Srđan Mladenović, Nul Tien doo: Trust, openness and qualitative software

We stand for high quality products and a working environment where people are encouraged to develop themselves

We are a company operating in the software development business and we are based in Belgrade. We stand for high quality products and a working environment where people are encouraged to develop themselves and are intrinsically motivated to get the best out of themselves and their work. Trust, openness and qualitative software are our core values and we strive to follow these principles in our daily operations. Our people have a passion for IT and this translates into high value for our clients.
We believe in this approach and that it will pave our way to effective and stable growth and help us in achieving our goal to be among the most successful IT firms in Serbia.

Why did you choose Serbia as a country to invest in?

Companies in the IT sector tend to look for outsourcing opportunities in countries with competitive operating costs, but especially, in countries with an established presence of highly educated and skilled people. Simply put, Serbia has both.
Another important factor for us, as well as for many of our clients, has been the geographic location and time zone of Serbia. While only some two hours away by air, it is relatively easy to plan visits from clients and project management to our development teams and the other way around. As these regular face-to-face meetings between clients and dev-teams have proven to be crucial in IT outsourcing projects, it has become increasingly important to reduce the distances geographically. No wonder that there is an obvious trend from offshoring towards nearshoring in the IT business.

Moreover, IT professionals in Serbia have a more than decent proficiency in English, which obviously helps a lot in our international cooperation.

Within Nul Tien we have had a very pleasant experience in working with IT professionals in Serbia, as they are reliable, flexible and generally fit very well within international teams.
Also, one of the great advantages in our Dutch-Serbian cooperation is the relative similarity in cultures.

Henceforth, I think that we can say that our Dutch founders, two highly successful and well-established IT companies based in the Netherlands, have made an excellent choice in establishing a business in Serbia.
In which way the cooperation between teams from the Netherlands and Serbia is organised and which markets you covers?

We operate with remote development teams based in our office in Belgrade and work in close contact with our clients or project management in the Netherlands. As all of our teams operate in agile environments, it is of great importance that constant communication lines are established. In order to accomplish this, we use several communication tools. This is established on such levels now that it is almost as teams are geographically together, while, in fact, our teams more than often work from three or more different locations.
Although we have experienced this as a quite successful formula here at Nul Tien, we have also experienced that regular visits from and to the Netherlands and face-to-face communication within teams are unavoidable necessities.

What is your field of expertise and tell us more about your clients?

Our field of expertise is the software development business. Concretely, we build web-based and mobile applications for and together with our clients. We strive to work on every project using state-of-the-art technologies, which are mainly Microsoft based. We understand that our clients place their trust in us and we do everything to deliver for them.

Nul Tien is proud to say that our people work on projects that generate real value for our clients. We have clients operating in very diversified industries, ranging from health and insurance, marketing and sales, telecommunications to public institutions in the Netherlands. We are very excited to see how satisfied our clients have been until now. The result of this trust in us has been a rapid growth of our company, especially from within existing project-teams.

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