Software Dev | Cloud Consulting | Web | AI | IOT

Chapter247 Infotech is a full-service software partner specialized in architecting, designing & developing tech solutions by binding Web, IoT, Analytics, AI and Cloud technologies. Our global clients include organizations right from Enterprise, Midsize to startups.

In 6+ years we have launched over 100 products with ambitious clients in industries like E-commerce, financial services, healthcare, education, shipping, energy, and retail.

Key Capabilities-

  • Web and Mobile-centric Product and Application development
  • Enterprise Application services ( Development and Legacy Modernization)
  • Product Engineering ( MVP, Product development, support, and maintenance)
  • IoT Applications
  • Mobility Solutions
  • Cloud Consulting ( Application Migration, DevOps planning, and Automation)

With Technology and ever-evolving culture as top priorities, you will work with...

  • a Business Strategist that is highly experienced in combining business strategy and user experience to fill in the business gap we aim to solve
  • a UX/UI Designer that will pair consumer grade creative with intuitive interaction design to elegantly produce design solutions that engage
  • a Solution Architect that architects your product with the right technologies and tools keeping in mind the ever-changing IT world
  • a Development team that loves tech and programs the product idea to life with an innate attitude of no compromise in quality
 
$5,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Reno, NV
headquarters
other locations
  • 301, Prosperity Building, 1 Diamond Colony
    Indore, MP 542001
    India

Focus

Service lines
  • Custom Software Development
  • Enterprise App Modernization
  • Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Information technology
  • Financial services
  • eCommerce
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Programming & scripting
Ecommerce systems
Application platform
Artificial Intelligence Focus

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Web Dev for Medical Records Platform

"Their proactiveness was the key to the successful and timely development of this system."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chapter247 Infotech provides ongoing web development and consulting services for a digital medical records platform. Key features include multiple user roles, data export functions, and AI-generated reports.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pune, India
Varun Patidar
Founder and CEO, Physiocell Corporate Wellness Pvt. Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has launched and meets all specifications, satisfying stakeholders. Chapter247 Infotech reliably gives valuable insights and delivers high-quality development work. Customers can expect a highly professional team that comes up with solutions and manages sprints with ease.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Vigour 360 was born out of a desire to provide complete in-house wellness solutions to schools & colleges. We are a one-stop shop for all medical, paramedical, all kind of wellness awareness program & group activity- based health solutions. With more than 200 tailor made programs, we cater all student & parent requirements across all ages. We truly believe health as an overall balance of a child’s physical, mental, social, emotional, intellectual, and environmental well-being, starting with our future generation.

I am one of the director of Physiocell Corporate Wellness Pvt. Ltd, which is the parent company to Vigour360. And I am the point of contact for this project, and my job was to manage the team, validate the plan and the product before marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Chapter247 Infotech?

We hired Chapter247 to provide the consultancy and the web development services for our idea. They provided us the consultancy for the implementation of our business idea and suggested the appropriate technology stack for it. They deployed some of the top php framework developers in the industry and ended up creating a system which fulfilled all our business objectives.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals for this project was to build a cloud based web platform which will streamline the process of conducting health examination of students at schools and for various health aspects. Once the examining process finishes the data stored in the system can be used to generate health reports and provide health advice to the student parents as per the Indian education board guidelines.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were searching for an IT firm to deliver the MVP of the required platform within a period of 2 months, while searching on the internet, we came across the Chapter247’s website and got to know about their MVP development services, and then we reached out to them with our idea.

After 3 days they provided us a complete work plan which included all the features that we were looking for in our Electronic Health Records management system. After going through work plan and looking at their expertise in the domain of web development we decided to go ahead with the folks for our project

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The name of our project itself describes the kind of functionality it provides and the real life problems which it solves. Electronic Health Records Management System marketed as Vigour360 is a cloud based web application which provides a platform where the health records data of thousands of people can be stored and managed very easily. The key features of our project includes: 

  • EMR(Electronic Medical Records) Integration 24×7 access to health records
  • Data export in different formats, including XML, CSV
  • AI-based automatic Health report generation once health data is added.
  • Make changes to health records at any instant if required
  • Decreased printed material and related managerial costs
  • Bulk import manually created health records.
  • Import health data directly from the instruments being used for examining
  • Multiple User roles for doctors, parents and schools allowing them to directly login to the system.

The services which Chapter247 provided us to accomplish our goals are as follows: 

  • Business process analysis & formalisation
  • Technology Consulting
  • Project Requirement elaboration
  • Solution Architecture
  • Web Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • UX/UI Designing and development

What was the team composition?

The team that was deployed full time to work on this project comprised a total of 5 members which included the following:

  • System Architect
  • Lead developer
  • Jr. Developer
  • Sr. UI Developer
  • Quality Analyst
RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

The impact which this project made on our business can be explained through the following points: 

  • Removed loss of information that doctors would have failed to document.
  • Simplified process for doctors to store the health data after checkups.
  • Increased efficiency of doctors to examine the number of students in a given time.
  • Elimination of the process of creating reports by analysing the data.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The process of project management which Chapter247 used for my project, was they broke down the entire scope of the project into 2 week sprints. After completion of every sprint we had a meeting where we reviewed the system which was developed and provided our feedback for the same. This meeting after every sprint ensured that the system is being developed as per our expectations and there is nothing being missed.

From my opinion this method was very effective as it does not require me to look into the work being done on the project every now and then which also allowed them to work on the project non-stop to get the work done as soon as possible.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The most impressive thing about the Chapter247 and the team working there is the proactiveness they have for each and everything they work on. They were always proactive towards the problems that we might face when we will be using the system on everyday basis. Coming up with smart and intuitive ways of implementing the basic functionalities on their own. Their proactiveness was the key to the successful and timely development of this system.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In my opinion, there are no major issues which need to be improved. All in all, it was a good experience working with these guys.

5.0
Overall Score The overall experience with Chapter247 was smooth. Everything we expected and every functionalities we thought were implemented perfectly.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had timely meetings and updates coming in from team.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had analysed many companies before finalising Chapter247 mainly on 2 factors. Project quality and good quotations
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The end product was always delivered with minimal issues.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have already referred Chapter247 to so many friends

Web Development for Image Marketplace

“Chapter247 was able to implement pretty much any function that we desired.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chapter247 is redeveloping and redesigning a website. The team created an updated search engine, built a dashboard, and implemented a user account feature. They’re currently enhancing the backend of the site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tokyo, Japan
Jonas De Ro
CEO, Photobash
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders expect the new website to catalyze immense growth. Flexible and consistent, the team adjusted to changing requirements, made calls outside of normal business hours and provided regular progress updates. Customers can expect a proficient, hardworking, and transparent partner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the co-founder and CEO of Photobash, which has been in business since 2015. We’re a small company that provides reference and stock photography to digital artists and creatives working in the entertainment industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Chapter247 Infotech?

Chapter247 has been responsible entirely for building our new and improved platform. The new website that we’re building expands from the basic web shop that we currently run and is turning Photobash into an entire ecosystem. Many features and functions were required, and this platform is, in many ways, more of an application than a website.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a huge number of features, and, over the course of the development, many new features were added and improved. The website required all of the basics of our current webshop, including a shopping cart, a checkout system, and automated emails. On top of that, we needed a whole new system for managing user accounts and subscription plans that unlock special features.

We also wanted to incorporate an internal wallet system, an advanced search and filter engine, invoice generation tools, and an entire backend system with analytics, file uploads, and a tagging system. The scope of this project was quite huge in terms of the features and the variety of components that we required.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Because we’re a small company, we reached out to various vendors that were in a more affordable range. The quotes that we got from Western developers were not affordable for us, so we asked for quotes in a variety of countries that have more competitive prices. Chapter247 was in the midrange of the offers that we got. There were definitely lower priced options, but when we had the calls with those companies, we did not feel like they were suitable, for a variety of reasons.

When we had the initial brief with one of their co-founders, we felt immediately that they understood the scope of the project and the multiple challenges that would be involved. They asked very logical questions and made comments about all the things that we requested. The communication was great, and that was the driving force initially to choose them for this project.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Chapter247 developed and implemented our new website based on designs that we provided. Our website features products in the form of 2D images and 3D models. Users can buy these in bundles or as individual files. This required an advanced search engine and filtering systems, as well as visually appealing galleries to display all of the content.

Additionally, the user account allows customers to store, browse, and download their purchased content. Chapter247 built a variety of other features that can be unlocked via subscriptions.

Users also have access to a dashboard with various features. The dashboard gives them the ability to customize their interface and generate invoices, among other things. The team is currently working on a backend system that will let us upload, tag, and add additional details to all of our products. They’re also building an entire sales data system, tax integrations, page customization tools, and many other backend features.

What was the team composition?

I am not entirely sure of the number of people that worked on the project since our communication was mainly with the project lead.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

As the project is still ongoing, and the website is yet to go fully live, we cannot yet determine the impact. However, we are sure that what we have now is a massive improvement over our existing service. We're positive that it will make our business grow immensely. Chapter247 has made a huge contribution to getting us to where we are now.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was very flexible in the sense that Chapter247 was always able to work with whatever task we required. Over the course of almost two years of development, many things changed, and we both evolved in our approach.

The development definitely required a very active involvement, as our requirements were very precise and strict. Leaving choices up to the development team to decide was not an efficient way to work, as it would require someone from within our industry to fully understand the logic of each choice.

We worked very closely and had many long calls to discuss what was happening in the project. Chapter247 pumped countless, literally countless, hours into this project. Some calls were over three hours long, but they always made time to listen and discuss even if it was out of working hours. Turnarounds were always reasonable, and, at the end of most working weeks, we were provided with an update of the completed tasks.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Many things were impressive, so I will list them one at a time. The first is communication. The speed of response was generally very good. We always got answers for issues on short notice quickly, sometimes even over the weekend. Whenever we found problems, our team lost their minds over everything going wrong Chapter247 always approached issues calmly and with a determination to find a solution or provide an existing one.

The next is coding proficiency. Obviously, this is their strong suit. Chapter247 was able to implement pretty much any function that we desired. They also integrated existing plugins to work seamlessly with the website. Some of these required a substantial amount of trial and error before they worked correctly. In the end, most things ended up working as expected.

The third is that they were hardworking. There is no doubt that it is hard to work on a team, especially when you have to work long hours to solve a problem and multi-task when needed. We provided a large amount of feedback, changes, and additions. The team took the time to read through our suggestions and work on them. They provided many questions and comments, and ultimately delivered results. We don't have full insight into the hours and amount of people, but, given the scope of the project and how they were able to tackle it step by step, it’s clear that they are extremely hard working.

The fourth impressive component was the cost and aftercare. Their quotes and prices are extremely reasonable for the amount of work that they delivered. Some features required more hours than we anticipated, but those things were hard to predict from our side. Other features were implemented with a quick turnaround and at a competitive cost. When it came to bug fixes and sorting other issues, Chapter247 took proper responsibility for delivering a working product. They made sure not to charge us twice for work that was in the scope from the beginning.

This last point was extremely important for us. Many road bumps came to light during development, and sometimes features that worked before would stop working when we added something new. There is always the question if this is part of the quoted scope or something that should have worked in the first place. When it was clear that an issue was part of delivering quality, Chapter247 always took responsibility and worked hard to provide solutions at no extra charge. This is probably one of the most valuable aspects of working with them, as these things can break budgets easily when unanticipated.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing is perfect, and, of course, there are always areas for improvement. I believe that both our team and Chapter247 learned a lot from this project. It was a huge endeavor—one that we definitely underestimated in scope—and I can tell that their company has grown through this process. I will list below the points that could be improved.

First, they could improve their mastery of the English language. I strongly believe that correct grammar and understanding common web jargon are vital to building a professional looking website. Text implemented by the developer often had typos or odd grammar. We often had to check their work before publishing to save us from having to correct those mistakes.

Secondly, they could work on their quality assurance. Despite the extensive testing that the developer conducts, we repeatedly find bugs or broken functions on the website while testing it ourselves. This forces us to invest a large amount of time in providing detailed feedback in the form of text, images, or video. Our total feedback reports are in the hundreds of pages at this point. This is something that we definitely underestimated.

It is important to note that our project has a lot of features and possible scenarios for things to go wrong. We understand that it is extremely difficult to test every single minute thing. Sometimes, something may work on one system but not on the other, and, of course, the developer has some logistical limitations to testing such possibilities. However, we found that, overall, there can be an improvement in making sure that things work correctly before writing off a task as completed. More resources should be spent on not letting bugs slip by during development.

The third area for improvement is design. Our website is built and designed for and by artists, so we are very particular about design. To most people, small unnoticeable things don't matter. However, we required pixel perfection, and the implementation of our design required quite a bit of our guidance to perfect. Regardless, the developer always ended up nailing it when we provided feedback for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score Overall, despite the sweat, tears, and countless days that went into this project, I would rate them very highly.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were no issues. They always worked with our schedule and time zone difference and responded in a timely manner.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost efficiency is very high. They have built an immense platform that would normally require a huge team and an enormous investment.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Overall, they've built an absolutely gorgeous website that will stand great in their portfolio.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're a team of hard working, extremely dedicated people, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to others.

Web Dev for Classified Web Directory

Not only have they helped me realize my vision, they’ve advised me on how to approach my next steps.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chapter247 Infotech built a digital classified directory from scratch, involving the site design, development, and launch. Currently, they continue to manage the site while working on the new development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zimbabwe
Ray Buchanan
Owner & Founder, Zimbabwhere.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Not only does Chapter247 Infotech help manage the site, they consistently look for new ways to grow the business. The team adapts well to unexpected delays, delivering results in a timely manner. Additionally, their candid feedback inspires trust, making them critical partners in the engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner and founder of a startup. Our platform provides an online classified directory that aims to diversify the services found in a business directory. We list businesses within the general Zimbabwe region.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Chapter247?

We approached Chapter247 Infotech to develop our website, including the design, functionalities, and general services necessary to get us started.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted resources that understood our vision and could produce a satisfactory site.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our online contacts recommended them to us.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They created an online classified directory using CodeIgniter and Angular.js. In the initial phases, we discussed the overall project requirements before they developed the platform’s business logic. From there, they developed the site according to my specifications. Although the directory is currently live, they continue to manage the site and are working on the second phase of the project.

What was the team composition?

I work with their senior team leader who serves as our main contact. The team also consists of a junior developer, designer, and quality analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We’ve recently launched the site, so we don’t have any hard metrics yet. However, their site management has been on point. They’ve also assisted us with initial startup challenges, dealing with issues immediately.

In terms of project development, the process ran smoothly. They leveraged their technical expertise to deploy a flawless business logic. Moreover, when I made multiple changes to the UI, they implemented the adjustments without charging extra.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their communication and unbiased patience have been exceptional. They make us feel comfortable, and we’ve entrusted them with our capital to bring the business to life. They strive to understand me even when I’ve been vague or unsure of my own vision. As such, they’ve been forthcoming about any feedback, offering alternative options when necessary.

They also accommodate any unforeseen delays in the time line. For a while, I couldn’t get online to communicate with them because I was away. However, once I got back in touch with them, they always delivered the work as expected. I’ve had an excellent experience working with them, and I sincerely look forward to our continued engagement.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Aside from their proactivity when it comes to assisting wherever possible, they’re technically adept. I highly recommend Chapter247 Infotech for any sort of complex web application, outsourced work, or even full-time hire. Not only have they helped me realize my vision, they’ve advised me on how to approach my next steps. We’re now looking to grow our user base.

5.0
Overall Score Their team has been great to me.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Even when I was unavailable, they were good at being accessible when I returned.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I would love a buy-one-get-one-free option.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I can't fault it. Its always good to leave 'space' for any improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Considering all that we’ve done together, I would recommend them at the drop of a hat.

Web App Dev for Financial Exam Review Platform

“They had excellent internal communication.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. - May 2018
Project summary: 

Chapter247 built the frontend and backend of a scalable platform, implementing multiple features, integrating a mobile-ready API integration, and improving overall UX.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Quebec, Canada
Mathieu Valois-Chénier
Co-Founder & Administrator, AnalystPrep
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chapter247’s output has helped improve site performance and boosted lead conversion. Despite the time difference, their seamless communication and organized workflow led to positive results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide e-learning solutions for people who wish to take professional finance exams.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Chapter247?

We hired Chapter247 to rebuild our web application from scratch.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed an application that could scale and incorporate more products.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Chapter247 through Freelancer. During our phone discussions, we were impressed by their understanding of our goals.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They’ve helped us develop the frontend and backend of two different apps. We needed more features, an API capable of handling mobile apps, and a much better UX. All features had to be scalable.

What was the team composition?

We worked with one project manager, one designer, two developers, and one network manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Thanks to their team, we were able to scale our application from one product to five types of products. Our conversions have increased while our performance has improved as well. A mobile app will complete the set soon.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They were efficient. Even though I kept adding features during the development phase, the work was done well and delivered on time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They had excellent internal communication. I never had to say the same thing to two different team members.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I am based in Canada, so the obvious thing to improve would be for them to have a team available during my working hours, at least for emergencies.

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

Web Dev for Hospital Job Listing Portal

“Their emphasis on consistent communication yielded a very positive experience.”

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

Chapter247 developed a site from scratch within a CodeIgniter framework primarily using AngularJS. Custom features included search functions, live chat, and integration with Google Maps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Quebec, Canada
Vice President, YoloMD
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the site has yet to launch, two separate QA processes have yielded no major errors. Attentive project management and an emphasis on communication were key in creating a site that aesthetically and functionally exceeded all expectations. The team met every deadline throughout the project.

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 work at YoloMD, a job listings portal in the Canadian healthcare industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chapter247?

We were looking to build a custom, cloud-based website with Google Maps integration.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The Chapter247 team has been working with us for about two years now, and we were starting from scratch when we brought them on. We spent the first couple of months determining a layout and overall design that would meet our requirements and forward our goals. Their team was very helpful in guiding and organizing our ideas throughout the planning process. Once we decided on the layout, their design team worked with us to determine the color scheme, formatting, and images that would be included in the final product.

From there, the Chapter247 team managed all aspects of the development process. They built the site within a CodeIgniter framework using primarily AngularJS. The search functions, integrations with Google Maps, and chat function are all custom-built. The site is also bilingual, and the team is currently working to complete the French version.

What is the team composition?

I was in direct contact with about five people, and they had about 10 team members on the project altogether.

How did you come to work with Chapter247?

We had interviewed several Montreal-based development agencies but eventually decided to outsource the project to an offshore firm. We did some research on Upwork, interviewed several vendors, and Chapter247 quickly rose to the top of our list. Their pricing was very competitive.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $30,000-$40,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2016, and the work is currently ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My partner and I were very new to the development space coming into this project, and the Chapter247 team was very patient throughout the process. They provided excellent advice on building the site from scratch. Once we completed the English version of the site, we put it through two QA cycles – one on our end and one on theirs. We’ve found no major bugs, and the only changes we’ve requested have been around fine-tuning the design.

How did Chapter247 perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning, we were a bit nervous contracting this project out to a group we couldn’t meet with face-to-face. However, their emphasis on consistent communication has yielded a very positive experience. They always made sure that our requests were very specific to avoid confusion. Throughout the process, they’ve been very responsive and efficient in making requested changes. We speak at least once a week via a combination of Skype, email, and Upwork. Upwork also has a project management tool that we used to set goals, establish deadlines, and track progress. We had ample opportunity to review each step throughout the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They work very efficiently, and their pricing was transparent and fair. Communication was key for us. They made themselves more available than any of the other options we considered, and we really appreciated their transparency.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have nothing negative to say. They met every deadline and communication was on point. The site works very well and we love the aesthetic.

5.0
Overall Score Every aspect of the engagement was excellent.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met every deadline that we set.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had considered multiple local firms and saved about 50% by going with Chapter247.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of the site surpassed our initial expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Website Development and Design for Business Directory

"They really try their best to understand what you want and try to deliver."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Chapter 247 worked to update and expand functionality of an existing website. They used WordPress, PHP, MySQL, and Photoshop to redesign the backend and frontend of the website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sholem Hurwitz
COO, GushBook
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project manager at Chapter247 is always available and their customer service is top of the line. The team delivers projects on time and within budget. The success and high quality of prior deliverables has led to a valuable long-term relationship.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

GushBook is a directory of businesses in a certain area in a region in Israel. We are a portal to the entire area: we have a calendar, we have all the different businesses, we have advertising, etc. We also have an application coming up. I’m the CTO and I’m in charge of the website. We have two full-time workers and freelancers who we outsource to.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chapter247?

We had a basic website which had been serving us for a while. We had to upgrade it and extend its functionality. We were really moving the present functionality of the website to the next level by adding new things to it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

On a permanent basis, we have two people working on the site: a developer and a team manager. There is also a developer and a graphic designer involved at certain stages. There was also a manager from Chapter247 who was there for consultation purposes when considering different options or for extra advice with complex tasks. The site is based on WordPress, PHP, and MySQL. The graphic design is done through Photoshop.

The website has the basic native functionality of WordPress with several different plug-ins, and we needed to expand the functionality across the board. We had the basic functionality of whatever we were using and a number of functions at the same time. Chapter247 had to integrate all the different functions of the different parts together as well as expand them. While we have certain things handled by plug-ins, each plug-in has been tweaked and expanded to cover and advance further functionality.

How did you come to work with Chapter247?

I sent out a project on freelancer.com, and I got lots of offers from different companies across the world. When I went through all the different quotes, Chapter247 impressed me based on their previous work and, most importantly, with what they understood of the project.

In the beginning, I broke it down to a basic two or three task project. They offered what seemed to be the best understanding and solution of what I needed. Once I started working with them on that small project, I realized that I could give them the rest of the work because they knew what they were doing. I then explained to them the details encompassing the entire site, the technologies, and core functionalities.

How much have you invested with Chapter247?

It’s been in excess of $4,000 so far. The project has been running for a while on a monthly basis because we’ve been constantly upgrading and moving forward.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started at the beginning of the first quarter of 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve put in a really decent amount of work, eight hours a day more accurately. Regarding success stories, they’ve managed to locate for me, among a host of different plug-ins, the plug-in that I needed and tweaked this plug-in from the host they chose. They took that one plug-in and expanded the functionality to cover extra functionality as well as multilingualism for English and Hebrew. Expanding into English and Hebrew required some multilateral thinking because Chapter247 has no fluency in Hebrew. We basically take the functionality from the thing we need, expand the scope of the functionality, and then expand into multiple languages.

I can come forward with a task, and from the get-go, they can analyze what the task requires, investigate what options are available, and choose the best option, but that option is usually never enough. We take that option and then tweak it, quite heavily sometimes, expanding its scope and expanding the multilingual aspect of it in order to fit in an existing site that’s running with over 1,000 business listed in English and Hebrew. It’s not that they’re just building something from the ground up, they are building from the ground up and integrating it into something that’s live and running already.

How did Chapter247 perform from a project management standpoint?

I don’t work directly with the programmer or graphic designer. There’s always a project manager on their side that I deal with, and she handles the programmer, the graphic designer, and whatever else that has to be done. I manage the project on my side. However, the programmer is always available for me to talk to if need be. We use Google Drive and Google Sheets to monitor progress, and then we use Upwork. Upwork has tools for communication and following progress.

Chapter247 is always making an effort to be conservative and to come well within the time estimate. On limited projects, they always try to stay within budget. In the beginning, when I was testing and defining things on an app, we worked according to a set deadline and budget. Now, we are working on an ongoing process, but they certainly manage to do things cost efficiently and in a timely manner.

What did you find most impressive about Chapter247?

Their customer service is definitely better than the average freelancer. They really try their best to understand what you want and try to deliver. They put you first. Their expertise is one of the reasons I chose them. They displayed, and continue to display, that they are able to attack the tasks with the right technical know-how and that I can rely on them. It’s a combination of their service, attitude, and technical abilities. Not only is there a project manager and a programmer available, but above them are the different managers in the company; if there is something slightly more complicated or that requires other technologies, someone else is able to weigh in. You really have the direct abilities of the person you are working with, as well as the extended abilities of the entire company.

Are there any areas Chapter247 could improve?

There could be a bit of extra quality assurance on their part prior to submitting tasks. They understand the tasks and do things to the best of their abilities. However, when it’s time to go over and test, sometimes there are small things that we could have picked up before the testing stage.

4.5
Overall Score Everything is very good. It’s really something which meets our expectations. It’s difficult to put my finger on what I think should be done much better or improved upon.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always try to understand what is involved. They take into account the programming, testing, and QA. They do their best to meet the deadline. They are very conservative and they try to get the work done on time and cover all their bases.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are hard workers and give it their all. Compared to service providers in the same industry, they’re priced just right.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They make a big effort to do the best they can. They always think for themselves and help out further.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to different people who I know have used them. I continue to use them, and we have forged a long-term relationship.

Web Development for SEO Firm

"... they communicate very well. That made us very comfortable to increase the number of projects we give to them ..."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Chapter247 built an entire e-commerce application with a customized procurement process, checkout process, and catalog. They worked with a small team of other contracted developers and led testing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Owner, SEO Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chapter247 was outstanding in terms of communication. They followed instructions well and took on several projects at once. They are priced reasonably and their team handles development, testing, UI, and project management well despite room for improvement in time tracking.

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 web development and internet marketing agency. I’m the president.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chapter247?

We needed a highly customized Magento e-commerce application built for a startup company. The existing site was a brochure site in Magento that didn’t have any customization. We were debating whether to use a customized Magento option or build it completely from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Chapter 247 built the entire site including a customized procurement process, a customized checkout process, and a customized catalog. We did the design work. Chapter247 provided a project director and project manager who was really the lead coder. They provided 2 UI resources and also a couple of testers. There was another developer that was an assistant to the project manager.

How did you come to work with Chapter247?

We found Chapter247 on Clutch. We had been working with three different developers for smaller projects. This was a larger project and we were having communication problems with the developer that had started the brochure site so we were looking for somebody that could solve those problems. Communication is critical in a very complicated project.

How much have you invested with Chapter247?

They were pretty competitive and would rate in the lower to mid range of what other development teams were estimating the cost to be.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2016, and we launched the site in February 2017. That timeline included some pauses and some changes in the scope to work on the functionality of the site.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since it’s been live, we’ve only had three bugs and they were very minor. They weren’t the only developers involved. There were around 12 people involved in the project and we had other teams testing it. They were the lead on the development side and did the first testing. So having that little number of bugs in a very complicated application release is good.

How did Chapter247 perform from a project management standpoint?

We work with a lot of developers all over the world. The challenge was finding a developer that was prompt with communication, could follow instructions well, and truly had the capabilities to deliver. We talked on the phone with Chapter 247 every morning, although we did have a lot of scope creep because of the lack of time tracking.

What did you find most impressive about Chapter247?

The thing that really impressed us was their communication. We’ve started working on a number of other small projects with them even while this project was in process. It’s hard to know what is happening in an office that’s 12 hours different than yours, but they communicate very well. That made us very comfortable to increase the number of projects we give to them versus other teams.

Are there any areas Chapter247 could improve?

They could work on their project management to do better with time tracking. Compared to other Indian firms we’ve worked with, they’re still at the top tier.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Design and Development for Gas Company

"Chapter247 was very efficient and patient when our company was going through changes."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

Chapter 247 developed a company website from end-to-end. They also wrote the content for an informational site built in WordPress.

The Reviewer
 
Entrepreneur
 
Switzerland
Adviser, Oil and Gas Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Chapter247 is professional, patient, and efficient, and their projects are finished on time. They provide a good value for the cost of the project compared to similar companies.

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 an advisor at an oil and gas company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Chapter 247?

We needed a website built for the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Chapter 247 was responsible for the design and development from beginning to end. They also wrote the content for our informational site which was built on WordPress.

How did you come to work with Chapter 247?

I contacted them through Upwork. Out of all the companies I reviewed, they seemed to be the most solid. They had a lot of experience and hours listed on their profile, which gave me confidence in them.

How much have you invested with Chapter 247?

We spent approximately $2,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in November of 2016, and they gave us the final files in March of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site is a good representation of the company. The site isn’t launched yet, so we don’t have client feedback. Chapter 247 was very efficient and patient when our company was going through changes.

How did Chapter 247 perform from a project management standpoint?

I dealt directly with a project manager, but we didn’t use any specific software.

What did you find most impressive about Chapter 247?

They provide a good value when compared to North American firms, and their work is just as good.

Are there any areas Chapter 247 could improve?

I have no complaints.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re excellent in this area; they even worked weekends.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re professional and efficient.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Technology Site

"Their professionalism really stood out, and the talent on their team is unique."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Chapter247 developed the website of Optus from scratch, implemented the functionalities and the necessary add-ons for the client's business. They also handled the updates and revisions made to the site.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Australia
Director, Optus
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Chapter247 developed the website perfectly suited to the client's brands and business with outstanding professionalism and quality. The client expresses extreme satisfaction over the creativity of the team.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I develop and design cool novelty products, and then promote them through social media and the Internet.

What is your role at the company?

I am the director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Chapter247?

I'm very creative, so I had a strong opinion on how I wanted my website to look and feel. I just needed the right team to see and put together my vision and, just by a stroke of luck, I was introduced to Chapter247. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

I had them develop my website from scratch, implementing all the functions and add-ons that I needed for my individual business.

Chapter247 taught me about the back end of my website once completed, and this is something they do ongoing. They handle any updates or changes that need to be made. They are constantly around 24/7 on an ongoing basis.

The thing I like about Chapter247 is they are amazing at solving any technical issue that may arise or pop up, and they are super fast to react to your issues as they arise.

How did you come to work with Chapter247?

They had, in fact, been working for a friend on her projects for years, and she couldn't talk of them more highly. I decided to hire them after hearing her raving reviews.

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

Chapter247 are super fast. A basic site can be built in less than a week if you are super organized, have the script, photos, and you are tougher in documenting how your pages are to function. Chapter247 is first class and their prices are amazing. My projects have all been finished so quickly because they have worked around the clock for me. I was prepared and gave them all of the information quickly, so the project was wrapped up quicker than sometimes.

What was the timeline of the project?

It only took one week of work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The results are we created a great website perfectly suited to my brands and business.

What distinguishes Chapter247 from other providers?

Their professionalism really stood out, and the talent on their team is unique.

In hindsight, are there areas in which they could improve, or things you might do differently?

No. I had areas that I needed improving on, and the best thing about them is they always pointed out options. Chapter247 always finds better ways I could get things functioning and in the end presented me with far better websites than I ever could have hoped for.

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

Web Development for Web Design Agency

"Their great communication is the main reason I am sticking with them."

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

Chapter247 has worked on a resource-sharing network for professionals, which enabled user logins and various content to share with other professionals. They also helped on with the client's personal projects.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Owner, Web Design Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Client247 delivers high-quality service with a clean design. The client appreciates the easy communication with them and is the reason for the long partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I have had my own web design business for the last four years. I have 14 development projects at the moment. I solve issues relating to WordPress for clients. Occasionally, I take on a project that is a bit more complex and in depth.

What is your position and responsibilities?

I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Chapter247?

Chapter247 has been supporting me and my work and provides all the work for some client projects. I can literally put everything in their hands and they will manage everything from start to finish. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They usually work on client projects, and help me with my own personal projects. The one particular project they spent a lot of time working on was a resource-sharing network for professionals, which enabled user logins and various content to share with other professionals. I think it was an absolutely spot-on job.

How did you come to work with Chapter247?

At the time, I was just focused on what the best value was for the money. On Elance, they had good ratings. They had a decent price. Since I have been working with them, I have given them more money than what they were offering me because I knew they wanted to be able to stay with me and work with me because they do provide deliverable service that I need to be able to give to my clients.

They offer me piece of mind when I have a task that is out of my knowledge bracket, or a task that is absolutely quite taxing and takes me a lot of time to do, then I will be able to leave it with them and know that they will be able to get it done on time.

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

It is less than $10,000 for a basic project.

What is the status of this engagement?

I have worked with Chapter247 for the past two or three years. I have no plans to stop this partnership. I recently gave their team an internal email so that he can work directly with clients as well. It is literally like I have got another member of my team working alongside me. Chapter247 is working on my hours. Their team has been invaluable. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I would not still be with them if I was not happy with their performance. There are so many people that I have tried and tested, but I stayed with the ones who not only have the best service, but also are excellent with communicating. That is most important in a relationship, where I know I can jump on Skype and get in touch with them.

In terms of the quality of the service, the design quality is clean. All my clients are very appreciative of the work that they do. It is very rare that I get someone that asks for edits. It is usually the first design presented to them that is used.

What distinguishes Chapter247 from other providers?

The human side of it where I can work things out with them face-to-face over Skype and to call them whenever I need to, that is the main unique feature. With a lot of previous providers that I have had, the client has come back to me and said that they needed something done, and then I had to wait up to six hours before I got a response from them, which is not good if I have got a customer that needs something done right away. Their great communication is the main reason I am sticking with them.

Is there anything Chapter247 could have improved or done differently?

Not really, unless they were physically working here in my building.

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