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We Accelerate Your Product Development Cycle.

SPK and Associates is an award-winning, woman-owned services company that helps organizations deliver their product more quickly.  For over 20 years, we do this by helping them in four functional areas:  Product Lifecycle Management, Software Lifecycle Management, Cloud for Engineering, Data Engineering & Analytics.

Product Development Lifecycle Consulting Services

Managing the product lifecycle can be complicated and choosing the right personnel, partners, and tools will guard against PLM failure.  With over 20 years working on product development with our clients, our experience is unmatched in the PLM/PDM space.  Below are some of our services.  

Software Lifecycle Management Consulting Services

Whether releasing software updates, or providing a path for brand new product success, software lifecycle management is challenging.  Don’t do it alone.  SPK is the partner of choice for helping your IT and software teams deliver your digital products to market faster.  A list of our services is below.

Cloud for Engineering Consulting Services

SPK and Associates can help accelerate your mandates to move to the cloud by applying DevOps and Agile practices, security and the proper cloud platforms.  Regardless of your Cloud strategy, SPK has experience you need.  Below are a list of popular Cloud-related services we provide to our clients.

Data Engineering & Analytics Consulting Services

Data analysis and data engineering are at the heart of SPK services.  We see data engineering as foundational for all other innovation.  On top of that, we help bring data insights to light to make valuable business decisions.  Understanding and utilizing your data can bring new innovation to set your product or service apart in the marketplace.  Below is a list of data-related services SPK provides.

What Our Clients Say

"SPK has been an invaluable partner in transforming our software development process. With SPK's guidance, our team embraced efficient methodologies and cutting-edge tools, significantly improving our development cycle and product quality."

Joshua Talbert
CEO, mysherpas

"Working with SPK feels like working with co-workers in my company, not like interacting with a typical technical support vendor. SPK staff are responsive and partner with me."

Jay DiToro
Director of Systems & Technology, Veranex

"The personalized attention and detailed communication we receive working with SPK and Associates is pretty special. The accessibility of SPK team members is impressive."

Evan Bruck
Director, Active Device Research and Development, BBraun Medical Inc.

What makes SPK and Associates different?

Customer Relationships

Typically, our clients choose to collaborate with SPK and Associates for an extended period, often spanning over 8 years.

Regulated Industries

20+ Years of experience with medical device, aerospace, automotive and other regulated industries

Hardware + Software

Uniquely positioned with years of understanding of both hardware and software product development

Recent Resources

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