What was the scope of their involvement?
The team at 180 Creative prepared a description of what the system’s functionalities would be and how it would work. Once we were awarded the contract, we went into the development phase, building, testing and implementing the software solution within our organization and the customer’s. The software includes synchronization similar to Dropbox so that all users across the customer organization have access to shared information. All the data had to be synchronized with the central database and with users working across the country. The system was Java-based, and it featured some encryption.
What is the team dynamic?
I was the liaison for the law enforcement agency contracting us; 180 Creative was not in touch directly with our customer. I worked with two developers from their team on a daily basis. The owner of 180 Creative acted as a project manager in the initial design and implementation phase, and later delegated this responsibility to someone else.
How did you come to work with 180 Creative?
Someone told me about them. I selected them based on technical understanding, communication dynamics, and cost.
How much have you invested with them?
The initial cost was between $20,000 and $30,000, but we’ve since crossed that threshold.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with 180 Creative in September 2014, and the project is ongoing.