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ABTO Software is one of the leading software development companies in Ukraine specializing in scientific software product and application development. Since 2007 we’ve been partnering with organizations from startups to large enterprises all over the globe.

We have worked on a number of commercial and scientific projects in healthcare, security, real estate, government domains and solved problems such as traffic monitoring and license plate recognition, biometric recognition, object tracking and counting, 3D model scene reconstruction to name a few. We have rich and varied experience in software applications development using cutting-edge technologies and languages such as Microsoft .NET, ASP.NET, Java, C++, C# and many others. We use Scrum as a development methodology and adhere to strict quality control practices at all stages of development by applying Continuous Integration.

Services:

  • .Net, Java, C++/C#-based applications development
  • Scientific, research & mathematical modeling projects
  • Web development & design
  • Mobile applications development
  • Software maintenance, modernization & adaptation
 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2007
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Lviv, Ukraine
Headquarters
  • ABTO Software
    77/T77 Heroiv UPA
    Lviv, LV
    Ukraine
    +38.097.952.1622
other locations
  • ABTO Software
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    650.250.4555

Portfolio

Energy Management Software for Leading Irish Electricity Supplier

ABTO Software developed an Energy management software for registering, storing and processing information from electricity meters. Our customer, a leading supplier of electricity on the Irish market, is using a specialized system for registration of Electricity Meters Points at all kinds of premises, either personal residences or business premises. Over 2 mln Meter Point Reference Numbers ( MPRN) and related data were imported and processed in the configured Dynamics CRM system. Our team also created a number of plug-ins to generate XML messages in order to merge and interoperate with the existing registration system.

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JustAnswer: Largest Paid Online Service Offering Expert Consulting On Demand

ABTO Software is successfully cooperating with our partner from the USA, JustAnswer LLC, the largest paid online service offering expert conluting on demand. JustAnswer is the world’s leading expert marketplace offering fast and affordable online advice from 10,000 verified professionals: from doctors, lawyers, and vets to auto mechanics and tech support. Since 2003 JustAnswer has helped over eight million people in 196 countries. The Customer needed a dedicated team to design responsive website and develop a robust website functionality . ABTO Software provides remote teams of proficient software developers who seamlessly fit into JustAnswer working/technical and team environment as the company’s team extension.

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Artificial Intelligence Chatbot for JustAnswer, Expert Consulting Company

Since 2012 ABTO Software has been successfully cooperating with our partner JustAnswer LLC, the largest paid online service offering expertise on demand . JustAnswer with headquarters in San Francisco, CA, is the world’s leading expert marketplace offering fast and affordable online advice from 10,000 verified professionals. JustAnswer has already helped over eight million people in 196 countries. ABTO Software provides remote dedicated software development teams who seamlessly fit into JustAnswer technical and team environment as the company’s team extension. Being a fast-paced tech company, our partner needs skilled software engineers to develop scripts for a chatbot. A chatbot is a functional service powered by artficial intelligence that interacts with millions of users and offers a more immersive environment than just web presence. So, JustAnswer aims at creating an end-to-end experience where the chatbot makes the question process more efficient, follows up on the user’s...

Counterfeit Product Detection Using Smartphone

ABTO Software keeps pace with the latest technology developments and trends. For two years our company has been working with a well-established European partner on the algorithms in the image processing technologies. Our App detects fake consumer goods with 95% accuracy.

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Automatic Vehicle Detection and License Plate Recognition

Our automatic license plate recognition software is designed to detect, scan and recognise vehicle license number plates in real-time by processing video footage from CCTV camera. Such a software potentially can be used for revenue control, automation and security applications. Instead of limiting the function of the cameras for these purposes, the images from the cameras can be captured and analysed for further decision making processes. Vehicle images and data are scanned and processed in the back-office subsystem over a wireless connection. User can access the data through a mobile application on their Android smartphone and tablet devices anytime they wish. Customers do not need any training to install license plate recognition software and a camera that is provided by our client’s company.

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Mobile Workforce Management Software

ABTO development team built a robust and scalable mobile workforce management software. It automates a number of processes and results in alignment with business objectives and significant cost savings. Single page application creates smooth browsing experience and increases usability by delivering important information in a clear and accurate way. Available on all Apple and Android devices, it offers a real-time visibility into the daily activities of the workers. Our feature-rich and customizable solution drives operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

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E-procurement software – affordable, powerful and easy-to-use solution for buyers and sellers

ABTO Software dedicated development team is working on sophisticated e-procurement software for our customer from Ireland.

The biggest challenge of the project was related to designing and implementing custom reports deploying DevExpress End-User Report Designer as well as building intuitive documents search with OCR pre-processing.

The e-procurement software developed makes it possible to automate buying and selling deals and efficiently share data between a customer and a supplier.

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SharePoint software development add-ins

ABTO is responsible for delivering a suite of Microsoft SharePoint development tools. Our customer, a Swiss software product company is building a full range of customizable business solutions in Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Their products are distributed through their clients, other solution-builders as well as online via Microsoft Office Store. 

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Video editing app with object tracking feature

Unique smartphone application for media and video production company from Israel. Our customer created a prime mobile video social network with built-in interactive video editor that enables users to modify and share videos with their friends online.

Main features:

  • Add interactive objects to your videos
  • Automatic caption track
  • Add auto-tracking object to your video
  • Add special effects and smart filters to your video
  • Create your own short videos and share them with the public
  • Edit video right on your mobile device

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Eye & gaze tracking software for educational and marketing research

Comprehensive project for our customer from Germany, the leader in eye & gaze tracking technologies.

EMR and medical practice management software

ABTO Software built sophisticated EMR and practice management systems for healthcare institutions that enable clinicians to manage patient care issues in real-time. It was developed for an American healthcare software company.

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TMED

Customized operating system developed for Android tablets which are given out to patients to use while in clinic or at home.The system contains general useful healthcare information and a number of applications depending on patients’ healthcare specialization.

Reviews

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Dedicated Dev Team for Computer Software Firm

"We always wanted to have a level of trust, and that trust is present with ABTO Software, from their team to the principals."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

ABTO Software performs automated tests on the company’s system. The team is composed mainly of software engineers and QA specialists. They worked exclusively using the Microsoft stack.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Switzerland
Head, Product Development
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ABTO Software provided quality services which helped in the speed of the development stage. The team demonstrated a flexible management system and exercised transparent communication throughout the project. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a software vendor located in Switzerland, with an international reach. We offer our product to companies from Germany and the rest of Europe, which are using SharePoint in their operations. We work exclusively with Microsoft solutions. I am the head of product development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with ABTO Software?

We had a hard time finding Microsoft SharePoint engineers in Switzerland. There is a general lack in resources, and we also looked to reduce costs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a 5-person design team in Switzerland. The engineering work is done by ABTO Software. We have a scrum process, with all of the story writing being done on our side.

Our work with ABTO Software was project-based initially, with 1-2 of their resources working on smaller tasks. After around 3 years, we decided to engage a dedicated team from ABTO Software, which has grown to 11 people at present. The team is composed mainly of software engineers, but we also have quality assurance specialists. ABTO Software runs automated tests for us.

We have worked exclusively using the Microsoft stack. While expanding our team, we also had to ramp-up knowledge. I have visited ABTO Software 5-6 times and have provided training to our team members. ABTO Software has provided well-educated people, so it was easy to introduce them to our technology.

How did you come to work with ABTO Software?

We were working with another company who used ABTO Software for mobile projects, and [they] had a good experience. I had a talk with the chief executive officer of that company and decided to try ABTO Software. The collaboration worked quite well, compared to previous experiences. Ukraine has a similar culture and way of thinking to Switzerland, so it was a good advantage.

How much have you invested with ABTO Software?

We have been using a dedicated team for 3 and a half years, which is indicative of our expenditure with ABTO Software, but I cannot provide an exact figure.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with ABTO Software for 6-7 years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Because we're a software vendor and handle our own product engineering, we don't measure ABTO Software's impact on a project or sprint basis. There is a constant workload for ABTO Software, and our product is continuously evolving. ABTO Software has had an impact for our company in terms of work power, so we've been able to develop faster because of their services.

How did ABTO Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything in terms of project management is handled by us. We don't have a project-based engagement with ABTO Software, so there are no timelines. If ABTO Software can finish the work within a 2-week sprint, then everything is okay. We have gone through 30 stories with ABTO Software so far.

We use Microsoft Team Foundation Server for project tracking. ABTO Software also uses a tool for time logging. I don't use it myself because we simply work through 2-week sprints, so I only care if the work is done or not.

What did you find most impressive about ABTO Software?

ABTO Software has very good resources. I was especially impressed with one of our engineers, who was committed to our project. We always wanted to have a level of trust, and that trust is present with ABTO Software, from their team to the principals.

Are there any areas ABTO Software could improve?

Quality can always be improved, but this comes with knowledge and good resources.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    ABTO Software has met our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Microsoft Stack Development for Expert Marketplace

"Coming from an engineering background, I've appreciated being able to work with a company that understands our actual needs and has made an effort to support them."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
1,000,000 - 9,999,999
Project summary: 

The engagement began with custom .NET development and then expanded into iOS prototyping. ABTO Software now serves as a strategic resourcing partner.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Director of Engineering
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ABTO Software was recognized for a refined technical approach and exceptional documentation.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an e-commerce business providing a connection between customers who have problems to solve and experts in 300 different categories.

What is your position?

I am the senior director of engineering.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with ABTO Software?

When I took this job, my company was already working with developers in Ukraine. The company that we'd contracted at the time was not performing well. As a result, management wanted us to replace them with someone more capable. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

We already had a well-developed platform, so there wasn't much flexibility in this regard. ABTO Software provided development in .NET and other Microsoft technologies. We developed an iOS app using ABTO Software as well as other mobile software.

Given that we engage with a captive team, if a new resource joins, they will work with us until we decide that we don't want to work with that person anymore. We've continually grown the team in time, coming close to 70 people – predominantly full-stack developers. We also have manual and automated QA [quality assurance] resources, as well as three project managers. We also employ managers for the team, two of which are also developers.

How did you come to work with ABTO Software?

Since we already had an investment in the Ukraine area, we decided to look for alternative organizations there. We found ABTO Software to be the best fit for us.

I had some well-established ideas about what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it. I needed a partner that would contract with us on that basis. We were the ones who determined who worked on our projects and decided what their salaries would be.

Originally, we paid ABTO Software a fixed amount on top of which there were their profits. We've become large enough as not to work on a per-person basis. There is a fixed profit and fixed cost per year. We work on more of an ongoing basis with ABTO Software than on a project-to-project model.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We've spent around $100,000 per month on ABTO Software's services for the first three years of our collaboration. Within the last year, we've spent $200,000 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing relationship with ABTO Software.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our model is not a typical one. Our company is directing the projects, and we decided which resources to hire. We also manage and train people directly. ABTO Software has always supported our need to hire good-quality people, and they were flexible enough to allow us to optimize for productivity, leaving this area under our control.

Many providers have wanted a level of opaqueness about what costs go into, in order for them to maximize profits. We know exactly what ABTO Software's profit is, so nothing is hidden. They have no incentive to obscure anything. Other companies may not run their businesses as well, so they need to have more flexibility, keeping key players working on several different teams. It's much more profitable to hire low-quality people than it is to hire high-quality ones, so most companies will not have a high-quality staff. We've required that all of our staff be high quality. ABTO Software has been open, honest, and very flexible, supporting our business model and not getting in the way of it. We've been able to do business with them as a result.

Early on, we needed ABTO Software's services much more than we need them now. We needed to set up an office in another city within a couple of weeks, which ABTO Software did with excellent performance. I've always been able to count on ABTO Software for anything that we needed, even if it was outside of what they usually do.

How did ABTO Software perform from a project management standpoint?

A strength for ABTO Software is the fact that they were always focused on having high-quality developers managing the work. This allowed us to have a common understanding of how we wanted things to work, which isn't always true for other companies. We used Rally for project management, which was the tool that we had in place when we started working with ABTO Software.

What distinguishes ABTO Software from other providers?

Working with ABTO Software works. I've had a lot of experience in this industry, and there are many ways in which things cannot work. Coming from an engineering background, I've appreciated being able to work with a company that understands our actual needs and has made an effort to support them.

ABTO Software has been investing in growing their business in a very moderate way. They don't try to grow too fast, but they also don't try to stay small, either. There is a practical approach, less entrepreneurial, compared to a United States company, but very stable.

Is there anything ABTO Software could have improved or done differently?

There is nothing that would be significant to anyone else. The standard of development in Ukraine is different to the U.S. one. I don't think that ABTO Software is better or worse than anyone else, but we've often asked for things that other customers may not have necessarily cared about, like higher escape plans.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    This rating is less applicable for our company. We set deadlines with the developers themselves.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I found them very cost-effective.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Most definitely willing to recommend them.

Long-term Resource Arrangement for Technology Firm

"ABTO Software's team is very diligent. They work hard and put in the required hours."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

ABTO served as the company’s extension of their development team in a long-term contract. They took part in several projects and used technologies such as .NET, native mobile languages, and various databases.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Ireland
Founder & CEO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

ABTO Software has produced a quality output which gave the company a lot of repeat business. The performance of certain project managers presented a few difficulties, but the team has been diligent, delivered on time, and within budget.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization and what you do there.

We are a software company developing our own products aimed at collecting data from mobile workforces, using tablets and phones. We collect data from electricity, gas, and water meters, doing analysis on those data. We also have a bespoke development service for creating new products and enhancing existing ones for our clients. I am the chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with ABTO Software?

We didn't have enough internal resources for doing the development ourselves, so I decided to outsource it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We've used ABTO Software as a long-term development resource, working with them on several projects. The technologies used by ABTO Software are .NET, native mobile languages, and various databases.

At peak capacity, we've worked with around 25 developers from ABTO Software. We use an internal project manager, as well as one assigned by ABTO Software, depending on the project.

How did you come to work with ABTO Software?

They were referred to me.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with ABTO Software in 2012.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

For a number of reasons, the development cannot be expected to go according to plan on occasion, and that's true whether it is outsourced or not. That said, ABTO Software has done a good job on several projects, both for our clients and for us. We've been very happy, for the most part. We get a lot of repeat business, which is due to the quality deliverables that we can produce. Our long-term success has been supported by ABTO Software.

How did ABTO Software perform from a project management standpoint?

ABTO Software has always delivered on time and within budget. We work on a time-and-materials basis. ABTO Software has an internal project tracking system, which we also use to keep us up-to-date on progress.

What did you find most impressive about ABTO Software?

ABTO Software's team is very diligent. They work hard and put in the required hours. If they need to work longer for a task that has to be delivered quickly, ABTO Software will have no problem in doing that.

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve or things you might do differently?

We've worked with project managers who didn't deliver on time but, for the most part, the resources from ABTO Software have been very good and very timely. Whenever we do have an issue, we bring it up with ABTO Software, and it gets resolved. We have had to replace one particular project manager, but ABTO Software managed it internally before it became too difficult for us. In general, I can say that there hasn't been any unexpected staff turnover with ABTO Software.

Any clients looking to hire ABTO Software should start with a small project and watch it carefully. They should learn how the company operates during the course of two to three months. Once they've become accustomed to how their project managers work, things become much easier.

4.5
Overall Score Overall, we've been happy.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The performance of some project managers lowered this rating a bit. They do a good job in other ways, but we still have to be careful.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have recommended them.