Creating Digital Masterpieces

We build technically challenging web applications and products. We can help in building user friendly, visually stunning and reliable apps that just work.

Our core services are software developmentUX/UI design and project management.

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Gaining experience building products and participating in all phases of building and launching products, we have gathered best practices and patterns that define our workflow. Through lean development, our workflow optimizes time to market and costs. We place great importance on helping you find the right product market fit on the business side and the right technical architecture on the engineering side.

We'll work closely and transparently through all phases of product lifecycle, building trust and avoiding any waste of time because of mis-interpretation of clients’ or market feedback.

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Technological keywords include: Java, Node.JS, Vue, React, Angular, PWA, AWS, Serverless, Docker, Azure, SQL, RDB, etc.

By being and doing agile we're adjusting the process just slightly for every specific customer.

 
$50,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Key clients: 

Each client we work with at the moment is our key client. Being client-centric, helping the client and their products reach their goals is one of our most important values.

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CNJ & Danfoss

With our partner company CNJ, we designed and developed Digital Design Center for our client Danfoss. 

Web application aggregates data from different Danfoss sources to present product catalog together with custom implementation of content management system with the aim to help engineers design best possible systems for heating solutions.

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In516ht - BA Web application

Along with our client, In516ht, we developed business app, used by several major companies in Slovenia (Petrol, Triglav, Medis) – its purpose is to help with BA data overview, implemented from various data sources.

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StoringCargo.com

StoringCargo is a brand new addition to European market, focusing on short-term warehouse rentals and deliveries – warehouse to final client. Product enables searching and booking warehouse rentals in no-time, anywhere in Europe.

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Doctrina

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DELO - World Flight

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Custom Web Dev & API Integration for Engineering Company

"Everything built by Kaldi works perfectly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jul. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

An existing vendor of an engineering firm hired Kaldi IT for support on a project. They provided resources to assist with API backend development for a complicated solution including advanced 3D modeling.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project Manager, Engineering Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A reliable provider, Kaldi IT has delivered excellent solutions, bringing the project on track. The team integrated well, participating in daily meetings, implementing changes, and offering suggestions. While they could devote more time to testing, their solutions have been generally high-quality.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

During this project, I was a project manager and scrum product owner at an engineering firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kaldi IT?

The agency working for us hired Kaldi to develop a rather complicated product that needed API backend development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kaldi was brought in to develop a specific component, but they ended up building the whole web platform from the bottom up. It has user profiles and advanced 3D modeling. The design was completed by another party.

They used multiple technologies, including HTML and JavaScript. The site is hosted on Azure.

What is the team composition?

The scrum master and designer were from the agency that hired them. On Kaldi’s side, there was one person in charge of frontend development, a manager and backend developer, and an Azure specialist. 

How did you come to work with Kaldi IT?

We had requirements for a platform to serve data, and our main agency didn't have a solution in place. The agency turned to Kaldi to take over the work.

How much have you invested with them?

I don’t know how much they’re paid by the agency. We just have a contract with the main provider.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Kaldi in July 2019, and it’s ongoing. I believe that our main provider has gotten most of the assistance they needed, and they’ll take over at some point.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback on their work is really great. Any problems that have arisen were on our side, with data quality, and not on the development side. Everything built by Kaldi works perfectly.

How did Kaldi IT perform from a project management standpoint?

We managed the project on our side, but Kaldi IT performed well and was very organized. We had 15-minute daily meetings, and all the changes we talked about were taken into consideration. I got a very good impression of their work from my side. We used Azure DevOps for management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We became really good colleagues, and the conversation was always relaxed. We could have a chat or quick meeting whenever we liked, and they made suggestions for improvements. Kaldi IT truly cares about the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Some things weren’t tested correctly, and I’ve had to do testing on my own. They could do some additional checkups on the code before delivering them to my section, for user-acceptance tests.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

My advice is for clients to be honest and be themselves.

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

Backend Dev for Telecommunications Operator

"The team dynamics, relationships and cooperation were very good."

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

Kaldi IT provided backend architecture development with an identity manager and messaging system. Their team built scalable and robust microservice integrations for the platform. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Boris Ferš
Head of Software Development, Beenius
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kaldi IT has been engaged, dedicated, and motivated. The first service has reached a testing phase. They worked hard to ensure the project would be entirely successful. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our focus is on telecommunications operators who are eager to offer their users the latest and most creative solutions (IPTV, OTT, HbbTV, and Hybrid). We are proud of being a recognized innovator, who provides innovative solutions to the industry and its clients in 55 countries of the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kaldi IT?

