Classic outsourcing reinvented

Our team goes the extra mile for all of our clients. We provide a range of services - from custom software development to dedicated teams since 2012.

Existek is an innovation-driven outsourcing software development company. We focus on helping our customers to gain a competitive advantage with best in its class custom software solutions.

Existek provides fully manageable offshore dedicated development team service for software companies worldwide and custom software development services for a wide range of industries including Business Intelligence, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Education.

Our Services:

-Custom Software Development
-Software Product Development
-Dedicated Development Center
-IT Staff Augmentation

For more information, please visit existek.com

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2012
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Vinnitsa, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 
A Cutting-Edge Custom ERP for Oil & Gas Industry Image

A Cutting-Edge Custom ERP for Oil & Gas Industry

Custom Oil and Gas ERP Software solution that helps one of the largest global oilfield service company to perform everyday tasks faster, better, and more efficiently. Being integrated with all the company services, this custom ERP software for Oil and Gas industry helped our customer to achieve significant increments in field force efficiency, asset optimization, and strategic reporting. Custom Oil and Gas ERP Software includes

functionality for the Order Tracking, Fully Configurable Analytic Reporting, Logistics, Repair, Health, Safety, and the Environment management, Quality Assurance, Human Resources management. We brought the feature list to the consolidated and user-friendly interface.
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FitUs - native fitness application for iOS and Android

We have created two native versions of the mobile application for iOS and Android leveraging Kotlin, Java, Swift, and Node.js as the back-end service

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Web Owner & Admin Panel for the Software Product Management

Our client is the U.S startup company entering the market with innovative mobile CRM product. Like any company that has mobile apps in the AppStore and Google Play – application in the store is only the tip of the iceberg. Their business needed an all-in-one solution for the subscriptions, payments, user management, monetization, reporting, and analytics. 

EXISTEK was tasked with creating such web application alongside

with the version of the admin panel for the enterprise users who own the “Organization” subscription.
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Mobile Sales Force Automation Application Development for the US-Based Liquor Beverages Distribution Company

Our client is one of the largest liquor beverages wholesaler and distributor in Texas. As a part of the digital transformation strategy, they needed to equip field representatives with the Sales Force Automation software. The application should be able to track field workers performance, assist in customer-facing, and provide a set of digital presentation assets for everyday tasks.

For this project, they were looking for

the experienced business process automation company capable of coming up with the right solution and transforming this idea into something workable.

By the reference of one of our current clients, distributor reached out to EXISTEK. We offered them a set of custom digital tools to interconnect all stages of their sales process. As a part of a new platform, we have created Sales Force Automation (SFA) companion app for sales reps.

AI and Neural Network Based Handwriting Recognition App Image

AI and Neural Network Based Handwriting Recognition App

Our customer is one of the largest software developers for education in Western Europe. The total user-base is millions of end-users and dozens of educational institutions all across Europe. They are currently in the top five of companies who develop reading and writing assistive software for students.

The global objective of the project was to test how the implementation of AI/neural networks based handwriting character

recognition can improve students’ e-Learning solution engagement rate. The final goal was to make the differences between paper and digital input of handwriting imperceptible to students. 
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Advanced MS Word add-in for Spellex - reading and writing assistive solutions suite

Spellex corporation is one of the leading reading and writing application developers based in Tampa, US. During it’s more than 30 years of history, Spellex has created software that helps millions of people around the globe to write better texts and improve their literacy on the go. 

Spellex had a challenge with finding software partner competent in

Windows applications development to work on new functionality they were planned to introduce in the Write-AssistTM product.

After the initial discussion, Existek has been chosen as a provider of development services for Spellex Microsoft add-in project. The main evaluation criteria were the rich expertise in desktop software and experience in the development of the writing assistive software. We were a perfect match for this job.

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Mobile CRM iOS and Android Application

Our client is a U.S. – based startup company focused on making connections between professionals and entrepreneurs easier. Their main goal is to completely replace the old-fashioned way of sharing contact information on business cards with the complete digital solution. 

