Information Technology company

GP Solutions is an established European software development house with a proven track record of delivering exceptional quality in custom software development, IT consulting and support.
The Headquarters of GP Solutions is located in Munich, Germany, the Sales Office is in Miami Beach, USA and the Development Center is in Minsk, Belarus.
Highlights:
•    More than 12 years of experience in software development 

•    More than 100 talented IT-professionals 
•    More than 350 successful IT-projects 

Expertise:
•    Custom Software Development
•    Software Product Development
•    Software Testing & QA
•    Dedicated development Centers

 

 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2002
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Minsk, Belarus
Headquarters
  • GP Solutions
    Zheleznodorozhnaya st. 33a
    Minsk 220089
    Belarus
    375.17.301.0397
other locations
  • GP Solutions
    Südliche Münchner Str. 46
    Munich 82031
    Germany
    49.89.416.1523.30

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Air Canada Vacations
  • Blueshift Technologies
  • Tallink
  • Nymbus

and more!

Stylish minimalist User Interface Development

Best web-design  trends 2016 implemented:

  • long scroll content

  • the hamburger menu

  • background HD video

  • material design with rich animations etc.

  • responsive web design

  • packages search&book flow implementation

  • online payment system PayOne integration

 

ERP-class Travel Managemet Platform

GP software.travel developed an inspiring online booking software that allows to manage inventory of direct contracts with suppliers, aggregate travel offers from GDSs and other multiple suppliers, sell them via preferred distribution channels and accept payments online.

XML-API Integration for ACV

Air Canada Vacations - leading Canadian tour operator. GP specialists integrated new travel suppliers into Air Canada Vacation’s system using in-house turnkey solution – unified XML gateway GP HUB.

Content Management System

Our client is a travel agency providing fixed price outgoing packages to Africa that cover flight, accommodation, transfer and other expenses. The agency has 5 customized websites for different regions. Specialists from GP software.travel helped to create a general CMS for all of them in order to simplify and streamline content management process. The solution of CMS is based on WordPress and customized precisely according to the client’s needs. Implementation of a new CMS allowed performing content management simultaneously for all websites, as well as saving time and reducing expenses for it. CMS connects solution for automated price updates and supports mobile versions of the websites.

Development of Business Trip Planner

GP specilaists developed a comprehensive online business travel planner integrated with booking facilities.

Web Solution for Booking Cruises

GP's specialists participated in development and support of the web portal for booking cruises www.tallinksilja.com. This fast and reliable booking engine supports the company’s bonus program and includes the option to choose a different route on return.

With invaluable assistance from GP the user interface of a B2C solution received extended functionalities for booking additional travel services (e.g. catering). The web portal was optimized for viewing in numerous web browsers including Internet Explorer 8, as well as for use on touch-screen devices (tablets, smartphones).

Electronic Bank Cards Service from scratch

Iqcard provides full range e-banking services for Visa and MasterCard distribution and handling. We developed secure, scalable and user-friendly banking software that includes advanced internet banking functionality and budget planning tools. 

Travel Meta-search Website

The project was developed and launched in less than 2 months. The resulting solution is a client-server application that includes GP HUB for supplier integrations (to date, over 40 integrations with various kinds of suppliers – websites, CRSs, OTAs) to provide data on flights availability and pricing.

As part of the solution, GP software.travel provided efficient dynamic caching for fast search under heavy loads. The architecture of the application enables displaying search results in less than 3-5 seconds.

GP's developers also created unique interface that represents offers and prices in the form of a 2D matrix.

Reviews

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Dedicated Frontend Engineering Team for Tech Solutions Firm

"The developer we have from GP Solutions is really great about providing efficient, workable designs." 

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

GP's subcontracted frontend engineers help an existing dev team. The combined efforts of both specialized groups deliver custom solutions for end-customers in the publishing industry. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Paris, France
CTO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The skills contributed by GP guarantee all deployed business solutions have reliable and intuitive UI/UXs. This wouldn't be possible without thoughtful resourcing practices that balance flexibility and competitive pricing in unexpected ways.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We build web platforms for publishing companies. I'm the chief technology officer of this company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with GP Solutions?

In our company, we have an existing solution and a development team of our own. We deal with a lot of backend stuff that we manage internally, and we work with frontend developers using AngularJS or React. For the frontend part, we mostly work with contractors that give us solutions. We outsource certain aspects of the work we do to GP Solutions. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It's full frontend development, working on both ReactJS and Angular 1.6 and 2. The framework depends on which platform they are working with. For the three frameworks, they were really perfect in working with this solution. In frontend development, the developer has to be very proactive about UI and UX, especially since the specification is not always great. In our case, the specification is not given by a designer. We were working mostly on technical products such as an analytics platform. Our platforms are mostly made for other businesses and not for customers. We don't need to design perfect solutions with the interfaces, but we still need something that is quite beautiful. The developer we have from GP Solutions is really great about providing efficient, workable designs.

We have two developers from GP Solutions, but the second one is working on a project that I am not managing directly. I know that the person managing him is satisfied, which is also why I wanted to give a review of GP Solutions.

How did you come to work with GP Solutions?

We found GP Solutions through a woman working in IT HR in Belarus. When I told her that I was looking for new developers, she advised me to go to GP Solutions. We’ve worked with various suppliers in countries like Vietnam, India, France, Ukraine, and Belarus. We have good experience in this area.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started at the end of December, but the developer wasn't full-time, so we fully started in January. We are currently still working together. One of the projects is finished now, but there are still new projects in progress. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I think the best indicator is their cost compared to the quality of work and the environment of the developers. Paying a range between €200 and €300 [$215 and $322] per day of work is really cheap compared to our options in Western Europe, South Korea, or Japan. The difference is they're very expensive, and most of them don't have a great environment for the project. Our return on the cost is really great.

The quality of the developers doesn't really depend on the quality of the company such as GP Solutions. In their case, I had a great relationship with their HR manager. That's much better than what I've seen in the past with other companies. Then, I brought their developer on board. I'm really lucky that I have the perfect developer right now. He is highly skilled in frontend development, has a good level of knowledge outside frontend (backend, network) too, is flexible, and is very proactive.

How did GP Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

Their HR manager understands our needs. I think that's really a plus compared to other suppliers. Each time there is a problem or a specific need, they try a new developer for free for a few days, and we only pay for the work if we are satisfied and want to go on with them. Proposing that kind of setup was great. We are mostly using Slack and Skype to communicate. For some projects, we're using Pivotal Tracker.

What did you find most impressive about GP Solutions?

In the case of the developer, there is definitely involvement. If he thinks that his work was not good enough for the day, he will really try to work at home and over the weekend to be able to finish the project. That's definitely not something you have with every developer.

Are there any areas GP Solutions could improve?

Frankly, I don't have any critiques so far, luckily for me. 

    5.0
    Overall Score Everything is great.
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Projects are usually delivered within a timeframe that matches my expectations.
    • 4.5 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They are a great value for money.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      The code is clean, modern, and working well.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I'd like to keep them for myself only!

    Developed Booking Platform for Travel Startup

    "Normally, when working with an offshore IT service provider, there is a distancing that I didn't see in GP Solutions."

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

    GP Solutions built a Java-based custom backend as well as a custom front-end mobile and desktop solution. They continually add new preferences that the user can set as well as machine learning functionalities.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Munich, Germany
    Founder & CEO
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    GP Solutions established a dynamic website that received positive feedback from the members. The team has been devoted and delivered the project on time and within budget. The project was well managed considering the scope and complexity.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are an online platform for curated, spontaneous weekend getaways. The idea behind our solution is making it as easy as possible for users to get information on all the possible options for the upcoming weekend at a glance in terms of destinations. Instead of endless searches for specific objectives, we provide a dynamic portfolio based on seasonality and current events that we distribute to users, customized to their location. We know that, if a user lives in Munich, they'd prefer Munich Airport as their departure point. We give them their best options within their immediate vicinity, which are bookable with the press of a single button, instead of undergoing an endless comparison and research process. We act as an online concierge service. 

    I am the founder of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with GP Solutions?

    We had the decision between building our platform in-house and contracting resources. Given the lack of affordable tech specialists in Munich and the fact that travel is a very specific industry, we talked to several companies with knowledge of the field. GP Solutions has a hub technology and inventory system available, which we could use instead of building 100 percent of our solution from scratch. We spoke to several other companies but, ultimately, chose GP Solutions because they fell in love with our project and understood it from the start. It's always important, in my opinion, that the people involved in the project actually enjoy it.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    GP Solutions built our solution using a variety of technologies. Approximately 40 to 50 percent of our product is based on their platform. We have a custom backend as well as a custom front-end mobile and desktop solution. We mostly worked with PHP and HTML for custom development. Their backend solution is primarily Java-based. 

    Other travel platforms build packages and sell them to anyone, no matter if they live in London or Munich. Expedia simply sells everything, giving an overload of information. We, on the other hand, have a dynamic portfolio through which anything can be thrown into the system. It will then, based on various criteria, select the best products, package them automatically and distribute them. We have 180 different packages online, each with its own sub-components. We distribute the right components to the right users based on location, preferences and other factors. We have the same amount of inventory as Expedia, but the user is not overloaded by it. The distribution of content is the most essential part of our software.

    This part of our platform is in constant development. We continually add new preferences that the user can set as well as machine learning functionalities. We aim to achieve a system that learns progressively and builds packages based on user preference.

    How did you come to work with GP Solutions?

    We spoke to some of the largest and most commonly known providers in Germany. GP Solutions was found more by accident. We did a standard evaluation process and ultimately chose them due to their passion for the project and the fact that they made themselves available promptly. The other companies in Germany had wait times of up to six months before we could get started. GP Solutions was able to help us immediately and told us that we could scale the team as we needed. It was exactly what we were looking for.

    How much have you invested with GP Solutions?

    The total development cost so far has been around $280,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We initially worked on a project basis but, for the last year, we've had a fixed team at GP Solutions. The first prototype of our platform was completed in November 2015. The majority of the automation features were ready at that point. Four weeks ago [March 2015], we launched a version with a fully automated backend.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We've received positive feedback for the fact that we are the first travel website to offer dynamic packages without any search fields. The front-end is completely different to any other travel site. It is more akin to a magazine. Engagement has been quite good so far. The only drawback has been that the site is members only, although memberships are free. We haven't gathered significant metrics at this point, due to the short period in which we've been on the market.

    How did GP Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    They've been able to deliver work within budget and time, especially in the beginning, when we worked on the launch of our first prototype and had a clear work scope. When we entered the market, we were confronted with new challenges and feedback every day. This led to changes in scope and, inevitably, to some delays. Also, the more complex the project becomes, the more bugs we encounter.

    They've used the same project management tool as us – JIRA. It was very easy to communicate and keep track of everything. The project has been great and well managed.

    What did you find most impressive about GP Solutions?

    I don't have prior experience with any offshore developer, so I don't have a basis for comparison. The only thing I could assume applies to GP Solutions is that they're quite devoted to the project. They feel associated with their team, which is very important. Normally, when working with an offshore IT service provider, there is a distancing that I didn't see in GP Solutions.

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

    Pricing Calculator and WordPress Development for Technology Firm

    "[T]hey have given us what we asked for without really having to spend time on describing it in detail."

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

    GP Solutions established the automation of the price calculation functionality and Wordpress development. They did all the technical work such as the implementation of all data and the algorithms used for the formulas.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-11 Employees
     
    Central Region, Denmark
    Managing Director, Aclass A/S
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The successful development of the variable pricing calculator has resulted in a significant increase in the process efficiency. Also, the Wordpress website received positive feedback for its ease of use. There were minor issues, but GP Solutions has been an excellent partner for being technically talented.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We arrange and prepare travel packages from Northern Europe to destinations overseas – that means to Africa, South America, North America, and Asia. We put those packages together with partners at the destinations. We sell it as a complete package – international flights, touring programs, car rentals, and hotels – whatever needs to be included in a full tour. The customer pays one price for a complete package. That's what we put together. Then, we organize it, market it, sell it, and make sure that everything works as planned. In short, we are a travel agency.

    I am the managing director.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with GP Solutions?

    The first challenge was to develop what we call a variable pricing calculator. We had a need to build an automated way of calculating selling prices and offerings costs on our web pages. This used to be a manual process, which took a lot of time and effort. We had many prices and many tools, so that was a huge task and it was prone to periodic errors. The original idea was to develop a calculator with some settings, some functions, and prices, and putting in basics so that it could really calculate what the price for a specific tour would be. We needed a calculator that could take all this information, calculate it into a selling price, and then automatically post it on our web pages. That was really the original scope of our collaboration.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They provided all the data, algorithms used for the formulas, and implementing them as well. We are non-technicians. We are business people, salespeople, and marketing people. The technical knowledge of how to do this was very low in our case. We needed somebody who could actually understand the business idea and translate that into the final product, including helping us with defining the scope – what should be included, what should not be included, what's the technical platform, and preparing all the algorithms.

    We just described what it was that we wanted, and they went from there. They were very much involved in taking it from the conceptual idea to the result and then making sure that we program it the way we should so that it worked. They were very much involved in all the technical things.

    The second project that they worked with us on was our other website. It used to be in an HTML, old-fashioned code version, and we needed to have it on a modern content management system. They handled this data migration for us. They programmed the CMS [content management system] and created the platform, templates, pictures, and setups. We said, "This is our website as it is today. We need it on a new technical platform," and that's what they did.

    They did all the technical work – the background coding that was necessary to set it up and make it functional. The content management system they deployed was WordPress. Here, my knowledge is limited, whether that needs a second coding language, but the platform was WordPress. That is nothing fancy, but it was the actual task of getting it in there and programming it into that.

    We had one project manager on both projects. We have been in touch with her, and with three colleagues on the team that had various tasks. We had a team dedicated to us, but we have always had a project manager that was really our go-to person, and then we had some of her colleagues involved whenever it was necessary. We never met them in person as they are in Eastern Europe and we are in Denmark, but we have frequent Skype calls. We actually feel pretty close to them after one and a half years of collaboration.

    How did you come to work with GP Solutions?

    We identified them online along with some others, I think. We felt confident that they would be a good fit based on their previous work.

    How much have you invested with GP Solutions?

    We have probably spent $200,000 to $250,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The most recent project was completed early August this year [2015]. Both of them, actually – they finished at the same time. They were run in parallel. We run 15 websites in five different countries, so we had to organize and synchronize their launches. We also had to move to a new platform system to make sure they did everything at one time. They had to run in parallel throughout the process, so that was an additional layer of complexity.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We don't have any specific statistics, and that's probably on our part. When we started the project – especially the pricing calculator project – we had no idea how long it would take and what it would really cost. That was not their fault, they made some good estimates, but we changed a lot of the scope along the way, so the project turned out to be bigger than we actually thought it was going to be. We didn't have any benchmarks at the beginning. We just had the idea and we said, "We need this because this is smart, and this can help us." Then we just started.

    We don't really have any benchmarks or targets on what we should end up with, compared to what we actually did end up with. It was definitely more expensive than I had expected, but the result is also different than we originally expected. The calculator can actually do many more things than we originally thought was necessary. I can't share that with you because I don't have it.

    Our marketing team consists of four people who are working with it on a daily basis. The feedback from them is that WordPress and the new website work great. It's a lot easier to work with. We save a lot of time because we can just upload directly into this platform. That was great, and the pricing calculator saves us an enormous amount of time in not having to complete the task manually. This was done through our colleagues in the office, but they don't do it anymore because the pricing calculator is doing it automatically. There's no question about it that this has given us some big savings and big efficiency increases, apart from the fact that we have a sharper pricing tool for our clients. We've had many benefits out of this.

    How did GP Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

    They have their own project management tool, which we have access to but, honestly, we never really used it, because we were relying on GP to control it, which they did. We were just describing what we wanted, we had some milestones in place, and they followed those. It was only when we came with new ideas and new requests that they had to change the timeframe. They managed it, and we were not involved in the project management, they took care of it. They had their own project management tool for this process.

    What did you find most impressive about GP Solutions?

    One thing GP Solutions has been very good at is understanding our needs. They have not had a need for us to write a 50-page requirement specification. We have been able to explain on the phone or on Skype, and say, "We would like a pricing calculator that can do this, this, and this." They were very good at understanding what it was we wanted, and very shortly thereafter, they came back with some test versions of this and said, 'Is this what you have in mind?'

    They are technically very talented. They can solve any issues we might have. I've also worked with other development companies, and it's not often that you work with somebody who understands what you need from a business perspective. "This is what I want, and this is what I need for my business." There have been no misunderstandings. They have been very good at understanding, "OK, this is what you need. Great. This is what we build." I think that really distinguishes them.

    I'm not a tech guy, I can't really judge the quality of the technical work. I can say that the solution works, and they have given us what we asked for without really having to spend time on describing it in detail. I think this has been great for us. It saved a lot of time in the process by simply having been able to explain to them what we wanted and then have them deliver it. I don't see that very often in IT [information technology] development companies.

    Are there any areas GP Solutions could improve?

    One point, which is not a big point, but it's there. I think once you go through a program for a client like us, I think it's very important for the development company to make sure that they test the product thoroughly before they actually send it back to us. We can't check it, and we can't see it, so once we start to use it, we will trust that it works.

    There have been a few cases where there are some minor things in the system that don't really seem right, a doc doesn't scan right, or a number is not where it should be. We only find out when we start working with it. I would like to think that they could maybe do a little more on the testing part before they actually gave it back to us. They should really focus on testing, but the functionality of the system is 100%.

    There have been a few issues where we have seen, "OK, this doesn't work 100%. When you push this button, nothing happens." There are a hundred buttons in there, but when you push one of them it doesn't happen, because there was one tick in the programming that wasn't ticked off, or whatever it was. Small things, but still things that I would like to say, "Check it before you go live, and then send it back to us." It's a small thing, but it's still there. If I have to point out one area they could improve, it's to make sure that they do thorough testing before they send it back to us.

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

    Custom Development Jizo Russia

    "We're pleased with their work and continue to use their development services on a regular basis."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    1,000,000 - 9,999,999
    Project summary: 

    GP Solutions developed a customized solution for travel industries from planning phase, front end design, database design, back-end programming, testing, user training and down to its maintenance.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-11 Employees
     
    Moscow Region, Russia
    CEO, Jizo
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The website performed well with no defective code issues found. GP Solutions received praises for their ability to draw from an extensive repertoire of experience working with players in the travel industry. They exercise flexibility, consistency and excellent project management skills.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    Our company provides value to OTAs [online travel agencies], airlines, and other travel suppliers as a trusted and efficient channel to promote their products and services to a highly targeted audience focused on purchasing travel. Our goal is to deliver value through innovative technology, which has not been provided by others in the growth sector of the Russian travel market. We show travelers the advantages of planning their trips through a metasearch engine. 

    I'm the chief executive officer.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with GP Solutions?

    The first challenge of the project was its deadline. The project had to be launched within around two months after the contract was signed. The project scope included back-office system development and creation of the original user-friendly interface to give the website a competitive edge.

    The user interface is very specific due to its special way of displaying search results by visually explaining to the visitor how the ticket price is dependable on the departure and arrival time, number of stops or connection time, turning search process into an easy and funny experience.

    Another challenge was to allow our clients to compare airline tickets prices by aggregating results from a number of Russian major ticket wholesalers and show a side-by-side comparison of the best deals, redirecting the visitor to the vendor's website to book the best-found offer.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They've been responsible for building the core functionality and the visual presentation, too. We've provided them with basic mockups and details documents explaining our specific requirements, and they've built out the solution from there. The GP team also provides us with ongoing maintenance and support. 

    When was this project completed?

    We launched the site back in 2011, but like I said, we continue to use them for support and ad hoc improvements. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I don't have any figures or statistics to share, but I can tell you that the site functions and performs very well. We haven't had many issues with defective code, and the number of support inquiries we've received since launch has also definitely improved. We're pleased with their work and continue to use their development services on a regular basis.

    What did you find most impressive about GP Solutions?

    They have a lot of experience working with technology solutions for the travel industry. It's really their main skill set. A lot of the challenges we went to them for were things they've already solved in the past, solutions they'd already tested previously. Being able to draw from that past experience and use it to guide the development process is very effective.

    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