Data Science, Data Engineering & Custom Software

We specialize in data science, data engineering, and custom software development. While we are available to consult individually on either of these, we find that one often leads to the other. This is because to obtain recurring value from your data, systems must be developed to repeatedly gather it, analyze it, and output results.

We have more than a decade of experience in the end-to-end process of building such systems. That said, we will never try to sell you anything that will not add value to your company. Our starting point is always to evaluate your data and determine whether it can be used to help you achieve your goals.

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2011
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Boston, MA
headquarters
  • 30 Newbury St, 3rd Fl
    Boston, MA 02116
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Arvato-Bertelsmann
  • Microsoft
  • Major National Sports Organization
  • Sense
  • Tripod Education Partners
  • Flo
  • NIIT

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Development for Biotechnology Company

“We have been very happy with the quality work we’ve received from Enplus Advisors.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - TBD
Project summary: 

Enplus Advisors, Inc. revamped a module using Python and VShell. The scope of their responsibilities included programming, testing, and parallelization of the code they wrote.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Senior Scientist, BioTech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Enplus Advisors, Inc. markedly enhanced the module’s speed and functionality compared to its previous iteration. They produce an easily modifiable deliverable built on robust and clean code. The team is impressively skilled, productive, diligent, and knowledgeable. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a senior scientist at a biotechnology company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Enplus Advisors, Inc.?

We hired Enplus Advisors, Inc. for help with development. Our company had an existing module that was running too slowly.  We needed it to function faster and more efficiently. Customers use our platform to analyze single-cell genomic data. By improving the module’s pace, we aimed to enhance our overall pipeline.
 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Enplus Advisors, Inc. took care of the end-to-end development to revamp the module. They were responsible for testing and parallelization of the code. Along with the general requirements, we sent them the code we had in place, which was written in an inefficient programming language. We asked them to write the module in Python instead and make sure that it runs correctly. In addition to our requested technology choice of Python, they also used VShell. 

What is the team composition?

Dan (President & Founder, Enplus Advisors, Inc.) was our main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Enplus Advisors, Inc.?

Based on our interview, we liked the founder hired Enplus Advisors, Inc.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $25,000 USD. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September–November 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have been very happy with the quality work we’ve received from Enplus Advisors, Inc. They completed everything we requested within a short amount of time. We were especially pleased with their prompt delivery. The code they wrote is efficient and simple to plug into our pipeline. It easily allows for later modifications if necessary. 

How did Enplus Advisors, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated via Slack. The regular meetings we held were quite productive. Enplus Advisors, Inc. met with us in person, as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Enplus Advisors, Inc. delivered high-quality code. Their deliverables are ready to adapt to any changes we need in the future. This level of flexibility is important in the biotechnology field.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. We’re very satisfied with Enplus Advisors, Inc.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I don’t have any specific advice for anyone.

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

Data Engineering and Automation for Advertising Tech Firm

"They are incredibly versatile and reliable."

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

Enplus Advisors, Inc. designed an extensive database to house information and help track trends using machine learning, automated monitoring, and ETL processes. Initial database models were tested using AWS.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
New York, NY
Gerrit Niemeijer
Project Lead, NCC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed database features an appropriate level of security and performs well when projecting accurate information. Enplus Advisors’ resourcefulness leads to thoughtful solutions for a wide range of business challenges. Clients can anticipate a professional and knowledgeable team.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a project lead for NCC Media, an advertising sales, marketing, and technology company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Enplus Advisors, Inc.?

A major component of our project involves ingesting large amounts of past and forward-looking TV ad sales data and applying machine learning algorithms to it to predict future TV ad sales. We hired Enplus Advisors to help us design the databases for this project, track analytics, collaborate for feature engineering, and help automate all of the core project functions—such as ETL (extract, transform, load) processes, machine learning, and monitoring.

What were your goals for this project?

We want to build and test our models in AWS and then automate the whole process.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I reached out through various contacts and selected a few candidates for this work. One of the contacts recommended Enplus Advisors, but there were also a few other candidates, both onshore and offshore. I interviewed all vendors and selected Enplus Advisors primarily based on their skillset and experience.

Describe the project in detail.

Once we selected Enplus Advisors, we started daily scrum meetings using Zoom to manage the project on a day-to-day basis. We also selected Thursdays to be our face-to-face meeting day in New York. From there, we tested the data and built a model, refined the model until we had the results we wanted, and then started automating all pipelines through Luigi.

What was the team composition?

We worked primarily with Daniel, the founder.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are able to ingest and host the data in AWS with the right level of security, access control, and performance. The initial models we built are able to predict future sales with the required level of accuracy. We then started the process of automating all pipelines and were able to hit our milestones.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We have short lines of communication, and their team is very professional. Our workflow has been quite effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very experienced in all technical aspects of this project—including hosting and sizing databases, setting up security, feature engineering, and selecting technologies for automation and visualization. They are incredibly versatile and reliable.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we are very satisfied with their work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were more expensive than some other vendors we considered, but they are well worth the money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Data Architecture for Financial Analysis Company

"Enplus is knowledgeable about data science and can effectively troubleshoot any problems...”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Enplus developed a Master Table to analyze SEC filings of large financial institutions for investors to grasp key information on 2,600 different stocks before purchasing them.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Jeffrey Corrado
Founder, Passiv.AI LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their founder and lead technical advisor communicated weekly to merge and track data in a seamless fashion. The project was more expensive than outsourcing it, but the overall quality and fact that they were local was worth the price.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of a company called Passiv.AI LLC. We study SEC filings of large financial institutions to track attractive investment opportunities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Enplus Advisors?

We are trying to provide data to investors on stocks before they purchase them. They want to know the cost breakdown for different institutions and how much they are buying and selling stocks for. I wanted to automate the process of analyzing stock trends and systematically track changes and identify attractive investment opportunities.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I identified with the founder and technical advisor, Dan, the type of web scraper that is necessary to pull out the data I needed to create a Master Table. Dan started to organize the data with me and help fill out the copious amounts of data, solve any issues, tweak code, delete any unnecessary data, and merge the data in a way that makes sense. Dan is very knowledgeable and knows how hit API and configure an AWS redshift database.

What is the team composition?

Dan Gerlanc, the founder and lead technical advisor was the only Enplus employee we were in contact with. He had a team of two other developers that worked on the project with him.

How did you come to work with Enplus Advisors?

I wanted to find someone local to work with me on the project. I searched online for developers in the Boston area and came across Enplus. After meeting with them, we determined that they would be a great fit to complete the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $40,000 and $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Enplus in December 2017. We finished our initial project, the Master Table, but we are still working with them on maintenance of that project and two more projects long-term.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

By myself, I could only clean up data on about 100 publicly traded companies and still make substantial errors. With Dan, there is no lapse in data and we are now analyzing 2,600 stocks. That’s a 2600% increase in coverage.

How did Enplus Advisors perform from a project management standpoint?

We did not have a regimented schedule. We talked on the phone when needed, which was about twice a week for only about an hour to clarify information. The majority of our communication was via email to send documents back and forth. There was very little miscommunication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It is not the easiest task to pull data and cleanly organize it. Enplus is knowledgeable about data science and can effectively troubleshoot any problems and make sense of data to create a great output.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I am very happy with the end result. We did not have many issues, and the few we had were not Dan’s fault. The one area of improvement would be explaining the big picture at the start of the project. He did help me understand a few engineering technicalities along the way, so I could figure out why some aspects of the project took longer than others.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

In general, I would come prepared because that is the best way to save money on the overall project. If you are prioritizing quality over quantity, I would recommend Enplus for data science projects.

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

Algorithm Dev for Shipping Company

“They have been very good at understanding our needs and were able to cater all the output to our needs.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Enplus developed and coded a predictive analytics algorithm in R programming language that helps predict turnaround time. They also trained in-house scientists. The project is nearly complete.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Geneva
Michele Sancricca
Director or Business Transformation, Mediterranean Shipping Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exercising their strong expertise in logistics, Enplus delivered the algorithm and training professionally and within deadline. Their team members’ intelligence and personable characters make them a delight to work with and helped them to secure additional projects.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of business transformation for Mediterranean Shipping Company USA. We are one of the largest shipping companies in the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Enplus Advisors?

We needed to develop a predictive analytics algorithm. We didn’t have enough knowledge to do this in-house and were looking for outside help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They came to see us on-site at our office. They coded predictive analytic algorithm in R programming language. They also sat down with our scientists and provided them with some training.

The algorithm predicts on the basis of past data correlations of dwell time for containers, which is very technical. When an empty shipping container leaves a port, it spends several days with a customer and then comes back to the port. The turnaround time is sometimes difficult to predict but is very important to be predictable. The algorithm helps us to predict the turnaround time.

It is 90% complete and we are now fine-tuning a few things. They are still supporting us on this project and other ones as well.

What is the team composition?

We worked with the founder and president of the company.

How did you come to work with Enplus Advisors?

We found them on LinkedIn. We took three other candidates into consideration, but we selected Enplus because they were the most professional when it came to specific logistics.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the project with them in November of 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was a very pleasant experience from a human point of view. From a technical point of view, our counterpart was very knowledgeable, proficient, confident and did a very good job.

How did Enplus Advisors perform from a project management standpoint?

They delivered everything according to the deadline we asked for, and we are satisfied.

We had an initial phase with a couple of emails and phone calls, but they always came to the office for in-person meetings. They spend a lot of time with us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have been very good at understanding our needs and were able to cater all the output to our needs.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no recommendations from this point of view. I think they are very good.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were extremely flexible and were open to our requests.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Back-end Integration & Testing for Water Conservation Platform

"Their technical expertise and ability to parlay into a meaningful and deployed result were notable."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

After beginning with preliminary test code, Enplus developed data processing and data analytics architecture, integrated with back-end web services, and deployed their code in the product for production.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Former Director of Product Development
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

An accommodating and efficient team, they complete complicated, high-quality work far ahead of schedule and understand the dynamics of startup ventures.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is a startup focused on providing a monitoring and control solution for plumbing systems that combines mechanical and cloud-based technologies to address leakage within residential and commercial spaces. At the time of the project, I was the Director of Product Development, and have since stepped into a consulting role.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Enplus Advisors?

We wanted to use data from web-connected telemetry to inform optimization over a set of parameters. We defined a model specifying how the data analytics architecture should function, but we needed someone to build the frontend for data processing and trending and the backend engineering to support the architecture.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Dan wrote test code to validate the preliminary data modeling. Once everyone felt comfortable with that, he moved on to the integration process, converting the original code set to run on web services. Following that, we beta-tested and deployed the product for production. Those three stages were all tackled in the first three months of the project, and the subsequent time was mostly spent providing support and making minor adjustments to the model.

What is the team dynamic?

Dan was the only contact on the Enplus side, and he worked with Flo’s integration and architecture contacts and mechanical engineers participating in the data modeling and analytics work. Normally for the integration piece, an additional external team would have been brought in, but the size and scope of our project made it feasible for Dan to handle it himself.

How did you come to work with Enplus Advisors?

We reviewed three or four candidates. Enplus’ broader capabilities in data analytics, data coding, and deployment set them apart. Other companies had some of those capabilities, but not all three.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in May of 2016, and although the bulk of the work was completed in the first three months, they continued with support and minor adjustments through May of 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While we don’t have specific metrics yet, the engine they built is consistent and capable, and there haven’t been any issues. Generally, the project has been very successful.

How did Enplus Advisors perform from a project management standpoint?

Given the nature of startups, there was some difficulty with coordination of schedules and numerous deadlines, but Dan was quite accommodating. He managed to complete the project in three months despite a few speed bumps.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technical expertise and the ability to parlay that into a meaningful and deployed result was notable. That combination was quite valuable in terms of capability and stability.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only concern is the potential constraint of manpower. Dan has managed that by being upfront about availability, but sometimes, these types of projects can extend unexpectedly into longer commitments, and that might be an issue.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Things come up from time to time, but they were fairly timely and met the deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Pricing is both competitive and consistent.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The code they wrote was capable of meeting our needs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They were easy to work with and very capable.

Database Dev for Digital Strategy Company

"This relationship helped answer dozens and dozens of high-value business questions for our client."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Enplus joined an in-house digital marketing company to sift through coding data. They helped to fix the general coding architecture as well as answer important marketing questions for the future.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City, New York
Founder
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Enplus helped to answer crucial business questions while communicating and hitting deadlines. They went to extra mile to understand the needs of the project and triple checked their results before providing detailed reports. The team showed their expertise and knowledge every step of the way.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of a full-service digital marketing company offering a full breadth of services to clients large and small in the digital space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Enplus Advisors?

I had a client that needed a lot of data wrangling. This included a lot of deep SQL work and analysis to help answer a lot of questions, both large and small. The data was not in great condition; it was very dirty. Enplus helped clean everything up and put us in a position to be able to answer those questions for them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

They provided database design to some extent, but most of the work has been coding analysis. Most of the work was custom R and SQL coding against the dataset we received from the client, and there were a couple of people working on this. Dan, [President and Founder, Enplus] partnered with a person on our staff, and together they put everything up on a cloud Azure environment, so it could be analyzed there. Enplus focused a lot on custom code writing to answer whatever questions needed answers. Both data transformation, as well as once the data was transformed, we had to figure out how to answer all the questions we were getting back from the client using that setup.

What is the team dynamic?

There were roughly 3 people involved in this project, and it scaled up and down depending on our need. When things were moving fast, we were in touch on a daily basis.

How did you come to work with Enplus Advisors?

I had worked with a couple of other people before and was introduced to a firm that finds new tech talent, 10x Management. I had explained the project and it’s challenges to them. They had already done some vetting and told us they had the perfect firm for this project. We hit it off with Enplus right away and started with a small project to kick it off. It went really well and so we kept it going.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent between $50,000—$199,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in November 2016, and we have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This relationship helped answer dozens and dozens of high-value business questions for our client, which put them in a position to make changes on their side, in terms of marketing and future data collection.  Part of our huge project was to understand the millions of people that this client was emailing. It was to understand segments and opportunities in order to go after them for higher sales and higher engagement.

Everything was delivered on time, and Enplus was really great at communicating. They produced really awesome written reports of their findings, in memo form. Even though we have been talking through the whole process via Slack and emails, I have it all in one place. I have a great summary of everything that I can then digest and reframe for my client, which has been really helpful.

How did Enplus Advisors perform from a project management standpoint?

One of 2 people at Enplus are running most of the project, but at the end of the day, I’m playing the role of project manager with my client. They gave me everything they said they would. We communicated through emails, phone calls, and we had a shared Slack channel going. Overall, communication was excellent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are very detail oriented. I’d worked with some other firms before, and didn’t feel like they were going the extra mile to understand what I wanted. Enplus does, and I get the impression there is a lot double and triple checking along the way to make sure the output is as good as it can be. This is especially valuable when we know the input data is kind of suspect.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have been really happy.

Do you have any advice for potential clients of Enplus?

My advice for future clients of Enplus is that it is going to be a good experience. Defining your problem is helpful. This is something I’ve been trying to work on with my clients so that when I give Enplus direction, it is really well-defined. This helps the output to be even better, versus having nebulosity going on. I’ve been very happy, and you just have to jump right in.

5.0
Overall Score We collaborate really well, everyone got along great.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I found them to be extremely flexible. This was a really high-profile client, who can be demanding. Enplus rolled with the punches in order to get things to me really fast when need.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I never experienced any issues with the deliverables. I found the quality, double checking, final reports and written descriptions really great.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.