There are many apps to store the contact data captured from business cards. However, salespeople consider most of them to be a waste of time. All of

those applications have a fundamental flaw: the contact data is either stored as a picture or plain text without attributes. Each time users have to select the text field and select the type of the field manually.

As any well-thought startup, our client had an idea of the unique feature required to stand out from the competition. They contacted EXISTEK team to build native mobile applications that would include this major feature and everything users might need. 

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Blowball – E‑commerce Online Store for Shoe Retailer

Blowball is a large Slovakian shoe manufacturer and retailer with the primary focus on the domestic market. EXISTEK was hired to help the client to bring the business online and build easy to maintain, attractive, and user-friendly E-commerce store.

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ERP and CRM solution for Global Oil and Gas Company

Technologies and Scope

 

.NET, C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, MSSQL; Over 12 months and 7 developers.

 

Project Overview

 

Custom ERP and CRM software solution that helps one of the largest global oilfield service company to perform everyday tasks faster, better, and more efficiently. Being integrated with all the company services, this custom software for the Oil

and Gas industry helped our customer to achieve significant increments in field force efficiency, asset optimization, and strategic reporting.

 

Functionality

 

Order Tracking

Fully Configurable Analytic Reporting

Logistics, Repair, Health, Safety, and the Environment Management, Quality Assurance

Human Resources Management

 

Behavioral Biometrics Identification Software Product Image

Behavioral Biometrics Identification Software Product

Our client is an ISV provider of software solutions for enterprise information security based in Victoria, Canada. They have revolutionized the market with an innovative idea of turning human beings from the all-time weakest link in the security of any system into an extra authentication method.

We helped them to develop another authentication route on top of the regular passwords to make sure that nobody except the

system administrator and legit user would be able to access the PC workstation even with the right login credentials including the password. This method looks like the standard Windows login screen and doesn’t require any additional actions from the users.

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Custom Software Dev for Information Mgmt. Firm

"We had zero issues with availability, and the quality of their work was fantastic."

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

Existek provides resources to build out single-page applications for an information management company. They use React and Redux to develop new features and prototype APIs.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Newbury, United Kingdom
Head of Engineering, Information Mgmt. Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The resources have become part of the client's team and delivered high-quality development work. Existek's team members show expertise and diligence at every step. Regular contact, consistency, and clear communication are hallmarks of the partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company delivers information intelligence software that indexes our users data at scale, enabling organisations to understand exactly what they've got, and to act on it. I am the Head of Engineering where I oversee our front and backend teams.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Existek?

We needed immediate burst resources to work along side our existing frontend team on both new feature work, and defect resolution. We needed developers proficient in React, Redux, and working on dynamic single page applications.

What were your goals for this project?

Extending the capability and capacity of our front end resources to enable faster feature development, and research into some new areas we were exploring.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had been recommended Existek from a colleague - after a few phone calls, we settled on Existek as being able to work most closely with us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The Existek team were involved with all aspects of the development lifecycle - from api dprototyping of new feature requests, through to adding enhancement requests from Front of House, and also defect fixing where required. The entire team had no issues with our existing React & Redux stack, and were able to start delivering value immediately.

What was the team composition?

2x full time front end developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The Existek team very quickly became part of the company's family, and within a few weeks were adding huge value to our project through things like a hot module reloading system that they were asked to implement. The communication was great, and we engaged with them almost every day via teleconferencing or calls.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Management of the team was delegated to our Head of UI/UX, who engaged with them almost daily. Absolutely no problems, and their English was fantastic.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Reliability. We had zero issues with availability, and the quality of their work was fantastic.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I can think of!

5.0
Overall Score Pleasure to work with. High Quality.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Existek went out of their way to be available when required.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very, very reasonable rates, especially given the work quality
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very high quality output. Very little rework required, if ever.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    No issues recommending Existek. Will likely use them again in future!

