From IT bottleneck to own offshore team
Your company is growing, but the software development is not keeping up?
2017 we were in the same situation at L-One Systems. In addition to our customer projects, we were also working on our own software-as-a-service product Shaufel.
Things were going well. We received new customer orders, and our app Shaufel gained more and more users.
The showstopper: We lacked developers
Quickly, it became clear to us that we would soon no longer be able to handle this with our own team of developers. We had had bad experiences with developers abroad. Sometimes they were suddenly no longer available, sometimes the quality wasn't right.
The vision: Exploiting the potential of the Syrian IT market
This gave our Head of Software Development Feras Tanan an idea: an in-house offshore development team would solve our problem.
"I come from Damascus and know that the developers there are highly qualified."
Feras Tanan, Head of Software Development
Because Syria is internationally isolated, hardly any companies have access to this attractive IT market. We wanted to leverage this potential for ourselves and our customers.
The vision was followed by a lot of work. We had to reconcile German laws, Syrian requirements and compliance issues.
The solution: We founded L-One Damascus
In April 2018, L-One Software Applications LLC was founded in Damascus.
In the local IT community, L-One was quickly regarded as one of the most attractive employers - thanks to above-average salaries, exciting projects and a motivating corporate culture.
Success with IT experts from Syria
With the help of our offshore development team in Syria, we were able to take on new customer projects and successfully sell our SaaS product.
Since then, we have enabled startups and SMEs to also work with top IT talent from Damascus.