Bringing order to software

Logicify is a team of software engineers with a technical expertise in Education and Education Technology. Our involved approach is a competitive advantage: we partner with clients to understand the nature and challenges of their businesses. We create custom software solutions to address these challenges in an effective and transparent way. Our team works as a part of client’s own business with its value system and goals aligned.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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Żyrardów, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We assist startups with innovative decisions on digital products and market research. We also aid with advice and solutions to boost the software product’s value.

We help large companies balance software development with R&D by either extending their existing tech teams or forming dedicated dev team for a project.

Hairstory

Hairstory manufactures and sells innovative and premium hair care products to the regular customers and independent hairdressers using a direct selling model. Hairstory has developed an innovative distribution model without regional distributors, bulk sales to salon owners or large-scale retailers. Instead, haircare professionals are rewarded directly with the referral program.

Back in 2017, Hairstory had an e-commerce store already. It was a proprietary vendor-locked .Net solution, with limited capabilities to introduce any changes and expensive to maintain. Hairstory came to Logicify to create a new solution, highly customized and transparent.

We were challenged by an extremely tight time to market to implement a set of resource-consuming features. We started with the standard e-commerce features: browsing the products, adding them to the shopping cart, providing shipping info and credit card details. All of them were automated, so, for subscription orders, actual...

ComplyAdvantage

ComplyAdvantage helps firms make intelligent choices when complying with regulations relating to sanctions, money laundering (AML), terrorist financing (CFT), bribery and corruption. The unique proprietary database of individuals, organisations and associated entities provides dynamic real-time insight into financial crime risks. ComplyAdvantage uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics combined with a tailored risk-based approach to help firms not only to manage their compliance and risk obligations but to prevent the occurrence of financial crime. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York and with offices in Cluj, Romania, and London, UK, they work with some 200 clients in the financial markets and other regulated and high-risk sectors.

The customer already had a set of proprietary products. At the time, they lacked some specific tech capacity and requested help with Angular frontend development for one of the products.

We deployed...

Logicify Temperature and Humidity Dashboard

The product is an air quality monitoring system collecting info from sensors across the Logicify open space. The sensors measure temperature, humidity and CO2 levels. If any of these levels are outside pre-set boundaries, a notification is sent to office managers. In addition to actionable charts allowing research and climate system tuning, the visual interface displays additional useful info: weather widget, agenda for the upcoming company events.

Working in an open space offices is a challenge - oxygen, shared and so much needed resource - depletes fast if ventilation is not sufficient. Minor loss of air quality is not something one can feel, but it already lowers performance and comfort. Although there are solutions on the market already, they are proprietary and tend to store information somewhere remotely, with almost no user control of this data. Besides, they require licensing and present a quite limited amount of functionality.

We spit the whole office space...

EPIC Conjoint

EPIC Conjoint empowers brands to conduct conjoint analysis in near real time. Conjoint is a precise, advanced and sophisticated method of market analysis aimed at finding relative importance of product features, optimal product configuration, and even pricing. Such research typically involves a specialist consultancy firm which rockets the prices and prolongues lead time. The EPIC Conjoint is a tool to facilitate these efforts. It is a Web app built for marketing people to help them construct and run the research they want: create a survey, choose visuals, set target audience, reach out and see the results. The application allows prediction of how the envisioned  product will be treated by this audience on the market even before it is released.

The project has an extremely serious requirement of small time to market - the first working MVP should have been delivered to end users in just under 3 months. Another challenge was a need for strong math statistical skill, which...

Logicify Intranet

As Logicify grew, we required a centralized place to store our internal rules and knowledge. This project was built as an aggregator of several applications and areas: a company knowledge base, feedback collector to get ideas from employees on different questions, a module to register and inform employees about their paid time off, and documents storage. There is also a section with educational videos from our internal IT talks and a constantly updated news column.

The main challenge is the discrete nature of the project. As this is an internal solution, it is done by the engineers who are not engaged in commercial projects at the moment. This results in pauses between phases. Besides, people on the team were changing every time as well, as they may be pulled to other projects.

Intranet was built on Python/Django CMS. Since we did not change this tech along the way, it eased resuming the project after each break when current team moved to a commercial project and...

eChalk LMS

eChalk Learning Management System is a cloud-based system supporting all the student and teacher in-class and out-of-class flows. Grading, assignments, assessments, calendars, and much more - all combined with the export of the information in standard format available for direct exchange with other informational systems. This K-12 platform brings school websites, learning management, and group collaboration tools together in a simple, organised online environment.

The product design was extremely complicated - we had to carefully weigh all the features to understand if the users would appreciate these. For this, we had a pre-release staging of User Acceptance Testing, where the client managers (people who know client needs) would check in and approve or reject the functionality offered. The requirements specification phase also came in tight integration with client managers.

Logicify has a long history of relationship with eChalk. We formed a joint team some years...

eChalk CMS

eChalk makes creating and managing school websites easy, so web administrators have more time to focus on creating great content. The solution is rich with features, offering adjustable website structure and themes, keeping community informed with school and district calendars, public news feeds, and more. Centralized directory automatically updates as classes, groups, schools and faculty members are added in eChalk, so the information is always up-to-date without added work for web administrators.

The product initially came with a great legacy, thousands of users used to the previous version of the system, with all the specifics and quirks. The goal was to build the system  compatible with the previous version but, at the same time, enable new technology and extension of the functionality. We had to carefully migrate all live users to an entirely new solution while keeping their data and many of the original functionality replicated.

Logicify was involved with the...

Logicify Website

Logicify public website helps us achieve our goals: to be found by our prospective clients and to showcase the work we have done. It is mostly an informational website with the blog module to convey our approach to doing things. Along with serving our own marketing needs, the site, in connection with its intranet counterpart, helps our employees educate themselves. Besides, with the help of our articles and blog posts, we try bringing new and fresh business information to our clients and prospects.

Logicify was seeking for a website solution, a Content Management System which would be secure and customizable. It should have allowed non-technical people, like marketing team, publish content, easily go through SEO steps and collect analytics info. At the same time, we could not afford to run a dedicated website development team all the time, because engineers were engaged in commercial products.

We selected Django CMS, as it was perfectly aligned with our company-wide...

trovvit

trovvit's mission is to help students find pathways and opportunities from the people and organizations that they already know and trust. The platform – available on mobile and web -- enables users to easily capture what they are learning and who they are learning with. Users do this by creating “records” (posts) with photos, videos, and documents that they can then share via a private feed.  Users can curate these records to create public facing portfolios and profile.

The challenge was to deliver a high performance, feature rich and stable application across three platforms (IOS, Android and Web) within the timeframe and budget of the client.

Logicify built the right team.  With the architecture and technologies identified we build a team that included a system architect, project manager, business analyst, front-end and back-end developers and SQA team. For the mobile solutions, we wrapped the existing Web app in Cordova to turn it into a hybrid mobile application...

Logicify: The System

The System is an in-house Logicify management tool, used  mainly for time tracking and office assets management. Logicify engineers fill in their timesheets on daily basis for the Time-and-Material projects. The admin can run a report against a selected time range and filter people per project to easily get an idea of how much hours the team spent for a month and what exactly they did. This report can be used as an attachment to invoices to the clients who want detailed financial reporting, as well as to improve internal planning.

Logicify needed a single place to track hours spent by engineers at different projects. These  hours were used to produce invoices to be sent to clients, but were collected from several sources: spreadsheets, Redmine, or whatever issue tracking tool a specific dev team was using.

Since this was internal project, it was written by the engineers who were not engaged in commercial projects at the time. The dev process was thus periodic, with...

Eltiland

Eltiland is an educational web portal which help develop kids from 0 to 8 years. It supports all participants of the education process: teachers, kids and their parents. The portal has a centralized library which stores lesson plans, illustrations, and methodical recommendations about preschool education. Whenever a teacher is preparing for a lesson, master class or interest group, they can easily find supplementary items such as pictures, verses or music and include them into their drills and games with kids, as well as add new items and share them with others. Parents can sign up to use free and paid programs, courses and webinars. Eltiland offers free demo lessons from these courses, so that parents will know exactly what they would pay for. Kids can read a special newspaper with colorful heroes to discover the world or play educational computer games directly on-site. They also offer reviews of popular App Store applications for younger kids and those with limited abilities....

OnTrack360

OnTrack360 is a tool for physical asset lifecycle management. Imagine a printed ads company which owns 100 ads lightboxes in the city. Ads inside light boxes need to be changed often, different stakeholders want to be able to track what is going on, people in the field need to know what should be their next place and what they should put into the next lightbox, and management needs to see through the day to understand where the process can be improved. OnTrack addresses all these needs in a single and coherent web interface. The patent-pending onion public key encryption enables tracking every single change in data, and, as a result, the data may be used in court as an evidence of the job done.

BlastOut

BlastOut is a mobile app that allows people to interact within their own  temporary social network. It facilitates local communications: within events and parties, but also at conferences, and enables people to make new connections easily. The application is a mixture of an anonymous imageboard and location-based forum, allowing users to upload a pic into a stream via their mobile app. The stream is geographically limited to a very close proximity of the one who queries. There is a commenting functionality and a way to share real life contacts if wanted by both parties; otherwise, the communication is anonymous. 

At the core of the solution there was a demand for an extremely effective location matching algorithm. It should have given an immediate answer as to which posts to show to a user given their approximate geographical location. Besides, the customer requested a profound feature-rich filtering.

With the help of our team, the product moved from support-heavy...

SEAS-IT

ISIC Holding AG has refined corporate expertise in diversified sectors to provide their clients and investors with reliable and well-structured  solutions in different industries for over 25 years. Their lead marine insurance product, SEAS-IT, is an all-in-one solution for supporting marine insurance processes. SEAS-IT caters to the marine insurance industry in  all aspects of it's underwriting, survey, claims, internal communication and back-office. It is designed to communicate with the major accounting applications and is compatible with other third party applications.

The client already had a first version of the product. It was written in an outdated technology called Helma. The goal was to rewrite the application with Apache Wicket/Java to make it supportable and release a new version for sale. There was no specification, so we had to collect and recover the requirements from various sources, including consultations with experts. We had to build our own expertise of...

Logicify Basic ERP

When Logicify was founded in 2010, it was a small team with all processes simple and visible. As we grew, additional processes were established, and at some point we needed an ERP-like system to keep finance, HR, accounting, document generation under control. At the same time, we did not require a fully-functional business system, which would have been excessive for our needs and too expensive to implement. Thus, we decided to develop our own solution, simple yet covering all our needs.

This internal ERP system consists of several pieces. The first one eases the internal payroll by generating and sending invoices to employees. Data is collected from Google spreadsheets, then pdfs are generated and sent to people as attachments. User interface is a simple Google page. The workflow is done on monthly basis or upon request. Another piece is an internal tool built to track paid time off for Logicify employees. It allows emailing one-click on-demand reports to people, stating...

Virtual Native

We formed a partnership with a digital marketing company, Virtual Native. They provide professional web-based services, ranging from custom web designs to fully functional dynamic rich websites. Providing the ability to integrate clear, functional, and creative interfaces with technical, business solutions, Virtual Native strategically helps build brands, improve global web presence, and develop more meaningful relationships with the customers.

They were doing a job for a popular payment provider which offers payment processing for businesses through secure payment gateway, reliable EMV terminals and dedicated customer service. This customer of Virtual Native had backend already which provided an API. They required front-end engineering support to build an advanced and sophisticated registration form for the new merchants - a place where Logicify could give a hand.

From the technical perspective, we were engaged to create a rich registration form for merchants, with...

ScreenSpaces

Vwalls: tell your brand story and drive conversion with a powerful combination of content curated from the web, your social channels, and uploaded by you and your community.

The excellent core product has been already implemented by Screenspaces in-house, Logicify was enabled to create a marketing and profile/subscription management website. Following the discovery phase, we together formulated the complex requirements for the system behaviour based on subscription plan and payment status, and over the course of several iterations got this live. Additionally, the rich CMS feature was implemented as a part of this webapp, to enable for rapid changes of the content for the marketing needs right on the web. 

Upon delivering the main functions the team shrank to a support team, which still continues for some months. 

Elog.io

Elog.io makes it easy to search for information about photographs you see while browsing. Authors, titles and licensing information is available for any photograph part of the Elog.io catalog (currently 22 million images from Wikimedia Commons).

Video Streaming Service

This app was a database of movies, cartoons and TV shows accessible directly on cell phones and tablets. It allowed either viewing video content online or downloading it in background to a mobile device or desktop. Users could exchange files, recommend movies to friends, and stream their video to other devices. The content was virus-free due to forced on-server checks and subject to parental control. The search included numerous categories: genres, actors, pre-set criteria. The application was made for the Russian-speaking market.

We were engaged in creating a mobile app for Android v 4.x. The customer asked us to use Cordova to implement a tricky feature request - downloading the video in background. By default, Android 4.x suspends processes which are not active at the moment, so we had to think of a way to overcome this behavior, so that user would get video downloaded even if they lock the screen or start another app.

We deployed a small team which did the job....

Online Video Sharing Service

The project was a private online video sharing service which provided consumers complete control over the distribution and privacy of their personal videos. Back in 2010, YouTube and Vimeo were the major platforms which were oriented at public video sharing. This product was a new type of video platform where users would share their private videos easily by selecting a limited circle of friends.

They were a startup with limited resources. The client wanted to have solution up and running quickly. They had graphical design mockups, and we were implementing both the back-end and front-end in a tight timeframe. One of the challenges was adapting video player for different browsers, as in 2010 there was no universal JS solution for this, but only Flash. This was one of our first projects in an agile methodology, so we had to experiment before building the whole dev process and match it with the customer’s tempo.

We deployed a small agile team of two full-stack...

OT-OIL

OT-OIL is a Russian developer of corporate information solutions - highly specialised ERP - for oil and gas companies in Russia. The solutions cover all levels of enterprise management in all geographic locations. OT-OIL organizes data warehouses and data banks, creates centralized and distributed storage units of structured information for energy companies and engineering centers. 
OT-OIL asked Logicify to create a number of visual components for their oil and gas tubes monitoring system. They had established a heavy waterfall-like dev process, with extremely detailed specifications and project meetings. There were strict and formal requirements for naming components, classes, and other entities. We had to sync this process with our Agile style and walk through several iterations to complete the assignments.
The customer had a closed proprietary system, with an external UI and components library. We enriched the latter with a multi-select picker, an advanced text field...

Logicify Chatbot

In 2017, we developed a Java framework for building smart chat bots to explore the trending technology. The framework provides a bunch of abstractions and allows developers to concentrate on implementation of business logic. The behavior logic is split into independent components. Users can create different sets of bot replies, randomly rotate answers for the same input, and setup different reply styles to simulate different bot “characters”.

We wanted to use chatbots within the existing infrastructure, avoiding deploying any cloud-based solutions due to internal security policy. At that time, the existing solutions did not match our requirements and limitations, so it was decided to develop our own.

We used our framework to create a couple of internal solutions. One of them helped engineers with their time tracking. This chatbot was integrated into our company RocketChat. People would write text in a free form in a dedicated chat room, like “Today I spent 2 hours...

