Create. Impact. Innovate.

Codibly is a full-stack consulting and software development company. Our origin is excellence in software. We started as a software house with fifteen people on board, wanting to deliver perfect technology solutions. Now, in 2019, when we’re a team of over sixty talents and still growing, we’re extending it into technology that makes a difference and has a tangible impact on the world of everyday life.

Our goal is to actively take part in creating a positive future for both clients’ business and the environment. 

This is why our focus concentrates on harnessing cutting-edge technology, talent, and innovation to create sustainability solutions for the Energy and Utilities industry in particular. We believe that’s the area we can impact the most, transforming energy businesses into digitalized and efficient enterprises with digital sustainability as the very core of their strategy.

Join us in accelerating the sustainability (r)evolution and make a real impact with Codibly!

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Krakow, Poland
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Cloud Migration & IT Services for Consultancy Practice

“Their team is extremely impressive, consistently willing to take on difficult projects and meet tight deadlines.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

Codibly migrated the end client from an on-premise SQL server to a cloud-based Microsoft Azure environment.  They conducted tests to ensure optimization then transferred the platform to the in-house team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Theunis Viljoen
Senior Partner, BIOLAP Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Codibly is reliable and proactive, quickly adjusting to scope changes and speaking up if they think certain project components could be improved. They have excellent project management skills, and the end client was happy with the work.

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 a senior partner at BIOLAP Limited, a boutique data warehouse and consultancy practice. We work with numerous insurance intermediary companies and law firms to create bespoke data warehouse solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

A client asked us to migrate them from an on-premise SQL server environment to a cloud-based Microsoft Azure environment, but we didn’t have the necessary IT capacity to accomplish the task in-house. We began looking for a partner who could do the work under our name.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Because Azure doesn’t really have "out of the box"  data feed facilities that offer the ability to schedule and run a job or series of procedures, Codibly had to integrate programmatic setups and ‘run-tables’ to facilitate the entire load, transformation and processing of the data warehouse to be conducted in Azure. That required repointing the load tables to the source tables in Oracle. Once the data was loaded, we ran through several tests a day, speeding up the process and scaling Azure up and down until we found the optimum price-performance point.

After we created the load process, a scheduled process was created to drop and recreate indices and scheduling the transformation process before publishing the data to users. Once we finished testing and had everything functioning properly, Codibly conducted a handover session where they transferred the intellectual property to our internal team, allowing us to maintain the platform going forward. They also provided documentation that outlined exactly how they built the new environment.

What is the team composition?

We interacted with a program manager and two consultants.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

I met the owner in Kraków when we were both based there.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from March–April 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our end client is happy, and we’re already planning another project with Codibly. We’re able to effectively manage the system they built.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager was excellent, adjusting to any scope changes and making sure everyone was on the same page. We used Jira to track the project, and they kept us engaged throughout the entire partnership.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team is extremely impressive, consistently willing to take on difficult projects and meet tight deadlines. They run a software developers association in Poland that allows them to quickly locate skilled resources on short notice, which we greatly appreciate. Unlike many other companies, they put in the effort to not just finish a project but to make it as good as possible. They seek clarification if they don’t understand a certain project component, and they push back if they think something could be improved.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t see how they could improve. We'll continue to recommend them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

They’re used to working with consultancy firms, so they’ll respect your desire to have rights to the intellectual property. You may lose a bit of control when you bring on a partner, but they’re great at working within your requirements, as long as you clearly outline what you want.

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

UX/UI & Custom Software Dev for Management Consulting Company

"Codibly stands behind the commitments they make."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Codibly transformed an Excel-based tool into a cloud-hosted, web-based solution for third-party clients in healthcare. They helped plan the architecture and logic as well as build it. The project is ongoing. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Michael Dillon
Managing Consultant, PA Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool has launched with its second release, leading to more support work for Codibly. The team delivers high-quality development work that meets requirements and business needs. Attentive, flexible, and willing to give feedback, they provide valuable insights and oversee a smooth workflow.

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 a managing consultant for PA Consulting Group, a UK-based global management consultancy firm. My specific area is healthcare, predominantly in the UK. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

At the time, we were working with a number of organizations in the primary care setting to respond to a challenge posed by the NHS: find more general practitioners (GPs). The organizations were focused on trying to work out alternative ways to meet the same clinical need. They specifically wanted to support patients with the same chronic conditions without requiring additional GPs, which had been the traditional way of tapping things.
 
We had developed a set of Excel-based tools to help these groups think through alternative ways of meeting the same need while maintaining the same level of clinical excellence, safety, and health outcomes. We brought Codibly into it when we realized we wanted to build the tool on a much bigger scale. We’d secured a contract to cover a large region of the UK: the whole of the North of England, or about a quarter of all GP practices. The tool was a combination of Excel and support functionalities. We wanted to convert it to a web-based tool hosted in the cloud, giving it scalability, greater flexibility, and enhanced usability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Codibly was engaged to convert our Excel tool to a cloud-hosted solution. We gave them our existing Excel spreadsheet—which was focused at a practice level—as a starting point. It was well-trodden and well-developed, having matured through the process. Codibly could look at the business rules, workings, and requirements in an existing spreadsheet and convert it into something that did exactly what that Excel tool did, but looked like a software application. We wanted to build something worthy of a license fee, rather than a one-time payment for an Excel tool.
 
In doing so, Codibly had to work out how to transfer that tool. Switching from an Excel system to a database, query-based solution with a frontend presented its own challenges. The team determined how the look and feel should change to respond to the current requirements, and they made it look like a high-quality web tool rather than an online Excel spreadsheet.
 
We also work with several practices which often want to amalgamate their databases together. We would essentially combine 30 sets of spreadsheets to come up with a single total number. We wanted that functionality in the online tool, and it introduced a set of business rules that we lacked experience with. The Codibly team helped us work through the crystallization of our understanding of our business rules. In some cases, they determined how we could still get a degree of flexibility while maintaining some integrity in the proposal. It would work consistently, but it would recognize some of the local variants.
 
These functionalities made the build quite complicated, and we’re still going through the process of articulating our own business rules and encoding them in the software. We felt we understood the system more than we did, and Codibly added value in thinking around it. We gave them simple articulations, and they were quick to bring up new situations and exceptions. The tool evolved purely by converting something that we thought had worked well, into an online tool.

What is the team composition?

The team varies depending on the challenge we were facing. Overall, we’ve worked with 10–15 people. At any one point in time, we’ve been working with 6–8 people. 

A mix of technical architects helped us convert our business rules into the right technical infrastructure. Backend database developers came up with a data model and data structure and did the coding around the logic being applied. 

Codibly assigned a front-end team that handled the look and feel, flow, and usability of the platform, and how those integrated with the backend functions. We had a testing team as well, which varied from 1–4 people.
  
How did you come to work with Codibly?

I believe we first encountered them when we were making a similar tool. We internally discussed options for getting our Excel tool converted into an online tool. A senior colleague in the health world had gone through this software cycle and decided to use the Codibly team. We had conversations about the trade-offs between the reduced cost of outsourcing and retaining quality by doing it internally. 

Our colleague was satisfied with the work done for them, and the combination of value for money, quality, balance, and control made Codibly seem like a good offer. Their team also knew our business requirements particularly well. We had documented them in a mature spreadsheet used by numerous client organizations. Had it been less clear, we might’ve been more reticent to outsource our project at that point. 

With the satisfaction from their first piece of work, it was an easy decision to continue with them into the second phase, where we knew we didn’t have a full understanding of our business requirements. 
 
How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $250,000–$500,000.
 
What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April 2018, and the collaboration is ongoing. Their current projects are shifting to operational support rather than new development work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The solution has launched, and we’ve just enhanced it with a second release, which brought significant additional functionality. Codibly is highly connected to our project and clearly aware of the client needs we’re trying to address. Despite a limited briefing, they’ve developed a good understanding of our task and potentials approaches, and they’ve demonstrated a depth of insight into business and our goals.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management evolved from the initial period when we didn’t know each other. We were cautious about the amount of money and time we were going to spend converting an existing tool that was working perfectly well, into something that was going to be precisely the same, just online. There was a bit of caution from our side, and it influenced the initial outset.
 
Once we got over that, we recognized the quality of Codibly’s management. They treated us as we would’ve treated our own clients. They checked with us rather than doing what they believed was right, and they gave us extra support beyond the development work. We discussed options and the consequences of going down one route or another. That worked quite well, mainly as we got the more complex work going.
 
What did you find most impressive about them?

Codibly has given us a valuable and fair deal in our arrangement. They gave us a fixed price for the initial phase of work—our preferred way to control risks, but not one they were familiar with. The team remained open, and even when it cost more than anticipated, they honored the commitment. I appreciate their financial flexibility and willingness to demonstrate what they can do. Codibly stands behind the commitments they make.
 
Are there any areas they could improve?

Codibly can get away with charge more for their services. If they’re looking to improve, they could go further in their client communication, and their approach could have been more proactive. Also, we would have appreciated it if they had been bolder in the outset and asked more in the offer; this would have improved client satisfaction overall.
 
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

At the time, they were a small growing company with a good track record of delivering high-quality work. It’s essential to check how that quality is being maintained as Codibly brings more people in. The more rapidly it grows, the riskier it is. Clients need to ensure that they have the appropriate members of the top team working on the project, rather than just who’s available.
 
People looking to run fast-paced projects should check that that pace won’t put the quality at risk. When we started, we would’ve liked for the project to be going a bit quicker. In truth, given how the project progressed, I doubt it could’ve. Codibly had constrained resources at the time for the desired level of quality. We haven’t run into this issue in later phases, from our perspective. People have come and gone from the team, and there’s definitely been flex around resourcing, but I’ve largely left it up to Codibly to manage it.  

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

Sofware Development for Turbine Manufacturing Company

“They went the extra mile for us... so they could come up with the best technical solutions.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Codibly developed a new monitoring application based on an IoT platform; they integrated APIs, advised on software architecture and implemented workflow features as requested. 

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Hamburg, Germany
Team Lead, Renewable Energy Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Codibly provided high-quality, affordable development support. Overall, their team was very attentive to client needs, flexible when it came to figuring out technical uncertainties, and transparent about timelines. They were also very proactive and engaged throughout the process.

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 work for a wind turbine manufacturer and drive the digitalization of our services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We engaged Codibly to help us develop an incident management system, which enables live monitoring, while heavily automating our workflows.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Codibly provided development services for an IoT platform, consisting of micro-services developed in Java and Angular; the system has interfaces to SAP and Service Now in the backend. They integrated various APIs as needed, allowing users to access real-time data and to be able to seamlessly connect to other backend applications.

They gathered and displayed the data we needed for operations and implemented workflow ticketing functionalities that would allow us to efficiently monitor our assets and select the best workflows. In summary, they provided backend & frontend developments as well as solutions and software architecture guidance. 

What is the team composition? 

We worked with 5–7 people, including a project manager, two frontend developers, and 3-4 backend developers.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

One of our colleagues had a lot of experience with Polish vendors, and he recommended them to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between €250,000–€500,000 (about $282,000–$565,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from April 2018–January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Together we created an application which will be used productively in the years to come. Their developments are in use, as we speak. The quality of their work is the foundation for future improvements of this product.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

They provided monthly reports and worked in sprints. They adapted to our reporting requirements as needed and were willing to work around a lot of uncertainties while providing valuable input and guidance. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technical abilities set them apart. They went the extra mile for us, taking the time to understand our business and the purpose of our product, so they could come up with the best technical solutions. We have had a lot of engaging discussions with them on how to best realize some of our ideas. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

From a reporting and project management standpoint, it would've been helpful if they had implemented more standards more quickly. After the initial break-in period, we were very happy with the setup. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take part in some intensive workshops in the beginning to provide better specifications and ideas to their development team. It's also important to be openminded to any feedback or suggestions their team may have to improve your product. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were good about meeting deadlines and transparent about any schedule changes.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    By outsourcing this work to their team, we came to a very cost efficient setup for our project.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There's always room for improvement, but they delivered a very high-quality product overall.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd highly recommend them based on the results they delivered to us.

Web Dev for Analytics Platform

"Their strongest attributes are their tech-savviness and ability to work autonomously."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - 2018
Project summary: 

Codibly provided development resources skilled in React.js, TypeScript, and Redux to help develop a customer-facing web portal. The three assigned team members worked remotely within an agile methodology.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Paris, France
Vincent Nguyen-Huu
Co-Founder, Realytics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

An independent work style, coupled with robust technical expertise, empowered Codibly to deliver industry-recognized quality on time. Codibly’s resources were also easy to reach and provided consistent communication. Customers can expect a flexible, dedicated partner.

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 co-founder of Realytics, a TV analytics company. We measure the impact of TV advertising spots on audience engagement with digital channels like websites and mobile apps. I lead our frontend technical team.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We needed resources with expertise in particular technologies to help develop a web portal for our customers. The engineers we recruited didn’t fit our profile, so we engaged with Codibly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were using advanced frameworks like React.js, TypeScript, and Redux, and resources with those skillsets aren’t easily available in France. Codibly found people who were competent in these technologies and could work within an agile methodology. Because we’re a startup, we needed reactive people who could implement changes quickly and interact with our product team on a daily basis.

What is the team composition?

We originally recruited two people from Codibly and then hired a third when we had the necessary funds. One of the team members left in 2017, so Codibly found someone to replace them.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

Our CEOs have a mutual friend who recommended that we contact them. After looking at domestic and international competitors, we decided that Codibly fit our needs best. They balanced language skills, an international profile, technology skills, and an affordable price.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent at least $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from 2016 until 2018, when we finished the web portal.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They achieved almost every task we set them. Anecdotally, they made a fix in our TypeScript code, an open-source, publically visible framework. The framework reviewer included this fix in the next release of TypeScript, which means that the community recognized the value of their work.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

We had video conferences every 10 days to discuss and set up their next tasks and we communicated all day long on Slack. Despite their team being in Poland, they have strong English skills and were easy to communicate with. Their commitment to finishing the project to our satisfaction made them feel like part of our official team. Turnover was almost non-existent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their strongest attributes are their tech-savviness and ability to work autonomously. Additionally, they adapt quickly to both new environments and remote work systems.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could’ve arranged for some people to visit us in France, although one of their members did come to our office for a presentation. Otherwise, Codibly is good. My recommendation for them is to stay like they are.

4.5
Overall Score We needed to change one member during the collaboration, but everything else was good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve always delivered what we asked for on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re half the price of equivalent resources in France.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’ve worked with three of their members, two of whom were great, and the last one a bit less so.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Online Platform for London Insurance Firm

“They’re exactly the kind of project team I needed.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sep. 2018 - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Codibly took over platform development for an insurance firm after a previous vendor failed to deliver. Pulling from existing wireframes, they created a usable product within a two-week period.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Jacqui Tovey
Open Market and Facultative Manager
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality and reliability of the portal are high and the turnaround time was very fast. Codibly provided solutions to any issues that arose. They were communicative and quick to respond, and their ability to work within a very tight time frame saved the project.

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 work for an insurance services firm. I manage projects and portal development for our online system.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We had a product under development with another supplier. The day before we were due to go live, that supplier emailed and told us that they couldn’t deliver the portal for another month. We had to find a team who could finish the project faster than that.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We sent them the wireframes we already had. They did a marvelous job working through what already existed and finding solutions in a short time frame. This was our first portal product where individuals can go directly to the website and buy an insurance policy. It’s geared toward a specific market of students who will study in Ireland and need a medical cover as one of their visa requirements. There is a lot of nuance involved, and students can be refunded their course fees in certain scenarios.

What is the team composition?

We have two main contacts that acted as project managers. There was a team of developers that attended our videoconference sessions, but I’m not sure of the exact size of the team.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

An advisor on contract with us knew of them from his time in Poland and recommended them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about 18,000 € (approximately $20,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We contacted them at the end of September 2018. The project was completed in two weeks and they gave us exactly what we needed. We’re planning a second phase to fine tune everything in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have been held up with compliance issues in Ireland, but that's outside of our control.

The quality is extremely high and the turnaround was very fast. If we had any issues, Codibly provided a solution. They’re exactly the kind of project team I needed, and the functionality and reliability of the portal is solid.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication and responsiveness are excellent. We used email and phone, including some project calls. Although they could all speak English, there was a little bit of a language barrier on the phone. That may have been due to the call quality, since email was always good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They responded much faster than the other company that started the portal. I’m looking into working with them on other projects, and I assume we’ll have a more structured approach without the panic of the last project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

On conference calls, we had a little difficulty understanding what was being said, especially when there were so many of us in the room. In hindsight, it would have been helpful to have face to face meetings. We plan to do that in phase two.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go through the project from beginning to end to let them know your needs. What they did for us was very good, especially under the circumstances.

5.0
Overall Score The work they did within the time frame was really a miracle.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them.

Custom Web Dev for Employee Engagement Solutions Provider

"We have now met our capacity and load time goals."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Codibly revamped a web-based platform to improve flexibility and capacity. Key features include an API and mobile-optimized survey tools. They now are completing the final step in the project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Steven Frost
CEO, WorkBuzz
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The modernized platform can now serve thousands of users. Codibly’s team has improved their accuracy and delivers their work mostly on time. They make quick fixes and learn from previous challenges. Customers can expect to work with a responsive and experienced team.

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 CEO of WorkBuzz. We help companies get regular insights about their employees by using algorithms that pinpoint where companies should leverage their best talent.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We outgrew our original software agency and wanted a partner to build an improved platform. We wanted to build surveys with more flexibility to offer clients real-time feedback.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The solution is web-based and does surveys through mobile and tablet devices. Codibly reviewed and optimized our code, and then moved the platform to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to optimize scalability and reliability.

We had completed a round of external funding, which enabled us to design a platform that aligned with the experience we wanted to launch. Codibly then collaborated on wireframing and documenting user stories.

In three stages, Codibly developed the platform with Python and a React backend. First, they built a new, flexible survey tool that enabled us to choose questions for specific user types and provide automated response levels in a white label form. Next, they joined the app to our new dashboard through an API. Clients can get instant feedback and visualized results. Currently, the team is working on a self-service module. Clients can deploy services and make changes 365 days a year. We expect them to complete development by Christmas 2018.

What is the team composition?

As of last August, the project includes a project manager, a QA resource, and a team of at least four full-time developers.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

I spoke to my mentor about challenges with a previous vendor and he helped me conduct a new search. We shortlisted about a dozen agencies and met with three of them. Codibly’s competencies and culture made them a good fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $400,000. Our monthly spend is between £15,000–£20,000 ($20,000–$26,000). We expect to have spent $450,000 by the end of this year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began work in 2016 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The move to AWS created instant improvements. We wanted the ability to handle clients with 100,000 employees and give personalized dashboards to 4,000 managers. We have now met our capacity and load time goals. Features load within half a second and PowerPoint reports generate within a few seconds.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

Codibly uses Jira to get through 140-150 story points for each bi-weekly sprint. The initial story points had considerable variance, but as the team gained experience with the platform, their estimations increased in accuracy. We have a release every month or so. We have sprint reviews and conference calls in order to go through the progress. If there’s an issue, we’ll have a call regarding it. They’re pretty on top of it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Codibly is the ideal size for us, as we didn’t want to be their biggest client, but also didn’t want to work with an agency that required spending tens of millions of dollars each year. They’ve been invested in expanding their team since we started working together. We’re the right size for each other, and they have a strong team in place—from project management to QA and development. Codibly knows what they’re doing and mostly deliver on time. We haven’t had any big surprises.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There have been minor issues. They had turnover with teammates and project managers, but we also experienced that as well. But overall, we’re pretty pleased with how the relationship is going. They’ve solved problems quickly and learned from them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

No, we’ve had a positive experience.

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

Multiple Devs for Global Management & Innovation Consulting Firm

“All our projects with Codibly have been successful.”

 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Codibly provides development services that include avatars, simulation, and WebGL animation. They also offer support and maintenance for a platform based on Microsoft Azure with CMS and Tableau aspects.

 

The Reviewer
 
200 - 300 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Partner, Management Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Codibly has delivered several successful projects over the past year of partnership. Staying within the budget, they promptly deliver results that clients praise. Based on metrics, the team has met all the target KPIs. They excel at receiving and applying feedback with a positive attitude.

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 a partner at a global management consulting and innovation firm. We work in Europe, the US, and Asia. I specifically focused on the healthcare sector. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We've worked with Codibly on multiple projects. Primarily, they provide services in the development area. I also engage them for a maintenance and support arrangement for a digital platform we maintain for our clients. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Codibly supported a simulation development project using avatars. It involved some animation using WebGL. They now provide maintenance and support for a Microsoft Azure-based platform with a .NET framework in C#. It includes a CMS and a Tableau component. The team helps us manage the Microsoft part of the stack. 

What is the team composition? 

Over the last year, we've probably worked with a total of ten people from Codibly. We rotate resources in and out during phases in the project life cycle depending on need. On the high side, some individual projects used up to 3–4 teammates. We also have an engagement that involves just one person from their team. 

How did you come to work with Codibly?

We found Codibly through a prior relationship. One of my colleagues has acted as a mentor to their CEO and made the initial introduction. The primary reason we keep engaging them for subsequent projects is their high quality of work. They are very responsive, tend to take feedback very easily, and have a fairly flexible attitude around work and change. As an offshore firm, they are also quite competitive from an economic point of view. The time difference is not as significant as it's been with other vendors.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between 50,000–$75,000 across multiple projects. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together about a year ago in August 2017. Our engagement is ongoing. We're still actively developing with Codibly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All our projects with Codibly have been successful. Overall, they've delivered very well. Regarding results, we've received solid client feedback about the work they've done. They complete projects on time, on schedule, and on budget. From a KPI and metrics perspective, they've been successful at meeting all our targets. 

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve been pleased with our communication throughout the engagement. They meet deadlines and keep us up to date on status. For larger projects, we typically use Jira to track issues. We've also used Slack to work in a more agile way. Creating lists of tasks for them to complete worked very well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Codibly's main strength is incorporating our feedback. If we request a course correction or tell them something wasn't quite as expected, they react positively and quickly address our concerns.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. In general, they're doing quite good work for us. When I met with their CEO just a month ago, I suggested things to do differently. They’ve addressed them all since then. There's nothing new on that front in my opinion.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet deadlines very well.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value for money is definitely there. Conformance with estimates could probably be a bit better, but that's an industry-wide problem.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev & UX Design for Consulting Firm

“Given the short timeframe, I think they did a really good job turning it around to us.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Codibly developed the front- and backend of a database survey tool based on initial work done in Excel. They built versions for Chrome, Internet Explorer, and for iPad.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
New York, New York
Lili Gao
Consultant, PA Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool exhibits Codibly’s solid user design skills and will be shared with a wider audience going forward. Easy to work with and receptive to feedback, they managed a quick turnaround on short timelines across different time zones.

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 an energy and utilities consultant with PA Consulting, a UK-based healthcare, life sciences, energy, and utilities consulting firm with a practice in the US. I focus on utility operations, specifically customer experience transformation within utilities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We had done a customer experience study with several of our essential clients to assess where they were in terms of their customer experience transformation. Part of that study was a maturity continuum which we wanted to make available to more potential clients, particularly at a large, annual utility conference. We wanted to move the continuum onto a website to make it accessible and turn it into a portal for our offerings within the customer experience space.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We'd already done the survey via Excel so there was existing data that we wanted them to move onto a website. They built the site from scratch on both the frontend and backend to work on both Chrome and Internet Explorer. They also customized it for iPads.

We provided the original material and they helped with the UX design. They put the survey online, with filters and customized questions, and collected some demographic information. They also made the results available to me via downloadable Excel sheets from a separate site.

What is the team composition?

I communicated directly with three or four people. We had an account lead who had worked with us on several previous projects. A project manager coordinated the requirements. A graphic designer did the mockups of the user interface and helped us optimize the browser experience.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

They had done some work for us previously. They had built our reliability analyzer, which also takes in large amounts of data to help utilities assess what activities could help them improve their reliability indicators.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $10,000 with them for about five weeks of work.

What is the status of this engagement?

It was a pretty quick turnaround. We kicked off a little bit before the holidays with some overview requirements. Most of the work was completed in the month of January.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

None at this point in time. We didn't have as many people as we wanted to fill out the survey at the conference itself. We're looking at adjustments to make going forward so that it can be shared with a broader audience and publicized a little bit more.

I think they did a really good job with the user design. They followed branding guidelines that we provided and were able to turn something around within a couple of days for us to look at. Our internal design team weighed in as well.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

I had a few phone calls with the project lead at the beginning and we communicated mostly via a group channel in Slack. I touched base with them every morning. We had phone calls as necessary if anything needed to be explained. They worked well with the time zones given that I'm in New York and they were in Poland.

They're easy to work with. They were receptive to any feedback that was provided. They managed the project so that we could give feedback on parts that were finished early. Given the short timeframe, I think they did a really good job turning it around to us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

This was my first time using a service provider like them so I don't have too many comparison points. I found them really helpful. Overall it was a positive experience.

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

SaaS Dev of Portfolio Optimization Tool

“The product itself is exactly what we wanted and the beta version works well.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Codibly rewrote existing code to refresh a portfolio optimization model for an energy consultancy firm. They migrated data and developed algorithms and screens for the new cloud-based tool.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Charles Janecek
Principal Consultant, PA Consulting Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Detailed and well-organized, Codibly was consistently prepared for review meetings and provided a good value for their cost. Their deliverables are high-quality and consistently meet all requirements.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a global consultancy firm. I work in the energy and utilities practice as a senior consultant for long-term financial and strategic planning.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We developed a software model internally about 10 years ago. It wasn’t the right tool for us any longer and badly needed updating. We didn’t have the capability to revise and revamp it internally, and needed outside help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The original model was written in Microsoft Access. We gave them all the existing code so they could modify it. They adopted the code, rewrote it in a couple different languages, and set it up as a cloud-based service. They helped us develop the algorithms and all the output and input screens for the tool and moved all the data to the cloud.

The final product is a portfolio optimization tool for power-generating assets for utility companies. It helps us project the long-term financial trajectories of hundreds of possible portfolios. It allows us to optimize cost or reliability around a given set of metrics.

What is the team composition?

There are about four project members. We spoke with a business development salesperson at the beginning of the project. We had a project manager and two people work on coding for the project itself.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

We’ve worked with them on a number of projects over the past few years. Internal recommendations encouraged us to talk with them when this project came up.

How much have you invested with them?

I believe we’ve invested in the area of $25,000–$40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working on the project in August 2017 and hoped to finish in February 2018. We added a few requests to the scope, so we’re not quite done yet.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still in the testing phase, but the quality of their work is high. The product itself is exactly what we wanted and the beta version works well.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

They haven’t missed any review meetings. We have weekly calls to go over progress and they’re always prepared for them. We typically have review sessions over Slack. We do our audio calls and screen sharing on that platform.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very detailed and organized. They also offer a lower cost than developers in the States. That’s a key attribute they can leverage.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We haven’t asked them to improve the aesthetics, but it might be possible to improve the look and feel of the model.

5.0
Overall Score They’re really easy to work with. A member of our team met with them at the beginning of the process, which was important to our success.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There were two instances where we changed the scope and they needed to move the next iteration by a week.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost is well below market for domestic developers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’ve gone above and beyond. They suggested a few things we hadn’t considered and we’re very appreciative of them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Given their value and professionalism, I would definitely refer them to anybody.

Web Software Dev for Large Consulting Firm

“We’re impressed with Codibly’s price and the quality of their work — they’re highly competent and smart.”

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

Codibly enhanced the onboarding process and streamlined the functionality of a data management platform used by high-tech companies. They continue to serve as the primary resource for software development.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
New York, New York
Stephen Kerr
Director, PA Consulting Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team improved the speed of the platform, which has resulted in positive feedback from end users. Codibly’s team is competent and collaborates well with internal resources. Although there are some communication issues, Codibly’s pricing and project management are impressive.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a management consulting firm specializing in U.S. technology. We operate in defense, healthcare, life sciences, and energy. I work in the energy practice, where we deliver a range of consulting and analytic services to our clients. These are mostly distribution, generation, and transmission companies.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Codibly?

We wanted to scale up our offerings for e-clients, allowing them to onboard clients with minimum effort. It usually takes a while to onboard new clients onto the service. We were thinking of a solution that would automate the process and transform data into an application without the usual consulting delays.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We think of Codibly as our software development resource, and I tell them the things we want to automate. The platform is used to onboard new clients. There is also a regular update of the data. We also wanted to streamline the more complex functionalities such as onboarding, uploading of data, and delivery of the application. Essentially, we’ve tried to put a black box around the service so that we could deploy it on any infrastructure.

Codibly scaled up the software, making it easy to deploy and add new features and customers. We’ve worked together with Codibly to come up with a new way to package the service. It would be deployed on a host, such as Amazon, so that clients can access it.

What is the team dynamic?

I work with 3–4 developers, a project manager, and the CEO, Bart.

How did you come to work with Codibly?

I’ve been looking for skilled web developers for a long time. It’s hard to find competent, quality resources who know multiple languages and environments. Fortunately, Codibly fit that bill for us. I found them through my network and met the CEO in New York a couple of years ago. We hired them because of their price and capability.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in February 2017, and the relationship is ongoing. We’re currently working on our third project with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve enhanced the feasibility and speed of the customer onboarding process. Our service does what we need, and our clients are happy with it. I wanted the relationship to be seamless, and Codibly has done a great job of that. My clients don’t know Codibly is involved.

How did Codibly perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve stayed within our budget. Our timelines often change, but this hasn’t been a time-based project. It’s a client-based environment, so I don’t need things done right away. Our teams are flexible with each other, which helps make things work. It’s a collaborative and cooperative environment.

We make sure we have a written agreement that defines the scope. I like the way they define what they’re going to deliver and break that down into a series of tasks. We’ve also agreed on payment and the milestones.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’re impressed with Codibly’s price and the quality of their work — they’re highly competent and smart.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Communication is sometimes difficult because of different cultures. Improving their communication methods would be good. For example, using a solution that isn’t so full of echoes would be great.

4.0
Overall Score The only thing that’s lacking is the time difference and communication. It’s not bad; it’s just not perfect.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve not had to work on a timeline-driven project, but they’ve delivered what I’ve needed. They have always been responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They produce high-quality work. However, it usually works the first time but not every time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to anybody. They’re a good team. We work well together, and they are very cooperative.