How do you ensure good quality?

All software development is done using object-oriented methodology. Code fragments are placed in individual methods and are well documented. We  make methods (functions and subroutines) with simple steps of business logic and not integrate 'all in one'. If you need a specific programming style, you also may demand so.

How can I monitor your software development process?

We are always prepared to deliver progress reports backed with samples and actual works. For web based development, you can view the progress on our site and for application, we can send compiled codes for mid-project monitoring.

I have concerns about intellectual property rights. I would also like to know if you can keep my business secrets?

It is only natural and obvious that what we develop for you, is owned by you. If the need be, we can also sign Non-disclosure agreements (NDA). Please let us know if you would want a draft of the NDA.

How can we sign an agreement?

After agreeing over the agreement draft, you can sign and send it through DHL / EMS or FedEx. For immediate and non-critical issues, we can sign it over fax and/ or exchange scanned documents.

What about time difference and communication issues ?

India is 5.5 hours ahead of GMT.
Time Difference between India and the United States [Eastern Time] - [India is 10.5 Hours ahead of EST].
Time Difference between India and Europe - [India is 5.5 Hours ahead of GMT].
Time Difference between India and Middle East/East Africa - [India is approx. 2.5 Hours ahead].
Time Difference between India and Australia - [India is approx. 4 Hours behind].

From our experience, we have seen that short term projects, time difference rarely has any bearing as the specifications are very clear. For long term projects or where constant communication is needed, we can adjust our working times accordingly.

Further, communication is not an issue because we are always available on email, Internet chat / Instant Messenger (MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, NetMeeting or IRC), phone, fax and SMS. Communication in English is not at all a problem, since we can speak and write in English pretty well. For other languages, we have arrangements for translators.

What way of payment you prefer?

Our preferable way of payment is using wire transfers (using SWIFT). The other  being checks. In some cases we can also accept payments through PayPal and Western Union

What are your usual work arrangements?

For short term projects, we can start the development as soon as we receive your Work Order. The source codes shall be delivered after receiving complete payments. We provide compiled executables or web showcase for you to test out the development.

For medium to long term projects, we start the development after receipt of some start up, Work Order and contracts. The payment and delivery terms are dictated by the contract and Work Order.

For rate based long term contracts, we start development after Work Order or contract as applicable. For these the payments are made as per agreed schedules.

May I propose my own work scheme?

We are very flexible and are ready to consider any suggestions.

What if you do not deliver after receiving payments?

This will never happen because we believe in fair business practices and secondly, we would like to forge a long term business relationship with you. So, if we do not deliver on our promises, it would bring us a very bad name and subsequently mean loss of business.

How can I save money by outsourcing my work to an Indian developer?

The cost of living in India is much lower than in most Western countries. Salaries are about 20%-30% of what they are in North America, South America, Australia, South-East Asia and Europe. Thanks to low overheads, we are able to offer rates that are upto 80% lower than International rates.

How do I send my work to you?

Email : If your documents are already in a digital format [e.g. Scanned photographs, MS Word Documents, Text Files, PDF], then the fastest way to send it to us would be via email.

Courier : To send us paper documents etc, the best method would be via reliable couriers services like DHL EMS or FedEx which takes approximately 4 days to reach us.

Standard Mail : This reaches us in around 8-9 days. However, we do not recommend this option.

Fax : If the documents can't be scanned, then they can be faxed.

Where are you located?

GTE is located in Nagpur, the second capital of India's most progressive state of Maharashtra. Nagpur is located at almost the center of the country and is very well connected by Road, Air and Rail links.