Web software development company.

For over 16 years we provide:1) Complex Software DevelopmentOur senior software developers team has a longstanding experience of a turn-key project development. Only an expert team is capable to implement complex and non-standard systems from scratch.

2) ConsultingDue to a lingering technical know-how of both management staff and senior engineers, we offer full consulting lifecycle in IT sphere.3) AuditAudit is similar to a complex system examination. We provide report about product’s weak spots with further recommendations for system optimization.4) OutsourcingSometimes it is hard to find appropriate team for your project. For this case we suggest outsourcing of our existing teams that work like one organism.

At Acropolium we have built a wide range of B2B and B2C software solutions for such domains:

- Startups development

Full development lifecycle for startups beginning from idea research until project release and further support.  Building of MVP for the product, since this is the key strategy for fast and quantitative market testing.

- Intranet projects

Development of corporate networks, internal company portals, or any corporate solutions from scratch.

- Medicine and Healthcare

Portals for calibration and accounting of medical devices; websites for clinics of various complexity; management systems for doctors and patients.

- Hospitality industry

 Systems with a large volume of traffic, resource-intensive functionality, file system and storage load, and databases.

- Talent Management

Portals for job search, talent employment.

 

- Digital Media

We create a web-interface that works in any browser and on any device - computer, tablet, or smartphone.

 
$100,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2003
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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
headquarters

Focus

Service lines
  • Custom Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Enterprise App Modernization
Client focus
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
Industry focus
  • Hospitality & leisure
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions
CRM functions
CRM solutions
Productivity & collaboration
Managed services

Portfolio

Key clients: 
1) Customers with an idea, but without technical knowledge, who need the help of specialists; 2) Customers looking for custom (non-standard) solutions that are not currently on the market; 3) Customers who want to transfer the creation and management of their project to experienced hands. 

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Third-Party Development for Logistics and Tracking Software

"They’re definitely one of the companies that we are happy with and willing to recommend."

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

Acropolium handled a test project for a third-party client, building a customized logistics and tracking software with GPS integrations. The contract has extended to include database updates, IoT, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kaunas, Lithuania
Vita Jasaite
Business Developer, Aciety
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The software perfectly tracks packages as well as other information, which can all be viewed seamlessly. While project management and communication are among Acropolium's greatest strengths, they also excel at providing implementable advice to ensure the best results for the client.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a business developer for Aciety, an IT services and products provider. It’s a platform through which European providers can submit their products and offer their services to clients all over the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Acropolium?

We had a client—a large logistics agency from Malaysia—that had a bad experience with outsourcing, so they picked us to help them find a match.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed to find a reliable, hardworking partner to help our client improve their services and implement the latest technologies, customized for their particular needs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We knew of Acropolium’s experience and line of work, so it was easy to recommend them to the end client. We picked three companies from our platform but knew right from the start that Acropolium would offer the best value for that particular client.

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

The project involved a custom-made system for all logistic needs, starting from simple integrations of GPS trackers and growing into a fully-capable software. What was initially a rather straightforward, short-term project immediately escalated into a whole new, and much larger, open-ended one. We expect the project will extend for at least three more years.

What was the team composition?

They've assigned a team lead, five senior .NET developers, a QA specialist, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Right now, the client can easily track parcels, trucks, and other information; the software then visualizes the data and displays it on screens. We're currently collaborating to make a whole new, updated database with more internet of things (IoT) features added.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They’re very effective, conducting frequent sprint calls and briefings. All communication is supervised by the CEO, but it’s mostly directed by the team lead. This means that all questions get answered right away.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Acropolium’s advice and recommendations have made and continue to make a great impact. There have been significant changes to the system thanks to their knowledge and willingness to take on the work. They make sure that the end client gets the most modern and useful solutions.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They should consider opening an office in Malaysia.

5.0
Overall Score They’re definitely one of the companies that we are happy with and willing to recommend.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Acropolium is always on time and on point.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price is very reasonable, especially considering the quality of their code and the additional services they provide, such as their advice.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re a capable team and are willing to adjust to the client's budget.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’re 100% likely to recommend them and have done so already.

Software Development for Hazards Alerting Company

"They are a tremendous value as an outsourcing partner."

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

Acropolium designed & implemented both software & hardware architecture for a hazards alerting company looking to build an efficient alerting system using Node.js, a Redis database, PostgreSQL, & Bootstrap.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rory Groves
CEO, SWIFT Weather
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Out of the box thinking and ingenuity in solution implementation characterize Acropolium’s approach to their work. On time and on budget, Acropolium was awarded 4 additional jobs after the initial project. They remain SWIFT Weather’s trusted partner almost 3 years later.

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 Founder/CEO of SWIFT Weather, a hazards alerting company. Our solutions enable businesses, agencies, and citizens to predict accurately where severe weather will strike, maximize preparation time, and formulate appropriate response. SWIFT Weather solutions turn raw weather data into actionable, easy-to-read information that fuels some of your most critical decisions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Acropolium?
Our challenge was to see if by focusing on unique ways to monitor hazards, and trigger and route alerts, we could significantly improve upon traditional models of alerting without creating fatigue from "noise" and at the same time ensure accountability and audit trails throughout the organization.

We were trying to improve the signal-to-noise ratio when it comes to severe weather and crisis alerting. On any given day, there can be dozens or hundreds of alerts that affect an enterprise. Many solutions over-alert. This creates fatigue and leads to poor utilization and poor response times in actual emergencies. Our main concept for the new project is to build an efficient alerting system that would be able to contact anybody connected to an organization no matter what platform they’re using, including email, cell phone, web applet, or any kind of custom API. We also wanted to make sure that we would be able to solicit an acknowledgement that the alert had been received. The project has features like that built into it along with some other proprietary features with patents pending that would make this product unique in the marketplace. When we reached out to Acropolium, the product was only at concept stage.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?
From the technology perspective, I had a basic concept in mind with a list of requirements and features. During first phase they [Acropolium] helped me create architecture from a software and hardware point of view to see how I could build that kind of a product. I was impressed with their architecture results, and so I hired them to do the build.

Acropolium recommended the technologies that should be used and did the actual design of the hardware architecture in terms of databases, platforms, etc. For the layout and graphic designs, I gave them concept drawings that they implemented. They used Node.js with a Redis database, PostgreSQL database, and some other modern web UI languages including Bootstrap, etc. Everything was hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance.

How did you come to work with Acropolium?
We initially posted the project on Elance/Upwork and Acropolium was one of the bids. They provided the most compelling approach by first delivering a detailed architecture that proved they understood the project better than anyone else. They were subsequently awarded 4 more projects, each one building upon the original framework, and we are still working together nearly 3 years later.

How much have you invested with Acropolium?
We’ve spent between $30,00–$50,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?
We started the project in September, 2014, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The deliverables from Acropolium always exceed my expectations. We work very diligently to provide clear requirements, which they meet, but often they will improve upon our requirements by suggesting options we haven't considered. This may be in the form of open-source solutions, payment systems, or email providers. As long as my requirements are clear up front, they are quick at fixing bugs. They are a tremendous value as an outsourcing partner.

Because I’m the point person who communicates requirements, I don’t know about metrics. The marketplace to sell this product is still being developed. The reason I keep working with them is that they consistently meet or exceed our expectations in terms of the quality of work. Oftentimes, they are able to implement a feature in a better way than I had suggested. They show motivation to think outside the box. Other outsourced teams that I’ve worked with stay on time and on budget, but they won’t offer excellent work or have best possible implementation.

How did Acropolium perform from a project management standpoint?
If I give them requirements, they’re always on time and within budget. We use Codebase for project management, which is Acropolium’s ticketing and code repository system.

What did you find most impressive about Acropolium?
When bring ingenuity to their solution implementation. I can rely on them to let me know if there’s a better way to do something.

Are there any areas Acropolium could improve?
If we’re not in the middle of a sprint, it can take a while for them to get back to us if there are bug fixes or updates to an existing product. Usually they respond within a few days, but it’s hard as a business owner to know when something will be fixed in a predictable manner.

5.0
Overall Score Preferred partner.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Always on budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Exceeds expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Have already referred to other businesses.

Mobile App Development for Health App

"I have been very satisfied with how Acropolium’s developer performed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Acropolium developed a native mobile app (iOS and Android) in ReactJS, providing 2 resources in an outsourced engagement. Next, they will supply a PHP team to support a new Drupal initiative. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aron van Cleef
CEO, PeopleCapacity
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed health-focused product met project standards and attracted great initial feedback, forecasting a positive reception after launching in app stores. Acropolium’s quick reaction time, flexible payment schedule, and high-quality work continue to impress. 

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 CEO of a company that focuses on connecting Belgian and Dutch clients to foreign developers. We work with trusted suppliers from around the world, whose management and development teams we’re familiar with. We manage the complete development process alongside our clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Acropolium?

We have worked on several projects with their team, including a fixed-price ReactJS development effort.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Acropolium supplied a ReactJS developer who built a native Android and iOS app. It is a tool for people with drug and alcohol problems that provides questionnaires through which users can determine if they have an addiction.

