remote software development teams

What makes a successful company?

date: 12 December 2011
reading time: 3 min

Last month Future Processing was ranked in 12th place in the Polish index and 22nd in the overall Central Europe Deloitte Technology Fast 50. We are also the highest ranking Polish software company in the index. For me this is a real watershed moment both in my personal career and also the history of Future Processing.

Last month Future Processing was ranked in 12th place in the Polish index and 22nd in the overall Central Europe Deloitte Technology Fast 50. We are also the highest ranking Polish software company in the index. For me this is a real watershed moment both in my personal career and also the history of Future Processing. While I have for several years felt that Future Processing is a highly successful business, these awards give some independent credence to that. Success is something we all search for – in fact there would be no point in most of our endeavours if we didn’t think that ultimately we would be successful.

But success can mean many different things. To the people at Deloitte success is innovation combined with entrepreneurship or business acumen. Companies in its Fast 50 technology rankings must all demonstrate R&D investment and innovation, as well as growth. For me success is about more than fast growth and financial rewards. It is about having created something worthwhile.  I have tried to keep Future Processing focused on delivering high-quality, technically-excellent software and I have tried to do more than just meet customer’s expectations. I also want employees to feel proud of the work they produce and to have the opportunity to innovate. I think that these strategies have paid off: we have extremely low employee churn and employees have the chance to use our FP Lab to create new things.

We have built a reputation for quality and technical skill – one of our developers has even won international recognition for his algorithm.

Thanks to these successes, we have experienced high growth over the past five years and continue to do so. And Future Processing is definitely not some sort of software development conveyor belt. In fact I hope it is the antithesis of this, for both employees and customers. Companies looking to find an outsourcing partner, and more particularly an offshore software development partner, will all have their own definitions of success that they will apply to the companies that they consider.  We may or may not meet these criteria, but if the customer’s definition of what makes a successful company is similar to our’s then the partnership is much more likely to work. By the way, on the evening on November 24th we will find out our ranking in the EMEA-wide Deloitte Fast 500 ranking. Watch this space.

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