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Accella designs, builds, and integrates websites and mobile applications based on our client’s requirements.  Whether it’s implementing an idea from scratch, or migrating an existing website/application, our dedicated project managers and design team work with our clients to make sure their ideas and visions are implemented on time, in budget, and within scope.

$100 - $149 / hr
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Odenton, MD
  • 2400 Winding Ridge Road
    Odenton, MD 21113
    United States


Key clients: 

Zoll Medical Devices, Leica, Prudential Insurance, ADT, BioFire, Draeger Medical, Senior Life Insurance Company, Parker-Hannifin, Amputee Coalition, PBS


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Web and Mobile App Dev for Nonprofit Organization

“...they were accommodating and flexible to our needs and stayed within our budget.”

Willing to refer: 
The Project
$50,000 to $199,999
Apr. 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

Accella developed a mobile app (iOS and Android) and web-based administrative platform to track member reporting information, integrating Salesforce and other custom features as needed.

The Reviewer
11-50 Employees
Manassas, Virginia
IT Consultant, Nonprofit Organization
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Accella delivered a high-quality platform solution that has helped streamline formerly time-consuming, repetitive work. In addition to being punctual and agile throughout development, their team continues to be flexible and proactive when it comes to making iterations.

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


Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the Director of IT and Process Quality for a nonprofit organization.


What challenge were you trying to address with Accella?

We wanted to develop a mobile app that allowed our members and volunteers to report their peer visitation activity, complemented by an administrative web-based platform. Previously, members tracked their visits on paper and faxed or emailed it, so we could enter that data into our CRM. It was an antiquated process, so we needed a streamlined process.


What was the scope of their involvement?

Accella built a web portal and mobile application (iOS and Android) that allows users to input their peer visitation information. They integrated Salesforce and other features that make the platform more efficient. The web portal allows our internal team to easily collect and share data for governmental reporting purposes, streamlining the whole process.

What is the team composition?

We worked with about five members of their team, including the VP of operations, a project manager, and a couple developers.

How did you come to work with Accella?

We researched a large number of mobile app developers and narrowed our list down to three potential candidates, who then submitted proposals through an RFP process. We ended up choosing Accella based on their ability to deliver high-quality work and deliver on time and under budget.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested about $190,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

They started development in April 2017 and the app was fully functional by July 2018. We're in the process of releasing a second version with expanded capabilities. 


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

While we did some beta testing, I don't think we chose the most relevant testers, because they didn't fully understand our goals. We've been extremely happy with the platform Accella created. It's helped streamline processes.

How did Accella perform from a project management standpoint?

They've done a great job managing the project, remaining agile and punctual throughout development. They're accessible in communications and meet with us regularly through video conferencing.

What did you find most impressive about them?

There were no surprises. They were very clear on their statement of work, the most important part of the project in my opinion. Even as we deviated from the scope, they were accommodating and flexible to our needs and stayed within our budget.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It's important to go through the full formal discovery process prior to beginning development, which includes planning, wireframes, and a detailed scope of work.

Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer