IT Outsourcing & Managed Projects

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8allocate is a boutique provider of end-to-end custom software development and IT outsourcing solutions to companies looking to bridge tech talent gaps, save software development costs, future-proof business ideas or improve software delivery to end-users.

 

We build client-tailored dedicated software development teams and deliver turnkey PoC and full-fledged market-ready solutions for different business domains.

 

Using different engagement models, from augmented team to ad-hoc resources, we create a highly scalable and organic extension of an in-house/core software team, working to the same stack, the same KPIs and, most importantly, the same values our clients hold dear.

 

You retain 100% PM and delivery control, while we take care of your dedicated team hiring, HR, infrastructure and admin functions.

 

Alternately, we can take your project from the ground up and deliver a turnkey managed solution based on a T&M or hybrid engagement.

 

If you're looking to speed up your time to hire talent and hit the market and jump fast on the cutting-edge technology bandwagon – we're here to assist!

 

 

 
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$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2015
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

MyHeritage, XYRality, Zirra, On-Board Data Systems, Loco, Small World, Skycoin, Digitaika, CryptoRated, Fiapay, DEEP, SolarGaps

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Low-latency trading platform development

Engagement model: Dedicated Development Team

Business domain: FinTech

Technologies and tools: Linux, C++, Python

The Client (under NDA) needed to recruit a team of IT specialists to do some software development work and monitor their trading system online.

We defined the positions, looked for candidates, and conducted feedback loops about each

one.  This helped the Client improve their hiring process along the line. 

We helped the Client schedule interviews and supplied everything needed to conduct them. Along the way, we consistently sought their feedback to improve the process and filter candidates better.

When the Client hired the two current team members, we supplied everything they needed to get started. We provided office space and take care of all the contractual and administrative aspects of the work.

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Media Recommendation Engine Development (NDA)

Engagement model: Dedicated Development Team

Business domain: Media and Entertainment

Technologies and tools: Big Data processing, ML, predictive analytics, Python, Scala, Apache Spark

Our Client is one of the UK’s leading content media agencies that had successfully launched a platform similar to 9gag and Reddit alongside a mobile

application.

The company faced two major challenges:

  1. The lack of AI and Data Analytics talent onshore;
  2. The ever growing amounts of user data that were to be structured to facilitate a data-based decision making and evolve the platform for further penetration with new markets.

As such, the Client was seeking ways to extend technological man- and brain-power support and he turned to our experts for assistance. 

The Client challenged us to build a media recommendation engine that would take advantage of data analytics and machine learning (ML) to analyze individual user preferences and help them discover new relevant content fast and seamlessly.

As a result of this engagement, the Client was able to increase its audience monetization crucially (for the first 6 months after the deployment, click-and-go for partners offers grew by 20% compared to the previous period), whilst the overall audience increased by approximately 10%

 

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Affiliate Sales Platform Development (NDA)

Engagement model: Hybrid (Dedicated Development Team, T&M, fixed-price projects)

Business domain: Retail

Technologies and tools: 

Server/backend Part, API: Magento 2EE, PHP 7; 

Data layer: PostgreSQL/MySQL;

Caching & webserver: memcached/redis, varnish, nginx 

Infrastructure: Amazon Web

Services: RDS & other AWS services

The Client turned to us for building an Affiliate Sales Platform, a joint ecommerce and logistics solution allowing to connect eCommerce and brick-and-mortar retail stores for maximum efficiency.

8allocate offered a hybrid model for the Client which consisted of the following engagement types:

R&D (1.5 months) – fixed-price project

MVP (2.5 months) – T&M project

v1 rollout (2.5 months) – T&M project

Dedicated Dev Team for further development and maintenance: 2 senior Magento developers, 2 QA specialists, a PM/Scrum Master.

We delivered all project milestones according to our plan and on the Client’s budget. The solution included the following functional features: admin part, stores, logistics module, inventory, payment and shipping systems.

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360-degree solution for On-Board Data Services

Engagement model: Dedicated Development Team

Business domain: Aviation Software

Technologies and tools: .Net

On-Board Data Services (OBDS), a Canadian software development company specialized in building aviation software for electronic flight bags, needed to build a professional team of software engineers to help with their Windows application and

server development.

8allocate helps OBDS with their ongoing software development by maintaining and updating their software on both the server side and application side. While they have another developer for their iOS app, 8allocate’s team specializes in the client-side Windows platform, and provides in-house server support and maintenance.

