FDI of the Month October 2017: Comtrade Digital Services

FDI of the Month | Thu 2 Nov | Author – Business & Finance Dejan Cusic, Comtrade
Dejan Ćušić, Business Director at Comtrade Digital Services Ireland & UK

Leading the way with innovation, moving fast but never forsaking quality – FDI of the Month for October 2017 is Comtrade Digital Services.

Comtrade Digital Services is a provider of strategic software engineering services and solutions, which enable companies across different industries to reinvent their business models digitally. ‘Enabling companies to innovate faster’ is their tagline, and in today’s rapidly changing business and technological environment, speed is of the essence.

However, as Comtrade’s recent Quest for Quality conference underlined, they don’t believe in forsaking accuracy or precision either. Comtrade Digital Services are seen as a thought leader in the testing area, offering a flexible workforce that can be deployed to clients’ projects, offering a nearshore outsourcing solution to Ireland’s resource challenges.

While one of the best-known outputs of their impressive portfolio of work is the development of Ryanair’s app, their expertise encompasses global delivery and implementation, customer experience and design, mobile, cloud, digital security and chatbots. They also promise customers will reduce time-to-market by 30 per cent.

A constant quest for quality

The second annual Quest for Quality conference brought together the best software-testing professionals from Ireland, the UK and the DACH region to learn about the challenges of quality assurance in digital transformation.

Dejan Ćušić, Business Director at Comtrade Digital Services Ireland & UK, told Business & Finance, “I spent some time thinking about the role of software. Today software is part of the bigger service and that service is under continuous design.

“Software becomes the medium for constant communication with the customer.”

A survey carried out by ComTrade in association with TechBeat found that 47 per cent of companies in Ireland that develop software don’t have a quality assurance team or manager. The message they strongly stand by is that as the platform economy burgeons and businesses find themselves managing multiple digital applications, all of these must be flawless. The importance of this cannot be overstated in a world where the digital face businesses present to the world is of utmost importance. For this reason, this innovative and quality-focused business is our FDI of the month for October 2017.