Can you talk about the scope of the project?
They handle Web development, mobile application development, software programming, and almost anything you would need. They work from India, but also meet with me in person and on the phone.
We have an ongoing engagement with them. They are more like partners than vendors although we pay them that way. I really love the fact that they are a great team that can make a mobile app and work with C++ under one roof.
What was your process for selecting them to work with?
I did a ton of research before I contacted any Indian firms. I first started with a list of 18 companies and slowly narrowed it down to nine firms. I asked all nine firms to meet with me in person. A few didn't want to meet so I disqualified them.
Macronimous Web Solutions won the bid because they wanted to meet with me in person. They had a nice four-story office in India with a large and diverse team. They actually deliver on what they promise.
Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or work hours?
They spend thousands of hours per month on multiple projects for us. They don't charge a lot per hour always, but their work is six figures every year for us. It will expand, and is a very large chunk of their business probably.
When will the work be completed?
I always have new work for them for my clients. It will probably just grow and last many more years. We have been together for nine years already.