Reliable software development outsourcing partner

Our software products help brands reach a wider audience and earn more. We build business automation software, mobile & web apps, and migrate data for Transportation, Logistics, Finance, Telecom, and Insurance companies worldwide.

In the last 16 years, Azoft developed 800 custom software solutions for international clients and partners in the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia.

 
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$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2002
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New York City, NY
headquarters
  • 100 Church Street
    New York City, NY 10007
    United States
other locations
  • Novosibirsk
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

EY (former Ernst&Young), Tele2, Effective Coverage, CA Technologies, Callverso (former E2M Technologies), Unleesh, Michelin, Creative Construction, Clearwire, IntraISP, Bridgestone, CTBTO, Electronics For Imaging, Inc., ITT, Jackson Marketing Group, Certificate Exchange, Prophesy Transportation, Gulf Oil Marine Ltd

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Delivery App for an Express Courier Delivery Company

One of the largest Russian delivery services CDEK turned to Azoft to develop a mobile app in iOS and Android. The solution we developed allows users to use a tracking number to get the latest delivery status, search CDEK offices within a radius of 1, 3 or 10 kilometers by the following parameters: opening hours and conditions of acceptance, contact with a call center, callback request, calculate delivery cost, call the courier,

and view a list of their orders.

We’ve merged complex logic and functionality beneath an intuitive app interface.

The mobile app became one of the key ways for CDEK to communicate with their customers. So far, the app has a total of 1,200,000+ downloads on Google Play and the App Store. The average ratings in the AppStore and Google Play are 4.7 and 4.5, respectively.

Stack

Android: Java, Databinding, Rxjava, Dagger 2, Retrofit, Objectbox

iOS: Swift, VIPER, Dependency Injection, Realm, Eureka

Server-Side: Java 8, Spring, Hibernate, PostgreSQL, MapStruct, Flyway

Integrations: Fabric, Firebase, Appsflyer, UXCam, Google Map






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Augmented Reality App Development for Leef: Virtual Fitting Room

The Leef company came up with a project of an augmented reality app - a virtual fitting room for their watches. So they turned to us considering our experience with apps that can detect license plates or recognize receipts.

The solution we developed uses neural networks to create the virtual fitting room. We needed three of them in total: the first one to find the center of the wrist, the second to detect the wrist

size, and the third to follow a user’s hand movements.

First, we built a dataset to provide the neural networks with learning material. Then we developed an application prototype to test how it will work on a desktop. After running tests, we ported the app to iOS and Android.

As the result, we have functional demos for iOS and Android that can place a 3D watch model on a user’s wrist. The next step will be integrating the app with the online catalog.

Stack: Android, iOS, Objective-C, Tensorflow, Java, SceneKit, Python: Numpy, OpenCV

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Social Networking App for the Professional Photography Industry

Pro Photo Shoot is a mobile startup created by a software solutions architect and an amateur photographer. They wanted to help people organize photo shoots, find models and stylists via a social networking app.

At first, our client wanted us to port the iOS app to Android, design the UI, and integrate it with the existing backend. During the development, the client decided that it's time to renew the iOS app, and asked

us to rebuild Pro Photo Shoot as well.  

The resulting iOS and Android apps have all the required social network features.

We also implemented a referral program and a promoted profile option. We also gave the Pro Photo Shoot network the ability to scale in the future. This will prevent a system overload when the user base grows.

Currently, Pro Photo Shoot app used by more than 10,000 US photography professionals.

Stack: Stripe, bugsnag, Amazon s3, Sendbird, Java, Android, Swift, iOS

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Mobile money service for Ezuza

Ezuza provides mobile payment services in Latin America. The main aim of Ezuza is to help ordinary citizens - Customers - to pay for different goods and services using their mobile phones in local stores and businesses called Agents. Our job was to develop a core Cash Management platform, administration panel, apps for Agents and Customers, a mobile app API and information website.

The mobile app for Customers serves as

a digital wallet. We protected user data using an encryption system for all transferred and stored data. We also developed a server monitoring system to avoid service shutdowns and created Ewallet integration with third-party companies: telecom operators, merchants, and banks.

The platform is easy to use and provides many features for agents and customers. Now it’s being actively used in Mexico.

Stack: J2EE, Spring Framework, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, LiquiBase, Maven, JSF 2, Apache CXF, Apache POI, iText, RichFaces, [email protected], Android, iOS

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Hidence - a Social App for Finding Business Contacts at Conferences

Creative construction is a German digital agency and our long-term partner.

 

They came up with an idea to create an application allowing people to find new contacts at conferences. Our goal was to develop iOS and Android apps, backend, and API. We got the initial requirements for MVP at the start of the development and went to work.

 

The final application is very simple in use. You can find

users with relevant interests at a conference and message them or invite them for a coffee. The app also matches the most prominent contacts.


 

Stack: iOS, Android, Swift, Yii2, MySQL, EventBus, Facebook SDK, LinkedIn API, Xing API, iCarousel

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Unleesh: Team Management App

We had a prototype and a client’s idea on how Unleesh should work. And based on that, we developed iOS, Android and web apps from the ground up. Today, over 20,000 employees use Unleesh. It’s a tool for dozens of organizations, including The United Nations and World Learning.

How it works. A user selects a Path, a training course to provide staff with new skills and competencies. Every completed step on the Path gives

one point. It brings gamification to the learning process. Also, pathmates can talk to each other using chat or private messages.

The challenge was to manage the frequently changing requirements. We handled it with an Agile approach, excellent project manager’s skills, 24/7 contact with the client, and an extremely high degree of motivation. We continue supporting the platform and make further improvements.

Stack: iOS, Android, PHP, AngularJS, MySQL.

 

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Pay.Cards: SDK for Banking Card Recognition

Wallet One has leveraged Azoft R&D and mobile development team expertise to implement its new product Pay.Cards — an SDK for payment processing, which can be built into any iOS or Android application. The SDK is basically a full application module, which includes credit

card scan and recognition functionality, screens for editing card details, list of saved cards, and screens of transaction process and result indication. In addition to the product we have developed a demo application with samples of how the module can be used in various types of apps (shops, taxi, food delivery, etc.).

The application includes beautiful visual effects and animations, and designs optimized for both smartphones and tablets, to make it not only functional but also pleasant for End-users.

Technologies: iOS, Android, UIKit Dynamics, OpenGL, Wallet One Open API

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Order Management System for Gulf Oil Marine

The client company distributes marine lubricant products and services for the Shipping Industry worldwide. While Gulf Oil Marine was expanding its global presence and operations, all workflow and communications with clients, partners, suppliers, logistics agents and resellers continued to be organized via plain email, which rapidly became very inefficient, time-consuming and led to numerous faults in customer care. Most

importantly, there were no statistics collection and reporting tools, which made business analysis and planning activities impossible.

We developed a custom order management system that serves as a reliable tool for supporting Gulf’s workflow and operations and provided a powerful tool for collecting statistical data and its presentation in a clear set of reports.

Technologies: PHP, Drupal, MySQL, JavaScript, AJAX

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Audit Management System Automation for EY

The system is a web-based survey builder. It allows to create and edit various questionnaires. The admins can open and manage auditors’ accounts and appoint EY employees to on-site audits. Auditors upload their surveys to Windows 8 based tablets and go to the clients’ locations.

The process of filling out forms works offline; users can even attach photos as the answers. When auditors are back to EY office, they

synchronize their tablets with the server, browse and process the results.

Technologies: Java 8, Spring, Hibernate, Liquibase, jQuery, PostgreSQL, Windows Store App (C#, XAML), SQLite

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Touchscreen Information Kiosk Solution for EY

The Virtual Office is a new touchscreen information kiosk solution offering EY’s services in a way that breaks the mold of stereotypical site-and-app business presentation models. It helps customers to find the information they need, to reserve participation in seminars

and consultations, to send feedback to EY, or to schedule a meeting with a company representative.

From prototyping to deployment, the project took more than three and a half months. The software was developed using PHP, specifically Drupal 7 and MySQL.

Technologies: PHP, Drupal 7, MySQL

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Medical Mobile App for AxSys Technology

Excelicare is a clinical information system designed by AxSys Technology Ltd. and used by medical institutions worldwide for collecting, analyzing and managing complex multi-dimensional healthcare data and to provide reliable patient care taking into account specifics of different medical disciplines.

Azoft developed

iOS and Android mobile apps for Excelicare that allow patients to communicate with doctors and clinics to get some of medical services and consultations remotely. Mobile apps are made brandable and customizable to specific healthcare institution. The app was developed using "mini-apps" concept, i.e. there are mini-apps for blood pressure readings and tracking, appointment scheduling, prescription reminder, laboratory results, eForms and surveys, and other. Special section of requirements was devoted to compliance with industry security and personal data protection standards.

Technologies: iOS, Android, Java, JSON, SQL, OrmLite, SQLCipher, Gson, injectorLib , loaderLib , ViewPagerIndicator

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Free for Lunch Mobile App

Free for Lunch mobile app helps you meet up with friends and have lunch with new people nearby who are interested in joining you at cafés and restaurants all over the world. The app is multifunctional because it helps to create new events as well as join new pals within your location. There is a map with active events on the start screen. A user arranges a meeting and other users can pick an event and join the people they’d

like to meet. Besides, users can add each other as friends and exchange messages.

Azoft developed the app from scratch, including a large-scale server-side for supporting offload capabilities and a rich functionality in accordance with requirements of the App Store and Google Play.

Technologies: Android SDK, iOS SDK, Parse, Google Map,​ EventBus, GreenDao, Flurry, In-App Purchase, Facebook SDK​, MVVM, Reactive, Java, Spring, Hibernate, Postgres, REST​

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Chefkoch Academy iOS app

Chefkoch.de is a popular German cooking portal, a daughter company of Europe's largest printing and publishing firm Gruner + Jahr.

Working together with Creative Construction, our long-term partner in Berlin, Azoft has developed a brand new iPhone and iPad app for Chefkoch.de.

The app is a virtual cooking school, where users can master their skills through video courses and recipes available in the application under different types of subscriptions. The system includes a back-end responsible for video streaming and lessons management by the administrator.

Since the customer had only a very high-level idea of the required app at the beginning, SCRUM methodology was chosen for the project, and this choice proved to be correct. The MVP developed and released within strictly defined deadline fully satisfied the customer, and further development with addition of new features and courses was planned for 2016.

Technologies: iOS, Swift, PHP, Yii2

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Audio Tour Guides for Museums and Galleries

Expi, a startup with a vision of how to enhance the enjoyment of visiting art galleries and museums, partnered with Azoft to bring their ideas to life. The project was built as an iPhone app that allows users to search and download audio tour guides. The software also includes a Tour Management System that allows museums and galleries to create tour guides and an accompanying marketing website.

As a startup, Expi now

has a smooth, intuitive user app and a convenient tool for business partners who would like to join the project. As a developer, Azoft took real pleasure participating in the launch of a new successful startup. Expi were also very pleased with the results. The level of trust we earned from our client was such that Expi recommended Azoft to their partners.

Technologies: iOS 6 and 7; Drupal 7; HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery

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Mobile Website for RapidParcel.co.uk

Rapid Parcel is UK's premier courier comparison and booking service offering discounted rates from the world's most established and reliable parcel delivery companies.

Azoft developed a mobile version of RapidParcel website that allows customers to quote parcel delivery within

the UK, European or international, book courier, track parcel and find the nearest drop-off location. Integrated live chat allows customers to get quick help in case of any questions and improve website conversion.

Technologies: Java, JavaScript, AJAX, MySQL, CSS, HTML

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AquaReal: Watercolor Painting App for iPad

AquaReal is an iPad app that imitates watercolor painting. It was developed by Azoft with particular emphasis on real-life physics of watercolor paint dispersion on paper, resulting in very realistic drawings.

Features include: realistic imitation of color blending, pigment dispersion, paper texture; choose between different brushes or pencil; control pencil pressure by changing gesture speed; large selection of colors,

Facebook and Twitter integration.

Technologies: iOS, OpenGL

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Insurance Certificate Management: Re-engineering & Data Migration

Accomplished in 2005 and patented in 2008 the Certificate Exchange service facilitates issuance of insurance certificates and offers certificate holders, insurance agents and brokers, insurance companies, and policyholders a new and different approach to the time-consuming task of issuing and tracking certificates.

Azoft worked with Certificate Exchange as their development partner, providing an intense research, prototyping & highly effective migration procedure. When the new system was ready, Azoft signed a new contract for maintenance and further development of the online insurance system.

Technologies: Java/J2EE, GWT, GXT, iText, Hibernate, Spring, PostgreSQL

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Online Insurance System for Effective Coverage

Our development team has created an online insurance system for an insurance agency based in the USA. The agency specializes in insurance for property owners listing their units for rent and helps them manage renter's insurance requirements.

The major challenge was the complex scheme of insurance premium calculation accounted for the fact that insurance industry in the US is regulated on a state level, which as the

result creates a situation where rates and coverage options differ from state to state. This demanded an unprecedented level of flexibility from the system which not only must have allowed the options change, but the formulas and order of operations for calculating the premiums change as well.

Stack: Java, PostgreSQL, Struts

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Fleet Tracking and Dispatching System for Prophesy

Prophesy Transportation Software, Inc. is a US-based provider of software solutions for transportation industry.

The system is an advanced routing solution for dispatchers which calculates an optimal route from A to B and shows it on the map. The algorithm takes

into account such parameters as distance, time, fuel usage, weather conditions, regions/states/cities/countries borders cross, car height, highways, toll and restricted roads. Integration with payment system Authorize.Net allowed Prophesy to introduce flexible tariffs and bill their clients.

Technologies: Java/J2EE, JSP, MySQL, COM, ADOdb, XML, WinINet, JNI, RMI, JSF

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Social Networking App for Sharing Plans

HopHop is a mobile social networking app for planning events, inviting friends, sharing ideas, and discovering interesting events that are happening nearby.

HopHop has many features to make it easier for users to get people together. Users can either create a private event or make it visible to the public, so anyone interested can join in. Every event can be customized with a unique background image. Users can log in

with their existing Facebook, Twitter, or VK accounts and invite anyone from their friend lists.

Technologies: iOS, Android, Java (J2EE), Google Maps API

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Custom Software Dev for Manufacturing Software Developer

"Azoft regularly asks questions and provides feedback."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Azoft provides ongoing software development services for a specialized developer. Among other projects, they helped build specific pieces of a mobile and web reporting application.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
President, Manufacturing Software Developer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their work meets all specifications and standards for quality, leading to a continued relationship with Azoft. Despite some delays from time to time, the team delivers high-quality products at excellent prices. The collaboration runs smoothly due to regular and open communication.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the president of a small software development firm. We provide software to manufacturing facilities to manipulate data from their production environments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

We engaged Azoft to provide software development services for a variety of projects. 

What were your goals for this project?

We specifically wanted help developing portions of a web and mobile reporting application.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Azoft based on their experience, work process, and a few sample projects.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Using provided specifications, Azoft built segments of the web and mobile app. They also assisted on other software projects.

What was the team composition?

We work with a team of developers, project managers, and QA people.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

By outsourcing specific parts of our development, we can now focus on crucial areas for our business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We use weekly time sheets as well as a feature and bug tracking system to oversee progress. The collaboration has run smoothly since the beginning.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Azoft regularly asks questions and provides feedback. They don’t merely execute based on what they think our instructions are.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The team occasionally has delays due to other active projects. It’s a normal part of business, but it can make planning more difficult at times.

5.0
Overall Score We’ve had a very positive experience working with Azoft.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The team experiences occasional delays that can complicate our planning.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They charge competitive rates for their services.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Azoft delivers quality development work, but there's always room for improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Software Dev for Certificate Platform

"The largest impact has been the satisfaction of our long-term clients."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2003 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

To improve upon an older, extant version, Azoft developed and implemented a bespoke certification program. A dedicated team provides expansive, ongoing maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Frank Hayes
President, Certificate Exchange LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new program’s upgrades and enhancements have broad industry appeal and have positively impacted new client acquisition. Experienced and actively engaged, Azoft is a committed long-term partner that has maintained a consistently high level of service for more than a decade. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I own Certificate Exchange LLC, the leading certificate of insurance program. The range of functionality encompasses features for large, complicated, multi-billion dollar companies and its ease of use expedites issuance for all size firms and industries. Launched in 1999, the website immediately gained broad acceptance and continues to grow thanks in large part to our patented process that prevents the generation of unauthorized certificates.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

The original program, which was developed using another system, was lacking in several areas. We hired Azoft in 2002 to rewrite it. 

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to select a reliable, professional development firm to replace the initial system, continue with ongoing development, and maintain long-term dedicated developers. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I read a National Geographic article about IT expertise in Russia and Siberia akin to Silicon Valley. Since I was dissatisfied in my experiences with US and Canadian developers, Azoft seemed to be a good alternative. After they programmed a complex and efficient prototype, we decided to hire them.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In addition to its poor performance, our original program lacked a good database design, user-friendly features, and the potential for scalability. Azoft rewrote the entire system with Java as the core technology. They solved all four of our primary problems, as well as a few others, quickly and cost-effectively.

Azoft continues to assist with the full spectrum of program maintenance and upkeep, including user requirements; system, database, and page design; software and tool selection; programming; scalability; performance; program enhancements; and continuous monitoring. They also conduct extensive testing on new projects.

What was the team composition?

Azoft's team typically consists of between two and four server-side developers. The exact number is dependent upon the current project’s intensity. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The largest impact has been the satisfaction of our long-term clients. Quite a few of our users have changed firms themselves and convinced their new firm to replace the existing certificate of insurance program with ours, serving as a great source of new business for us. Additionally, Azoft’s competence and expertise have allowed us to focus on our business without the disruption from system problems.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Azoft assigns project managers to work directly with us and provide a constant, effective line of communication among the managers, developers, and testers. This has proven invaluable by either reducing or eliminating any rework requirements. All rewrites and improvements are completed on time with a high level of professionalism and accuracy. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Not only does Azoft provide smart, professional, and competent long-term developers, designers, and testers, but the senior management is also dedicated and involved in all projects. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

That we have continued to do business with them for 16 years speaks volumes. I am satisfied and have no suggestions for improvement. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have been and always are available, even for rush requests from clients.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Of the five development teams with which I have had experience, Azoft is the best.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have referred them and will do so again.

Perspective Assessment Tool for Online Art School

“They care about the quality of their work and making the client happy.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Azoft developed a custom solution that analyzes and corrects lines in artwork. The tool will be integrated into an existing e-learning platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Stan Prokopenko
Owner, Proko LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The initial version of the platform garnered favorable feedback from internal stakeholders. Azoft’s communicative and efficient team is committed to exceeding expectations.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner of an online art school that make lessons and tools for artists called Proko.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

We wanted a program that could check a student's perspective drawings and correct their mistakes.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to accurately detect the shapes in the drawings and give a proper correction.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Azoft because they had strong communication skills and good ideas on how to complete the project.  

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed a tool to process images of student drawings. The program could detect perspective lines in these images, assess if they were correct, and show the correct lines if necessary. We started simple and made sure the first steps worked properly before advancing to more complicated tasks.

What was the team composition?

We’re working with a communication director and engineers from Azoft.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We haven't launched the program on our site yet, but we are impressed with how well it works. We think it will be a nice draw to our website once it goes live.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Azoft is great at communication. They would regularly speak with us about how the project was going and what the challenges were. They would also ask for our feedback on the current iteration of the program, which led to great results.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The whole team is smart and organized. They care about the quality of their work and making the client happy.  

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't think of anything.

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

Mobile Product Development for Transportation Company

"Their ability to understand our needs and come up with an efficient solution made them a truly comprehensive resource."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2003 - Dec. 2008
Project summary: 

As a dedicated technology partner, Azoft contributed a broad range of technical expertise to multiple projects. Products included mobile apps, backend servers, fleet tracking systems, and route generators.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Bloomfield, Connecticut
Edward J. Forman
Former CEO, Prophesy Transportation Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The results produced directly contributed to substantial increases in revenue, customer base, industry status, and business valuation. Azoft was pivotal in the company’s technological evolution. They remained committed to the client’s vision and undeterred by the changing mobile landscape.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the CEO of Prophesy Transportation Solutions (PTS), which was founded in 1986. The company had the distinction of developing the first-ever PC-based commercial mileage and routing software. PTS became a leading provider of software to the transportation industry, developing a complete, integrated suite of solutions for carriers and brokers including dispatch and accounting, mobile communications and planning, and compliance. In its early days, the company offered basic software tools such as simple load building, mileage and fuel tax reporting. The division has since grown and expanded its offerings to include comprehensive dispatch and accounting operational software, a fully integrated mobile communications and truck and trailer tracking system, and a sophisticated load building and optimization product. All of these systems have been designed to work together for maximum benefit to the end user.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

We hired Azoft in early 2003 as an expert in mobile development for a small MVP. The team had a wide range of expertise in different enterprise technologies, so we then retained them for numerous complicated projects. 

What were your goals for this project?

Our overarching goal was to utilize new mobile technologies in a computer-challenged transportation industry. We addressed a myriad issues over the course of five years, including: weak cell signals, which forced us to build a unique data exchange protocol; high loads, with more than 1.5 million data points reported daily; the UI/UX challenges of early mobile phones; and the application’s size, memory and processing power. We overcame all of these challenges with Azoft’s talented engineers. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched Google and other sources extensively for the specific skill set we needed. In 2003, there were very few companies in the world with experience building mobile apps in Java. Azoft responded quickly to our queries with a professional prototype of what we wanted to build. Their ability to understand our needs and come up with an efficient technology solution made them a truly comprehensive resource.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The mobile app was a remote-control unit offered with our dispatch software. Not only did it help us track drivers and their itineraries, but it also equipped the drivers with a hands-on tool for identifying their points of pickup and drop off. It also helped them understand in real time what items to load or unload. Azoft was responsible for the server and web portal on the backend, both of which were stable, reliable, and user-friendly.

They also helped us build a routing and mapping engine for real-time fleet location and management; a route calculating engine for identifying the best or most efficient routes; a bidding platform for truck owners and potential customers—essentially an early Uber for trucking services. Additionally, the high-load server side they built and managed functioned as a proxy server for all of our desktop and client apps.

Our team, with its expertise in business domain and dispatch desktop solutions, generated a lot of ideas and needs. These were passed on to the Azoft team with aggressive but flexible communication and idea exchange. Also, our sales team and early customers were generating many requests for new functionality requirements. Azoft was tasked with implementing those functionalities, discussing design options with us, and helping us better understand mobile technology. They were also responsible for infrastructure maintenance and real-time support of all our mobile dispatch services.

What was the team composition?

The Azoft team varied depending on the number of projects and their respective stages. It generally consisted of two or three mobile developers, two or three server-side and web developers, one project manager, and one system analyst. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The most important impact was our ability to quickly integrate mobile technologies into our line of software tools for the logistics and transportation industry. The new services we were able to offer our fleet management customers helped us remain an industry leader, acquire new clients, and increase our ROI. The addition of the mobile app was also critical to the growth of both our revenue and our customer base.

Our yearly income increased by over 30% per annum during the first four years of product availability. We were acquired by HighJump in 2008 under very favorable terms, in no small part due to the strength of the product offerings Azoft helped us create.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We were all in new territory at this time; linking phone apps with mainframe systems and integrating GPS technology was on the cutting edge for everyone, especially the transportation industry. Because of this, we didn’t have well-documented specifications, so we were building everything in a heuristic fashion, and our goals were not always clear. The infancy of the technology required a lot of experiments and prototypes, but the technology itself was also changing as we were building.

Project management in such an environment required a lot of communication and agile decision making, as opposed to managing specific tasks. Azoft was outstanding; they digested our ideas and converted them into solutions, helping us put all the pieces together. We tested and learned together, then moved on to the next iteration. The professional research team was crucial for prototypes and tests, saving a lot of time and money.

We communicated via messenger, emails, and phone calls, as well as with in-person meetings.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Three things impressed me. The first was their work ethic, which is difficult to find these days; they remained responsive and responsible throughout our entire engagement. Secondly, all of the developers were engineering professionals. The third was the aggressive partnership approach we developed as we continued to build new technology. Such investment from the Azoft team was extremely valuable as we encountered innumerable problems related to emerging technology and hardware. Azoft never gave up and was able to find workarounds every time.  

Are there any areas for improvement?

I recommend expanding the staff to execute more projects simultaneously. However, I understand that developing such a professional and talented team is a challenge in and of itself. The time difference caused occasional issues, but these were minimized by good attitudes and work habits.

5.0
Overall Score Both the team and management are professional and truly committed.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Though not the cheapest, they are a real bargain when comparing cost to productivity.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Based on 35 years of managing software development projects, I would describe Azoft as among the best.

UX/CX Design and Dev for Mobile Museum Tour App

 “Working with our tight timelines and limited startup budget, Azoft nailed it on both dimensions.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2013 - Feb. 2014
Project summary: 

Azoft partnered with a startup to build a multilingual museum audio guide. They designed and developed a sophisticated mobile app with over 20 screens for visitors and a corresponding web server for staff.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Maxim Sharshun
Head of Strategy, Medibank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Leveraging a limited startup budget, Azoft rapidly produced an outstanding deliverable. They demonstrated innovative problem-solving. Without a single bug in six months of production, the product is secure, well-designed, and flawless. Their efficient workflow even outpaced the in-house team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I co-founded the startup Expo to help Australian museums and galleries enhance the visitor experience by offering multilingual mobile audio guides. Our hassle-free process doesn’t require them to acquire equipment or learn how to use complicated software. 

 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

As is usual for startups, we needed to get our product first to market within a tight budget and timeline.

What were your goals for this project?

With Azoft’s support, we aimed to quickly and affordably deliver a top-quality and easy-to-use product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We asked about five vendors for quotes and qualifications and selected Azoft. They offered the best value for money and had top credentials.

Describe the project in detail.

Azoft designed and developed our complex mobile app for museum visitors. It includes more than 20 screens and features versions in several different languages. They also built a web server to help museum staff to manage tours.

What was the team composition?

The team from Azoft included two developers, a web designer, a mobile designer, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Azoft performed awesome work at a very fast pace. We even struggled internally to keep up with responding to their questions and providing clarifications to business rules. Azoft delivered both on time and on budget, and they produced top quality work. We didn’t find a single bug found in the six-month production run of our pilot!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was perfect. We held biweekly Skype work in progress meetings. Working with our tight timelines and limited startup budget, Azoft nailed it on both dimensions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Collaboration is Azoft’s most notable strength. With a keen ability to think beyond the immediate scope of the problem, they uncovered new ways to improve the CX/UX on the fly.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s nothing they need to improve. They did everything 100% right.

5.0
Overall Score Azoft is the best vendor I’ve come across in the web and mobile development space.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were no scheduling issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer a great value for money,
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There wasn't a single bug, and users loved the product.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

Software Development and Management

"The consistent quality of their developers and their willingness to learn our business’ needs was outstanding." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2008 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Azoft developed an MVP CRM and has become the primary development arm for all required updates. They’ve helped transform the solution into a fully functioning platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Eric Narcisco
CEO, Effective Coverage
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform serves as the foundation for all business functions and supports a wide variety of users and use cases. Azoft has a consistent record of maintaining uptime and paying attention to business needs. Their extensive technical experience and penchant for collaboration help them stand out.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Effective Coverage. We provide the multi-family housing industry with the tools to succeed in their tenant risk management initiatives. We do everything from satisfying the insurance needs of residential tenants to protecting property owners with comprehensive risk management solutions. I’m responsible for my firm’s strategic vision.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

We hired Azoft to handle backend software development of our proprietary CRM, as well as database architecture and design.

What were your goals for this project?

Initially, we wanted to achieve an MVP to engage enterprise customers regarding the value of our services.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

An industry peer originally recommended them to us. Azoft completed a robust RFP and have since earned a permanent place on our development team.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In the ten years since the original development, Azoft has helped the MVP evolve into a robust platform with thousands of users with diverse requirements and use cases.

What was the team composition?

We were originally assigned a project manager to support us and serve as our main point of contact throughout the project. We primarily spoke with our project manager, but there were also two frontend and two backend developers working on the project, as well as a QA resource.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Technology is the core of our product offering to enterprise clients, so having 100% uptime and cutting-edge development support is a necessity. Azoft has risen to that challenge every time for an entire decade.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

There was a project manager on both the Azoft side and our side. It was very effective having two seasoned professionals in regular contact.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The consistent quality of their developers and their willingness to learn our business’ needs was outstanding. They don’t try to fit you into a one-size-fits-all solution. Their team is professional and knowledgeable about their craft, but also humble enough to marry their technical knowledge with our business knowledge.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Recognizing we’re all on a continuous path of improvement is what prevents systems from becoming outdated. Their team is constantly aware of the need to improve both their skills and software.

5.0
Overall Score They're a great firm.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I've never had an issue. They always meet their deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s a competitive marketplace, and Azoft does a nice job finding top engineers at a reasonable price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're professional in every sense of the word.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, I'd recommend them to others.

CRM System Development for Insurance Company

"They regularly meet deadlines and are incredibly responsive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jun. 2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Azoft built a platform with customer-and client-facing portals, a CRM functionality, and tracking and reporting features. They continue to update and add features as needed. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Albany, New York
Daniel Wurzbacher
CTO, Insurance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The flexible platform and robust software integrations are key to the company's continued growth. Azoft gives the internal team valuable insights into their process while handling its technical details. Meticulous organization, quick turnarounds, and thorough documentation define their workflow. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CTO of a company that sells and services personal insurance policies, provides certificate tracking services for multi-family owners and managers, and administers resident compliance initiatives.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

They have helped us build a custom platform with customer-and client-facing portals, a CRM functionality, policy tracking, and reporting.

What were your goals for this project?

The solution needed to be functional and easy to use in the early days, but it also needed enough flexibility to grow as our needs changed. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We put out an RFP and considered several companies. Deciding factors included their portfolio, their willingness to meet with us, and their ability to develop based on our requirements.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They primarily provide development and design services. We give them feature requests and they have provide high-quality, easily maintainable code. Over the last two years, we've focused on integration with other software packages. Those integrations have been smooth, regardless of the software and integration method. 

What was the team composition?

The team has evolved over eight years. We started as a fairly small project. As we grow, Azoft provides the correct number of developers with the right skillsets to meet our needs. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

This product is inseparable from our business. It contains the data and logic that make our services possible. Although our goals and needs have changed, Azoft and the application always serve us well.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management is their strong suit. They ensure that we have all the necessary resources and ongoing documentation. They regularly meet deadlines and are incredibly responsive. We use Slack and Pivotal Tracker for project communication. The language and time difference haven't caused any issues.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Azoft gives us the tools to understand and manage the development process, while minimizing as many details as possible.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We have not identified any areas for improvement, and are pleased with Azoft overall.

5.0
Overall Score Always a pleasure to work with, fast development, maintainable code.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet deadlines and are easy to schedule check-in calls with as needed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their estimates are accurate, and they provide significant value for money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality code, features always match requirements
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have provided references to a number of firms already.

Virtual Customer Assistant for Voice Technology Company

“The first stage of the project was a big success and brought us several new strategic customers.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Azoft developed virtual customer assistant software in the conversation AI space. They integrated NoSQL databases, messaging infrastructure, natural-language processing, and analytics.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Holon, Israel
Simon Rapoport
CTO and VP R&D, E2M Technologies
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The dedicated, professional team created an excellent product that brought in new customers. They continue to play a significant role in the product’s second stage, displaying excellent communication skills and responsiveness despite the time difference.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

E2M Technologies is innovative provider of comprehensive end-to-end voice solutions, based mainly on technologies such as voice and speech recognition, text-to-speech, and voice biometrics. As a co-founder, I serve as the CTO and VP of R&D since the company's inception.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

We developed new technology in the field of conversational AI that required quick productization. The combination of high level of complexity and a pressing timeline urged us to seek developers outside Israel. We required top-notch Java developers with experience in developing highly scalable, distributed enterprise applications.

What were your goals for this project?

Our platform provides large-scale customer-oriented companies and organizations (mainly in the banking and healthcare industries) with virtual customer assistants, to perform various service-tasks via meaningful conversations with its users.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was looking for a professional team of Java developers and Azoft showed solid experience in the field. I visited their office and personally interviewed each engineer offered by for our team. Prior to that I’d interviewed five other vendors from several countries. Most of them didn’t demonstrate the required level of expertise, or had no available developers at all and offered to find and hire them for me.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They developed a large-scale distributed framework based on micro-services architecture. It involved the integration of multiple technologies, including NoSQL databases, messaging infrastructure, natural-language processing, and analytics components.

What was the team composition?

We needed several senior developers to join our team to achieve the necessary speed and proficiency. The strategy, design, and customer support was all handled in-house.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The first stage of the project was a big success and brought us several new strategic customers. The second stage is even more promising—we’re creating a spin-off company that will focus solely on this technology. Azoft is playing an important role in this move.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They did offer their project management services, but in our case managing the development team directly made more sense.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have a very high level of professionalism, and very good communication skills. They are also extremely dedicated and considerate. They really listen to us, which is quite uncommon in my experience. I find them to be an excellent parter.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I consider the time difference to be the only drawback in this engagement. They’re five hours ahead of us and if the team didn’t consist only of senior engineers, it might have really complicated things.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s very simple: there’s an hourly rate per employee with no hidden costs
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met all our expectations and more.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS & Android Dev for Networking App

"[We] were impressed with their professionalism and technical expertise."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

Having had prior experience with them, Azoft handled iOS, Android, and backend development for a networking mobile app. They handled everything from wireframing to integration with Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Alexander Braun
Founder and CEO, hidence
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Azoft delivered the application before its due date without any major issues. Not only is their team reliable, motivated, and passionate about what they do, they’re also accommodating to the extent that the time difference made no impact on the work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO of hidence, a company that connects driven and inspiring people based on the topics they feel passionate about. I handled product development and oversaw the cooperation with Azoft.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Azoft?

With a clear product vision in mind but without the development resources and the technical expertise at hand to pull this off, we relied on Azoft to cover everything from designing the architecture to developing the entire solution from scratch.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to develop a mobile app for conferences which connects attendees as seamlessly as possible. We, therefore, had to implement connections to platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn in order to pull relevant information without requiring the users to set up their profiles manually.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked with Azoft before on a number of strategically important development projects and were impressed with their professionalism and technical expertise. We didn't hesitate to work with them again on developing our own app.

Describe the project in detail.

We gave them our product roadmap and the goals we wanted to achieve with this app. We were responsible for the UX and design; Azoft's role was to recommend the best technological solution for implementing the app and developing it.

Using a Scrum setup, we iterated through the different sprints with a highly motivated and passionate team. The app was developed for both iOS and Android. The backend was developed using the Yii Framework.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a team comprised of the product owner, an iOS Swift developer, an Android developer, and a Yii framework backend developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

Their highly motivated team with outstanding technical expertise was able to pull off the entire project ahead of schedule. Working with them also felt like being one big team, reaching far beyond just a remote contractual relationship between Germany and Russia.

How effective was the project management?

We used Jira to manage the project, had regular daily Scrum calls via Google Hangouts, and used Slack for day-to-day communication. Although there’s a considerable time difference between our locations, it never became a problem. Their team was very accommodating and made the schedule work for us.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were not only impressed by their technical expertise but also with their reliability in meeting deadlines and the real partnership that felt like working as one highly-motivated team.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

We've been very happy and continue to work with Azoft.

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

NegoScanner

"Azoft always does their high-quality work on-time and in-line with the budget."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Azoft developed and online and offline training tool to improve the efficiency and ROI of negotiation training. 

The Reviewer
 
Small Business
 
Novosibirsk Region, Russia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Azoft was commended for meeting all their deadlines and for their great communication. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

We are running a startup in Moscow that helps to measure & develop negotiation capability. Our project is based on mixing online and offline tools. In our target audience, there are companies and individuals who run commercial negotiations in different businesses (FMCG, B2B, pharmacy, banking etc). 

I'm the founder and owner of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The problem of development of soft skills (sales, negotiation, leadership etc) can't be effectively solved only by online or offline learning. Online is less effective and offline is more expensive. Almost everybody is focused on getting knowledge, but not on how to train and secure the skill. Companies can't manage negotiation capability development without measuring it. So we need to blend them to make a cost-effective tool. 

The prices for negotiation training in Russia are:  low quality-10 KRub/person; middle quality-30 KRub/person; high quality-350 KRub/person. Even top-training companies don't support effective follow-up so they can't help to build and manage the skills. People and companies invest in learning but get  unpredictable and unmeasurable results.

We blend learning tools, measure and guarantee the result of negotiation capability development. The average price is 75 KRub/person. So (for example) if your KAM is responsible for 30 Mln.Rub annual budget and he improves investement on 10% after negotiation capability development, ROI of the training exceeds 4000%.  

 

SOLUTION

We needed to find a provider to create software for negotiation capability measurement and training the skills. I've tendered 10 companies and decided to work with Azoft. Their price was a little above the market, but they can dive deeper than others in the business. Their proposed solutions looked more qualitative. They are responsible for analytics, design, development, testing, and support. I've work with Azoft for about  2 years. During the project, they showed themselves as a reliable and flexible business partners.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any results of the project?

Thanks to Azoft, we reduce the cost of the 2nd iteration of the project by 15%. Azoft always does their high-quality work on time and in-line with the budget. 

How did Azoft perform from a project management standpoint?

All stages of the project were completed at the right time. We have good communication and flexible approach that helps to move faster and to find additional value.

What distinguishes Azoft from other providers?

I feel I can trust Azoft much more than others. It’s very important when you trying to work in a SCRUM way. And they produce software with a good quality and speed. And they can dive deeper in my business demand.

Is there anything Azoft could have improved or done differently?

Continuous improvement is a right thing for everybody. But from my point of view they are good enough.

5.0
Overall Score Very good company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    On-time. Flexible approach if we need to accelerate.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Little above the market average.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very high quality
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely to refer a friend. Reliable partners. Good price vs quality.