In addition, we’re helping OBDS conduct research on new 3D models and create another app to house aircraft maintenance manuals.

"Their project managers are exceptional at finding talented developers to fill our positions. They conduct in-depth interviews and always offer five to six skilled developers," Roger Sarazin, VP of Product and Services, OBDS

 

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XDR Wallet Development for Fiapay

Engagement model: Managed project / ad-hoc resources

Business domain: Crypto

Technologies and tools: Ruby on Rails, React Native

We’ve allocated resources to build an XDR wallet for FiaPay, an innovative startup that provides users the option to keep their balances in XDR, a basket of traditional currencies designed to lower the risks of crypto currency

fluctuation. The project took about 600 hours to develop; 30% of the project time was spent on unit testing. QA took around 200 hours.

The mobile app allows users to generate a one-time Bitcoin address and fund it with BTC, or have one of their friends/relatives send them XDR directly, using their email address or mobile number instead of an account number.

User can send XDR to anyone with an Android phone, or make a bitcoin payment to anyone with a bitcoin address, right from the app.

 

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IT Staffing For SkyCoin

Engagement model: Dedicated Development Team

Business domain: Blockchain

Technologies and tools: Golang

“8allocate did tremendous work in finding the exact profiles we were looking for and preparing them for interviews. We had several technical and motivational interviews, and the candidates were well-prepared for them. Out of five people, we hired four

within two weeks. All of them outdid themselves during the project.

I got to work with a professional team for every aspect of the project, starting from identifying the client’s needs, through to the hiring process and the people we brought in. They prepared the right financial offers for the resources, hired, and onboarded them. Everything was professional, focused, and very efficient.

We were able to complete the recruitment within a period of days. The interview/hire ratio was amazing, with over 80% hires. 8allocate. did all the backend work of rejecting unsuccessful candidates.

I’ve worked with more than three companies that offer co-development teams. What differentiates 8allocate. is that they think of the long-term and they become partners. They’re honest and dedicated to our success, even for small projects, so we never felt like a small, negligible client. This made a lot of difference; we felt that we could start small and grow with them.” Tal D., external consultant.

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Customer Feedback Analysis (NDA)

Engagement model: Dedicated Data Science Team

Business domain: eCommerce, retail

Technologies and tools: Python, NLTK, NLP

One of the leading Central European  e-commerce merchants was looking to create a tool intended to analyze the customer’s feedback on goods purchased through a web marketplace. The business goal was to increase customer loyalty,

drive business changes, and deliver appropriate return on investment. 

A dedicated team of highly-skilled data analysts, mathematicians and software developers that we set up for the Client in our Kyiv-based R&D helped them define the marketing and sales strategy which resulted in 10% revenue increase within one year after the deployment. 

 

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E-Commerce Development for Online Marketing Firm

“8allocate is always willing to go the extra mile, no matter what the project is.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Working with a Yii2 PHP framework, 8allocate helps with multiple e-commerce development projects. They give assistance on a variety of projects, from DevOps to project management, bringing in team members as needed.

The Reviewer
 
Germany
CEO, Marketing Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Timely and reliable, 8allocate has successfully completed various projects. Their responsive team goes above and beyond to deliver solutions tailored to fit the engagement. Their dedication and expertise have led to a successful ongoing partnership.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the managing director of a small online marketing agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 8allocate?

We were looking for a vendor to assist with e-commerce development for our various clients. We need each e-commerce platform to be reliable and perform well.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

8allocate helps our team with online business development, relying on a Yii2 PHP framework. They’ve lent a hand on a variety of other projects, including project management and DevOps where needed. We hand them a task and their team completes the rest. 

What is the team composition?

We have worked with multiple members of their team, depending on the needs of the project. We have a head of delivery, a PHP developer, and a UI/UX designer. They also have a part-time DevOps engineer. 

How did you come to work with 8allocate?

We were searching for a team from Ukraine and reached out to 8allocate specifically. They had the technologies and features we were looking for and were on our shortlist. After a productive discussion with their team, we decided 8allocate best fit our needs. 

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested between $50,000-$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing relationship with 8allocate began in August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

Although we don’t monitor any specific metrics, 8allocate always finishes projects on time. Their work is always done correctly and faster than we expected.

How did 8allocate perform from a project management standpoint?

