Your partner for sophisticated apps engineering

Achievion Solutions is a Tysons Corner, VA based firm specializing in web and mobile application development leveraging Blockchain, AI and Big Data technologies. We design, deliver and support sophisticated solutions for clients ranging from startups to mid-size companies and government agencies.

Our manifesto:

  1. Come up with elegant solutions to complex problems
  2. Be an expert in your area of specialization
  3. Become a reliable partner to the client
  4. Don’t be afraid to say “No” to a client’s bad idea
  5. Respond within 1 hour to every major client’s inquiry
 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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McLean, VA
headquarters
  • 1750 Tysons Blvd, Suite 1500
    McLean, VA 22102
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

National Institutes of Health, Social Tables, Yoga.com, NVLSP, Telnet, Pay4SchoolStuff, ItsOnMe.com

Veterans Disability Benefits Identifier app

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a non-profit organization working on behalf of veterans and active duty military personnel to ensure that they receive the benefits that they are entitled to having become disabled while performing military service for our country. The organization has worked since 1980 providing free legal representation to veterans and active duty personnel in the form of individual representation and class action. 

NVLSP was looking to develop web and mobile apps that would help veterans and active duty personnel determine what disability benefits would be available to them. 

The admin web app uses LimeSurvey platform to deliver the admin interface of the Veterans Benefits Questionnaire app. Administrators can create questionnaire landing pages, add questions and more. The web app version of the Veterans Benefits Questionnaire app makes the questionnaire accessible to users, allowing them to answer questions and download...

The Grassroot Project - DC non-profit app

The Grassroot Project is a non-profit school and community-based health education program, working with local organizations and government health departments to provide health education and health screenings at community events. The program utilizes non-traditional health educators in order to build relationships with students as a means of reducing health disparities.

Having trained more than 1000 coaches, The Grassroots Project was looking for a mobile development company that could assist them in streamlining reporting for their coaches while also allowing office personnel to manage active programs more effectively. As a non-profit organization, cost, ease of communication, and the ability to deliver an easy to use system for the organization’s users were all important considerations.

As a local DC-based provider, Achievion Solutions was selected by The Grassroots Project to deliver both an administrative web app and mobile app.

The mobile app for coaches...

Yoga.com - Health & Fitness app

YOGA.com is a worldwide yoga community that connects yoga instructors, nutritionist, coaches, psychologists and other experts with yoga enthusiasts. They provide videos to help community members enrich their yoga practices and try out new poses as a part of regular yoga practice.

After a rigorous selection process, our team was selected to bring this advanced app concept into existence. We developed the server parts of the social functionality of the popular mobile applications Аll-In-Fitness and Аll-In-Yoga. Users of these mobile applications can upload their photos to a social network, like, comment and follow them, and browse the most popular photos, in a social network environment based on the principles of Instagram. The social functions are also available from a web front-end with similar basic functionality.

The YOGa.com app contains the largest database of yoga poses, with 289 poses and breathing exercises and 37 ready programs. The application also offers...

1001 Wonders - Travel iPad app

1001 Wonders of the World earned TOP-5 application in the US App Store rating a few days after publishing! It features the greatest collection of the most beautiful places on earth with over 2,000 professional photos of locations around the globe. The app enables users to explore the world from the comfort of their homes.

After a brief consultation, our team was selected to develop the 1001 Wonders of the World app. We created an easy-to-use interface that features an interactive map search function, as well as, search filters by Category, Month, Country, Region, Places You’ve Been, or Places You Want to Go. The app includes a tutorial and descriptions of the 1,000 most interesting places in the world. We even added a feature that makes it possible for US citizens to check the visa requirements for traveling to each country right in the app. Other features include allowing users to bookmark their favorite places and share them with their friends on Facebook. The app...

Telnet - SaaS & mobile apps for telecom project management

Telnet, Inc. is a consulting firm providing complete Telecom and IT solutions globally. They were looking for a solution that would drastically reduce the EME testing project duration from several weeks to several days. Achivion build a platform that successfully achieved the goal and, moreover, delivered a SaaS application which they can sell on subscription basis to other telecom companies.

ItsOnMe.com - E-commerce web & mobile apps for e-gifting

ItsOnMe is a SaaS-based e-Gifting platform for small businesses. It is designed to efficiently integrate e-Gifting into the business model. Users can send company e-gift card customized with a personal picture or video, and delivered via email, Facebook, or phone. Achivion Solutions has built this platform from scratch and continues ongoing enhancement and technical support.

SocialTables.com - Backend infrastructure migration to AWS

Social Tables is a rapidly growing company that offers SaaS-based event planning software. Part of their growth strategy was migration of the infrastructure to the Cloud. Achivion helped design AWS-based architecture that allows scaling the product to 1000s of simultaneous users.

NIH ASSIST - Gov't app for processing grant applications

ASSIST website is created to prepare and submit multi-project grant applications electronically to NIH and other Public Health Service agencies. It serves as a web user interface for Grants.gov public API. Achivion's staff created an architecture of the system and led the development of several mission-critical components.

Pay4SchoolStuff.com - School payments platform

Pay4SchoolStuff.com is a payment and information management solution for leaders and members of school community organizations. Achivion became the primary IT vendor for this product in 2014. We improved usability, stabilized infrastructure performance and continue to enhance platform features to help them remain #1 in their niche market.

STYLECABLE - E-commerce platform for emerging fashion designers

STYLECABLE is an e-commerce web platform that connects the most talented up-and-coming fashion designers with their fans and customers. Achivion engineers created the website from scratch based on the popular e-commerce engine.

NIH iEdison - System technology modernization

iEdison website is used for invention and patent reporting by government agency offices. Achivion's staff led the system migration from technology of 90’s to a modern web-based solution which significantly cut maintenance costs and opened it up for future enhancements.

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Angular Frontend Implementation for Blockchain Company

"They were engaged in the project, prompt, professional, and delivered everything we asked for and expected."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Using Angular 5, Achievion Solutions designed and implemented the frontend user interface for blockchain web applications. They also connected modules with the application’s backend portals.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Rockville, Maryland
Sead Muftic
CEO, BIX System Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The professional and effective team has proven their talent to the extent that they are leveraged as third-party experts on additional projects. The success of their IT strategies and project management processes has cemented them as a reliable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of BIX System Corporation, and we develop secure, distributed ledger and blockchain technologies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Achievion Solutions?

We needed help with the frontend implementation of some of our blockchain web applications and web application portals.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have layered web application portals that Achievion Solutions designed using Angular 5. The users access the web application through their choice of browser, there is code that handles data locally at the web server, and beyond that code is a set of modules that support different functions of the applications. These modules then connect with our APIs.

Achievion Solutions was involved in two layers of our web application infrastructure. They designed graphics and the frontend pages that users interface with, as well as connected these pages to our modules, and the modules further down into the backend—more of the portal side of the applications.

What is the team composition?

I spoke with their CEO once per contract, however, it was my internal project manager that had the most contact with Achievion Solutions. I would pass the project requirements to him, he would be in constant communication with the CEO, and the CEO would work with his internal developers.

How did you come to work with Achievion Solutions?

One of my business partners recommended Achievion Solutions as a skilled frontend development company and then introduced me to their CEO. We met, discussed what they do and how they could help our project, and I decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost changed per contract, but all together we’ve spent $20,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in February 2018, and our last project together lasted from July 2018–August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were successful and effective, delivered exactly what we expected, and had high-quality deliverables in terms of IT strategies.

How did Achievion Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

We established a shared server to post tickets for any issues or problems, and they always reacted promptly, efficiently, and effectively.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have interesting and attractive graphic designs, but above that, their entire team is very talented. If I’m working on a project with a different vendor, and a question comes up or part of the project is especially difficult, I’ll reach out to them. They have very effective expertise.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing I can think of that they can do to improve their business or the quality of their results. They were engaged in the project, prompt, professional, and delivered everything we asked for and expected.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I always suggest that people are precise in their requirements and willing to have a back and forth with their project manager to make sure that everyone has the same level of understanding. Achievion Solutions has a form available to fill out for their customers to describe the project, but I found it most helpful to create and share a PowerPoint presentation. It was a little more descriptive and allowed me to share pictures of what I was looking for.

4.5
Overall Score It was close to perfect.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very prompt.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had fair and acceptable pricing.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There were a few issues that I feel shouldn’t have appeared, but they weren’t significant.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

.NET Solution Support for Fitness Company

"Their work speaks for itself."

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

Achievion provided .net support as well as frontend and backend development for a fitness company after a previous developer abandoned the project.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Greater New York City Area
Partner, Fitness Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Constant communication and a readiness to understand and redevelop the previous site design proved Achievion is able to deliver. They performed with the utmost professionalism and reliability, and they will provide ongoing support.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I’m a partner at a fitness company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Achievion Solutions?

We ran into an issue where we lost our CTO overnight, so we reached out to Achievion to pick up where they left off, which was difficult. Achievion came on to help on the backend and frontend, and to pick up the pieces. They came on as pretty much full-time tech support. There was nothing really specific at the time besides saving the business and they did a great job of achieving that. Primarily, we wanted to keep everything going as planned. We obviously are always implementing new features into the websites. After a couple of weeks, we were actually able to achieve those goals and get those features in the backlog for Achievion, and once we got everything comfortably settled, we were able to start building out features within the site. Prior to Achievion, there was a previous agency working on it and once the CTO left, they left.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

We needed .net support and Achievion brought in their experts to not only rework and enhance what was going on, but build off of that. They picked up where the former tech team left off. They’re doing more than supporting the backend. They’re pretty much doing everything a CTO would do and then some. We had a landing page design, but didn’t have it built out. Once they got comfortable, we gave the task of building the landing page, which they did, and it looks great. They’re making some tweaks here and there such as including customer profiles with the websites, different data tracking tools, and a lot of smaller features here and there. The biggest one that they’ve probably taken on would be the landing page and then just assuring that our streaming capabilities, which is 90% of our business, are running smoothly.

How did you come to work with Achievion Solutions?

I was referred to Achievion through one of my friends out in D.C. I was looking for .net experts, which are hard to find these days. They just so happened to have a couple, and that’s how we got introduced and went from there. It worked out perfectly, and we’re really grateful for that recommendation.

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

We started at $10,000 to $15,000 a month, and now we’re at about $25,000 a month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2017, and have been working together since.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We’ve gotten great reception on the landing page. We’re like the Netflix for fitness. We’ve actually tried the design and developed a site based off of Netflix’s site. The homepage has brought a lot of life to the website besides just having different classes listed. They’ve also helped build out a blog, which has increased our SEO overnight. The highest success we’ve had was them taking over a lot of the streaming issues we’ve had with Microsoft and definitely building out the homepage. We probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Achievion.

How did Achievion Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They were perfect. We started with Alex [CEO, Achievion] and he’s very good with working by schedule and getting things done. A good word to describe him is militant. So, when there’s something scheduled out, he gets it done. When I say militant, I mean it in the best way possible. He’s a great communicator and communicates great with his guys to get the work that we’re looking for done in a timely manner. He is extremely responsive. Three weeks into the project, he was responsive even when he was in another country on vacation. When he’s not working, we have another point of contact. There’s never a disconnect between us and Achievion. We started off with him and one other developer. Alex [CEO, Achievion] started building up a team on his own and then once we wanted to get things turned around quicker, we asked him to grow it a little further. We now have a small tech team that we consider our own. We have about six developers now and a tester working on their end. It’s definitely built out, and we’re probably going to grow that as well once we finalize some funding. It started out small, but as we got comfortable with each other, we’ve definitely added on developers from their team. It’s been good ever since. As far as speaking on the phone, we do a monthly Scriptboard meeting with the whole Forte team and Alex [CEO, Achievion] for everyone to get caught up on everything. He runs a really solid meeting. I’m probably Slacking with him at least a couple of times a day. I’m in constant communication with him. It’s a great relationship. We 100% trust Alex [CEO, Achievion] and his team.

What distinguishes Achievion Solutions from other providers?

The most impressive thing was how quick they were able to understand the architecture behind the website, because it’s built on .net and it’s a masterpiece. For them to come on and to understand it as quickly as they did was extremely impressive. For them to start building off the current structure of the site and building out features within a couple of weeks was definitely impressive.

Is there anything Achievion Solutions could have improved or done differently?

Not currently.

Do you have any recommendations for others considering working with Achievion Solutions?

Be clear on what you’re looking for because the more clear you are, the quicker and better turnaround you’ll get. If it’s your company, you obviously understand it better than anybody else does, and when an agency comes in and you expect them to know everything, they really don’t understand everything right away. Just being clear and efficient in asking what you want makes it a lot easier on their end to deliver in a timely manner. I think it’s about the communication right up front and not expecting the world at the beginning, because it takes time to learn someone else’s business.

5.0
Overall Score We probably wouldn’t be where we are without them right now. We’re extremely grateful for their work, and we’re looking forward to continue the relationship.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They primarily meet the deadlines, but at the beginning it was a little tougher because we didn’t have a full team on the dev side. Once we built out the full team, I would say they were 100% efficient on meeting deadlines currently.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Based off the research I’ve done after we hired them, I would say that they are extremely competitive in pricing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Based on the current standing that we have with them, and how they were able to pick up the business from where it left off which made it seem like we didn’t miss a step.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely refer them, especially with the trust that we’ve built in the relationship. Their work speaks for itself. I wouldn’t have to really sell anybody on their work.

Mobile App Dev for Student-Athlete Driven Nonprofit

"[Achievion Solutions] was able to break down the process in steps in a way that I would understand."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Achievion Solutions developed a mobile app at a nonprofit rate for increasing efficiency in classrooms, allowing student-athlete health educators to focus more on the curriculum. Version 1 is complete.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Marie Rudolph
Executive Director, The Grassroot Project
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Feedback from the pilot phase of Version 1 is still being collected, however, the student-athlete educators that used the app claim that it saved time and increased interaction in classrooms. Achievion Solutions delivered on time, providing in-person meetings and consistent clear communication.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the executive director of Athletes United for Social Justice, which is better known as The Grassroot Project. We train university student athletes as non-traditional health educators who deliver our interactive sexual health curriculum in Washington DC middle schools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Achievion Solutions?

Our organization won an award through 501cTECH to develop phase 1 of an app. It would be the first ever app for The Grassroot Project. The ultimate goal of the app is to provide time-saving efficiencies for our student-athlete coaches when they’re in the middle schools. For example, taking attendance and filling out required fidelity checklists.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We engaged Alex, Achievion’s CEO, and his organization to build out Version 1 of the app which was the time saving and efficiency piece. We’re now currently fundraising for the second phase of the project. Version 1 allowed our student-athlete coaches to take attendance in the classroom on the app as opposed to paper and pencil. It also allowed the student-athlete coaches to conduct their fidelity checklists which are required by many of the grants that our non-profit are a part of. This app freed the student-athlete coaches to spend more time interacting with the young people.

I only interacted with Alex and we had a good amount of contact. He was certainly responsive when questions arose. With any app or with any piece of technology, bugs need to be fixed and things need to be tested. He was always on top of that with us. We were checking in at a regularly scheduled time about once every couple of weeks as we were building it out. I never felt as if I needed to reach him and was unable to. I know there were people on the backend that were assigned to the project, but I don’t know how many.

How did you come to work with Achievion Solutions?

I had a conversation with a mutual connection of both Alex and myself and it was on an unrelated matter. I told this individual that we had just won this award and that I was looking for a recommended app developer to engage with. Alex was one of about 2–3 names that were recommended for me to follow up on. I interviewed each of them and ultimately decided that Alex and his organization was the one that we wanted to go with, partly because of his willingness to work with us and our budget.

He provided a nonprofit rate where the others that we had spoken to did not. He also understands that not everyone is a tech person; he was able to break down the process in steps in a way that I would understand. That was much appreciated because I needed to engage an app developer that I could trust, that would do the work on time and within budget, and that would help me feel comfortable along the way. Alex and his organization did just that.

How much have you invested with Achievion Solutions?

The first phase of the project cost $8,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in December 2016; Version 1 was piloted in a couple of schools in January 2017. We were able to track bugs and get feedback from our coaches so that we knew what changes needed to be made before we launched in each of our programs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We actually haven’t gone through all of the feedback that we got from our student-athlete coaches from the pilot schools that we ran it in. That’s something that we will do over the summer. I can say anecdotally that those student athlete coaches that were involved in some of the pilot programs found it useful and noted that it did save time in the classroom, allowing them to interact with the young people and with the curriculum longer than they had previously been able to.

How did Achievion Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

I was impressed and pleased with interacting with them and the work that they did. They communicated the timeline that it would take and they stayed within it. They also understood and recognized the budget that we had to work with and stayed within it.

I have every intention to engage with them again once we have the funds available for Version 2. Alex and I met in person initially, and about 50% of our interactions were in person. We handled on email what we could, but there were times we required a face-to-face meeting so that we could review different stages of the app as it was being developed.

What did you find most impressive about Achievion Solutions?

Alex was a big part of what impressed me about the company. We had not worked with the company before, so we didn’t have a belief or an expectation going in. However, my interaction with Alex gave me comfort that not only he but his entire organization, was qualified to do the work and that they were the best fit for us. He did whatever was necessary to help us understand and make sure that the communication was ongoing and clear.

Are there any areas Achievion Solutions could improve?

No. I was very pleased.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Achievion Solutions?

I was grateful for the individual that recommended them to me, and I, in turn, would be happy to recommend them to someone that asks me about an app developer.

5.0
Overall Score The overall experience was positive. There are inevitable stress points in undertaking an effort that an organization has never done before, but I felt that we were in good hands at each point during out interaction with Alex.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All of the milestones were completed. The communication was ongoing and clear; we had no issues for concern.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Without having a point of reference — having never done this before — it’s a little difficult to determine this, but I will note that they provided us a non-profit price, which I was very happy with.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met the timeline that they established for the completion of Version 1. They came in within budget and helped us understand the process from beginning to end.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I was happy to have received a recommendation for working with Alex, and I’m happy to recommend him and his organization to whomever may be interested in an app developer.

Software Enhancement for Software Testing Startup

"We can trust Acheivion with our source code and their technical knowledge is remarkable."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Acheivion Solutions partnered with a test automation platform to provide web, backend, and mobile testing services. The team works on more complicated projects in this partnership. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Co-founder, Software Testing Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team implemented features that created a huge user experience boost.  Acheivion Solutions is enthusiastic and energetic about their work, which improves project morale. They are communicative and attend regular meetings, although could improve their English.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company provides a test automation platform. It's very user-friendly.  It's for users that do not have much technical background. It's mostly web testing. We also do some backend and mobile testing.

What is your position?

I'm the cofounder and CTO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Acheivion Solutions?

We want to continue to grow our development team. We've been contracting out pieces of our software to different teams for the past four years. We've had different experiences. Once we landed on Acheivion a few months back, we stuck with them.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We started with a fixed-cost contract for a specific feature in our software. This was back in July or August of 2015.  They created this very complicated feature of our software. We are a startup and we don't have time to write up requirements.  After the engagement, I was engaged with the engineers who were working on this and asked Acheivion if we could have them, at least temporarily, fully dedicated to our team. That started two months ago. 

How did you come to work with Acheivion Solutions?

As a startup, we don't have time to go about finding contractors actively. Some of them just come about as a discovery process. We had a relationship with Alexey Jacome, the CEO, before. Acheivion is a little more expensive than the other firms that we worked with in the past. There was another firm that we approached also. Every time we start with a development partner, we try them out with a fixed-cost project to see how they perform. We engage with more projects if the fixed-cost project goes well.

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

I can't give you an exact number but it is two full people onboard full-time. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The feature that Acheivion worked on for almost 3 1/2 months, offered a huge boost in our user experience. We've been wanting to do that for almost two years now, but we never had time to do it. We never found a resource we could trust.  We can trust Acheivion with our source code and their technical knowledge is remarkable. They're very smart.

How did Acheivion Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

I work with two members of their team twice a day. At midnight, we have a meeting. That would be their morning and then when I wake up at 8 a.m. and I have a meeting with them. I've been working with them constantly.

What distinguishes Acheivion Solutions from other providers?

Acheivion's biggest plus is that they are very enthusiastic when they're working. They bring a lot of energy to the table. I'm constantly working. When I see somebody else constantly working on my team, it makes me more excited.

Is there anything Acheivion Solutions could have improved or done differently?

To give an honest answer, their English communication could improve a bit. However, having said that, they pick up things incredibly fast.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We're happy spending this money on them. But, we would like to spend a little less.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We already referred them. They're amazing.

Web Development for Fashion E-commerce Site

"[Achievion] was a partner in helping us find solutions, walking us through what was feasible and what wasn’t."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Achievion Solutions developed a fashion e-commerce site featuring independent designers. The team completely developed the site and provided backend configuration in this ongoing relationship.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Founder, E-Commerce Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered on time, demonstrating responsiveness and flexibility. Achievion Solutions provided a project manager and great advice on feasibility and functionality. The final site is robust and has great features.  

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My company is called STYLECABLE. It’s an e-commerce site that features independent fashion designers.

What is your position?

I’m CEO and founder of STYLECABLE.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Acheivion Solutions?

I approached Acheivion to build our e-commerce site in order to launch my brand.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Acheivion provided web development for an e-commerce site as well as the backend configuration. 

How did you come to work with Acheivion Solutions?

Acheivion Solutions came as a referral from a friend of mine that I knew in the startup community. I went with Acheivion mainly based on the referral but I had also looked at other development companies in the D.C. area and outside of D.C. Acheivion has a U.S. based project manager that I could work with. I met with Alex Jacome [CEO, Acheivion Solutions], liked him, and thought he was knowledgeable. I decided that they were a great company and along with a referral, it made a lot of sense to work with them.

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

Our partnership with Acheivion Solutions falls between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

This is an ongoing partnership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The Acheivion team was able to deliver the work on time. I appreciated the project manager’s responsiveness, flexibility, and his advice. He was a partner in helping us find solutions, walking us through what was feasible and what wasn’t. I’m not a coder. I am new to the tech world and having the Acheivion team explain complex concepts to me was super helpful.

What distinguishes Acheivion Solutions from other providers?

They have developers in the U.S. and some in Eastern Europe. Having Alex, the CEO and project manager here was very helpful. They have a pretty robust backend system where you can track issues that you’re having, which is also really helpful.

Is there anything Acheivion Solutions could have improved or done differently?

Overall, I am very happy with their service. One thing to improve on would be offering more design type services alongside their development.

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

E-commerce Platform Development for Payment Startup

"[Achievion Solutions] has proven to be exceptional in what they can do."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Achievion Solutions provides programming, coding, and web strategies for various projects. The team serves as a technology partner and offers services beyond the initial project scope.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Jay Bass
CEO, Payment Partners
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Achievion Solutions’ responsiveness, efficiency, and open communication have facilitated a very functional working relationship. The team is engaged in project planning and transparent with cost and time estimates. They are flexible and consistently follow through on established tasks and timelines.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

It’s called Payment Partners, Inc. We develop ecommerce platforms for community organizations. 

What is your position?

I’m the chief executive officer [CEO] and president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Achivion Solutions?

Prior to Achivion, we had a developer that had been working with us for a little over a year. We subcontracted programming, website maintenance and development services. That developer moved overseas and we were left in urgent need of a replacement. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Our partnership with Achivion Solution has lasted about 16 months since we engaged in a business relationship. Their team provides programming and web strategies for undertaking various projects. They have been responsive and efficient in following through with the services they provide. They have also provided a broader scope of services beyond programming and coding.

How did you come to work with Achivion Solutions?

Alex Jacome [CEO, Achivion Solutions] was referred to us by a family friend and has proved to be exceptional in what he and his team can do.

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

Up to this point our partnership is in the $10,000 to $50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

This is an ongoing partnership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Achivion’s responsiveness and efficiency is great. We’ve met periodically over the course of the relationship to plan ahead for some upcoming strategies. Some time ago we went through and developed a list of tasks that we prioritized, and developed a timeline. Their CEO came back and provided cost estimates and time estimates.

What distinguishes Achivion Solutions from other providers?

Achivion Solutions’ ability to adjust, their flexibility, and capacity to follow through with promised tasks and timelines has been extremely appreciated and very valuable for us.

Is there anything Achivion Solutions could have improved or done differently?

There’s nothing I can think of. There have been minor instances where my initial feeling was that we were being billed for something that might have been the responsibility of their developers. But we were able to discuss the issue and resolve it without any residual bitterness. It facilitated a very functional working relationship.

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