Overview

The Brick & Byte software development center (Prescient Infotech) was established in 1998 in Mumbai, India and Virginia, USA. Since then we have been provider of software solutions and services to the global market. In our journey to excellence, we have garnered more than 135 man years of onsite and 110+ man years of offshore development experience.

We encompass the entire range of software services, from undertaking offshore and onsite projects, to setting up exclusive offshore development facilities to professional services. We provide design and development of software that span a wide variety of the latest programming languages, tools and platforms. To keep things tailor-made for our clients we incorporate professional project management and vertical market expertise.

Assessed at SEI CMMI Maturity Level 3, we adhere to established quality systems and have received excellent supplier performance review rating of 89 in Dun & Bradstreet performance evaluation. (DUNS No. 02−265−4169).

Custom Applications

Development and Integration

We develop customized software applications. This feature assists our clients throughout the software development life cycle. Project management is also taken into account for this purpose. Brick and Byte's Application Development services provide analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of business applications. Brick and Byte has ability to deliver on both the leading technologies - J2EE & .Net. We work with our client to understand their specific needs and requirements. After this thorough study, we apply our methodologies, best practices and resources to help them create a cost-effective and quality application. This in turn supports their business processes and strategic direction.

Brick and Byte has a long experience in application Integration arena. We can help our customers in deciding the best approach for implementing application integration and later execute the same. While doing so we ensure that the customers' gains are maximized at minimum risks and cost.

Maintenance and Support

Software Application maintenance in present day situation is an activity that best justifies outsourcing. It is a resource intensive task that demands a lot of time for day-to-day activities. Outsourcing application maintenance would mean relieving your team of maintenance tasks and allowing them to focus more effectively on areas of strategic importance. In addition it brings down maintenance costs significantly.

Brick and Byte enables organizations to outsource application maintenance. It provides them a team of dedicated professionals equipped with commendable industry experience. Our professionals not only troubleshoot but also optimize application performance.

Brick and Byte's approach to application maintenance is geared to consistently deliver high quality support that is responsive as well as proactive. Well-defined service level agreements ensure that your mission critical applications get the immediate attention that they require to function effectively.

Software Products

Design and Development

We at Brick and Byte help accelerate the creation of your software products. We reduce marketing time. We help in preparing predictable schedules. This helps in optimal management of resources, predicting costs, and reducing market and technology risks, covering services over all the stages of the product life cycle. With Brick and Byte as the offshore development partner or your development team, you can realize your product vision successfully.

Brick and Byte undertakes customization of the product to make the software compatible with end-client's unique needs. Customization is done in complete accordance with the guidelines laid down by the product company.

Brick and Byte brings your product from conception to the final stage. We can also focus on a problem area and help you navigate the product life cycle smoothly.

BRICK AND BYTE DELIVERS

  • Software Development
  • Product Design and Development
  • Full Product Testing Cycle
  • Customization Services
  • Component Design and Integration
  • Documentation
  • Product Support
  • Testing services which span multiple types of testing

We at Brick and Byte are well equipped to provide support and maintenance services for Products. Our methodology and communications infrastructure are geared to provide both onsite and an offshore delivery service. Our support services meet defined service levels. Thus we enable you to meet or exceed your expectations.

By providing our customers with the highest-skilled teams and a world-class infrastructure, we ensure the quality and reliability of our products.

Maintenance and Support

Brick and Byte's product Support and Maintenance Services not only offer unmatched cost reduction possibilities, but also a high quality disciplined approach, to a wide variety of support and maintenance challenges. Brick and Byte combines essential technology skills, business understanding, and process discipline to take an integrated approach to product maintenance and support.

We offer outstanding professional services that enable you to outsource support and maintenance initiatives at extremely cost effective rates. This helps you to free up your internal resources. Brick and Byte can easily tailor its support services programs according to your organization's needs to provide you with the precise level of support.

We offer following product maintenance and support services:

  • Enhancements and bug fixing
  • Migration and Porting
  • Level 1 through Level 3 support
Migration and Re-engineering

Brick and Byte's re-engineering and migration service helps clients to consolidate on fewer platforms and integrate applications more effectively. We take into consideration the constant changes in technology. We formulate application architectures designed to increase the portability of your application to future platforms.

Brick and Byte improves the value of old, legacy systems by re-engineering them to enhance functionality and maintainability. We improve the performance of applications so that they exceed performance benchmarks

Brick and Byte's experience in delivering migrations and re-engineering solutions include:

  • Migration from legacy systems to open environments
  • Language and data migrations
  • Porting across language platforms
  • Web-enabling of legacy software
  • Re-engineering of legacy systems to client/server systems

Our consultants are experienced in a variety of technologies. They have multiple skill-sets and can be at short notice deployed to cross-platform, re-engineering, and migration projects. Our consultants have expertise in languages, environment of legacy platforms, web technologies, and object oriented methodology.

Quality Assurance and Testing

Brick and Byte provides quality offshore software testing services. This enables its customer to build robust, reliable, secure, and user-friendly software applications and products. Brick and Byte has extensive experience in performing comprehensive application/product testing. Some of the QA and testing services we provide are:

  • Unit Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • Validation Testing
  • System testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Usability Testing & Analysis
  • Robustness, Reliability, and Security Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Interoperability Testing

Brick and Byte has a well-equipped infrastructure and methodology to provide software product testing services in a controlled environment. This includes all types of testing including Black box and white-box testing. Testing consultants from Brick and Byte are equipped to handle both manual testing based on test plans and scripts and automated testing that uses tools. They fully understand the need for rigorous testing from offshore. This has helped us at Brick and Byte to develop testing strategies and methodologies.

