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.