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CURTIS Digital, Inc. is a custom software development agency that solves B2B and B2C technology needs. We provide both enterprise business and innovative startups with smart, custom tech and creative applications. 

We are built to both solve common business problems that can arise while trying to get to market and serve our customers, whether the project is a giant portal, small mobile application, or an internal B2B tablet application. We might not be the first name you think of, but we will be the last. We’re the #1 “go-to” for getting tech done. We excel at the hard parts of implementation. We have a reputation for delivery and execution that few others have. After ~20 years of experience, we have some of the best ideas for problem solving.

Core areas:
Tech

  • Cloud and Serverless application
  • Nodejs: angular applications/sites/portals
  • Machine learning for image & data processing
  • Salesforce integration
  • Marketo, Pardot, Eloqua
  • Wordpress (for advanced functions and b2b custom programming)
  • Elastic Search, Kibana, Logstash
  • AWS Amazon EC2, and all associated aws services
  • Python, C++, C# and just about any modern tech needed to get things done for the business

Mobile solutions - B2B and B2C

  • Native iOS & Android apps
  • Enterprise Apps
  • Field sales tools
  • Medical device simulation
  • Student housing, tradeshows and niche industries
  • Malls & retail
  • Search engines
  • Chatbots and AI, facebook bots, alexa skills

Web Development

  • Enterprise web/portal solutions
  • Content mgmt both custom and off-the-shelf
  • WebDAM – Digital Asset mgmt
  • Image processing, optimization at scale
  • Content migration – we are absolute the best
 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2000
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Austin, TX
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Content Migration & Lead Form Integration for E-Learning Company

“Helping us migrate our content onto the new platform significantly improved SEO.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2013 - June 2014
Project summary: 

Curtis Digital provided content migration and lead form integration services, implementing a new template into a Prospect database system in order to prioritize clients. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Former Marketing Manager, Education Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Curtis Digital delivered clean work both on time and within budget. The smaller size of their company allowed for more personalized attention and responsiveness. Overall, it was a good experience from start to finish. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the former marketing manager at an education company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Curtis Digital?

We engaged Curtis Digital for some content migration and lead form integration work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Curtis Digital worked on a couple different projects for us. Initially, they converted content from our old website into a format that worked on our new site. Then, they implemented a new lead form system into our Prospect database, allowing users to easily view high-priority clients to follow up with. 

What is the team composition? 

We worked with a few people on their team, including John (CEO, Curtis Digital) and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Curtis Digital?

A colleague of mine had worked with them before and recommended them.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested $40,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from October 2013–June 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Curtis Digital met our expectations, delivering on time and within budget without any issues. Helping us migrate our content onto the new platform significantly improved SEO. 

How did Curtis Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very responsive, organized, and good at staying in contact with our stakeholders as needed. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're a fairly small shop so I think they're able to provide better customer service as a result. They were also the most affordable vendor we could find capable of completing the project in our timeline. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't think so. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No, but I definitely recommend working with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on top of everything.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer a great value compared to other providers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them to friends and colleagues.

Custom Software Development for Video Compression Technology

“What set them apart was their in-depth knowledge of available technologies.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2014 - Jan. 2015
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital worked with an in-house development team to build a video compression platform. They integrated internal video compression technology, developed a web portal, and added a payment function.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Mark Tullos
CIO, NewCinema.com LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the project was not profitable due to unforeseen business challenges, CURTIS Digital still delivered an exceptional platform. The team proved to be well-versed in current technologies, providing critical counsel on best development practices. Customers can expect responsive service.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there. 

I’m the CIO of NewCinema.com LLC.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital? 

We hired CURTIS Digital to help us develop an online video compression platform called COGO.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

CURTIS Digital helped create a cloud-based platform that allowed users to compress videos using our proprietary technology without losing a lot of quality. Their team supported us across the full development cycle, from planning to implementation. After building the wireframes, they implemented the designs and helped with front- and backend development.

We leveraged several core technologies and infrastructure, including AWS, Iron.io for back-and-forth messaging between servers, Node.js, Angular, MongoDB, Stripe.js for payments, and custom APIs for future integrations.

