Could you describe the scope of the projects? For example, did it involve custom visual design, backend development, training, or support?
I involved them in several different projects, from conception to delivery, and even maintenance. They do a lot of the design work as well as software implementation and development.
I’ve also involved them in quality assurance and quality control. It all depends on the project budget and whether we have sufficient resources to allocate to quality assurance.
How did you select CactusSoft as your solution partner?
We first tried an offshore development approach. It’s not Asia. It’s Europe, and in the Euro zone. I tried out a couple of companies, and finally settled with CactusSoft. I believe I discovered them through an article about East European software companies. The article described the high graduation rates and advanced engineering degrees that the candidates have there, due to their command market economy. It was then that I decided to test a few companies there. CactusSoft really had the right mix of proficient developers and their services were reasonably affordable. At this point, our partnership is eight years old.
For what platforms did you require development services?
We’ve done a lot of work with the Microsoft Stack, .NET, Internet information services, and SQL servers. They’ve also developed mobile applications for us using iOS.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms?
The projects have ranged anywhere between $50,000 each year to $150,000, depending on the scope.
When was the most recent project completed?
We have several ongoing projects. The recent project that we completed was two years ago, which was an electronic medical product.