Quality is our priority!

Giraffe Software is a Ukrainian software development company providing high quality IT solutions in web development, consulting and software testing.

We have expertise in a variety of areas such as retail analytics, real estate market solutions, and high load dating web applications.

 
$5,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Dnipro, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Dnipro
    Ukraine
other locations
  • Szeged
    Hungary
  • Amsterdam
    Netherlands
  • 3505 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    United States

Portfolio

DANISH RETAIL ANALYTICS SYSTEM

Giraffe software works with this Denmark-based international retail analytics system company for a long time. Mostly we do backend software development, refactoring of legacy pars of the system.

Also we cover important parts of platform with automated tests: unit tests, selenium tests (codeception), api tests etc.

Project management methodology:
– Scrum and Kanban

methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– PHP5.6 -> PHP7;
– Laravel framework;
– Mysql;
– Redis;
– Vagrant;
– jQuery;
– RESTApi;
– CircleCI;
– PHPUnit, codeception (selenium based acceptance tests);

WISHDATES

Development of high-load dating website with multisite and mobile application support, oriented on USA and CIS markets.

 

Project management methodology:
– work experience in Scrum and Kanban methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– programming language PHP 5.3, programming environment ZendStudio 8;
– dating-projects development on the basis of Yii

framework 1.1.12;
– JavaScripts writing;
– data bases creation using MySQL;
– CRM system creation and development;
– experience in creating applications for social networks: “Vkontakte”, “Facebook” and “Odnoklassniki”;
– experience with API: Google Plus api, Linkedin api, Yahoo api, Yandex api, Paymentwall api; OOP, jQuery,TWIG-template engine, webpage layout using CSS and HTML; Google Analytics, SVN;
– experience in cache using with the help of Memcache and Apc;
– experience in Gearman for task distribution;
– using Sphinx, Handlersocket for sql-query optimization;
– engineering and development of client ineraction interface for Ios and Android;
– adjustment of svn, postfix, gearman servers

 

INSTITUTE OF CONSULTING

Development of the website providing service to professional consultants, aimed at their business and professional potential development. On a paid basis, consultants are offered best practices, networking, ability to establish professional contacts and so on.   Project management methodology: – work experience in Scrum and Kanban methodologies Professional knowledge, used in projects: – programming language PHP 5.3; –

website development on the basis of Drupal 6; – JavaScripts writing; – data bases creation using MySQL; – use of OOP; – use of jQuery; – webpage layout using CSS and HTML; – using subversion: SVN; http://www.iconsulting.org.uk/

CROWDTWIST

CrowdTwist is an industry-leading provider of comprehensive and patented multichannel loyalty and engagement solutions that drive incremental spend, leading to better customer data, stronger insight, and more personalized experiences. We are revolutionizing loyalty, helping top brands including Pepsi, L’Oréal, 24 Hour Fitness, and Zumiez develop a deeper understanding of customers. Forrester recognized CrowdTwist as a

Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Customer Loyalty Solutions For Midsize Organizations, Q1 2016.”

 

Project management methodology:
– work experience in Scrum and Kanban methodologies

Professional knowledge, used in projects:
– programming language PHP 5.6. Programming environment PhpStorm 8;
– project development on the basis of Phalcon framework 1.x;
– frontend development on the basis of Angular 1.x and Backbone;
– data bases creation using Oracle;
– experience in creating applications for facebook;
– experience in cache using with the help of Redis and Apc;
– experience in RabbitMQ for task distribution

http://crowdtwist.com/

BOLIG PORTAL

Our specialist has been working on BoligPortal company for more than 3 years in different roles like full stack developer, scrum master and administrative team lead . Various projects related to refactoring and optimization of the old code of platform, development new features on web site, development and support RestAPI for mobile application and ReactJs web-client was done. This experience of working in leading rental

portal of Denmark is very useful in another projects on Danish market and abroad. Project management methodology: – Scrum and Kanban methodologies Professional knowledge, used in projects: – PHP5.6 -> PHP7; – Yii framework; – Mysql; – Redis; – Docker; – jQuery; – ReactSJ; – RESTApi (api for web and mobile applications); – jenkins CI; – PHPUnit, codeception (selenium based acceptance tests); https://www.boligportal.dk/

