Indigo Engine (www.indigoengine.com) is a New York City, USA-based software consulting company, focused on building solutions around web-based enterprise applications. Its eclectic client list consists of household names, such as Pfizer, as well as venture-backed and early-stage startups, such as Move On In, which provides a global roommate-matching service. The Indigo Engine leadership consisted of senior ex-technology and strategy consultants. In the cost-conscious post-dot-com environment, their competitive advantage consisted of combining their extensive technology and management experience with low-cost, offshore implementation.
Indigo Engine needed to work with a development partner that would collaborate with them closely to respond to their customers’ changing demands.
Starting with a small team to test the waters, Indigo Engine soon expanded its relationship with Folio3 to include over a dozen engineers working on multiple projects. These included a software architect, who was responsible for the products’ technical design, overall quality and performance; web programmers, who coded the various applications; and quality assurance personnel, who tested the applications both for performance, and to ensure minimal defects. A project manager coordinated work at Folio3, and acted as the single focal person with various Indigo Engine onsite project managers. The Indigo team at Folio3 worked very closely with customers, with daily IM and phone sessions to facilitate a 24-hour work cycle, to provide seamless, immediate feedback to customers’ issues and requests.