Complex Web Solutions & Mobile Applications

Diceus is a full-service software development company that specialist in developing complex web and mobile solutions.

Our company extensive experience in developing and maintaining large solutions. After years of implementing successful solutions for well-known customers, our strong team has put all the best architectural practices and concepts together in a unique approach to any type of business solution.

With over 7 years of experience in large-scale solutions, we serve our customers in over 20 countries across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Our Advanced Services:

Web development

Diceus provide end-to-end solutions for all web related necessities. One of our strength is e-commerce solutions as well as marketing that.

Mobile development

Great experience in creating beautiful looking, functional, and user-friendly native (iOS & Android) or coss-platform (React Native, Xamarin Native) mobile applications.

Enterprise software development

The main focus: CRM, ERP, SCM, EAM.

Re-engineering migration maintenance

We help to expand, modify and add new functionalities to current systems.

Data Science and Big Data:

Diceus is helping to store, maintain, handle, evaluate and analyze large amount of data for his clients.

Training & Consulting

Complex consulting services: software architecture; enhancement advisory; research and rapid prototyping; application design reviews; project rescue.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2001
Show all +
Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Diceus
    bulvar Vatslava Havela, 4
    Kyiv 02000
    Ukraine
other locations
  • Diceus
    Konstitucijos pr 23B-305
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
  • Diceus
    Emarat Atrium, 423, AI Wasl Area
    Dubai 112344
    United Arab Emirates
  • Diceus
    321 E 48th St 1
    New York, NY 1001
    United States

Focus

Service lines
  • Web Development
  • Custom Software Development
Client focus
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Financial services
  • Health Care & Medical
Branding focus
Public relations
Direct marketing
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions
CRM functions
CRM solutions
Productivity & collaboration
Artificial Intelligence Focus

Portfolio

Key clients: 

BriteCore, NextCom, TeamBase, Total Image Group, SimpleTix, WebSpin360, Palmers Textil AG, ApexSQL, Gunnebo Ab, InsuBiz

 

Palmers Textil AG WebShop

eCommerce website based on Magento2 for one of the biggest retail company in Austria

HR/Benefits Administration Solutions

Organization chart page - users with permissions can see who corresponds to whom inside the company. 

Insurance Broker Solutions

Solutions for: Policy administration, Claims administration, Census administration, Company administration, Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical/Nonmedical claims, Carriers/Insurers administration, HR/Employer/Broker/Insurance companies portal, Insurance package administration, Medical network/Clinics administration, Employees and Dependents administration

E-commerce solutions

Multi-website E-commerce System with dynamic content configuration based on Umbraco, Magento, Sitefinity. 

Construction and Financial Management Solutions

Financial management system for the construction industry.

Insurance Solutions

BenefitNet is a cloud based solution designed for insurance companies, insurance brokers and employers that automates key business processes such as census management, invoicing and premium reconciliation, management reporting and members self-service access. The solution has been successfully deployed with several brokers in the region and currently services more than 150,000 users.

Diceus eBook: How To Create Multitenancy Cloud Framework

"How To Create Multitenancy Cloud Framework" 

After years of implementing successful solutions for well-known customers, our strong team has put all the best architectural practices and concepts together – and now we’re announcing a book: "How to create a Multitenancy Cloud Framework" for any type of business solution based on Microsoft technologies.

Along with everything mentioned above we are going to share some more important points about Azure.

Join us to receive early eBook sections and presentation materials:
http://ebook.diceus.com/

 

Social Networks

Connector.org is a social network that provides tools and technologies for the Christian community. YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9acux49Ll0pFvnAk-8FDog

HR/Benefits Administration Solutions

Teambase HR is a cloud based solution that will enable you better manage staff, simplify HR and other corporate administration processes and help improve internal and external collaboration and efficiency. If you need a cost-effective and flexible solution that will assist with operating your staff and key business processes then Teambase Corporate Suite will meet your needs. Kindly see presentation of this project:  http://teambase.cloudapp.net/en-GB/Temp/ClientSummary

 

Reviews

Sort by

Software Dev Support for Project Management Company

“Even though we are in the really early in the project we haven’t hit any roadblocks yet, which is admirable.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Diceus is assisting in the development of the next version of a website app that was not updated in 15 years. Their work includes the fusion of the frontend and backend of the site and addition of new features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Lake Ridge, Virginia
Head of Development, PM Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Because the project is still in the beginning stages, there is limited feedback to provide. Their designs and early process of code architecture are great. The seven-hour time zone difference is only a minor issue because communication between both sides is quick and direct.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of software development at a small software development and consulting company in northern Virginia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

We needed to move from a 15-year-old technology stack that was mainly Java-based with C# and C++ libraries. We offer several products including a desktop product and an enterprise server product which we want Diceus to help develop. Our current business model requires that we separate the frontend and backend of the site and complete an overhaul of the old data that accumulated over the years and we did not have the internal staff needed to take on this development process. We wanted someone who we could partner within a time zone that is similar to ours.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Diceus helps generate some dynamic pages display and create a new tech stack that runs quicker than the previous version. They helped implement API and other backend development processes. On the frontend, they help create a reactive application that runs on a single-server database. They are adding features that improve the functionality of the software by rewriting the system. Diceus is essentially assisting with the streamlining process of the next major version of our core products. We plan on continually evolving the project and making descensions on improving the user interface as we go on.

What is the team composition?

The team is composed of a lead developer who also serves as the project manager. Two backend developers and one frontend developer round out the current team. In the next few weeks, another frontend developer will join the team. We also employed a temporary UX/UI designer who is contracted with us through September.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

We went through an exhaustive process to find a service provider. Our search was primarily online, we also had a few recommendations we looked into. Outsourcing the project for us was guaranteed and we had a preference in the Eastern European region because there were several advantages for us. We ended up selecting Diceus because of their prompt response time, availability of resources, and price. Their team was technically astute, and their CEO was involved in the development process. They were a happy medium between a large firm and a small firm which fit what we wanted for the project.

How much have you invested with them?

Up until this point, we invested $30,000 and we have budgeted about $250,000 through December.

What is the status of this engagement?

We are still in the pretty early phases of the product project. We started in April with one lead developer, and the team has grown since then. We expect this project to last at least a year, if not more. Right now, we are in the designing stages and starting the building of the software architecture with the UX/UI designer. It will be a continually evolving process, because of the growing nature of the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our project so far is going great. Even though we are in the really early in the project we haven’t hit any roadblocks yet, which is admirable. I imagine that if any come up in the future they will handle issues promptly.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

We use JIRA Confluence Bitbucket for code repository in addition to Slack and Skype as our primary communication methods. We prefer not to use email in favor of more direct communication because of our limited overlap in the workday due to the time difference. This method works well for us since we can focus on summarizing the progress of the project in Slack and address any issues as soon as possible. There were some problems communicating due to the language barrier, but my daily Skype session with the project manager helps alleviate any miscommunication when I’m offline. Their team typically is offline after 11:00 a.m., but they will occasionally be available past that point. I also prepare thorough documentation to track and prioritize the work needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

This type of project is new for me since the original system was constructed before my time at the company. Based on my personal research, I saw the necessity for constant and daily communication and to ensure that we can work as a unit even though we are in separate locations. That is the standard I’ve set from the start. It's been working well, but I don't have anything to compare it to.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It is a little too early to tell, but so far the only suggestion I have is clearer communication in terms of the language barrier to eliminate added efforts transcribing.
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

I would suggest communicating frequently with their team. We take advantage of the overlap in the work day and found that communicating via direct messaging tools like Slack work better than delayed communication like email.

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

Web Dev Support for Crypto Currency Exchange Platform

"The quality of their code has been the most important part for us."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Diceus developed a web platform to host a cryptocurrency exchange system. They utilized ASP.NET, C#, and SQL Server and wrote the necessary code to build a secure gateway. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Romania
CTO, Crypto Currency Exchange Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has recently launched, due in large part to Diceus’ ability to work quickly and efficiently. Their extensive team produces high-quality code while keeping all tasks organized. Further engagement is planned because of the project’s success.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are developing a crypto-trading website that will provide wallets for customers. Our main activity will be to exchange USD to crypto like Bitcoin and Litecoin. We provide wallet support and we facilitate transactions for our users. I am the CTO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

Our priority was to address the security of our application. The entire crypto market is known for poorly designed solutions, and security is our main concern. We required a lot of manpower in the development phase in order to build the website infrastructure.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Diceus has helped us with developing the crypto-exchange system. We have developers for ASP.NET, C#, and SQL Server. The security testing is done in-house, but Diceus is helping our development team with certain items. Diceus is writing server-side code for the main web platform. We’ve kept the trading engine in-house because we wanted to have full control of it, but the server-side part of the interface is mostly being done by Diceus.

What is the team composition?

We have a project manager and a team of developers. We also receive sales support and other similar services.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

We hired them after a series of collaborations with other companies.

How much have you invested with them?

I estimate that the cost of their services has been more than $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2017. We had our live release a few days ago, and we’re continuing the collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are pleased with their work, and I anticipate that it’ll contribute to our success in terms of scalability and monetization.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Jira to track progress, and we use Hubstaff to monitor worktime. Diceus’ team has always been very resourceful. They are able to find a solution quickly, while other companies we’ve worked with usually required one or two weeks to achieve the same thing. Diceus has the internal resources to provide us with what we need. They have delivered good quality.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their code has been the most important part for us. It was the determining factor in the decision to continue the collaboration.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be worthwhile to see them make an investment in more English training for their developers.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They adhered to the initial estimate, but their price is higher compared to other providers we've used.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Dev and UI Support for Health and Social Care Consultants

“They tried to be very clear about our needs before getting started.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Diceus rebuilt a user interface, designing wireframes and developing the frontend.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Felim McCarthy
Senior Clinical Consultant, ReStart Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The well-designed interface meets the needs of both existing and prospective clients. Diceus worked to understand and accommodate client needs rather than forcing those needs into their own model. They provided an appropriate level of project management for the concise technical project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m Senior Clinical Consultant at ReStart Consulting, which focuses on consulting integration and interoperability across health and social care systems.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

Our business challenge was to build a different, more modern user interface for a product that is set inside various organizations’ servers as well as web-based. Our old user interface was a tired and unsophisticated frontend. We wanted it to be much more open and engaging, where we could display and present data to a range of clinicians across the health economy.

We had internal arguments about it so decided it was better to go outside the company for an independent view of what was possible. We wanted to use a React type software like that used by Facebook and other social media services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Diceus developed our new user interface iteratively over about six weeks. They based the design on conversations with me as a clinical lead and our technical interface colleagues. We gave them an idea of what we wanted and they responded with ideas that would ensure more interaction with our users. They provided wireframes for review and feedback. We worked through a couple of iterations of the design and ended up with a clean, crisp display based on a table format.

What is the team composition?

We initially communicated with their sales people and a project manager. Then they handed it over to the designers and software engineers.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

Our managing director’s son-in-law had worked with Diceus previously on a project of financial changes and outlining for the financial markets. We knew Diceus through him. They seemed to be in a good position to be able to do the work that we wanted.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about £5,000 ($6,600 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together for 6 weeks from March to April 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve presented it to two existing clients and four prospective clients so far. Everyone has remarked that it’s great that the refresh screen is uncluttered. They were able to build an interface that allows each of the individuals across the care spectrum to see what they need at the point of care rather than showing everybody everything. It’s a well-tailored screen that meets the needs of both existing and prospective clients.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated via Skype and they would share their desktop with me. Given that the project was only six weeks, there was no need for too much project management and external control. Our focus was on the technical and design sides. We had the right level of project management and oversight without me being burdened by multiple emails or phone calls from a project manager. It was very well handled.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their willingness to try to understand what we needed rather than set off to deliver what they thought we should have. I’ve worked in the industry for a long time and have found that a lot of companies try to shoehorn your needs into what they have to offer. Diceus didn’t do that. They tried to be very clear about our needs before getting started.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Almost immediately after we had finalized the project, they started to press me for further sales. I think you need to allow some time after a project ends before you start chasing additional sales.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Use Skype rather than emails. We had conversations rather than bouncing emails back and forth. I think a lot of clarity comes from a conversation rather than multiple emails that don't really clarify anything.

5.0
Overall Score They did what they said they were going to do.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered on time and on budget.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They didn’t go over the quote they initially gave us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It was exactly what we needed. It wasn't initially what we thought we wanted but, when they had finished, it was what we needed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Prototype Web Development for Insurance Brokerage Platform

"They're among the best at project management and business communication."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. - Dec. 2016
Project summary: 

Using PHP, Bootstrap, HTML, and CSS, Diceus developed a web platform that calculated and presented insurance quotations. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Estonia
Project Manager, Insurance Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution is currently used by several large customers across the globe. Diceus excelled at clearly articulating terms, meticulously tracking progress, and communicating about the project. Their efficient workflow and affordable pricing set them apart. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company provides an insurance policy administration platform to brokers. I was a product manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

We were developing the prototype of an insurance management product. We wanted to do it quickly and at low cost.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Diceus developed our web application using PHP, HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. The app is a general-purpose online quotation and sales solution for insurance products. It was a simple product that we wanted to develop quickly.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a project manager. I can’t remember much interaction with the developers, so the process was quite efficient. I gave Diceus a general assignment and they made a rudimentary specification; I wasn’t hassled about the project too much after that.

With other outsourcing companies and more sophisticated projects, we want to work directly with the developers. This project was so easy that we didn’t need to.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

We were referred to them, and they stood out because of their efficient communication. We were quick to set everything up and start the work. Cost was another factor. Diceus was more expensive than developers in Belarus, where we’ve done a lot of work, but they had competitive pricing.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost was around $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Diceus around November 2016. The project took around six weeks to complete. We've been talking to Diceus about other projects. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've provided the prototype to B2B customers, who have sold it to their own customers. We presented the solution to customers and explained how we intended to turn it into a more complex solution. Several big customers currently use a solution derived from Diceus' software in their sales process. It's being used in many countries, including New Zealand. 

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed well on this project. We didn't use any project tracking tools. I know they use Jira, but since the current project was quite simple, we didn't need it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

You can find proper development skills in many former U.S.S.R. countries, like Ukraine and Belarus, but Diceus' professional communication stood out. They were great at tracking the project and creating offers and contracts. They're among the best at project management and business communication.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was done on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Database Development for Business Data Service Firm

"So far, it looks like Diceus is doing a very good job."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Diceus works on several development projects involving databases, using Java and AngularJS technologies, according to the specific requirements.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
CEO, Data Service Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though still underway, their performance and deliverables thus far have met expectations and have been well received. The team is able to work seamlessly across multiple time zones globally, and after ironing out any initial communication difficulties, collaborates smoothly and professionally.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of a company that specializes in database services and cloud database regulation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

I needed a company that could help me develop some products. We're a professional services company and we needed to use a partner that specialized in development. I haven’t worked with too many service providers, given that we are service providers ourselves. However, in this case, we needed some help from a professional outsourcing company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They've provided development services, mainly for products around the database space. We work with technologies like Java and AngularJS, depending on the project.

We have a new project coming up soon and I believe that we will increase the development team on their end.

What is the team composition?

I have my own managers working with the team from Diceus. We also have a team that handles some of the development processes. We have a project manager as well as development, QA, and UI teams on their side. We work directly with every team member, but there is a full-time, dedicated project manager who helps us manage all the tasks.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

I traveled to Ukraine and met several companies—at least five or six. I initially started working with another company, but I was disappointed with the quality of their work. Diceus was my second choice. We started to work with them and I’ve been happy with the results.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work will be around $500,000 during our first year. It could be a little more, depending on our upcoming projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them around November 2017. The collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve received good feedback for the work so far. We have the ability to check code and perform reviews from our side. So far, it looks like Diceus is doing a very good job. I have nothing bad to say about them, but I don’t have any metrics to share.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

We're working with them on a daily basis and using some tools for project management. They're based in Ukraine, so we’ve had to adjust ourselves to their time zone, but they do great work. We had to take time to understand their culture and everything else, but they've been responsive and we can trust them. After we decide on the timeline and sprints, they work according to those. The performance has been pretty good—we're satisfied with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The response time is one of the most important factors for me, along with flexibility, even outside normal working hours. We're in the U.S., they're in Ukraine, and we also have a team in the Middle East, so we need to work across different global time zones. With Diceus, I haven’t felt that I needed to check their work every hour. They are responsible, they appreciate the work, and it’s important for them to maintain long-term engagements. Whenever we have had an issue, they solved it quickly.

We have only been working with them for less than a year, but they’ve done a good job so far. We still have a lot of work to do, but we’re happy with the results up to now.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The biggest problem in working with Ukrainian teams—and something we perceived with our previous company—is communication. Once we found a good way to communicate, we were able to solve most of our issues. It’s not easy to communicate in English—especially for companies in Russia or Ukraine—but we found that Diceus was able to understand us. We could involve their CEO in discussions around strategy.

The previous company we tried to work with was absolutely horrible. They didn’t understand us, even though they kept saying yes to us. This hasn’t happened with Diceus. It took us at least a month to get to know each other and understand their capabilities and pace, but I feel very comfortable working with them.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

U.S. companies working with providers from these countries should make sure that there is a close collaboration during the onboarding process, in order to ensure the partner understand what is being built. Things will work smoothly after a month or two, but the onboarding process takes time. If one person doesn’t understand the client well, it can affect the whole team. We have to be particular in selecting resources, perhaps through interviews. I found that Diceus’ team was able to understand us and that they found the right people.

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

.NET Application for Dental Industry

“... they're constantly learning new methods and platforms.”

