A Magnate in IT with Adoration & Ablazing at Niche

MAAN Softwares Inc. is a website, mobile app, and software development company that provides end-to-end solutions for small, and large-scale companies and organizations. The word MAAN is a Hindi term meaning dignified. When the company was formed, the founders chose this word to exemplify the company’s belief that great work can be a source of pride for both the creator and the user.

Our team of professionals is highly skilled in creating digital products including responsive websites, mobile applications, and business software--all within minimal timeframes and budgets. MAAN’s clients receive a holistic team on every project. From the project management to the design and development of a website, MAAN’s goal is to inspire and satisfy a client and their end customers.

We are an end to end solutions for all types of web and app development with the deep comprehension of engineering skills. Our team works with clients in a collaborative manner on all projects, understands time value and deliver all projects on time.  

Our Key Services:

  • Drupal Website Development
  • Website Development Services
  • Ecommerce Development Services
  • Hire Dedicated Team of Developers
  • Mobile App Development Services

MAAN believe in establishing the long-term strategic partnership with all clients with a high level of transparency and giving more than their expectations in projects. 

Request for a free quote and let’s discuss your requirements!

 

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Jaipur, India
Headquarters
  • MAAN Softwares INC. Jaipur
    India
other locations
  • MAAN Softwares INC. Arlington, VA 22204
    United States
    786.374.2515
  • MAAN Softwares INC.
    16192 Coastal Highway
    Lewes, DE
    United States
    786.374.2515

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Kauffman Foundation,Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Global Innovation Through Science And Technology (Gist), M6 Connect, Cinnamon Social

Prediction Guru - Android App

Our mission at Prediction Guru is to improve your experience in predicting the result of sports matches and events. Not only you can make better predictions; you can connect with users and friends who share your interest!

Assignment Help Experts - Android App

Increasing trend of assignment and homework in academic life has gotten out of hand. Assignment Help Site has jumped into the arena of online assignment help and homework help to guide students to a healthier and a more mature conclusion. We are here to assist students to learn to be honest with themselves about what really needs to be done, and what they are capable of.

This help will connect students to subjects experts directly so that they can take assistance in their projects through chat. This app has addition features like Reminder, Send files to experts and History of assignments done.

Liftlelo - Android App

We believe that a world in which people are connected is much more fun! More than that, we need to connect in order to meet new people and explore new places. Liftlelo is a marketplace that connects people who need a ride to drivers who have empty seats in their cars. This enables people to meet new people and save money by sharing their travel costs, ultimately helping people to travel more while spending less! With fewer cars on the roads, we help not only people, but also the environment, as fewer cars means less carbon-emissions released into our atmosphere. The Liftlelo is the smart way to roll, for your budget and the planet. Liftlelo:Â India's no.1 ride sharing service

VitalsTRAK - IOS App

VitalsTRAK is designed around mobile internet technology so that it is easier for you to keep records of your health conditions and medications on the go. And for your family, friends and other caregivers as well as professional healthcare providers to monitor your health conditions and to help and support you whenever needed.

The Butler Online - IOS App

The Butler is a Mobile App which connects people with commercial and individual service providers. 
It is a platform for Clients, to make the request for the services that they require by either choosing from the categories available or making a specific request outside of the categories. 
Our unique bidding system allows our Butlers ( service providers ) to bid for job request made by clients. 
This Platform addresses the need for personalized services at the palm of the users and at the same time creates a source of income for the Butlers.

My Food Genie - Ios App

MY FOOD GENIE is an application which brings Customers & Different Category Food Places together at a single platform.

A customer simply browsing My Food Genie app with their Mobile, Tablet, iPhone, Desktop, Laptop can view & book their deals across the city. 

MFG helps the customer to:
• Locate the food place of their choice
• Surf the different fooding options
• Get the price idea
• Customize the menu
• Option of DineIn/Home Delivery/COD
• Buy Different Vouchers & Coupons
• Book the deal
• Brief idea about the food place
• Description of Value added service
• Description of Amenities Available

M6Connect Dupal Website

M6connect

Lean Technology for Your Business.The market leader in providing social Business Solutions as a service.Our core construction products are Project Postings, Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Proposals and we launch new products each month. All are cloud hosted and custom developed to the needs of construction managers and owners.

National Experts in Master Contracting
National Capital Construction Purchasing Experts
International Experts in Information Security

Drupal Website

Technology Used 

WordPress, JAVASCRIPT, JQUERY, BOOTSTRAP

 

GEN Global Drupal Website

GIST - Global Innovation through Science and Technology

The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative empowers young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing to develop startup solutions that address economic and development challenges.

Drupal Website GIST


GIST - Global Innovation through Science and Technology

The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative empowers young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing to develop startup solutions that address economic and development challenges.

IOS Game App

Zig Zag Boom

It’s a amazing free arcade game.

Over 4.7 million downloads to date

Its about Control an orb ball along the zigzag path and don't hit the wall.

Tap to switch the direction! How fast can you react?

Features:
-> Amazing 3D graphics
-> Exciting gameplay
-> Intuitive Controls
-> Upgrades to increase your score
 

IOS Game App

Hammer Fruit - Free Smash Kids Game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

It’s a Fun for all ages! The most satisfying way to smash fruit without the mess! 

The object is to tap the screen and smash all the fresh fruit and avoid smashing any rotten fruit. 

Features: 
-Realistic Graphics 
-Fun music and sound effects 
-Four different play modes 
-Challenging Levels 
-Ability to pause game 
-Leader Board to display top scores 

 

Drupal Website

Technology Used 

DRUPAL, JAVASCRIPT, JQUERY, BOOTSTRAP

Drupal Website

Drupal Website

IOS Game App Dragon Jump

Dragon Jump Game App

Dragon jump game app is a new concept tap Game App.

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. With an idea of vil dragons are flying over the kingdom. You play as a knight armed with a lance, and your goal is to defend the dungeon from attacking dragons. 
Step on the dragons to jump higher and higher, till you defeat the devil bosses!

 

IOS Game App Ninja Revinja

Ninja Revinja Free - Real Uber Racing Run for Kids

The Best Fun Free Cool App and Addicting Game

**Top 10 Games in 7 Countries!!**
Action packed with all of your favorite Japanese assassin tricks, Ninja Revinja is crammed tighter than a Tokyo commuter train with amazing Ninjitsu action—like the ability to dodge obstacles, run on walls, turn tight corners and throw Ninja Stars with deadly accuracy!

Features:
-> Amazing 3D graphics
-> Exciting gameplay
-> Intuitive Controls
-> Upgrades to increase your score
-> Build up your score multiplier during games by collecting ninja stars

IOS Game App Crazy Dentist

Crazy Dentist - Fun Game App

Crazy Dentist is a Fun Game Application.

It’s available in latest IOS platforms. It’s amassing fun being a crazy dentist. Everyone does not like to go to this dentist's office because there is a crazy dentist in it. 
How crazy is the dentist, you can come to try it!

IOS Game App Downhill Riders

Downhill Riders Game App

Downhill riders is a Touch Arcade stylish new runner application.

Its latest and new versions available. The game's colorful stylized aesthetic compliments the high-scoring action" - Pocket Gamer with TouchTapPlay.
we have two characters Bob and Tod are two nearly brain dead teenagers with a cherished dream of becoming YouTube stars. They spend day and night on Nob Hill practicing crude, self-injuring stunts and recording them on camera in hopes to take a perfect shot. Help the guys to safely ride down the hill, collect coins, unlock new equipment and catch your moment of glory!
· Spyglass - outdoor GPS with augmented reality.
· Scany - WiFi scanner and network utility.

IOS Game App Gangnam Fly Surfer

Gangnam Fly Surfer

It’s a super cool Game with 3D graphics.

Fly on a dragon, Become superhero, Ride the hover board and even a UFO! Collect Gems on the way and reach 1 Million Points.
AWESOME! Game Features
3D Flyer Game 
4 Awesome vehicles. Ride the Dragon & Hover board. Fly a UFO. Be a Super Hero
Crazy Power ups! 
First Person Mode 
AWESOME soundtrack 

Unlock Survivor Mode

Jobaps - Drupal Website

crazy_poopers-app

car_parking_app

cinnamon post

Startup Nation

GIST

GEC

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Web Dev for Environmental Nonprofit

"They were very flexible with us in putting different streams of the work into different timelines."

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

MAAN Softwares Inc. rebuilt a website on Drupal 8 and incorporate sister sites from Joomla and Wordpress. They worked from provided Illustrator files and provided Identity and access management.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Monica Flores
Director of Digital Products, Green America
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MAAN Softwares Inc. delivered a site that is easy to use and to maintain. The team was flexible about keeping different work streams separate. They were able to streamline and simplify things both internally and on the site. Due to their success, they will provide app development in the future.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Green America is a national nonprofit organization funded by individual and business-member donations as well as some foundation support. We focus on economic sustainability and environmental justice. We’re based in Washington DC and the average annual budget is $3.5 million.

I was hired last year to work on a website redesign for a ColdFusion site that needed to be updated. We have currently moved it to Drupal 8 on a new host with completely different content architecture. The point of the site is to engage with our individual and business members as well as the general public to surface donations, to have a more mobile responsive layout, and to update our content with better graphics and more informational pieces, especially about our content work. We also have three separate sister sites that they incorporated, which include a business directory, a listing of big banks and a print version of our business directory so that what we currently have as external Joomla and WordPress sites can be all managed inside one Drupal CMS that crosses about 35 people on our staff. The point is to consolidate and coordinate better display information across the organization. Currently, it’s very siloed, very difficult to keep updated, and prone to attacks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MAAN Softwares Inc?

We had started with just another firm to do the design samples. That was the Illustrator files, the design processes, the personas, the overall content architecture. I went with MAAN Softwares Inc. to do the build. This is the content and database structure, the references between content. As a great example, we have actions, which are a part of campaigns, which are a part of programs, which are a part of lenses. Each of those four entities have to be managed separately, and yet, they’re all related. MAAN Softwares Inc. did all of the content architecture, database fixing, importing content from our external sites, and then also the theming. They’ve taken the design from our external design provider and then applied it to the live version of the Drupal site so that it’s mobile-responsive and looks better. Right now, the only part that has been lacking, that our team has had to do, is update things like the lens content and the language around certain pieces and updating additional images that we wanted to have to highlight our work. I’d say they were part of the build, the theming, and then the overall content architecture.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started with a project manager, and we used Active Collab, which is their in-house tool, to coordinate scrums, like phases of the work, which were then broken up into tickets. We had one themer, one database manager, and then another that was more of a server admin, to help with each of the different phases. I was mostly working with the themer, and they would help me, along with the project manager, to coordinate some of the other streams of work. I’ve been very much involved in assigning tasks. There are two or three people working on the project depending what the phase is.

How did you come to work with MAAN Softwares Inc?

We gave a list of our functional necessities and got a quote. We started with a half-down deposit, and then, when we were doing the actual work, we had a fixed phase of work. However, as we kept on going, we realized that we needed additional work from them, and they were very flexible with us in putting different streams of the work into different timelines, based on what we had prioritized. Our needs have expanded over time and they’ve been very flexible. They’ve definitely expanded the scope and the timeframe of what we had originally wanted them to do.

How much have you invested with MAAN Softwares Inc?

So far we’ve spent $75,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2017, and we will be continuing to work with them on additional phases of work after the launch. There’s ongoing work that other teams in my organization are requesting such as app development and additional donation streams.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I know for our staff, our board, our executive director, and the program team, who are in charge of editorial content, it’s definitely been beyond easier for them to update the content that used to have to go to one person and then get managed in Dreamweaver to get posted. Now, again, with the content management system, any of the editorial or program lens or donation managers can go in and make a change, and it automatically lists everywhere that change is needed. In terms of ease of publishing, our team is so grateful that we have a CMS that works for our needs.

How did MAAN Softwares Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

Inside of the Active Collab, there are different streams of work. Just to give an example, we had a theming overall. We themed the home page first with MAAN, and then we themed the interior pages, which were all very similar to one another. We found out that there were probably 10 to 15 more additional content types that also needed similar theming. Then we worked on the import of secondary sources, including the Green Business Network, the Green Pages online, and Break Up with Your Mega-Bank. They helped us input those directories into the site. Then we did the theming and integrating of the subsites into our overall content management system. Each of those had its own scope and what we needed for it and what type of graphic sizes, how the content would relate to each other, and we would just kind of cascade from the home page on downward. MAAN also enabled for us what we call a kitchen sink that has all of the elements that we could ever possibly use on the site. That will be available to us in the future because we don’t actually know some of what we want to have designed. Perhaps one of the teams will come up with a new piece of content. We have this glossary of design elements that they’ve themed for us, that we can then slice and dice as needed in the future.

What did you find most impressive about MAAN Softwares Inc?

It’s very clean. Part of our struggle is to communicate with somebody and have it be coordinated in a clean conversation because oftentimes somebody gets very muddied, or they’re not sure what this thing on the left is, or it’s not clear what we’re asking for. It doesn’t get rendered correctly. I would say that the cleanliness of communication has been very good. I asked for the Green America magazine article to show the last three related articles to that magazine, and they can render it spot-on. That reduces the amount of frustration from our internal team, and then it also increases the ability for us to iterate, because once we see a version, then we can give feedback on that. I would say that their certainty and cleanliness of the design is so helpful for us because then we can better envision what we need, and then we can better iterate what the teams are asking for. We started with a version, and they themed it like what we asked, but upon further review, our magazine editor was disappointed because we didn’t have a good design for her. They came back to us with an even better version, and then it was very easily implemented and approved by her quicker and better. The theming process and also the database importation has been very clean and quick and clear with this team.

Are there any areas MAAN Softwares Inc could improve?

Maybe we could ask for more suggestions from them on how to implement things, but they’ve always been a true partner to us in giving us options for how we might want to implement something. I would say that they’re very much a true partner, and they’ve given us constructive items, but maybe just a little bit more explanation of recommendation.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with MAAN Softwares Inc?

It’s always easier if you have your functional specifications and your content architecture at least mapped to your business process, so that when you articulate something to them, they can better understand what you’re trying to say. If I had come to them with lenses, programs, campaigns, and actions but not mentioned to them how they were all connected, they might have built something more disparate. But since I knew that they were connected in certain formats, through images or through references, then they were more easily able to implement my vision for that.  I would definitely say any team needs to have a fairly good understanding of their content structure in order to build it in a way that matches their needs.

As an example, we have press releases, which are very different from media mentions, which are very different from blog posts. But all three of those are essentially Green America avenues in media. We had to explain that these were three separate items, but if you don’t go into detail on the difference between the three, it would be easy to think that they’re all the same thing. But they’re not because press releases are created by Green America, whereas media mentions is Green America in the news from other sources, so the fields associated with those are different. And additionally, blog posts are our own content that we’re pushing, so that has its own needs as well in terms of the fields associated with that content.

5.0
Overall Score We’re very satisfied. They’ve gone above and beyond what we asked for.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They went over the deadline, but it was because we extended the schedule. They’re very flexible and able to cope with our needs.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were two-thirds of the cost of some of our other bids. They gave very high value to our project. They’re very flexible. We thought it was just starting as a theming project but it expanded.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Definitely.

App Dev for Goal Setting App

"MAAN Software was willing to ensure that the app would be done exactly as I wanted it."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan 2017 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

MAAN Software developed a motivational app from scratch. They created designs and made an online portal to make changes. The app is also Google Play friendly and accessible to advertisements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brisbane, Australia
Owner, Motivational App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Colleagues have appreciated the ease of use of the app. MAAN Software's customer service was noted: they assured client satisfaction and offered solutions to improve the app. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder of an inspirational app company. My overall goal was to create a simple Android app that asked users a series of questions at the start of the day or during the first interaction. That information was logged and recalled whenever the users needed it, with the aim of gaining a more philosophical perspective on things. The app is aimed at any English-speaking user looking to go through a bit of self-improvement, regardless of their age, sex, or nationality.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MAAN Software?

I had an overarching idea of what I wanted to create. From there, I used MAAN Software to create it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I gave MAAN Software images of what I thought the app should look like, and they came back with more refined designs as well as development approaches. Once we set up the look and functionality, MAAN Software created the app from scratch. They also made an online portal through which I can change settings. I have the ability to display ads on it, make Google Play updates, and so on.

How did you come to work with MAAN Software?

I went through a few searches for app developers at the end of 2016 and narrowed it down to three companies that would take on smaller projects. MAAN Software didn't explicitly state this, but they got back to me and said that they'd be happy to take me onboard. I appreciated this, compared to the other developers who had more standoffish approaches or simply didn't reply at all. I contacted five companies in total. I'm from Australia. At first, I looked at companies in the Brisbane area, ones which I could visit in-person. I realized that my own availability would be limited, so I didn't mind branching out internationally.

How much have you invested with MAAN Software?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with MAAN Software in late January 2016. The app reached its final stages at the end of March. The app is live, but we still have a few refinements to go through. I am busy with my main job, which is why the project has taken longer to complete. The app could have been completed in two or three weeks, but I couldn't participate in the back-and-forth due to personal work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I want to make a couple of final adjustments within the next few months, before fully releasing the app and advertising it. It's had no downloads as a result.

Personal feedback could be biased since the app was designed as a tool which could work for me. It's not designed to be overly complex or glossy; it simply features text questions that respond to the inputs of the user, without any animations. I can change those questions through my panel, which allows me to tailor the app based on user feedback.

I work in a relatively high-performance environment, psychology-wise, and my colleagues have been happy with the questions and the ease of use of the application. This was my main goal in the first place—having people use the application and not become bored with it after the first use.

How did MAAN Software perform from a project management standpoint?

MAAN Software used Skype as a primary point of contact. I set it up because it made it easy to send messages across different time zones. Their team responded to my messages within a couple of hours or even less during their working hours. There was nothing critical during the development that would have required them to drop all other tasks. There were only minor changes to be made. We organized the best call times between both parties. I was usually not contactable for days at a time, but MAAN Software worked around this, which I appreciate.

What did you find most impressive about MAAN Software?

I was at the forefront of MAAN Software's focus, and they wanted to make sure that I was satisfied with everything. They were often deep in questioning whether the work met my requirements, and were happy to perform extra work on it if I wasn’t satisfied. I might have been happy with an earlier version of something, but MAAN Software offered solutions that made it better, at no extra cost. They never altered the price in order to make the app glossier.

Are there any areas MAAN Software could improve?

The use of project management software would be good for providing updates on the progress, and log what had been done. MAAN Software could better show customers the processes they're going through.

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

MAAN Software would be a good fit for people looking to get ideas off the ground and develop smaller apps. For someone who doesn't have a lot of time on their hands and wants to get the ball rolling, MAAN Software can provide some good ideas. They can take the workload off of the client's hands.

4.0
Overall Score MAAN Software was willing to ensure that the app would be done exactly as I wanted it, versus cutting corners.
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We haven't used many scheduling tools, which would have been an improvement. I was majorly unavailable during the process.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    MAAN Software met my expectations in terms of quality, and they were willing to provide solutions as we went through the creation process.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I don't know many people in my business who would be keen on building an app anytime soon, but I'd be happy to drop in a word for MAAN Software.

Drupal Programming for Social Media Startup

"I appreciated MAAN's breadth and depth of experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2013 - May 2014
Project summary: 

MAAN provided project management, graphic design, and programming services the client's core application, which is an advanced custom Drupal one.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Omaha, Nebraska
Chief Scientist, Social Media Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with the provided project manager, who has technical skills and served as a personnel bridge. MAAN was also praised for their ability to find the resources to meet any need.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our startup provides a web-based service that improves customer efficiency by automatically creating and posting social media messages (to FB, LinkedIn, etc.). I am one of the founders of the business and a board member. This is a part-time position for me at this time since it is one of several technology companies I have a financial interest in. My title is chief scientist. I am responsible for creating the AI engine at the core of the service. I act as the systems architect and providing direction to technical resources.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MAAN?

As a startup, we needed technical resources at a reasonable price. We were looking for people who we can trust to be efficient, effective, and punctual.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

MAAN provided offshore project management, graphic design, and programming services for our company’s core application. We have a very advanced custom Drupal application that includes advanced interfaces to the backend and web services to other service providers (e.g., Facebook).

How did you come to work with MAAN?

We interviewed several companies with similar qualifications and prices. We gave them all a test task and MAAN was the winner.

How much have you invested with MAAN?

We’ve paid about $100,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in September 2013 and ended in May 2014. This project is complete, but I was so impressed with MAAN that they now provide services to other companies I own.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did MAAN perform in terms of project management?

MAAN provided a dedicated project manager with technical acumen. That person also served as a bridge to their staff and insulated us from any possible personnel issues. Their process is ideal for working with offshore resources.

What did you find most impressive about MAAN?

I appreciated MAAN's breadth and depth of experience, plus their ability to find unique resources to meet any need.

Are there any areas where MAAN could improve?

None.

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

As with any technical team, the more complete the requirements and the more time spent ensuring there is a meeting of the minds on expectations, the quicker and better the results.

5.0
Overall Score When I rate them as a 5 on all of the issues and when I am very happy with their service, how could I rate them less?
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We never had any issues or missed deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You can always find cheaper or more expensive service providers. MAAN provided superior services at a reasonable price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their processes were excellent and the resulting code met requirements. What more could you ask for?
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have. As a result of my experience, I am using them for other companies I own.

Platform Development for Global Entrepreneurship Network

"MAAN is super responsive, with very quick turnaround time... We work directly with the developers."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

The client is the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a platform offering numerous programs and initiatives to help entrepreneurs across the world. There was a need to develop a new web platform, specifically an event creation/management solution that could handle all of GEN's country campaigns and events. Based on a previous work relationship, MAAN InfoWeb Solutions was selected for the project. Work began in fall 2014 and is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Washington, DC
Genesis Lodise
Director for Digital Media at Global Entrepreneurship Network
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the work done by MAAN InfoWeb Solutions so far. The new solution effectively consolidates all of GEN's campaigns and events into one cohesive, streamlined platform that improved managers' and attendees' user experience. The client particularly praised MAAN for being very quick and responsive, and highly recommends them to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

The Global Entrepreneurship Network [GEN] is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEN helps people in 160 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures, thus creating jobs, accelerating innovation, and strengthening economic stability around the world.

What is your position?

I am the Director for Digital Media.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with MAAN InfoWeb Solutions?

We needed to extricate the organization from an existing, poorly developed platform. We wanted to create a streamlined single sign-on platform from a group of disparate project sites. We were also looking to implement an online event creation and management solution within the platform for our 160+ country campaigns and 25k+ events.

What were your company’s specific goals for the project?

  • Develop a more intuitive set of tools for our users.
  • Create a better looking platform.
  • Have more control over our data.
  • Have the ability to scale easily.
SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

The scope of the project is broad. Our needs include full redevelopment of the platform, ongoing incremental builds, refinements, and updates. As such, we have established an ongoing relationship with MAAN.

How did you come to work with MAAN InfoWeb Solutions?

I'd worked with MAAN before coming to GEN.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We have spent approximately $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work began in the fall of 2014 with an event website that we used as a proof of concept for our larger event management component. The event site (gec.co) serves 6.5k attendees for our annual international conference. From there we have moved into the single sign-on platform and conversion of project sites to that platform.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We now have a much more satisfied base of campaign managers in each of our 160+ countries, and a more cohesive online presence. The leadership is able to point to specific projects on the platform and direct users to them. We also have increased user satisfaction from our event attendees, and increased staff morale and confidence in overall objectives.

How did MAAN InfoWeb Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

MAAN continues to be quite responsive. Their turn around for tickets is usually 24 hours. Larger, more complicated issues are resolved within a few days. MAAN requires a strong technical liaison to work with their project manager, so that both sides understand the desired outcomes and what is being developed. For our particular relationship, we no longer require a full time project manager to work with our liaison. We work directly with the developers. When necessary, a project manager steps in to work with us on new, more complicated deliverables.

What distinguishes MAAN InfoWeb Solutions from other providers?

MAAN is super responsive, with very quick turnaround time.

Is there anything MAAN InfoWeb Solutions could have improved or done differently?

You need to be very careful with what you ask for and how you phrase it. There are still some language issues, and some differences of architecture issues that MAAN is working on.

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

Web Development for Software Solution Provider

"MAAN has gone the extra mile in order to complete the project right, without shortcuts... They've managed to follow our instructions without any problems."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

The client is a software solution provider of social and business applications. There was a need for a development company to assist in building a content management system, so MAAN InfoWeb Solutions was selected based on a recommendation. Work began in May 2015, and the first application was launched only three months later. The work relationship is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
USA
CEO of Software Solution Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely pleased with the work done by MAAN InfoWeb Solutions so far. The CMS product was launched to market quickly and successfully, which helped the client scale cost-effectively while maintaining a high-quality system. MAAN InfoWeb Solutions is particularly praised for working fast yet accurately, even going the extra mile to ensure proper completion of a project. They are highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're a software-as-a-service company delivering many applications within the social area.

What is your position?

I am the chief executive officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with MAAN InfoWeb Solutions?

We are the first social platform that also delivers real applications. Many others have games and such, but few actually offer business applications. Our goal was to find a development company for this purpose. We wanted to build a content management system that would allow us to scale cost-effectively while still having a world-class system.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

MAAN has developed an endless number of functionalities for us. I'd never used the platform chosen for us, but they've been able to work faster and more economically than any other developer.

How did you come to work with MAAN InfoWeb Solutions?

I found them through a recommendation.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with MAAN in May 2015. Our first application was launched in August of that year. We're still working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The primary achievement brought by MAAN was to deliver a real application to us. They can certainly build websites and are a very sophisticated organization, but the most important thing for us was the fact that we could launch a product to market because of the effort.

MAAN has certainly worked fast, and they were able to complete the work without giving away any company secrets.

How did MAAN InfoWeb Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They're good and have solid talent within their company. MAAN's team also speaks good English. They've managed to follow our instructions without any problems, which is somewhat unique, especially for an Indian company.

What distinguishes MAAN InfoWeb Solutions from other providers?

Many people would express concerns about using a developer from India, but we've used MAAN extensively and haven't considered using any other company.

There are right and wrong ways to approach a task in the IT world. MAAN has gone the extra mile in order to complete the project right, without shortcuts. There have been times in which we needed to respond to clients immediately and provide a functional product. MAAN has worked with us in getting good results. They're very customer-oriented.

Is there anything MAAN InfoWeb Solutions could have improved or done differently?

They started their company a couple of years ago. As MAAN was scaling, there were some gaps in communication that proved to be a bit of a challenge. But, weighed against what we've typically found in the IT sector, this wasn't significant.

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
    I would recommend them to a noncompetitor.

Development Support for Web Design/Development Firm

"MAAN is responsive and has an ability to think long-term, which has been a bonus to the different business and organizational endeavors in which I've engaged them."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client is a web design/development firm that specializes in Drupal as well as customization for e-commerce, informational, portfolio, and membership association websites. There was a need for additional web development help, so MAAN was selected to assist with multiple projects. The work relationship is ongoing as MAAN continues to build web applications for phase two of the client's project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Washington, DC
Monica Flores
Founder of 10K Webdesign
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the work done by MAAN so far. All of the development projects with which they assisted have performed well and allowed easy user access. The client particularly praised MAAN for being reliable, responsive, and flexible, even when faced with different strategies from upper management. They have already been highly recommended to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

10K Webdesign is a web design/development firm, specializing in installation of Drupal and customization of e-commerce, informational, portfolio, and membership association sites. We primarily serve businesses that are green, progressive, and/or minority/women-owned.

What is your position?

I am the founder/owner of the company.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

My first engagement with them came during their engagement as a subcontractor with my business partner. MAAN provided database content reviews and an ability to import charities from an IRS database, adding them as live data points on our site. They also provided responsive web design for the website itself, working on its logo and other visuals.

I also worked on a project with them for my other place of employment, Ashoka Changemakers, which is a global social enterprise non-profit that selects and sources changemakers from around the world. I am a web developer for the company, in charge of the Drupal 7 installation of one of our sub-teams. The project was done for a branch of our company which focuses specifically on college campuses. We needed to build a two-part application form for an exchange project. The form was used mostly by college students, administrators, and change leaders. The first part of it was an initial screening, followed by a more in-depth series of questions. MAAN built the backend content type for the screening short-form as well as the screening long-form. It had two separate versions: one aimed at online communities and another for in-person seminars.

On our most recent engagement, I served as the database engineering manager, coming up with the overall data architecture and directing their team on the implementation of a project for an international competition run by an external client.  They also implemented theming and reports for it.

At the height of the work, we worked with their principal, a project manager, two coders, one theme designer, and a database specialist who helped with caching, Varnish, Solar, CloudFlare, and some third-party add-ons that we implemented in order to make the site work better. At any given moment, MAAN can provide teams of 2-5 people, depending on different needs. They were able to ramp-up at the end of our project.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Theming work is priced at $25 per hour, while coding work is $35 per hour. Our guest project was priced at $50,000 per month. MAAN added human resources based on user flow.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing relationship. Our network is going into phase two, which will require a boot camp application that will enable people to register online. Admins will also use the application to approve and reject participants.

An external client will be building what they call villages, which are basically online groups. MAAN will build organic groups on Drupal in order to enable people to post events and see each other's posts, based on their group.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We've received more than 400,000 votes during the last voting round on our guest network. These competitions will be run on a quarterly basis, so the system has been built in order to handle this.

On our first project, they were able to have around 800,000 records pulled from the IRS database. In terms of databases, MAAN is able to handle many different types.

Our Ashoka University project had 800 online participants who attended classes after registering through the system. Many others registered online. MAAN has helped optimize very labor-intensive processes, creating an engineering solution which freed up some of our non-technical staff and permitted them do their jobs.

In terms of quality, MAAN has always been able to think beyond the task at hand. They address particular tickets and close them, but they're also aware of the greater project and provide helpful suggestions, particularly in terms of modernizing infrastructure and making sure that things are up-to-date. They sometimes see things that we wouldn't see, given that we're not looking at the technology as closely.

How did MAAN perform from a project management standpoint?

The best working experience is achieved through a ticketing system like Jira or Assembla, and by laying out sprints in advance. This makes the work easier, but I don't know if it specifically applies to MAAN. If the client has good communication and a good understanding of the process, they can build it better.

What distinguishes MAAN from other providers?

They have been a reliable team for me over the years. MAAN is responsive and has an ability to think long-term, which has been a bonus to the different business and organizational endeavors in which I've engaged them. They also have an ability to be flexible about different strategies coming from upper management. They do the best with what they have at any given moment.

Is there anything MAAN could have improved or done differently?

They're still learning basic things like documentation or how to implement features to a platform in order for it to be repurposed. Making sure that they feel comfortable asking questions is important. This comes easier to some members of their team than to others, depending on their general experience. As a whole, they perform well, and we've worked successfully with them through most of our engagements. In general, it would be good to give them permission to ask as many clarifying questions as needed in order to create a better final product. I would advise anyone hiring them to be explicit about this fact, and hammer on it in order to get a better outcome.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them.