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.