What is the team composition?  

I worked directly with John (Founder & CEO, CURTIS Digital) and a project coordinator. There was also a team of programmers working in the background, but I didn’t have much contact with them. 

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital?

Our CEO shared a mutual connection with John, so we knew them by word of mouth.

How much have you invested with them? 

We spent between $45,000–$50,000 for this project. The initial budget was $40,000, but we requested some changes, which increased the costs.

What is the status of this engagement? 

The platform development lasted from November 2014–January 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although the final product worked beautifully, we weren’t as successful on our side due to our business model. AWS had changed its Spot Instance pricing, which negatively affected our revenue. In the end, we decided not to move forward with the project.

How did CURTIS Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily stayed in touch through email and had regular meetings every week or so. They were great at being responsive. I could call John at any time, and he’d be sure to call back.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

What set them apart was their in-depth knowledge of available technologies. I came to the project with my own ideas on how to go about development, but, through their guidance, I realized that there were better approaches. They offered useful insights into nuanced best practices.

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, I can’t think of any. They did a really good job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Follow their advice. If they suggest something, they’re probably correct.

5.0
Overall Score They did a great job.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The costs were pretty reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them many times.

Design & Development for Music Industry Mobile Application

"CURTIS Digital helped us to understand key technology pieces, which was beneficial for us as a startup."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
July 2011 - Jan. 2012
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital provided end-to-end design and development of cross-platform iOS and Android applications, and a complementary website using the .NET stack, for a musical artist career management company.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Nashville, Tennessee
CEO, Musical Career Management Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CURTIS Digital successfully delivered robust and scalable products that experienced a substantial number of downloads shortly after their launch. The team easily translates technological complexities for inexperienced clients, and they ensure a smooth and organized workflow.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of a company that helps independent musicians manage their careers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital?

At the time of the engagement, we were a startup with no technical experience. We hired CURTIS Digital to help us develop our platform on mobile apps and on the web.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We relied on CURTIS Digital for end-to-end design and development of our platforms. They decided on the UI/UX design and coding languages for our cross-platform iOS and Android apps. CURTIS Digital utilized the .NET stack for our website and server arrangement. Our products allow users to arrange their social media networks, examine their finances and inventory, and manage events.

What is the team composition?

John (CEO/Founder, CURTIS Digital) was our primary point of contact, and he had a talented team of project managers and developers.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital?

Another CURTIS Digital client introduced us to them. We met with John and quickly learned that he understood our vision and could communicate deeply technical ideas to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $350,000–$400,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from July 2011–January 2012.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Shortly after we launched our platform, we secured a partnership with a company that sent hundreds of thousands of people to our site in one day. That boost resulted in 25,000–30,000 downloads in two days. CURTIS Digital’s system that they built for us didn’t flinch—it was built to scale.

How did CURTIS Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

I remember CURTIS Digital being very detailed and thorough. We rarely missed deadlines, and that only happened when we made changes to the scope. CURTIS Digital was patient with us as we made those edits, and they remained organized to make sure we met our goals.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do great work. CURTIS Digital helped us to understand key technology pieces, which was beneficial for us as a startup. They taught me everything I knew at that time about software.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they conducted themselves with integrity.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Looking back, I’m unsure if hiring a development firm was the right move for us as a startup. It might have been a better decision to hire a CTO instead of outsourcing our first build. When you’re a startup and you’re not sure what your business model is yet, you need the ability to change quickly. That becomes more difficult once you bring on a development partner. I’d advise future clients to evaluate the current state of their business to determine if an external partner is the right decision.

5.0
Overall Score I'd work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always met our deadlines unless we made scope changes.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost aligns with the quality we received.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered functional products on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend them to anyone who needs additional development support.

Web Dev, Design, & Optimization for Software Provider

“They always understood what we hoped to accomplish, and they helped us succeed.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2015 - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital, Inc helped raise brand awareness and improve SEO for a software company. They migrated content to a new site, designed wireframes, and helped build a resource center for the industry.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Tad Druart
Former VP of Marketing, Abila
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Web traffic skyrocketed, while bounce rates fell from 87% to below industry standards. CURTIS Digital, Inc’s work ensured that all KPIs met or exceeded expectations. They were responsive project managers, and they went above and beyond to be a strong partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company I worked with was a software provider to nonprofits and associations for fundraising and management. I’m the former vice president of marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital, Inc?

We wanted to create more brand awareness, drive demand generation, and get more site visitors to follow the pathways within our site to find the products that worked best for them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were initially on a Drupal-based system that just required a programmer to make simple edits. CURTIS Digital migrated our site and content to a new platform that was easier to use, with better templates and content management opportunities. We provided them with some design ideas and concepts, but they were responsible for wireframes and our user testing.

After we completed our site migration, we worked to make sure the content and calls to action were both clear and subtle across the site. They improved our SEO and other factors that would convert more people and move users in the right direction.

We previously acquired three or four companies, each with its own blog. Together, we incorporated all the content into one blog that was easily searchable. They managed all the tagging for each post to ensure it supported our SEO/SEM strategy and the personas we were targeting. 

Finally, they helped create a resource center that presented us as a thought leader in the industry. It serves as a hub for best practices and ongoing education, as well as a source of engagement with us that increased lead flow significantly.

What is the team composition?

Their chief strategist and an account manager were our two primary points of contact. There were a few other members who participated in the project, but our two main contacts helped keep us all on track.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital, Inc?

One of our other consultants worked with them previously and introduced us. I’ve since used them at two other companies and former team members at Abila are now using them at their subsequent companies.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent somewhere between $70,000–$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around October 2015 and finished the bulk of the project at the end of 2016. The company still collaborates with them on the resource center and site improvements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our web traffic and our SEO skyrocketed from where we were previously. Our bounce rate dropped from about 87% to about 35%, well below industry standards. Quarter over quarter, our conversion rates and the number of visitors who took action and engaged with our site exceeded our benchmarks and goals. All our web metrics and KPIs for lead generation and conversions were excellent, and we met all our targets. We also moved from a new entity in the market to top two in brand awareness during the period.

How did CURTIS Digital, Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

They were, and are, very responsive. I used them again at my next company where their responsiveness helped us through an issue with our web-hosting environment that could have had a negative impact on our brand.

Their project management skills are very strong. We had weekly meetings and monthly strategy sessions, and they were very in tune with our process. Anytime we needed a website update due to mergers, acquisitions, or other opportunities, or whenever anything broke, they were right there to help.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They went above and beyond their calling as a provider and became a real partner. They had the experience to help us think through better solutions, and they helped us challenge ourselves and come up with stronger strategies. They always understood what we hoped to accomplish, and they helped us succeed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

As they acquire more clients, it will benefit them to scale to meet the demand. The biggest challenge we faced with them was keeping up with that scalability.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear with them about your strategy and goals. As they understand more about your business, they will make more appropriate suggestions that help you exceed your expectations.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It would have been helpful if they pushed us more.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were always responsive and delivered high quality on everything.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Design & Optimization for Emergency Services Company

“There’s nobody better than them when it comes to website design and optimization.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
November 2017 – Present
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital, Inc. does website optimization, starting from the outset of the project. They collaborate with the in-house team and do both technical and design work, including implementing new URLs.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Andy Prince
Senior Director Corporate Communications, ESO Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CURTIS Digital is responsive and organized, communicating on a regular basis. They’re incredibly skilled and talented, providing insightful recommendations and feedback. Although they aren't always immediately available, they’re still a great partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior director of corporate communications for ESO, a company that provides software and data services for EMS agencies, such as fire department, hospitals, and emergency departments. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

We had some technical deficiencies on our website and also wanted to redesign it to drive conversion optimization.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

CURTIS Digital, Inc. came in at the beginning of our project because we wanted them to be a full partner in our website optimization project. They identified key concerns and problems then began scoping out the project milestones. We iterated on the project details until we agreed on the goals. From there, they started working on the technical and design components of the site, including changing our URL. They improved the UX/UI and overall flow of the site to improve demand and lead generation. 

What is the team composition? 

We worked with three people.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

I’d worked with them before, but a friend originally referred them.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost about $15,000, and we spend about $3,000–$5,000 a month to have them on retainer.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started this project in November 2017, and the work is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we transitioned to the new URL, it only took them about six hours, and we didn’t lose any traffic.

How did CURTIS Digital, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re responsive, and they keep our project on track. The team is organized and meets our deadlines. We have weekly calls and communicate via email, phone calls, and Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re honest, professional, and go above and beyond to make sure our products are as good as possible. There’s nobody better than them when it comes to website design and optimization.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, they aren't as available as we'd like, but they have lots of clients. 

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Define your projects and needs, but also get their recommendations. Tap into their knowledge and skills to get the best outcome. 

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

Software Development for Risk Visualization Product

“They served as an extension of our company, seamlessly integrating with our in-house team.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2009 - 2014
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital, Inc. developed a tool to help end clients visualize operational risks. They integrated numerous sources of data, working on the project from conception to final delivery.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Santa Clara, California
Former Founder & CEO, Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

CURTIS Digital was highly capable, working well with the internal team and accommodating to any project changes. They were responsive and communicative, attending regular meetings to track project progress.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the former founder and CEO of a technology company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

We wanted to help our clients visualize operational risks, such as supply chain or cybersecurity risks.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

CURTIS Digital, Inc. acted as our design and dev partner, helping us flesh out our product and take it from concept to real life. They built a visualization engine that normalized risk data from different inputs and allowed our end clients to instantly see where they had unhealthy risk concentration, whether that be in a business unit, process, or vendor. They worked on everything from the initial architecture to writing the code.

The technology they used changed, but they did the visualization in Flash and Flex and used a Microsoft database to store large amounts of data. We packaged the product as a virtual appliance we could host, or that end users could deploy their own internal infrastructure.

What is the team composition? 

The team size changed as the project changed. We worked with 6–8 core team members, sometimes adding technology-specific experts.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

A marketing consultant found them. The owner and his team seemed extremely capable and able to accomplish what we needed, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent under $1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from 2009–2014. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their team was very capital efficient because we could add fractions of a person when needed. The market changed quickly, but they were able to implement new features and updates in a timely manner.

How did CURTIS Digital, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?
They served as an extension of our company, seamlessly integrating with our in-house team. We held weekly stand-up meetings with the project manager and team heads.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The owner is great at finding exceptional tech talent. I’ve worked with numerous dev teams, and CURTIS Digital is one of the best in this regard.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There are always ways to do better, but I’ve used them for multiple projects; they’re my go-to team.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

To get the best results, treat them as an extension of your team, not just an outsourced partner.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them.

Web Dev for Online Resource Library

“Their development skills and helpful guidance made them a great partner.” 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sep. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital built an online resource library using WordPress to store high quantities of PDFs, documents, and other materials. They also provided crucial consultation during development.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Marketing Director, Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform was built in line with original requirements and is high quality. Although the CURTIS Digital team could improve in time management, their technical expertise was a valuable asset. Their helpful guidance throughout the process fostered a productive engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the marketing director of a technology company focused on providing information on fire departments, hospitals, etc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital?

We’ve worked with CURTIS Digital on multiple projects, but a major hurdle they helped us overcome was building a singular repository for our online content. We have a high generation demand for PDFs, webinars, and other forms that weren’t organized in an easily accessible way. We hired their team to build a resource library for all of our materials and offers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We began this project with a discovery meeting and worked through the specific technical needs we had. They helped us design the wireframes. To develop the platform, they combined the use of WordPress and custom coding. A unique feature they incorporated is a tagging system that allows users to filter and refine their searches to find relevant content on the site.

In addition to creating the platform, they also provided consultation on how to set up the site in terms of security and abiding by new regulations.

What is the team composition?

For this project, my main contacts were John (CEO & Founder, CURTIS Digital) and Shannon (Project Operations Manager, CURTIS Digital). They directed their internal team behind the scenes.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital?

We followed a word-of-mouth referral and hired CURTIS Digital.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $25,000–$50,000 on CURTIS Digital’ services—we’ve worked on several projects with them so it’s difficult to narrow the cost down for one task.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together on this project from September 2017—March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We don’t have any specific measures of success, but we were very satisfied with the work CURTIS Digital produced. Their team was sharp and they consistently delivered strong work.

How did CURTIS Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily used email and Slack to communicate about the project. Although they were responsive, project management was one of the areas they had room for growth in terms of keeping the work on track. However, if there were ever technical emergencies such as our site being down, they were responsive and ready to help.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technical expertise was far and beyond other agencies. Their development skills and helpful guidance made them a great partner. We appreciated that they always provided the necessary information for us to make an informed decision.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Keeping the project on schedule and meeting our deadlines are areas that could have been managed better. There were instances where their team would miss some details, such as copywriting errors or other small mistakes, which lead to additional rounds of provisions. However, these issues tend to happen in projects with many moving pieces.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Making sure you have a strong efficient manager to keep the pace moving is a good idea. Strong communication between the teams will help ensure everyone is doing the right work.

4.0
Overall Score There is room to grow, but their work is strong.
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    To have a successful partnership, everyone needs to be aware of deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’ve never seen a team match their price point and strong skill set.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There’s an opportunity to improve but the technical work was always perfect.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If someone has a technical project, I’d recommend them.

Web Dev for Emergency Management Company

“They’re very creative at coming up with solutions.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2014 - Apr. 2015
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital, Inc. provided web development, building a comprehensive portal to automate and sort significant volumes of information in a searchable way. 

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Jo Ann Howard
President, H2O Partners, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform is excellent, perfectly meeting the requirements of the client and ensuring that the users are able to work more quickly, efficiently, and with greater accuracy. The team is creative, knowledgeable, and able to leverage their wide range of experience to provide effective solutions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of an emergency management company called H20 Partners, Inc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

We were trying to find a seamless way for the companies we work for to provide information to employees who are answering technical questions about flood insurance.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed a one-stop web-enabled portal for the employees at a call center. The users open it in the morning, read announcements, word search for documents, and look at manuals that CURTIS Digital developed, such as a claims manual for insurance. Those manuals can be word searched too. 

They also created a system that enabled us to simplify the process of building online courses in a government system.

What is the team composition? 

We worked with 10–12 people.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

They were referred to us by another consultant we worked with who had used John (CEO/Founder, CURTIS Digital, Inc.) and his company before.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from November 2014–April 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The products have been very useful and were happily accepted by our government clients. The development work accomplished the goal—our curriculum development staff are able to do more work in less time and with more accuracy using CURTIS Digital’s projects.

How did CURTIS Digital, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

We had frequent interaction. If our client has a question or if they aren’t sure a function is working properly, our program manager contacts CURTIS over the phone or in-person, and they get it resolved. They’re based in the same general location as us in Texas, so face-to-face meetings are quite easy. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very creative at coming up with solutions. If there’s an additional feature that the clients want, they’ve been very perceptive in figuring out how to fit that into the existing development project. They have experience in a wide range of development needs, so can tell us about something they’ve built before that might enhance our project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No.

5.0
Overall Score They understand our business and are very perceptive in looking at what outcome we need. 
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Student Housing Development Company

"CURTIS Digital, Inc. excelled at understanding our needs and visualizing ways to take our proposals further."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2010 - 2015
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital, Inc. built a CMS and resident portal for a real estate firm. The team designed wireframes and branding. They installed the CMS into several sites and integrated payment tools into the portal.

The Reviewer
 
1,000 - 5,000 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
VP of Business Intelligence, Real Estate Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The CMS and web portal fulfilled every requirement. CURTIS Digital, Inc. oversaw a seamless collaboration from start to finish. Customers can expect an efficient team with technical expertise and a knack for visualization. They delivered top-notch products on time and at excellent value.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the vice president of business intelligence and operational systems for a student housing company. We own and operate on- and off-campus housing properties across the US.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

We engaged CURTIS Digital, Inc. to build us an updated CMS and an online resident portal. We wanted to improve our web presence with systems that we can easily maintain in-house.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

CURTIS Digital, Inc. built out a CMS program. Their team designed wireframes and made adjustments based on our feedback. They also created different branding styles for each of our properties. After developing the system, they helped our properties migrate from our old CMS and integrate the new CMS into their sites.

The CURTIS Digital, Inc. team also created a resident portal that allows residents to submit rent payments online. It interacted with an online payment processing system, a receivable system to post payments, and a leasing system that identified our residences and their addresses. CURTIS Digital, Inc. led the project and provided strategic insights throughout.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and a set of developers.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

Our CTO found them through a reference.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent over $1 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from 2010–2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

CURTIS Digital, Inc.’s CMS and web portal met our requirements perfectly. We’ve recently moved to a different CMS platform, but we were highly satisfied with their work.

How did CURTIS Digital, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

The team delivered timely work and ran a smooth project from start to finish.

What did you find most impressive about them?

CURTIS Digital, Inc. excelled at understanding our needs and visualizing ways to take our proposals further.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They performed custom work for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their products met our specifications and our timelines.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Retail Real Estate Company

"They’re good at innovating and delivering on time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Mar. - Nov. 2015
Project summary: 

CURTIS Digital Inc. did web development in a long-term partnership. Services included building an agile framework, data relocation, search analytics, and marketing assistance. Some solutions are in support.

The Reviewer
 
1,000 - 5,000 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Shawn Thomas
Sr. Director, IT Digital Real Estate, Brookfield Properties Retail
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s commitment to analytics helped to foster a productive culture of data tracking. Customers can expect a flexible and innovative partner with excellent problem-solving skills but should consider managing all projects internally.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the senior director of IT Digital Real Estate at the global headquarters for the retail sector of Brookfield Properties. We were just recently acquired by Brookfield and are now the largest real estate company in the world. I’m responsible for every platform that supports our business capabilities, including leasing finance marketing, asset management, and construction and development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

We originally worked with them when we needed help transitioning our website and digital technologies. We were moving over to AEM and needed integrations with our ERP systems. John (Founder, CURTIS Digital, Inc.) helped with integrations and data cleansing, and he built an entire platform for website publishing that we still use today.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We moved from design and build to an agile framework for the whole website. John made sure the data moved from system to system and that we could verify it was correct and auditable. He built our search feature and helped with tagging on photos. Since then, their team has provided IT support and added functionalities to the publishing system while also helping update our marketing content.

What is the team composition?

John was our main point of contact and Shannon (Project Operations Manager, CURTIS Digital, Inc.) was his right-hand person.

How did you come to work with CURTIS Digital, Inc.?

Some of our employees had worked with John in the past and highly recommended him.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent $600,000–$700,000 initially, and maintenance is around $300,000 for smaller requests that he helps with.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from March–November 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thanks to their development work, we now receive search analytics, which we can use to track trends in merchandise. John introduced the mindset that if the data exists, we need to be able to audit it, and he provided that function for every feature his team implemented. We now have a culture of measuring our performance and their work introduced that focus to our marketing team.

How did CURTIS Digital, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

We always managed the project on our side to ensure no decisions were made without our input. We use Slack on a daily basis, but John is good at innovating and delivering work when he says it will be delivered. He was very scrappy in getting some of the resources aligned and flexible to help with all kinds of crazy requests that we had. Shannon was also very responsive and helpful with project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

John can take a very complex and ambiguous problem and find a solution that is innovative, cost-effective, and practical. That’s why we keep going back.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Project plans aren’t their strong point, which is part of why we manage in-house. I wouldn’t trade their strength in innovation for better project management, however.

5.0
Overall Score I’m highly impressed with the engagement.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There are some things that may have been a day or two late.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re the most cost-effective firm I’ve worked with.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide support for everything they build.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ll continue to work with them.
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VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Texas
ID
802391057
Date of Formation
Feb 14, 2016
Last Updated
Mar 12, 2019
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Apr 5, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
10
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
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Clutch
LAST UPDATED
March 13, 2019