What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
e-Legion has been a great partner to have. They’re more expensive than a lot of other developers, but we’ve been extremely happy with the codes. My CTO reviews the codes every week. The documentation of these reviews is pretty good, but I don’t have further details about it. He confirms that their work is good, and his credibility and experience vouch for that. He doesn’t find any areas for improvement, and everything is great according to him.
At one point, a third party told us our project was unnecessarily expensive because we decided to create a native app but could’ve saved money with a simpler one. When I heard that, I wasn’t happy at all, but my CTO explained that there are several roads to Rome. In the short term, we could’ve saved money with a simpler app. However, we’re saving money with a native app in the long term because the fundamentals are better.
How did e-Legion perform from a project management standpoint?
Their project management skills are very good. We use Slack to communicate most of the time and hold Skype meetings every now-and-then. Our company hasn’t always been the most professional because I’m the only person working full-time; my CTO has a separate full-time job.
Sometimes, e-Legion doesn't receive the necessary communication they need from us. Our project manager isn’t afraid to let us know when things are going poorly because of us. She explains that it’s not their fault, but in fact, our fault; and she’s totally right.
I really appreciate that they’re not letting anything fly by. If they’re not happy with something, they let us know in a professional, kind manner, and we try to improve. Our project manager has been especially important to this project, in addition to the developers.
What did you find most impressive about them?
e-Legion has voluntarily taken on an advisory role for us. They’re asking all the questions that we haven’t thought about. Their team is very detailed and that’s indispensable when building an app. I receive messages from our project manager discussing the new details she has been thinking about that would benefit the app.
We appreciate this advisory role very much. e-Legion isn’t just doing what they’re told, they’re going above and beyond to be proactive critical thinkers — that’s something I haven’t seen very often in the world of developers. We have healthy discussions before we choose a strategy to approach.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, I can’t think of anything. The only thing is their pricing. Their rates are expensive, but they were willing to discuss prices if we dedicated ourselves to a longer project. All in all, I’m really happy with them and hope we can continue the work. I just need to find the money first.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Make sure your plan is well-thought-out before you actually start. Even though they’re very intelligent, bright developers, there are many things we should’ve discussed before we started working with e-Legion.
Ensure that you’ve thought through every kind of navigation your potential user would go through. The more you discuss the whole app from A to Z, the better it’ll be because fewer questions will appear as the project progresses. Be sure to spend a lot of time discussing the whole scope of the project.