Team of .NET experts

Exoft delivers trusted excellent quality development services using Microsoft technologies. It doesn’t matter if you are a start-up or big corporation – we work with companies of different levels and sizes.

Our main specialization is desktop, web and mobile development using following technologies: С#, .NET MVC Web API, ASP.NET, WPF, WCF, Xamarin, PhoneGap, AngularJS.

We think there is simple way to stay successful and outstanding – just provide the services which exceed customer expectations. We believe that good services should have a good price. But we always try to offer better, giving more safety margin for every partner.

We do understand that the project can change, expand, grow. So we use suppleness working models, expecting potential scalability.

Exoft never stays in the same place. Constant and perpetual improving drives our company from the very beginning. We try to get better and better every single day. It`s our way to excellence.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
Exoft
Shevchenko str. 111A
L'viv, LV 79000
Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

CWD-Solution GmbH (http://www.cwd-solution.com/)

iConnect Consulting (http://www.iconnectconsulting.com/)

MindYourService.com HQ (http://www.mindyourservice.com/)

Artz & Kay Pharmacy (http://www.artzkaypharmacy.com.au/)

Tauros Media Nederland B.V. (http://www.taurosmedia.com/)

Time Booking Tool

Time Booking Tool is a web-based timesheet software for needs of corporate clients. It is designed to help managing projects, tracking time and attendance, estimating expences, and billing.

Features

  • Advanced reporting system based on detached project data
  • Useful supervising attributes: adding users, assigning roles, giving access, creating campaign and activities, etc
  • Time logging and tracking for the users according to their involvement in a particular project
  • Individual secure resource server

Used technologies: .NET 4.5, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET Web API 2, OWIN, Angular JS, Microsoft .NET Entity Framework, OAUTH, Bootstrap

http://exoft.net/our-works/time-booking-tool/

Emergency Notifier

This is an alert application that integrates with the corporate network by IP adress and delivers message with any content. It shares messages among devices using standard XML and HTML protocols.

FEATURES

  • Multiple notifications channels: desktop pop-up and background, e-mail, SMS, mobile alerts, Giant Voice integrated alerting etc.
  • Separate admin page to satisfy customer’s needs
  • Consistent integration with enterprise-class federated environments
  • Scripts and templates creating functionality

Used technologies: .NET 4.5, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC 5, ADO.NET, NInject, SQL Server, Angular.js, 1.4 JQuery, Bootstrap 3, Rich Text Editor, Xamarin Forms MVVM Lite

http://exoft.net/our-works/emergency-notifier/

Health Check is risk management solution, which provides detecting of problems in your operations manager environment and thus avoid errors. In addition, streamlining of issues optimizes the migration to the successor product.

Features

  • Increasing the availability of environment
  • Reducing the cost Manager Operations Support
  • First-hand transfer of expertise
  • Optimized migration to Operations Manager 2012
  • Script output can be uploaded on our secure website

Used technologies: C#, WPF, MVVM, WCF, LinqSQL Server, NUnit -NCover, Visual Studio Expression, Blend, Prism, Unity, Telerik

http://exoft.net/our-works/scom-health-check-v2/

Lab Web Portal

Lab Web Portal is the systam for healthcare industry, which allows doctors monitoring and managing diagnostic results of different kinds of cancer or sarcoma.

Features

  • Contains 2 parts: Web Portal and Desktop Application
  • Desktop Application is used for administration purposes and contains Notifications Configuration, Diagnosis Card Designer, Reports Designer, Users and Roles Management
  • Uses STARLIS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) to process diagnosis results
  • Supports Microsoft Dynamics CRM for managing clients
  • Includes Ellkay Bridge integration for processing patient information

Used technologies: .NET WPF, .NET WCF, MVVM Toolkit, Telerik, AngularJs, Entity Framework, OWIN, JQuery, Bootstrap, Kendo UI

http://exoft.net/our-works/lab-web-portal/

Foundation for Economic Education

Website for Atlanta based non-profit educational foundation. Provides users with relevent information about events, seminars, readings and opportunities.

 

Features
  • Supported solely by contributions from private individuals, foundations, businesses and by the sales of FEE’s publications
  • Ability to create personal account via email, facebook or Google+
  • FEE Store developed as a separate e-commerce SPA with integrated Stripe API
  • Online educational courses system

 

Used technologies: Asp .NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, Umbraco CMS, Razor, AngularJs, Entity Framework, OWIN, Lucene.Net, JQuery, Html, CSS, Bootstrap

http://exoft.net/our-works/fee-foundation-of-economic-education/

Network Deposition Services

Network Deposition Services is the legal industry’s most complete web-based application for court reporting and litigation support services.