Native iOS & Android Video Apps for Sports Software Company

"They had several suggestions for good improvements in our products, and their employees have a good work ethic."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Existek created custom mobile apps that could integrate with sports software company's cloud services and desktop solution. They focused on ensuring efficient video encoding capabilities and high framerates.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Trondheim, Norway
Stein Gran
CTO, Initial Force AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps were a welcome addition to the company's golf support ecosystem, catering to golfers and instructors alike. Existek assigned a project manager who streamlined communications with the rest of the team. If necessary, the developers were also available for direct contact.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Initial Force is producing various software and sports hardware for golfer and baseball players. We have applied a number of technologies as part of our brands: Swing Catalyst, Swing Catalyst Baseball and Motion Catalyst.

All of the products form a unified ecosystem to train athletes all around the world. It includes different software solutions, sensors plates, cameras, ball/club tracking, and other accessories. I’m Stein J. Gran, CTO at Initial Force.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Existek?

We are always interested in providing value for our customers and meeting customer needs.

We wanted to expand our ecosystem with two mobile apps based on customer requests. Mobile app development enables a fast and seamless experience, better engagement with customers and good accessibility.

We were looking for a professional team of app developers that would create software for both iOS and Android platforms

What were your goals for this project?

The main goal was to create a camera-based app which integrated with our cloud services and desktop application.The developers we hired had to implement apps which offered the core functionality we wanted as well as come up with additional functionality based on customer feedback.

The main project purpose is to establish direct communication between golfers and instructors that are not limited by place and time. Mobile apps was the best solution to go with

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Initial Force has already had a WPF developer from Existek and were really satisfied with the results of this developer. We also knew that they had app developers, so when the app project was defined we contacted Existek to inquire about the availability of experienced app developers.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The hired developers were involved in the entire mobile development process. As our apps are video apps, efficient handling of video encoding and high framerates was essential.

The tech stack we agreed on consists of Kotlin (Android development), Swift (iOS development), FFmpeg, and Google Service APIs. The app developers were used to these technologies, and were therefore productive and constructive in using the full extent of the chosen tech stack.

What was the team composition?

To meet the project needs, we decided on a team of three people: one iOS developer, one Android developer, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our business offers a full ecosystem for golfers and instructors. Accessibility is one of the main product purposes. Customers can now record and review their progress via mobile devices. Moreover, it is easily integrated with the rest of our products.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

There was a project manager on-site with the app developers, and this worked out really well. We communicated with the project manager, which communicated with the app developers as necessary.

We could also talk directly with the app developers if there was a need for that, so overall a very flexible and practical approach to project management in this project

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They had several suggestions for good improvements in our products, and their employees have a good work ethic.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing that I can think of.

5.0
Overall Score This company delivers high-quality services, and can safely be recommended.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Setting the schedule and time management was entrusted to Existek. The team was good at setting realistic priorities and completing tasks on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Reasonable cost for good quality work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    This provider focuses on good quality software. They are able to handle complex assignments, good at troubleshooting and creating solutions.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have no problem recommending Existek. We have worked with them for two years now and are very pleased with their work.

Software Dev for Sports Performance Tech Company

"We are satisfied with the services Existek have provided for us on a regular basis."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Existek helped build an improved UI and desktop application. They offered remote desktop development on the platform, which included feature development, integration, and bug fixing. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Trondheim, Norway
Stein Gran
CTO, Initial Force AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Existek team satisfactorily increased development bandwidth and provided high-quality services. The developer worked well within the project management structure. The team delivered constant improvement to the project. They were pleasant and flexible to work with. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Initial Force specializes in sports performance software, technology, sensors and biomechanics under the Swing Catalyst brand for golf instructors and golfers. We also provide software for baseball and skijump athletes. The company was founded in 2006 in Trondheim (Norway). We are delivering user-friendly analytics tools that make up a comprehensive training ecosystem including hardware and software. Our customers are well-known tour players like Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Suzann Pettersen, Matt Kuchar, and coaches - Cameron McCormick, Sean Foley, Chris Como, Chuck Cook, Mike Adams, Tony Ruggiero, Jonathan Yarwood. The review is submitted by Stein J. Gran, CTO at Initial Force.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Existek?

