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About us

Altoros is a 400+ person strong consultancy that helps Global 2000 organizations with the methodology, training, technology building blocks, and end-to-end solution development required to support digital transformation at scale. We turn cloud-native app development, customer analytics, blockchain, and artificial intelligence into products with a sustainable competitive advantage.

What we do

Our services range from assistance with selecting the most optimal technology stack, to developing complex solutions, and integration and migration of legacy systems.

Main areas of expertise

  • Custom Software and Product Development
  • Technology Consulting
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Cloud-native development (microservices, containers, PaaS)
  • Blockchain solutions for startups and enterprises
  • Integration and legacy systems modernization
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Robotic process automation
  • Staff Augmentation

Our team

400+ professionals work at Altoros:

- 91.5% are senior- and mid-level engineers.

- 30% are focused on R&D activities. 

Partnership 

Altoros partners with the world’s leading technology vendors to fast-track expertise growth and arm our clients with unbiased and stack-agnostic advice.

 

- Pivotal

- Microsoft Partner

- IBM Cloud Partner

- AWS Partner

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2001
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Sunnyvale, CA
headquarters
other locations
  • 9 Dombrovskaya St., Fl 5,
    Minsk 220140
    Belarus
  • Buenos Aires, Santa Fe
    Buenos Aires 1111
    Argentina
  • Kongens gate 3
    Oslo, OL 0153
    Norway

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Among the customers of Altoros are large enterprises, as well as independent software vendors and startups: Allstate, Siemens, Huawei, Toyota, Samsung, Hitachi, MittMedia Canonical, Couchbase, RightScale, MongoDB, NuoDB, NPM CredSimple, Dealflo, ShoeDazzle, Mom Trusted, Likefolio

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Warehouse Workload Monitoring Application

The goal: A warehousing solution for real-time workload monitoring that consists of a Client-Server administration part, a Web portal for remote partners and agents, and a mobile client for warehouse workers.

As a result, The customer focused on in-house resources on core strategic business activities, while Altoros managed the software product life cycle. The company now sells Effect

Warehouse to small and medium-sized warehouses. The software product developed by Altoros is steadily gaining popularity as it pays off very quickly. Better productivity, almost 100 % balance accuracy, and improved quality of process selection result in considerable savings. The effects of real-time workload monitoring, traceability, and shorter lead-times are vital improvements to the warehousing business.

Technology stack:
Technologies - .NET 3.5 / 2.0, .NET CF 2.0 / 1.0, ASP.NET, SCSF, CAB, MS Enterprise Library, AJAX, Hibernate, LINQ
Programming Language - C# 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.5, C++

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

 

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Toyota Automates Its System for Holding Tenders

The customer: Toyota, one of the leading companies in the automobile industry.

The goal: Toyota turned to Altoros to develop the system for holding and managing tenders. The application had to automate the selection of a vendor (goods/parts) and services according to the key parameters.

As a result, Altoros .NET development team created the system that enables

users to upload the tender conditions and a list of the possible participants for further processing. The system automatically generates separate templates for participation that are sent out to each vendor.
Additionally, Altoros developed other automation systems and subsystems for Toyota: the generator of reports based on the entered parameters (previously, it was done manually), the system for viewing files of rare formats for the corporate application, the subsystem for managing draft approvals, and some other.

Technology stack:

Technologies - .NET 3.5, VSTO 2005, XML
Programming Language - C#
Software Type - Business function specific software

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

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Ethereum-based Application for Etherisc

The customer is a Munich-based insurtech startup.

The goal was to develop a decentralized solution that would allow users to apply for an insurance policy and get an automated payout for the flight delay/cancellation.

As a result, a micro-insurance application allows for getting an automated, instant payment in case one’s flight is delayed or canceled. The

solution offers a user to insure his flight if it is delayed—more than 15, 30, or 45 minutes—cancelled, or diverted. The delivered system saves the need to go to the insurance company or deal with any intermediaries by boiling down the insurance process to just a few clicks.

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

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Electronic Health Record System for DIPS

The customer is a Norwegian provider of healthcare solutions (DIPS).

