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Title: Software Export Business Plan


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Business Plan for a New Software Development
Company
  • 28 May 2000
  • The information provided in this business plan is
    confidential. Please do not disclose it without
    checking with me first. Thanks.

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Personal Goal
  • To build an effective and lasting software
    development organization
  • The foundation of this organization will be
    formed on a set of professional and social values

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Values
  • Make and meet commitments
  • Recognize accomplishment
  • Teach and learn from each other
  • Keep a balance in your life
  • Require quality beyond customer expectations
  • Act with a sense of urgency
  • Improve continuously
  • Communicate without fear of retribution
  • Play to win-win
  • Think and act like an owner
  • Go the extra mile to take care of the customer
  • Have fun
  • Give back to the community

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Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Summary
  • Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management
  • Financial Info

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Innofy Innovative eBiz Solutions
  • A developer of custom software
  • Focused on eBiz enablement
  • An international organization, having offices in
    Washington, Chicago, Singapore, Dubai, Islamabad,
    Karachi, and Lahore

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Mission (1)
  • Planned and sustained growth in
  • Number of professionals
  • Revenue per professional
  • Profits per professional

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Mission (2)
Build lasting relationships with our clients by
consistently exceeding their expectations
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Key Objectives
1st Year 5th Year
No. of Professionals 50 800
Revenue US420,000 US45,900,000
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Strategy
Sales Partnerships with established players
Domain Focus on up to two business domains
Design Innovative solutions
Development Speed Craftsmanship
HR Retention Focus on prof. growth Profit sharing
HR Growth Own training institute Dubai office
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Main Risks
Short Term Sales
Long Term Growth in the number of professionals
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Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Summary
  • Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management
  • Financial Info

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Functional Structure
Singapore
Lahore
Corporate
Washington
Dubai
Institute
Chicago
Islamabad
Karachi
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Growth in the No. of Professionals
1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year
Corporate 3 4 6 8 10
Design Development Lahore 42 96 169 317 490
Sales Support Singapore 2 3 4 5 5
Sales Support Washington 3 10 20 30 40
Design Development Dubai - 15 35 45 50
Sales Support Chicago - 2 3 4 5
Design Development Islamabad - - 25 60 100
Design Development Karachi - - - 45 100
Total 50 130 262 513 800
Institute 5 8 11 14 17
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Legal Structure
  • The Innofy family will consist of five sister
    companies Two registered in Pakistan One each
    in Singapore, the United States, and Dubai
  • Initially, all five will have the same Board of
    Directors

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Start-Up Expenses
  • Total start-up expenses (for the Corporate,
    Lahore, Singapore, and Washington offices) for
    the 1st year, including
  • Short-term assets (computers, UPSes, generators,
    furniture, etc.)
  • Cash required to handle the operations
  • US1,044,000

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Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Summary
  • Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management
  • Financial Info

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Service Description
  • We will develop custom software
  • Our key strength will be in business-to-business
    eBiz enablement
  • (contd.)

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Service Description (contd.)
  • To start with, we will sit down with our client
    and will carefully review the business process
    that she will be wanting to put on the Web
  • Based on our experience, we will suggest a
    minimal number of necessary modifications that
    will be required for an effective ePresence
  • (contd.)

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Service Description (contd.)
  • After compiling the requirements and
    specifications, we will help the client in
    devising a deployment plan and an effective
    training, operation, and maintenance strategy
  • We will develop the software and deliver it to
    the client after ensuring its quality according
    to the specifications
  • (contd.)

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Service Description (contd.)
  • We will help the client train her staff and will
    provide assistance during deployment
  • We will offer post-deployment support in
    maintaining as well as enhancing the software

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Competitive Comparison (1)
  • The competition comes in several forms
  • No competition at all
  • In-house development
  • Most significant
  • Disadvantages Inefficiency High employee
    turn-over
  • Our advantages Speed Cost Long-term support

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Competitive Comparison (2)
  • Big-time management consultants
  • Disadvantages Generalists They drive their
    clients Cost Lack of innovation
  • Our advantages Specialists Innovative
    solutions Speed Fixed-cost

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Competitive Comparison (3)
  • Specialist eBiz consultants
  • Focused
  • Fast
  • Disadvantages None, but they are turning down
    work due to the lack of human resources
  • Our advantages None, but demand exceeds the
    supply by quite a distance

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Competitive Comparison (4)
  • Off-shore Software Houses
  • Not many
  • Low cost
  • Disadvantages Inefficient Unfocused Lack of
    domain knowledge Weak marketing
  • Our advantages Focused on eBiz Professional
    service On-site presence Methodology
    fine-tuned for speed Partnerships with
    established players

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Sales Supplements
  • The business will begin with a corporate Website
    establishing the positioning, followed by a
    multimedia CD-ROM and a printed brochure

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Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Summary
  • Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management
  • Financial Info

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Summary
  • We will be focusing on small to medium sized
    businesses wanting to sell into businesses in the
    US
  • We will be targeting businesses who are in a
    hurry (2-5 months turnaround time) to get on to
    the Web
  • Initially we will be flexible about the
    business-domain that we are going to work in.
    After the first 2-3 projects, we will be focusing
    on 1-2 domains only.

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Market Segmentation
  • Medium-Sized Cos.
  • Established players, who want to take their
    existing business process on to the Web
  • Standard Rates
  • Small Companies
  • Startups, bringing innovative and fresh
  • business models
  • to the Web
  • Subsidized Rates Equity

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Distributing Our Service
  • Consulting is sold and purchased mainly on a
    word-of-mouth basis, with relationships and
    previous experience being, by far, the most
    important factor
  • The key to the purchase decisions made by our
    initial clients and partners will be the trust in
    the academic qualifications, international
    experience, and professional reputation of our
    top management

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Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Summary
  • Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management
  • Financial Info

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Strategy Implementation
  • Innofy will start its sales effort first in
    Singapore, then, two months later, in Washington
  • The focus in Singapore will be on getting eBiz
    enablement projects through established
    international players. The emphasis in the US
    will be on leveraging those initial partnerships.

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Pricing Strategy
  • One of the advantages of working in partnership
    with established players is that our rates will
    be the same as those
  • for their in-house
  • consultants
  • The goal is to
  • gradually increase
  • the overall per
  • developer revenue

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Sales Forecast
Details, along with assumptions, in a few minutes
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Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Summary
  • Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management
  • Financial Info

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Organizational Structure
  • The company will start with 3 key executives
  • CEO
  • VP Sales
  • VP Engineering
  • All three will have a high level of international
    experience and expertise in the development of
    cutting-edge software

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Overview
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Summary
  • Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Management
  • Financial Info

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Sales Profits Forecasts
Details, along with assumptions, in a minute!
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Investments
1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
US1,044,000 US1,656,000 US959,000
Returns Over Five Years
NPV _at_ a discount rate of 17 US5,125,000
IRR 68
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Financial Worksheet
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Appendix The Institute
  • A for-profit organization, registered as a
    separate private limited company
  • Requires an initial investment of PKR20,000,000
  • Instructors hired on the basis of profit/equity
    sharing

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Institute's Output
Programs 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year 5th Year
Short Courses (1-10 days) 100 200 400 700 1000
BCS (30 mo) - 1010 5050 100100 100100
Post-BSEE Diploma (6 mo) 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525
MSCS (12 mo) 25 25 25 25 25
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