Software R&D Services Since 1990

Auriga is a software R&D and IT outsourcing services provider incorporated in the US and operating development centers in the EU and Russia since 1990.

Auriga offers a wide range of software services, including software R&D and product engineering, maintenance and sustaining engineering, testing and QA, re-engineering and porting, product customization and integration, as well as IT consulting.

 

Auriga's activities encompass software for medical devices, embedded systems, mobile solutions, system-level software, multimedia, corporate and web-based applications, social networks, cloud services, and automated testing.

Auriga provides its services to customers in such industries as medical devices, automotive, industrial automation, telecom, mobile, finance, information security, media and entertainment, consumer electronics, education, government, avionics, logistics, robotics, etc.

 
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250 - 999
 Founded
1990
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Woburn, MA
headquarters
other locations
  • 125 Varshavskoe Shosse, Unit 16A,
    Moscow 117587
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

The list of Auriga’s clients includes such companies as Broadvision, Chrysler, Dialogic, Digital Guardian, Draeger Medical, Hewlett-Packard, Home Credit, IBM, LynuxWorks, Mindray, Pigeon Point Systems, CROC, Barclays and many others.

Auriga offers a wide range of software R&D and consultancy services, including device prototyping and emulation, automated and interoperability testing, system V&V, legacy code refactoring, porting to CPUs and operating systems, third party platforms customization and integration, as well as maintenance and sustaining engineering. Over the past 25 years working with medical device, automobile and construction tools

manufactures, telecom and power management companies Auriga has accumulated knowledge of the software development and testing practices that save time and costs and allow strict compliance with quality and risk management standards.

Software Development for Medical Devices

Auriga encompasses 15+ years of experience in software development and testing for medical devices. We delivered 50+ projects to our clientele, from large medical device manufacturers to small innovative start-ups. The array of equipment we are familiar with includes patient monitors, anesthesia units, ventilation workstations, dialysis systems, infusion pumps, and others.

Embedded Software Testing and Test Automation

Embedded software is everywhere – from ordinary home appliances to sophisticated medical devices, automotive engines, and flight control guidance systems. In many cases, embedded software performs both highly sophisticated and mission-critical functions. Even small software defects can affect the reliability and safety of the overall system and endanger people’s lives. Therefore, it is impossible to overestimate the importance

of embedded software testing. Please enjoy our short video on embedded software testing and test automation!

Augmented Reality Apps for Property Renovation

Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the fastest developing technology trends worldwide, exhibiting enormous potential. AR is accessible to anyone with a smartphone; no special or costly equipment is required. The range of AR usage scenarios is vast, from AR games, such as Pokémon GO, and AR dressing rooms to AR-enhanced travel guides and AR surgery simulations. AR not only enhances the customer experience by enabling interactive

showrooms and tutorials; it also speeds up and eases routine work to accelerate your performance. With this in mind, Auriga’s engineers developed several AR Android applications to automate some routine operations during property renovation.

Big Data in Healthcare

Big Data is big power. Excited by the many opportunities Big Data offers, we at Auriga have already started working on our own Big Data solutions for the MedTech industry.

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Software Dev for Medical Device Company

"They have good excitement and energy within the team to push forward and go for the challenge."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Auriga, Inc. provides firmware development support for a provider in the embedded medical device industry. They help with testing, documentation, and implementing automation for two products. 

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Senior Manager, Medical Device Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Demonstrating true skill and talent within their team, Auriga, Inc. has been a valuable partner. Their deep understanding of a product’s lifecycle makes them an asset in the engagement. They are adaptable and ramp up quickly, so the collaboration runs smoothly and productively. 

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 provide software development for the embedded medical device industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Auriga, Inc.?

We’ve worked with them for development on multiple infusion pumps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Auriga, Inc. has taken care of firmware development, testing, documentation, and release for infusion pumps. They also developed test automation solutions and automated test suites.

