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We are a software consultancy.  Our purpose is to benefit our clients — their people, products, and services.  

Our core strengths are software developmenttechnology strategy, and UI/UX design.  Our difference is a peerless capacity to safely and reliably deliver solutions on-time and on-budget.

Founded in 2002, we’re headquartered in New York City, and supported by a global team of talented professionals committed to building things of lasting value.

Benefit from our hyper-competent software development, insight-driven strategy, and award-winning design practices. Morgan Stanley benefited. As did AIG, FreshDirect, HP, and hundreds of other organizations.

Examples of what we do:

  • Design and build high-performance, complex software — software that optimizes and runs departments or entire organization. 
  • Design and build transactional portals that connect you with your customers, suppliers, affiliates, or staff.
  • Create transformative digital strategy that accelerates your organization’s objectives.

We bring empathy, creativity, and collaboration to all of our client relationships.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2002
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 22 Cortlandt St Suite 1101
    New York, NY 10007
    United States
other locations
  • Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

AIG, Everest, HP, Freedom Mortgage, Stillwell-Hansen, Hamilton, FreshDirect, Attune, Clinique, Morgan Stanley, Coty

Knowify SaaS ERP for Contractor Firms

Full lifecycle job management software for contracting and service professionals

DOOR3 partnered with Knowify’s founding team to create the initial version of the Knowify platform.

Knowify enables its customers to quickly and easily manage their project workflows across all their devices all with a world class user experience.

Just some of the features of the software

include:

Bids and Estimates

Materials Costing, Ordering, and Tracking

Budget Management

Contract Management

Time Tracking & Scheduling

Reporting and dashboards

Fully Integrated with Quickbooks

Qello Historical Concerts

DOOR3 partnered with Qello to develop:

We partnered with Qello over several product generations to provide wraparound service from digital strategy and software architecture through design and development of:

  • Online video streaming application
  • Multi-device – Tablet, Smartphone & TV
  • Web, iOS, Android, Samsung, Google apps
  • Top app in the
store
  • Transactional (commerce)
  • Advanced video integration
  • Powerful social media integration
  • “DOOR3 has consistently shown themselves to be ahead of the competition . . . DOOR3 and delivering on promise should be considered synonymous.”

    - Matt Carona, VP of Product and Business Development, Qello

    Elsevier - Knovel Redesign

    Elsevier hired DOOR3 to re-design Knovel, their premier product for the chemical engineering industry. This project employed an iterative approach that put users – and experience - first.

    This means we began the project brainstorming all possible features... then talking to actual customers to hear their thoughts on which features they found valuable.
     

    Based on these

    conversations we were able to prioritize these features and as a next step, we created simple wireframes for customers to review – ‘testing’ our feature assumptions.

    After each design iteration, returned to these customers and obtained feedback on the designs. Once wireframes and requirements were tightly defined, we moved into visual design.

    DOOR3's work with Elsevier earned us the coveted WMA WebAward for outstanding achievement in Web development.

    Coty Drupal Framework Architecture and Development

    Marketing's IT Partner

    Developed "CotyCore," a standardized framework on top of DrupalCore in order to enable high-volume, economical deployment of marketing sites and microsites for Coty's brands across multiple marketing activations and geographies (including regulatory requirements, laguage and localization, etc.)

    40+ brands (with multiple microsites) – standardized on single CMS, Web and

    mobile projects

    Best practices oversight

    Architecture

    User experience

    Mobile solutions

    Code review, support, enhancements and upgrades

    Agency regulations

    Roadmap planning / FY IT  planning

    External and internal projects

    Kasina WalletShare

    FinTech Product Development for Data Visualization & Reporting

    UX Design & Front End Implementation with API Specifications for new product development.

    Created a centralized data storage and presentation solution for multiple structured data sources.

    Applied best practices to create a set of data management and presentation interfaces.

    AIG - Data Visualization System

    DOOR3 created high-quality data visualization and dashboarding best practices for the firm’s new evidence-based department, AIG Science.

    AIG is an American multinational insurance corporation serving 98% of Fortune 500 companies. AIG’s Science Team is made up of statisticians, computer engineers, and modelers who create automated solutions that address business strategies with
    available data.
     
    DOOR3 developed a standardized design and technology approach to optimize usability and accessibility for business critical dashboards created by the department.
     
    Deliverables
    • Best practices for data visualization and dashboarding
    • Information architecture & interaction design best practices
    • Brand & style guidelines
    • Reusable code framework
    Highlights
    • Consistent and user-friendly visual design applicable to all AIG dashboards
    • One dashboard designed by DOOR3 is growing to become a business critical application across all AIG departments
     

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    Mobile App Dev for Venture Capital Holding Company

    "We couldn't have hoped for anything better."

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

    DOOR3 created a POC model and now provides software engineering for mobile app development with a focus on UI/UX and marketing coordination targeted towards investors. The app is in early development. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Matthew Pirraglia & John Poulmentis
    Co-Owners, KENSHIN Holding Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    DOOR3 has helped maximize investment incentive through technological innovation and intricate marketing visuals. They offer an efficient, responsive, and accurate process that continues to impress both clients and investors. 

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We’re co-owners of KENSHIN Holding Company, and we’re working on the development of mobile messaging technology. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with DOOR3?

    Respondent 1: We’re developing Glass, a messaging app for iOS and Android devices. 

    Respondent 2: We did the business and financial planning for this project, but we needed a development agency to build the app because we have minimal development experience.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Respondent 1: We finished the POC (proof of concept) after the proposal effort. As we developed the app in collaboration with investors, DOOR3 focused on UX design and co-marketing. They created 3 user stories for the investor presentation slide deck detailing functionality and graphics.

    There’s a process in place for defining certain UX interfaces. We just finished Phase 1 of development, and are about to commence Phase 2.

    Respondent 2: DOOR3 proved the feasibility of the idea and determined a list of items and critical elements necessary for a minimum viable product (MVP). They also developed the UX and demonstrated potential options for the UI, which were useful for us as we pitched to investors. Moving forward, they will build an MVP and improve it as we grow.

    What is the team dynamic?

    Respondent 1: We worked with program and engineering teams, and met at least once a week. Alex [CEO, DOOR3] was available for additional consultation 24/7.

    Respondent 2: We also worked with Ahmed [Senior Developer, DOOR3], a junior developer, their head of UX development, and 2 project managers.

    How did you come to work with DOOR3?

    Respondent 1: My former business partner and professor recommend them to me during our search for a New York-based software engineering company. I spoke with others who knew the agency, and they put me in touch with Alex.

    Respondent 2: We were referred to, and considered, several other companies, who seemed to understand the project, but didn’t show great confidence in their abilities to execute it. One of those companies suggested we consider DOOR3, and when we did, they seemed like a perfect fit. 

    How much have you invested with them?

    Respondent 1: The POC cost $56,000.

    Respondent 2: For the POC phase, which is all that's been completed, we invested approximately $70,000. For the forthcoming MVP development stage, we expect to spend between $300,000–$500,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We contacted them in February 2017, and the engagement is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Respondent 1: So far, we’ve improved the technology from an engineering standpoint, and have maximized marketing efforts and objectives. The presentation deck was key in securing capital to finish development. The presentation’s aesthetics were not only incredible, but also finished promptly. This is only one example of them delivering more than we requested.

    Respondent 2: The feedback from showing the investor deck and the functional “alpha” code has been overwhelmingly positive. We couldn't have hoped for anything better.

    How did DOOR3 perform from a project management standpoint?

    Respondent 1: The engineering team accommodated all of our needs and concerns. They built great interface visuals by utilizing well-defined, intuitive, and attentive processes. They used JIRA and other tools that enabled me to track their progress in real time. In addition to Alex’s unlimited availability, their teams were very responsive.

    Respondent 2: They’re always very timely and consistent with project updates, and make sure to incorporate our feedback. They've been accommodating, and we haven't felt disconnected from the project at all. Ahmed and Patty [Head of User Experience, DOOR3] were both particularly helpful and easy to work with.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Respondent 1: They have a phenomenal empathetic approach to design, and know how to incorporate all perspectives while implementing the customer’s vision.

    Respondent 2: Their passion for the project and willingness to go beyond the scope was extremely valuable.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    We didn’t see anything that they should do differently.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Respondent 1: In-person meetings are very important because they improve team coordination. Make time to meet Alex and his colleagues in their space.

    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 for Freelance Platform

    "They are an extremely professional and knowledgeable company."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Sept 2016-Dec 2016, Jan 2019-ongoing
    Project summary: 

    DOOR3 helped to conceptualize, strategize and develop an online freelancer marketplace. They returned to the project as a long-term partner to ideate new functionality and resolve bugs with the old system. The review was updated by the client on February 27, 2019.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Paula Balzer
    CEO, gigHire
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    DOOR3's project management and strategic advice were beneficial to the original task. Their intelligence and collaborative nature make them a good long-term partner, and they returned frequently to assist between contracts.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization and your role there. 

    I am the co-founder and CEO of eHire Talent, an online platform which recruits and places tier-one freelancers for experiential events.  We are a start-up still in the development and creation of our online platform. Our goal is to have the platform up and running by Spring 2017.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with DOOR3?

    So we are a startup business, and we are building an online platform to place top level freelancers in the event world. So whether you’re an agency or corporation who’s looking to put on a live event, you would come to our online platform, become a client of ours, and then be able to utilize our database to find appropriate staffing. So right now, our idea is just that—it’s an idea. So we have been working with DOOR3 to bring the idea to life, defining all the functionalities, and what the platform should be. That was phase 1. And now we’re going into phase 2 which is actually the designing and building of that platform.

    We hired DOOR3 to assist us in the development and prioritization of the functional requirements for our platform. DOOR3 also developed the platform roadmap and developed the roll-out strategy for platform's services and function.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    I would say not much conceptually because we already had the idea. But what they helped us with was framing out how that idea would work and really give the best online product to our audience. They were extremely helpful in that. At this point in time, we’re using something called an Agile format in how we’re building the entire platform. We haven’t gotten into actually building yet and coding it and language. But in the discovery stage, it was all this Agile thinking and format that we were following.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project lasted approximately 2.5 months. At this point in time, DOOR3 will definitely be a part of phase 2, which is the coding, and we’re kind of determining exactly how that’s going to work.

    How did you come to work with DOOR3? 

    We are members of a professional organization, Vistage, and Alex Asianov, CEO of DOOR3 is also a member.  As a result, we have spent time with Alex and had the opportunity to learn about his organization and its capabilities.  We were very impressed not only with Alex's business savvy and insights but also with his team at DOOR3. 

    DOOR3 was the driver and curator of our development processes.  We had several in-depth sessions to define the purpose of eHire Talent, the market is serving as well as the products and services it will provide.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Unfortunately, it is very early on so there is no ROI or any kind of specific benchmarks that promote either a qualitative or even quantitative standpoint that I can share. It’s too early on in the project. But everything so far has been done on time and within the budget that we discussed.

    How did DOOR3 perform from a project management standpoint?

    They appointed a project manager to our business who was our main liaison who orchestrated the timeline and the planning with both our team and their team.

    They are an extremely professional and knowledgeable company.  Not only did they guide us in structuring the development process of our platform they also provided savvy advice on the strategic direction of our company, which included helping us define our niche in the marketplace.

    DOOR3 delivered the agreed to scope of work on time and on budget.

    What did you most impressive about DOOR3?

    I think the thing I most appreciated about them was that we were dealing with experienced senior-level talent on their side, so it was people who had done this on other occasions and were familiar with startup businesses. So they really helped advise us, not only from building a digital platform but also understanding the pitfalls and the challenges that a startup can face.

    Are there any areas DOOR3 could improve?

    I don’t think so at this point of time. We are very pleased with their service.

    Updated Review

    This review was updated on February 27, 2019 by the client. New content is below.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We changed our company name since my last review. I am the co-founder of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with DOOR3?

    We originally hired them in 2016 to help us ideate and plan out the design of our platform. We used an offshore resource for development but ran into a series of problems. They’ve come to our rescue multiple times to help us work through bugs and strategic gaps.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We initially used them on a project basis, but they are becoming a more dependable long-term resource. They’re currently doing an analysis of the platform to help us move to the next building phase. The platform is .NET and runs on Azor. They are helping us expand our road map and feature set for future updates. They give us ideas to make sure the platform stays flexible and cost-effective, while keeping up with all the changes within the technology world.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent in the low six figures for their work.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We officially started this new engagement in early 2019, but have called on them every quarter since 2016. Going forward, we plan to engage in a more permanent long-term relationship.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    What did you find most impressive about DOOR3?

    They’re a very smart group of individuals. They’re collaborative, strategic, and intelligent. As a startup, those qualities are very important.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    There is always room for improvement in any relationship, but I don’t have any specific areas of deficiency to point out.

    5.0
    Overall Score I'm very pleased with their service and the deliverables.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They delivered everything on time.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They stayed within our budget.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They are an intelligent and experienced team.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have no reservations about referring them.

    Systems Analysis and Strategy for Law Firm

    "I was particularly impressed with the amount of time DOOR3 spent one-on-one with firm personnel."

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

    DOOR3 did an analysis of a case management system and network. They provided their expert advice on strategy moving forward to make it more efficient. 

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    New York City, New York
    Jonathan Frank
    Partner, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    DOOR3's research report analytics work resulted in a strategic plan to upgrade the system. Their responsiveness holistic approach to the project was highlighted. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    I am a partner at Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP, a law firm located in midtown New York.  We are a general service firm in our 96th year of service. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with DOOR3?

    My firm was looking for an upgrade in case management software, document management software, and time and billing software which ideally should be interlinked on our law firm’s backend. Our overall system network was not enabling the firm to maximize its potential. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    DOOR3 did an analysis of what we would need to do with our existing systems in our existing network. They gave suggestions with respect to third-party legal vendors that provide these management platforms and ways we could implement them. Their analysis also included some troubleshooting issues we were having in our system. They looked into our website as well. We have certain wants and desires for our website after we deal with the backend system. They discussed with us the architecture that we need on the backend for what we want to do with our website as far as publishing articles and things of that nature. We retained DOOR3 given their experience in the legal field, including their build of an award-winning intranet for a prior law firm client.

    How did you come to work with DOOR3?

    I knew them through past relationships.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They product they gave us was a proper research report analysis on a holistic level with respect to our system. It put everything in perspective. We’re looking to upgrade certain systems now, others later and some don’t need to be upgraded. They gave us a map and understanding of what it takes to get where we need to go.

    How did DOOR3 perform from a project management standpoint?

    They were great. They were responsive and they provided a high-level team. If they needed people to come in to do more ground work, those people are there. If they need people to do more high-level discussions, those folks would come in.

    What did you find most impressive about DOOR3?

    They were very accessible and willing to spend extra time with me. They gave me personal attention that everyone wants in a service relationship.

    DOOR3 leveled a holistic analysis of our systems and met with our professionals and staff to gain a deeper understanding of the issues, desired changes and goals.  I was particularly impressed with the amount of time DOOR3 spent one-on-one with firm personnel.  I believe this is what lead to a keen understanding of what was best suited for the firm.  Overall, DOOR3 was very responsive and worked quickly to provide the analysis, which clearly laid out the strategy, options and steps required in order to obtain the end-goal.  Their knowledge of the legal industry was very helpful.       

    Are there any areas DOOR3 could improve?

    No.

    What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with DOOR3?

    I would recommend them. We were pleased with the engagement.

    5.0
    Overall Score 10s across the board.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      DOOR3 met all deadlines.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Cost was minimal given the deliverable.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      All firm personnel was impressed with the service and analysis.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Can attest to DOOR3's ability with respect to the project leveled for our firm.

    Web Redesign for Medical Devices Company

    "[T]hey did a really good job of helping facilitate the process of getting everybody on the same page."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    3.5
    Willing to refer: 
    3.5
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
    Project summary: 

    DOOR3 conducted a thorough discovery and defining phase, assisting a device manufacturer in a complete overhaul of three U.S.-facing customer websites.

    The Reviewer
     
    1001-10,000 Employees
     
    Pennsylvania
    Former Digital Marketing Manager, Medical Devices Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    DOOR3’s contributions led to a significant increase in leads and vastly improved the company's online presence. Although the agency was critiqued for their lack of defined deliverables, the end product was outstanding. The team earned praise for their strong management and focus on user experience.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    When I worked with DOOR3, I was at a medical devices company. I was the Manager for E-Marketing Strategy and Analytics.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with DOOR3?

    We were actually doing a complete overhaul of our US-facing customer websites. At the time, we had three different sites. One was for one part of our surgical business, one was for another part of our surgical business, and one for our gastroenterology and respiratory business. The intent was to work with them from the customer experience perspective to have a single facing site for the medical group in the US.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Predominantly, we had DOOR3 get up to speed on our business and our customers. We developed about a 50-page discovery document with an executive overview single page. From that, we then got internal approvals that this is what executive management was looking for, and then worked with them to determine the site navigation as well as the wireframes for the site itself. Ultimately, the site was built using Drupal, but DOOR3 was not a part of that. It was all a discovery and defining phase.

    How did you come to work with DOOR3?

    It was probably in November of 2010. When we had gotten approval for the website, we looked at a variety of different companies. Some were proprietary, some were open-source. DOOR3 had done a project that somebody within our team had been aware of, so we reached out to them and invited them in for the initial round of vendor review. They had a very strong user experience side, so we decided to split the project into user experience and then development under a separate contract. We wound up using the Drupal web content management system and wanted to go with a company that specialized in Drupal, so that was the only reason why we used them for one part, but not the whole because they worked in a variety of platforms.

    How much have you invested with DOOR3?

    It was around $30,000 to $40,000 for the discovery work.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The work is completed. It lasted about 4 months.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any results of the engagement?

    We had a junk web presence with multiple sites. These don’t sound huge for consumer side numbers, but from a B2B [business-to-business] perspective, we went from about 1,000 marketing leads a month to a little bit over 4,000. quIt was a little bit over a 250% increase in leads as a result of the way the site was structured by DOOR3.

    One of the important aspects of it for us was that our customers were very aware of our imaging platform, but they didn’t always realize we had a lot of accessory products. The site was built in a way that we focused on our nine major medical specialty areas, and then within each of those areas, we highlighted the procedures, and for each procedure, the product suite that we offered in addition to what everybody knew we offered.

    We really wanted to upsell through the site and remind people that we offered all these different medical devices and different products as opposed to just the imaging platform. That was a really big part of it. For the people that were aware of our products, we wanted to make sure that it was easily accessible to get directly to the product they were looking for. We wanted to balance growing awareness and specifically being able to get to the product that you were looking for.

    How did DOOR3 perform from a project management standpoint?

    DOOR3 was very good. We actually did a lot of onsite work at their office. So instead of having their team travel out, I went to them and did a lot of onboarding to get them up to speed before they came onsite to meet with the rest of our marketing team. There was definitely a learning curve there. They picked that up pretty quickly, so that was good.

