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.