Quality Software Development and Outsourcing

Existek is innovation-driven outsourcing software development company. We focus on helping our customers to gain 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 service for 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

Customer Loyalty Software for a Café Franchise Image

Customer Loyalty Software for a Café Franchise

Technologies and Scope

 

.NET, C#; Over 10 months and 2 developers.

 

Project Overview

 

Customer Loyalty Software for a café franchise in Australia with imaging and real-time processing of QR codes to produce loyalty, orders processing and POS features. The product was built using a combination of image processing libraries for video and .NET. Here’s the

functionality we’ve implemented to achieve customer's goals.

 

Functionality

 

The custom software did not involve costly hardware solutions or contract lock-ins

Real time processing of the QR codes and Images

Database of the customers with data about bonuses amount

System that allowed managers to accrue bonuses to the customer's card for each order

Possibility to pay a check by previously accrued bonuses partially or completely

Cutting-Edge Custom ERP System for Oil & Gas Industry Image

Cutting-Edge Custom ERP System for Oil & Gas Industry

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

 

Summit Scripting Toolkit – Workflow Automation for Healthcare Image

Summit Scripting Toolkit – Workflow Automation for Healthcare

Technologies and Scope

 

C++, C#, .NET; Over 12 months, 3 developers.

 

Project Overview

 

Summit Scripting Toolkit (SST) is an ultimate solution for automation of data transfer between healthcare industry-specialized software from different vendors, including Meditech, Mckesson, HLLAPI, and known complex or proprietary Windows or Web-based applications. SST

eliminates routine data entry processes and reduces the number of errors to zero. Powerful scripting interface empowers users with no programming skills to integrate data from any fields between any healthcare software without involving software developers.

 

Functionality

 

Scripting Interface

An input of the data for the applications that provide no API

Text and data recognition in fields and automatic transfer of the data across applications according to users created scripts even between application with no API

TextPilot - Writing and Reading Assistive Learning Program Image

TextPilot - Writing and Reading Assistive Learning Program

Technologies and Scope

 

.NET, C#, C++, JavaScript; 5 developers over 36 month

 

Project Overview

 

TextPilot is aimed at being the best universal assistant to helps users improve their spelling across any applications. The product needed a major revision of delivery process and improvement of the spelling check and text prediction

features.

 

Functionality

 

Text recognition, prediction, and spelling check

Intellectual text prediction and writing assistance

Integration across all web browsers, web applications (Google Docks) and desktop based applications such as MS Word

Reviews

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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.

.NET Development for Loyalty Card Solution

"Existek was very easy to work with, very professional, just amazing in every way."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2014-2015
Project summary: 

Existek augmented internal development resources to develop a QR code processing solution. The web-based solution was built in .NET and enables loyalty card production, scanning, and tracking. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Martin Kingsley
Principal Consultant, JMIW
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution was easy-to-use and had very little downtime. It was able to process thousands of loyalty cards reliably, and was loved by café owner and customers alike. Existek asked detailed questions and produced great code, despite a short timeframe. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an IT consultancy specializing in custom development projects and managed services for small and medium enterprises. I am a principal consultant.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Existek?

We needed .NET developers with experience in imaging and real-time processing of QR codes to produce loyalty card system for a café franchise. Existek worked with our internal project manager and our internal developer, and we tested the builds on our end with our hardware and reported back any issues.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We needed to devise and implement and easy-to-use solution for nontechnical users that would enable the production of loyalty cards as well as quick, reliable scanning and tracing of loyalty card usage. Existek devised the solution and developed code, then pushed out the code to production. They continued to update the solution as bug reports came, and added additional functionalities as requested.

To get started, we built a scope document that covered the existing hardware, existing limitations, requirements for speed, and versatility. The product was built using a combination of image processing libraries for video and .NET, and we worked with two people from Existek’s team.

How did you come to work with Existek?

I found Existek through Freelancer.com. They answered my tender succinctly and directly, and they followed it up with good pre-sales support.

How much have you invested with Existek?

The work has cost around $60,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the work in 2014 and delivered and updated the solution in 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The café franchise has loved the work. The solution has very little downtime and processed thousands of loyalty cards. Customers love it as well as users.

Customers were very engaged by the loyalty card process; they found it fun and reported this back to the owner. The café owner loved using the software as it was very stable and never crashed or broke down, and could be relied upon in any circumstance. It also did not involve costly hardware solutions or contract lock-ins, which they viewed as a success.

The end product was highly usable, very low maintenance, and highly reliable.

How did Existek perform from a project management standpoint?

Existek asked very detailed questions and produced great code in a very quick timeframe. They also had excellent documentation. The team was very easy to work with and had great English language capacity.

Existek met all our deadlines perfectly. We largely spoke via Skype chat, conferencing, and email.

What did you find most impressive about Existek?

Existek was very easy to work with, very professional, just amazing in every way.

Are there any areas Existek could improve?

No! I can’t think of anything.

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