Web. Design. Marketing

Leverage IT is a full service digital agency that produces some of the most disruptive web, design and marketing services in the world. Addicted to all things tech, we become your Chief Technology Officer, designing, developing and delivering your brand results online. We know IT and love living in the cloud.

 
$1,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2014
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Toronto, Canada
headquarters
  • 21 Kodiak Crescent
    Toronto, ON M3J 3E5
    Canada

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Mobile App & Web Dev for Health Tech Company

"They are crucial members of our team, and we never have to question how much they care."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Leverage IT provided the initial development services for Android, iOS, and web apps of a platform to assist healthcare providers. They designed and wrote social media content and conducted digital advertising.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Lisa M.
VP of Operations, MediSeen
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Leverage IT delivered functional mobile and web platforms that capably help users on a wide scale. They provided regular updates and remained organized with little supervision. Their demonstrated expertise and relentless work ethic combined to create a successful engagement.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the Vice President of Operations at MediSeen. We are a health tech company that has a digital platform that allows physicians and other healthcare providers to build and scale their own house call practices. In the same thread, patients can discover health care providers who will visit them at home and book appointments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Leverage IT has been our tech partner from the beginning. We contracted with them for mobile app and web development, social media content creation, and digital advertising.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal, in a broader sense, has always been to revive the house call as a primary point of care. When we were designing and building our tech with Leverage IT, we made sure that each thing we built and implemented worked to further that goal. With this project, we wanted healthcare providers to have an end-to-end solution for running their house call practices and patients to have a beautiful and simple way to get the care they need, right at their doorstep.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We went through an extensive RFP process with several development shops. Leverage IT exceeded all the others in terms of being local, having a diverse and seasoned team, and being able to deliver us quality work across the spectrum of our varied needs at a reasonable price.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They designed and developed our iOS, Android, and web apps. They also designed and built our website, created our social media content, and implemented digital advertising strategies and the deep linking tracking associated with it. Leverage IT continues to be our tech partner. They develop new and complex functionality for us and push an update to our apps and the rest of our technology every two weeks. They design and write our social media content and deploy digital marketing campaigns.

What was the team composition?

We work with an expert in each type of operating system we might encounter.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Leverage IT has helped us make our vision a reality. Without their expertise and hard work, we would not be helping patients and healthcare providers across Ontario today.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was arranged between myself and a number of members on their team. We have weekly meetings to help us stay updated on progress and use Jira to track development and goals. We also use other platforms for collaboration and tracking when necessary. They have a fantastic project management lead who keeps us all organized.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They consistently go above and beyond in helping us achieve our vision in the most efficient and beautiful way that technology allows. They are crucial members of our team, and we never have to question how much they care. I don't know of any other development shop that will come to help their clients promote themselves at events. It's truly a special working relationship.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

They could use a few more members to increase their bandwidth.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We have a standing meeting with them weekly and can easily make supplementary meetings and calls with them when necessary.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost was and continues to be extremely reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They do great work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Design and Branding for Coworking Space

"Leverage IT has a good team made up of a range of skillsets."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Leverage IT was tasked with various design and branding projects, including their website, logos, and marketing material.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Creative Director, Coworking Space
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With high expectations, the client is pleased with the deliverables provided by Leverage IT. They have offered advice throughout the project and the client notes that they are a skilled team.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a co-working and events space based in Toronto. We offer a range of offices, a lounge, a couple of meeting rooms, and so on.

I am the creative director of the space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Leverage IT?

We needed help with our branding and website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Leverage IT has designed our website and logo. They’ve also helped us with our business cards and various other materials. I was heavily involved in the process, but Leverage IT has put our vision together. We have made a number of changes to the site since the beginning, implementing features for chat, social media integration, pricing, events, and so on. We were recently featured in Forbes, so Leverage IT created a blog post around this. They've also created an in-house pricing brochure for us.

How did you come to work with Leverage IT?

I happened to know one of Leverage IT's partners.

How much have you invested with Leverage IT?

This is confidential. Leverage IT is reasonably-priced, comparatively speaking.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Leverage IT 2 years ago. They continue to provide occasional updates and manage some of our social media work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We've generally been happy with the site, even though we have high expectations in terms of design. Our website is 1 main landing page with different categories. This makes it difficult to collect data around what sections people are visiting. We have spoken to Leverage IT about this, and we may update it in the future.

How did Leverage IT perform from a project management standpoint?

Our beginning was relaxed around deadlines. Leverage IT delivered within a reasonable amount of time, with our first iteration only taking around 2 weeks. It's been an evolving process throughout.

What did you find most impressive about Leverage IT?

Leverage IT has a good team made up of a range of skillsets. They're all nice and easy to work with. Leverage IT has provided possible ideas for how we could improve our business in general, not just the web content.

Are there any areas Leverage IT could improve?

Some more social media content would be nice, but this is something which needs to be directed from our end.

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

Application Development for Food Ordering Service

"The quality of Leverage IT's work is very high, in terms of coding and design. We've gotten the best bang for our buck."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The client went to Leverage IT to design and develop an iOS application along with social media marketing for the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
New York
CEO, Food Ordering Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the application has not yet launched, the client believes the code developed by Leverage IT to be high quality.  While project management could improve, the price point was great according to the client.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are developing an app aimed at the food industry, helping customers and restaurants generate more business. I am the president of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Leverage IT?

We had a concept for creating a new interface through which customers could communicate restaurant orders in an easier fashion, compared to doing it over the phone. We aimed to reduce errors on the part of restaurants and to facilitate their communication with clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We approached Leverage IT with our concept, looking at the different components which needed to be put in place for such a system. Leverage IT designed and developed our app for Android and iOS, as well as providing social media marketing for the product. It was helpful to work with a company that could provide all the work in one place.

How did you come to work with Leverage IT?

Leverage IT built the website of another business I run. They did a fantastic job with its design, making a modern site, on par with current standards. When we came up with a new idea, we approached Leverage IT again.

How much have you invested with Leverage IT?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the current project with Leverage IT in April 2016. We have an ongoing collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The apps haven't been launched to the public yet, so I can't comment on this. The quality of Leverage IT's work is very high, in terms of coding and design. We've gotten the best bang for our buck.

How did Leverage IT perform from a project management standpoint?

With any development company, it's impossible to know how much something will take, but Leverage IT has gotten our product done. There were some difficulties in setting expectations and timing, especially when we requested changes.

What did you find most impressive about Leverage IT?

Leverage IT gave us the best price for that level of quality.

Are there any areas Leverage IT could improve?

Leverage IT's project management could improve its communication with clients, providing more updates on our status. There are multiple aspects to a development project, so having a manager overseeing everything and keeping track of the status would be helpful.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Leverage IT?

It all depends on how the work structure is setup. Leverage IT will work differently, based on how the client interacts with them. I found that giving them requirements and leaving the team alone for 6 months to do the work would result in many difficulties. We've had to remain on top of Leverage IT's team during the project.

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