Drupal development and web design

ADCI Solutions delivers results. Clutch proved.

We make magic (and business success) happen with Drupal - whatever you need: a content-heavy platform, high-load e-commerce website, or a simple corporate profile.

Drupal suits you if you own

  • E-commerce website
  • Medical or educational website
  • Corporate page
  • MVP to jump-start

We’ve been a Drupal Supporting partner since 2012 and have become the first Premium Supporting partner in Russia in 2013.  We were chosen to be a design partner for DrupalCon 2015 in Barcelona and DrupalCon 2016 in Dublin.

Our services

  • Drupal development
  • Vue.js and React.js development
  • Migration to Drupal
  • Support and maintenance

Don't know how to start? Ask Julia at the free initial consultation: https://calendly.com/julia-adci-solutions

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2007
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Omsk, Russia
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Drupal Association, Acronis, The National Science Foundation, Alutech United Inc

NEW! Drupal 8 promotional page: development and design

This Drupal 8 promotional page is dedicated to the exhibition "A place in the sun" by Russian impressionism museum.The visitors can take part in a quiz and buy a ticket online!http://sun.rusimp.org

NEW! Serverless online e-learning platform (React, Firebase)

Industry: education


The purpose of the application: it’s our team’s service for online learning built on the basis of the serverless architecture. 


DruLabs is an online e-learning platform dedicated to Drupal. Currently, there are 2 courses available - site-building and front-end development. A participant goes through a series of educational videos, then passes tests. If they succeed, they

receive a certificate about the test completion.


We chose Firebase as the cloud database. The front-end is done with React and SASS. We also added our microservice for test launch (node.js + nightmare).


https://drulabs.com/

Design for DrupalCon Dublin conferences

ADCI Solutions company was a design partner for DrupalCon EU conferences in 2015 and 2016. We created the overall look of the conferences, including all digital assets and all printed materials. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/drupalcon-dublin

NEW! Career app "WorkQ mentors" (React Native)

Industry: recruitment


The purpose of the application: the application is aimed at those looking for a career change or career advice.


Use the WorkQ mobile app to set up a video or audio conversation with seasoned professionals who can offer domain-specific advice and practical guidance.


Features & functionality:

  • Auth via emailAudio / Video call via Zoom
API
  • Booking calls (by date and time)
  • Ask advisors questions and comment them (similar to a chat)
  • Friending (adding to favorite)
  • Different Roles
  • Account settings
  • Using Firebase as the database that helps makes an app a real-time one(reactive)

  • AppStore https://apps.apple.com/ru/app/workq-mentors/id1466725420#?platform=iphone

    Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.workq

    Drupal 7 website development for Raze Motorsports

    Development of a full-fledged e-сommerce Drupal 7 website with flexible and easy-to-use back-end administrator interface for Raze Motorsports. We implemented Catalog search, a flexible system of discounts and coupons, integrations with shipping services and payment gateways. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/raze-motorsports

    Drupal and Vue.js development and design for Alutech

    Alutech United Inc is the leading hurricane and security shutter manufacturer today. We migrated the website to Drupal 7, reconsidered the structure of the pages and redesigned it. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/alutech-united-inc

    A Symfony CRM application for Oxford Business Group

    Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research, and consultancy firm. We created a CRM application with the following functionality: data processing, permissions system, search, workflow features / easy and comfortable layouts. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/oxford-business-group

    Drupal website development for Acronis International

    Acronis applications are wide-known as the most secure, solid, and stable disk backup solutions. ADCI Solutions has built a multilingual website to popularize and sell these outstanding applications. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/acronis-international

    Bibliography & Citation module for Drupal 8

    Bibliography & Citation aka Bibcite is a made from the scratch module for Drupal 8 that utilizes the best practices and Drupal API. The module solves quite specific tasks and allows to import, export and manage the bibliography and citation. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/bibliography-and-citation

    NEW! Dating app (React Native)

    Posters create and fill their profiles. And then finders search, chat, pay and meet with posters.

    Features & functionality:

    • Auth via email, google, facebook with multi-step settings
    • Highly-customizable profiles
    • Friending (adding to favorite)
    • Chat with paid meetings
    • Different users roles (VIP, user) and types (posters, finders)
    • Payments through PayPal
    • Reviewing
    users
  • Location (GPS, Google API (for autocomplete of locations))
  • Complex filter system (up to 8 fields)
  • Using firebase as the database that helps makes an app a real-time one(reactive)
  • Drupal 8 development for The 25th NSF EPSCoR National Conference

    We migrated the structure of the website from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8, implemented a mobile version and developed the website theme. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/25th-nsf-epscor-conference

    My-art website development

    My-art.com is an online store of digital arts that can be printed into real canvas. Customers can choose from over the thousands artists' works or print custom images within few clicks.

    Reko website enhancement

    The website enhancement and development for the Reko Enterprises company, a jewelry manufacturer which has 2000 different jewelries in the catalog. One of the features implemented - a very powerful search with facet filters. https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/reko

    Drupal 8 website development for The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

    We developed a Drupal 8 website and migrated content for the "Epistemes of Modern Acoustics" research group to host different articles and other publications about acoustics, including historical data. The website has different kinds of data inputted and shown, has convenient content authoring capabilities, also, content moderation, tools to deal with scholarly data and citations.

    href="https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/sound-science-digital-histories" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/sound-science-digital-histories

    Drupal and Vue.js development for Foothills Medical Center

    Foothills Medical Center is an all-inclusive facility that combines many different areas of medicine. The client wanted to change the design of the current website. Having examined the website, we also suggested changing the website structure a bit. Have a look at the design concept that we created.

    rel="nofollow">https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/foothills-medical-center

    Drupal and Angular development for GoIntro

    GoIntro is a startup job tool based in Edinburgh. GoIntro allows students to hold 1-to-1 video chats with multiple employers on the online career fair. ADCI Solutions was busy with developing the ecosystems for three types of users: an organiser, an employer, and a student. The website is made in Drupal 7 using Angular (2+) for the front-end part.

    rel="nofollow">https://www.adcisolutions.com/work/gointro

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    Website Support & Maintenance for Cybersecurity Startup

    "Since they take care of my website, I can focus on the actual business of my company.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ADCI Solutions provides ongoing updates and maintenance for a Drupal website featuring cybersecurity solutions.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Germany
    Executive, Cybersecurity Startup
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    ADCI Solutions’ reliability and communication make for an effortless collaboration. They are highly skilled and efficient, often resolving issues within a day. ADCI’s CEO is approachable and responsive, which has added value to the engagement.  

    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 small security startup. Our company is developing devices like USB keys for user authentication and encryption.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ADCI Solutions?

    Our challenge was finding a webmaster for our Drupal-based website. We needed someone to take care of errors, module updates, and continuous improvements.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    ADCI Solutions has provided support, maintenance, and development for our Drupal website, which is primarily for information purposes. The most complex part of the site is a section that can be filtered based on several criteria, allowing users to search it more conveniently.  

     What is the team composition?

    Most of the time, there’s been one developer assigned to our project. That person happens to change every year, so we’re working with the third developer from ADCI Solutions. It’s convenient to have one main point of contact.

     How did you come to work with ADCI Solutions?

    I found them on the web, where I saw a presentation at a Drupal conference that featured a module ADCI Solutions had developed. They seemed competent and had a reasonable price structure for those skills. 

     How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent less than $50,000 on their services.

     What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with ADCI Solutions in 2016, and the engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I can only answer generally, but ADCI Solutions has improved our online visibility without me needing to bother about it. Since they take care of my website, I can focus on the actual business of my company.

     How did ADCI Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    They’re responsive, usually getting back to me and fixing problems within a day. Their CEO is responsive as well—he seems to work 24 hours a day to take care of everything. If I ever needed to escalate something, I’d feel comfortable reaching out to him.

    I issue tickets over Basecamp and use it for general communication. In most cases, they solve issues independently, without much communication required.

     What did you find most impressive about them?

    I’m impressed with their responsiveness and independence in solving issues. I have nothing to complain about, which is why we’re still working together. 

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can’t think of any recommendations right now.

    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    I don’t think there are any obstacles future clients need to be aware of. I think it’s important to use ticket systems. The rest is straightforward.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I have nothing to complain about.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Drupal Development for Transporation Company

    “They have a very strong knowledge of Drupal.”

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

    ADCI Solutions provides Drupal development, having taken over the project from another team. They are fixing multiple issues, including with the server, improving the usability, and working on the database.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Vienna, Austria
    Jorge Campo Delgado
    Functional Manager, RailNetEurope
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The ongoing development services are producing good results, with its speed already increased by a factor of 1.5. Their good price-quality ratio means that it is now a cheaper solution for the company, while their responsiveness and professionalism make the collaboration easy.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I work as the functional manager for an international transport company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire ADCI Solutions?

    We have a common communication platform developed with Drupal. It has more than a hundred spaces where our users can share their projects, documents, events, and workflow change requests. It became quite complex due to the multiple permissions required.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Our last developers lacked the necessary expertize, so we needed to fix multiple issues. We also wanted to update the server, PHP, database, and Drupal cases, as well as to improve the usability.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We chose them due to their expertize and competitive price. They work heavily in the Drupal platform and some examples of their past work helped us to decide to move forward.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    Currently, they are solving our general issues and implementing the required updates. In a planned second phase, usability improvements will take place, together with the normal maintenance of the platform.

    What was the team composition?

    We work with their CEO for general matters. We also work with one project manager and two developers—a third if needed. This team fits our needs and hasn’t changed.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They created the solution and then clearly demonstrated to us, using various tools, exactly how the platform will improve after their updates. For example, its speed will increase by a factor of 1.5. Due to their competitive rate, the cost of it has actually decreased for us too.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    As we expected, ADCI is performing well. The response time is impressive, and they’re quite fast at solving any issue we give them. We use Skype for communication and Basecamp for the issues. The time difference between our teams is four hours, but we don’t find it problematic due to their good response time.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They have a very strong knowledge of Drupal. All their interactions with me are professional, which makes the job quite enjoyable. Their quality-price ratio is also impressive.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Everything is good so far. After we complete the fixes and updates, I would like to see how good their advice is, in terms of the improvements to the tool.

    5.0
    Overall Score We're very pleased with them.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They've been fast and on time.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They offer an excellent price for the quality.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      It's been perfect so far.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I've already recommended them for other projects.

    Outsourced Drupal Dev for Tech Agency

    "The turnaround time for deliverables and bug fixes was always faster than expected."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ADCI Solutions at first only fixed bugs and helped maintain existing web solutions. Superior results earned them further involvement and now the project team focuses on site development. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Sydney, Australia
    Jr. Digital Producer
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    ADCI has a proven track record of consistency and responsiveness. Their developers are talented, driven, and dedicated to customer satisfaction. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m a junior producer and support manager at a boutique digital agency with about 8–10 people. We have a mixed team with a variety of specialties.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenges were you trying to address with ADCI?

    The first time we contracted ADCI was because we were overwhelmed with project work. There were a lot of competing priorities. We didn’t have the manpower to finish everything we had on our plates without causing unreasonable delays.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    At first, ADCI helped us with bug fixes and other maintenance work. Their support lets our developers focus exclusively on newer client solutions instead of constantly having to change gears. ADCI's project team eventually proved that they could handle more complex challenges. That's when we decided to have them help us with other, more important project work. 

    We now have them developing two separate websites. One is being custom coded with HTML5 and the other is being built on Drupal. Both websites are purely informational. The only required integrations are with MailChimp, Facebook, and Instagram. 

    What is the team dynamic?

    Dmitry is our primary support contact and Vlad is our project manager. The wider team of 2–5 people has changed depending on the situation. 

    How did you come to work with ADCI Solutions?

    I wasn't responsible for the hiring process. It was our managing director who brought them onboard. If I recall correctly, she had found them online doing her own research. They received demo work and based on that outcome, we decided to enter into a longer-term engagement. 

    How long is this engagement?

    We originally hired them for maintenance and support back in November [2016] but the more meaningful project work only began a few months ago. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What can you share that would illustrate the success of working together?

    The turnaround time for deliverables and bug fixes was always faster than expected, especially compared to some of the other outsourcing companies we've used previously. Unlike the vendor that we used immediately before them, ADCI actually takes the time to listen to us and answer our questions in terms we can understand. More importantly, when they fix something or propose a solution to a problem we're facing, it's always permanent; whereas with our other vendors, the things would never really be solved. 

    How is your engagement supervised?

    We used JIRA with them. Basecamp was our original tool but once we began including them in more important work, we moved to JIRA. That was an excellent decision because now we have more visibility into our workflow and how things are progressing. They've been more than happy to work openly with us, which wasn't necessarily expected because such close collaboration and transparency can be a point of argument for other vendors. 

    What do you consider most impressive about ADCI Solutions?

    They have extremely talented people on their team; you can tell they really invest a lot in everyone they hire. Having worked pretty closely with them, I can tell they love what they do and that passion definitely translated into better work. Another major strength is their expertise in Drupal, which is a big factor for us since several client projects involve Drupal sites. 

    Lastly, they're spot on with their estimations, which is one of the most difficult things to do consistently well. The ranges they've given us have always been realistic. 

     

     

     

     

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

    Platform Redesign for Talent Placement Agency

    "They have good developers working with them ... overall, it’s a reliable agency."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Oct. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ADCI joined an in-house team already developing a gamified career fair platform. The combined efforts of both groups enabled on-time solution delivery with minimal issues. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Managing Director, GoIntro
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    ADCI continues to prove themselves a talented, professional, and affordable partner. Their budget and timeline estimates are remarkably accurate. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    GoIntro is a technology that we license to universities, allowing them to host their career fairs online.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ADCI Solutions?

    We have our own developers, but we needed some support with the event interface just to get it delivered on time. That’s the part of the system which allows students and employers to connect through our gamified environment. We also gave them all the theme and style work scopes for the whole project. We outsourced part of the project to them.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They helped us fix some things on our old website. They redesigned some of the pages where students go to find jobs in the tech sector. More recently, they’ve been helping design a tool from concept to completion, which is an online career fair portal which we licensed to colleges and universities.

    We worked with three of their developers. Because we worked with them before in the previous project to create a job site, I asked for specific developers who were keen to work with us. We put together the work scopes for them. We requested one of the backend developers who was particularly good. When we go into the frontend, we requested the frontend developers as well. I served as project manager.

    How did you come to work with ADCI Solutions?

    We use Drupal, so we’re looking for a Drupal specialist agency. I had a look at agencies that had good reviews online, and I spoke with a lot of them. Our CTO and I were speaking with other two other development agencies and ADCI. He was quite impressed with their proposition and had them undertake some of the work scope. We got them to perform a small work scope for us. They did it to a good standard for that time, so we used them ever since.

    After the second project, we did speak to a few agencies and got quotes, but we knew we want to use them again anyway. If we got quotes that were ridiculously cheaper and the people seemed just as competent, we may have considered the switch. But because they did the first project well and the quote was reasonable, we stuck with them.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The first project started about September and finished October or November. For this newer, bigger project, we started working with them March or April. This phase of the project should be finished over the next couple of weeks. Once I finish this project, we’re going to have lots of additional smaller projects off the back of this for clients that we have. We’ll definitely consider working with them for work scopes that we can’t handle ourselves since time is of the essence on our end. We just need more hands for a short period of time.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Their value, compared to other agencies I’ve worked with, is that they’re good in that their price and time estimations are fairly accurate. For any fixed-priced project, they were always happy to fix any bugs that occurred. All in all, the project has gone well.

    How did ADCI Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their communications are excellent. They were very responsive. It was easy to get insight into what they were doing and how long things were going to take. I felt like they were on top of things. They have their own project management tool, but we tended to use Trello and Slack, which works well.

    What did you find most impressive about ADCI Solutions?

    They’re straightforward, easy to work with, and pretty honest. They have good developers working with them. Overall, it’s a reliable agency.

    Are there any areas ADCI Solutions could improve?

    No. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      There are two different points. With regards to hitting targets, it’s a 4. With regards to being responsive throughout, I’d say a 5.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Custom Software Development for Cybersecurity Company

    "I’m 100% satisfied with their efforts."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $1,000,000 - $9,999,999
     
    2009 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ADCI supplies frontend and backend development for integrated insurance portals, focusing on robust security and extended CMS functionality with custom coding and supplementary design work. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Miami Metro Area
    CEO, Cyber-security Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Throughout the 8-year partnership, ADCI’s work has performed reliably and catalyzed new business opportunities. The team’s high-production workflow, competitive costs, and responsiveness continue to promote success. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the founder and managing director of a trio of companies that serve large insurance firms.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ADCI?

    As a company, we really push the envelope. We’ve got both products and services, and we’re about 90% Drupal-based. However, whenever we go outside the Drupal environment for technology reasons, we still work with ADCI. They’re flexible and will adapt to our needs when we look at different technologies. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We do frontend and backend portals for large insurance companies, and there are serious security concerns with that type of software, which is partly why we started using Drupal. That type of functionality involves building workflow processes and business requirements into portals. When it’s delivered to the insurance company, they have tools to process their applications better. One typical application for us in the insurance world involves 4 large, publicly held companies. We’re doing accounting across those 4 companies through a single portal, which isn’t typical for the Drupal environment.

    We don’t just do normal, core content-management system stuff. Instead, we extend the functionality quite a bit. ADCI has done a lot of custom coding for us, as well as design work when needed. Most of what we do starts in Drupal, but we’ve moved into decoupling Drupal now, using it as a backend service. ADCI also helps us with JavaScript frontend stuff.

    Right now, I do 100% of my programming with ADCI. They offer mobile app development, but we’ve decided to wait on that until our product is more stable.

    How did you come to work with ADCI?

    When we decided to move to Drupal, I looked online for reasonably priced companies with experience. ADCI has really done a great job. I’ve been doing this for 15 years, and I’ve worked with a number of overseas companies. I really couldn’t be happier with ADCI. I’ve done a lot of business with them over the last 8 years.

    How much have you invested with ADCI?

    Annual expenses for my projects are over $500,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in 2009, and our relationship is ongoing. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I’m satisfied with ADCI’s performance so far, and I believe their work has helped my company move forward and be successful. I’m not looking for other providers because I’m very happy with ADCI.

    What did you find most impressive about ADCI?

    They’re easy to work with and very responsive. I’m 100% satisfied with their efforts. I have a lot of experience working with overseas companies. Once you find someone you’re happy with, there’s no reason to change. They’re just a great team.

    Are there any areas ADCI could improve?

    We work in a pretty high-production environment. It’s an engine that goes all the time. The work is stabilized, and we’re happy with what we have.

