Chegg.com taps Systems In Motion to build a strategic technology services operation in Ann Arbor, MI
Fremont, California, September 14, 2010 — Systems In Motion, the leading provider of US based ‘Inshore’ technology services today announced that they have partnered with Chegg.com, the number one online college textbook rental, to build an Inshore Delivery Center (IDC) in Ann Arbor, MI dedicated to supporting the company’s explosive growth. The Inshore center builds and manages a core set of business technology applications that drive Chegg’s core business processes.
According to Chuck Geiger, Chief Technology Officer for Chegg, the key reasons for choosing Systems In Motion’s Inshore Service model as a strong strategic sourcing alternative to offshore included:
- Access to high quality US-based development and operations resources
- Agile, productive teams tightly integrated and aligned to business stakeholders
- Deep expertise in key web application development processes and technologies
- Faster "time-to-value" due to proximity, cultural compatibility and domain knowledge
- Lower risk and minimal overhead for governance and control
He added “I'm very impressed with Systems In Motion. Your engagement manager is a rock star, and the team outperforms my expectations in terms of their flexibility and commitment to quality. After working with large offshore companies for many years, I firmly believe that Systems In Motion's Inshore delivery model is the right balance of agility and cost-performance for fast growing companies like Chegg. ”
Neeraj Gupta, Systems In Motion's CEO said, "We’re delighted to partner with Chegg in building a technology services delivery center in the US. Not only does the Inshore Delivery Center create a strong development backbone for Chegg, it also proves that leveraging the strong talent base in the US mid-west can be more cost-effective than offshore outsourcing for high performance growth companies like Chegg."
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