials – where a project manager is also assigned to the project, but the actual team is selected according to current demand. This also means that the team is variable in different phases of the project; for example, in the beginning it is more of a Design & Architecture team, later developers, DevOps, engineers, testers, utd join in. In this model, we only bill for actual project work, measured in terms of time commitment at a fixed monthly rate. We recommend this model of cooperation when the project is created from beginning to end in our team, but there is no certainty about its final shape.
  3. Fixed-price trial – a unique model of cooperation, only for the beginning or for the first trial of a small project with a new client. This collaborative model is inefficient for both parties involved in the project, both in terms of price and organisation. But it allows the client to try our services.
Can you show references from your clients?

Over the years we have been in business, since 2009, we have completed over 300 projects, but only some of them we can boast about. Mostly, our reviews can be found on Clutch.co 

Can I order the same design as you made for another customer?

Not necessarily. 

  1. No two designs are the same, and if they are, 
  2. we recommend contacting the owner of the solution we created.

For the sake of accuracy, in each of our projects we pass on the entire created to the client, including concepts, source code, documentation, copyrights, etc. 

Will you do a project for me for shares?

We specialise in manufacturing products, but also try not to compete with our clients. For this reason, we have adopted a policy wherein we do not pursue projects on the basis of shares in the invention, as this would violate this principle of impartiality.

Services

How can you guarantee the quality of your services?

Quality is in our company name! We ensure the best quality through our experience, selected software development procedures, integration of quality assurance tools and carefully executed testing. We are constantly improving our qualifications by training our experts and participating in industry events. Also, we are willing to share this experience internally and externally.  

For more on quality assurance, check out our blog: EMBIQ CTO about Quality Assurance

For how long do you carry out projects?

From a few weeks to a few years. It really varies. The shorter ones are projects such as designing a piece of software, designing a UIX, designing test procedures or simply providing an opinion on existing software developed by a third party. But our favourite projects are the long-term ones, where we create a complete solution from concept, through the feasibility study, PoC, proper implementation, deployment and further development and maintenance. In particular, the most successful projects never “end” but evolve and develop, living their own happy lives. 

How do you work on a daily basis?

We work in weekly sprints. Always. Even when a client does their sprints 2-4 weeks apart, our weekly sprints work best. Our work mode allows us to maintain constant contact with our clients. Thanks to cyclical meetings we adjust our engagement to the works currently executed on the client’s side. This solution also allows for a smooth response to any changing priorities.

  • The sprint itself happens in this way:
  • It always starts with careful planning of all the activities for the coming week. 
  • During implementation, we do daily short status meetings (called the daily stand-up) that help the team synchronise the work with each other. 
  • We end with an in-house demo where we do a review of what was accomplished. 
  • Then we choose the most important issues for the client, and we do a second demo with them, a so-called external demo, which is usually shorter, and we show the most important achievements from the summary of the week. At this stage, we already have a preliminary scope for the next sprint, but we still ask the customer about the current priorities to be used during the planning session.

It may sound complicated, but the entire process takes barely a few hours per week on the team’s part and only an hour a week on the client’s part.  

Can you upgrade the resulting software to newer versions of libraries, frameworks or systems?

We can and we do. This is absolutely required in any type of project, unless the solution was intentionally created to be extremely temporary. At the same time, we constantly improve our own qualifications and advise on market trends. It also happens that we update finished projects to make them better and more developmental.

Do you do indoor or outdoor tracking?

We do both outdoor and indoor tracking. But there are many more of these differences in location. In fact, every asset-tracking or positioning project is different. We are happy to adjust the technology to the project in order to meet customer expectations.

Do you provide manufacturing of devices such as IoT?

In smaller quantities, yes, e.g. to equip a laboratory or to support production. For larger volumes, we use trusted suppliers that we support in the proper configuration of production lines, provisioning processes, quality assurance and proper storage of products. 

Will you make me a website?

Not necessarily. Creating websites, or listing websites, is a separate branch of IT services. We are able to create a simple website, but we specialise in more complex projects, requiring, for example, active components, administrative or user panels, access gradation, integration with services or external devices, etc. We sometimes create simpler websites as an addition to larger projects, but we don’t do them as a main goal.

Will you help me produce functionalities not possible with the public SDK?

Yes, we do the impossible and those are the things we like best. However, we have to take into account that each project is different, so we always start by studying requirements and expectations and try to meet them using a set of available technologies. Some of them may not be public but available to us, e.g. as Apple MFi licence holders. 

Will I get the source code and copyrights created as part of your service?

Everything that we produce within the scope of the provided service, we hand over with source code, media, manuals, documentation, copyrights, know-how, etc.

Do you provide the infrastructure for the project?

We have our own piece of infrastructure for experimental, testing or development purposes, but we prefer to work in the client’s environment. Naturally, at the stage of software design a recommendation is made about the structure and architecture of the target solution, but also about each stage of its development. The software we produce can be run in both cloud and standalone environments.

Do you support the project after it is completed?

The best projects never end. Naturally, we support our projects for as long as there is a need. But we are also happy to share our knowledge about the project when the client decides to continue the project on their own.

Do we have to deploy apps to the store on our own?

We have that capability and experience. We happen to guide clients through the entire process of registering with app stores, as well as through the process of publishing and contacting the publisher.

Do you charge for advice, and how much does it cost to ask a question?

No. Nothing. We are very much eager to share our knowledge and expertise. Just go ahead and ask us anything you want to know. Asking or trying costs nothing.

How to start the collaboration with EMBIQ?

Begin with a simple request here. We do not require too many details to start the initial discussion. Expect us to answer within a day or two with some questions or answers or a call proposal.

What technologies and tools do you use?

Our range of technologies and tools is updated according to market trends. Below is a cross-section of the technologies and tools currently used by our experts.

Custom Software Development:
  • Django / Flask / FastAPI
  • Angular / React
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
IoT:
  • C
  • STM
  • RPI
  • LoRa
  • UWB
  • ESP
Mobile Apps:
  • Kotlin
  • Swift
  • BLE
  • React Native
  • MFi
QA:
  • Appium
  • Cypress
  • WebDriver
  • Postman
DevOps:
  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • Docker
  • Jenkins
  • Ansible

Do you provide other services besides programming to clients?
Yes, definitely. Especially given that programming itself is only a part of the software development process, which we support comprehensively (full stack). The entire process is illustrated in the diagram below:

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