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Your professional offshore partner

xtendum is your partner for meaningful offshore collaboration. We specialise in IT cooperation. Specifically we are experienced professionals in cross-cultural partnerships. We operate in Western Europe and South Asia (Pakistan).

Offshore Software Development

With 10+ years experience on the ground, we help you choose and get started with the right offshore software development partner.

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Cultural Coaching for individuals and teams

Help your employees thrive in a culturally diverse team and take intercultural partnerships with other companies to the next level.

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Intercultural
Consultancy

Navigating intercultural partnerships is not easy. Learn from the experience of successful and sustainable cooperations.

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About Us

Let's build bridges, not walls.

With more than 10 years of practical on-the-ground experience in collaboration between Europe and Southwest Asia (Pakistan), we will support you in achieving your business goals.

We specialise in IT cooperation, but are happy to support you in any partnership that requires cross-cultural experience, intelligence, skills and on-site availability.

How do we work?

  1. We believe it makes a difference that we have face-to-face communication with our partners. Therefore some of our Western staff is regulary on-site and is responsible for training the right talents and smoothly coordinating with our European clients.
  2. We believe in partnership. It takes both partners to reach the highest levels of efficency, quality and profitability. In the same way we partner with our Pakistani talents; training programmes, coaching and frequent assessment ensure that everyone involved mutually benefits.
  3. We believe in social and environmental sustainability. By providing work to some of the most talented Pakistani professionals and offering working conditions comparable to Europe, we are taking a stand against the brain drain that is detrimental to the local economy. In a country where environmental protection is still in its initial stages, we set an example in this area through our business practices.

Christian Herter, Founder & Managing Director

Christian Herter focuses on how teams and leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences between Western and South Asian cultures.

Christian Herter is a Swiss grown entrepreneur holding a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Zurich. He is a certified Coach EASC and has spent 10+ years with his family in Pakistan running a software house. He has immersed himself in the local culture and built relationships among people from all social classes. Pakistan has a mixed reputation and is often misunderstood. Christian Herter has invaluable experience in building trust in this context.

Christian Herter loves the warm-hearted tea talks and is amazed by the improvisational talents of the Pakistani people. He is thrilled to see how quickly ideas become realities. Christian Herter appreciates the goal-oriented business approach practiced in his native Switzerland. Additionally he likes the Swiss focus on reliablity and quality, while welcoming feedback from every employee. Christian Herter loves asking curious questions and being questioned himself. He is passionate about serving individuals and teams thrive and enjoy collaboration in a culturally diverse environment.

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Offices

Founded in 2013, the head office of xtendum gmbh is based in Schwellbrunn AR, Switzerland. The affiliated company xtendum services pvt. ltd. operates on-site and is based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Offshore Software Development

We help you choose and get started with the right offshore software development partner.

For ten years we have done staffing and completed projects for our European clients succesfully. We know exactly what offshoring means because we have experienced all the pros and cons of it ourselves.

  • Team Augmentation - Do you need offshore software development extending your existing team?
  • Cost Efficency - Do you have a business idea to be developed in a cost-effective way?
  • Quality - Do you need a reliable offshore software partner with a track-proven record?

We know the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises particularly well and are happy to support you in creating and operating a customised solution. We know the right partners and not only connect you with them but also come alongside.

We are your co-worker and sparring partner, and we are your lifeline, if something should go wrong.

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Cultural Coaching. For individuals and teams.

Help your employees thrive in a culturally diverse team and take intercultural partnerships with other companies to the next level.

  • Do you wish for more trust and effectiveness in your existing intercultural cooperation?
  • You are not sure whether the other side is not able to meet your requirements or whether the lack of success is due to misunderstandings?
  • Is the increasing frustration in multicultural cooperation getting you down or is it causing team members to give up?
  • Do you want to learn more about cultural intelligence and how it can help make your intercultural teams more effective?

We help you clear away the obstacles and accompany you on the path to success.

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Intercultural Consultancy

Navigating intercultural partnerships is not easy. Learn from the experience of successful and sustainable cooperations.

  • Are you planning to start a multicultural collaboration and you want to make it right from the start?
  • Are you already in a intercultural collaboration but you need on-site presence and practical support?
  • Would you like to develop your cultural intelligence to improve your cross-cultural cooperation?

We share our cultural insights gained through years of experience and accompany you in the realisation of your goals.

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Some of our Clients

We have worked with many small and medium-sized enterprises in the past, but also with some large companies. We have provided (or are still providing) offshore software services to the clients below.

Client Logo Hilti Client Logo VBZ Client Logo Bandy Analytics Client Logo Sofistiq Client Logo Fiorino Client Logo HomeFindsMe Client Logo InnoTix Client Logo ValueQuest

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate and contact us to arrange a phone call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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