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Hi, my name is Sergey Skakun, I am CEO of the Canadian/Ukrainian software company DevOctopus. We do not guarantee or promise anything, we simply do, we surprise and exceed expectations.

We set high standards, therefore the first person to whom you describe your idea is not a manager, but CEO. This is our gesture of respect for your idea and belief in its success.

We go out of the comfort zone and brake patterns to surprise you. This is our philosophy, this is what we do, this is who we are.

Our main technology stack

  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • Angular
  • Native iOs and Android
  • AWS
  • C#

We  will help you with

  • Innovative Software Development
  • UX/UI
  • Web & Mobile Applications Development
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Renovate existing software product or application

 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Vancouver, Canada
headquarters
  • 15833 26 Ave, Surrey, BC
    Vancouver, BC V3S 2X5
    Canada
other locations
  • Sportyvna Square str. 1A
    Kiev, KV 01023
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Monsanto, Direct Marketing Group, ScythGames.

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ScythGames CRM system

ScythGames CRM system
We have created a CRM system for internal use for ScythGames company. 
The main aim of the system is financial monitoring.
The company creates Triple-A games and they gave us a task to create a system that will help them to control and systematize financial flows within the company. Our finely structured monitoring system with clearly defined parameters helps to facilitate

and systematize financial control in ScythGames company.
TECHNOLOGIES/SERVICES: React, node.js, devops, Web, UX/UI, QA, Project Management
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Pepperoni Pizza App

We have created a very user-friendly pizza delivery application for Pepperoni Pizza Cafe.
The application makes it easy to view and select the type of pizza or to create the one with your favorite ingredients.
The aim was to create an easy to use application to help people quickly go through all the steps from the idea of ​​eating pizza to a knock at the door by a pizza

guy.

TECHNOLOGIES/SERVICES: Web, UX/UI, QA, React Native, Node.js, Project Management

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An appointment with a medical expert

The main idea of the application was to make it easier to make medical appointments and pay for them through the use of mobile phones. An appointment system has been introduced in health centres, reducing waiting times.
Navigating the system is intuitive and doesn’t require extensive user training and practice, that makes it helpful for older people.
TECHNOLOGIES/SERVICES: Mobile Design, UX/UI, QA,

React Native, Node.js, Project Management
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Web Development for Direct Marketing Group.

This is a landing page for the marketing agency that helps companies to communicate with their target audience which includes women who are rising babies or are pregnant.
This project helps giant companies to hear ordinary women’s opinions and to implement their needs.

We were happy to realize the DMG project. It makes everyone happy as a result.

The aim was to implement a landing page with a flat

structure, easy to understand both for companies and ordinary website visitors

TECHNOLOGIES/SERVICES: Web, UX/UI, QA, PHP, Project Management

Reviews

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CRM & Software Dev for Agriculture Company

“Their honesty and flexibility made the difference.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2016 - Dec. 2017
Project summary: 

DevOctopus created a custom CRM solution for a crop protection product solutions company. They collaborated closely with their partner to ensure that their development and design work was legally compliant.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Hamburg, Germany
Anna Baida
Former Business Dev Manager, Monsanto
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the challenges presented by strict compliance regulations, the team was able to successfully deliver the product to their partner, allowing them to closely communicate with their customers. Through a robust project management structure, they were able to handle most operations internally.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

At the time of my engagement with DevOctopus, I was working for Monsanto, an international company that produces crop protection products. We mainly operated in the agricultural industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DevOctopus?

They were supporting us with the creation of a special CRM platform within a system that was aimed to protect our products from counterfeit.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their team provided a CRM solution to elevate the workflow, communication, and business processes to offer us an end-to-end solution. We provided them with a whole scope of services that they would provide to us. That included design, development, and front- and backend work. They worked very closely with systems compliance, which was very tricky and technical. 

Arrangements also had to be made for data protection regarding compliance as well. The entire scope of the work culminated in a release of the fully-developed product along with respective marketing, commercial materials, and technical requirements. They were retained by our company to handle maintenance as needed.  

What is the team composition?

They assigned about seven full-time people to our account. There were also a few part-time resources. There was a key account manager.

How did you come to work with DevOctopus?

They had a connection to an industrial organization that we had a connection with. We had discussions with that organization, during which they recommended DevOctopus to be our partner. We contacted them, and they had to pass a few different checks from our procurement and compliance team. In the end, we decided to cooperate with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $100,000–$250,000 on the project. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from July 2016 - December 2017. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The system is still working effectively today. We were pressed by time to introduce the full system because we wanted to launch it in time for our key sales months. They were very practiced and prompt. From my side, there was no commercial loss or trouble in the relationship. The team demonstrated flexibility to meet our requirements, so the collaboration was smooth. While their impact is hard to quantify, we’re positive that they’ve delivered quality to us. They care about providing value to their clients.

In terms of brand image, their services helped us further establish ourselves as leaders in our industry. The solution was a direct answer to pain points from our partners. The solution was perceived well by both our B2B and B2C customers.    

How did DevOctopus perform from a project management standpoint?

It was very nicely managed through a project manager on their end. They were able to handle all the internal communication on their side with designers, developers, and more. We didn’t need to manage that coordination. They also handled budgets and timelines well. Everything went pretty smoothly, and we didn’t have much trouble. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were flexible with our challenging requirements that required strict legal compliance. The team was proactive and willing to listen to the customer. They were implementing exactly what we asked of them. It was clear that we were on the same side. When things went wrong, they would find alternative solutions. I really appreciated that they didn’t always blindly follow us as the customer. Their honesty and flexibility made the difference. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing coming to mind right now.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them an executive brief that clears up any ambiguities in terms of your expectations for their performance. That will help you keep up an organized process.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered the best value for what we paid.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom CRM for Artist Outsourcing Agency

"It feels like each one of the team members was 100% involved."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2016 - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

DevOctopus created a CRM solution for an art outsourcing company from scratch. The CRM could track an artist's financial information, paid time off, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Vinnitsya, Ukraine
Alexander Melnik
CEO, Scythgames
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working in two-week sprints, DevOctopus delivered functional demos at each check-in. They were involved in the project and even offered their own ideas to resolve challenges. The final MVP made it easier for the in-house team to track their artists' salary data.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company providing art outsource services for AAA game projects(Metro Exodus, Mafia 3, Farming Simulator 2019, Wreckfest). I'm CEO at Scythgames since 2014.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire DevOctopus?

When we increased our artists amount - we've faced the problem with financial accounting, planning. Also accounting of vacations, sick days, day offs, and e t c. Employers accounting, reminders about employers salary review.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make our financial management, and planning easier ,and faster. Also we wanted to have clear view of our employers work time, for better work planning.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We got a great review from our mutual business partner.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They developed our CRM system from scratch. We gave them our vision, and what result we want to receive. They made analytics based on requirements and create a plan of developing.

We decided what we wanna have in MVP version(only financial accounting), and start. We have demo each two weeks, also we were able to communicate and make changes when we need them.

What was the team composition?

At the start we had around 7 people on the project. When they developed MVP, we decreased team size to 3 people full time, and few were working part time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Right now it’s a lot easier to manage our financial situation, create financial plans. Manage workers salaries, sick leaves, documents, add some notes about them. Have notifications about birthdays etc. Manage documents for each of them.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had calls each two weeks, to watch what was developed. Planning at all was very good with real timelines, sometimes they could make things faster, and sometimes it could take more time. But we didn't have problems with deadlines. We communicated through Slack, Skype, e-mails, phone calls.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They developed our system like their own, the involvement was awesome, they discussed everything, and analyze, and propose their own ideas. It feels like each one of the team members was 100% involved.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It's hard to say. I think nothing from the main areas.

5.0
Overall Score Awesome company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was by schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    A bit expensive for us, but good for great product.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is great, without any major bugs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will definitely recommend .