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KAI SOFTWARE INC was founded in 1994 and today we create new software development solutions for projects with sizable data requirements.

Having a background in mining industry, KAI Software have been working 20 years with large corporations automating the working process there. Right now we are bringing this experience to our client's projects, that includes b2b and b2b2c software development.

KAI Software always on the lookout for the latest technologies, being one of the pioneers to provide projects based on Blockchain technology in America.

 
$50,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1994
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Web Development for Capital Raising Platform

“They make all of their tasks easy to monitor and track, which I really appreciate.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KAI Software provided platform development in Vue JS, Node JS, and React Native as well as some frontend element design for the aggregator platform of an online capital raising company.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Annapolis, Maryland
Founder, Capital Raising Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The partnership has exceeded all client expectations in terms of quality of the build, keeping the project on track and clearing all functionality tests provided. The KAI Software team is communicative and organized, providing clear ticketing on JIRA and investing in the client’s long-term success.

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 are an aggregator of online capital raising platforms that provides an entry point into the market for online capital raising.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KAI Software?

I am not a tech developer, so they served as the technology providers for the platform that I was hoping to build.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KAI Software built the entire aggregating system from the ground up, which primarily involved effectively pulling information from disparate sources, as well as the ability to then effectively search across all of that information. We wanted to be able to pull the relevant resources together and allow people to easily navigate them, and their team provided that functionality for us.

They worked in Vue JS, Node JS, and React Native for mobile, as well as other languages on the web

What is the team composition?

I work with two individuals in particular: a team lead who manages the relationship on the business side as well as a technical team lead who funnels any questions from their dev team up to me.

How did you come to work with KAI Software?

Originally, I was looking for references online to get help on the project, and they reached out to me directly. I responded and was impressed by the impression they gave, so we continued from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $55,000 so far on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in March 2019 and is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I have a few technical advisors who are not affiliated with their team that have reviewed the code and poked around on the backend to try to test the build so far. All of them have come back with positive feedback and very encouraging comments on the quality of the work and processes.

Personally, I’m very happy with the customer-facing side of the product as well, which they have worked closely with my designer to implement. The backend is technically quite difficult because of the nature of aggregation, and they have been very nimble in their response to changes and various difficulties as they arise.

How did KAI Software perform from a project management standpoint?

Their performance in project management has been very good. They are always available when I have questions or issues, and their team lead has done a great job of navigating any challenges we face from the technical side.

On the management side, they use JIRA and a few other tools that make it really easy to follow tickets that come up in the implementation process. They make all of their tasks easy to monitor and track, which I really appreciate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s a big project as a whole, and quite a technical challenge to be able to bring all of the resources involved together. Their ability to handle the range of skills that the project requires for the price they are charging me is truly impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Working with remote teams can always present challenges, but their team handled all of the issues that arose very well, so I had no reason for any complaints about the process or how they handled it.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure your scope is well-defined and be specific about what you’re asking from them. That clarity will help them give you as accurate an estimate as possible and will help give you what you want in the end.

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

Cross-Platform App Dev. for Patient Management Company

“It is clear that they are genuinely interested in the project and are delivering the best that they can.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KAI Software developed a mobile application and backend software to process cannabis use and impact data using Python, Microsoft SQL, and JavaScript React across a segmented server architecture.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Danny Milham
MIS Director, MyCureAll LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work delivered by KAI Software so far is high-quality and strategically integrated, operating effectively in the first code review. Their team demonstrates genuine interest in their client’s success, adhering closely to best practices and communicating them across the entire team.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The organization I work for is a company that is targeting patient management and health care in the cannabis space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KAI Software?

KAI software is helping us develop an app to better serve medicinal cannabis patients’ needs. We had a very ambitious scope and a very tight timeline to get the project finished.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The goal of the app is to measure the medicine’s performance against the symptoms of the patient in real-time in order to provide better data to the patient and their insurance companies. cannabis is one medicine with a million variants, so we want to take human experiences with the medicine and quantify it into rigid tables to see what is really benefiting a person and whether there may be a better strain for them.

They gave us everything including the entire design, frontend coding, and actual backend architecture for the application. It’s a cross-platform iOS, Android, and desktop application, so it runs on pretty much any device. We a lot of different programming languages like Python, Microsoft SQL, and JavaScript react.

On top of that, the programming standards are relatively cutting edge for 2020, where instead of being one monolithic data package everything is compartmentalized and removed from itself. We are able to use servers outside of servers to pass and pull the data and then aggregate it in front of a patient on another external host, so on the frontend, it’s pretty cool, but the real magic is going on in the backend, which they delivered for us completely.

What is the team composition?

I worked with a team of three people from KAI Software. The designer was the shortest term, and I worked with a frontend developer relatively consistently, but their backend specialist is my point man for most of the technical aspects of the development. All

How did you come to work with KAI Software?

We were vetting multiple companies at the time, but the thing that made us pick KAI Software was how quickly they understood our actual goal. Beyond the coding, they seemed to immediately comprehend what we wanted the finished product to look like and be able to do better than any other company. They were also really competitively priced, so at that point, it just made sense.

How much have you invested with them?

We’re at around $35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in December 2018 and the project is ongoing but scheduled to finish in January 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m really pleased with the work we’ve completed on the project so far. It’s looking really tight and clean, and exactly the way we designed. We haven’t needed to make any changes to accommodate anything that was natively transferred from the designers work into the live code.

When we do code reviews, everything is always effective and efficient, which speaks to how closely their team adheres to best practices. They know how to hit everything in a very strategic, technical, and clean way.

How did KAI Software perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m actually the project manager for the project, and from that side of things, I really can’t complain. At the end of the day, they bring me results early or on time, and that’s the best I can hope for.

The entire team — whether it’s a designer, developer, or someone on their administrative team — does a great job of keeping me posted on what our achievable targets are and whether we can accomplish them within an agreed-upon amount of time. Their whole company also seems to excel at communicating best practices to executives on our end who might not necessarily understand those, which I think is something very valuable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

KAI Software is just very connected to their work. They don’t come across as a team of engineers or even individual coders merely processing a day’s work. It is clear that they are genuinely interested in the project and are delivering the best that they can.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they really hit home runs every time. We haven’t had any problems.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Just make your idea as easily communicable as possible. They’ll walk you through their process to understand it, and the faster they can get a grasp of it, the more easily you’ll be able to hit the ground running.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve really been a joy to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They haven’t missed a target yet.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve already recommended them to several people.

Career Management Tool for Professional Performers

"Our business took a huge step forward because of their work."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

KAI Software built a prototype of career management tools from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Ned Donovan
CEO, Audition Cat
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The well-designed prototype has successfully enabled stakeholders to raise funds for their business. KAI Software was a highly accessible team that excelled at understanding internal goals. They delivered good value for the cost.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are building a collection of Career Management tools for professional performers that give them access to tools and analytics previously not available to them.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KAI Software?

Kai took our idea and built it into a fully functioning prototype with users on the platform.

What were your goals for this project?

Build a version of our product that will allow us to raise money, and begin receiving feedback from an initial user base.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were connected through a cold outreach email. After a couple months of research and talking to other clients we chose them as our production partner.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

From the beginning the built every aspect of this project from the ground up. Working with us on our goals to build the most cost-effective, comprehensive version of the product we had access to with our initial budget.

What was the team composition?

They had a distributed team of designers and developers who were available to us and our needs, all managed through a single point of our lead product manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

KAI built us a solution that has allowed us to raise funds, and showcase our concept in full. Our business took a huge step forward because of their work.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had a dedicated project manager who worked with us 24/7 as needed. Anya was an effective manager and able to take our ideas and concepts and deliver them to the development team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

KAI's tools and design team were extremely capable in giving us cost-effective, sleek work that has been a fantastic tool to start our business on.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We had to go back and forth from the original understanding and initial meetings to what ended up getting pushed to version 2. A few things we felt were laid out in exact detail in our original scope of work ended up being pushed because they weren't built into the app. A few compromises were made that we weren't expecting from our initial conversations with KAI.

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

MVP Development for Sustainable Business Network

"Their design team went above our expectations and always went the extra mile on their job."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

KAI Software developed the MVP of a social networking platform that connects sustainable businesses with clients. Core functions included a mobile-friendly log-in portal, user profiles, and a share feature.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chile
Florencia Uslar Donoso
Co-Founder, Etinity
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Because the site just launched, it's too early to report metrics. The project did face some delays due to unexpected delays on both sides, but KAI Software ultimately impressed with their exceptional frontend work. Customers can expect open communication channels.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I´m co-founder at Etinity, the ethical community. Etinity is a social network that connects sustainable businesses and people. It enables you to find sustainable suppliers and clients, while learning and interacting in a transparent and welcoming platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KAI Software?

We needed to design and develop our webpage so after talking to many companies across the globe, we decided to work with Kai. They helped us to develop the back and front-end of our pc and mobile friendly website.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to develop a first version (MVP) of the platform. It was very important to us to have a webpage that was functional, where users (people and companies) could log in, create their own profiles and share content on the web. It was also important to have functional web mobile since we were not developing an app yet

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We contacted about 6 other global companies, but at the end we were between 2. The choice was made because the response time was very quick, they seemed professional, we were very pleased with the quotation and most importantly they understood what we wanted as a startup.

Language (easiness to communicate) and time zone similarity were also considered by us. Relation between price and time was ok, even though we ended up spending much more time than expected.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We started with an idea and a technical quotation, but after we started working together, we jointly developed an SRS which served as a guide throughout the whole project.

The Functional requirements were:

  • Back-end rest API (node JS)
  • PostgreSQL
  • Vue JS – Front-end of the web application

What was the team composition?

From the beginning we had direct contact with the project manager who worked with us the whole time of the project. She was very helpful and open to listen our requirements when needed and worked as a liaison between us and the developer’s team.

The only contact we had with developers was through their daily update email during development. Communication was wide, clear and open, just how we expected it to be.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It is too early to report impacts as we just launched the website.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used google hangout for meetings as our team is in Singapur, France and Peru. We also used whatsapp for quicker responses and emails. The project took longer than expected (50% longer) given delays on both sides, us and Kai.

We also did a contract addendum to extend the project scope which collaborated to the longer timeline. Language and time difference were not an issue.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were very positively impressed by their front-end work. Their design team went above our expectations and always went the extra mile on their job.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Something to improve on is to have a Gantt Chart with the whole project schedule which would serve as a guideline for weekly updates to understand why some points are getting done, others getting delayed and to inform us of any obstacles being faced that could impact the project´ schedule.

This clear project schedule (Gantt chart) would also avoid the urgent requirements that we did not have the chance to prepare in advance.

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

Online Platform Dev for Renewable Energy Tech Startup

"KAI Software tried to code according to our business needs, not just code processes."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2018 - June. 2019
Project summary: 

Following functional and design stipulations, KAI Software developed a web platform to support investment decisions in renewable energy projects. The team redesigned the product to resolve challenges.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Singapore
Vincent Bakker
Co-Founder, Positive Energy Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Developing industry knowledge, KAI Software delivered a successful platform on budget. The team communicated product expectations transparently and adapted to project changes, integrating new ideas when feasible. They invested time to understand project goals, which ensures future collaboration.

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 co-founder of a tech startup. We’re an organization that simplifies the financing of renewable energy projects with a focus on Asia. We help product developers who build solar or wind farms find investors. We help them work together towards an investment decision.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KAI Software?

We needed a partner for platform development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KAI Software helped build a complete online platform that supports collaboration between developers and investors. When we engaged KAI Software, our team had created a rough idea visualization and a high-level functional design, which was a clickable prototype. Their team developed the platform more or less from scratch. We provided them with functional requirements. Their team identified issues with our design as well as mismatches between our design and functional requirements. Basically, they redid the entire design. As KAI Software designed the individual pages and screens, we reviewed their work. In June, the first iteration of the platform went live.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a few people. Initially, we communicated with business developers to scope the project. KAI Software included their project leads very quickly. Their team leads ran daily developments, but we spoke with the project manager mostly.

How did you come to work with KAI Software?

The moment we felt that we had a sufficient high-level understanding of the platform’s logic flow we started a competitive tender process. We looked at a few firms that seemed to be in line with what we wanted. We shortlisted four of them. Ultimately, we chose KAI Software. Their price was highly competitive.

How much have you invested with them?

At this point, we’ve spent between $50,000–$70,000 but are scoping follow-up work.

What is the status of this engagement?

We formally appointed them in December 2018 and the first version of the platform went live in June 2019.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They remained on budget, which is extremely rare for IT projects. We made several scope changes and KAI Software accommodated the new requirements, trying to implement them. In some cases, we had to get rid of ideas, which their team communicated in an honest, fair, and reasonable way. We plan to continue working with them on a more intensive basis than before.

How did KAI Software perform from a project management standpoint?

When we went live, we were only one or two weeks late, which is quite good. The process was flexible because KAI Software worked in sprints. We used Jira because it’s easy to prioritize tasks. We had a WhatsApp group for urgent assignments and had phone calls for more complex work that was difficult to capture on paper. They were highly responsive.

We had a time zone problem because we’re based in Singapore. The development team’s based in Ukraine and KAI Software’s located in New York. Naturally, we couldn’t always have live calls.

In the early phases of the collaboration, their team did their best to understand what we did. Starting early, they rewrote our specifications in their own format. I liked that they tried to translate what we do in a form that was workable for them. This supported total quality control as their team tried to confirm they had the right specifications.

What did you find most impressive about them?

KAI Software tried to code according to our business needs, not just code processes. They didn’t complain about changing schedules, completing extra work, or when we hadn’t specified a feature properly. Their agility and flexibility were good. They have experience in both MVP as well as financial startups, which meant their team understood our ideas easily.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Overall, no. There aren’t many negatives to point out.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Explain in detail what you do. KAI Software will try to understand and help. You can only expect people to be helpful when they understand what you do.

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

Custom Software Development for Mold Testing DIY Kit Company

"KAI Software uses a modern technology stack that allows for high-quality, rapid implementation."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KAI Software developed an MVP software app to track mold testing samples from purchase to the delivery of the laboratory report. The enterprise solution is compatible with web-based, iOS, and Android devices.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Plainsboro, New Jersey
Philippe Menos
Senior Technology Consultant, MycoLab USA LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first version is complete; KAI Software is now working on refining and enhancing the software. The team delivered high-quality development work that operates seamlessly with pre-existing components. Up-to-date technologies, clear expertise, and timeliness contributed to excellent 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.

I'm a senior technology consultant working with gotmold.com. We offer a DIY mold test kit that allows customers to assess if they have a mold problem at home or in their office.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KAI Software?

KAI Software helped us update an enterprise application that manages the customer experience from the air sampling and testing process to the delivery of the final lab reports. We’d developed part of the system years ago, but it was on a Windows platform that had fallen out-of-date.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KAI Software developed an MVP version of this tracking software. The solution tracks the status of the product from initial shipping to the customer. The customer performs the testing, submits sampling location information on our app, and sends the samples back to our laboratory,  Laboratory analysis data is sent back to the enterprise application, where our algorithm interprets and presents the results in a customer-friendly report.

We wanted to create a responsive desktop application for customers, plus iOS and Android versions, and a web application for administrators. The customer application is used to activate the kit and later receive a report.

The first stage of the development involved gathering specifications. We provided KAI Software with as much as we could in a written requirements document. They then translated our document into their preferred SRS format.  This allowed them to ask more detailed questions regarding our business model. It was a very thorough process.

For the second stage, KAI Software created design mockups that showed the flow and business logic in action. They created a graphical display of our requirements that reflected what we were looking for.

This led to the final stage—the coding of the MVP. The first version that KAI Software built was excellent, but in the process of development, we, of course, found things that we wanted to improve or fix. We’ve started phase two of enhancing the product and hope to go live in one month.

What is the team composition?

For the initial development phase, we worked with four people and Anya (Co-Founder, KAI Software) who serves as our project manager. We still work with her and one full-time developer for the second phase of development. Volodymyr (Co-Founder, KAI Software) was deeply involved in the initial specification work and continues to be active, especially when there’s an issue that no one else can figure out.

How did you come to work with KAI Software?

KAI Software came in right at the time we were considering developers. They sent a cold call-type email, and their pitch just resonated with us. We agreed to a conference call, and their approach further impressed us.

How much have you invested with them?

We plan to spend about $50,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first phase ran from February until June 2019. Since June, we’ve been doing minor bug fixes, and we launched our second phase in September 2019. That project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The software solution hasn’t gone live, so we can’t tell yet how users will respond to it and how it will scale. However, the way that the enterprise application interacts with other components —such as the laboratory data— is seamless. We’re very happy with how it’s working so far.

How did KAI Software perform from a project management standpoint?

From the start, KAI Software made a considerable effort to understand our business model and requirements. They came back with outstanding technical solutions. Anya is an excellent communicator and a strong manager —she keeps both our team and the KAI Software team in line so that the project can keep moving forward efficiently.

What did you find most impressive about them?

KAI Software uses a modern technology stack that allows for high-quality, rapid implementation. Their team is very cost-effective for the quality of work they do. They’re excellent problem-solvers.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, no, I'm a very satisfied customer.

Any advice for potential customers?

Before meeting with KAI Software, make sure you understand your own business as well as you can. Describe what you’re trying to accomplish and provide thorough documentation. KAI Software will implement exactly what you ask for and then flesh out areas as needed, so you need to make sure you know what you need.

I think we did a good job working together to refine our specifications, which has contributed to the success of our project and partnership.

5.0
Overall Score The partnership has been excellent all the way through.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

React Web Development for Renewable Energy Firm

"The developer I worked with was very committed & easy to coordinate with."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

KAI Software provided frontend web app development using React javascript for a renewable energy business services provider. They focused on improving UX/UI across the site and saving time for the client.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Stephen Dictor
Principal, Renewable Asset Partners LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

User feedback on the project has been very positive, and project stakeholders have saved time and significant resources through the new streamlined processes that the web applications allow. KAI Software was responsive and flexible, demonstrating commitment to the success of their client.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Renewable Asset Partners is a professional services in the renewable energy industry specializing in data analytics and asset management strategies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire KAI Software?

I decided to contract KAI to develop some custom enhancements for a web portal used by one customer to access data & reports.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of this project was to develop reusable & flexible front-end web application components in conformance with functional requirements and user testing. This project, as scoped, was fairly low-risk and designed to save time for RAP while potentially enhancing our supplier base in case of a positive outcome.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I chose to work with KAI because of a positive impression during initial interviews and, of available options, their ability to efficiently get started with a straightforward and low-risk contract structure.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

KAI provided us with one React javascript developer to whom RAP could directly delegate tasks. Management was very responsive and accessible, and I coordinated with the developer through requirements documentation and daily web conference calls.

The work performed by the developer was the development of React UI components to enhance user experience when accessing information from a data warehouse. The solution was developed in the specified technology (React javascript), met a set of functional requirements, and was improved iteratively based on feedback from user testing.

What was the team composition?

One junior developer (no project manager), and general & contract coordination with company management. The developer worked in company office space where they could refer to colleagues for informal support.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Working with KAI has freed up internal resources as expected, and user feedback of the work developed has been positive. (Note that the project was small specific).

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Coordination with the developer was done through requirements documentation, shared task management and daily web conference calls. It was effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

KAI's management is very responsive. The developer I worked with was very committed & easy to coordinate with. I believe their speed and flexibility appears to be a great strength.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Understandably, KAI was cautious about sharing which specific resources/ personnel would be assigned to the project - I only had access to "representative" resumes before the commencement of work. There could be some marginal room for improvement in this upfront information exchange.

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

Web and App Dev for Recruitment Marketplace

“Whenever we brought up an issue, they addressed it immediately and didn’t stop until the problem was resolved.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Project summary: 

KAI Software developed a web and mobile app, following specific wireframes and requirements. They collaborated closely with the internal team, going through numerous iterations before the final product launch.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
William Z.
Founder, Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

KAI Software does quality work at a great price. They met expectations and built a scalable custom app that the internal team can easily manage. 

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 founder of a technology company that provides an on-demand marketplace that connects gig workers with businesses for jobs by the shift.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KAI Software?

We needed a partner to develop the minimum viable product (MVP) for our web and mobile app, and we wanted something quick, yet affordable to show investors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KAI Software began by working with us to outline our software requirements specifications (SRS), which itemized all of the features and capabilities for both the web and mobile app. We provided a basic wireframe and color scheme that KAI Software was able to further build upon. We then signed off on it, and their team began development. The process provided several different revision stages where we refined our concept towards the final deliverable. They used the Node.js framework and Vue for the responsive web app. The backend for both the web an mobile apps was built on PostgreSQL. Everything is containerized making DevOps and scalability a cinch via Cloud66.  Other integrations include Intercom, Stripe, MailGun, and MapBox. After launching the product, we then began adding additional features, and it was convenient to work with them again.

What is the team composition?

We were assigned a primary contract, a project manager, and roughly 4 to 6 developers.

How did you come to work with KAI Software?

They contacted me and were willing to do the work at a decent price, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The partnership lasted from August 2018–April 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We got a custom app at a great price, and they made it scalable so that our internal team can manage it. We can deploy the app to servers around the world, in minutes, with little hassle.

How did KAI Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They were responsive and always answered our questions. Whenever we brought up an issue, they addressed it immediately and didn’t stop until the problem was fixed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their developers are overseas, but the project managers are in the U.S., which makes communication very simple.

Are there any areas they could improve?

For first-time clients, a clear step by step discussion of what level of detail is expected/required from the client could be extremely useful in facilitating a smoother process.  

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Know clearly from the beginning what you want. The more details you provide them, the better the engagement will be. If possible, work with a graphic designer to make wireframes that show exactly how you want every page to look.

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

Mobile App & Web Dev for Mobile Retail Marketplace

"I had confidence that they could get the job done, and that they knew what they were talking about."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2017 - 2018
Project summary: 

KAI Software Inc developed MVP versions of an iOS and Android mobile app. Key features include making retail products available for in-app purchase and delivery.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
Jordan Breakley Hunt
Founder, Stockist
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal and external feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. KAI Software Inc executives not only enhanced the project creatively, but also demonstrated a vested interest in long-term outcomes and business needs. Expertise and meticulousness were hallmarks of their work.

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 founder of a startup mobile marketplace. We aggregate local in-store retail products and make them available for in-app purchase and same day delivery.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KAI Software Inc?

As a non-technical founder, I needed to bootstrap the development of my mobile app (iOS and Android) and website. I wanted to find an external technical resource that could translate my vision into a tangible product and help me look attractive to potential investors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

KAI Software Inc led all things technical on the project. I gave them use cases, as well as research that I'd produced about why this product would work. I also shared some examples of checkout screens, shopping carts, or browsing functionality that I liked. They developed the user flow, user experience, interaction, and design. There were questions that I didn't know to ask, but they filled in the blanks. We’d sit down together, and they’d walk me through the solution. They asked tons of questions so that they fully understood the project. They created an SRS document to outline what we needed in a very detailed manner.

What is the team composition?

I worked with Volodymyr (Co-founder, KAI Software Inc) and Anya (Managing Partner, KAI Software Inc), but I know that at least four developers were working on this project.  

How did you come to work with KAI Software Inc?

They were either recommended by or connected to one of the mentors in The Founder Institute. I’d actually started working with another developer, but he couldn't finish the project, and his files were useless. I subsequently met with KAI Software Inc., and we started working together after a series of conversations. They worked with me so that I didn't have to pay again to build what was supposedly already built.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from 2017–2018. Cumulatively they spent 4–6 months working on the project altogether. The initial product was probably done in four months, but then I decided to add a few more things.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven't officially done a broad launch, but we've done alpha and beta testing. The feedback we’ve gotten from testers has been quite positive. They were all impressed and wanted to know when it will be ready for download. The initial agreement was just to develop an MVP. KAI Software Inc ended up developing a fully-functional product. We're still iterating and want to add new features, but it's way better than the MVP of most of my peers.

How did KAI Software Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

They're really organized and kept me apprised of everything that was happening. Even simple things are tracked, like keeping a record of all the passwords that we're using for different types of software and development tools. They made sure they understood the project, and that I understood what they needed and what they were going to do.

It was perfect to have just two main contacts because working with multiple people sometimes gets confusing. Pretty much 90% of all communication was with Anya. The coordination was easy, whether it was over the phone, email, or text message. She was always available. We could start a conversation by phone and continue it later over text or email, and everything still flowed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're really easy to work with. I didn't have to worry that nothing was happening or that they weren’t doing work. If they didn’t call me, I still got notifications on the development stack. Even though I only dealt with two people, there was a support team that could scale up to as many people as needed. I had confidence that they could get the job done, and that they knew what they were talking about.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. Any development process has a bit of back and forth and takes longer than estimated. It's not a knock on them. I had a lot of feedback on things I didn't tell them initially to incorporate.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very transparent about what you want to be developed. Give it some really deep thought and then sit down and discuss it with them. They will give you what you want as long as you talk through the entire user experience and functionality requirements.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They could be better at estimating how long a project will take.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I'd rate them higher if I could.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them and will do so again.

Custom Software Development for Violence Prevention Company

"They’ve been very accessible to discuss any issues."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

KAI Software developed an app to promote the seminars and services of a home and workplace safety advocacy group.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
Founder & CEO, Violence Prevention Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Business growth is steady as a result of KAI Software’s development work. The team is professional and works well together, fostering a hassle-free engagement. They have been transparent in all discussions, building a sense of trust throughout the project. 

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 am a speaker and consultant promoting safety and preventing violence in the workplace, in the home, and at schools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with KAI Software?

I connected with KAI Software for the development of my app called the Osso Safe App.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I mapped out what I wanted for my app. The app is used to promote my seminars and services.

What is the team composition?

I worked with 4–5 people.

How did you come to work with KAI Software?

I felt uncomfortable with other vendors, but I appreciated that KAI Software gave the customer full control of what they develop. They were very accommodating, so I selected them for my project.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent about $30,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement began in May 2018 and remains ongoing. We have been developing in stages.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can see the progress in my business, and hopefully, we can continue to build on that.

How did KAI Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We have communicated well in person and over the phone. They’ve been very accessible to discuss any issues. They have kept me thoroughly updated every step of the way.

What did you find most impressive about them?

In broad terms, I appreciate how they work together and what kind of work they produce.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I cannot discern anything that needs improvement, but I would like to hopefully meet their co-founder in person soon.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Everybody’s needs will be different, so what worked for me may not be best for other clients. I would recommend setting expectations for the engagement early on and regularly assess them.

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