Their performance has always been awesome. Whenever a problem arises, we are able to address it directly to either the head of delivery or the CEO. We’re confident that any issues can be solved within a very short timeframe. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

8allocate is always willing to go the extra mile, no matter what the project is. Their CEO and head of delivery are dedicated to their clients. Even if they don’t have a solution right away, they always come back with something quickly. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think there are any areas that need improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you’re considering working with 8allocate, you will be positively surprised.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Native iOS and Android Apps for Solar Firm

"The best part was working with someone that was a true partner and cared about our success." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - June 2018
Project summary: 

8allocate augmented an internal development team developing iOS and Android applications. Working with Android Java and Swift, they delivered frontend development and UX/UI design work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United States
Executive Assistant to CTO, SolarGaps
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps are live and pleased internal stakeholders with their quality. Integrating smoothly with internal processes and resources, 8allocate staffed up their team quickly. Their resources went beyond mere implementation to suggesting alternatives for optimization. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the executive assistant to the CTO of a solar energy company. I assist our CTO with various R&D assignments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 8allocate?

After a massively successful crowdfunding campaign, we started developing our core product further. We were looking to outsource the development of our native iOS and Android apps.

What were your goals for this project?

We set out to enable users to visualize, manage, and control our solar energy smart panels.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We needed to find a vendor with relevant experience, a strong portfolio of mobile, IoT, and big data development cases, and unparalleled native mobile development expertise. One of our investors had already used them for a different project and was extremely happy with their quality and level of commitment.

Describe the project in detail.

We hired 8allocate to extend our in-house software development team and add mobile expertise we were missing internally. They helped us build and launch native iOS and Android apps to use along with our solar panels. While our internal team handled backend development, middleware, and IoT integrations, 8allocate provided frontend development and UX/UI design. The project required them to work with Java (Android), Swift 3.0, and Bluetooth Low Energy.

What was the team composition?

We had a tech lead, two Android developers, two iOS developers, and a QA engineer. Their team worked alongside our core in-house team to ensure the best possible outcome.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Both apps are ready and available in the Play and App Stores. They work as expected, and we’re completely satisfied with their quality.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

As they worked together with our core product development team, they followed our software development methodology and practices. We implemented DevOps and CI/CD (Kubernetes, Git) to establish a quality code delivery pipeline. Agile and scrum methodologies allowed us to synch up and stay on the same page. For issue tracking and task assignment, we used Atlassian Jira.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their speed in hiring qualified mobile developers was impressive. We got the first candidate CVs within a couple of days of placing our staffing request. The quality of those candidates was much higher than what our internal recruiters supplied as well. Their commitment to quality also stood out to us.

The best part was working with someone that was a true partner and cared about our success. Whenever they saw an inconsistency or an error in our specification, they came up with suggestions about how to build certain features differently so we could save on our development budget. They also recommended effective tools and methods to facilitate and streamline our project, which helped us choose the right approaches and technologies.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s nothing significant that needs improvement. If you do have concerns, first use them for a pilot project to see how they work and treat you as a client. This will give you firsthand experience and the right impression. I highly recommend them as a reliable and helpful software development partner.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Dev Team Hiring for Vehicle Tech Company

"8allocate. are well-organized and knowledgeable about their industry." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

8allocate. helped locate and supply qualified developers to assist in scaling efforts.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Dmitrijs Jurins
Technical Director, Rainkine Thomson Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The additions to the development side have proved beneficial to the product-building process. The 8allocate. team has increased overall productivity and improved the quality of the deliverables.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the technical director of Rainkine Thomson Limited. We develop telematics solutions, including in-vehicle hardware and mobile reporting software. We have two offices based in the UK and Australia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 8allocate.?

We needed help scaling to fit our growing company’s needs. Additionally, our lead developer had recently left the company after we launched our mobile product line. We needed the ability to sustain our growth, but also be capable of downsizing if needed. We wanted the workforce to be available and affordable to fulfill our changing requirements.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

8allocate. screened potential candidates to help us with our development process. We hired two people that their team offered, and they helped us build and launch our products.

What is the team composition?

We hired two remote developers that 8allocate. supplied.

How did you come to work with 8allocate.?

We wanted to work with an employment recruiting company because of the deep pool of knowledge they offer, so we considered a few of those companies. 8allocate. met more of our requirements and felt like a better overall choice than the others we interviewed.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $15,000

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2018, and the engagement is ongoing. We’re not planning on stopping the project any time soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Within a month, we had a fully functioning team to work on our products, and we were able to release new functionalities to our customers. We’ve received positive feedback on the work we’ve released, and we’re now able to more successfully support our mobile platform. Overall, we’re more on track and organized as a company because of the service 8allocate. provided. In a less quantitative way, our offices also have higher team spirit and more confidence.

How did 8allocate. perform from a project management standpoint?

We interact with them on a daily basis through video-calls and team-wide morning meetings. If there are any issues with the scope or a general misunderstanding, we’re able to contact them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

8allocate. are well-organized and knowledgeable about their industry. They provide the resources we need in a timely manner and they continue to fulfill our needs perfectly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing for them to improve on; they’ve made our process simpler. Everything has been smooth, and they haven’t caused any problems.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

You should be as honest as possible with 8allocate. so they can better understand your needs.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Almost everything was done on time, only a few interview ran behind schedule.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Between our technical director and financial director, they earned a four.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There is always room to improve.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Personalized Video Automation Engine

"8allocate. was the right company to build our app."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

8allocate. developed a mobile application that features video automation. Their team organized the whole project, focusing on design and development. The development phase is complete.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Sami Granfors
Co-Founder, Digitaika
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development of the mobile app was a success. 8allocate. performed extremely well. Their team was responsive, communicative, and stayed on track during the engagement. Their expertise spurred the opportunity for future projects.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and co-founder of Digitaika. We’re a startup that automates video creation from existing content.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 8allocate.?

We wanted to develop a mobile application that acts as a personalized video recording tool for business users.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

8allocate. provided development and design services. Their team coordinated the project independently. We had weekly calls with them to prioritize certain tasks and next steps. 8allocate. were proactive in ensuring our team was getting what we asked for, and that we were moving in the right timeframe.

The mobile application allows users to input data and record video. The videos can be sent through the app and processed, making them ready to send to customers.

What is the team composition?

We had contact with Yuriy (CTO, 8allocate.), and worked with multiple people, including a project coordinator and designer.

How did you come to work with 8allocate.?

We knew someone who worked with them previously, and they put us in touch. After reviewing other alternatives and having calls with them, we concluded that 8allocate.’s team was the perfect partner for us. Their team’s approach and capabilities convinced us. 8allocate. was the right company to build our app.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested between $20,000-$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with 8allocate. between September-December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

8allocate. delivered according to the scope we set for the project. The project’s development has been successful, but we haven’t published the app yet. We plan to use 8allocate. on further projects.

How did 8allocate. perform from a project management standpoint?

8allocate. stayed on track. We made sure that our teams had a shared understanding of the project. There were several phones calls to ensure we were going in the same direction.

During the project, their team was professional and productive, making sure we would get the best project within our budget. They created a positive pressure to get things done in time.

We had weekly calls with our project coordinator. We used Slack and Jira for communication. We discussed the project on Slack with developers. We were also building the API on our end, which required constant communication. Jira was used for tracking issues.

What did you find most impressive about them?

8allocate. adjusted well to working with our team despite being a cross-border project. Their team’s communication skills were excellent.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’re happy with how their team performed, with the quality and speed of the work.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It is essential to have a plan for goals, budget limitations, and other features in the project. 8allocate. is quite capable of iterating with the client and determining what can be done within each circumstance. It’s easy to get feedback from them on how to improve a plan.

5.0
Overall Score It's been a great experience, and I'll be happy to work with them when we have the right project.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were great at scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are more cost effective than other providers, but the value is still high.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm happy to recommend them to others.

Dev Team Staffing for Trading Technology Platform

“8allocate. immediately executed on everything we thought could be improved.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
n/a
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

8allocate. provides staff augmentation to help a technology company monitor their online trading system. They find, vet, and interview candidates based on open positions, then facilitate onboarding.

 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Developer, Trading Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

8allocate. sourced and secured two qualified, highly skilled candidates to work with the in-house team. Both of these resources come at a competitive rate that’s half the cost of hiring internally. The team excels at communication and offers prompt responses. They understand business needs.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a developer at a trading technology company. I’m in charge of the infrastructure development in our main development center.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 8allocate.?

We needed to recruit a team to monitor our trading system online.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

8allocate. defined the positions, looked for candidates, and conducted feedback loops about each one.  We improved the process along the line. They helped us schedule interviews and supplied everything we needed to conduct them. Along the way, they consistently sought our feedback to improve the process and filter candidates for us better.

Most of the time we interface, 8allocate. sends us CVs of candidates according to our open positions. If we wish to proceed, they arrange and schedule an interview. We moved forward to start the hiring process in two cases and are now looking for a third candidate.

When we hired the two current team members, they supplied everything they needed to get started. They provide office space and take care of all the contractual and administrative aspects of the work.

What is the team composition? 

We hired two members for our operational team. We frequently interface with Dan (Head of Sales and Client Engagement, 8allocate.) and also have a recruitment manager.

How did you come to work with 8allocate.?

8allocate. reached out to us initially. We thought it would be interesting to try them out. The CEO made occasional visits to our office. They proved to be very beneficial to us.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since October 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

8allocate. helped us manage to outsource two team members for about half the cost of a comparable in-house resource that works in our main offices. Both of the people they found are good teammates who are eager to learn. They’re high-quality people who deliver really great results.

How did 8allocate. perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re really happy to be working with 8allocate. They respond quickly to feedback. We use phone calls, email, Skype, and Slack to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

8allocate offers great communication. They speak English well and understand that companies like us need candidates who are fluent in English. This insight is uncommon in their field.

Are there any areas they could improve?

8allocate. immediately executed on everything we thought could be improved. I have no complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Clearly define the type of employees you need for your project. Do your best to determine the hiring process as well. When you find the right candidates, quickly decide if you need them or not.

4.5
Overall Score
  • N/A Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We never had any timelines, so this is not applicable.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    In some cases, I felt like they added unnecessary overhead to the actual cost. They provide a lot of value, though.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

IT Staffing & Recruitment for Blockchain Company

“Everything was professional, focused, and very efficient.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

8allocate. provided recruitment and staffing services for a development project focused on Golang and other frameworks. They oversaw the recruitment and onboarding of developers, architects, and team leaders.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Israel
Tal D.
External Consultant, Skycoin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team was excellent throughout the project, finding professional, dedicated resources and managing the entire hiring process. They were focused and found ideal candidates quickly, resulting in an 80% hiring rate, while thinking of long-term aspects of the project.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I worked for Skycoin as a consultant, managing their external development activities. They had several development centers and I was helping them with recruiting external developers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 8allocate.?

We had a problem finding experienced Golang developers within a short period. We needed to execute several development tasks, but couldn’t reach good developers, system architects, team leaders, and so on.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had 2–3 urgent development tasks that required special capacity in technical domains, along with ones in management. We were unable to hire inland, so we approached 8allocate. and asked them to allocate several technology leaders from their core development team. The specific scope was for Golang and a few frameworks that weren’t too common at that time. We finished the scope of the project successfully and released the team.

What is the team composition?

They gave us a team that included their CTO, Yuriy, recruiters, and a project success, manager who helped us figure out what the timing and how we should onboard the team. He also referred people to us, and helped us figure to determine the salaries. During the project, he focused on identifying issues, hiring, and rehiring people. The CTO worked on the technical side, understanding our technical requirements and identifying what candidates could or couldn’t do.

I also received a lot of attention from their CEO, who was focused on the project’s success because we were approaching a very interesting vertical.

How did you come to work with 8allocate.?

I was the CEO of a company with an R&D team in Ukraine, and I met some of 8allocate’s managers in that process. I continued to work with them after that.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost was $20,000–$30,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with 8allocate. in 2016. for some of my own projects. This project started last year, and the collaboration is ongoing for the crypto vertical, but not for Skycoin.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They did tremendous work in finding the exact profiles we were looking for and preparing them for interviews. We had several technical and motivational interviews, and the candidates were well-prepared for them. Out of five people, we hired four within two weeks. All of them outdid themselves during the project.

I got to work with a professional team for every aspect of the project, starting from identifying the client’s needs, through to the hiring process and the people we brought in. They prepared the right financial offers for the resources, hired, and onboarded them. Everything was professional, focused, and very efficient.

We were able to complete the recruitment within a period of days. The interview/hire ratio was amazing, with over 80% hires. 8allocate. did all the backend work of rejecting unsuccessful candidates.

How did 8allocate. perform from a project management standpoint?

Things will go wrong with every project. We sometimes need to rehire for a position, and their ability to help us with that process is one of the key strengths of 8allocate. and their team.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve worked with more than three companies that offer co-development teams. What differentiates 8allocate. is that they think of the long-term and they become partners. They’re honest and dedicated to our success, even for small projects, so we never felt like a small, negligible client. This made a lot of difference; we felt that we could start small and grow with them. We never had to make compromises because we had a smaller team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I can think of. I know that they’ve already upgraded their offices.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Don’t be shy to ask about the focus you need. Also, work in an organized way and you’ll get a good delivery. If you’re very messy or things aren’t working well internally, the external developers will lose themselves in the project. Establish fair internal R&D platforms and project methodologies, and they will be able to deliver.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

IT Staffing for Aviation Software Company

"Their project managers are exceptional at finding talented developers to fill our positions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

8allocate provides 360-degree IT solution including developing ongoing software, maintaining a client-side Windows platform, and providing in-house support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Mirabel, Canada
Roger Sarazin
VP of Products and Services, On-Board Data Systems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

8allocate's high-quality code maintains the business's software in excellent condition. Their team is proactive and meticulously reviews the code for errors. Their ability to autonomously handle QA and competence in their field are impressive.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our organization builds aviation software for electronic flight bags, which allows pilots to fly with digital operational documents. The pilot can upload data and be tracked by an administrator. I’m the VP of products and services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 8allocate?

We needed a professional team to help with our Windows and server development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

8allocate helps with our ongoing software development by maintaining and updating our software on both on the server side and application side. While we have another developer for our iOS development, 8allocate’s team specializes their work on the client-side Windows platform, provides in-house support, and maintains our servers. In addition, they’re helping us conduct research on new 3D models and creating another app to house aircraft maintenance manuals.

What is the team composition?

I interface mostly with their developers. Periodically, I will speak with their managers.

How did you come to work with 8allocate?

Our previous vendor was moving towards a different direction, so we were having trouble filling some of our necessary positions. Our president found 8allocate and started a smaller-scale project with them. They were extremely successful, so we decided to hire them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We stared in July 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Their developers are relatively autonomous and listen carefully to our specs. They find weaknesses in our specifications that our previous developers have not found and will bring it to our attention. They provide the best possible code, and their QA is on point. I can rest easy when I hand a project over to them.

How did 8allocate perform from a project management standpoint?

I have no complaints about their project management. They’re extremely proactive and open to our feedback. We communicate with them via Skype and occasional calls. They integrate themselves into our coding standards and project management tool called Kanban.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their project managers are exceptional at finding talented developers to fill our positions. They conduct in-depth interviews and always offer five to six skilled developers. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be responsive to communication. If there’s something that needs to be addressed, stay on top of it. Be sure to understand what it is you want to accomplish.

 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    In general, they meet or exceed our deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost is at market price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver everything we ask for. We never have to ask twice.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am likely to recommend them.

Mobile App Dev & Server Upkeep for Travel Solutions Platform

"8allocate is always willing to go the extra mile, no matter the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2018 - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

8allocate fronted the development of an iOS application, conducting QA testing after constructing the products. They also are responsible for supporting existing apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Dev Team Leader, TripSciences
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered the final applications without issue, meeting the set requirements. In order to hit the expected deadlines, their dedicated attitude and aptitude for problem-solving drove the development forward. Their executive team was particularly thorough.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Head of Development.

Trip Sciences does for travel what Shopify has done for retail. Our mobile travel e-commerce platform, TripCatalyst, helps any brand to quickly start generating significant travel revenue streams from native mobile apps. With solutions for OTAs, regional airlines, hoteliers and even non-travel brands, the platform consists of white-labeled iOS and Android apps that are remote-controlled via a suite of SaaS digital marketing tools.

We are powering the mobile solutions of some of the leading brands in the Middle East and Latin America.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 8allocate?

8allocate helped us in several areas:

  • iOS application
  • Search Api
  • support for ready-made mobile applications (Android & IOS)
  • QA

What were your goals for this project?

We were looking for a vendor to assist with development for our mobile apps and servers.

 
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We received recommendations from colleagues.

What was the team composition?

mobile developers (android & ios), server side developer nodeJs, qa. Various experts were also periodically involved, as needed.

 
RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

In general, our expectations fulfilled. One of the visual results of 8allocate development assistance, the iOS version of these two applications:  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/volala/id1444591668 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tije-travel/id1457720666

What did you find most impressive about this company?

8allocate is always willing to go the extra mile, no matter the project. Their CEO and head of delivery are dedicated to their clients. Even if they don’t have a solution right away, they always come back with something quickly. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I don’t think there are any areas that need improvement.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Verification Level
Bronze
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Delaware
ID
6202448
Date of Formation
Nov 3, 2016
Last Updated
Apr 26, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
8
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
November 12, 2019