Delivering Innovative Solutions with Open Source Technology

Welcome to QAT Global, your trusted partner in custom software development using the power of open source technology. We understand the value and potential that open source brings to enterprise projects, and we are here to help you harness its benefits to drive your business forward.

Types of Projects We Can Help With

Custom Application Development

Building scalable & feature-rich applications using open-source frameworks and tools.

Web Development

Creating dynamic and responsive websites with open-source CMS platforms.

DevOps and Automation

Implementing efficient DevOps practices and automation using open source tools.

Mobile App Development

Developing cross-platform mobile applications utilizing open source frameworks.

E-commerce Solutions

Building secure and robust e-commerce platforms based on open-source technologies.

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence

Utilizing open-source data analytics and BI tools to derive actionable insights.

Benefits of Using Open Source Technologies

Delivering ROI with Open Source

At QAT Global, we put the philosophy and economical approach of leveraging open-source frameworks, technology platforms, languages, standards, and databases and customizing open-source software to meet our clients’ needs into practice. Throughout our years of diverse client experience, open-source software has provided excellent functionality and flexibility at little or no cost, enabling enterprise and startup businesses to gain a competitive edge and foster innovation. Today, it plays a critical role in nearly every organization, from operating systems to communications to productivity applications.

What is it Open Source?

Open source licensing allows for the free distribution of the source code and compiled version of the software. It also contains provisions that allow for derivative works to be created, make sure other software made with it is not restricted and prohibit discrimination against persons, groups, and fields of endeavor. Basically, this means that the software that can, with the consent of its creators, be distributed and modified as desired. The essential characteristic is that its source code is published “openly” for review and use by anyone who would like to see the code, copy it, alter it, learn from it, or share it. This is very different from most commercial solutions, where the source code tends to be highly confidential and protected.

One reason people prefer software and other technologies with this type of licensing is that it gives developers, outside of the original creator, the ability to change, modify, update, and improve a software’s key features and functionality so that it works exactly as desired. These types of customizations are usually prohibited by the creators of proprietary or “closed source” software, making it challenging to customize.

Organizations of all kinds are moving to the latest Agile development practices in response to needing to process large volumes of data from their online and mobile applications. These Agile development practices result in code releases happening every few weeks instead of months and years, making open source an even more appealing option as it allows developers to get an MVP into testing and production faster and at substantially less cost. The result is a shorter time to market at a lower cost, making the use of open-source software widespread across the Web, cloud, containers, enterprise apps, mobile apps, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In fact, an analysis from Black Duck, an open-source security firm, revealed that open-source code makes up nearly 30 percent of the average commercial software application, a figure that is often even higher for in-house applications.

How We’re Using Open Source

We are committed to capitalizing on the strategic, technological, and financial benefits of it for our clients.

QAT Global has extensive experience in the design, creation, and integration of custom software applications and business solutions that utilize open-source software, languages, platforms, frameworks, databases, and other technologies. As cloud computing, big data, and IoT demands continue to grow, our use of it will follow in order to deliver the robust, scalable, secure solutions clients need quickly. While we do not exclusively use open source, it typically plays a significant role in our development processes as it allows us to maximize value for clients. For large projects, open source combined with Agile makes it possible to break tasks into manageable independent sections allowing for greater agility and the efficient use of resources. This improves both the quality of the end product and the speed of release. Much of our use of such open source is around the integration of individual open-source components into larger, fully integrated, enterprise-level solutions.

The use of open source is not the answer for every project. It does, however, typically offer multiple ways to solve problems and the strategic use of it can provide significant advantages for clients and support technology agility. Developments in this area are frequent, continuously creating new flexible and agile options for clients. Before any new open-source software or technology is added to our technology stack, we spend a significant amount of time testing it to ensure it delivers the enterprise-level quality our clients expect.

Our approach to the use of open-source technologies, combined with our expertise in leading platforms, frameworks, languages, software, databases, and standards, is one of our biggest strengths. As you review our case studies, you can see examples of our expertise in this area.

A Sampling from Our Technology Stack

Java Enterprise Software Development

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HTML5 Web Development


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Amazon Web Services

SQL Server


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Why QAT Global

At QAT Global, we are passionate about utilizing open source technologies to deliver exceptional custom software solutions for our enterprise clients. Our experienced team of developers is well-versed in a wide range of open source frameworks, platforms, and tools, enabling us to craft tailored solutions that align with your business goals.

Whether you are looking to build a custom application, revamp your website, or streamline your business processes, we have the expertise to make it happen using the power of open source. Our collaborative approach ensures that we understand your unique requirements and deliver solutions that drive efficiency, innovation, and growth.

Discover the possibilities of open source technology in your custom software development projects. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experts and explore how QAT Global can help you achieve your business objectives with our comprehensive open source solutions.

Revitalize your software systems and empower your enterprise with a foundation for future success with QAT Global as your partner. Let’s embark on a transformation journey together.

QAT Global Insights into

Open Source

Open Source Software Customization: Your Questions Answered

Open Source Software customization refers to the process of modifying and adapting open source software according to the specific needs and requirements of an enterprise. It involves tailoring the software’s functionality, user interface, integrations, or any other aspect to align with the organization’s unique business processes.

Enterprises choose to customize Open Source Software for various reasons, including:

  • Meeting specific business requirements: Customization allows organizations to align the software with their unique workflows and processes, ensuring optimal functionality.
  • Enhancing user experience: Customization can improve the user interface, making it more intuitive and user-friendly for employees and customers.
  • Integrating with existing systems: Open Source Software customization enables seamless integration with other software applications, databases, or third-party services.
  • Adapting to industry standards: Customization allows organizations to comply with industry-specific regulations, security standards, or data privacy requirements.

The benefits of Open Source Software customization include:

  • Flexibility and scalability: Customization enables the software to grow and evolve alongside the organization’s changing needs.
  • Cost savings: Leveraging open source software as a base and customizing it can often be more cost-effective than developing a solution from scratch.
  • Faster time-to-market: By building upon existing open source solutions, customization can reduce development time and accelerate deployment.
  • Community support: Open source software often benefits from a large community of developers who provide ongoing support, updates, and security patches.

Yes, Open Source Software can be customized without violating its license terms. Most open source licenses allow modification and customization, as long as the resulting software is distributed under the same license terms. It’s important to understand and comply with the specific license requirements of the open source software being customized.

When the original Open Source Software receives updates, it’s important to consider how those updates may impact your customizations. It may require adapting or reapplying the customizations to the updated version. Careful version management and ongoing maintenance are necessary to ensure the compatibility of customizations with future updates.

Yes, depending on the specific open source license, you may have the option to contribute your customizations back to the community. Contributing enhancements or bug fixes can benefit both your organization and the broader open source community. It’s advisable to review the license terms and engage with the community to understand the contribution process.

We have extensive experience and expertise in Open Source technologies. We can:

  • Provide guidance on selecting and implementing the right Open Source solutions for your enterprise.
  • Customize and integrate Open Source software to align with your specific business requirements.
  • Offer support and maintenance services for Open Source solutions.
  • Conduct code audits and security assessments for Open Source software.
  • Train your team in utilizing and contributing to Open Source projects.
  • Ensure compliance with Open Source licenses and best practices.

Yes, Open Source software can be just as reliable and secure as proprietary software, if not more. The open and collaborative nature of Open Source projects allows for rapid bug identification and fixes, and community-driven security audits enhance the overall security of the software. Many well-established and widely used software solutions are based on Open Source technologies.

There are numerous popular Open Source technologies available for enterprise use, including:

  • Operating systems: Linux, FreeBSD.
  • Web servers: Apache HTTP Server, Nginx.
  • Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB.
  • Content Management Systems (CMS): WordPress, Drupal, Joomla.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM): SuiteCRM, Odoo.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): ERPNext, Dolibarr.
  • Programming languages and frameworks: Python, Ruby on Rails, Node.js.
  • DevOps and infrastructure tools: Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible.

Yes, Open Source software can be seamlessly integrated with existing proprietary systems. With the right expertise and planning, Open Source solutions can communicate and exchange data with proprietary software, allowing for a smooth integration process.

Open Source solutions can play a significant role in your enterprise’s digital transformation journey by providing:

  • Scalability and flexibility to accommodate changing business needs.
  • Integration capabilities to connect disparate systems and streamline workflows.
  • Cost-effective alternatives to proprietary software, reducing overall IT expenses.
  • Access to a vibrant community and ecosystem of developers, fostering innovation and collaboration.
  • Freedom from vendor lock-in, enabling independence and control over technology decisions.

Remember, the feasibility and extent of customization may vary depending on the specific Open Source Software and your organization’s requirements.