Thank You Sponsor: Coherent Solutions

by The TECHdotMN Team 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 is Coherent Solutions?

Coherent Solutions is a software consulting company that provides custom software development, mobile development, quality assurance, DevOps, and BI/Big Dataservices. 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.

What did Coherent Solutions start and how does it operate?

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 700 employees across its four locations.  It serves 55 customers across the United States and Europe.

What is unique about 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 collaboration 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?

TECHdotMN does great work and is read by a lot of people in the Minnesota technology industry so sponsoring it provides a good way to increase awareness of Coherent Solutions.  TECHdotMN does a lot to promote the great work being done in our industry locally and we’re happy to play a small role in helping it do so.

What is Coherent Solutions’ take on Minnesota’s tech industry ?

Minnesota’s technology industry has never been more healthy and vibrant.  Anything that increases the supply of talent in the local tech industry will be helpful long-term.  The supply crunch for talent continues to be the biggest drag on tech’s growth in Minnesota.