GREAT AGENT

Giraffe Software company provided consultancy for US startup Great Agent that made predictive real estate marketing & sales platform. We helped Great Agent with establishing distributed dev team, technical interviews, consulted them regarding technologies, agile methodologies and tools. Project management methodology: – Scrum methodology Professional knowledge, used in projects: – PHP7; – Laravel framework; – Mysql; –

Twilio API; – jQuery; – PHPUnit; https://greatagentusa.com/

Reviews

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LMS Development for School

"They always strived to deliver a quality product, and they didn't leave much to chance."

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

Giraffe Software created an LMS that allows students to create a study plan and schedule with their counselors. Additionally, parents are able to access the platform to monitor progress and sign contracts.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tallinn, Estonia
Product Owner, LMS System
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new system attracted new international students, eased the onboarding process for employees, and streamlined communication between students and counselors. Giraffe Software included developers in meetings to ensure that they communicated all necessary information and the project ran smoothly.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the Product owner. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software ?

I have chosen Giraffe Software for implementation of online LMS system for students at a particular Estonian school.

What were your goals for this project?

Get the project done within a timeline and budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We contacted several potential vendors for this project, and discussed the project with them. Giraffe asked the right questions. It was apparent that they have experience with systems in the education industry.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The system is quite complex. It entails 7 user roles and different permissions / functionality for each. Parents can view their child's progress, sign contracts, view invoices etc. Students collaborate with their counsellors in developing a study plan, as well as view their personal schedule. Counsellors manage the study program, courses, students etc. Library clerk can add new books to the students' invoice etc. This is just a short introduction to the wide range of features that had to be implemented. We needed an experienced team to do the development, and Giraffe stood out.

What was the team composition?

At first I worked with Business Analyst. Together we analysed the requirements, to transform the business requirements into technical requirements. Then, Giraffe suggested a team composition based on the requirements. This included a back-end dev, a front-end dev, a project manager and a QA expert.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Implementation of ARLP is a huge step toward becoming more digital, attracting new students, especially international ones, giving students more freedom in managing their education.

Implementing ARLP allows us to onboard new employees more easily, as the workflow is well-defined for them. It also allows parents, students and employees to always have the latest information about what's going on.

Most importantly, ARLP has streamlined communication over the study plan. The study plan describes which courses a student needs to take this school year. It is different for each student, based on their needs and purposes. Previously, this process was very tedious. It was done by exchanging an excel file over email. Now, it's very simple for the student and the school counselor. We have reduced the required time for this task, as well as the room for human errors.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was great. We had weekly calls about the requirements and the project's progress. After each call, I was sent an overview of the decisions we made during the call. Often times, the developers took part in these calls as well, to reduce the chance of any loss of information. The project was transferred to a new project manager along the way, and the transition went really smoothly. We hardly even noticed the change.

We were given access to the project Jira to see how tasks advanced forward. Giraffe is offshore to us, and we communicated via English, which is not the native language for none of the persons involved in the project. This didn't pose any issues. In the very few occasions where the project manager had a feeling that there is chance for a language-related misunderstandings, they illustrated their ideas with logical examples.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Holistic approach and responsiveness in communication. It felt like the project was this team's own. They always strived to deliver a quality product, and they didn't leave much to chance.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is not much I could suggest in this regard. Giraffe works well.

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

Design & Dev for Educational Marketplace

"...I am happy I can finally start gaining traffic and fulfill my goals."