How did you come to work with Acropolium?

One of their account managers reached out to me on LinkedIn. I set up a call and tried to get an understanding of what Acropolium did and how they worked. I was quite impressed with them and thought that they would be a good choice for a future opportunity. I continued to look for clients in The Netherlands and Belgium and finally found a project that fit Acropolium.

How much have you invested with Acropolium?

The cost of our project has been around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Acropolium in March of 2017. We delivered the ReactJS app, and it will be launched on app stores soon. We are in the process of starting a new, larger project on behalf of a Belgian company that is looking for a dedicated PHP team for resource augmentation. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I always sit in the middle, connecting developers with my clients. I am responsible for ensuring that processes are working well and have received good feedback from clients. We are discussing a new Drupal project with Acropolium, which is a compliment for their team.

How did Acropolium perform from a project management standpoint?

We work in a Scrum way with 2-week sprints. We review the output at the end of each period, and, if everything is okay, we start the next step. Contracts are updated at the same interval.

They provided a developer and CTO on their side. I worked as project manager and have also depended on the project manager and developer from the client’s side. I have been very satisfied with how Acropolium’s developer performed. He was fast, had high-quality output, and did even more than he was supposed to do.

I use Google Docs for management, and we also work with Git. I am not technically involved in the details, but I keep a general overview of the developers working in the client’s system.

What did you find most impressive about Acropolium?

I appreciate the speed of their work, quick reaction time, and, last but not least, the quality of their work.

Are there any areas Acropolium could improve?

They should focus on explaining who is responsible for pricing. There was a bit of confusion around this at times. This is a small issue. I could arrange everything perfectly, but, if Acropolium had not done the work, we’d have a huge problem. In this case, the client was happy.

5.0
Overall Score I’m very happy with Acropolium, and my clients want to come back.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have worked on a fixed-price basis, and Acropolium delivered what we asked. They’ve actually had better performance than our client.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    If the cost was not good, we wouldn’t have started the collaboration.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have a quality team and a dedicated CTO. They do their best to help us in any way, from understanding what we need to being flexible with the payment schedule.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m happy to recommend them.

Software Development for Event Management

"Their work has been running well for the last decade."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2008 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Acropolium provides web development support for event management, and occasionally also provides wireframes and design. Major features developed in the 9-year relationship include searchable lists and mapping.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
London, UK
Tim Burrell
Digital Project Manager, Centaur Media
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Acropolium’s work is business-critical, and they frequently impress with their ability to code high-quality products and meet functionality requests. Each project has been managed well and delivered on time. The team is especially good at listening and thinking of solutions.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Centaur Media is a vendor of advertising, subscriptions, and live events around B2B publications like Marketing Week and The Lawyer. We also handle consumer magazines, and focus on homebuilding and renovating shows. I am a digital project manager for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Acropolium?

We manage 80 websites across many industries and audience types and needed to create an event-management software which could handle many users and many first-class pages to our visitors and potential customers. We needed to find a reliable supplier who could deliver this while in the right price bracket.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have around 20 in-house developers working on other parts of our business, but only 2 of them focus on the live events part. Acropolium provides the rest of our needed resources. We started with only one resource, but we currently engage a team of 4 from their side. The team size has remained constant for the last few years.

We have worked on many projects with Acropolium over the course of our 9-year relationship. Our exhibition-management software is one example; it provides a front-end website aimed at attracting visitors to our events. At the same time, the software manages exhibitors, who log in to a portal and can complete several forms.

Acropolium has primarily provided web development, but have also provided design. A few years ago, we worked on a publication project for which Acropolium handled the ground work, including design, wireframes, and user-journey suggestions. We accepted their input and built Acropolium's design. As a general rule, though, we organize wireframes on our end, thinking about marketing aspects and design, and leave web development to Acropolium.

Our software is very complex, with hundreds of individual features. The most valuable feature has been the ability to create searchable exhibitor lists. Another feature is our event planner, through which people can select interest areas and mark them on a map; when they visit our exhibits, it becomes easier to manage whom they're visiting, where, and what time.

How did you come to work with Acropolium?

Acropolium was referred to us with perfect timing, while we were looking for a partner.

How much have you invested with Acropolium?

The cost of Acropolium's work has been around $500,000 overall.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Acropolium around 2008. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Acropolium has good development and internal testing processes. As a result, we've gotten good-quality work. It would be very noticeable if their work wasn’t high quality, given that Acropolium is working on some business-critical functions for our company. Our team is frequently surprised by the functionalities we're building with Acropolium. Their work has been running well for the last decade.

