Software development, QA & testing

Cleverti is a Portuguese IT outsourcing company providing software development and testing services.

We offer fully tailored, cost-effective and scalable nearshore solutions to help you build and deliver high-quality, affordable, software applications with faster time-to-market.

Our technology solutions rely on talented IT professionals, a comprehensive technology stack, and flexible engagement models.

Since 2010, we have successfully developed and managed the software applications of many cross-sector companies from mature technology markets such as Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Lisboa, Portugal
headquarters

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Staff Augmentation for SaaS Platform

"The Cleverti team members were fully engaged."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2019 - June 2020
Project summary: 

cleverti supplied outsourced Java developers who helped build a SaaS platform. Their team worked to screen applicants and integrated the team members. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Head of Technical Delivery, SaaS Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

cleverti successfully took ownership of the project and augmented the staff. Their team communicated remotely and were fully engaged. The team was very flexible and responsive. They were invested in the project's success.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am Head of Technical Delivery for a CX insights SaaS platform based in Petersfield, UK. Our company has just over 100 staff members providing services to customers across the globe. My role oversees the development and quality assurance of our expansive estate of platform services and integrations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire cleverti?

We engaged with Cleverti to expand upon a pre-existing successful partnership with another team augmentation provider to add further flexibility to our Java development capacity. We have a core internal team working across multiple scrums each specialising in a particular area of our product. Outsource resources are dispersed and fully integrated across the teams, giving us the ability to scale up and down in line with our current requirements.

What were your goals for this project?

We did not engage with Cleverti to complete a specific project, rather to increase the overall output of our development capacity with experienced Java developers who could get up to speed with our codebase and working practices quickly. Cleverti certainly helped us to meet this objective.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were specifically searching for a partner who could support an augmentation model rather than a typical development outsource. Having gone through a rigorous selection process we chose Cleverti on the basis of a number of factors - their access to a large talent pool, our ability to be involved in the candidate selection process and their focus on soft skills to ensure effective engagement in scrum activities. As part of our due diligence we met with technical leads and developers at Cleverti to get a sense of what it might be like to work with them and hosted a private interview with a current client to get open feedback on their experiences.

Describe the project in detail.

Once the partnership with Cleverti was secured we worked with their technical lead and sales director to define and agree the team make-up and candidate profiles. It took a matter of weeks from this point for Cleverti to pre-screen a pool of strong applicants, all with excellent spoken and written English, from which we shortlisted and conducted second stage technical tests and interviews to select our new team members. The onboarding process was very important to set the engagement up for success; we invested in travel and accommodation for the new joiners so that they could spend two weeks at our offices getting to know the internal team and to undergo an intensive induction to our codebase. Initially the team worked with our third line support developers to gain broad exposure to the platform and, during the Christmas period, they took on a specific data migration project giving them an opportunity to work together. Once this project had concluded we dispersed the team across our scrum units, each joining a group consisting of our internal developers and those from our incumbent augmentation partner. The Cleverti team members fell into our way of working very quickly and made an impact from the get-go demonstrating a high level of expertise and professionalism.

What was the team composition?

Cleverti band their developers into brackets of seniority – junior, mid-level and senior. They recommend that a senior team member is appointed to act as an on-site lead offering support to the other team members. We kicked off our project on this basis with one senior and one mid-level developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

During the early stages of the engagement the Cleverti team took ownership of a high-profile backlogged project and brought it to a successful conclusion, taking requirements and feedback from us as they went, proving that they can work self-sufficiently. During their time working in augmentation with our core internal team they also demonstrated their abilities to collaborate and communicate remotely, making a real difference in the velocity and quality of our deliverables.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The Cleverti team members were fully engaged in scrum, having no time difference between us made it easy for us to coordinate their involvement in daily ceremonies. They were fully participative in refining and sizing work, sprint planning, demonstration of output and feeding into our retrospective cycle.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Tomás, their Nearshore Sales Director, is a great ambassador for the company. From the very first interaction I had with him through to the completion of our engagement he has maintained an exceptional level of communication always closely monitoring our partnership to ensure it was tracking successfully.

Are there any areas for improvement?

When we first approached Cleverti they had not worked with many UK clients before and certain liabilities we’d expect to see were not covered in their standard contract. Having said this, they were very flexible and quick to resolve any issues raised during the negotiation process. Secondly, Cleverti do not support/share any costs of travel for team members for the onboarding process or ongoing team building. This was something we were used to with our other outsource partner, considering it as a shared investment in setting the ongoing relationship up for success.

5.0
Overall Score If you are looking for a development partner rather than a typical outsource relationship then Cleverti are a fantastic option.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    In terms of development output the team members consistently met their sprint commitments.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are not the cheapest option, but I see the slightly higher rates as justified by the quality of service and calibre of resourcing they provide.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The team delivered work to a high standard ensuring that code was well documented and complied with our development standards.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them without hesitation and would certainly look to them for future engagements.

MVP App Dev for Training Consulting Company

“Their team exposed us to options to enable our success and meet our needs.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Focusing their efforts on both web and mobile app development, cleverti used Docker to construct a Node environment for a collaborative planning solution. They based their work on given concepts and sketches.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Steven Hoffman
Founder & Owner, Human Synergy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The partner credits the team with providing a full-functioning solution, starting with only loose concepts. They willingly offered guidance and opportunities for direct collaboration to yield an end product boasting all desired features and functionalities. Their success promises a continued partnership.

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 founder and owner of a company that focuses on collaborative planning. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with cleverti?

I developed a digital project coach for team members and leaders. They were developing that software app for me.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The product was developed to help me and my business. I’d developed this product through a PowerPoint prototype but had no real conception of how to technically enable it. It was developed both for mobile and web use. They used Docker to create a Node development environment for the project. At this point, the app isn’t designed for mass consumption. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with two people from their end. 

How did you come to work with cleverti?

A business partner found them and introduced us. They acted as the bridge, so I didn’t know about the team prior to the introduction. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in December 2019, and they wrapped up in February 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have a background in development and code, so I appreciate their guidance on how to bring my concept to life. I had a detailed blueprint with pictures, and they made that a reality. They took my work to the next level with their expertise.  

How did cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?

I had a good connection with the programmer I was partnered with. He wasn’t just following instructions. Instead, he was truly collaborating with me to achieve my goal. They were flexible with communication, adapting to our communication approach. I appreciated their willingness to accommodate our work styles. Everything was kept simple. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They offer their services without a sales push. Their team exposed us to options to enable our success and meet our needs. They were great to work with. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I had a great experience, so nothing comes to mind. We’re in the process of getting another project ready for them.

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

Staff Augmentation for IT Consulting Company

"They are not complicated to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

cleverti provides the team with daily labor support. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Estonia
Martin Sieben
CTO, dev4real
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their resources are available when needed and are committed to customer satisfaction, making them an easy partner to work with. cleverti lives up to expectations and continues to provide helpful services. The team has received positive internal feedback particularly because they always deliver. 

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 CTO and owner of an IT company called dev4real.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with cleverti?

We were short on manpower with good knowledge and good work ethics. We also needed extra resources for different projects we were working on with our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They are helping us by providing resources on a daily basis.

What is the team composition?

We work with one person daily and are working on adding another resource shortly. We plan to increase the number of team members by a few more throughout this year.

How did you come to work with cleverti?

I found them through a contact I trust. I explained that I needed assistance with manpower and that it was very hard and expensive to find resources locally. He knew a company in Portugal that could help, which was cleverti. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in September 2019 and the work is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The big picture is that the resource is exactly what was promised, which has been good. He is available to us full-time and neither complains nor makes excuses. Everything is done on time and as requested.

I have had other experiences in the past with other companies who have said the resource isn’t available for whatever reason. With cleverti, there have been no complaints and everyone is happy. I can’t guarantee that everyone from cleverti will be the same, but to start with, our resource has been very good and he keeps his promises.

How did cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?

They are pretty prompt in replying to us even during off-hours which is surprising.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are not complicated to work with. There are companies that stick to the contract no matter what, whereas cleverti sticks to the contract and goes beyond when we need them to. They are very flexible. 

Portugal is very far from Estonia, so I was reluctant to work with them in the beginning, but they have proven themselves very well. Their sales talk was good, but more importantly, they’ve come through with everything they promised.

Are there any areas they could improve?

So far, there are no complaints about or negative aspects of working with them. They fulfill their promises and they always deliver.

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

Angular & .NET Dev for Temporary Worker Support Platform

"It’s easy to scale up when needed, and it’s been a lot more cost-effective than anything we could get in the UK..." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

cleverti is developing a SaaS platform. Working in Angular and .NET, they’re creating a marketplace that supports temporary workers in their earning, saving, and investing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, UK
CEO, Yuoco
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Immersing themselves in the value proposition and technical requirements, cleverti delivered fast development work. Additionally, their business development expertise dries proactive problem-solving. Customers can expect a cost-effective team with an attractive and productive culture.

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 CEO and co-founder of a worker-centric platform. We support temporary and self-employed workers to earn more, save more, and invest more of their money.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with cleverti?

We needed help with platform development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They are building our SaaS platform, which is essentially a marketplace with some functionality we’re building in-house. Over time, we will handpick integrations with existing software, products, or services. They have used Angular and .NET for the frontend and backend.

What is the team composition?

We have worked with four people from their team, including two full-time developers. They’ve provided really great support throughout the engagement.

How did you come to work with cleverti?

They were recommended to us by our CPO, who had gone through the sales process with them. He recommended we speak to them, which led to a phone call with Tomas, and then we agreed to start working with them.  

How much have you invested in them?

We spend €6,600 per month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the collaboration with them in May 2019, and the work is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve anything like what we have with them (with the same timeframe and budget) if we had stayed with a UK-based development agency. To their credit, Andre (Senior .NET Core Developer, cleverti) and Carlos (CEO, cleverti) have worked incredibly hard, not just on a technical aspect around the product, but also to really understand the pain points and problems we are trying to solve. They have always held that vision and been able to transmit that naturally into their code.

The biggest compliment I could say is that it feels like we have known Nuno (Team Leader & Frontend Developer, cleverti), Carlos, Tomas, and Andre a lot longer than we actually have. It has been great in terms of the quality of the product and the speed. Everything has been fantastic, and we are really happy.

How did cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?

We agreed to a set of project management systems that we, as well as the developers, are happy with. They have been really open to that the whole way. We have a stack that works well for us and ensures that we have really good communication.

One of the other attractions you get from cleverti is that Tomas provides excellent business development support. Nuno, who is the group CPO and is involved across all of the projects on more of a technical aspect, fills a question-busting, solution-providing role which we essentially get as part of the package. There are no hidden costs for that kind of expertise either. He acts as a very effective go-between with clients and developers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s easy to scale up when needed, and it’s been a lot more cost-effective than anything we could get in the UK for the same quality. There is much less turnover than in a UK-based agency as well, leading to a continuity factor and a peer support element. They keep their developers happy, both financially and culturally. The culture within the organization is one of genuine support for the client. It is a really good, positive culture. We were lucky to find them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, not really. Nothing springs to mind, and we are really happy. The relationship we have with our two developers is what makes it for us. You don’t really know how it is going to go or how someone will react in certain situations until you start working with someone, especially in start-ups, where something has to be torn down if it isn’t built right. In our specific case, it has been pretty perfect. If there any issues that come up, or delays, they come up from our end. I can’t fault them at all.

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

Custom Software Dev for Consulting & IT Firm

"cleverti demonstrates a high level of professionalism, clear technical expertise, and great customer service."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

cleverti created a risk management tool for a consulting and IT firm. After helping define the technical specs, they built its backend, frontend interface, and IT security framework. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Paris, France
Steve Mayala
CEO, Potentia Risk Management
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution met all requirements and allows customers to manage risk. cleverti provides high-quality development work on time and using agile methodology. The team runs a smooth workflow thanks to their professionalism and in-depth knowledge.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a consulting and IT company that specializes in risk management. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire cleverti?

We engaged cleverti to develop a robust risk management engine. 

What were your goals for this project?

The project required a high level of professionalism and a high level of technical expertise. We wanted to outsource the software development to a company with experience and credibility.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I chose cleverti after our first interview with their team. I found them through the internet.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

cleverti developed the backend process, frontend interface, and IT security process. We provided functional specifications that they helped outline in the technical document.

What was the team composition?

The team comprises a backend person and a frontend person.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We now have a robust software solution that can produce complex results. It allows financial institutions to optimize and carefully manage risk.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We work using agile methodology with a list of development to-dos. We prioritize them with a delay to finish the development.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

cleverti demonstrates a high level of professionalism, clear technical expertise, and great customer service.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

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

Multiple Developments for Geospatial Services Company

“The quality is very good so far.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jul. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

cleverti works on a range of development projects, supplementing the resources of a software development unit. They use Angular, Ionic, and Java as well as database technologies.

The Reviewer
 
200-500 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Project Manager, Geospatial Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The ongoing collaboration has already produced good results, allowing the team to scale their work and set up new projects that would have been beyond their scope. They communicate well and ensure that effective solutions are found when issues arise.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company deals with spatial information, with quite a diverse project portfolio, mainly working for public clients. I'm the head of the software development unit.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with cleverti?

We wanted to be more flexible in our response to our projects. It was difficult to find competent professionals to help with these tasks, so we were looking for a partner that would allow us to be more flexible and able to scale.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They work with us using web and mobile technologies, including Angular, Ionic, and Java, and we also use database technologies. Our upcoming projects will include Python.

What is the team composition?

So far, we’ve worked with five developers from their team, and there are three more joining us this month.

How did you come to work with cleverti?

I found them through their web page and contacted them. I was in contact with several companies, and cleverti were the best fit for us and our goals.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in July 2018, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve allowed us to start some projects we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to, providing us with solutions to scale some and set up others. The quality is very good so far. We have the same way of thinking about our work and what should be accomplished, which means the teamwork is excellent. They’re crucial for the work we do.

How did cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication is really good. We’ve set up mixed teams with cleverti, divided between Munich and their office, and we have a manager on their side, who’s not directly involved in the work. If there are any issues, they provide us with the help we need.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have useful resources, which are difficult to find in our location. Communication and management are very good, as is the overall collaboration. We think the same way, and they do everything to find solutions for us. Our teams work well together.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t see anything in this regard. There can always be improvements during a project, but we work on them together. 

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

No, I can't name anything specific.

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

UI Design & Dev for Headhunting Platform Company

"cleverti was interested in the project, working hard to better it."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

cleverti assisted with the development of various interfaces for a headhunting platform. The developer used JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Angular JS to build customer-facing and internal interfaces.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
CTO, Headhunting Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

cleverti delivered on their promises, providing an efficient service. Their responsiveness and attentiveness spurred the potential for continued engagement. cleverti employs a team of personable and motivated developers. Their dedication to the project’s success was also a noteworthy element. 

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 CTO of a startup based in Copenhagen. Our goal is to provide headhunters with the tools to find the right candidates under specific verticals.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with cleverti?

There are limited and expensive development and technical resources in Denmark. We hired cleverti to develop all the interfaces we’re using on the platform, from customer-facing to internal interfaces.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For development, we used Angular JS, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one of their developers.

How did you come to work with cleverti?

I was prospecting various outsourcing companies in Denmark. I’ve worked with other companies based in Eastern Europe and felt the relationships were never that constructive. After going in another direction, I found cleverti purely by looking for Portuguese outsourcing companies on Google. I’m actually planning on moving to Portugal and wanted to see what companies were there, along with their prices. The fact that cleverti was located in Europe made it easier when it came to billing and having only a one-hour time difference. I got in touch with them, and the relationship started from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between €40,000– €60,000 (approximately $45,000–$68,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with cleverti over a year ago, and the project will finish at the end of April.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re currently raising money for the company, and I’d love to keep working with cleverti. Their sales manager is helpful and listens to the needs of his customers. They were highly-responsive; there was no time where I couldn’t get in touch with them. When it comes to development, I value their motivation and work ethic more than skill.

cleverti assigned us a junior developer who was highly-motivated and personable. There was an onboarding time where I had to explain to him about online technologies. He got better and better within a few months. Today, we outline tasks at a high level, and he works on those by himself. Since we’re a small company, every resource is critical. The developer wasted no time. He needed different devices to test the interface on, and there was no problem for cleverti to do that. Their team is likable and always there to help. There were some setbacks, but nothing determinantal to our business.

How did cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?

The developer used our internal Jira account, and I did project management. We were free to manage the developer as we wanted. I only required that he had the right toolset at every point in time. I made it clear that if he needed a Windows device in two hours, he should have it. They always delivered in that sense.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Apart from responsiveness, they delivered what we expected them to. cleverti was interested in the project, working hard to better it. Their attentiveness to our process was also a huge plus. After a few months, a set routine kicked in, which lessened their questions. They knew I was managing the developer myself, so they received a status update from him every few months. I never had an issue with my developer; I was lucky.

Are there any areas they could improve?

cleverti did everything we needed them to in the right way. I don’t see any areas where they could improve. One time, our developer was in a noisy area, so I asked them to move him.

4.0
Overall Score I’ve had a great experience with them. The only fuzzy area is the pricing.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I’m the one handling project management. They always deliver on time on the few deadlines they’ve had.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I still think the price was a bit high for the level of engineer we got.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    cleverti has been tremendously good with us.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them. The only drawback is the cost.

Nearshoring Services for Modernization Solutions Company

“We were struggling to find the right resources, but they gave us exactly what we needed.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

cleverti provides resources and staff augmentation for a modernization solutions company. Their knowledge and timeliness saved a transfer project from IBM- and Cobalt-based systems to Linux.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Owner, Modernization Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Even in challenging staffing situations, cleverti offers high-quality consultants that are easy to communicate with. They offer a combination of high-quality and low-cost, and are in an ideal time zone for European countries.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My business partner and I each have over 40 years of experience in the computer industry. We help legacy and mainframe organizations modernize their applications and computer systems.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with cleverti?

We have a variety of partnerships with other firms, one of which is cleverti. We use them to pull additional resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We initially worked with them on testing technologies and solutions, but currently work with them to transfer IBM- or Cobalt-based systems to distributed Linux platforms. It is difficult to find resources with experience in some of the technology we use, so the collaboration is particularly positive for us.

What is the team composition?

We use their consultants as needed. We currently work with one to three, and will increase the team size next year.

How did you come to work with cleverti?

Our relationship with them predates the founding of our current company. They helped us build our structure, and we’re revisiting our relationship with them now to fulfill resource requirements for some of our projects. We have a long history with them, mainly thanks to the quality and affordability of their resources.

How much have you invested with them?

The current project involves between one and three of their consultants, who we engage full-time. Current costs are around €6,000–€7,000 (approximately $6,900–$8,000 USD). We expect to double that next year, based on resources we’ll need for coming projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our initial contact with them started back in 2009, but it took a while to work with them. We've had an on-and-off relationship with them since then.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project we were working on was going badly when we brought them in. We were struggling to find the right resources, but they gave us exactly what we needed. They provided high-quality consultants and really saved the whole process.

How did cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?

They all speak excellent English, so are easy to communicate with. We only work with one to three consultants, so we manage the project while they deliver resources against the contract.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’ve been in the business for a long time and have hired nearshore and offshore resources from a variety of countries. I particularly like my collaboration with cleverti. The level of cost is low, the quality is superior, and they’re much closer to our time zone.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be helpful to them if they expanded their visibility in the market. We plan to expand our business with them, and a stronger presence would help grow their pool of resources.

5.0
Overall Score Our experience is completely positive.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price is perfect for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We already recommend them.

Software Redevelopment for IT Security Awareness Software

"I spoke with their staff and found them to be very knowledgeable."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

cleverti assists on the ongoing development of a new version for an existing software solution. They’ve been involved in the requirement gathering and provided helpful technical suggestions.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Paris, France
Fabrice Frade
COO & CTO, Security Awareness
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the new version is still underway, cleverti has been essential in finding ways to improve it. There’s only one developer assigned to the project, but more are available as needed. Their strengths include responsiveness and adaptability.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

With over eight years of experience as an expert in IT security awareness, I’m the COO and founder of Conscio Technologies, which is the creator of Sensiwave and RapidAwareness. Sensiwave is a cloud software solution that allows companies to set up and to organize awareness campaigns for their staff.

With these solutions, companies can quickly comply with IT security regulations, boost communication with employees, and attain the expected behaviors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire cleverti?

We wanted to develop a new version of our awareness solution, as well as manage new technologies and devices. For this, we needed to boost our research and development team and had to hire a skilled senior developer.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found cleverti online. I spoke with their staff and found them to be very knowledgeable.

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

We wrote the specifications of the new version, and they proposed and developed technical solutions with our team.

What was the team composition?

There’s only one person assigned to my project at the moment. We plan to add more people depending on the project’s progress.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our solution is our business; this new version will be our business of tomorrow.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We’re in charge of the project management.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their skills, flexibility, and responsiveness are remarkable.

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

Web App Dev for Reservoir Management Software Company

"If I have a problem with a vendor, I don't search for another one–I just call Cleverti."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

As a third-party vendor, Cleverti assisted with a web frontend for a desktop app and made its functionality available on the cloud using JavaScript and React. They are now the go-to for outsourced development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
CEO, Reservoir Management
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app launched a month ahead of schedule and initial feedback is positive from early adopters. The peace of mind their high-quality work and flexible project management deliver is worth the price. Senior staff get involved when needed at no extra cost, and upper management is easy to reach.

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 of a company that creates software for the oil and gas industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cleverti?

I’ve used Cleverti for several projects. For this project, we wanted to make the functionality of our desktop application available on the cloud. We were building a web-based frontend for the app for the first time, and we needed a developer with JavaScript skills who could use the React framework we chose.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cleverti advised us on how to use the framework and eventually provided us with the developers that we needed. We launched the first part of the application recently.

I’m not familiar with the technical details of the project, but we’ve primarily used JavaScript with the React framework. I know other technologies are used in terms of REST, APIs and proxies.

This was a one-off project, where we gave them our specs and they delivered, but I have worked with Cleverti in three or four other contexts. When I first started working with them, the company I was with was doing PHP development, testing, and support. The second project I did with them involved .NET developments for an e-health app for pharmacies in Norway. Later, in my role as the CEO of another company, I asked them to develop our web infrastructure.

What is the team dynamic?

We have one dedicated person at Cleverti, and we work with two others on an on-demand basis, depending on the workload.

How did you come to work with Cleverti?

I’ve been working with off-shore outsourcing development for at least 15 years with different projects and companies. I originally started outsourcing to India, but we had issues with the time difference and the travel time. So I started looking for alternatives that were closer to Norway.

My requirements for the new vendor were that they were in a similar time zone to us and that I could get to them in a few hours via a direct flight from Oslo. We chose to look in Portugal, because it has good universities, and it’s easier to find people with English proficiency Microsoft-based skills. We narrowed down our list to a couple of Portuguese vendors and eventually chose Cleverti. This was in 2010 or 2012.

How much have you invested with them?
I would have to check, but I think have invested about €50,000–€100,000 on this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think I started working with them on this project at the end of 2016, beginning of 2017, and we launched the app in September.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s too early in this process, but initial feedback has been good. Most of our users are still using the desktop app and aren’t yet on the cloud. So far, we are very happy with what we’ve seen.

 

On a scheduling note, they were able to get the job done on an accelerated timeline. Our goal was to launch the app in October 2017, but we got invited to present at a September forum in Paris with a large crowd of customers. We asked our internal team and Cleverti's team to accelerate development so we could demonstrate it at the forum. We cut the schedule by a month, everyone got to work, and we were able to launch the product on Sept. 16.

 

How did Cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?
 

We basically see the Cleverti people as part of our own team. They adapt to our project management, which I appreciate. They’re very accommodating of our preferences in terms of stand-up meetings and communication platforms (Slack, Skype, etc.). We use Agile development and Scrum, and they have adapted to that as well.

 

When it comes to communication, they’re very good. They have solid English skills and articulate their concerns well.

 

I also appreciate the way their senior staff operate. If we have a technical question or need something outside the scope of the project, their senior people will join specific meetings and advise us along with their team. They never charge extra—it’s an extended part of the service. That’s one of the best things about Cleverti. I think it helps them train their people and avoid technical difficulties.
 

What did you find most impressive about them?
 

Their overall quality is impressive. If I have a problem with a vendor, I don't search for another one–I just call Cleverti.

 

I use Cleverti not only because of the quality of work they do, but also because of the management’s personal attention. They take my calls and go the extra mile to help me. I can call their CEO if I'm worried about anything, and he will call me back to discuss things. As a small client, we only have one dedicated person and a few additional resources, but that doesn’t change the attention we receive. When I was outsourcing to India it was difficult to get in touch with their management.
 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't think there are any areas they could improve. They are expensive compared to other vendors, but they’re worth it for the quality and peace of mind they deliver.

4.5
Overall Score There are bumps here and there, as happens with everyone, but they’re usually OK.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for the money is good, but they are expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Nothing’s ever perfect, but they’re good at what they do.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them several times.