    Do you have any advice or suggestions for potential clients?

    Having someone who speaks Russian on your team would be wise. Communication is always a challenge. It’s the most critical factor in dealing with overseas companies in general, and ADCI is no exception. If you can communicate your needs properly, they’ll produce it properly. That’s the key to success. I suggest communicating with graphics instead of words. A lot of people spend considerable time and effort on functional design specifications. They write multi-page, paragraph forms what they think the software should do. It’s actually easier across languages to communicate in pictures.

    5.0
    Overall Score They're fantastic.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I would give them a 6 if I could.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Their design could be improved a bit.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Flagship Product Enhancement for Marketing Tech Firm

    "ADCI shines above all of the providers I've dealt with in the past."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Nov. 2015 - May 2017
    Project summary: 

    ADCI Solutions expanded the functionality of a legacy product, incorporating new features and tripling data sources to support social network analytics.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Portland, Oregon
    VP of Development,
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The enhanced product now includes more robust coding and reliable quality, thanks to ADCI Solutions’ existing proficiencies and eagerness to develop their skills even further. Their responsiveness, reasonable pricing, and ability to exceed expectations earned top marks across the board.

    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 vice president of development at Measureful. We do social network analytics for Google Ads and all sorts of different advertising campaign platforms. We put those into easy-to-read reports that get sent via email on a set schedule. For example, you can define your reports as Google Analytics and Facebook Ads, and you want that report emailed to you every Monday with a period-over-period report. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ADCI Solutions?

    I had great success working with ADCI on a previous project called SoPops. I knew that the new project was a little bit out of their expertise area. (They are experts in Drupal, and the new project is a Ruby on Rails project.) Due to my success with them on the last project, I contacted ADCI’s CEO Alex and asked if the team would be willing to take on a Ruby project. He managed to find a developer who could handle Ruby and hooked me up with him. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We’d adopted a product that was already established, but we wanted to add new features and data resources. This legacy product was an acquisition for us. For a short term, we acquired the engineering resources that were involved, but we quickly decided that we wanted to move away from those resources.

    When we acquired Measureful, there were only 3 data sources. Since then, we've tripled that. For each of the pre-existing data sources, we added additional data metrics to enable additional metrics reporting for the 3 that already existed. We've also added lots of features for configuring reports.

    I did have a hand in putting the ADCI team together. One resource was all that we needed, and I worked very closely with that resource. I acted as the project manager myself.

    ADCI has done 2 projects for me now. I definitely would consider them for future projects, whether they were Drupal-based or on some other platform.

    How did you come to work with ADCI Solutions?

    The first project that we did with ADCI was in Drupal. They were certified Drupal partners, which was a major reason why we went along with them. I really liked the quality of work that they delivered. I went through a few developers on that project, but every developer seemed to be of the highest quality. They’re every bit as good as I could get here in the United States. They've gained a lot of respect from me for their ability to output good code.

    How much have you invested with ADCI Solutions?

    The total, just on Measureful, is probably $70,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We spent close to a year and a half on the first project and at least a year on the second project until recently. I wasn't able to continue with the Measureful product at this time. We may be able to revive it later, but for now, it's had to take a back seat. We've been working on Measureful since around early 2016, maybe even late 2015. I last communicated with them about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Our involvement with them is concluded, but as soon as we're able, I plan on restarting. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Even though we haven't been able to continue on Measureful, that has nothing to do with ADCI; it's more due to a concern that the product hasn't been taken to market effectively. My hope is that once we get some marketing going on behind Measureful and more customers on board, we will be able to resume development with ADCI.

    I empower people to make decisions as much as possible, so I had no intention of micromanaging them. That said, I have worked with other outsourced agencies and engineers in India and China. They are, by far, the most responsive in communication and have the best quality output that I've seen. ADCI shines above all of the providers I've dealt with in the past. Typically, outsourced developers give poorly written code, but I've been impressed with the quality of the code that ADCI put out.

    How did ADCI Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    I try to maintain a personal relationship with developers. It's a little different. Usually, there's a project manager at ADCI that handles that communication, but I wanted to be very hands-on. It does mean that I end up working a graveyard schedule, but it was worth it for me to be able to have that personal contact. Often, the developer and I would be discussing features over Skype, and I liked that communication. Again, that's a place where they have performed better than other outsourced agencies. Documentation was all over the place. We've used Google Docs, wikis, and bug-tracking databases, but most of our day-to-day communication was via Skype.

    Are there any areas ADCI Solutions could improve?

    Nothing really comes to mind. I suppose that they've done really well in just about every situation that I can think of. Usually, any lack of communication was on my part, not theirs. I would say that if there are places to make improvements, it would be on my end.

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

    First off, beware outsourcing in general. Outsourcing is very tricky to do right. Perform regular code reviews. Don't just take code and run it; you actually have to review. That's not specific to ADCI; it pertains to anybody you're outsourcing with. Once you're comfortable with the code that they're putting out, you can lighten up a little bit. Having been around the block, I would say that review the quality of the code is the biggest thing. They're not serving me dinner; they're writing me a piece of software, and that code has to be the highest quality in order for the product to be high-quality. 

    5.0
    Overall Score If Measureful got funding for additional development and marketing resources, I’d immediately get ADCI working again.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I may be a little different than other clients since I’m managing the project. I've never had a complaint with their ability to meet my expectations and, in most cases, exceed them. If I estimate a project will take 40 hours, it’s usually done sooner.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Let's face it: price is very important. That's why I can't hire a developer near me since they all want $125 an hour. At $25 an hour, I can hire 5 developers at ADCI for the price of a developer here in Oregon.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I've dealt with developers worldwide. I don't know if it's the guys in Omsk, Russia that are just especially smart or if ADCI is really good at finding the talent, but they’ve been able to deliver quality code to me, and that's what counts.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I’d recommend them as long as it won’t cost me business; they’re my ace in the hole. I would recommend them to people who I really cared about and wanted to help, but I wouldn't want to give up my engineers.

    Drupal Development for Counseling Matching Service

    "At this point, these are my guys. I'm not really shopping around for anyone else."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2012 - 2016
    Project summary: 

    ADCI inherited an incomplete project from another supplier. They first debugged the existing codebase before developing and launching the online mental health directory. Enhancements are now the main focus. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Denver, Colorado
    Robert Whitman
    Founder, Five Star Counseling Services
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The finished site has already attracted nearly 111,000 visitors and significantly increased paid therapist listings. ADCI’s specialized technical skills, quick problem-solving, and thoughtful customer service catalyzed this long-term business engagement.

    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 run an online therapist directory where people who are looking for either marriage counselors or individual counselors can find therapists that are close to them and sort and narrow down the list, based on that individual’s or couple’s needs so that they can find the right therapist. I’m the founder.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenges were you trying to address with ADCI?

    The original website was partially built by another developer. Unfortunately, it was a train wreck at the time. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    I gave ADCI specifications including what needed to be fixed and what the overall vision for the project was because, at the time, it was also incomplete. Then, through a collaborative process, we developed the website.

    They took what I had and worked with it, repairing what needed to be repaired and continuing the development from there. There was an extensive debugging process because of the previous developer.

    They created the homepage and landing page. The most spectacular thing that they developed was the search function. If you click the “search for a therapist” button, that entire Solr/Drupal collaboration is quite spectacular, and they did all that.

    There were at least four or five people from ADCI who worked on this project. We interacted on a regular basis—pretty much their Monday through Friday. We have had three project leads assigned to our account. There's one person, Evgeny [Web Developer, ADCI], who oversees the whole thing; he is just fantastic.

    How did you come to work with ADCI?

    I was having some difficulties with my previous developer. I did an online search for Drupal experts and found several through a Drupal directory. I contacted some of them and got responses from a handful. I chose Alex's [CEO, ADCI] group because of their general expertise in Drupal and Solr, ability to use maps to display data, overall responsiveness, and customer service.

    How much have you invested with ADCI?

    I have spent around $30,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    It’s been an enormous project. We have been working together for about four years now. The project finished about eight months ago, but there have been some tweaks that I have needed along the way for things I did not anticipate. I have retained them to make those changes and to continue with website updates and security issues. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I'm not exactly sure how to quantify that. The biggest success is that the website project would not exist at all were it not for them. I wouldn't have this asset because I don't know where I would have turned. The old version didn’t launch until ACDI came along. My previous developer bailed on me. It launched on April 21. Since that time, I’ve had 110,850 users, and 87,770 of them have been new users.

    I've had plenty of therapists who have signed up after finding the site on the internet and becoming members. They're paying for it, so that’s definitely an endorsement.

    The only other supplier was the one that I had before, and ACDI is very responsive. I've had a handful of what I would call crises over the years: things broke while the website is live, and I’m trying to promote it at the same time. As the owner, I feel like each issue needs to be fixed now. I’ve been able to see on Google Analytics that three, four, and sometimes as many as five developers are on the site actively looking at what's going on and addressing any problem.

    How did ADCI perform from a project management standpoint?

    Basecamp is what we used to communicate. I believe that it does translation, so I get their Russian communications in English, and they get mine in Russian, unless their English is really quite good.

    What did you find most impressive about ADCI?

    At this point, these are my guys. I'm not really shopping around for anyone else. I’m very happy with them, and I'm not exactly the easiest person to please. 