What is the team composition?

We ran with multiple project teams and a total of 6–12 engineers.

How did you come to work with Auriga, Inc.?

The partnership was already in place before I came on board in 2016.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work so far is over $1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've worked with Auriga for more than 5 years. Our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Auriga has good access to a pool of talented and capable engineers. They know software development very well, in terms of the product development life cycle and what it takes to go end to end through the architectural design, implementation, unit test, integration test and software system test.

How did Auriga, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

They always assign a dedicated project manager to the work, usually part-time. Given that they’re working remotely, it’s important to have someone there to tie things together and lead the team. They’re good at following through and reporting back their schedule, accomplishments, and impediments.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What gives them the edge is that they have top-talented and capable engineers, and they can offer them at a very good price. We’re getting good value for money. 

Auriga is flexible and dynamic and can get up to speed on assignments quickly.

Another aspect is that they’re very customer-oriented. They will adjust to make sure that the customer’s happy, and they will use all the processes and tools the customer demands. They have good excitement and energy within the team to push forward and go for the challenge.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They've done successfully a fair share of documentation for us, but the bar for documentation in the medical device industry is constantly being raised, so that's an area to keep pushing.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

With clear targets, processes, and documentation standards, Auriga will bend backwards to make it happen. I can only see them fail if they’re given conflicting goals or unrealistic timelines. It is very straightforward to work with them.

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

Software Architecture & Development for Data Analytics Firm

“They demonstrated their commitment to the partnership with us, rather than just the individual job.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
November 2016
Project summary: 

Auriga, Inc. provided backend development and integration of a desktop-based HTML advanced wireframe for a data collection company. They worked from client-provided designs to deliver the full prototype.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
CEO, 3D Data Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solutions architected by Auriga, Inc. not only helped the client to get an MVP that they could display to clients in place within an aggressive timeline but also set them up for long-term success by forming a foundation for expansion of the product. Their team was highly skilled and organized.

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 and founder of a data company that handles data collection and analysis for tax assessors and real estate appraisers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Auriga, Inc?

Our big problem was needing to update our infrastructure to the next generation of system so that we would have something to show our potential customers to help drum up business. We didn’t have the engineering capacity at the time to devote resources to building out the prototype, so we contacted Auriga to help us with that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The actual deliverable was an HTML-based example of our data collection system. We are building a system that could be used on either a tablet or desktop, so our idea was to use the desktop version to showcase the capabilities both pieces would eventually have.

We worked closely with them to lay out the specific requirements that we had, and then they turned those into a sort of advanced wireframe. That meant we had all the database infrastructure and web backend in place but weren’t using it with real customer data so it didn’t have the middle layer to extract that data from different applications.

They built out all of the architecture and backend, we constructed the frontend UI and the designs, and their team integrated the two together.

What was the team composition?

The teams were very small, consisting of two people on each side. They provided a project manager as well as a senior engineer.

How did you come to work with Auriga, Inc?

We had looked into various outsourcing firms for a while, but I had an existing relationship with their VP of North American sales, and I told him about our problem, and he said that he thought they could help. They were by far the most professional group we interacted with, so we decided to move forward with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost of the project was $5,000        

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them for basically the entire month of November 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

One of the big things that contributed to our success was our daily scrum meetings, in which we would spend 30-60 minutes discussing where we stood and what had changed so that we always knew exactly what was going on. That helped us a lot to stay on track for the project, which was important to us because we had a very tight deadline to finish everything by December.

I don’t know exactly how many hours we saved, but it freed up roughly 80 hours of our in-house engineering time, which was also critical because we needed all of our team for other projects. Just being able to get that through the door on-time and on-budget was a huge win for us.

How did Auriga, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team was fully integrated into our team, which helped to make everything run a lot more smoothly than it could have otherwise. They were also very good at having systems in place to handle communication, testing, and milestone tracking and everything like that so that there was never any lost time.

Because of the time difference, we were concerned at the outset about engineer availability, but they did an excellent job of managing their schedules to make sure we had sufficient overlap to be able to communicate effectively.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are proactive rather than reactive, which is a very rare quality for outsourced development teams. Instead of just building what we handed to them, Auriga took a look at our initial architecting and gave us some suggestions and reasons why they thought those would be better solutions.

That level of critical thinking helped us to set ourselves for future success up in a way that most agencies are not capable of doing. I wish I could quantify how much time it saved us in the long run, but I do know that transitioning from the prototype to the first generation was incredibly simple. They demonstrated their commitment to the partnership with us, rather than just the individual job.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their project manager was incredibly organized and good at communication but didn’t quite have the level of technical skill in our specific area that we needed. They were more than willing to work with us to supplement in that situation and make sure everything that needed to be communicated to the engineers was getting there, and it didn’t cause any problems beyond the earliest stages of the collaboration.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The most important thing is that you have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. As long as you’re able to communicate that to them, they can handle translating it into the technical pieces that will best serve the purpose and functions that you need.

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

Development for Medical Imaging Technology Company

"Their team always pushes the right implementation."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A medical device company hired Auriga, Inc. to design the user interface for their application. The team used Python and C# for the project. There were software engineers and a project manager involved. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Madrid, Spain
Head of R&D, Medical Imaging Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Auriga, Inc. met expectations. They're skilled, committed, and hardworking. While there were a few scheduling delays, the team's project management style was efficient. 

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 head of R&D for a medical device company based in Madrid, Spain. We’re a privately funded company that’s been in the market for eight years.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Auriga, Inc.?

We needed help with development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team at Auriga, Inc. is developing the interface for our application. They usually work using C++ or C#, but we had different specifications. They’re using Python along with C#.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with about seven people from their team. There are about five or six engineers. We also had a project manager and high-level management involved. They sometimes have to switch between different people during the project.

How did you come to work with Auriga, Inc.?

We started looking for different candidates and researched companies in the UK, Europe, and the US.

Somehow, we received feedback from another company we knew who had worked with Auriga, Inc. in the past. Their prices were more competitive than others, so we decided to give them a try.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent around €600,000 (approximately $675,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with Auriga, Inc. since March 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m quite satisfied. We’re a startup company, and there’s a lot of risks, so it’s always challenging to find partners that work at the same pace as us. It’s been different with Auriga, Inc. They’re more in line with the restrictions for medical devices.

Their team always pushes the right implementation. The project has gone up and down throughout the years. We started doing a specific development with one technology but then switched to a different platform.

We’re always running and changing requirements and milestones. It’s complicated for them to work, but I think they’ve done a great job. The way we measure them is by pace and milestones where they have needed to deliver part of the code.

Sometimes they deliver on time, and sometimes there are delays. It’s likely not their fault because we make a lot of changes. It would be fair to say that their team works pretty well.

How did Auriga, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

I wasn’t that involved daily. I connected with them maybe once a week to get on the same page. We needed to communicate on a task and get them to do what we want, but once we got to that point, they performed very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I would say their commitment. We’ve gone through difficult moments where they’ve had to deliver complex prototypes. They worked day and night to get it done, which to me, is extremely impressive.

Other companies would shut down at 5 o’clock and do it on a different day. Auriga, Inc. was committed to the project and its deliverables.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes it was challenging to rearrange team members from other projects. They tried to do it sometimes, and they just had different meetings with members to get all the information for all the partners.

I think what they can do to improve is to have more versatile engineers to know more about low level, mid-level, and high-level software skills so that they can complement each other a bit more efficiently.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know all of your requirements and work step-by-step on the SOW. Never change anything in between.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It’s more because of us than them.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think the cost-benefit is quite good.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Cloud Integration for Residential Energy Efficiency Group

“They're disciplined engineers and influenced us in a positive, synergistic way around best practices.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Jun. 2013 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

Auriga, Inc. managed technology solutions for a nonprofit energy efficiency group. They migrated a legacy platform to the Cloud and built out mobile frontends using the Microsoft suite and an AWS stack. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Westborough, Massachusetts
Guy Savoie
Dir. of Software Product Dev, Conservation Services Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution was delivered ahead of schedule and met large internal milestones. Auriga, Inc. leveraged a broad skillset and took ownership of their work. They found economical solutions and made advantageous changes that allowed for an important acquisition.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

When I worked with Auriga, Inc., I was a member of a nonprofit in the energy efficiency space. We used technology to manage home energy audits and find the efficiency of various measures that would help people save energy. I was the director of software development, and I oversaw the intersections between our team and theirs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Auriga, Inc.?

Over the course of five years, our revenue flatlined, and we were concerned that our mission was at risk. We decided to reinvigorate the technology, and we brought in a CTO to help us either move toward a for-profit spinoff or toward being a public company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our technology efforts were about moving to the cloud and adopting newer and better technologies and practices. Based on their experience, they made recommendations. Then, we had second and third conversations until we moved in the right direction.

We had a legacy technology to manage home energy audits. We faced some barriers with the technology stack, and we decided to go cloud-based and embrace the Microsoft technology stack. We had an intermediate product that was written as a Microsoft desktop client, but we wanted to go more fully mobile.

Auriga, Inc. built out mobile frontends. Based on their cloud expertise, we had them build a micro-service backend using messaging, events sourcing, and other important technologies. We used the AWS stack in cutting-edge ways that put us ahead of the curve, and the platform they built is still durable, flexible, and extendable. We successfully moved our legacy technologies into AWS, and we looked at our future direction. They helped us pivot from a code and software solution to a data solution.

What is the team composition?

We started with a team of about 12, but that scaled up to as many as 40 team members. On average, we sustained a group of 20 people across two teams.

How did you come to work with Auriga, Inc.?

Our previous CTO had a relationship with Auriga, Inc. and spoke highly of them. We had a quick interview cycle to make sure they were the right partner, and we found them very capable. They could do staff augmentation for product-based work. We knew our products would have a long life, and we needed a team that could support us in the long-term. Auriga, Inc.'s prices were competitive, and their engineers were engaged.

How much have you invested with them?

Prior to acquisition—roughly 2013–June 2015—we spent between $2 million–$2.5 million per year on their team. That went down to just under $1 million in 2016.

What is the status of this engagement?

We brought Auriga, Inc. in around summer 2013. I left the company in March 2017, but the partnership was still in a maintenance phase.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We really needed to go live within six months to make an impact. We launched within a fully provisioned environment within about five months. We replaced large portions of our system, and we met some huge milestones internally. The economics and technology upgrade happened on the predicted path, and it gave us the confidence to put ourselves forward for acquisition.

We had some concerns that our cloud spend would outpace our onsite spend, and we worked to keep that spending under $20,000 a month. Auriga, Inc. had the competencies to auto-provision and auto-scale to make sure we spent just enough to meet our financial measures consistently.

How did Auriga, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

Our primary teams were in Russia, and we also had some project management onshore for a bit. One team managed the data side, and the other worked on the frontend application. We had a product owner on our side and a project manager on their side. Day to day, we had regular conversations with developers. We kept our business requirements leadership onshore, but we left their scrum master, project management, software engineering, and QA remote.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I've worked with about a dozen offshore providers over the years. They're disciplined engineers and influenced us in a positive, synergistic way around best practices. They're very able, and they helped our top-level leadership make the right decisions. They were both pragmatic and aggressive, and they had a very deep batch of special skills. They changed resources to make sure we got the most for our money and hit milestones. I've never worked with an organization that took such ownership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They addressed the language barrier along the way. It's always nice to communicate and collaborate faster. We embraced an international standup, and there were some people we worked with who allowed other people to speak for them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Trust that their project management team will be truthful from the start. They will tell you what is feasible, and they will give you options. It's also important to be honest with them. When we told them about dips in our staffing levels, they found the right people to manage our needs. They make sure you will be efficient at any level, and they're an incredibly mature organization. I don't have a single bad thing to say about them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They beat all our timelines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were pricier than some of the options we considered, but the quality matched the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They couldn't do better.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Development & Support for Software Company

"They have not had a large turnover rate, which is a big benefit to our product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Feb. 2000 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Auriga, Inc. provides an outsourced team of software developers and QA engineers. They design, develop, and test code using C, C++, Java, and Lisp. They also assist with other consulting and dev projects.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Redwood City, California
Theresa Markiewicz
Engineering & Product/Project Manager, BroadVision, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The depth of knowledge, competence, communication and work ethic of the team at Auriga has led to a very successful working relationship between Auriga and the on-shore 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 am an engineering and product/project manager at BroadVision Inc. I am responsible for all aspects of the QuickSilver product line from customer experience through development. BroadVision QuickSilver is one of the most powerful document creation and management tools available. It enables businesses to create and publish lengthy, complex documents in virtually any language and any format.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Auriga, Inc.?

We were looking for an outsourced team that could augment our in-house staff by helping to design, develop and test parts of our product, and we were also looking to save money by using an outsourced/off-shore team. The QuickSilver codebase is over 2.7 million lines, and the Auriga team is able to competently deal with the large code base.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, Auriga helped develop the “filters” component of our code. As time has passed, they’ve transitioned into developing all parts of the QuickSilver product. Their team does design, development, bug fixing, and QA. The main languages for development are C, C++, Java, and Lisp. The QA engineers are solely responsible for testing QuickSilver including writing test plans, doing manual testing and creating and running automated tests.

In addition, they have helped us with consulting engagements for customers, as well as development work for other products at BroadVision Inc.

What is the team composition?

There is a project manager who also works as a developer. In total, we work with three developers and two QA staffers. In past years, we’ve had up to 18 people working with us. The size of the outsourced team is contingent on our requirements and has changed over time.  

How did you come to work with Auriga?

Auriga, Inc. was originally hired as an outsourced development team in 1995 as part of Interleaf, a company I worked for that was acquired by BroadVision, Inc. in 2000. Back in the 1990s, a member of our development team knew of and contacted the head of Auriga, Inc. and this led to hiring the outsourced team. We have continued working with Auriga, Inc. because of the reduced cost compared to onsite development, the competence with which they have been able to develop and contribute to our product and the stability of the outsourced team through the years.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend roughly $250,000 per year. Overall, we’ve invested several million dollars with Auriga, Inc. The number of staff has fluctuated over time as the team has evolved in size with our needs.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement with BroadVision Inc. began in early 2000. Our work with them is currently ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Over the years, they’ve become a core component of our team. They are just an extension of our onshore team. They have helped to release over 18 major product revisions with me since 2000. They have also worked with us on three consulting projects and have done hundreds of customer patch fixes. Their team is vastly experienced and dedicated. It would be extremely difficult to release QuickSilver without them.

How did Auriga, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

From a project management standpoint it has been extremely easy to work with Auriga. Having a project manager on their side and our side has facilitated communication and planning. Auriga is very good at estimating their work and at following through to meet deadlines. There is good communication with frequent status updates.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I think their depth of knowledge and ability to take on such a large codebase was the most impressive part. We explored another offshore team that could be cheaper and they just couldn’t handle the code without breaking things. Auriga has been solid technically since we’ve been working with them. They have not had a large turnover rate, which is a big benefit to our product.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’ve been working together so long that we have a very comfortable and efficient process in place and there are no major issues that regular communication doesn’t solve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s important to have a good project manager on each side and make sure communication lines stay open. Having a period of training is also useful.

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