The goal was to transform the proprietary system into a brand new platform to meet the Open Electronic Health Record specifications. Apart from high load capability (80,000 users daily), the solution should provide dynamic report-building, business intelligence, decision-support functionality.

As a

result, the healthcare system meets the openEHR standards and demonstrates high load capability. In addition, it allows medical personnel to set processes for estimating risks of health incidents. In case of the existing data and edited template being incompatible, the system detects errors and sends alerts. The solution features data analysis and dynamic report-building functionality.

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

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Cloud and Ruby Development for Application Optimization

The goal: SwanPowers, LLC turned to Altoros to apply best practices in cloud and Ruby development to their existing system in order to satisfy the high requirements to the level of concurrency, load, response times, etc.

As a result, Having analyzed the infrastructure, software architecture, and application code, we were able to implement improvements that have resolved all the issues

mentioned above. The optimization included reconfiguring the Amazon EC2 instances, implementing a Redis pub/sub mechanism to decouple jobs from DB operations, managing social networks quotas internally, so that the application would never exceed the allowed number of requests, and much more.

The application’s overall uptime and performance have been improved significantly. Taking into account the LikeFolio’s focus on social networks, Altoros made sure that it complies with the required API quota/limits.

Technology stack:

Server Platform - Amazon Web services (EC2, Route 53, CloudWatch, RDS), Redis
Technologies - Ruby on Rails, Sidekiq, Capistrano
Programming Language - Ruby

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]


 

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Blockchain-based Platform for National Settlement Depository

The customeris National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s largest securities depository.

The goal was to develop a blockchain-powered prototype platform for issuing bonds. The solution was to connect three parties: NSD (the depository), MegaFon (the bond issuer), and Raiffeisenbank Russia (the investor). Along with automation of bond placement and accounting, the system should

minimize risks of reconciliation, ensure transparency, and comply with government regulations.

As a result, the solution automates the issuing of bonds worth $10M, ensures transaction confidentiality, maintains secure cross-datacenter communication, and validates compliance with government regulations due to integration with a third-party service.

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

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Highly Scalable System for DNA Analysis

The goal: The customer turned to Altoros to improve its biotechnology system that analyzes DNA samples for mutations in the early stages. The legacy tool was able to de-duplicate only 1,000 samples maximum—due to memory and CPU limitations—and it still took hours (or even days) to process the pipeline. The goal was to fix performance bottlenecks as well as enable linear scalability for processing 10,000+

biosamples at a time.

 

As a result: Altoros has delivered a highly scalable analytical system for de-duplication of genome samples — as a part of the customer’s analytical platform. Thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide use the system to detect DNA mutations, saving thousands of lives. The analysis takes minutes now, not hours; it allows for processing 10x more genome samples—compared to the performance of the legacy system.

Altoros’s engineers have also proposed a reference architecture for updating a reporting solution. Inspired by our recommendations, the customer went on improving the system with open-source data analytics technologies, which will eventually allow for saving thousands of dollars.

Technology stack:

Server Platform - Linux
Programming Languages - Java, Perl
Technologies - Apache Hadoop (Cloudera CDH 5.2.1), MapReduce, Apache Spark (Spark SQL), bash

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

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Improving Maintenance and Performance of a Data Integration

The customer is a provider of data analytics solutions.

The goal is to simplify the ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) processes of its data analytics platform.

As a result, Altoros suggested implementing Apache Camel to streamline the ETL process. On top of it, our engineers developed another framework to simplify the work of the customer’s team with Apache

Camel. Altoros’s experts delivered a Java-based validator that converted the CSV files in compliance with the template to further generate OLAP cubes. To achieve durability, the Altoros team mapped customer’s local disks to Amazon S3 instance.

The customer has got a multi-tenant, highly scalable system with improved performance and durability. Now, it can process gigabytes of data uploaded by different users simultaneously.

Technology stack
Programming Languages - Java, MDX
Technologies - Pentaho Data Integration, Apache Camel
Databases - MongoDB, MySQL

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

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The Image Recognition System

The goal: The system is an innovative augmented reality application that recognizes visual objects and enables consumers to find information about what they see on a TV screen, billboards, or anywhere else right in the moment. 