As our customer base was increasing, we were in need of a desktop developer that would be involved in our product development in close cooperation with our on-site development team. We had basic but rigid requirements. We looked for someone who would be proficient in technical aspects, open for cooperation and committed to the job.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to further improve the user-friendliness and user interface of our desktop application, and the focus of the job is therefore to polish the user interface so we are sure to meet our users expectations when it comes to ease of use and great design in or software. In addition, we needed more resources for maintenance and implementation of new feastures in our software.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were referred to Existek by a consulting company we have worked with earlier, and this worked out well.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We are working on creating software for sports athletes, in sports like golf, baseball and skijump. Currently, Initial Force can offer a software package which includes support for sensor plates, ball/club tracking, cameras, and other accessories. At that time, we looked for a remote desktop developer that would be familiar with WPF, C#, .NET, and Win32, and could become a member of our team. The project included feature development, integration of new ideas, fast delivery, bug fixing, and lots of research and insights.

What was the team composition?

Existek has assigned one full-time desktop developer to meet the project needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have increased our development bandwidth when it comes to implementing new features and changing existing features in our software, as well as finding innovative solutions. We are satisfied with the services Existek have provided for us on a regular basis.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project management is arranged on our side, the developer from Exitek takes part in our agile software development process as a team member. The developer from Existek was clearly used to this way of working, so minimal training was necessary.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are flexible, and are able to allocate extra developes to us if we have an immediate need. Short decision processes are also a big plus.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We have worked with Existek in delivering constant improvements to our products, and they have been a valuable asset in this regard, proving to be flexible and pleasant to work with. We cannot think of anything immediate to improve on for Existek.

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

CRM App Dev for IT Consulting Company

"Existek effectively overcame difficulties and ultimately exceeded our expectations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Existek developed two native applications on both iOS and Android platforms. The apps are integrated with CRMs, and they both have machine learning functionality. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
Managing Partner, IT Company
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the applications haven’t launched, stakeholders expect the solutions’ stellar design to attract and retain new users. Helpful and communicative, Existek effectively addressed tasks according to a clear plan. They are a reliable, thorough team. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the managing partner of an IT consulting company. Our company provides software development services and IT consulting services for US clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Existek?

We brought on Existek to develop a mobile CRM app with advanced features for one of our clients.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to deliver a sturdy, robust native iOS and Android app with a solid Node.js backend within a strict timeline and budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We wanted a company that is both experienced in widely used technologies and specialized technologies. We wanted to work with a partner, not just another standard development agency that only saw the short term gain. After our initial conversations with Existek, we felt comfortable trusting their leadership, management, and development teams. 

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We tasked the team with delivering two native iOS and Android apps with a server-side written on Node.js. We planned and implemented integrations with the most popular CRMs and customer management platforms. The apps have a feature that collects and stores data about companies and contacts.

Existek implemented optical scanning of the business cards with a machine learning context-aware component. It recognizes the type of the field (e.g. whether it’s a business name or an office address) along with regular recognition of data in each field.

What was the team composition?

Existek allocated a team of one iOS developer, one Android developer, two full stack developers, a QA engineer, and a Project Manager. The project manager communicated with us almost every day and reported consistent development progress. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Our Project Manager deserves a special mention, as he was always willing to help. We were regularly updated on the development process, and he quickly reacted to any changes we wanted to make.

He eagerly outlined our requirements into clear, addressable tasks for their development team. Tasks were effectively prioritized to make sure we met the deadline and didn’t go over the budget. Also, he introduced some valuable ideas, including a monetization strategy for the app and some important features that we had missed. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

From start to finish, the folks at Existek have proven to be true to their word. I think "consistent" is the best word to describe them. They are methodical, competent, efficient, and willing to help. They are the type of company you can count on to go through the trenches with you—they easily deal with sudden challenges. Existek effectively overcame difficulties and ultimately exceeded our expectations.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Regardless of the execution, there is always room for improvement. However, this project was so smooth that I have nothing notable to add in this section.

5.0
Overall Score This is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with a development agency.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We met the deadline, and features and tasks were properly prioritized. Our project manager managed resources in an efficient manner.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We place quality above cost. For this project, Existek delivered an excellent balance between those two factors.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything is the best possible quality; we got two robust mobile applications, a powerful backend, and clean code that’s easy to maintain.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend Existek to a friend.

Custom Software Dev for Writing Tool

"I have nothing negative to say, as everything was of the highest possible quality."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Chosen for their expertise in desktop software development, Existek tackled the customization of a writing tool, creating add-ins for Microsoft Word, specialized tools, audible alerts, and more.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tampa, Florida
Eric Perez
Executive VP, Spellex
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite the technical challenges the project entailed, Existek delivered features that clients were greatly anticipating and which no other vendor could achieve, setting the company apart from its competition. They also excelled at explaining everything thoroughly and in easy-to-understand terms.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the executive VP at Spellex, a provider of an assistive solution for reading and writing. We’re building a vast range of products for people who want to add some extra convenience in their everyday work regarding written text, and for people with reading and writing disabilities such as dyslexia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Existek?

We were looking for a development services provider with rich expertise in desktop software development, which is something that not many companies have these days. Our project required substantial modification of the standard MS Word functionality, so we needed someone that could help us with that and finalize our requirements with reliable and slick code.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

As mentioned above, our product aims to make everyday life and work easier. Since we prioritize the convenience of the user, we needed a vendor that’s really experienced in creating Windows applications, to make sure that everything ticks. We didn't know exactly how to implement the planned features, so the potential vendor had to not only execute the project but also help us find a way to do what we needed and embody that in code.

Right after our initial communication with Existek, we realized that they were a perfect fit for the project. Their team was able to come up with the solutions to our technical challenges on the go.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We requested the development and improvement of some features for one of our products—the Spellex Write-Assist. Existek created an add-in for Microsoft Word using a set of technologies that they chose, which includes C#, .NET, WPF, and Windows Forms. They were also tasked with the development of a zoom ruler feature, which is a significantly enhanced version of the Windows Magnifier tool that’s comfortable to use while editing documents. They also created audible alerts, a spell check report that summarizes a user’s spelling errors in a document, and a new licensing system for all our products.

There were a number of technical challenges that they had to overcome. For example, we needed to send sound notifications to users whenever a misspelled word is detected. The problem is that everything in Word is executed in code on the system level, so modifying the code wouldn’t help for the audible alerts feature. Existek found a solution for this complex task and leveraged some of the Win32 libraries to make it work bounded to Word through C# on the system level. This is an only small example of what was done for this project and how Existek approached it.

They indeed provided us with the custom software development services we needed. However, we had direct control over the development processes and felt like everything was in our hands.

What was the team composition?

For this project, Existek assigned two desktop developers. Both had great English communication skills, were always ready to explain what they were doing and why, and they were open to receive our feedback and adjust some aspects of their work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our clients were asking for some of these features for a quite long time, and Existek finally helped us implement them. While it’s too early to speak about the impact of our new product, we can say for sure that we now feel more confident because we have some of the functionality that is either absent or not working efficiently in competitors’ software solutions.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The progress was constantly observed by the management team and other experienced Windows developers to make sure we felt comfortable and that everything was going according to plan. Project management was excellent overall.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

One of their strongest attributes is that they can effectively adjust to their customer’s level of experience and technical competence. We were guided through the development process, and they were always ready to explain what they were doing and the advantages it would give our product. Last but not least, it was very hard to find a company that agreed to all the requirements we had for the desktop application.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have nothing negative to say, as everything was of the highest possible quality.

5.0
Overall Score It was one of the best experiences we’ve had with an external provider. Everything was done perfectly and within a reasonable budget.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We received all deliverables on time, some of them ahead of schedule. All development milestones were met.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Quality comes at a certain cost, but we couldn't say that Existek’s services were expensive. They keep a perfect balance between cost and quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The final solution provides an excellent experience for the users and the code is clean.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend Existek, even for services beyond desktop development due to the overall superior customer experience they provided.

MVP for Blockchain Payment System

“Existek was the perfect choice.”

