CUSTOM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

HST Solutions is an expert software development company headquartered in Ireland. We develop software from idea to launch and are experts in custom software development, IOS and android app development, and front-end work. 

We are a reliable development team when internal resources are tight (or non-existent), expertise is limited, or when an unbiased perspective is simply needed.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2007
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Dublin 2, Ireland
headquarters
  • Suite 1B, Olympia House 61-63 Dame Street
    Dublin 2, DB
    Ireland

Portfolio

Key clients: 

DMS Governance, BSI Group (British Standards Institution), JCDecaux, Franchise Direct, CameraMatics

Dedicated Mobile and Back-end software development team for Cameramatics

CameraMatics were looking to establish a strategic long-term relationship with a dependable software development partner who had a proven track record in developing secure applications and also had a mature Microsoft and Mobile (IOS & Android) practice.  As a Microsoft certified vendor with outstanding references and a similar mindset, HST Solutions soon became a top choice.

 

 

Solution:

HST

Solutions were onboarded in Dec 2018 as an extension to the existing  CameraMatics software development team, Our team has significantly speeded up CameraMatics time to market and has been leading the entire development process ever since. At every stage of our engagement, our utmost priority is to capture our clients’ culture and create empathetic solutions for their users. Because, in the end, that’s what matters.

Developed GDPR Platform for BSI

Under emerging EU Data Protection law, companies processing sensitive + personal data need to perform structured Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) on key processing workflows, initiatives & activities. HST was tasked to create a platform which allows organizations to assess any project, dataflow or overall governance activity against key compliance such as ISO 29100, EU GDPR and BS 10012

 

HST developed a next

gen multi-tenant SaaS platform called BSI PACE (pace.bsigroup.com). BSI PACE (Privacy Assessment Coverage Engine) is an automated, self-assess, SaaS-based profiling and reporting solution for organisations of all sizes, helping data guardians assess and improve current data use activity in line with privacy requirements and best practice.

JCDecaux had approached HST to develop an application that could capture unattended contactless payments on their digital advertising screens. 

The challenge here was in the regulatory and security space especially around accepting “unattended” contactless payments.

Unattended payments require a high level of security involving EMV certification for Mastercard & VISA, EMV Level 2 Kernel, and payment security

in general.

 

Solution:

The purpose of the application was to run an advertising campaign on JcDecaux free-standing digital advertising panels, intergrated with the digital panel would be a NFC based contactless credit card reader which would accept unattended payments, on detection of a payment from the NFS contactless card reader, the application would play the media files as progrmmed in the backend.

 

With our experience in the fintech sector and established relationships with many leading companies within the payment industry, we knew exactly the components and the certification level required to deliver a secure and certified solution.

Reviews

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Software Development for Franchising Portal

"Their constant communication, attention to detail, and the ability to upscale impressed us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

HST Solutions developed custom software for a franchising portal. The team worked on multiple projects, providing both front- and backend development services as well as testing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Ben Wrafter
CEO, Franchise Direct
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Projects were delivered in a timely and consistent manner, leading to a successful partnership. HST Solutions establishes a smooth workflow through regular communication. The team is hard-working, creative, and professional.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am CEO of Franchise Direct a worldwide portal for matching franchisors with potential franchisees

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire HST Solutions?

Franchise Direct excels at customer care and quality of service and delivery. We are constantly upgrading our front-end and back-end features to provide the best possible experience for our clients and our visitors.

What were your goals for this project?

My primary goal was to find a number of development companies we could work with on an ongoing basis and which would become an integral part of our development team. This involved taking on small and large projects, being flexible with the team size and team skill set, being available and be excellent communicators.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed 6 companies and sought references from all of them for work similar to the type of projects we were working on. Two we disqualified at initial interview. Following interviews and reference checks we decide to appoint 2 companies to our projects.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The projects range from major front end changes developed through A/B testing to back end changes to facilitate the management and delivery of our products. We work in a very dynamic world wide environment across 6 continents with constantly changing demands from the market place and our clients. We provide services on 14 websites in multiple languages.

An example of a project was the development of an online insertion order system allowing clients to update profiles online and update our CMS automatically. This project reduced editor review time by 80% and improved our client experience. HST also radically improved our site search facility streamlining the process, providing more targeted results improving conversion rates by 6% as a result.

What was the team composition?

The team consisted of high level java developers for back end projects and skilled front end developers to implement A/B tested changes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

HST performed so well that we had sufficient confidence to transfer all the development work in this sector to HST. Projects were completed in a timely and efficient manner. As the relationship developed the need for detailed specifications was no longer required and projects were defined only by the required outcomes significantly reducing overhead costs for Franchise Direct.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

HST has effectively become an integral part of the FD development department and are fully integrated to our back end and project management systems and have full communication with all our development personnel, web hosting services, testing and quality department. As of now project management is seemless.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their constant communication, attention to detail, and ability to upscale impressed us. They provided full stack services on very short notice. HST worked closely with our testing and QA departments to refine outcomes and provide an on time delivery service. Solutions were provided on a very cost-effective basis.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is always room for improvement and we strive for continuous improvement within our organisation. HST are part of this continuous improvement process along with all the rest of our organisation.

5.0
Overall Score I have no hesitation in giving HST a five star rating.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    HST are very flexible and we can be very demanding. HST can add resources on very short notice and meet demanding schedule goals.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very cost effective
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Excellent
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    With confidence

Data Management Platform Dev for Compliance Solution

"The project was arranged with weekly calls and status reports."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

HST Solutions provided assistance for a customer data management solution. They supplied front- and backend software development for the system. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Patrick Ambrose
Director, ComplySAFE Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

HST Solutions' final product was critical to the client's business and helped onboard new customers. The project was managed through weekly calls and managed effectively. Their technical expertise and solutions made them stand out compared to other providers. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

ComplySAFE is a complete compliance management solution that includes all the checklist policies and procedures, including GDPR, employment law, health & safety and child welfare.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire HST Solutions?

Design, development and support of compliance database

What were your goals for this project?

To develop a secure, GDPR-compliant solution for the processing and management of customer's data. We also needed the solution to be scalable so that the system can be further developed in time.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

As part of our procurement process we interviewed 5 software development companies who had experience in the development of similar system. HST demonstrated not just an understanding of our technical requirements but also showed an understanding of our business goals. We were impressed by the flexibility of their service model and their pro-active engagement in proposing solutions at the design phase.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

HST have developed our compliance system to a high standard and have continued to support us in the production environment.

What was the team composition?

The HST team consisted of up to four developers (a mix of front-end and back-end experts) with overall responsibility for delivery managed by a HST project manager

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The ComplySAFE system is at the heart of our compliance management solution, and having the system fully functional and operational enables us to on-board customers.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project was arranged with weekly calls and status reports, and it was also possible to contact developers and project manager directly if required.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

HST are very customer focused. They displayed a high level of technical expertise, but their desire to also understand the business objectives behind the technical development and offer creative solutions to achieving those makes HST stand out from other providers.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None

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

Software Development for Risk & Compliance Services Company

"Their technical knowledge and customer-centric nature set them apart."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

HST Solutions developed custom software for a governance, risk and compliance services company. The data management platform includes customized reporting and a data warehouse solution.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Jason Poonoosamy, CFA
Managing Director, DMS Governance
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement allowed the client to expand their business product set and run off single-source data. HST Solutions provides weekly status reports to ensure a seamless workflow. The team leverages their technical expertise and experience to produce quality results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

DMS is the global leader in the provision of governance, risk and compliance services to investment management firms. I am responsible for all aspects of product development, including technology solutions across the DMS Group.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire HST Solutions?

Customised ETL Data warehouse solutions Customised reporting

What were your goals for this project?

To develop a scalable, secure and efficient technology solution for the enterprise-wide management of our data.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

HST were subject to a rigorous procurement process and won out after demonstrating extensive technical knowledge and flexibility in their service model.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

HST have developed a scalable , secure and efficient technology solution for the enterprise-wide management of our data. This was done via the implementation of: Customised ETL, Data warehouse solutions, Customised reporting

What was the team composition?

We utilise up to four developers and a project manager at any one time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are able to run our business processes of single source data and expand our product set to include leverage off this same information.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The project is arranged with weekly calls and status reports, along with continual and flexible access to developers and project managers.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their technical knowledge and customer-centric nature set them apart.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is little in terms of improvement that HST can offer. We are very happy with them.

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