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50 - 249
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Android Dev for AI-Based Migraine Diagnostic App

"...working with Apzumi is an excellent cost-effective way of getting high-quality designers and developers."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Apzumi developed a proof of concept for a mobile healthcare app. The solution leveraged machine learning technology to analyze real-time physiological data, detect migraines, and collect data during episodes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Jerusalem, Israel
Baruch Sterman
CTO, Rewire
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Apzumi delivered numerous functional iterations of the app, providing full-stack development and testing for each. This allowed the internal team to collect user feedback to improve the next sprint. Communicative and reliable, they're well-positioned for future work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Rewire is a startup looking to machine-learn from real-time physiological data correlated to subjective pain reporting in order to detect the onset of migraine. I serve as CTO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Apzumi?

We hired Apzumi to build an app that would collect the subjective data during a migraine attack and help navigate the episode (using relaxation techniques, guided meditation, etc.).

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals were to develop a first PoC based on the Apzumi app that would prove that migraine sufferers would be able to use and benefit during an attack.

Furthermore, we wanted to prove that the benefits would drive usage and ultimately allow us to collect subjective data throughout the duration of the episode.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were referred to them. We then interviewed Apzumi and engaged with them for a first sprint of development.

Describe the project in detail.

The project was for full stack development including design of the architecture, design of the UI, and implementation both on the Android front-end and Microsoft Azure backend. Apzumi also did extensive QA. We worked in sprints of a month or so each, incrementally implementing features.

What was the team composition?

Apzumi brought in the required expertise at the different stages. This was very helpful, as we had a dynamic team focused on the parts that were necessary. The overall project was managed by a project manager on their side, and myself along with the CEO on our side.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We received a number of versions of the mobile app, each one professionally delivered, and fully tested. The deliveries were on time and without substantial bugs and allowed us to test the premises against our users in order to get feedback and cycle on to the next sprint.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Workflow was excellent. Apzumi communicated effectively and comprehensively.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

There were no miscommunications between us. What we ordered and expected was delivered on time and working. I would absolutely work with Apzumi again for any development project and will recommend them with the highest regard.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not really. Each project has its challenges and I'm sure that working with Apzumi is an excellent cost-effective way of getting high-quality designers and developers along with first rate project management.

5.0
Overall Score Wonderful company to work with
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Deliveries were on time
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Extremely cost-effective in terms of balance of quality and expertise
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Deliveries were excellent and small bugs fixed immediately
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will definitely recommend them

Full Stack Dev for Video Conferencing Platform

“They don’t just develop what you tell them, they also give feedback and improve the project.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Apzumi developed a web-based platform for an online video conferencing service for the healthcare industry. The platform includes encrypted video conferencing, payment systems, and booking options.

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Frankfurt, Germany
Seko Williams
CEO, SWIL Systems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the engagement is ongoing, the platform’s usability and UI have received positive feedback. Apzumi establishes a seamless workflow through consistent communication and effective project management. The team goes above and beyond to deliver a quality product.

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 the CEO of SWIL Systems, an online video conferencing service for healthcare professionals, mainly doctors, psychotherapists, and psychologists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apzumi?

After I got rid of my old programming team, I needed to develop our entire platform. I was looking for a company with more experience in digital health software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Apzumi developed our web-based platform from scratch. The team included key functionality and features, including an end to end encrypted video conferencing, online calendar and booking systems, and online payment options.

What is the team composition?

We worked with six members of the Apzumi team. Our project manager was our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Apzumi?

I met the CEO of Apzumi at a conference in Berlin while I was looking for programmers. We got to talking and I went to their headquarters in Poland twice. After seeing what they were doing, I decided to give them a contract.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement with Apzumi began in June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, our platform has received positive feedback, particularly on its usability and UI. We’ve had a few bugs, but nothing particularly complicated.

How did Apzumi perform from a project management standpoint?

They have great project management skills. Apzumi has a good setup and understood what I wanted. I had a prototype that they improved upon greatly. 

Our teams communicated online for translations or questions on the original feature. We frequently emailed and had a few Skype calls to discuss some details if anything was clear or uncertain.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They don’t just develop what you tell them, they also give feedback and improve the project. That really makes them stand out. Unlike a lot of programmers, they don’t just go down their list of development steps, they make an effort to actually understand your project and prevent you from implementing things that aren’t needed.

Apzumi added new features I hadn’t even thought of. A lot of things just aren’t on your mind when you’re developing a platform. For example, they added password resetting and security at no extra price.

