Do you have any statistics, metrics, or general feedback from the project?
Their performance is excellent – really fantastic. We also started working with them to provide system administration help, but that didn’t work all that well because that’s not one of their core competencies. It’s been better recently since they hired a new system administrator but, for some time, it wasn’t that great.
We’ve done a lot of functional changes to the site, so a lot of functionality that wasn’t available before is now available because of Codete. We also worked to a certain degree on performance, where we cut down the load time on pages by 60 percent or so. We continue to do more with them in this area. Since we started working with them, our traffic has roughly doubled. We get a lot of unpaid search traffic, and that’s definitely something they’ve helped us with.
Is there anything unique about Codete Software House that really makes them stand out compared to other companies?
The quality of the people that they put on our project was really good, which leads to good communication, high productivity and high output. They’re very flexible in arranging the process so it works for us. We moved from a haphazard to a much more systematic process as a result of their work.
Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or something that you might do differently?
The system administration area is not really their area of expertise, and we had some issues there. But, to be fair, they never sold us on that as being one of their core competencies. The cost is increasing in that area as well, but we still feel we’re getting good value for our money.
What advice would you give a future client of theirs?
I think it’s really ideal if you can do a test project with them, because then you can see if Codete will work for you or not. If you plan on working with them long term, it’s good to actually visit them and get to know their people. Also, work with them on continuously improving the development process.