For developing highly scalable and robust microservices.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to move from monolithic to microservice architecture. In doing so, certain already developed functionalities need to be redeveloped as microservices, together with new functionalities to meet customers and market demands.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had some initial meetings, reference checks with various companies and KaldiIT impressed us with their engagement and knowledge. After presenting the challenge, they put together an architecture proposal and suggested technologies that would be suitable for this challenge.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We decided to move the authentication and messaging functionality from monolith to microservices. KaldiIT has developed two microservices (identity manager and messaging system) and our requirement was that these two microservices need to be highly scalable and robust. Before the actual development began, we had a couple of meetings to discuss the prepared solutions and to agree on the technologies that would be used.

What was the team composition?

We worked with two developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Currently, we are with the first microservices in the testing phase and have no business impact so far.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They do their best to make the project a success. The team dynamics, relationships and cooperation were very good.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their engagement, willingness and motivation.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The more I think, the more I don't remember anything. :)

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

Web Dev for Mobile Design & Dev Agency

"They estimated the cost precisely and delivered the website on time."

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

Kaldi IT developed a website to provide more information about services for a mobile design and development agency.  Following design specifications, the team built the frontend and backend of the platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Andrej Slapnik
CEO, Kamino d.o.o.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kaldi IT delivered a more informative and accessible website to represent the business satisfactorily. The team directed a streamlined engagement. They produced the platform on time and on budget.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Kamino is a tight knit agency from Ljubljana that focuses on mobile design and development. With 5+ years of experience in building and shipping mobile products and a team of bright and talented people we bring a strong focus to anything being worked on. I am the CEO of Kamino.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kaldi IT?

We needed redesigned website and Kaldi was perfect match for it.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to let our customers and potential new co-workers know what we are doing and why we are perfect match for them.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through couple of initial meetings with different companies, KaldiIT showed the most enthusiasm to deliver what we wanted. Also Aleš, CEO of KaldiIT, was very helpful with suggestions on how to solve specific problems.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We wanted new website to give our visitors more info about us. We have provided designs of the website and KaldiIT prepared beautiful and functional frontend and stable backend.

What was the team composition?

Our point of contact was their project manager who then worked with frontend and backend developer. Everything was done so smoothly we only had sync once per sprint.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our website is our first contact with everyone out there. Now everyone can check our key member, our services and our references instantly.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had be-weekly sprints and while the projects was not too big meeting once per sprint was enough.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They estimated the cost precisely and delivered the website on time. No need to say more.

 

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

Custom Dev for Warehouse Connection & Logistics Solution

"They're willing to share their knowledge and connections if you need anything."

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

Working with the internal team, Kaldi IT is helping design, develop, and implement a software solution that connects warehouses around the world. They're now connecting the solution to third-party providers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kranj, Slovenia
CEO, Logistics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since the project is still in development, it's too early to collect user feedback. Regardless, Kaldi IT has been organized throughout, adhering to all set timelines. The team feels connected to their work and do their best to ensure project success.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a Slovenian logistics company that received European funding for developing a project. For now, we employee six co-workers and operate all over Europe.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kaldi IT?

We cooperate with Kaldi IT on UX, design, software development, software implementation, and everything about system configurations/implementation.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to build software which will connect warehouses all over the world and will allow on time bookings.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Kaldi IT because of a good reputation, excellent engagement, and interest in our project. Partners also recommended Kaldi to us.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

First, we did the whole project roadmap, then we design wireframes and make tests. Our next step was designing MVP, and now we are in the phase of implementation and testing.

Kaldi take care of the whole design and system structure. Kaldi also take care of implementation and connection with other third-party providers to connect in our project ( like payment system ).

What was the team composition?

The project team counts four developers. In case of particular need, other developers attend if was necessary.

We have a project manager who takes care that we are on time with roadmap and work go smoothly, a designer who makes things lovely, Front end developer who takes care that things are connected and Back End developer who takes care that all together works.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project is new, and for now do not have a business impact. Because of Kaldi's good planing, we are very early allowed to get first users and received test results which will help us in the future.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management is very organized. Team all the time achieve goals. We use software for communication which is new for us ( Jira, Slack ) and proved to be good.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Most impressive is the engagement of all team members. We have feelings that they don't work just for business but that they are really in the project, connected to the project, and doing their best that project will be a success. They're willing to share their knowledge and connections if you need anything.

Are there any areas for improvement?

For now, there is no outstanding thing that should be improved

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We are on time with a roadmap; all meetings are on time as well
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Price is like we agreed, use of funds is evident
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    All like we imagine, maybe even better
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We recommend Kaldi for all who have a more complex development project

Backend Development for Car Sharing Startup

“Kaldi IT communicates at a high level and completes their tasks in a timely manner.”

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

Kaldi IT provided backend development expertise to build a mobile app for car sharing. They integrated a landing page with the app and third-party sites. The system tracks user information about rentals.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Slovenia
Klemen Furlan
CEO, Giro Car Share
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kaldi IT works with a frontend development vendor as a cohesive unit and came well recommended. They are exceptionally skilled at project management and use an array of tools and technology to organize the project. The team quickly produces satisfying 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 the CEO of Giro Car Share. Our startup’s mobile app is users who want to rent a car like they would rent an apartment on Airbnb. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kaldi IT?

We needed help with backend development so we could create the products our customers wanted. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kaldi IT executes backend development for our app based on the requirements we provide. They manage the flow process of orders. The app lets users reserve vehicles. It tracks upcoming, current, and finished trips based on the cars that have been submitted, customers or users that have signed in, and the information each of them has saved. This data shows the entire history of what went on during the rental procedure.
 
Kaldi IT helped integrate our website with other third-party services. We had a basic landing website already, and they synchronized it with our app to store information from when users log in. They’ve completed the MVP at this point. Currently, we’re working on a few additional features. The entire project should be complete within a month. 
 
What is the team composition? 

We mainly interact with Ales (Co-founder & CEO, Kaldi IT). 

How did you come to work with Kaldi IT?

Kaldi IT came as a package together with our frontend development company. We found them on a few different sites. Based on their recommendations, they were one of the best vendors in regards to price and performance. We didn’t make a bad decision. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €20,000 (approximately $23,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018, and the work is ongoing. 
 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Surprisingly, the app has very few bugs. Kaldi IT communicates at a high level and completes their tasks in a timely manner. We’re very satisfied with their work. 

How did Kaldi IT perform from a project management standpoint?

I’d give them 9.5 out of 10 for project management. We have weekly meetings. Tools we use include email, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and phone. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Kaldi IT is very quick to understand what we want. The team follows instructions very well. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I advise potential clients to try working with Kaldi IT. 

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

Development for Data Warehousing Platform

"Their open-minded nature and advanced, tech-savvy skills make them a valuable partner."

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

Hired as a third party, Kaldi IT created and implemented a business solution for data management and analysis. They performed front- and backend development and implemented the solution on software systems.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Slovenia
Grega Jerkic
Owner, In516ht
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The developed solution allows for users to store and analyze data efficiently. The Javascript-backend is flexible and allows for necessary modifications on the user’s end. The Kaldi IT team’s successful work on this project has resulted in a continued collaboration for future versions.  

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 owner and director of In516ht. We're a consulting company focused on business intelligence solutions. We implement solutions in terms of data warehousing, business intelligence tools, and planning tools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kaldi IT?

Our clients had difficulty in managing their master data in an analytical environment. The solution needed to allow our clients to work with their master codes and data flexibly. We wanted to create a solution that was quick to implement for our clients, but we didn’t have any internal developers to create those solutions. Additionally, it would have been too costly and time-consuming to develop this in-house.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We collaborated in defining the requirements and how the solution should look regarding our input and output. Their team created multiple prototypes, and we discussed each iteration and brainstormed as a group. They developed the entire solution, from the UX design to the database design. Kaldi IT performed front- and backend work and implemented the product on the cloud and on-premise. The app can be customized and allows users to input and update data, and upload it to a data warehouse for analysis. They developed the backend using Javascript and the frontend using React. We are now collaborating on the future version of this product. 

What is the team composition?

They've provided two teammates for the project, and I'm the project manager for my team.

How did you come to work with Kaldi IT?

We considered multiple local web development companies. After looking through portfolios and considering our connections, Kaldi IT came referred to us.  According to other companies they worked with, we could tell they have the skills to accomplish our needs.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent around €20,000 ($24,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the project in June 2017, and the work on the next version is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve been pleased with their work; they’ve made quality suggestions throughout the process. The backend that they developed has proved to be flexible in allowing for modifications, which was part of our goal.