Features

  • Safely and securely log on to schedule, review or modify all current and future proceedings anywhere and anytime
  • Organizing all transcripts and future settings by case, deponent, noticing attorney or client matter number
  • All of your court reporting, legal video and interpreting needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Managing your deposition calendar, transcripts, exhibits, video, and other deposition related documents

Used technologies: .NET MVC, Microsoft Visual Studio, ADO.NET, HTML CSS, C#, jQuery, Microsoft SQL Server, React JS

http://exoft.net/our-works/network-deposition-services/

 

Scan Tool

Scan Tool is a workflow tool for credential evaluation. It is developed for scrubbing personal information from the PDF documents. The user can open a linked file in the scan tool and black out personal information.

Features

  • Desktop app can be used on all windows 10 devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile)
  • API that lists all PDF documents that are linked to a dossier in
  • Main toolbat with the following items: box tool, save edits, rotate button, zoom in/out, undo and revert changes
  • Data access through ServiceStack 4.0 and the custom ORM tool ADE

Used technologies: Xamarin, Syncfusion, ServiceStack, MVVM toolkit, C#, Microsoft Visual Studio

http://exoft.net/our-works/scan-tool/

Health Metrics

Health Metrics allows healthcare providers to easily and routinely solicit feedback from patients through existing clinical software or using the patients’ own mobile devices.

Features

  • Facilitates collection of Routine Outcome Measurements during treatment
  • Shows patients their expected treatment response and empowers them to manage their condition
  • Full RESTFul API for integration with other systems
  • Available on desktop, laptop, Apple and Android devices

Used technologies: .NET MVC, Microsoft Visual Studio, HTML CSS, C#, jQuery, Microsoft SQL Server, Angular JS, Bootstrap, Kendo UI

http://exoft.net/our-works/healthmetrics/

Call Center App

The web application is developed to arrange the smooth running of the call center.

The app collects recorded phone calls and stores them on a cloud so the authorized user has an easy access to it.

It provides different statistic figures about amount, duration, quality of responses etc for some selected time period, region, department or employee. It also allows generating, manipulating, exporting available information or data reports.

Used technologies: MVC .Net, C#, jQuery, entity framework, kendo, redis, javascript, html, css

Express Image – Security Sign Site

– E-commerce PHP platform

– 3 steps action Pick your products (sign shape) Choose details and view preview Checkout

– Ability for us to download an SVG file of the sign after purchase

– Maximized browser support

Skills

- PHP

- Java Script

- jQuery

- E-commerce

http://activegraphix.com/

SCOM: Management Packs Compare Tool

The application provides a comprehensive tool to analyze SCOM manage packs installed in different management groups.

http://www.cwd-solution.com/

SCOM: Dashboard

The solution makes it very easy to visualize the health of your Business and IT Service on dashboard. It will show the health state of the Distributed Applications you choose and any groups of objects for which you also want to show the health state.

http://www.cwd-solution.com/

Prospective Employee Application

Newlands Civil Construction often needs a fast way to be able to hire employees for construction projects that sometimes have little warning before starting. The aim of this project is to provide an externally accessible web form for prospective employees to tell about themselves plus their qualifications. This is then used internally to quickly match prospective employees with the skills required for a certain job.

http://www.newlandscivil.com.au/

LEI Project Tracker – GUI Prototyping

The LEI Project Tracker system will provide the functionality needed to track a project’s cost from creation to completion, comparing costs against a budget along the way. The costs that will be tracked are material, labor, and logistics (travel and living costs). The LEI Project Tracker system is a job cost system that includes material procurement. With material procurement included, in addition to tracking a projects material cost, the system will need to provide the capability to create and maintain purchase orders along with vendor information and reporting.

Demo: http://office.exoft.net/indigo

MindYourService – Web App

This solution allows you to control cash flow and maximize profitability by increasing efficiency and removing slow paper-based processes. MindYourService offers a breakthrough in functionality and value via its server hosting and revolutionary cloud service software. The leading cloud service solution on the market today, our solution is powerful enough for you to grow into; our customer base ranges from startups with just three users to businesses with over 1,000 users.

http://mindyourservice.com/

CAR PARK SURVEY

The application was created to monitor market place Bridgestone commission a survey to enter a public carpark and gather data on the vehicle population and the tyres currently fitted to that vehicle.

More: http://exoft.net/portfolio-item/bridgestone-car-park-survey/

MindYourService - Mobile

Eliminate paperwork

With MindYourService.com you can convert all your field and office related paperwork into digital format, reduce the cost of managing paperwork centric processes, and, at the same time doing your bit for the environment.

Real-time customer communication

In the majority of cases a service based business will need to send its clients a number of job sheets, an invoice and perhaps a questionnaire or certificate. In some cases they may require much more than this. 

Collect everything / anywhere

MindYourService.com not only supports the ability to convert paperwork to PDF format, but we also support collecting this information on your mobile smartphone or tablet. 

www.mindyourservice.com

MindYourService – GPS Location

Phone tracking application. Enabling you to view the geographical location of your users.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mindyourservice.gps

Formula Compounder

The application provides a functionality for laboratory. It provides possibility to manage component orders, to manage formulas, to schedule formula dispensing.

DAH – Restaurant Management

DAH Restaurant Management – complex solution for food ordering includes: POS Module, Administration Module, Accounting Module, etc.

SCOM: Alert Enrichment Processor

The System Center Operations Manager is quite limited for some circumstances. The tool tool recognizes some specific alerts and process them by using such engines:

– Alert Enrichment Engine. Updates alert’s Custom Fields 0-10 and Resolution State

– Auto Close Engine. Updates alert’s Resolution State to 255 and reset health state if alert is Unit Monitor.

– Correlation Engine. Changes resolution state to some configurable value and closed after manage the notification flow of the alerts.

SCOM: E2E Mail Test

The application provides a tool for testing MS Exchange availability

Reviews

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Healthcare Software Dev for Solutions Provider

“Their attention to detail and ability to deliver more than what's expected of them within our timelines sets them apart.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Exoft provides additional offsite developers and testers to assist on-site employees and consultants with various  development projects on a .NET stack.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
St. Louis Metro Area, Missouri
VP of Innovation & Development, Solutions Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exoft's highly skilled resources have significantly decreased internal workloads, while saving the company both money and time. Extremely proactive, detail-oriented, and reliable, their team takes a surprising level of ownership on everything they do, often exceeding expectations in the process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the VP of innovation and development for a healthcare software solutions provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

We were looking to augment our internal development staff with additional resources in order to turn around projects more quickly. We were struggling to keep up with development, testing, and execution of sprint cycles. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Most of the work they do revolves around Responsive Web & API builds on .NET stack and integrating the application with other healthcare ancillary applications.

What is the team composition?

We have a project manager and some developers on our end who collaborate with eight developers and two testers from their team.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

Although I was reluctant to work with an offshore company at first, a good friend of mine recommended Exoft based on his experience with them. After he introduced me to their team and we started working with them, I was very pleased with their performance and decided to establish a long-term partnership.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent $527,000 to date.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since May 2017 and we plan to continue the relationship for at least a couple more years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When I joined the company, we had about 11 consultants in-house, but now that we work with Exoft we've been able to offload most of our work and save on costs. They've successfully taken a lot of our workload off our plate and helped us improve our sprint cycles significantly. Due to the time difference, I can rest easy knowing that they're watching our servers while our offices are closed.

Exoft provides a tremendous amount of value, which is why we plan on working with them for a long time. They've been able to quickly understand our standards and protocols, producing very good results in the process.

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

At first, they seemed a little nervous about communicating with our team due to some language barriers, but after a few months, we've all become very comfortable with each other. I can't tell the difference from when I'm speaking to my on-site employees versus a developer from Exoft.

Our project manager collaborates well with their team members, tracking everything through Visual Studio. Someone on their end always takes the lead on projects, which helps to maintain a certain level of consistency. They're also quite good from a technology perspective, providing valuable input where they see potential to improve outcomes of a project. In that sense, they've been able to often deliver over and above what we've asked of them. The resources they offer really set them apart in that way—they take their work very seriously.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail and ability to deliver more than what's expected of them within our timelines sets them apart. They also take ownership in their work, and always make sure it's done correctly and on time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think it would help them to focus on developing the knowledge and skills of their internal staff, rather than focus too much on hiring additional resources to fill any gaps.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them at least a few weeks to select the right resources for your project. Once you're set up with the right team of people, I'm positive that they'll be able to produce quality outcomes for your company with a level of ownership that will surprise you. I also recommend going into the relationship with a detailed idea of what you're hoping to achieve, providing thorough job requirements if possible.

5.0
Overall Score I've been very pleased with their work overall.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Development for Business Process Automation Company

“They’re good communicators and take an active part in discussions, helping us to move forward in the project.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Hired to help with managing cloud services, Exoft programmers work with an internal project, programming services in C# and doing UI development in AngularJS. The work is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Nürnberg, Germany
Managing Director, Business Process Automation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exoft programmers deliver good quality code and are responsive to correcting problems quickly. Consistently available online, they contribute to discussions and communicate well, impressing with good teamwork and engagement. They achieve their goals and contribute to the project’s progress.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide cloud services and programming services. I’m the managing director and the primary person responsible for software development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

We needed some programmers for an internal project. We are developing a large project to manage cloud services internally. We have in-house developers, but we are a small company which is why we hired additional resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Exoft is providing programming services in C# and UI development in AngularJS. We are responsible for designing everything and making the solution architecture. Sometimes we ask our programmers for help and their opinions. We describe what we want to our programmers, and they deliver the source code to us. Usually, they program microservices based on C# with a database backend and provide the UI for those services which are programmed in Angular JS.

What is the team composition?

We started with two resources, but we are now working with only one. We will expand that next year again.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

We used a portal for hiring external programmers, and Exoft answered one of our requests. We had a phone conference with them, and it sounded promising so we decided to try them.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent €70,000–€80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have good teamwork. We track the code quality, and usually, it’s quite good. If I have any problem with the code, I report it. We program in an Agile way so I return any issues to Exoft, and they’re usually fixed in a few hours.

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

We use sprints so we don’t have deadlines. The programmers are achieving their goals within the sprint. I wouldn’t have worked with them for more than a year if they were not performing well. We use a Scrum board and task system to communicate and are always online to chat with their programmers. They are almost always available to me.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The engagement the programmers provide is impressive. If there is a problem, they fix it immediately. They understand the problems that we’re trying to solve together. They’re good communicators and take an active part in discussions, helping us to move forward in the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s a good company. I’m happy to work with their pricing, quality, and communication. I would recommend them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We don’t have deadlines. If we have a meeting, they always take part.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are worth the money. I know there are other programmers that have lower prices, but it’s hard to compare.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m happy with their quality. In the year I’ve worked with them, I haven’t had any problems. There’s not much to improve.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m happy with them so why not recommend them.

Dedicated Dev Team for Personal Health Startup

"They consistently meet deadlines and deliver clean, quality code."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Exoft developed a new app (iOS/Android). They lead API development, as well as integrated key features, such as an admin console, into the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Ken Mayer
CEO, The Safe Group, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exoft consistently meets deadlines and produces a quality deliverable. Their strong critical thinking skills allows them to prepare for any future troubleshooting. As a result of Exoft’s excellent work ethic, the client received very positive feedback from the beta testers. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Safe Group leverages technology and marketing to promote sexual health and awareness. I’m the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

We needed high-quality .NET developers to join our own team to help with the backend of our iOS and Android apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The mobile app was already in development when they joined us. They lead the API development, as well as the admin console, which serves to allow app administrators to interface with our client’s records and manage other aspects of the platform. They integrated Pocket Dock, an insurance clearinghouse and eligibility check platform, into the app and assisted in stripe integration for credit card payments made by customers.

What is the team dynamic? 

We worked with five developers from their team. They had a project lead who reports to our project lead.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

We were looking for an offshore company because they often offer more competitive rates than companies in Southern California. Through a combination of referrals and research, we found quite a few companies to review and interview. What distinguished Exoft was their depth of knowledge across a wide range of technologies and frameworks, as well as their prompt response to our inquiries about a potential partnership. After reviewing the engineers they intended to assign to us and finding them to be very skilled with strong critical-thinking abilities, we decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

The expense fluctuates between $75,000 to $100,00 depending on the assignments.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in June, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Internally, we are very satisfied with their work. Externally, our beta testers have expressed very positive feedback.

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

They operate on an agile sprint basis, and we have daily scrum meetings. They are very efficient, ensuring that they consistently meet deadlines and deliver clean, quality code. We use Skype and Jora for project management communication and Slack for regular working communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have very strong critical-thinking skills, which have proven to be very helpful in flagging potential issues down the road. They are active in not only developing the backend, but also collaborating with us to refine both the architecture and logic of our product.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be sure to meet the individual developers you’ll be working with to gauge their passion and knowledge in the technologies they’ll be assisting you with. Prepare a handful of questions to gauge their critical thinking abilities, which is potentially more important than their experience as developers. It’s also an opportunity to see if you have a productive and comfortable dynamic with them. 

I’d also suggest having the firm commit to a small programming test to get a better sense of their coding approach. How they handle this is telling with regard to how they’ll handle your larger projects.

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

Mobile Development Support for Sporting App

"Their commitment to delivering high quality work has been outstanding."

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

Exoft worked in conjunction with other outside developers to debug and streamline the code for an integrated web and mobile application about rock climbing using Xamarin.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Harvie Heights, Canada
Product Manager, Sporting App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They demonstrated consistent interest in and care for the product on which they were working, which helped to nourish a productive collaboration. Exoft’s work was timely and of the highest quality, particularly in regards to the successfully improved backend code.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the product manager for a rock-climbing app, and I am charged with continuing the evolution of our product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

We needed to speed up development of our mobile product through the harnessing of global technical talent. Our app concept is complex and requires dynamic coding of photographs and navigation services, so they needed to have a high level of skill in the field.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Although they are not our only outsourced development team, they are by far the most skilled. The product that Exoft helped to code was to digitize a dynamic version of a climbing guidebook that combines photographs, maps, and GPS to maximize the user’s climbing experience. The end product is a mobile app that is tied into a web-based interface, wherein the two systems are intricately connected for data input. Their work included helping us to locate and fix a number of complicated bugs in our GPS and navigation systems by rebuilding the code from the bottom-up. Their development was primarily in Xamarin.

What is the team dynamic?

So far, we have been working with one person from Exoft, although in the near future we expect them to expand our team size.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

We found them on an outsourcing platform, Upwork. Exoft did a trial product, for which they did not charge, and their technical skills truly outshone the competition.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested between $15,000 to $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We engaged their services in June of 2017, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were able to clean up our code and improve the extant app’s performance by 300 percent. Although all of our development has involved bug-finding to some degree, Exoft has been the most effective at fixing them.

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Atlassian’s Jira product. Our project manager and developer, Roman, is talented, committed to our deadlines, and responsive.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Rather than behave proprietarily about their work, Exoft shared generously with our other outsourced developers to ensure that everyone was working at the highest capacity possible on our end product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Payment can be a challenge, although it might be something to do with our bank specifically rather than being Exoft’s fault. There was the occasional instance where we leaned on their technical expertise quite heavily, and they responded with a few questions that we thought might warrant a little more in-depth thought.

5.0
Overall Score We are looking forward to continuing our work with them in the future.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are dedicated to reaching deadlines alongside our team.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide good value for their coding skills.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their commitment to delivering high quality work has been outstanding.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Team Augmentation for Boutique Tech Firm

"[They] delivered on time and within the expected budget."

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

Exoft developed an enterprise auditing solution for use on iOS, Android, and Windows. Their involvement remains ongoing. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Maryland, United States
Software Architect
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the engagement is still too recent for any meaningful comparisons to be made, timeliness and open communication are both considered strengths. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a software development company working on different types of mobile projects. I am a software architect for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

Exoft has helped our company work on certain tasks dependent on UI [user interface] changes. We lack extensive knowledge in that area so Exoft supports our efforts. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked with Exoft on one large project for an Android, iOS, and Windows Phone solution used by numerous customers – with different configurations for each of them. It's an enterprise application used by companies for audits, collecting data, maintaining inventories, and other workflows. The data is stored on separate, secure servers. We initially used 3 resources from Exoft and are now only working with 2 of their developers.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

We found Exoft through Upwork, which is a site we use for finding developers, designers, content management specialists, and so on.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Exoft in May 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have completed 3 separate releases of our product with Exoft's help. They've helped us complete each one on time, fix bugs, and develop new features. None of that would have been possible without their involvement. 

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Most of the time, Exoft delivered on time and within the expected budget. Delays were usually related to mistaken estimates on our part. Whenever we identified new requirements, the timeline was increased.

We have used our internal task tracking system as well as Skype and email for all project management. I would like to integrate Exoft's team into our bug tracking platform, and we plan on making an account for them shortly.

What did you find most impressive about Exoft?

We haven't worked with any other developers in the same manner as with Exoft. We are using another team, but their involvement is more in-depth, so I cannot provide a comparison.

Are there any areas Exoft could improve?

No. Any improvements necessary were already made.

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

Ongoing .NET Dev for Boutique Mobile Agency

"[They're] on par with most of their peers, offering good service at a good cost."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Exoft serves as an offshore partner during periods of unexpectedly high project demand and supplies resources well-versed in .NET development. Their involvement remains ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Simon Elias
Managing Director, Bluestorm, Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Highlights include reliable and responsive customer support, not to mention reasonable value given their pricing structure. Streamlining communication was one possible area for improvement. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a mobile app and web development agency building solutions for clients. I am the managing director of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

We were looking for an outsourced agency that we could use and rely on as backup support and extended project development work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Exoft has provided backend .NET infrastructure work for our company. We haven't used them for mobile development. We have a marketing agency client that works with large brands. We were engaged for building marketing microsites that send API [application programming interface] information to the main company. For example, a company may setup a site for new clients, who could create accounts and receive a URL to a landing page. They would input a code, which is then marked off in the backend.

Another, more advanced project, built on the same infrastructure, involved third parties landing on the site through an API, which then checked the system and marked off a voucher, assigning it a 30-day expiration time.

We have worked on 6–7 sites with Exoft, all low-level work, and have been very pleased with the results delivered. We used around 5 resources from Exoft and interacted with them both directly and through a project manager. We were sent our resources' CVs [curricula vitae], and we also had quick chats with them. They seemed to meet the caliber we wanted. Given the low-level nature of our work, we didn't completely require senior resources as long as they could produce the sites in a set amount of time.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

We found Exoft through the web while looking for companies in the Eastern European market. We selected 3 top agencies, vetted them, and ultimately chose Exoft. They had good .NET knowledge as well as good references. The $25 per hour price point was also a factor in the decision. Many Eastern European companies charge around $30 per hour per resource. The communication was good as well.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Exoft 7 months ago [April 2016].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're pleased with the overall outcome. Exoft delivered what we set in the specifications, and the backup support was also good.

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Our approach depended on what we needed to be developed. More high-level applications would probably require Agile Scrum methodologies. We used basic issue reporting through JIRA, making it easier to eliminate bugs.

What did you find most impressive about Exoft?

I've used many Eastern European agencies and have been open to different collaborations. Exoft is on par with most of their peers, offering good service at a good cost.

Are there any areas Exoft could improve?

Exoft could improve communication on the developer side, making sure that their assigned resources are fluent in English. This is a challenge for many agencies like Exoft: the project manager speaks good English, but not the developers. Needing to go through a project manager in order to get a point across is more difficult than going directly to the resources.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Exoft?

One of the developers assigned by Exoft to our project was at a junior level and took much time to make changes. My recommendation for engaging with Exoft would be making sure to get senior developers initially and interviewing them beforehand. Our first resource had to be moved to another project. It's possible that Exoft prioritizes clients based on budget size.

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

Web Development for Economic Nonprofit

"They were always interested in what we had to say and tried to act on our suggestions whenever we made them."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Apr. 2016
Project summary: 

Exoft provided web design, web development, and QA services. They integrated new functionalities and social media user login connections.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
David Veksler
Principal Web Architect, Foundation for Economic Education
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Alexa rating has improved from approximately 37,000 and went up to 26 after Exoft implemented the site development. There has been constant feedback and response from the team during the process. They make sure that the output met the standards of the client.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for the Foundation of Economic Education, Fee.org. It’s a 70-year-old nonprofit. We’re dedicated to teaching young people about basic economic principles.

What is your position?

My role is principal web architect.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

We had previously used the services of a full service web development and hosting company to completely outsource our web presence. I helped bring it in-house and manage all the source code for the website. As a nonprofit, our budget is limited, and I wanted to expand our capacity for developing new features without having to hire new developers. I found Exoft to help us expand how much development we could do at the given time.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

They provided three different services. First, they have a designer who helped us design several new features for Fee.org. Also, they have developers on the backend who implemented those features. Third, they provided a QA resource to test functionality of those features as they were being developed.

We have uploaded several important features for the website. One thing we did is called Fee Stories, where people can register and post their stories based on prompts. This involves integration with Facebook and Google log-in. We could not have done this internally; we had to outsource it. It was a complicated project. It was integrating with social log-ins and pulling the profiles from several social networks.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

I found them on Upwork.com.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It was in the $10,000-50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

It started at the very beginning of 2016. We have an ongoing relationship, but we finished active development with them around the middle of April.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our Alexa rating, which is our website popularity compared to all the websites on the Internet, has been improving. At the beginning of the year, it was approximately 37,000. Now we’re at 26. That means our traffic is significantly higher. I don’t have a lot of other metrics that I can remember.

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Exoft was very responsive. We would provide them with occasional feedback on their developers and tasks. They were always interested in what we had to say and tried to act on our suggestions whenever we made them. Communication was quite good.

What distinguishes Exoft from other providers?

One thing is that they were able to provide any role we had a need for, including frontend development, backend development, testing, and graphic design. They had someone in-house for each of those. It was helpful not to have to outsource to meet those things. The other thing is that Dean, the principal, was always very responsive to my feedback and criticisms.

Is there anything Exoft could have improved or done differently?

Several of their people were not very good from a technical perspective. The first developer we had was quite good, so we got used to that. The second one wasn’t so good. We were surprised and struggled with sending back work that was not up to standard. Dean tried to fix the process, but also stopped using that developer. That was something that was an issue.

4.5
Overall Score We were quite happy with the expense of working with them. The only flaw was that some of the work was just not very high quality.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They never over-promised on what they could deliver.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are quite affordable compared to developers in the United States, where we are. It was a good deal.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Overall we were pleased with the service and timeliness of the work, but I thought the quality was somewhat mixed.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Overall, we were happy with them, but for tasks that required specialized expertise, it might not be the best option.

Web & Mobile Development for Tech Firm

"To date,  Exoft  has met all targets and deliverables and we view the engagement as a total success."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Exoft developed the company’s web mobile applications with additional functions to cater the rising demand of the company and kept its level steady in the competitive market.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greece
Chief Technology Officer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The latest released product was received favorably by the management, internal stakeholders and external end-users. The solution is extremely stable with very few bugs discovered. Exoft met all standards set by the client at a very competitive rate.

BACKGROUND

We are a United States-based technology company selling an award-winning software product to multiple market sectors. We are a small company with less than 10 permanent employees, but a multimillion-dollar annual turnover. I'm working as their chief technology officer. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

As our company is rapidly growing its customer base, the challenge for us was to enhance our software product with new features quickly while simultaneously maintaining the high-quality standards that set our product apart from its competitors. The market for software products like ours is very competitive, and our main advantage is the high performance of our product, which is significantly better than our rivals.

We had limited resourced available to dedicate to all of the new features we wanted built, tested, and implemented. That's when we decided to partner with a development shop.

SOLUTION

After advertising our requirements for skilled ASP.NET MVC [model view controller] developers, we were contacted directly by Exoft. An interview with two of their developers satisfied me immediately and gave me confidence that they were software developers of the highest quality. I was very impressed with their skill set and their positive attitude. They also had a sizable amount of relevant client project experience.

Exoft is engaged for the development of our web application and mobile application, both of which are being developed in parallel. We currently have two web developers and a mobile developer and will expand the team if the circumstances demand it. 

The work continues to be of good quality and the developers are engaging and fun to work with. We have worked with Exoft for the last five to six months and expect to continue to work with them for the foreseeable future

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Results so far have been met with universal approval from internal stakeholders here as well as our external end-users. The solution is extremely stable and very few bugs have been discovered. 

Internally, we as a company have been very impressed with the work so far, especially when compared to suppliers used previously. Our chief executive officer is delighted and our other board members have remarked very favorably on the overall quality of the latest product release. To date, Exoft has met all targets and deliverables and we view the engagement as a total success. From our point of view, Exoft has provided highly skilled and motivated software developers at a very competitive rate and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others.

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

Platform Development for Computer Software Firm

"If you have a complex challenge and need to find someone who "can" deliver, choose these guys."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Exoft developed the QA of the MYS software platform and also did the database design, UI/UX design, and other programming tasks. They also provide second line support when needed.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Systems Analyst, IT Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exoft was able to rework significant portions of the previously built solution without sacrificing the core functional components. The client praises them as they delivered on schedule and on a budget. The positive feedback from stakeholders and end users poured in upon implementation.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We provide SaaS [software-as-a-service] software that is focused on the service industry. We are based in the United Kingdom and employ roughly 20 people. The solution is sold in the U.K., United States, and Australia.

What is your position?

I'm a systems analyst.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

The challenge was to take an existing unfinished solution and complete it. Therefore, Exoft had to come in and gain a full understanding of our mid-market ERP [enterprise resource planning] software and then deliver both software development and QA [quality assurance] services. This was undertaken in an agile environment with little time to get things wrong. We delivered the specifications and guided them through the business logic and they handled the custom development and implementation.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

I actually found Exoft on Elance and began by testing them with a few small and complex tasks. They completed these quickly and to a very high standard. I have previously employed many high-quality software engineers in the U.K., and I can say with my hand on my heart that the guys at Exoft are not only superior technically, but also appear to care about what they are doing. This is a huge differentiator. The overall scope was the development of QA of many aspects of the MYS software platform. Including some database design, UI/UX [user interface/user experience] design and many programming tasks. They also provided second line support when required to a very high standard. The provider manages all developers and the delivery of tasks and QA.

What is the status of this engagement?

We're still using their services. They've been instrumental. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics or user feedback from this engagement?

The team at Exoft always delivers on time, on budget and with a high degree of professionalism. They assisted in developing complex business software solutions and sorting some very complex issues. They provided Silverlight, native mobile, ASP.NET development, and QA services. Feedback from internal stakeholders here and our external end-users has always remained very positive.

What distinguishes them from other providers? 

A unique quality that they possess is their engineering and technical knowledge. At the end of the day when you are building a software solution, you want to deal with A-list players who have solid personalities and understand the pressures of business delivery. If you have a complex challenge and need to find someone who "can" deliver, choose these guys.

Are there areas in which they could improve or things they could have done differently?

I can't think of anything, to be honest. Our experience has been entirely positive, and we continue to take advantage of their capabilities.

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

.NET Development for Business Technology Firm

"Exoft is open-minded. We talk openly about things, and we don't hide anything."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Exoft wrote an application, used the .NET framework, performance improvements, and state-of-the-art development. The latest project involves analyzing the software and code development for an automobile manufacturer in Germany.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Owner, Business Technology Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Exoft has been proactive in providing the current status of their progress. They are responsive. They deliver their output with quality and mostly on time. There are no any cost estimates, but the client is satisfied with the cost overall.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an IT [information technology] consulting company delivering professional consulting services for enterprise companies like Swisscom, Deutsche Telekom, German Rail, big insurance companies, and banks, and providing consulting in Microsoft environments and using various Microsoft technologies. At the moment, we're building up a new data center. We are creating new software, new strategies and, in half a year, we will provide our own cloud. Our business will transform from a traditional IT consulting company to a data center and cloud provider.

What is your position?

I am the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Exoft?

We started with specific a part of the company conducting a status check-analyzing program. That is a technology where we can realize and recognize how well a company is using a specific Microsoft product. It will identify bottlenecks, weaknesses, inefficiencies and things of that nature, so we can figure out how to implement fixes.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in more detail.

Exoft actually got the job to write an application, and put the different frameworks into one framework, making performance improvements, and doing state-of-the-art development. That was the initial project with them, and they used the .NET framework for this project.

We have a few projects going on with them. The latest project is for a huge automobile manufacturer here in Germany, and they are going to analyze the software and develop code. We definitely extended the business with them. They are using PowerShow, they are using the complete Microsoft stack, and they are using System Center. We are using these technologies, too, so they need to know all the stuff to finish these different applications. They have delegated four to eight people full time, including one or two quality assurance officers working for the different projects.

How did you come to work with Exoft?

I was searching on the global market. I was searching in Eastern Europe, I was searching in Russia, China, and India. I traveled a lot to make the vetting process more comprehensive. I created a demo application that they should review, and I made mistakes in there on purpose. The guys from Exoft were the only ones who wrote back what was wrong with it, and they did it completely fresh and new, and now it's working. That was quite cool, and that's the way I chose them. I performed a global search, and they were ones with the fastest and most accurate response.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It should be around 60,000 to 80,000 a year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them at the end of 2012 or early 2013 – around that time. We still use them now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback from this engagement?

That's very difficult. We actually don't have any metrics to share. We don't have any maximum hours or something. We want quality, so we decided to have a commitment on an hourly basis. For instance, if they need 10 hours, they will charge us 10 hours. We have an unlimited contract. They can charge us as much as they need, and we have actually no special metric that helps us realize whether they're good or not. The only way is actually using the production ready code they deliver, which, for the most part has been great.

We have weekly meetings in which every developer is presenting what he did, so we know the amount of bugs, and then the amount of bugs that are being tracked and getting fixed. It's more like scrum – dynamically driven. They are on time, on track, and bug-free 80 to 85 percent of the time. Of course, there are little amounts that are too late, but it's difficult. Sometimes, it's very complex. We don't have any cost estimates, but I'm very happy with the cost overall. We have a short discussion on the hours they need, and that's what they charge us. It's good.

How did Exoft perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn't use any project management tools with them. We used Skype to stay in contact with them during the course of the project. They have user accounts in our corporate network, so they have email accounts in our company. They are reachable 24 hours for us. Developers are often online, so we can chat with the person who actually develops the specific part of the software. We're not using phones anymore. We only use internet technologies.

What distinguishes Exoft from other providers?

It's a very close contact. We regularly meet and discuss the points from both sides. We are very closely in touch with each other. That's the way we manage our relationship. Exoft is open-minded. We talk openly about things, and we don't hide anything. It's perfect. They are perfect. Take them as they are. They are cool and produce great quality work.

Is there anything Exoft could have improved or done differently?

There are sometimes situations where they can improve. The software got complex, so it's very difficult for us to find the issue and the bug. But, that's not something related to Exoft – that's nothing negative. Developers code in their environment, when you put the software to an enterprise company there are firewall rules, there are enterprise infrastructures, and there are many parts of the company involved.

Then, if something doesn't work, it's very difficult to find the issues. Of course, there were times when they said the software is working, but it wasn't, so we needed to invest a lot of time to find the mistakes, and they helped us out a lot to figure out where we could improve the software. That's normal – it's calculated.

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