    5.0
    Overall Score If someone comes to me and says, “This is what I’m doing,” I’m going to say, “These are your guys.”
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The value has been tremendous. I realize that I’ve spent an awful lot of money with these guys. But, had I done it with a different developer, it would have been a prohibitive cost.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I wish I could give them a 6.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Ongoing Drupal Dev for Interactive Digital Agency

    "They always put on their thinking cap and create an innovative solution."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.5
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    2011 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ADCI Solutions apply their Drupal skills to support both internal development and ongoing projects for end-customers. Resource assignments scale according to demand.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    San Diego, California
    Founder, Drupal Dev Agency
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Several completed projects have earned industry awards, thanks to ADCI Solution’s willingness to expand their competencies and satisfy complex requirements. The team’s consistency and professionalism are defining traits.

    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 founder and technical director of a Drupal development agency.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ADCI Solutions?

    We needed additional resources who were skilled with Drupal. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    ADCI Solutions did both consulting and technical work on ongoing projects for external clients as well as some internal work. It’s exclusively in Drupal. Over the years, the number of resources we use has fluctuated from one or two all the way up to 7–8 resources. In addition to Drupal developers, we use one of their illustrators from time to time. We do the project management in-house.

    How did you come to work with ADCI Solutions?

    We found them years ago on Drupal.org. We initially worked with another company in a similar role; however, ADCI was stronger in the field. They were very fair in their completion time, quality of work, and communication. I’ve enjoyed working with them.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working together in 2011, and the relationship is ongoing. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We’ve had several award-winning projects. ADCI Solutions had challenging projects that definitely pushed their level of competencies to the edge with very unique and complex web problems. They always put on their thinking cap and create an innovative solution.

    How did ADCI Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    We’ve used Basecamp over the years for communication, as well as Skype and occasional phone calls.

    What did you find most impressive about ADCI Solutions?

    We’ve had our ups and downs, but we’d get that with anyone over the span of a relationship. Their level of competency is greater than other partners with whom we’ve worked. They’re very respectful in their communication. Everyone there shows up and puts forth an honest day’s work, and they enjoy what they do.

    Are there any areas ADCI Solutions could improve?

    They are consistent, but it’s a matter of making their lows a little better and quality control. I think they’re on the right path. Also, there have been improvements in project management software that we could utilize. 

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

    Long-Term Development for Research & Consultancy Firm

    "They are clearly dedicated to maintaining long-lasting and successful relationships with their clients."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    June 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    ADCI Solutions serves as the client's long-term development partner due to their expertise with Drupal as well as overall design and development.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Director of Communication Systems, Research & Consultancy Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    ADCI has developed a successful blog and video section on the client's website as well as improved its CRM system. The client particularly praises ADCI's professionalism and ability to dedicate resources on short notice.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are a global publisher and consultancy firm producing annual investment and economic reports on emerging markets. We are based in over 30 countries, with head offices in London, Berlin, Istanbul, and Dubai. I am the director of communication systems and have the overall responsibility for the digital products and services used by the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ADCI Solutions?

    We were looking for an agency with the capacity and expertise to help us move forward quicker with our digital product offering. ADCI’s expertise of Drupal was a big draw for us, along with their flexibility to be able to dedicate quality resources to projects on short notice.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We are looking to work with ADCI Solutions as our main development partner for the foreseeable future, as a result of a couple of successful projects that we had asked them to undertake relating to our company website. They clearly have a high level of expertise with regards to both design and development, which has left us in no doubt of our wish to partner with them for the long-term.

    How did you come to work with ADCI Solutions?

    We carried out some online research of a number of agencies and freelance developers based in Eastern Europe and Russia. After viewing their portfolio and chatting with Alex, we were very impressed with their work and gave them a ‘test’ project to get started on. This was delivered on time and very close to budget, which gave us the confidence to work with them on future projects.

    How much have you invested with ADCI Solutions?

    Sorry, this is confidential.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working with ADCI mid-2016 and hope to continue working with them for the foreseeable future.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    ADCI Solutions successfully developed a blog and video section for our main company website, as well as introducing various important improvements to our company customer relationship management system.

    How did ADCI Solutions perform in terms of project management?

    Very well. They are always very engaged with us and are happy to provide regular reports on progress and expenditure. We have access to more senior resources as needed and are always able to escalate issues to the owner if required.

    What did you find most impressive about ADCI Solutions?

    Having visited their office in Omsk late in 2016, I was extremely impressed with their working environment and professionalism of all of their staff. They are clearly dedicated to maintaining long-lasting and successful relationships with their clients.

    Are there any areas where ADCI Solutions could improve?

    Not that I can think of at the moment.

    5.0
    Overall Score For the previously stated reasons.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They are able to dedicate all of the resources that we require.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Very good value for money.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Their work has met our requirements fully.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      It is truly enjoyable to work with ADCI. The team is both knowledgeable and friendly.