J2EE

Overview

J2EE technology evolves through community process and is a very popular open source platform. It provides standards and mechanisms for the 3 basic layers of a typical web application - presentation layer, business logic layer and data access layer. It provides for asynchronous communication, mail API, and security as well. It tries to restrict itself to provide standards and leave it to tool providers to implement these standards. The tool provider then customizes it for the end developer. This greatly simplifies the developer's job and allows customer to choose the tool, which suits them most.

Brick and Byte monitors this continually evolving technology through the J2EE focus group. The group also evaluates the new tools coming to market from different vendors to implement the technology. It provides support to the project teams during the architecture and design phase.

Our Expertise

  • J2EE Design Patterns
  • Web Services
  • Reusable Components
  • Security Management
  • Development based on market-leading J2EE-compliant application servers, including SUN ONE, BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, and JBOSS
  • HTML5 with experience on Local Storage, Offline Caching, WebSQL, Geolocation.
  • jQuery, CSS3, Javascript
  • Sencha Framework, jQuery Mobile frameworks.
.NET

Overview

Microsoft .Net technology is picking up fast in the last few years. It has established itself in small and medium-sized applications. It is now making inroads into large enterprise applications. It provides great advantage in terms of integration, as all the tools come from the same vendor. In addition to giving rich UI experience to the application user, it is very developer friendly.

Brick and Byte has formed a .Net focus group to keep abreast of the latest developments in this technology. The group of highly trained .Net specialists architect, build and test the most sophisticated world-class applications. It also evaluates latest tools available to implement solutions using .Net technology.

Our Expertise

  • Web Services
  • Reusable Components
  • Security Management
  • Migration to .Net platform
PHP

Overview

PHP, which stands for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor" is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Recently it is gaining lot of popularity in small to medium size web applications and making inroads in large size applications.

PHP can be used on all major operating systems, including Linux, many UNIX variants, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, etc. PHP has also support for most of the web servers today. With PHP 5 it has become largely object oriented. It does support all major databases and widely used protocols.

Considering this, we have formed a PHP focus group which keeps itself abreast the latest in PHP and evaluates various open source extensions and frameworks available in PHP.

Our Expertise

  • Web Application Development framework developed internally in PHP
  • Zend Framework
  • Smarty Libraries
  • ExtJS framework and its integration with Zend
  • Google Maps – PHP Integration
Liferay

Overview

Liferay Portal is the leading platform for developing Open Source enterprise solutions for portals, publishing, content and collaboration. Companies worldwide have been using Liferay Portal because of its high-end functionality, compatibility with most major application servers and database platforms, and scalability. Liferay Portal helps benefit organizations from an exceptionally low total cost of ownership (TCO).

  • Has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Products in 2011.
  • Most popular Java CMS in Water & Stone's "2010 Open Source CMS Market Share Report
  • Proven real world performance with Fortune 500 clients across industries.
  • Guaranteed SLAs up to 24/7/1 with regular service packs and a five-year EOSL policy
  • Liferay supports rapid innovation with customer contributed development and new releases every eighth month.
  • A very strong and contributive community with roughly 3.5 million downloads
  • The mostly widely deployed portal in the world with more than 250,000 deployments

Why Liferay?

Liferay is Open Source alternative to:

  • IBM WebSphere Portal
  • Oracle/BEA Portal
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Jive Clearspace for collaboration

Major organizations around the world choose Liferay Portal for a wide variety of business use cases beyond the traditional portal:

  • Web publishing & content management
  • Intranet / Extranet
  • Collaboration platform
  • Social network
  • EAI framework
  • Web-based applications

Brick and Byte Offerings

  • Liferay Consulting, Development & Customizations
  • Holistic deployment management of Portals & Social Collaborations
  • Liferay EE Subscription enablement
  • Training of Liferay Portal Administration, Portal Development and System Administration
  • Agile methodology of implementation (Onsite & Offshore roll out models)

Brick and Byte Advantage

  • Brick and Byte has large pool of Liferay Consultants with experience and knowledge of Liferay enterprise and community editions
  • With varied Liferay implementations (portals, publishing, content and collaboration) across industry verticals like BFS, Insurance, TME, Education, Retail, Government and a lot of other diverse sectors
Technical Consulting

Technical consulting requires strong technical knowledge. It calls for an ability to understand technology. At the same time one need to keep long-term business issues in mind. Brick and Byte has the right mix of people for this purpose. The team possesses technical expertise and wide functional experience. This provides you with the best in technical consulting. Brick and Byte participates in multiple consultancy services engagements with customers, both as a part of the project and also on a standalone engagement basis. We bring to the table a rich experience in handling the project lifecycle and project management best practices.

Quality Assurance and Testing

Brick and Byte provides quality offshore software testing services. This enables its customer to build robust, reliable, secure, and user-friendly software applications and products. Brick and Byte has extensive experience in performing comprehensive application/product testing. Some of the QA and testing services we provide are:

• Unit Testing
• Integration Testing
• Validation Testing
• System testing
• Functional Testing
• Usability Testing & Analysis
• Robustness, Reliability, and Security Testing
• Compatibility Testing
• Interoperability Testing

Brick and Byte has a well-equipped infrastructure and methodology to provide software product testing services in a controlled environment. This includes all types of testing including Black box and white-box testing. Testing consultants from Brick and Byte are equipped to handle both manual testing based on test plans and scripts and automated testing that uses tools. They fully understand the need for rigorous testing from offshore. This has helped us at Brick and Byte to develop testing strategies and methodologies.