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

Existek supplemented an internal team, using Java and blockchain technology to build a sophisticated peer-to-peer payment platform. They will implement additional features after the pilot launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Rome, Italy
Pietro Mastroeni
Founder, PeerWallet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Existek's top-notch deliverables, reliability, and seamless collaboration made them a valuable partner, while their niche expertise contributed to a superior product.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of a startup that offers a blockchain-based payment system.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Existek?

We’re preparing for the launch of our minimum viable product.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to attract beta users and pitch our startup to potential investors.

SOLUTION

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

Existek provided us with the technical consulting and development assistance needed to implement our vision of a peer-to-peer payment solution. The platform is mainly written in Java. A dedicated team developed the wireframes and platform architecture plan. Existek’s blockchain experience proved to be quite useful. They contributed to the general system architecture, showing us how something could be done better or faster. They also helped us launch the pilot project for one of our investors.

What was the team composition?

We worked with an excellent team with advanced skills in software engineering, including two backend developers and a frontend developer. We were also in contact with their project manager, tech lead, and one QA engineer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are quite happy with the final result. In fact, we plan to continue our collaboration after the launch of the pilot project, as one of our customers wants to add new features.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

After a few weeks, we didn't feel like we were working with external developers. It felt like we had an in-house team working with us in the same office.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We’re impressed with their collaboration, project management, and communication.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Nothing really comes to my mind, as everything was of the highest possible quality.

5.0
Overall Score We are dealing with payment processing, so IP protection, reliability, and quality are important to us. Existek exceeded our expectations.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered all the milestones promptly. We were usually ahead of schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Quality comes at a cost. However, we were quite satisfied with the pricing because a similar team would cost us about 300% higher in Western Europe.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Existek was the perfect choice, providing a balance between affordability and quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It’s very likely, especially for the blockchain projects.

Custom ERP & CRM System for Pharmaceutical Company

"[T]hey're capable of delivering the most advanced functionality."

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

Existek developed mobile apps based on existing CRM and ERP systems, mimicking their functionality and integrating everything in a single database that employees can access with any device while in the field.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Norway, Oslo
Chris Vidich
Chief Digital Strategist, SparkYou Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite being an unknown industry, Existek delivered a high-quality solution with clean code, providing several suggestions for its improvement along the way. Their ability to transform ideas into results and adapt to customer needs made the collaboration smooth and rewarding.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the chief digital strategist for a small consulting company that helps customers achieve their goals on the way to digital transformation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Existek?

A customer of ours requested the development of a custom enterprise resource planning (ERP) and CRM system for their sales department.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create mobile versions of the CRM and ERP system and integrate them in a single unified database that can be accessed by all employees using any device.

SOLUTION

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

Existek developed mobile apps for the field agents, which duplicate the existing CRM’s functionality using the same database. They put a team together within three weeks and started the development using an agile methodology.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a business analyst, a data engineer, a backend engineer, two iOS developers, two Android developers, and a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was completed on a tight schedule and didn’t exceed our budget. The pharmaceutical industry was relatively new for Existek when we started the collaboration. Their business unit significantly improved their understanding and expertise in this industry during the engagement.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Communication was excellent. We also managed to transfer a lot of industry knowledge to them. Existek is one of the rare providers that can transform a pure idea that started on a napkin into a customized software that meets all needs. Their technical and business expertise allowed them to come up with suggestions that added significant value to the final results.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The most remarkable thing about Existek is that they're capable of delivering the most advanced functionality as requested and adapt to their customer's demands quickly.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

There’s always room for improvement, but in this case, we started off with a small scope and managed to complete the project smoothly.

5.0
Overall Score The quality of their work, the daily collaboration, and the overall experience exceeded our expectations.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All milestones were completed on time, some of them in advance.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The project was completed at a reasonable price considering the quality of the work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The final product is reliable, and the code is clean and easy to maintain.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend working with Existek as a reliable guide and facilitator for all your software initiatives.

