Whoever knows Simply Technologies, knows that Armenian Simply is really loved by Australian startups and most of the projects done by Simply are for Australian companies. Why and how do the Australian companies choose Simply as their technology partner and how come these partnerships last long and strong?
Here are some good and not just business-related motives for why Australian companies love Armenian Simply.
Cultural fit with Armenia
Company culture is normally seen as a mix of company values and employee perks. However, the outsourcing partner team certainly won’t be enjoying the benefits of a company unlimited coffee or office playground; they just need to understand your business goals. They should, at a minimum, understand your company mission, its values, and the key initiatives for the year or the next couple of quarters. These are the key areas for determining cultural fit but still, it is not enough for a true collaboration. The cultural match in case of outsourcing a tech team undoubtedly also entails the match of working ethics, communication means, and working culture - meaning how the team gets work done. Once you have determined that the fundamental skill-set is a match, thinking about the above-mentioned points is your next step.
Number of successful projects with famous Australian companies
Simply has worked with a number of amazing startups including Recomazing, Finder.com.au, SecureCodeWarrior, Swiftfare, Laava.id and mostly taking care of the product’s development, security and functional power with the newest JS and cloud technologies.
Armenia is the only eastern European country which work hours overlap with Sydney/Melbourne
While outsourcing is a challenge when it comes to time zone differences, Simply's Australian partners seem to be lucky as the company is based in Armenia - that is in the center of the globe - with just a 6-hour difference between Australian and Armenian working hours.
So when the Australian teams are still working, Armenians start the weekday with holding a team video call or a meeting with the Australian team: Sydney 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm overlaps with the usual working time of 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in Yerevan - a perfect time for a conference call and a very common practice in the usual life of Simply.
Founders travel to Australia to meet clients in-person twice a year
While teams who are outsourcing to other companies often lack face-to-face interaction or just a warm meeting with partners at a coffee table, Simply co-founders Harut and Alex have already made it a tradition to visit Australia and their partners twice a year.
These visits make partnership ties stronger and more trustful so Australian partners meet the people who they are dealing with mostly from the other side of the ocean.
What the experience of this tradition shows is that these meetings always improve communication between the partnering sides and bring to stronger and longer relations.
At the meetings the sides discuss technological solutions, timeframes, what can be improved, where the project is heading, and other partnership details.
To explore Gladys Berejiklian motherland
This one is just a joke. :) But if you don’t know who Gladys Berejiklian is - FYI, she is an Australian politician of Armenian origin, serving as the 45th and current Premier of New South Wales, Australia. So eventually Armenia and Australia have lots in common, even the government leaders. :)
LET’S SUM UP
So working with an Armenian company is not a big challenge for Australian companies - it is just an enjoyable process of building beautiful and powerful software while getting to know Armenian tech bright minds and having an unforgettable outsourcing experience. This is what all our recommendations and testimonials prove.
So, these were just some of the reasons that are not about skill match, technology, and money, these were very important details that in every partnership matters whether you are in Australia or in any other side of the world.