What was the scope of their involvement?
We’re using a store-bought learning management system that iDeus modified for us. It's our basic library and deliverability network. The LMS delivers content to our students in video, text, or test form. We do use resources such as a content delivery network, but that is combined through the API integration. iDeus may have used Ruby on Rails for coding the platform, but I may be wrong. I am not a programmer by trade, so I leave this to them. The website frontend is HTML5.
We have requested many specific functionalities related to state-level insurance trading laws. We’re able to set up rules for each state, like being logged into courses for a minimum number of hours, the right answer percentage threshold for obtaining a certificate, and so on.
The reporting feature was created in order to help our content and compliance team be more efficient. We used to calculate hours manually, so iDeus built a system that sends a daily report, with hours calculated for each student. Instead of adding hours manually, we can look at the report, see if the hours have been completed, and submit them.
I’ve interacted with their project manager and Denis Demidenko, the director and owner of the company. I also worked a bit with the development team, but we’re not on a first-name basis. They’re given instructions by the project manager and complete the work as needed.
How did you come to work with iDeus?
I found iDeus 11 years ago through a mutual contact in the area. iDeus built a completely custom system for TesTeachers, my previous company. It’s an online insurance and security training provider. I was the director of sales and one of the very first employees of TesTeachers. When I left, I recommended iDeus to my new company.
How much have you invested with iDeus?
Initially, we paid a fixed rate of $15,000 for the platform. Since then, we spend $25 per hour for any additional work.
What is the status of this engagement?
Our most recent project has been for developing some functional reporting features. It was started in March 2017 with an initial discussion. iDeus produced the results for us in late April or early May.