Digital Product Engineering Services for Private Equity Firms

Helping Private Equity Firms through Digital Product Engineering Services for Enhanced Value Creation and Operational Excellence

Helping Private Equity Firms through Digital Product Engineering Services for Enhanced Value Creation and Operational Excellence

The race for private equity deals is growing more competitive, prompting numerous companies to adopt cost-cutting strategies to maintain a competitive edge. Now focusing more on investments in software and technology companies, private equity firms must explore innovative avenues for generating value beyond traditional operational and financial enhancements.

Private equity firms have demonstrated prowess in enhancing the worth of companies through operational enhancements, financial engineering, and strategic acquisitions. Nevertheless, digital product development is frequently overlooked among the various levers for value creation, primarily due to perceived complexities and a longer-term value horizon. As lower valuations attract new entrants into the market and competition heats up, there are compelling reasons for private equity firms to reassess their approaches to value creation.

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Optimize Your Software Portfolio with Successive Digital

Successive Digital specializes in providing tailored solutions for private equity companies looking to elevate their Software Product companies to new heights. With a focus on cutting-edge technology and a proven track record in delivering top-notch software solutions, we are your go-to partner for turning ideas into exceptional products. We have been helping Private Equity (PE) firms with multiple Software Products and Platform Engineering companies in their portfolio for over a decade, ensuring their innovation needs meet excellence.

Strategic Cost-Cutting

PE firms are specialists in cost-cutting and expansions in the portfolio companies. Leveraging outsourcing of Product Engineering to cost-effective and offshore and nearshore engineering talent hubs emerges as a significant opportunity for Private Equity firms to boost revenue and cut costs.

Offshore Engineering

In some cases, the US-based engineering teams must prioritize standard product enhancements vs. building innovative product features by leveraging GenAI, Cloud, and another new breed of technologies. An additional offshore-based engineering capacity could offer accelerated product expansion for top-line expansion. This will enable the PE firms to leverage product engineering as a value-creation strategy.

Fostering Engineering Excellence

Successive Digital helps PE firms establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) to share best practices across portfolio companies and drive engineering excellence and efficiency.

Leverage Tailored Solutions, Cutting-Edge Technology, and Proven Excellence

Our additionally designed specific mechanisms and offerings for Private Equity companies

  • Single Pane of Governance across PE Firms: Access product portfolio and pipeline health
  • Umbrella Framework Agreement: It encompasses Digital Product Engineering services across your portfolio companies
  • Portfolio Management: Product Modernization, Data Monetization, Roadmap, and Pipeline alignment; conduct product due diligence (e.g., scalability, maintainability, security, and data)
  • Offshore/Nearshore/Onsite Product Engineering Talent:
    • Our comprehensive services span every phase of the software development life cycle and fully staffed product engineering teams, including Product Owners, Scrummasters, Business Domain SMEs, Technical Architects, SDETs, Performance engineers, DevOps engineers, Security engineers, facilitating the acceleration of software engineering and steering modernization initiatives to redefine and elevate your product experiences.
    • By working together collaboratively with your Portfolio company teams in our Flexible Agile Development Methodology, our POD or Scrum teams accelerate the market rollout of your product feature set without the need for you to hire and expand your dedicated product engineering capacity.
  • Global Product Engineering COE
    • Effective and efficient product development process
    • Agile software development
    • DevOps/CI/CD for rapid release
    • Reduce time to market
    • Lean software development
    • Lean software development
Leverage Tailored Solutions

Engagement Models

We offer our expertise in the following key competencies

    Engagement Models
  • POD as a service: A flexible, multi-competency, skilled product engineering team will help you scale your product engineering capacity for 6-12 months. Ideal for short-medium term projects related to Tech Debt, Product refresh, Frontend, or Backend modernization.
  • Dedicated Product Engineering COE: Once we have proven the co-creation model with your product engineering teams, we can set up a dedicated offshore or nearshore product engineering Center of Excellence, bringing together the knowledge and best practices in a more dedicated manner of 1-3 years time duration. Ideal for medium - to long-term needs for product enhancements, native cloud product development, and SaaS modernization.
  • Build-Operate-Transfer Model: We have helped our customers build their product engineering teams from the ground up in offshore locations without needing them to focus on operational-level startup tasks like real estate procurement, hiring, talent retention, training, etc. With over a thousand professionals and highly trained and skilled staff in multiple locations in India, we can leverage these hubs to incubate your product engineering teams. Once they reach maturity, we hand over or transfer these teams to you. Ideal for setting up dedicated low-cost and high-quality engineering capabilities.

Key Competencies

  • Product Strategy: New product opportunity identification, existing product enhancement, pricing and packaging optimization, strategic product roadmap development.
  • Design Thinking: Product Ideation or Conceptualization, UI/UX Design
  • Product Engineering: (Including but not limited to the following)
  • UI/UX: Wireframe & Storyboard development
  • Front End Engineering: Angular, React.JS, Vue.JS, PWA, Typescript, Ionic
  • Backend Engineering: Java, Node.JS, Python, GoLang, .NET, PHP, Ruby
  • Cloud Native Development: Serverless, Containers, AWS, Azure, and GCP platform engineering and architecture
  • Data Engineering: Glue, Redshift, Kafka, Kinesis, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis, MySQL Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MSSQL
  • Performance & Scalability: AppDynamics, Dynatrace, NewRelic, JProfiler, JTop
  • SRE & DevOps: CI/CD pipeline and security-Jenkins/Gitlab GitOps, Kubernetes, IAC (Terraform, Ansible, Plumi)
  • Mobile App Development: iOS, Android, Hybrid using Flutter and React Native
  • Quality Engineering: Manual & Automation Testing using Selenium, Protractor, JMeter, Appium, Rest-Assured
  • Innovation Labs:
    • Prototyping and Rapid MVP roll-out teams
    • Incorporating AI/ML and GenAI use cases to enhance product features
    • Hackathons
    • Technology Research
  • Product Modernization & SaaS market rollout:
    • SaaS business model transformation
    • Lift & Shift of on-premise hosted platforms
    • Refactoring and modernization of legacy software products into Microservices based architecture on the public cloud platforms, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

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