What was the scope of their involvement?
After an analysis, it became obvious that I needed to find some help. I was aware of MAGINX’s services due to their reputation. They have some very qualified Magento developers, and I believe that’s their focus. They had the Magento-certified developers we were looking for. Our team didn’t have the capability or knowledge of the Magento structure to provide full support. We submitted a request, and MAGINX was sure they could accomplish this solution.
It was a collaborative effort. I worked with them on the features they were removing or upgrading to merge those into the different environment and go into production. I didn’t really communicate with a project manager, which I liked. I’m a developer myself, so I like communicating with other developers. I was working directly with two developers from MAGINX who were assigned to this project.
We have a tax mechanism on our site. We have to include features for a tax calculation, so that’s something they developed a module for. There are also some security patches they provided. They also worked on removal of some of the features we had with the integration that exists between Magento and Salesforce, our CRM. We have Magento as kind of the centerpiece of our information system, and we were trying to remove some of that load for Magento and push it to some other platform like an integration platform. They were able to scale that down.
How did you come to work with MAGINX INC?
There’s an agency here in New York City of which I was aware, as I’m a certified Magento developer myself. A lot of really good developers came out of this agency. The two main guys at MAGINX with whom I collaborated, Tony and Edward, came out of that agency. I knew they’d been working with Magento for eight years or so. I needed to find somebody who has a complete understanding of the platform.
How much have you invested with MAGINX INC?
I think we worked 15–20 hours a week. I think that would go to about $6,000 a month. It’s less than $10,000 to date.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in March of 2017, and our relationship is ongoing.