4+ years of cooperation
  • agile practices
  • distributed teams
  • nearshoring
  • .NET
  • Office365
  • advanced frontend
  • React/Redux
  • Office.js
  • MS Sharepoint 2016
  • Java 8
  • MarkLogic
  • RESTful APIs
  • MS SQL
  • Oracle

Established in 1961, with 35 member countries, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) aims to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

Through an extensive network of specialists, OECD measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment. Publishing more than 250 new titles per year, OECD sets international standards on a wide range of issues, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

The OECD provides a meeting place for thousands of experts where different government institutions can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. As the main challenge, Helmes is supporting and developing a set of applications – a contact and management system – that will support OECD’s core function – hosting different forums.

There are additional four teams from Helmes working with the OECD Headquarters in Paris on many different systems:

  • Set of different internet applications
  • Statistics module development;
  • Publishing and documentation management;
  • Collaboration tools for external and internal users.

We use a hybrid team model, where developers are located in Estonia and France. Usually the most mission-critical projects require our developers to work on-site for security reasons. Also, each new team member is required to spend 3 weeks of the knowledge transfer period in Paris.

Helmes is providing resources for profiles like scrum masters, developers & lead developers, quality assurance, deployment, stress testing and analysis, while OECD provides team lead, product owner and business analyst roles.

"Competent, forthright and proactive; our interaction with Helmes has grown steadily over the last three years and they are now our main software development partner in the network and dissemination management area"

– Douglas Paterson, Head of Information Dissemination Systems at OECD