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Solavei is a social commerce company offering recurring monthly income by sharing an affordable, contract-free mobile service with friends and family. Operating as an MVNO through a strategic partnership with T-Mobile USA, Solavei offers $49 unlimited voice, text, and data mobile service on a nationwide 4G network. Solavei enables members to connect, share and capitalize on the power of social networks through its platform. Solavei launched with a mission to make commerce less expensive and even profitable by empowering individuals to earn income on the products and services they enjoy and use every day. Solavei is the first mobile service that pays people back for adding new members. The company partnered with GlobalLogic to build this groundbreaking idea from concept into a full-fledged working solution. Currently, GlobalLogic owns the engineering arm and partners with Solavei to drive the platform’s evolution.

Engagement

This collaboration was not only a product achievement for Solavei; it also set a product lifecycle precedent for GlobalLogic. It was the first time GlobalLogic owned every facet of a major product launch, from experience design and system architecture to project management to deployment operations. GlobalLogic designed and developed the entire platform from concept to go-live, delivering the first version of the product on schedule in just nine months. “I’ve utilized GlobalLogic resources to manage and develop important technology over the past six years at both my previous company and now at Solavei,” said Ryan Wuerch, founder and CEO for Solavei. “GlobalLogic has always delivered both innovation and quality.”

Process

The successful collaboration created an affordable and potentially profitable mobile service for Solavei’s members. Solavei relies on their members to sign up others, and the company pays each member a monthly commission for every three members they sign up. The result: a business model that calls for the company to reduce customer care costs and customer acquisition costs by not paying for phone subsidies and instead paying members to leverage their existing connections.

Outcomes

  • Cost savings: The entire solution was deployed in the cloud, precluding the need for a fixed infrastructure cost.
  • Number of users: More than 100,000 members joined the Solavei network within the first three months after launch.
  • Time-to-market: GlobalLogic follows Agile methods of development to give Solavei quick turnaround to market. GlobalLogic runs shorter sprint cycles with multiple teams focused on separate feature sets.