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Since our start in 2005, we have been very closely involved in the online payment development in The Netherlands. From being focused on iDEAL and its earliest applications we have grown into a larger software development company, handling projects in Fintech, Healthcare, Logistics, eLearning and more. We have experience with scale-ups and SMEs, mainly in Western Europe.
From designing the software, we develop, maintain and support the systems we build by offering the following services:
ng>Tailor-made software development: development of web, cloud, mobile software that addresses complex requirements, business objectives or problems. A partner for our client in turning ideas into reliable, maintainable and solid software.
- Development team augmentation: create a team of IT specialists to help the client handle the lack of its internal resources and capabilities. A team that works on the client’s software in direct communication with the client.
- Hosting, maintenance & support: deliver a highly specialised team that provides full-cycle hosting – on premise, virtual private servers, cloud – maintenance and support to mission critical applications. They ensure that the applications are fully-functioning and bug-free, correct flaws encountered and provide support when needed.
Maxcode wants to be part of the adventure, collaborate with the client and be their partner.
We think customising our services based on the client’s needs is very important, so please do contact us at [email protected] for an online consultation.
"It’s fun to work with Maxcode."
Maxcode is the long-term development partner for an online training services company. The team is responsible for building out and updating the platform. They also offer UX design and content support.
"It’s fun to work with Maxcode."
Nov 16, 2020
On all fronts, Maxcode’s team consistently impresses internal stakeholders, which has led to a lasting and successful partnership. Users are pleased with the quality of the platform’s UX and functionality. The team’s dedication, organization, and expertise are hallmarks of their service.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the CEO of Splintt, an online training services company. We create e-learning, interactive videos, and have a learning management system for our clients, which is subscription based. We have national and international clients.
What challenge were you trying to address with Maxcode?
We needed software development done, initially.
What was the scope of their involvement?
Maxcode’s team is creating code for our learning management system.
The system has a user portal with e-learning modules, videos, and all the information users need. The backend has many functions, including managing users, reporting user progress, data assembly, creating online courses, uploading content, inputting learning programs and flow, which corresponds with the user portal, and a notification system when a program is completed. Admins can also choose which programs users have access to, group learners together for certain programs, and more.
Maxcode also has a content creation team working on our e-learning projects. We provide scripts for them to work on, and they build in specific third-party software tools. They do UX design, and implement the graphic design done by our internal designers.
What is the team composition?
There are four people on the software development team, and two on the content creation team.
How did you come to work with Maxcode?
Jules (Managing Director) was a friend of my business partner. They offered better pricing and higher quality developers than their competitors. We started with software development, and it grew into more over time.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent over €1,000,000 (approximately $1,200,000).
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together around November 2010, and it’s ongoing. They completed the initial rebuild of the system by April 2011, but there are continuous updates, added features, and new projects.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
For the development team, we check their scoping to ensure it is based on the KPIs, such as functionalities not interfering with each other, testing procedures, regression testing, etc. Our clients are extremely happy with the quality of work Maxcode delivers, and so are we.
For the content creation team, we make sure the product works as it should and track the cost-efficiency. We are satisfied in this area, as well.
How did Maxcode perform from a project management standpoint?
We work in Agile Scrum, with daily meets, scoping sessions, retrospectives, and two-week sprints. They give suggestions and ideas, and it’s a smooth collaboration. They also meet internally to track quality. We use Jira, Confluence, Slack, and Zoom.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They have high quality and professionalism. The teams take responsibility for their work, ask for feedback, and continue improvement in order to do their jobs well. It’s fun to work with Maxcode.
Are there any areas they could improve?
Sometimes the e-learning team tends to be repetitive; perhaps they need to motivate their people more, or switch teams around. We would also like to see other projects they’re working on to give us new insights.
"We have a great collaborative approach."
Maxcode was hired to collaborate with a healthcare firm to create an API platform. The solution should feature better scalability, quality, and integration with the client's existing software systems.
"We have a great collaborative approach."
Oct 27, 2020
Upon rollout, more than five customers onboarded onto the new and improved platform. The internal team appreciates the team's prompt responses whenever issues occur. Most of all, the deadlines are met and tasks are finished exceptionally, which secures ongoing engagement.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
I am the Software Development Manager of a healthcare company offering enterprise supply chain, clinical, and analytics solutions.
For what projects/services did your company hire Maxcode, and what were your goals?
We integrate with a wide variety of systems. Our existing integration platform was aging and difficult to develop for, lacking tests and alerting functionality.
It was designed to run on servers, making it costly to run. Ultimately it was deemed not suitable to move forward within a server-less world.
How did you select Maxcode and what were the deciding factors?
We found Maxcode through a referral, however we reviewed two other vendors in comparison. We visited their main office in Iasi Romania and were impressed with their openness and focus on quality software development.
The deciding factors were:
- the ability to scale
- quality of work
- integration with our existing teams.
Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.
A number of leads from both companies designed the overall solution. An AWS based suite of APIs was built using .NET Core, hosted on AWS Lambda.
A wide variety of AWS technology were used, including:
- CloudWatch Logs
- Systems Manager
- S3 API Gateway
The team built the solution over 12 months using Scrum and 2-week sprints. The first customer was live after 4 months, with additional customers and functionality going live over the following 8 months.
How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?
We had 6 of our own developers, and we scaled to 12 using Maxcode (+6). We split the team into two - 3 Maxcode members per team. Each team had a variety of Senior, Mid, and Junior Developers, with one Team Lead per team. Our own product owner managed both teams from a product delivery perspective.
Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?
Successful outcome. More than 5 customers onboarded onto the new platform as it rolled out. Feedback from customers is that we are more responsive to issues - we now retry in the event of failure - and feedback from our own Helpdesk team is that it is more obvious now when issues occur.
The most successful customer response story is that we once detected that one of their systems was down before they did on the new platform. We maintain the relationship with Maxcode and we scale up and down when needed.
Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.
Strong focus on Scrum. Common tools such as Jira, GitHub, Slack, Teams were used. Deadlines were met and sometimes delivered early.
What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?
They have a very strong focus on working with the customer but will challenge them if they think there's a better way. We have a great collaborative approach.
Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?
Maybe a little too focused on Scrum :) But having strong processes is important in a nearshore/offshore model.