Karsun Solutions LLC (USA) harnesses emerging innovations and experience from existing delivery engagements into a set of core capabilities through our Innovation Center. Karsun pursues several innovation initiatives to prototype current and real life business challenges using cutting edge technologies. Karsun provides opportunity and resources for our employees to participate in explorative initiatives that solve ticklish or wicked problems for customers using new methods, techniques, tools and technologies.
Table below outlines our innovation center projects based on three core activities:
- Identify a Wicked Problem
At Karsun Innovation Center, we analyze known customer problems, current industry methods and new technology trends to identify a difficult problem and an innovative approach to attack it. We gauge the desirability of solving this wicked problem for our current customers and prospective customers.
- Innovate with Feasibility
We will establish a team of participants from employees’ stated interests and employees who are between projects. We develop a two-week agile process for different phases of the initiative, such as ideation, prototyping and implementation.
- Deliver on Operability
We develop a roadmap of different standalone innovation initiatives to develop a coherent story and trend. We allow employees to reuse work on delivery projects where there is appropriate context and benefit to the customer. We also showcase demonstrations of innovation to prospective
To support innovation center activities, Karsun has acquired necessary hardware and software on-premise and cloud (Amazon). We have partnered with vendors like SAP to gain access to their latest innovations such as HANA (high performance in-memory computing platform). In some cases, we work with other innovative partners to bring together solutions to address larger and more complex problems. For example, one of our partners created an innovative approach in the field of patent search. We are working to adapt and modify the prototype to address similar problems in the acquisition domain for our GSA customer. In another example, Karsun has partnered with the University of Texas in Dallas to complete innovation prototypes on mobility enablement for customer specific problems.
Karsun synthesizes our collective experience with various technology platforms such as BPM (Appian), Cloud (Salesforce, Google, Amazon), and plain-old Java platforms into a white paper called “Platform Selection Framework” (white paper available upon request) that allows a reason-based, requirements-driven approach in the selection of technologies and platforms that best serve key architectural goals established within customer organizations.