Your Partner for Software Development

For the last 25 years, we at CN Group (www.cngroup.dk) have developed high quality, outsourced software for customers in Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.

 

We also provide a range of tailor-made maintenance and support services, QA and testing services, training and mechanical design engineering.

 

Our customers are leading businesses in the EU, in domains as varied as Finance, Transportation, Media & Publishing and Security . We are proud of our growing list of references, many of whom are now members of our innovative CN Group Partnership Programme.

 

Founded by our Danish owners in 1994, we combine Scandinavian management style with competence and warm hospitality of the Czech, Slovak and Romanian people.

 

We are flexible in our business arrangements and share the risks with our customers. Each customer is unique, and we make sure that for each we fashion a unique working relationship, so that we become a valued long-term partner.

 

Our project development approach is shaped to fit in with our customer´s way of working.

 

First rate technical skills, high quality standards, professional project organisation and sound business domain knowledge are keys to our success. Add to this geographic and cultural proximity - being close to customers is an important factor in successful outsourcing.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
1994
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Prague, Czech Republic
headquarters
other locations
  • Vavrečkova 7074
    Zlín , ZL 760 01
    Czech Republic
  • Obchodná 2
    Bratislava, BR 811 06
    Slovakia
  • Sucursala Bucureşti Str. Macul Rosu no. 1-3, 1st floor 011 028, Sector 1
    Bucharest, B 011 028
    Romania

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Blue Step Bank, DMA, SeeTec, Ferry Gateway Association, Flatirons, Gulf Agency Company, Stena Metall, Cision Group, DerStandard, Xpublisher, Dorner Electronic, Stena Stal, Strabag, Interflex, Shoreline, Bunte.de, Borse Stuttgart, Procter & Gamble, Epages, Flatex, InterCard, Schelling, Stena Line

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Content Lounge Dev for Digital Publishing House

"There is a very good understanding of what is the goal of each story or task and the desired result."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

In an ongoing collaboration, CN Group CZ a.s. developed an author content system from scratch for a digital publishing company. The system is a headless CMS and is set up through Drupal.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Product Owner, Digital Publishing House
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Remaining a pinnacle part of the client's business, CN Group CZ a.s.'s system is being used by all of the client's employees. The content created by the system accounts for a considerable amount of traffic. Working according to Scrum, they are quick to solve problems and communicate effectively.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work as a product owner for a digital publishing house in Munich, Germany, which is known for several leading and well-known brands. We believe that every day we can help people to lead a better life - with reliable information, intelligent services and constructive coverage that not only identifies problems, but also provides solutions. We reach more than every second internet user in Germany and are a driving force in the public debate.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CN Group CZ a.s.?

Our company was in need of a system to manage the content of our external author network. The goal was to develop a tool which allows us to apply certain workflows in order to ensure the good quality and usefulness of articles created by authors for our different brands.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal for the project was (and is) to develop a stable, scalable but also to a certain degree customizable system which is as self-explaining and intuitive as possible in order to give our author network a "home" for their work.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

CN Group seemed to have a good understanding of our needs and presented ideas for solution which convinced us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Our CN Group team developped the entire author content system from scratch, at any time closely corresponding to our requirements. It is a headless CMS which is set up as a Drupal project. 

What was the team composition?

The team consists of 4 developers, 1 test engineer and a part-time scrum master. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The above mentioned system to manage our author network content had originally been mainly designed for search engine optimized content. The importance of this topic has increased during the course of the project and in the meantime the Content Lounge is being used by all brands of our company, also beyond the original SEO context. The content which is created in this system accounts for a considerable part of the overall company traffic. 

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We work on this project based on Scrum principles, including 2 weeks sprints, daily standups, planning, review, retrospective. We also used to have face to face workshops every 2 months.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I appreciate especially the good and effective communication we use to have. There is a very good understanding of what is the goal of each story or task and the desired result. If problems arise, there are always quick and outcome-oriented ideas for possible solutions.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It happens that sprints are slightly overplanned in the end which results in stories taking longer than expected. 

5.0
Overall Score We are very pleased to work with CN Group and appreciate the good quality of their work, the helpful mentality and great team-spirit.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It happens from time to time that sprints are a bit overplanned and therefore some tasks cannot be finished. But mostly everything fine.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Stories and tasks are usually delivered corresponding to our requirements. The team sometimes suggests different solutions in case this is reasonable.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development & Testing for Media Company

"Our teams are always on the same page, often thinking on the same wavelength."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CN Group CZ a.s is responsible for both testing and development components of projects for a media company. Their contributions touch many programs and departments throughout the client organization.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
München, Germany
Director, Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team has been committed to building a positive relationship with the company, facilitating open and streamlined communications. They work in a Scrum agile development style to foster an iterative, collaborative environment while maintaining the ability to stick to hard deadlines.

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 director of a media company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CN Group?

Initially, we were looking for testing support. We also needed some development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They consulted on testing support and recommended that we have our internal team handle the support. Now, they focus on the development of product downloads. From there, they play a role in testing our products. They work on several projects throughout different parts of our company.

What is the team composition?

Three of their teams work with our company. I personally work with five people.

How did you come to work with CN Group?

They were working with our mother company when I came into contact with them six years ago.

How much have you invested with them?

In total, we've invested about $390,000–$440,000. We spend $11,000–$12,000 each month. 

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with them about two and a half years ago. Our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have started doing Scrum and Agile development, working in sprints. My focus has been on building team cooperation, meeting one-on-one with each developer to ensure they understand the business and openly communicate with me. When the team is strong and cooperative, internally and externally, the output will be good.

How did CN Group perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager is impressive and very good at communication. He supports us within the team and serves as an Agile coach. We are very happy with him.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our teams are always on the same page, often thinking on the same wavelength. This allows for better communication and smoother operations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have a difficulty of finding good engineers on occasion.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear about your expectations, have open communication, and give honest feedback. That is the only way to make things better.

4.0
Overall Score I like working with this team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Dev for Media Software Company

"The team is responsible for all software."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CN Group CZ s.r.o. provided platform development, enhancements, and features for a media software company. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Software Engineering Manager, Media Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CN Group CZ s.r.o. is very effective and has made great progress. The communication, flexibility, and dependability were all great. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the Software Engineering Manager at a public relations and earned media software company and services provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CN Group CZ s.r.o.?

We are using CN group to supply engineers/developers to work on our media communications portal.

What were your goals for this project?

To maintain and develop the existing platform. Add new enhancements and features with a view to make our platform the go to portal for earned media and communciations.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have an ongoing relationship with CN group for over six years now and when I started with Cision I kept the relationship on-going given the history and knowledge the software engineers on the team had with our products.

Describe the project in detail.

CN group provide software engineers as resources who in turn help us maintain our product and roll out new features to clients in the media and communication space.

What was the team composition?

6-8 software engineers

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team is responsible for all software that is written on the estate and has made continuous progress.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication is perfect. Weekly calls with Project maanger definitely help.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Flexibility Approachability Dependable.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Turnaround times for new resources could be improved.

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