It is important we recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their direct contribution advances Minnesota’s technology industry.
Thank you Coherent Solutions for reinvesting!
What does Coherent Solutions do?
Coherent Solutions is a software consulting company that provides custom software development, mobile development, quality assurance, and business intelligence services. Our goal is to help our customers create business opportunities and solve business problems through technology. They bring their business innovations and ideas to the table and we help realize them with commercial grade software.
When did the company start, by who and why?
The company was started in 1995 by Igor Epshteyn. The company operated as a strictly Minneapolis consulting company for the first eight years. Igor is a native of Belarus and he saw an opportunity to leverage the high quality technical talent there. He established the Development Center in Belarus in 2003. Our New York and Boston offices were opened in 2011 and 2012 respectively. The company now has about 550 employees across its four locations. It serves 55 customers across the United States and Europe.
What is something unique about your Coherent Solutions?
While Coherent does most of its work offsite from its customers, our approach to distributed development is very different from a lot of other service companies. We are big believers in openness and teamwork between our teams and our customers. Our customers work directly with all of their team members in both the U.S. and Europe. This improves velocity, quality, innovation, and accountability between all parties and is key to yielding the superior results our customers enjoy.
We use a team of locally based Service Delivery Managers to enable this high level of connectedness. They are experienced consultants, not sales people and they are free. They are accountable for the customer experience and focus on the only thing that matters — the customer’s success. We hear repeatedly from our customers that this team is really strong and is unique in the marketplace.
Why does Coherent Solutions sponsor TECHdotMN?
As a member of the Minnesota technology community, Coherent Solutions is interested in supporting resources such as TECHdotMN that help strengthen and promote the great work being done in our space. Many of Coherent’s customers are local technology companies so we have a vested interest in the health of the space and in making those companies more aware of Coherent.
How could Minnesota’s tech industry improve from your perspective?
Anything that increases the supply of talent in the local tech industry is helpful. Non-profit organizations like MN STEM and Code Savvy and private schools like Prime Digital Academy are really great initiatives in that area. They should be lauded and supported.