What was the scope of their involvement?
We built a web-based SaaS solution, and it's all been built in AWS Cloud. There will be a mobile component coming soon, but for now, it can be used on laptops and tablets. The tool manages the whole lifecycle management process for payment devices. It allows organizations to mimic their hierarchy, to smoothly and efficiently be able to upload their users, to configure the devices, assign devices to various groups and individuals, be able to monitor these devices, track who they've been assigned to, and where they're located.
There's also a lot of reporting capabilities, and logistic supporting capabilities. If you're moving these devices from site A to site B, there are some rules around how you have to do that. It's an end-to-end product, that they built using an agile methodology. We would spend two weeks refining our requirements, and whatever we refined would go into a two-week development window. While those requirements were being developed, we were refining the next set of requirements.
Currently, we've finished the MVP, and now we're in the process of using what we've built so far to a customer base. We'll be convening with DPL to complete the product. I see them as my development partner for the foreseeable future if everything is successful.
What is the team composition?
We didn't work with an extensive full-time team, but we worked with one product manager and two full-time developers. If we needed some additional design work during the project, the test team and the QA team would get involved to fill a role when necessary. My main point of contact was the product owner.
How did you come to work with DPL?
I came across a product that they were involved with, which was nominated for a number of awards at a ceremony I attended. I got to know that DPL was an organization that they had worked with in terms of the development of their products. They spoke highly of DPL, so I looked into their services and that's how I got engaged with them. It was very much an encounter by chance.
How much have you invested with them?
We've spent $49,000 thus far.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in May 2018, and our engagement is ongoing.