 

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After fine-tuning the visual prototype that was given to them, Diceus took charge of the implementation process. They handle front-/backend development and graphic design.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
CEO, Dentistry Software Solution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product is still in the works, but it’s functioning as expected and can be tested. Flexible and accommodating, Diceus goes above and beyond to meet all needs, while their versatile and highly skilled team has been successfully managing all aspects of the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of a tech company that provides software solutions to dentists. We’re located in Estonia and Norway and we develop systems that help dentists keep records of their patients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

We had a visual prototype that we tested in Norway and Estonia, so we were looking for a company to handle the development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Diceus fine-tuned our prototype and started implementing it. Initially, we thought we needed only backend developers since we already had the visual prototype. Later, we realized that we also needed frontend developers and graphic designers. Diceus has a versatile team, so they handle UX/UI design and produce 2D images for us.

What is the team composition?

We mostly work with our project manager.

How did you come to work with them?

I posted a workable proposal on Upwork and they got in touch with me. After that, we went to Ukraine to meet with them. They seemed to be just the right size and they really wanted to work with us. Besides, they were very flexible, so we decided to give them a chance.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $75,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2018 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have a functioning product, which we can test. It's work in progress and we're halfway through the project.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

We have daily Skype calls and regular design sessions where we discuss the progress of the project. We also use Jira and GitHub for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate that they're constantly learning new methods and platforms. Initially, they wanted to work with Photoshop, but they were able to switch to Adobe Illustrator and worked on improving their skills. I was impressed with their graphic design capabilities.

Are there any areas they could improve?

English is not their first language and some of their team members could improve their English-speaking skills.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear about your budget and your timeframe to avoid any misunderstanding.

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

MVP for Tax Business Intelligence Automation Software

“No other team was as thorough, prepared, or impressive.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Diceus coded a MEAN stack financial app for small business tax compliance. They developed the front- and backend, conceptualized UI, and connected to online accounting platforms via an API.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Sam Moore
Co-founder, TBI
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They exceeded expectations and created strong visuals. Their project manager took extra steps to understand the domain and was very proactive. Communication improved over the course of the engagement and fared better in a more agile environment.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Transactional Business Intelligence is a startup in Sydney, Australia. We built an application that connects online cloud accounting platforms like Xero and QuickBooks to give small-scale accountants and bookkeepers more transparency for their tax compliance obligations. I’m a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

We have experience developing software, but none of us are actual coders. We ran all the numbers and prepared the information before looking for a partner to help us build an MVP. We needed a financial app that would connect to an online accounting platform via an API.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us write the code and did some of our design and UI work. The app runs a series of analytics, calculations, procedures, and visualizations on financial information and sales transactions. It allows users to instantly view their current tax obligations and requirements, including trends, variance, and proportional taxes. It also runs a series of automated tests that search for potential errors and incorrect conclusions.

Our previous tool was built for big businesses on a SQL stack. I wanted the new app to be a modern, online SaaS solution. We all agreed that our best option was a MEAN stack.

What is the team composition?

They had a project manager who also acted as a business analyst and QA lead. His English was proficient, so he translated my requirements for the developers and acted as the intermediary. We had two dedicated developers, one for frontend work and another for the backend. One week out of every month, we worked with a designer on concept screens before each sprint.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

We sent an RFP to six different developers we found on Clutch. Diceus responded almost instantly, within a day. We interviewed their COO, marketing representative, and the lead they were proposing. They read the brief, came prepared to answer questions, and provided examples of similar work. No other team was as thorough, prepared, or impressive, so we decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

There is one more invoice coming in, so we will ultimately spend between $92,000–$100,000 USD.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017. We are not quite finished with the MVP and are entering another revenue raising round at the moment. They are finishing a component, so we are a little behind.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The look and feel of the solution is very good. It exceeded my expectations from the very first session and they really captured what we wanted.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

We wanted to do two-week sprints, but ultimately went with a more progressive approach. We got updates every two or three days and discussed what would happen next. We moved from a more formalized sprint process to more fluid, rolling development.

We used InVision to do the concept design work and Jira as the main development repository and milestone tool. We did most of our rewrites in a shared Google document and entered all the code into Bitbucket.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were good at conceptualizing visuals that matched our needs. I gave a very loose description of my ideas and they made them look amazing on a screen. I’m also really impressed by their project manager. This was his first financial job, so he read about all the basics of accounting on his own. He got an understanding of general ledgers, subledgers, debit and credit accounting, and looked into how VAT worked. I was completely amazed by his drive to understand the domain. He was phenomenal.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Communication could have been better. After some inconsistencies in the code and problems with testing data on a large scale, we had to convince them to be more forthcoming. We pressured them for updates and finally reached the right level of interaction near the end. That was a bit of a hardship.

They also struggled with Xero and the API for our data culling. They took longer than they should have to get the tax calculations right in the app. If they had utilized Xero’s dedicated API team sooner, they would have saved time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you set the right level of communication for your project.

4.5
Overall Score For me, anything above a 3 is a good rating. Overall, they did very well.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were working in two different time zones, but they accommodated my requests. The schedule did slip a little at the end of the process.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to the Australian market, they offer a much better deliverable for a fraction of the price.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re generally in line with my expectations and are often better than other developers I’ve worked with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

E-Commerce & Web Development for IoT Product Company

“They were very capable, and made sure we answered the right questions without being overbearing.”

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

A communications company turned to Diceus to redesign their website and implement e-commerce solutions. Using WordPress, Stripe, and a variety of plugins, they got the project on its feet.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Alberta, Canada
Barney Barnowski
Marketing VP, Tektelic Communications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Almost constantly available, Diceus responded actively and provided detailed estimates for work. They were broadly detailed, polite, and well-organized, and managed critical pieces to keep the project from running behind.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Tektelic Communications supplies services to cellular and wireless technologies. We also develop and market a line of IoT, low-power, wide-area networking gear, specifically in the LoRaWAN ecosystem. I’m our VP of marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

We wanted someone to redesign our website. Our business model has changed recently, and we are changing the products we sell. We wanted someone to help with a design that would reflect our newest marketing efforts, and an e-commerce site that would let us sell more gear online.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They redid our entire website in WordPress. They’ve also implemented our e-commerce site. It took a lot of effort to integrate the payment scheme, and we ended up using Stripe. We also encountered a bunch of issues with certifications and plugins. We’ve added plugins for FedEx and DHL transport, as well as a purchasing schema to accommodate the different tax regimens for each Canadian province we ship to. We’ve only launched one product so far, but will add more as we get certifications for them.

Other plugins include MailChimp, to allow people to sign up for our newsletter, plus a handful of other little customizations. The site itself is mobile responsive, and we’re doing our own SEO work. Right now, we’re in maintenance mode, and we’d like them to continue making incremental changes to the site.

What is the team composition?

We had a project manager, a technical project manager, and a business development person. We mostly worked with the project manager, who farmed out requirements to his team as they came in.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

We found about 15 companies on Clutch, and sent them our high-level requirements document as an RFP. We got responses from about six or seven companies. We wanted to start an independent corroboration. Our choice to go with Diceus was twofold. They were responsive, and they indicated they could do the job within our budget. They had references from other companies in Ukraine, and our CEO was able to meet with them in Ukraine while we were still discussing an engagement with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $8,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2017. We broke the project into two phases. We launched the first part in November 2017, and we just wrapped up the e-commerce and plugin additions in late December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re happy with the way the site works, and don’t foresee any major redesigns. We definitely hope to keep them engaged. Since we’ve worked with them, our Google rankings have improved. We’re working on accelerating our loading speeds, but that’s a different project.

From a usability perspective, we’ve captured leads more effectively because of the forms they’ve added. We know who’s viewing the website and downloading information, and the results are positive.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

They were phenomenal, topnotch. They were online 24/7. If I remembered something I needed or had an action request, I could email them and get at least an acknowledgement within an hour. If I caught them during their regular work hours, they’d set up a time to discuss next steps. They were well staffed in terms of client engagement, and we worked mostly from spreadsheets.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The entire engagement was very good. They provided a good breakdown of the effort, their estimates were detailed, and I have to give them kudos for their project management. They were very capable, and made sure we answered the right questions without being overbearing. They were polite, and sorted the critical pieces to keep the project from running behind.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think if anything. I’ve done this sort of thing three times with different companies, and these guys have done a very good job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know what backend plugins you want before you get started, and tell them what you want. They’re super good at implementing them, and they’re the company you want if you need a strong team and a quick turnaround on a site, especially in terms of content and e-commerce.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a very good team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s a great investment, especially compared to other quotes we’ve seen.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I have no negative comments, everything went well.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d be more than happy to recommend them.

Front-end Development for Insurance Claims Cloud Software

“[I]t is a good value for the money.”

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

Replicating a previously existing Windows platform, Diceus developed a cloud software solution in ASP.NET Core. As development continues, they will integrate with financial systems.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Søren Hundebøll
Founder, InsuBiz
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Existing clients were introduced to the cloud software and are eager to adopt it. Although accustomed to full stack development, the team is flexible in this collaboration, only developing part of the stack. Their expertise shines in their proactive suggestion of alternative methods.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a Scandinavian company that I started 11 years ago. We have a 10-person team, half for development and half for selling our solution, which targets a niche within insurance and claims handling. Our typical clients are self-insured entities. They are usually captives — large companies which set up their own insurance entities, instead of using traditional insurers. They use our software solution for handling their risks and claims, even though it’s their own money they are claiming back. They need a tool to administer the process, and this is where we come in.

Most of our clients are in Scandinavia, but we are trying to get a foothold in the US since the market there is gigantic, especially when it comes to captives. They have a completely different culture, so it doesn’t take a huge company to make creating a captive feasible. Having been in the market for many years and having clients who are using our system globally, we thought we had a proof of concept to contribute to the US market and started in that area. We have a few clients and some sales resources in the region, but everything is still growing out of Scandinavia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

Until this year, we had in-house developers doing everything. We started 10 years ago with a Windows solution, which is still the only product we are selling, but more recently we also started working in-house on a cloud solution. I am limited on internal resources, and they struggle to manage their time between the Windows solution and keeping on track developing a cloud version. I decided to outsource the development of the latter, which is why I contacted Diceus.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started out building two modules in the cloud solution, replicating what we already had in Windows, but focusing on two main functions which would enable us to start migrating US clients. It was all about rating insurance products and administering claims on them. It’s a flexible solution by which clients can tailor their own products with the rating engine behind them, and issue policies in order to receive and administer claims on the same insurance product.

We don’t have any integrations yet, but we will be integrating with financial systems within the new year. When offering invoicing on top of these insurance products, the next step would be for the system owner (the person who buys the system and hooks into it) to hook in with whatever they have in the backend as a financial system, for example, QuickBooks. The aim is for invoices to flow automatically into the system in which they typically get their financial stream of payments so that they can match payments automatically with invoices. Hopefully, the next step of integration will be for payments going back to our solution.

From the start, we specified that we needed ASP.NET development, and Diceus suggested that we use ASP.NET Core so it would be more transparent for me — the platform running the code didn’t need to be Windows. I appreciated this suggestion since I hadn’t known about .NET Core previously.

What is the team dynamic?

Diceus’ team has typically provided full stack development, but I am the type of person who wants to be in control of the bottom layer. This is my fourth time building a system for this trade. I’ve been in the business for 20 years and have specialized in insurance-related software. I know exactly what I want when it comes to functionality and data structures, so the split between me and Diceus is that I provide the data architecture features, and they program up against a black box. If I was not happy with them, I could swap them out with another development company at any time, since I am in full control of what goes on beneath the 2 top layers of the solution. It took a little while for them to get used to that way of working since I might be too specific when it comes to what I want and how it should look, but, after a while, it became better and better.

This is not a huge project; we only have 2 developers. They’ve consistently been the same resources from the start.

We use Skype and email for communication, and I went to their office when we started up to have brainstorming sessions on functionalities. Most of the time, we communicate electronically about specific parameters.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

Being in the trade we are in, we get all sorts of prompts from different providers, many of them from outsourcing companies in India or Eastern Europe. Diceus came across as one of the more serious ones. Diceus reached me at a point when I was starting to warm up to the idea of outsourcing development, so I remembered the contact. The fact that they had experience with solutions for the insurance world made a difference. They had references in Scandinavia and might have been looking for similar prospects.

In spring of 2017, I created a description of our product and my intentions in building a cloud solution. We had a Skype meeting and discussed my criteria, and they came across as a professional option. Diceus connected me with a developer to discuss the issues more specifically. He was proactive in terms of technology and methods, pinpointing issues in my demands. This was the main reason for selecting Diceus. Their CEO, Illia Pinchuk, controlled the initial discussions, quoting, and analysis in a very serious way, which gave me the impression that they were not only skillful developers, but when it came to communication, he would be able to allocate the right people.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of two developers over the last seven months was $60,000–$70,000. We are invoiced monthly. Compared to our in-house resources, it is a good value for the money.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Diceus in May 2017. We will launch the cloud solution at the beginning of 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We introduced the quoting part of the system to existing clients, including two US ones, who are eager to migrate to the new system as soon as all the functionalities of the old Windows solution are covered on the new one.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

They assigned an experienced project manager from the start. He was replaced because he was too busy with another project. The new manager is more dedicated to our work, which I see as an improvement. Both were easy to communicate with and skillful in English. Some of the developers aren’t fluent in English (especially spoken), so it’s nice to have the project manager as a bridge between developers and us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I like that they are not afraid to suggest alternative designs. I am specific about what I want, but that may not always be the best way of doing things. When it comes to designing the frontend, I like their proactive approach. If Diceus’ team thinks that my way of crafting a user interface is not ideal, they will confront me with an alternative. They don’t simply take what I give them and run with it if there is a better way. They might not always be correct, but it’s a nice approach overall.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve their language skills. I have had to communicate directly with developers, and wish their language skills were better. I have a project manager in-between most of the time, who can help out if communication becomes a problem. This is normal, but it could be better. Apart from this, I’m a happy client.

There have been a few unpleasant surprises with some releases, but they don’t have the same options to validate their work like they normally would to check the data going in and out given our coding approach. I have handicapped them when it comes to testing, so it’s my own fault.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m generally happy with the quality, apart from a few releases which could have been tested better. This is because of our black-box approach to development.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

.NET Development for CRM Systems Integrations

"We don’t have a lot of time to describe tasks thoroughly, and Diceus has not taken up much of our time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Diceus focuses on .NET development and integration tasks. They led a two-way synchronization between a custom CRM and SugarCRM, among other custom backend work, often including extra helpful features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Steinar Talmoen
Co-Founder, NextCom Evolution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Diceus learns and performs processes well. Their work is reliable. A language barrier is present, but has become better over time, and they can handle complicated tasks without needing much direction, if any.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Nextcom is a Norwegian CRM provider. I am the head of development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Diceus?

We needed help with integration tasks. We are a small company, with few developers available internally.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In the beginning, we had a single task for Diceus. They performed well, so we continued working with their team, hiring two developers on a fulltime basis for two projects. We mostly use them for .NET development.

One of our functionalities is two-way synchronization between our CRM and SugarCRM, which are both large systems, with more than 1,200 tables on which information can be entered, for order processing, customer information and so on. It was a large task, but Diceus performed well, and the synchronization is up-and-running for many of our customers.

They have also completed a large integration with a large ERP for a German client. They have a modular product hierarchy with no fixed product IDs which we could import into our system; everything is built using separate modules which are selected by salespeople. The customer wanted an integration with this backend system, which would automatically update our product register, as well as perform different calculations around distances between telephone centrals. If someone is closer than 2,000 meters to a central, they can obtain a certain speed, compared to being 5,000 meters away, and so on. The whole product integration is 100% dynamic, meaning that our customers don’t have to maintain product registers in two different places. The system submits orders back-and-forth, and connects to our backend in order to check statuses and make updates according to their own system.

How did you come to work with Diceus?

We went through a process of finding a company that could work on our task, and with which we could potentially create a partnership. We posted a job on Freelancer(.com), but the task wasn’t properly described, so we received replies from 100 Indian companies which offered to deliver exactly as we wanted, but there were also two companies which mentioned that the task description was wrong. One of them was Diceus. We chose them for the task after multiple calls with Diceus and the other development firm. We didn’t want to choose a company which simply charged us hours for bad work, but one which actually understood what we wanted, and which wanted to do a good job. Diceus was suited for this task, and they included extra features in the integration, which we hadn’t thought of in the beginning.

How much have you invested with Diceus?

The cost of Diceus’ work has been between $50,000 and $150,000 annually. We are currently using three developers, who are up-to-date with our systems. Two of them are working on a fulltime basis, and the third is kept on standby, for when we have extra tasks to execute.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Diceus in 2012 or 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There’s not much I could provide in this sense, since many of our clients aren’t publicly-known. The combined number of people using Diceus’ integrations is around 2,000 per day.

How did Diceus perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning, I was working a lot with Diceus’ project manager, but we haven’t needed to do this lately. The developers understand our requirements very well, so we can assign them documentation directly. They know our system, and can develop what we need.

Diceus has been mostly on time. In the beginning, our developers’ English levels weren’t very good, which led to mistakes in the communication, but it’s become much better over time.

What did you find most impressive about Diceus?

One of the good benefits for us, as a small company performing a lot of work with few employees, has been their team’s ability to understand tasks on their own. We don’t have a lot of time to describe tasks thoroughly, and Diceus has not taken up much of our time. I’m very happy with the relationship.

Are there any areas Diceus could improve?

Not at the moment. Diceus is working well on our current tasks.

5.0
Overall Score We are a very happy customer.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Some of the estimates have been wrong at times, but not very often.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve delivered at the same speed we would expect from developers in Norway, but the cost is much lower.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are happy with the quality of the work. Diceus can understand our tasks easily.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend Diceus.