group meetings

CYOLAB will solve it.

Shortage in IT resources, development costs that increase year by year: CYOLAB will solve these problems! It can be developed starting tomorrow by the overwhelming abundance of IT resources. Moreover, the cost is half that of Japan.

History of providing development resources

  • 2021.08.30 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Alphax Food System Co.,Ltd.
  • 2021.08.23 Creative production service for PLIME Inc.
  • 2021.08.16 IT Offshore Software Development Service for SILVER LIFE Co., Ltd.
  • 2021.08.02 IT Offshore Software Development Service for PRIV TECH, INC., VECTOR INC. Group Company
  • 2021.07.26 Digital Marketing Outsourcing Service for UT Group Co., Ltd.
  • 2021.07.19 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Vacan, Inc.
  • 2021.07.12 IT Offshore Software Development Service for EQUATION
  • 2021.07.05 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Menu Design Lab.
  • 2021.06.28 IT Offshore Software Development Service for hrc Inc.
  • 2021.06.21 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Human Technologies, Inc.
  • 2021.06.14 IT Offshore Software Development Service for OPEN8 Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • 2021.05.31 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Redpenguin Co., Ltd.
  • 2021.05.24 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Branding Engineer CO.,LTD.
  • 2021.05.17 IT Offshore Software Development Service for FUTUREK SG PTE. LTD.
  • 2021.05.10 IT Offshore Software Development Service for DataLabs ,Inc
  • 2021.04.26 IT Offshore Software Development Service for FUNGRY ,inc.
  • 2021.04.19 IT Offshore Software Development Service for FIRST SCRATCH, Inc.
  • 2021.04.12 Offshore Software Development Service for LOCAL VENTURE ROOM Co.,Ltd
  • 2021.04.05 IT Offshore Software Development Service for DOHKEN CO.,LTD
  • 2021.03.29 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Beeplus Systems Inc.
  • 2021.03.22 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Aqualead Co., Ltd.
  • 2021.03.15 IT Offshore Software Development Service for BiTMIX Co.,Ltd.
  • 2021.03.08 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Ocean Eyes Co., Ltd.
  • 2021.03.01 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Valuence Technologies Inc.
  • 2021.02.22 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Peridot Inc.
  • 2021.02.15 IT Offshore Software Development Service for TAAS INC.
  • 2021.02.08 IT Offshore Software Development Service for YOU-COH CO.,LTD
  • 2021.02.01 IT Offshore Software Development Service for GMO Research, Inc.
  • 2021.01.25 IT Offshore Software Development Service for corron inc.
  • 2021.01.18 IT Offshore Software Development Service for FootRest Inc.
  • 2021.01.04 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Atlas Associates Inc.
  • 2020.12.28 IT Offshore Software Development Service for WingArc Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • 2020.12.21 Creative production service for Red Entertainment Corporation
  • 2020.12.14 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Doctors Inc.
  • 2020.12.07 IT Offshore Software Development Service for DIGISURF, Inc.
  • 2020.11.23 IT Offshore Software Development Service for AI & eye Co., Ltd.
  • 2020.11.16 IT Offshore Software Development Service for WILLCO Inc.
  • 2020.11.09 IT Offshore Software Development and Digital Marketing Outsourcing Service for JTB PTE. LTD.
  • 2020.11.02 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Colorful Tails, Inc.
  • 2020.10.26 Creative production service for Shimizu Corporation
  • 2020.10.12 IT Offshore Software Development Service for NEOMARS CO., LTD.
  • 2020.10.05 IT Offshore Software Development Service for UACJ Corporation
  • 2020.09.28 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Revamp Corporation
  • 2020.09.21 IT Offshore Software Development Service for WILL GROUP, INC.
  • 2020.09.14 IT Offshore Software Development Service for WHO will be the next HERO Inc.
  • 2020.08.31 Creative Production Service for BASE Inc.
