When we founded Saguaro in 1999, we set out to create a new way to offer software development services. We understood that companies were discouraged by the current services model built on low-level services, faraway coders, and limited interaction.
As a result, we built our company based on two core principles:
- Deliver exemplary engineering talent
- Seamlessly integrate our team members with our clients’ teams
The Engineering Talent You Need
Finding the right talent is a huge challenge. Saguaro employs team members who have impeccable education credentials, excellent communications skills, and deep technical expertise that spans all major software development models — delivering the talent you need. By extending your team and delivering the highest standards for your mission-critical software development, we help you create and launch products faster and more cost-effectively.
The Business Model You Want
Our company is built on the “Ownership Model”. Instead of delivering adjunct services, we become your strategic partner — working side-by-side with your technical team, treating your work as if it were our own. These engagements result in long-term relationships that often stretch across decades.
The Saguaro Ownership Model: Our Team is Your Team
Saguaro’s Process: A Closer Look
Our team integrates and collaborates with your internal team to support product development across the entire lifecycle. Whether it’s providing our strategic perspective during the upfront ideation phase, architecting, and creating elegant solutions during the development phase, or managing and supporting the product after launch, our team is committed to high-quality outcomes.
Today’s fast-paced development cycles with ever-changing customer requirements and new opportunities demand agility. So, whether you are already using Agile Development Methodology to your business advantage or need help with your Agile transformation, Saguaro can help. Our extensive experience with Agile Development can provide you with Ideation, Development and Post-launch support of your products. Whether your business model calls for major product launches or steady continuous deployment, our engineering team can assist.
Saguaro’s Location Advantage
Saguaro’s engineering base in Timisoara, Romania, provides several important benefits for our clients — from a rich pool of talent to time-zone advantages to strict adherence to IP protection.
Education and work ethic
Romania, and Timisoara in particular, has some of the top-rated computer science programs in Europe and follow the same curricula as in Western Europe. English fluency is high throughout Romania, and it is a pre-requisite for employment with us. We pride ourselves in investing in our staff’s ongoing education, which includes both soft skills and technical trainings.
Romania offers a high standard in education, but with a lower cost of living. This, in conjunction with our internal quality standards, means that we can deliver a high return on your partnership with Saguaro and create value for your organization and products.
License exception favorable treatment
What does that mean? Romania is on the U.S. government’s short list of countries that allows for easy export, modification, and re-importation of computers and technology (like source code). That means less administrative burden for your organization and more time and energy spent on creating great products. Check it out here – you might be surprised which countries are not on this list.
Whether you are located in the U.S. or Asia, our time zone allows for convenient “time overlaps” for joint meetings, while delivering a consistent second shift to maximize development time. Based on more than 20 years of experience, this work process results in the convenient and smart transfer of work and superior results.
To say that we take IP protection seriously would be an understatement! When you partner with us, you benefit from not only Saguaro’s strong IP code of ethics but also data protection under EU regulations and Romania’s Data Protection Law, legal protection from Romania’s State Office for Inventions and Trademark (OSIM), and the Romanian copyright office (ORDA). Romania was also a founding member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Apart from the time zone, being located in Central and Eastern Europe offers other geographic advantages. Travel to and from Timisoara, Romania, is easy with the local international airport offering convenient connections to the rest of Europe. We have an established process to secure visas for your Saguaro team members should they need to travel. Also, our proximity to Western Europe and Asia enables us to provide your customers with direct support with training and on-site system integration.
Stability and infrastructure to support your business. Romania’s membership in the EU and NATO means that you can benefit from certain regulatory and legal support that other cost-effective countries may not be able to offer you. But, like with many other aspects of our working culture, here at Saguaro we strive to exceed expectations, and our internal code of ethics far exceeds the legal mandates to give you peace of mind and a partnership that you can trust.