Web, Mobile and IoT solutions. Easy.

We're CimpleO LLC, award-winning production studio who deliver on-time and under-budget. Guaranteed. Since 2012.

We're focused on meeting client expectations with top technical expertise that consistently delivers innovative and high-quality technology solutions. 

We build our business relationships based on mutual respect and trust, a deep commitment to the highest service quality, technical excellence, talented engineers and a culture of innovation. 

We serve enterprise clients, startups, entrepreneurs, artists and many others.
Our team of creative technologists based in Omsk, Russia are dedicated to providing exceptional solutions and services for our clients around the world.

We achieved:

  • Clutch Top 10 Russian Web Development Companies 2017
  • Numerous Runet Rating Awards 2016-2019
  • Final of "Golden site 2017" Awards
  • Feedbacks from our valuable customers, who become our partners.

We develop custom software, complex web services, desktop applications, client-server systems, elegant web and mobile apps as well as IoT solutions that are made to scale.
Fast, stable, and solid backbone for any application.

We would like to discuss the way we could bring you best experience and reduce future maintenance bills.

You've found the team that is able to solve your problems, even the most difficult ones.

You'll be amazed.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Omsk, Russia
headquarters
  • Uchebnaya Ulitsa, 194, Omsk, Omsk Oblast
    Omsk, OMS 644042
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 
HP, Pixwireless, Gazprom M&T, Intellinews, IHS, Century21, Coldwell, CEIC Data, SlaightMusic, RockPeaks and many others...
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IdeaBoost

IDEABOOST is a Toronto-based business accelerator and startup community for companies that are building the next generation of technology-based media and entertainment products, services, and brands. An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, in partnership with Corus Entertainment, IDEABOOST provides high–potential Canadian startups with seed investment, mentorship, and access to its network. The next IDEABOOST

Accelerator cohort runs March - June, 2017.
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CEICData

http://ceicdata.com/

Founded in 1992 by a team of expert economists and analysts, CEIC Data provides the most expansive and accurate data insights into over 125 economies. With analysts on the ground in over 20 countries, we are now the service of choice for economic and investment research by economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the

world.
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JOC.COM

http://www.joc.com/

The proper way to peruse The Journal of Commerce is to be dressed in your best work-day business suit with both feet planted firmly on the floor. God intended it that way. It was not meant for fun reading. Not even its most rabid follower would make that claim. Not even the general traffic manager at GM would want it around while recovering from a

prostate or even while sunning himself poolside at a lush Caribbean hotel. Ditto for anyone who wanted to relax on a cold night in Boston. Today's Journal of Commerce is known as a right of center conservative - a hard-core free enterpriser - a paper only a publisher could love. But in its early days, it was a scrapper. In the rough-and-tough, horse-and-buggy era into which it was born, it was a vibrant force from the beginning.
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SlaightMusic

http://www.slaightmusic.com/

Slaight Music was started by Gary Slaight and Derrick Ross in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further

careers and get great music heard. We're also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrpreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.
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EVOJet

https://www.evo-jet.com/

We are an American owned company based in Hong Kong, providing worldwide trip support services, ground handling arrangements, and competitively priced jet fuel.  Our managers each have over 20 years of experience in providing flight support to Fortune 500 executive jet operators, as well as to leading cargo airlines and NATO government

aircraft.
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Magicana

http://www.magicana.com/

Magicana is an arts organization dedicated to the study, exploration and advancement of magic as a performing art. Our activities are as broad as our subject matter and we produce or present performances by some of the world’s leading magicians. 

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Drupal Development for Commercial News Site

"What impressed me with the team was their need to understand the requirements completely."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2013 - June 2015
Project summary: 

CimpleO spearheaded a ground-up overhaul of a Drupal 7 website for a news site, developing the front- and backend. They also created a new section for bi-weekly magazine coverage.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Newark, New Jersey
Rusty De Santis
Former Project Manager, JOC Group Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site has launched and meets client expectations. Staff members are able to publish content on time without hassle. Users responded positively to the change, appreciative of the new section added by the team. They were hard-working and focused, completing the project on a tight deadline.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

The Journal of Commerce is a news and media website reporting on the transportation market, primarily maritime trade. We have reporters in the field and a host of other services, including data that supports that market. My position was project manager for that website, focusing on using the technology to provide a platform for the conveyance of news and data.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CimpleO?

We were redeploying the website as a gated site, similar to the New York Times model. You get to view so many articles for free, then you need to subscribe to see additional content. There were a lot of things that needed to be done for the relaunched site, so I brought CimpleO on for additional staffing to help deliver the features that were required.

What were your goals for this project?

Had to be reliable well tested deliverables that met schedule and budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found them through Upwork. I put out a general request for Drupal developers, then I interviewed CimpleO as well as half a dozen other firms through Skype. I already had Drupal developers onboard and working at the time, but I just needed more resources. I compared each firm’s capabilities, experience, and communication skills. I also considered their ability to deliver on time and follow specifications. I decided on CimpleO after that process.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

In total, CimpleO provided three or four resources. I had Andre himself, who worked on the site and overlooked the project, as well as two or three developers. It was a complete redesign from the ground up, built on Drupal 7. CimpleO the did frontend design as well as the backend.

The team from CimpleO also worked on a unique, stand-alone section of the site. The Journal of Commerce offers a bi-weekly magazine that has a self-standing section called “The Annual Review and Outlook.” This content shows the pulse of the market, and it is acquired by interviewing company CEOs to get their perspective. We needed a separate section to report on that annual review, which involved several new content types and sorting algorithms. CimpleO came up with a way for the content producers to input material and tag it appropriately.

What was the team composition?

The team was composed of 2 to 3 developers plus Andre overlooking the entire effort

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have metrics. We put the site up, and it was successful. The editors were able to publish their content on time. The section has been so successful that it still exists on the site, although we’ve since modified it so users can select a particular year they want to review. If it wasn’t successful, we would have taken it down. User feedback has been very good. It’s what the users expect to see from the Journal of Commerce on a daily and yearly basis.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They jumped through hoops to deliver on time. I put them through the wringer—I had a tight deadline, and it was a lot of work. They worked through the night on many occasions to deliver on time. There are sacrifices you make to deliver on time, and they fit within those sacrifices. We did follow-up work to mitigate those sacrifices for the long-term.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

What impressed me with the team was their need to understand the requirements completely. If Andre didn’t understand something, he didn’t hesitate to ask. He offered suggestions on ways to do things. He got the requirements down up front to the point where both sides were comfortable in building forward.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The developers’ English skills could be improved. We ended up doing a lot of written communication, but we didn’t have a problem with that.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They jumped through hoops for us to deliver on our changing schedule
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very good value for the costs
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Excellent
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Would hire them again and refer them to anyone

New Drupal Website for Stolen Care Registry

"Everything was done fast, and we were always able to end projects within the scheduled time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

CimpleO built a Drupal site where users could log in and report stolen cars. The database recorded the vehicle identification number (VIN), which could be read through NFC tags and an accompanying mobile app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Heppenheim, Germany
Antonina Stumpfernagel
CEO, Missing Car Register GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After only six months, the solution was ready to go live, earning an impressive number of visitors. Internal stakeholders praised the site's design and usability as well as CimpleO's streamlined workflow. Their constant availability and responsiveness were particularly helpful.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of our company and a classic car fan Originally I come from the marketing. For several years I worked for a classic advertising agency in Stuttgart.

In the last four years I worked for a premium magazine I the Project for the "Register for stolen classic cars" I am responsible for marketing and PR as well as social media, trade fairs, cooperations and charity.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CimpleO?

Our company needed a flexible website, where customer can register and research stolen classic cars. We also needed an online shop with an integrated payment, for a new technology which makes it possible to identify a car via NFC independent from the vehicles identnumber.

What were your goals for this project?

To create a ne website, which makes the idea behind our project visible for our customers as this service is completly new - and the possibility to register a NFC chipped car in a database was realized for the first time worldwide.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked together with two German IT service providers and their developers recommended CimpleO for fast and faithful development in all kinds of solutions we needed. As w needed very high security standard, the database was realized in Drupal.

Describe the project in detail.

We had several mock-ups where we could decide soon the design and the usability of the mobile website. We realiszed a customers account with a personal Login, B2C and B2B Accounts and three product lines with several prices which are paid via payment function.

The heart of our database is the car database where cars can be described so exactly that thy can be identified even if the cars VIN is manipulated. Further there was a cryptical link created, which allows that every registration link can be safed on set of NFC tags, which can be hidden in the car itself.

For this case Cimpleo developed a Smartphone App as well, which is able to scan the Link from the customers NFC tag.

What was the team composition?

We worked togehter with a small team of Drupal developers, who changed sometimes during the last 2.5 years. Our Mail-Partner was CimpleOs CEO who almost every Email answered in less than an hour, even a night or during holidays - the speed of communication is really impressive

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We achieved in only six month after go live an impressive number of customers and visitors of our website. As it is a completly new and unknown service, that is really awesome. We had a very high pretension of the design and the easy usability of our website and all our expectations were fulfilled or even more.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We didn´t use tools to manage teh workflow, this was not necessary as we could communcate via email so fast that every change requests or bugfixing was realized within only a few days, so we could focus on testing and the development of new issues.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

You can reach the CEO almost around the clock via email, we guess he never sleeps ;-) Even on Sundays if any questions occur - we write a few lines, and sometimes it lasts only seconds to get an answer. I can´t remember an important email, which was not answered within 12 hours.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can´t remember something wchich went really wrong

5.0
Overall Score 5 stars for a perfect IT sevice provider - which really is able to support procects
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was done fast, and we were always able to end projects within the scheduled time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The quality and speed of work is really worth the costs of CimpleO´s work
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Fast and perfect work - faithful and always super communication - fast bugfixing and always great ideas for solutions
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It was really easy to communicate ideas and the spirit of our website - so the result is much better than we hoped in the beginning

E-Commerce Dev for Jewelry Store

"After working with many devs, I consider them one of the best."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2015 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

CimpleO developed an e-commerce website for a jewelry retailer from the ground up, performing front- and backend development of a system managing thousands of unique products. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Nick Anderson
Creative Director, Nanda Creative
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website developed by CimpleO had an immediate positive impact on their client's business, increasing traffic and sales. Their team demonstrated impressive workflow efficiency and quality of work. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Fashion & Jewelry Brand. My position: Creative Director

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CimpleO?

Building a full eCommerce site in Drupal for managing tens of thousands of unique products.

What were your goals for this project?

Complete website build, custom front-end and back-end development.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Referral/Recommendation

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

CimpleO over-delivered on what we expected. After multiple rounds of working with other developers, we were extremely happy to have found CimpleO and have Andrey helping us for our website build.

They stayed on board beyond initial build and provided us with a whole range of ongoing dev needs which was a huge help. Highly highly recommended!

What was the team composition?

Andrey as the leader and multiple other devs that he directed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Major impact on our business.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Single point person that we communicated with who then directed tasks through to his team. Highly effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Communication, speed of turnaround, and quality of work

Are there any areas for improvement?

After working with many devs, I consider them one of the best.

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 Global Data Aggregation Company

"They are always available, knowledgeable,  and eager to help."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. – June 2018
Project summary: 

CimpleO enhanced the web presence for a data aggregation company. Their work included configuring Drupal and integrating the site with the company's internal service. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
New York, USA
CTO, Data Aggregation Company
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CimpleO's efforts directly contributed to the site stability and improved its overall performance. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a global aggregator of macroeconomic information. We operate in several regions. We have offices all over the world. Our expertise is to collect and compile macroeconomics time series from primary sources.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CimpleO?

We had a project to improve our main site. It was important for us to make sure that we had the most capable expertise on Drupal so we could implement the site properly.

What were your goals for this project?

To improve our site reliability and performance.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had already worked together on the initial launch of our website.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We needed to fine tune our Drupal configuration and settings, as well as the integration with our internal services.

What was the team composition?

CimpleO provided engineering expertise, development time and project coordination.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It has helped improve our site stability and allow us to expand content.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We collaborated closely with CimpleO.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are always available, knowledgeable and eager to help.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing comes to mind.

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 Global Data Aggregation Company

"They did well. They are a very resourceful team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Cimpleo developed a Drupal-based website for a global aggregator of microeconomic data. They wanted a new way for users to subscribe to their services directly on the new site.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Manager, Global Data Aggregation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After launch of CimpleO's site, the client's web traffic increased, and they have started to see online sales come in for the first time. User reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. CimpleO worked around a large time zone difference in order to complete the project on time.

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 global aggregator of microeconomic information. We operate in several regions. We have offices all over the world. Our expertise is to collect and compile time serious information of macroeconomics from primary sources.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CimpleO?

We had a project to revamp our main site. It was important for us to make sure that we had the most capable expertise on Drupal so we could implement the site properly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted to roll out a new design and new platforms with additional capabilities using Drupal. As part of that revamp, we introduced a new way for customers to directly subscribe to our services by being able to pay online for such subscriptions. They also added the aspect of supporting multiple languages given the global nature of our customer base. There were challenges associated to that. We decided to integrate an in-house application built on Node.js. We needed to make the two parts appear as if it’s a single application and part of the website. There was a lot of work done in integrating Drupal with this Node.js application.

They helped with some site map creation for Google indexing and they helped with implementing Google Task Manager.

What is the team dynamic?

I discussed the team structure with the person who managed CimpleO. We agreed on the team that was required. We started working with one of his senior developers/project managers. There were some other developers on the team.

How did you come to work with CimpleO?

I initially contacted them through Upwork. We were looking for expert Drupal developers. They replied to one of our project postings. They were very quick on understanding what our needs were. They quickly reviewed the status of our system at that time and identified where there were major areas of issues and potential for improvements were. It was clear from the beginning that they could jump on the project quickly and were capable to deliver the results.

How much have you invested with them?

$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2016 until the site launch in January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve seen a significant increase in traffic. We’ve started our new e-commerce web subscription. We are pleased with the results. It can be clearly attributed to the product. We’ve had positive feedback about the site. It’s very different from what we had before. People reacted well to it.

How did CimpleO perform from a project management standpoint?

They did well. They are very resourceful team. They’re technically capable. It was a very small team and they were on point. One of the challenges was the time zone. They made an effort to work around that difference.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a good company to work with.

What kind of advice would you give to someone considering using CimpleO?

If they already know what platform they want to use, I would say finding someone that knows the platform is extremely helpful. They can recommend the best way to structure inside so that it meets your current goals and allows the site to grow. It makes it easier for future improvements.

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

Drupal Development for Urgent Care Clinic Chain

“There’s always been somebody at CimpleO to respond to us and help us.”

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

CimpleO integrated the custom Drupal modules into scheduling software for a chain of medical clinics. They also moved the website to Digital Ocean, updated the site’s security, and developed additional modules.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Digital Marketing Director, AFC Urgent Care Portland
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The newly-hosted site is much faster, with improved options for back up, security, and testing functionalities. CimpleO’s team perform well, with open lines of communication ensuring that all projects are completed correctly. They work fast, charging fair prices for work that they undertake.

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 digital marketing director of a chain of urgent care medical clinics. We provide urgent care, primary care, sports medicine, occupational medicine, and any type of non-life threatening medical care. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CimpleO?

We have custom Drupal modules for our site that needed to integrate with scheduling software, which is also customized. For that, we needed to make sure we had people that were experts in Drupal. The site had been set up about two years prior and hadn’t been maintained or looked over at all. I wanted to have website updates done, additional customizations implemented, and I wanted the website moved to a better, faster hosting environment. Finally, there was a patient scheduling tool we needed help with after the person who created it left.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The initial work was with Andrey [CEO, CimpleO]. He helped with the big picture stuff: the website updates, the move to Digital Ocean, and with customization and minor website tweaks. The move improved security as they pointed out things that weren’t secure and things that could be upgraded or updated. They also updated Drupal. There was a backlog of project ideas and things that needed to be improved upon and fixed.

We’ve also been working with Anton [CTO, CimpleO] and he’s helped with our scheduling module. We’re developing additional modules to expand the website’s functionality. One is for scheduling appointments, one is specifically for primary care, and one for immigration physicals. We’re now in control of the site and are looking and questioning if we can do certain things with it.

How did you come to work with CimpleO?

I found them on Upwork. I went through about 50 profiles and narrowed it down to three or four. CimpleO was the only one that was responsive, got back to me, and understood exactly what I was talking about. They had also worked with a lot of Drupal sites and had a lot of clients globally. I felt they’d bring some knowledge about trends and different ideas that people are using all around the world, in contrast to local companies that are cookie cutter styles of programming and website development.

We were nervous about working with somebody that we can’t meet with in person so we started slowly by asking questions and giving them small tasks. We told them if it all worked out fine then they would be our go to source for Drupal and custom modules.

How much have you invested with them?

We do both project-based work and hourly. For the website, it’s $50/hour. With projects, we pay half up front and the rest upon completion. With a lot of the U.S. developers and programmers that we’ve worked with, they’ll spec something out and charge for those hours even if it took less time. CimpleO is very honest. They will speculate the amount of time, but will only charge us for what it took. Not only do they charge middle of the road pricing, but they work quickly, so it's been very affordable. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The speed of the site instantly improved with the updates to Drupal and the server that they recommended. The ability to back up, secure, take snapshots of the site, and do testing has been a lot better. In general, when we launched the new site, employees quickly started noticing drastic speed improvements and our SEO was a lot better. We were also happy with the security measures. 

How did CimpleO perform from a project management standpoint?

They perform great. The only problem that I’ve had is they often wait for us. The problem with working over different time zones can be an issue, but we use Trello and we track projects. We try and keep enough work in the queue so it’s cost effective for them to allocate a certain amount of time for us every day or a couple of times a week. 

The lines of communication are open. There’s very rarely any miscommunications. We try to be thorough when we’re explaining things so it usually works out great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are very responsive. We’d had a hard time getting vendors on Upwork to respond. There’s always been somebody at CimpleO to respond to us and help us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only complaints are related to the time zone issue, and that’s not something anybody can fix. 

It’d be great to go back and forth faster sometimes if the communication is via email. We try to get all the projects in a queue so they’re all listed out for people, and that way we don’t have to send an email one day, get an answer overnight and then respond the next day. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve been happy with them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If someone asked for Drupal help, I would definitely give them a recommendation. 

Drupal Development for Online Journal

"They jumped through hoops to deliver on time ... I’d hire them again in a second."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - 2015
Project summary: 

CimpleO developed a Drupal website for an online journal that reported on the maritime trade market. They developed a gated site where users paid a subscription fee in order to have full access.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Rusty De Santis
Project Manager, Journal of Commerce
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CimpleO developed a successful site that was praised by both employees of the client as well as end users. CimpleO went the extra mile to fully understand the business and site requirements before working, even offering suggestions throughout the process.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The Journal of Commerce is a news and media website reporting on the transportation market, primarily maritime trade. We have reporters in the field and a host of other services, including data that supports that market. My position was project manager for that website, focusing on using the technology to provide a platform for the conveyance of news and data.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CimpleO?

We were redeploying the website as a gated site, similar to the New York Times model. You get to view so many articles for free, then you need to subscribe to see additional content. There were a lot of things that needed to be done for the relaunched site, so I brought CimpleO on for additional staffing to help deliver the features that were required.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In total, CimpleO provided three or four resources. I had Andre himself, who worked on the site and overlooked the project, as well as two or three developers. It was a complete redesign from the ground up, built on Drupal 7. CimpleO the did frontend design as well as the backend.

The team from CimpleO also worked on a unique, stand-alone section of the site. The Journal of Commerce offers a bi-weekly magazine that has a self-standing section called “The Annual Review and Outlook.” This content shows the pulse of the market, and it is acquired by interviewing company CEOs to get their perspective. We needed a separate section to report on that annual review, which involved several new content types and sorting algorithms. CimpleO came up with a way for the content producers to input material and tag it appropriately.

How did you come to work with CimpleO?

I found them through Upwork. I put out a general request for Drupal developers, then I interviewed CimpleO as well as half a dozen other firms through Skype. I already had Drupal developers onboard and working at the time, but I just needed more resources. I compared each firm’s capabilities, experience, and communication skills. I also considered their ability to deliver on time and follow specifications. I decided on CimpleO after that process.

How much have you invested with CimpleO?

They were very reasonably priced. 

What is the status of this engagement?

The initial gated site was relaunched in December of 2013, then I used them for add-ons in 2014 and 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have metrics. We put the site up, and it was successful. The editors were able to publish their content on time. The section has been so successful that it still exists on the site, although we’ve since modified it so users can select a particular year they want to review. If it wasn’t successful, we would have taken it down. User feedback has been very good. It’s what the users expect to see from the Journal of Commerce on a daily and yearly basis.

How did CimpleO perform from a project management standpoint?

They jumped through hoops to deliver on time. I put them through the wringer—I had a tight deadline, and it was a lot of work. They worked through the night on many occasions to deliver on time. There are sacrifices you make to deliver on time, and they fit within those sacrifices. We did follow-up work to mitigate those sacrifices for the long-term.

What did you find most impressive about CimpleO?

What impressed me with Andre was his need to understand the requirements completely. If he didn’t understand something, he didn’t hesitate to ask. He offered suggestions on ways to do things. He got the requirements down up front to the point where both sides were comfortable in building forward.

Are there any areas CimpleO could improve?

The developers’ English skills could be improved. We ended up doing a lot of written communication, but we didn’t have a problem with that.

5.0
Overall Score I’d hire them again in a second.
  • 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 Music Company

"CimpleO has done top-notch work, and they've been undaunted by our challenges."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CimpleO partners help manage the development and maintenance of 15-20 existing business websites. They also create new sites using LAMP Stack PHP and Drupal and deal with legacy technology to revamp old sites.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Barnaby Marshall
CTO, Slaight Music
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CimpleO is unfazed by any problems, facing lofty goals, legacy technology, and API issues. They are a diligent team for both frontend and backend work and project management. CimpleO communicates clearly and concisely, rising above average in terms of overseas teams and language barriers.

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 am the chief technology officer of Slaight Music, which is based in Toronto.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CimpleO?

We have 15–20 websites that we've built for our business needs. We have been working with certain shops over the last 10 years for the development and maintenance of those sites. I had just wrapped up an engagement with a partner and was in need of someone to manage our properties.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are running a number of sites, from simple brochure ones for musical artists to much more complex ones. Our sites are more in the arts, cultural and editorial sphere than the hardcore business, transactional one, so we don't have any strictly e-commerce ones. We also don't have any native Android or iOS apps. These sites are built using LAMP Stack PHP and Drupal. CimpleO inherited some existing sites and started new ones from scratch. In all cases, they were completely proficient in doing what we asked for. We are planning to relaunch a news site called fyimusicnews.ca, which is what CimpleO has been working on most recently. They also did work on a magic-focused site.

We have been collaborating with CimpleO's CEO, their project manager, and different developers for frontend and backend work. Our project manager routes tasks to the team. As long as it gets done, I don't care who is doing it. It's been a good process so far.

How did you come to work with CimpleO?

Andrey, their CEO, reached out to me one year ago on Upwork, offering his company's services. Since I was looking for a developer, I decided to give CimpleO a shot. It's been a great relationship over the past 12–14 months..

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with CimpleO around Christmas of 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

CimpleO has done top-notch work, and they've been undaunted by our challenges. We are working on revamping a particular site that was built using an old version of PHP. Many developers would grumble about having to deal with legacy technology since the things they rely on are not necessarily present there. There are also many complicated API issues related to getting web services to talk to each other. CimpleO has been fantastic about rising to the challenge and working on what we've asked them to do.

Anytime we're working with overseas people, language and communication can become problematic. Fortunately, CimpleO is above average on this front.

How did CimpleO perform from a project management standpoint?

I have no complaints in this sense. There is some give and take that occurs, and we can sometimes have unrealistic demands, but we've worked out a good rhythm. I know how long the work takes so I've often needed to push back on my own management team. CimpleO is a solid, diligent team who doesn't beat around the bush.

What did you find most impressive about CimpleO?

The caliber of the programming is very high. Whenever we come across someone who worked at that level, we make an effort to keep them. CimpleO is a solid firm, and they deserve to have more work. 

Are there any areas CimpleO could improve?

I have no complaints in general.

5.0
Overall Score I'm quite happy.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I can't recall receiving something that I wasn't completely happy with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Drupal Development for Fashion Accessory Company

"CimpleO is also easy and pleasant to deal with...(they) met or exceeded our expectations..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2012 - 2013
Project summary: 

CimpleO completed a Drupal website from an existing site that was filled with coding errors. The company sold fashion accessories, including jewelry, online.

The Reviewer
 
11–50 Employees
 
Santa Cruz, California
Manager, Fashion Accessory Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CimpleO was able to fix the issues surrounding the old site, and produce an effective e-commerce platform for the fashion accessory brand. CimpleO handled bugs that arose in a friendly manner, which was a nice surprise for the client.

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 fashion accessory company that sells jewelry. I am a manager of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CimpleO?

We had a partially-developed Drupal website, which is a somewhat obscure platform. We had begun the work with another developer and were at our wit's end. We were left with a half-baked product which needed to be completed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

CimpleO helped us complete our website, working on top of what we already had. Not a whole lot of the site had been created; it was more of a basic skeleton structure, but it had giant holes in it. CimpleO had a lion's share of the work. To me, this speaks highly of their ability, since it's easier to create something from scratch than it is to make something nice out of someone else's mess.

We chose Drupal because we have a unique product range, with each item having its own SKU [stock keeping unit] number. We needed to have hundreds of thousands of products with the same name, but with unique SKUs. This was one of the main areas where CimpleO helped us.

We were specific about what we wanted, and CimpleO faithfully executed on those requests. The scope wasn't extremely varied and we didn't ask for consulting or anything of the sort.

The size of our team varied depending on the amount of work which needed to be done. We had an external designer/developer who acted as a go-between with CimpleO in the beginning, but Andrey, their CEO, took charge of the project and is serving as the main contact person. He has brought on additional resources during heavy times.

How did you come to work with CimpleO?

We found CimpleO through oDesk.

How much have you invested with CimpleO?

We were building the website from scratch and made multiple changes to it, so the cost is a tricky issue. CimpleO had a reasonable cost of around $50 per hour.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with CimpleO in the spring of 2013 before I came to the company. We launched a working website by the summer of that year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site works well. It has a couple of quirks, but those are mostly the result of us stacking things on top of each other. There is a limitation to what can be done with our kind of platform, but, at the same time, it sells jewelry and doesn't crash.

How did CimpleO perform from a project management standpoint?

CimpleO has a fast and responsive team. They're based in Russia, so there is a significant time zone difference, but CimpleO generally got back to us within the same business day whenever we reached out in time.

During hectic times like the holiday season, CimpleO has started offering retainer contracts for round-the-clock support. That has been fantastic for our peace of mind. They're responsive and they get the work done.

During the development stage, CimpleO did a good job of sticking to our timeframe, for the most part. It was an odd time since we didn't know what we were doing. Even though we had a project manager to interface with, since we were working with the results of two former website authors, it took us a while to hit our stride and determine what we could expect. This is the pitfall of any non-professional trying to express an expectation to a professional. Once we developed a relationship with CimpleO, the work went full speed ahead.

What did you find most impressive about CimpleO?

CimpleO is also easy and pleasant to deal with, especially considering that coders can be a bit prickly and odd, especially with laymen.

Are there any areas CimpleO could improve?

Not really. CimpleO has met or exceeded our expectations around what we'd want from a developer. I wouldn't put anything to their detriment.

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

Drupal Web Dev for Online E-Commerce Businesses

"When I give them a project, they never say it’s impossible; they always figure out a way to get it done."

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

CimpleO developed Drupal websites for medical billing and e-commerce companies. The websites included custom API integrations. CimpleO also provided general consulting services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, e-Commerce Websites
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CimpleO was able to deliver on every project requested of the client, regardless of its complexity. Their bug-free products and ability to easily collaborate are the driving reasons behind their ongoing partnership with the client.

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 president of multiple online businesses, most of which are medical billing and e-commerce.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CimpleO?

I was looking for a full-time development agency because my businesses had started to grow. I needed someone steady with a big team to handle all my jobs in one place. I used to outsource to five or six different developers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They mostly work with PHP for my projects based on a Drupal framework. When I give them a project, they never say it’s impossible; they always figure out a way to get it done. They handle everything to do with Drupal and PHP. All my sites are very customized—I don’t use anything out-of-the-box. There are a lot of custom filters and API integrations with various service providers. CimpleO is always able to handle that. They also provide consulting services when we’re working on a new project. They give me input on the best platform to use and the proper way to get it done.

How did you come to work with CimpleO?

I found them on oDesk [Upwork]. I looked at several firms, then decided on CimpleO because they’re big enough to have developers available when I need them. If one developer isn’t working for any reason, someone else gets assigned to my project.

How much have you invested with CimpleO?

Their cost is competitive with the market.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since the end of 2015, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any big glitches with their work. They work collaboratively, ask each other questions, and get the job done.

How did CimpleO perform from a project management standpoint?

I give them daily assignments. They roll it out, using GitHub to save all the versions. They let me know it’s done by email, and then I test it. If I find bugs, I send an email back to them and they fix it the next day. We talk on the phone five days a week. They usually make the deadlines they give me. Sometimes I throw extra stuff at them, which can cause delays. They’re always flexible to make sure the work gets done.

What did you find most impressive about CimpleO?

The good thing about working with them is that they always have someone on the team who can handle any question.

Are there any areas CimpleO could improve?

Not really.

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