ACD Systems
About Client
Since 1993, ACD Systems has been one of the world’s leading providers of image management and technical illustration software.

Since 1993, ACD Systems has been one of the world’s leading providers of image management and technical illustration software. With their award-winning products ACDSee Pro, ACDSee Photo Manager, ACDSee Photo Editor, and FotoSlate Photo Print Studio and Canvas, the company has provided advanced amateurs, professional photographers, scrap bookers and professional illustrators with solutions for managing, creating, editing, sharing and publishing content quickly, easily and efficiently. The company serves millions of consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and corporate customers throughout the world.

To stay competitive, our client needed to increase their product offerings, in order to attract a broader customer audience with additional features and services. Due to a limitation in resources available in-house and in the area where their main software development facility was located, as well as having goals for cost savings, the company started looking into offshore outsourcing back in 2006. After establishing a Dedicated Development Center within Intego Group that could support the entire software development cycle, our customer brought a group of successful, award-winning products and solutions to the digital imaging market.

The Challenge

Being under constant pressure to deliver its products to market first, supplement their own development team, lower their costs and access technical expertise unavailable in-house, our customer was seeking a strategic outsourcing partner with strong technical expertise and extensive industry experience in order to augment their internal software engineering capacity.

The Solution
For over a decade we’ve developed our core competency in a full lifecycle of software development, with strong expertise in design and prototyping, multi-platform software development, quality assurance and testing, performance tuning, component design, system integration and deployment.
  • Our delivery centers are strategically located in Eastern Europe in the two Ukrainian cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv, both renowned throughout Central and Eastern Europe for the excellence of their software engineers. These factors motivated ACD Systems to choose Intego Group as a strategic outsourcing partner.


  • We established a Dedicated Development Center of software engineers and distributed development efforts among four independent teams:

    • Desktop Products Development team
    • Web-systems Development team
    • Mac Products Development team
    • Quality Assurance Engineering group


  • From the beginning, the concept implemented by Intego Group relied on talented resources that run the gamut of abilities acquired specifically for the needs of ACD’s projects. The main staff requirements were expertise in the digital imaging industry, strong math skills, at least 5 years of experience in IT, and freedom to travel to the US and Canada.


  • To leverage the advantages of the distributed development environment, as well as improve agility and collaboration efforts, the decision was made to implement SCRUM for managing a number of highly challenging projects.

  • Our engineers played a vital role in almost every stage of the software product development cycle, accomplishing the following strategically critical tasks:

    • Design and architecture of next generation products and solutions
    • Continuous implementation of an extensive number of product extensions and features
    • Long-term support and maintenance of a family of products
    • Quality assurance services, such as installation, configuration, acceptance, localization, performance and automated testing

By partnering with Intego Group, ACD Systems has been able to bring an extensive line of products to the market months ahead of its competitors, improve development effectiveness, increase productivity and software quality, and reduce the overall cost of development. Over five successful years of partnership, our engineers, together with our customer’s distributed development teams, have delivered a variety of products and solutions for the digital imaging market. Several best-selling products have been developed and designed from scratch exclusively by our engineers in Ukraine.

ACD Systems