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We have established stronger practices for Magento 1.x, Magento 2.x (CE+EE), Architectural Design, Performance Enhancements, Wordpress, WooCommerce and ReactJs w/ headless implementation on Magento and Wordpress. We have established stronger ties with US / UK based clients and successfully delivered on mid to enterprise level projects.

At Ahy, we are building and maintaining skills to tackle any issues and provide solutions with faster implementations. Our goal is to understand business goals and align our team to focus on these priorities.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Mumbai, India
headquarters
  • 79 1st Floor, Jai Hind Complex Kharton Road
    Mumbai 400601
    India

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Web Dev Support for E-Commerce Consultant Agency

“They put the client’s goals front and center and tailor their approach to find the best solution.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Ahy Consulting augmented in-house efforts to develop a new site and migrate information onto it. The team also helped with site design, but their main contributions were architectural knowledge.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brooklyn, NY
Founder, E-Commerce Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The dev and migration ran smoothly, with zero downtime between platforms. Ahy is friendly and approachable, making them an easy partner to work with.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the owner of an agency that focuses on website development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ahy Consulting?

We needed a partner to build a website for a company that makes 360-degree cameras.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had to both build the design for the site and also migrate information over from a Django-based system to Gentoo. Ahy provided good architectural decisions for the AWS architecture, and there was also a bit of Magento development. The team even provided some e-commerce consulting during the project, too.

What is the team composition?

Ahy’s principal and I worked closely together to deliver the solution to our client. Ahy generally provided 3–5 developers for each phase of the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

That project was from August 2016 to January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We managed to do the migration with zero downtime, and all the products and orders retained the same functionality. Sales grew on the new platform, and our client was able to do things they couldn’t do on the old platform.

How did Ahy Consulting perform from a project management standpoint?

We ran an Agile methodology with sprints that focused on different priorities at different times. Ahy and I communicated by phone, chat, and email. We also used a Jira ticketing system.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They delivered high-value products and made sure that their efforts align with their client’s. They put the client’s goals front and center and tailor their approach to find the best solution.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not that I can think of.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

They're easy to engage with. Just come knowing what you want, and they’ll find a solution.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They had tasks finished when needed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development Partnership for Design Agency

Since they have given us the run around we can’t trust them."​

Quality: 
1.0
Schedule: 
0.5
Cost: 
0.5
Willing to refer: 
0.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016
Project summary: 

First engaged to update a WordPress site, Ahy fixed bugs and migrated key content. However, subsequent app development work has been significantly delayed, with no final delivery appearing imminent.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Mumbai, India
Co-Founder, Web Design Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ahy’s leadership is competent, but if not intimately involved with a project (as in this case), unanticipated delays and shoddy work necessitate engagement of another vendor. Poor communication, a lack of transparency regarding staffing, and ongoing unwillingness to deliver stands them in bad stead.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I founded and run a company that creates animated products and services—mainly videos for large conglomerates in India and internationally.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ahy Consulting?

We have a platform that curates hotels and home-stays across India, and is searchable by keyword, location, activity, and category. Each property is professionally shot on video so that users can see exactly what it looks like.

We designed the website in-house, but partnered with another firm to do the backend technology. We had issues with the company we hired and brought Ahy in to help us solve those problems and take the site live. It had previously been live, but had numerous bugs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ahy took five or six months to sort out the bugs. Then, we gave them the new pages for the site, and they customized the WordPress platform we had been using to fit those pages as well. They then set up an admin panel we could store user information upon login; made the site mobile-responsive; and improved the search functionality.

The video piece came from a Microsoft Azure platform. They migrated everything to YouTube and optimized it on the server side to work faster. They also made everything on our animation site more secure.

We also outsourced our iOS and Android apps’ backend coding to them, which is where the problems started. The project timeline was three months. Ahy promised to deliver every few weeks for over a year. Finally, they said they couldn't complete it, but still demanded payment prior to releasing the code. Even when we did pay them, I followed up repeatedly to get what was promised from them. There’s been minimal communication as to when we can expect what was agreed upon, and we finally received a half-baked handover 8 weeks after we paid them what was agreed upon.

What is the team dynamic? 

The founder was suddenly unavailable and we had to deal with a junior customer service executive who subsequently quit. We later found out that he wasn't even a permanent employee, but had been hired to handle a few projects including ours.

How did you come to work with Ahy Consulting?

The founder of Ahy was recommended to us by the person in charge of our SEO. She had worked with the founder in another organization and recommended him. Since I trusted her, I also trusted her recommendation.

How much have you invested with them?

Between all of the projects we’ve worked with them on, we’ve spent around 1 million Indian rupees (approximately $15,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in 2016 and post the issue with our app (which closed in April 2018), we have not worked with them and don't intend to.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Describe the impact this engagement has had on your business.

They did a good job with our travel listings site, but it was fixing bugs that proved problematic. For the other project, where they actually had to build everything, the work took five to six times longer than they estimated. There was very little attention to detail and not much input from their side about how we could avoid pitfalls going forward or how we could enhance the product. We had to keep suggesting things.

Since they have given us the run around we can’t trust them. Because of that, we’ve hired a new team and needed to assign extra money to our budget for reworking what Ahy was supposed to complete. 

How was project management handled?

They communicated with us via email and phone calls, but the overall project management was very poor. The founder would refuse to take calls with me to address the myriad issues even after we offered to accept literally any time slot that worked for him. He kept demanding payments for milestones that he claimed he had met—but with so many bugs, they clearly were not met—and threatened to stop working if we didn't pay because he had cash-flow problems. He would only come on the phone to demand payment. Never to solve issues - these were handled ineffectively by a junior person on his team.

Is there anything that the vendor did well or that you would consider a strength?

The founder is very knowledgeable technically; he can take a problem and find a good solution. He doesn’t have the bandwidth to oversee everything the team is doing, and I don’t have confidence in his people or in their overall ability to overcome challenges. Whenever the founder handled something personally, it was done well; whenever he wasn’t fully engaged, there were inordinate delays and the work was poorly done. Plus, he refused to communicate till it was convenient to him (which could be weeks or months). 

In what specific areas can they improve?

They need to be more transparent about which people are working on the project, what their level of expertise is, and what exactly they’re handling. Otherwise, there will be unreasonable delays, as happened here. They need to communicate, be honest and refrain from dishonesty or hiding facts.

What advice do you have for clients with similar needs to yours?

Ensure that the contract (a) requires the founder to spend time on the project; and (b) builds in penalties for delays.

3.0
Overall Score Harpreet knows his stuff and did a fantastic job with the tourism website, but they haven’t got the bandwidth for five projects at a time.
  • 0.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 0.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Timelines were so off that it cost us a lot more. Their cost is reasonable when the delivery is on time.
  • 1.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 0.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn’t refer them.

Site Revamp & Migration for Flag Company

“They were very responsive towards any changes or recommendations that I had.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2015 - Mar. 2016
Project summary: 

Ahy helped overhaul a website featuring flags. They took the lead in migrating the platform from Drupal to Magento while another vendor was responsible for design work.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Mumbai, India
Gyan Shah
Partner, The Flag Corp
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ahy quickly implemented recommendations and responded to messages, which helped keep the project on track. While they charge premium prices, the quality and speed made it worthwhile.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

The Flag Corp manufactures quality flags and flag accessories. I am a partner in the company, which was founded by my father in 1996.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ahy Consulting?

I hired Ahy for the revamp of my company website.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to create a website that was not only mobile-friendly, but also easy and intuitive to use.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was referred to Harpreet [CEO, Ahy Consulting] by a friend of mine. I looked at his work experience and knowledge of programming and developing websites.

Describe the project in detail.

The project involved the complete overhaul of our existing website as well as the implementation of a new e-commerce platform since we had to shift from Drupal to Magento. While a friend designed the new website, Ahy was responsible for the actual development and implementation.

What was the team composition?

We worked with 2–3 designers and developers while Harpreet oversaw the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new site hasn't gone live yet since we haven’t had time to upload my products. I'm hoping it will go live by this year so that I can reap the benefits.

How effective was the project management?

They were very responsive towards any changes or recommendations that I had. Most issues were resolved within a day or two at most. They made sure everything was completed on time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were always ready to take on a new challenge. No matter the industry, their team will come up with something innovative and worthwhile.

5.0
Overall Score The team was super.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was easy.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was a little steep by Indian standards, but totally worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to anyone who wants to make a new website or revamp an existing one.