Are there any areas they could improve?

At this point in time, no. Currently, all of the things I’ve needed have been done.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go by their office and see for yourself how they work, at least that’s what I did.

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
    I’ve already recommended them a few times.

Dev Outsourcing for Product Development Team's Client

"Feedback on the project has been entirely positive."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

Apzumi provided outsourced development assistance for a web-based procurement platform. Using JavaScript and PHP, the site enabled companies to issues RFPs and facilitated payments. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Nana Parry
Founder & CEO, Tectonic
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Apzumi's efforts have been received positively. The quality of the product exceeded expectations. Project management and communication were excellent. They effectively and efficiently delivered creative solutions to technical issues. 

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 CEO of Tectonic. We build MVPs for clients in different places around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apzumi?

We needed outsourced development help as we were developing a product for our client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked together from the inception of the products. The MVP was entirely web-based—it’s a procurement-based platform. A company could put out an RFP for a particular service. Our team built the wireframes and the designs; Apzumi focused on the development. They used Java, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, and HTML5 in the process.

Users submit a form in a standardized according to industry requirements. After this, an RFP is generated. Then other companies who all had profiles within the platform could then respond to those proposals. The company that created the RFPs would then select a company, which would then create an automatic contract that both parties would sign. That would create a project where they have payment milestones.

Once an order was provisioned, completed, or sent over to the company, a payment notification would be triggered. Following this, the payment would be made. There was also an arbitration service. If there were any issues between the companies, they could find an arbitrator and embark on an arbitration process within the platform.

What is the team composition?

We had five different people that we interacted with, a tech lead, two QA leads, and two developers. I believe there were also a few extra developers in the background that were doing some work. We had a project manager and designers on our side. We worked with a project manager from Apzumi as well.

How did you come to work with Apzumi?

I found them through LinkedIn. We were looking for a development company abroad, potentially in Eastern Europe, so they contacted me at a good time.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested $80,000-$100,000 in the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017 through May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Feedback on the project has been entirely positive. The client was particularly demanding from a timeframe perspective. However, Apzumi was really great at finding technical solutions that would allow the client to achieve what they wanted from a product perspective. In terms of functionality, the product did everything that they wanted and even exceeded expectations.

How did Apzumi perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management was really good. They were on top of everything; we fell short much more than they did. It was excellent. They also interfaced directly with the client. We had a flat structure when working together. We had video calls and used Slack and email. We used Trello and they’d share project reports and updates.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their process and creative solutions to technical problems are impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I believe they handled themselves really well. They made the effort to engage with us and get to know us on a personal level. In particular, they were really good at disagreeing in a productive way. For example, they would tell us if we shouldn’t do something and give us the reasons why. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You should trust their technical ability and give them the business context. They’ll make sure the product works in line with the business goals.

4.5
Overall Score It was close to perfect.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were cheaper than what we’d get in the UK but they were more professional when it came to the project management and process side.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were always able to deliver what was asked of them even under very tight time constraints.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App & Web Dev for Remote Cardiac Rehab Solution

"They’re very accommodating and flexible, especially for an outsourced team."

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

Apzumi revamped a mobile healthcare product. The team designed and developed iOS and Android apps using Ionic and built a dashboard using Angular, Spring Boot, and MongoDB.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
CEO & Founder, Healthcare App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Apzumi's code and final deliverables are exceptional. Responsive and professional, the team maintains open lines of communication via Slack, Confluence, and Jira. Customers can expect a knowledgeable team that works hard to provide impactful solutions.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a young company in the healthcare space. One of our products is a patient-facing application that provides remote cardiac rehab for off-site patients. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apzumi?

We hired Apzumi to build out our patient-facing mobile applications, as well as our dashboard for hospital staff. There was a backend component in addition to those interfaces. We had an initial prototype when we started working with them, but we asked their designer to redo the entire UI.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their designer made significant updates to the prototype—it was essentially a complete revamp. They started from there and then brought on their developers to implement the designs. The mobile application is built in Ionic and is deployed for both iOS and Android. The dashboard is written in Angular, and the backend is in Spring Boot and MongoDB.

The dashboard is a web app for medical staff, and the mobile application is for patients. In terms of features, they were exactly what you would expect.

What is the team composition?

We’ve been working with them for maybe two years at this point, on and off, and the most we’ve ever had at one time is four. A majority of the time, though, the team has been just two people.

We started with a project manager from their side and a product owner from our side. We eventually hired another project manager.

How did you come to work with Apzumi?

I met an individual who worked for Apzumi when he lived in Poland. He was from my area, and he was the one who referred. We reached out and started the engagement after vetting them.

How much have you invested with them?

It’s somewhere between $50,000–$200,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started with them in July 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Apzumi did an excellent job on the frontend components. I do code reviews, and when we engage with their QA team, they’re always able to address issues and gaps. 

We didn’t do a fixed bid upfront, and we’re always counting materials, but sprint planning helps us set expectations. We don’t have a burndown report or anything like that, because we didn’t do an initial estimate, but they’ve been delivering.

How did Apzumi perform from a project management standpoint?

The requirements were laid out cleanly ahead of time, which set us up well to use their project manager. They always reached out with questions ahead of time to avoid barriers or address dependencies that we needed to fix. That was incredibly helpful. We used Slack, Confluence, and Jira, as well as daily standups, to stay in constant contact. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very accommodating and flexible, especially for an outsourced team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

This isn’t unique to us, but vetting their staff prior to engaging with a client would help them match people appropriately. That wasn’t a big issue, just one suggestion that comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that Apzumi is the right fit for your technology stack. They only focus on a select number of technologies, but for those types of products, their services are excellent. Also, set aside time at the beginning to find the right developers within their organization.

5.0
Overall Score I’ve stuck with Apzumi for over two years because they’ve set themselves apart from others who I’ve worked with in the past.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I can’t think of any problems.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The quality of their work is above average.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They let me know ahead of time about potential issues.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve referred people to Apzumi several times.

Development Resources for Orthopedic Diagnosis Application

“Their value is incredible, especially compared to some of the other companies I've worked with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Apzumi quickly developed a web-based application for a startup in the digital health space. The application is compatible with a variety of devices and allows users to submit information to physicians.

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Co-Founder, Digital Health Diagnostic Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

User response to the application is positive, and usage has grown by 200% at one client site. Apzumi sets clear expectations for both timelines and cost, and they have a good understanding of project goals.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a startup in the digital health space. I'm one of the two founders, and I'm in charge of our technology, operations, and sales.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apzumi?

We developed wireframes of what our solution should look like, and we needed a partner to improve or develop those wireframes after we signed on a client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our development required a very quick turnaround time. They helped us create a web application that can be used across mobile devices, tablets, and computers. We needed it to be accessible from anywhere without a download, especially in the face of an emergency. Our key users are employees and physicians. Employees fill out a questionnaire that mirrors the questions a doctor would ask in the office. Once they completed that questionnaire, our physicians would review the information and call the employee. It deals with HIPAA compliance and other factors.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of four or five, including a project manager, a technical lead, UI designers, and backend developers. I worked mainly with the project manager, and we occasionally communicated with the other team members.

How did you come to work with Apzumi?

I've worked with a lot of development and outsource partners, and I heard about Apzumi through a founder of another company. When I started this project, he recommended them. I looked at their portfolio, and I knew they'd worked in the health space. From a value perspective, they were a very good fit. Their bid was extremely competitive, and we knew their quality was high.

How much have you invested with them?

Overall, we've spent over $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our collaboration began around October 2018. We launched within a very short timeframe, and we still use them as a development resource. They make updates for us and do technical support for some of our projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our users are excited by the application, and we get a lot of good reviews about the ease of use. We've seen a massive increase in utilization from our client site, and we've had a 200% usage improvement since we started. We use it in our marketing, and it really helps drive sales. It has great UI design and is very simple.

How did Apzumi perform from a project management standpoint?

They perform very well, and they set clear expectations. We hit our budget, and they always gave accurate timelines. They understood what we wanted, and we only had to have one major planning call. We use Confluence, email if necessary, and occasional phone calls to touch base.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their value is incredible, especially compared to some of the other companies I've worked with. I recommend them frequently to other people.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could add more developers. They're clear on their timelines, but they could be a little faster. That said, they do a very nice job setting standards, guidelines, and expectations.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Discuss your project expectations at the beginning. The clearer you can be, the better. We provided specific wireframes and expectations, and we had a very successful project.

5.0
Overall Score I'm lucky to have found them.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet our deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered the best value for both the quality of the product and the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their quality is very high.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred a number of people to them.

New Feature Development for Mental Health Support App

“They deliver really incredible value for the price that they charge.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2017 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Apzumi developed and implemented new features for a mental health support mobile application on iOS, incorporating user feedback to determine which elements were successful and which to remove.