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

Giraffe Software renews the design of a web-based marketplace with a focus on UI/UX. They've also connected the backend with the frontend and developed new functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Israel
Ori Levi
Owner, Sosimple
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Stakeholders are pleased with the partnership so far. The vendor’s collaboration method has been a strength, as they listen carefully to ensure complete understanding of objectives and challenges. They conform to all resource outlines.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am owner at SoSimple.co.il and Coursely project

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software ?

I needed a platform that connects students and tutors in a bunch of educational areas, mainly for Business-related education. The aim was not only to create an educational marketplace, but also a strong network of like-minded people.

What were your goals for this project?

The initial goal for the project was a complete redesign of the platform with more focus on UI/UX

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My choice was based on a thoughtful approach to planning phase where I got my old code analyzed and expert vision on the future steps. I had a trust and respect for Giraffe Software team as well and they had a trust in my project

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

As was initially agreed Giraffe Software focused on implementing the new design first and then connecting the backend with front end, proceeding with new features and improvements.

What was the team composition?

I was provided that was both skilled to work with messy old code and also a great one to fit my budget. QA was also added to the team

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This is one of the most important projects for me and I am happy I can finally start gaining traffic and fulfill my goals. That is why I appreciate Giraffe Software input a lot

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I have communicated with PM and tech lead mostly through Skype and was pleased that the team understands and successfully solves some challenges, one of which was that the project was all in hebrew. It’s been a real pleasure to work with the Giraffe!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

On-budget delivery and their engagement into the project

Are there any areas for improvement?

Well, no one is perfect, but having experience with development companies before, I can say that this one was a success.

5.0
Overall Score Recommend Giraffe! The team is flexible, pleasant to work with, and client-oriented.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had delays, but I didn’t have strict deadlines
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The perfect ratio value for money
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They followed coding standards
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Development for SEM Company

“I was impressed by their deep expertise in Laravel.”

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

Giraffe Software provided web app development, building a solution to search and analyze keyword data.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Winnipeg, Canada
Jeff Cullen
Founder, SEM Auditors
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web app solution provides an effective mechanism through which to process ad campaigns, allowing faster and more efficient work, and higher profits. The team offered great value for money and demonstrated their skill and experience throughout.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of SEM Auditors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software?

We needed help with web app development.

What were your goals for this project?

To automate and speed up our working processes, making it easier to manage our work.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I liked their approach to work and communication, and they gave great feedback too. Their hourly rate was a huge bonus.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The app needed to analyze search terms and match them with the selected keyword data. It would then assign a status to each search term. If it’s positive, the search term goes into operation right away, otherwise, time isn’t wasted on it.

As well as developing this application, they also worked on QA and did the project management.

What was the team composition?

There was a business analyst, a frontend developer, a backend Developer, a QA specialist, a project manager, and a senior architect for code review.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The application helped us process our ad campaigns more effectively and faster. That’s allowed us to process more orders and grow our profits.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I liked working with our project manager, who was always aware of everything that was going on. We discussed new features and planned new projects, which demonstrates the effectiveness of the management.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their deep expertise in Laravel and the great value for money of their services.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They will need to add a full-time in-house designer in the future.

5.0
Overall Score Great company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was according to the plan.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very appealing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Excellent company to work and partner with.

Custom Web Dev or Online Product Retailer

"We liked their work so much we’ve brought them onboard other software development projects..." 

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

Giraffe Software is developing a custom product configurator so web users can create their own designs. Working in PHP and JavaScript, they’re building a centralized backend and a multi-location frontend.  

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Minden, Germany
Johannes Renaud
Director, LOOXIS GmbH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Aligned in both project goals and work style, Giraffe Software has proven to be a productive, cost-effective partner. Their clear communication and adaptability have earned them an expanded scope. In these responsibilities, they’ve integrated well with internal resources.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a director of LOOXIS GmbH, a customized gift producer. We sell our products online, as well as through resellers. Additionally, we provide digital services to clients through our wecreateyour.com web platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software?

