What was the scope of their involvement?
ManekTech has taken over on all web services that we manage for our clients, which include hosting, design, development, and support. I work with my clients to get a full understanding of what they’re looking to accomplish and liaise with the ManekTech team, who then goes on to build the site to the client’s specifications. Sometimes the requirements are very specific, and sometimes I’m able to give them creative freedom in building the site. In all circumstances, it’s worked out very well. The technologies they implement are largely dependent on the specific project. They’ve done database-driven sites and more aesthetically focused sites alike, and they consistently manage to exceed my expectations around planning out the design and implementing the appropriate features. They work proactively and brainstorm relevant features without breaking the budget. They also make small changes/updates to several sites on a regular basis.
A recent project involved a client that was creating a site that facilitates apartment searches. It has an interactive map and a variety of search filters like location, price, and layout. ManekTech makes real-time adjustments when apartments go on and off the market.
What is the team composition?
I have about four different project managers that I work with regularly. I occasionally get questions from their team members, and there are about six-to-eight that I recall working with.
How did you come to work with ManekTech?
I don’t recall exactly how we got together, but I remember being a bit apprehensive about working with an offshore firm. They initially set up a FaceTime call to tour their office and meet their staff face-to-face, which quickly put me at ease. They’ve been a great partner ever since.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve invested about $6,000-$8,000 across several projects.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in May 2017, and the engagement is ongoing. There a few sites that require weekly changes.