    We actually had a situation where our surgical business was in Boston, our ENT [ear, nose, & throat] business was in Tennessee, and our respiratory and gastroenterology business was in Pennsylvania. The kickoff meeting that we had for the website that DOOR3 conducted was actually the first time those parties all sat in the same room at the same time, which is hard to believe, but they did a really good job of helping facilitate the process of getting everybody on the same page. The concern was that our GI [gastrointestinal] business was so big that it would have different needs than some of our other businesses that maybe didn’t have a massive market share. What we decided to do, which DOOR3 facilitated, was to split the groups up, have them go through what their priorities were for the site, and then brought everybody back together, talked through, and reconciled the priorities. They found that they were actually pretty well aligned, even though they all thought they were going to be very different.

    That had a huge impact on the project simply because the groups realized that their goals were actually very equal, and it wasn’t one part of the business getting something that the other part wasn’t. That was a big early hurdle to get over. The company actually implemented an annual joint marketing meeting, so every year now they all get together and talk about what they’re doing. The very first time they did was for the web project that DOOR3 helped us lead for the discovery and defining phase.

    What did you find most impressive about DOOR3?

    We selected them because we felt, during the presentation, that they had a really strong user experience approach, and I think the output that we had on the site definitely validated that. From that perspective, I can definitely speak. Again, we didn’t use them on the technical side, so I can’t talk to that aspect of it.

    Are there any areas DOOR3 could improve?

    From the actual work perspective, I thought they did an excellent job. They did bring one of the team members on a few weeks into the project, and they missed a lot of the onboarding. As a result, I had to talk through a lot of what we had already talked through, so there was a bit of repetition due to that. The business development person at the time had their take on why they did that, but from my perspective in managing the vendor, I don’t want to have to do that twice and spend the hours to have to repeat what we had already gone over at the start. That was definitely something that I think could’ve been handled better. Maybe they just didn’t have the person in place. I know they did hire him for that project; I don’t know if he stayed on after that or not.

    The other area was in the defining of what was going to be delivered. There was a lot of back and forth in the sense that there were some things written within the contract that should be delivered, that they felt were not deliverables. Ultimately we got everything we needed, but if there are areas of constructive criticism, that would be it. I don’t know if it was a case where they ran out of hours, which I’m theorizing that they may have invested more hours than they thought they were going to, so as a result, they tried to talk themselves out of some of the things. It was not a big deal. We got what we needed, so from that perspective, it’s not a problem. The budget was the budget. We didn’t get into having to pay more for things or anything like that.

    I’d say those were the two biggest areas where I thought there was a little frustration. Otherwise, the output and the product was fantastic, and it was split groups, so it wasn’t like we were negotiating with the user experience designer or anything. It was two different conversations; I just happened to be in both of them.

    4.0
    Overall Score They were very good people to work with. Their team was very good. It was really just those two instances that I mentioned. Unfortunately, with the deliverables, that was toward the end of the project, so that sticks with you a little more.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 3.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      For the reasons I just gave in terms of what the expectation was.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They met everything that we wanted out of the experience side.
    • 3.5 NPS
      Willing to refer
      For the user experience, with the caution of making sure that the contract was extremely clear.

    Enterprise Software Development for Housing Non-Profit

    "DOOR3's understanding of the business and the speed at which they understood the business was really impressive."

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

    Once their previous system proved inadequate to meet increasing data demands, a non-profit organization hired DOOR3 to design and develop a .NET enterprise tracking product.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    New York City Metro Area
    Former CIO, Housing Non-Profit
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    DOOR3’s work was revolutionary and innovative, helping the organization reach the next level within their industry. The agency was able to understand the business climate quickly, which helped cut down on costly and time-consuming learning curves.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    The company was a not-for-profit affordable housing company.

    What is your position?

    I was the CIO.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with DOOR3?

    This was before the housing market crashed, and we were experiencing a real spike in mortgages and applications and things like that. We just couldn’t keep up with the paper-based system, so we were looking to automate that whole thing and get better reporting out of it, better statistics, data, that kind of thing.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

    They did the whole thing soup to nuts. DOOR3 came in; they did the requirements gathering, the design, they built it and they did the testing. They really did the entire scope of the project. It was a long project. Like most things, you built it and then you realize you want something more. We worked them for probably about three years and really what stopped it was the market turning around. We built a system for a business that was going up, and then all of a sudden, the business went down, and we had this really big system for something that we could actually handle on paper again. That’s what stopped the engagement.

    I believe it was written in .NET, so in C#. It used pretty much the whole Microsoft stack: SSRS, SSIS, all that kind of stuff for reporting. It integrated with our existing mortgage management system. It really did a lot of things. It was really like a full ERP system almost by the time we ended because we built it for one specific area of the business and then other areas wanted it too.

    The most useful feature, though, was definitely the closing board. It tracked mortgage applications and seeing which applications were coming in from which mortgage officer and for how much so we could see if they were meeting their goals and things like that. We could see what was in the pipeline coming along so we could tell what we were going to have in three months, six months, or nine months. The system that we had handled permanent loans very well, but it didn’t handle construction loans very well. That was one of the key things that we used it for, being able to see exactly how much an advance should be and to whom and when and being able to report on that. All of this was done on paper and Excel previously. To figure out how much money you actually dispersed and to whom and for what and for which loans and things like that were really difficult prior to this. It’s pretty hard to run a mortgage company when you don’t know who you’re giving your money to.

    It was really revolutionary. Especially in our company, we were a small not-for-profit community-based lender, and we got pretty big pretty fast.

    How did you come to work with DOOR3?

    They were referred to us. It was our first big development project, so we definitely made some mistakes along the way, but they were there the whole time. They really helped us in every aspect of the development.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    It was several million. Basically, we outsourced our development to them. It was multiple smaller projects, but over the course of three to even four, five years, it was many millions.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    It’s completed. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    Nothing specific just because it was a while ago and I don’t remember. This was five to eight years ago.

    How did DOOR3 perform from a project management standpoint?

    Good. I was very happy with DOOR3. That was a project in and of itself, getting the right project management reports. We ended up building a project management tool just so we could see things in the way that my boss wanted to see them exactly.

    What distinguishes DOOR3 from other providers?

    One thing that many of my end-users and my subject matter experts commented on was just how quickly they picked up the business side of things, which is really important. DOOR3 were really good at the business requirements. I would say that’s probably their strongest suit. Multiple senior vice presidents came to me and said they were really impressed.

    The first project that we did before we wrote any code is we did a bunch of dataflow diagrams and things like that just to really map out how the business works, and we used those things even outside of the software development project. That was a really useful tool. One of the things we discovered was one department would print out a form and walk it over to another department and hand it to them, and then they would scan it and save it in another directory. It was just ridiculous, unnecessary work that was going on that was uncovered by these guys. They didn’t have to do anything to fix it; we just told them look, just save a copy in this other folder. DOOR3's understanding of the business and the speed at which they understood the business was really impressive. I would say that was their number one quality for me.

    Is there anything DOOR3 could have improved or done differently?

    We took a while to get up to speed I would say, and I don’t think it was really their fault; it was really we had never done a development project before. Looking back on that whole project, if I were to do anything differently, it would be just to know what I was getting into before I got into it.

    Again, that wasn’t really a knock on them. They would give their advice and then just the customer is always right kind of thing. 

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

    Full-Service Web and Mobile Dev for a Museum

    "DOOR3's development work provided a modern digital experience for our audience."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    4.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Dec. 2012 - Dec. 2015
    Project summary: 

    DOOR3 provided full-cycle development for web and mobile. Services included design, development, and testing. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Chief Digital Officer, Museum
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The firm fulfilled all specifications, from design to launch. They leveraged their expertise to modernize digital services on multiple platforms. DOOR3 is a versatile team and well-suited for a variety of projects.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I lead digital strategy and initiatives for a major museum in New York City.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire DOOR3?

    We needed DOOR3 to redesign our mobile-responsive website and develop an app with a digital ticketing function.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted to outsource web and mobile development.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    We evaluated their proposals against comparable firms. For their proposals, they went above and beyond to understand our organization.

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

    DOOR3 offered end-to-end software development services include design, development, and testing.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with a project manager, account manager, designers, developer and testers.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    DOOR3's development work provided a modern digital experience for our audience.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Their account manager and project manager achieved what I was looking for in administration, escalation, and problem-solving.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They resolved issues as they arose.

    Are there any areas where they can improve?

    There are things to improve in every organization. I would suggest a focus on scaling as they continue to grow.

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

    ERP Vendor Comparison for Elevator Provider

    "They are as good as it gets in this arena."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    May - June 2018
    Project summary: 

    DOOR3 evaluated two ERP providers and their products. They met with the vendors and wrote a summary of the costs and benefits of each offering.

    The Reviewer
     
    201-500 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Robert Pitney
    Director, TEI Group
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The team’s briefings demonstrated a high level of industry knowledge. Their service and personable approach created exceptional value.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the director of IT of TEI Group. We are an elevator construction, modernization, repair, and service company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire DOOR3?

    We were deciding between two ERP products. We brought in DOOR3 to determine which would be a better fit for our company.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We engaged DOOR3 to provide a vendor and product comparison of ERP providers.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    I learned about the team through a mutual colleague in the industry.

    Describe the project in detail.

    DOOR3 held briefings with each vendor and then wrote summaries weighing the pros and cons of each product.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with one person.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    DOOR3 brought much-needed clarity to our decision-making process.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    The partnership was excellent.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their ERP expertise was very thorough.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, we were very happy with their work.

    5.0
    Overall Score They are as good as it gets in this arena.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They were very easy to work with.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They delivered exceptional value.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They were smart, capable, and an industry insider.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Without a doubt, they would earn an exceptional recommendation from me.

    Digital Transformation for Auction Business

    "Their expertise, creativity, and collaborative approach were all impressive."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    June 2011 - June 2012
    Project summary: 

    DOOR3 joined a large team with various stakeholders to work on a large project with the goal of digitally transforming an auctioneer’s operations across multiple channels and areas. 

    The Reviewer
     
    201-500 Employees
     
    United Kingdom
    Global Head of Solution Delivery, Auctioneer
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The project was ultimately completed successfully. DOOR3’s team communicated and interacted with other stakeholders well. The team stood out for their creativity, knowledge, and approach. 

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the Head of Solution Delivery & Transformation Programme Director at an art auctioneer.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire DOOR3?

    We wanted them to perform a complete digital transformation for us.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We hoped the work would transform our interactions with customers, prospects, and agents to provide a world-class user experience across all channels and geographies.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    They were recommended by a partner.

    Describe the project in detail.

    It was a multi-million-pound project that took place over 5 years and transformed all aspects of the business. Our aim was to retain our unique and historical reputation while moving towards more modern ways of interaction that was being demanded by customers. The overall program delivered online marketing and customer interaction tools as well as enterprise HCM, CRM, auction management, finance, treasury, and ERP solutions. All of these were rolled out globally.

    What was the team composition?

    The team had 40 to 50 team members in total, which included 5 from Door3. The team included consultants from one of the big 4 consultancies, a couple of system integrators and solution vendor staff, in addition to as my company's staff.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The project was delivered successfully.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Their team maintained excellent communication and interaction throughout the project.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Their expertise, creativity, and collaborative approach were all impressive.

    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
    Verification

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    Verification Level
    Gold
    VERIFIED
    Business Entity
    Status
    Active
    Jurisdiction of Formation
    Delaware
    ID
    3594271
    Date of Formation
    Nov 22, 2002
    Source
    State of Delaware
    Last Updated
    Feb 22, 2019
    Payment & Legal Filings
    Bankruptcy
    No
    Tax Lien Filings
    0
    Judgement Filings
    0
    Collections Count
    0
    Last Updated
    Jul 22, 2019
    Client Reviews
    VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
    18
    OVERALL REVIEW RATING
    4.9
    Source
    Clutch
    LAST UPDATED
    August 28, 2019