JMA your bespoke consulting partner

We are the best value in the business when it comes to bringing art and design combining that with the science and engineering to bring you the best in class product.  We specialize in bespoke IT solutions. We are on the bleeding edge of technology.  We offer services for:

  • Custom Development 
  • System integration
  • Maintenance and support
  • Middleware Integrator 
  • Information Architecture and UX
  • Visual Design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Mobile Development using React and JSS

Our blend of onshore and offshore resources allow us to meet even the most aggressive timelines.  We are a full-service agency, that means that we can do everything in-house which ultimately will reduce risks for your product and projects. 

We bring value to the most prestigious brands in the world.  We believe we can transform your impossible to I'm possible.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Plano, TX
headquarters
other locations
  • 2850 Red Hill Ave
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    United States
  • Brace Ribnikar 56
    Novi Sad
    Serbia

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Toyota
  • Mazda
  • Word and Brown
  • Epson
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Cognizant

Reviews

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Web Portal Dev for Security Products Manufacturer

“They visualize our ideas quickly and complete new modules from scratch within very short time frames.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

JMA, Inc supports web portal development for a security systems manufacturer. They created a user-facing frontend to access video feeds and a distributor backend that houses usage data.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas Metro Area, Texas
CEO, Security Products Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The portal is almost ready for beta testing and will eventually include additional features. JMA, Inc is detail oriented and tests each section thoroughly. They are communicative and have a high level of technical knowledge.

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 develop security systems, cameras, and other home security devices. I’m the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JMA, Inc?

We do some of our manufacturing overseas, but develop our own software. We occasionally need help with software development, so we reached out to JMA to support our web development efforts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project they helped with is a web portal for our customers. It has a frontend for users and a backend for installers and business partners. Users can access the cameras through a smartphone, tablet, or PC to see the feed. The backend holds all the data for the cameras, including the number of users and their average usage of the devices. This helps distributors provide additional services to existing customers.

What is the team composition?

We have a project manager who is our main point of contact and a team of engineers who work behind the scenes.

How did you come to work with JMA, Inc?

I wanted to work with someone near us in Dallas, in case I needed to go visit them. Their rates were much better than California companies, and their communication skills were better than overseas options, so I decided to give them a try.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in February, and we’re still working together to complete it.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The portal is about 90% complete, and we’re rolling out features now for customer feedback. Once we complete all our testing with the beta group, we will roll it out to everyone else. We’ve had ideas for this portal for about two years and have seen a lot of customers who are excited to participate. We hope to eventually open it up to include video analysis, facial recognition, cloud storage, and other features. The subscription plans for each of those layers would definitely help our business continue to grow.

How did JMA, Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re on schedule to finish the project and change the timeline as needed for each section we complete. Our project manager goes through extensive tests every time we have a new build or release. They’re very detail oriented and provide us with reports or feedback on fonts and layout. We speak every other day or so and make updates, fix bugs, and adjust. There is a constant flow of communication through email or phone. Sometimes we speak directly with the engineers, but most of our interaction is through our project manager.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They visualize our ideas quickly and complete new modules from scratch within very short time frames. Sometimes, we have ideas that are difficult to express, but they’re always able to brainstorm and find solutions for us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The language they use in our working sessions can get a little too technical for me. I don’t always understand the concepts they’re talking about and have to ask them to explain themselves. I expect that from engineers, but they could be a little clearer. Other than that, they do very well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a strong plan and know what you hope to accomplish. The more time you put into your timeline and your plan, the easier execution will be for any company you outsource to. Have a constant flow of communication to get the results you want.

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

Salesforce Integration for Finance Corporation

“They quickly understood our requirements and executed our plans well.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

JMA, Inc built webpages that integrate into Salesforce. They currently maintain the pages and will do so for the next year.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
California
Application Delivery Lead, Finance Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

JMA, Inc is efficient and follows directions well. After a bit of adjusting, they consistently met project deadlines. Their team is skilled and produces high-quality products.

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 application delivery lead for a captive finance company for a large automotive firm. I work on implementing Salesforce for our customer engagement experience.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JMA, Inc?

We needed a firm to help develop a new feature to our payment management solution and integrate onto our Salesforce platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

JMA, Inc built custom pages and integrated them into our system. We’re currently in the warranty phase of our partnership, and JMA, Inc will be maintaining their product for another year.

What is the team composition?

We had one architect and project manager onshore and four others offshore.

How did you come to work with JMA, Inc?

One of our project managers had worked with them at a different company, so I checked their references, like what I saw, and hired them.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from January­–August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work is high quality.

How did JMA, Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

They worked fast and had an efficient system. They’re great at running an agile process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They quickly understood our requirements and executed our plans well. They delivered on time and built the exact platform we needed.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Make sure everyone understands the project requirements.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had some issues in the beginning, but everything worked out.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Page Generator Tool for SEO Solutions Provider

"They delivered an alternative solution that was better and more cost-effective than any other we considered."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2017 - July 2018
Project summary: 

JMA, Inc built a tool to generate HTML pages for a third-party SEO project. The solution, which was compatible for Mac and Windows, outputted XML files into the TeamSite CMS.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
North Hollywood, California
Senior Delivery Lead, Solutions Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool was efficient and cost-effective. The team had quick turnarounds and always delivered within the promised time frame. As a partner, they were savvy and easy to work with, especially when contentious issues arose. Their suggestions and in-person meetings enhanced the overall experience.

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 senior project manager, effectively the senior delivery lead, at an SEO solutions provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JMA, Inc?

We had a client in the airline industry that wanted to have more effective customer acquisitions from other airlines. They hired us to design pages to conquest customers from competitors via SEO.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

JMA, Inc aimed to create new pages for the client’s website on the TeamSite CMS. However, we never reached the stage where they developed pages. We started by building the tool and getting all the business requirements in place. When we were ready to deliver those requirements, we gave them the look-and-feel of the pages, the wireframes, comparables, and locations for the copy. They then incorporated those items. We wrote the content and provided SEO.

The team uploaded the content via Firefox and Java because the client used older technology. Eventually, they developed a tool that enabled us to upload in-house. The team also built a Mac and Windows version of the tool to let anyone in our organization use it. JMA developed what I will call an “HTML page generator” to make the tool understandable. The tool outputs XML files, which go into TeamSite. They handled these responsibilities in the background while we fed them the requirements.

What is the team composition?

The principal served as the development lead and liaison between teams. He managed the team, budget, and hours.

How did you come to work with JMA, Inc?

I met the team at an industry conference, had lunch with their principal, and kept in touch. I then reached out to him when this project came up. When we approached them, we wanted to set up a contract to manage these pages. There would be changes to Google’s algorithm coming along, and we would need a response time for that. Other vendors simply sent in a bid, but JMA, Inc recognized what we wanted and proposed a different approach. Rather than simply build the pages, JMA, Inc wanted to build a tool that would generate pages for us instead. The team piqued our curiosity and we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $200,000–$999,999.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in December 2017 and the project ended in July 2018. The project itself is now complete, but we have a maintenance contract with our client, which we’re supporting. Right now, if there are look-and-feel changes to be made, JMA, Inc updates the tool.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The value for the client is tenfold. Just this month, we’ve hit a 30% increase in clicks, and we’re still going up. In the next two or three months, we’ll see a leveling off, but we’ll still be 30% higher than where we started. They never revised their original budget, and never missed a deadline. We missed our deadlines from a content perspective, but the team always their code ready for us. Whenever the client sent updates, JMA, Inc responded within the time frame they initially promised. They kept their word at every step. The client didn’t know about our relationship with JMA, Inc and was happy that we consistently had quick turnarounds.

How did JMA, Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

JMA, Inc was savvy and easy to get along with. We had an excellent working relationship with the principal and his team; we didn’t experience misunderstandings. They enjoyed the work and were easy and adaptable. I’ve never worked with a group of people that enjoyed their jobs as much as this team. The three-party project had several frustrations, but JMA, Inc came back with solutions each time. They even coached us on managing misaligned expectations.

We exceeded the original timeline due to in-house issues, which prompted the maintenance contract between JMA, Inc and the client. As a result of their helpfulness, were now considering the team for all future projects as a full partner.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They prioritized our account. Most companies just say what they’re going to deliver and how much it’ll cost. But the team’s thoughtful approach was cost-effective, efficient, and made everyone’s lives easier.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I would’ve wanted to liaise with the development team a bit more. But ultimately, the principal translated everything well and ensured the team met all of our requirements. Our client was happy with the pages’ look and feel. Currently, we’re dealing with legal disclaimers and other minimal changes; I’m happy to go back to JMA, Inc for site changes.

We did have team-wide meetings at JMA, Inc, and I would have liked to see more of those meetings with everyone present. Of course, we’re both small outfits and time is precious. But I wanted to be friendlier; I could have seen us hanging out at a bar afterward.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be open to their suggestions and sit down to air any concerns. In the beginning, we were unsure about building a tool that generated HTML pages. From a tech perspective, that was a fancy solution for us. In our case, they were able to answer our questions, and it wasn’t until we came back with a list of concerns that they were able to understand our needs fully.

5.0
Overall Score JMA, Inc went above and beyond for us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our client had us jumping through hoops, but the team was right there with us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They saved us money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered an alternative solution that was better and more cost-effective than any other we considered.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have no issues recommending them, but I don’t want to compete with other clients.

Outsourced Dev & DevOps for Software Consulting Firm

“I most admire JMA Inc's flexibility and the scalability of their team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

JMA, Inc provides on-location full-stack development and DevOps services. They’ve programmed web-based applications and helped design 24 versions of an automotive informational website.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Santa Ana, California
CEO, Software Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

JMA, Inc has secured customer satisfaction in the face of high standards and challenging scheduling demands. The team can scale with ease to provide robust support. They excel at project oversight and maintain an open line of communication, offering continuous availability for discussions. 

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 a managing partner at a software consulting firm that's been in business for about three years now. We offer consulting services for clients from the automotive and insurance industries. Our full-stack development services include frontend and backend programming, DevOps, and maintenance on the Amazon cloud. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with JMA, Inc?

One of our clients expressed a need for a development team located in Dallas. At the time, we were only based out of Southern California and didn’t have enough time to arrange on-location resources for them in-house. We approached JMA, Inc to fill that role from their local office coupled with offshore development services. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Since they're located in the same city as our client in the automotive industry, JMA essentially works as the face of our company. The team provides DevOps and development services. They usually build user-facing platforms and web-based applications and provide ongoing support.

We’d conducted a full migration of the application from the client's internal data centers to the cloud from our office in Santa Ana. JMA joined the project when we began the website redesign. Like most informational .com sites in this space, it targets potential consumers who are interested in purchasing a vehicle. The regionally based company has 24 different versions customized for each location. Their platform lets consumers virtually build a car, look up necessary information, compare price offers, and submit a lease to the dealer. 

What is the team composition? 

JMA, Inc assigned a tech lead, an architect, two full-stack developers, and two QA resources to work in our client's office. Their offshore team consists of a UX/UI designer, a QA tester, and two full-stack developers. 

How did you come to work with JMA, Inc?

I've done some work with JMA, Inc in the past, even before I started my current company. We have a positive work history and have built a strong relationship between our teams. They're located in the city where my client needed an onsite team, so I reached out to ask if they were able to help. 

What is the status of this engagement?

JMA, Inc is still working on this project, which they started about two years ago. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've had nothing but good experiences with JMA, Inc so far. If we have any other clients we need assistance with, we would definitely hire them again. This particular one is stringent when it comes to deadlines and project delivery. Our measurement for success is making sure our client is happy. Ever since JMA, Inc started this engagement, they've fulfilled every outlined want and need.

How did JMA, Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

We were initially managing the project internally. Ever since we engaged JMA, they've taken on those responsibilities. We're both involved in budget and value estimations, but their team facilitates most of the day-to-day work. 

We set up the workflow as if we're all part of the same team. We can add any of their employees to our Slack channels and have positive communication. Keeping that program open throughout the day and talk to them whenever necessary. They're responsive and timely.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I most admire JMA Inc's flexibility and the scalability of their team. When their Dallas team first started with us, we needed to expand quickly. They got their offshore team involved right away. Adding those resources made it easy to scale based on the required work at any given time. I also appreciated that all the people who work there are highly skilled in their field. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Especially these days, software engineers are in high demand in our industry. In can be challenging to find a suitable development partner. JMA, Inc can easily scale their team and provide the services you need without going to the trouble of onboarding new hires. Any company that needs immediate help with either a new project or with consulting would enjoy working with JMA, Inc.

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