  • 2020.08.24 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Bizchai Inc.
  • 2020.08.17 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Selby Co.,Ltd.
  • 2020.08.10 IT Offshore Software Development Service for WILL FIND Inc.
  • 2020.08.03 IT Offshore Software Development Service for QuantumCore Inc.
  • 2020.07.27 IT Offshore Software Development Service for QLEA Co. Ltd.
  • 2020.07.20 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Valword Inc.
  • 2020.07.06 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Tip inc.
  • 2020.06.29IT Offshore Software Development Service for VAG inc.
  • 2020.06.22IT Offshore Software Development Service for Circle of Life Co., Ltd.
  • 2020.06.08 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Saki Corporation
  • 2020.06.01 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Evelest inc.
  • 2020.05.25 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Infinity Communication Co.Ltd.,
  • 2020.05.18 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Sunbit
  • 2020.05.11 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Tright Inc.
  • 2020.05.07 Creative Production Service for NOMURA ASSET MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
  • 2020.04.27 IT Offshore Software Development Service for H&K
  • 2020.04.20 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Sanko Electric Co., Ltd.
  • 2020.04.13 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Konfactory Inc.
  • 2020.04.06 IT Offshore Software Development Service for GiG Works Inc.
  • 2020.03.30 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Bayard Inc.
  • 2020.03.23 IT Offshore Software Development Service for XEBEC TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
  • 2020.03.16 Creative Production Service for FREEDOM ARCHITECTS DESIGN
  • 2020.03.09 IT Offshore Software Development Service for LATEGRA,Inc.
  • 2020.03.02 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Showcase inc.
  • 2020.02.17 IT Offshore Software Development Service for Microad Digital Signage,inc.
  • 2020.02.10 IT Offshore Software Development Service for DATAFLUCT,inc.
  • 2020.02.03 IT Offshore Development Service for Q Inc.
  • 2020.01.27 IT Offshore Development Service for Infoalive Inc.
  • 2020.01.20 IT Offshore Development Service for TECPRESSO Inc.
  • 2020.01.14 IT Offshore Development Service for Belldesign Inc.
  • 2019.12.23 IT Offshore Development Service for Arkadia CORP.
  • 2019.12.16 Creative production service for TAKENAKA CORPORATION
  • 2019.12.09 Creative production service for FINE CO., Ltd.
  • 2019.12.02 IT Offshore Development Service for Pasona Panasonic Business Service Co., Ltd.
  • 2019.11.25 IT Offshore Development Service for SkymatiX, Inc.
  • 2019.11.18 IT Offshore Development Service for STAY GOLD Inc.
  • 2019.10.28 IT Offshore Development Service for Galileoscope Inc.
  • 2019.10.21 IT Offshore Development Service for BTC Corporation
  • 2019.09.30 IT Offshore Development Service for Synergy Consulting Inc.
  • 2019.09.09 IT Offshore Development Service for Libenri Co.,Ltd.
  • 2019.09.02 IT Offshore Development Service for Novars Inc.
  • 2019.08.26 IT Offshore Development Service for Ridge-i Inc.
  • 2019.08.19 IT Offshore Development Service for Last One Mile Co.,Ltd.
  • 2019.08.13 IT Offshore Development Service for Japan Living Warranty Inc.
  • 2019.07.29 IT Offshore Development Service for Avex Technologies Inc.
  • 2019.07.08 IT Offshore Development Service for Nomura Research Institute Ltd.
  • 2019.06.03 IT Offshore Development Service for i Plus One Inc.
  • 2019.05.27 IT Offshore Development Service for Onion Inc.
  • 2019.05.13 IT Offshore Development Service for Sports Life Planets Inc.
  • 2019.04.22 IT Offshore Development Service for PSC Inc.
  • 2019.04.08 IT Offshore Development Service for KONICA MINOLTA JAPAN, INC.
  • 2019.03.18 IT Offshore Development Service for HACARUS INC.
  • 2019.03.04 IT Offshore Development Service for MEDIAFLAG Okinawa Inc.
  • 2019.02.25 IT Offshore Development Service for Mobarabu Co., Ltd.
  • 2019.02.18 IT Offshore Development Service for Double Work Management Co., Ltd.

For 9 years since its establishment, CYOLAB (C-Y-O LAB) has been supporting many companies suffering from shortage of development resources. We have a track record of more than 800 development projects in Japan & ASEAN and one of the largest offshore development companies (with about 200 employees) in Cebu Island, Philippines. We take full advantage of the physical advantages of the Philippines to provide development support using abundant IT resources. It might be your first time to have a development conducted overseas, and you have various concerns, but don’t worry. We have a track record in supporting development of many customers, including TSE-listed companies.

5 Reasons why CYOLAB has been chosen

Provision of a development team

Provide a five-person development team only at the rate of the developer

Contact person is Japanese

Customer support staff are all Japanese. Bases in Japan, mostly in Tokyo also provide support.

Flexible type of contract

Since contract type is flexible, minimum of 1 man-month is possible.

Numerous development projects

Abundant track record of more than 800 development projects with listed companies

Abundant IT personnel

Abundant IT staff of nearly 200 people

Provide a five-person system (full-time developer + Japanese bridge SE + PM + technology leader + QA) only at the rate of the developer

For smooth offshore development, five jobs are required: full-time developer + Japanese bridge SE + PM (Project Manager) + technology leader + QA (in charge of testing). Since money is required for each person, there are cases when the rate of the developer is thought to be low but ended up becoming very high. (Ex: 350,000 yen for full-time developer, 200,000 yen for Japanese Bridge, and 100,000 yen for PM, a total of 650,000 yen per man-month). In contrast, we offer a transparent charging of a five-person team only at the rate of the developer (varying from 350,000 yen~ depending on the *rank). We often get compliments for this easy-to-understand and inexpensive price.

Communication in Japanese through Japanese Bridge SE

Most offshore development companies are composed of foreigners. Development contact desk is handled by a foreigner who can speak Japanese. Although the words are conveyed, the intention is not conveyed due to culture differences. There are also cases where finalizing detailed specifications is difficult thus development is a struggle. With CYOLAB, customer contact personnel are all Japanese. Communication is in Japanese through our Japanese Bridge Engineers.
Moreover, CYOLAB has many domestic bases in Japan. Therefore, we can flexibly provide customers on-site support, upstream design and QA tests.

Flexible type of contract (possible contract for a minimum of 1 man- month) *3 months or half- year are the minimum contract period in other companies

We are proud of the speed with which we can provide teams in as little as 1 week. Furthermore, since the contract can be started with a minimum of 1 man-month, we can handle small projects immediately starting the next day. Therefore, you will be satisfied with our development services, and we will be working with you in other projects. Such cases have kept on increasing. For those who are worried about their first offshore development, please try 1 man-month first. I believe that you will surely be satisfied.

Abundant track record of more than 800 projects

We have more than 800 projects in Japan for 9 years. We have been involved in a variety of projects from the first listed companies on the TSE to local SMEs. The sense of security that has helped us develop many projects, and the people that appreciate this are increasing more and more.

▷Please also check this collection of example projects for details.

Abundant personnel of more than 200 people

Our group has more than 200 staff at the end of 2019 and the number of employees is increasing due to continuous active hiring. With such an overwhelming abundance of development resources, we can surely respond to urgent and large-scale projects.

Thus, there are several reasons why we at CYOLAB have been supported. The contact person during the development is always handled by a Japanese and our system of providing not just a developer but the whole development team is also unique. We at CYOLAB solve the IT resource shortage by developing a low-cost, high-quality offshore system.

Introduction of development projects

With CYOLAB's abundant resources, we can start projects immediately after the contract is signed. Since your inquiries, we can provide a development team in as short as 1 week. We will introduce more than 800 successful development projects over 9 years in Japan.

Speech recognition engine
Speech recognition engine

Joint research and development of a speech recognition engine capable of simultaneously listening to the voices of many people

Major research institute
Can recognize simultaneously the voice of the speaker, at what timing, in a multi-person conversation. It is expected to be applied to robots and drones. Good compatibility with English skills, expanded development works in one and a half years.
Technology C, C++, JavaScript, Unity, Java
Sales management system
Sales management system

Sales management cloud service development specialized in agricultural products

Agritech start-up company
Supports various systems such as EC site construction that matches producers and buyers by laboratory type development. Carried out prototype development in 3 months, release, then start full-scale development.
Technology Java, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
Bedsore prevention application
Bedsore prevention application

Jointly developed a desktop app that can monitor the patient's sleeping posture in bed.

IoT startup companies
Able to notify the nursing staff when the patient has been sleeping in the same position for a long time. It can also detect whether the patient is sitting or leaving the bed. Good compatibility with English skills and expanded development work.
Technology JavaFX, MySQL

Development 11 weeks
Development man-hour 4.8 man-months
AI chatbot
AI chatbot

Assist in developing worker recruitment automation services and big data analysis

Recruitment agency
HRTech service specialized in hiring workers, cleaners and kitchen staff. In order to significantly reduce the number of recruiting steps on the company side, we support the development of an automated service for recruiting workers using an AI chatbot using SMS.
Technology Java, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
Color simulator
Color simulator

Renewal of existing Flash page to HTML by modifying and adding functions

Sports goods company
The golf club color simulator page developed in Flash was remodeled to HTML5 because Flash support in 2020 expired. (Reverse engineering) Web page was renewed by adding new color option and making the shaft color able to be freely customized.
Technology JavaScript, PHP, MySQL

Development4 weeks
Development man-hour1.3 man-months
Cloud Storage Services
Cloud Storage Services

Support cloud storage service mobile apps, UI, and Salesforce integration

Major Financial SI Company
In the cloud-based file sharing storage service provided by the TSE listed Financial SI Company, we supported the implementation of iOS and Android applications, interactive UI, form editing function, and account management integrated with Salesforce.
TechnologyJava, HTML5, JavaScript, Objective-C(iOS), Java(Android), Phonegap, MongoDB, MySQL

Qualification app
Qualification app

Support development of application for collection of short answer questions for bar exam and preliminary exam

Online learning site operator
App for both iOS and Android compatible toC. It is an application that allows users to take exams for each category and lecture. Users can also review by asking review questions.
TechnologyReactNative, Ruby on Rails

Development5 weeks
Development man-hour9.21 man-months
Matching app
Matching app

Development of a matching application connecting photographers and tourists

Singaporean Company
This app allows tourists to book a photographer who is at a sightseeing spot for a certain time. A photographer can provide pictures to a tourist who made a booking. For the development of the application, we did the design and development until testing.
TechnologyAndroid, iOS, SQLite

Development24 weeks
Development man-hour9.63 man-months
Table Top Order App
Table Top Order App

An application that enables customers to self-order at their own seat in a restaurant.

Sales data platform operator
A customer can use the tablet on each table to check orders, order history, and charges without calling the restaurant staff. Restaurant owners can also customize tables and menus. We cater adding of functions after release.
TechnologyAndroid, SQLite

Development15 weeks
Development man-hour6.32 man-months

Development team with wide range of technologies that made these development projects successful