How did Kaldi IT perform from a project management standpoint?

We had regular meetings and communicated through the phone and email. We used Jira to track significant milestones throughout the process. It was easy to stay in contact as we live in the same city.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their extensive knowledge of the architecture and development of the front- and backend is essential for us. We didn’t need to have multiple people onsite because of this, which was an advantage. Their open-minded nature and advanced, tech-savvy skills make them a valuable partner.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be helpful if they provided additional testers in the testing phase, but overall, we’ve encountered minimal issues.

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

Backend Development for Healthcare Startup

“I appreciate Kaldi IT’s easy-going and adaptable workflow. They like to keep things simple.”

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

Kaldi IT provided backend development services for an iOS mobile application. The team used an AWS Mobile foundation with MongoDB and Java. They continue to work on further development.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Alex Vidovich
CTO, 28labs Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kaldi IT’s professional work ethic and responsive approach to the partnership set the foundation for future success. The team was quick to make changes throughout the development and remains receptive to feedback as the project continues. 

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 the CTO of 28labs Inc. We are a startup operating in the healthcare space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kaldi IT?

We needed additional help on the backend os we were looking for a partner to help us on that part. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started with a series of meetings to outline requirements, plan the scope, and organize the initial documentation. Kaldi IT developed the backend for our iOS mobile app using AWS Mobile, MongoDB, and Java and connected it to our API. We plan to create an Android iteration in the future.

What is the team composition?

We worked with one representative from Kaldi IT.

How did you come to work with Kaldi IT?

We came across them on the Clutch website and were impressed by their portfolio of past clients and their positive reviews.

How much have you invested with them?

We expect to spend between $25,000­–$50,000 on this engagement.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Because we are still in the process of development, we have no quantitative data, but we are happy with their work ethic and approach to our partnership.

How did Kaldi IT perform from a project management standpoint?

We met in person a couple of times at the start of the project, but now we consistently communicate via Slack. Their team is quick to make any changes or necessary bug fixes.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate Kaldi IT’s easy-going and adaptable workflow. They like to keep things simple.

Any advice for potential customers?

Potential customers should avoid wasting their time looking at other agencies or freelancers and just hire Kaldi IT.

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

Database Dev for Network Services Provider

“Their work and help with our system are very good.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kaldi IT provides software development services. The team was familiar with the existing EPP socket-based server and uses Git and Java technologies. They also designed 2 web-based applications and a database.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Benjamin Zwittnig
Technical Advisor, Arnes
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kaldi IT cooperates well with internal development resources. The team communicates well, often responding ahead of requested deadlines. They provide valuable system support and their efforts ensure all systems function seamlessly.

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 a top-level registry for .si. That's our core business. We provide EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) and other access to register .si domains and also run DNS (Domain Name Servers) services for .si. The company is a network of Slovenia. The network is an internet provider for schools, faculties, universities, etc. Registry is a small part of our organization. I'm a technical adviser for the main registry business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kaldi IT?

When we started our business as a registry, some colleagues from Kaldi worked at our company. They left and started their own firm. Since they knew how our system works, we hired them to help us with software development of our systems.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They do software development for us. They use Git for version control, so use GitLab as an environment. The code is developed in Java. We have the EPP server which is running in the background, and it's socket-based. There are two more web-based applications, both developed in Java as well. They are using a framework to do the graphics in the browser.

We've used Jenkins for building from source into packages. The application server we use is Payara GlassFish. They designed the UX. The database under these applications is structured with the domains, transactions, contacts, hostnames, and billings. We use PayPal to do the transactions. They helped us design the database. The database is MariaDB and Java connects to the database.

What is the team dynamic?

With this project, four people help us. We have connections with one.

How did you come to work with Kaldi IT?

We chose them because they knew our system before they left our company. They were also less expensive than others, and they do a very good job.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent around €200,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in January 2013. We're still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Response times are according to public tender. They help our internal development team.

How did Kaldi IT perform from a project management standpoint?

They are responsive to our correspondence. We specified response times in public tender and they respond to us the way it was specified or even faster. We used a ticketing system, but we are not developers, we are system admins, so we don't know all the technologies that are used in the source code.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their work and help with our system are very good. Everything works. The whole project is successful; that's the most impressive thing.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't think so. We are quite satisfied with them.

5.0
Overall Score They are excellent.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've already recommended them.

Backend Dev for B2B Mobile Security Company

"The relationship between their developers and our internal team was very good."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sept. 2013 - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Kaldi IT initially provided two strong developers to build features on a staff augmentation capacity, but then progressed into having more ownership of their work while creating a notification service.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Mike Campin
VP of Engineering, Wandera
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They delivered up-to-standard code and followed all internal Scrum processes, while also helping improve the speed of delivery for the whole team. Their developers are reliable, knowledgeable, and committed, and they know how to say no when a task isn’t in their area of expertise.

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 VP of engineering at Wandera and we’re a provider of B2B mobility services. We sell two different products: one is a data expense management product and the other is a mobile threat defense product for large global enterprises.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kaldi IT?

We were looking to grow our development team after a couple of rounds of investment. We already had a good working relationship with a separate agency in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They were providing web development resources, but we needed to grow our backend development team as well. We were struggling to find what we needed in London, so the team in Slovenia put us in touch with Kaldi IT.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kaldi IT was completely embedded in our backend development team at the time. Initially, they worked on the same features that our in-house team was working on. As the relationship progressed, they took more ownership over what they were building for us, which led to them owning entire microservices.

They built features that helped manage the enrollment of new mobile phones onto the platform, and also built our notification service, which is a web service responsible for sending emails and official notifications to end users.

What is the team dynamic?

We worked with two developers and the team dynamic was great. They were fully integrated into our backend Scrum team and attended all the different Agile or Scrum ceremonies. They delivered code as per our coding standards and our code review process.

I had regular one-on-one meetings with both managers where we would go over what was going well and what wasn’t. The relationship between their developers and our internal team was very good.

How did you come to work with Kaldi IT?

They were recommended by another agency we were working with at the time. We put them through a regular interview process; I flew out and met them in Ljubljana and interviewed them there.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested €250,000 [U.S.$293,263].

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from September 2013 until December 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were very much embedded in our team and were like a virtual extension for the most part. We’re very proud of our code quality and they more than met the challenge of contributing to our codebase in a way that our in-house development team was happy with, which is a difficult thing to do. They also increased the velocity of our team because they were two very strong developers.

How did Kaldi IT perform from a project management standpoint?

Since they were integrated into our team, we provided the project management support for their delivery. However, they did take on more ownership and responsibility in delivering the notification service. They proved themselves to be mature, capable, and reliable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re strong, committed developers that have a high degree of integrity.

Are there any areas they could improve?

At the time, they were a relatively small company. They didn’t necessarily have the flexibility that we sometimes could’ve used in terms of additional time and resources.

Do you have any advice for a potential client of theirs?

They were really nice and honest people and should be regarded as such. Go in and explain your problem and they will let you know if they can help.

One of their strengths was that they would speak up when something wasn’t right and wasn’t going to work—they didn’t just take on anything and everything. They understood what they were good at and how they needed to work to make it a success, and made sure that we understood that.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    For the majority of the time, they were a virtual extension of our team. It wasn’t really a task of their own to set deadlines or handle project management.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We had a common materials arrangement rather than a fixed scope arrangement. I can only speak to their output in a given time. I subsequently work with faster developers, but they were good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If someone were to ask me for someone that works with Java, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Multiple Web Dev Projects for Newspaper Agency

"They put out realistic timelines and were always able to complete the work."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kaldi IT has completed several projects to produce dynamic, UX-heavy digital content. They have designed infographics, social media, and interactive presentations to engage readers in a wide range of topics.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Andrej Miholic
Digital Content Editor, DELO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kaldi IT conducts extensive testing on all work before going live and has experienced zero major issues. The team is responsive with clear, direct lines of communication and often responds within an hour. They are serious and dependable, consistently setting and meeting realistic timelines.

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 the digital content editor of Delo, the biggest national Slovenian non-tabloid daily newspaper. I run the online page and social media accounts of the publication. We are stationed in Ljubljana, same as Kaldi IT.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kaldi IT?

One year ago, we had an internal developer who helped us make interactive infographics for readers, through which we presented different sets of data on elections, statistics and so on. We went our separate ways with that employee and tried to get external help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kaldi IT is our outsourced developer team producing material for our readers. We have worked on three different projects; the first one was related to one of our correspondents, who traveled around the Mediterranean and then the world, checking black carbon levels. The info is sent to us, and Kaldi IT created infographics based on it, through which readers could see the location of the plane, its altitude, its speed, and whether it was flying or on the ground, for every moment of his scientific research. The team made social media posts with photographs and videos, and we added the articles we wrote about this adventure. At the end, they allowed us to show the black carbon results through infographics, text, multimedia data, articles and so on.

The second project was about kids and parents enlisting in secondary school. In Slovenia, kids go to primary school until they are 14 or 15, after which they go to secondary school for four years until they’re 18. We presented how many seats were available for particular school years, how many children were enlisted, what kinds of schooling programs they had, and what the offer was for kids with disabilities or for prodigies. It was an interactive presentation through which readers could look at all the schools and compare them. It was meant to help children and their parents choose the best high school for them. A lot of data had to be entered about each school, and we had to have good UX functionalities.

Kaldi IT made this project for us, and we entered the spreadsheet data. We can do this year after year, without their help.

We’re now working on a bigger project, monitoring elections. First, we had presidential elections, and we’ll have parliamentary ones next year, followed by municipality elections. Kaldi IT is working on a project by which we will be able to see how many votes went to a particular candidate, from a particular voting constituency, at a national level. A part of this is a map showing different statistical data in Slovenia, for municipalities and regions.

What is the team dynamic?

We talked with two contacts, who did most of the development part. We also had a UX developer. We visited Kaldi IT’s offices, and I know that they have more people, but, based on our past experience, we felt that we should restrict communication to two or three people from each of our sides, as this makes communication easier—we don’t get the cacophony of everyone telling everything to everyone else.

How did you come to work with Kaldi IT?

We surveyed the market in Slovenia and got some informal references about Kaldi IT. I know a good developer working in San Francisco, who knows the scene in Slovenia. We’re a small country with two million people, and Ljubljana only has 300,000 people, so everyone knows everyone. My friend told me about a few firms, and we contacted a few. We started three projects in the beginning and gave each one to a different team. The Mediterranean project was the biggest one, and we were most satisfied with Kaldi IT. We have come to work on our third project since.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work has been €15,000. [$18,000]

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Kaldi IT a year and a half ago, or maybe less. The flying project started later on, but we had to have everything ready for it. It will last until 2020. We will have a new flight round next year. The school project is the same, and we only intend to change the numbers for 2018. The new data is added as another layer, and readers can check the previous data as well. It’s the same for the elections project as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Results are more on our part. The second project had more views than the first one, but we expected this, since we’ve always had the largest audiences around elections.

We haven’t had any issues with Kaldi IT’s work. For all projects, we made extensive testing before going live. There were some minor bugs fixed in that phase, and no other ones later on.

How did Kaldi IT perform from a project management standpoint?

We did some projects in previous years using other companies. There wasn’t an arranged line of communication then, so we knew that we had to setup a clear and direct line of communication now. The process with Kaldi IT has been very good; we usually have one or two people speaking from both sides, so communication problems were reduced to a minimum. They’ve been very responsive; I get email replies in terms of minutes, or less than an hour.

We’ve gone to their office a couple of times, and they came to ours. In physical terms, we’re one kilometer apart from Kaldi IT, or half a mile. Most of the communication was done through email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The seriousness and dependability; Kaldi IT is a small but agile company. Based on previous experiences, we thought that we had to approach them with some reserve, but we found out that we didn’t. They put out realistic timelines and were always able to complete the work. From my point of view, as an editor, I trust them very much. I have no reason not to.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We haven’t given Kaldi IT any projects that they were uncomfortable with. On two occasions, after outlining the project, they asked for one week to get back to us. They had other projects, and needed to see if ours could be fit within that time space. There is always a certain time limit in media: the election, the start of the scientific project or the upcoming school year. We were always on a tight schedule, so Kaldi IT needed to check whether they could fit the projects in. They got back to us in the promised time, and the response was positive. We didn’t get a no, and they were always able to deliver. I have no negative experiences with Kaldi IT.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

From our experience, clients can trust Kaldi IT. They should be frank and think about the projects. If they do, Kaldi IT will be able to follow up on the time limits. If the company ordering the project knows what it wants in advance, the team will be able to follow.

5.0
Overall Score We had some mediocre experiences in the past, but Kaldi IT was very good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always did what they said they would do, within the time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The pricing could always be lower, and the quality could be better, but, altogether, we got everything we wanted for the agreed cost.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It could always be a bit better, but, from what we’ve seen, it was very good.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have not referred them yet, but I would.