To help businesses succeed in their digital transformation journey, Mansilla laid the cornerstone for ISU Corp that offers innovative, cost-effective, and custom software solutions to a wide variety of organizations across industries. “The sole purpose of our company is to help our clients grow exponentially by creating, implementing, and maintaining software solutions, from the back end all the way up to the front end,” states Mansilla, Founder and CEO, ISU Corp. The company specializes in software architecture, development, project management, and software user interface design.
Established in 2005, ISU Corp always stays on top of the latest technology trends to allow organizations to maximize their profitability and reach new heights. Initially started with web-based and distributed desktop solutions, the company quickly switched to cloud-native solutions to help organizations scale with improved security features. ISU Corp leverages the cloud computing platforms of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to host its applications. Additionally, it also possesses a team of DevOps Experts to automate the entire delivery process of the software lifecycle and respond to the needs of the organizations in near real-time.
Moreover, as mobile apps gained impetus across industries to create an engaging and experience-driven environment for customers, ISU Corp ventured into mobile application development. The company developed its first mobile application for a local insurance company on BlackBerry operating system. Today, the company develops mobile apps on both the popular platforms IOS and Android, according to the clients’ requirements. “Although writing an application is a complicated process, what’s more important is understanding the business process and developing applications in a way that adds value to organizations’ bottom line,” informs Mansilla. To that end, ISU Corp underwent a slew of changes, from trying to use cross-platform application development environments to building native applications, as they are the fastest, most elegant, and scalable way of running software on mobile devices.
The company does not take a one-size-fits-all approach and offers its solutions only after analyzing the business processes, roadblocks, and requirements. In fact, to help them embark on the digital transformation journey rapidly, the company offers the ISU Core, an advanced cloud application platform that accelerates custom application development. The platform has several features—user and role management, web, mobile, and desktop ready, simple and clean user interface, artificial intelligence ready, secure authentication, dashboard tools, and others—that are prebuilt to launch the back-end application swiftly. "With ISU Core, organizations can automate up to 50 percent of any project," says Mansilla. Additionally, the company has also set up an award-winning ISU Agile Scrum methodology for application development to maximize clients’ return on investment. “With our ISU Agile Scrum methodology, we create a high-level release plan, where we estimate what we are going to deliver, then we track it on a weekly basis and close the work every 30 days,” explains Mansilla. Nonetheless, ISU Corp also offers maintenance services for the entire lifecycle of the application.
The sole purpose of our company is to help clients grow exponentially by creating, implementing, and maintaining software solutions, from the back end up to the front end
A case in point that illustrates ISU Corp’s exemplary work is a success story of a U.S. enterprise that wanted a large-scale mobile application for their business needs. Dissatisfied with their existing application development partner, the enterprise handed the entire development project to ISU Corp. “It’s been seven years since the client contacted us, and our relationship has been growing stronger to the point that we are talking about becoming partners,” extols Mansilla.
Since its inception, ISU Corp primarily follows a remote working model to provide freedom and flexibility to its employees and has an office in Waterloo, just for its employees to socialize and collaborate in person. This helped the company quickly overcome the tremors of the coronavirus, which resulted in losing half of its clients in 15 days. "Due to our work culture, we started recovering our clients within a month and by June we were growing exponentially," says Mansilla. ISU Corp not only grew from a revenue perspective but also bolstered its employee strength. The company added more than ten people to its team and is now getting ready to surpass its employee strength to 50. Further, the company is also developing AI tools and machine learning algorithms to help businesses grow their analytics capability. ISU Corp is also doing incredible work on blockchain technology and introduced five different cryptocurrencies to pay for an e-commerce website that they built. "We keep innovating our products and services to stay on top of the technology trends and help our clients achieve desired business outcomes," concludes Mansilla.