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Ideas2IT: We bring your bold new ideas to life

We are an energetic team of 350+ software engineers. Yet, our impact far exceeds our size. We work with passionate innovators in startups and enterprises.

Product co-creation

Startup founders were our first customers. Startups were often lean and scrappy. They wanted a company that had a product and innovation mindset. And an ability to think in their shoes. They wanted Ideas2IT to take a broad vision and build a product with very little help. One customer led to another and we have so far successfully helped over 75+ startups. We have also incubated three venture funded product companies - IdeaRx, Pipecandy and element5.

Innovation for Enterprises

Seeing our work with startups, many Enterprises come to us. They come to us for similar reasons. They want help on their innovation initiatives. These often involve bleeding-edge technologies. They tell us that their current software partners don’t have the DNA for innovation. Sometimes their current partners are a bit too big and bureaucratic. To overcome this, some enterprises tell us how they tried out boutique software companies. But they also wanted the partner to be transparent and trustworthy. That is where they often find a perfect match with Ideas2IT. They come to us for the balance but are blown away by the technical expertise and creativity.

So,here are a few questions to help you firm up your next steps:

  • Are you looking to build a great product or service?
  • Do you foresee technical challenges?
  • Is just good enough, not okay for you?
  • Do you want to work with world-class software engineers?
  • Do you want a passionate, committed and creative team?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you must talk to us. We take up only those projects that are in our area of expertise. So, if we think we cannot excel at what you are looking for, then we will tell you right away. Also, we will not bother you later on with pesky phone calls or emails.

 
$50,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2009
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Las Vegas, NV
headquarters
  • 7260 W Azure Dr Suite 140-603
    Las Vegas, NV 89130
    United States
other locations
  • 1400 Coleman Ave
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    United States
  • 33A, RR Towers 5, 8th Floor, Lazer Street, TVK Industrial Estate, Guindy
    Chennai, TN 600032
    India

Focus

Service lines
  • Custom Software Development
  • BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
  • Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
  • Small Business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
  • Consumer products & services
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions
Artificial Intelligence Focus

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Active.AI Adopt a Pet Adventures of Mo Agentz AI Air Asia Alluminate AppDynamics Apptopia AssertID BigTapp Buzztang Califta CEND Chilasa Colling Media Comfy Planet Control Activo CW2T - Can't Wait To Trade Dashboard Earth Dr.Agarwals Easy Hire Easytec BPM Edulastic Egnyte EventStream Facebook Fezable First Insight First.car Flight Office GA - mobile, iOS & Android GameDay GICRM Gotransit IdeaLyst IdeaMed IntrigoSys Kisscam MadStreetDen Mayo Clinic Medtronic Labs MWyntech NeedleNine Olam Power20 Profecta ProfitLion Radaptive Regis Corporation (Supercuts) ShopJam SitterScout Snapmap Snapwiz Social Pockets Soylent SpliceMachine TalkingCranes TapGenes Yatoba Trade Finance Zynga
Kisscam: Delivering Extreme App Performance amidst Load Spikes Image

Kisscam: Delivering Extreme App Performance amidst Load Spikes

Summary: Gamified platform that delivers extreme performance and scalability requirements using microservices architecture

Problem: Kisscam wanted to build a highly engaging and gamified platform for conducting photo contests in sports arenas and at huge events during breaks. Users can take photos & videos and quickly add one of the many frames available in the app and post to social media. People can vote and

winners are selected via voting. 

Technical challenges:  Since the action happens suddenly in just a few minutes of a game the server-side needed extreme performance and scalability.

Solution: Android and iOS apps used image optimization and resolution based photo upload. Microservices are used to scale each service individually. Implemented auto-scaling in AWS ECS to scale the application without any downtime. Performance tuning was done for scaling the application to handle huge and sudden loads. We also built a cloud storage platform for KissCam users to store media files and scaled the application to support huge arenas to the tune of 50k concurrent users.

 

[email protected] to bring your bold new ideas to life.

 
AssertID: Identification of Fake Social Profiles with Algorithm on Hadoop Image

AssertID: Identification of Fake Social Profiles with Algorithm on Hadoop

Problem: It is hard to detect if a social profile is genuine or fake.

Solution: The client provides a social identifier that is a free web identity credential controlled by the user. We designed and implemented an algorithm (based on research out of Stanford University) on Hadoop using PIG to evaluate the authenticity of an individual’s profile attributes using terabytes of social

networking data. We also implemented various fraud detection and prevention solutions alongside viral social features to enable users to leverage their social graph to add to their assert score.

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Avid Secure: Leveraging Machine Learning for Cloud Security Image

Avid Secure: Leveraging Machine Learning for Cloud Security

Problem: A cloud security provider wanted to detect anomalies and abnormal peaks in outbound traffic using event logs. 

Solution: We set up a continuous feed of raw data logs, using AWS Kinesis from AWS Cloud-Trail. Data were then grouped by Time, User type, and Logotype into multiple batches. From these batches, variables were generated to feed into the Machine Learning model that

finally predicted if the data entry was an anomaly using logistic regression.

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Minimizing Patient Readmission Risk with Machine Learning: Confidential Client Image

Minimizing Patient Readmission Risk with Machine Learning: Confidential Client

Problem: Hospitals are liable for penalties if the 30-day re-admission rate crosses a pre-specified threshold for a particular clinical condition

Solution: We analyzed the past patient history of readmissions. Then, we clustered patients based on clinical, social and behavioral factors like associated clinical conditions, age, gender, weight, lifestyle, ethnicity, economic indicators,

geography, etc. With this data, we derived a model based on the training set to predict the risk of readmission for a patient. Finally, we tested the model on the testing data set, fine-tuned it for accuracy and ran it across the new patients to predict the readmission risk.

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ShopJam: Helping Shoppers compare deals from Neighbourhood Stores with Deep Learning Image

ShopJam: Helping Shoppers compare deals from Neighbourhood Stores with Deep Learning

Problem: It is very hard for consumers to find a product at the best price from online and physical stores. Even if a retail chain is chosen, different stores price the same product differently. 

Solution: Data Science was used to track, predict and forecast prices based on various factors. We built an application in Ruby on Rails that lets shoppers pick the best prices for products from

highly popular Australian stores such as Coles and Woolworths. Great user experience through React for the web and React-Native for mobile.  Designed a search algorithm to scan product catalogs using Word2Vec deep-learning neural network and identified the cheapest product by geo-location.

Further, we simplified purchase decisions by comparing prices across brands, regions & retail branches by predicting the prospective price(using Logical Regression Models) of a product in a store for the next 30 days and presented actionable insights using D3.js for Visualization.

[email protected] to bring your bold new ideas to life.

 

Predicting Mortgage Delinquency Losses with Machine Learning and Augmenting Customer Data: Confidential Client Image

Predicting Mortgage Delinquency Losses with Machine Learning and Augmenting Customer Data: Confidential Client

Problem: Accurately predict losses due to mortgage delinquency.


Solution: A popular short term lending portal empowers Mortgage brokers to compete with banks and large retail lenders by providing Predictive Technology and Tools. Its CoreLogic model predicts pre-payments and loan defaults. We did the segmentation to increase the accuracy to predict delinquency of a loan using the

Credit Bureau, customer transactions and customer behavior data.GBM model was built to predict Front End Debt to Income ratio (FEDT), which is key for predictive delinquency.  Further, we experimented with 160 variations of GBM models with Machine learning techniques using the caret package. Various visualizations were also done to compare the actual data set and the predicted data set.

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Leveraging Machine Learning to analyze Social Media and pick the right Job Applicants: Confidential Client Image

Leveraging Machine Learning to analyze Social Media and pick the right Job Applicants: Confidential Client

Problem: Recruiters have to go through thousands of resumes to match candidates for a specific job. It is time consuming and tiring.

Solution: We built a Machine Learning model that matches the right candidates to the right job using not just their resumes, but also social data and a number of other parameters such as GitHub activity, LinkedIn recommendations, etc.

The same matching algorithm is also used to find the ideal jobs for good candidates.

The applications was completely responsive across Desktops, Tablets and Mobile devices. React (Virtual DOM, Partial Rendering, One Direction Data Flow etc.) was used to mitigate the latency issues with third party data sources.

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Using NLP to track Clinical Events from Doctors’ notes: Confidential Client Image

Using NLP to track Clinical Events from Doctors’ notes: Confidential Client

Problem: Many medical events are buried in the notes made by the doctors in multiple documents and many of them have only partial descriptions. As a result, the timeline of significant clinical events is not easily discoverable. 


Solution: We identified medically significant events like ‘infections’, ‘antibiotics’, ‘surgery’, ‘x-ray’, ‘lab test’ etc. We then used NLP to arrive at

the occurrence time of significant events by identifying temporal expressions like ‘today’, ‘two weeks ago’ etc. extracted from the multiple documents and correlated them with the date of document creation. We then stored this data in a structured repository for easy retrieval to construct the timeline graph of the significant clinical events.

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NeedleNine: Automating Flight Operations with MEAN Image

NeedleNine: Automating Flight Operations with MEAN

Problem: Our client wanted the end to end automation of flight operations.

Solution: End to end flight operations automation was developed using MEAN stack. Includes booking, planning crew, pilot reports and reports. A modern, flexible UI was implemented using Angular to capture a large set of information on Pilot reports and dynamic display of the crew schedule.

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Keeping Track of a Field Team with Angular.js, jQuery and OpenStreetMap Image

Keeping Track of a Field Team with Angular.js, jQuery and OpenStreetMap

This tracks the exact location of service rendered for fraud prevention. We implemented a responsive UI, so that field folks can use it on a tab using Angular.js, jQuery, OpenStreetMap for mapping core data and Leaflet for mapping UI.

 

For mobile-friendly interactive maps, we chose Leaflet as it offers light-weight and fast. For Mapping core data we chose OpenStreetMap (OSM) because it’s free and is used by the

likes of Foursquare and Evernote which is good validation.

 

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Confidential: Productivity and Event Scheduling App Image

Confidential: Productivity and Event Scheduling App

This app gives users the options to schedule their day, share daily plans, organize events like birthday and promotion parties, invite friends, conduct polls and chat within a group. They can also sync their entire list of Google, Yahoo and Group Agendas calendars and keep a tab on all future events.

 

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ideas to life.

   

Leveraging NLP to discover new Clinical Events: Confidential Client Image

Leveraging NLP to discover new Clinical Events: Confidential Client

Interesting enterprise events happening all across your IT ecosystem are converted into a live stream of events organized around Topics. Real-time analytics engine to take actions on these events like intelligent routing. For UX, we leveraged the principle of 20% of actions are performed 80% of the time. We enable this 80% via messaging. Built a Slack like front-end using Angular.js and jQuery.

 

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Slashing report gen. time from 15 minutes to just 10 seconds: Health Tech Client Image

Slashing report gen. time from 15 minutes to just 10 seconds: Health Tech Client

Problem: A healthcare technology provider found that their report generation time using Amazon RDS was averaging about 15 minutes because of the massive amounts of data(8B+ records). This was directly impacting their customer satisfaction.


Solution: We reduced the average report generation time to 10 seconds, a 90X performance improvement despite reducing the number of RDS

instances by 20%. To do this, we first identified the performance bottlenecks in their current system using Appdynamics. Then we re-architected the data replication strategy. Then we optimized encryption/decryption strategy without compromising HIPAA compliance. We made several other improvements and also implemented real-time data syncing feature using Kinesis, SQS & MySQL binlog reader

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Yatoba: Trading Platform to Propose Fund and Settle Transactions Image

Yatoba: Trading Platform to Propose Fund and Settle Transactions

A supply chain financing platform with complex user and company on-boarding process, trading platform to propose fund and settle transactions. On-boarding widgets were implemented using Angular.js.

[email protected] to bring your bold new ideas to life.

 

Kisscam: A whole new Product Strategy for higher User Engagement Image

Kisscam: A whole new Product Strategy for higher User Engagement

Problem: Kisscam wanted to build a highly engaging and gamified platform for conducting photo contests in sports arenas and at huge events during breaks. Users can take photos & videos and quickly add one of the many frames available in the app and post to social media. People can vote and winners are selected via voting. 

 

Technical challenges: Since the action happens

suddenly in just a few minutes of a game the server-side needed extreme performance and scalability.

 

Solution: Android and iOS apps used image optimization and resolution based photo upload. Microservices are used to scale each service individually. Implemented auto-scaling in AWS ECS to scale the application without any downtime. Performance tuning was done for scaling the application to handle huge and sudden loads. We also built a cloud storage platform for KissCam users to store media files and scaled the application to support huge arenas to the tune of 50k concurrent users.

[email protected] to bring your bold new ideas to life.

 

Lead Tracking even in 2G Networks: Automotive Manufacturer Client Image

Lead Tracking even in 2G Networks: Automotive Manufacturer Client

Problem: An automobile manufacturer wanted to track leads and conversion across manufacturer, dealer, and financier at various stages through the sales.

Technical challenge: Some of the dealers were in rural areas in the developing world and had very poor internet and mobile connectivity. 

Solution: A mobile app was developed for the dealer to React Native while

the manufacturer and financier web applications were developed in React. Isolation of component rendering from API calls to ensure fault-tolerance even in bad networks such as 2G. Multi-language support provided through Internationalization (i18n)

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Delivering patient-friendly Clinical Narratives with Natural Language Processing (NLP): Confidential Client Image

Delivering patient-friendly Clinical Narratives with Natural Language Processing (NLP): Confidential Client

Problem: Medical doctors and other practitioners need to use very technical words and domain-specific vocabulary to ensure preciseness. This precision is needed so that other practitioners understand the narrative accurately.  Patients want to understand their health conditions, diagnosis and prognosis but find the clinical narratives intimidating and very difficult to understand. 


Solution: We created a dictionary of medical terms and abbreviations from existing documentation for specific domains in healthcare. Parsed the clinical narratives, and used Natural Language Processing to ensure the grammatical correctness of the simplified narrative.

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Helping a giant MNC optimize pricing and enhance Order Wins Image

Helping a giant MNC optimize pricing and enhance Order Wins

Problem: A large B2B manufacturer was losing sales because the price analytics and discount approval process requires human intervention and took about seven days.

 

Solution: Started delivering instant quotes using AI without human intervention that reduced discounts and increased quote conversion by about 20%.  Used historical CRM data,  Decision Trees, co-occurence

matrix,Prediction engine, neural nets and deep learning. 

Enterprise, Logistic regression, SVM (Support Vector Machine), XGBooster, Decision Tree, Neural nets/ deep learning, R, Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-learn, Keras, Matplotlib, Angular.js, D3.js (Dashboard),Python (ML), Node.js, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, Swagger

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Chilasa: Mobile App to enhance the economics of semi-literate carpenters Image

Chilasa: Mobile App to enhance the economics of semi-literate carpenters

Problem: Chilasa, a non-profit organization wanted a mobile app to help rural carpenters negotiate quotes and receive orders from city-based merchants. The catch? The carpenters were semi-literate and had only used messaging apps like WhatsApp.

 

Solution: We used Conversational UX to solve the problem. Carpenters received work enquiries as chat conversations where pricing could

be negotiated, orders could be accepted or rejected, and progress updates could be shared effortlessly.

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Building a Distributed Super Computer for IoT and dApps that leverages ML and Blockchain: Confidential Client Image

Building a Distributed Super Computer for IoT and dApps that leverages ML and Blockchain: Confidential Client

Problem: Build a distributed supercomputer such that the user who provides the hardware for computation gets paid without risk of fraud.


Solution: We built a distributed supercomputer where any computer on the internet running Windows, Mac or Linux could serve as a node. The nodes that are used for distributed computing are clustered using the Expectation-Maximization algorithm

which buckets similar nodes into a cluster. The assignment of a node for doing a computational task is done using a multi-arm bandit simulation. Financial settlements are done using Nebulas, a third-generation blockchain. For managing jobs, three different schedulers were considered - Kubernetes, Nomad and Docker Swarm. Finally, Nomad was chosen as it requires no external services for saving its state and stores it instead on the master node. Additionally, it is a single binary that acts both as the master node and the client.

 

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Accelerating the GTM of new products (Credit Cars, Auto Loan, Mobile App) for a leading US FinTech: Confidential Client Image

Accelerating the GTM of new products (Credit Cars, Auto Loan, Mobile App) for a leading US FinTech: Confidential Client

Problem: An innovative finance company in the US wanted to launch a new Credit Card and Automotive Loans to low income individuals. They wanted origination and servicing applications. Rapid Go-To-Market (GTM) was of essence.

 

Solution: Our in-house design studio worked with client’s marketing team to design an intuitive system  for maximizing lead conversions.  We used the latest

tech stack (Angular 8, Ionic) to develop a Progressive Web Application that was responsive, personalized and supported English & Spanish. A highly scalable, cloud based, microservices solution was built on a DevOps environment that aided quick iterations to market.

 

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SnapMap: Aggregating Daily Deals from Retail Outlets, Restaurants, Multiplexes and More Image

SnapMap: Aggregating Daily Deals from Retail Outlets, Restaurants, Multiplexes and More

Never miss out on a striking deal, as SnapMap brings you daily deals from retail outlets, restaurants, multiplexes and more. Once you’ve made the deal and enjoyed the service, you can rate and share it with anyone. If you’re a service provider, lead users directly to your deals with SnapMap and drive sales like never before.

 

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bring your bold new ideas to life.

 

Power 20: Mobile-delivered HIT Workouts that are Short and Quick! Image

Power 20: Mobile-delivered HIT Workouts that are Short and Quick!

Problem: Build a platform that allows both iOS and Android apps with minimal changes.

 

Solution: Power20 follows a single pattern across its 14 different applications. The application has been built from ground-up to work with data from the server without any local setting. A single codebase/package is compiled and deployed with different configurations to enable 14 applications

per platform for a total of 28 applications on iOS and Android. Any new applications can be added by only including a configuration file on the server and making the configuration change on the app. Images and media explain the routines and are widely used across the applications. SDWebImage on iOS and Picassa on Android are used for efficient and intelligent media consumption to ensure the least runtime memory footprint. This, along with AF-Networking on iOS and Volley on Android, provide a robust HTTP request mechanism.

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Pipecandy: A data-driven platform to get insights on 30 million e-Commerce and D2C Cos Image

Pipecandy: A data-driven platform to get insights on 30 million e-Commerce and D2C Cos

Problem: There has been an explosion of retail companies built around products like Shopify. However, it is very hard to sell to these companies as there is no public data available around these companies.

 

Solution: The system we have built has collected over 5 million company names and 8 million contacts and adding 10000 data daily and we are looking to reach 1 billion data

points which are about 30 million companies in the next 6 months. Firm-specific data from several disparate sources is collected. ETL process with NLP techniques is used to normalize the data to a unified company and person profile. A recommendation algorithm predicts and recommends the appropriate company to target. To get sales folks to use it, the UI needs to be simple, powerful, and fast. We chose to React + Flux. We introduced messaging-based interactions instead of forms where appropriate.

 

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Python and D3.js for to view Credit Default Swaps and Interest Rate Swaps Image

Python and D3.js for to view Credit Default Swaps and Interest Rate Swaps

Problem: The client wanted one single place to view Swap Analytics for Credit Default Swaps and Interest Rate Swaps. 


Solution: We extracted, translated and loaded the data from three different sources. We built custom models using Python which was then applied to the crunched data. The resulting predictions were visualized using D3.js.

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INTELLIGENCE ON THE TAP

We built an analytics framework that predicted possibilities and provided insights required for a Job Portal. Various modeling were done for predicting evolving skill sets, salaries based on skills, positive/negative job growth, supply vs demand based on location and much more. 

 

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Win-win by Connecting Tournament Organizers and Sports Facility Managers: GameDay Image

Win-win by Connecting Tournament Organizers and Sports Facility Managers: GameDay

Gameday is a social network for sports enthusiasts which enables tournament organizers, Sports Facility Owners and Players to collaborate. We contributed ideas to break the initial chicken-egg problem that marketplace apps have.

 

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Streaming Live Events from Audiences’ Mobile Cameras: EventStream Image

Streaming Live Events from Audiences’ Mobile Cameras: EventStream

Summary: Get exclusive access to the live camera feeds on mobile at events so you can direct your own show right from your seat.

Problem: Client wanted the ability for the audience to stream specific camera feeds from live events so that they can watch the event from unique angles

Solution: The project had several challenges - Choosing the right backend server for streaming and rendering engine for Android platform.Rigorous memory management techniques to ensure the best possible stream quality. Working on bare metal android canvas code to efficiently handle the incoming video feed. Intelligent switching between supported protocols (RTSP, RDP and HTTP/HTTPS) based on the connection type (LAN, WAN).Handling network switching scenarios and high latency use cases. Some video feeds had four videos stitched together. Slicing of individual videos in such cases had to be done quickly and efficiently.

After researching on many of the available streaming content rendering engines, we finally fixed our implementation on Android Streaming API. The API had a plethora of features and had support for both Android SurfaceView and bare metal OpenGL rending canvas for future scaling. We also built a robust asynchronous http request component based on Android Volley library to achieve reliable communication between EventStream REST services and the mobile endpoint.

 

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CLEAN INDIA

Clean India serves as a tool for socially conscious Indians who long to spruce up their neighborhood. If you spot an area that needs a face-lift, click pictures, share them with the world, organize clean-up drives, invite friends and volunteers to join the event. It's time to be the change you are hoping for.

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ideas to life.
Audience Analytics for a multi-channel YouTube Network: Confidential Client Image

Audience Analytics for a multi-channel YouTube Network: Confidential Client

Problem: Our client had around 200 YouTube channels that covered 3 brands. They wanted to track over 2000 such brands for which only shallow data was available. 


Solution: We crawled millions of records to fetch data on audience analytics, along with cross-linked data from G+ & Facebook. We then used Coefficient Correlation and Linear Regression and provided the required

analytics for 2000+ brands, using videos that covered just 3 brands!

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Development for Health Records Solutions Company

“They’re smart and go the extra mile to deliver great service.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT Technologies provides numerous services, including mobile and web app development. They work on AWS and recently finished phase 1 of a mobile app dev project.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Kansas
VP of Engineering, Healthcare Technology Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They’re incredibly responsive and quickly fix any issues that arise with their products. They have open and clear communication, regularly reporting progress and setbacks. Their proposals could be more detailed, but the work is always high-quality.

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’m the vice president of engineering for a company that builds and delivers electronic health records, solutions, and services. My team and I are responsible for designing, building, and operating our SAAS post-acute healthcare platform in the cloud.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ideas2IT Technologies?

I needed an offshore extension of my team for quick scalability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ideas2IT Technologies works on several projects and acts as an additional team. As function features are prioritized by product, we allocate the work to Ideas2IT Technologies. They just completed phase 1 of our mobile application, and we’re now going into phase 2. They also do a lot of work for our largest customer. Outside of mobile app development, they largely do web app design and dev.

Ideas2IT works on our stack that consist of Enterprise Java, Angular, SQL and NoSQL databases in AWS. 

What is the team composition?

The team size varies from 10–20, depending on the project. They provide a project manager and a mix of developers and QA analysts.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT Technologies?

They were hired before I joined the company. But I reviewed their work and was pleased with what they’d done, so we kept them on.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since December 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work has always been excellent. They immediately address any bugs or issues that come up. We have a continuous delivery model and their work is used by our customers as soon as it is delivered

How did Ideas2IT Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager is very technical, extremely responsive and takes ownership to ensure everything is done right and on time. They understand the scope of our projects and ask questions for clarification as needed. We use several communication channels – adhoc chat and daily meetings (phone/web conference) to plan and monitor progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is sharp and goes the extra mile to deliver great software. They understand our business, priorities, and urgencies. I know I can assign them work and they will deliver quality work on time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could improve their proposals. They could be more polished and detailed to address our specific concerns.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Outside of prioritizing work and monitoring delivery, I would suggest that you talk regularly with their CEO to learn about cutting-edge technologies as applicable to your domain.

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

MVP Development for Web-Based Startup

"Ideas2IT was able to improve our creative design vastly. It’s truly a live, working site at this point."

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

Ideas2IT developed the MVP of a web-based startup, providing creative design and technical expertise with some architectural leeway. The team will assist with follow-up phases in the future. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
Founder, Web-Based Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In addition to offering expert product development, Ideas2IT voluntarily exceeded the original fixed-price scope by also delivering engaging designs and related features. Their flexible scheduling and competitive cost ensured functional results. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a new type of company offering a way to save a person or a close relative’s information forever online. I’m the founder. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ideas2IT?

I needed someone to development our MVP. We were going from no product to something that was working. We wanted to evolve the product over time. We are currently evaluating the product with end users. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Ideas2IT was responsible for creative design and technical development; they also had some leeway with the architecture. We gave them some constraints, but they could also come up with their own proposals of what to do from an architecture perspective. The project was a collaborative effort throughout the design and coding. We gave input and changed direction on certain things. The project took approximately 8 weeks.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT?

We used a sourcing company called ContractIQ to evaluate and find a bunch of different companies that do web-based software development. We explained our project to ContractIQ, and they found 6 suppliers. We met with each individually, and they all provided a proposal. We evaluated those proposals and selected Ideas2IT.

How much have you invested with Ideas2IT?

For this phase, we expected the cost to be between $12,000 and $25,000. We had bids throughout that range, and Ideas2IT had a very competitive price.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January of 2017, and the first phase was completed in April of 2017. Our intention is to go back to them for additional work. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was successful. We got more than we expected. When we issued the RFP [request for proposal], we hadn’t focused too much on the creative design. We hadn’t thought that e-commerce would be part of the first phase. Ideas2IT was able to improve our creative design vastly. It’s truly a live, working site at this point. We have lists of bugs that were resolved and minor bugs that are still out there. We started user testing last week.

How did Ideas2IT perform from a project management standpoint?

We had strong collaboration. We met with them in person and had meetings every other day on the project status.

What did you find most impressive about Ideas2IT?

I was impressed with the way they were able to bring in additional resources without my knowledge. We worked on a fixed-price basis with them, and they exceeded what was in the contract for that fixed price from a features perspective.

Are there any areas Ideas2IT could improve?

No. We’re in different time zones, so we expected that to be a problem, but they were very flexible.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Ideas2IT?

It’s always good to know the key people on the team and build relationships with them. Let them know what’s important to you so they can focus on that. 

5.0
Overall Score We will have lessons learned, but I’m surprised that it went this well.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were a week off schedule from what I originally planned, but we changed things along the way, so I can’t blame them for that.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We bid this project and didn’t select based on price. Ideas2IT were competitively priced. We were worried that they underbid, but everything worked fine.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve been in software development for a long time, so I always expect bugs. It’s really how you manage and resolve them. They were able to do that in a timely fashion. Asking for changes makes more work for the agency, but they did that very well also.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them for the right technology. They work in the web and mobile space.

iOS Development for Social Shopping Startup

"Ideas2IT built a beautiful roadmap for our deliverables, letting us know exactly what we would be receiving and on what dates." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT provided iOS app development for a retail startup’s engineered backend. The team translated visual and flow ideas into the app’s detailed infrastructure and will scale components as needed. 

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Tucson, Arizona
Founder, Social Shopping Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app’s beta version will launch within the next 2 months with plans to introduce an Android version. Ideas2IT took a smaller-scope objective and quickly delivered a high-quality product, making a clear vision into technical reality. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We provide a social shopping app whereby SMBs [small- and medium-sized businesses] can list instant-redemption deals.

What is your position?

I am a co-founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Ideas2IT?

We needed help developing the solution and didn't have app-development expertise in our team. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

My engineering team is creating the backend related to the deal creation, while Ideas2IT is providing iOS app development. We helped create mockups for the visuals and flow of the app, while Ideas2IT is working on the entire infrastructure behind it. We plan to build an Android version in the future as well.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT?

I had used Ideas2IT for outsourcing work with a previous company and initially found them on Stack Overflow. We tasked them with some simple projects and came to like the company a lot. We could present a project to Ideas2IT and have them come back with a detailed flow and roadmap for the development. When it came to launching my own business, I came to Ideas2IT because we'd had some great experiences in the past.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The cost of Ideas2IT's work has been under $10,000. The scope has been small so far, but as we will start to scale and include an Android version, we will get another bid from Ideas2IT for the additional components. We are currently determining if the concept will take off.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Ideas2IT 2 years ago. Our backend team has been slower than theirs, and we're always playing catch-up. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Ideas2IT is way faster than our team. This is a part-time project which I hope to turn into a fulltime job, but, at the moment, we are only putting in a couple of hours per week. It's taking longer than anticipated, but Ideas2IT was able to knock out their component quickly and with good quality. We haven't had to go back to them for any fixes.

We are planning to launch a beta version in 6–7 weeks. Ideas2IT has 4 more weeks of work on their deliverables, and I have no reason to doubt that they won't hit the target. After that, it will be up to my team to test the app and make sure that the beta is ready for the app store.

How did Ideas2IT perform from a project management standpoint?

Ideas2IT built a beautiful roadmap for our deliverables, letting us know exactly what we would be receiving and on what dates. They're good at sticking to those milestones.

What distinguishes Ideas2IT from other providers?

We have a very good one-on-one experience with Ideas2IT. The thing that impressed me is that they really do want to listen and talk to us about our goals and vision. Based on that, Ideas2IT will create a detailed outline of the expectations. Before the first line of code is written, we will have a follow-up meeting, making sure that we are in-line in terms of vision and capabilities. I can't say enough good things about Ideas2IT.

Is there anything Ideas2IT could have improved or done differently?

The one difficult issue has been the time zone difference, which is not avoidable. My main contact from Ideas2IT's side has stayed up until midnight their time in order to chat with us. She is good in that respect, but the collaboration has been a bit tricky.

Do you have any recommendations for others considering working with Ideas2IT?

Come in with a clear vision. If someone on the client's team can mock-out the flows and how the solution should work, Ideas2IT will build exactly what is required. 

5.0
Overall Score Ideas2IT has bent over backwards to make sure we were happy. They're a good group.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Ideas2IT's team is amazing.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I like to leave a little room for improvement. There have never been any serious bug issues, but we have had to make a few tweaks.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've done it on numerous occasions. I send Ideas2IT as much business as possible.

Ongoing Development Partnership for Healthcare Service

“Ideas2IT feels like an extension of our company … [They’re] just as committed to what we’re doing as we are.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sep. 2014- Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT developed a suite of apps and web platforms for two associated businesses. Functioning as a strategic partner, Ideas2IT prioritized quality analytics and top-notch security.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Owner, Healthcare Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a former Google engineer, Ideas2IT’s CEO offered a similar amount of innovation and quality. Their solutions were easy to use even as they were highly technical. Female leadership was also a welcome change.

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’m the owner of two companies for which I engage Ideas2IT. For one, we focus on helping families understand their health risks and preventative care strategies; and for the other, we help wealth managers better engage with their clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Ideas2IT?

We have an ongoing relationship with Ideas2IT. This isn’t a single-project hire; we consider them a partner in ongoing development. We’ve been working with them for two and a half years on one of my companies and almost a year on the other.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They develop our web and mobile platforms. They’re building out an enterprise solution that can scale with big organizations that need state-of-the-art security built into their platforms. We look at Ideas2IT as an expert partner that can help guide us so that we’re taking that state-of-the-art approach.

They’ve helped us with creating our enterprise architecture; they’ve helped us with our analytics and databases. They really are a top-notch group.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT?

We interviewed a series of potential firms. I really liked the CEO of Ideas2IT: he’s just a really no-nonsense, to-the-point kind of guy. With his background as a Google engineer, he understands how to build great things and he’s really instilled that in the team he’s hired.

How much have you invested with Ideas2IT?

I don’t feel comfortable giving out that information.

What is the status of this engagement?

I’ve been with them since September of 2014.

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 specific statistics. The only thing I can say is that they helped us make a complicated system look very simple for consumers to use, and we’ve been proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with them. For each new member we bring onto our platform, we’re seeing them bring in 13-17 other members. It takes an incredible amount of skill to make something that other family members will want to join. They made an experience that resonates with multiple people.

How did Ideas2IT perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve been very pleased with them. Even when we’ve run into some challenges, I’ve been pleased to see that they take it seriously and they jump right in to find the right solution. I’ve referred many people to them who are now clients because I’ve been so pleased with their approach.

What did you find most impressive about Ideas2IT?

What I’ve really appreciated is that our team at Ideas2IT feels like an extension of our company. I really don’t see a difference between the two. I feel like they get as excited and as proud of the wins and successes and are just as committed to what we’re doing as we are. In fact, last year I flew over to spend time with their team in India because I wanted them to know that they’re as important as our other team members and we really appreciate what they do.

Another thing that always impresses me is that you see a lot of female leadership there. The tech industry is always talking about the lack of women, and I feel like they have a good representation of strong female leaders on the developer side and the project management side.

Are there any areas Ideas2IT could improve?

One thing they could improve, which I actually just brought up to them today, is making sure that there’s more clarity as we’re building different features. Instead of just making a decision on what they want to do with whatever feature we’re working on, they really need to talk through the different options with us first. Sometimes there’s some miscommunication there. But they’re very open to improving on that; I chalk it up to a learning experience on both sides.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Ideas2IT?

People can be hesitant to partner with an offshore company, and I’ve always said you’re thinking about it the wrong way. If you build a longstanding relationship with a company like Ideas2IT, they become an extension of what you do. The beauty of working with Ideas2IT is that when we have bigger projects that need to be taken care of, we can instantly scale up with them and have a seamless introduction of new people onto the team. You can’t always predict when you’ll need additional help on the development side, so it’s a very smart way to make sure you have all your bases covered.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a partner to what we do. I know they have my back.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    My team could use more attention to detail on design, but they do good work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred lots of people to them.

Web Development for Project Management Startup

"Ideas2IT is able to get deep into problems and understand them."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT provided backend and frontend development for a program management Web platform. They also offered insight into UI/UX best practices.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco
Vivek Jayan
Founder, IdeaLyst, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ideas2IT was able to deliver a complex minimum viable product in a very short window. Their product management involved compartmentalizing functionalities, which was a cost-effective choice. Problem-solving was a particular strength. They could improve their communication skills.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

IdeaLyst is building an app for online project and program management.

What is your position?

I am the founder of the company and the product owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Ideas2IT?

My team didn't include any development talent. One of our problems was that cultivating resources in the Bay Area can be very difficult for a startup, given the salary ranges, but any outsourced teams don't really have problem-solvers. 

We were drawn to Ideas2IT because of their methodology for hiring people. They look for problem-solvers, giving them puzzles to deal with and so on. Ideas2IT fit our mold, bringing the value of a Chief Technology Officer without the actual capital.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Ideas2IT is working on backend and frontend web development for our company. They also provided some consultation for the site's UI/UX. We plan to also engage Ideas2IT for mobile development.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT?

We leveraged the network which we established in the Bay Area. I am of Indian heritage, so I have a lot of family there. We tried engaging with people through freelancing websites like Fiverr, oDesk, and Elance. We were also working with another team in India, but that wasn't working out. By chance, we were able to network with the founder of Ideas2IT and things took off from there. Within three weeks, we transferred the work to them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost with Ideas2IT has been between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Ideas2IT in November 2015. Our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We've had to scrap the app that was built by our old team and have a fresh start with Ideas2IT. By mid-January, we were actually able to release a minimum viable product for a very complex concept. We're now moving to the next stage.

I appreciated the fact that Ideas2IT was able to compartmentalize functionality, allowing us to leverage the lean startup methodology. I never found this with the other team we used.

What distinguishes Ideas2IT from other providers?

Ideas2IT's problem-solving capabilities make them stand out.

Is there anything Ideas2IT could have improved or done differently?

Ideas2IT is able to get deep into problems and understand them. They're also usually able to communicate, but there have been a few gaps which could be filled.

4.0
Overall Score If Ideas2IT becomes more realistic in terms of timelines and communication, then I will definitely give them a 5.
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Sometimes, Ideas2IT will kick the work into overdrive and push harder to meet deadlines, but they've been too aggressive in setting timelines, which gave us high expectations.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Ideas2IT is technically solid. They're able to solve problems and respond to them quite well. There was never a moment in which I felt that I had a lack of support. Every dollar is worth it for the team.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Ideas2IT has produced high-quality work so far, but they do get aggressive in terms of estimations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Whitelabel CRM Development for Software Firm

"It was impressive how quickly Ideas2IT was able to assign and rearrange resources."  – Managing Director, Visvero

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT is building a customer relationships management app for a niche industry. The work has involved customizing Salesforce, then developing a custom platform that incorporated Salesforce functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Pittsburgh, PA
Arvind Handu
Managing Director, Visvero
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After an initial frustrating month of miscommunications and delays, Ideas2IT found their stride. They brought in the right people and focused on optimizing user experience. They were able to combine development with UX design in a powerful way.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a service software startup company. We have developed various customer applications.

What is your position?

I am the managing director of the company. I am also actively involved in our projects, acting as project manager for our collaboration with Ideas2IT.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Ideas2IT?

We had been working with offshore companies for a long time. I had sworn that we would never do this again. The problem was that the project management suffered because of the distance involved. There was a level of complexity and opaqueness for the process, making it difficult to run short-term projects smoothly. This was the challenge which we hoped to solve with Ideas2IT.

I met with Ideas2IT's president, discussing the fact that any economic value that an offshore company would bring is offset by the complexity of running it. He assured me that this would not be the case, and we came to work together on two engagements.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

We are building a CRM application for a niche industry. The first step of the process was customizing the Salesforce instance for 2 of our clients, catering to their specific market. The second step was building a brand-new CRM for them, including the functionality embedded within Salesforce.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT?

I had worked with several companies in the past. Our biggest challenge was the fact that, as a startup, we didn't have the time and ability to write down detailed specs for each process. We had a broad vision for what we wanted to accomplish, but not the time and energy for drafting requirements and testing documentation. When building a greenfield project, it will be difficult to envision every feature that we may want for it. The product evolves as we go through the development process. One of the key things that we were looking for was a company that had actually gone through this process, taking a product from an idea to a finished version.

We invited several companies, one from Ukraine, one from Russia, and three from India, as we had more contacts in the Indian space. The first thing that stood out in the interviewing process was Ideas2IT's understanding of the product development process, along with its challenges. They also had had experience working with software solutions companies.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total cost of the first phase of the project was $50,000, while the second phase was $120,000. Phase 3 had a cost of $320,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first part of our project was started in June 2015 and completed in January 2016. The second step, which is a related project to our first one, started in October 2015. We're now working on further enhancements and on starting a third phase.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our initial impression, working through the project with Ideas2IT, was that we had been right: project development engagements should not be done offshore. We ran into a very predictable set of problems, but within the first month of the engagement, Ideas2IT became more involved in the process and brought in the right resources, without a big economic impact. It was impressive how quickly Ideas2IT was able to assign and rearrange resources, getting the right ones into the mix. This made us forget about the first month of bad experiences and look only at the several good months that followed.

What distinguishes Ideas2IT from other providers?

From a remote working standpoint, the biggest advantage brought by Ideas2IT was the speed with which they were able to adapt to the user experience of an unrelated customer. We built an application for a niche market. Ideas2IT was able to get the development team to experience the user worldview, enhancing and expanding on it, without a big impact on the project schedule.

Is there anything Ideas2IT could have improved or done differently?

Ideas2IT should offer more metrics around the software development process itself. We were working within an Agile software methodology. This would have benefited from a more formalized measuring and communication process.

4.0
Overall Score I expect to see an improvement in the project management methodology. Any development project comes with significant variables which they need to get under control.
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our scope kept growing throughout the project. I take ownership of the outcome, but they didn't have a good project management methodology, so they weren't able to push back and alert us of the delays that an extension to the scope was likely to cause.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I appreciate both the cost of Ideas2IT's services and the value that we got from the outcome. They've been a stellar partner in this sense.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality of the finished product was very good, but the deliverables are comprised of both the finished version and the processes for improvement. I was told that Ideas2IT is putting in place new processes for measuring efficiency.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Advertising for Exercise Startup

"I’ve worked with many consulting shops and Ideas2IT is easily the best experience I’ve had in over a decade."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT Technologies increased ad revenue for an iOS and Android exercise app. The project included implementing more profitable ads, creating new white-label apps, and building a 10,000+ person email list.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Founder and CEO, Exercise Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team worked on multiple platforms with minimal problems. The project was successful, increasing ad revenue by 300%, doubling email collection numbers, and reducing crashes by 50%. The team is great at anticipating potential problems although the time difference can be cumbersome.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please provide us with a brief description of your company.

We make exercise apps for the App Store and the Play Store. These are 20-minute workouts that anyone can do at home without any equipment.

What is your role at the company?

I am founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were trying to address with Ideas2IT?

My challenges were to increase my ad revenue by implementing more profitable ads, to create new workout apps quickly with a white-label approach, to build a 10,000 person+ email list from my users, and add more usage-tracking features in the apps.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Ideas2IT took on 100% of the development work for iOS and Android, as well as integration of third party ad systems.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT?

I heard about Ideas2IT through the NYC tech community, where they already have a strong reputation as a reliable and knowledgeable agency.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

My work with Ideas2IT will fall within the $50,000 - $100,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is ongoing, but I’ve been very happy with our pace of development. We’ve achieved so much in just 7 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Since working with Ideas2IT, we’ve tripled our ad revenue, doubled our daily email collection numbers, made the apps launch 40% faster, and we've reduced crashes by at least 50%.

What distinguishes Ideas2IT from other providers?

The team anticipates potential problems in advance, and they help me think through strategic questions. It’s like having a CTO! I’ve worked with many consulting shops and Ideas2IT is easily the best experience I’ve had in over a decade.

Is there anything Ideas2IT could have improved or done differently?

Sometimes the time zone difference between NYC and Chennai slows down our pace of development and communication.

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

MVP Development for Social Startup

"[M]y plan is to integrate them into our full-time business model because I have extreme confidence in them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT Technologies developed a photo sharing application MVP for presentation to investors. The team will work on a more robust version in the future. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver Metro Area
CEO and Founder, Becuz
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team was willing to learn the Meteor programming approach before beginning and demonstrated great technical competence. Ideas2IT was able to program every aspect asked of them while providing exceptional customer service. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a startup called Becuz. We are a photo sharing app that enables friends to create photo collections together for any shared purpose.

What is your position?

I am the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the startup. I have also been responsible for creating and managing the development of the product itself. I’ve developed the user experience. I’ve invented the product and I’ve participated in the project management with the help of other technically experienced people. I am not a programmer by any means.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Ideas2IT?

The first task that we hired them for was to get our product to a status that was sufficient to present to investors. I’ve referred to it as the minimum presentable product versus the minimum viable product. We got it to the point that we were able to present it to our advisors and they were pleased.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

The only aspect of training that was involved was for the implemented programming approach that’s we have which is called Meteor. It’s relatively new and it’s not something that the developers at Ideas2IT were experienced with at that point.

So they provided training for their own developers in order to learn that application and then utilized that which they had invested in in order to be able to do the programming that they’ve done for us. We’ve done the designing and the concept. They have implemented each piece via line item instructions.

How did you come to work with Ideas2IT?

We have an advisor on our board of advisors who is a very accomplished and experienced executive. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Xanga. He introduced me to the founder of Ideas2IT. Then I spoke on the phone with the founder and really liked what he had to say.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

I’m looking to make it indefinite. So I don’t know what the whole cost will be. I’m hoping to engage two resources on a full time basis, and also a third resource for quality assurance. I don’t know if that will be full time or not.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement is wrapped up. They finished the task that we contracted them for. I will be going back to hire them again for the next step. I am 100% satisfied with every aspect of what they have delivered for us. I think it was wrapped up in November, 2015. The idea was to take what they had and show it to people to determine what comes next.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The version that we’d completed before being introduced to them failed for many technical reasons. The people we were working with were not able to build what we needed. Ideas2IT was able to successfully program every single feature that we requested of them. Then, when we put our product in front of some of the same testers and new testers, that product succeeded. They had the technical competence to deliver on what we needed.

How did Ideas2IT perform from a project management standpoint?

Ideas2IT is very good at what they do technically. They’re very good at being on time and at communicating. Ideas2IT has provided me with such consistent and thorough customer satisfaction that my plan is to integrate them into our full time business model because I have extreme confidence in them.

What distinguishes Ideas2IT from other providers?

Their customer service is off the charts. They provided me with communication that gives me the comfort of knowing that we’re on the same page and that my money is being spent very efficiently. 

Is there anything Ideas2IT could have improved or done differently?

No. The founder has established a culture that provides phenomenal customer service. The technical results of the product that I contracted them to build is every bit as effective as I hoped it would be and it’s been accomplished more cost effectively than I thought would be possible.

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
    I want to refer them to others and I already have. I want to say thank you to Ideas2IT. They’ve helped make my vision tangible.

Development for Canadian Aviation Software Firm

"They were very hands-on managers and really went well far and beyond my expectations."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT Technologies develops various modules for a web-based aviation operation management product. The team works on both backend and frontend development in this ongoing relationship.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
CEO, FlightOffice
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ideas2IT Technologies always delivers functional products that work well. The team is great at communicating and answering questions. The project managers are very hands-on and willing to add extra resources as needed.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Could you describe your company and your role?

We’ve got a Web-based system for aviation companies to manage their operations. We are in Vancouver, Canada, and have six employees.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for the work with Ideas2IT Technologies?

The goal was to accelerate the development of a handful of modules, so we could release the product earlier. 

SOLUTION

Can you describe the scope of their work in a bit more detail?

It was all backend and front-end software development.

What was your process for selecting Ideas2IT Technologies to work with?

An acquaintance owned a company that specializes in matchmaking and in putting companies like ours and companies like theirs together. I knew him, and he highly recommended Ideas2IT. I interviewed five different companies and settled on them.

When was the project completed?

It’s been one long engagement. We’d like to keep it ongoing. There’s always stuff to do.

Can you provide a general cost range for the size of the projects?

It’s in the $50,000 to $200,000 range. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics, metrics, or feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?

We delivered a functional product that worked exactly the way we wanted it to work, so we’re happy.

Can you assess their performance? Are you satisfied with how things have gone so far?

Yes. We are very satisfied.

Is there anything unique or special about Ideas2IT Technologies compared to other companies?

Absolutely, and that would be related to Murali and Vavani and their management. Both of them really went out of their way to help us. If we’re running a little late, they’d throw an extra resource on the task. They were very hands-on managers and really went well far and beyond my expectations. Based on the scope of our engagement, they went far beyond what they had to. That’s what really impressed me about them.

Is there anything that you think that Ideas2IT Technologies can improve on or that you would do differently?

Everything I would do differently would be internal to us in the way that we would manage external contractors. Nothing that they did wrong happened. All of the issues were related to our management processes.

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

Coding Work for Online Education Firm

"If you know what you are getting into with outsourcing work, these guys are good."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Ideas2IT complements an in-house team to develop online education software. The team generally works on smaller backend projects that are compatible with the principle software. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
COO, Online Education Learning
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All of the projects assigned to the team have been successful. Ideas2IT works hard and clearly cares about performing well. The team is responsive but needs to be encouraged to offer their own suggestions.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your firm.

We are an online education firm that sells proprietary software. We help people solve education problems and make classes more interesting and engaging. We are capitalizing on the latest technologies to improve education. We work with test prep centers, higher education, and K-12 [kindergarten through 12th grade] education.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the COO and am responsible for the operations of the firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What is your goal for the work with Ideas2IT Technologies?

We already have a full team of developers in India. We work with a large team there that is very strong and capable. We just needed a second partner to handle smaller less important projects. We decided to try them for several small engagements. These projects are not critical.

SOLUTION

Please describe their work in more detail.

Generally, it is just backend coding for different purposes. They don't do anything very large or major for us now. They have QA [quality assurance] capabilities, but they don't really handle that for us since we already have those capabilities in-house.

What was your process for selecting Ideas2IT Technologies?

Our CEO in the U.S. had worked with their team members in the past. We already had an existing relationship, so we felt comfortable hiring them for a small project and then adding to it.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative with a general cost range?

All of these projects are less than $10,000.

When will the projects be completed?

The work is completely ongoing, and we have no plans to stop the engagement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What are the results of the projects?

All of the projects have been completed successfully, and their work has always been acceptable. You have to manage their performance, but they get it done correctly. They work hard and care about the client.

What is unique or special about Ideas2IT Technologies compared to other IT firms?

They work fast and are very responsive. They just get the work done. They really pay attention to the details if we guide them well. 

Looking back on the project, is there anything that you think Ideas2IT could improve upon or something that you might do differently?

They are similar to other Indian firms in that they tend to listen only. They have started to give me more ideas and advice than before, but they generally just follow instructions. You really have to manage expectations and focus on communication.

Communication is not their strong suit, but they work diligently. You really have to spell out what you want done because they tend to follow the steps you give them exactly. They could be more proactive, and their work isn't perfect. However, I am reasonable and know we are getting a good value and will stick with Ideas2IT.

3.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They are good compared to other offshore firms. If you know what you are getting into with outsourcing work, these guys are good. I have recommended them before.