We brought Giraffe Software on to develop a product configuration tool to let our customers customize their products online.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a custom product configurator, as solutions already on the market couldn’t integrate with our internal production process. They wouldn’t export the data in our necessary format. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’d worked with companies and freelancers from around the world, but we were looking for someone closer to us who shared our culture and mindset. Giraffe Software provided a flexible offer.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Initially, their team worked independently from our internal developers. They're building a centralized, PHP backend with a JavaScript frontend that can be installed in various locations. Their design is such that it works internally, as we use it now, but we can also build a SaaS product around it later. They researched and recommended the specific technologies we should use.

We liked their work so much we’ve brought them onboard other software development projects, working closely with our in-house staff.

What was the team composition?

We started with a frontend developer and then expanded to include a PHP developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have similar approaches to work, seeing as we’re based in the same region. Their communication and proactivity allow us to be highly efficient. It also produces a qualitatively better result than our cooperations with past vendors did.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We communicate directly with their two assigned resources. They did offer us a manager, but we prefer direct contact with the developers. Everyone at their company is responsive, and it was easy to overcome the initial hiccups present in all software development projects. They are definitely the right partner for us.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re flexible and dedicated to helping their clients. Their location in a smaller metropolitan area gives them a cost advantage compared to other suppliers.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Our current projects are progressing nicely, but if we started a larger project, I would certainly look for more thorough reporting of work hours. I don’t have any suggestions for improvement now, however.

5.0
Overall Score We're very happy with their work and don't have any complaints.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project took longer than we expected, but not due to their work speed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered the best rate of any outsourcing company in their region.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their coders provide excellent work and are quick with adjustments in the feedback loop.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Dev for Crypto Exchange Group

"Giraffe Software's quality of code, sense of responsibility, and great communication stood out to us." 

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

Giraffe Software developed an auto trading platform for cryptocurrency exchanges. They installed new logic within existing APIs that empower users to create automated trading bots.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hengelo
Dennis de Graaf
CEO, Cryptonomic
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new platform appeals to a larger user demographic thanks to its enhanced automation and improved usability. Giraffe Software was highly responsive and held themselves to exacting standards of professionalism and quality. Their team cooperated smoothly and communicated directly.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO and owner of Cryptonomic.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software?

We wanted to develop auto-trading software for cryptocurrencies.

What were your goals for this project?

Our business needed a fully functional web platform where users could create and configure auto-trading bots.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

During our search, they were among the teams we highlighted Giraffe Software’s good ratings, positive feedback, and affordable rates grabbed my attention. I grew to trust them via further communication with a business analyst.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Overall, Giraffe Software made our experience more engaging for users by implementing new trading logic in exchange APIs. Users can both trade manually and configure bots to trade crypto coins from specific exchanges using predefined trading algorithms. They can also set buy and sell limits and view their transaction history.​

​​​​​​What was the team composition?

We worked with a business analyst, a project manager, a frontend developer, a backend developer, and a QA specialist.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Thanks to our proven algorithms, which Giraffe Software helped us develop, users without a trading background can now profit in the cryptocurrency market

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was very effective. We quickly came to agreements that satisfied all our preferences.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Giraffe Software’s quality of code, sense of responsibility, and great communication stood out to us. They were always available for short calls and would get directly to the point. I’ve never regretted hiring them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, not in my estimation.

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

Platform Development for a Global Consultancy Firm

"I knew that a knowledgeable team controlled the whole process, and I was never worried about the project's results."

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

Giraffe Software developed a web platform for a global turnkey solutions consultancy firm. They added new features and functionality that allowed for business expansion. 

 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Szeged, Hungary
Johan van der Walt
President and CEO, Evosolve
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project has a positive impact on the business and acts as a central hub for all its interactions. Giraffe Software's project management, rates, and quality of code were all excellent, and they sent regular reports at every stage of development. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Evosolve is a global consulting firm specializing in turnkey business solutions for companies of all shapes and sizes. I am the president and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software?

