Enterprise Mobile App Development in Cincinnati

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Centogram is a custom mobile app and website development company specializing in business apps for Android, iOS and the Web. We pride ourselves in using the latest technology and design to implement cross-platform mobile and web applications specific to businesses’ goals and branding.

We specialize in cross-platform solutions allowing us to target iOS and Android development at the same time using a single code-tree, team and timeline.

We are classically trained, and yet we're agile when it comes to adapting to and even creating changes in technology and in how people use it. We're curious—we're curious to see what emerges when classical training combines with advanced technology to solve problems.

We are a committed and engaged company just as we are committed and engaged individuals, and you can see this play out in our community involvement. We work hard to instill trusted client relationships and we tell you this so you'll understand the attitude infusing the work we do for you.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2009
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Cincinnati, OH
headquarters
  • 4555 Lake Forest Dr., Ste. 650
    Cincinnati, OH 45242
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Since its 2009 foundation, Centogram has launched a range of successful projects for businesses of all sizes and industries including P&G, Cintas, Time Warner Cable, Rolls Royce, and the University of Cincinnati.

HIPPA Compliant Digital Inventory and Barcoding System Image

HIPPA Compliant Digital Inventory and Barcoding System

The Challenge

Centogram was asked by Full Range Rehab to create a HIPPA compliant digital inventory and bar-coding system for their medical devices.

They offer a DME (Durable Medical Equipment) product called EZ Stretch, a knee rehab device that needs to be cleaned, disinfected, inspected, tested, and repairs made as needed between deliveries.

The client needed to manage and distribute all

of the product and patient information with the field technicians in a simple and organized way.


The Solution

Centogram built an iOS and Android app that would track location history, patient assignment, as well as all maintenance, repairs and alterations done to the medical equipment.

The system includes an admin management portal and a best practices check list used by technicians in the field. The system also includes patient signature data to authorize delivery and pickup of the devices.

Kanban App for lean and just-in-time manufacturing Image

Kanban App for lean and just-in-time manufacturing

The Challenge

Often manufacturing companies have many established processes that get more complicated over the years and become hard to manage manually.

“To locate a specific batch usually required a walk around the plant to visually verify where it was and what quantity was available.”

The client was currently using set of boards and cards and wanted a way to digitally visualize the

workflow and have a way to instantly access aging inventory reports or locate storage resources.

 

The Solution

An iOS native app was created that was designed to build on the previous Kanban based boards and cards system.

We created a visual representation of the batches that could be placed in columns, where each column represents a particular production line. As things progress the batches will move from one stage to the next, to reconditioning to clean and back again.

Each time the status is updated the system tracks the inventory weight and location.

Quantity indicators at the top provide instant visual feedback on all inventory.

Lead Generation App for Employees and Sales Team Image

Lead Generation App for Employees and Sales Team

The Challenge

Sales reps are typically responsible for prospecting, setting appointments, visiting customer sites, making presentations and delivering on sales goals.

Cintas wanted a way to organize and gamify the sales process for anyone in the company with an app that integrated with their existing relationship management system, Microsoft Dynamics.

The app needed to work on both Android

and iOS devices and be privately distributed using a custom mobile device management (MDM) system.

They also required single sign on (SSO) with their users existing enterprise credentials.

The Solution

Centogram built an app that utilizes cloud based GPS services to auto populate business information and prompt users to add additional information like photos and other sales details.

Leads would then be sent to relationship managers who would follow up on the leads and assign tasks to individuals with status indicators and reminders.

Incentivized rewards encouraged engagement and were tied directly to a measurable action or achievement.

The app is a huge success and has been continually supported and embraced for the past 10 years.

Line Changeover App for Agile Manufacturing Image

Line Changeover App for Agile Manufacturing

The Challenge

Changeover times can last from as short as few minutes to as long as several hours. Orders change frequently and every second the line is not running money is being wasted.

“Some of the assembly lines were being underutilized or over utilized and the current process did not accurately reflect the real task timing at each station.”

The client asked us for a way to automate the

process and provide accurate real-time information to help managers to look for potential issues or react quickly to them when they arise.

 

The Solution

An iOS native app was created to work on iPads that included step-by-step instructions specific to each line member showing only the relevant steps for that person.

Each step of the from–to assembly was timed and recorded by start, stop and duration.

Historical information was recorded for each person to look for areas of improvement.

Real-time reporting dashboards helped coordinate faster workers to other areas allowing for a more flexible machine setup routine overall.

Multi-platform eBook Reader with Marketplace and Library Mangement Image

Multi-platform eBook Reader with Marketplace and Library Mangement

The Challenge

The Canadian Standards Association “CSA” publishes standards in print and electronic form, and provides training and advisory services.  They needed a way to distribute all of the latest versions of their training guides and to incorporate interactive multimedia elements.

Coded access was required to unlock the premium features and access the full content library after a hard book

purchase.

The Solution

Centogram built an eReader app for both iOS and Android alongside a download manager to purchase and distribute the digital books and content.

A unique redeemable code was included with the purchase of any hard book that allowed coded access to the eBook and exclusive supporting multimedia materials such as digital calculators and compliance checklists. 

Community app focused on connection, communication and exploring Image

Community app focused on connection, communication and exploring

The Challenge

Horizon Community Church is a growing church in Cincinnati that strives to be place for people to explore.

Horizon already had a successful website with good engagement and wanted a mobile app to engage new visitors and emphasize the on-demand video streaming services and off-line podcasts with custom playlists.

Most importantly it needed to sync its content with the existing

system in a single place for content management and updates.

The Solution

Centogram began with User Experience (UX) wireframes and an on-line prototype to test the designs of the app and create engagement with all of the key stakeholders on the project. This allowed the team to work out important details and visual elements before any programming was started.

A custom video and audio player was created that allowed for off-line playing of content. Users can create custom playlists that in addition to being convenient provide an additional sense of engagement within the app.

With church services and events being restricted or canceled all over the country due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the app has proven itself to be a valuable tool for keeping the continuity of services available.

Reviews

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Scheduling Web & Mobile App Dev for High School

"The team met every single deadline or exceeded it."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Aug. 2020
Project summary: 

Centogram rebuilt an iOS and Android mobile that allows students and teachers to view their class schedules and locations. They also developed a webpage using Microsoft Azure and MongoDB.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Keith Schaeper
Director of Technology, Ursuline Academy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Centogram delivered a helpful product that has 800 daily users. The team was transparent when there were issues and consistently adhered to project deadlines. Additionally, they went out of their way to better understand the target audience’s needs in order to provide valuable recommendations.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a 9–12 all-girls Catholic high school, and I’m the director of technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Centogram?

Our school has a very unique daily schedule that can be very hard to navigate. We had a mobile app that allowed students and teachers to know at any moment what class they should be in and where to go. It was originally designed by a student, but it was several years old and needed to be updated.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Centogram rebuilt the app from the ground up, not using any of the old code or design. It’s a mobile app for both iOS and Android, and they’re also creating a webpage. It has a file storage piece in Microsoft Azure and a MongoDB web-based database.

What is the team composition?

I had one main point of contact. 

How did you come to work with Centogram?

I did some research on mobile app developers in the region around Cincinnati. I reached out to and had calls with a number of them to discuss our needs and to provide a bid. 

Centogram was one of those companies, and they seemed to have the best grasp on what we were trying to accomplish and their proposal was the most specific in terms of cost and what they would accomplish. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $15,000 on the app development project. 

What is the status of this engagement?

My first conversation with them was in May 2020, and the project kicked off in June 2020. The mobile app was live in both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store in July 2020, but there were some minor tweaks that went through August 2020. We’ve started a new project with them that involves making branding changes to the app. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

The app is used daily by our parents and teachers. We have approximately 800 daily users. If there were any issues, Centogram would let me know immediately. The app is a significant improvement on what we had previously.

How did Centogram perform from a project management standpoint?

The team met every single deadline or exceeded it, and they were constantly informing me of the status of the project and communicated what they needed from me in a clear fashion. I wasn’t inundated with contact; it was just the right level. We mostly used Basecamp, but we also communicated through email. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

My main point of contact at Centogram went out, without my asking him to, and met with one of the students to find out how they were using the previous app. 

The design suggestions that he made outside of what I had asked to be done were a great improvement because of the knowledge he got from that student on how the schedule worked and what the student needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of. I’m very satisfied. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be as clear as possible with what you’re trying to accomplish with the project, and Centogram will move forward with you. 

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

Mobile App Dev for Healthcare Company

"They listened to our requirements and concerns and did their due diligence learning about our product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A healthcare service provider hired Centogram to create a HIPAA compliant app that would digitize paperwork related to one of their main products. It includes customer contact and other necessary information.

The Reviewer
 
10-50 employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Compliance Manager, Healthcare Service Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product Centogram built has greatly reduced the time and effort formerly associated with paperwork. The provider’s delivery drivers are pleased with the app, and internal stakeholders are impressed with the team’s ability to deliver a thoughtful, effective platform.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a compliance manager for a healthcare service provider. We produce a medical stretching device to aid patients who are recovering from knee replacement.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Centogram?

We wanted to transfer our paperwork onto a HIPAA-compliant mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The mobile app Centogram created allows our distributors to attest that they’ve been compliant with government regulations. There’s a document with HIPAA rights as well as directions for customers, so they know how to use the device at delivery.

The app also functions as a digital inventory and barcoding system. It tracks customer contact information to allow for authorization at delivery, which links into a GPS system so delivery drivers can navigate to their addresses. We can also keep track of maintenance, repairs, and alterations done to the equipment. 

It’s compatible with both Android and iOS, and it includes an admin management system. 

What is the team composition?

I deal primarily with one point of contact, though there may have been a larger team working behind him.

How did you come to work with Centogram?

I did an online search, and narrowed my list down to six providers. Two didn’t call me back, and two didn’t seem like the right fit, so that left Centogram and one other vendor. We primarily chose them because they were local, which was important to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $15,000–$20,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since December 2017. The work has been ongoing, as Centogram has tweaked the platform and added updates on an as needed basis.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

The team worked really hard to make sure they delivered exactly what we needed. Though elective surgeries have been down recently due to COVID-19, we’re confident that once they pick up again, the app will be incredibly helpful to our delivery staff. It compiles everything they need to complete deliveries into one app, so they don’t have to spend time keeping track of folders of paperwork.

One major impact of Centogram’s work is that we no longer have to worry if we’re being government compliant — the app ensures it. We can’t put a value on that.

How did Centogram perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed really well. We’re a small company, and we’ve never worked on a project like this before, but Centogram was patient, organized, and helpful. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They listened to our requirements and concerns, and did their due diligence learning about our product. I was afraid they were going to deliver exactly what we’d asked for but not what we needed, but Centogram cut through what we were saying to deliver what we truly needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing that comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Tell them what you need and listen to what they have to say. Centogram has a lot of experience in a lot of areas and can bring in that expertise.

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

Site Migration, Rebuild, & Maintenance for Publication

"They’ve had a tremendous impact on our organization."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

Centogram provided website development services to a literary magazine. They migrated content from the client’s old website to a new WordPress website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Lisa Ampleman
Managing Editor, Cincinnati Review
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of Centogram’s work, website traffic has improved. The new website is also easier to update without technical expertise, so the client can add content more frequently. The team at Centogram was organized, responsive, and highly knowledgeable.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing editor of a literary magazine called The Cinncinati Review. We publish creative writing pieces twice a year.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenges were you trying to address with Centogram?

We had a very outdated website that was challenging to update and wasn’t user friendly. It also used Adobe Flash, making it difficult to view on some browsers. They set up a new website for us using WordPress.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us with website migration and rebuild. They migrated everything from our old website to a new WordPress format. The backend of our new site was more user friendly and easy to update. 

What is the team composition?

Jerod (Director of Development) was my main point of contact. I know there were other people working on the project, but I only interacted with Jerod. 

How did you come to work with Centogram?

I believe that my predecessor had worked with Jared on a previous project. 

How much have you invested in them?

We spent between $25,000–$50,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

They did the website migration and set up in May 2017. We’re still working with them on updates and ongoing maintenance. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They’ve had a tremendous impact on our organization. Our website traffic is more robust because of improved accessibility. We’ve also been able to start an online series because it’s easier for us to add content to the website on our own. 

Their work was a great help. I can’t imagine what we’d be doing without the website as it is now. 

How did Centogram perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication is always clear. With the migration project, everything went smoothly. Even if there were hiccups, they were quick to fix it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We get the experience and knowledge of a large company, but from a smaller vendor, so it’s more intimate and effective. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t have any complaints. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Just ask questions. They’re great at answering all inquiries. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The migration happened in a timely manner, so it didn’t impact our work.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I feel like we got a great deal for our money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We got exactly what we needed, and effectively.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve mentioned them to others in my department, and I’d recommend them without hesitation.

Mobile App Dev for Megachurch

“They were a dream to work with. I've never worked with anyone who was so responsive, and they always gave 120%.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

Centogram developed an iOS and Android app for a large religious organization. They created a synching tool in the CMS, and the frontend houses mp4 messages. They’re about to launch livestreaming functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Melissa Hamerstadt
Director of Communications, Horizon Community Church
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app recently launched, and it already has 500-600 users. Centogram’s customer service and suggestions are strong, and they meet or exceed every request. They are experienced, their project management is good, and they are a supportive partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a megachurch with about 3,000-4,000 attendees. I'm the communication director, and I manage our creative team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Centogram?

We launched a state-of-the art website in 2013. It was fully responsive, and it suited our purposes for a while. The site had a lot of information, and we wanted something that was simpler and easier to access. Our sermons and messages are currently housed on the site as mp4 files, but we'll move to on-demand video and livestreaming in 2020.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We don't have a huge staff, and they're integral to a lot of pieces behind the scenes. They created a CMS and synching tool that saves us from entering information into the backend of the website. They also built up new iOS and Android apps from scratch. The homepage is simple, but it has all our current messages and an archive. There are links to all our events, and users can access the website from the app. There are community opportunities listed, and the app does everything the website does in a more simplistic way. There were some issues with the new iOS version, and they put in a lot of time to fix glitches that were associated with that change.

What is the team composition?

I worked with their CEO, and I believe there were other team members who worked with him behind the scenes.

How did you come to work with Centogram?

Their CEO is a member of our church, and he agreed to build our website for us.

How much have you invested with them?

They've given us an extreme discount, and we've spent about $45,000 so far. We're expecting the other enhancements will cost another $3,000 or so.

What is the status of this engagement?

They started working on the app in June 2018. There were some delays on our side, but the majority is complete. We're still working on new features, and we plan to launch the livestream capability in early January 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They were a dream to work with. I've never worked with anyone who was so responsive, and they always gave 120%. They did an amazing job with our analytics, and we have close to 500-600 users a week or two after launch. We get nothing but positive feedback, but we're making a few small changes to make it even more user-friendly.

How did Centogram perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management is great. We use Basecamp for updates and changes, and they come meet with us in person on occasion. Compared to our other development projects, working with Centogram is unbelievably good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attitude and customer services are excellent. We're a picky client, but they met or exceeded our requests every time. They know their trade, and we've had a great experience all around.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything they should improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would trust them with any kind of business. They have amazing suggestions, and they would be a great partner to anyone who wants to launch a new app.

5.0
Overall Score They're accommodating, easy to work with, and very helpful.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was a glitch with the media player at launch because of an Apple update. That wasn't at all their fault, but it did cause a delay.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They gave us a considerable discount.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their customer service, attitude, and advice are all amazing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Medical Device

“...the response has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
March 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Centogram developed a mobile app that monitors a digital medical device in real time through Bluetooth.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Jennifer King
Director of Marketing, Enable Injections
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Centogram delivered a unique app that's been well received at events and by prospective partners. Their team has been extremely responsive, professional, and proactive throughout the project, turning around difficult tasks quickly and with a positive attitude. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the director of marketing at Enable Injections, an early stage company that manufactures high-volume subcutaneous infusion devices for pharmaceutical drugs. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Centogram?

We reached out to Centogram to develop a mobile app that could monitor the inner workings of one of our digital devices. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Centogram designed and developed a mobile app that connects to one of our products from scratch, including wireframes. The app allows users to monitor one of our digital devices, which connects to the app through Bluetooth. They also integrated a calendar, videos, training functions, barcode scanning, and real-time updates regarding the use of the device. 

What is the team composition? 

We work with Jarod (Director of Development, Centogram), along with anyone else on his team. 

How did you come to work with Centogram?

We found them on Clutch and liked that they were local and responsive. They also seemed very knowledgeable and understood what we were trying to achieve. 

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested around $20,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

After conducting demonstrations of the app at conferences and to prospective partners, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. There's nothing else on the market like it. They were also able to code the app very quickly, coming on site to help debug the device until it functioned perfectly.

How did Centogram perform from a project management standpoint?

They're extremely responsive. From the start, we were impressed that they were willing and able to tackle our project in a relatively short timeframe. We mostly interact over email and by phone, but they also come to our office on occasion to make sure our device is reading the signal properly. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm impressed with Jerod's professionalism and ability to achieve difficult requests quickly, all while maintaining a positive attitude. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They've been great. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don't be afraid to ask them to take on challenging objectives, because their capabilities will surprise you. They're extremely knowledgeable and able to overcome barriers that other consultants may have thought were impossible. 

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

Mobile App Dev for B2B Service Provider

“They’re a smaller shop, but I get the same service I’d get from a bigger organization.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Centogram built and designed an iOS and Android app that pulls local business information and connects the internal teams better. They now maintain and update the app, regularly adding new features.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Director of Marketing, B2B Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Centogram does high-quality work and remains in constant contact. Users like the app, saying it looks good and is easy to navigate. The team requires minimal oversight, is incredibly responsive, and is cheaper than almost any other mobile vendor.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of marketing for a B2B service provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Centogram?

We needed a partner to develop an app that would better connect our service and sales teams.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We came up with requirements and wireframes together, and Centogram built all the technology and reporting around the solution. They also created the logo and did other design services. The app pulls local business information that our service team evaluates to identify specific services that could benefit the potential client. The data is then integrated with our CRM and given to the sales team.

Centogram build the mobile app from scratch for both iOS and Android, and they currently handle the updates and maintenance. Since they first created it, we’ve gone through numerous iterations and feature additions, such as Dynamics integration.

What is the team composition?

We work with Centogram’s owner.

How did you come to work with Centogram?

We searched for a local company that had the mobile capabilities we needed. We used this project as a test case and were pleased with the results, so we’ve worked with them ever since.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in June 2015, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Working together has been extremely successful. The app looks great and is easy to navigate. User feedback is almost always positive—I’ve never had any issues or questions about the usability.

How did Centogram perform from a project management standpoint?

Our main point of contact is incredibly responsive and fixes any bugs quickly. If we ever have questions, we’ll hear back from him in the same day, sometimes within an hour. We’ve talked in person a few times and have meetings whenever necessary. We mainly communicate through daily emails.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their turnaround times are good, and the cost is great. They’re a smaller shop, but I get the same service I’d get from a bigger organization.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

They’re a good choice. They need minimal oversight, communicate well, and are easy to work with.

5.0
Overall Score It's been very good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They haven’t missed a deadline in the 3–4 years we’ve worked with them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re extremely valuable and more cost effective than typical mobile vendors.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything has been as expected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended and will continue to do so.

Mobile App Dev for B2B Business Solutions Company

“He took our complex idea and produced something that is beautiful and easy to use.”

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

Centogram built a mobile app for iOS and Android to enable small and medium-sized businesses to refer each other in real time. The app allows businesses to manage their own backend and organize referrals.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Daniel McNeil
COO, Prspctr, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Third party clients love the look and feel of the app and the revenue increased from $100,000 to $2.5 million. Genuinely caring about the product, Centogram went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their proactive approach and reasonable rates earned them favorable referrals.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the COO of Prspctr, LLC. We're a business solutions company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Centogram?

We wanted to make it easier for business people to refer each other in less than 15 seconds, so we were looking for a company to develop an app for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We asked Centogram to build an app that aggregates data and can send qualified referrals in real time through a system that people can manage themselves. They built an app for iOS and Android that allows our clients–small and medium-sized businesses–to manage the referrals for their industries. Centogram delivered an incredibly robust app in a reasonable timeframe and for an affordable cost.

What is the team composition?

We mostly work with Jerod (Owner, Centogram).

How did you come to work with them?

It was a referral.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $100,000–$150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2016 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Our revenue was about $100,000 before we had the app. This year, we're on pace to make about $2.5 million in revenue. Our clients are happy and say the app is easy to use. As small and medium-sized companies, our clients are proud to have a tool that meets their specific needs.

Centogram is very proactive in terms of updates on both the Android side and the Apple side. If we have any challenges, they resolve them within an hour.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They finished the app three months earlier than we had planned. We use email, text, occasional phone calls, and Basecamp to communicate. We also personally met Jerod, who is not only an IT genius, but also deeply cares about the success of the product.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I've dealt with some smart people in the IT world, but Jerod has the head and the heart together. He took our complex idea and produced something that is beautiful and easy to use.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I had a remarkable experience.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Come to them with a clear idea of what you want and they will deliver a great product. If we had been more prepared, the process would have been even faster.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They had to push us to stay on track more than we pushed them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was the best value I've ever had in any IT transaction.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Jerod asked us questions we didn't even think of and added more value to the product.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them.

Mobile & Web App Dev for Laminating & Converting Company

“They’re versatile and knowledgeable. They listen to what we need and create effective solutions.”

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

Centogram built a mobile and web app for tracking and managing inventories. The app integrates Bluetooth tech for longer-range barcode scanning. They also created a portal for clients to view shipping status.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Mount Orab, Ohio
Vice President, NAL Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Centogram meticulously tracks documents and records, facilitating effective project management. Their products haven’t crashed once since going live, and the end users enjoy the interface. They expertly manage large projects and have a proven track record of excellent service.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the vice president for N.A.L. Company, a family-owned and -operated paperboard protective packaging company. We manufacture corner protectors for load containment and stabilization.  We also produce laminated and non-laminated chipboard sheets commonly used as slip sheets, tier sheets, pallets tops and pallet bottoms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Centogram?

We needed a branding partner to help with our graphics and package and web design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with Centogram to define the project scope and figure out how to combine computer programming with our actual process. They then developed different model platforms that range from PCs to iPad integration mobility on forklifts. They built both a mobile app and a web app—before we were just using Microsoft Excel. Some of the software is done in Drupal.

Operators can use the iPad cameras to scan QR barcodes and manage production and inventory control. Centogram also integrated Bluetooth scanners so that the iPads can scan from 15–20 feet away, meaning the operators don’t have to get on and off the forklift. They set up automated emails that get sent out depending on product thresholds and also created a portal that allows clients to see the progress.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one developer.

How did you come to work with Centogram?

I met them socially and then researched them when I began looking for a partner. Some of their past clients said their engagements had been a great success, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $200,000–$1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in September 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve been able to collect vast amounts of information that we can use to track work and update customers. Instead of having to wait a day to provide customers with product information, we can give it to them immediately. Plus, we haven’t had a single bug or crash since launching.

Two clients currently use our customer portal, and they’ve had great success. It helps them align their systems and audit inventories in real time to know what we have on the floor. Because of Centogram’s system, we’re now able to do same-day shipments.

How did Centogram perform from a project management standpoint?

Centogram has clear and effective project management. We use Basecamp to track the project and record documents and decisions.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re versatile and knowledgeable. They listen to what we need and create effective solutions. The partnership has been successful, and we’ve developed a good friendship.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Lay out your entire project and then talk with them about the whole scope. They’re good at dividing a large project into smaller, more manageable deliverables.

5.0
Overall Score I used a previous programmer but switching to Centogram has made a huge improvement.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve never had issues with our deadlines, and they’re always honest if they’re unable to complete a task.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re a bit more expensive than others, but the value for the cost is amazing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their knowledge and quality of work are outstanding.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re responsive and want to be involved in your company. They don’t just want to build a product—they want to understand you.
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Centogram LLC
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Ohio
Id
1912785
Date of Formation
Feb 3, 2010
Last updated
Sep 26, 2020
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last updated
Sep 26, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
8
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
October 1, 2020