DeepSoft executed a web-based supply chain ERP software project in its entirety using C# and Microsoft SQL Server as a database.
The team proved to be methodical, quick learners, punctual, and open to implementing small requests and changes. DeepSoft provided expertise beyond expectations around scientific projects. The end product attracted more than 100 customers.
"Our intention is to have DeepSoft as our ongoing technical partner, which is the best indicator of our impression of the company."
Introduce your business and what you do there.
RGBsys specializes in factory ERP [enterprise resource planning] systems development. I am the founder and a principal partner of the company. I have a long background in engineering.
What challenge were you trying to address with DeepSoft?
We needed to develop our platform.
What was the scope of their involvement?
DeepSoft executed our supply chain software project in its entirety. C# was chosen as a development language by ourselves, and we used Microsoft SQL Server as a database. The platform is web-based.
How did you come to work with DeepSoft?
Two years ago, we participated in a Brazilian government program called SEBRAE, for helping small companies start out. Eighty percent of our funds came through that channel, and our obligation was to develop the project using one of the companies vetted by the program. We weren't familiar with DeepSoft but ultimately chose them after researching the other options and getting to know their principals.
How much have you invested with DeepSoft?
The cost of DeepSoft’s work was around $40,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with DeepSoft in March 2016. The project was completed in August. Because of the success we saw, we continued our relationship with DeepSoft. We are beginning the marketing process.
Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Our main ERP has attracted more than 100 customers. Our main challenge is to market the product, but DeepSoft work was excellent. Our intention is to have DeepSoft as our ongoing technical partner, which is the best indicator of our impression of the company.
How did DeepSoft perform from a project management standpoint?
DeepSoft’s team is very methodical. The project was divided into multiple parts, each with a deadline. DeepSoft stuck to the schedule and was always open to implementing small changes. I have no complaints about them. We used our own tools, but also used the ones proposed by DeepSoft, like Team Foundation Server and Trello.
During the project, we discussed the technologies used. DeepSoft has expertise beyond what we were planning to use, around scientific projects and so on, but they were limited by us around what should be used for our platform.
What did you find most impressive about DeepSoft?
When working with partners, our company had always struggled in the past with maintaining schedules. DeepSoft was the first company to present zero issues in this regard.
Are there any areas DeepSoft could improve?
There were some areas (particularly programming start and stop procedures for SQL) in which DeepSoft’s team didn't have a lot of experience, but they learned quickly and ultimately obtained a deep understanding of them.