Programming language/CMS PHP, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, Perl, Ruby, GoLang, ActionScript, HTML5, Adroid - Java, Android - Kotlin, iOS - Objective C, iOS - Swift, Xamarin, Flutter - Sales Force, PhoneGap, Unreal Engine, Unity, SAP ABAP, C#, C++, C, VB.Net, Shell, WordPress, NodeJS, Python, EC Orange, HTML/CSS, Bash, Shellscript
Framework PHP - Code Igniter, PHP - CakePHP, PHP - Symfony, PHP - Zend2, PHP - Yii2, PHP - Laravel, PHP - Prado, Java - Spring, Java - Apache Struts 2, Java - Seasar2, Java - Hibernate, Java - Play, Ruby - Ruby on Rails, Bootstrap, Unity 3D, Unity VR, Unity AR, C# - ASP.NET, Apache ISIS, Apache ISIS Lomobk, Amazon AI, IBM Watson, Tensorflow, JFS, JSP, OAuth2, J2EE, React, ReactNative, ExtJS, AngularJS, Angular, GulpJS, Python – Django, flask, Vue.js, Jquery
Infrastructure: AWS, Azure, GCP, Alicloud, IBM Cloud
Web server / Proxy Apache, Nginx, Tomcat
Server OS CentOS, Amazon Linux, Red Hat linux, Ubuntu, Windows server
DB / Data MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, MongoDB, Firebase, SQLite, Apache Cassandra, Lamba
CI / CD tool Gradle, Maven, Karma, Selenium, Cucumber, Junit, Jasmine
Other tools BrowserSync, Flash, AfterEffects, OpenCV, Redmine, Memcached, Phabricator,Git, Apache Subversion, SVN, MT, Postfix
Cloud API Google API, Facebook API, Azure API, Twitter API, Amazon API

**Until now, we have provided more than 800 offshore development projects. We address these projects using these development languages with our more than 200 staff. We have successfully supported a lot of development projects even difficult or urgent ones.

Can you make this development project for me? Please feel free to contact us for your inquiries.

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Why can CYOLAB secure abundant resources in times of recruitment difficulties?

Average age in Japan: 47

Average age in the Philippines: 23

Please look at this population pyramid. As of 2020, it is said that there is a shortage of 369,000 IT personnel in Japan. Demand for IT will accelerate further, but the population is decreasing. In other words, this trend is expected to further accelerate and there will be a shortage of about 800,000 IT personnel by 2030.

The difference between the two countries is obvious. There are many young people (continuously growing), abundant resources, and lower wages. The day may come when having the flexibility as an organization to carry out development abroad will be a competitive advantage as an industry. It is terrifying looking again at the population pyramid of Japan and the Philippines. With the population continuously growing in the Philippines and declining in Japan, from now on, let us place development resources abroad and do only high value-added jobs in Japan, such as creating ideas and designing concepts.

Do you have problem such as these?

  • No IT resources
  • Losing a project that could be catered if only there were available people
  • Because of insufficient people, deadline is barely met
  • Cannot secure a flexible human resource since orders accepted are not stable
  • Tough on management side since recruitment cost is gradually increasing

Shortage in IT resources, increasing development cost year by year.

CYOLAB will solve these problems!

Why are there abundant resources and why is it cheap?

Let us take a close look at the population pyramid of the Philippines in comparison to that of Japan. 30’s or younger makes up 80% of Philippines population. In addition, since salary of IT engineers is higher compared to other occupations and is a popular occupation, IT related work force is extremely high. Furthermore, since there are many people, application to the occupation is high and pace of salary increase is slower than in other Asian countries.

Average age in the Philippines: 23

There are also other advantages of the Philippines

Relation with Japan Language Religion Time difference Price Features
philippines
Philippines
Pro English Christian 1 hr Low Business English skills is world’s No.1 and is the best choice for companies considering global development. It has excellent business manners and is the most active country in the freelancer market in Europe and America.
china
China
Complex Chinese Multi-religion 1 hr High Abundant offshore development experience. The unit cost of engineers is rising, making it difficult to secure superior engineers.
vietnam
Vietnam
Pro Vietnamese Buddhism 2 hrs Low Advantages are high in the development of products and services targeting the Japanese domestic market. Since the mother language is not English, it is difficult to communicate directly with all staff.
india
India
Western orientation English Hinduism 3.5 hrs High Abundant offshore development experience. The unit cost of engineers is rising, making it difficult to secure superior engineers.

