Creating Software for the Future

Today, building software solutions means using technology in a thoughtful, ingenious and innovative way to address clients’ needs. And this is exactly what our team does - working together with our clients to assure timely delivery of solutions, the highest quality service and value for money.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Islamabad, Pakistan
headquarters
  • 14, 9th Floor, ISE Towers, Blue Area
    Islamabad, I 44000
    Pakistan
other locations
  • Arenavägen 29, pl 8- Globen Johanneshov
    Stockholm
    Sweden

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  1. Stakater || Devops Process Automation
  2. QbTech || Healthcare Platform For ADHD
  3. jBilling || Complex Billing Solution
  4. Pliro || Healthcare Platform
  5. TradeSharp || Automated Trading Platform
  6. Twobo || Security
  7. Fixtelligent || Fintech
  8. Safello || Bitcoin Exchange

Stakater (https://www.stakater.com/)

Challenge

DevOps Architectures are getting more complex, owing to the variety of services introduced by cloud providers, and a multitude of tools available to work on the DevOps pipeline. In any particular application environment, there may be many moving parts such as App Servers, Database Servers, Load Balancers, Health Checks monitors, Continuous Integration and Delivery tools. And to be able to manage multiple

server environments for different teams and audiences, configuration and environment management can be quite complex.

Stakater supports design, deployment and management of a secure infrastructure with optimized cost and performance

SERVICES

  • DevOps engineering
  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Continuous Deployment

jBilling by AppDirect (https://www.jbilling.com/)

Challenge

jBilling wanted to migrate existing data (invoice, payment & customer) processing jobs to spring batch allowing the product to evolve into a highly scalable & efficient system. This change helped jBilling consolidate its role as the market leader. As more business came in, jBilling needed more bandwidth to manage new projects.

Services

  • Web
Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Results

    Our team started by taking up the challenge of re-writing all the data processing jobs in spring batch. After the successful completion and release of this version jBilling saw a surge in business.

    Following this resounding success, the involvement of Aurora Solutions’ resources grew and the team continued to work on new features as well as supporting old clients.The team helped complete projects with high profile clients such as the State of Arizona & HP’s DU smart city project. Our teams were also responsible for moving the first 2 clients from the jBilling on-premise installation to their new SaaS offering.

    Aurora Solutions continues to execute the product roadmap defined by the product management team at jBilling. The teams work closely with the jBilling management to enhance the reputation of the company and help them reach their business goals year on year. The jBilling by AppDirect management continue to show faith in our teams and we help each other drive growth & revenues.

    Pliro Healthcare (http://pliro.com/)

    Market Challenge

    Public healthcare is very tough in Pakistan whereas private healthcare is expensive and one still doesn’t get value for money. Manual workflow and over-reliance on paperwork make a patient and helper’s life more difficult.

    With Pliro, we embarked on a mission to make things convenient for patients and doctors through

    Pliro.

    Practitioner Services

    1. Practice Management
    2. Appointments
    3. Tracking OPD and visits
    4. IPD
    5. Accounting
    6. Reporting
    7. Integrated healthcare with real time SMS notifications
    8. Marketing Solutions

    Patient Services

    1. Finding doctors
    2. Finding diagnostics and test
    3. Requesting Appointments and medical services
    4. Health Blog

    Safello (https://safello.com/)

    Challenge

    Safello needed additional resources to enhance the product back in 2014. There were budget restrictions as a startup, however it was not easy to find a remote team with expertise in the niche Cryptocurrency domain at the time.

    Services

    • Web Application Development
    • Domain Driven Design
    • Microservices Architecture

    Results

    Aurora

    worked with the Safello team to ship a few key features in the product. Additionally the team analyzed and refactored some of the codebase into a microservices architecture to allow for easier maintenance and extensibility of the platform.

    FIXtelligent (https://fixtelligent.com)

    Challenge

    • Create and customize FIX protocol specifications from scratch, or off standard/custom templates.
    • Requirement to explore and search standard FIX Specs and discover other public specs developed by the community.
    • Platform to share private and public FIX Specs within the community.

    Services:

    • Design
    • Web Application
    Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Results

    FIXtelligent platform was developed and is available on the cloud or client’s private data centers. FIXtellignet helps individuals and organizations who work with FIX Protocol to:

    • Create customized FIX Protocol Specs using our interactive, intuitive and template-driven interface.
    • Share legacy (PDF, Word, Excel) or FIXtelligent format specs with others, with full privacy controls.
    • Perform real time FIX testing against your counter-party.

    Challenge

    At the time there was a lack of open source decentralized exchanges in the market, so we embarked on the mission to build an open source service. This was also our first challenge into the new and exciting world of Cryptocurrencies back in 2014.

    Approach & Architecture

    • Domain Driven Design
    • Microservices Architecture
    • Web Application
    Development
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Results

    We built a white-label exchange system that was able to handle generic automated deposits using different currencies (like bitcoin and litecoin) as well as an exchange with rock solid foundations and ability to handle tens of thousands of transactions per second.

    The exchange part was built specifically with performance in mind. We tested upto 10000 transactions handling on local development machines. Other features include auditing and the most interesting part was event sourcing and being able to build the exchange to its current state in case of any serious error. All the features of the exchange were exposed as a RESTful API, and we have built a demo web based front-end as well.

    Challenge

    The idea came to us from a startup weekend contestant that our CEO was mentoring. The idea was to transform online fundraising and make it more fun, interesting and social. It shouldn’t be embarrassing to raise money online for your personal needs. The idea won the startup weekend and we took it onboard to take the idea to the next level.

    Services

    • Design
    • Web
    Application Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Results

    Papafund was envisioned as a crossover platform between crowdfunding and a competition for prize. The platform that we developed allowed people to submit pitches to win a micro-funded cash prize. People were able to submit a one hundred word entry for why they deserve the prize money for their cause. Community members voted for the winner based on the best cause and the top five voted ideas were judged to find the eventual winner. We launched and tested an MVP version of Papafund and briefly featured on Product Hunt in 2015. Papafund project was sunset after a beta testing of about four months.

    Reviews

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    Development, QA and Support for Billing Platform

    “They were very professional, thorough, and proactive in identifying risks and matching customers.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $1,000,000 - $9,999,999
     
    Mar. 2013 - Sept. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Aurora Solutions supported feature development and implementations for a financial platform. They assisted with QA testing, deployment, and integrations for various affiliate areas.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Ottawa, Canada
    Senior Director of Engineering, Financial Software
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Aurora Solutions was responsible for large revenue streams and was very easy to manage. They took ownership of their work and always stayed on target. Their personality worked well with difficult accounts, and they ensured third-party satisfaction.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m a former senior director of engineering for a billing platform in Java.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Aurora Solutions?

    We needed a team to help us extend our platform and support various clients.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We had several features and integrations with other systems to add. They did both feature development and implementation work and were involved in the full length of the life cycle. We have more than one location, and each area had ownership in their own requirement gathering, design, implementation, tests, and the deployment and integration with customers. If we had a big deployment to a large customer, we had prompts to support those clients, so they helped with a few projects.

    What is the team composition?

    So we had a project manager and two team leads. Each team lead managed a team of two developers and a QA specialist. We interacted mostly with the project manager and the two leads.

    How did you come to work with Aurora Solutions?

    They started working with the company before I did.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent between $300,000–$400,000 a year on their services.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from about March 2013–September 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    One of their leads managed a large customer for us, which represented about 25% of our revenue. They did the initial implementation, followed by a long set of improvements and enhancements and support.

    How did Aurora Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    We had three project managers throughout our relationship. They were very professional, thorough, and proactive in identifying risks and matching customers. They had the right personality for our tougher customers and kept everyone happy. We used Jira for tracking issues and had a chart overlay with weekly status reports.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    We could trust them to complete the tasks as we wanted them. They took control of the work but always came to us with any questions. They stayed on track and were much easier to manage than some of my other vendors.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I don’t have any areas of improvement for them.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    This is fairly generic, but make sure your projects are self-contained. Let them have ownership of their work; that will save you time.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They were my most cost-effective vendor.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer