What was the scope of their involvement?
Since the Drupal backend requires a lot of intensive processes and calculations, our website was running extremely slowly. The Brihaspati Infotech Pvt. Ltd. rewrote the PHP code and tried multiple solutions to speed it up.
However, while their work was excellent, the site still wasn’t fit for purpose. We decided to do a ground-up redevelopment. The Brihaspati Infotech Pvt. Ltd. rebuilt our website using Yii, a PHP framework. They followed an agile process and finished getting everything up and running by May 2016.
In the EU, every food provider needs to supply allergen information for their products, whether it’s pre-packaged or freshly prepared. The website allows caterers to enter the ingredients for each recipe they make. We then automatically provide all nutritional and allergen information for the dish. We work with restaurants, hotels, care homes, airports, schools, and anywhere else that prepares and serves food.
The website also has functions like stock control and is open to customization. It runs on a tablet or phone as well as it does on a desktop computer. That way, chefs can enter recipe information on tablets in the kitchen—where keyboards are not allowed.
What is the team composition?
We worked with one project manager for the Drupal revamp. The new website team consisted of two project managers and two programmers. We communicated mostly with the project managers, who spoke English very well.
How did you come to work with The Brihaspati Infotech Pvt. Ltd.?
I put out a request on UpWork and found several vendors willing to help me repair the Drupal site. That’s how I initially got in touch with The Brihaspati Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent $40,000 in total.
What is the status of this engagement?
The endeavor to fix the old website lasted from September 2013 until March 2014. The project to build a new one took from May 2014–March 2016. The Brihaspati Infotech Pvt. Ltd. continues to provide updates and support as requested.