Let us compare Philippines with other Asian countries that are becoming popular for offshore development. Here, China, Vietnam and India are cited as representative countries. As shown in this table, the Philippines has the world's No.1 business English skills, making it an ideal offshore destination for companies considering global expansion. It also excels in business manners and is the most active country in the European and American freelancer markets. Another major attraction is that labor costs are lower than in China and India.

Philippines is the best offshore development destination

Here is a comparison with an offshore development company in Vietnam that is often compared with.

Common problems
philippine
Our company (CYOLAB)
vietnam
Common offshore developing company
Communication Contact point JapaneseJapanese contact point will correspond. Communication is in Japanese so can communicate just like communicating to a normal Japanese company. Vietnamese who can speak JapaneseRequests are made in Japanese thinking that they are good in it, but specifications of detailed parts are not communicated due to difference in culture and unique Japanese cultural practice “aun no kokyu” (understanding a person without saying a word).
Human resources Flexibility Easy to hireYoung generation continues to grow. We are hiring at a pace of about 10 people every month.Flexible support is possible Since all employees are regular, we can provide flexible support even for extended period or one-time projects. Difficulty in hiring Decrease in population of young generations and excessive entry of major Japanese companies make it impossible to assign superior engineersLong-term contract pre-requisite Since hiring is only for this project, short term contract or cancellation in the middle of the contract is not possible.
Cost Per developer cost is low Price is about 80~90% that of Vietnam SE.Five-person team at the price of one developer We provide five people including bridge SE, PM, technology leader, and QA.Speed of price increase is slow Increase in price is at the rate of 5%/year which is considered slow in Asia where price is continuously increasing.
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Per developer cost is high Market prices is approximately 10-20% higher than the Philippines. Minimum wages rise to about 3 times in the past 10 years.Total amount is highAside from the per developer cost, Bridge SE and PM cost will be added. (In our company, all these costs are already included in the developer cost)Price increases year by year Local salary increased by 20% in 8 years, hence starting salary is already higher than the Philippines.
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一In general, Vietnamese offshore development companies often use Vietnamese who can speak Japanese as the contact person. We can hear examples of cases wherein requests were made in Japanese thinking that they are good in it, but specifications of detailed parts are not communicated due to difference in culture and unique Japanese cultural practice “aun no kokyu” (understanding a person without saying a word). In Vietnam, population of younger generation is declining, and Japanese companies are rapidly expanding, making it difficult to assign excellent engineers. With relatively few engineers, prices are increasing year by year, and starting salaries are higher than in the Philippines, which has led to higher development costs. Furthermore, long-term contracts are basically prerequisites for recruiting new human resources for the project, and in many cases short-term contracts and cancellations are not possible. We will present to you the features of our company with regards to these:

  • Feature ① Japanese handles communication with customers. We also have domestic sites in Japan

    In CYOLAB, Japanese staff are the contact point for communicating with the customers. We provide smooth communication which does not let you feel it is an offshore development. Our system allows you to communicate in Japanese and you can ask for services as if you are asking a normal Japanese company. In addition, through our bases in Japan, mostly in Tokyo, we also flexibly provide customer on-site support, upstream design and QA tests.

  • Feature ②: Overwhelmingly abundant number of IT human resources

    In the Philippines, where our development base is located, the young generation is continuously growing, and employment is very easy. In addition, the popularity of IT occupations is piling up, which has significant benefits in recruitment. We are recruiting about 10 people every month. In addition, since all employees are hired as regular employees, they can flexibly respond to short-term or one-shot projects.

  • Feature ③: Low development cost

    As mentioned above, the increase in price is more gradual than in Vietnam due to the rich IT human resources in the Philippines. The rate of increase in salary is about 5% every year, which is very low compared to other Asian countries. That's why we can achieve a low development cost half that of the Japanese market. In addition, we offer a lab-type team that has a structure of five people at the rate of one developer. A typical Vietnamese offshore company may show a cheap price by only showing the rate of the developer alone. However, actual development requires bridge engineers and project managers, and in some cases the final total cost is much higher than initially expected. On the other hand, we provide not only developers but also 5 people including all the roles required for development (bridge SE, PM, technical leader, QA). In other words, at the price of one developer, we offer five people.

We provide not just a developer but a development team Please proceed with a flexible development through a high-quality development team.

We have introduced above why through offshore development in the Philippines abundant IT resources can be flexibly utilized and can be realized at low cost.

From here, we would like to introduce the comments of the companies where our development support has been implemented. (Actual company names are hidden since there are sub-contractors involved)

We would like to openly introduce the good points and bad points of CYOLAB without hiding anything.

Comments of people using CYOLAB

  • Can request system development at about 1/3 to 1/4 of the cost of ordering from a Japanese development vendor. Technology is the same or better than Japanese vendors.
  • The support system is solid, so I can recommend it. Plus, the contact person is Japanese, so it does not feel awkward.
  • Although there were inconsistencies in the initial response, communication consistency and sensitivity, I felt that the work quality and speed were both excellent.
  • Excellent speed, cost and responsiveness. Took care of the unstable requirements and responded to speed and cost expectations
  • I think it is difficult at this point to introduce everything because there are areas of specialty and areas of weakness, but I would like to positively commend their areas of specialty.
  • There is a sense of assurance since you can communicate in Japanese with the technical staff in Tokyo to finalize specifications and quotation before handing it over to Cebu offshore site.

What can we expect from CYOLAB more

Although there was some rework in terms of accuracy, scheduled work was finished within the time period + α, which was a great help.

Apologies for the returned work. We will continue our efforts to further improve quality. Since then, a member who has experience in development of a major manufacturer has joined the company as CTO, so we take pride in improving our quality further.

We spoke in detail through the bridge engineer, but sometimes took a long time to communicate. After all, when talking about the details of the development level, it must be communicated directly to the developer. However, in the other previous offshore development company, it was difficult because the bridge engineer was not Japanese. Doing it this time was a little easier than the previous.

I am sorry for the inconvenience caused by finalizing the detailed specifications. Currently, we are providing education to bridge engineers, unfortunately not until the developers, but we are expanding the scope of work that bridge engineers can respond to step by step. We hope for your continued patronage.

Reasons why CYOLAB is chosen

  • Amazing price advantage ▶ Less than half the cost of developing in Japan!
  • High quality development resources ▶ Level and quality of work is same as in Japan
  • Response speed is fast ▶ Can respond immediately because there are abundant human resources
  • Same as developing in Japan ▶ Contact person are all Japanese

Sentiments when CYOLAB was launched

I am Washizu, the founder of CYOLAB. I work for Sony Interactive Entertainment after graduating from the university. As a software engineer, I worked with European and American companies to develop software to run game consoles and software required for game development. While working with overseas engineers and management to develop products and technologies, I came to think of wanting to challenge the world myself one day. I became independent 9 years after graduation. I want to extend Japan's good things such as technologies and creatives to Asia and to the world. With this philosophy, I started a video service business together with my friends. While the business grew gradually, development continued to be difficult. Newly graduate programmers are drawn to social gaming companies offering high price. I had trouble of securing development resources domestically. Therefore, I thought of developing overseas and asked development companies in India and China to do so. However, I was unable to manage them well, and felt another difficulty that of overseas development.

At this time, I was convinced that the number of companies facing the challenges of IT resource shortage will grow further. I want to solve the shortage of IT human resources Japanese companies have. This idea led me to establish a company called CYOLAB/Sprobe and started providing services. CYOLAB and Sprobe started with 10 employees. The company centered on the IT development outsourcing business has a staff of nearly 200 people in 7 years since its establishment. We are preparing to set up development sites outside the Philippines next year to increase the number of our employees to 300, then 1,000 and 2,000. At the same time, we have also established a base in Japan and as of 2020, we have 12 bases in Tokyo. I will continue to work with them to solve the problem of shortage of IT personnel in Japan.

