What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We have run everything through code testing tools, and while there are a few bugs, things look good overall. I have worked with a lot of overseas development teams before where the code quality has been really terrible, but so far we have had a really great experience with Horizon.
How did Horizon perform from a project management standpoint?
Our project manager has been great and he impresses me by consistently keeping me updated. He is good about making sure they are taking the right approach and insuring everyone is on the same page. We use Trello to track and execute ticket items, and Slack to communicate with all of our developers across the U.S.
What did you find most impressive about them?
I really like their design. I think it has a nice, clean, European aesthetic, and they have very dedicated people working on it. Their developers really want to help, and I very quickly came to feel that they are a part of our team not just contractors. It has been a really nice experience.
Are there any areas they could improve?
I think their strongest area is design and HTML, but I don’t think they had done much enterprise application integration before. However, they really stepped up and worked with our full stack developers to quickly learn what they needed.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Make sure you have collaboration tools and work to keep the team working together. You can’t expect an outside party to do everything for you and read your mind. It is important to lead and facilitate.