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Becoming a Partner

Since our inception in 2010 our partners have made us who we are. We work with partners across the world. The artwork is designed by people from Eastern Europe, our user interface templates are provided by partners in mainland Europe, our devlopment partners are located acorss the Indian sub-continent, the list is endless. We constantly looking for highly competent partners for the following

  1. Development Services in PHP and Angular 7.x and above
  2. Cloud Infrastructure Management services 
  3. Implementation Services
  4. Content Creation Services (Documents, Video, Images)
  5. Community Building and Social Media 

If you like to partner with us on any of the following please click the appropriate link below perform a self evaluation and get in touch with us.

Angular Development Partners

Partners to develop UI for our API

PHP Development Partners

Partners to develop our Open Banking API

Cloud Infrastructure

Partners to manage our Cloud Servers on AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean and GCP

Implementation

Partners to implnt our applications on the cloud or in-situ

Content Development

Creators of Videos, Infographics, Tutorials etc

Community

Building and Support including Social Media

All Partners

The following criteria applies to all partners

  1. If you are an entity registered in India you should have a valid GST number to partner with us
  2. You will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Please get in touch with the sales team for a template

The procedure we adopt is as follows

  1. Partners demonstrate capabilities by working on a MVP or POC that involves adhering to defined workflows. 
  2. After a successful deomstration of capabilities weenter intooformal agreement on the mechanism of operation
  3. We share the scope of work with the partner 
  4. Partner responds with a timeline and commercials 
  5. Based on our registry of projects and metrics we detrmine of the efforts, timelines and cost are acceptable. We follow the IFPUG estmation methodology.
  6. We then proceed with either accepting or rejecting the timelines and commercials
Angular Development

All User Interface development partners should have the following capabilities of their teams

  1. Understand wireframes
  2. Have an understanding of the Fintech domain
  3. Determine the Size and Effort of an assignment using Function Points
  4. Schedule and Track the project
  5. Commit to a remote repository
  6. Generate SSH keys on their laptops
  7. Development on Linux based laptops and servers
  8. Adherance to coding standards
  9. Write efficient code
  10. Write test cases with atleast 90 percent test coverage
  11. Write test cases with atleast 90 percent test caseWillingness to work on milestone based invoicing
PHP Development

All API development partners should have the following capabilities of their teams

  1. Understand Fintech
  2. Development using Symfony, API-Platform, PHP-Unit
  3. Determine the Size and Effort of an assignment using Function Points
  4. Schedule and Track the project
  5. Commit to a remote repository
  6. Generate SSH keys on their laptops
  7. Development on Linux based laptops and servers
  8. Adherance to coding standards
  9. Write efficient code
  10. Write test cases with atleast 90 percent test coverage
  11. Willingness to work on milestone pased invoice and payments

We use Terraform and Ansible for Provisioning and Configuration Management. So most installation and deployment is fully automated. We We expect our Cloud Infrsatructure partners have the following capabilities

  1. A good knowledge of the Linux Command Line
  2. The ability to interpret online monitoring tools like ELK, Munin, Nagios
  3. Interpret log files on the server these could be those of the database, webserver, reverse proxy and other applications
  4. Generate SSH keys and deploy them on servers
  5. Work with server hardening features like secure linux, firewalls and iptables.

Our implementation partners work closely with the client to implement our applications. These can be on the cloud or in-situ. We expect the members in our implementation teams to have the following capabilities

  1. Sound knowledge of Finance and Accounting we prefer accountants and other commerce professionals over those with a degree in science
  2. The ability to converse in English or vernacular languages to understand the client's business. However the "Fit Gap" documentation to be prepared will have to be in English (for now)
  3. The ability to configure the application to enable the client run his business.
  4. Ability to prepare Project Schedules for the implementation Projec (required only of the team lead)
  5. Ability to track the project on a weekly basis and report to all stakeholders.

Many of our products require a host of content to be developed for various stakeholders. We require partners who have the capability to develop the following content formats

  1. Videos - Tutorials and Product Intros etc.
  2. Image and Text - Posters, Infographics, Flyers
  3. Ebooks - Guides, Manuals
  4. Articles - Long Posts
  5. Blog - Short Posts
  6. Electronic Newsletters
  7. Case Studies
  8. Presentations
  9. Research Articles

Our users are an important part of our eco system. We require partners who can build and manage a community of users using organic means using the website and social media. Reposnsibilties include

  1. Participating in forum discussions (technical and Functional discussions are handled by the respective teams)
  2. Working with content creators to publish it on our website and various social media platforms
  3. Manage the coverstation on these platforms
  4. Reporting on analytics

No we don't interview or any of the team members. However we expect the partner to ensure that each team member demonstrates their capability by working on the MVP/POC. This gives the partner organisation an idea of the person's capabilities. Remember that new partners ghave to work in an ecosystem of other partners where communication is only by Zoho Chat or Discord.

Yes, an agreement is a must in becomming a partner. 

Yes , a company located in India has to be registered with a GST number. However we do make exception to individual consultants who work on our projects.

We usually pay out Invoices by the 7th of every month provided the agreed milestones have been met by the partner.

Currently the partnership programme is available for companies registered in India. On exceptional circumstances we do commission individuals from abroad. Please watch this space for announcements.

About

Sastra Technologies is a technology firm that serves new age Fintech companies, Small Finance Banks, payment Banks, Banks, Non-Banking Financial Companies and Financial Institutions. Our philosophy is to develop products that are cost effective so that our clients derive value using them. For the last 7 years we have done so by embracing cloud technologies and developing unique capabilities that allow us to offer a value proposition that is unmatched in the industry today.