Make your SaaS scalable!

We are a web development & refactoring company specialized in improving and scaling existing applications built in PHP or JavaScript

✅ 10 years on market

60+ products built/improved

✅ 7 years avg. devloper seniority

For the past 10 years we’ve focused on solving deep issues within digital products and saw them flourish as the result...

 

As a long-term technological partner we take overall responsibility for development & maintenance of web applications - so that our clients can focus on their business growth.

Through our work on architecture, code and cloud infrastructure we help improve and optimize:

⏱️   web performance
📈   software scalability
💵   development costs
⏳   time to market for new features
🤗   usability & user experience
🔒   web security
✔️  overall reliability
⚙️  maintainability

Our goal is to fix, secure and optimize SaaS products, to make them scalable & future proof.

In addition to bringing existing web applications back to life, we share our knowledge at conferences and training sessions.

In 2020 we paired up with the University of Lower Silesia to offer a tailored engineering undergraduate study programme for PHP developers.

We love using technology to make SaaS magic.

Let’s talk!

[email protected]

 
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$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Wrocław, Poland
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
MediaHQ  (🇮🇪 Irish media platform) --- Placker (SaaS from 🇳🇱 Netherlands) --- Bestcruiter (🇩🇪 German HR platform) --- Blossom Educationa ( 🇬🇧 UK edu-tech) --- Healthgrahpic (🇺🇸 California health-tech startup) --- Divante  (eCommerce experts from 🇵🇱 Poland) --- GraduateSurveyors (HR platform from 🇦🇪 Dubai) --- Galaxea (🇳🇴 Norwegian consulting company) --- Skylegs (aviation platform from 🇧🇪 Belgum)
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Scaling succesfull startup to the global market

New architecture enabled scaling form a local market to multiple countries around the world. Better load times & redesigned usability improved conversion rate by 65% compared to the local version.

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Accelerating SaaS growth via architecture refactor

Agile process of architecture refactoring resulted in 24% yearly decrease in software complexity. New architecture made SaaS extremely open to integrations and reduced maintenance and development time & effort by 40%.

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From legacy web app to highly scalable SaaS in 2y

Unique gradual approach that gave a new life to an aging SaaS product. Every year technical debt decreased by 35%, making the product reliable and secure, while new features were delivered in 87% shorter time to market.

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Scaling SaaS from Ireland to whole UK

Introducing scalable architecture and migrating to cloud enabled launch in 12 times bigger UK market. New data model and search algorithms reduced search times by 92% despite the 12× larger database.

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Developing API platform for health-tech from California

Healthgraphic is a powerful search and discovery API that provides access to large database of health content curated by medical experts. It utilizes graph technology to store and process medical knowledge in a more natural way.

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Developing risk management SaaS platform for consulting company from Norway

SaaS platform for managing and ensuring safety within companies. Complete solution for activities like incident tracking, assessing and managing risks, planning and conducting inspections or audits.

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Custom Software Dev for Work Management Platform

"Placker would not be in the good shape it is in today without Accesto."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Accesto provided development support for a work management platform. They've helped create the client's technical roadmap, scope and manage the delivery of new features, and configure the product backend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reinder Visser
Founder & CEO, Placker BV
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Accesto has been critical to the client's continuous growth and success. Their team takes a pragmatic approach to problem-solving; they're quick to acknowledge when something isn't working. In addition to their technical expertise, their consistent communication and reliability are both top-notch.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Placker BV creates placker.com. I'm the Founder and CEO of Placker.

Placker.com is the work management platform that makes complex work simple and gives focus to get work done. It is best suited for teams that work on multiple projects, need to collaborate across many teams, have complex work breakdown structure and need an uniform way of working. Placker is flexible to adapt to the users workflow.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

We created the first version of the platform in house and needed to scale up our team with the right knowledge in the scaling phase of our business, to more easily extend the platform with new features, professionalize the development process and make sure we can monitor and scale the platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make sure our development process was up to standards to make sure it is reliable and to allow us to introduce changes quickly without breaking the product, we wanted to make the architecture event driven so it is easier to extend it and we wanted to continue to develop new features.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We invited a number of candidates to respond to our request, Accesto was referred to us by a contractor who worked on our infrastructure before to help us scale. Accesto was selected because of the experience they have with our backend framework, and the fit with our culture; pragmatic, knowledgeable and result driven.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We consider the Accesto team as part of our team and continue to work with our team members going forward. Accesto is key in driving our technical roadmap, accessing new technologies and planning, scoping and managing delivery of new features and technical upgrades from (technical) design to production for our client and backend.