We hired them to build a web platform for us from scratch. They created new features and added functionalities that allowed us to expand our business into international markets.

What were your goals for this project?

The end goal was an attractive, fully functioning web app that met our business needs.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Their initial message included specific, detailed information about their offer to work with us. After a discussion with their business analyst, I felt confident they could deliver the application we wanted.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

I provided my own design preferences and clear thoughts about what I needed for the website. They built upon that and created a site with interesting design features and sleek UI. The original concept was fairly simple, we hoped to produce a straightforward applicaiton that allowed business owners to select from our list of services. Giraffe Software met all my expectations.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a business analyst initially. After that, the team included a frontend developer, backend developer, QA specialist, and a project manager who oversaw requirements and communication with the rest of the team. They took control of the project resources and risks. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This project has positively impacted my business, and the platform serves as the source for all our business propositions and offers. We have a lot of good feedback on the site, and we feel it has boosted our presence significantly.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Their project manager was highly effective. They kept me informed at all stages of development about the issues that arose. I knew that a knowledgeable team controlled the whole process, and I was never worried about the project's results.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Usually, a team of this caliber costs much more. Their communication, rates, and the quality of their code were all excellent.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They should expand their team to include an additional developer. That would reduce the possiblity of any delays in the process.

5.0
Overall Score They are a dynamic team and always had my best interests at heart.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We set development milestones, and they met each one. The project was successful and very timely.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their rates are very affordable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their quality is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are a reliable, responsible team of developers. They offer good quality and are both friendly and professional.

Web App Redesign & Feature Dev for Translation Provider

"… working with Giraffe Software has been a tremendous step forward from a business perspective."

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

Giraffe Software revamped a web application, making it more user-friendly and creating new features. After that, they moved on to bug resolution and implemented email and invoice functionalities, and more.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Valencia, Spain
Elena Ursache
Service Delivery Manager, Novalins
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The web app’s new features have boosted income as well as international clientele. It also serves as a centralized tool for keeping track of clients and more. Giraffe Software’s communicative team delivered high-quality code on time, though they should work on augmenting their staff.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the service delivery manager at Novalins, a medical translation service provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software?

We needed to redesign our web app, as well as create new features and add payment integration. We also required new functionalities for expanding the business to international markets.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

First, I shortlisted several candidates and chose Giraffe Software based on their communication, feedback, and the way they held negotiations and cleared the requirements for the project.

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

In the past, our platform had limited functionality for expanding internationally, so our first goal was to redesign the website to make it more appealing to users as well as more convenient and user-friendly. Only one frontend developer was needed for the task. After that developer’s exceptional performance, I decided to engage a backend developer to fix the existing bugs and add new functionality.

Their team has developed a system of emails and notifications for the platform. They also implemented an invoice generation functionality, which is important for any business. Our company’s profile was also improved.

What was the team composition?

We dealt with a business analyst, to begin with. Later, we worked with a frontend developer, a backend developer, and a QA specialist. We also had a project manager for clarifying the requirements, communication, and managing tasks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Before we had this tool, we only dealt with our clients through email. This web app has enabled us to centralize all clients and requests on a very powerful platform, as well as get bigger clients.

Furthermore, our profits increased when the new functionalities were implemented, boosting our business’s international expansion. We’ve been able to engage a lot of translators from all over the world to connect them with different companies. Overall, working with Giraffe Software has been a tremendous step forward from a business perspective.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was done in a timely and friendly manner. We discussed all requirements at the beginning.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their communication, rates, and code quality are remarkable.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They should expand their team so that additional developers can be added right away to a project without a one or two-week delay.

5.0
Overall Score So far, we're very happy with their services.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price is competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We are very happy!
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We would 100% recommend them.

Outsourced Dev & Testing for Analytics Company

"Giraffe Software cared about the work and didn't just do it because we said so."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

Giraffe Software converted an existing framework to Laravel PHP. They also created a testing platform for automated testing and used a variety of technologies, including JavaScript, CSS3, MySQL, and Linux.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Fredericia, Denmark
Partner, Analytics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Giraffe Software met high expectations in workflow and quality. The team communicated well in spite of a language barrier and made every effort to understand the intent and endstate of requested tasks. They were attentive to detail and provided valuable recommendations to improve the 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.

I am a partner in a Danish software company with a focus on analyzing shop visitors and providing analytics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Giraffe Software?

It’s hard to find good developers in our city, given that most of them live in larger cities like Copenhagen, which is too far away for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The main task was converting our existing framework to Laravel PHP. We also wanted to incorporate automated testing for the software. Dmitriy, their CEO, specializes in these areas. He created the testing platform from scratch and also started helping us convert the page to Laravel. With this came everything from plain JavaScript to the jQuery framework, standard HTML5, and CSS3, Codeception for testing, MySQL as a database language, Linux for hosting and NGINX as a web server.

What is the team dynamic?

We used a single resource who handled testing for the first three months. When we started to convert the framework, we had up to two full-time members.

How did you come to work with Giraffe Software?

One of the older developers in our company had a contact from Giraffe Software. We got in touch and evaluated them to see if they could help us out, and took things from there.

How much have you invested with them?

The project size has been around $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Giraffe Software in May 2016. The conversion took one year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Outsourcing was one of the last things we wanted to do, but Giraffe Software’s mindset was very similar to ours here in Scandinavia regarding the workflow and quality. We had high expectations and everything has been on par with what we expected. So, quality wise, we are satisfied.

How did Giraffe Software perform from a project management standpoint?

The language barrier hasn’t been a problem; they understand and speak English at a good level. The team also visited us in person.

They tried to find the meaning of our requests, instead of just doing them. The team asked questions and mentioned any obstacles before it was too late, and they would have to redo the whole task. This has been important because it means that Giraffe Software cared about the work, and didn’t just do it because we said so. We’re not always right.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail is impressive. I have been working with companies in India, but this was our first collaboration with a Ukrainian one. Their performance was on par with my expectations. When I gave Giraffe Software something, they cared enough to provide suggestions and make it even better.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. The only negative part about being cautious is that it will take more time. I would rather have something take more time and be done thoroughly and correct, rather than quick and wrong.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been a good experience, which doesn’t happen very often in development.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve gone into detail and made sure nothing was underestimated.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    My rating is based on the hourly fee of a Danish worker compared to one from Giraffe Software at the same quality.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re working on new things, and, even though they don’t have a problem learning, they don’t know everything. No one knows everything in the development world.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We don’t want to share them, but they’ve definitely been helping us from the start without any hassle.

Development for Marketing & Sales Automation Firm

“I wish more companies were as good as Giraffe Software.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2016 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Giraffe Software provided weekly code reviews and coaching services to help a sales automation company deliver high-quality and reliable work to their client.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Jasper K. Juhl
CEO, Great Agent, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Giraffe Software’s coding assistance helped scale the platform nationally. Their dedicated team was professional, efficient, and technically skilled.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of Great Agent, Inc. We automate sales and marketing efforts for real estate teams.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Giraffe Software?

We needed a vendor to provide high-quality and reusable code.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted good code for a specific project.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed over 10 vendors, and Giraffe Software’s technical abilities seemed the most promising.

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

Working with our senior backend developer, the Giraffe Software team provided weekly code reviews and coaching services.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a senior developer to our account.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With their help, we’ve been able to scale the platform across the country.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They were incredibly professional, time-oriented, and cost-effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I most appreciated their flexibility, loyalty, and technical capabilities.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No, there aren’t. I wish more companies were as good as Giraffe Software.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling was easy.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their rates are very competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide great quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them to anyone who asks for a recommendation.