How did you select this vendor?
We did a series of interviews with several vendors. We have selected Appes as it provided the best mix of the following abilities: - Understanding of both platform and business case; - Coding capabilities and work-approach; - Communication skills; - Budget; - Proactivity and good-will.
Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.
They developed, configured, and launched the new front-end shell of the Babele platform. The project began with an understanding phase, in which the Appes team has delved into the existing functionalities of the platform and they have performed a GAP analysis with the wireframes of the new version. Appes split the work in 4 milestones, which were developed through sprints of 2 weeks. At the end of each sprint, we could test the work done through the staging environment, which was created and configured by the team at the beginning of the project. Improvements were made during each sprint both to the front end but also to the back end of the platform service. In fact, the Appes team has helped proactively to take decisions related to the new functionalities, and have coordinated the work of the back end developers, to make sure that all APIs were optimized to serve the scope of the new tool.
What was the team composition?
The team was composed by two web-developers, that took care of the project managements, advisory, reporting and development effort.