Full Cycle Software Development Company

Belitsoft is a software development company located in Eastern Europe, Belarus (Minsk). We are reliable partner for our clients in United States, UK, Europe, including both small businesses and companies with thousands of employees.

Founded in 2004 today we are a team of 250+ software development experts who provide full cycle software development services and staff augmentation.

Services

  • Software Development Fix Price and T&M
  • Staff Augmentation and Dedicated teams
  • Software QA & Testing
  • Software Maintenance & Support

Expertise

  • NET
  • PHP
  • Java
  • JS, React, Angular.js, Vue.js
  • iPhone, Android, React Native development
  • C++
  • Ruby on Rails
  • etc
 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2004
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Minsk, Belarus
headquarters
other locations
  • 4863 Pretty View Lane
    New York, NY 10001
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • IDT Corporation
  • CRIMSON
  • NEDAP
  • Berkeley University
  • Aalborg University
  • Ticken.nl
  • Honeywell
  • ElearningForce

CUSTOM EHR SAAS DEVELOPMENT

Technologies and platforms: PHP, Laravel, Native iOS, MySQL, AngularJS, Node.js, HTML5, CCS3.

 

The US-based company decided to invest into EHR platform and Belitsoft took the job. The experienced team of 12 specialists built an MVP version of the platform from scratch in a reasonable time at a twice cheaper rate (than US developers team charge). Laravel was the PHP framework for the backend with Database and API layer, while frontend development was mostly worked on AngularJS. Additional microservice to generate clinical benchmark reports was created in Node.js. 2 iOS specialists participated in the development as tablets (iPads, in particular) are widely used in the hospitals. UX/UI Designer joined the project team to adapt complex app functionality to iPad interface.

PHP LMS on Joomla! Platform

  • Technologies and platforms: Joomla CMS, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, WEB2.0, Ajax, FlashMediaServer 3, Ioncube
  • Effort: 320 man-months, ongoing
  • Duration: 8 years

LMS is a combo of powerful e-learning tools. It is a fully functional e-learning system with forward-looking training/testing options (self-assessments) and innovative conferencing applications. It is an entirely new approach to the learning procedure. An approach that allows to cut all travel expenses and other costs to receive an even portion of the teacher's attention and help.

Please visit this page to read detailed project description.

Real Estate Portal

  • Technologies and platforms: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Google API, Joomla CMS
  • Effort: 5 man-months

The customer of the project is a license real estate broker whose idea was to share information freely with the public that previously realtors kept for themselves. The idea was realized by means of the carrying out a Joomla-powered site that introduces a rating system for desirability of various locations within the USA.

Click here to read full project description.

Health Community Website

  • Technologies and platforms: PHP, MySQL 4.x, XAJAX 0.2.x, Joomla!® CMS
  • Effort: 8 man-months

The idea of the project was creating a community of people challenged with different diseases to provide the live communication among them and help them overcome their difficulties. A serious project as it is demanded authoring and building a respectively considerable site that would with all its features grab peoples' attention.

Feel free to read full project description using this link.

PDF Auto Converter For iOS/Android Applications

  • Technologies and platforms: Android, iOS, PHP, MySQL
  • Effort: 4 man-months

Our Customer (one of the biggest creator and distributor of educational materials in our country neighbor) had an idea to:

  1. Create around 6 hundreds of schoolbooks (300 for iPhone and 300 for Android) as standalone mobile applications from his digital materials (PDF files).
  2. Develop “iOS/Android applications store” to sell these schoolbooks.

To see full project description visit this page.

Why Dedicated Development Team Is Very Cost Effective?

See our video with the explanation of dedicated team developers in Belitsoft company. It's very cost effective and beneficial in the comparison of in-house employees. Know why!

ERP System Solution for Granite Industry Vendors

  • Technologies and platforms: CRM, ERP, Ajax, HTML, PHP, MySQL
  • Effort: 2000 hours, ongoing support

ERP system developed for granite industry vendor is a perfect example of enterprise management solution for one of our clients. Created for Canadian market this ERP system has rich functionality and deep integration into companies’ process. The system is aimed for organizing current companies’ workflows in one program environment.

To read full project description please click here.

Online Typing Courses Ticken

  • Technologies and platforms: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, XML, AJAX, Apache, Flash (Action Script 3)
  • Effort: 20 man-months, ongoing

The main aim of this project was to create online ten-finger typing courses. This is a great example of organizing distant learning process with the help of interactive online courses. JoomlaLMS was taken as the basis of this new eLearning development. Special school functionality with competition features and online games ensure not only great promotion in schools but also a true dedication of site users and success of the project.

Visit our portfolio page to read project details.

Passion4Profession Project

  • Technologies and platforms: Joomla! CMS, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS, HTML, Flash, MySQL
  • Effort: 40 man-months, ongoing
  • Duration: over 3 years

Passion4Profession.net portal is a web site where high-end technologies meets art. The site offers its visitors possibility to know more about healthy life with its cognitional information and practice series movies in different languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish and Brazilian. The portal has become very popular: number of visitors is more than 150.000 users and it has good rankings. With the help of Youtube and their partner’s agreement, Passion4Profession is promoting videos.

To read full project details feel free to visit this page.

Driving Theory Courses

  • Technologies and platforms: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript (Jquery), CSS3, HTML5, XML, AJAX, Apache, Mobile
  • Effort: 1100 man-hours, ongoing

Theorie Examen Trainer – it’s one of our popular projects developed for Dutch customer. The main idea was to create Car, Scooter and Motorcycle online driving theory course and make it attractive to everyone. According to clients’ goal the project can be named as the approach to the traditional study approach into classroom. Theorie Examen Trainer is distinguished by it’s mobile and tablet pc adaptiveness, which gives almost a full control of preparation to exams using any mobile device.

To read more details about the project please visit this page.

Music Social Network

  • Technologies and platforms: Joomla, Yii Framework for API methods, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, Restful API, MySQL, AJAX, Twitter API, LinkedIn API, SoundCloud API, Facebook API
  • Effort: 25 man-months

Our client from the United States was looking for the contractor to create music social network with a unique approach to its users and really interesting ideas which can take everyone’s fancy. The client got the clear plan to create a website and iOS application. Due to our experience in this field we’ve successfully introduced new music social network and now it’s officially online.

To read full project description please follow this link.

Reviews

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Learning Management System for Online Training Platform

"We relied on them for guidance in areas well beyond their core role."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2007 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

During an extensive engagement, Belitsoft used PHP and MySQL to customize a Joomla learning management system that included integrations with Mailchimp, VirtueMart, and T-HUB for an online education platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Knoxville, Tennessee
Tom Dorsey
Former Executive Director, @HomePrep
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The LMS has served as a valuable and useful tool for many years, expanding online course options and saving countless hours in administrative tasks. The Belitsoft team provided reliable maintenance when necessary and communicated well despite drastic time zone differences.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the former executive director of @HomePrep, which offers online training for various industries including construction, cosmetology, and engineering, among others.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Belitsoft?

We contracted with Belitsoft to develop our learning management system (LMS).

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The learning management system is an essential part of our business. Belitsoft offered a standard LMS option, but we had them customize it over the years to support what we needed for our clients. As an online education platform, the LMS hosted all of the online classes, housed student records, issued certificates of completion, and tracked sales. Of the many integrations they have coordinated over 11 years, Mailchimp and VirtueMart stand out as two of the most significant. Similarly, their work with T-HUB synchronized our website’s sales with QuickBooks. Belitsoft built the LMS using PHP and MySQL and integrated it with JoomlaLMS.

What is the team composition?

At any given time, I could communicate with the managing director, a project manager, or a lead programmer, but I am unsure of the total team size.

How did you come to work with Belitsoft?

We initially engaged with a Denmark-based company because they had developed a couple Joomla extensions we hoped to use. Once we realized that we were in search or something more robust, they recommended Belitsoft.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $80,000 on their custom development work.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in July 2007 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to offer specific courses in unique areas because of custom integrations Belitsoft provided. More broadly, they developed features that saved our company countless hours of administrative tasks. They’ve been so dynamic in building features that help our business.

How did Belitsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

We traversed the time differences well with an effective communication method through Skype and emails. Whether it was something urgent or less critical, they’d resolve any problems right away.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m not a technical person, and we didn’t have any programmers on our staff. Belitsoft worked on our JoomlaLMS—that’s their main item—but they also handled every kind of complicated website problem for us. We relied on them for guidance in areas well beyond their core role.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t determine anything that needed to be improved.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The quality of their work for the rate that they charge is incredible. I would put their work on par, if not better, than U.S.-based companies with similar prices.

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

IT Augmentation for Consulting Company

“They don’t hesitate to ask questions, and they’re persistent in getting answers.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

As an outsourced partner, the Belitsoft team works on a variety of project, providing services like QA and testing automation, server integration, code review, and web development for an IT consultancy.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Turkey
Solutions Architect, IT Consulting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Clients are always happy with Belitsoft’s work, setting the foundation for successful relationships. Working as part of the internal team, they communicate consistently and efficiently follow the designated workflow. Overall, their team is proactive, detail-oriented, and independent.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the solutions architect at an IT consulting company based in Istanbul, Turkey. We outsource some of our projects to companies in Belarus, one of them being Belitsoft.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Belitsoft?

We needed extra resources to complete a project for one of our clients, so we looked to Belitsoft.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Over the years, they’ve worked on several projects, the first involving QA automation. It was a cycle of continuous building and deployment for test projects. Their work involved Java test automation in Selenium and integrating additional tools. They’ve also provided SQL server integrations services as part of a client’s migration initiative. For another project, Belitsoft built a web application using .NET technology. Currently, they’re working on another test automation project, doing code reviews and complex integrations. We’ll continue to outsource work to them on an ongoing basis.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with an account manager and a combination of mid- to senior-level engineers, developers, and QA specialists. The account manager handles the logistics of the collaboration, like interviews and progress reports.

How did you come to work with Belitsoft?

At the time, a client requested that we outsource some of the work. I searched Clutch for development companies in Minsk. I met with about six candidates and shortlisted two of them—Belitsoft and another vendor. After running trials with each, I chose a few team members from both companies.

How much have you invested with them?

So far, we’ve spent between $120,000–$150,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with them in August 2017, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From a QA perspective, our clients are always happy with Belitsoft. They automated and structured testing operations to replace the fragile and unreliable original processes. In terms of app development, they completed an extremely complicated integration within the designated period. Overall, Belitsoft’s quality of work has contributed to the successful relationships with our clients.

How did Belitsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Their resources act as part of our internal team, so they’re under my management. They’re prompt in delivering timesheets. All of their work is very detailed. They don’t hesitate to ask questions, and they’re persistent in getting answers. With that said, I also trust their judgment. If I can’t get back to them quick enough, I’m confident in their ability to fill in the answers for themselves. Overall, they’re independent and professional workers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are transparent and honest. I’ve had issues with other companies, but Belitsoft is different. At the beginning of the project, they offered several workflow models and allowed me to choose the one I liked best. In their proposals, they outlined the benefits and challenges of each approach. They never left me in the dark, and I always knew what to expect.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m happy with the partnership. All I expect from them is talented developers at a reasonable price, and they’ve definitely delivered on those terms.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Looking just at communication, they’re good.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For their quality, their prices are competitive compared to other companies in Minsk.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide high-quality and seasoned professionals.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely recommend them to a client with a business model similar to ours.

Staff Augmentation for Ad Management Company

“Belitsoft is the best outsourced team I have worked with.”

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

Resources from Belitsoft augment a global ad management team. After working on a legacy PHP stack, they now help enhance the platform using other programming languages.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Chris Connors
Lead Software Engineer, SaaS Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Belitsoft has helped attract new clients, increase revenue, and decrease churn. Despite the time and language differences, they collaborate seamlessly with multiple teams and excel at problem-solving. They are quick learners and highly flexible.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I run one of our engineering teams for advertising campaign management. Our annual advertising spend on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter total hundreds of millions of dollars.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Belitsoft?

Initially, we asked them to maintain our legacy PHP product, but they now help us with other projects.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’ve worked with a contract engineer in Minsk for years, which was the primary reason we looked for a team in that area. After talking to a few companies, we picked Belitsoft because of the talent they had available.

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

Belitsoft acts as our offshore engineering team. They are now collaborating with our engineers in Boston on all facets of our product. Aside from PHP, they’ve also used Java and Groovy.