How did Acropolium perform from a project management standpoint?

Projects are managed well and delivered on time. If getting the right quality and completing the right items in time is key to a project, then Acropolium is very good at doing it. There have been instances of scope creep which changed our goals, but they were few and far-between.

We use Codebase, HipChat, Skype, Trello and Google Docs for our collaboration.

What did you find most impressive about Acropolium?

Acropolium is very good at listening and collectively thinking of solutions. If we give them a vague problem, Acropolium's team will solve it.

Are there any areas Acropolium could improve?

Not being a direct part of our business puts Acropolium at a disadvantage. We'd always prefer having in-house resources, but that's not necessarily a failing of Acropolium.

5.0
Overall Score Given that I've been working with Acropolium for 9 years, I would have found a different partner if they weren't a 5-star company.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There's always room for improvement in terms of scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to competitors, Acropolium has been an economical choice.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Acropolium frequently exceeded our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web and Mobile Application Development for Biotech Services Management Solution

"Members of our company have stared in awe at what we are doing, and the progress we have month-by-month."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Acropolium has worked on 3 web-based apps, including a social network app, e-commerce app, and product showcase. The team is working on a web and mobile app project that provides offline and online services.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Michael Morozov
Head of Technology, Qualer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web-applications have not had any critical bugs, and they have received stellar feedback in their industry. Acropolium has delivered all requested features and more by introducing their suggestions. The team is disciplined, accountable, and responsive.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Qualer provides a software-as-a-service system for the biotech industry, particularly its service portions. I am the chief executive officer and founder of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Acropolium?

We originally needed to develop our web-based platform, but we ended up working with them across multiple projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I have worked with Acropolium on 3 projects, all for web-based applications of different types. These included a social network app, an e-commerce app, and a website showcasing the products of a biotech company.

Acropolium provides a 12-person development team for our current work. We are building an Azure application consisting of a number of services, online and offline, including mobile and web apps. The team has handled parts of the design as well. Our application is an enterprise-grade SaaS [software as a service] solution for service management in the biotech industry. A part of our project is also a collaboration application for precision instruments.

We are mainly using the Microsoft stack, but Acropolium also has a PHP and MySQL web team. Acropolium is able to write native code for mobile, but, in our case, we have used the Xamarin framework, which is a Microsoft technology for building apps on multiple platforms.

Regarding design, my company provides generic wireframes by which Acropolium provides development. In the past, we have also worked based off generic descriptions.

How did you come to work with Acropolium?

I worked with Acropolium on a project for a previous company, so I went to them when I needed programmers. We have used many companies, particularly in Ukraine, which is an inexpensive and reliable source of developers. Acropolium is head-and-shoulders above everyone else. I haven't worked with any other companies which were as responsive and honest.

How much have you invested with Acropolium?

The cost of Acropolium's services has been around $500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Acropolium started working with my current company in 2013. The work is ongoing, and we're expanding our team with Acropolium.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Acropolium has achieved tangible results. Members of our company have stared in awe at what we are doing, and the progress we have month-by-month.

We have recently partnered with another company for penetration testing and security analyses for our code. We passed our first audit without even any level-2 criticality bugs, which is a testament to Acropolium's work. There were a few medium-to-low-impact issues, but that was it.

Acropolium has delivered all our requested features, and then some. Our developers not only took ownership of their work but also introduced their best thinking and suggestions. Acropolium went the extra mile in providing a cool, modern UI [user interface] for us.

How did Acropolium perform from a project management standpoint?

I manage the whole team myself, although Acropolium has its hierarchy. The team is very disciplined, allowing us to reach a workflow that made everyone accountable and responsive. I've had no issues whatsoever with Acropolium. We have scrum calls every night. No deadlines were ever missed.

We use a combination of tools, but the majority of our work is tracked with Team Foundation Server. GitHub is our code repository, and we also use Google Docs.

What did you find most impressive about Acropolium?

The results we've seen can be attributed to Acropolium's CEO. He has a talent for finding developers with good potential. Even though many of them don't have a lot of experience initially, they eventually shine and do a tremendous job. I trust him in this regard and know that he will always find star talent when I need it. He is also honest and open about everything.

Are there any areas Acropolium could improve?

I don't think so. Acropolium is doing a tremendous job, especially compared to teams we've worked with in the past.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We haven't missed a single iteration in 3 years.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Our cost is 3-4 times lower than it would have been in the US.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Acropolium is responsive and accountable for the work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I openheartedly recommend Acropolium, with the only reservation being that I want to keep them as my contractors.