Partners for a Digital World

Responsive, detail-oriented San Francisco custom software and Web development firm with salesforce.com platform capabilities. Engineering quality solutions since 1997.

Our in-house, inter-disciplinary team of two dozen strategists, creatives, and engineers averages over 14 years of experience.

And we work out of one office in San Francisco. No motley crew of independent contractors with competing project priorities. No mad scramble to assemble an ad hoc team for each engagement.

Just consistency, quality and accountability.

 

 
$50,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
1997
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 1224 Fairfax Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94124
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

American Red Cross, BSN Sports, Fund for Shared Insight, Golden State Warriors, Hewlett Foundation, International Justice Mission, Metabolon, Mercy Corps, Positive Coaching Alliance, Stanford University, State of New York, and UCSF.

Reviews

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Web Dev for Nonprofit Consulting Firm

“We're very happy with the level of customization they've integrated into the app.”

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

Dayspring designed and developed a custom web application, integrating APIs such as SurveyMonkey, Salesforce, and an email campaign tool and leveraging the WordPress platform for easy maintainability. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oakland, California
Consultant, Fund for Shared Insight
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Dayspring built a robust, interactive custom web app that's been well received by users thus far. In addition to the quality of their work, they're also very easy to work with, responsive, and organized. They genuinely care about user experience and their clients' success.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a consultant for the Fund for Shared Insight. I managed a project that involved building a custom web application for nonprofits.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dayspring Technologies?

One of our clients needed a web app that could be used to replace one-on-one coaching for a particular set of processes. The previous web app they had was very static, so we needed to make it more interactive and effective at helping people get through a five-step process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Dayspring designed and developed a resource web app on WordPress, including wireframes. They've integrated SurveyMonkey, Salesforce, and a campaign monitor that sends emails out to users based on where they are in the process.

What is the team composition?

We mostly work with John (Managing Principal, Dayspring Technologies), Janet (Designer, Dayspring Technologies), and James (Designer, Dayspring Technologies).

How did you come to work with Dayspring Technologies?

We'd worked with them in the past, so we've had a good relationship with them for a long time.

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested over $200,000 thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together sometime in 2016 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The web app Dayspring built has been very well received by users. We're very happy with the level of customization they've integrated into the app–it's top-notch and very interactive.

How did Dayspring Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very organized, responsive, and clear in communications. We often meet with them in person or use Zoom for meetings.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They genuinely care about our success and user experience, taking the time to understand our challenges and coming up with great solutions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. We've been very impressed with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with John–he's been fantastic!

 

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

Development and Maintenance for a PHP App

"The site’s our fastest-growing and most lucrative e-commerce application."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2010 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Dayspring Technologies developed a custom e-commerce website. They also provided maintenance services for the PHP platform.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
VP, Sporting Goods Store
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform’s innovative build created opportunities for new markets. The project manager and lead developer stood out for their expertise, taking time to learn about the business needs. The communication was quick and effective. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m VP of internet and e-commerce at a sporting goods store.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Dayspring Technologies?

They developed and maintained our custom website, which offers dedicated e-commerce portals for various teams.

What were your goals for this project?

The site needed to be user-friendly and manageable.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of my colleagues selected them.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They built a customized PHP application.

What was the team composition?

The team included a project manager, a business lead, and developers. We added in-house IT resources for enhancements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The site’s our fastest-growing and most lucrative e-commerce application. The PHP platform was innovative to our business model. We’re now able to target new markets.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Both sides had a single point of contact. The arrangement was extremely effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were a nimble team that responded quickly to requests. The project manager and lead developer stood out for his coding expertise. He also learned our business to anticipate my team’s needs.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Their smaller size is disadvantageous for providing 24-hour support.

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

Web App Database Dev for Trade Association

“They’re responsive, fast, and very detail-oriented.”

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

Dayspring built a database based off of PHP, including the frontend design work and some backend work. The database has a web interface that manages opinions about the articles it stores. The work is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Director of Information and Research, Trade Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Dayspring’s team quickly understood and successfully built the complex product as envisioned, which performs its desired functions perfectly. The team is flexible, helping to inform the process along the way. Committed to delivering satisfaction, it’s easy to see why they come highly recommended.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of information and research for a trade association dedicated to omega–3 oils. We work with scientific and market research.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dayspring Technologies?

We needed a way to catalog 37,000 published, scientific articles.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I provided wireframes ahead of time to give them a sketch of how I thought things should look. They really impressed me with what they proposed so quickly.

They created a database based off of PHP to store the articles. They also created a web interface to manage the entry of opinions about the articles. They did all the frontend design work. The backend design is partly mine and partly theirs.

Although it’s a relatively small database, the data entry process was fairly complicated. Each opinion has to be entered by two people independently. If the database gives a different reason, then it needs to be decided by a third opinion.

It’s an internal database, but it’s going to become outward-facing soon.

What is the team composition?

I work with 3–4 people on their team who were developers and project managers.

How did you come to work with Dayspring Technologies?

I received recommendations from 3–4 people who told me that Dayspring is fantastic.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It works flawlessly and does exactly what we needed it to do.

How did Dayspring Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

I have nothing but good things to say. They’re responsive, fast, and very detail-oriented. They make sure to develop exactly what I need. They’re very flexible when I come up with something new and they find a way to make it work. We change our minds a lot, but they keep up with us. We learned a lot as we were doing it. We use Skype, phone, and email, and when necessary, we fly in and talk to them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re dedicated to making sure everything is exactly what I need.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

 

5.0
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

Web Dev & Salesforce Consulting for Nonprofit Network

"Our team highly treasures the relationship. If I could only have one vendor, it would be Dayspring."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Dayspring Technologies designed, tested, and built a WordPress website. Salesforce integration captures leads and contact information via a custom platform. Web hosting and Salesforce management are ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Washington, DC
Melissa Comeau
Director, American Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website garners enthusiastic feedback from stakeholders. Thanks to their skilled Salesforce integration, the solution offers unprecedented data capture and community building. The team's responsiveness and communication of difficult technological concepts in an easily understood way earns kudos.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of the American Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN).

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Dayspring Technologies?

We had a concept of what we wanted to do in regards to using technology to connect the members of our Network. We needed to find a partner that could help us build it from the ground up.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Dayspring was deeply involved with all aspects of the MVCN and its technology. They designed and built a WordPress website. The key functionality requirement was integrating the site with Salesforce in order to capture caregivers’ information. They also managed the Salesforce integration of several other technology pieces, including a custom push-field platform that connectes caregivers. They set up Basecamp and a sandbox testing environment so we could communicate about any necessary refinements.

What is the team composition?

In the initial stages, we worked with five team members on a regular basis.

How did you come to work with Dayspring Technologies?

Our former IT project manager found them, and I inherited the project from her

How much have you invested with them?

We have an ongoing contract of $20,000 a year but it was much higher during the initial stages. We’ve spent around $100,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement started January 2015. The website was completed and officially ready to launch in May 2015. They remain a trusted vendor. They’re our Salesforce consultant and host the website.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything is up and running, and it's flawless. We launched the new site at a Hidden Hero Caregiver event that was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. The only feedback we received was how great it looks and that it’s everything our Network needed. The site is very user friendly and caregiver-focused. We were very intentional in using caregiver feedback to build the website, and Dayspring delivered on all requested features.

Because of their work, we've been able to build out a custom community in Salesforce. I've had the pleasure of showing it to other nonprofits as a “gold star” example of Salesforce community customization.

How did Dayspring Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re phenomenal and they managed the project beautifully. Everyone at Dayspring makes themselves available, so I never felt like I was asking a bad question or bothering anyone with my numerous inquiries. They’re very responsive and I never went more than a couple hours without getting an answer to a question.

We’ve never met in person but used the Zoom platform as well as email, Basecamp, and phone calls. If there’s ever any concern, I can reach out to them and they’ll make any requested changes. Our team highly treasures the relationship. If I could only have one vendor, it would be Dayspring.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Of all the tech companies that I've worked with, Dayspring is far and away the most patient with a group of people that are less than tech savvy. They really went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable and understood what was happening without ever making us feel like idiots.

John (managing principal, Dayspring Technologies) and Jessica (Salesforce consultant, Dayspring Technologies) are the absolute best people to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of one.

5.0
Overall Score The MVCN wouldn’t exist without them. I’m profusely grateful for all their work.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They never went over deadline, and worked very well with our competing priorities.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We shopped around and they were not only the best price but also the best service.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were able to build everything we needed and continue to support all of our efforts.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I frequently recommend Dayspring to other nonprofits looking to build large-scale projects.