I’m pleased that their IT department can solve VPN and other miscellaneous environmental issues on their own. They also serve as a good knowledge base for their own engineers. As a result, I've found we’ve had to do minimal technical mentoring or HR management. Most of what we do is train them on our specific product and business, which they pick up quickly.

What was the team composition?

I started building the team about a year ago, and we are now working with four developers and two QA staff from Belitsoft. We also work with two product-focused people, three additional developers, and QA staff in Boston.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There has been a definite increase in velocity since they came on board. As a result, we’ve been able to upsell existing clients, onboard new ones, and decrease churn.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We’ve had occasional gaps in communication, but our engineer in Minsk has helped clarify things.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We’re impressed with their IT department's ability to quickly solve problems. Plus, their engineers quickly adapted and moved to a new language.

5.0
Overall Score Overall, Belitsoft is the best outsourced team I have worked with.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re seven hours ahead of us, but they’ve been quite accommodating. They would often shift their schedules later to help with certain projects.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are relatively cheaper than other similar companies.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always deliver solid work, on par with what our Boston engineers are doing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will try to work with Belitsoft again in my next endeavor.

Ongoing Dev for Software Company

"They were serious, thorough and quick."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sep. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Belitsoft supplied engineering resources who developed an automated conversion optimization solution and prepared it for launch. Their involvement remains ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Founder & CEO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Key highlights include demonstrated product ownership and uncompromising resource flexibility, especially when confronted with rigid timelines. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a startup company developing conversion-rate optimization tools for websites. The uniqueness of our solutions sits in their automatic nature. Instead of being used for A/B or similar testing, all the marketing know-how is integrated into our software, so the process is automatic. I am the founder and chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Belitsoft?

I decided to outsource the development part of the platform and looked into options for this. Cost and lack of relevant expertise were the main drivers of that decision. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The idea behind the solution belongs to me, and we have a patent application for it. We created a detailed scope document for it, based on which Belitsoft handled programming. We've used PHP, AngularJS, and MeteorJS for the software. Belitsoft assigned 2 full-time developers and a project manager to our project.

How did you come to work with Belitsoft?

We found Belitsoft online.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our agreement with Belitsoft was signed at the beginning of September 2015, but the work began earlier, in March 2015. We have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Belitsoft is a very devoted group, and they've considered the project their own from the very beginning. I wasn't treated as just a customer, and Belitsoft's team used "we" on a constant basis.

How did Belitsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Belitsoft was available to me outside of working hours and on weekends. I had a meeting with a potential investor and needed to finish sprints in time. One of Belitsoft's developers worked continuously through the weekend for this.

We have used JIRA for project tracking at Belitsoft's suggestion. They have used it for other projects and have created a specific instance for our company. In addition, I asked Belitsoft to communicate through our Slack, which we've been using continuously. 

What did you find most impressive about Belitsoft?

I haven't worked with companies of this kind before, so it would be hard to distinguish Belitsoft. Out of all the companies that I approached for the project, Belitsoft gave me the most professional impression. They were serious, thorough and quick, which is exactly how Belitsoft handled the work later on.

Are there any areas Belitsoft could improve?

Nothing particular comes to mind.

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

Outsourced iOS Development for Development Agency

"Belitsoft guarantees first-class service through efficient management [and] great expertise."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Belitsoft partnered with a mobile development firm to create an iOS mobile application. The team supplemented an in-house team.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Israel
Owner, Development Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Belitsoft demonstrated great customer service management, development expertise, and business approaches. The team had good communication and was able to deliver on all deadlines. They were flexible with timelines and always responded to issues very quickly. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are experts in mobile development. Our company was founded in 2007 and has contributed to the successful launch of dozens of applications. We have won significant awards worldwide, including ones from GSMA Barcelona and Shanghai, Seoul Digital Forum, Asia Smartphone App Contest, Calcalist, and more. Our total installation base is in excess of 100 million.

I am the owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Belitsoft?

We needed additional development resources. We didn’t have the resources in-house, so we decided to outsource our work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Belitsoft developed an iOS application for one of our clients, doing a great job overall.

How did you come to work with Belitsoft?

I don't remember how we first started communicating. Belitsoft approached me, and we ran a test project.

How much have you invested with Belitsoft?

The total cost of Belitsoft's development was under $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2016. We have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Having worked with Belitsoft as a service provider for some time, I must say that I'm very pleased with the company's policy. Their main concern is to provide quality customer service. Belitsoft guarantees first-class service through efficient management, great expertise, and a systematic approach to business.

Given that the project was done on behalf of a client, we haven't kept metrics for it.

How did Belitsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Belitsoft's communication and delivery times were fine. We used Jira for project tracking.

What did you find most impressive about Belitsoft?

What I've particularly liked about working with Belitsoft is that they take immediate steps to speed up the development process if necessary, and find a solution to any problem that may occur. I would strongly recommend Belitsoft's services to anyone wanting to get the right IT products in the right place at the right time. 

Are there any areas Belitsoft could improve?

No.

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

Web Development for Online Publisher

"Belitsoft don't do any half measures. When given a task, they will continue until the end."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Belitsoft provided website maintenance and engineering for an online media site. The team has worked on SEO but mostly provides website code development.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Cofounder, Online Publisher
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team is communicative and educated, with strong project management. Belitsoft responds and changes issues almost instantly. They have clean code, provide regular updates, and work US business hours. There are plans to use them in the development of another website.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an online media company.

What is your position?

I am a cofounder of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Belitsoft?

We needed assistance with site maintenance and engineering support.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Belitsoft have provided some SEO [search engine optimization] work for our site, but they haven't been involved in general design work. We picked them up after that work had been done. We work with an engineer that makes changes based on our requirements to elements like ad positions and so on.

How did you come to work with Belitsoft?

I did a lot of online research and spoke to four different outsourced engineering firms. Belitsoft were by far the most responsive, educated, and strong in their approach. I felt that they would be the best choice, and they've proved themselves to be just that. They were not the cheapest solution, but they provided the best value.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The expected annual cost for their services is $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together for six months. I am planning to build another website, for which Belitsoft will be used. They're a great team, and I enjoy working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

One thing that I like about Belitsoft is that they're able to make changes instantly. Requests that would have taken a week to complete in the past are now done on the fly. One of our internal engineers has commented about how clean their code is. Belitsoft seem to know what they're doing, which I appreciate.

How did Belitsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

They're good communicators. I receive updates and reviews on any task I ask for. Belitsoft don't do any half measures. When given a task, they will continue until the end.

The only issue we've come across is the time difference. Morning in my region is afternoon in theirs, but they've been very flexible in this regard. Belitsoft have adapted to working hour changes without complaining.

What distinguishes Belitsoft from other providers?

Finding good, reliable, intelligent engineers isn't easy. The team at Belitsoft has been there for us whenever we've needed them. From back-end to front end, they have not disappointed us, and we've been consistently impressed with their ability, communication skills and flexible scheduling. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of talented developers.

Is there anything Belitsoft could have improved or done differently?

Not yet. If you contacted me a year from now, I'd likely find something to complain about.

5.0
Overall Score I've worked with partner companies who were choosing overseas contractors that were doing a terrible job. I feel that I found a gem in Belitsoft.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not as cheap as the companies from Pakistan or India, but they're certainly not as expensive as American engineers. All the great engineers are being taken by Google and Amazon, so no one good is left locally. Belitsoft provide great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SpyLogix Software Development for IT Security Firm

"They really helped us improve and streamline the development cycle."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Belitsoft augments the client's in-house development team to support an increase in marketplace demand. They provided a dedicated team of developers, QA specialists, and project manager to expand the client's capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
2-11 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Principal & Co-Founder, IdentityLogix
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the ongoing engagement, citing excellent and timely communication. Belitsoft offers new creative ideas, a collaborative relationship, and a solid knowledge of current techniques and methods.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

IdentityLogix focuses on industries concerned with keeping business information safe and secure. Our offered software empowers businesses by giving them increased visibility into technologies employed by others that enable users to access business information securely.

What is your position?

I'm the principal and co-founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Belitsoft?

We needed to expand our in-house development team quickly in order to meet marketplace demands for new software features.

These new features required skills that would have taken considerable time to cultivate internally. Our customers were looking to improve visibility for the following areas: troubleshooting, operational awareness, compliance, data analytics,  and IT [information technology] services data integration.

By partnering with Belitsoft, IdentityLogix was able to provide new capabilities for its customers using advanced identity and access management technologies to enable users with access to needed business information. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in more detail.

We were assigned a dedicated team of developers and QA [quality assurance] specialists, along with a project manager. We applied continuous integration approaches and agile development to enhance the quality of our software. We used Microsoft Azure cloud resources for development of C#/.NET and C++ for cross-platform components using Visual Studio IDE and other state-of-the-art technologies.

We looked for a company that was big enough to draw upon needed resources as our development needs evolved and became more demanding. We wanted to to work directly with experienced developers who could understand the innovative monitoring capabilities we offered to the marketplace. 

How did you come to work with Belitsoft?

We identified them and other potential providers through online research. We looked at bigger companies, but selected Belitsoft for its right size and fit. They seemed to have a good amount of complex project experience to draw from, which also added a level of confidence. 

What is the status of this engagement?

Our relationship is ongoing. We still use their services for our development projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics or user feedback from this engagement?

We are very pleased with the results achieved by working with Belitsoft. Project communications were very good and timely throughout the project. Anecdotally, other stakeholders here have been very impressed with the reliability and quality of work delivered by Belitsoft. Without their support, it's unlikely that we would have been able to complete these projects within the specified timeframe and at the level of quality that we've been able to achieve. That's all thanks to Belitsoft. 

Is there anything that you would consider unique about their practice?

Two things come to mind. First, the people we worked with from Belitsoft brought new, creative ideas to us constantly for evaluation. This was a major bonus because, while we expected development talent, we didn't necessarily expect them to be thought partners. They really helped us improve and streamline the development cycle. Secondly, there was constant attention paid to industry standards and best practices for software development. Their developers are well versed in the latest techniques and methods, which was a great advantage. 

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve, or things that you'd do differently?

Our project experience has been fantastic, so I can't really point to anything specific. I'm sure there areas they could improve or enhance, as with any offshore provider, but those things didn't come up during our project so I'm afraid I can't be of any real help. 

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

Software Development for e-Learning Software Firm

"We were able to build a high level of trust and communication with top managers and key people."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Feb. 2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Belitsoft developed an e-learning software solution for organizations working in education. The project was unique in that it integrated the software with Microsoft SharePoint.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Denmark
CEO, European e-Learning Software Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final project was successful due to great project management. Belitsoft created a high level of trust and fast communication. The team continues to work in an ongoing version upgrade role.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your firm.

We are an e-learning company and a Microsoft partner. We are based in Denmark with offices in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and other European countries. We have about 50 employees and are growing fast. We are still a new firm.

We are unique because we offer a software product that integrates with Microsoft SharePoint. We help people improve their e-learning programs through simple but powerful software. We have 300 satisfied clients worldwide.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the founder, so I act as the CEO and head of business development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What were your company's business goals for the project?

We wanted to create a world-class vanilla software to help medium to large organizations utilize e-learning in education.

SOLUTION

Can you discuss the scope of the project in more detail?

The scope of the project was to create a software product from scratch. We intended to get full-cycle development, design, architecture, development, and maintenance, from one near shore provider. 

Why did you decide to use Microsoft SharePoint as the platform for this product?

We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, so this was the best choice for us. SharePoint works for our needs, and we saw the opportunity to develop a great product to integrate with the platform.

What was your process for selecting Belitsoft to work with?

We had worked with them before on a small project and were very satisfied. It was an easy choice to go back with them for this project. Therefore, we did not create any short lists, but just continued working with Belitsoft on a new project.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative with a general cost range?

During the last five years, the development budget is more than $5 million.

When was the work completed?

New versions of the product are still under development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What are the results of the project?

We have realized that near-shore software development can be effective only with the right people on the team and good managers on both sides. Having both ingredients, we have achieved great results as we really built a vanilla software with more than 300 happy customers including Fortune 100 firms.

When working with Belitsoft, is there anything else unique or special about them compared to other IT firms?

We were able to build a high level of trust and communication with top managers and key people from their company, which helped us to achieve our aims.

Looking back on the project, is there anything that you think Belitsoft could improve upon, or something that you might do differently?

Personally, I don’t like to look back and speculate about the problems that are already fixed. The future is more relevant.

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

Software Development for British IT Firm

"We are definitely looking at Belitsoft as a long-term partner."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Belitsoft further developed an existing portal platform to allow for customers without IT knowledge to configure their own service. The team also worked on QA for the project.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Service Delivery Director, British IT Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product has been tested by several users and received positive feedback. Belitsoft performed well and helped to drive the project to be customer-oriented. Neither language nor approach were barriers to the process and the team will be hired for future development needs.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

Our company is in the United Kingdom, and we have several divisions within the company. We have an IT recruitment division and systems division, which has Microsoft-certified gold status. We do CRM install projects and Microsoft projects. We also have two products that we’ve developed. One is XRN, which is an IT recruitment tool. The other is MyHealthPlace, which is a service portal with a configurator tool.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the service delivery director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Belitsoft?

We had the base portal platform already established. We used to build each of the individual services that the customers required internally. We turned that around, and provided a tool that empowered the customer to be able to build their own service that did not have specific IT knowledge and skills. We devised a product called a service configurator, which is a service accelerator product.

It allows the customer, if they have their own clinical path of the service that they wish to produce – an example would be a stop-smoking service – they are able to enter the questions into various categories, sections, and panels. They’re able to put configuration between each of the questions so you can link them. If you’re a male, you go to one side, and if you're a female, you go to the other side. If you’ve smoked 20, or you’ve smoked zero, you can go a different way. There’s branching logic within the configurator as well.

The configurator allows you to produce an invoice. If you’re providing the service on behalf of another commissioner, you’re able to produce an invoice for every service that you produced. The project with Belitsoft was to produce the actual service configurator, which would double spec in the design. They use their knowledge and skills to program the product, and then completed a series of quality assurance tests for us.

We did an initial design, and they took that design and enhanced it to make it more into a detailed, functional spec. We were working in an agile way with them.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Belitsoft to work with?

We were looking for a partner to work with. We put an invite out to seven companies across the globe, and we narrowed that down to three companies. They came to the U.K., and made a presentation. We went to each of their companies, and did an onsite visit, as well as a due diligence visit. We then selected Belitsoft. Their offices are in Belarus. We met with their team. They were very helpful and knowledgeable in terms of what they were doing. They were very open in terms of the questions and the information we wanted to follow. We were able to sit with each of their teams, and to follow a historical project all the way through, end to end. We were very impressed with what they did. Their size, culture, and approach to work fitted very well with us, in terms of our size and culture.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

It was between £15,000 and £20,000.

When was the latest milestone completed for that work?

We’ve taken that project back from them, and we’ve done some further small enhancements. We are definitely looking at Belitsoft as a long-term partner. We have not yet found the next project for them to work on. It’s about timing, and the right type of project because we do a variety of projects. We do small enhancements on existing work that we’ve already done, or we do greenfield projects with new companies. That would be an ideal situation to engage Belitsoft with. The last milestone was completed in November of 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

We just took that project into pilot with two users. From my point of view, that is a positive indication because we had to take them the product and demonstrate it to them. They had to build the service while we sat alongside them. They’ve been happy to use and accept the product, and now they’ve agreed to run it as a live pilot in their pharmacies. That’s two different customers of ours who are using that product.

Belitsoft performed very well throughout the project. It was the first project, so like any time the first project occurs with a new company, there are learning curves on both sides. Language wasn’t a barrier. Approach wasn’t a barrier as we agreed on the approach, and we agreed on the best way to run the agile element through it because agile projects can mean many things to different people.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

Their willingness and drive to understand the customer requirements in order to get a defined spec and design of what they want to do is unique.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

No. I was very pleased with what they did.

5.0
Overall Score They tried very hard, and we have a good working relationship. It was worthwhile for us to go to them...It helped language, understanding business knowledge when you’re talking on the phone or video conferencing on Skype.It helped everything come together
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very much so, but not a competitor. You have to keep some jewels in your pocket.

Web and Mobile App Dev for Custom Developer

“Belitsoft really cares about improving their work, which shows how important their customers are to them.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Belitsoft produced a web and mobile app for audit services. They handled the design and development aspects of the project for a third party account.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Aix-en-Provence, France
Thomas Luquet
CEO, LINKAVIE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Belitsoft’s methodological development process yielded a high caliber product that’s proved useful for the end client. They quickly improved the pace and estimation accuracy after the first phase to adjust to a fixed-rate price structure. The team demonstrated diligence and consistent growth.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner of LINKAVIE. We provide custom web and mobile app development services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Belitsoft?

We needed Belitsoft to develop a cross-platform app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the app to allow customers to conduct on-site audits, receive reports, etc. Ultimately, we wanted a solid product delivered on time.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They contacted us through LinkedIn, so we decided to try this project with them.

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

They scoped the entire project with us and created the designs for the web and mobile versions. From there, they developed the app.

What was the team composition?

Belitsoft provided one project manager, one QA member, one sales staff, and between 1–3 developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t been able to have users try the app yet, so we can’t tell what the impact will be at this point.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management style was average, but they didn’t internally arrange their resources or timelines correctly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Though they had significant issues adhering to schedules and budgets, they were committed to delivering a good product.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Belitsoft could improve their pricing and scheduling processes; they forgot to take multiple factors into account when creating fixed prices, resulting in unexpected changes. They should refine their timing estimation approach, as the project was intended to finish after 2–3 months, but lasted 5–6 months instead.

Updated Review

This review was updated by the client on January 16, 2019. The original star ratings were: Overall - 3, Quality – 2.5, Schedule – 1, Cost – 4.5, NPS – 2.5. New content is below.

SOLUTION

Has the scope of their involvement expanded in any way?

Since I left my first review, Belitsoft has made several enhancements to the application for one of our customers to offer improved capabilities. Specifically, they focused on adding new mission forms. Users can now run security audits for different sites to assess vehicles, trucks, or any other materials used within the scope of their activities. They ensured the app was secure and have been providing legal compliance recommendations ever since.

Our client can use the app we developed with Belitsoft to run onsite security audits for their own customers. New functionalities they’ve added include a compliance check. The system takes a picture of each item and lets users add a comment and digital signature to indicate that users agree with the report. As essentially a type of checklist of verifications, it breaks down each aspect by whether or not it’s compliant. Users can access everything that’s available via a tablet device.

Could you remind me of how you came to work with Belitsoft?

After attempting to work with a different company in Ukraine that was overloaded, I looked for an alternative. Belitsoft got in touch with me. By comparing their estimate to the prior vendor’s, I could quickly identify that they followed best practice. They had a good process in place to complete the level of development work I expected.

Has the team composition changed since we last spoke?

For this part of the job, as it was a smaller enhancement, we had one developer, a project manager, as well as a QA person.

How much more have you invested in them?

We’ve spent around $5,000 more since the last review I left.

What is the current status of this engagement?

The project is now complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The customer we built the new version for is currently using the product. They’re quite happy with what we have developed for them with Belitsoft’s support. User feedback they’ve started to receive has been quite positive. The application is in line with expectations and has a good response time. Both the online and offline modes have been working very well.

How did Belitsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything has progressed well and on time during the current phase. The timeline estimation improved since the first phase of the project, which was less accurate. I got the impression that they were more used to a more agile approach with sprints than fixed price versus using a more.

For this project, our client required a price commitment which is always challenging to adhere to due to changes we might want throughout the project. During the first phase, they learned how to address the fixed-price approach better.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were annoyed by my previous review, since it indicated their work wasn’t up to the standard they want to deliver. After we had that discussion, they worked hard and committed to delivering a good product on time. Belitsoft really cares about improving their work, which shows how important their customers are to them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Positive about Belitsoft include their honesty and commitment to delivering a good service. For me, the most important criteria for success are responding to issues, changing for the better, and having a commitment from your provider. Belitsoft has achieved all of these benchmarks. Regarding scheduling, I would need to work with them on larger-scale projects to know for certain that they've improved. I can confirm they did much better for this smaller second smaller phase.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Communicate in detail before starting the project and setting an estimate to prevent any misunderstandings. This will ensure they comprehend the features you want and how it should be deployed and preempt them from missing anything. It will also afford them the best understanding of the projects so they can provide accurate estimates and timelines.

4.0
Overall Score They are good at managing and delivering products, but they are bad at respecting estimates.
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They didn't respect our deadline at all.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They created a bad estimate, which may have resulted in a loss of money.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd refer them if they improved their estimates and scheduling.