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.