Company Profile

Name
CYOLAB PTE.LTD. (C-Y-O Lab)
Address
18 Robinson Road #20-02,
18 Robinson, Singapore 048547
Establishment
June 2012 (Sprobe Inc.)
September 2013 (CYOLAB PTE. LTD.)
CEO
Noriyuki Yoshida
Group Employees
200 (including Directors & Consultants)
Membership
Singapore Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Philippines Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Sprobe Inc.)
Cebu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Sprobe, Inc.)
Certification
For ISMS certification
Japan Desk
(Japan Site)
3rd floor, Ichigo Sakurabashi Building, 4-8-2 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032
TEL 03-6228-3425
Cebu Office
Sprobe Inc.
14th Floor, Cebu Tower Bldg. 2, Lot 6 Block 2, Bohol St. and Archbishop Reyes Ave., Cebu Business Park, Cebu City, 6000
Group Company

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Telephone Number (Singapore Office)
(+65) 9445 5049
Weekdays 9:00~18:00

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Answers to frequently asked questions

Please let me know the flow until service contract is provided.

There are many cases where it takes about 1 week from inquiries until contract. Development can start a day after the contract is signed. Below is the normal flow until contract signing.

When specifications are already cleared:
「Inquiry→ NDA→ Specifications Confirmation→ Submit Quotation→ Sign Contract & Order Form (Application Completed)」
specifications
When development is done in parallel while specifications are determined
「Inquiry→ NDA→ Skill Sheet→ Sign Contract & Order Form (Application Completed)」
development

Outsourcing system is not in order and there is no documentation. Is offshore development possible with this condition?

If you have existing source code, we can read it from there. We can start even without any documentation or development framework. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Generally, it is said that there is tendency for Japanese engineers not wanting to read source code written by others. In contrast, the concept of "open source" has permeated our company staff in the Philippines. When reading the source code written by others, some may discover “So this can also be written in this way!" and rather feel glad for learning from others. Please feel free to pass the source code to us.

What is the turnover rate? I’m worried since there is an impression that employees easily resign.

『After signing a lab contract, the development was progressing smoothly, but the person in charge suddenly resigned. Moreover, the project was not turned over to the successor, so I have to explain everything from the start. 』
We have received such concerns in CYOLAB. Generally, the annual turnover rate in Asia is said to be 20-30%. Under such circumstances, only one engineer resigned last year (2019) despite having nearly 200 staff. We look at turnover rates in human resources closely. We have focused on the careers of our employees and have been aiming to be a company where the staff will always want to stay. As a result of implementing such system locally, we have achieved an amazing turnover rate. We sincerely hope you can rest assured in our company.

Outstanding staff retention due to family style management. We have a kind of relationshipwhere everyone eats together and go out together during holidays.

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Weekdays 9:00~18:00
※Japan Desk of CYOLAB is located within Delta Solutions Co., Ltd.
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Message from CYOLAB

Thank you for reading our page until this part. On the 9th year since our establishment, our company has been helping many Japanese companies who are losing IT resources. Every time we hear a comment saying, “If only I have known CYOLAB sooner...”, we feel happy and feel the responsibility of advertising the company so that more people will know about it, thus this page was launched. We want to help those who don't have IT resources and can't turn great ideas into reality. We have done our best keeping these thoughts in our heart. We are overwhelmingly confident in the services that we offer because of the joy of our customers. Still, you may still be worried about your first overseas offshore development.

Therefore, this time, we decided to assign a Japanese bridge engineer (contact person) to all projects applied through this page. Experienced Japanese engineers will bridge your ideas to the development team. Our strength is providing abundant resources of about 200 employees. However, if the number of transactions increases at the current pace, time may come that it will become difficult for us to cater new transactions. Thus, we encourage you to contact us right now. We will try to solve your IT resource shortage and help reduce soaring development costs.