What was the scope of their involvement?
Most of our technologies were outdated when first hired Smartzweb. All of our central systems were built on Perl and used the standard MySQL and Apache stack. They came in and upgraded our platform with the latest versions of PHP and MariaDB. From there, they assisted us in leveraging open-source platforms like WordPress to host our content. They also developed a WordPress site integrated with WooCommerce that we use to receive client information via questionnaires.
We’re an information-based company, but we rely on e-commerce to sell our legal forms and services. Therefore, we made Smartzweb responsible for providing customers with document previews in a secure and efficient manner. To do this, they converted our documents from PDFs to SVGs and set up Amazon S3 storage to support product delivery. Other assignments include revamping document presentation and designing the UX for our WordPress sites. We recently contracted Smartzweb to build our Spanish website and convert the applicable forms to the relevant language.
What is the team composition?
Blake (Lead Developer, Smartzweb) is our primary point of contact. He’s the driving force behind most of our projects. We also work with Matt (Web Developer, Smartzweb).
How did you come to work with Smartzweb?
Smartzweb started out doing a lot of development projects for local advising agencies. Their work quickly spread around the community as they cultivated a well-known brand. As a result, we were able to easily determine their skill set and compare it to similar IT companies. They had all the experience necessary, so we hired them.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent over $300,000 thus far.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in January 2017 and the engagement is ongoing.