We create the functional and UI/UX designs that are picked up by the team and scoped in bi-weekly iterations. We also still do some client and backend development ourself.

What was the team composition?

We initially started with one front end and one backend development and have extended the team after that, overall 3-5 resources are involved in the ongoing activities.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Placker would not be in the good shape it is in today without Accesto, since we have a small team ourself, it is good to have a trusted party that handles technical assessment and development that allows me and other to focus on growing other aspects of the business.

The alternative would have been to either find a similar party or establish an in-house development team, which would not give us the same level of experience and knowledge.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We are fortunate to have a great tool (placker) and use slack and meet for daily and weekly communication. We plan the work in 2 week iterations which works well in managing changes. We have occasional on site visits for roadmap discussions as well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their culture was the key reason to select Accesto compared to others, which is close to us. Knowledgeable people with an pragmatic attitude to get work done and acknowledge when things are different/not working out to resolve it. In the end it's the ability to respond to unexpected events. Accesto is very knowledgeable in the Symfony framework that we use.

Are there any areas for improvement?

For us there are not typical areas for improvement, we have a continuous working relation with 2 week sprints in which we discuss things that can be improved based on lessons learned.

5.0
Overall Score We are very happy with our collaboration with Accesto
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We schedule based on scrum which works well
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Accesto delivers great value, and is competitively prices based on our checks
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality has been good, we had very little unexpected suprises
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer Accesto to friends and others

Platform Development for Event Review Website

"They had a positive approach to challenges and code quality."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2019 - May 2020
Project summary: 

Accesto enhanced an event review platform. They used Symfony development with Vue.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Founder, Event Review Website
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the outcomes of the project are still being evaluated, Accesto always showed a drive to improve on aspects of the project. Their project management and agile ceremonies were good and improved over time.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We aggregate user opinion on events they attend to help other event goers when buying tickets. I am the Founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

We wanted to outsource platform development away from London to an offshore model where we could scale a development team of senior developers quickly.

What were your goals for this project?

The offshore team needed to learn a large system quickly, work in an agile way, self manage, code review and QA.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Introduction from a trusted colleague.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Symfony development with Vue.

What was the team composition?

One front end developer, one back end and a team lead covering architecture, code review and devOps.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are still evaluating the outcomes of the various development projects.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Management and agile ceremonies improved over time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They had a positive approach to challenges and code quality.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Team lead sometimes lacked time for the project due to other project commitments.

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

Custom Software Dev for Recruiting Platform

"They have great attention to detail, adopting a methodology of continuous improvement."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Accesto developed a custom solution that would support the business's hiring needs. They were involved since the early stages, integrating third-party plug-ins and payment gateways as well as cloud support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shyam Visavadia
Founder, Graduate Surveyors
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the platform has only recently gone live, there are already about 150 candidates on the system. Accesto demonstrated a collaborative spirit throughout the project. They were able to navigate multiple stakeholders to keep everyone aligned on the end goal.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am founder, and owner of Graduate Surveyors a global job matching platform that matches top talent to the best opportunities within the Built Environment. We provide an end-end solution through an intuitive platform that helps provide value within the global labour market. The organization has been running for 8 years, however formally established in 2018 in the United Arab Emirates.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

Accesto were responsible for the custom development creating advanced and convenient internet application to cater for our hiring needs.

They provided an integrated solution which covered the lifecycle of the build including early stage advisory, planning, integration execution and operation of the SaaS based platform. They also help create synergies with Visual71 a prominent UI/UX designer.

What were your goals for this project?

To create a smart, intuitive and seamless platform, that would revolutionize the end-end recruitment process for those looking for an opportunity within the Built Environment. Implement technology which would not only enhance customer experience, however, automate human interaction to create value to the global marketplace.

There is a growing demand for automated recruitment platforms; bringing job-seeker and employer onto one platform and removing cumbersome processes, paperwork and admin.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Accesto were chosen through competitive tender. They were prequalified, tendered and shortlisted based on their technical ability, experience and commercial competitiveness. The tenderers were geographically spread and ranged from SME’ – multinational corporations.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Accesto provided the front and back end (database) development of the project. They were responsible for custom development which included slicing of UI/UX designers work and the integration of API’s and third-party plugins.

Accesto also provided support on hosting, domain management, payment gateways, cloud storage and aspects of marketing to ensure a fully developed solution. They took a hands-on approach to the project which help improve project collaboration.

Accesto help define the Scope of Works and deliverables before a contract was signed. This was extremely beneficial. The production started within brainstorming sessions followed by weekly sprints. A well-organized outfit that provided structure to overall delivery.

What was the team composition?

The project team compromised of Graduate Surveyors, Accesto, and Visual71. At the project realization phase, we introduced additional marketing team to support the handover between project completion and pre-launch. I was responsible for client decisions with support of additional third parties.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform is at the early stages, however since our initial launch in January we have had over 150 candidates register onto the platform. This is above the figure estimated within our business plan.

For us this, is an MVP+ which we hope to build over the years into a premium solution. We are also receiving interest from employers (both MNC’s and SMEs), universities and others within a vested interest in our platform.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Accesto deployed a dedicated project manager coordinating with all parties ensuring compliance, coordination and delivery. This was very effective as it help keep everyone aligned and focused on the end goal.

An agile approach was also adopted to ensure that at each stage of the project we were building a robust platform. Testing also took place during and after implementation which help reduce quality issues at key milestones.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They had a clear understanding of our brief and were able to utilize their local and international experience to add value at every stage of the project planning phase. They have great attention to detail, adopting a methodology of continuous improvement. This helped to ensure quality throughout the life cycle of the project.

5.0
Overall Score I love collaborating with them and see them as a long term partner
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Accesto took a proactive, structure and tailored approach and this is what help deliver a quality project
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Accesto in comparison to other tenderers provided value for money. They are a premium outfit minus the additional overheads and admin. They are a lean
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Accesto overhauled an existing platform to improve its design and communication features.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended two or three other start-up and established businesses to Accesto. Accesto are trustworthy, reliable and committed partner

Custom Web Dev for Training Provider

"We appreciate the punctuality of Accesto: the team always met deadlines."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

Accesto redesigned a website, which involved standardizing a calendar, structuring a training catalog by category, and creating a location-based search option.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Poland
Katarzyna Iwanicka
Marketing Manager, TestArmy Group S.A.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Web-based traffic increased, which is likely due to the intuitive nature of the new design. Employees and clients have praised the user-friendly style of the platform. The team's client-oriented, attentive workflow was a highlight. They offered valuable insight throughout the project.
 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

The company where I work, TestArmy, is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Central Europe based on Deloitte ranking. We’re veterans on the field of quality assurance in software development. In the last 5 years, our team has grown to 72 employees. We’ve managed to accomplish 500+ projects in Central Eastern Europe and worldwide. During that time TestArmy capital group has expanded to three different fields: • training and workshops for B2B and B2C, • quality assurance services, • cybersecurity support for companies and products. In the company, I hold the position of Marketing Manager. My responsibilities include taking care of our websites to make them the most useful for our current and potential clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

We were looking for an experienced software house which would redesign our company’s website. The new version was supposed to include a custom CRM, the look consistent with our brand, the possibility of signing up for training and automatic payments. Our development team wasn’t big enough to handle this project. Also, we haven’t had enough time to do it. The decision was made: we have to find a responsible partner and outsource to him redesigning our website. That’s how we started our collaboration with Accesto.

What were your goals for this project?

The main goal of the project was to merge the current website with the training’ catalog. The reason for it was providing our clients with the possibility to buy courses straight on the website. Also, we wanted to unify the calendar of courses and enable users to check the number of available places on each course. We assumed that the new version of the website has to not only came with a fresh new design, but also with new functionalities, shorter loading time, and better UX.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

With their broad software development experience, Accesto seemed like a perfect partner to redesigning our website. Also, great Accesto Clutch’s reviews helped us to select this vendor. We've considered several companies. Accessto gained the advantage thanks to a large and experienced team of programmers and the fact that they were available in the same city as us. Thanks to this we were able to meet and discuss the progress on an ongoing basis. The decision-making process involved the management of the training department in cooperation with development and marketing departments.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

From the new version of the website we were expecting: - the possibility of buying training directly on the website, - standardize calendar for all courses, - the possibility of checking the number of available places, - intuitive service architecture, - training catalog structured by category, - the possibility of searching for training taking place in a specific location (city). Accesto was responsible for the design of the whole architecture of the website, the administration panel, and the front-end.

What was the team composition?

Acessto contributed to 4 specialists, including architects and developers. Their teams always embrace a Project Manager to facilitate engineering tasks and monitor performance. Our part of the team included Graphic Designer, Project Owner, and Marketing Manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve analyzed traffic from the three months after developing a new version of the website, and noticed observable growth. We are convinced that an increased number of training attendants comes from the new, intuitive design of the website. Also, we conducted tests among our employees and found out that they perceive the new design as definitely more user-friendly. Besides, our clients also confirm that now is easier for them to find information on our website. The number of page views increased and more people use LiveChat now. We notify fewer questions about courses dates and lecturers. The clients are more aware of what they bought.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

For managing this project, we created a Slack channel and Trello board, that were dedicated only to communicate about the project. Also, we were regularly exchanging information via video-conferencing. We appreciate the punctuality of Accesto: the team always met deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The most impressive what we find about Accesto is their complex approach to the project. They have always been there for us - they have been advising on servers, better service architecture and IT technologies used.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, the cooperation was just fine.

5.0
Overall Score It was a pleasure to work with them!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Just on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They fit into our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The concept was good and the implementation was also great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We still work with them when We need it.

AngularJS Development for BI/Aviation Software Company

"We really liked their proactive approach and how they always challenge themselves to deliver a better solution."

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

Accesto is using a serverless architecture approach to design and develop a new business intelligence application on the AngularJS framework.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Antwerp Area, Belgium
Maxim Schelfhout
Managing Director, Skylegs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Accesto has met all expectations for the app and delivered the solution on time in spite of some unforeseen issues that came up. Their developer communicated well and was knowledgeable and proactive in finding the best possible solution.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the managing director for Skylegs, a collection of BI (business intelligence) tools and applications and online flight operations software.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

We've been actively developing a new solution for one of our clients. We needed skilled AngularJS developers to design the architecture and implement the application.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to prepare a good architecture plan and deliver the product on time to our client. We also wanted to assure that we'd be able to independently make adjustments to the app in the future. The project had to be scalable and delivered using the serverless architecture approach.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We'd considered many companies but chose Accesto after several meetings with them and a recommendation from one of our subcontractors.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

After engaging with them, they provided a plan of the suggested architecture approach and solutions within a few days. Upon approval, we started to work in two-week sprints, each ending with a demo.

What was the team composition?

We're working with one full-time senior frontend developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The delivered software complies with our expectations and objectives, and the suggested approach worked flawlessly. It was built on time, taking into account unforeseen circumstances.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We were able to use Slack and GitHub for project management—tools we were already used to working with. Communication between our management team and Accesto's developer was good. We're planning to meet with them in person soon.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We really liked their proactive approach and how they always challenge themselves to deliver a better solution. Also, the knowledge level of their developer is great.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't think of any.

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

CRM Development for Software Dev Firm

"They're proactive and seek out the best solution."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Accesto provided CRM development services, working on the frontend using React. They worked in two-week sprints, regularly delivering demos.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Wrocław, Poland
Tomasz Borowiec
CTO, Wolves Code
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development work they produced is high quality, with their React developers employing best practices before they were commonly utilized. The team communicated effectively and always made themselves available proactively.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide both business strategy services and software development services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

We've been developing a CRM extension for one of our clients, and we needed skilled React developers to deliver the frontend.

What were your goals for this project?

To deliver the project on time and with proper quality. The responsive web design and UX had to be flawless. We also wanted the code to be easy to maintain for us in the feature.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reached out to seven companies that provided the required services. We selected Accesto as their approach and blind-CVs were the best ones. My partner and I were both involved in the decision.

Describe the project in detail.

Once we selected them, we started with a series of meetings to get a common understanding of the project. Within a week, they provided a detailed plan of the architecture and suggested solutions, all of which we approved. After that, we started to work in two-week sprints, ending each with a demo.

What was the team composition?

There was one full-time frontend developer and one part-time architect-consultant.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered all objectives on time and in a more efficient manner than estimated. Some of their suggestions about React were not common at that time but are now considered as best-practice. We were able to deliver the required features and still had budget left for other improvements.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had direct contact with all members and it was easy to communicate with them on a daily basis. We used a Slack channel. Every month we received a detailed timesheet from their project manager.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're proactive and seek out the best solution. It's something we've never experienced before.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They delivered in less time than estimated.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There are no significant bugs, clean code, and its easy to maintain.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I enjoyed working with them.

Staff Augmentation for Software Development Company

"They developed very good code."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Accesto provided backend and frontend developers to work together with the internal team and boost the delivery speed.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Wroclaw, Poland
Lukasz Borzecki
CEO, Vm.pl sp. z o.o.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their suggestions for increasing the internal team’s efficiency reinforced the relationship with the end client. Accesto’s Symfony expertise paired with their hands-on approach and flexibility makes them a noteworthy partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm CEO of a software development house in Poland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

We were developing an app for helping publishers manage their processes. We needed to speed up its development and have an individual developer assigned to help us stay within our budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They’re the best Symfony developer in our area. I know that it isn’t possible to find more skilled people than the ones working for Accesto.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Working together as one team, they proposed several ideas on how to speed up the project and recommended solutions for boosting efficiency. They developed very good code.

What was the team composition?

They assigned five backend developers, two frontend developers, two testers, a product owner, and an analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re now able to use more tools from the Symfony framework. We would develop our own solutions before, which had to be tested and often produced even more issues, but now, we have greater flexibility now. Accesto also sped up our project, which convinced our client to continue collaborating with us.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We handled project management internally.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are ingenious, proactive, and flexible.

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 Development for Press Release Management Platform

"They are easy to deal with, keep our best interests at heart, and deliver what they promise."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Accesto has developed software solutions to help PR professionals submit content and pitches directly to journalists. They also handle ongoing legacy software issues. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Jack Murray
CEO & Founder, MediaHQ
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Every milestone is completed before the deadline and meets exacting quality standards. Accesto's sophisticated business sense, transparent communication style, and friendly, collaborative attitude have remained consistent throughout the 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 CEO and founder of MediaHQ, an SaaS based software company that provides media intelligence and enables users to contact journalists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Accesto?

We needed someone who could develop new features and software while dealing with legacy software development issues.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

A project manager took the specs, which they used to build the software. Then it went live. We did the technical spec documents, and they took care of the design and development work.

The software is for public relations and communications professionals who want to send stories and pitches to journalists. It enables them to get their content to the media quickly and to target and find journalists.

What is the team composition?

We had three or four people working on the project, and a point person on their side.

How did you come to work with Accesto?

We found them through Clutch and met them because of that.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in June of 2016, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work meets a very high quality standard. They are very professional; they do what they say and say what they do. They are easy to deal with, keep our best interests at heart, and deliver what they promise within the agreed-upon budget.

How did Accesto perform from a project management standpoint?

Their timing was good, and they delivered to the project specs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We used them to build the "beyond the login" product for us, and they understood us well. Their approach to business and their ability to sense our needs were impressive. They always wanted to do a good job and deliver on time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They were very pleasant people to deal with, and they delivered what they said they would on time. Their vibe was very similar to our, so we found them very easy to work with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know what you want when you contact them; that makes success easier. Have a budget, concept, and product roadmap in mind, but also let them do what they are good at. Don’t stand in the way of their work. Having a roadmap, dealing in bite-sized chunks, and setting deliverable margins worked very well.

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

Web Dev for Recruitment & Evaluation Platform

"The communication was so good that their work came back how I had imagined it every time."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2016 - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Accesto performed bug fixes and updates on a pre-existing headhunter website. The team reviewed the existing code, then fixed bugs, improved UX and design, and made a more functional backend.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Piotr Jakobczyk
Founder and CEO, Headhunter Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website visibly improved within several weeks of the project’s commencement. Accesto is able to solve problems and communicate solutions. They provide a good quality of work and are able to bring creative visions to life on complex projects and software systems.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a leading evaluation platform for headhunters and recruiters. We connect HR Managers and candidates with headhunters based on their skills, experience, and quality of work.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Accesto?

Our platform was very rudimental, full of bugs and bad code quality. Before we could add new features, the whole code needed to be reviewed and rewritten, which was no easy task. We were looking for an experienced agency who could support us with that.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a clean, fully functional MVP with our first paid features.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had contacted a couple of agencies in that particular area. I got an almost immediate response from Accesto's sales department. The first code review and estimation was done within days. The representative was nice, competent, and most of all, fast at answering my questions. I appreciated the honest answers as to what could be implemented or not.

Describe the project in detail.

The project began with an extensive code review by two developers. I received a prioritized list of next steps including time estimates for each step. After agreeing on the best path, the implementation started.

Explain how the solution addressed your business challenge.

The platform was buggy and provided a poor user experience. We agreed to start the improvement with (feature) bugs, then improve user experience and design. We worked on the backend as the last step in the project.

What was the team composition?

They provided us with 3 experienced developers and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

Within weeks I could see results on the frontend. Our products became more usable and user-friendly.

How effective was the project management?

The project manager supported communication between me and the team. I was contacted if there were any problems, with both the problem and with proposed solutions. This saved my time and let me focus on the business side of the platform.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their quality of work is very impressive. We had meetings to plan the next sprint where they answered my questions. The communication was so good that their work came back how I had imagined it every time. Occasionally the timeline was pushed back, but we were working with complex software and it would have been unreasonable to expect 100% accuracy.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

Sometimes project manager's communication was not unclear in terms of schedules and different holiday's they had then in my country. I didn't always feel like I was informed of them in advance.Other than that, I am happy.

4.5
Overall Score They're a solid company, with a good developer base.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were fast and uncomplicated.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The relationship between cost and quality was perfect.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The developers tested the work themselves so I didn't have to hire a QA manager
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Web and Mobile Development for Health Company

“We're happy with the end product. It was aligned with our expectations…”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

Accesto developed Android and iOS applications using an Ionic platform and a website using Squarespace. They did all technical work, developing mockups, defining the functionality, and completing the build.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
David Watt
Partner, Galaxsea AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product is completed and meets expectations and works well so far, while awaiting further feedback from customers. Despite some room for improvement on timeline estimates, they were reliable and communicative partners who handled the geographical distance and the project positively. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a small company based in Oslo, Norway. We specialize in providing consulting and software for health, safety, environmental, risk, and qualitative services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Accesto?

We had an idea for a new app that could be useful in the market. It was a safety-related cloud application for reporting accidents, incidents, safety, and risk-related activities like audits, and inspections.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They did the full development of the mobile app and the web applications associated with it. They did all the technical work, we just gave the initial mockup of what we wanted for the mobile app, which they picked up and developed further in collaboration with us. This also involved storyboarding to develop it a bit further, through a process of iteration, after which we came to a final product after a year. 

It was a bit technical in the way of IT. We didn't do any of the IT related work, but we had a clear idea of what the functionality should be, which they worked on.

Ionic was one of the main platforms used. There were different solutions that were tied together to make the overall application. The application is available for iOS and Android. They also did web design using Squarespace.

What is the team dynamic?

There was 1 project manager, up to 5 developers, and 1 frontend designer that worked on the app for more than a year.

How did you come to work with Accesto?

We went on Clutch to look for suitable suppliers. I contacted 6 or 7, Accesto being one of them, and they gave me the best feeling. I had bad experiences with some; they seemed to be more interested in cost or my budget than what I wanted to do.

That wasn't the case with Accesto. They showed interest in understanding what we wanted to do and helped us define the functionality that we needed. They were the only supplier that was like that. They gave me a very good feeling straight away. Of course, there was a cost evaluation to go with the technical side of it, but that was the process of selecting Accesto.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent approximately 500,000 Norwegian krona with them [$61,000].

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from August 2016 to September 2017. The project is still ongoing, but the delivery phase is completed. Now, we're going into the operation phase.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're happy with the end product. It was aligned with our expectations on cost and cost development. Currently, it works as it should, and hopefully, we get feedback about its reliability once we get more customers.

We did go over budget, but that's our own fault because we changed the scope as we went along. You can't expect to get something for nothing; if you change the scope, you have to pay for it.

How did Accesto perform from a project management standpoint?

They followed the Agile methodology of development. The design developed as we went along. We had weekly status meetings, and sometimes have daily correspondence with the project manager. I would say that was a definite strength; they were very easy to communicate with and very reliable.

Even though they're in Poland and we're in Norway, it was a very seamless process. We used a work breakdown structure, an overall plan detailing the main activities that were to be performed. We also had a running action list with points to address. When we had any items to fix, update, or change, we used Google Drive as a collaboration tool. Apart from that, a lot of correspondence was through email and Skype, sharing streams to communicate and follow up.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We quickly managed to develop good communication with them. They were very good at trying to really define the functionality of what we needed. We were a little bit vague at the start; we had a good idea, but we weren't very clever at defining and explaining what we wanted.

They're a very reliable IT company. We took a bit of a leap of faith when we selected a supplier from a different country. There was quite a lot of risk for us to go and spend the amount of money that we did, but Accesto was definitely reliable very quickly. Reliability and communication skills are the key things with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have been more realistic with time. They would say something could be ready in 2 weeks, the reality being it would take 1 month. On the other hand, optimism is always a good quality as well; nothing was ever a problem.

5.0
Overall Score The whole experience of working with them was very positive.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were too optimistic on time; they should've been more realistic.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their rates were competitive and they were good at defining what the rates upfront.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered a very good product for a good price. 
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn't hesitate to refer them.