As a result, to improve the availability and performance of the system, the team suggested dividing the stored data into two groups and keep images separately

from the text descriptions. The indexed text data is stored in a new database with a fast search.

Altoros’s engineers also helped to setup and manage a computing cluster that was hosted in the Profitbricks virtual environment. This SaaS solution was selected because of its live vertical scaling feature. Currently the system is being tested under different types of tasks to identify the maximum load it can deal with. If necessary, a number of improvements will be made to reach a response time of 1 second for 1,000 concurrent users.

Technology stack:

Server Platform - Ubuntu 12.04.2
Programming Languages - Java
Databases - MongoDB
 

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

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The Office Suite for a Construction Company

The goal: Designed to enhance internal document workflow, the Office Suite helps the customer and their partners to track clients, projects, and related paperwork. Users can create documents that comply with the construction industry standards approved by Standard Norge. 

As a result, A rich Windows Forms UI was created using the ComponentOne library. Cassinni server made it possible

for users to edit PDF documents. As a result, the customer received a document management system that meets all their business requirements.

Altoros helped the customer to enhance the document workflow inside the company. Now their employees have a simple way to collaborate on documents and exchange files. 

 

Technology stack:
Technologies - MS.NET 3.5, WinForms
Programming Language - VB.NET
Database - MS SQL Server 2005
 

For more information, feel free to contact us [email protected]

Reviews

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Development Outsourcing Services for Media Web Tool

“They do their job and are always there when we need them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Altoros provides development outsourcing services to a media company. They're helping to build an editing and publishing tool for journalists, developing the frontend in React and the backend in JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Sweden
Development Team Lead, Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite working remotely, Altoros facilitates a close collaboration and has integrated well with the internal team. The open-minded team does more than deliver a finished product; they also help find user value and solve complex problems. They communicate regularly and have good technical skills.

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 a development team lead for a media company. We are a big publisher of local news and develop products for our readers and journalists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Altoros?

When we started out three years ago, we needed some assistance with frontend development. We were looking for a company that could take an active part in discussions about how to solve user problems.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Altoros has been helping us with the development of a tool for journalists. It is a web-based tool that journalists can use to write articles and drag and drop photos or videos. When the article is complete, they can save it, and the article will be published. 

Altoros built the frontend in React and the backend in JavaScript. We do the design and backend development in-house.

What is the team composition?

We work closely with two remote people from their team. We don’t have a middleman in between, and they work as though they are in-house with our team.

How did you come to work with Altoros?

I’m not really sure how we found them, as it was before my time with the company.

How much have you invested in them?

We spend about $200,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

I began working with them in January 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We appreciate their work. We have been able to work as one team despite the distance between us. We don’t use a ticket system; we have a very close collaboration, which has been key. Altoros has an openness when it comes to development. We don't just place an order and get something back; they help us solve complex problems and take part in the discussions. Technically, they are very good as well. We are very pleased with what we have gotten from them.

How did Altoros perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily communicate through Slack, and we also use Skype. We use Jira for project management. Altoros is very integrated with our regular team, and they’re openminded. They listen to us and are part of the conversations that we have. They participate and give us their opinions. We are very pleased with the collaboration.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have good technical skills, and it is very good that they can communicate in English. They are open to having a close collaboration with us instead of seeing themselves as a company that only delivers things to their customers. They help solve user problems and are truly a part of the process of finding the user value, which is good. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really. We have gone through that stage. We communicate on a daily basis. I wouldn’t say we expected more from them, as they are doing great.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take the opportunity to work really closely with them and not just let them deliver a finished product.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We haven’t really been delayed. I don’t have any complaints, and it can’t be better than that. We are super happy.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They do their job and are always there when we need them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Anti-Fraud Platform

"They are skillful and up to date with the latest technologies."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Altoros provided web development services for an anti-fraud platform. Their team developed agreement automation for account opening, as well as testing and launching the platform.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Jean-Philippe Cavallo
R&D Director, OneSpan
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The longterm nature of the relationship is indicative of the success of the engagement. Altoros delivers high-quality results through effective project management and collaboration. The team of quick learners is flexible and open to feedback.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company offers a cloud-based anti-fraud platform solution. We are historically known for our multi-factor authentication and electronic signature software. I'm a R&D director based in Montreal Canada.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Altoros?

We are working on agreement automation for account opening & automating financial agreement.

What were your goals for this project?

To transform customer account opening and financial agreement processes into seamless, secure, fully digital experiences that users will love to use.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had someone who knew Altoros and recommended us to use their services.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They help us in various areas of the development cycle, from early design to developments, testing and finally deployment and shipment.

What was the team composition?

Over the past 3 years, we have had the privilege to work with 10 different contractors. From junior to senior in the fields of development and quality assurances. All of them are great and exceed our expectations. In addition, we have always good communication with the resource manager who is a direct and permanent point on contact, always available to answer any of our questions or concerns.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Throughout the 3 years, the contractors brought their professionalism to help us deliver our solution to the market.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Altoros team members are part of our scrum teams. The project management function is handled internally through Scrum Masters.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I'm impressed with the quality of work they bring. They are skillful and up to date with the latest technologies. They were able to jump quickly on the project without spending so much time on onboarding.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The time difference is of course a challenge, as we are Montreal based we need to have most of our meetings with them in the morning. Anytime after 1PM eastern time is considered very late for them and almost none of them will be available to participate to our development.

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

Mobile App Dev for Weather Monitoring Device Co

"What’s noteworthy is that they have really experienced developers."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
July 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Altoros developed an iOS and Android mobile app to manage and visualize data from weather monitoring devices for a weather device manufacturing company. They integrated charting, reporting, and alert features.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Hayward, California
Director of Development, Weather Monitoring Device Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Altoros delivered a high-quality app, updating products to foster business growth and customer retention. The team has provided diverse skills, which has enabled them to resolve a range of challenges. They have communicated effectively and provided consistent value to ensure continued collaboration.

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 director of software at Davis Instruments, which means I'm responsible for web and mobile application development. We manufacture weather-related devices for hobbyists and agriculture markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Altoros?

We didn’t have mobile development capabilities and needed a partner to help us initiate those efforts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In the beginning, we hired Altoros to build a specific app. Their team developed an iOS and Android platform to function as a control and data visualization mechanism for our weather-related devices. With Bluetooth, the app talks with our AWS-hosted devices to get data for configuration and management. The platform also has complex data visualization capabilities such as charting, reports, and alerts. It’s not so much an IoT product because it's not hosted in AWS. Later, we wanted to expand our offerings. Since their team did really well with the development and launch of our first mobile platform, we’ve kept them on for further expansion and maintenance.

What is the team composition?

The team has ranged from three to about eight or nine. The number of teammates has varied over time, but we’ve averaged about four team members. Typically, we’ve worked with iOS and Android developers as well as testing resources. We didn’t hire any project manager as I’ve managed the project.

How did you come to work with Altoros?

When I joined the company, the decision to work with Altoros had already been made. Company executives had looked at multiple vendors, went through a selection process, and selected Altoros based on their competency. Altoros gave us written proposals and showed us sample developer profiles. We’ve been more and more pleased with our decision.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $1 million–$2 million over the last four years.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our collaboration began in July 2015, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been trying to modernize and upgrade our offerings. Altoros has been a tremendous partner in getting us into the mobile app arena. Without them, we wouldn’t have been able to develop the platform or acquire repeat customers. They’ve helped keep the business alive and growing.

How did Altoros perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve had calls with them every week to review ongoing projects, priorities, and resolve issues as well as discuss upcoming plans, goals, and milestones. They have tremendous technical capabilities, which we’ve come to rely on. There have been low-level issues related to the range of low energy Bluetooth to high-level issues related to certain widgets or UI implementations; Altoros has been able to cover the whole range of issues as well as Android and iOS launch environments. They’ve been an all-around partner to us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What’s noteworthy is that they've really experienced developers. We’ve actually chosen to work with the highest quality developers even though we pay them a higher rate. Their team’s efforts have been worthwhile. Plus, they’ve communicated clearly. Verbal and written communication has been critical to our success. In many cases, we’ve had trouble communicating or getting quality out of other vendors. Altoros has succeeded in providing quality, a depth of development, and communication. Their team has handled all the external technical issues that have not been in our control. It’s been a tremendous experience and we’re sticking with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I cannot think of anything to improve specifically. But, they would do well to spend more time on test automation.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

People who're looking for mobile app partners and providers will be inundated with a lot of vendors. This creates a tough environment to pick one. Even today I get one or two e-mails offering me mobile app development services. Interview developers and be convinced that you’re hiring the best. Get written proposals on solving specific issues and then evaluate your choices.

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

Retirement Plan Tool Development for Financial Services Co

“Altoros is our first choice as an offshore partner, and they’ve never disappointed.”

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

Altoros provides outsourcing services to a financial services company. They’re supporting their efforts to build a new tool by reprogramming in Ruby on Rails and designing the UI and reporting structures.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lake Oswego, Oregon
CEO, Financial Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite minimal guidance, Altoros has worked independently and taken the project further than internal stakeholders expected they’d be able to. Responsive, highly skilled, and amiable, the team stays on schedule, scope, and budget. Customers can expect a reliable and cost-effective offshore partner.

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 financial services company. We offer patented benchmarking software to help retirement plans in America determine whether their fees are reasonable. Many of the industry’s largest financial service providers use our software.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Altoros?

Altoros is assisting us to develop a new service that will help retirement plan fiduciaries make important decisions regarding the design of their retirement plan. If a company is interested in a matching program, where every dollar that an employee contributes to their 401(k) plan is matched by the company, our plan design tool will help plan sponsors and their committees make changes to the proposed design and see the impact of those changes in real-time. 

For instance, if a company wants to go from a 25-cent dollar match on the first 6% of pay to a 100% match on the first 3% and 50% on the next 2%, the tool will quickly lay out the impact of those changes from marginal cost and benefit standpoints across all employees in the company’s plan.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

My team designed the tool and its database, and Altoros is helping us make it operational. They’ve designed the UI and reporting structures. The team has also taken calculations from Microsoft Excel and reprogrammed them in Ruby on Rails and our technology stack. They’ve done any excess work that’s separate from our core system.

What is the team composition?

We work with a team of 3–4 people, and they’re doing a great job. We engage with Alena (Digital Marketing Manager, Altoros), our great project manager, and Anton (Software Engineer, Altoros), a programmer who’s done an incredible job. Pavel (Software Engineer, Altoros) did some user design work that’s made the product much more appealing to our potential clients, and now someone is working on the HTML and CSS of the redesign that Pavel did. 

How did you come to work with Altoros?

We had some other work that we were trying to get done on our core benchmarking service, and we’d tried one outsourcing firm in Europe and two others in India. Quite frankly, none of them did a great job. We also had an onshore programmer in Portland, Oregon, and their billing rate was substantially higher than Altoros’s. They also didn’t work nearly as quickly.

The last of the three offshore firms that we worked with was Indian, and we monitored them closely and paid them by the week. When it became clear that they couldn’t get the work done, we turned to Altoros, who’d come in second during our search for an offshore partner. They did the work perfectly in a tenth of the time and at a fraction of the cost of the other firm. This made me realize I'd chosen the wrong firm in the first place. 

How much have you invested with them?

It’s a relatively decent-sized project; we’ve spent over six figures.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together several years ago. We’re hoping to get this current project finished by the end of the month and fully operational by the end of the year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The service and software aren’t yet operational, so right now we’re measuring whether Altoros is staying on time, scope, and budget. So far, they’ve done a really good job of that. My entire team is impressed with them. Altoros is our first choice as an offshore partner, and they’ve never disappointed.

How did Altoros perform from a project management standpoint?

From a project management standpoint, they’ve exceeded my expectations. They’re available to meet whenever I need to. The team also keeps track of details; all of our calls end with them determining who is going to do what and sending follow-ups and to-dos.

Altoros works quickly, and the team is flexible about scheduling. We don’t use a formal Gantt chart because my schedule is very busy, and it’s difficult for me to carve out dedicated time to work on this unique project. Nobody else at my firm could do the calculations that I do, and other tasks are more core to the business that I’d rather have my tech and operations teams focus on. However, if I did require a formal Gantt chart with a schedule, I know Altoros would adhere to it because they’ve already asked me about it.

As a CEO, I’m not quite as available as I’d like to give them specifications, but I’ve been absolutely blown away by how far Altoros has been able to take the project with minimal input, guidance, or assistance. They’re always ready for the next thing. Since we’re a small company, I can’t dedicate my full time to developing the requirements, and Altoros has offered to do so. I’ve typed in a Word document what I want to be done, and they’ve executed it flawlessly.

Once we got them going with the design, they got further than I thought they would be able to. For instance, the tool needs to work across tens of thousands of participants, and Altoros took it upon themselves to research parallel computing capabilities, multiple processors, and timing so that the tool will be able to meet our client’s needs and our requirements.

What did you find most impressive about them?

If I had to pick one thing, I’d say that Altoros’s team is really competent and nice. They’re incredibly well-skilled in their craft. You can tell when you’re dealing with them that they have raw intellect; their ability to analyze problems quickly is impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No; any delays in this project are on me. There’s almost nothing that I have complaints about, and I’ve worked with in-house technology firms and outsourced partners for 30 years. Altoros is outstanding, and I’d highly recommend them to anybody looking for an offshore outsourcing partner.

Any advice for potential customers?

I’d recommend going about a partnership with Altoros a bit differently than I have. This project could’ve been done months ago if I wasn’t the CEO trying to do 5–6 things at once. If you have somebody from your team that can work with them on a dedicated basis, you’ll get more out of them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve never missed a deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide good value for money, especially when compared to programmers in the US.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re absolutely great.

Web & App Dev for Interactive Social Platform

“We’ve had a great experience since day one, and I couldn’t imagine working with any other firm.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Altoros developed a web and mobile app, collaborating with the in-house team. They’ve updated different components, as needed. The team is currently working on the UX/UI.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Fallbrook, California
Todd Jackson
Founder, ConnectBy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Altoros exceeds expectations, working hard to make the best products possible. The team is responsive and engaged, using their expertise to develop top-notch deliverables. Even with the time difference, they maintain good communication and are accommodating.

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 of ConnectBy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Altoros?

We needed a development agency to build out our minimum viable product (MVP).

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Altoros relies on numerous statements of work (SoWs) to develop the MVP, including components that needed to be redone or updated. They changed our website to make sure it complied with current laws, and they’ve enhanced various other features of both the web and mobile products. The backend is in Ruby on Rails, and the iOS and Android versions are in HTML5. Altoros put the products on the App Store and Google Play, and they’re currently working on the UX/UI to make it more attractive and user friendly.

What is the team composition?

We mainly correspond with the project manager. There are multiple developers for the mobile and web projects, but we have limited communication with them.

How did you come to work with Altoros?

We researched the top ten Ruby on Rails development houses at the time and spoke with them. We had three interviews with Altoros, and they seemed enthusiastic about the work, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $150,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They do good work, and we’ve been particularly impressed with their UX/UI.

How did Altoros perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re responsive and exceed our expectations. Even though there’s a large time difference, we mainly communicate via Skype, and they try to find convenient times to talk.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re more than just a hired company; they collaborate to make the best product possible. The team is intelligent and sharp, and many of their other clients are also happy with their work. We’ve had a great experience since day one, and I couldn’t imagine working with any other firm.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t see how they could improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?                          

Work closely with your project manager to track resources and project tasks. They’re experts, so don’t try to micromanage them.

5.0
Overall Score It would've been so much more difficult to work with anyone else.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They work hard to meet our timelines and let us know if they can't.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    This work would've cost much more in the U.S. They do their best to keep prices low.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They've been great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Blockchain Dev for Decentralized Insurance Platform

“I … rank them very high in terms of engagement and customer orientation.”

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

Altoros develops software products and secure environments around blockchain technology in an ongoing engagement. They’ve built a monitoring interface and a customer frontend, amongst other undertakings. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Christoph Mussenbrock
CEO, Etherisc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Altoros has taken full responsibility and effectively utilized project management methodologies since day one. Communication and issue escalation are both prompt, while a proactive approach and near-constant availability continue to impress. Their team even works overtime to ensure timely delivery.

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 Etherisc, a decentralized blockchain insurance company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Altoros?

We’re a small startup that needed a full-service service provider able to conduct complex projects with many participants and external partners. I was the only tech person in-house and therefore unable to build large, complex software systems. To hire people in-house is risky because you need to know the people, onboard them, and create a working environment.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Altoros has helped with several service tasks around building software products for us in the blockchain space. They work as a full-service provider for all our tech needs. They build software and environments, as well as create secure environments for production. They also entertain all the different environments (e.g., testing, staging) and maintain the whole technology stack. They have an event management team who is active in preparing conferences and all kinds of communications, including social media outreach. They coordinate and organize the logistics so that everything works properly on the communication side.

We needed a very reliable monitoring system to check all the processes running on blockchain and give us complete insight on their statuses. They built and use Smart Contract to answer this, which is a software that’s running on blockchain and platforming certain business processes.

They also built the monitoring interface and frontend for the end users who interact with the seller on Smart Contract. They’ve built mobile and web applications where you can interact with the Smart Contract system.

What is the team composition?

They had a working team which allowed us to get started right away. My main point of contact is the CEO and the legal department for the contractual side of things. Two teams take care of most of the operational tasks—one is responsible for communications and the other for technical. I interact with the project lead manager and developers on the technical team. We have three people on the communications team, but I mostly interact with the project lead.

How did you come to work with Altoros?

One of our co-founders worked for Altoros and proposed we work with them because he knew the company. We didn’t consider anyone else.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2017 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We check the project on a task level. We haven’t noticed any major delays so far. We’re very happy with Altoros’ performance.

How did Altoros perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a kickoff meeting and I spent three days in their office. We determined the overall project structure, deliverables, and methodology. From that day on, they took full responsibility for the whole project. We now have weekly calls and also use online chat. The lead is always on Altoros’ side.

They have an experienced team and the project management utilizes a very good methodology. We have good communication and escalation. They improve or fix anything that goes wrong or gets delayed in a quick manner. They proactively make proposals for handling difficult situations. They have very high-class project management. All team members are skilled from a technical, organizational, and logistical standpoint. They perform very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re highly engaged and available if we need them. They work day and night to deliver on time. I have been in software development for 15 years and rank them very high in terms of engagement and customer orientation.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re just starting the blockchain stage. They’re building up their people and skills in this area.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s very important to build a trusting relationship with their key people. It’s good to spend some days together for a project kickoff in order to align the collaborative expectations.

5.0
Overall Score We’re very satisfied and happy with them.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver on time and only miss a deadline in extreme circumstances.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost to value ratio is extremely affordable. The rates in Belarus are very competitive in comparison to Europe or the U.S.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is absolutely fine and I have no complaints.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them.

Big Data Work for IT Corporation

"They have a lot of data knowledge and their innovation is great."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Altoros acts as a technological partner by utilizing their extensive Big Data knowledge to guide a variety of projects and provide support for any problems that arise.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
CTO, IT Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Altoros quickly developed a deep understanding of their projects' requirements and all relevant data. The agency’s expertise allowed them to achieve their goals and contribute to successful projects. They are creative and revolutionary in their approach to using data.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

I work for a corporation in New York. We provide business services to very large clients around IT services. Our clients include many well-known Fortune 50 firms.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the CTO here and have worked closely with Altoros.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for the work with Altoros?

We have worked in Big Data as a company since 1995 so we are experts. However, there are still many things that we need to learn and holes we need to fill. We work with Altoros on an ongoing basis for their Big Data knowledge.

This work includes Hadoop warehouse projects and also consulting. We often need their help when we run into roadblocks. They can find the answers when nobody else can. Many times they have supplied answers to data problems that others couldn't find.

SOLUTION

describe the scope of their work.

We have worked together as a team for more than two years. We always have between four and six of their employees working with us full time. They usually work on a variety of projects, but there are always multiple projects occurring at the same time. Sometimes, I break up projects into smaller pieces for them or just have them look at the big picture.

They are my go-to for innovative answers. There are many things that we need to learn from Altoros. When we are stuck, we ask them to find the best route to proceed. Sometimes, they work with Hadoop, but the details I cannot go into more. We have a NDA [non-disclosure agreement] with some major clients, so I don't want to give further information.

What was your process for selecting Altoros to work with?

I wasn't involved in the process completely, and I forgot some of the details. What I can tell you is that we chose them for several reasons. The first was their knowledge, but they also had a strong and stable team. I knew that their team was solid at the top, and the turnover was very low. I also thought their price was fair.

Can you give us a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms?

It is six figures, but I cannot give an exact amount.

When was the last project completed?

The work is ongoing and has no plans to stop. We don't really have milestones or any plans to wrap it up soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to share from the projects?

We have increased our capabilities sharply. Our clients are happy, and we can serve them better. I don't have concrete stats at the moment. The projects have been really successful. We have achieved our goals from clients. They understand data and have come through many times.

When working with them, what else is unique or special about Altoros compared to other IT firms?

They have a lot of data knowledge, and their innovation is great. They always find new ideas and tell me things that I never knew. They are stronger than most Big Data firms because they are finding revolutionary ways to harness the power of data.

Looking back, is there anything that you think Altoros could improve upon, or something that you think they could do differently?

No. There is nothing major.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I can't really blame them for any delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are not cheap, but they are a good value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely.

Big Data Infrastructure for e-Commerce Firm

"They have performed exceptionally. I do not have any major issues with them."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Altoros researched a complicated environment and provided several possible solutions for a data warehousing project. The agency’s goal was to optimize business intelligence and increase new sales.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
VP of IT, Ecommerce Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Altoros proved to be a reliable and valuable partner. The agency met deadlines and stayed within budget, while fulfilling every requirement and achieving all goals. Their excellent performance ensured that the partnership will remain ongoing for years to come.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We are a video e-commerce media company based in Texas. We have been in business since 2007, and we have more than 150 employees.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the vice president of IT [information technology].

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Altoros?

It was a data warehousing project. We have a large number of databases and information in them. We needed to develop a complete, beginning-to-end solution for our data warehouse, from gathering to reporting.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

They were involved in the whole process. They were given tasks that needed a solution. They researched our environment. They proposed several solutions, and we chose a solution that we both liked, and we went with it.

The overarching goal of this data warehouse is to help our business intelligence and to help drive new sales and revenue, plus more. The clients are self-managed and are able to create their own accounts. We are signing deals with more partners outside the system so we need to determine everything they are doing. It is based on their data warehouse projects.

What was your process for selecting Altoros?

They were one of three contracting organizations that we talked to, and the same information was shared between the three. We looked at the solutions that came out of the project, and we chose Altoros based on that output.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

We are still working with Altoros. They’re working on maintenance and minor changes to the solution. We went from the design stages to the implementation to maintenance. Altoros has been with us for more than two years now.

When was the latest milestone completed for that work?

The work will never be finished as long as we're working with each other. A data warehouse is an ongoing project. There is more data coming in every time. We discovered that our sources are needed for financial or business reasons, and they're there to help us.

Do you feel that Hadoop is an adequate solution for your company?

We are not using only Hadoop, but yes. So far, it is providing enough data. We haven’t discovered data that is not in the data warehouse yet.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How has Altoros performed so far?

They have performed exceptionally. I do not have any major issues with them. They perform tasks on time and correctly, based on estimates they provide. I cannot say anything negative about the people that I work with.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

Sometimes, it's hard to work with any outsourced company. Sometimes, there is a language barrier, and there may be something else. Out of the companies that I have discussed outside projects with, Altoros was the best.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

They can charge us less. There aren't any weak points in their work. They were not the cheapest in comparison to the other companies but, in terms of the product they produce, they were the best.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am very likely to recommend them, and I have already recommended them.
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Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
California
ID
201222810242
Date of Formation
Aug 8, 2012
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
1
Last Updated
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