#ExpectMore from your software development partner

CSHARK is a custom software development and product design company that has the desire to help its clients accomplish more. We work with Tier 1 global banks, FinTech, and RegTech companies, as well as industrial, biotechnology, and logistics sector companies, including startups. Together we create robust, scalable solutions that meet the needs of the next generation of end-users.

Our company employs 200+ specialists that have the experience to partner over the long term, from the first contact, through full product lifecycle development, up to the maintenance support.

CSHARK does not write code – it sharpens your competitive edge one sprint at a time.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2014
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Wrocław, Poland
headquarters
other locations
  • 438 University Avenue, Suite 1810
    Toronto, ON ON M5G 2K8
    Canada
  • Herrendamm 45
    Lübeck, SH D23556
    Germany

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Fenergo, regenHU, MEZ Technik, VecCtor, HTP J-1 Visa Programs

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Fenergo

Building, co-developing and maintaining regulatory and compliance system used by global banks and institutions.

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Fenergo

Visualization of dashboards

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Fenergo

Technologies, Type of projects, Team

https://bit.ly/Fenergo_Case_Study

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regenHU

Co-developing a custom software used by biotechnology 3D printers.

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regenHU

Visualization of dashboards

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regenHU

Technologies, Type of projects, Team

Read more: https://bit.ly/regenHU

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VecCtor

Development of the telematic system for live monitoring of industrial assets.

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VecCtor

Visualization of dashboards

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VecCtor

Technologies, Type of projects, Team

Read more: https://bit.ly/VecCtor 

Reviews

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Machine Learning Tool for IT Company

"They brought us where we needed to go technology-wise."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - Aug. 2020
Project summary: 

A company's photo editing tool was outdated making the work labor-intensive. As a result, they hired CSHARK to create an editing solution that can speed up their workflow.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Pier Beaupré
Co-Founder, Pixel Guru
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CSHARK developed a machine learning tool that increased the company's speed on editing photos quickly while maintaining its high-quality. They were excellent, ingenious, and didn't just rely on the company's instructions. Instead, they presented solutions that the company found helpful.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the co-founder of Pixel Guru, an innovative photo solution for dealerships in Canada.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CSHARK, and what were your goals?

We were editing photos with our "in-house" tool but there was still manual labor to be done. C-Shark helped developed a solution to work faster and with fewer employees!

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor and what were the deciding factors?

This vendor was referred to us.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

They developed a machine learning tool to help our employees edit pictures better and faster.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

They were 5 people working and helping us find the right solution, graphic designer, engineer, project manager, etc. They were a well-organized team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

The deliverables were always on point and exactly what we were told it would be.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.

The communication was amazing, Slack, email, and telco were used to keep in touch every week.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

They gave and proposed solutions. Usually, other companies we worked with, we needed to give them exactly what we needed and they were not proposing new solutions, technology, or alternative. They brought us where we needed to go technology-wise.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

None.

5.0
Overall Score Great job !
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Without hesitation.

Mobile App Dev for Science Solutions Firm

"We were very satisfied with their delivery of the final high-quality product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

A science solutions firm hired CSHARK to outsource app development and app design. They created a mobile app with an agile development process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Dr. Alexander Fritz
COO & CISO & Head of R&D, OmegaLambdaTec GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Within a short amount of time, they met all goals and deadlines, delivering a high-quality mobile app that met all requirements and features. The team at CSHARK was communicative, dedicated, and responsive, although they could improve their transparency.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

OmegaLambdaTec offers tailored-made data science solutions and services for customers and our partners. I am the COO & CISO and Head of the R&D department of OmegaLambdaTec.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CSHARK?

Currently we do not have any in-house mobile app developers and engineers. Therefore, we needed to outscoure the app development and app design.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a fast, fexible and professional app development to fulfil other commitments within a larger project. We also needed a mobile app that can the updated an improved on our end.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We already were in contact with several vendors that concentrate on mobile app development. Based on their pitch and proposal we were convinced that Cshark is the right choice for us, both in terms of fast delivery, flexible agile development process and price.

Describe the project in detail.

Once we selected the vendor, we had a series of several online meetings to get to know each other, discuss our goals and objectives and setup the timeline of the project. We were impressed by the fast and agile development process and transparent project management. In addition, new change requests could be included in a fast and flexible way, according to our needs.

What was the team composition?

