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Transforming Tech: How AI-Enabled
Software Engineering Process Accelerates Speed, Quality and Cost Reduction


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As we explore the convergence of AI and software engineering and ponder over questions like “Will AI take over software engineering?”, we recognize the significant advantages that the convergence of AI and software engineering provides to medium-scale enterprises owned by Private Equity (PE) firms, particularly those generating annual revenues in the range of $100 million to $500 million. They PE-owned companies have been successfully leveraging offshore software development teams in India or Mexico to achieve their cost and performance goals in the past.  It is critical for them to now adapt to the integration of AI technologies to propel them towards faster growth by enhancing operational speed, product quality, and reducing costs.  Especially in the high interest rate environment, PE-owned companies need to emphasize the importance of strategic growth and sustainable value creation for cash flow and value creation.

This evolution towards leveraging AI marks a significant shift towards a new era of efficiency, where growth and value creation become the cornerstones of maintaining competitiveness and relevance in an ever-evolving market landscape. By strategically embracing this technological integration, mid-sized firms can ensure they are not just expanding in scale but are also enhancing their long-term market value and positioning, setting a new standard of competitive advantage in the Private Equity space.

Creation through Offshore and Nearshore Development Teams

Mid-sized companies have struggled with the availability of quality talent and the high cost of compensation in the United States.  Outsourcing firms offer turn-key staff-augmentation, global competency center management, or specific managed services to help deliver the speed, product quality and cost reduction improvements. This model has been the growing trend of the past decade for software engineering teams, showing clear benefits that exceed 50% cost savings within the first year, and then additional savings created with further technology and process optimization.

Addressing the Human Element in AI Integration

As AI technologies begin to reshape the landscape of software engineering, mid-sized companies find themselves at a crossroads. The rapid integration of AI, including the advent of low-code/no-code platforms enhanced by GenAI, is revolutionizing traditional engineering roles and services. This shift not only challenges the paradigm of innovation and quality but also amplifies the difficulty in retaining skilled staff who can navigate this new terrain.

Furthermore, mid-sized companies struggle with escalating operational costs, exacerbated by the predominance of centralized staffing strategies within the US. This scenario raises critical questions about the evolving role of human engineers in a domain increasingly dominated by AI solutions. It’s imperative for the industry to embrace a transformation where AI serves as an augmentation to the human element in software engineering, enhancing rather than diminishing the value that human creativity and insight bring to technological advancements.Top of Form

Aeries’ Strategic Response with Centers of Excellence

Aeries Technology has taken a very different approach to the traditional engineering services landscape for mid-sized companies where their Private Equity ownership is seeking faster progress with transformation initiatives. Aeries’ “Purpose-Built Model” transforms Centers of Excellence (CoEs) into fully integrated extensions of a client’s core operations. This model simultaneously boosts the velocity and quality of software development, marking a significant leap beyond the incremental gains typical of traditional services. Top of Form

By aiming for a holistic enhancement across speed, quality, and cost-effectiveness, Aeries sets a new standard for operational excellence.

At the heart of Aeries’ approach is the strategic utilization of global talent pools, achieved through offshoring to India and nearshoring to Mexico. This not only significantly reduces operational costs by over 50% but also demonstrates the potent combination of geographical diversity and advanced technological integration. Automation and AI technologies are not merely added to the CoEs for efficiency; they are strategically implemented to optimize operations, tackle complex tasks, and dynamically adjust resources to meet the fluctuating demands of various projects. This deliberate application of AI and automation transcends traditional cost-saving measures, ensuring CoEs are agile and can adapt to the changing needs of the industry.

Incorporating AI into Aeries’ operations aligns with the understanding that AI is a critical component for organizational growth and the next phase of transformation. Aeries actively identifies processes within the organization that are repeatable and suitable for AI and automation, differentiating between tasks that require human decision-making and those that can benefit from AI interventions. This delineation highlights the indispensable role of AI, transforming it from an optional tool to a fundamental necessity. Diverse AI capabilities allow for crafting tailored transformation strategies that are carefully aligned with each organization’s pace of transformation and risk appetite. For example, while financial institutions may adopt AI more cautiously, back-office operations can be swiftly automated for immediate efficiency gains.

The question for organizations isn’t whether to adopt AI and undergo transformation, but rather when to do so and with which partner. Aeries’ commitment to leveraging AI as a strategic complement to human ingenuity and its Purpose-Built Model serves as a beacon for organizations aiming to navigate the complexities of modern software engineering and operational efficiency.

Case Study Highlights

Client Example: Operational Efficiency Transformation

Challenge: A leading server and software manufacturer faced escalating operational costs and challenges in maintaining profit margins, and the need to reduce product time-to-market.

Solution: The company partnered with Aeries to establish Engineering and R&D units in India, optimizing costs by leveraging skilled local talent and integrating with US operations through agile methodologies and advanced source control management.


  • Achieved 77% reduction in annualized costs.
  • Significant increase in profit margins.
  • Enhanced business efficiency and market responsiveness.

Client Example: Strategic Overhaul in Secure Remote Connectivity

Challenge: A leading secure remote connectivity solutions provider struggled with inefficiencies in managing its global workforce, impacting product development and deployment.

Solution: Aeries helped the company revamp their operational model through a remote agile setup, utilizing tools like Jira and MS Teams, and established a program manager pair between the US and India for effective product management.


  • Reduced average cost per FTE from $174K in the US to $54K in India.
  • Achieved overall savings of 69%, totaling $38 million.
  • Increased employee satisfaction rate to 90%.

Client Example: Enhancing Efficiency through RPA

Challenge: A web development and domain services provider faced inefficiencies in manual financial reconciliations, which were time-intensive and error-prone.

Solution: Aeries implemented a UiPath-based Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution for the company, incorporating an optical character recognition (OCR) engine to automatically extract data from ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) emails and bank PDFs, and seamlessly integrate it into an Excel spreadsheet. This automation significantly reduced the reliance on manual data entry.


  • Saved approximately 800 manhours annually.
  • Reduced daily process time from 180 minutes to 15 minutes, achieving a 90% reduction.
  • Enabled reallocation of staff to more complex and strategic tasks, enhancing overall productivity and job satisfaction.

Concluding Reflections

As we delve into AI’s transformative role in software engineering, it’s evident that for mid-sized, Private Equity-owned companies, this technology is crucial for profitable growth in a high-interest rate environment. AI integration extends beyond accelerating operational efficiency – it strategically enhances sustainable value creation. This paradigm shift helps overcome challenges such as talent shortages, while fostering a synergy between human creativity and machine efficiency.

The integration of AI isn’t just a trend – it’s a strategic necessity that redefines competitive advantages and operational capabilities. Companies must now decide not just if, but how and when to integrate AI, ensuring they leverage this technology for significant transformation and industry redefinition.

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  • Brian McCann
    Executive Advisor

    Brian is an Executive Advisor to Aeries and has been a CEO with a proven track record for building technology businesses through the start-up phase to large, profitable companies. He is also a former Aeries client.

  • Dr. Jai Vishwakarma
    CTO - Product Development

    Jai is the CTO of Product Development at Aeries, with over two decades of expertise in Business, IT, and Digital Transformation. With over 12 patents, he has led next-gen Blockchain technologies and green tech initiatives.

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