Betterfood.Me

Betterfood.me is a smart assistant and a website which would solve an endless problem of group or team food orders. The assistant works by collecting everyone’s preferences, allergies, go- or no-go foods, and then sums that up for the person ordering catering. The next step would be to suggest restaurants doing delivery nearby, which can match the combined profile of the team, and assist in placing an order for delivery.. The Betterfood.me smart assistant would work instead of a human office manager collecting food preferences from the team members, removing the pain and solving the problem with ease.

The product demanded visual perfection, since it was one of the selling points. A great part of the interface structure was controlled by the choices and data. The startup pace of the company required an equivalent pace from the team, with the unforeseen events happening here and there. Moreover, we had to prepare to replace the back-end team provided by the client during the...

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Web Development for Oil Industry Solution

"... the requirements and expectations were met and all our needs were handled properly."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Mar. 2014
Project summary: 

Logicify helped with some of the visual components in a tool monitoring solution for the oil industry. They engineered a selection function, text validation system, calendar, and a complex oil well tool.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Nikita Drey
Team Lead, Database Development Department, OT-OIL
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The seamless integration of Logicify’s delivered functionalities increased the value and performance of the solution. They were proactive and diligent throughout the development process and assured that there were no issues post-launch.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am a team lead at OT-OIL. We develop corporate information solutions for oil and gas companies in Russia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Logicify?

We needed visual components for our tube monitoring system and our Google Web Toolkit (GWT) software engineers were not available. We were looking for an outsourced partner to handle this isolated piece of our solution.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a multi-select picker, complex text field validation system, rich calendar, and oil well visualization tool that were completely compatible with Internet Explorer 8.0 and GWT.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

One of our colleagues recommended their services and, upon inspection, we found that their technology stack aligned with what we were looking for. We spoke with their management and agreed they were suitable for the project.

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

We ran an agile project with results delivered after each two-week sprint period. The total engagement included several smaller projects. First, they completed some standalone components for the program, such as a multi-select picker, a text field with a complex validation system, and a rich calendar. After completing those functions in a high-quality and timely manner, we asked them to design the oil well visualization tool. This complex element needed various interactive displays, event and action information, and a feature that allowed users to hover over different areas to see the necessary details. They managed the project and shared MS Project files through Redmine.

What was the team composition?

We worked with the CTO to determine the scope, then a single engineer completed all of the development tasks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We easily integrated all of Logicify’s components without issue, which added additional value and interactive capabilities to the product. Following the project’s completion, the team remained accessible in case we needed to make any changes or corrections.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We regularly communicated with the engineer on our project and scheduled weekly catch-ups with their management team to ensure the requirements and expectations were met and all our needs were handled properly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They quickly adjusted to our management and development model. There were minor issues, but they were seamlessly addressed and the project always remained on track.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

Clients might find them a little conservative in terms of planning, but that wasn’t an issue for us because it aligned with our team’s approach.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They did their work in time, without any going beyond the schedule
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It fitted our planned budget
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We get the result of good quality, all Logicify's components were easily integrated in our application
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Dev for Networking Company

“The platform Logicify built is very stable, has few bugs, and no down time.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2015 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Logicify developed a web platform and MVP mobile app for iOS and Android, using Angular, Apache Cordova, and Amazon AWS. They continue to act as the company's tech team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Torrance Robinson
CEO, trovvit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify successfully delivered a very stable web platform that continues to attract a significant number of new users each month. They're not only talented, but also great at communicating and taking a proactive, supportive approach to finding the best solutions for their clients.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of trovvit, a student-centric, student-owned portfolio and networking tool that allows users to find pathways and opportunities from the people and organizations they already trust.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

I needed a technical team as I launched my new startup, so I was looking for a vendor that could offer the right tech stack, people, and talent to ensure the architecture was in place for what we were hoping to scale to.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Logicify acts as the company's CTO of product development, frontend and backend development, and testing for our web and mobile app (iOS and Android). They used Angular and Apache Cordova, as well as Amazon AWS for storage and hosting of our systems, integrating some of AWS's tools, including transcoders and Filepicker, as well as Facebook and Google Drive. While they provided feedback on the wireframes and flows I created, we worked with another design shop on the UX/UI.

Features of the app include identity and accounts, as well as safety and security protocols, since our apps target minors and require guardian or parental consent. Users can upload various media, including photos, videos, and documents.

What is the team composition?

It varies depending on the project, but we typically work with anywhere from four to seven developers and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I had hired and worked with Logicify for another company I own. Although I've worked with several developers around the world, I keep coming back to them. They now make up the majority of our tech team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together at this company in February 2015 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We receive maybe one support ticket every couple months, and most of those are usually a result of user error. The platform Logicify built is very stable, has few bugs, and no down time. The number of users continues grow at a rate of about 10–15% per month.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

We're very pleased with their team, which is why I keep recommending them to others. They stay organized through tools like Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Slack, and Google Hangouts.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're great communicators, which is hard to find. Their English and collaboration skills are top-notch, and they're also proactive about providing feedback where they feel it would improve the product.