We were assigned a project manager and developer to support us on a technical level. In addition, a manager was serving as a main point of contact throughout the project. I spoke to all three contacts and was involved both in the technical and project management level processes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Within a short time of approximaltely one months of the project we already saw a fast progress of our first objectives and goals. During the next months significant progress has been made to develop the full mobile app including all requirements and features. In the end, the design of the app was improved. We are very happy with the results, the usability and fast development that was fulfiled within the defined goals and delivery deadlines.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

All team members that were assigned to us were easy to communicate, helpful and prodived us with fast and transparent updates and feedback. We cummunicated over the phone, online webinars and slack. Overall, we were impressed by the quick response and commitment by the whole team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed by the knowledge and experience of the vendor on the mobile app development. We very much appreciated their quick communication, work ethic and fast delivery of objectives and overall commitment by the whole team. We were very satisfied with their delivery of the final high quality product.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Their project management and process management can be done in a more transparent way for the customer. We did not know that the developer was away on vacations and therefore we needed to wait until he was available again.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very fast delivery of a high quality product
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Development for Tissue Engineering Company

"The most impressive thing about CSHARK is their ability to react quickly and efficiently."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CSHARK developed custom software for a tissue engineering research company. Working in C# and .NET, the team built the front- and backend of the system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Villaz-Saint-Pierre, Switzerland
Samuel Gilliéron
Software Architect, regenHU Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Bringing on the CSHARK team helped boost the development rate and quality of the software, meeting the expectations of the internal team. CSHARK establishes a smooth workflow, utilizing project management software. The team is hard-working, experienced, and innovative.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide a solution for Tissue Engineering researchers throughout the world. The solution consists of a high-end 3D bio-printer capable of handling a wide range of biomaterials and BioInks, consumables and a software solution for designing the desired print. I am the Software Architect in charge of the software solution at our company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CSHARK?

The world of bioprinting is in constant evolution and we must always stay ahead of the curve to provide our partners the best software solution they can have. In order to be able to offer the best quality, we needed to increase our internal software development team and were looking to extend it with experts in C# .NET development who could join and integrate a team. In addition, the swiss market lacked the resource we needed so we were looking for nearshore companies which could provide such experts.

What were your goals for this project?

Since we were looking for people integrating in the existing team, one of the key goal was the flexibility and ability to work in an Agile methodology. The other goals were a deep knowledge in C# .NET and the ability of not just coding, but also developing new concepts and thinking outside of the box.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our collaborator had a previous very positive experience with a development team lead by a CSHARK employee. We also had contact with a few other similar companies. We did multiple calls and discussions with each of the companies, but CSHARK came out of the top for their reactivity and impressive track record. A one-month introductory project sealed the deal, as the developers of CSHARK showed expert knowledge in C# .NET, Software Development and were a pleasure to work with.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

By integrating the software development team, the developers from CSHARK quickly entered the workflow of 2 weeks sprint with self-organization between developers and product owner. The on-going project consists of back-end and front-end implementation of a wide-range of topics (such as graphical interface, SQL database, algorithmic generation or modelling engine), over a series of 2-weeks sprints which are themselves part of 2 months milestone dedicated to a specific topic.

What was the team composition?

The project team is composed of 3 well-rounded developers (2 from CSHARK and one internal) and a software architect with a dual project manager/developer role. The team is self-organized, with a product owner ensuring that the project is going in the correct direction. In addition to the core project team, multiple others are involved for Q&A and user testing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The knowledge brought by CSHARK boosted the development rate and quality to an extremely high-level. The code quality increased drastically by reaching an 80% code coverage in just a few months of work, while the amount of feature implemented more than than doubled since the arrival of the CSHARK development team. Throughout the different internal reviews that we often have, an unanimous feeling of wonder at the development has been expressed.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management is done on the principle of self-organization, meaning that the developers and software architect sit together to decide which tasks to attribute to who. The tasks are derived from the list of features defined by the product owner. Since the start of the project, the collaboration resulted in deadlines being always met. The communication and collaboration was done effortlessly through Microsoft Teams and Gitlab as the repository and CI/CD.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The most impressive thing about CSHARK is their ability to react quickly and efficiently. When requirements changed, the developers were quick to adapt and implement the changes, and the managers were also quick to propose solutions to project management challenges.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In term of improvement on CSHARK sides, there is practically none. They always have been helpful and reactive when minor issues happened. On our side, it showcased the importance of starting with a short one-month period evaluation to feel both the skills but also the personal fit of both sides.

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

Custom Software Dev for Educational Exchange/Visa Program

"CSHARK has strong, detailed operating processes for managing the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CSHARK is developing custom software using C#. The software includes a number of different user modules, including an admin module that has various user dashboards and registration wizards.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Mario Janssen
President/CEO, HTP J-1 Visa Programs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CSHARK has been able to track the progress of the project really well which has resulted in saving valuable time. They hold biweekly meetings so they know everything is accurate to proceed. Having a project manager that oversees developers is really helpful in terms of quality and timeliness.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

HTP J-1 Visa Programs places exchange visitors from all over the world in internships, training programs and teaching opportunities in the US. We carefully screen exchange visitors, interview them, review documents and make sure they meet all regulatory requirements. We help them prepare for their stay in the US, and provide ongoing support while they’re here.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CSHARK?

Since there isn't an off-the-shelf software application that meets our needs, we wanted to build that system from the ground up and that’s why we hired CSHARK.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They use C# to develop the software. There are four main user groups that use the application: our team members, the exchange visitors, host organizations and agents.

The application has a number of modules that store information about the exchange visitors, one has all the information about the host organizations, one is for agents, and one is for reporting daily information about the status of all of our applications and a number of other reports. The final module is the admin module that allows us to do administrative functions behind the scenes. The application also has various user dashboards as well as a number of registration wizards for the various user groups.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact is a project manager who oversees a team of developers.

How did you come to work with CSHARK?

I wasn't happy with the company I was previously working with, so I started searching for other nearshoring software developers. I read a lot about quality developers in Poland, so I researched developers in Poland. CSHARK was a company that consistently ranked high in various review sites. I reached out to the CEO and from there the conversation started. I considered two other companies as well during my vetting process but opted for CSHARK.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $60,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in November 2019 and the relationship is currently ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Extremely pleasant to work with, all the way from initial contact with CEO, through business development and onboarding. Excellent transition and knowledge transfer process from the previous developer. CSHARK has strong, detailed operating processes for managing the project. This includes a heavy focus on QA. Our strong project manager ensures that the project stays on track. The developers are detailed, knowledgeable and think three steps ahead. The impact of the engagement is the accelerated progress of project.

How did CSHARK perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been excellent. We have biweekly refinement meetings where we discuss items in the backlog and prioritize them. The devs want to ensure that they completely understand a backlog issue before addressing it. During biweekly delivery meetings, they demo the previous sprints before releasing them to a staging environment for testing. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of the processes that they have in place and the internal controls to make sure the project stays on track.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing at this time.

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

Software Engineering for FinTech Company

"CSHARK developers are flexible enough to jump from one project to the other."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sep. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

CSHARK offers software engineering resources to a FinTech solution company. Services rendered include UX/UI design, platform development, product integration, and customer support.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Niall Twomey
CTO, Fenergo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client looks to CSHARK as an essential business partner. Knowledgable and collaborative, this team of developers can deliver projects for a wide range of industries. The client trusts them to provide effective solutions within reasonable timeframes.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Fenergo is a global provider of suite of technologies that transform how financial institutions manage digital client journey from initial onboarding, to regulatory compliance and data management, to ongoing lifecycle KYC reviews and refreshes.

Fenergo works for Tier 1 and 2 financial institutions across Corporate & Institutional Banking, Commercial, Business & Retail Banking, Private Banking and Asset Management. As Chief Technology Officer for Fenergo, Niall has responsibility for technical strategy, design and architecture. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire CSHARK?

CSHARK provides us with software engineering services across various technologies, helping us to deliver market-leading software solutions for financial services firms all over the world. 

What were your goals for this project?

The aim is to build, develop and maintain Fenergo’s software solutions. We cooperate with CSHARK continuously; we ran more than 50 projects in the last 5 years. Our cooperation is ongoing.

The goal of each project is to assure that software co-developed with CSHARK meets the standards of compliance law and our clients – banks and financial institutions, can smoothly run their business activities.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Deep domain knowledge and technical expertise, compared with communication skills and project management, convinced us. We have been continuously working with CSHARK for the past 5 years, and I believe it to be the best recommendation.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

CSHARK engineers work on platform design and development, product customization, product delivery and integration with Fenergo’s Project Managers and technical staff, the end-client system, and customer support.

Created solutions help financial institutions to efficiently manage the regulatory onboarding and client data management processes. Solutions ensure compliance with multiple regulatory frameworks, supports the data collection and accessibility across the institution.

Examples of Fenergo systems that we work on include: Anti-Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, Client Risk Rating, Client Life Cycle Management, Regulatory Onboarding, Tax Compliance, Risk Assessment. 

What was the team composition?

For each project CSHARK supports us with an team of 5-10 software developers working based on Agile principles.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Due to the large number of projects it’s safe to say that CSHARK has played and will play a significant role in working with Fenergo. CSHARK supports us technologically and software-wise and is a stable, ongoing partner.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Each time we talk with CSHARK about our software challenges and needs of different clients. Many of the projects are for different banks and financial institutions, so the scope varies. CSHARK developers are flexible enough to jump from one project to the other.

Cooperation is smooth and effective, CSHARK knows how to handle different technical requirements and advanced market demands. Additionally CSHARK developers are free to work on site in the remote localisations like Singapore, Sydney or Toronto. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The ability to adapt and run multiple projects with growing scope of complexity and market demand. FinTech and RegTech industry is very demanding and the pressure to deliver quality software for Tier 1 and Tier 2 global banks and financial institutions is constant.

CSHARK understands our challenges and the industry, therefore can provide reliable software solutions in a highly competitive timeframe. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, cooperation with CSHARK is a very positive experience.

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

Application Development for Telematics Company

“I’ve been in the business for 25 years, and I’ve never worked with a company with this level of professionalism.”

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

CSHARK developed a cloud-based app that enabled data sharing capabilities and simplified future maintenance. By incorporating a graphical user interface, they created a positive UX for various partners.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Lübeck, Germany
Brice De Ron
CEO, VecCtor GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is very user-friendly, and customers and third parties are impressed by how functional and pertinent the platform is. The CSHARK team made several original suggestions that resulted in a high-quality product. They are exceptionally reliable and timely, which created a strong partnership. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO and founder of VecCtor GmbH, which provides security-related telematics for digital transformation and IoT integration of additional networks. In recent years, our company has grown due to transit monitoring, which is very complicated and includes 120-150 alarm lines per vehicle.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CSHARK?

We had an app that used a legacy system, but it wasn’t addressing able to address several of the challenges that we were facing in transit monitoring because it was a new market. As a result, we needed to create a new version of the app that was cloud-based.

Additionally, we had always focused on configuration rather than hardcoding so that the app could easily be shared. The developer we were working with was no longer delivering, so we needed to find another company that was more experienced in designing user-friendly interfaces.   

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The market expertise came from us, but CSHARK had specific knowledge of big data management. They collaborated with our team to create a product that complied with our needs and made future maintenance easy. As a solution, they designed a trifold database concept. Through this database, we can quickly migrate to an elastic environment, which is required for predictive maintenance.

They also designed a microservices system using Docker that would enable data exchanges through the cloud. We have offices around the globe and we like to receive feedback from Associated Strategic Partners (ASP). In response, CSHARK created a communication platform for us, which allows us to distribute limited information to specific partners. To ensure that the transition to the new version of the app is smooth, they have a team of engineers working on the frontend of our database. They emphasized the importance of UX and designed a GUI within the app.

What is the team composition?

We have several teams of different sizes with CSHARK. While a team of 3-4 engineers works on cloud capabilities and our environment, there is another team of 8-12 engineers that work on the frontend.

How did you come to work with CSHARK?

We were deciding between CSHARK and another company, but I had great chemistry with the CSHARK team. They were somewhat unfamiliar with our industry, but quickly grasped our project’s concept. By the second time I met them, they were completing my sentences.

While listening to what I had to say, they would make remarks on how to optimize certain aspects of the project. I chose them because I was impressed by their work and knew that we would collaborate well together.

How much have you invested with them?

Between investors and CSHARK’s own investment, their team has a dual budget totaling over $950,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with CSHARK in October 2018, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app has received a lot of positive feedback from customers and third parties. One of our partners was impressed and commented that the platform was exactly what they needed. We’ve made some ergonomic improvements that have enhanced UX and workflows. Overall, the platform’s architecture exceeded our expectations.

How did CSHARK perform from a project management standpoint?

We agreed not to use a waterfall methodology, and instead, opted for the agility associated with scrum development.

Their business analyst, product manager, and development team are excellent. They are extremely punctual and I know that they will call at exactly two o’clock in the afternoon when we have a sprint meeting. When we have questions, they respond in a few hours. Every once in a while, they say they need to investigate further and ask when we need an answer.

From the beginning of our project, they guided our decisions on which tools to use and eventually chose Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are exceptionally reliable. However, they aren’t afraid to suggest new ways to approach challenges. They’re willing to adapt to our requirements, but they won’t continue to work on something that won’t be effective. I’ve been in the business for 25 years, and I’ve never worked with a company with this level of professionalism.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The platform can be improved, but CSHARK is driving those changes themselves. Due to the dynamic nature of the project and new requests, their estimations were a little off. However, they’re always striving to be better and learn from their mistakes.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Remain open-minded and accept that CSHARK might have a better idea. We had to change some of our views during our process, and eventually, we gained a lot from listening to CSHARK.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not cheap.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer