Developing serious software solutions

Intellectsoft is a full-service software partner, capable of developing, marketing, and maintaining both web and mobile applications. Our global client base includes emerging startups and established enterprises alike.

Intellectsoft has helped 300+ clients develop software solutions and competitive advantages since 2007. Its experienced team of 200+ business strategists and technology professionals collaborates across 7 global offices and serves clients at every stage of the software development lifecycle.

The company specializes in the agile development of iOS, Android, Windows, and HTML5 applications in addition to CRM and ERP suites. Integration, marketing, and maintenance services are also available to clients seeking a turnkey solution.

Case Studies: 

Cirrus Insight

Eurostar

Guinness

Harley-Davidson

Jaguar Talk

Ernst & Young

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2007
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Key clients include iconic brands like Harley-Davidson, Jaguar, and Universal Pictures in addition to rising stars such as Cirrus Insight. Intellectsoft continues to serve both startup and enterprise clients, flexing to fit the unique business requirements of each project.

Universal Pictures - Radar

Application: Radar

Platform: iOS (iPad), Web

Radar is a corporate app for managing media content created for Universal Pictures. This app includes two types of interfaces – mobile and web – which both share equally rich functionality allowing users to upload files, work with media content and share it with others. Radar includes advanced security solutions like security word authorisation and IP-filtering for proper data protection. Also, the application provides video streaming solutions and cloud integration. User-friendly design and diverse functionality result in an excellent media management solution.

More info about our other apps you will find in our portfolio.

London Stock Exchange Group

Application: Shareprice (LIVE) LSE

Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Shareprice iPhone application is developed for brokers, stock analysts and all other people who have great interest in the latest stock news. W are proud to say that this app is the only real-time streaming share price iPhone application for the London Stock Exchange market. This application is essential for those who are always on the go as it keeps them aware of all price movements from the London Stock Exchange. The app also covers the NYSE and NASDAQ markets together with major market indicators — all 15 minute delayed. News addicts will also find feeds from Interactive Investor, Reuters, CityAM and the Regulatory News Service ('RNS').

More info about our other apps you will find in our portfolio.

Wipro Technologies Limited

Application: Wipro Dashboards

Platform: iOS (iPhone)

Description: Wipro dashboards app is a perfect tool for managing the workforce resources engaged at a big plant. This application will be of great help for tracking a range of diverse tasks, different employees and various work projects. The way information is offered will increase the speed of its processing and facilitate the process of decision making, as graphic mode is intuitive and really easy to work with. With the help of our application it will take only a moment to define whether the task has already been completed and whether it is possible to assign a new one to the employee. Besides, the app tracks numerous additional services provided by the company such as activities of call centers and consumer complaints department.

For more cases visit our website.

Bombardier

Application: Bombardier

Platform: iOS (iPad).

Bombardier is a corporate solution for iPad which provides a platform for displaying their high-end 3D product presentation which includes video, graphics texts and PDF documents provided by the company. All documents are converted into a combination of media formats, composed to a native app. Bombardier app increases functionality of the device but at the same time it preserves all the visual impact of the company’s media content.

More info about our other apps you will find in our portfolio.(link is external)

 

 

Jaguar Land Rover

Application: JLR Talk (a speech recognition application)

Platform: iOS (iPad)

JLR Talk is an application that features speech recognition function, so that users who speak different languages can freely communicate without any problems. The functional of our application help users to participate in up to 5 conferences at a time, with each conference counting up to 30 participants. Taking into consideration accessibility of the Internet all around the world, this means that people from different countries can easily communicate with each other. JLR Talk also has such an option as ‘Save to PDF’. The app is fully designed to meet business needs.

You will find more info on the JLR Talk app here.

Client Interview with Eurostar

Taxi Advisor

Application: Taxi Advisor

Platform: iOS

About the app:

With this app users can at all times easy compare prices  between different taxi companies. Users can see the  price difference and also order chosen taxi company.

Dropix is a weather-focused outdoor social app for sharing and viewing photos/videos.

Platform: iOS

Dropix is a free and easy way for students to connect nearby and around the world.

Use it to post photos & videos from your university and around. Share comments and search by location, hashtags or in map. No tracking or sign-up required.

 

Brauer

Project: Customer Service App

Brauer helps its customers conquer complex logistical challenges. When equipment unexpectedly fails, customer s expect Brauer to fix it immediately.

Using the service call assistant app, developed by our team, their customers can now submit automated service requests simply by scanning the QR code on broken equipment. They can be also routed directly to any Brauer business department with a single tap.

The result is faster service responses, reduced operational downtime and stronger relationships.

Guinness

Application: Arthur Guinness Day

Reaching and maintaining contacts with every client is an extremely important step for any successful marketing strategy. With the help of our  app – developed for Diageo Plc. – this task can be easily managed. Our application offers users to participate in a quiz presenting interesting facts from sir Arthur Guinness' life. Sound performance and outstanding design completely absorb a user. The app supports the Dutch, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, German and the English languages.

Read more about Arthur Guinness Day here.

Sumitomo

Project: Industry Business Productivity Utilities

The app helps the customer select the right plastic injection moulding forming machine from a variety of different machine manufactured by Sumitomo SHI Demag.

The app is used by SHI sales team and partners of SHI. A list of questions narrows down the eligable machines until the correct match is found based on price and capaity. For more cases visit our website : www.intellectsoft.net 

Tiger Energy

Project: Sales Enablement App

Intellectsoft was tasked with developing an iPad application that could intuitively orginize and attractively display a variety of multimedia sales collateral. With this flashy and function asset on their side, sales staff now has renewed confidence in their ability to capture and convert leads.

For more cases visit our website: www.intellectsoft.net

Count Doku

Platform: iOS (iPhone)
 

Count Doku is an interactive game where user is offered to solve various conundrums in two possible modes – Classic (where user can practice their skills) and Arcade (where you play against timer). The game is designed with high resolution graphics for iOS devices, algorithms that create dynamic and continually diverse challenges: this gameplay can keep users’ attention for hours. It has been designed closely with the client to make it stand out against the competition and it does due to amazing high-definition design with colors stimulating mind activity and increasing brain power.

You can find more case studies here.

RadAngel

Platform: iOS (iPhone, iPad)

The Rad Angel app is developed and designed in cooperation with Kromek to measure the radiation you may be exposed to daily and indicate the hazard. The results of the radiation measurement are displayed as a ‘RadBar™’. RadBar™ is an entirely new way to understand the radiation we are all exposed to. It enables us to distinguish between the natural background radiation which we have always been exposed to from the undesirable sources such as release of radioactive material from a nuclear reactor or processing plant. User registers a profile on Kromek’s site outside of the app and enters their subsequent code into the relevant application screen. This will work with an API to upload the data to their online profile.

You can find more solutions developed by Intellectsoft here.

 

Ernst & Young

Application: Ernst & Young App.

Platform: iOS (iPad), Web

The app we developed for Ernst & Young offers users great opportunities, including manipulation of the values and axis to draw various perspectives. What is more, this application can be customized to user's taste and it provides priceless information to Ernst and Young's clients, such as real-time data regarding their particular financial interests. It's also worth noticing that it features an intuitive design and easy-to-use interface that reflects the high professional standards of Ernst and Young.

For more information about this app click here.

 

Harley Davidson - HD Exhibition

Application: HD Exhibition for Harley Davidson.

Business Challenge: To create a stylish slide show app to demonstrate bike images and specifications during events.

Special Features: manual and automatic slide show modes, password protected admin panel, advanced slide show settings.

Platform: iOS (iPad).

HD Exhibition serves as an extremely effective PR tool that allows viewers to get acquainted with the newest collections of the greatest world-class motorcycles. HD Exhibition uses a special iPad mode that functions as a user mentor. Administrators control the transition styles and duration of every image which activates and supports an effective guide through a specified presentation of every bike and creates an immersive atmosphere of Harley Davidson’s legendary brand.

See additional information about this app ...

Eurostar iTM

The solution helps train managers capture and process information on passengers, successfully deal with various journey situations, send e-messages and dépêche to report critical information. The app shows special information on travelers – kids, pregnancy, special occasions and more – to guarantee appropriate on-board conditions for every traveler. The app’s features provide train managers with a convenient tool to book a taxi right on board at the request of a passenger. This way the taxi will be waiting for the client at the destination station right on time. For further information click here

Cirrus Insight

Platform: iOS

Cirrus Insight Mobile is a useful tool for the sales managers using Salesforce and a mail client. It provides an opportunity to work (view, create, edit) with various types of data: contacts, leads, opportunities, cases.

Click on the link to find out about this app.

World of Tanks

Application: World of Tanks Mobile Assistant

Platform: Android

World of Tanks Mobile Assistant is a killer-app for all fans of this game, as it takes your gaming experience to the whole new level. With this app you may check statics, share it with your friends, manage your personal account, follow the news and much more via your Android device. WOT Mobile Assistant can boast of useful and amusing features like favorites lists, rating tables, etc. This app allows users to share their game results with friends and rivals on different social networks and compare the scores among players. Just check this app if you like WOT and you'll enjoy it!

Check out all the features of this app here.

 

Reviews

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e-Commerce Gamification Development for Platform

"We've given them a challenge, and they've met it ..."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Intellectsoft developed an e-commerce app and the backend infrastructure to support it. The app integrates the client's blockchain into a Chinese e-commerce shopping network.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hong Kong
Program Manager, Holding Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although metric specifics couldn't be disclosed, the work Intellectsoft delivered has been successful in the client's eyes. Intellectsoft's timely delivery and project management were both call-outs as keys to the success of this partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an e-commerce company which combines a blockchain into the e-commerce experience. I am a project manager for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

Our challenge was to make our business model accessible to our target population, namely shoppers in China.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Intellectsoft is developing our e-commerce app and the infrastructure around it. It integrates our blockchain into the e-commerce shopping network. The app features a shopping platform in which shoppers, merchants, and admins can interact in a way which makes sense. There is a leaderboard for the best shoppers, bringing gamification elements to the shopping experience.

The app is the equivalent of Amazon.com combined with integrated blockchains for shopping tokens and reward points. It is also a merchant platform where users can post their products and descriptions, as well as create ways for shipping those products. There is a conflict resolution element to it, meaning that, if a shopper doesn't receive a product, they have a means of contacting merchants. There is a referral system which Intellectsoft integrated based on our company specifications.

We also have audiovisual elements meant to create a story out of the shopping experience. Someone can join a futuristic world and join a virtual city with fellow shoppers.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

The head of our network decided to engage two agencies at once, in order to diversify risk. We gave them the same project, and whoever did it better, would be chosen for ongoing work.

We had seen some of Intellectsoft’s previous projects, as well as their ability to scale. They weren't big enough to get lost in the ranks, but Intellectsoft is big enough to handle large scale projects without a problem. We decided to give them a try on a smaller project. It went well, and we expanded the relationship to the front-facing technology integration for our main project.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

The cost of Intellectsoft's work has been in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range. We will exceed $1 million dollars if the relationship continues.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Intellectsoft six or seven months ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It would be hard to share specific metrics. We have developed the project in phases, and due to the nature of our founder, our company has a bit of an unorthodox development style. Our creative person is a visionary entrepreneur.  It’s always a challenge to translate vision into specifics.  We've thrown this challenge at Intellectsoft, and our satisfaction comes from their ability to balance out the vision and transform it into specific project requirements in a way which accommodates for the vision of our founder without slowing down the project and getting it stuck in one particular place.

This makes it difficult to give specific metrics, but whenever we set a deadline for a phase of the project, Intellectsoft put in the effort to make it work, both sticking to the release dates and satisfying our requirements. We've given them a challenge, and they've met it, which is why Intellectsoft has become our leading service provider for technology development.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Our success metrics are mainly tied to the timely release of each phase of the technology in line with the specifications we agreed on. So far, Intellectsoft has been within our success metrics, and the project has advanced well. We're an international company so there are the usual culture, language, and technology gaps when working across a distributed network of people. Intellectsoft has managed the process well whenever we needed to send a representative to London or other parts of the world, and sit down in person with them. We've been very satisfied with the interpersonal communication as well.

I don't know what the full project management toolset used by Intellectsoft is, but they've been accommodating in adopting whatever style of communication the client uses, whether it's WhatsApp or anything else.

What did you find most impressive about Intellectsoft?

I’m impressed with the good communication and the willingness to go the extra mile and understand what the customer wants. As mentioned, Future World is an international company.  Intellectsoft has been able to translate the founder’s vision into technology. Instead of becoming frustrated, they've doubled-down the investment they're willing to make in good communication. This is something we've been impressed with, compared to some of our other technology providers, which became exacerbated at times.  This was a challenge Intellectsoft was willing to confront, meeting our requirements while still not slowing down the process. They found a good balance and dealt with the challenges rather than complaining about them.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

It's hard to criticize them since we've had an unorthodox partnership in terms of the challenges we've thrown at Intellectsoft. We develop in phases and are often refining the end result.  If Intellectsoft knew the full picture on day one, they could have had a more comprehensive approach. It's not fair to lay this at their feet since the limitations came from our phased approach. Had we started with an existing e-commerce platform and edited that, rather than building from scratch, it could have been better, but I wouldn’t interpret this as a criticism. It's more of a retroactive wish.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They did what was required of them.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Intellectsoft quoted one cost, but our founder offered to double it if the work was done in half the time. We ended up raising the cost ourselves.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Intellectsoft's ability to deal with our unorthodox challenges has stood out the most.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Backend Development for Geolocation Mobile App

"Intellectsoft was able to find experts who could build the right infrastructure for us and answer all our questions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Intellectsoft built a cached MongoDB database to provide a high-performance backend system for a mobile platform. The database provides support for an increased amount of platform traffic and users.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
CEO & Co-Founder, Geolocation Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With Intellectsoft’s completed database, the platform is now able to handle twice as many users and response times have been cut in half. Intellectsoft’s expert team successfully works independently and completes all projects on time, leading to a valuable ongoing partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide a mobile platform for family safety. It connects users around the world and gives them peace of mind about how safe they are. We have around 1.5 million users and are working on expanding the platform.

I am a co-founder and the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

At one point, we passed a usage milestone, and our biggest problem became the performance and growth of the platform. We needed help building a robust and high-performance backend system for our users. We weren't a startup anymore and needed to build an enterprise platform which could handle our customers and data in the future.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Intellectsoft built our backend system, allowing us to scale our platform without any pain. We have been seeing a 25– 30% growth in new users every month, generating huge amounts of traffic: around 2.5 million data points per day. We needed to provide fast reactions and history management on the backend. Intellectsoft proposed building a cached MongoDB database.

Our company's CTO and co-founder has been working directly with Intellectsoft's representative on technical requirements from our side. We have a simple, straightforward scope for the storage of our data.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

We had been looking for ways on which to build a reliable backend but didn't have enough in-house expertise to do it by ourselves. Our development team is located in Kiev, and one of our friends told us about Intellectsoft. They offered outsourced development and had expertise in our area. I exchanged a couple of emails with them, and Intellectsoft offered us some interesting ideas for long-term functionality, proposing that we use the Redis database, among other things. They thought about our business needs and potential growth. Intellectsoft didn't simply implement what we asked for but also offered solutions for how we could approach the future.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

The cost of Intellectsoft's work was $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Intellectsoft in August 2016. Our project had a six-month runtime, ending at the beginning of February 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Presently, we are able to handle twice as many users as in the past without any performance lag. The average response time from our backend to the users was around two to three seconds, and we have reduced it to one second. Intellectsoft has developed a transparent and scalable structure, through which we can easily add additional servers.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Intellectsoft worked autonomously. They were managed by our co-founder, and we had a few meetings during the process, discussing ideas and the structure of the platform. Intellectsoft reached back to us with proposals, we identified potential downsides, and they jumped back with a final solution. Intellectsoft didn't require day-to-day monitoring. We received reports and stats for their work and didn't require any additional resources on our end for managing that work. We usually used Slack and JIRA for communication.

What did you find most impressive about Intellectsoft?

Intellectsoft was able to find experts who could build the right infrastructure for us and answer all our questions. They explained the upside and downside of every idea and every potential structure we wanted to build. They're experts in their field.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

The biggest improvement for Intellectsoft would be to have more public appearances. I was referred to them by a friend and hadn't heard about Intellectsoft before, so writing articles or participating in conferences would be beneficial to their group.

5.0
Overall Score No one tried to upsell services. Intellectsoft worked strictly based on our schedule requirements.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything was delivered faster than expected.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was an expensive project for us, perhaps because we were a startup. We always have to pay for expert knowledge.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Intellectsoft's work was good, and they continue to provide us support.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Intellectsoft is a flexible company, so they can discuss different terms around pricing and schedule. Many other developers require large upfront payments, which would not have worked in our case.

App Development Resources for Puzzle Game

"The efficiency was their greatest strength that we leveraged for this project."

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2016
Project summary: 

Though not involved with development, Intellectsoft provided 2D artwork for many fantastical characters included in a mobile game.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Helsinki, Finland
Tim Lonnqvist
Lead Designer, Small Giant Games
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Valuing efficiency over quality, the client appreciated Intellectsoft's quick deliverables and affordable rates. Some artwork was standout quality while other pieces needed revision to meet expectations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is Small Giant Games, located in Helsinki, Finland. We’re a small mobile game development company with about 10 employees. We just launched a game called Empires & Puzzles, which is a mid-core RGP (role-playing game) for iOS and Android. I am the lead game designer, and I also do our outsourcing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with IntellectSoft?

We’re a small company, and we decided to do a game that’s heavy on content. We looked for outsourcing partners that could provide us content affordably and quickly while still meeting our quality requirements.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It’s a mid-core RPG, which means it has a lot of dragons, dwarves, elves, and whatnot. The game is not 3D, which means there are illustrations. We ordered a few dozen monsters, dragons, elves, octopi, and such from IntellectSoft, as well as a handful of high-resolution characters to be the heroes of the game. Our game was very efficiently produced, so everything they did ended up in the final game, in one way or another.

They weren’t our only partner, but their work covers a significant chunk of the initial version of the game. They provided only the art for the game. We specified the requirements very carefully. We provided exact measurements and references for everything. They did plenty of creative work in actually doing the illustrations, but no game development or concept work.

How did you come to work with IntellectSoft?

Our CEO knows one of their founders, so it was a recommendation. I assigned them a test case and the results were satisfactory, so we went on to a further test. After a handful of tests, we progressed to a larger order.

How much have you invested with IntellectSoft?

I believe it was around $10,000-15,000. Efficiency and cost-effectiveness were big components in the initial phase of the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in the Spring of 2016, and the project is complete. Our last collaboration ended about four or five months ago, so the total engagement was a little more than six months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All the metrics for the app are good. It’s going to be a successful game for our company. It’s currently ranked among the 500 top grossing U.S. games. Last Friday, we were ranked at 322 on that list.

How did IntellectSoft perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed well. Our requirements were mostly on the speed and efficiency side. We wanted to get dozens of useful pieces of content that could go in the game very quickly. They met those expectations very well. I delivered specifications and they responded to my emails quickly. We got the revisions done very quickly as well.

The turnover for a single piece of content was a few weeks, which was within our deadline. We had larger batches, so I’d say they did 20 pieces of content in three weeks. All the deadlines were met. I don’t recall if we used any file-sharing software.

What did you find most impressive about IntellectSoft?

For us, it was the speed and efficiency in meeting the requirements. Some pieces of art were exceptionally good. In general, the quality was above average but not awesome. The efficiency was their greatest strength that we leveraged for this project. Our communication was to the point, as expected, and I was happy with it.

Are there any areas IntellectSoft could improve?

We didn’t test their high-end quality because, for this product, speed was more important than best quality. I’m not sure if they can meet the highest quality standards, as we did have a few fluctuations in that area. However, we didn’t set the bar that high.

4.0
Overall Score They’re very cost-effective and delivered what we wanted. Some small fluctuations in quality keep it from being 5 stars.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very good on that end. I would only give a 5 if they were excellent.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’m reserving 5 for the best ever. They were very cost-efficient.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Good average standard on the quality. The highest end of the deliverables was very high, but the lowest was quite a bit below that. It was still within the margin of error but not awesome.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    For a small company in our position who is willing to work with the European mentality, I recommend them very highly.

Mobile Implementation for Online SEO Tool

"They understood the requirements of the task quickly ... "

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Intellectsoft delivered a mobile implementation of the client's online SEO tool. They moved an extensive set of functionality from a web interface to a mobile app with a user-friendly interface.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Palo Alto, California
Julia Karnaukh
Head of Marketing, SE Ranking
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Intellectsoft is complimented for bringing their development insight to the table, understanding the requirements quickly, and delivering an app on time/budget with a design that has satisfied all stakeholders.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

SE Ranking is a marketing platform comprised of a set of tools designed to assist marketers and SEO experts in their work. I'm the head of marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

We needed a mobile implementation of our online SEO [search engine optimization] tool with a full set of features.The challenge was to move an extensive set of functionality from a web interface to a mobile application without detriment to the UI/UX [user interface/user experience]. We needed an end-to-end mobile SEO platform with a wide range of SEO tools and additional features for webmasters, marketing teams, and agencies.

We basically wanted to move our web-based solution to mobile devices to help our users stay on top of their SEO efforts wherever they are.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The developers at Intellectsoft had to design and develop our mobile application. The work involved UI/UX design, development, quality assurance, and maintenance.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

Intellectsoft was recommended by an acquaintance.

What is the status of this engagement?

 The project lasted four months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were pleased with the application design and satisfied with how it implemented our website features on a smaller screen. We have received positive feedback from both our employees and our users.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

They covered the agreed scope, were on schedule, and stayed within budget.

What did you find most impressive about Intellectsoft?

They understood the requirements of the task quickly and provided some helpful insight about features they thought should be prioritized within the application.

5.0
Overall Score The developer team was quick to understand and implement additional requests we had for the application's functionality. The project was delivered on time and within our budget.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project was delivered to us on time.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The project price was reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Our application received positive feedback from our users and met our requirements.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We will definitely recommend Intellectsoft and work with them again.

Multi-Media Application Development for Startup

"I'm really happy with them, and I'm ready to do more work with Intellectsoft."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

This partnership consisted of two projects. First, Intellectsoft delivered a camera app which syncs tablets to DSLR cameras. Secondly, they integrated systems between two of the client's suppliers.

The Reviewer
 
1–10 Employees
 
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Juan Emilio Yanes
Founder, Ztadium Studios
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Intellectsoft's workflow, communication, and time management were highlights of the project. Communication was a key to success because the client is located in Latin America and the delivery team in Eastern Europe.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We create interactive experiences, mainly for movie theaters and auditoriums. These include trivia gaming and audience-created content based on scripted sketches and pre-animated sequences. We're a startup company based in the Dominican Republic. We're in the beta stage of the platform, making tweaks based on public feedback. We've had to become movie and animated graphics producers in order to turn our concept into reality. In the future, we plan to assign much of the content creation to third parties, since we can't handle all of it. We will focus on the platform itself, and on mounting the content into it.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

Our concept is the first of its kind, so we've had to build everything from scratch, including the content.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked with Intellectsoft on two projects. One of them focused on the live audience-created content within venues. We built a camera app which syncs tablets to DSLR cameras, allowing theater operators to have a scripted guideline of what needed to be filmed and how. That content is sent directly to our server via Wi-Fi, is inserted into a playlist, and has motion graphics implemented automatically.

Our other project involved systems integration between two of our suppliers. It allows us to create trivia games automatically. We can have hundreds or thousands of sites operating without manual intervention.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

When I decided to work on the project, I knew that I needed great people working on it. I looked online for a top 10 list of systems integrators and software developers in the world. Intellectsoft was within the top positions in every Google search I made. They had a good looking site and were among the first to respond to my contact. More importantly, I didn't get an automated response but talked to an actual person who asked me questions about the project.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

The cost of Intellectsoft's work has been around $150,000 overall.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Intellectsoft in December 2015. We plan to deploy and test the platform later in the week. We will start to push the product in the market after that.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In order to expand our platform, we needed integration and automation functionalities for it, which is what Intellectsoft built for us.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Once the project started, the workflow was excellent, and we had good back-and-forth communication with Intellectsoft's team. They have some very professional people working for the company. Our timetables were kept, and I enjoyed the overall experience.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

We've had some communication problems in the final stages of our project. This may be due to the nature of the business, and the protocols that Intellectsoft's team has to go through before a deployment. It wasn't a big deal, but it's the only constructive criticism I can think of for Intellectsoft. I'm really happy with them, and I'm ready to do more work with Intellectsoft.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Timetable management and scheduling were great.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The first project was my first software development experience, and it's possible that my inexperience got in the way. The original estimate doubled, but I take some of the blame. The second project with Intellectsoft was perfect in terms of budget.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Intellectsoft is an awesome team, but they have been reluctant to make changes once the final product was delivered. The most difficult elements were done perfectly, but the small details got in the way.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would have no problem referring Intellectsoft.

Application MVP for Money Transfer Services Company

"We were very fickle in many ways, and Intellectsoft dealt with that. "

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Based off of a set of requirements and designs, Intellectsoft lead the development of the backend of this platform in order to assist the client in delivering a minimum viable product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
CEO, Financial Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Intellectsoft successfully delivered the MVP. The platform has yet to launch and has been well received internally. In addition to the product, Intellectsoft is complimented for their flexibility and iterative approach.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a full-service, peer-to-peer, mPOS [mobile point-of-sale] money transfer service. I am the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

We're a startup company, so we were looking to hire an internal technology team. As we looked at doing so, we realized that it would be somewhat cost prohibitive. We wanted to keep the initial headcount to a smaller level, so we looked to outsource in order to conquer our challenges. We had architected and specified everything and were looking to build an MVP [minimum viable product].

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We gave Intellectsoft a precise set of requirements and designs for our platform and had them build it. We gave their team some leeway in terms of creativity and architecting aspects, but we were the main designers of the platform.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

We looked at around 100 vendors and narrowed the list down to 12, and eventually three. We picked Intellectsoft out of those. We put everyone on a tight deadline for responding to our request for proposal. Many of them simply gave us quotes, others said that it wasn't possible, while the rest didn't meet the deadline. Intellectsoft took the hands-on approach of calling us immediately and showing interest in the project. They asked for more information in order to provide a quote, and also to have a two-hour meeting with us so that we could figure out together what it was we needed.

We had several conference calls, which showed us that Intellectsoft was putting in the time and effort upfront. We didn't receive this from other well-known vendors, who simply gave us a quote. It was true that we didn't give enough information to quote, and we knew that, but it was a part of our selection process.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

The cost of Intellectsoft's work has been above $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Intellectsoft seven or eight months ago. The partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've built out the MVP and it's been a success. We haven't launched since there are some compliance steps to go through, but we've been using the platform internally and have given many demos of it. There are many people using our product in a preliminary mode, and it works well. We're very pleased with it.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

We've enjoyed the relationship, and feel that Intellectsoft is very accommodating for anything we have needed. We've definitely put them through the iron, so to speak. A large part of the team is based in Eastern Europe, and they've accommodated to our time zone, for example. This isn't just for finishing the product, but also on a daily basis for our standup meetings. We didn't see this in other vendors.

We also required the company to give us unfettered access to raw code while it was being built, so that we could check it along the way. This was also something that many companies weren't willing to do. We pushed the confines of what Intellectsoft was willing to do at that point.

Intellectsoft is using the typical tools in the industry, like GitHub. We'd like to see some independence from their systems, and some better integration with our own. We didn't set this up from the start, but I would prefer to have Intellectsoft work from our environment. They do offer this approach, though.

What did you find most impressive about Intellectsoft?

We found Intellectsoft to be very flexible and thick-skinned from some perspectives. We're entrepreneurs running a startup, so we want to run certain things in a specific way. We were very fickle in many ways, and Intellectsoft dealt with that. This is a huge quality of their character. We often told Intellectsoft's team that we hated a certain approach, only to change our minds a month later. Much of this was a learning curve for us, and it went a long way in showing their character.

We were putting a lot of eggs in one basket by building our MVP, and we weren't sure it would work out. We needed to test the relationship upfront, and we've certainly done that since day one, and continue to do so by pushing the boundaries of where things can go. Intellectsoft has adapted well to this, and it continues to be a big reason for doing business with them.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

Whenever we're dealing with offshoring, we have to deal with cultural differences. This is true even when dealing with the West Coast versus East Coast in the US, but, when going overseas, there are more nuances and possible interpretations for anything we say. We've had a lot of difficulty with that, even though one of our partners is from Europe and we're quite experienced. Dealing with a different culture can be difficult, and we're not insulated from this fact. It's an area where Intellectsoft could perform better, insulating those cultural challenges from the client by using the Palo Alto team.

4.5
Overall Score There are things that could be changed, but we are still using Intellectsoft, and plan to continue this in the future.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Intellectsoft was on schedule, and they kept us on schedule as well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were spot on in terms of money, to the dollar.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Application for Project Management Consulting Firm

"Intellectsoft's project managers are very good at giving us feedback and responding to our needs ..."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Intellectsoft developed a web application, provided Amazon Web Services support and gathered UX feedback to modernize this once Excel-based process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Senior Manager, Management Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application developed by Intellectsoft has helped improve this client's process efficiency. Users compliment the design and ease of use.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a project management consulting firm representing large financial, healthcare, and technology institutions during large construction projects. These can consist of new corporate offices and branches. We act as project managers, cost managers, and estimators.

I am a senior manager within the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

We have a project management philosophy which was developed initially in the form of an Excel file, expanded into an Access prototype, and ultimately developed into a software format.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Intellectsoft developed a web application which can be used on any computer browser or mobile device. We use Amazon Web Services, for which Intellectsoft helped with the setup. They also helped gather user experience feedback and business analysis, which was helpful to us, given that we have an engineering background.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

We did some research on Clutch.co and issued a request for proposal to 10-12 different companies. The choice was narrowed down to 3, out of which Intellectsoft was selected.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

The initial cost of our project with Intellectsoft was below $200,000. We've continued the development, so the cost has gone up.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've made numerous presentations to clients and the users themselves. The main thing they've liked is the look and feel of the app, as well as its ease of use. Even though we have a training manual, it's not used very much. A person can understand the program in 10-15 minutes. 

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Intellectsoft's project managers are very good at giving us feedback and responding to our needs and requests within our time frame.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

Helping us keep our budget and schedule in-line would be welcomed. This is a main topic during all of our meetings.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for Event Social Media App

"The work was beautifully done. It came to life in a way that we thought was really great."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client was not receiving the quality they were expecting from their initial developer, Intellectsoft came in and successfully brought the iOS app to market.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City Metro, New York
COO, Social Media App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Intellectsoft' realization of the client's vision, offer experience-based feedback, and educate them on business best practices are the basis of this recommendation.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My husband and I developed a technology company to create a mobile application that is social media-based. I am the chief operating officer. My husband is the president and chief executive officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

We started creating our mobile app in 2014, and we were not getting anywhere. We were not getting feedback from the developer we hired. It was not the quality that we expected, and we put our project on hold. We started a search to find somebody to meet the needs we had, see our vision, and bring it to life.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided the development for our iOS app to get it live in the iTunes Store. It is an event-based app. Through using the app, you can create small communities wherever you happen to be. For example, if you have an interest in movies, you can create a little community around you of other people who are interested in movies, and you could create events around going to new previews. It can be used for larger things. For example, if you are a member of a fraternity and you want to do a fundraiser, you could use our app to put that out, generate invitations, scan tickets, and collect payments. The other aspect of it is if you are traveling and you want to get out and see the sights, be active, or get involved in certain things, you can search for events that are going on around there. You can create an event that is going around in the place that you are going, draw people to you, and create a little community there.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

We used a platform called Upwork, and that’s how we identified our first developer that we used. We used a new level of that particular service called Upwork Pro, which Intellectsoft is associated with, and it was through Upwork Pro that we met Intellectsoft.

Through a series of interviews, we determined Intellectsoft was the best fit for us based on the work they did in the past and our conversations with them. It was evident that they understood what we were trying to do and that they would be able to do that for us.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

We have spent between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our project launched in October 2016. We started working with them in December 2015/January 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I love the quality. The work was beautifully done. It came to life in a way that we thought was really great. They took our feedback and incorporated it in there while at the same time telling us, “From a marketing standpoint, that does not make a lot of sense” or “From a user standpoint, you might want to look at doing something like this.” The expertise and feedback they gave us were really valuable being that we did not know anything about the industry or how to put something like this together. From a quantitative standpoint, it is slowly growing because we are still in the early days and working on our own marketing.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

The project manager walked us through the process and gave us feedback about our ideas by telling what to look for in our field, what is important, and ways to make money from the app. They had experience that they shared with us.

Over the course of the development, they were active in communicating with us about where the process was, what they needed from us, and ideas they had. That stood out for us quite a bit because our previous developer was more about doing the work and not giving us feedback, whereas Intellectsoft was constantly giving us feedback. They did not take whatever we said. It felt like they were truly invested in making a product that would work and make sense.

What did you find most impressive about Intellectsoft?

What stands out for me is that they know what they are doing. We took part in a planning stage before they started doing any of the development work. They challenged us to think about what it was that we wanted to get out of the app, what we were trying to do, what hole we were trying to fill, and our vision for it. They had us do a lot of exercises around what that should look like.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

What was sometimes difficult was that our project team was in Eastern Europe. While we were able to make appointments early in the mornings to talk, it was not an ideal situation for us. Evenings would have been better for us, but that was not possible because it would have been in the middle of the night for our team.

The other thing that happened closer to the end of our project was that we suddenly had some new faces from the management side, not our project managers per se, but from the US side. We had one manager we worked with that left, and then we had somebody else that came in and took his place. That was a little concerning because the person that we had been talking to about issues with finances was no longer there with no heads up of it happening. That was a little odd.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Anytime things were going to be coming in late or needed more time, they communicated that fairly well to let us know about the delay.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It seemed incredibly expensive. As the project came to life, we had new ideas. Once, we got a bill months later for something that had occurred months prior, which was a shocking. We did not have anybody to talk it out with since that one manager left.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Swimming Gear Company

"We enjoyed Intellectsoft’s excitement and attitude towards working on the app."

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

Intellectsoft developed a mobile app that pairs with the client's proprietary hardware, it connects via Bluetooth from the hardware to the mobile device. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Livermore, California
Team Review, FINIS Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app's clean user interface design sticks out as a highlight, the client also highlighted Intellectsoft's willingness to educate them on mobile best practices.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

FINIS is one of the largest competitive swimming brands in the world.

My name is Christopher Zhu. I am the lead web developer here at FINIS Inc. and also the current project manager of the FINIS Live mobile app.

My name is David Beittel. I am an industrial designer, and I manage the product development group.

My name is CJ Fiala. I am the lead of the demand generation group, and I handle public relations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

CJ: We were coming out with a new version of our Swimsense Live. It tracks all of your swimming statistics while you are swimming. There was a desire by users to be able to look at those statistics on a mobile device. Previously, you would connect it up to your computer through USB, upload the information, and then look at your statistics on a computer.

Therefore, we worked with Intellectsoft to develop a mobile application that currently pairs with Swimsense Live and eventually other products. We wanted an app that would be readily available to transfer data in real-time as we have products that track certain data. This was our first app, so we did not have experience developing an app nor the in-house engineering and software developers needed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Christopher: Intellectsoft dealt with developing an iOS and Android app for us. Our app connects our electronic devices via Bluetooth from the hardware of the device itself to the mobile device. Our main product right now is the Swimsense Live, and it records your swim workout which then syncs with your phone through the app, displaying the workout on your phone. The app is on Google Play and the iTunes Store since Swimsense Live launched two or three months ago.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

CJ: We looked around. We got quotations from three other companies, and Intellectsoft was in San Jose. We are in Livermore, California so they were pretty close by. Through the process of evaluating the different vendors, Intellectsoft looked like a good fit. We believed they were driven and excited to work on our app, and willing to work quickly to meet the deadlines we wanted.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

Christopher: We have invested between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Christopher: About a year and a half.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Christopher: Our users enjoy the cleanliness and design of the FINIS Live mobile app. We worked hard to make sure that the app matched the design and layout of our website. Users familiar with our website were also quite familiar with our app so they really enjoyed that. Users are awaiting more features, and that is what we are working on now.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

Christopher: We enjoyed Intellectsoft’s excitement and attitude towards working on the app. Having part of the development team in a different part of the world introduces a time difference, so communicating is naturally difficult, but they did a good job responding as soon as they could and being as descriptive as possible. They tried to understand the questions that we had. When they had questions, they also tried to be as specific as they could so that we could respond appropriately.

What did you find most impressive about Intellectsoft?

Christopher: As our first venture into the app world, they were responsive and also educated us on how to go about developing an app.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

David: They could have worked a little more on communicating exactly the changes we wanted into their estimates. Because as the project goes on, problems arise, and that affects the budget estimation.

We were specific when working on the project and reviewing the build. Sometimes, we would ask them to do things, but it seemed to take a couple of times until they got it right. That was a little bit frustrating, but the stuff you are communicating is also difficult to communicate over such a long distance.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    When we needed something done very quickly, we had to wait for it because of the time and location difference.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It ended up being more expensive than we thought. We went over budget, but that was due to scope changes along our end, not necessarily things that they did. They did a good job staying honest and budgeting their hours and working on it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer them.

Web Development for Online Jewelry Store

"They respected our wishes and bent over backward to make it right for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Intellectsoft delivered a Shopify website redesign and overhaul, in addition to improving the backend inventory management database.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Partner, 66 Mint
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The improved website design has rendered a higher online retention rate for the client, slightly improving e-commerce sales, and increasing higher-end sales.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We buy and sell high-end jewelry. I am one of the partners. About eight people are in our company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Intellectsoft?

We wanted to grow our online business.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought them on to completely redesign and rebuild our online retail presence. They did the front and backend of our public facing website built on Shopify. They also helped to build our backend inventory management database.

How did you come to work with Intellectsoft?

We were referred to them by a friend. And once we talked to them, we were not considering anybody else.

How much have you invested with Intellectsoft?

We have spent between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them for three months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new website is remarkably better than the one we had before. We have a higher retention rate on the site. People are staying longer and looking at more pieces. Online sales have gone up a bit more, but we do not ever anticipate selling a lot through e-commerce because the products we sell are expensive. It works more as a brochure than anything else, and the high-end business has increased as a direct result of what we do with them.

How did Intellectsoft perform from a project management standpoint?

They were responsive and open to our ideas.

What did you find most impressive about Intellectsoft?

We, especially I, were very specific about what we wanted. And even if that sometimes did not conform to their ideas, they respected our wishes and bent over backward to make it right for us.

Are there any areas Intellectsoft could improve?

No. We were thoroughly pleased with the whole process.

5.0
Overall Score We are very pleased.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer