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Want to Save 20% in Engineering Product Development Costs?

February 1, 2019 Debankan Chattopadhyay
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Okay, so we have at least established that you are interested in saving money. That’s the crucial first step and we’re glad you are here. As a manager or business owner of an engineering/manufacturing company - small, large and everything in between - you are likely under constant pressure. Increasing labor costs, volatile currencies, changing immigration laws, newer regulatory guidelines – all contribute directly/ indirectly to engineering product development costs. But of course, you knew all that.

Okay, so we have at least established that you are interested in saving money. That’s the crucial first step and we’re glad you are here.

As a manager or business owner of an engineering/manufacturing company - small, large and everything in between - you are likely under constant pressure. Increasing labor costs, volatile currencies, changing immigration laws, newer regulatory guidelines – all contribute directly/ indirectly to engineering product development costs. But of course, you knew all that.

What you did not know however is that even in these uncertain times, there is a sure way of reducing your product development costs using TrEND (Trusted Engineer Next Door). Find out how.

What is TrEND?

TrEND is CCE’s proprietary technology solution to address the increasing costs related to engineering product development. The premise is pretty simple actually.

TrEND provides a reliable communication system that fosters natural sharing of design and engineering ideas between remote teams, in a way as if everyone is in the same room. We leverage advanced technology to coordinate video, audio and CAD streams from both sides of the geographically dispersed conversation, to create a natural collaboration experience.

We understand discussing complex engineering projects is not the same as designing marketing collaterals collaboratively! TrEND is similar to any of the conferencing systems you use today, but on steroids. TrEND was created exclusively for engineers…by engineers, so it facilitates new product development in a way that is most natural and conducive for collaborating on complex engineering projects.

How will TrEND save me money?

As you might have heard a countless times before, technology is as good as the people behind it. So, TrEND is only half the story. What makes TrEND successful and a cost saving machine, is when we combine this technology infrastructure with our team of experienced engineers offshore.

Without TrEND, working on collaborative, and complex engineering projects, can be a daunting task. To address communication challenges that all such engagements are fraught with, companies often times propose the “onsite+offshore” model. That’s when engineering consulting companies place an engineer on site at the client’s location.

But TrEND has redefined geography and completely eliminates geographical boundaries.

Now you do not need to rely on having an engineer from your engineering partner physically based at your location. Instead, using TrEND, you can always collaborate with offshore TrEND engineers directly as if you are walking up to a coworker sitting in the next cubicle to discuss a project. Just that this TrEND engineer sitting thousands of miles away is so accessible. Hence the "...Engineer Next Door".

So, using a mix of this advanced technology and remote experienced engineering resources, we are able to provide at least 20% cost savings over a typical “onsite+offshore” engagement model, where someone is physically present at the location you’re at. TrEND combines the best of both worlds i.e. provide access to an experienced engineering resource pool at a remote location with its obvious cost benefits, but also the convenience of having access to those engineers to discuss complex engineering projects at all times, like you would with any other co-located members of your engineering team!

What’s the catch?

There isn’t any.

TrEND is not the cheapest solution for engineering product development, but it’s the only one that works reliably, and will still save you significant money (20% on an average on the typical “onsite+offshore” engagement model). But cost is only part of the benefit of using TrEND.

Not only does TrEND provide cost advantages, it provides all of the accessibility you need when working with remote teams on collaborative projects and accelerates your new product development process.

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