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Aaron Rozzi
Co-Founder & COO, Elevatr
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The development work provided by Apzumi was consistently the highest quality, and always met budget and delivery date requirements. Their team is communicative and professional and always focus on delivering exactly what is requested of them, regardless of the difficulty of the task.

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 the CEO and co-founder of Elevatr, a mobile application for people with depression and anxiety. The company’s been around for about 2–3 years and helps connect people with different types of mental health challenges to each other for peer support and access to therapists.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apzumi?

We needed Apzumi to do some iOS app development for us. We already had the application out, but were looking to add more features that our users had expressed interest in.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We did a lot of iterations, so we added and removed features as we tested things. Apzumi helped us evaluate and implement what was working and what wasn’t, and what our users liked about certain aspects of our service and what they didn’t.

In some cases, we provided photoshop files from a UI/UX designer on our end, but in a lot of cases, we didn’t need to because there was already a lot of established design language form the app like buttons, menus, and things like that for them to work from. All we had to do was describe specific new behaviors or features that we wanted them to create.

What is the team composition?

We were typically working with two people, but for larger scope sprints they would occasionally bring on one or two additional team members. In general, it was just our project manager and one developer.

How did you come to work with Apzumi?

I actually received several cold emails from their sails guy, and one of them just caught me at the right time so I responded. They were able to show me some case studies in their portfolio and did a code review for us. I really liked their proposal, so in the end, we decided to go with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our project lasted from around April 2017–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work was always extremely satisfying. We kept a lot of it and got rid of a lot of it depending on what performed the best with our users, but it was never due to a flaw in their development. They always delivered exactly what we were looking for in terms of functionality.

How did Apzumi perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything was always on time, and they stuck to our budget ceilings for any given sprint. They also provided hour logs for each sprint that were really helpful in allowing us to see how much time each task was taking.

In general, they were very good communicators. We used Slack a little bit, but for the most part, it was email back and forth and Zoom meetings or Google Hangouts for meetings at least once a week.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The best thing about them is the value. They’re obviously much more affordable than domestic developers in the US or even Europe, but you are getting quality that is on par with any of those companies. They deliver really incredible value for the price that they charge.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything that I would say they should do better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you think about whether or not what you’re having them develop is actually something you need. They make it so easy to implement things, I think it can be easy to actually get carried away and start building stuff that you haven’t validated, so be careful not to fall into that trap.

5.0
Overall Score There’s nothing I would complain about.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Once we actually contracted with them, they delivered on time every time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything came back exactly as we designed and requested and exactly at the budget we’d scoped.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them before

Full Dev of Medical Second Opinion Platform

“We couldn’t be more fortunate to have picked them, because they did an amazing job.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Apzumi is working to develop the platform that’s the main product offering of a healthcare SaaS company. The team customized it with CMS capabilities and ensured that it adhered to health data regulations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
CEO, Healthcare Platform Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Apzumi has done a stellar job in developing the product. They were able to effectively capture the company’s vision that’s now reflected in the look and feel of the platform. The team was responsive and communicative. In addition, they fostered a tight-knit relationship with the inhouse team.

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 healthcare company. We’re building a medical second-opinion platform for European cancer patients

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apzumi?

We were in the early stages of founding our company and we needed help in developing our product offering.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re currently developing the prototype of our medical platform. It’s a mobile-friendly web-app. They implemented the frontend and designed the look and feel of the platform from scratch.

They endowed the platform with document-upload and CMS capabilities. It also has different interfaces; both physicians and patients can use it. A big part of the project involved ensuring the security of information transfers since healthcare information tends to be confidential.

Moreover, they made sure that the platform complies with European GDPR regulations in regards to data protection. They even had to keep in mind the specific healthcare data protection laws that depend on the country.

We’re in the final stages of testing the prototype with the plan to release it in November. We’re in testing to make sure that the uploading and payment systems are properly integrated.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a frontend developer, a CMS developer, a designer, a project manager, a financial coordinator, and the supervising COO.

How did you come to work with Apzumi?

While we interviewed several different companies, we felt that Apzumi was the best fit for us because they have a lot of development experience within the healthcare sector. We were also impressed by their portfolio. We had some IT support come in to evaluate their work, and they confirmed that they were a recommendable team.  

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $38,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2019, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In both design and function, Apzumi delivered a stellar product. We couldn’t be more fortunate to have picked them, because they did an amazing job. We’re more than pleased with the look and feel of the product.

They were truly able to capture our vision to translate it into the aesthetic design of the platform. The flow of the platform is very effective in terms of functionality, as well.

How did Apzumi perform from a project management standpoint?

We maintain regular communication with our project manager. We have calls multiple times a week, and if we need high-level input, the COO is available. We have a tight relationship with them, which we appreciate. Our interactions are very easy. Their entire team has such professionalism.

We thought that it would be challenging to work with a remote team, but it’s been working very smoothly. They’re very responsive, and there are so many channels for communication. We used email, Slack, InVision, JSON editor, as well as Google Hangouts for our calls.

Their English language capabilities are great, so there’s no language barrier. They always get back to us right away if there’s anything that needs to be addressed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a diverse team. This really caught my attention because we had an amazing first call with them. It was so easy to understand each other! They’re very effective in capturing what you want, and they’re very accessible, flexible, and understanding.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a clear idea of your requirements, and make sure to communicate that effectively.

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

Web Development and Design for Time Management Software Company

"We worked with some superb people who always did what they said they would do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2016 - 2017
Project summary: 

Apzumi revamped a SaaS solution as a Java-based tool that used AngularJS, MySQL, service-oriented architecture, and APIs. They dove into the original PHP solution’s source code before building.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Cian Kinsella
CEO, 1time
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new platform launched with minimal bugs and lots of positive feedback from customers on its ease of use. Apzumi delivered high-quality development work thanks to their technical expertise and diligence. The team remained consistent throughout the project, enabling a high level of service.

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 1time. We supply time management SaaS systems for small and large companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Apzumi?

Our website had become very tired and old-fashioned in terms of visuals and functionality. We needed help with rewriting our entire website and software platform using a service-oriented architecture and API-driven solutions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Apzumi redeveloped our PHP platform as a Java solution. THe team started by reverse-engineering the source code and helping us detail our functional requirements. The new solution now uses AngularJS and a MySQL database—the only stack of technology that was migrated from the previous solution. Apzumi also built in customization options for our thousands of users. The development took place in an agile environment over a long series of sprints, where I was the product owner.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Asia (Project Manager, Apzumi), Wojtek (CTO, Apzumi), Joanna (COO, Apzumi), Mateusz (Unity Developer, Apzumi), and two other people from time to time.

How did you come to work with Apzumi?

One of Apzumi’s team members had worked with another company where I was a shareholder. That relationship was what led me to reach out to Apzumi when that team member was visiting us. Apzumi is based in Poland, but they came over to Ireland to sit down with us. Their flexibility made it easy to do business with them. 

They also showed that they knew their stuff, and they were the ones that recommended that we do a rewrite. We were so pleased with Apzumi that we accepted their recommendation even though it would cost us a bit more money. Their willingness to engage with our project without a commitment on our side stood out to me.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project ran from 2016 until the end of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The solution went live at the end of 2017. We first introduced it to some of our long-established users on a trial basis. Apzumi helped us a lot with this process. Since then, we have very rarely seen bugs or complaints about the software. 

Our user base has grown in part because of our new websites. According to surveys with our new users, 8 out of 10 of them choose our product because it’s the most straightforward solution on the market to use. Also, about 9 out of 10 support calls that we receive for the platform involve a user error, rather than something caused by the software.

How did Apzumi perform from a project management standpoint?

We met with Apzumi over Skype weekly. Before we tested each sprint, we’d have special discussions with them. To record our decisions and share our specifications, we used Confluence.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of the individuals that we worked with from Apzumi stood out. We worked with some superb people who always did what they said they would do. We obviously still had to test things and reconfigure our requirements if Apzumi didn’t do what we expected. But we had a great relationship with them. Any issues that came on their end were understandable. Apzumi was also very accepting of our changing requirements.

In addition, I appreciated the continuity in our relationship. We worked with the same people from start to finish—nobody left the company or had to be reassigned on our project. Losing people is part and parcel of the IT game, but it’s always a pain when it happens. I was glad it didn’t happen during our experience with Apzumi. We’ve gotten amazing support from their team because of it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Apzumi could probably beef up their sales capabilities.

Any advice for potential customers?

Just be completely upfront with what you want and what you need. Don't be afraid to ask for anything— Apzumi knows how to deal with projects like these.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Apzumi sometimes had other projects that took priority. We always wanted things done immediately, and they couldn’t always do that for us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d 100% recommend Apzumi to any project involving Java and AngularJS.