Software Development for Document Management Company

"Our project required a specialized skill set, so their expertise was a crucial part of this project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Existek refined a key piece of a document management company’s software product. They conducted research into Microsoft integrations and built a new program with improved functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Mike Daebler
VP of Development, IntelliChief
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Existek’s specialized expertise allowed them to create quality code at a reasonable price. They maintained thorough communication throughout the project and met deadlines. A successful outcome led to a follow-up contract.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

IntelliChief offers a Paperless Process Management (PPM) product. Focusing directly on each company’s specific business process, IntelliChief integrates with the customer’s ERP and line of business applications, providing visibility for each business document and workflow process. With IntelliChief workflow and ERP integrations, IntelliChief can automate the processing of AP Invoices and Customer Orders from the time the document is received to when it is processed into the ERP.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Existek?

We had a problem with one of our product’s features and wanted to reconfigure the coding while expanding the functionality.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We created a work order detailing the different functionalities we needed, as well as the types of platforms that needed to be supported. Existek then conducted research on how Windows applications interact with the desktop and various browsers to determine how we could collect data from those application screens.

From here, they built a standalone program that included the functionalities we were then able to incorporate into our product. They worked primarily with Microsoft’s .NET Framework and C Sharp.

What is the team composition?

We interfaced with a project manager who communicated our needs to a developer.

How did you come to work with Existek?

We came across them while doing online research. We were impressed by one of their past projects, so we reached out to discuss our challenge. They spoke very knowledgably about their field and explained in detail how they would tackle our problem. They seemed to have more expertise than their competitors, so we decided to hire them.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted between July 2017–January 2018, though we’ve already hired them for a follow-up assignment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were easy to work with and provided quality code that my internal team was able to easily integrate.

How did Existek perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very good about communication and hitting deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our project required a specialized skill set, so their expertise was a crucial part of this project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Communication is key on any project, especially when working with an offshore vendor. Make an effort to keep the lines of communication open with any external resources.

5.0
Overall Score We viewed them as a partner.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They created a detailed schedule and communicated throughout the project to ensure we were on the same page.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided quality results at a good price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They met our expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've already started another project together and I would definitely recommend them to others.

Sofware Development for Assistive Learning Program

"Nine out of ten people would recommend our solution over that of the competition."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

In an ongoing relationship, Existek has worked to provide the initial and ongoing development for assistive learning software. The product works as a Windows application and as a web-based solution. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Bergen, Norway
Product Manager, Lingit AS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Existek’s product has become the leading solution in its field. The team has been able to provide extensive integrations, and customers are pleased with the product. Although communication with the team can be a challenge, they are honest, credible, and work hard to provide an excellent product. 

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 are a technology company located in Norway. We create accessibility tools related to assistive technology, specifically software for people with reading and writing difficulties. I am a product manager for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Existek?

Some years ago, we were having difficulties supporting our applications and started looking for specific APIs for this purpose.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Existek developed our solution based on our specifications. We initially assigned them a text-scrubbing component to develop. It went well, so we've given them the full scope of the Windows application in all its details. They have also worked on the mercantile side of things, like order and license handling. That is a web-based solution running on ASP.NET.

Existek has been working with us for a long time, so they've come to know our solution well. They can make suggestions and improve our specifications. Sometimes we listen to them, and sometimes, we don't.

We have been working with a full-time team of three people from Existek for the last few years.

How did you come to work with Existek?

I looked at companies in Romania, India, and China, but never found a satisfactory option, either because of too much staff turnover or because the collaboration simply didn't work well. We found Existek in Ukraine, approached them and gave them a task to which they responded amazingly well.

How much have you invested with Existek?

The cost of Existek's work has been around $100,000 per year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Existek in 2009. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have become the number-one solution of our kind in the field. Assistive technology is a different kind of animal, and it requires much more integration than normal. I rate Existek on their ability to provide this, but it's a hard stat to quantify. We've had a new major release recently, and we are pleased with the results.

We have done market studies among customers and those who recommend our product to customers. Nine out of ten people would recommend our solution over that of the competition.

How did Existek perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication is one of our more difficult parts since we are using a single manager to convey our requirements to the rest of the team. We need to be clear and ensure that there is a good understanding of what we want. Deadlines are always adhered to. We use GitHub, JIRA, Bitbucket, and other tools of this kind.

What did you find most impressive about Existek?

Existek is a very honest and credible team. They are people I would always trust, and I am completely confident that they would do everything possible to fix any potential mistakes in the work.

Are there any areas Existek could improve?

I would have liked it if some of Existek's developers had better English skills. The most difficult thing has been communication, but our main contact is fluent and can translate our requirements to the rest of the team. Some of the product and project management issues have also been due to our side. Existek could gain more knowledge on methodologies for this area, but this is also true for us.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Existek was always on time regarding deliverables and meetings.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Existek's cost could have been cheaper, but we chose to pay extra and gain team continuity.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I am very satisfied with Existek, but everyone can improve.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend Existek, but it does depend on the platform. I know what they can do on the Windows platform or with PHP, but I couldn't say what their performance with web apps is.

Custom CRM Development for Consulting Services Provider

"Our Agile approach and how they solve things are above my expectations."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Existek provides four full-time developers to augment internal development capacities. Their work includes custom web solutions, Android app development, and Excel integrations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bergen, Norway
CEO & Founder, Consulting Services Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Users have been satisfied with each solution, giving reason to expand the original scope of the engagement. Existek meets deadlines and communicates daily. The developers are committed and resolve problems quickly when they arise. They never say “no”.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner and CEO of a company that provides consulting and development services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Existek?

I was the main developer, and I needed more developing resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I already had previous experience working with Existek, so I started the engagement by working with one of their developers. I’ve added more resources as my business continued to grow. Right now, I have four full-time developers from Existek. They are providing several kinds of development, mostly for custom-tailored web solutions. They also do app development and Excel integrations—everything that’s related to the products we deliver to customers. The products are administrative systems on the backend for the customers—internal websites as well as customer portals. On the backend, there are a lot of statistics. They help integrate information from Excel and different Android apps, which is mostly what our solutions focus on. We’re using Microsoft .NET, Excel, and AngularJS.

We also create Android apps. As the product manager, I work with the product owner to provide business requirements. For the Android applications, we get data from the backend and use reader technology to scan things and gather information, then report back to the main server.

I’ve been working with the Existek developers for four years. I don’t provide the detailed specifications, but they can work from any specifications. We work our way through the different features. I have the ideas and layout, and they basically design every page. They’re not designers, but we come up with a layout that they use for all the pages and modules they develop. I provide the design, but they make it look good.  

How did you come to work with Existek?

I had worked with Existek since 2010 when I was with a previous company. I didn’t consider any other companies at the time.

How much have you invested with Existek?

I spend around $200,000 per year on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our current relationship began in April of 2013 and is ongoing. We’re currently working on a global solution that will roll out worldwide.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have been increasing our staff because the customers are very satisfied with our work. My clients are particularly happy when we’re able to provide a solution to a specification within one day. The developers at Existek are a key value for my business since their work is excellent. They make me look good. I’m very happy with the developers as they are.

How did Existek perform from a project management standpoint?

I work with the team from Existek every day. I’m in daily contact with all the members of the team via Skype and email. We’ve also used different task tools. For example, we’re using JIRA right now. We have daily Scrum meetings, and I’ve been to Ukraine many times to meet with them. They’re very good with deadlines. Our Agile approach and how they solve things are above my expectations.

What did you find most impressive about Existek?

Their ability to deliver on time, reliability, and availability are all impressive. The developers are very committed, even working nights and weekends when required. If there’s anything we need to resolve, they come online very quickly. I have continuous conversations with the team. They never say "no", and they always do whatever they can to fix things. I’m extremely happy with their availability.

Are there any areas Existek could improve?

I think there are always things you can improve. The team is performing exactly how I want them to, so if there’s any needed improvement, it would be on my end.

5.0
Overall Score Everything has been going well. They’re very professional and very good at what they do.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always log on five minutes early for our daily meetings.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value is very good, and the price is very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always deliver above expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend Existek to anyone.