    Design for the Drupal Association's DrupalCon

    "ADCI had an ability to truly listen and pay attention to what we were saying."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Jul. 2014 - Sept. 2016
    Project summary: 

    ADCI Solutions was selected to be the design partner for DrupalCon 2015 in Barcelona and DrupalCon 2016 in Dublin. They were responsible for all aspects of design, branding, and signage.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 employees
     
    Portland, Oregon
    Amanda Gonser
    Lead DrupalCon Coordinator, The Drupal Association
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    ADCI Solutions produced top quality design and branding work for the two DrupalCons, effectively marketing what the community wanted to be portrayed. The client praised ADCI for outstanding project management and timely delivery, especially impressive considering the global spread of the project.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    The Drupal Association is a non-profit that helps promote Drupal. Open source software is something to which anyone can contribute, and we have contributors from around the world. We work on maintaining the drupal.org website as well as host conferences, the most important of which is DrupalCon. I oversee event programming for DrupalCons as well as branding.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with ADCI Solutions?

    We hold at least one conference in Europe and North America each year. Because we revolve around open source, we use the conferences as a way for the local communities to showcase their cities and how they're contributing back to our project. Each time we change cities, we need to come up with a whole new brand, look, logo, website, and so on.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We have worked on multiple conferences using ADCI. For the one in Barcelona in 2015, we needed a look which reflected that field and had to have materials ready for on-site signage as well as tote bags, t-shirts, and everything else that comes with a conference.

    The project scope was quite large. Our local contacts in Barcelona put together an information packet for the designer, who then had to come up with branding as well as different proposals and mockups. We presented this to the community for approval. We have many decision-makers, not only within the Drupal Association but with the greater Drupal community. 

    We signed-off on a brand one year before the event took place. The next step was for ADCI to design a website for our conference programming. Besides t-shirts and tote bags, we have a 52-page printed conference guide, which ADCI also designed. We also have around 150 unique signs at the venue, so it was quite a handful. There are also smaller things like web badges which can be downloaded by attendees.

    How did you come to work with ADCI Solutions?

    I wasn't working for the association when ADCI was selected, but I oversaw the selection of other designers. The process involves putting out a call for proposals on our website and having designers reach out to us, showing their previous work and submitting a quote. If we're impressed with their work, they will move on to a second-round interview. We have a video call and ask them to tell us more about themselves and their processes as well as what they'd want to do for a Drupal conference. ADCI would most likely have competed with agencies all over Europe.

    How much have you invested with ADCI Solutions?

    Because we are a non-profit, we published the price we were able to pay, which was $25,000 per conference.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    I believe we started working with ADCI in July 2014. We were impressed with ADCI's work for our 2015 Barcelona conference and continued working with them for a second conference in Dublin in 2016. After that, because we are a community organization, we decided to give the same opportunity to another designer for the following conference. This is in no way because ADCI did something negative; we simply rotate to other firms.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    While I don't have any metrics to share, I do know that ADCI had a huge chunk of work to deal with. Their designer was amazing, and we could work with her for the second conference as well. She is very creative, meticulous in the best sense of the word, and takes directions very well.

    In Dublin, instead of the regular 150 printed signs, the venue had digital signage, so our designer put together around 50 different video slideshows. She put in an incredible amount of work. We were very happy with ADCI. If we asked them to do something, we knew ADCI would deliver very well. We never had to worry about anything. 

    How did ADCI Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    I ran project management on our side. We were working for an event, so the deadline was not flexible. I setup everything upfront during the proposal. ADCI managed its staffing and resources, and everything was delivered flawlessly.

    What did you find most impressive about ADCI Solutions?

    It found it to be impressive that a client in the US can work with a partner in Russia for a conference in Spain or Ireland, and everything still translates, from what the community wanted to be portrayed to marketing aspects. No messaging was ever lost between our different languages and time zones. ADCI had an ability to truly listen and pay attention to what we were saying and why we were trying to do something.

    Are there any areas ADCI Solutions could improve?

    No, ADCI has been extremely flexible and helpful. If we were to continue, we would simply hone the processes we already had. With every designer, the first year will involve getting up to speed, which ADCI did fantastically well. The second year will center on fine-tuning and becoming more efficient. Had we continued for another year, we would have kept making our processes better.

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

    Depending on where the client is located, communication and making sure that they understand each other is important. ADCI's team speaks English, but I don't speak Russian, and I needed to make sure we fully explained ourselves and could provide visual examples of what we wanted. Clients need to remember they're working with a foreign company and be mindful of communication.

    5.0
    Overall Score It was a very good experience.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      ADCI often delivered early.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      We had a flat-rate project and were not flexible with pricing in any way.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      We have been happy to promote ADCI throughout the Drupal community.