Software Design, Engineering and Support

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Kanda is a reliable full-service Software Engineering, Digital Transformation and QA partner specializing in the development of time-sensitive and innovative SaaS, Mobile and On-premises solutions. For our clients software is a critical success factor.

To every project, we bring a combination of domain expertise, exceptional engineering talent, rigorous best practices, commitment to the protection of client’s IP and accountability of a US company with over two decades of impeccable reputation.

With over 25 years of experience under the belt, Kanda has successfully delivered well over three thousand solutions to hundreds of clients. Our customers vary from large corporations to disruptive startups, from software vendors and SaaS companies to digital healthcare innovators, app vendors, marketing firms, financial services providers, publishers, and educational institutions.

Services:

  • Custom Software Development
  • Software Design, Architecture, and Prototyping
  • Cloud Engineering
  • Cloud Migration
  • Business Intelligence Solutions
  • Data Analytics and Data Warehousing
  • Legacy Software Modernization
  • Application Security
  • Solutions Integration
  • Digital Transformation
  • DevOps Services
  • ML and AI Services
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Software QA and Testing

Our Partners:

  • Google Cloud Platform
  • AWS
  • Microsoft
  • Snowflake
  • Rock Health

 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
1993
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Newton, MA
headquarters
  • 233 Needham Street
    Newton, MA 02464
    United States
other locations
  • 33 Irving Pl
    New York, NY 10003
    United States
  • 2315 Lincoln Ln
    San Francisco, CA 94501
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Kanda Software Serves a wide range of clients in Digital Health and Life Sciences, ISVs, Adtech and Marketing, Real Estate, Finance, Travel & Hospitality, Retail, Education, and other industries. Key clients include Janssen, Partners Health, Verizon Media, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, OneSky Group, Rue Gilt Groupe, Imprivata, and others.

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College Interactive: Web Platform and Mobile Applications to Connect Students and University Admission offices

College Interactive has chosen Kanda to help design and develop Ci Web Platform, Android and iPhone applications that allow college and university admission offices to engage and recruit prospective students via their preferred communication platform. By using CI app students can learn more about their education choices and connect one on one with colleges. College and university admission offices can use the College

Interactive platform to inform, engage, and recruit prospective students.

With the instant access to a database of over 5000 institutions of higher learning, College Interactive revolutionizes the admission marketing and recruitment process by providing an instant personalized marketing channel via mobile devices to colleges and universities to interact with prospective students. The mobile app helps students to simplify college or university search process based on their achievements and interests, to engage with admission offices, to learn about the application process, requirements, and payment options.

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Mobile SSP and Advertising Programmatic Marketplace

The Client is the leading premium mobile advertising exchange, creating a highly efficient and liquid market for advertising buyers and sellers alike. The company provides a range of programmatic markets to enable buyers and publishers to accelerate their businesses by choosing how they want to buy and sell including public, private exchanges, and programmatic markets – and supports an ever-growing volume of rich media and

video ad units.

Kanda has worked on the development and the enhancement of the core platform and data warehouse for integrated 1st and 3rd party data, including behavioral, contextual, enriched location, and privacy data to enhance targeting and retargeting.

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Public Involvement Management Platform for a Non-Profit Organization

EnviroIssues helps make the communities where we work and live better places, by engaging the public in conversations about the policies and projects that would change their lives. The company develops public involvement plans to ensure that members of the community understand and could comment on the developments that affect their communities.

Kanda has helped design, develop and launch EnviroLytical, a  custom outreach

software solution, and a public involvement management tool. It’s a secure web-based application that tags, filters, searches and reports the results of a company’s efforts to communicate with the public about specific projects.
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Real Estate Rent Comparison Analysis Platform

Kanda has designed and developed a leading service for both landlords and property managers looking for informative and educational content on
important rental housing products, services, and technology.

The Client is a real estate company that uses proprietary technology and data to provide a thorough rent comparison analysis in seconds for any address in The United States. Renters, landlords, and investors use

Rentometer to
help them guide rental housing decisions.
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One of the Largest Global Media Companies Automates and Deepens Consumer and Campaign Insights with Real-Time Marketing Cloud Platform on GCP

Today’s increasingly digital-centric business world demands a real-time connected data ecosystem accessible by key stakeholders and data analysts alike that enable both to make informed, business-critical decisions quickly. Due to the nature of its business, this Client collects vast amounts of data from various sources: campaign data, 1st, 2nd and 3rd-party data, ad server data, etc. However, much of the data wasn’t being used

to its full potential in providing seamless, real-time insights to both internal analysts and clients to improve marketing campaigns and to better understand the consumer’s journey to purchase.

With disparate data being received and stored in multiple formats, databases and internal systems, analyzing and processing it proved time-consuming and complicated.

The Client has worked with Kanda to explore possible solutions that could help to automate manual processes, to reduce the amount of human error, and to provide real-time analytics capability. 

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Improving patient quality of life through safe, accurate solutions to medication management

The Client is the pioneer in multi-dose prescription packaging, needed to completely rewrite its software application to meet the modern needs of its pharmacy customers and to position the company for future growth. Kanda played a critical role by helping the Client to secure investment capital, and by becoming their dedicated development partner charged with architecting and developing a new software application that can scale

with the company’s North American expansion.

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Dev & QA Augmentation for Physicians' Social Platform

“I would not hesitate to hire them again, both from engineering and quality standpoints.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Feb. 2013 - Oct. 2015
Project summary: 

Kanda Software provided QA and development resources to a social platform for physicians. They helped build and validate the social network server. They also worked on a self-service marketing SaaS platform.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
New York, New York
John Gurman
Former SVP of Technology, SERMO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kanda Software proved to be top-notch in terms of their technical skills and high-quality deliverables. The detail-oriented team communicated seamlessly and managed the project well, despite a time zone difference. Their industry knowledge and technology insights added value to the partnership.

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 currently the VP of engineering operations and data at Seniorlink Incorporated. Our product helps facilitate communication with caregivers, coaching them through helping people stay at home.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kanda Software?

I worked with Kanda Software at my former company SERMO. We did two things at SERMO: we had a social network for doctors, and then to fund that social network, we did marketing and research surveys into that same user base. I joined SERMO as the director of engineering and then became SVP of engineering. Kanda Software provided team augmentation services.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kanda Software provided both QA and development resources to our team on an ongoing basis. The development group helped us build the social network server, and then the QA group helped validate that server. They also worked on our self-service marketing SaaS platform. 

What is the team composition?

That team fluctuated between 4–7 people.

How did you come to work with Kanda Software?

When I joined SERMO, they had a preexisting relationship with Kanda Software. I continued to grow the relationship with them and actually brought more people on to get additional skillsets.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $300,000 a year.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with them in February 2013, and that lasted until October 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I would not hesitate to hire them again, both from engineering and quality standpoints. Their engineers are top-notch in terms of technical and communication skills. They matched our current group from both a quality and a performance velocity aspect.

We found them to be very knowledgeable and critical thinkers with excellent communication. I have never seen validation people find bugs so detailed in my career.

How did Kanda Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We ran everything in an agile fashion, and they joined all of our team meetings and standups. Management from that regard was very easy; they were actually full members of the team. We used Atlassian Jira and Confluence. They were remote and based in Belarus, but it was easy to manage them; they tended to work around our business hours, which meant working a bit later in their day.

As for higher-level relationship management, we’d meet with Tibor (President) and Alex (Founder & CEO) quarterly or at least twice a year to talk about the relationship and how things were going. They were good at both project management and business relationship levels.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It would’ve been a nonstarter if they weren’t valuable assets. My favorite part of working together was learning about the industry and talking about where things were headed, both from an Eastern European sourcing standpoint but also a technology standpoint. It was great to have conversations with Tibor and Alex about next steps because they had a breadth of contacts in the industry that they would talk to. Bringing some of that to our conversation helped me to guide the team and determine how to grow. It was a tremendous benefit for the growth of the company, not just the development team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

If I did have any criticism or something they could improve upon, I’d have the conversation with them, and it would get remedied. I think onboarding sometimes took a little bit longer than we expected, but for our type of work, it was less of an issue because it was long-term. It tended to take a bit longer to get them up to speed, but once we did, it ran great.

Any advice for potential customers?

Keep the communication dialogue open – it’s very beneficial. Also, work as team members.

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

QA & Dev Support for SaaS Platform

"As diligent outside thinkers that performed great work, Kanda helped shape the vision of our company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2015 - May. 2018
Project summary: 

Kanda provided manual QA testing for a SaaS solution. They grew alongside the client, helping implement an automation platform and write user training manuals. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Daniel Ruvinsky
Lead Solutions Architect, Docurated
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to Kanda’s efforts, the client was acquired by another company, a major goal. Kanda’s diligence, attention to detail, and systematic approach made for a successful partnership. Their willingness to work hard and solve problems as they arose stood out.

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 former lead solutions architect for Docurated. It’s a sales enablement platform SaaS solution where I handled customer success and had more of a client services role there. I was there from 2013 until the end of December 2019.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kanda Software?

We were looking to scale Docurated business in our platform, but we were hitting a wall in terms of QA resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The main allocation that we asked Kanda to perform was the QA function. They also supported various other roles, but we started with manual QA testing and went from there.

After we got started, we then outlined and introduced the automation platform because it was a SaaS web-based application that was continuously growing. To be able to scale and meet our customer demands, Kanda helped a lot with manual testing but also implemented work with us to overview the automation platform.

Because of us being a small startup, customers needed support and training. Kanda allocated another resource as well who was a tech writer. She would shadow the QA counterpart and create user guides and training materials for our customer base.

What is the team composition?

Kanda gave us two full QA resources who were working primarily with me to design, implement, and test various things. The on-demand technical writer wasn’t full-time but was always available to work when needed. We also had our account manager who we would interact with on and off.

How did you come to work with Kanda Software?

One of my close friends in Boston was working at one of the startups there. He found Kanda and leveraged them for QA and development resources pretty heavily. We were talking, and I mentioned that we were looking to augment and improve our QA response. He recommended Kanda to us. They are local in Boston and just down the street from where I lived, so I went to see the VP of account management and we began talking.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent approximately $6,000 a month during those three years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We hired them in April 2015, and we phased them out in May 2018. Docurated was actually acquired by another company that had internal QA resources. They started to migrate Kanda out and by May of 2018, we ended our engagement with Kanda.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There is always that kind of stigma in hiring someone overseas: people might think the work will never get done or there might be trouble with communicating. With Kanda, all those things we thought we might see were proven wrong. They were probably even more responsive than my colleagues in the office.

As diligent outside thinkers that performed great work, Kanda helped shape the vision of our company. I appreciate how much care, detail, and testing performance they put into our partnership. It also helped us get acquired by another company, which was very important for us.

How did Kanda Software perform from a project management standpoint?

In terms of project management, we ran a pretty extensive Jira and Confluence implementation with them. They were super proficient with Jira so we had a lot of integration in terms of ticketing and an agile framework implementation and we ran all of that with them.

Obviously, because there is a seven-hour time difference, it was slightly challenging to have a daily standup. At the same time, it was great because we would plan activities the night before, and they would work through the night because that was their daytime. When we got to the office in the morning, we would have debriefings and meetings with them. By having that project planning and schedule, we created more efficiency. And because of the time difference, we had 24-hour coverage of our application, which was really beneficial.

What did you find most impressive about them?

When they were leaving in 2018, I had a conversation with them. They told me how much they loved the project and the people. They were always available to help even outside of their allocated hours. Kanda had a per-hour model, but they were always willing to jump on the project really quickly. There were challenges with our SaaS applications, but they were always upbeat and ready to learn and help our engineering team. They were always learning, and they had great personalities and people.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve given them this feedback, but Kanda was good at following instructions almost to a fault. It was amazing they always followed what we presented, especially when I wasn’t working with them, but that also prevented them from doing outside implementation. I hoped that they would stop and see if there was something that I hadn't thought of, but that meticulous approach prevented Kanda from exploring more of the app. I had to always give them the instructions; otherwise, they would be dependent on me. That was only a minor thing, though. Otherwise, they were really, really good.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You should let them be on their own but guide them from a knowledge and system perspective. They are really bright people that may create testing scenarios that you might not think of. Let them run a little bit on their own because you might see a lot of benefits from that.

5.0
Overall Score It was a great experience. I am continuously trying to explore them for my other ventures.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were a little on the high side compared to others.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Suite Dev for Single Technology Platform

"Management has always been willing to work with us to support our changing needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kanda Software is developing the suite of software solutions necessary for business development, maintenance, and support. This includes integrations with customers and third-party companies.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Burlington, Massachusetts
Head of Product, Single Technology Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Acting as a partner, Kanda Software has been crucial to the client's growth and they consistently provide high-quality services and support. Their project management skills have always been terrific. The overall experience has been overwhelmingly positive and they always help the client meet goals.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our company is the first, single technology platform used by oncologists, labs and payers that streamlines workflow and facilitates real-time alignment in precision medicine. The company obviates the need for traditional prior authorization, enabling value-based care while quickly giving patients the most appropriate, evidence-supported options when time matters most. I work here as the Head of Product, where I oversee all software development of our products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

To develop the suite of software solutions necessary for our business development, maintenance, and support.

What were your goals for this project?

To develop a suite of software solutions consistent with our business development and product needs. These products were rolled out for production use to end-users, as well as internal employees.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They were selected by our previous CTO.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Develop the suite of software solutions, including integrations with customers/partners third party companies.

What was the team composition?

The scope and size f the team has changed over time. But for the past several years, the team has included developers, DevOps engineers, QA analysts, and architects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Kanda has been an amazing partner during our time working together. They have been able to respond to our changing needs by providing quality resources quickly, and working with us to resolve any issues. They have been integral to our company growth, consistently providing high quality services and support, and maintaining open and responsive channels for communication.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management has always been terrific. We consistently hit our goals and milestones, and have rarely faced significant bugs or issues.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The quality of the Kanda resources have always been very high. And management has always been willing to work with us to support our changing needs.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Very little can be improved, as our experience has been overwhelmingly positive. There has been some occasional developer turnover, which is not uncommon, but Kanda has always worked with us to make the transition as smooth and efficient as possible.

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

Search Engine Dev for Research Materials Archive

“Their technical knowledge is excellent, and I know I can rely on them as a technology partner.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May. 2005 - Jul. 2005
Project summary: 

Kanda Software created the frontend design and user flow of a search engine for an academic research materials company. They focused their attention on creating a uniform solution that would last many years.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Joseph Collins
Owner, OpinionArchives
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Showcasing flexibility, the team produced the required search engine deliverables on time, and according to the predicted budget. The final platform has impressed customers and the internal staff, withstanding the test of time. Their attentive project management style was a hallmark 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 and owner of a company that provides research materials to academic libraries. It’s a collection of magazines and the oldest political journals in the country.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kanda Software?

They were responsible for developing a platform for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were to build a search engine that would can across all of our content and provide relevant, fast responses to the queries inputted by our users. We asked them to design the system itself. It was kept for it to be a uniform solution that delivered fast results.  

What is the team composition?

I worked with about 5–6 people, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Kanda Software?

I knew of them before I started this engagement. While working as a sales representative in a previous role, I contracted them to handle projects that our companies weren’t staffed to do. That was about 25 years ago. I was satisfied with their work then, so I hired them for this work as well.

What is the status of this engagement?

We collaborated in 2005, and it was about a three-month effort.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They prioritized the project and delivered it on time and according to our budget. Their work withstood the test of time. We still use the solution today, and their willingness to host the solution for us has allowed us to stay up to date technologically. Our customers enjoy the solution, and it still serves its purpose effectively.    

How did Kanda Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They put together a very detailed proposal. From there, they followed through on the features and requirements. We communicated via phone and email. They were very responsive and gave me regular status reports and updates.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technical knowledge is excellent, and I know I can rely on them as a technology partner. They have always been able to provide feedback based on their expertise. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Start the engagement with a strong idea of what you need from them. Their design process is able to accommodate changing needs.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d absolutely recommend them.

Quality Assurance for Online Healthcare IT Company

“Their attention to detail and ability to pick up complex things in our product is impressive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kanda Software provides QA testing and regression testing for an online healthcare IT company.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Roc Hargrove
VP of Product, par8o
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kanda Software’s work has been exceptional. The team is responsive, well documented, and produces high-quality work. Customers can expect an attentive team that’s reliable to a T.

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 SVP of product at a healthcare IT company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kanda Software?

We needed QA help for our software team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We do our development in-house, and Kanda does quality assurance testing on every single ticket, as well as regression testing on all of the code we ship.

What is the team composition?

We work with 1-3 members of their team, depending on our needs.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $800,000 over the years.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2013, and we’ve stayed together ever since.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Every time we’ve been assigned a new resource, they’ve already been trained, which makes things easy for us. Their quality of work is always really good. Anytime we have any issues, which have been extremely rare, we’ve been able to work with them through it. They’re very responsive. We’re very happy with them.

How did Kanda Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate on a daily basis via Slack and have bi-weekly calls to discuss the scope of what we're working on in our next sprint. We give them tickets to review every day and they hold to an SLA (Service Level Agreement) of getting our engineers feedback on the tickets within 24 hours of them deploying the feature.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail and ability to pick up complex things in our product is impressive. They’re well documented and recall requirements for software that I designed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Occasionally, we’ve had resources where there’s a bit of a language barrier. Whenever we’ve had issues, the management team has resolved them very quickly.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to set up a steady stream of communication and be clear what you’re asking of them to do.

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

Web Dev Support for Health Investment Platform

“They’re a mature, thoughtful, conscientious team that’s always a pleasure to work with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kanda Software created an app for financial advisors and investors to create reporting and assessments while managing wealth around clients' health. They incorporated a billing service into the solution.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Belmont, Massachusetts
CEO, Fintech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Demonstrating attention to detail and quick response times to arising needs, the team delivers high-quality work. When problems pop up, they're able to nimbly correct them. The well-managed team boasted transparency and strong organizational skills.

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 and CEO of a tech solutions company that allows financial advisors to effectively plan and engage with clients around health and aging. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kanda Software?

They helped us create our application for financial advisors and individual investors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were responsible for building a reporting and assessment app for investors and advisors. It can generate scoring and healthcare cost estimates. We also offer educational materials and a matching service that pairs investors to advisors. They’ve integrated a billing service that allows users to pay quarterly or annually. 

What is the team composition?

I usually interact with 3–4 people at a time, including a project manager and a few programmers. 

How did you come to work with Kanda Software?

I was referred to them by a friend who knew someone who had collaborated with them in the past. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $500,000 on the project. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in May 2017, and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work is very high. When they make mistakes, they correct them quickly. Their attentiveness and responsiveness have been good, as they complete tasks in a timely manner.  

How did Kanda Software perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very well-managed. We use a project management system that we use for specs, meeting notes, and other documentation. They manage most of that, but I can make updates if needed. We email on a daily basis and have a meeting over the phone with them once every week. They also update their QA site regularly, so we’re able to review their work. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a mature, thoughtful, conscientious team that’s always a pleasure to work with. When I ask them to do something, they do it. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Early on, they could’ve done a bit better of a job with QA, but we’ve addressed that at this point. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When giving them a spec or estimate, make sure that they understand what you need. If you’re more specific than you think you need to be, there is less of a chance that they’ll misinterpret your needs. I highly recommend working with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide very good value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Dev Support for Historical Crime Data Platform

"I’ve been able to trust the code reviews of the people at Kanda Software."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

A data firm hired Kanda Software to augment its team. They've helped on numerous projects, building products to get the firm off the ground, working on iOS, Android, React Native, APIs, Python, and more.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Washington D.C.
Scott Money
VP of Engineering, Base Operations
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They've been able to successfully implement code reviews and trust Kanda Software's work. Their quality work shows their care and has kept the firm's quality high. Their team is flexible, communicative, and able to autonomously work to build the necessary products.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP of Engineering for Base Operations. We provide historical crime data for companies to analyze so that they can analyze areas that they’re going to work in, travel, acquire assets, and more.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kanda Software?

We’re currently a distributed company. We don’t have a location that we’re currently working in. We need one. We needed to bring on engineering talent to augment, essentially build, our team as we start to get our business off the ground. We needed a team that is flexible, able to create new product launches and focus on the bigger picture.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Over the course of the engagement, they’ve done a number of things. They’ve worked on React Native development, geared toward iOS and Android. They’ve done API Service development, database implementations, and more.

We’re currently working on eight US platforms, where they’re working on lambda functions, Python analysis for data mining, and web development. I don’t think that’s everything, it’s just a brief summary of what they’ve done for us.

What is the team composition?

We’ve only had 2–3 people assigned to our team. Right now things have slowed down, but we’ve gotten up to three people at a time.

How did you come to work with Kanda Software?

I’ve known them for abut 10 years. I worked with their CEO when we were both doing an engagement at a previous company. When I joined this company, they were the first ones that I called when I was looking for help.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together back in April 2019, and we’re still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve been able to implement code reviews with their team. We can go in multiple directions with the developers that we have on staff and the developers at Kanda Software. We’ve been able to do code testing. I’ve been able to trust the code reviews of the people at Kanda Software.

We’ve been able to tighten up our process as well, because of them. Having good engineering practices has allowed us to keep our quality up.

How did Kanda Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We set everything in-house, such as product direction and the ilk. We’ve been able to communicate effectively with both detailed specification and informal talks. The developers that we’ve been working with our flexible, ask the right questions and good questions, and can come to the conclusions on their own in order to build what we need.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been fully engaged in the process. I get the sense that they’re not a remote or offshore developer. They’re almost a part of the team and engaging. That’s normally not the case, and very impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I haven’t had much to criticize. I’ve been fortunate with them pretty much universally.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take the time to talk with the developers. Get the sense that they’ll be fully engaged with your team. That’s something you should take advantage because they’ve been very impressive in terms of being fully engaged, smart, and helping us to be successful.

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

SaaS & App Dev for Higher Education Platform

"Kanda Software is a great business partner."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

An education technology firm hired Kanda Software to manage development efforts for their SaaS platform and native mobile applications. They assisted with UX/UI design, QA testing, and maintenance. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Canton, Massachusetts
Rob Feldman
CEO, College Interactive
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Kanda Software is excellent to work with. Their skilled approach complemented their personalized management style. They're responsive, attentive, and strategic. Their project management style stands out. 

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 and CEO of College Interactive. We’re an education technology firm that specializes in helping undergraduate and graduate programs connect with potential students. We help both the students access programs and the colleges access students.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kanda Software?

We hired Kanda Software to manage the development efforts for our product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a SaaS platform that’s tied to two native mobile apps. Their team has been responsible for development, UX/UI, QA testing, and maintenance.

What is the team composition?

It varies over time. When we’re in heavy development mode, there may be as many as five or six different people working on projects simultaneously. But on average, there are usually one or two resources. Typically, a project manager and an individual putting in a part-time effort monthly.

How did you come to work with Kanda Software?

In 2014, a good friend of mine in the software space refereed them. We liked their hybrid model, which is their onshore presence in Boston with an offshore development team.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $3,000–$4,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We signed our first contract with them in August 2014. It’s an ongoing engagement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Kanda Software is a great business partner. Their personal approach has been a big and positive factor for us. There’s a lot of one-on-one time with different people within the organization. Their team is attentive towards our needs when it comes to scheduling, budget quality, and responsiveness to fixing issues. We’re working with one vendor that supports our entire business and platform. It’s critical that they’re responsive. Overall, they’re very good to work with.

How did Kanda Software perform from a project management standpoint?

That’s the biggest value in working with them. I have a dedicated project manager. She’s incredible and truly understands business strategy. These days, it’s interesting that there are a lot of people with the title of “project manager” who actually aren't experienced. We’ve been fortunate to work with somebody who is on top of everything and organized.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We have a solid personal and business relationship with Kanda Software. We never feel like we’re lost in the crowd. Their attention to detail is also impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing that comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As you’re working through any business partnership, establish goals and objectives early on. Hold any company accountable. If things aren’t happening for some reason, make sure that there is some accountability. Make sure you’re staying on budget and getting deliverables that you’re looking for. Software projects can sometimes take on a mind of their own.

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

Data Analytics & Machine Learning for Medical Data Company

"Kanda Software is very willing and open to change the course of the project to improve the project outcome."

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

Kanda Software was tasked with transitioning existing data processing pipelines and machine learning models to Google Cloud. The legacy processes were outdated, so they needed to design new pipelines.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Krishna Boppana
Head of Technology, MedData Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project improved internal data operations efficiency and helped monetize new opportunities through advanced data analytics. Besides exceptional communication skills, Kanda Software assembled a talented team of analysts, managers, and technical resources to usher the process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are in the digital adverting and adtech business. I lead technology and solutions for a multi-billion dollar US business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Hired Kanda to transition existing data processing pipelines and ML models to Google cloud.

What were your goals for this project?

Perform business analysis, finalize requirements, develop project plan, develop the solution in Google Cloud (GCP), test, deliver and maintain, a six month project.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The process of selecting a vendor is a very thorough, competitive, and long process. After the initial shortlist of vendors, I invited six RFP's. The top three were selected for in-person presentation and proposal review and understand each vendor's development process, methodology, and company's resources in skillset and past projects success with references.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

As an adtech company, we collect big data for analytics and model for future decisions on media buying. The legacy processes are outdated and designing a complete data pipeline and machine learning frameworks in GCP. It is an important project for the company to succeed.

Kanda's team put together an excellent team of business analysts, project managers, and technical resources who are seasoned, professional, and reliable with milestones. Kanda developed new data pipelines processing terabytes of data in GCP leveraging BigQuery, Python, TensorFlow, BigQuery's machine learning functionality for optimization, and dashboards in Data studio for standard reports.

What was the team composition?

Two business analysts, project manager, four engineers, and a QA engineer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This is an important project for the company both strategically and tactically. This project improved internal data operations efficiency helped monetize new opportunities with advanced data analytics, improved the turn around time for data availability for internal operations.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

An onsite business analyst to start the project, a remote business analyst, and project manager. Engagement manager or account manager weekly check-ins, daily standup calls with engineering team

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Assembling the right set of skillset for the project. Kanda Software is very willing and open to change the course of the project to improve the project outcome.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There is always an improvement in communicating. Being an outsourcing vendor with a global team, you can't over-communicate. Kanda always made sure, they are reachable and communicate to the right people in our large multi-city company.

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

Frontend Design & Dev for Fine Art Marketplace

"Kanda has a solid structure with clear communication."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Kanda Software supported the tech team of a fine art marketplace in designing the frontend of one of their older websites. The team rewrote every page on the legacy site and provided extensive QA testing.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Boston, Massachussetts
Tanya Bulkovshteyn
Director of Frontend Engineering, Invaluable Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kanda Software seamlessly integrated with the client's team to ensure an effective workflow. They overcame multiple technical challenges to steadily produce the necessary web pages. Their team maintained clear communication, demonstrating the effective structure of their organization.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Invaluable Inc is the world's leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles. We provide an online buying experience and live auctions all over the world. I'm a director of an awesome front-end engineering team of web and mobile engineers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We're in the process of rebuilding one of our older websites auctionzip.com with limited in-house resources. We brought in Kanda to help with our front-end and QA needs for this project.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goals for this project were to create a brand new website that is responsive, provides a great user experience and a modern user interface as well as improved SEO.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reached out to a number of companies and contacts in e-commerce space for recommendations. After narrowing down the list to three vendors, we conducted interviews. As this was a staff augmentation project, it was very important to us that our engineers on this project feel comfortable with the offshore engineering and QA resources.

We interviewed the actual engineers who we ended up working with, and our team unanimously selected Kanda team.

Describe the project in detail.

This project was a page by page rewrite of a legacy website on a new platform and modern tech stack (react.js, node.js, bootstrap, scss). The added complexity was that the new pages needed to be released gradually and con-exist within the eco-system of an existing legacy website. Kanda team was fully integrated with our Invaluable team.

They attended all meetings including planning and daily standups, followed our internal processes with code reviews and QA and were full members of the team.

What was the team composition?

The AZ team consisted of one senior Kanda front-end engineer, two Invaluable engineers (one senior, one entry level), three QA engineers (one Invaluable engineer who was also a scrum master and two Kanda QA engineers), one backend engineer, a product manager and a designer from Invaluable.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Despite multiple technical challenges, the progress was steady and multiple pages / features were released over the course of collaboration.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Having Kanda team be fully integrated with our team made for a very effective worklow. Everybody followed the same conventions and best practices as established by the scrum team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Kanda has a solid structure with clear communication. It's not just the engineering team, it's the whole support structure built around responding to our needs in a timely manner, including it finding engineers and QA team members who fit what we're looking for and checking in with us to make sure everything is working out well.

Are there any areas for improvement?

This collaboration was a success, and I can't think of any.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Kanda Software Inc.
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Massachusetts
Id
043355070
Date of Formation
Jun 2, 1997
Last updated
Jul 29, 2020
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last updated
Jul 29, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
12
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
June 29, 2020