Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The general feedback came from our engineers. One of the main challenges from Appchance was to adjust to our existing engineering team, which was also directing our work. Our people were happy with what they saw, after reviewing Appchance's code. It was easy to read and made it possible for other developers to pick up the work.
How did Appchance perform from a project management standpoint?
We worked with Appchance both from our office and through remote calls. The team was very open and transparent, so we've built a good relationship.
Internally, we used Jira for issue tracking and Confluence for documentation. The project management was handled entirely by our internal team. Appchance kept to our model very well.
What did you find most impressive about Appchance?
We've had experience working with another company which had a completely different approach, leading us to end that contract. They wanted to re-architecture every single part of our code, and some of their solutions were too complex and over-engineered. We never had this problem with Appchance.
I found Appchance's agility and transparent communication to be their biggest selling point. Them being based in the same location as us has helped a lot. We were able to have them come to our office whenever necessary. We have experience in working with Ukrainian teams, which are usually cheaper, but having a local partner was a no-brainer for us.
Are there any areas Appchance could improve?
Appchance has a young team, so technical expertise will be improved over time after they've worked with more clients. I wouldn't say that they're not skilled enough, but they need more diversity in terms of projects and setups.