Web Development and Mobile App Development Company

We are Award Winning Digital Transformation focused technology Consultant Company working in Mobile Application, E-Commerce Stores with Omni Channel Solutions, .Net Application and Hybrid Mobile Application.

We have delivered top rated and top chart ranking solution in the different verticals like Retail, BFSI, Healthcare, Media and Multiple others.

The company has successfully transformed business models, activities, competencies, and process to fully leverage the opportunities and changes of digital technologies and their overpowering impact in a prioritized and strategic way across the society.

Our clientele includes Fortune 500 companies like Walmart and startups like FreshDirect and made them successful in their business.

The services we offer:

  • Mobile app development (Android, iOS, Windows, Hybrid)
  • Web App Development (PHP, .NET, MEAN stack)
  • Ecommerce Development (Omni channel Solution)
  • Game App Development
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • ERP & CRM Integration
  • Hire Dedicated Developers

Key highlights:

  • Top Rated Certified partners of Microsoft, Magento, SAP, OnBase and OroCRM
  • Geographical presence in 11 nations including 4 offices in USA
  • Served 2000 clients across 100 nations in the span of 17 years
  • 1500+ web projects and 150+ mobile solutions delivered

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$10,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2000
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South Jordan, UT
Headquarters
  • Brainvire Infotech Inc
    1226 West South Jordan Parkway, STE D,
    South Jordan, UT 84081
    United States
    +1-631-897-7276
other locations
  • Brainvire Infotech Inc
    E 701 Lotus Corporate Park, Laxmi Nagar, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E)
    Mumbai 400063
    India
    +91-22-61163300
  • Brainvire Infotech Inc
    1255 S State St. # 906
    Chicago, IL 60605
    United States
    +1-408-416-3339
  • Brainvire Infotech Inc
    100 Duffy Avenue, Suite 510
    Hicksville, NY 11801
    United States
    +1-631-897-7276
  • Brainvire Infotech Inc
    Suite 1709, Gold Crest Executive Towers, Cluster C, Jumeirah Lake Towers
    Dubai, DU 117183
    United Arab Emirates
    +971- 52-5315244
  • Brainvire Infotech Inc
    421, Satyam Mall, 4th floor, Opp. Saman Complex, Near Kameshwar School, Keshav Bag Road, Satellite
    Ahmedabad, GJ 380015
    India
    +91-79-40080834

Portfolio

Key clients: 

HealthyPlanet Canada

TentAndTable

DHI Telecom

Versa Table

3dInnovation & 3DUniversal

Amazing Nutritions

Meet.me (acquired in USD 100 million )

BodyLab (Jennifer Lopez's Product)

FreshDirect (New York based Leading Grocery provider)

Dispensaries (Marijuana Leader)

The Veteran Market

The Veteran Market is an e-commerce platform where verified veterans and military spouses and businesses can set up shop online to sell products and services to those who want to buy from those who have served and sacrificed for our country. The Veteran Market will harness the formidable power of the collective veteran business community into one marketplace.

Venus Jewel

Venus Jewel creates the world's finest round and fancy diamonds. Our manufacturing expertise is focused on creating brilliance in every stone we polish. More than ninety percent of our rounds are judged Triple EX for excellence in cut, polish and symmetry, and more than eighty percent of our fancies are rated Double EX for polish and symmetry.

Apply to top Universities and Study in India with Admission Desk

Admission Desk is the hub for higher education in india associated with 100 institutes and providing online, professional and full services for students who wish to study in india.

Aleva Store - Enable our customers to look & feel their Best

Aleva Stores is an online retailer devoted to providing a clear, concise and personalized experience for every customer

KGK Group: Inspired to shine

The KGK Group originated in 1905 when Shri Keshrimalji Kothari began trading Burmese coloured gemstones in Jaipur, India.The KGK Group originated in 1905 when Shri Keshrimalji Kothari began trading Burmese coloured gemstones in Jaipur, India.

Movie Talkies - Bollywood Movies, Bollywood News, Reviews etc.

Get latest updates of popular bollywood and hollywood movies, and celebrity interviews on movie talkies.

ZDEGREE Tire and Auto Services, Dubai

ZDEGREE is a UAE's first online tire shop. where you can buy new tyres. also you can book auto services online, purchase auto parts.

Bragshare - Where Everyone is Someone

Bragshare is a network where you can connect to people and family members and post your announcements, ancestors, achievements, clasifieds and jobs.

Let My Space - Smart way to Rent or Share Space

Let My Space is a new platform where landlords and property seekers can connect directly to rent or share space.

Shoppers Stop - eCommerce Store India

Shoppers Stop is one of the best online stores offering products of national as well as international brands for men and women. 

Dispensaries - Medical & Recreational Products

Find a dispensary near you: medical & recreational marijuana stores, head shops, top cannabis products & industry news. Easily find what you need in a few clicks.

FreshDirect - Online Grocery Shopping and Food Delivery

FreshDirect is an online grocer that delivers to residences and offices in the New York City metropolitan area.

DHI

DHI Telecom Group is top IP telecommunications carrier globally for the safe, reliable and secure communication solutions. This USA based pioneer telecom group company works for the US Military had a special requirement of developing IP TV service APIs, an Android app for the same and an IP TV Billing system.

Body Lab

Body Lab is all about health and fitness formulas for women. It has got healthy recipes, diet plans and expert advice for women. This is going to be the favorite of all women, as it gives good health and physic tips and ideas. The basic requirement of the client was to develop a mobile application for the same that helps women to stay fit.

Healthy planet

Healthyplanet.com is a renowned online store of health foods, supplements, nutrition and body care products. It is one of the most renowned brands for reasonably priced herbal products, bodybuilding supplements, diet products and natural cosmetic products. As compared to other online retail stores, healthyplanet.com offers organic and high-quality products at near to wholesale prices.

Tentandtable

Client is one of the best companies in the inflatable industry. They have got experience in commercial grade bounce houses and equipments of over 25 years. They sell a wide range of products. each of them divided into the categories like inflatables, inflatable accessories, floor dryers, party tents, tables and chairs, party accessories and close outs. They sell pole and frame tents, bounce house and water slide inflatables, banquet chairs and tables as well as commercial inflatable blowers in all sizes. The client wanted an eCommerce website for the store.

My Year Book

‘MeetMe’ is the leading social network for meeting new people, making friends, chat and stay connected in USA. The client requirement was to build up social networking portal that acts like a scrap book or a college year book for students aimed for teenagers and youngsters.

AMAZING NUTRITION

Amazing Nutrition is a USA based client selling Nutrition products online. All Amazing Nutrition Products are manufactured in US & Canada in FDA Certified Facility. The web portal users can browse through various products along with its details and place an order using One Page Checkout and online payment functionality.User can browse the products by Brands and integrated with Daily Sale extension to display daily product sale with timer. The website has also been integrated with the responsible & mobile/tablet compatible theme.

3D INNOVATION & 3D UNIVERSAL

3D Innovation &Universal are the leading manufacturer of 3D laser etched crystals. Established in 2004, they use the latest German technology of laser engraving in crystals. They produce very high quality, top of the line personalized custom made crystals for their customers. 3D Innovation & 3D Universal are two websites built using Magento eCommerce Framework which is managed by single backend administrator user.

VERSA TABLES

Versa Tables is USA based company selling furniture related products such as, Classroom, Office, Computer Tables, Standing Desks etc. online through website. Previously the website was developed in PHP language but client wanted to transfer into more stable and scalable platform so we suggested to develop it into Magento. Customer is able to browse the products and select the product attributes. Here due to verity into the products there are different Product Attributes management done at the Magento side. The web shop is also integrated payment gateway for online payment and shipping gateway for shipment of the orders.

Incident Management Mobile App

  1. Developed Incident Management App using PhoneGap ang AngularJS
  2. Enterprise Mobility for Cardno (An Australian Public company)
  3. Integrated ASP.NET Web services with PhoneGap App

Gitex Event Scheduler Mobile App for SAP

  1. Event Calender Mobile app using PhoneGap for SAP-GITEX
  2. GITEX Application for SAP schedules
  3. Event Scheduler mobile app
  4. USer can view and schedule the Agenda with SAP in Gitex
  5. Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gitex

Task Management Mobile App

  1. Using PhoneGap, developed mobile application for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry
  2. Integration of ASP.NET web services with PhoneGap application
  3. Enterprise Mobile application for Edelweiss

Timesheet Management App

  1. Developed Mobile and Tab application an Australian Brand
  2. Timesheet application for Waste Management Company
  3. Enterprise Mobility app for Time Tracking

Loyalty Management Application for iOS and Android

• ReZoop helps businesses know their customers.
• It's free.
• It's quick and easy.
• Zoops are free advertisements for your business.
• Customers stay connected with the businesses via the Zoops more than with any other form of advertisements or communication channels.
• Zoops provide a mobile platform for businesses to keep in touch with their customers in real time.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rezoop/id548246679?mt=8

Interactive Dashboard - iOS and Android Application

- Application can save video files in mp4 format.
- Application will automatically capture the audio voice and embed it with videos.     http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boodhii/id538690448?ls=1&mt=8

B2B Marketplace Application for iPhone

Elance is a mobile application specifically created for bigger project outsourcing B2B marketplace. This project includes various functionalities including of bidding, payment, project management and communication features. It encourages secure billing and invoice management. It is an application required for businesses who deal with daily transactions in lakhs. It’s done effectively and with greater accuracy. Among 45000 other providers, BRAINVIRE was chosen to create this commendable project.   https://itunes.apple.com/ke/app/elance/id391632491?mt=8

Geo-Location Based Daily Deal Application for iPhone

Simplepons is a service that brings you daily deals in your area. The app lets you check out the latest daily deal and purchase that deal right on your iPhone. It can even push notifications to you.  Click nearby and see live all the deals at all the places nearby you that are 50% off. All the deals are already in your app no need to confirm them.   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simplepons/id478316344?mt=8

Stock Research Application for iPad

Stoquity is a stock research application for iPad. The application is interactive, immersive and insightful. Stoquity stock experiences simplify stock research without sacrificing the breadth and depth of information and insight.   http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stoquity/id492237288?mt=8

Community Portal for High School and College Students

Myyearbook is a full-fledged Community Portal for High School and College Students and equipped with a wide variety of youth-centric features, options and in-built customization tools to enhance user experience.   http://www.myyearbook.com

Yellow Page - Business Directory Listing Site

Golocal is one of the biggest yellow pages portal in US. golocal247.com is a local community website centered around a robust business directory. golocal247.com provides turn key marketing solutions for businesses big and small. Our mission is to connect local buyers with local sellers.   http://www.golocal247.com

Magento Online Store for Electronic Devices

Purpose of system to sell online electronic device with own predefined agent only. We made modification with checkout flow, as checkout, exestuation from agent end payment is made from customer end. System use paypal payment gateway for collect the payment.   http://www.iyogishop.com

Reviews

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Development of Rental Portal & Cross Platform App

"They have the relevant experience to serve international clients."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

Brainvire created a web-based rental portal and complementing mobile apps to connect prospective tenants and local landlords, building a comparative algorithm and detailed search functions. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jyoti Goyal
Co-Founder, LetMySpace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new platform’s user base has increased by as much as 25% every quarter, supporting over 17,000 total registrants. Brainvire provided realistic scheduling, flexible workflows, and high-quality deliverables.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of LetMySpace, which is a startup based in UAE. We’re primarily an online rental portal that allows landlords and tenants to connect directly. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We initially had a concept that we wanted to create. After the prototype, we were looking for some technology partners who could actually build this platform for us. Brainvire had done some work for us in the past, and we explained the project to them. They’ve been part of designing, developing, and implementing the entire project. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our platform has a complete registration process for landlords, right up to adding their property details. We have a backend administration section where we rate every user and property that’s listed before it’s published on the portal. Then, we have the search section where the tenants are able to search those properties. A tenant is required to register as well in order to get in touch with the landlord. The unique proposition of the platform was the match-o-meter. We built an algorithm that basically compares the tenant’s preferences against the landlord’s preferences. The match-o-meter determines whether it’s a good match.

We used Symfony, MySQL, and Elasticsearch. In terms of payment integration, we have PayPal in the UK and PayFort in the UAE. We offer a subscription model: the first few connections are free, and then users need to subscribe to a paid package. We’ve integrated with Mixpanel to track user activity.

We have a mobile app for Android and iOS that launched a few months ago. These apps were completely developed by Brainvire. The requirements were the same, but there were some additional features. For example, we’re able to track the user’s location, and we have push notifications based on account changes. We built a hybrid app, and the process was pretty similar to the web platform.

At the inception stage, I was working with the head of development and a project manager. I liaised with them almost twice a week. When we were doing the user acceptance testing (UAT), I worked more with the developer and the quality assurance (QA) person. I have a technical background myself, so I found it easier to communicate with the tech team directly. During the launch and post-launch, I’ve been liaising directly with the QA and the developer. Earlier, it was a big team, and now a few people help out post-launch.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

I met an associate who knew Chintan [Shah], the CEO of Brainvire. We sent an RFP to Brainvire and some other providers, giving them our requirements. We liked the way they understood what we were trying to achieve. They filled the technology gap in terms of designing an infrastructure that met our needs. They assured us they could build what we wanted within the timeframe and budget we had in mind.

How much have you invested with Brainvire?

We’ve spent $60,000 so far on the MVP. We’re now working on a month-to-month basis, adding new features based on the feedback received. We do have a roadmap for future enhancements, but we’re a startup, so we are hoping to raise more funds before investing further in the platform.

What is the status of this engagement?

This project ran from June through October of 2016. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were professional, and they delivered on time. They have a team of very experienced people. From a technical point of view, they’re definitely sound and have great expertise.

Our user base has increased by an average of 20%–25% every quarter. We are looking to automate further. We currently have over 5,000 landlords registered and over 12,000 tenants.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

From a project management perspective, they typically follow a waterfall approach very well. They have a detailed requirements specification document. My preference leans toward Agile, and it was a learning curve for their team to work in an Agile way, but they adapted to my preference.

I think they communicated to my satisfaction. I shared feedback once when the team members were changed on the project without anyone informing me in advance. It took time for the new person to catch up on the project and gain background knowledge of the product.

What did you find most impressive about Brainvire?

In terms of experience, they put the right team members on the project. I noticed very few bugs or issues. The team delivered a good product to me. I think they’re technically sound.

Are there any areas Brainvire could improve?

They could improve their Agile methodology. Also, they didn’t really emphasize security when we built the product. In hindsight, if that had been taken into consideration, it would have been better. 

4.0
Overall Score They are investing in themselves and have the right resources. They have the relevant experience to serve international clients, and I wish them good luck.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    When it comes to understanding the requirements and working on design and development, they definitely deliver the solution on time. They do not make false promises just to please you. If they can’t do it, they give you a reason and set realistic goals.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to providers in the UK or US, they are definitely a fair value. They delivered a top-quality product, and I think it was worth the money.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We had only a few issues during the testing and UAT.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would highly recommend them.

Custom Magento Site and Extension Management

"They delivered within the estimate, and we were impressed with how little we found wrong with the site."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After an unsatisfactory migration to Magento by a previous developer, Brainvire developed a new Magento e-commerce site from scratch. They used tools like XTENTO and M2E to integrate retail extensions.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
Website Manager, Jewelry Supply Store
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Brainvire was flexible in terms of scope details, performing UX when needed or implementing bits and pieces from a graphics team. While a language barrier is occasionally present, they were available and responsive. The few minor bugs that were found after the launch were fixed in less than a day.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company operates a couple different websites, including a retail store for online jewelry tools and metal-stamping supplies. We have a wholesale site for the same items. I am the website manager of the company. I deal with Brainvire on a daily basis.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We needed to rebuild one of our retail websites, and had also moved our wholesale website to Magento. We didn’t like the company who worked on that project, and went to Brainvire.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Brainvire developed our new Magento website from scratch. They continued to handle any issues which our team and customers came across.

We use XTENTO to handle the back-and-forth between Multichannel Order Manager and Magento. We didn’t want to install many extensions since each instance increased the chance of breaking the site. But, as things progressed, we needed more and more. We use M2E for eBay integration, and we’ve also started selling on Walmart in the past two months. Brainvire had created an extension from scratch for this, and installed it on our site. We were put in contact with their Walmart extension specialist, who walked me through the process of getting the product up and fixing any issues.

We sell metal stamps which jewelers use for production. We will be providing a custom-stamp service through which people will be able to upload their own artwork, and have us create stamps for them. This was a completely new direction for our business, and we needed a customized website on which people could upload artwork. It has a custom dropdown FAQ and other information.

We have in-house graphic designers who worked on many of the pages. Brainvire was able to implement those precisely.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

My boss did some research on web development portals. Brainvire provided a portfolio of websites they’d built, and we compared those to the work of other firms. We liked their material, and also received good reviews from past clients of Brainvire.

How much have you invested with Brainvire?

The cost of their work has been between $20,000 and $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire around one year ago. They continue to support our sites, and have recently finished our custom stamp project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered within the estimate, and we were impressed with how little we found wrong with the site. We’ve dealt with other developers, and always found bugs. With Brainvire’s work, we only identified a few changes which would only become apparent once the actual website was delivered. By the next day, all the small things we found were fixed.

There’s definitely been a better user experience. We have seen increased sales and reach, based on the fact that we were coming from an old Network Solutions site. The Magento platform is tenfold better.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

We have been very pleased with Brainvire, especially compared to our previous developer. They’ve been flexible with the hours spent, so the team is there when we need it. They’re very responsive, talking to me on Skype and email every day. We use JIRA for posting any issues or tasks to be worked on. We deal with Bhavesh Surani, their head of e-commerce, as well as with his team manager. They’re very responsive to any kind of issue we may have, especially critical ones. They’ll be on top of everything right away.

What did you find most impressive about Brainvire?

Compared to the other developer we used, Brainvire has been much more responsive. They let us know what the work would entail, and were open to our ideas.

Being available is the most important thing. With these websites, things can sometimes go wrong, and important elements that affect the customer experience can stop working. Brainvire is there to fix things when we need it.

Are there any areas Brainvire could improve?

Communication could be a bit better, but this is probably a language issue. English is not their first language, so I will sometimes have to ask questions a couple of times, in a couple of different ways, in order to get the answer I’m looking for. I have had to learn how to phrase things.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re available when we need them, and any issues have been fixed right away.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re an inexpensive group, and they haven’t gone crazy with estimates.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Brainvire has done a great job compared to our past developers, and provided much better work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Unified E-commerce Hub and SAP Integration for Distributor

"Brainvire’s team is perfectly managed, and they deliver what they say."

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

Brainvire assisted in deployment and SAP integration of several B2B and B2C sites. They helped bring several affiliated websites under one portal, creating a centralized e-commerce system.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mohammad Fazullah
Operations Director, Zafco
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Brainvire is proactive and reliable. Daily orders went from as low as 2 to as high as 80 since they started their project, and their assistance also brought front page search engine optimization results. They could improve in content writing, but they excel in precise cost projections and timelines.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Zafco is a car parts distributor across 85 countries. Our main business is based in Jebel Ali, Dubai, and we have offices in the US, China, the UK, Germany, and India. We have more than 300 white-collar employees across the world, and around 200 blue-collar employees. Our main focus is on tire distribution.

We have a B2C vertical, catering to customers’ needs at their homes. We have mobile vans which go to customers who want to change their tires, but don’t want to go out to have it done. This service is unique in the UAE market.

I am the head of operations and IT, and have been with the company for the past 15 years. I am a certified SAP Material Management consultant, as well as a Cisco consultant. I handle infrastructures and SAP, and have 12 years of experience in supply chains.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We tried multiple vendors in various regions of the world for sustainable B2B services for our 22 separate portals. We wanted to have a B2B solution with integration to SAP, but didn’t have success with vendors in the past.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Brainvire developed a proof-of-concept for us, which was fantastic. It was done fast and at high standards. The team was very proactive, and allowed us to deploy 11 B2B portals in three months’ time. We have brought all 22 websites under one unified platform with the help of Brainvire, making our e-commerce centralized.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

They were referred to us.

How much have you invested with Brainvire?

We have spent $7,000 per portal, which is a very good cost for the UAE market. We plan to build another B2B portal, and have additional B2C revamps in the works. The total cost has been approximately $50,000 so far, and plan to spend another 1,000,000 AED [$270,000] in the next three years. Marketing will consume most of that budget, and the rest will go to maintenance and other small enhancements.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire in November 2016. We have extended our contract for the next three years. We have also signed up for their SEO services.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before our B2C business was fully online, we used to have four orders per day. We have gone up to 27 orders per day, which was a huge improvement for us. We deal in high-range tires like Pirelli, Bridgestone and so on.

Our German portal went from two orders per day to 80. This was all because of organic search, and Brainvire’s design for the portal. They have maintained the site, and continue to improve its performance on organic searches. This number is huge for a B2B service. Similarly, for Spain, we are getting 40-50 orders per day. UK is a slower market, and has 10-12 orders per day. In the last three months, there have been more than 18,000 who have searched for tires, and were routed to our portals. We are the number one result in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for “tires Dubai” with our B2C site.

In 2016, the total number of visitors to the site was 6,000. After Brainvire started the work, the number went up to [an annualized rate of] 18,000. Our conversion ratio is about 10%, and we’re happy with that. We have earnings of 50,000 AED per day, or between $15,000 and $20,000, only for the B2C part.

The B2C site works in three simple steps: searching for tires, booking orders and scheduling a delivery. It integrates seamlessly with our SAP, and everything is automated.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

They are fantastic. The reason we chose Brainvire was their precise reporting on timelines and progress. Other Indian vendors will typically make hourly estimates at the beginning, and double that number along the way. We lost money with other companies, but Brainvire has been very precise in estimates, and they didn’t bill us for any additional time spent on the work.

What did you find most impressive about Brainvire?

They deliver what they say, which is what we like about Brainvire. They don’t focus on the sales pitch, and are very business-minded. From the first day, Brainvire told us clearly what was and wasn’t possible, and expressed their thoughts in a straightforward way. Secondly, I appreciate their time management and commitment. Deadlines are important for Brainvire, and, if a task is set for 10 days, it has to be completed within that time. I’ve seen many vendors in UAE who promised to complete projects within one month, only to drag them to six months. This doesn’t make for a good relationship. Brainvire’s team is perfectly managed, and they deliver what they say.

Are there any areas Brainvire could improve?

For any B2C portal, blogs are very important. I’ve told their team that content writing has to improve.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Timelines were always met.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost we got per B2B portal was amazing. Brainvire is a mid-tier company relative to UAE costs, and they’re very good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I have changed five vendors in the last three years, and was not happy at all. But Brainvire proved themselves, and produced very crisp designs. The good part is that Brainvire knows what the customer needs, and produces at a high-quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely vouch for Brainvire, after having worked with the company for six months.

SDLC & Application Management for Large Indian Periodical

"We wanted to get a reliable, long-term partner who had specific experience in the digital and mobile space."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Brainvire leads software development and business-process automation, focusing on mobile app lifecycle management. They use Java, HMTL, MySQL, and handle print-to-digital conversion APIs, along with BI reports.

The Reviewer
 
10,000-50,000 Employees
 
New Delhi, India
Vice President, Indian Media Outlet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Brainvire is scalable, flexible and highly responsive. Their main app project handles 2 million unique visitors a day, and results in steadily renewed contracts. They manage complex algorithms well, and although they could expand their services, regular meetings with their CEO ensure accountability.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a media company publishing print newspapers and other formats. We are a 170-year-old organization, and are one of the most respected publishers in India. We have one of the largest-selling newspapers in the world. I have been working for the company for three and a half years, and serve as the VP of architecture and delivery. I lead all projects in this area, and report to the CIO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We outsource projects on the web, in the mobility and technology space. Brainvire is one of our vendors for mobile.

We’ve partnered with them on multiple digital initiatives, primarily for business-process automation applications and mobility-based innovations. We wanted to get a reliable, long-term partner who had specific experience in the digital and mobile space, is agile with our requirements, and can scale up and down as needed to stay cost-effective.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Brainvire initially worked on a project for automating our e-paper content. They’re also running a managed-services project for our newsprint and scheduling web application.

In terms of technology stack, we use Java, HTML and MySQL. We have APIs which convert XML and PDF files into web-based text and images. Our newsprint tool has similar functionality, but is aimed at the 100-odd newspaper vendors we have globally. We are using it for procuring more than 1,500 crore rupees annually ($232 million). It is used for scheduling, forecasting, and inventory management of the print.

We’ve also worked with Brainvire on BI and reports for both of our applications. We have standard reporting using .NET algorithms, and we publish on SharePoint. We use Highcharts on the visualization side. The SAP integration required that the scheduling application be done in-house by our team.

Brainvire had a total of around 15 people working at different points, and 8-9 on a constant basis. We also had a business analysis team from Brainvire working on our scheduling application for a month and a half, documenting processes and improving them along with our own team. There was a six-to-eight-person team on that project, and there are two developers who continue to support the application on a month-by-month basis, providing enhancements, changes and bug fixes.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

We have a standard process for technical evaluation and commercial evaluation besides the basic criteria like minimum size of the vendor, their experience and their expertise. One critical criterion has been response time and adaptability to our changing business landscape.

How much have you invested with Brainvire?

The cost of Brainvire’s work has been around $500,000 over the last three years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire about three years ago. They continue to make enhancements and provide support, and new projects keep coming up.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had good feedback and renewed contracts from the business community. The e-paper platform converts approximately 105 editions and 2,500 pages per day. It’s being accessed by two million unique visitors on a daily basis.

We have around 60 users using our scheduling application internally, and 125 vendors using it globally, mostly in Southeast Asia, as well as in Europe and the US.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been on time. The scope creep is limited to 5-15%. From a development standpoint, Brainvire has helped us implement application lifecycle management using Microsoft Team Foundation Server. They follow our own program management processes in terms of managing resources. We’ve not had issues with this, but there were escalations typical for this type of project. Brainvire’s CEO engages with us for monthly reviews, ensuring that our work is going well.

What did you find most impressive about Brainvire?

From a technology standpoint, I think that Brainvire is working on standard issues. There isn’t anything special about them, in particular. Our e-paper conversion application has taken some time to complete, but it was delivered well. On the reporting side, they have managed some complex algorithms well. They’re very flexible and responsive, which is crucial.

Are there any areas Brainvire could improve?

Brainvire has potential to scale as an organization and get larger, more complex projects. Implementing large-scale Agile development, integrated UX design, business analysis services and more subject-matter expertise for the industries they’re working with will take them to the next level of maturity.

4.5
Overall Score We have a very good relationship.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Brainvire never overshot by more than 10-15% on our project timelines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not necessarily the cheapest out of the three or four vendors we’re using, but, in terms of value-for-money, Brainvire is a good option.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have managed scope creep well, and have met our criteria.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them for the kind of work I’ve described, namely application management, web technologies and mobility. I would go through a due-diligence process for larger projects.

Web Development Resources for Large Indian Financial Firm

"I would work with Brainvire again, but I would want to know the team working with me."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2012 - 2015
Project summary: 

Brainvire provided resources as needed to augment web development initiatives for a financial services team. Their varied talent pool applied Microsoft knowledge and PhoneGap expertise. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Mumbai, India
Vice President, Financial Advisory
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both the completed website and mobile task-management app wrapped up successfully. The assigned developers met all technical objectives for maintenance work but failed to complete ground-up tasks by their self-imposed deadline. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a large diversified financial services institution in India. We are headquartered in Mumbai and are a listed company. I’m the vice president in charge of application delivery across the organization, and I’ve been working here for the last 10 years. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We have gone to Brainvire for resource augmentation. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Brainvire has been tasked with maintaining a retail site specializing in coins, which had been delivered by another business partner. This was our biggest engagement in terms of maintenance services. Brainvire also developed a small website for us for a business that eventually closed. They have also undertaken a task-manager project with mobility components, which took 3 months to complete. That project was scrapped after we adopted WorkApps within the organization. It has all the collaboration tools and mobility components we require.

Brainvire has a varied pool of talent, but we’ve used them primarily for their PhoneGap knowledge, which is a platform for developing the same application on multiple mobile operating systems. We didn’t build native versions for our task-management project.

We have also leveraged Brainvire’s Microsoft technology knowledge, namely .NET and SQL Server. We have not used them for Java or other languages.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

We made inquiries with a number of vendors. Our company has a risk-mitigation plan, so we don’t assign any particular vendor more than 10% of the total IT development spend. We heard about Brainvire from an existing vendor and made reference checks for the group.

How much have you invested with Brainvire?

The cost of Brainvire’s work has been around 25 Indian Lakhs or around $39,000 over a period of 3 years, across different projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire around 2012. Our last project, the mobility task-management solution, wrapped up 2 years ago. The website Brainvire built for us was delivered at the end of 2015. Currently, we are not using their services. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We didn’t assign Brainvire very complicated tasks, outside of our commodities portal. They delivered well.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

When it came to the maintenance work, Brainvire took over and handled everything well, but we definitely had a challenge with ground-up development. The team sometimes overestimated delivery times. The delivery date for our PhoneGap project was delayed by almost a month, which was not acceptable to us, especially since we gave them the flexibility to come up with a timeline. I kept the entire management on our end in touch with our date for going live, so it was a very bad experience for me.

What did you find most impressive about Brainvire?

Their support and maintenance services were very good.

Are there any areas Brainvire could improve?

Outside of what I’ve mentioned, no. But, I would suggest that any prospective clients have interviews with Brainvire’s team.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Brainvire?

I have a long list of vendors that I periodically update, blacklisting certain companies. I have not yet blacklisted Brainvire, and they continue to be a group that we can use, but I would not call them our top choice. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    If a vendor is committing to a timeline with no pressure from our side, and they still err in delivering, then that is unforgivable to me. In terms of Brainvire coordinating with us and building a relationship, they are quite good.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I am a hard negotiator, so I always get good value.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would work with Brainvire again, but I would want to know the team working with me.

Magento Partnership for Series of e-Commerce Holdings

"Brainvire has given us a great mix of price, quality, and speed."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Brainvire provides cost-effective development aid for UI/UX, added features, third-party API integration, and security patches. The team continues to interface with other internal/external resources. 

The Reviewer
 
Sole Proprietor
 
New York Metro Area
Entrepreneur, e-Commerce Acquisitions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The developers handle any issues quickly and practically, ensuring seamless turnarounds. Brainvire’s personal emphasis and outstanding price point have earned international appreciation and consistently support this partnership. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We specialize in buying and selling other companies, particularly ones with an e-commerce focus. I’m the owner of the company, and I’m effectively responsible for a whole lot of everything.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We were looking for a good developer who wasn't insanely expensive and could manage our day-to-day work. We wanted a company that had Magento expertise but could also expand into other areas as needed. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The work has been fairly varied. At a high level, our requirement was to make everything work, but Brainvire has been involved with UI/UX development, adding new features, integrating third-party work through APIs, implementing security patches, and everything in between. The team required a management understanding of marketing, light SEO, PPC, and so on in order to interface with our other resources, both internally and externally.

Our initial project involved integrating a skin and a couple of plug-ins for a site. There was an organic growth from that.

Our larger projects involve site management, so Brainvire's team needs to handle whatever I throw in their direction. We have at least one full-time resource for the LAMP Stack, specifically Magento, from Brainvire; they juggle people in and out as needed. Our project manager has stayed the same, except when he is on vacation. We've also tapped people for API and plug-in work, as well as custom coding which fell outside of UI/UX. This usually happens seamlessly in the background, so I don't worry about these issues very much. I mainly deal with the project manager. From this perspective, the relationship is more white-gloved on my end.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

We were put in contact with Brainvire by our server company. They don't normally give recommendations, but their salesperson had other clients who used Brainvire in the past. One hugely different thing about them, compared to other companies we'd used around the world, is that we've met Brainvire's owners numerous times, around once per quarter. We’ve sat down for multiple meetings and met the project managers and everyone else on the team, without actually traveling on site. I've worked with companies based 10 minutes from my house and didn't see the same approach. This makes it feel a lot less like an outsourced relationship. Beyond this, Brainvire's owner met with our operations person on-site, even though we were thousands of miles away at the time. I don't think that most other companies are like this.

How much have you invested with Brainvire?

The cost of Brainvire's work has been between $30,000 and $40,000 overall during our relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire 2.5 years ago. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don't review lines of code or anything like this, but one metric I've liked is Brainvire's ability to take care of problems. If something seems off, they will either refund or not charge us.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

If I have a problem with the project manager, I can reach out to the owner of the company and have a meeting about it.

What did you find most impressive about Brainvire?

I’ve recommended Brainvire to a friend, and he was able to sit down and have lunch with the team two weeks later. This doesn't happen with most outsourced firms. Brainvire is an expensive developer relative to Indian prices, but we're getting experts in their field, which is unlike any other outsourced firm I've ever used. I’ve spent a lot of time and money around the world, and I know how groups will typically approach most projects. I've been happy with Brainvire to the point of telling friends that they can approach the company without the reservations associated with most Indian developers. This is not something nice to say, but I have had problems and wasted money in the past. I've also had the same issues with developers in California. Brainvire has given us a great mix of price, quality, and speed. We plan to work with them in the future for Magento or other projects.

Are there any areas Brainvire could improve?

This is true for all outsourced companies: I wish that everyone stuck to a tighter timetable and estimated correctly every time. This is not a reasonable expectation, though. I've been on both sides of the table.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Brainvire has been fairly quick to respond whenever I had an emergency.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Brainvire is 30% the cost of an onshore developer, and they're not taking five times as long to deliver.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I may not have the skill to rate Brainvire on technical elements, but their products work. We had one designer who we had to replace. Brainvire ended up assigning a much more competent person.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I live in the startup ecosystem and spend a lot of time talking to companies of all sizes. I recommend Brainvire up to 10 times a year, whenever it makes sense.

Front-end Resource Augmentation for Development Firm

"Brainvire's resources are trained in the newest technologies and are proactive in terms of communication."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Brainvire provided AngularJS and ReactJS developers to augment an existing development team. They have collaborated on a variety of projects over a three-year period.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Sumit Sheth
Practice Head, InfoGain
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Brainvire’s team demonstrated technical prowess with the most advanced technologies, as well as a firm commitment to client satisfaction and project management.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

InfoGain is a consulting company. We have offices in Mumbai, India, and the UK. I am a part of the creative team and work out of Las Vegas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We needed additional resources for our projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Brainvire has provided developers for AngularJS, ReactJS and other libraries. They were able to provide resources on short notice, and we are happy with them. We haven't outsourced entire projects to their team, due to security issues. We do plan to do this, though.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

I was looking for a local agency in Mumbai, which is where one of our development centers is located. I found Brainvire through a Google search and we started working together.

How much have you invested with Brainvire?

The cost of Brainvire's work has been between $40,000 and $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire almost three years ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Brainvire's resources are working with our own, and the deliverables are good in terms of quality. We make sure to review the work periodically, provide feedback and give necessary corrections. We've found the approach to be comfortable, and we're happy with Brainvire.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

They have very good project managers and a proactive approach. They follow up with us quite well. For more complex projects, we will keep Brainvire's resources focused on a single piece of work, but we also assign them different smaller projects.

What did you find most impressive about Brainvire?

Brainvire's resources are trained in the newest technologies and are proactive in terms of communication. Even though they're a vendor, Brainvire feels like a part of our company.

Are there any areas Brainvire could improve??

Not that I can think of.

Do you have any recommendations for others considering working with Brainvire?

Brainvire is a good company, with many quality people. I would definitely recommend them to anyone with a relevant project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Whenever I've sent Brainvire my requirements, they were able to assign me developers within 24 hours, and were always available for a call. This is the reason why we're only using them as a source for developers.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is quite high, but the quality is good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Brainvire has done a good job in terms of deliverables. One of our resources is especially good, and we plan to work with him in the future.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I could definitely recommend Brainvire.

.NET & Windows Server Migration for Parcel Service

"Brainvire was meticulous in terms of documentation and reconfirmed everything with us to the point of repetition."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2015 - May 2016
Project summary: 

Brainvire migrated a ASP.NET ERP system running Windows Server 2008 to their modern equivalents, providing custom coding and at least four resources to promote a successful upgrade. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
India
Principal, Logistics and Parcel Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The revamped software supports increased traffic from nearly 700 concurrent users. Although the launch was pushed back by 2 months due to the amount of work involved, Brainvire delivered a satisfactory final product with minimal downtime. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are one of the top-10 road transportation companies in India, with three divisions, including a door-to-door delivery side and inventory management.

What is your position?

I am the director of the company. We are a family-run business; my father is the chairman, and other family members hold executive positions. I’m directly responsible for our express division. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

Our .NET 2.0 ERP [enterprise resource planning] had been developed in 2008 and needed to be upgraded in order to match new business models and challenges. We had an initial scope for revamping the system. After an almost two-year project with another company, they proved to be unable to deliver the project to us, citing that they had incurred a significant amount of expenses compared to what they were expecting to receive for the work. The development halted. Considering the efforts undertaken by our own team, looking for another software vendor was ruled out. No one was willing to put in that much effort, but we still needed to upgrade our ERP, so we used our in-house team for work on immediate business needs.

We eventually got in touch with Brainvire for the migration from our ASP.NET 2.0 system to the 4.5 version, as well as for the migration of our Microsoft SQL database from 2008 to 2012. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

There was an equal contribution from our side for initiating the project. We brought in our corporate IT manager along with three other resources from our side. Brainvire's director, Chintan Shah, was part of the project during the initialization stage, and they also provided a project lead and three .NET programmers. They used HTML designers on an outsourced basis. We had a review meeting at our corporate office every 15 days, discussing the progress of the project.

We had Crystal reports which needed to be converted into SSRS [SQL Server Reporting Services]. Ease of use and UX features also needed to be taken care of.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

Our chairman was involved in the initial proposal meetings, and he found Brainvire through an acquaintance.

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

The proposed cost of our project was 1.1 million Indian Rupees [$16,000], but the total cost became 1.5 million Rupees [$23,000].

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire in September or October 2015. The initial timeline was four months, but the deliverable was stretched to six months. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our ERP is being used extensively, with close to 700 users logging on concurrently for entries, especially around the afternoon. Downtime was one of our biggest challenges during the server shift. We only had a 3- to 4-hour downtime, which was scheduled on a Saturday to avoid interfering with our normal operations. Brainvire had a schedule buffer in place, and they ensured that our normal reporting process would not be affected.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

Brainvire was meticulous in terms of documentation and reconfirmed everything with us to the point of repetition. We received two months of after-development support. The knowledge transfer to the actual programmers was good, and we only experienced a few bugs post-migration. Brainvire had a support system in place and delivered a satisfactory product.

What distinguishes Brainvire from other providers?

Because our software was built on ASP.NET and required a lot of custom coding, Brainvire was required to provide a lot of expertise for our data migration. This was the main reason for expanding our milestone on two occasions. Despite this, their results worked out well for us.

Is there anything Brainvire could have improved or done differently?

Communication, in terms of keeping in touch regularly and being crystal clear, would be an improvement point, as well as estimating project delivery timelines better. We originally estimated that our migration would be completed before March 2016 since the new financial year starts on April 1 in India. Because the project went longer, we couldn't meet that timeline and ultimately delivered in May. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I would have given Brainvire a higher rating if they’d adhered to the timeline we set initially. It was stretched by two months during a crucial period for our company.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We are reasonably happy with the results, relative to what we paid Brainvire for the project.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The commitment from Brainvire's director was an important factor. He shuffled between India and the US but kept in touch with his team even while he was away and bridged any potential communication gaps.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The client needs to be clear in terms of the deliverables and timeline of the project. If these two aspects are taken care of, Brainvire's technical knowhow will prove sound.

ERP Development & Consulting for Fashion Retailer

"Even though they have global resources, it felt as if Brainvire was working from our office."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Brainvire Infotech built customer-facing web portals and coordinates strategic metrics to encourage better cost management, understand performance, and boost productivity.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Mumbai, India
Tim Eynon
Former CEO, Provogue
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The provider's international presence offers broad expertise in tandem with the development team’s small-scale operations, ensuring on-trend tech solutions with a personal touch. Brainvire’s efforts continue to support better supply-chain control and style predictions.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Provogue is an Indian fashion group. We're not as big as we used to be but are still listed.

What is your position?

I was the CEO of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We needed help across various customer-facing IT needs, and we wanted to gain a better understanding of our retail stores’ performance. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Brainvire helped us build web portals and also implemented a number of sensible metrics into our supply chain, showing us how to manage our company and costs better. Brainvire developed systems that fit into our existing SAP backbone.

Brainvire also helped us understand customer buying patterns, allowing us to have better control of our supply chain and to predict which styles were selling fastest.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

I am friends with Brainvire's owner and have helped him quid-pro-quo when he was looking to expand his business, his business model, and development in general.

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

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

I first met Brainvire’s team six years ago, and we have been working together on-and-off since then. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I don't have any numbers at hand.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

Brainvire is strong on project management. Their owner is very hands-on, but they also have a solid team. We worked with them through our head office in Mumbai, and Brainvire was able to pull resources from their operations in the UAE and the US. Even though they have global resources, it felt as if Brainvire was working from our office. I was very pleased with that.

We have a very small IT group consisting of six or eight people. We outsource development to other firms, Brainvire being one of them. We have a supply chain of three people, and the senior person there interfaced with Brainvire's project manager.

What distinguishes Brainvire from other providers?

I’ve known Brainvire's owners for a long time and always admired them. They had a different avatar initially, which was migrated into Brainvire in a quick and efficient manner. The company is well-connected globally, and they work very hard. I can highly recommend Brainvire’s team as human beings.

Is there anything Brainvire could have improved or done differently?

I imagine that Brainvire has 300 or 400 employees worldwide, at the moment. Brainvire's operations are at a relatively small scale, which is accurate for the company in the scheme of things. They are able to network globally well, so even though it's a modest scale compared to Accenture, for example, Brainvire does have a global perspective through an efficient, smaller team. I felt that we were getting the latest tech at our fingertips, wherever it was being developed. 

5.0
Overall Score I like Brainvire's owners very much, and I wish them well.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I've worked on a few projects with Brainvire. Within 24 hours of calling them, whether it's because I'm a personal friend or not, Brainvire will be in my office with the right senior team, and I’ll have a proposal on my desk by that evening.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Brainvire is a hungry company in the business of building its own brand. Their team is composed of men in their early 40s who are keen to create a reputation. As such, the pricing is very competitive, but they aren't giveaways.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Brainvire has met or beaten the deadlines they promised. This is done behind-the-scenes, but I've generally gotten deliverables the day before they were due.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no hesitations in recommending them.

eCommerce Platform & Loyalty Progamming

"We've had a good experience in showing them what we want and having Brainvire execute on those directives."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
3.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Brainvire is building a Magento-based e-commerce platform and integrated complex features such as cash back transactions, push notifications, and product review functions.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Frontend Developer, eCommerce Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Brainvire is delivering a complicated platform at an affordable rate. While their customer service skills shone, deliverables were not always to specification and communication proved challenging.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are focused on the giving economy, providing ways in which people can be brought together around an e-commerce platform.

What is your position?

I am in charge of the frontend interface design, as well as company marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Brainvire?

We were looking for help putting together the e-commerce side of our business, as well as help around custom programming for some of the pillars we're creating within the app and website.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Brainvire is building our app and website, which will allow our company to work with different organizations, including e-commerce platforms and different online business directories.

The platform has evolved into a lot more than a Magento-based e-commerce site, which was the starting point. We have combined with another company, which is building cashback and other programs. There is a lot of integration between our e-commerce site and the other company's platform. Brainvire is helping us on that front as well.

Our partner company is combining its PHP-based solutions with other systems like Magento, in order to create one backend interface. With it, we will be able to signup organizations looking to sell products on our site, and there will also be a directory portion through which they will post information and send out mobile notifications.

All of these components, including our mobile app, will be integrated into a Yelp-style site featuring reviews for products and businesses. The review portion is being developed by Brainvire, as is the app. I believe that it's using AngularJS on the frontend.

The cashback element involves building out something beyond a standard Magento plug-in. Brainvire will be developing a custom piece using PHP, Magento, and Symfony.

How did you come to work with Brainvire?

Brainvire was recommended to us by a friend of the owner. He had done some work with Brainvire before, and they'd also worked with a few other decent companies in Salt Lake City. Upon that recommendation, we chose Brainvire.

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

The cost of Brainvire's work has been between $75,000 and $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Brainvire in March 2015. The development is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

There's been a hold up on our end in launching the product. We were planning to do it in November 2016, but we've added a number of new components since then. We haven't fully launched anything yet.

How did Brainvire perform from a project management standpoint?

Brainvire has been good to work with. We've had a good experience in showing them what we want and having Brainvire execute on those directives, whenever they were given clearly and specifically. We use Teamwork for project management.

What distinguishes Brainvire from other providers?

Brainvire has been good at pushing the project forward and keeping it moving. They're proactive in the communication.

Is there anything Brainvire could have improved or done differently?

Brainvire could improve in terms of communicating back their full understanding of the system, making sure that, when a directive is given, it is fully understood before going forward. There may have been a communication difference between us and them at times, in terms of the actual understanding of what we wanted to do. Requests were usually spoken rather than written down, so things were perhaps not as clear to Brainvire as they could have been.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The work stalled at times, but I couldn't accurately say if it was because of us or Brainvire.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Brainvire is an inexpensive company, and we've gotten what we paid for.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Brainvire is very attentive in terms of service, but the deliverables deserves wasn't always correct.
  • 3.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend Brainvire, but I would make sure that whoever is on the client end understands how to communicate with programmers.