What was the scope of their involvement?
We completely outsourced the web development of our platform to Factory. We handled the specifications and gave them as much detail as possible. They built everything from scratch, starting with wireframing and designs, and continuing with the entire development. The branding and logo were also done by them.
The product is the first in our region to have social networking functionalities. We’re quite excited about that. It also combines several other tools which are innovative for our segment, including an e-learning and career guidance component—customers can go to a segment of the site and learn how to find a job.
Companies also have tools that can help them be more efficient in hiring. It’s a combination of a job advertising tool and an online assessment one, through which companies can administer their own online tests and apply those tests to job applicants. There are also interview functionalities, advanced dashboarding, analytics around the hiring process. Our platform combines several tools in one.
What is the team composition?
We worked with 2 or 3 people from their side on a regular basis, including a project manager in charge of coordination and task organization. On the development side, there were 2 or 3 people involved, and on the design side, we had 2 resources.
How did you come to work with Factory?
We went through a market-research approach for determining to whom we should outsource the project. Factory was quick in terms of communication around project structure, cost, and timelines. Bigger companies didn’t have as much time to respond to us, or perhaps didn’t see our project as being big enough.
I was happy with a few elements on Factory’s side, including their responsiveness to initial requests. In the end, the feeling we had mattered. Factory is not the biggest company in Croatia, but we wanted to give them an opportunity.
How much have you invested with them?
The project cost of 50,000 euros [$60,000].
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Factory in August 2016 and launched the platform on November 21st 2017. The project is currently in its second stage. There is some work to be done for making improvements and adding digital interviews, dashboards, and analytics.