Disrupt your Industry. Revolutionize your Business

Founded in 2009, Cortex now hires 70 people in its Quebec City innovation studio that develops game changing products for its clients.

Based on a robust portfolio that includes many highly-acclaimed apps such as the BDC Quick Loan App, the public transport app for RTC or the Maitre'D POS, Cortex is moving to the next level by working with ambitious minds all around the world that want to change things for the greater good through high-quality technology. From mobile app development to AR-VR technologies, AI & IoT; we do it all. 

Our incisive creative team evaluates every aspect of your business, seeking out all potential opportunities for innovation or optimization – even the ones you may have overlooked. Once analyzed, we propose novel solutions, custom designed, and exclusive to your company.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Québec, Canada
headquarters
  • Cortex
    520, Boulevard Charest Est Bureau 330
    Québec, QC G1K
    Canada
other locations
  • Cortex
    1412 Broadway 22nd Floor
    New York, NY 10018
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

BDC

Sports-Experts

lg2

SurMesur

Bain Ultra

Automattic

Maitre'D

Quebec City's Aiport (YQB)

RTC (Quebec City's Public Transport Provider)

Le Devoir 

Peak-Design

Desjardins

Thomson Reuters

Cossette

Cirque du Soleil

Leclerc

MCQ

Sports Experts

Responsive Website Redesign

Trough Ruby on Rails technology, we developed a responsive design for Leclerc, one of the biggest cookies & snacks company in Canada. 

With their multiplatform web design, we included an intuitive CMS that allows them to have full control over the content of their website. Amongst other key functionalities, some pretty cool animations were included giving a great UX feel to the whole project. 

Québec's Museum of Civilization

Through React Native development, Cortex was able to deliver an app capable of rendering on iOS and Android in a beautiful manner.

The key functionnalities: geo location, augmented reality enablement, analysis tools and much more! 

The goal: Enhancing their visitors' experiences and overall engagement towards the exhibition. 

The museum is now able to present every artefacts they have, no matter how much space they need! They also affirm their position as industry leaders and true innovators. 

Montreal Tourism Hybrid App

We had the luck to develop a hybrid web app in partnership with Cossette for Montreal's Tourism authority. 

Through Cordova technology, we were able to deliver a level of fluidity in transitions and animations uncomparable to what a standard web app has to offer. The app also allows functionalities such as: 

- Notifications based on the user's location;

- An interactive map to reel time activities and much more. 

Take a look at the case study on our website to find our more about what we do. 

Crowd-Reading Powered by Voice Recognition

Using a custom-made Voice Recognition engine (built with Sphinx), people from all around the world participated in a crowd-reading experience in the middle of Montreal. Cortex was solely responsible for the technology behind the experience. 

Augmented Reality Retail Shopping Experience

Using a Google Tango tablet, this project enables customers to create and customize their shirts from collar to cuffs in real-time, in augmented reality.

 

 

Cracké Rush Video Game

Cortex developed a gaming app based on the Cracké universe, a well-known Tv-Show on the Teletoon network.

By partnering up with Squeeze Studio, we were able to deliver a high-quality mobile game with an easy-to-use gameplay. 

The gaming app drops players into the crazy universe of Cracké, a world studded with peppers that makes the protagonist gain speed, feathers to amass points, and obstacles to dodge as part of the mission of never loosing the eggs.

 

Tailored Dynamic Video Content

In collaboration with Studio Élément, Cortex developed a new approach to dynamically inserting customer-specific content into videos

Our client: Desjardins, one of the biggest financial institutions in Canada, wanted to reach a specific part of it's audience and make them take action towards their saving habits. 

To achieve this, we built a system that places users in 5 different categories associated to 5 differents videos. In those videos, a financial counselor showed them their personal information, how to achieve their savings goals and then invited them to make changes to their plan. 

With a 20% engagement rate, we can call this project a great success, driven by innovation. 

Geolocation Hybrid App for Public Transit Users

The Nomade Hybrid App was built for Quebec City's public transit authority and it's goal was to provide a better end-user experience and help passengers schedule their transportation time. 

The App is now available on iOS and Android and it allows, through a connection with the RTC System, the real-time display of bus schedules and their location on the city's map. Accessible both online and offline, the app allows personalized alerts and has become an essential tool for every users in Quebec City. 

Efficient E-Commerce Solution

By identifying Peak Performance's business objectives early on, Cortex was able to bring Peak's Magento e-commerce platform to the next level. 

Through our suggestions and a very fluid workflow, review pages, an affiliate module and many more key features were built by our team which resulted in an incremental 15% in sales. E-commerce optimization at its best. 

Thermal Marketing Stunt

In Montreal, the subway is a highly used transportation method. Although it is fast and convenient, it does limit its passengers' walking habits. With many of those passengers taking the stairs instead of the escalators to compensate, Sports Expert, a leading canadian sports apparel retail store, decided to reward those active few and encourage others to make healthy choices through a marketing innovation.

By teaming up with Cortex and Rethink, a booth capable of measuring the body temperature of people in front of it was built. When someone stepped in front of it, their body temperature was measured and a discount was attributed to them depending on the level of physical activity they had done. The more you sweat, the more you save. 

 

Featuring bleeding-edge eye-tracking technology, this project was used to promote Quebec City's Magic Festival in a very creative fashion. 

Cortex lg2 and Nova Film finished tied with McDonald for the Grand Prize of the best Interactive Interface other than Web and Mobile in the 2017 Boomerang Awards.

Automattic's Simple Note App Redesign

The famous creators of the Wordpress CMS, Automattic, asked Cortex to proceed wtih a redesign of their Simple Note app. We developed the entirety of the new version in Javascript (React & Redux) through Electron. 

The project was a success and works perfectly on various devices with Windows, Linux and more. 

Québec City's Airport VR Tour - YQB 2018

Québec City's airport is having a 110 million$ refurbrishment and expansion project.

Our part in it: organize a visit of the place before it was even constructed. 

Our answer: Easy peazy.

With this mandate in mind, Cortex went on and developed a software that would translate Revit & Sketchup files to create a virtual environment accessible through 3D Glasses. The whole project was created via Unity3D & Javascript and allowed all execs & project managers to live the new airport experience in virtual reality. 

Learn & Sell App for Bain Ultra

Cortex developed The Bain Ultra App to help the company's salespeople understand the products they were selling. The goal was to build a quiz-like application to educate those salespeople about the Bain Ultra brand & products and offer them rewards as they learned.

The results of the native app were staggering and helped not only to increase sales but to generate enthusiasm from the whole team towards the Bain Ultra brand. 

Restaurant POS in Xamarin (C# / .NET)

Maitre'D is a POS that Cortex developed for their tablet version through Xamarin development in C# for Posera. The application allows to manage the transactional process in over 25 000 restaurants worldwide and has proven to be an exceptional accomplishment for us. 

It's now considered a key tool for efficiency and is being used on a daily basis. 

Bella Storage's Inventory Management App

Cortex developed The Bella Storage Hybrid App is avalaible on both iOS and Android phones. Its goal is to help end-users organize their boxes and find what they are searching in due time. By scanning the box's QR, the user is able to see what it contains and where it's placed without ever having to open it. 

It's most recognizable features are the robust inventory system and the the ergonomics of the tool.w 

Reviews

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React Development for 3D Visualization Tool

“Everything we asked for was achieved.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Integrating specialized technologies to enhance functionality, Cortex used React to rebuild a website, making it mobile-friendly and enabling 3D model viewing of customized products.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Quebec City, Canada
Jerome Baillargeon
CTO, Vowsmith
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cortex’s high-quality site build surpassed project goals. Their targeted resources solved specific problems, and they transmitted critical knowledge to enable internal site management.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO at Vowsmith, a personalized jewelry company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We had built our website internally. It had problems with speed and memory that we needed to fix and also needed it updated to be mobile friendly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They rebuilt our website, integrating new technologies to enhance it. They also redesigned the layout and reconfigured the CSS to make it mobile friendly.

They used WebGL, a 3D model view technology, to allow users to visualize ring customizations by capturing the customer’s fingerprint. It integrates with software that we developed internally to do image treatment to suggest a ring with fingerprints engraved on the surface.

They also suggested that we use a framework called React that is used by companies like Pinterest and Facebook. It allows us to control the different options of our own software.

What is the team composition?

I worked with four different people including a dedicated project manager and developers. We worked with different people according to their expertise.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

One of the Cortex team members is a good friend of our CEO. We're both based in Quebec City.

They had the expertise in WebGL that we needed. They convinced us by showing us work from past customers.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $15,000 CAD ($11,600 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the work in December last year and just finished last week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They completely reached their goals in terms of quality. We’re definitely happy with the software integrations. Everything we asked for was achieved.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Slack to communicate which worked very well. I would also go to their office at times to meet with them. It was easy for me to reach any member of the team.

They provided us with their best resources depending on our needs. For example, for the memory issues, I spent two days working with their team member who had the expertise to resolve the problem.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I like the fact that they let me learn with them. They weren’t trying to hide anything from me. They tried to transmit all their knowledge to me so that I could work on my side without them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes they approximated the price. For example, they would tell me it would take four days and it would only take one. It was a good thing in the end and I can understand that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how things will go. But it was difficult to know exactly what to expect in terms of cost and time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to understand your needs well. It was easy for me because we’re in the same city. I could sit and work with their team, which made the work more efficient.

5.0
Overall Score My overall experience was very good.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re quite busy. Sometimes I needed to meet them urgently but had to wait a day or two.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

Accelerated Web Project for Theatrical Performance Group

“They're a small, attentive, flexible, and efficient team […that] did almost a perfect job for us.”

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

Cortex helped create an online space to educate clients about a company’s brand. The strategy and design of a website framework and advertising assets were delivered on an expedited timeline.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Digital Strategist, Entertainment Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Seamless development, coordinated in one-week sprints, yielded a pixel-perfect and comprehensive product. The design passed an internal approval process with only minor changes. Developers’ specialized frontend and backend expertise and rapid response times enabled the project’s swift delivery.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for a touring performance company. I oversee everything our customers have contact with online, including our apps and websites.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

Cortex specializes in expedited projects and "rescuing" the client, which was perfect for our short timeline. We hired them for a brand bible project. Essentially, we wanted to create an online space where our partners could learn more about our company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cortex helped us develop a strategy for how to talk about our organization. For our advertising efforts, they located which assets, like logos and images, could best showcase our brand. The designs were more advanced than the ones we usually create internally, so they really pushed the frontend as far as KPIs and related elements.

