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Cicada Technologies is a passionate, custom software provider, based in Cluj Napoca, Romania, whose area of expertise ranges from solutions for FinTech industry, to software for embedded OS, while offering both offshore and nearshore IT outsourcing services.  

Our most trustworthy values are performance, innovation and commitment, as these are always reflected throughout our work. We believe in building strong relationships with our customers, in order to transform their toughest problem into our personal challenge and mission, delivering the most suitable software solution for their business.

We envision our partnership as the perfect balance between flexibility, structure and open communication, providing you with the most thorough business analysis, top-notch software designs and the most efficient software development to benefit and boost your business. So challenge our experience and expertise that enable us to translate your ideas to reality.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

iBrowse; Wheel.me; Dox Bavaria; Econ;

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frontend - Angular 5, HTML, SCSS, TS, JSON, Git, PostMan, WebStorm, SourceTree

backend - Java, Spring MVC, MySQL, Git, Postman, Hibernate

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Intuitive, beautiful and easy-to-use grocery shopping app.

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Warri

Warri is a smart concept created to help security workers to easily find temporary jobs, get rated and well paid, but also helps businesses that need security for a specific event.

The logo fully represents the idea of security, order and respect for the people and the future and innovation as a mindset.

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Technoelectric app

Business to business E-commerce platform.

Technologies: 

frontend - Angular 5, HTML, SCSS, TS, JSON, Git, PostMan, Visual Studio Code, SourceTree

backend - Java, Spring Boot, Spring Framework, MySQL, Git, Postman, Hibernate

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Supervisor app

A well designed app that lets the construction's site supervisors to view construction workers status, action, location and profile, assign them as members to a specific team, add taks and other actions to workers.

Easy, intuitive and with a slick design, this app is a useful tool on sites for supervisors and also for workers. 

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Frontend Development for Workflow Management Systems

"We’ve learned a fair amount, and Cicada has been very patient with us." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
n/a
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Working with modern tools, Cicada Technologies is providing frontend development for a workflow and object visualization tool. Traditionally, Cicada builds out wireframes from existing specifications.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Paris, France
Director, Network Operator
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cicada Technologies is found in the external expertise they provide, rather than typical metrics. Their adaptability and patience are notable, as is their ability to listen to client feedback.

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 director at a specialized network operator. We work in several European countries, providing networks to large enterprise customers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cicada Technologies?

Our business requires specialized information systems to manage the workflow and configurations we provide. It’s very specialized, so you can’t find anything like us on market. The systems we provide define our business. To relieve pressure from our internal development team (they like to focus on the backend) Cicada is developing our frontend using modern technology like Angular JavaScript. Right now, the solution is only for internal use, though it may shift to customer-focused in the future.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

There’s certain amount of workflow and visualization of complex objects functionality. There’s considerable graphic design involved, though its focused on providing clarity and structure, not aesthetics. Typically, we’ll give them a specification (a visual representation) that they’ll turn into a wireframe.

What is the team composition?

I’m not quite sure, but we recently brought on a consultant on our side to handle the project management.  

How did you come to work with Cicada Technologies?

A number of our team members had studied in the same area where a number of Cicada’s people had been teaching and got to know them. Now, we have other team members working in Cicada’s area, so it’s been quite convenient.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started talking about working with them about two and a half years ago, and the work began several months after. The project we’re currently working on (which started a month ago) is the third of our partnership. If you combine all the projects, we’ve worked together for around 12 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Cicada Technologies has provided development skills and the motivation for frontend work that we lacked internally. The frontend isn’t where our engineers enjoy themselves. Per results, Cicada has followed our instructions and done what we asked them to do.

How did Cicada Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We manage everything in GitLab. In terms of day-to-day project management and communications, they were fine. We realized that we weren’t being precise enough and that our goals may not be reasonable enough, so we brought on our own consultant. We’ve learned a fair amount, and Cicada has been very patient with us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their patience, dedication, flexibility stand out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve shared our experiences with them about having to react to our project management not being enough. I also asked if they’d thought about bringing on that capability on their side. Planning the scope, resources, and deadlines requires an understanding of business goals, so I quizzed them as to why that isn’t something they provide.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

There’s a certain amount of navel-gazing necessary to understand your own goals and how to achieve what you want.

5.0
Overall Score
  • N/A Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Honest and correct.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    This was excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer