High-end IT projects | Dedicated teams

Civenty is part of the Covent IT Group (2007), founded in 2015, which carries the spirit and atmosphere of a startup and serves to SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). Civenty is a high-quality provider of IT business solutions for clients all over the world, bringing together 200+ professionals in three locations in Ukraine, namely Dnipro, Kiev and Vinnytsia.

 

Specialists with profound experience in various domains such as: E-commerce / E-retail, Mobile, FinTech, Information Portals, Server administration, we allow our clients to achieve their goals faster than before.

 

We provide solutions both for outsourcing (short-term projects) and outstaffing (dedicated development teams) business models.

 

• Dedicated teams
We build dedicated teams in Ukraine according to your specifications and with your active participation.

 

• Short term projects 
We deliver high quality services for your short-term project. We work with both web & app development.

 

• Remote services
We provide part-time services like supervised QA / DevOps and knowledge of experienced PM or Agile coach.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Dnipro, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Global-E, MOYO, 1XHUB

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E-commerce Site Improvements for Electronics Retailer

“I’m satisfied with their services and the level of their developers.”

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

Civenty provides e-commerce web development, redeveloping a problematic site with PHP on the backend, the Onsen UI 2 framework, and jQuery on the frontend, all while migrating the site to AWS.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Ukraine
Executive, Electronics Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web development efforts produce good results, significantly improving the site and completely reducing the errors and bugs within it. The team is dedicated and professional, with future plans to expand their role and move into mobile application development too.

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’re large offline and online retailer with up to 50 shops across Ukraine an online shop. I’m the head of our IT’s project management office, responsible for all deliveries in the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Civenty?

They’ve developed our main site, which is one of the crucial elements of our sales efforts. It had been developed by another company for a long time, but their services were not good, which created a lot of problems for us; the site wasn’t good from a technical perspective. The quality of the code was low, there were a lot of bugs, and the performance was not good. We needed to alleviate the situation, which meant changing partner.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve provided a dedicated team for website development, initially continuing with the existing site. However, there were many problems with it, which meant they had to do a lot of refactoring. This was complicated by the fact that many of the technologies were old and difficult to support. Civenty helped with all this and also built new functionalities. They used PHP on the backend, with the Onsen UI 2 framework. We used jQuery on the frontend and have started to implement React.

We have a mobile application, but it isn’t functional. Civenty had been supporting this, but they decided to remove it from the store because there were numerous broken functionalities. We need to refactor it, which Civenty will be doing.

I would like to develop a few other mobile products with them, for our in-house needs in the back office. We’re going to develop the application in-house as well, with one team on Civenty’s side.

What is the team composition?

We have 10 people in our team, including four backend and three frontend developers, QA engineers, and a tactical lead. We have developers and specialists on our side as well, who are involved in the project, but most of our resources are in the Civenty team when it comes to the site project.

How did you come to work with Civenty?

When our management decided to change partners, they reviewed a lot of options, including developing the site personally, but they didn’t have resources. As a result, they decided to choose Civenty. When I came to the company, I decided to continue the collaboration because I was satisfied with their services. We will be working on a lot of products in the future, beyond the site.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost has been about $300,000 so far. We plan to add developers to the team and invest more in their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them at the end of 2017 before I came to the company.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Civenty has done a lot for us. We used to have a very bad infrastructure, and the site was hosted by a local cloud provider. Their developers migrated our side from that provider to AWS. It was a successful migration because we didn’t see a lot of bugs after it.

They hired a dedicated team with a satisfactory quality level—I like their resources who have done a lot of refactoring on our site. The results are good for now, and we have a lot of plans on how to further improve in the next year. The features we plan to implement will increase our company’s revenue, which is important for us. Civenty’s developers will be creating these features and functionalities.

How did Civenty perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m satisfied with their services and the level of their developers. We have good communication with their CIO, management, and recruiters; I have no complaints.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is open-minded, and they’re ready to adopt changes if we think they’re needed. It’s very easy to communicate and collaborate with them. They’re ready to move forward if we make the decision to change a technology or process.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

People looking to collaborate with them should build a good and friendly relationship. If the communication is easy—like in our case—everything will be great.

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

Team Augmentation for E-commerce Company

"...they make sure the developers feel like part of our company." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Spring 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Civenty interviews and hires developers (PHP and .NET) and QA resources as part of an outsourcing effort. They manage ongoing HR issues, set standard salaries, and facilitate onboarding.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Israel
Executive, E-commerce Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Increased staffing has improved efficiency and increased responsiveness. Civenty fills openings with increasing speed and fosters a sense of unity in their resources, which is difficult to achieve with a remote team. Customers can expect top-level English skills and professionalism.

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 executive for an e-commerce company. We’ve created a platform for online retailers and brands to substantially expand their international business. We integrate an existing online retailer, and their local website becomes optimized for cross-border e-commerce. For example, a customer from Russia would see all the prices on a site in Russian Rubles. They’d also be able to use the payment methods appropriate for Russia. We currently support about 50 alternative payment methods in addition to the standard credit cards.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Civenty?

We weren’t able to expand our team at an appropriate pace here in Israel and concluded it would be much easier and more affordable to find talent in Ukraine.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Civenty manages everything we do from an HR perspective, pointing out any issues the team may have and helping negotiate the appropriate salaries for new hires (.NET and PHP developers and QA resources). We consider the people they bring on board to be part of our team, and we interview and select them just like we’d do if they were in Israel. Civenty has taken over all the overhead for these processes.

What is the team composition?

We work with 5–7 people from Civenty.

How did you come to work with Civenty?

We interviewed a number of companies in Ukraine and chose Civenty. I’m very familiar with their owner, as I'd worked with him about 10 years ago. I have a great respect for him, so when we decided to open a center in Ukraine, I contacted him as a possible provider.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since Spring 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Even though we don’t work on Fridays, they’re able to respond to our clients and essentially let us work six days every week. This flexibility is a big advantage for us. Also, their ability to search for talent in another location expands our ability to hire the people we want to hire.

How did Civenty perform from a project management standpoint?

It took some time for them to understand our requirements, but they filled our last open PHP position in less than two weeks. They have strong English skills and are able to serve as both highly skilled developers and client-facing global representatives. They’re all experienced professionals.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They always adjust their requirements based on what we’re looking for. It took them a few months to understand what we were looking for, but since then, we’ve been extremely pleased.

Although Civenty officially employs the developers they hire, they make sure the developers feel like part of our company. Civenty takes part in our daily meetings and has email addresses with our company. We don’t consider them an external provider.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to plan exactly what you’re looking for. Having those internal conversations beforehand helps everything move faster.

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

Dedicated Teams for Outsourcing Agency

“They’re responsive to our needs as well as the client’s and answer questions quickly.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Civenty has provided several developers and QA experts to support three software development projects. They’re currently preparing a team for a fourth project involving blockchain technology.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Israel
Eliran Sharon
CEO, 1 XHub
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Drawing from an expansive and diverse network of developers, Civenty is able to quickly assign resources within short notice. Clients are pleased with the provided teams, and the developers perform well in testing. Strong output and exceptional customer service are hallmarks of their work.

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 CEO and owner of an outsourcing agency called 1 XHub. We work at a global level, connecting customers to our partners across nine countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Civenty?

Our goal is simple: to find good, qualified resources for our customers. At the time, our clients needed developers and QA specialists, so we reached out to Civenty to acquire team members.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve completed three projects so far and are preparing for a fourth. We work with big software companies across varying industries, so Civenty provides developers based on the customers’ needs. Rather than using a project-based model, our clients want a dedicated team that can commit to a long-term engagement. To date, they’ve assigned resources specializing in Java, .NET, QA, automation, Python, and PHP. The upcoming project will center around blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

What is the team composition?

When requesting candidates, I exclusively interface with the site manager at each office instead of the developers. The managers, in turn, will assign junior and senior level resources. So far, they’ve provided about 15 people.

How did you come to work with Civenty?

After meeting one of their owners, I was impressed by how service-oriented they were. They promised strong and speedy results, so we connected them with a customer to test their skills. In the end, they produced quality work and were highly responsive to the customer’s needs, so we moved forward with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work began in 2016 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I often check in with our customers to see if they’re pleased with Civenty’s team. The clients have been pleased with their performance so far, so everything seems to be in order.

How did Civenty perform from a project management standpoint?

They have strong team managers and good developers, too. They’re responsive to our needs as well as the client’s and answer questions quickly. In terms of communication, we use Skype, WhatsApp, email, and phone. I can also easily communicate with their representative here in Israel who speaks my language.

What did you find most impressive about them?

As I’ve mentioned, their response time is exceptional. For example, last year we had a customer who wanted to visit Civenty in less than a week, so we needed them to prepare six candidates for the meeting. We checked in with the client a week later and learned that five of the six candidates successfully completed their aptitude tests. This speaks volumes to the quality of their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

As new technologies emerge, they could be more flexible to meet evolving marketing needs. They should invest more in blockchain technology, for example.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them a try; you'll likely enjoy working with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them all the time.

Mobile App Dev for IT Solutions Provider

"Civenty has an ability to think creatively and deliver beyond the client’s expectation every time."

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

Civenty developed a mobile app with the primary new features being workflow detection and documentation sharing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Diamond Discovery Software Ltd
Head of Legal & Strategy, Diamond Discovery Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app that Civenty built was well-received. Their team kept the project moving (and on budget) through constant communication, providing critical status updates throughout the engagement. A can-do attitude and on-time deliverables were hallmarks of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Diamond Discovery Software specializes in complex IT business solutions for the accountancy and regulated sector and bespoke software development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Civenty?

We needed an external resource to develop a complex mobile app exactly in line with our technical specification and within a short time frame.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted speedy development within our tight deadline that was seamless in order to satisfy an urgent internal project.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’ve worked with Civenty for some time. They are frequently engaged as an extension of our development team.

Describe the project in detail.

Civenty developed a mobile app that can monitor workflows, as well as submit and share documentation in real time between field-based teams.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and two app developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The result exceeded our expectations. The app was ready within one month and on budget, with minimum effort on our part.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The Civenty delivers superb and multilingual communication. They provided helpful suggestions and their developers were very accommodating. Nothing was ever too much trouble.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Civenty has an ability to think creatively and deliver beyond the client’s expectation every time. Their team is warm, engaging, and friendly. It was a pleasure to deal with them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. They’re an excellent, service-oriented team.

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