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
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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.

Web Dev for Social Discount Exchange Network Startup

"cleverti created [the API] by themselves without our help. It’s very efficient."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

cleverti created a native discount exchange platform MVP using JavaScript, MySQL, and JSON. The team also integrated social networks, reporting, and a main dashboard for the platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lisbon, Portugal
CEO, Spindots
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype created has good API connections and is fast and efficient; it will be further built out later by the same team. cleverti helped to make project management easy and were responsive after hours. 

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 of Spindots, a discount exchange network. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with cleverti?

They built our web platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They used native PHP to build our APIs. They also used JavaScript, MySQL, and some components of JSON. They integrated social networks, reporting systems, and a dashboard. They installed the system and they are now supporting both the platform hardware and software. There are some components of the platform we do in-house.

What is the team dynamic? 

There are two full-time developers, two part-time developers, and one project leader. There is another person that sets the platform and defines the criteria and security.

How did you come to work with cleverti?

I’ve known them for a long time; some of our guys had previously worked with them. I knew they had the experience and confidence to build the platform.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent €50,000 [$60,000].

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in November 2016, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are a startup using the platform as a proof of concept to help us sell and implement the concept to some markets. This prototype is not the final version. We want to change some of the user interface components. The platform is online and people can use it, although it’s not finished. As soon as possible, we will continue to build it out. We are currently negotiating partnerships. cleverti will be supporting us for a long time.

How did cleverti perform from a project management standpoint?

We used both Microsoft and Git to manage the platform implementation. Management wasn’t difficult because we don’t have many people involved. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Things were well done and I like the API. The API is the connection with our other systems. It’s one of the main features of our platform. cleverti created it by themselves without our help. It’s very efficient. It was important to define the technical architecture using resource systems that were not on the main domain. We had to rebuild some components and it’s very fast and efficient now. It’s been a good project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We need to improve the project management as we continue to grow. Right now we can manage the project with the team we have, but as we improve, we need to change project management, tools, and the connection between our two teams.

4.0
Overall Score There is no problem contacting them after hours. We can improve.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Any problems we encountered were from building and designing at the same time. Some components are very complex, and so the schedule could improve.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was more expensive than we expected at the beginning, but the quality was good.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They do it very well, but could improve some components. We must also improve our own team.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Development for Smart Device Repair Service

"cleverti has an outstanding team with remarkable people!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Through a personal recommendation, cleverti handled the development of a software platform for internal use.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Germany
Vincent Osterloh
Co-Founder & CEO, Reparando GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their work contributed to greater automation of internal processes, which boosts efficiency for the company. cleverti’s team stands out with their seamless communication, friendliness, and steadfast support, making them the ideal business partners.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO and co-founder of Reparando, a nationwide on-site repair service for smart devices.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire cleverti?

We needed someone to handle internal software development.

What were your goals for this project?

Our objective was to renew our internal software platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

cleverti came to our attention through a personal contact that had a very positive previous experience with them.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

cleverti was in charge of the development of our software.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work resulted in improved workflows and processes through a higher degree of automation.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The workflow was very effective. We managed the project together.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

cleverti has an outstanding team with remarkable people! We’ve experienced great communication, a high degree of reliability, and top-notch skills. They’re friendly, supportive, and overall great business partners.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. So far, everything is excellent.

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