Many outsourced vendors will take a project and run with it, but their team is willing to provide feedback and seems to genuinely care about overall client success. Even the people that had previously worked on the project and have moved on continue to check in with us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They provide good MVPs of mobile apps, but they could do more in that area of their business should they decide to expand their expertise.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with them—they're fantastic.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They deliver on time, are transparent, and follow up with us to ensure we're hitting deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're competitively priced compared to others.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their caliber of services and talent is top-notch.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them to others all the time.

Software Development for Holding Company

"In terms of quality of code, they delivered at 97% efficiency."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2009 - Aug. 2011
Project summary: 

Logicify developed a comprehensive application for the marine insurance sector, remodeling and rewriting the existing product to transform it from a linear to a modular programming approach.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Alex Azimi
CEO, ISIC Holding AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though completed almost 10 years ago, the application has stood the test of time and is still in use and marketable. The team wrote excellent code, building a cost-effective and adaptable application. They were dedicated, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable about their sector.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of ISIC Holding AG. We're a holding company specializing in the development of turnkey solutions for international corporations in niche markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

The initial challenge was the development of an application that could provide 100% coverage within an industry that hadn’t previously had an application. Our client wanted a custom-made app for running their marine insurance business. They specialized in cargo ships and tankers. The challenge was the development of a software app to underwrite the insurance side of the operation.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The software application covers the entire marine insurance process from the point of view of underwriting how you would insure ships that actually travel in the seas. Logicify took the version that was developed by other companies in Austria, remodeled it, and rewrote the entire thing. They utilized the state-of-the-art technologies in existence at the time. They took it from a linear programming approach to a modular programming approach and finished the product. They used Apache Wicket and Java to this.

The modularizing of the application enabled us to turn sections of it on and off, depending on the need. This is what impressed me the most. The client was able to have full or partial functionality, which was a great advantage for the marketability of the app.

What is the team composition?

There were 4–6 people involved, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

They were introduced to me by a member of the ISIC consortium as an alternative to the development or the revamping of the software application we were developing. I spoke to them and we took a trip to Ukraine to get to know them. I was very satisfied with what I saw at the time. I did also interview an additional two companies in Austria, one in Italy, and another in Romania.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost was $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the revamping project in 2009. It was a very short contract, based on the promise that they could deliver. The first section of the project was finished in August 2009. We then finished an additional development phase around August 2011.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

To this date, there's no comparison on that market to the product developed by Logicify. The end-product was a success. It’s still owned by my company and is still marketable in that section of the industry.

In terms of quality of code, they delivered at 97% efficiency. The beauty of the application is that it’s adaptable. It's convertible to cater to other insurance industries with very little effort. That makes it a cost-effective application, even today.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management was the part that impressed me the most. The professionalism of Logicify’s project manager was high. They had German precision in terms of reporting on updates and progress. Out of the 11 companies that participated in this project, Logicify was the best I dealt with.

We communicated on a daily basis and had continuous back-and-forth communication throughout the development cycle.

What did you find most impressive about them?

One thing I really like about them is that if the team believes that they don’t have sufficient industry experience to handle a project, they will be upfront with it and will ask for the time to familiarize themselves with the matter.

What I saw at the time when I visited them was great. They had a great setting, and they were cost-effective. The best impression I received was about their knowledge of the technology itself. I visited them again in 2017, and I was further impressed by their progress. I wish them the best of luck, and I would recommend them to any other company looking for development partners.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could grow by marketing themselves a bit more efficiently. They have great potential to be competitive—as far as development is concerned, they're preparing themselves for what the industry will offer within the next 10 years. They just need to hire a few more experts in the robotics and intelligent-appliances areas, but they have great potential going forward.

4.5
Overall Score They have room for improvement in terms of English communication.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Backend Dev for Biotechnology Data Analytics Platform

"Their work increased the functionality of our site and how much data we are able to show."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

Logicify provided backend development of a site to host a graph database. The infrastructure was built using Neo4j, Python, and Django. The site allows for natural-language searches of 50 million nodes.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Sam Blinstein
Former CTO, Bering Science
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify’s efforts helped grow infrastructure and data-housing capabilities. They adjusted to an expedited work schedule and performed admirably. Logicify’s team of developers were well-versed in modern technological practices, and they were fully capable of maintaining complex projects.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the former CTO at Bering, which is a data analytics platform for science. We gathered different datasets on scientific research, starting with biomedicine but expanding to include other areas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We wanted to build a graph database that included hundreds of millions of nodes, but the challenge was a site with the infrastructure to house it all. It had to be in a cluster, it had to be in the cloud, but we needed to advance our backend.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I worked on code with them, but they owned the infrastructure. It was our design, but they implemented it. They built the backend pipelines to retrieve raw data from publications and implement them into the graph. The backend could also parse a user’s search query, access the graph for that data, and present it to the user. Everything was Python-based and Django-based. They used Neo4j as the graph database management system, and they utilized Elasticsearch and Semantic search to allow searches using natural, non-technical language. Logicify used AWS for certain tasks, and they used Terraform to manage the infrastructure’s code.

What is the team composition?

In addition to our project manager, we worked with one Django and Python developer, two infrastructure developers, and a part-time frontend manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I met their CTO and CEO at a startup accelerator program, and we connected immediately because we could both speak Russian. They came very highly recommended, and I liked them personally. I was impressed with their demeanor—they were very professional. And they spoke English perfectly, so we had no trouble communicating.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from March 2017 through September 2017. We tapered off because we needed to raise more funds, but we’re still active with them and working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched yet, but they helped us grow our infrastructure tremendously. Their work increased the functionality of our site and how much data we are able to show. We had no graph database before, and now we have one that has 100 million connections and 50 million nodes.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t ask for a project manager as a cost-saving measure, but they provided one at no cost anyway. I was skeptical about it, thinking we didn’t need one, but he was helpful and professional. He kept the project on track with daily calls. They foresaw the necessity for a project manager better than we did, and they performed very well. They used Jira regularly and accurately so that I could track their logged hours and tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are fully modern and advanced developers. They work quickly, and they’re agile. They cost less than many other firms, but their quality is among the best. We always trusted them to accomplish their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could use more creative discretion in their revisions. Not all projects have to be done to the letter of our specifications if there is room for improvement. Also, they wrote quality code, but it could have included more comments to make maintenance easier in the future. That said, we were operating with a fast timeline, and they adapted to that schedule, so comments were not a priority.

Any advice for potential customers?

I haven’t worked much with their frontend staff, so I cannot comment on the quality of their designers, but if you come to them with a technology need and tell them your goal, they’ll be able to fill in the steps to get there.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our quick timelines could have been reflected better in their estimates.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They built everything we needed and did it well.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Platform Rebuild for Hair Products Company

"They thoroughly understand and anticipate business issues to then work through solutions proactively."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After completing several trial projects, Logicify completely rebuilt an open-source web platform. They integrated the site with relevant software and developed a product wizard. They also helped modify the UI.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Eli Halliwell
CEO, Hairstory
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their forward-thinking development approach enabled them to deliver a nearly bug-free platform at launch. Website bounce rate has decreased by 50% and customer cart abandonment is down as well. Logicify persistently engages challenges and regularly works late to accommodate a time zone difference.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Hairstory. We sell haircare products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

I initially engaged them to complete smaller projects that revolved around creative problem-solving by applying technology. For example, I first had to create a widget so I could make my reviews searchable. They did a great job with that, so I continued to give them work over the next year. Eventually, I hired them to rebuild my entire technology platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our platform consisted of white label software that we reskinned with our brand. However, it was entirely someone else’s engine and that made it difficult and expensive to customize. Logicify had a deep understanding of our platform because they had been implementing a reporting software capable of reaching into the database. They also had a working knowledge of our business processes and data structure, so we asked them to develop a unique platform.

To begin the research phase, Logicify conducted a detailed evaluation of other software platforms like Shopify and Magento. After considering the options, we ended up choosing an open-source solution.

During the sprint-based development cycle, they implemented everything on the platform and customized it to our business needs. They integrated the site with our new payment provider and plugged in tax software. They also coded the site to interact with our warehouse systems, order processing, data analytics, and reporting software. Regarding design, they made adjustments to the UI but essentially replicated our previous frontend so the site could retain a similar UX.

A crucial piece of the project was the development of product wizard that could help customers identify and purchase the right items for them. It’s a sophisticated set of functions with a notable amount of technology behind it. Logicify built it from the ground up and were instrumental in its UI design.

What is the team composition?

We worked with their CTO on the initial project scoping and currently have a project manager as our primary point of contact. We also interact with the development team.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I had been frustrated with our previous technology situation for some time. I reached out to a technologist colleague who was looking to outsource a software engineering team. While he ultimately decided not to outsource, he interviewed Logicify and was impressed with they offered. He suggested I talk with them and the relationship evolved from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve probably spent around $300,000–400,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our current project with them began in November 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were able to launch the platform with nearly zero issues on day one. Logicify watched over the site for the first couple days and quickly addressed any error reports that occurred. They’re on top of every detail. As a result, we’ve experienced a huge increase in user engagement. Since the launch of the product wizard within the latest version of the platform, our bounce rate has fallen from 70%­–20%. The percentage of customer cart abandonment is down as well. We also expect to see an increase in customer retention, but that has yet to manifest.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re consistently on-time and within budget. We communicate via Google Hangouts and Slack. They accommodate the time zone difference by having stand-up meetings with us end of every day. This allows us to hear from every developer and ask questions directly. Their whole staff speaks English, so we’re able to build relationships with them easily. They frequently work into the evening hours to complete the tasks we assign.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They thoroughly understand and anticipate business issues to then work through solutions proactively. They don’t just wait for us to come across a problem to fix it. Considering different scenarios during the development process enables them to deliver products with far fewer bugs than vendors we’ve worked with in the past.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re conservative when setting timelines, but I respect that because the quality they deliver is very high. They figure out a way to provide everything I ask from them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Take the time at the outset to make sure the Logicify team understands your business needs. Build a relationship by jumping onto Google Hangouts and talking to them. That’s what we’ve done and now there’s mutual respect and admiration between both parties.

5.0
Overall Score We couldn’t have pulled off the rebuild without them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve never missed an important deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They cost a fraction of what I was paying with other firms.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They utilize an extensive QA process.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them without reservation.

CMS Development for E-Learning Platform

"They're building things the right way—they do not take shortcuts and they don't build sloppy code."

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

Logicify conducted the frontend and backend engineering of a learning management system and a CMS. They provide ongoing maintenance for platforms that streamline group communication and task management.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Dave Milne
VP of Product & Tech, eChalk
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Defect rates and support ticket numbers have dropped since the introduction of the new technology. User responses have been favorable, a credit to Logificy’s code quality. Communication has been efficient and constructive toward the project’s success.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the VP of eChalk. We are a software company that builds systems for K-12 schools in the United States. We build online learning communities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We didn’t have the expertise in-house to build the MVP versions of our applications. We wanted to develop a learning management system—an online and blended learning environment for schools, which consists of calendars, homework assignments, real-time assessments, and grade books that can be viewed by parents, teachers, and students at the same time. Additionally, we wanted to develop a CMS for K-12 schools. We envisioned a platform that enabled as many editors for portions of the website as necessary because they need to be able to delegate and distribute that responsibility, while also tracking the activity of certain groups.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They were involved from the beginning in the backend and frontend engineering and project management. They were instrumental in helping us with the organization of our Agile methodology and processes, and they helped streamline and lead our scrum meetings. In the building of our platforms, we have C# all throughout the backend. Our frontend, however, is split between AngularJS for our learning management system, and we use ASP.NET MVC for our CMS. For our data tier, we use PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and MemcacheDB. Also for the backend, we've built the entire product line in the Amazon Cloud, so we've used a bunch of their tools: their SNS, Amazon DNS services, Route 53, and the S3 storage. We've also done work with Beanstalk and Terraform to control and build environments properly.

What is the team composition?

At the height of the project, we had 22 people on the team, and 17 of those came from Logicify. We've been assigned project managers and junior project managers.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

When we first found them, we were looking at a small MVP, a small Node.js project, for a freelancer to do. Logicify gave us an outline of what they’d like to do with it, and we worked on a trial basis to determine if we were amicable business partners. We were impressed with the outcome of that project and have been utilizing them much more since then, particularly on these large projects.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in October 2013, and they provide ongoing development.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had extremely low defect rates, and we do not have customers calling with problems. Our support desk tickets have dropped dramatically since implementing the new product. We’ve been very happy with the quality of the work we’ve gotten from Logicify.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been keeping us focused and on track. They're making sure we're asking the right questions for what we want out of our project. They are based in Ukraine and Poland, so we use Jira for our project management, and we use Confluence for our documentation. On a day-to-day basis, we’ll use Skype, and we use Google Hangouts for our stand-ups. At times we've met in person in New York for bigger summits or kickoff meetings.

What did you find most impressive about them?

All of the developers have hit the ground running, and the quality of the code they have produced for us is the most impressive thing. They're building things the right way—they do not take shortcuts and they don't build sloppy code.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, Logicify has always answered the call for what we’ve required.

Any advice for potential customers?

My advice would be to treat them as a partner in the process and not as the additional hands to do the code. Look at them as a holistic team that can work with yours and provide QA and development at the same time.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve been very helpful from the beginning to help us grow and mature.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were on time or early for many of our projects.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The value of their services is unparalleled with what I could find in local providers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their services are top-notch, and the quality of their code is quite exceptional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them.

Angular Development for Digital Marketing Company

“The quality of work they provided led to a relatively short QA testing period.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Logicify developed a payment gateway application, including frontend and backend development and QA testing, using Jaison, Java, and Angular.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Joshua Martyn
CEO, Virtual Native
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify provided high-quality development services, leading to clean code that was mostly bug-free and passed through QA testing quickly. Responsive and professional in communication, their team stayed on top of milestones and worked well directly with the client.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the president and owner of Virtual Native, which provides an array of services, from digital marketing to web application development and everything in between.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

Originally, we were working with another team located in India on an AngularJS project, but the engagement was not a good match for both our company and our client. To save our relationship with the client, we looked for another vendor with better QA standards.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Logicify worked on a complex application built for new merchants within the payment gateway space. After providing the requirements, they created the frontend interface for logging in, as well as the application itself, using Jason, Java, and Angular to communicate with the client's backend. They provided about a thousand hours of service over a period of eight or nine weeks.

What is the team composition?

We worked with five people, including a project manager, some Angular programmers, backend developers and architects, and an HTML developer.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

I believe they approached us about a year and a half ago. We gave them some smaller projects to work on to see how they would deliver and decided to work with them on this larger project based on their performance.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested between $25,000–$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2018 and completed the work in April.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In addition to delivering the project on time and close to budget, the code was clean and mostly bug free. The quality of work they provided led to a relatively short QA testing period.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very responsive throughout the engagement, utilizing Zoom for meetings, Slack for chatting, and Jira for project management.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were able to understand the project quickly. They also communicated well and professionally directly with our client, despite the client's lack of organization.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I don't have any complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend going into the relationship with a clear scope and schedule. They have very talented resources, but aren't a big company, so it's important to give them some lead time so they can schedule it in appropriately.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're competitive compared to US companies, but pricier for an Indian company.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Server Development & UI/UX for Media Platform

"They were by far the best-outsourced company I’ve worked with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aor, 2013 - Aug. 2014
Project summary: 

Logicify developed the server-side components of an Android app using Node.JS and a Django web framework. They also helped with the redesign of the app's UX/UI.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Chris Leow
Former CTO, BlastOut
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Event organizers and users have provided very positive feedback on the app. Logicify's ability to tailor personalized solutions and integrate into a business' workflow contributed to a smooth engagement. Their team immediately addressed bugs and produced clean, testable code at a reasonable value.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the former CTO of BlastOut, a mobile app which allows users share photos and comments for events in a localized space using geolocation/geofencing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We needed Logicify to develop the backend of our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, their account manager met with us to understand our business problems and tailored a plan specified to our needs. Then, Logicify developed our server-side components that powered the platform using Node.JS and a Django web framework. They configured the servers to be compatible with our geolocation and photo-sharing features.

Their team also helped us with our redesign of the app’s UX/UI and managed the project behind the scenes.

What is the team composition?

I worked mainly with the account manager and the project manager.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

We put an SOS out on a free-lancing platform for a backend developer. Logicify contacted us back and immediately impressed us with their thorough communication. They took the time to understand our problems and we could tell they were very technically competent.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested around $70,000–$80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in April 2013 and ended the engagement in August 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app was very well received by event organizers and event goers. They addressed any bugs immediately and made sure the code was maintainable and testable—which was an unusual, but welcome addition from an outsourced partner.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project manager set the scope of the work and we used Jira to track the process. They communicated with us via Skype daily, lasting 10–15 minutes or more. We shared status reports from one side to the other and we always well updated on developments and anything that was going on. They were always available for any questions or requests.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We were impressed by their communication standards and their painstaking commitment to integrate into our workflow.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they were by far the best-outsourced company I’ve worked with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are consummate professionals, so don’t be afraid to let them take control of some of the process.

5.0
Overall Score They were very good.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They consistently met scheduling expectations, although sometimes things slip, which is understandable.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already recommended them to another company, who had a positive experience as well.

Application Development for Conjoint Analysis Company

“I could not have done this without them or imagined getting a better technical partner to build the application.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Logicify developed B2C-intended, cloud-based iOS and Android MVP apps centered on complex statistical and graphing functionality, with an eye toward maximizing UX. They continue to iterate on the apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
Matthew Johnston
CEO, EPIC Conjoint
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Logicify’s knowledgeable, experienced team built virtually bug-free MVP apps. Their affable, proactive, and curious approach continues to serve them in good stead, as does their reasonable pricing and familiarity with U.S.-based firms.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of EPIC Conjoint. We are a cloud-based market research company specifically developing an application to conduct conjoint analysis. Our target customers are large B2C brands like banks, telecom and insurance firms.  Conjoint analysis is when companies test pricing and product features within a market sample of customers before launching.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Logicify?

We needed help developing the cloud based iOS and Android applications, complete with rigorous statistical algorithms and analysis capability.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Logicify conducted backend and frontend app development on both iOS and Android platforms and assisted with the user algorithm graphing capabilities. App development included a feature that allows respondents to complete surveys on any platform or operating system.

What is the team composition?

The team, headed by a project manager, consisted of around eight to 10 members, including two engineers, graphic designers, and a quality assurance expert with a Ph.D. in mathematics. The team grew and shrunk with the project’s various phases, which, from a cost perspective, was reassuring.

How did you come to work with Logicify?

They and three others were all referred to us. We sent all four bidders requirement documents, and Logicify quickly set up a meeting with us.  Logicify researched our firm and industry well beforehand and were very keen in understanding our ambitions and the context of our customers. They pointed out that they had also worked with another survey company based in the States.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested more than $100,000 total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The minimum variable product (MVP) began in mid-February 2017 and was delivered in mid-July of that year. Since then, we have gone through three additional iterations enhancing the applications and foresee this partnership as lasting long-term.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have had good sales numbers thus far and there have been no noticeable problems from users, thanks to an intuitive and foolproof front-end design.

How did Logicify perform from a project management standpoint?

Logicify performed fantastically.  The project management was top-notch and knew exactly what a startup like ourselves needed. They used Jira and Slack plugins to create a very visible and transparent method of communication, providing me, who does not come from a tech background, with the transparency I required. Bugs were very infrequent, but when they occured, Logicify’s reaction time was really quick; they often were investigating the problem before I was even aware a problem had occurred.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were interested, passionate, and keen to getting their heads around a relatively new subject for them, that being conjoint analysis. They proactively challenged us in the right ways, constantly suggesting and recommending how we could do things even better.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we had a very good relationship with them. It’s like I have at team I can call; they’re very approachable and very responsive.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They appreciate detailed specifications and face-to-face meetings, so if you can make those accommodations, you'll be on the right track.

5.0
Overall Score I could not have done this without them, and could not have imagined getting a better technical partner to build the application.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Every demonstration has led to a pilot, which has meant incredible success.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were one-quarter of the price of other bidders.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were very responsive from the get-go. They did their homework on conjoint analysis before meeting and we hit the ground running.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am in a startup innovation research hub here myself and will recommend them every opportunity I get.