Friction-Free Offshoring. Quality, Guaranteed.

ABOUT US:

We love offshoring but hate when people get lousy products because of poor communication or bad developers. Our mission is to bridge the gap between businesses and offshore developers. We manage small-medium sized IT projects to make sure businesses get the quality product they need at a price they can stomach.

COMMUNICATION IS KEY

Worried about language (or culture) barriers? We know a breakdown in communication can stop a project dead in its tracks. That’s why we have native English, German and Ukrainian speaking staff who understand the language, and the culture.

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

We use the right technology to get the job done, mixing old workhorse tech with the best of what’s new. In the end, you get the perfect mix of usability and innovation to keep you running for years to come.

IT’S THE QUALITY, STUPID

Other guys over-promise and under-deliver. We don’t want you to settle for less than you deserve. We deliver a polished product that you can be proud to show off and use.

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Steinhausen, Switzerland
headquarters
  • Bytebrand Outsourcing AG
    Hinterbergstrasse 24
    Steinhausen 6312
    Switzerland
    +410555520250
other locations
  • Bytebrand Outsourcing AG
    Opryshkivska 3 str.
    Lviv 79000
    Ukraine
    +410555520250

Focus

Service lines
  • Web development
  • Mobile app development
  • Enterprise app modernization
Client focus
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Business services
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions
CRM functions
CRM solutions

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our key clients are mostly Swiss entreprise customers, but we also had some great startup projects in our portfolio.

Real Estate Portfolio Management

Intelligence is the name of the game when investments are on the line. Reamis AG is the leading provider of business intelligence software for active management of real estate portfolios. They provide software to investment companies, foundations, cooperatives and pension funds.

 

Their system was built many moons ago in with ExtJS and needed a major update to the UX and design to catapult them into the future.

 

After an extensive, collaborative UX and design phase that included our Business Analysts, designers and Reamis AG themselves, we re-wrote the complete frontend in Angular 2 Typescript.

 

We were able to complete the frontend facelift without much disruption to the backend. The update made Reamis AG look like a million bucks, which coincidently is how much you would make by investing using their intelligence software.

 

Client: reamis...

P2P LENDING FINTECH

When you can’t get a bank loan or don’t wanna pay too high interest rates, Lend.ch might be the next place you look for some quick credit. Lend is a person to person lending fintech company based in Switzerland. The app matches investors with borrowers in a win-win lending arrangement. The investors earn substantial returns, while the borrowers get low interest rates.

We took over the development, hosting and SLA from another IT department, which is always a challenge. Thanks to our specialization in symfony and our battle-tested team we completed the handover without any downtime or production problems.

Soon after the transition we started implementing new use cases, which was no easy feat considering the complexity and regulations involved in any fintech app.

To date, we continue to develop the Lend platform, including adding a blog and a complete graphical redesign of the entire application to make money even more beautiful than it already is.

...

JUBBR HR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

The hospitality industry just might be the most HR intense industry in the world...so when we were approached by Jubbr we jumped at the challenge. The goal was to develop a comprehensive HR solution for hotels and restaurants and we knew it would be an outstanding project.

The Jubbr team came to us with an outdated jQuery frontend and an exotic lua backend. The old system started out as the perfect solution for their young company, but in the end became a nightmare to maintain and impossible to scale with their business needs.

Our solution was to migrate the frontend to Angular 2, update and upgrade the lua backend and gradually migrate it to node.js. Piece by piece, the entire system will soon be a modern javascript marvel.

Client: Jubbr

Technology: Node.js, LUA, Angular 2, Postges, Hybrid App

SCHWANKTECHNIK WEBSITE DRUPAL 8

Schwanktechnik provides maintenance, repairs, relocations and inspections for print machines.

Here we prove that even a corporate website can have a few tricks up its sleeve. We kitted it out with state of the art technology like media queries, mobile optimized content and images, SEO, multilingual capabilities and inventory of machines for sale and a pdf showcase generator.
We squeezed all those features into a great modern design. Schwanktechnik customers now have the opportunity to make sales, repair and service inquiries directly on the website. (No printing required.)

Client: SCHWANK TECHNIK GMBH

Technology: Drupal 8

MYKINGDOMBOOKS HIGH LOAD WEB APP

Mykingdombooks makes every kid's dream come true by making them the star of their own story.

The business creates personalized storybooks - each page featuring one letter of the child's name. To bring the idea into the future, kids can bring the story alive with their tablet; the figures appear in augmented reality.

Mykingdombooks old website had serious limitations - they could only handle 20 concurrent users. They wanted to be ready to handle tens of thousands of users for the Christmas season...just two weeks from the date they contacted us.

That was a tall order given that the site was created in Drupal, which is not known for performance. We brought the existing site up to best practice by using CSS/JS concatenation, deactivating unused modules, and optimizing the cart module cache. Finally, we added CloudFlare CDN to handle requests.

The real challenge was creating the important process of rendering the book images - around 50 in each book....

CST TIRE MEASURING MONITORING

When you’re driving, the thing that keeps your on the road and out of the ditch is your tires, which is exactly why CST takes tires seriously. Over at CST they developed a contactless tire diagnostic system that analyzes tread depth, wear and winter capability.

When they came to us they already had an awesome multi-functional control screen. All they needed to go with it was a centralized monitoring system. It had to show them an overview of the dozens of systems installed, in several countries, plus the ability to access historical data to create reports and analyses.

The challenge was to collect and parse dozens of different log files and formats and define a data schema in elasticearch to provide everything CST was looking for.

We used firebeat as a lightweight log shipper and installed topbeat to monitor system parameters. Our devs were happy because they finally had the opportunity to use (almost) the entire spectrum of elastic products - kibana,...

PRICING TOOL

The pricing for electricity supply contracts is based on price forward curves and consumption scenarios for a customer. We built a web application where our client's marketers and analysts can enter all the specific parameter and client data. The data is then sent to the client's Matlab pricing engine that does the complex math and returns the target price. Our top priority was great excel-like usability, which we delivered using the handsontable library. Another technical challenge was to setup a reliable interface to Matlab for parallel processing in a multiuser environment.

Client: CKW

Technology: php, Backbone.js, Bootstrap, Matlab, handsontable.com

RESPONDER EXPRESS

Responder Express (REX) is an availability, mapping and respondent tracking system for Fire & Emergency Services in Australia. REX saves lives by providing real-time data on availability, and qualifications of responders in the system. REX tracks responders from the minute they start to the time the incident is closed, both manually or automatically. It also provides SOS functionality for active responders to detect accidents. The system is a reliable and robust solution that has the capability to support thousands of firefighters and roster more than 50 per incidence in real-time, without causing delays or bottlenecks in operation.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rstelmakh.responderexp... https://itunes.apple.com/bs/app/responder-express/id1070756739?mt=8...

PLACEB SELF STORAGE

Self-storage is an industry that is begging for innovation - placeB is the solution. On placeB's mobile app, a customer can select and buy a storage container based on size and location, and even unlock the storage unit directly on the mobile phone. Bytebrand delivered the entire end-to-end project in a very short time frame: frontend website, backend admin tool, API’s, hardware (to retrofit storage unit locks), CRM and reporting capabilities, native iOS and Android apps, and a web app written in angular2

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kg.placeb

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/placeb/id1073601192

CKW PRICE-CATCHER

CKW is the leading electricity supplier in central Switzerland. They built a tool with us that helps their industry customers to purchase their electricity at the best prices. We developed a system that monitors the market price and exchanges rates and alerts customers when they can buy electricity at the optimal price. The system is fed with daily market prices and FX rates, calculates an individual price for each customer, visualizes the price development it and sends out notification emails triggered by individual thresholds. The multilingual system was built based on the brand new Drupal 8 system and self-written symfony2 bundles.

Client: Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG

Technology: Drupal8, Symfony

ELASTICSEARCH KIBANA REPORTING

Hosberg has grown in size and with them their data. Their current reporting system based on Excel and MS SQL has reached its limits with over one million rows (No surprise there, from the heavy Excel users :) We can leverage the already available data with the incredible speed and functionality of Elasticsearch coupled with Kibana which is all web based. Furthermore, we plan to open the platform for their suppliers and customer base to successfully provide them with the most recent data available.

Client: Hosberg AG

Technology: Elasticsearch, Kibana, MS SQL Server

MATLAB QUANT LIBRARY

Together with CKW's asset optimization and trading business, the Matlab code base for market simulation, pricing, and analysis was growing over the years. We distilled the commonly used data transformation and calculation functionality into a well-designed and stable Matlab library, which allowed the quantitative analysts to refactor their scripts and improved overall code quality and development time significantly.

Client: CKW 

Technology: Matlab

DATAWAREHOUSE

CKW's Oracle data warehouse was not able to provide the data structure and performance needed for reporting and and operational data needs. We designed data views that encapsulated the core business logic, deployed as in-memory columnar data store at the CKW's Tableau server, and built rich and dynamic Tableau reports that show detailed information about trading positions, financial performance and risks. The data design and architecture ensures that we can feed reports and ad-hoc analysis from two data sources with up to ~100M rows, without having to rely on report-specific ETL.

Client: CKW

Technology: Oracle, Tableau Server

MONITORING SYSTEM FOR STRUCTURED PRODUCTS

We built a spider to fetch all structured products available, later we used the bloomberg information service to monitor all price changes. Those changes are tested against self written algorithms to discover misspriceings. If one is found, the discovery is being reported. A big amount of KPI's and charts are available in a ExtJS application called "aquarium" giving the traders all needed information.

Client: under NDA

Technology: Java, php, bloomberg SDK, ExtJS

ARCHITECTURE WEBSITE

The architecture office "mepp menard partner projekte ag" in Zurich Switzerland had to replace its flash based website with a new modern and stylish one, running on all devices. Drupal was the perfect choice to implement the desired design provided by mepp as psd files. After a short training, the content manager was able to maintain all content on her own.

Client: mépp ménard partner projekte ag

Technology: Drupal, jQuery

Description:

The demand for table eggs is subject to strong seasonal fluctuations. To find the best schedule for hundreds of flocks manually is an impossible task. Here comes SupplySolver's algorithm, which is able to calculate the near best schedule out of billions. Besides the obvious challenge to develop the mathematical algorithm, we faced a lot of other technical quests. We built an Excel like the angularJS application with a fast symfony2 backend. For each calculation, we use Python PulP to model the problem in MLP, fire up Google cloud instances, and finally, after a few hours of calculations, send the result back to our backend for visualizing it in Google Charts.

Client: SupplySolver, Several big egg traders

Technology: Symfony2, Agular.js, Python, Bootstrap, CBC MIP Solver, Google compute engine

TOP MANAGEMENT RECRUITER

Aebi+Kuehni AG is a recruiter specialist for Executive Search and Board consulting. We built a modern and responsive website based on Drupal, following the design guidelines we received in the form of Photoshop documents.

Client: aebi+kuehni ag

Technology: Drupal, jQuery

HR SOLUTION

Hosberg, AG grew up to 100 employees, and still, was managing all human resources tasks by paper and excel sheets. First, we need to analyze the current data and processes and implement/import that in Odoo. The two biggest challenges were to integrate a hardware 2d code card scanner for batching in and out. Additionally, we needed to implement a new module to be able to calculate and report over-and-under time compliant to regulation. It has already over 250 downloads.

Client: Hosberg AG

Technology: Odoo

TIMECLOCK SOLUTION

Timesheet software bundled with hardware scanners are often expensive and proprietary island solutions. That's why we have developed an iPad App, compatible with the great open source ERP Odoo. Odoo time clock gives the employees the possibility to sign-in/sign-out with a 2D barcode card on the entrance of your company where the iPad is mounted. If Odoo module "Lunch" is installed and lunch items are defined, they are shown after each sign-in process and the user can choose his favorite lunch. The company can define company wide information messages as a calendar entry, tagged with "Station" and the description of the entry is shown on the time clock app for the desired period.

Client: Serveral Odoo users

Technology: Odoo, iOS

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REX Mobile App Development for Boutique IT Shop

"For my company, Bytebrand feels like a local developer, but with all the benefits of offshoring."

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

Bytebrand developed an emergency mobile app with mapping and tracking functionalities for iOS and Android. Also, a Responder Express (REX) with a respondent tracking system for fire and emergency services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Adelaide, Australia
Director
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The REX mobile application was delivered with outstanding functionality and within the specified timeframe and budget. The developers at Bytebrand are setting a new bar for offshore quality and reliability.

BACKGROUND

HotApps designs, manufactures, sells, installs, and services iOS and Android communication products as well as proprietary communication software and hardware. HotApps specializes in telecommunications like emergency messaging, so mobile app development and associated back-end works are outsourced. The primary market focus is fire and emergency services and healthcare; however, gaming, hospitality, ining, and manufacturing are opportunistic targets as many apps may be modified for multiple target environments. My role is owner and director.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

We needed mobile app development for fire and emergency services, such as that around availability, mapping, and tracking. We also needed development for project responder express (REX), which is an availability, mapping, and respondent tracking system for fire and emergency services. REX is to provide availability numbers and member qualifications. REX will track members from the moment they respond and ceases when the incident is closed. Incident responses will be triggered manually or automatically via a message decoding option. REX will provide an SOS function for active responders.

Future capabilities will include RPAS, or drone, telemetry integration for tactical intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and close air support supporting fire and emergency services, disaster relief, police, and military forces. Full project aims to provide near instantaneous next generation data ecosystem for increased situational awareness. I envisage Bytebrand will be playing a lead role in much of the back-end work for these future works. REX is currently exiting MVP [minimum viable product] as live beta trials and entering Version 1. Bug fixes were predominantly aesthetic, and none affected system features or functionality.

SOLUTION

Offshoring comes with considerable risk, especially for a startup, and even more so for projects that have no comparison in the marketplace. Unlike local development, there are issues, such as language, culture, communication, time zones and culpability, which can and will impact a project's delivery. 

For me, it came down to three fundamentals: capability, culpability, and visitation,

To minimize risk, I conducted about a dozen Skype meetings in order to identify two to three developers that suited my needs. I needed a developer who was capable of bringing together the features and functions my project required and, if that developer needed to outsource work, then I needed to feel confident that they could control the project without me interfering or micromanaging from the other side of the planet – literally.

In regard to culpability associated with offshoring works, I was looking for a developer who was based or registered within a Westernized legal system, a developer who could be, if needed, held accountable if things went sideways. It is this single biggest factor that most prospective clients probably overlook when offshoring. The primary driver of this mindset came when researching online other people's reviews. I realized that the worst that can happen to a dodgy developer was a poor review or two. Meanwhile, the client has lost thousands of dollars. A developer registered within a Westernized legal system at least has a level of concern for repercussions if they fail their client.

After a few weeks, I had narrowed it down to three developers. One in particular was Swiss-based, but their development office in Lviv, Ukraine. They did or do outsource work; however, it was their project management skills I was concerned with more than whether or not they developed in-house.

If you offshore without visiting your developer first, you're crazy or perhaps too wealthy. The whole point of offshoring is to save money, especially so for bleeding edge-type projects. If your project costs can be cut by tens of thousands, then it pays to spend a few thousand on a one- to two-week trip to investigate where you'll be putting your money.

Visiting your developer reduces language, culture, and communication issues greatly in that it provides you with the opportunity to establish a rapport and language style with your developer. It also lets you see if they have the capabilities you require. Most importantly, it allows you to get the information out of your head and into theirs.

I spent six days with Bytebrand in Lviv, and it was the best money I've spent on the project. The project itself was complex in that there are many variables and rules that, if the developer did not understand, could easily increase the budget by double. Bytebrand's project workshop was intense. We mapped out not less than 95 percent of the total scope. This meant that Bytebrand could complete 70 percent of the project before showcasing it to me. Btyebrand's claim that they "manage offshoring" was, in fact, true. They do manage both the in-house and outsourced project work very efficiently.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

For my company, Bytebrand feels like a local developer, but with all the benefits of offshoring. I cannot overstate how big a deal that is. My point of contact at Bytebrand is the offshore manager, Marco Kundert. It is Marco's 15-plus years of experience as a developer that made all the difference to the success of my project. Don't get me wrong; there were at times some uncomfortable conversations. However, the project was delivered on time, on budget, and the bug-free warranty was honored.

I have only one issue – at times Marco assumes I know more about ICT [information and communications technology] than I actually do.

The project I entrusted to Bytebrand, and Marco in particular, currently provides lifesaving communications to people who risk their own lives, in order to save and protect the lives and property others. I recommend giving them some consideration, especially so for those investigating offshoring their projects.

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

Dynamic Pricing Calculator for Utilities Provider

"Bytebrand were very patient with me ... Their team was very easygoing and replied to our emails immediately."

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

Compared to other developers, Bytebrand offered their services at a competitive cost. They developed a dynamic pricing calculator that allows customers to see individual electricity prices in the market.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Product Manager, Utilities Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The pricing calculator received positive feedback from end-users and internal stakeholders for its interesting features. Bytebrand brought an exceptional degree of talent and reliability at a competitive price. They demonstrated responsiveness and excellent communication despite the time difference.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are an electricity supplier in Switzerland with about 520 employees. We produce, trade, and sell electricity to private and business customers. Apart from this, we provide adjacent services like electricity efficiency or e-mobility.

What is your position?

I am a project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Bytebrand?

We wanted to develop a tool through which our customers could see individual electricity prices in the market. We needed a developer for our solution.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Bytebrand developed our pricing calculator. It’s a unique tool that required a lot of lateral thinking from them.

How did you come to work with Bytebrand?

Someone in our company knew their project manager from a different project. Bytebrand were a much cheaper solution, compared to other developers in Switzerland. We have high-quality standards and weren’t sure that they could meet our expectations, but it ultimately worked out very well.

We did consider other Swiss companies that had worked on similar projects, but they were much more expensive.

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

The total development cost was around $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed two weeks ago [March 2016].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I’ve shown the software to people in our company. They’ve been very satisfied with it. Currently, only a few customers are using it because it’s not set to launch until next week [April 2016]. One of the customers that have used it told us that they found the solution to be interesting and well made.

How did Bytebrand perform from a project management standpoint?

We did have a few unexpected problems during development that were, in part, due to our internal operations. The project took a little longer than expected to complete, and we exceeded our budget. It was not the fault of Bytebrand. They performed very well overall.

We communicated through email and telephone. Everything was done remotely, but we did meet our project manager when he came to Switzerland. Incidentally, he is also Swiss, and it was a nice surprise to meet him in person.

What distinguishes Bytebrand from other providers?

I don’t have much project experience in this area. Bytebrand were very patient with me, given this fact. They were available at any time, despite our slight time difference. Their team was very easygoing and replied to our emails immediately.

5.0
Overall Score We’re planning to work with them on other projects and had a very good experience overall.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met our expectations from a quality standpoint.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Development for Organic Foodstuff Merchant

"Bytebrand works fast and has a lot of experience with different types of projects."

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

Bytebrand custom developed an inventory management solution to proportionally scale the production. They also developed an iOS app and an employee management tool as an open source web-based solution using Odoo.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich Area, Switzerland
Chief Operating Officer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The successful development of the inventory management solution has received positive feedback from end users. Bytebrand delivered their work within the specified timeframe and budget. The team exercised responsiveness, solution-oriented attitude, and proactive approach during the project phase.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My company produces fresh organic eggs in Switzerland through our own logistics. We also provide liquid egg products.

What is your position?

I am the Chief Operations Officer. I will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer in a few months.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Bytebrand?

I started a project for optimizing our egg production. I needed a company that could help with the algorithms involved in the process. The problem was mainly that of scaling our production proportionally to the high fluctuations in the market, specifically during Easter time.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Bytebrand developed my inventory management solution. We also worked on a project for an employee management tool. Our staff could punch in cards at the beginning and end of their shifts and the time information would be logged in our system. It was developed as an open source web-based solution using Odoo. Bytebrand also developed an iOS app for us that connected to our Odoo system. Both platforms were developed in parallel.

How did you come to work with Bytebrand?

I've known their owner personally for 15 years.

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

The total development cost for our first project has been around $30,000. The second one had a cost of $20,000. We're currently working on a third project which is estimated at $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our relationship is ongoing. We've started our third project two months ago. It's estimated to finish in six months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our first project, for market demand estimation, took a little while to be adopted by users. Currently, people using it can't see how they ever worked without it. It runs perfectly.

How did Bytebrand perform from a project management standpoint?

They've always been able to deliver their work on time and within our assigned budget.

I've known their owner for a long time and we have our own way of working together. He's very fast and our collaboration is very fluid. We communicate through meetings and phone calls.

What distinguishes Bytebrand from other providers?

They are solution-oriented. Bytebrand works fast and has a lot of experience with different types of projects. We don't need to have long discussions about what a certain solution should be. They understand our ideas and start the work fast. They give us input for our concepts and it's easy to communicate with them.

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

Platform Development for Self-Storage Startup

"They are the perfect solution for someone with high expectations regarding a full stack IT solution."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Bytebrand developed the front end and back end of the mobile app and website using Angular JS, and Python technologies. They are currently working on a customer relationship management system using Tableau.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zürich, Switzerland
Terry Fehlmann
Founder & CEO, placeB AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The developers at Bytebrand are setting a new bar for offshore quality and reliability. The team brought a more proactive approach to product development which caused no delays. They exercised flexibility in a cost-efficient manner during the development phase.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We provide keyless access to temporary locations. Our company has developed the ability to access self-storage and pick-up terminal units through an app.

What is your position?

I am the founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Bytebrand?

I wanted to save money on external development work for my project without doing any compromises in quality.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Bytebrand developed the frontend and backend portions of my project using AngularJS, Python and other technologies. They worked on both our app and website. They're now working on a customer relationship management system using Tableau.

The team they provided for us featured around 23 developers at peak capacity. We have scaled our resources down to 8 people since then.

Since January, we've employed a chief technology officer from their team which has been a further way for us to deduct costs. He acts as a direct way of dealing with the development team.

How did you come to work with Bytebrand?

They were recommended to me by another offshore development company which didn't have the necessary capacity for my work. This company had worked with Bytebrand in the past and had had good experiences with them in projects dealing with augmented reality.

I hadn't had previous experience with offshore vendors. We compared their company with two other ones. We needed a provider with a similar way of thinking to ours, and felt that one from India, Bangladesh, or a similar location would have had difficulties in understanding our requirements.

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

So far, the total development cost has been around $130,000. This year, we plan on investing another $150,000-$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with Bytebrand since October of 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I actively recommend Bytebrand to companies with which we collaborate, both big institutions and startups. They're a good choice for anyone looking for high quality work. Bytebrand has been involved in developing an online platform as a joint venture between the biggest Swiss retailer and Swisscom. I also recommended them to a small company working with farming goods, which is planning on using their services.

How did Bytebrand perform from a project management standpoint?

Normally, they were ahead of their deadlines. We've never had any delays and the process was very efficient and quick. I'm quite surprised that I could get this level of quality through an offshore solution.

What distinguishes Bytebrand from other providers?

They are the perfect solution for someone with high expectations regarding a full stack IT solution. The owner of Bytebrand has been involved in some large projects. We were able to talk with him about all our needs and he always delivered the right persons at the right time. He has access to a great pool of know-how and manpower.

5.0
Overall Score There is nothing I could reproach about their services.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer