Fintech, Adtech, Blockchain, Machine Learning

We create smart, reliable and efficient turnkey solutions.

Specializing in Ad Tech (programmatic), Fintech and Blockchain.

We contribute to the Hyperledger Fabric project.

Focussing on comprehensive IT development services and QA automation.

 

Founded in 2015, Maxilect employs a modern approach to building a lean and highly professional team reaching out across Russia.

Our mission is to connect talented IT professionals throughout Russia, bringing their sought after skills to the table for complex projects with our global high-tech clientele.

To date, successful delivery of more than 30 international projects has earned the trust of several major companies in ongoing partnership.

We achieve these results due to close cooperation among all departments of the company – from marketing and sales through to technical support service, our client always comes first.

 

Want your projects to be successful? Just tell us how we can help.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2015
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Saint Petersburg, Russia
headquarters
  • 31 Dnepropetrovskaya street, office 430
    Saint Petersburg 191119
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Acumatica, Johnson & Johnson, Firstmac, Baltiski Aljans, Package Guard, A major provider of telecom solutions, Leading bank in Russia, Fiscal data operator, PJSC Cryogenmash

System redesign, feature enrichment and UI/UX improvements for Thinketing, Inc.

Problem: Client wanted to solve various problems:
•    Replace existing URL shortener
•    Migrate historical data
•    Redesign and redevelop authorization/authentication service + support single sign-on
•    Redesign and redevelop DMP module and enrich it with new features
•    Redesign and replace DSP module
•    Improve UI/UX
•    GDPR compliance


Solution: The business objectives, product vision, product scope and effort estimates were clearly defined by the client. The whole project was divided into several phases. The dev. team designed and developed the solid back-end and re-designed, simplified and standardized existing UI/UX.

Outcome:
•    Improved URL Shortener was implemented
•    Authorization/authentication service was developed
•    Solution was implemented in compliance with GDPR
•    Satisfied end users and stakeholders

...

Module of Hyperledger Fabric for developing chaincode on JVM languages

Problem: Hyperledger Fabric is created to solve business problems through the construction of private blockchain network between business stakeholders and trusted nodes. The framework has a modular architecture that provides a high degree of confidentiality, flexibility and scalability. Hyperledger Fabric is promoted as an enterprise solution. In spite of that, the main used language is Golang. However, in this area lead programming language is Java. As a result, the platform faces promotion difficulties due to its inability to be naturally developed in Java. Organizations need to hire specific developers or perform additional training of existing developers.

Solution: Hyperledger Fabric registry and the logic of contracts are implemented using “chaincode” which runs on a distributed network nodes. ChainCode is the main part that has to be written during the development of solutions based on Hyperledger Fabric. Our team implements the...

Programmatic advertising solution

Problem: Our client had 7 web portals with unique content and ~15 mln of unique visitors. Major part of online advertising was sold directly (without Programmatic) while ~20% of the traffic was via Yandex RTB platform. The programmatic solutions offered by such major vendors didn’t suit the client’s needs due to the low effectiveness. The clients themselves knew names of the advertising agencies who were buying client’s ads via RTB.

Solution: We have created a platform which realized the automated process of selling ads via Programmatic Direct model.

Current status:

Integrated with 5+ Demand Side platforms 

Scalable and flexible architecture which allows integration with another Supply Side platforms and Demand Side platforms

Data storage (trades info for the last 4 months, several TBs)

Reporting platform and journal services

Custom data management platform (DMP) block

...

Data Management Platform (DMP) module enrichment

Problem: The client had a strong digital marketing expertise and planned to extend their data integration providers pool to enrich their DMP. We were contracted to integrate multiple data providers and connect them with the existing business intelligence infrastructure. 

Solution: It was a challenge of building data pullers across different APIs and integrate the data into the existing client’s RTB and online advertising ecosystem smoothly. We developed infrastructure which allows our client to batch and stream data from providers and fork it into different intra-systems in a near real-time manner.

Current status:

Data Integration of 10+ data providers

Processes terabytes data monthly

Scalable architecture

Reporting platform

Technological stack: J2SE, Servlet API, REST API, Apache Kafka, HDFS, Hadoop Hive, PostgreSQL.

Creation of an IoT-service to remotely monitor equipment and its energy consumption

Problem: The company’s analysis package needed modernisation.

Problem areas included a lack of real time notifications for system critical deviations and inability to perform periodic performance tests.

Solution: A robust custom Business Intelligence(BI) system was developed and implemented to include monitoring and reporting capabilities.

Reliability and uptime were the top priorities for our client so we implemented a well established Microsoft suite solution: Microsoft Power BI base with Data Warehouse system on Microsoft Azure.

Data from sensors is transmitted in JSON format to the servers located in Microsoft datacenters and processed by Microsoft Azure. An end-to-end chain of compatible reliability.

Outcome:

Real-time monitoring of sensor data and power consumption was achieved

Statistical data on events is now collected for the analysis of equipment performance

...

Development of a customizable financial services cloud platform

Project: Development of a customizable financial services cloud platform

Problem: Connecting banks, procurement and retailers to deliver services that meet the demands of today’s mobile merchants as a single comprehensive solution.

The client also required flexibility in the platform enabling powerful partnering options within the merchant services’ ecosystem. Sensitive data also demands high level security.

Solution: Develop an agile cloud platform that allows quick implementation of new solutions and address new market demands. Advanced cryptographic algorithms ensure peace of mind with end-to-end encryption of all sensitive data.

Outcome:

In production since March 2017

Iterative development is underway

Integration with two North American Banks and cloud accounting provider

More than 5,000 Canadian merchants of different sizes use this solution...

Test Automation for the product company

Issue:  The client has needed automated test engineers in order to accelerate the development of products and solutions, and also quality control process automation.

Solution:  We have developed a convenient framework with the help of which the manual testers had the opportunity to create autotests. The BDD (Behavior Driven Development) approach has been used. During the project, we have created about 200 autotests, and checked more than 15 releases.

Results:

At the moment our framework is successfully used by the client’s testers

The client is satisfied with the results of our work

Technologies: Java, Selenide, Cucumber, JDBC, Allure.

Functional Test Automation of the financial calculations (billing)

Issue: The client haven’t covered an important functionality of financial calculations (billing) for mobile operators with autotests.

Solution: We’ve provided a test plan with a full set of test cases and a detailed description of all presets and basic concepts. We have implemented automated tests in a combination of Python, PyTest, Oracle-cx, Allure. We have also included new autotests in the Jenkins continuous integration system.

Results:

We covered an important functionality of the customer’s system by tests, which helped to improve the quality of the product.

The tests we have created are scalable and not dependent on the environment. Tests can create and delete data by themselves.

Technologies: Python, PyTest, Oracle-cx, Allure.

Development of a system to analyse the influence of coupons on sales in the context of total traffic

Problem: The customer actively used marketing traffic channels to promote their services and goods. Data on channels is presented in Google analytics (GA), Big Query (BQ), and in offline databases without integration with GA. The functionality offered by GA didn’t permit full analysis of the data through the sales channels.

For marketing expense optimization, the customer decided to expand and modify its analytical tools to be able to deal with complex data structures – integrating more sophisticated attribution algorithms such as Markov chains was a top priority.

Solution: Create a web solution with rich functionality. Create an infrastructure for interaction between the BQ and the data warehouse for attribution and implemented mathematical models of channel attribution. In the web interface, the user can choose from a wide range of parameters to build multi-channel report.

Outcome:

- With the help...

Development of a custom search engine for licensed taxis

Problem: In spring 2017 the customer approached us to build a solution for a 21st century challenge. On one hand, unite existing taxi company fleets and, on the other, open the door to drivers ready to supply their own vehicle.

Solution: After consulting with the customer to determine the MVP (Minimum Viable Product), we set up a dynamic web portal integrating search and database functionalities and integrated essential external services (SMS, GA, etc.).

Outcome:

  • Successful launch in June 2017
  • The portal is live and the client is pursuing commercial licensing

Technological stack: Python, Django, PostgreSQL.

Automation of business processes in regional offices

Problem: In the client’s company there were separate systems in territorially distributed representations. Fragmented systems resulted in: slow and inefficient office processes resulting in potential information loss, lack of data logging, phone and correspondence monitoring. The target was to improve control and usability of this valuable company data.

Solution: Increase transparency of processes through the creation of additional reports, and a consolidated report on orders for medical equipment.

We created a framework hierarchy that integrated and streamlined these common and often wasteful subsystems: personnel and accounting; organization of business trips; registration of orders for medical equipment; stickers and labelling; logging and organising work by service engineers responsible for diagnosing and repairing equipment.

We also created additional reports of individual systems and consolidated reports on orders for...

Creation of a searchable database of crime in the USA

Problem: The client wanted to create a marketing campaign to increase product sales. The client required access to statistics from a massive data set. Specifically, to target marketing activities on areas of cities in which there was a high level of thefts and break-ins.

Solution: First, establish viable open source information about the crimes committed in the US and selected suitable sources for further processing.

Develop a proprietary database system that collected information on crimes from selected open sources.

Prepared reporting that contained information relevant to the remit.

Outcome: The client received concise, reliable data which suited their targeting strategy.

Technological stack: Python 3.6.

Optimization of the main website of the company Acumatica

Problem: Acumatica sought to optimise their site which provides services in the field of Cloud ERP. An up to date system was desired for tracking users with the ability to build reports based on it, to replace deprecated modules and code.

Solution: Our two developers systematically established the development process, automated assembling and testing issues, closely interacted (and continue to interact) with the team from the United States (Seattle). As a result, we managed to significantly increase the speed of page load. We also added the generic map with the help of ACF, and transferred the generation of the html-code to the template engine.

Outcome:

  • Increased flow of customers that come through the website (due to the system stability, speed of operation, etc.)
  • Developed custom reports of user activities
  • Detailed monitoring and analysis of user behavior on the website
  • ...

Ad Exchange for the US market

Problem: The customer approached us in October 2016 in need of a RTB platform.

Solution: We quickly formed a team from our talent pool that had an experience in this subject area. Together with the customer, we documented the MVP (Minimum viable product) and started developing the system.

Outcome:

  • After 3 months, the prototype was created
  • After 6 months, the MVP-version of the system was released to test commercial viability and integration with several contractors
  • A monitoring system was also created to ensure stable operation of the platform under the conditions of the constantly increasing of workload
  • Accountability bloc was created
  • At this moment, the system is capable of processing in excess of 20,000 requests per second and is scalable to handle more bid requests and bid responses

Technological stack: J2SE, Servlet API, Spring...

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Android App Dev for Shoe Production & Retail Company

"… they also ask the right questions to achieve a full understanding of their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Maxilect LLC took over the development efforts of three projects—an Android app, a desktop app, and a large video script using Python. They’re an ongoing partner for other departments in the company.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Russia
Nickolai Lisin
Senior System Administrator, Zenden
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All three assignments were effectively delivered with a high level of quality and attention to detail. Highlight’s of working with Maxilect include smooth communication, responsiveness, and a team that delivers nearly issue-free work thanks to their meticulous process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior system administrator at Zenden, a shoe production and retail company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Maxilect LLC?

We needed development help for several projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their coders asked questions to get a full understanding of the work and gave us an estimate for the price and length of each project. We discussed how to complete tasks together. They developed an Android app, a desktop app, and a large Python script for a video translation server.

The Android app is a barcode reader for retail stores. The software loads the database of goods to this device and collects the necessary data. It scans codes for checking price, location, etc. The person then connects this device to a computer and loads the collected data.

While I no longer manage any current projects with them for my department, they’re still working with us on programming projects connected with data management systems.

What is the team composition?

Their project manager assigned one developer on each project, so we had three in total. I handled project management for the desktop app and the video script.

How did you come to work with Maxilect LLC?

The choice was between them and other Russian companies we found on the internet. Maxilect was the most appropriate choice for our kind of work.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $10,000–$49,999.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2017 and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

All the projects have been successfully completed. Their specialists are really precise with all the project details. They don’t begin the work unless they’re sure they understand all the requirements for each task.

How did Maxilect LLC perform from a project management standpoint?

We mainly used Skype. I was surprised by how great our communication was with the programmers and project manager.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They deliver high quality at all the stages of the work. The project manager is always swift and responsive, and their programmers are always at a senior level. They’re very precise and rarely make mistakes, and know how to work with other project managers. Furthermore, they also ask the right questions to achieve a full understanding of their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They don’t always have enough programmers to take on a new project. We had to wait at times.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The final price never went beyond what they estimated, but their prices are rather high compared to our local market.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Data-Analytics Tool for Multichannel Retail Company

“Their exceptional project manager helped focus our team and keep us on schedule.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

Maxilect developed an internal data-analytics tool that integrated and evaluated information from multiple platforms. With the software, users could apply different filters to create assessments.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Head of Performance Marketing, myToys
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform accurately managed data from numerous marketing channels to identify budget inefficiencies and lead-generation opportunities. In addition to their timeliness, Maxilect leveraged their technical prowess and marketing expertise to foster a seamless engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of performance marketing for a digital store called myToys. We sell children’s goods such as toys, clothing, and play equipment. Our main office is in Berlin, while our Russian department is in Moscow.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Maxilect?

We had certain challenges with our analytics for our multiple marketing channels. Not only did we have an internal system to track our coupon sales and expenses, we used Google Analytics to manage our online marketing. With so much data from different sources, we had difficulty gaining insights into our budgets and developing effective marketing strategies. We needed a more sophisticated cross-platform analytics tool that could synthesize all the data from our different channels.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, they assigned a marketing analyst to conceptualize the platform’s key functions and logic, working with our team to ensure that the tool included all of the necessary capabilities before beginning development. The platform managed our data from all of our channels, which allowed us to apply different filters to generate reports. After building the interface and core process, they tested and debugged the software before launching it for internal use.

What is the team composition?

We mainly interacted with the project manager and their marketing analyst, who developed the marketing logic for the platform. However, as far as I know, they also had technical developers who created the software.

How did you come to work with Maxilect?

We sought a Russian company that could provide both marketing and technological expertise. A colleague referred them to our CMO, so we conducted research to see if they had previously developed similar tools. Unlike their competitors, Maxilect did have experience with marketing software. As a result, they quickly grasped our project needs and offered a shorter time line.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work lasted from October 2016–March 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The ability to filter our data according to our needs enabled us to more accurately assess our main sales funnel. We noticed that some of our processes were not as cost-efficient as we originally thought, so we changed our strategy and adjusted the budget between the channels. We also gained a more comprehensive understanding of our lead generation.

How did Maxilect perform from a project management standpoint?

Their exceptional project manager helped focus our team and keep us on schedule. Although gathering information from our German colleagues was a time-consuming process, they ensured that we met deadlines, facilitating a remarkably smooth engagement. It was one of the quickest projects we’ve done. In terms of communication, we spoke primarily through Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We appreciated how well they understood our needs. Because they had marketing experience, they grasped what we wanted from the tool and how to better help us. In terms of the platform, they quickly fixed any bugs and concerns.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

We’re confident in Maxilect’s skills and recommended them to some of our partners. However, I’m not sure if they used them for any projects.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got exactly what we wanted, and the tool really helped us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We've already recommended them.

HR Automation Platform for IT Recruitment Startup

They managed the engagement with a high level of flexibility.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Maxilect developed an automated HR platform that featured a Telegram bot to facilitate user engagement. They contributed to all stages of the project including conception, development, and testing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Stanislav Lokhnev
CEO, EasyHunt
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The launched platform quickly gathered users within the first two months. Testing offered an opportunity to gauge interest and identify target markets. Maxilect leveraged their knowledgeable network of specialists to develop and execute innovative tech solutions.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a startup called EasyHunt. We specialize in IT recruiting and HR automation. Our services connect companies with potential candidates to quickly fill positions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Maxilect?

Maxilect built a platform to encourage an interactive dynamic between businesses and potential candidates. The platform would allow businesses to anonymously advertise open positions and facilitate resume uploads. It would then sort the candidates through A/B testing.

What were your goals for this project?

The IT recruitment process is plagued with numerous problems such as a lack of skilled candidates, prolonged search times, and inadequate recruitment forums. We wanted to address these issues with an automated HR platform to effectively find and assess candidates. The platform needed to be flexible and scalable. We needed resources to execute our vision.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We’ve collaborated with Maxilect on other projects and were pleased with their work.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They built a platform that fulfilled our functionality specs. The platform featured a Telegram bot that popped up in the UI to facilitate the automated HR process. The project consisted of several stages:

They collaborated with us to conceive a common solution (one week) before proceeding with solution development and risk planning. During this time, they also chose the tech stack for the project (four days). They then began built and tested a basic Telegram bot (three weeks). Next, they developed and tested the basic statistics web module (two weeks), and then they continued with the preliminary basic solution perspectives assessment (one week). At the start of the last phases, they conceived a common vision of the advanced solution (one week). Afterward, they developed and tested the advanced Telegram bot (one week). Finally, they developed and tested the advanced statistics web module (one week) before assessing the solution (one week).

What was the team composition?

The core team included a project manager, a bot developer, and a web developer. We also consulted other specialists throughout the engagement. At the largest, we worked with 15 specialists.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We launched a simple version of the platform to identify our target markets in IT recruiting. After assessing the interest in our services, we launched the advanced platform to notable success. The platform began receiving relevant candidate/recruiter information within two months.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They managed the engagement with a high level of flexibility. Initial discussions about project specifics allowed them to quickly conceive a common vision and streamline the development process. Their project manager also provided resources to efficiently build the software based on our functionality specs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We appreciated their resourcefulness; Maxilect drew from their extensive network of specialists to implement innovative solutions to our technological concerns. Their expertise also allowed them to propose the most effective and appropriate solutions to business-candidate interaction.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

While we valued their expertise, it was difficult for us to reach a consensus on our project goals. They required a lot of initial data, which was difficult for us to gather in the early stages.

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

Custom Software Dev for Cloud ERP Platform

"Maxilect was responsive, flexible and agile."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Maxilect worked on the website and built custom software from scratch. They also developed a content repository. The software includes several reporting tools that they built as well.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Bellevue, Washington
Sergey Ivanov
Senior Digital Marketing & Web Lead, Acumatica
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

This multi-talented team hit the ground running, cutting the website load speed in half and more than doubling lead generation. They put a broad range of skills to use and impress with their reliability and delivery of superior quality. Maxilect’s team is flexible and receptive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Acumatica is a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution for mid-sized businesses. We develop solutions for different verticals and industries, primarily selling our products through partner channels. One of our biggest lead generation channels is Acumatica.com. As such, we have spent a lot of time on driving traffic and rebuilding our website. I am the senior digital marketing and web lead for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Maxilect?

I have used in-house remote developers in the past and have an R&D team located in Eastern Europe. It was becoming hard to maintain our backlog using those resources since they were not highly motivated and did not understand the digital business opportunities of our company. I decided to utilize outsourced developers and looked online using my network on LinkedIn.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Maxilect worked on our main website and built the Acumatica Developer Network from scratch.

We started with an overview of the required software and hardware infrastructure and an investigation on the opportunities for optimizing those. Step by step, we built a few milestones and spent time analyzing the requirements, identifying future risks and opportunities. Based on this feedback, Maxilect developed a comprehensive upper management system, as well as a scalable and flexible content repository in which all content is stored across multiple buckets. We are using WordPress as a CMS and can store the blog, press release, industry-related and product-related content within different buckets. They’ve built a number of monitoring reports and dashboards, which enable our leadership team with insight on site performance, and implemented integration with Google Analytics and HubSpot, which we use as a marketing automation platform.

As an owner of the digital channel, I had full flexibility in selecting our hosting providers, server infrastructure, and technology stack. Maxilect was helpful in implementing and optimizing our Amazon Web Services (AWS ) infrastructure based on my proposals. They were granted the responsibility of being the technical owners of the website, optimizing our infrastructure, page-loading speed, mitigating any risks related to AWS, implementing load balancing and language localization.

What is the team dynamic?

I decided not to invest the time and budget for project managers on their side. After a few years working for the company, I’ve come to understand our business opportunities and challenges, so I project-managed Maxilect’s developers myself. I started by using a single developer and added one more after a couple of months.

How did you come to work with Maxilect?

I sent 7–8 recommendations over LinkedIn, received 2 recommendations for their company and had a few Skype calls with them. Maxilect told me that they could source highly motivated, professional developers who would fit our needs and time zones. I decided to start a short trial period and gradually increase the cost per hour.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work was $80,000–$100,000. Maxilect charges us per hour on a monthly basis.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Maxilect in November 2016 and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Prior to their company’s involvement, I used in-house developers. When we decided to rebuild the website, I measured the page loading speeds before and after. The old Acumatica.com website had a loading speed of around 7 seconds. After the Maxilect developers rebuilt it, it took 2.5–3 seconds to load the page.

They helped build our customer journey, and the lead generation from HubSpot forms increased by approximately 55%. They helped eliminate many of the dead-end pages we had, and we increased the time on the website from 1 to almost 3 minutes per session. The most important indicator of our success has been the leads increase.

How did Maxilect perform from a project management standpoint?

They were almost always responsive and asked us clarification questions in order to get on the same page with us, the business owners. In general, Maxilect was responsive, flexible and agile. We’ve made huge progress in the last year, and I’m happy about selecting them. They’ve worked hard on completing tasks on time and never forgot what they promised.

We communicated via Skype calls twice a day, email communication, and JIRA and Asana as project management tools.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They found highly experienced full-stack developers who know how to work on backend code using PHP, how to optimize database servers and set up an infrastructure. At the same time, they are highly skilled in frontend development and know how to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript frameworks. This was one of the biggest benefits I received from Maxilect. In the U.S., it would have been expensive to find the same level of skills.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They sometimes need to be more agile in asking questions and clarifying tasks.

5.0
Overall Score They started the work from day one without an official onboarding after a one-hour phone call.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Based on my experience, they are slightly more expensive than average, but not compared to the U.S.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have exceptional delivery.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I strongly recommend Maxilect. They are a reliable and experienced custom solutions provider.

Web Dev for Job Seeking Platform

“We have had a lot of good feedback from our partners who use the website on a daily basis.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jun. - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

Using Python and Django, Maxilect built a multilingual web platform to organize global events. They combined features from several prominent job seeking tools. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tallinn, Estonia
Managing Director
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Daily users appreciated the platform for its flexible functionality, which made it easy to expand globally and locate new partners. Throughout the process Maxilect set themselves apart with their transparent communication, quick response times, and technical expertise.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I manage a club for event organizers in the Pan-Baltic area. We have eight members, with two more coming onboard. This includes the Baltic regions: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, and Germany. We are an association that unites event agencies, and we oversee the club.

We have several projects, among them are an events forum, event awards, a news blog, as well as our newspaper that we print quarterly. We also have a website that we launched last year, which was created for event organizers, job seekers, and for those who are hiring in the event industry. The region is very different and still very local, and event agencies often need the services of neighboring countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Maxilect?

We needed to create the platform for our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Maxilect used Python and Django to build the platform. We have created an MVP, together with Kirill, one of the founders of Maxilect. I wanted to mix a few formats of sites for job seekers. He proposed the services to me, and how the site should be constructed. The website is in Russian and English, and we are now launching the German version as well.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked with two project managers, Kirill and Valeria, who were responsible for every detail on the website because there were a lot of changes, and it was a difficult platform. I also worked with one IT advisor.

How did you come to work with Maxilect?

I asked a few large event customers from Russia to advise me on a good agency that I could rely on and would be able to understand in English. Maxilect was recommended to me by a few of our customers who had worked with them previously and said they were reliable and good partners. I was in touch with a few agencies but chose Maxilect as the main supplier.

How much have you invested in them?

We have invested approximately 12,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with Maxilect in June 2016, and the project was completed in October 2016. They still provide ongoing support for the website.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We have had a lot of good feedback from our partners who use the website on a daily basis. This year we helped to find suppliers and people for over 40 companies. We developed it as a local website for the Baltic Sea region and wanted it to stay within the region and not go global. The countries collaborate together as far as event organization and the event industry in general. It works not only to find job seekers but also works to find suppliers for event agencies.

How did Maxilect perform from a project management standpoint?

Maxilect visited my office in Russia and were responsive to my emails and phone calls.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their understanding was impressive. After the website was launched, I asked them to make changes several times, such as the design on the first page. They always did what I asked, and that was also impressive to me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I recommend them. I like their work a lot, they have helped us with other projects as well.

They are very open people, and if someone is looking to collaborate with them, it is necessary to explain what your goals are and what you want to have in the end.

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 have referred them to two of my colleagues so far.