They not only created deliverables efficiently, but also quickly incorporated changes based on our feedback. When we started the project, we hadn’t yet created all the necessary assets. The team built a comprehensive framework that was easy to tweak and incorporate detailed elements into later on. All the content fit perfectly.

What is the team composition?

François Girard, our assigned project manager, was very talented. Our frontend and backend developers had specialized expertise in their assigned roles, respectively, which saved us a lot of time.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

My boss has a contact who knows the owner. Their team came to our office to give a presentation showcasing their previous work. Since they've mostly worked with local clients in Quebec, our international brand presented a big opportunity.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $30,000 Canadian dollars [$24,000 USD] on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together between October and December 2017, with a short break in November when we couldn't provide enough assets. They were kind enough to pause the project, and restart it when we had enough information for them to move forward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It's usually quite hard to work with an agency when you don't have the whole package for the project, but Cortex did a great job. The process was absolutely seamless, and their execution of the designs was pixel perfect. Our internal approval process is usually very difficult. Certain designs don’t translate well online, and our staff will question why the digital rendering doesn’t properly reflect their work. Cortex excelled at bringing our designs to life. Our CMO accepted the first draft, and we only had to make minor changes with our brand team. Overall, it was a great success for our company.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

We really appreciated that they kept their team small for this specific project. We used Slack to facilitate daily communication, and they were extremely reactive. I never waited more than five minutes for an answer, which was unprecedented in my experience within the agency world. Their invoicing system used a very effective tool that sent bills via email and provided a detailed view of the completed work. A streamlined workflow made it possible to achieve our challenging deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're a small, attentive, flexible, and efficient team. I thought it would be impossible to complete this project on time, so their success was amazing to me. They did almost a perfect job for us. When we work with other development agencies, it's really hard to fit within two- or three-week development sprints. Cortex did one week sprints for us, and would occasionally even deploy the website for us to review online before they ended.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you have all your content and assets ready, Cortex will be able to deliver even faster than they did for us.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We received pitches from other agencies that were 50-60% higher.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Nobody can be perfect.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would be more than happy to recommend them to anybody.

Web App Development for Sports Coaching Platform

"They work very closely with us to ensure that I feel good about the process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2015 - July 2017
Project summary: 

Cortex built several versions of a web application that hosted training videos and allowed sports coaches to share, compile, and download exercise plans. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Quebec City, Canada
Marie-Pier Blais
Founder, Athlek
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform quickly attracted 2,000 regular users and captured the interest of major national sports organizations. Cortex checked in frequently to discuss expectations and ensure quality. They remained close to the initial budget and schedule while delivering excellent results. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of Athlek.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

In partnership with Cortex, we developed a road map and a lesson plan builder for a sports federation and club in Canada.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In 2015, we built an accessible, user-friendly prototype for presentation to future investors, after which our first partner decided to invest in the pilot version of the project. Cortex developed the MVP. After we launched the pilot and worked in the second version for a year, we ran the app for several months without any updates. It has worked very well. There are no problems with the app. Almost 2,000 people across Canada use it on a weekly basis.

The web app hosts videos and training courses through Zmail, and there's a link to embed the video in the database. The database isn't too complex. Coaches can create their own skills and drills and add them to the database. They can also build a lesson plan by gathering ideas from our repository of gymnastics exercises. From there, they can print the lesson plan or use it on a tablet or phone.

We want to work with Gymnastics Canada, so we're going to develop new features for the second version.

What was the team composition?

Five developers were involved in the project, including one project owner, one frontend developer, and two backend developers. They split the work between the team.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

The first time I heard about them was through a reference. I explained my vision and budget to a friend. He told me that I should engage Cortex for the project, because they had done something similar for another client in the past. I met with the CEO, and we began the project.

How much have you invested with them?

I've spent between $50,000—$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started talking in 2014, but didn't begin the project until May 2015. We finished our engagement with them in July 2017, and there have been no updates since then. We are going for a second phase in March. We will certainly work with them again.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within a year, we gained around 1,000 additional users. Our first partner was Gymnastique Québec, and we started working with Saskatchewan a couple of months ago because they were very excited to invest in the project. We’ve started working with other sports too. The prototype was built for gymnastics, but other sports are interested in using it, too, which is very exciting.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was great. I changed project managers only twice in the span of the two-year partnership, and the general director always made sure that the transfer had gone smoothly and that and I was still happy with the partnership. They were also very tight on deadlines and didn't go much over budget. They had in-house software to manage the project, but I'm not on that platform; they communicated with me only by email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They work very closely with us to ensure that I feel good about the process and the features that they develop. They're open to talking with us about money, business, and features, and they invest time in making sure that we are happy.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their team is growing a lot, so they changed my backend developer twice or thrice within two years. I understand that it's not easy to manage a growing team, however, and it was still a good partnership even if the developers changed.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be ready to pay the price. It's not cheap, but the results are great for the price you pay. I've worked with other businesses to develop websites and apps, and I've had many bad experiences. Go to them if you want to have a great project with no problems.

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

Chatbot Development for FinTech Innovation Lab

"They were very autonomous, professional, and always on time."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cortex builds chatbots that engage with mobile users to provide auto insurance quotes. They use Optical Character Recognition Technology and implement text-to-speech features. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Quebec City, Canada
Digital Strategist, Insurance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The chatbot serves thousands of mobile users while remaining secure. Cortex designs adaptable contracts, quickly addresses any concerns, and implements a flawless Agile process. Their advanced skill set enables them to succeed in a highly innovative atmosphere.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a digital strategist at an insurance group. I’m in charge of a small innovation lab, which works to improve the user experience with new technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We needed help with development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their first project dealt with OCR [Optical Character Recognition] technology. Their staff had the skills to explore that technology, which later evolved to a chatbot. Our big project with them was building a chatbot that could provide online auto insurance quotes. It’s still in the experimental stage.

We looked at a lot of available technology, but chose to customize the chatbot due to some security concerns. The guys from Cortex knew how solve the security and confidentiality issues. We also added text-to-speech and speech-to-text features. In the past, they also built a website for a contest.

What is the team composition?

We have had 6-7 full-stack programmers helping us over the last two years. At the project’s peak, we worked directly with four full-stack developers for 5-6 months. Direct access to programmers was one of the working terms we set with them. We explained which skills we needed, and they sent us developers with those skills. They were always a perfect fit for our projects. They built the chatbot alongside our in-house team. Their team was very helpful in building that part of the platform.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

They were referred by a friend. They understood the innovativeness of what we were trying to achieve and were very flexible on the contractual terms. For instance, they were willing to send some of their people to work in our offices. That boosted our confidence in them. In addition, their projects for previous clients were good.

How much have you invested with them?

More than $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We worked in two-week Agile sprints. They were very autonomous, professional, and always on time. I can’t remember a time they delivered tasks late.

The chatbot was implemented for our customers. We added some restrictions on the IT side. We began experimenting with mobile traffic, so every user that visits the website with a mobile device lands on the chatbot. There have been a few thousand users.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very flexible with our working terms, which helped us greatly and contributed to our success. It was very easy to get them on board with the team and with the methodology.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are very responsive to our requests and very quick to accommodate any addendum we give to them. Over the last two years, we’ve demanded a lot from them on short notice, but they came through every time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, working with them was pretty seamless.

4.5
Overall Score It’s easy to work with them. They’re flexible, open to change, and capable of adapting very fast. When there’s a new challenge, they always make things happen.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We have used big consultant firms and the cost was very high. Oftentimes, the skills of the people they provide aren’t a perfect fit like the guys from Cortex. The cost was excellent.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There are no real issues. Everything was good, but nothing is perfect
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Voice Recognition Software for Augmented Reading Experiences

“They really focus on keeping their customer happy.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2014 - July 2016
Project summary: 

Cortex worked in tandem with internal resources to develop a composite voice recognition software that’s integrated with AI functionalities for the iPad. They also assisted with various IoT projects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Quebec City, Canada
Vincent Routhier
Founder, Saga World
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cortex’s contributions were crucial in obtaining funding for an R&D phase. They were responsive to requests throughout development, and their positive attitude amidst scope issues was laudable. Communication skills and staff versatility made for an overall efficient and fruitful engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Saga, a design studio that creates immersive and interactive experiences for the physical world. We used to be a production company, but then started using technology (e.g., IoT and AI [artificial intelligence]) for interactive storytelling.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We used to work with a high-priced company whose voice recognition technology only functioned at 80%. We needed to detect words or context in real time, and we were having to pay for each request to the server that was happening every two seconds. We were billed for each of those requests, so it ended up being very expensive.

That voice recognition technology wasn’t fitting for our business model, so we decided to develop our own for an experimental storytelling experience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were creating an experimental storytelling experiment that incorporated voice recognition software and natural language processing to detect children's positions within stories as they read aloud. The voice recognition software triggered various storytelling features within the app, including videos, sound effects, and music.

We did some pretty amazing sales with two customers which resulted in thousands of other sales for that book and allowed us to invest in the technology’s R&D. Cortex’s team was key in this process. We developed our own system where servers could scale on demand. It’s a combination of six different types of technology that run in real time. These include DSP [digital sound processing] for audio signals to make them easier to understand, as well as voice recognition training so that our natural language processing system can improve as it’s being used.

Cortex built the app on the Unity platform for the iPad as well as the AI [artificial intelligence] that facilitates better understanding of sentence structures based on story progression. They did an excellent job of integrating these key components.  

We did a physical installation version of that technology with another story for a marketing campaign. The installation was in a park where people could go, discover a book, and read it out loud. Their voice was amplified throughout the park, so people ended up gathering around, and adults were reading books to other adults. We used the same technology, but instead of a cloud-based system, we did a local version of that project.

We’ve also used Cortex for some development tasks when we haven’t had the resources in-house. It’s a platform called ioTHEATRE which we’ve been working on for a few years. It uses sensors and controllers to understand the behaviors and context of users in real time, and then triggers content which is projected onto walls accompanied by sounds or lighting effects. It’s a big framework that we’ve been using for exhibits and projects. We’re still working on it.

We’ve done some IoT projects with them as well, including electronics for prototyping.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

I’m friends with some of their team members. They are a nice and small development studio in Quebec City. They are the company we think of when we have a project that requires extra resources or special skills. We’ve been really satisfied with the work they’ve done for us.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent between $200,000–$300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in 2014, and the last project wrapped up in July 2016. We still use them when we need some additional resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I could speak to the studio head if I had a problem, and they always fixed it right away. They really focus on keeping their customer happy and the projects working.

We had a project where I know they lost money because we underestimated the complexity of it in the beginning. We never had a discussion about how much more it would cost, and they just delivered the project anyways. They have a really positive attitude in those types of situations, which I really appreciate as a customer.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great. We had no issues with communication. We used tools like Basecamp to manage the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I liked that they weren’t a huge company with hundreds of people. They were a partner in the process of building the project. I was happy to work with and pay them because I knew the value we were receiving in return.

They’re really good with web development and all the attached components, including the cloud. As a design studio, they have some employees with different skill sets for various types of projects. They can work on a web project on the first day and then switch to another project on the second day. They’re pretty versatile.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t have anything specific for them to improve on.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I suggest going ahead and working with them.

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

Field Sales App & iPad App for Training Gamification

"I really enjoy working with Cortex and wouldn’t envision going with anyone else."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014 - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

Cortex developed multiple apps for a high-end bath manufacturer. The apps they developed help consumers understand the bath manufacturer's company and train salespeople; they are working on an e-commerce app as well.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lévis, Canada
Elaine Drolet
CEO, Bain Ultra
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

To date, about 35% of the salespeople utilize the app, which has helped them to become well informed, well-trained, and ahead of their competition. Cortex's creativity, strong leadership, management, and ability to understand businesses and company cultures were integral to the success of this collaboration.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Bain Ultra. We’ve been working with a distribution network for almost 40 years in the states. We have about 2,000 dealers working with us. We manufacture high end bathtubs, freestanding bathtubs, and mainly therapeutic bathtubs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We had huge challenges over the last two years because we’re working with so many people at the same time. There’s a huge change in the way people are approaching sales because of the Internet. We’re in a very outdated network. The root of our network is plumbing. We had to try to bring that network to another standard. I needed an application developed for iPads in showrooms to help differentiate our product.

We also needed the salesforce on the showroom floor to be trained. Whenever we launched a product, we had reps that would train salespeople. It would sometimes take three months before they would get the proper training to everyone. There was always a gap between the time that we would launch and promote on the marketing level. I needed Cortex to develop an app training game that was user-friendly and could be used on any type of device.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We carry very high-end bathtubs. Our bathtubs can’t be bought at all places. They’re worth between $5,000-$10,000. The consumer must understand the added value of our product. The app is a tool for the consumer to understand us better and show us better in the showroom.

The second project was the training game app. The app would allow the sales people to quickly understand the differentiation of our product that we are launching and be able to talk about it to the consumer.

I’m starting to work with them on a platform for e-commerce because we want to start selling our bathtubs online. It’s a huge project because of the network we work with. We have to be very creative to not jeopardize the relations that we have with the dealers all over the states. I hope that the platform will be up and running by the spring.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

They work in a hub in Quebec where I live. I was working with a marketing company that was located next door. The owner of the marketing company talked about Cortex and I was introduced to them.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent $200,000 for the iPad and the training game apps.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together three years ago for the iPad app. The training game app was started in January 2016 and completed in October 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have close to 1,000 sales people across the states that have downloaded the training game app. Of that, I have about 35% using it currently that have completed all the challenges. About 55%-60% of the staff are working their way through it. It’s a very slow network to get into the digital era. It’s part of the problem we have right now. As a company, we’re very progressive. We’ve always been developing new things before our competitor. It’s a success to be able to have 35% of the salespeople in our most high-end store using the training app and being trained faster than our competitor can. We’re shortening the lifetime penetration of our product in the mind of the salespeople and in the mind of consumers.

Twenty percent of our dealers are very high end and they are the salespeople that have downloaded the app. They are our most important stores. Having people with the knowledge to properly answer the consumer has put us ahead of our competitor.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

They use a project manager and we do the same in our company. The project managers are constantly in contact with one another either by phone or by Skype. Whenever there’s a problem, they answer very quickly. They’re very professional in the way they do work. I deal mainly with Jean-Michel [LeBeau, Founder] if I have an issue of some sort. When the projects are implemented, they are done through the project managers in each of our companies.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Before I came to this company, I worked my way through many companies in many places. For quite a while, I was a coach for leaders in different businesses. I was doing the strategical alignment in the different companies. Jean-Michel is extremely smart. He’s humble. He listens to the client very well. He’s very creative. He does even more than you ask. He takes you in like your part of his business. He comes up with ideas and technologies that we can even adapt to our bathtubs. He’s incredible as a leader and as a manager for his team. I’ve hardly ever seen someone so smart, but also talented enough to manage his team properly. Whatever they did for us was always right on. 

They are extremely creative and listen very well to the company and the culture involved. One of the problems I met in the past with tech companies is they can be very good technologically, but they don't understand the challenge that we face on the cultural level. Each network has its own culture. You can have a wonderful tool that’s worth absolutely nothing at the end. With Cortex, Jean-Michel has a very strategic mind. He will take a lot of time to understand scaffolding, and not only the technological challenge you face, but the culture of your company and where you come from, in order to understand where you can go with the technologies to court your success.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I really enjoy working with Cortex and wouldn’t envision going with anyone else. We always want to be the first project that they’ll answer to, but you’re working with real people that have more than one project going on. If you want to have an answer in the next hour, you might have it three hours later. It’s those type of things, but very normal things to expect. They always come back quickly. I have nothing negative to say about Cortex.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have many projects going on, as we do. Sometimes there is a delay. Working through it, we’ll discover there is more challenges we face, and we’ll ask more from them or I’ll have my people working on something else. So sometimes there’s a delay there
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very good. I’ve seen companies that were just outrageous. I really liked when we first worked through the project of the iPad and the app, there were breakdowns each phase of the project with different very detailed costs.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Anything they did for us was very good quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them 100%.

Web Development Agency Partnership

"They’ve often suggested different ways to do things, and always had the right answers to our questions."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cortex has helped with a number of app and web development projects, including a ticketing platform used by prominent stadiums and performances around the world. Their latest project is a business website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Quebec, Canada
Steeve Marin
Founder, 32 MARS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cortex’s site won a design award, and traffic and ranking has increased significantly. They are professional and reliable under pressure. Though they could enhance their services to be more conducive to small businesses, Cortex is a proactive team with an effective, collaborative Agile process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of 32Mars, an advertising agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We’ve worked with them on technology development for client projects, including a couple of apps as well as web-based development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our latest project with Cortex is our business website. We’ve previously worked on a large website for one of our clients. Cortex developed a web-based ticketing platform and CMS [content management system] serving clients like Cirque du Soleil, The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team, and large stadiums around the world.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

One of our business partners introduced them to me. I met Jean-Michel Lebeau, the CEO of the company, and we talked business. I appreciated their values and we started working together. Cortex has been professional, and we’ve worked together since that time.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work is between $250,000 and $300,000 CAD per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Cortex five years ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our business website was launched 4 weeks ago, and has won an Awwwards prize, which was a huge compliment from the industry. Our visitors have been scaling up since the launch. More visitors are coming in organically, and we have a better ranking.

When my team worked with Cortex, it was always on behalf of clients, so I cannot provide actual metrics. I’m quite sure that if there were any problems, my team would have mentioned them.

The ticketing platform sells millions of tickets per day; it’s the second-biggest in the world.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

They keep tight schedules and are professionals. We never had any issues in this sense, which is rare in this area. We’ve been working with a couple of Cortex’ project managers, all of whom were good. The process is collaborative, Agile, simple, and proactive. They’ve often suggested different ways to do things, and always had the right answers to our questions. If they didn’t, they would come back with one in the same business day. The final cost always matched the estimate given to us at the beginning. We mainly work with the Google Docs suite. The collaborative documents make it easy to track bugs and do follow-ups. They also use internal administration apps.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cortex is always working on research and development—things like VR and 3D web and visioning solutions. They are very good at finding technology solutions, even when working with a small budget, in order to reach the client goal. If the client only has a budget for a portion of the project, Cortex is good at proposing milestones and working in stages. Instead of delivering a website in a year, they will split it into multiple stages over 2 or 3 years, with everything the client wants. The solution is always perfect.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could introduce solutions for small businesses. Cortex is not expensive, but they favor bigger projects, and aren’t capable of working on smaller ones like startup landing pages at a reasonable price. They could improve their business in this way.

5.0
Overall Score The only thing they could adopt is working with small businesses, and becoming more cost-effective.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on point, and told us about possible delays in advance.  
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are a bit expensive, but the cost is on par with other large companies we’ve used.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    A 5 would mean perfection, and we have had small bugs to fix. This is normal for the industry, but Cortex could improve testing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Experiential Marketing Stunt With Eye Tracking Tech

"We felt someone was constantly working for us because they made the project their priority."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - May 2017
Project summary: 

Cortex rapidly created an interactive marketing experience using eye-tracking technology. They've also provided other application and interactive technology development.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Quebec City, Canada
Camille Gagnon
Copywriter, LG2
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A proactive and upbeat approach allowed their team to perform diligently despite strict time constraints and a small budget. The technology performed at a higher accuracy than expected, and has been well received by the advertising community. They are a comprehensive and responsive partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a copywriter for LG2, an advertising company operating in Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto. I’m based in Quebec.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

I had an idea for a magic trick that used eye-tracking technology to show people a card they picked while watching cards on billboards. We wanted to use the technology at bus stops for the Magic Festival of Quebec City. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I knew of Cortex's capabilities, but this was still a big challenge for them because they’d never used eye-tracking technology before. However, they were happy to take on the challenge when I approached them.

We've also worked with them on applications and other interactive technologies planned for 2017.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

My sister was a graphic designer there, and she informed me that they were familiar with this kind of work. She arranged a meeting for me with Jean-Michel Lebeau [CEO, Cortex], and we talked about the project. We also contacted a number of companies in Montreal since there aren’t many tech groups in Quebec, but none had done something like this before. Cortex was the only company that told us it was possible, and they completed it just fine.

How much have you invested with them?

I’m unsure of the exact cost since I don’t handle financial issues, but we’ve spent under $10,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2017. This particular project was launched in April or May, and it’s currently online. We have a partnership of some kind, and are also working on other projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are about to do some metrics research because we’re entering the solution into a contest.

The display was available for one day, from early morning, until afternoon. We reached a lot of people, but the goal was always to create a case study video to reach more people. The original video allowed us to receive an innovation award in Canada, so it’s definitely made its way through the advertising community.

The Quebec Magic Festival also used it for its widespread promotion. I’m unsure how many people were present, but the video was shown at every magic festival gala. 

We knew the eye-tracking accuracy wouldn’t operate well outside. We had 80% accuracy when we were hoping for 20%, so the results were very good, but not perfect. The ultimate goal was to have a technology that worked every time.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

The project was very rushed. We only had one month to do everything from scratch, including inventing technology that would work inside of bus stops. It was hard to do, but we made it.

Their project management was amazing. We had a lot of questions because we didn’t know anything about the technology, but they still remained flexible and patient. They were comprehensive, and their ability to effectively work with time constraints and a small budget made noticeable differences. 

We visited a couple bus stops to take measurements, so it felt special to them because it was a custom-made project. They were happy to work on it, even though they weren’t making a lot of money.

We felt someone was constantly working for us because they made the project their priority. It was well done, and nothing was rushed or cheaply made. 

I visited their office to check progress, and everyone was always welcoming. They were friendly and open to us visiting them, and setting up meetings were never complicated. Working with them was human and practical because their team was available and also very good at what they do. They are a small company, but they hire the best employees, which is why they collaborate so well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The follow-through, project management, and communication were very nice. They communicated very well, and never questioned us when we needed to change things at the last minute. The team was so proactive that they found solutions to questions we hadn’t even asked yet.

Their team knows their technology and capabilities well. We don’t get involved with technology often, so we needed a partner like Cortex who knew exactly what they were doing.

I recommend everyone work with them. It was our first experience with the company, but since then, we’ve continued to give them projects. We consider them a partner now.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, it was a perfect project. They did exactly what we asked for, gave their time, and provided many things. We had a small budget and strict time constraints for this project, so many problems could have appeared, but didn’t. It really worked well, so I don’t have anything bad to say about them. We’ve experienced minimal issues with other projects.

5.0
Overall Score Cortex is a small, human, comprehensive, and flexible company which thinks big. As a similar company, we like to find partners we can easily contact.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were available and flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The project was very nice, but we were not able to ensure 100% accuracy with the eye-tracking.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Customer Feedback App & Food Ordering App

"[W]e’ve gotten what we asked for. Cortex’ team is easy to work with."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cortex developed an iOS/Android for internal customers to view customer satisfaction metrics. They’re almost finished developing a cross-platform app using Cordova to enable mobile food ordering.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Product Owner, POS Software Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cortex excels at progress reporting, although some misunderstandings caused delays at first. They also provide valuable consultation for improvements in the mobile app space. The minor bugs that did appear in the first app were fixed quickly, and the app now has 800 active users and positive feedback in the market.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a point-of-sale software company providing solutions for restaurants. We have an end-to-end platform from the front of house to the corporate office, and also have mobile applications for it. I am the technical product manager for the maître d’ system.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We needed to develop a mobile app for one of our products. It would serve as a feedback tool for store managers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The web app was built for iOS and Android, and it was meant for fetching data from one of our cloud services, and display it in a dashboard view for notifications and alerts.

We also developed a mobile POS and food-ordering app for the restaurant with Cortex. It’s still under construction. It will initially be developed for Android tablets, and uses the Cordova technology, which will allow us to go cross-platform easily in the future. It allows waiters to enter orders and have them go directly to the POS system.

Cortex is managing our Google Play and Android Store accounts, which is very helpful, since we don’t have knowledge on that side.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

We’re based in Montreal, while Cortex is in Quebec. We have many internal connections with companies which are working with this type of developer. We also looked at one company in Montreal, but chose Cortex because of their proposed starting time. Both developers were on the same level, so it was a matter of delivery speed.

How much have you invested with Cortex?

The food-ordering app will have a cost above CA$100,000. [$74,000] The first app was less complex than the ordering one, and doesn’t compare in terms of cost.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Cortex in March 2013. We continue to update the application regularly, and have new versions every few months. The ordering app is 80% complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The feedback for the app, which is on the market, is very good. There were some bugs in it, but Cortex fixed them as we went. The main issue was in terms of our own backend, and was not related to the app itself.

The app has above 800 active users. There can be more than one user per restaurant because the target audience is made up of managers and owners. There is a good chunk of people using the application. It’s linked to a product which we sell, so we mainly look at how many people are enrolling within it, installing it on their phones and actively using it. The app is free on Google Play, with the actual subscriptions being made on the backend.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s been easy to work with Cortex, but we have had some communication lags. Items which we thought were simple were misunderstood, which led to more back-and-forth. Overall, it’s very good, and we’ve gotten what we asked for. Cortex’ team is easy to work with.

The first app was delivered in an acceptable timeframe with no issues. For the other one, the delays are coming from our side, so I can’t fault Cortex for that.

We have received weekly reports through which we could see exactly where we were. Cortex has provided access to JIRA, their bug-tracking system. We can enter bugs there directly, and follow the process.

What did you find most impressive about Cortex?

On the project management side, our weekly reports have been very well-done and informative, which has helped our POS project a lot. Technology-wise, Cortex has good ideas on how we can improve the project afterwards. The data-board app was started three or four years ago, and Cortex has been giving us ideas on how we can improve it in terms of technology. They are always looking at improvements on the mobile app space, and give us consultations.

Are there any areas Cortex could improve?

I would have made sure that, at the beginning of our POS project, communication channels were flowing properly, so that we wouldn’t receive the kickbacks we’ve had. The problem was mainly on our side. On the next project, I will make sure that this is done, and eliminate any communication issues.

4.5
Overall Score We may have another project coming up, and they will be one of the companies it’s submitted to.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project manager on their side was not always available. He was working on more than one project, which is normal.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don’t have full cost information for the data-board project, but I believe that Cortex has provided added value. They gave us the ability to offer a mobile application to customers, without needing the knowledge on how to build one.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always delivered. Our industry is very specific; we require a lot of testing on the backend. Cortex’ QA team didn’t supply all of it, so we found some bugs on our end too, based on specific use cases. Once they’re found, they’re quickly corrected.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re not the cheapest nor the most expensive company, and all development is done in-house with Cortex’ own team. It all depends on what people are looking for.

App for Real Time City Bus Schedule

"They were not just executing what we thought would be best, but also suggested ways to improve."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cortex developed a mobile app that informs users of the next bus departures based on their location. Additional features include marking favorite routes, creating itineraries, and checking fares.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Canada
Communications Director, City Transportation System
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Considering the market size, app adoption has been very strong; users find it to be a valuable tool. Cortex did in-depth research into similar tools in other cities in order to deliver the best solution. The team was transparent and managed the project well.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I represent a public bus transit company in Canada. I work in the marketing and communications department, mostly with our web tools, including the company site, mobile application, digital screens, advertising and client communication.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cortex?

We wanted to develop a mobile application for our client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Cortex built our app. Some of its functionalities are native, but I cannot specify and technical aspects.

The application geolocates clients and displays the next departures of nearby buses in real time. The app also displays notices related to our routes, unavailable stops, and so on. It allows users to look at schedules for our fleet, and it can also create an itinerary, showing people which buses they need to take from point A to point B. They can also mark favorite routes, and look at all fares.

We have built-in APIs which provide all the data around our routes, stops, scheduling and so on. Cortex needed to connect to our web service in order to make sure that they were providing the proper information in real-time.

How did you come to work with Cortex?

I was not working for the company when Cortex first started, but I know that they went through a public RFP. We had two major criteria, the price being one of them, as well as the quality and expertise of the company, relative to mobile applications. They analyzed several candidates, and Cortex got the contract.

How much have you invested with Cortex?

[Cost confidential to maintain anonymity.] Since we are a public organization, maintaining the initial budget was very important. Cortex stuck to it, and the results were in-line with what we had in mind.

What is the status of this engagement?

The application was launched at the beginning of April 2016, and the work on it was started two months previously. Cortex is still working with us on optimizing the app and creating new functionalities. We will be launching an update next week.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The app has had over 100,000 downloads. The app is for a small city and not everyone uses public transportation, so the usage and download count are great, from our perspective. Many people are using the app on a daily basis. The app has proved a useful tool for them to know when in real time their bus will arrive.

How did Cortex perform from a project management standpoint?

The project went well. Cortex was really transparent: they sent us weekly summaries of what had been done and what we were planning to do next. We never had surprises, and went through daily scrums towards the end, in order to make sure we were sticking to the plan. If we encountered any bugs or other issues, Cortex informed us about it.

They are using JIRA for bug tracking. We had access to it, and could report any issues or improvements identified on our side. The daily communication was done mostly by email.

What did you find most impressive about Cortex?

Understanding our needs and being able to suggest some additional functionalities. Their team approached the app from our clients’ perspective, and also looked at what apps from other countries had done. They were not just executing what we thought would be best, but also suggested ways to improve how the information was delivered, from a UX and UI perspective.

Are there any areas Cortex could improve?

At first, we were asking to be kept informed more often. As soon as we brought it up, Cortex did it. Maybe it’s not the case for all clients, but we do need a lot of information around our projects, in order to report to management.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver projects on time, per our expectations and initial agreement.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to the other offers we received for the same app, Cortex’ price was one of the lowest. They delivered a high-quality product. We received great comments on the usability side, and clients really like it.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    This is a normal part of the development process, but we did find bugs on occasion. Most of the time, Cortex had high-quality output.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer