Cloud, web, mobile and enterprise application dev.

Since 2010, Menlo Technologies has helped over 200 companies digitally transform their businesses. With more than 165 employees, we provides both onshore and offshore professional development services for mobile and enterprise platforms, serving startups all the way through Global 500 clients. We specialize in enterprise, web, cloud and mobile development projects (iOS, Android, Node.js, Java, Angular 2, Fuse) with complex back-end DBMS.

Our mature processes have been proven to be a differentiator for our clients.

 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
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Santa Clara, CA
headquarters
  • Menlo Technologies
    4675 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
    United States
other locations
  • Menlo Technologies
    Pioneer Towers, 4th Floor
    Hyderabad 500081
    India

Focus

Service lines
  • Custom Software Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
Client focus
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions
CRM solutions
Productivity & collaboration

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Lots of Startup Firms and Individuals as well as major organizations including: Apple, LinkedIn, GitHub, Agilent, Sabre, GoPro, DELL, Target, Stanford University, Renesas, Equilar, The Jockey Club, Equibase, Soloshot, Andersen Tax, Ariba, Zynga, HP and John Deere.  No client is too small or too large.

Key Takeaways from Microsoft Inspire 2018

Menlo Technologies joined 16,000 Microsoft partners, employees and industry experts for Inspire 2018, Microsoft’s worldwide partner conference which took place last weekin Las Vegas Nevada. The 5-day conference was highlighted by information sessions and keynotes by leading Microsoft executives. It wasn’t until day three that we heard from CEO Satya Nadella, who walked on to the stage to thunderous applause, and for good reason.

Microsoft partners generated nearly $1 trillion in revenue over the past 12 months, thanks to customer demand and satisfaction.

Read more here.

A Quick Guide to Azure Cosmos DB

What is Azure Cosmos DB?

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, horizontally partitioned, multi-model database service, and is the result of a seven-year project to create a database designed for global reach and customer accountability.

Read more here.

Takeaways from the San Francisco Azure DataFest

The event was kicked off by Corey Sanders the Head of Product for Azure Compute at Microsoft and was followed by speakers from Microsoft and Microsoft partners, including Menlo Technologies.

Learn more here.

Digital Transformation and Transforming the Customer Experience

Digital transformation is forcing companies to change their business models and adapt to the new market reality, and customers are driving that change.

 

Read more here.

Reducing Integration Risks with Sage Intacct

Integrations are complicated and have way too many moving parts. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be done. Most modern-day systems recognize the need for integrating into other critical applications and have built their solutions to handle this need. If you are running a legacy ERP product, chances are integrations are really an import/export of files.

 

Need to find the best integration solution for each part of your business? Learn more about Sage Intacct here.

Getting employees onboard for the digital transformation journey

Most, if not all, businesses understand that they need to embrace digital transformation, but don't understand how to go about it. What are the specific steps businesses need to take?

In the next few weeks, Menlo Technologies will talk about those steps, starting with tips for preparing your team. Learn more here.

 

 

A Quick Guide to Microsoft 365

With the advent of Intelligent Cloud/Intelligent Edge computing, Microsoft is re-thinking its product development directions with Microsoft 365.

App Development 101 for Non-Technical Founders

Understanding how great ideas become products. A Quick Guide to App Development for non-technical founders.

Testing Mobile Apps with a Mobile Device Cloud

The problem: Apps need to be tested on a massive variety of mobile devices 

Market demand for mobile app development services continues to grow, and today’s users expect the highest quality user experience. They demand the most efficient, effective and secure methods for their mobile app development processes, including mobile app testing.

To ensure their mobile apps perform reliably for every user, businesses need to test on key variations of the burgeoning variety of mobile devices.

The Solution? A Mobile Device Testing Cloud.

Calculating the Cost of Cloud Ownership

Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS cloud platforms are the top choices when it comes to enterprise-level IaaS. AWS continues to lead in public cloud adoption. But Azure continues to grow quickly, reducing AWS’s lead, especially among enterprises. But what is the cost of cloud ownership?

Amazon AWS vs. Microsft Azure in 2018: a quick cloud comparison

Cloud computing in 2018

Cloud computing has become more than a significant trend. It is the new normal and for good reason. The many benefits offered by the cloud have made it an irresistible choice for businesses. Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS cloud platforms are the top choices when it comes to enterprise-level IaaS.

Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS: Which cloud platform is right for you?

Menlo Technologies Completes Acquisition of SSi Consulting

Leading Provider of Software Development and Consulting Services Expands Portfolio with ERP Solutions Firm

5 Tech Trends Menlo will be watching in 2018

There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a digital revolution. Consumers and enterprises have a lot to look forward to, as frontier technologies are becoming affordable enough for everyone. So, what exactly will 2018 have in store? Here are five tech trends we are keeping our eye on.

Menlo CEO Gary Prioste at Microsoft Inspire Worldwide Partner Conference

Menlo Technologies is a proud member of the Microsoft Partner Network that serves more than 430,000 businesses with more than 160 million mutual customers worldwide. 

An App Development Success Story

Crcl engaged Menlo Technologies when they needed to accelerate development of their mobile app, and could not find iOS developers with satisfactory experience. Menlo Technologies developed Crcl’s iOS and Android applications.  Read more here.

The benefits of launching your app sooner than later

Apps such as Uber, Twitter and Instagram, many believe, gained worldwide popularity and thousands of users in a very short time. But that is not the case. Each were once primitive apps that no one had heard about. Can you remember what these apps looked like at the beginning?

Google’s Material Design vs. Microsoft Fluent Design: How do they compare?

Material and Fluent Design are the two hottest application UI/UX development trends. Menlo Technologies has prepared this overview of these exciting design principles. Read it here.

Transforming Software Delivery with DevOps

Understanding DevOps

With the ever-increasing business consumption of IT services, IT organizations need a sustainable way to scale their service capacity. They need to manage increasing demand while developing efficient, sustainable processes to safely scale.

But faster delivery of applications is challenging for both Infrastructure and Operations professionals as well as Application development and delivery teams. Both teams are under pressure to increase speed without compromising quality.

The solution to this challenge is at the core of the DevOps movement.

Download Transforming Software Delivery with DevOps.

 

Intelligent Structures - Azure IoT

Intelligent Structures is an information and decision support company that combines the technologies of the Industrial Internet of Things (I-IoT) with Structural Health Monitoring to create intelligent bridges and other large infrastructures.

The company wanted to leverage sensor device data to monitor various kinds of indicators such as cracks, temperature, icing, scouring, wind speed and load on bridges across the U.S. and Canada.  

Menlo Technologies implemented a Microsoft Azure based architecture to capture the device data synchronously which provided the dashboards required to archive the data.

Read more about Menlo's solution here.

 

 

 

 

Equilar - DevOps

Equilar is the leading provider of board intelligence solutions. Companies of all sizes rely on Equilar for their most important boardroom decisions, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $13 trillion in assets.   

Equilar partnered with Menlo Technologies for development and QA services around a Java/Oracle/PostGres stack. 

"Menlo Technologies coordinated with the Equilar management team to spearhead a DevOps approach for development, QA, and deployment to solve the problems that were continuing to grow-- and cost Equilar real dollars and time."

Read more of Menlo's customer stories here.

 

Renesas Electronics America - Dell Boomi

Renesas Electronics America (REA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation. The Japan-based semiconductor manufacturer is the world’s largest manufacturer of microcontrollers and the second largest manufacturer of application processors.

REA had an on-premises, legacy integration system that required a tedious manual process of custom coding by an on-site expert which was costly and unnecessarily complicated. 27 racks of servers had accumulated through years of mergers and acquisitions, and the Director of IT chose to move to the cloud rather than continuing to manage a data center. 

Read about the cloud integration success story here.

 

Why Dell Boomi?

Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Angular 1 vs Angular 2: How they compare

Read 22 benefits of Angular 2 over Angular 1.x

The Psychology of UX Design

The best digital experiences are designed for the user

A well-designed user interface (UI) and overall user experience (UX) is critical to your company’s success. Perhaps one of the most important factors of the user experience relates to an important question:

"How does that website make you feel?"

Since Menlo Technologies provides User Design Services, we decided to drill down into the psychology of UX design, and turned to Dr. Susan Weinschenk. She has been applying psychology to the design of technology for 30 years and is the author of several books on the topic, including 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, which combines real science and research with practical examples.

Read our Q&A with UX expert Susan Weinschenk on THE PSYCHOLOGY OF USER DESIGN.

11 Best Practices for Mobile Testing

Mobile Apps are here to stay.

3 million individuals are working as mobile app developers worldwide, and that number is growing. By a lot.

However:

80-90% of all downloaded apps are used once and then eventually deleted by the users 

  • U.S. and UK smartphone owners “use an average of 24 apps per month but spend more than 80 percent of their [in app] time on just five apps.” 
  • When mobile apps work well, they are strong contributors to business success. 

Learn the benefits of focusing on the 11 Best Practices for Mobile Testing and avoid the most common mistakes that developers make. 

Download our free guide.

Microservices Architecture Experts

As the approach to software development evolves, the industry as a whole and the technical leaders and engineers in the industry constantly look for areas that could benefit from continuous improvement.

How do we get solutions to customers faster? Make changes quicker?  Reduce the risk of regression defects during a release? Isolate performance issues? 

By designing software apps as a suite of independent deployable services that can scale and grow as needed.

Read Menlo's Guide to Microservices Architecture

 

 

Reviews

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React Native Dev for Social Media Community Platform

"They do what needs to be done, do it well, and do it fast."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Fixing a past vendor’s work, Menlo Technologies rewrote an iOS and Android app in the React Native environment. New features will include video and AR.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Palo Alto, California
Pamela Kerwin
Director of Product, Kudos&Co.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The updated app has been well-received. The team corrected bugs quickly and responded equally as promptly to other concerns. Menlo Technologies' efficiency, expertise, and patience justify the investment and make them a valuable partner.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the head of product for Kudos&Co. We create a safety-first social media community, primarily for kids under 13.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Menlo Technologies?

We needed to rewrite an existing mobile application because we’d originally written it on a cross-platform development environment that was no longer working.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We spent several months talking with the team at Menlo Technologies to figure out which of their options made the most sense for us. We decided to redo the entire app in the React Native environment, so they’re providing us with two React Native developers. One developer specializes in iOS and the other on Android.

They duplicated the existing functionality and design by using the original app as a template. We had design meetings with Menlo Technologies to discuss how to adapt the UI for new features. They’ve added a feature to the app to support video. They're working on adding a Paint feature with filters and stickers. They also plan to add augmented reality masks.

What is the team composition?

My primary contact is their VP and head of technology. We’ve contracted with two React Native developers.

How did you come to work with Menlo Technologies?

We were introduced to Menlo Technologies by one of our advisors, who had an existing relationship with their owner.

How much have you invested with them?

We've budgeted for an annual contract of $240,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in April 2018 and they’re providing ongoing development work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As a startup, we have a very small development capacity. They helped us get our new product out quickly. The app is very popular with its user market. The kids who use it, love it.

How did Menlo Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

I'm managing the project. I want the developers to be part of our team even though they’re based in Uruguay. They participate in our daily stand-up meeting. They’re members of our Slack groups, and we use Jira as an administrative tool. If we need a longer meeting, we use Zoom for video calls. They also came to our California office for a couple of weeks. They’re amazing at addressing problems and making fixes. If I send them a bug list, the bugs are gone by the next day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is patient and efficient. They’re extremely committed and capable. They put a lot of time, energy, and passion into their work, which makes them good team members. They're fun to work with because they have a good sense of humor and no drama. They do what needs to be done, do it well, and do it fast. They're awesome.

Any advice for potential customers?

Trust the advice you get from their management. They're a well-managed, professional organization with a lot of expert assets they can provide. They're willing to spend a lot of time upfront to help you find the right solution that’s a good match with their resources.

5.0
Overall Score Working with them has been an extraordinary experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always right on schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide high-end developers for a reasonable cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re knowledgeable in terms of code and bugs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would absolutely recommend them.

App Dev for Healthcare Nonprofit

"They greet any possibility, thought, or idea with curiosity."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Menlo Technologies has built several patient- and practitioner-facing healthcare applications to educate users about treatment. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jeff Miller
Payer Relations Manager, Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite a few setbacks, Menlo Technologies has continually delivered on time. The team approaches issues proactively, creatively, and thoughtfully. Their orderly workflows and enthusiastic attitude ensure speedy turnarounds. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

IHTC is a nonprofit bleeding disorder clinic in Indianapolis, IN. I am the Payer Relations Manager. I work on insurance issues and special projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Menlo Technologies?

Menlo developed our first app.

What were your goals for this project?

We built an app that provided information to internal and external physicians about care management of bleeding disorders. The scope of the project has expanded to include patient-facing applications.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched online for app developers across the country, comparing companies' capabilities to our needs. Menlo Technologies stood out as the interactive partner we wanted. We discussed their performance with a current client and received positive feedback.

Describe the project in detail.

We discussed the scope of work with Menlo and agreed to terms. After they introduced us to the project team, we began work. We've been working just a few months.

What was the team composition?

We have had the same project lead throughout the entire project. Their developers and other team members stay in the background, but are available for consultation if needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Even though we've thrown a few curveballs at Menlo Technologies, they've kept the project comfortably on schedule. Its launch only awaits a few minor details on our end. They address issues and provide solutions promptly. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Weekly meetings are helpful in keeping our workflow and communication open. Our project manager and her team view all problems as opportunities. They establish an effective, efficient workflow. Their project management is impressive!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The word "no" isn't in their DNA. They greet any possibility, thought, or idea with curiosity. 

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

Mobile App for Crowdsourcing Aggregator Platform

“The team was willing to work long hours to help us meet our milestones.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Menlo took over the development of a mobile app started by another vendor and enhanced overall functionality. They continue to provide support.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Mobile App Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Menlo’s quality deliverables demonstrate a deep understanding of business goals. The team was able to overcome onboarding issues, working after business hours to hit deadlines.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Our core product is a mobile app that serves as a "kayak" for ground transportation and food delivery services. We aggregate ride and restaurant options from popular apps to deliver convenience, comparison shopping, and coordination capabilities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Menlo Technologies?

We didn't have in-house engineers, so we chose to outsource app development and support.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We used various metrics, including company portfolio, client list, team size, economics, digital content quality, and references.

Describe the project in detail.

Menlo took over the project after we’d developed our minimum viable product. They were tasked with onboarding additional suppliers, updating the UX based on feedback, and maintaining the platform. Menlo did a full-stack mobile app development using the following technologies: React Native, HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Amazon Web Services, Docker, Kubernetes, and RabbitMQ.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a relationship manager and their part-time CTO. The project also involved a project manager and two offshore developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Menlo’s execution was excellent and followed the project scope.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

During the development phase, the team was willing to work long hours to help us meet our milestones. It took a little time for both teams to adjust, but the workflow soon became quite smooth.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We are impressed with their CEO.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Our project required a lot of knowledge transfer from another vendor. Menlo could have placed some additional controls around that process, allowing their dev team to be more effective sooner.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Sample Tracking App for Technology Manufacturer

“They are a good team and were enthusiastic about being part of the project’s success.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Using provided guidelines and specifications, Menlo Technologies developed an internal mobile app for tracking sample drives. Key components included bar code scanning and data integration.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Aiga Ono
Assistant GM, Toshiba Memory America
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although key functionalities are not yet employed, the app has drastically improved the reporting and tracking of sample drives. The team from Menlo was attentive and responsive, and their support adequately compensated for the differences in time zones.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Toshiba Memory America, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). I am the Assistant General Manager of the SSD Business Unit (BU).

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Menlo Technologies?

We hired them to develop a mobile application for tracking sample drives.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal was to develop an internal application with secure login that could integrate dispositional information from various databases. The product had to be capable of capturing drive information accurately and efficiently each time the disposition status changes. We needed to be able to search drives using bar code scanning or a keyword search, and we wanted the app to facilitate complete physical inventories as required.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had worked with Dave Hickman (VP of Menlo) at my previous company. I invited him to participate in our vendor selection and they provided a cost-competitive solution with a solid understanding of what we wanted.

Describe the project in detail.

I provided thorough guidelines and documentation for the app's scope and specifications, including its key functionalities and technical requirements. Menlo provided solutions for each of my requests.

What was the team composition?

I was the primary project manager with a few contributors from my BU to define specs. Several additional IT personnel were also involved. Menlo had one project lead in the U.S. and a offshore development team in India. Their team was self-assembled and provided sufficient support.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

The application has been developed but due to internal issues, the functionalities have not yet been fully utilized. However, the reporting functions were improved and we are able to more easily track sample drives.

How effective was the project management?

Each member of Menlo's team was very attentive, providing timely responses and solid support.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are a good team and were enthusiastic about being part of the project's success.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

Although the differences in time zones were a bit challenging, Menlo delivered the utmost care to minimize the inconvenience. 

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

Software Development for Localization Management Firm

"The productive discussions we've had with Menlo Technologies have made our specs better and ultimately improved the software."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Menlo Technologies has been a long-time IT resource for the company and has worked on software development and ongoing support projects.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 employees
 
Frederick, Maryland
Alex Yanishevsky
Senior Manager of Technology Solutions, Welocalize
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with the successful, cost-effective work produced by Menlo Technologies. Their ability to comply with aggressive deadlines and complex projects has led the client to continue the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're the 4th largest US translation agency offering localization services.

I am the senior manager of globalization technology strategies. I am responsible for deployments to enterprise clients of any software or customizations relating translations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Menlo Technologies?

We had a customer who was looking for us to develop a Java-based cloud application for their resellers. It needed to aggregate a number of terms which needed translation, allowing users to vote on translations. Depending on the reliability of the translator, the reseller would make the decision of finalizing the term. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Menlo Technologies developed our software using Java, with a MySQL database customized to our specs. LDAP was used for user management.

How did you come to work with Menlo Technologies?

We had a previous relationship with Menlo Technologies' chief executive officer, who used to work for our company. Menlo Technologies was a natural fit. They had a very strong development arm and good knowledge of the software they’d be working with.

How much have you invested with Menlo Technologies?

The cost of our initial deployment was between $40,000 and $45,000. We have been building enhancements to it, amounting to around $20,000 per year, for each subsequent year. This includes support and maintenance. We have customers who need specific reports and enhancements.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work with Menlo Technologies began 6 years ago. The first iteration was released at that time, and it's still being used by enterprise clients. Menlo Technologies is continuing to support the software and make enhancements to it.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Our internal metrics were test cases which the software needed to pass. There is no such thing as having no bugs at all, but all the critical issues which we needed to fix in order to roll out were taken care of in a timely fashion.

A part of the reason for getting additional translation business is that our software is strong and reliable. It increased our standing with customers relative to competitors.

How did Menlo Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

Menlo Technologies always met deliverable deadlines, even working over the weekend for this purpose. We had weekly report meetings, and if Menlo Technologies identified something as being a risk, they called it out immediately.

What did you find most impressive about Menlo Technologies?

Menlo Technologies is very good at participating in spec designs with us. It's one thing to work with someone who takes specifications and develops code, but with Menlo Technologies, we have a trusted consultant which we can use in order to find more efficient approaches for our projects. The productive discussions we've had with Menlo Technologies have made our specs better and ultimately improved the software.

Are there any areas Menlo Technologies could improve?

No. Menlo Technologies has even assigned a vice president of delivery for our company, so we always had an escalation path.

5.0
Overall Score We've recently used Menlo Technologies on a project for an enterprise client. They managed to pull off a piece of software within an extremely aggressive schedule.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    One of the reasons for continuing to work with Menlo Technologies is that they've been cost-effective, and continue to do so.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I wouldn't rate anyone a perfect 5.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've recommended Menlo Technologies to other companies.

Ongoing Development Projects for Technology Solutions Firm

"We've been pleased with Menlo Technologies' process of assigning a lead project manager with a strong technical and management background..."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Menlo Technologies has been involved in various development projects for the client, including iOS and Android application development.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 employees
 
Lexington, Kentucky Area
President, Technology Solutions Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client appreciates Menlo Technologies' ability to perform well under difficult deadlines. The results have been largely successful and the client highly recommends them to others.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We provide technology solutions to organizations, primarily within the thoroughbred industry. I am the president of the organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Menlo Technologies?

We needed to supplement development resources. We have our own staff and wanted to extend it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Menlo Technologies has assisted us with some development projects, primarily for iOS and Android apps. Menlo Technologies has provided additional development resources, and didn't have an architectural involvement. Menlo Technologies has also performed some platform data services work for our company, as an extension of our existing system.

How did you come to work with Menlo Technologies?

We found Menlo Technologies through a referral from an organization which had previously used them, and had had good success.

How much have you invested with Menlo Technologies?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Menlo Technologies more than 2 years ago, and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We've been pleased with Menlo Technologies' process of assigning a lead project manager with a strong technical and management background as our primary point of call. We are able to distribute the work, and we're pleased with the results.

How did Menlo Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We use collaboration tools, and Menlo Technologies has been good at keeping updates. There have been some projects with tough timelines, but Menlo Technologies went above and beyond for them. We've overcome the time difference between our organizations, so I've been very pleased.

What did you find most impressive about Menlo Technologies?

I like the management attention that Menlo Technologies has offered us, not just through their project manager, but also at an executive management level. Whenever anything derailed, Menlo Technologies was quick to get it back on track, keeping an eye on the work both onshore and offshore.

Are there any areas Menlo Technologies could improve?

I've been working in IT for over 30 years and found that it's not realistic to expect things to come back perfect the first time. Menlo Technologies has done a fairly good job and the quality provided is usually good.

4.5
Overall Score Other than a couple of bumps, I have no complaints.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We've had some projects run over, but Menlo Technologies stuck to estimates.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There's always room for improvement.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Appliction Development for Mobile Recommendation Service

"Menlo Technologies gave us real-time feedback on how things are going, and what can or can't be done."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Menlo Technologies assisted the client in the development of their platform, including frontend and backend development for an iOS application.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Greater San Diego Area
CEO, Mobile Recommendation Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The delivered application is working amazingly, according to the client. Menlo has met deadlines and has been offered a personalized approach to the client's project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a mobile recommendations service similar to Yelp. I am the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Menlo Technologies?

We needed help building our platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Menlo Technologies helped our company build the frontend and backend of our iOS app. We have a team of UI [User Inteface] designers who provided Menlo Technologies with screenshots for every component and asset needed within our app. Menlo Technologies' team converts those into the correct sizes, creates navigation bars, buttons, and all other frontend elements. Menlo Technologies, together with our team, also handled all backend server-side elements of the software.

How did you come to work with Menlo Technologies?

We interviewed 25 different agencies across the country. Menlo Technologies had the best qualifications for the tech stack that we were using, namely Node.js, Swift and a MongoDB database.

How much have you invested with Menlo Technologies?

This is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Menlo Technologies in mid-July 2016, and are currently working on the Android version of our app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We're currently beta-testing the iOS version of our app, and it works amazingly. Menlo Technologies has a QA team which takes care of any bug or quality problem, working alongside our team. Everything has worked well, and Menlo Technologies will usually fix any bug within 24 hours free of charge, as per our contract.

How did Menlo Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We have bi-weekly check-ins on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Menlo Technologies gave us real-time feedback on how things are going, and what can or can't be done. They are always within hours of their estimates, and meet deadlines on 95% of cases.

We have a slack channel, and also use Basecamp and Jira, which is an amazing tool.

What distinguishes Menlo Technologies from other providers?

Menlo Technologies offered very personalized attention to us. Their vice president of delivery is one of our contacts, and takes part in all of our check-in calls. We've spoken with Menlo Technologies' CEO on a couple of occasions, and their general manager has also been present during communications. Our project manager from Menlo Technologies went to college in the US, and has a fantastic English level. He also used to work for AOL, and has a background in consumer technology.

Is there anything Menlo Technologies could have improved or done differently?

Any improvements are 2-sided, and we should also be more upfront in asking for features.

5.0
Overall Score It's been great working with our local team, and having Menlo Technologies as an extension.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Menlo Technologies has been great at estimating costs.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them.

Various IT Services for Data Company

"Since we've been working with Menlo Technologies for a long time, the inherent knowledge they have with our systems has helped a lot. "

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Ongoing
Project summary: 

Menlo Technologies has provided technical resources for various projects with the client throughout their long, ongoing engagement.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Song Huang
VP Products & Technology, Equilar
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with the work delivered by Menlo Technologies, specifically in regards to their code review and training services. Although Menlo could provide feedback and suggestions during projects, the client highly recommends them to others.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company gathers pay compensations information and board issues for public institutions. We perform analytics and sell that information through a software-as-a-service platform. Our company has been in business for 16 years. I am the Vice President of Products and Technology. I head engineering, product management and IT for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Menlo Technologies?

We have been using Menlo Technologies for a long time, so I'm not sure what the original challenge was, but it was definitely related to further leveraging our budget on the development front. We were able to get people of equal capabilities for a lower rate than the local one.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have 4 distinct product areas, and Menlo Technologies is involved in each of them. We assign a tech lead as the manager of the engineering team, as well as a local product manager. They determine what will occur within each development cycle, as well as individual tasks, and who will be assigned to each one of them. As much as half of our team is comprised of offshore developers and QA resources. Depending on the development type, we will assign tasks to the most well-equipped technical leads. Menlo Technologies has provided technical resources across a variety of projects. At any given time, we've used up to 33 resources from Menlo Technologies.

How did you come to work with Menlo Technologies?

I wasn't working with the company at that time.

How much have you invested with Menlo Technologies?

The cost of Menlo Technologies' services is within the millions of dollars range.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing relationship with Menlo Technologies.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

We've been very happy with Menlo Technologies' work, given that we've engaged them for so many years. We don't have to spend a lot of time getting them up-to-speed on certain projects because many of the developers have been working with us for a long time.

Tracking performance metrics was a very subjective process when I first came onboard, so I spent a year putting together strict criteria for tracking how the work was being accomplished. Menlo Technologies has told us that we're by far their most advanced client in this regard, so much so that they've started implementing these methods with some of their other projects.

We specifically keep a close eye on how many items are assigned to particular engineers, how long it takes them to finish tasks, as well as what they're quality of code is, measured in bug counts. Every once in a while, we have had to dig in deeper during code reviews, but I've been generally happy and found that Menlo Technologies is almost as critical as us during this process.

How did Menlo Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a few methods in place to address working remotely with Menlo Technologies' team. We use a Slack channel and have a dedicated project manager on-site. Given the fact that we've worked through distinct sprint cycles, and Menlo Technologies' is given specific assignments and due dates, we tend to be okay.

What did you find most impressive about Menlo Technologies?

Since we've been working with Menlo Technologies for a long time, the inherent knowledge they have with our systems has helped a lot. If we ever need to add additional resources, Menlo Technologies can provide the training. Swapping resources at will without losing a serious amount of time is a unique advantage.

Are there any areas Menlo Technologies could improve?

Menlo Technologies tended to be a little less critical in terms of code quality than our team. Like many offshore service providers, Menlo Technologies has usually done what we specified, and nothing more, rarely questioning what is being done. I can understand this since Menlo Technologies wasn't involved in the design, but it would be nice to have pushback when something doesn't make sense. On a couple of occasions, something wasn't on-spec and wasn't caught, which was a little concerning. Tightening up those areas, and providing more resources able to think outside the box would be an improvement and aid for our team. 

Another company I've used actually sent one person back-and-forth between sites, getting an idea of the culture and vibe at the client's location, and transferring that offshore. This helped tighten up the teams. When I brought this up to Menlo Technologies, they were willing to do it but wanted to triple the cost for that person. They did hire a senior person for this, but he only visits us about once a month.

4.5
Overall Score One of the big challenges in working with offshore teams is the gap in communication.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Menlo Technologies is good in this regard.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them.

Various IT Projects for Semiconductor Company

"Menlo Technologies worked with our own team, providing solutions which hadn't existed before."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Ongoing
Project summary: 

Menlo Technologies is the client's IT services resource and has developed various tools including a revenue forecasting application.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Santa Clara, California
IT Manager at Semiconductor Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Menlo Technologies has been able to deliver projects successfully and on time for the client. They continue to be a reliable and effective resource on IT projects.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company is a semiconductor manufacturer. I am the Senior Manager and IT department administrator for the company. I am responsible for business processes and applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Menlo Technologies?

Menlo Technologies has been our go-to IT source for quite a while.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Menlo Technologies has provided consultation for technical challenges in our applications area.

One of the main projects on which Menlo Technologies worked was development for a revenue forecasting application for our sales team, which was presented with some decision-support information like open orders, sales forecasts, histories of sales, etc. The sales people needed to enter what they believed to be the forecast for the upcoming 15 months. The application required a .NET user interface, as well as bringing in data from various sources and normalizing it. It was intended to be used by various sales professionals across the US and Canada.

How did you come to work with Menlo Technologies?

Menlo Technologies was put in place by our previous IT director, so I was not involved in the selection process.

How much have you invested with Menlo Technologies?

I don't have this information.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing retainer with Menlo Technologies for support, mainly offshore. The same team also handles development on some of our projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Menlo Technologies worked with our own team, providing solutions which hadn't existed before. Our revenue forecast application replaced work being done through manual spreadsheets, with many different rules, and in a chaotic manner. Menlo Technologies enhanced the monthly revenue forecasting process to a point of being completely reliable. The time savings have been huge, amounting to several man-months per year. We no longer need to keep our sales people occupied with data collection and consolidation.

How did Menlo Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

We have not had any issues with Menlo Technologies in this respect. Whenever we were presented with new staff on Menlo Technologies' team, their skills were as-advertised. This can sometimes be an issue with consulting firms, but Menlo Technologies has vetted its resources properly. We've worked together through a partnership, rather than using them as hired bodies, and I've appreciated Menlo Technologies' ability to give suggestions and offer different solutions.

What did you find most impressive about Menlo Technologies?

Base on my experience, Menlo Technologies' dedication to getting the job done has been unique. We have an offshore delivery manager working part-time with our team. He's been very effective and saved us a lot of mental energy and time by making sure that our teams are working with each other. This was problematic, given that we're on opposite sides of the Earth.

We've had minimal turnover on Menlo Technologies' staff, and they always planned out transitions as to not make them my problem.

Are there any areas Menlo Technologies could improve?

We're considering acquiring some apps and cloud solutions. As with any other company, we've looked towards less building and more buying, so we've turned to quick solutions from cloud providers, and haven't interacted with Menlo Technologies on this area. I'm not sure how a transition like this would fit within our consulting model.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer