Engagement Models

Dedicated Research Team

You can engage a dedicated number of professionals when there is a regular work demand. The professionals in this team exclusively work for a client, thus offering a number of advantages:

  • Highly discounted charge rates due to volume commitments
  •  Streamlined communication and setting up / standardization of processes
  • Complete control of scheduling and delivery with the client
  • Constant team working for the client, resulting in enhanced trust and comfort
  • Regular status updates and utilization reports
  • Ideal engagement model for long duration projects and visible pipeline

A professional works for 160 man hours in a month and the number of professionals can be decided on the basis of the workload.

On-demand Project Model

Best suited for sporadic workload and short duration projects, our on-demand engagement model offers a one-time project specific proposal for the client’s approval. The proposal lists the methodology, proposed timelines and costs for the project. Therefore, no fixed commitment is required from the client. The projects are executed by professionals best-suited for work, based on their technical expertise and work experience. The professionals, once staffed, work exclusively for the client during the course of the project, thus ensuring a smooth communication and seamless delivery of work product(s).

Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Engagement

Often, some of our clients aim at developing an in-house team of professionals to operate in the long run. In such cases, we offer a BOT engagement model, wherein we recruit professionals according to your requirements, and provide them a complete training and infrastructure support at our offices. Once the team is ready to work on live projects, we operate it till a steady state operating condition is reached in which the team is aligned with the client’s business requirements, and gradually hand over the control of the team to the client. While the initial time investment and training is done by Hourglass professionals, such teams have proved to work extremely efficiently with larger organizations – this comes with our experience of managing and handling teams of IP professionals successfully from their inception.