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About us

Academy Smart is a Ukrainian outsourcing and outstaffing company that provides high technology applications and complex systems development services. Academy Smart works with FinTech apps, ERP systems, eLearning, Data Processing, Booking systems, Management systems, Cloud services and analytical platforms.
Company was founded in 2009 and for 10 years of its operation had grown up to 92 developers.
Our technical expertise includes such technologies: Java, .NET, PHP / Laravel / Yii, Python, Angular, React, NodeJS, eLearning techs (Moodle, SCORM, Totara), QA, DevOps, Cloud services (AWS, Azure, GC).
We are honest, hardworking, humanistic, easy going and cooperative!

 

Our Mission

We strive for helping businesses realize their potential by using cost effective software solutions, and educational companies and institutions make their processes digitized and accessible everywhere.

 

Our Vision

We aim to create reliable bugs free software that saves costs, time and people resources in the long run. Software that allows business to forget about digital issues and focus on strategic goals achievement.

 

What make us special

Our people are our secret weapon. Combining our developers’ skills and approach to their work with reliable managers allows us to make our customers’ ideas come true.
Since our start in 2009, we delivered 72 projects of different complexity. We worked hard, did a lot of mistakes and gained experience to be able to say that now we are doers.
We build smart dedicated teams of Middle and Senior developers for Ukrainian rates forour customers. Applications that they create allow saving 11% of costs in a long run.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Cloudyn, ITsoft, Maven, jFrog, Comigo, Sodexo, Ilyon, Microsoft Israel, Cyber Inc Security, Volidar KG, Control UP, Car2go, BitMedia e-Solutions etc 

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Virtual desktops and servers management tool

One simple console to manage and control Virtual Desktops and Servers

Real-time console, fast root cause discovery.
Rich analytics, simple to use.

 

Technologies used: Angular 6, TypeScript, RxJS, AngularCli, Redux, NgRX, KendoUI, SCSS, UnderscoreJS, MomentJS, Visual Studio Online

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Cloud services monitoring and management tool

Cloud monitoring and cost optimization for cloud infrastructure (IaaS) deployments. Industry-leading SaaS solution delivers unprecedented insights into usage trends and cost allocation coupled with custom actionable recommendations to enhance performance and reduce spend.

 

Technologies used: Java, Spring, Spring Data, Hibernate, Servlet API, Angular 2\4 , Spring cloud, Python, Celery, ELK stack, Vertica, jUnit,

Jenkins, Maven, Ant, Gradle, JSP, Jersey, JDBC, MySQL, XML, Guava, AOP, GWT, FlexJSON, JavaScript, Jetty, Redis, BackboneJS, NodeJS, VueJS
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Automated Cloud Deployment Tool

Stream your builds of liquid software into Artifactory from your favorite CI Server together with exhaustive build environment information captured during deployment to enable fully reproducible builds that continuously update computer systems and devices. Promote builds and use the Bill of Materials to view deployed modules or event-based replication with their published artifacts and dependencies in all scopes. See where

specific artifacts are used and receive warnings when required build dependencies are removed. Link back to the build information in the CI server and vice versa.

 

Technologies used: Google Compute Engine, Kubernetes, Helm, Bash, Python, Jenkins, BlazeMeter, JMeter

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Inventories and sales management tool

System for construction materials' providers developed to help them manage their inventories and orders. 

Our part in this projects:

 - Calendar development

 - Scheduler

 - Estimator

 - Front end fixing and refinements

 - Mobile view front end development

 

Technologies used: Angular, ASP.NET MVC, Web Api, TypeScript, Dapper, Azure Jobs

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Learning Management System

Learning management system developed for large and mid-sized enterprises. It allows integrating wide range of e-Learning contents that compatible with SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 standards, build courses catalog and management of hierarchical data and statistics. It proposes different tools for building of learning path, communication, tutoring and reporting of learning progress. Software is highly modular and allows flexible

customization according to the customer needs.

 

Technologies used: PHP 5, Yii (1.0), jQuery, jQueryUI, Ajax, HTML5, Bootstrap, CSS, Oracle 11.2, MySQL 5.6, PostgreSQL 9.4, SCORM 1.2 SCORM 2004

 

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Car sharing and management tool

Car sharing platform that allows people to rent a car wherever they are. 

System proposes a location tracking and mapping services, vehicles management and user cabinet. 

 

Technologies used: Angular, JavaScript, Client routing (UI-Router), Micro Services (2 step request to API), REST API, HTML, CSS, .NET, C#, SQL Server, ADO.NET, SVN, Web API 2.0, JSON

 

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Multitenant Learning Management System

Multi tenant Learning Management System built on basis of Moodle and IOMAD.

This system has 4 levels:

 - National

 - Province

 - District

 - School

At the same time, there are 4 types of users existing in the system: Learner, Teacher, Parent and Admin. 

Our part in the project was to build the whole system from scratch, make all the content synchronizable over all the

levels, implement custom CMS system to manage the content and make this content to be dynamically populated through the platform. 

 

Technologies used: Moodle 3.5 , PHP, IOMAD 3.3, Rsync, Laravel, MySQL, JS, jQuery, Ajax, Bootstrap, SASS, Mustache, Grunt, Docker CE, Docker compose, RequireJS, Nginx, HTML, CSS

Reviews

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Testing & Software Dev for Cloud-based Product

"The team maintains a service-oriented working style."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After testing automation for cloud-based cost management software, Academy Smart began front-and-backend development. This included implementing Microsoft Azure connectors and collecting AWS data.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Rosh Ha-Ayin, Israel
Vittaly Tavor
Former VP of Product, Cloudyn
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has played an integral role in developing the features of a flagship product. They continue to deliver high-quality results such as enhancing the system UI. Their management excels at driving the team to deliver stellar work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the former VP of product at Cloudyn, a company that developed software for cloud cost management and governance. Cloudyn was acquired by Microsoft in June 2017, and I currently work as a Microsoft program manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Academy Smart?

Initially, we hired them for testing cost automation. Eventually, they began working on software development for the product.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted support for the ongoing development of our flagship product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I received a recommendation from a consultant that I respect. The consultant had represented the team in Israel prior to our engagement.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The team implemented various modules in our flagship product. Before beginning software development, they tested automation for the cost management software. Then, they participated in the product design, taking over frontend development for the system UI.

Their work included analyzing the business logic, as well as performing backend development. Specifically, they worked on AWS data collection, Microsoft Azure connectors, and Google connectors. They also helped develop a collection engine.

What was the team composition?

The team grew from two members to the 11 people we work with today. It has consisted of test automation engineers, UI developers, as well as Java backend and full stack developers. The team of engineers has become an integral part of our development team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team played a role in the development of virtually every feature we released.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Smart Academy brought on two local team leaders who report to the VP, research and development, or another team leader. Internal stakeholders were in direct contact with all team engineers.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They deliver high-quality results, as their management ensures all engineers add value. The team maintains a service-oriented working style.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In some cases during the beginning of our engagement, we experienced miscommunication about business requirements. However, internal resources were also to blame. As the partnership has developed, our communication has become much more efficient.

5.0
Overall Score Academy Smart shines compared to other offshore companies we've worked with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always available when we needed them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The team has a competitive cost compared to many vendors. The price is somewhat higher than offshore options, but the value is worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did their best to deliver quality work and fix any issues as soon as possible.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We are satisfied with the results, and we're happy to recommend them.

Outsourced Development & Design for IT Firm

"They just need to continue keeping up with technologies and doing the great work they’re doing."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Aug. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Academy Smart is a third-party vendor that assists with all kinds of design and development related projects. They’re in charge of choosing the right people skilled in the required technologies for each project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Rishon Lezion, Israel
Evgeny Golubov
CEO, ITSOFT
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The projects that Academy Smart work on have mostly been successful. Their staff accomplishes goals without any major issues or concerns. Their commitment to delivering high-quality work paired with their problem-solving approach and fair pricing contribute to this engagement’s long-term success.

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 owner of IT Soft, an IT firm in Israel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Academy Smart?

We typically outsource projects to Ukraine and Academy Smart is one of our vendors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Academy Smart does development and design work for us. They find people with the right expertise in particular technologies to work on our projects.

What is the team composition?

I work with their CEO, CTO, and HR manager.

How did you come to work with Academy Smart?

I found them on Upwork.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $1 million on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2014, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Most of the projects we’ve done together have been successful. Everything was accomplished and there haven’t been any big failures. While there can be issues in every project, they eventually straighten things out.

How did Academy Smart perform from a project management standpoint?

They put the right people in charge of managing projects. They’re able to manage our timeframes and the tasks that need to get done. We’re in contact on a daily basis.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re committed and failure is not an option with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They just need to continue keeping up with technologies and doing the great work they’re doing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They put the right resources in place to make sure we’re completing work in a timely manner.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are good, which is one of the reasons why we’re still working with them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver quality work and know how to manage any problems that arise.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely give them a good recommendation.