What was the scope of their involvement?
Beetroot AB provides development support. They mainly do frontend development and then a little bit of WordPress backend development. We initially did two proof of concept (POC) projects. After those were done, I decided to hire one of Beetroot AB’s developers full-time, and I’ve been working with her for a year-and-a-half.
Our process is that I send wireframes and a web design to the developer and explain the clients’s requirements to her. The developer then implements the web design into code so that we can use it for WordPress. She does the whole technical realization and creates fully functional websites. If any of my returning clients need to create some new functionality, add to their website, or require maintenance, Beetroot AB does that.
What is the team composition?
I currently work with one full-time developer. For the first two projects, I worked with junior developers, a developer, and a project manager.
How did you come to work with Beetroot AB?
Beetroot AB emailed me and proposed doing business together. I got in contact with a sales manager, who explained to me how they did their development and what their main processes were. What was appealing to me was that they worked almost the exact way I did; they used the same techniques and took the same steps.
My primary concerns were whether they’d deliver high-quality work and maintain a healthy, communicative relationship, since I’m in the Netherlands and they’re in Ukraine.
How much have you invested with them?
The first two projects were on a fixed price base, but I can’t remember how much that was. Since hiring a developer full-time, I’ve spent $2,000 a month, or between $36,000–$40,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
I began working with Beetroot AB on the first two projects in 2016. There was a gap in our work together, and then I hired one of their developers full-time.