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We are a full-stack team of 120+ experts who build complex digital products for clients worldwide looking to outsource software development to professionals.

 

Merixstudio’s key expertise is the delivery of high-quality and performant web applications and cross-platform mobile apps. Based on the needs of our clients, we can support them in end-to-end product development or seamlessly extend their in-house team of engineers.

 

Our tech stack is focused on JavaScript (Angular, React, Node.js), Python (Django, Flask), PHP (Symfony, Laravel), and cross-platform frameworks (React Native, Flutter). We also provide fully-fledged support throughout the whole project’s lifecycle that covers project management, quality assurance, and product design services.

 

Merixstudio collaborates closely with international companies of any size, from global brands such as GS1, Volkswagen, The Independent, Toshiba and HSBC to successfully scaled startups like Moneyfarm, Sendinblue and Burrow, a Y Combinator-incubated company.

 

Our clients recognize us as a one-stop software development company with the ability to create a long-term design and development partnership. In return, we give them the best quality that stems from working with top-tier talents. We seek, recruit and develop the brightest engineers and designers locally creating an outstanding workplace for them. Check it out for yourself!

 

For more information regarding skills, agile teams’ capabilities and engagement models, please go to www.merixstudio.com

 

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1999
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Poznań, Poland
headquarters
other locations
  • 3537 36th Street Astoria
    New York, NY 11106
    United States
  • 115 Mare Street
    London, LND E8 4RU
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
The Juilliard School, Toshiba, GS1, SendinBlue, RingCentral, FOX, Deutsche Post, HSBC, DFJ, Ferratum, Marks & Spencer, SFR, Orange, Credijusto, Volkswagen, The Independent, Tesco, Payback, Moneyfarm, Bronson Laboratories, Herald.ie, Virgin Digital Help, 123rf (part of Inmagine Group), Billabong, Divio, bookingkit, and more.

The product design workshop at Merixstudio is an essential step in the custom software development process and a very good way of starting the product development process. Every product design workshop session is different and we always adapt its plan to the client’s needs. The maturity level of your project doesn’t matter here. Product design workshops at Merixstudio will be beneficial for both - new projects and ideas, where

assumptions are not clear yet but also for already designed products that need revision and improvement.

Each product design workshop session consists of doing sketches and mobile or web application mockups, brainstorming and focusing on the business goals or the analysis of user flow. One of the main advantages of participating in product design workshops is time and money savings. Such a session is a crucial way of understanding the application and the users’ needs.

Product Design workshops are also a good opportunity to know the multidisciplinary team that will be working on your project. The engineering team always takes part in it - you’ll have the frontend and backend developers that are able to advise and present a more technical point of view on your project. Of course, the product design team with UI and UX designers is also present at the workshop. The project manager role is also essential here as you will stay in contact with him/her during the whole product development process. Also for us, it is very important to work in multidisciplinary teams. That way we can look at the project from different perspectives and be more creative. Additionally heaving a tech person on the product design workshop will give us insight on how those features will be developed and how much effort will it take.

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Moneyfarm - a leading UK digital wealth management application

Moneyfarm’s mission is to give their customers the best solutions and support to protect and grow their wealth through time. They believe that everyone should be able to protect, promote and pursue his/ her wealth, without having to worry about it. We were very happy to help them in spreading this mission and bringing value to the customers.

There have been over 9-months of close cooperation between Moneyfarm and

Merixstudio’s React development team. We kicked off the project with a few day onboarding processes in their London headquarters where we had a chance to meet the team in person and learn the project’s specifics.

Merixstudio provided front-end development support for two of MF’s internal teams; among others, the onboarding team with a key focus of unifying the users’ onboarding process. This referred e.g. minimising differences between the flows on web and mobile, doing groundworks for A/B testing on user flow. We also dealt with data analysis and data visualisation ( we used for these dygraphs and chart.js - JavaScript charting libraries).

We followed agile management using “Quarterfall” model i.e. planning in 3-month blocks where OKRs were derived from work prioritised for the quarter. The team incorporated Scrum that served as a framework for delivery and employed its ceremonies that facilitated the development.

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Volkswagen - a non-profit voting system for schools

Merixstudio was responsible for developing the project from scratch covering full-fledged web development consultancy, quality assurance, software development and design services. One of the main milestones to achieve were: creating a full design for the website, implementing a bot-resistant voting system for schools (one of the ways to achieve it was integration with an SMS

gateway for increased verification), allowing schools to submit applications via a website, creating a back-office panel for managing applications and voting process.

It’s worth mentioning that Szkoła Małego Inżyniera is just one of many projects that Volkswagen decided to develop with Merixstudio during our longstanding collaboration. There were, among others, websites supporting their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes such as “Niebieskie Granty” - a website for raising ecological awareness in local communities including advanced implementations of JavaScript, Ajax and CSS3, Google Maps API and Drupal CMS. or “Mini Handball” - a website for promoting a healthy lifestyle and physical activity with Drupal CMS and beautiful front-end JavaScript animations.

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SportsHi - the React Native mobile application

SportsHi React Native mobile app is a great example of a lifestyle-driven business concept. Founded by an after-hour rugby coach living in New York, the application allows the users (Coaches and Players) to schedule their training sessions and games as well as communicate with each other. This project is also a great example of both the lean approach and agile followed development.

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founders were managing the project from their New York-based headquarters, while the development took place mainly in Merixstudio’s office in Poznań, Poland. The 6-hours difference was easily overcome by planning weekly meetups during East Coast morning hours. The daily communication was crucial, as the founding team consisted of a CTO (tech lead), who was collaborating with our Frontend, Backend, and Quality Assurance specialists. In addition to that, the UX designer was overseeing the implementation of the design from the office located in the Big Apple.

The whole development process showcased a great advantage of React Native as a multi-platform, JavaScript-based technology, as well as Python/Django as a backend technology. With the development of the Django-fuelled backend running smoothly we were sure that this is the most optimal technology for the projects of such nature. Beyond that, the team worked with of Redux, Web Sockets, and Django REST framework to deliver the application that went live in the summer of 2018.

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/SportsHiClutch

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A leading international mobile banking application

The whole over one-year long collaboration was based on a partnership between two teams: Merixstudio’s Angular developers from Poznan, Poland and the core client’s team from Bratislava, Slovakia. We kicked off the project with a 4-day onboarding session in the client’s headquarters where we had a chance to meet the team in person and learn the project’s specifics.

Merixstudio’s team was in charge of a

new version of country sites for the company. In greater detail, we were responsible for both the sales pages (available for all users) and transaction pages (available for authorized users only). On the country sites, users can apply for different types of financial products (particular products are dependant on the specific country’s offer), for example, credit line, microloan, prime loan. The transaction part allows a user to manage his product, cover invoices and track cash flow. The underlying assumption was to prepare a generic solution which allows us to create sites that are country-specific. To begin with, we worked on 3 country versions i.e. for Latvia, New Zealand, and Sweden. They scaled up regularly to hit 23 countries.

The whole application heavily relies on the microservice architecture written in Java. Merixstudio’s expert developers to a great extent dealt specifically with API Gateway (used NestJS to build it)  providing a single, unified API entry point across numerous internal APIs.

This was fully remote cooperation put in the framework of a Scrum-driven development.

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Sendinblue - a powerful relationship marketing platform

Merixstudio’s team was responsible for timely implementation of a clear-cut scope that mainly boiled down to empowering users to automate email marketing by generating custom forms and pages. Taking into consideration the scale and complexity of the whole application as well as a number of inherent dependencies, the team decided to pay a special focus on the testing process and to double QA

efforts. Except for unit tests by the dev team, this mainly referred to QA functional testing i.e. writing numerous test cases and performing intensive manual testing, automated functional testing with WebdriverIO, JavaScript, Mocha, Chai as well as functional API testing with Postman.

The team headcount varied from 7 to 10 people in its peak time and the composition included scrum master, UX designer, QA specialists, front-end and back-end engineers. The team functioned as an independent and self-managing unit, however, maintained collaboration with the other stakeholders located in both Europe and India which make them successfully handle the workflow with an almost 5-hour time zone difference. The whole development was supported by an agile methodology incorporating Scrum practices and adjusting them to the current project needs.

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Snappt - AI-enabled fraud detection software

Merixstudio’s involvement boiled down to two key stages namely onboarding and development. Since we dealt with a legacy project, we agreed to kick-off the project with a 2-week pre-development phase during which the team got familiarised with the project’s priorities and codebase, drew up a plan (research, scope, estimates) for integration with Yardi - a 3rd party property management software, and scoped out a

new application’s flow that needed refreshments and better UX. Afterwards, we scaled up a dedicated software team so that we could efficiently develop new features. The key milestones were: building out a new application flow based on the designs delivered by the client and integrating the application with 3rd party Plaid that analyses bank deposits to validate your users’ income and employer information. These were subject to change and adjustments which made us employ a fair amount of flexibility throughout the development.

We followed the Scrum methodology with 2-week sprints that served as a framework for the delivery of new features. Although, the challenging time zone difference, we kept close and transparent communication with Snappt’s US-based stakeholders (e.g. thanks to the weekly planning sessions on the videocon with clients, daily updates on a project’s Slack channel, Jira).

The long-term partnership with Snappt has been based on different degrees of collaboration - since the project’s start, there were various full-time jobs intermingled by less intensive maintenance time.

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Process General - high-profile US-wide database of legal cases

We improved the usability and findability of data by redesigning Information Architecture and simplifying user paths. The whole process was initiated by UX audit that identified the specific areas that needed refinement. This gave us a fair ground for working on accurate planning and execution of product development - this, however, was shaped with a client during online Product Design

Workshops. During 3 online sessions, we discussed: the value proposition, main assumptions, and priorities for development, re-definition of target users, Information Architecture structure, the scope of features to be developed, and technology and solutions that will be used. The key objectives were to increase findability, usability, increase esthetics, decreasing bugs and not working features.

We proceeded with an intensive iterative wireframing of the new solution in a multidisciplinary team of UX, PM, and Python developer so that the feedback loop is shortened and the solution is robust from the early stages. The wireframes were eventually implemented with customized Material Design which let us speed up the process. Other goals to achieve were integration with Pacer, an electronic public access service of United States federal court records, to automatically download documents and introducing the mobile version of the app. During the development, we followed Scrum practices and organized work in one-week sprints that served as a framework for delivery of the new features. 

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Study Bee - an advanced learning management system for Google Classroom

Studybee is a  Sweden-based startup that builds a lightweight learning management system for both teachers and students. It enables teachers to grade students' assignments and assess students' progress directly in Google Classroom where the actual learning takes place. This decreases administration job for teachers and, as a result, gives them more time for teaching. Also, students can view assessments and

receive feedback in Google Classroom.

Merixstudio’s key responsibilities were building an A-to-Z Chrome extension from scratch, implementing a browser-based logging functionality, fetching data from Google Classroom API, building a dedicated admin panel using out-of-the-box Django Suit, defining different grades’ types, managing grades (thanks to an advanced digital class register), Google Cloud integration.

We also executed UI/GUI tests, functional tests, and E2E tests. We wrote test cases, and we tried to cover all the scenarios including positive and failure path and boundary cases. We wanted to be sure that the extension was working as expected and according to the specific requirement.

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Logo Creator - ML-powered logo maker to instantly create custom logo designs

The project boiled down to creating a proof of concept version (POC) of the Python application in order to demonstrate its feasibility and verify a practical potential of the concept.

In brief, the main user flow looks as follows: user inputs name of the business, selects industry, chooses a few pre-designed styles from templates, picks up colour schemes. These several steps were supposed to lead to

the automated generation of a logo with a watermark.

A fundamental job that determined the success of the project was designing the model of logo generator's engine.

This came down to the following flow:

  • at the beginning of the process, a batch of logos with random parameters was created,
  • from this batch, those which broke some base design principle were filtered out i.e. those without sufficient contrast between colours,
  • finally, a Machine Learning classifier, trained on examples hand-labeled as good or bad, filtered out those logos that didn’t reach a certain quality.

The model used as machine learning classifier was a neural network created in TensorFlow. This framework exposes to programmer low-level API that allows having better control over the architecture of the neural network.

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Levatis - a SaaS platform for managing the employees’ activities and schedules

There have been over one year of close cooperation between Levatis and Merixstudio’s Angular team. We kicked off the project by integrating with the client and team in their headquarters in Vienna where our developers travelled for a few day onboarding processes. In this early stage, Merixstudio’s team performed a code review to test for application performance and code quality. This was a prerequisite for

assessing the general health of the application (including main pains/gains) indicating remedial points (including the suggested action points and recommendations). The next step was implementing new features such as a time tracking tool, CRUD views for projects, and human resources planner.

The division of work’s scope was quite clear-cut. Merixstudio took ownership of front-end development in Angular, whereas Levatis in-house team took care of back-end written in Java. The whole development was facilitated by agile methodologies.

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Divio - enterprise content management with Django

Django CMS is a simple and developer-friendly system with a powerful and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. The application supports content management - it’s been built around the needs of marketers (offering multi-lingual publishing and built-in SEO tools) as well as developers (offering easy integration with other Django applications).

The client reached out to us with a need for quick

scaling up their existing software development team in order to accelerate velocity and enrich the team with new skills. Initially, Merixstudio’s team kicked-off the project as a development extension of the Divio team, however, with time they have been given greater ownership and trust being recognised as core developers and consultants.

During the development, we remained in close contact with the external team not only remotely (via Slack, Jira, Skype videocons) but also on-site visiting Divio’s headquarters and Divio clients's branches in the crucial phases of the development.

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Walaro - django-based web app for warehouse space leasing

Our approach was to create the MVP of the solution to get the product to early customers and let the client achieve business KPIs in a timely fashion. Functionalities and priorities were discussed with the client and multidisciplinary team during the two-day in-house Product Design Workshop. This helped us to forge product requirements and tailored solutions having been focused on users and

business needs. Design Thinking was a strategic and practical process that made us achieve it.

Thanks to the outcome of the workshop, we were able to proceed smoothly with the wire-framing and graphic design phase during which we were in close cooperation with a development team so that we design tech-viable and effective solutions. Apart from the UX/UI visual assets, we crafted marketing materials that client used for talks with investors, encouraging operators to use the application and, consequently, unlocking the potential of the B2B-oriented part of the platform.

On the basis of a prior product design process, we crafted and launched a responsive web-based application on the Python Django framework. The whole development workflow was individual and adjustable to the current project’s needs. We were inspired by Agile development and followed selected Scrum ceremonies fine-tuning their frequencies to the changing environment and team size. 

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Bronson Vitamins - a leading US e-commerce solution for medicines

The collaboration with Bronson Vitamins started more than 10 years ago and since then it has been a strong partnership based on a series of different projects intermingled by less intensive maintenance time. Initially, we provided support in customizing Magento solutions and adjusting the e-commerce platform to the unique users (e.g. elderly users who browse the web using smaller screens) and business needs. We

created a new fully responsive version of the store with a goal of optimizing online sales channels as well as redesigning the layout. All these combined resulted in growing traffic from mobile devices.

One of the recent milestones we worked on was a UX audit which was a precondition for complete re-design of the layout and making the new site fully responsive (RWD). UX audit was to capture relevant information that would support the process of redesigning in a smart way i.e. adjusting to the users by noticing and understanding their behaviour patterns, annoyances and mistakes. During this process, we relied mostly on data gathered via Hotjar. Within 2 000 sessions, we gathered: 1 411 desktop, 214 tablet, 375 phone unique sessions. This served as a solid ground for identifying less-than-perfect places and needed UX tweaks and in the later stage, wireframing of the new service and creating final UI design.

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Omnigame - superior gaming solutions for a leading Danish online casino

Merixstudio supported Omnigame in turning their UI design into powerful and superb casino games played by thousands of gamers. Throughout nearly two-year-long cooperation, we developed four state-of-the-art slot games. 

The core game developed was Grand Prix - single-seater fast-paced auto racing wrapped up with sleek graphics and smart animations. The game incorporated both skill and

excitement that gave players an experience that was very close to driving a race car on the World Championship. It consisted of three smaller ones that were supposed maximized players engagement and encouraged to heavy use of the game.
To enhance the animation effect, we used Spine - 2D skeletal animation software. Spine facilitated the efficiency and workflow both for creating powerful animation and for integrating it into games’ design. One of the key assets of this solution is the smaller size (standard animation requires an image for each frame, however, Spine-fuelled animations store only the small bone data - attaching images to bones, then animating the bones) and smoothness of the animations (Spine animations use interpolation so animation is always as smooth as the frame rate - they can be displayed in slow motion with no loss in quality). 
The whole software development was in very close collaboration with clients’ in-house team, especially their proxy Product Owner that used to set priorities and direction for the development. We kicked off the project with two frontend developers and a project manager and kept this set-up for most of the collaboration time. This was long-term cooperation covering both intensive full-time development and maintenance.
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Up your eGame - a premium community platform for gamers

The Client reached out to us with a rough product idea and an outline of its key objectives. Prior to kicking-off the development we needed to get to the stage when we have a clear shape of the product and the solid action plan, therefore, we decided to begin with an online Product Discovery Workshop participated by the founders and multidisciplinary Merixstudio’s team.

In the workshop, we focused on

verifying the basic assumptions of the product and making sure that we have a perfect understanding of its goals, business model, users, and value proposition. After identifying loopholes, generating new ideas and adjusting them to specific users and business needs, we had a proper ground for crafting the final solution. In the end, we had the service described in the form of story map capturing the product shape and logic, defined MVP’s scope and development roadmap. It seems easier said than done - in fact, the process was very intensive and required effective management due to the number of stakeholders involved as well as time difference and the potential feedback loop it could cause.

Next, we proceeded with working on the MVP version of the project starting with wireframing that was kept 4 sprints ahead of the proper development. As regards the management, we followed the Scrumban methodology accompanied by Scrum events such as Daily, Review, plus ad-hoc Plannings, Refinements, and Retrospectives. Throughout 1 year of development, the team headcount varied from 2 to 9 people in its peak time and the composition included product owner, UX and UI designers, QA, front-end and back-end engineers.

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Humanitrack - a non-profit community platform supporting humanity's missions

Humanitrack is a platform for uniting communities to collaborate with the world, to formulate a plan and to push progress. Humanitrack is a progress tracking tool and accelerator for an unlimited number of long-term humankind goals, for example, all of the UN's Global Goals such as radicating thirst and hunger, extending lifespan, increasing quality of life, greatly reducing the cost of green energy or

stabilizing the climate.

Merixstudio was initially occupied with developing an MVP for a platform yet our role has later evolved into developing a polished early beta version. A priority for the client was tobuild a working MVP of the platform on a budget without sacrificing any of the necessary features. The MVP needed to be exceptional as the platform and community around would define the client’s company as well would serve as a foundation for testing the core user base. Merixstudio was also responsible for designing the UI (using Material-UI) as well as the DevOps operations.

The team headcount in the peak time was 8 - it consisted of a project manager, QA specialist,  three frontend developers, a Python developer, a DevOps engineer as well as a UI and a UX lead. We followed SCRUM-driven development.

One of the most significant milestones to achieve was designing the highly-engaging platform’s mechanics and finding ways to encourage users to return and keep them engaged on the website. To take advantages of our possibilities and work out the best possible solutions, we decided to run an open user-centred design thinking workshop as a part of the World Usability Day Poznań 2018.  We selected 14 UX-enthusiasts as well as invited Humanitract‘s founders to collaborate during an intensive day-long workshop session. See the full coverage.

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BrandSync - a Django development of a cloud-based application

BrandSync is a cloud-based, PIM (Product Information Management) solution dedicated to both e-commerce and brick and mortar industries -  retailers and producers that covers three major problematic aspects of distribution: gathering and processing products’ data, standardisation and unification of data for all of supply chain participants, and further data circulation (both internal and external). 

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solution was a dedicated application that enables users to input to the database a precise description of their products. Combined with a great number of products in the base, it allows for a very expanded data exchange between the subjects within the supply chain. 

One of the major challenges was to combine simplicity with flexibility and create as user-friendly tools as possible. The final product has a clear, intuitive interface with custom-made designs that provides the variety of functionalities and makes the high volume data management easy and effective. 

Our technology stack of choice was: Angular, Django (the Python framework), and PostgreSQL. The whole app is hosted on AWS. Additional services and tools we’ve used include: RabbitMQ and Celery, Redis and Elastic. For CI/CD (Continuous Development/Continuous Integration) purposes, we’ve used Docker and Jenkins.

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/BrandsyncClutch

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Happy Scribe - a high-end dynamic SaaS platform

Happy Scribe is a high-end dynamic SaaS platform for researchers, journalists, podcasters, and media production companies. It uses state-of-the-art machine-learning models to transcribe audio/video files uploaded by users automatically. Happy Scribe is used in a plethora of different industries, whether it be in education all the way through to the entertainment.

We were tasked with,

among other features, the development of a simple and functional player for video or audio. Apart from simply playing the material, users can also control it by clicking on text to jump to the specific point in audio or video simultaneously. 
  
The next thing we were responsible for was making the transcribed text as clear for users as possible. That’s why we introduce speaker Identification, which allows users to set the identification to differentiate between speakers.

Another problem we needed to tackle was how to help users to easily navigate the text when playing the transcribed file. We achieved that by adding the function of highlighting the text (similar to karaoke), which is synchronized with the spoken word. In addition to that, we introduced comments, which also are based on highlighting particular parts of the text.

One of the most interesting features we implemented was also a confidence Heatmap, which defines the value in the audio/video file transcribed into text. 

Full portfolio: http://bit.ly/HappyScribeClutch

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RMS - a Django-based Recital Management system built for The Juilliard School

We supported The Juilliard School in building and launching an advanced Recital Management System (RMS), which helps students and school staff organize recitals. Our role involved backend (Django) and front-end coding. In the beginning, front-end was based on the Metronic theme, but later during the project, we created new designs of RMS and implemented it into the application. Our work in the project included integrations

with external services such as Panopto (using SOAP-based integration), which is a system for scheduling recital recordings, integration of Colleague system (REST API), and integration with Performance Event Calendar previously created by us before. We also developed a canvas-based Stage Composer application, which allows students to use front-end tool to create stage setup - either using one of the predefined settings or custom adjusted ones. The final product requires the input of data such as selection of the stage that students wish to perform on, when and what time of day they want to do it, what instrument are they playing and how exactly the scene is supposed to look (for the last option we are creating the HTML5 based Stage Composer).  The system was also equipped with an internal notification system for students and teachers, tool to create dynamic forms and other mechanisms meant to simplify the whole process of preparing a recital. Full case study: https://www.merixstudio.com/work/juilliard-rms/
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Everclassic

Everclassic is a leading Danish online marketplace for vintage, Scandinavian design including furniture, ceramics, art, and other design objects. It is a large-scale platform including both online auctions and a marketplace. One of the main challenges for Merixstudio was to successfully take over the project from a team from Ukraine making it smooth and downtime-free. The key milestone achieved by Merixstudio was developing an

English version of the website to help our partner thrive on the international market. This was proceeded by completing the unfinished legacy tasks such as rewriting Zend to Phalcon as well as Magento integration and performance optimization. The team composition was flexible and adjustable to the current project’s needs. We kicked off with one back-end developer and PM, then, on peak time scale up to four team members adding a front-end developer and QA specialist. The Client and Merixstudio’s manager shared the responsibility for the project management distributing it between the product-vision and process-coordination parts. Stack: Magento 2, Phalcon, Laravel, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript Full protfolio: http://bit.ly/EverclassicClutch
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Competenz4u

Competenz4u is a SaaS startup for students in Austria who want to improve their math skills.

The client took the initiative to create a modern e-learning web application that combines his incredible flair for sharing knowledge and powerful Python development capabilities.

We've built fully responsive user experience and gave children access to affordable maths

training videos via a recurring monthly subscription fee.
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FLAVR

FLAVR is Belgian startup for hobby & professional chefs who want to sell homemade meals.

In the first two months, we were able to ship the MVP of the application, while after four months we finished working on its final version. What is especially noteworthy, in this projects such functionalities as Filters Module, Notifications, Follow chef, Admin Panel and System of

discount coupons are used.
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Playism

Playism is an indie-focused PC game digital distribution platform from Osaka, Japan. 

The scope of work involved design & development of high-profile, database driven multilingual, responsive web shop application (marketplace for indie games). One of the key project challenges was data migration from the old system (user accounts and products). The platform is

hosted on scalable Amazon deployment space - AWS Elastic Beanstalk, fully utilizing its scalability features. 
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U project

U project (U Multi-touch Whiteboard) is an interactive app built for Digitaria International, headquartered in Luxembourg, company specializing in satellite telecommunications and multimedia software platforms. 

The purpose of the app was to fill in the gaps of existing e-learning platforms. To make it happen, we

created a software-hardware-networking platform that facilitates content distribution and teacher vs students interactions via Multi Touch Interactive Whiteboards supporting up to 10 touches simultaneously.

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UI/UX Design & Rebranding for Financial Research Startup

"They have consistently over-delivered and provided us with clarity and confidence."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

Merixstudio provided UI/UX design for a financial research startup. Their team was also responsible for rebranding and advertising campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Alister Sneddon
CTO and Co-Founder, Genuine Impact
 
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The Review
Feedback summary: 

Feedback from the users and the community of the startup has been overwhelmingly positive. Merixstudio provides instant feedback and consistently communicates to facilitate a successful working relationship. Their team is committed and transparent.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CTO, and one of three co-founders, for a financial research startup. We specialise in helping DIY/retail customers make better investment decisions with an iOS and Android app. As a small startup, pre-seed funding and less than five full time employees, efficiency and cost-consensus decisions are absolutely key. My responsibilities cover all agencies and deliveries for our app and website.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Merixstudio?

After our pre-seed funding, we needed a new look and a massive overhaul to our user experience. We looked around for an agency that has experience both in the financial space, as well as a proven track record of fast high quality delivery. We didn't just want a developer and experience which drew on a whiteboard, we needed an outside perspective and to give the agency space to innovate in ways we couldn't think of. With that in mind, the challenge was to produce a new brand, new look, and new experience, from an agency with some experience in the financial space.

What were your goals for this project?

We had a very hard deadline which had to be hit. We also required additional services as we went (from design into building frontend components, as well as creating our first advertising campaign.) The main goal was the delivery of high quality designs ahead of the deadline. This goal was hit, which then allowed us to get additional services and work in an extremely agile way. Our customer feedback on the new designs has been incredible. It has raised the bar for what our customers expect as well as given us a fresh new look to approach investors with.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We contacted nine different vendors, and interviewed six. Originally we were heavily focused on locally based agencies rather than anyone offshore. However, Merix went over and above to prove not only the ease of communication but also their commitment to winning the project. We were very impressed with not only the quality, but the flexibility they could offer us. Everything was managed in an extremely professional way without putting up barriers.

Describe the project in detail.

I produced two specification documents, one for design and one for development. The documents outlined required data, experience points, and 3rd party interactions. We described the flow and the information the user needed to view, but left a lot of room for "what is the best way to display this" as we wanted the external input. This meant we had a very agile approach in terms of what was expected versus a detailed requirement document. For the rebranding we agreed to leave parts until the end of the application design, allowing us to create a brand based off our new look and feel.

Merix contributed to our approach but sharing their knowledge about what yields the best results. We were also surprised at the openness and transparency of the team, as well as the approach to project management. We had direct slack communication with the whole team as well as regular formal updates from the project manager. Everything was documented and recorded, there was never a situation where we asked for information or clarity and there was a delay in collecting the information, it was always on hand. We had daily communication both through slack as well as invision for the designs.

When it came time to create the designs as reusable code elements, we were given access to the GIT repo on Gitlab and a testing environment to see all progress. Nothing during the project was hidden from us.

What was the team composition?

Project manager across any teams we interacted with, a business development point of contact, a UX/UI designer, and a team of three developers/QA personnel. The teams were kept small and focused, allowing for maximum communication and buy in on our project. For the first phase the main team was the PM and designer. As we moved into development we got the extra resources. Merix were very open around the team costs, their individual hours and deliverable, and the pros and cons of expanding or reducing the team size.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have received fantastic and encouraging feedback from our users and our community. The frontend elements which have been passed onto our app developers are also of extremely high quality, we have had little to no additional recoding of their output. The integration of their code into the application has been faster than expected. Both the board and our investors have also expressed their excitement at the new brand.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The communication and the tools used by Merix were both excellent. The ability for us to provide instant feedback and to work closely with their team as if they were in our office was fantastic. We could easily provide feedback, see new designs, and work through any changes. The structure of the work and process around delivery and communication was clear.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their commitment to going over and above expectations stands out. They have consistently over-delivered and provided us with clarity and confidence. Working with a remote agency can have it's drawbacks, Merix are aware of the limitations and actively work harder to make sure they can offer the same level of quality and transparency as your own inhouse teams.

Are there any areas for improvement?

During one phase of the project, we were given different proposals for alternative approaches which slowed down the overall project. Pitching for a bigger project during the existing project did cause confusion which was then resolved. That was the only time we became worried about the delivery, as they had been excellent up to that point. Even with that distraction everything completed before the deadline.

5.0
Overall Score Excellent agency to work with, high quality work at a very good price. Clear communication and very welcoming. They went above and beyond.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a few situations where team members were unavailable but this was communicated and didn't impact the deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Extremely cost effective given the high quality and speed of delivery.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Extremely high quality, the designs and the code were to spec and better than expected.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very happy to refer them for similar projects, I expect the quality is the same on larger or longer projects.

Web App Dev for Renewable Energy Company

"They are very supportive and have a can-do attitude."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jun. - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Merixstudio provided full-stack web development for an energy company. Their team performed back- and frontend development, design, UX support, and product testing. 

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Berlin, Germany
Dr. Tim Rosengart
Founder & CEO, SelfmadeEnergy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All users were very happy with the final product. The Merixstudio team was very responsive and supportive. They were located in Poland, but they were still able to guide the client through the development process with a hands-on approach. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder and CEO of SelfmadeEnergy.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

I needed full-stack web application development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was a full scope of work from the beginning. They did the design for the website application as well as a comparison tool. Their team also built a product development workshop and assisted with my branding. They did some backend and frontend development and provided me with project management, UX support as well as testing.

They developed it from scratch. I had a clear idea of the product, but they changed it according to their perspectives. They created the wireframes and I gave them the final say on the product.

What is the team composition?

We had a team of six people, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

A friend of mine developed a website with them and had a good experience. I decided to contact them to discuss my ideas.

How much have you invested in them?

I spent €60,000 Euros (Approximately $65,738 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

The project went from June 2019–September 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All of the users have been very happy with the product so far.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very good and very responsive. We used Jira for project management. There were video calls at the end of our two-week sprints, but we communicated mostly through Slack. Whenever I had a question, they were really prompt in their response. I visited Poland and had the opportunity to visit their office.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their quick response time is impressive. They're very supportive and have a can-do attitude. I was new to this, but they helped me develop a really strong product. I’m very grateful for their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m really happy.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend going to the same team I had because I am really happy with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was very good. It was half the price of what I would have paid developers in Berlin.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They totally met the targets that I gave them. They delivered a fully functional product that my customers like.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have already recommended them to a friend.

Custom Software Dev for Real Estate Technology Company

"Their flexibility in meeting our requirements was impressive."

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

Merixstudio provided front- and backend software development for a real estate technology startup. The project required a security audit and PCI compliance testing. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United States
Partner, Real Estate Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite an extremely tight deadline, Merixstudio worked overtime to complete all development work. Their team successfully completed all testing work in just one iteration, which was impressive. The vendor was communicative and responded well to all feedback. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Merixstudio's work was done for a real estate technology startup based in Los Angeles. I’m a consulting partner with this company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

There was an initial product that had been built, but we needed some more work done. The product was very large and had very high compliance and security requirements. A third-party security audit and PCI compliance was necessary. There were challenges with getting the project organized in regard to testing, remediation, and compliance.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided software engineering, testing, and Python coding. Their team worked with the front- and backend engineering for the project. Later on in the project, the development work needed to be done on a highly demanding timeline; speed and execution were a major factor in the process. In order to meet the deadline, we required Merixstudio to work overtime and perform an all-out sprint for one month.

What is the team composition?

We were averaging two or three engineers before the all-out sprint. To hit the rather unreasonable deadline we gave them, we scaled up to five or six engineers and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I had worked with them in the past at a different project. In my prior experience, I found them easy to work with, flexible, and accommodating. I knew they’d be capable of handling the compressed timeline. It was the first time the real estate technology company had worked with them.

How much have you invested with them?

I believe we spent between $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The bulk of the work occurred across 10 months in 2018. The main sprint phase occurred between March and May 2018, but they provided ongoing work through the end of the year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product was very well-received. In terms of customer feedback, there isn’t much available because it is supposed to run in the background of other products. However, when one looks at the challenges of doing a security audit and remediation process with a fixed deadline, the fact that they performed the dozens of remediation issues in one iteration was highly impressive. There was no follow-up round from an external auditor—they did quality work on an urgent deadline without repeatedly fixing the project.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management went very well. As one could imagine, there were many moving pieces during this stressful work period. They did a good job of keeping themselves in the loop in terms of what was happening. They asked questions, sought out feedback, and were good members of the team. Their team was communicative with other parties and had plenty of back and forth.

They provided some project management but also worked in conjunction with the real estate company. We used Jira to track everything.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their flexibility in meeting our requirements was impressive. There are many great developers, but Merixstudio’s unique ability to put our needs front and center was the biggest differentiating factor.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really. There’s going to be turnover in resources, but that happens at every developer shop. You’re never going to have the exact same team.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I think you need to be well-defined with your scope. You need to have a very clear plan and a clear chain of communication. They need to be given enough to go out and achieve whatever your goals are. It went very well in this case.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It couldn’t be anything but a five.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They really could have asked for double, but that wasn’t a conversation.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Particularly for a project with a fixed scope and objective, this fits in their wheelhouse.

Web Development for Procurement Software Solution

“I always felt that the project was very well handled, and we always knew what challenges we might face.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio used React and Node.js to develop a web platform for a procurement software solution. They provided excellent feedback on the site’s architecture to ensure that they delivered a quality product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Jakob Manz
Co-Founder & CTO, Archlet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working on a tight timeline, Merixstudio delivered a top-notch product that satisfied the project’s needs. Their team was on top of the project at all times, proactively coming up with creative solutions. Unique to this partnership, the two teams fostered honesty and productive communication.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a data science and procurement company. So, we're building software to help the companies’ purchasing departments optimize their decision-making processes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

As we were building the first version of our tool, we knew that we lacked experience in building web tools. We decided to collaborate with Merixstudios because we were confident that they could develop our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided a few limited ideas and code structures, but they started our web development from scratch using React and Node.js. As they worked, they gave us feedback on how the web architecture works and a user’s point of view.

What is the team composition?

We had two full-time developers working on the project, one part-time project manager, one part-time QA specialist, and one person reviewing code.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

As we were searching for potential collaboration partners, we knew that it would be difficult to find someone who could complete the project in the given timeframe. After coming across Merixstudio, we had a great overall impression of the team and liked the way they suggested we collaborate.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $25,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2019. We just finished the first phase and will continue to collaborate together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of their work is really top-notch, so I’m really satisfied. Even though our timeline was very ambitious, they were able to complete everything on time without sacrificing quality.

Unlike a lot of other companies, I felt like we had more of a partnership rather than a vendor-purchaser relationship. We were always able to voice our concerns and talk freely to ensure we got the best possible product.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management was very well organized. We had weekly calls to align on the project’s progress and to determine if we needed more daily database communication. I always felt that the project was very well handled and we always knew what challenges we might face.

We used Slack to communicate daily and planned everything using Jira. It was great to have a transparent overview of the project’s progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Although we had an idea of what we wanted, they had their own ideas and were proactively making suggestions. I felt like our goals and ideas for the project aligned well.

Like a trusted employee, their team regularly went the extra mile to manage our workload, whether that meant staying late or coming in on weekends. They were like an extension of our team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s not much to complain about. Generally speaking, companies need to align and communicate well to make a project successful.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The trick for a successful project is always to define priorities, but you should also give them the freedom to do their work. Without too many limitations, they do their job really well.

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

Software Development Outsourcing for a Software Company

"We could communicate without wasting extra time to get our point across. This freed me up to focus on other things." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Augmenting several aspects of a scheduling software, Merixstudio delivered a custom checkout system and calendaring feature. Their resources also eliminated legacy bugs from a previous provider.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cincinnati, Ohio
Drew Gurley
Director of IT, PPC Communications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Working independently and communicating clearly, Merixstudio delivered both technical solutions and increased internal bandwidth. They provided proactive touchpoints to ensure customer satisfaction and worked outside traditional hours to meet deadlines. Customers can expect a smooth collaboration.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of IT for PPC Communications. We’re a software company that provides scheduling for sports centers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of IT for PPC Communications. We’re a software company that provides scheduling for sports centers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, they worked on stabilization. There were leftover bugs throughout the system from previous outsourced developers, so Merixstudio resolved them to get us to a point where testing was viable. This way, we could ensure that further development didn’t break anything critical. Everything we built was in React and Django.

Then, they developed a checkout system from scratch, handling everything except the integrations with our processors. We handled that final part in-house, but the order tracking and processing were all them. Their next task was a frontend development for a booking system, which acts as a calendaring feature. Users can now interact with different services to see what time slots are available and review their own schedule. This required multiple validations and integrations on the backend.

What is the team composition?

There were 7–10 people working on it at any time. We had three developers, a few senior developers, who did occasional coding and peer review, and a couple of project managers. I talked with everyone, but most of my interactions were with the with primary developers and our project manager, Mac.  

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We hired a few other outsourced companies but didn’t get the results we wanted. Then, we started looking at Clutch and found Merixstudio. After interviewing them and one other company, we were sure they could get the project to the MVP point.

The biggest selling point was how well they communicated and understood our documentation. They made us confident that nothing would be lost in translation and that they only needed simple write-ups. Additionally, Django was their primary in-house language. They also had React developers.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $500,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from December 2018 until August 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everything they delivered was high quality. We didn’t have any issues that we had to send back to them to fix. They never developed something the wrong way.  

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Working with the PM was very easy. It had been hard with other companies in the past to align people’s efforts, but Merixstudio was flexible. For example, they made changes to their reporting in Jira to work with our reporting practices.

We used Atlassian products, Slack, and email. Most of our stuff was in Confluence and Jira.  Confluence was for creating decision trees, breaking out product requirements, and managing large-scale documentation, while Jira held our tickets and helped us track progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were willing to spend extra time to hit our deadlines, including over the weekends and nights. The communication was also exceptional. We had trouble with previous outsourced companies not understanding documentation, but Merixstudio didn’t need us to explain everything. We could communicate without wasting extra time to get our point across. This freed me up to focus on other things.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were no issues I can think of. Their management team did a good job of reaching out to see if we were pleased with the progress and being flexible when we had to bring on other resources. There was no senior React developer available, but there was a junior developer who's work we could test, and they cut us a deal on that price point.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It would be the same advice no matter who you work with: make sure you spend the time in planning. Ensure your requirements are solid and legible and provide additional documentation for things that need it.

5.0
Overall Score I can’t complain about anything. It was a very positive experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There was a six or seven-hour time difference, but they were available every morning. We weren’t waiting on them to move forward.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got value for what we paid without discussions about settling up at the end. Reasonable rates and definitely worthwhile.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything we got was ready to immediately merge into our systems and begin testing with.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re one of the best outsourcing company I’ve worked with because of their professionalism, hard work, and timeliness.

Software Development for Product Management Group

“Their attention to detail, proactive suggestions, technical competency, and ability to deliver are all excellent.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio helped develop a SaaS platform for a creative company. The platform was built in React, Django, Node.js, and MongoDB and allows users to transform scripts into AI-generated content.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Malaysia
VIce President, Content Management Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of Merixstudio’s work is good, and they satisfy all the checks and balances in place. They operate efficiently with a high level of transparency, and they manage the project well.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for a creative company. We create content and tools to help designers. I'm the vice president in charge of new projects and revenues.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

I hired them to develop a SaaS platform for me.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I use them purely as a development house. The platform is a video-making tool powered by AI. Users can enter scripts and get social media video content from it. They helped us build out the online product that we can integrate into a suite of software tools. The product is built in React, Django, Node.js, and MongoDB.

What is the team composition?

I work with a team of about five, including two or three developers, a few designers, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I was looking for outsourcing companies in Poland. We sent RFPs and had calls with a few of them. After a series of interviews, we chose Merix.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent a little over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've worked together for about six months, and we're nearing the end of the first stage.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There are checks and balances in place, and we have weekly reviews. Based on the quality of work, I'm very happy with them so far.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very good project managers. I would rate them very highly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their attention to detail, proactive suggestions, technical competency, and ability to deliver are all excellent.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't have any major complaints about their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You will get the best results from them if you treat them as a partner and are transparent with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their timelines are tight, and they stick to the plan with very little deviation.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer good value for the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are proactive and competent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them highly to anyone.

Front-End Development for Online Poker Company

“They do high-quality work, and they have an efficient workflow.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - May 2019
Project summary: 

Merixstudio developed the frontend of a poker app, building out various components. They worked on parts of the UI and also designed animations for the betting and card dealing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bulgaria
CEO, Online Poker Game
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio was organized and maintained open communication. They met expectations and stuck to project requirements, making them reliable and efficient. Their code was good and didn’t need much fixing.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the founder and CEO of an online poker game that’s played through bitcoin.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We needed a partner to build the frontend component of our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Merixstudio built two main parts of our app: the lobby and the betting rooms. In the lobby, users can see all the different tables they can join, and the betting grounds include cards, slots, and levers. They developed the UI for the tables and made the animations for the betting and card dealing.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I found them online. I saw they did high-quality work and were reliable, so I hired them.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our partnership lasted from March–May 2019. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I reviewed most of their code, which was good and did exactly what we needed it to do.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We had daily calls to assess tasks and then a weekly review to make sure we were on the right track. They stuck to our budget, which we appreciated.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do high-quality work, and they have an efficient workflow.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of any ways they could improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Have daily meetings and maintain good communication.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We hit deadlines.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The tech stacks and code are good.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Wealth Management Company

“They pick up work quickly and take it through to the end—often in less time than we had required.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio contributes multiple engineers for in-house teams that build and maintain a web platform using React.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Product Owner, Online Wealth Management Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio meets quality standards for assigned tasks and meets or exceeds deadlines. Highly productive and self-starting, Merixstudio’s engineers work on sprints to efficiently achieve tasks.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a product manager for an online investment and wealth management platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We needed engineers who could add to the capacity of our internal development teams.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Merixstudio has provided us with frontend developers who work within our teams to build and maintain on our online platform in JavaScript React. They sometimes work from scratch and sometimes work with existing code. For example, they overhauled and relaunched the dashboard which is the first page users see when they log onto our platform. They replicated the existing technology while also developing a range of new functionality.

What is the team composition?

We work with two frontend engineers.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

To be honest that was not within my remit. That was kind of that was taken on by I believe it was probably the CTO or the VPs of engineering who would have actually sourced them.

What is the status of this engagement?

They started working with us in 2018 and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their success is based on completing the tasks assigned to them to a standard we’ve set. The metrics are whether they completed the tasks within the allotted time and whether the resulting feature or whatever they're working on met the standard required for that task.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

We work in two-week sprints and assign work at the beginning of a sprint to be completed within that period. They're highly efficient workers who are quick to pick up new tasks and complete them within the required time. The arrangement has worked very well. I had no complaints on that side of things.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I would say that they're self-starting. They pick up work quickly and take it through to the end—often in less time than we had required. They met and even exceeded deadlines that we set so I'm very happy in general.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could sometimes work more closely with other team members to make sure everyone is on the same page. We’ve had a few occasions of miscommunication between engineers that could have been solved if they’d communicated a bit more frequently. That way they ensure the best way forward to the desired solution.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

In my experience, they are really good at picking up a task and running with it. To get the best out of them, assign them self-contained tasks with very clear requirements and acceptance criteria. They’re also very productive and work quickly so it’s best to have several tasks lined up for them.

4.5
Overall Score They're friendly guys who work very hard and get a lot of work done. Everything works smoothly.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I didn't have any issues with scheduling or meeting deadlines. If anything, they were well ahead of deadlines. They were quick to pick up work and complete it.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered some fantastic work but there were times at which their work clashed with that of others. With more communication, the final quality of the products may have been a bit better.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d absolutely recommend them. They've done some fantastic work for us and have been great members of the team. I wouldn't hesitate to work with them again or recommend them to someone else.

Web Development for Cloud Solutions Company

"Merixstudio is the best outsource developer we’ve worked with over the last 15 years."

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

Merixstudio provides ongoing web development services for a cloud services company. They work in Python Django and develop enterprise features for an open source content management system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Christan Bertschy
CEO, Divio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal and external feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Merixstudio’s understanding of Python Django technology helps them meet deadlines and respond quickly to any inquiries or technical concerns that arise. Their proactive approach to feedback makes them a valuable partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there. 

I'm the CEO and founder of Divio. We’re a cloud solution that allows easy deployment of web applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio? 

We needed to hire an external resource to work on various projects for our clients as well as our own open source projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Merixstudio provides ongoing web development services. They use Python Django for the backend and mostly JavaScript, XML, and CSS on the frontend. The largest part of their work is developing enterprise features for our internal content management system called Django CMS. They also help us maintain other open source projects. 

What is the team composition?

In total, we’ve worked with three developers and two project managers.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio? 

Merixstudio is an official partner of Divio. We looked at various competitors but decided to go with them. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

Their work started in January 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We track the success of their work through reviews and feedback from our clients. They’re super professional, and they have great talent on their team. The project is set to end in June only because the client is taking a break. It definitely has the potential to continue in the future. We’re so happy with Merixstudio’s services. Overall, it’s been a really good experience.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint? 

Merixstudio is quite well-practiced and well-structured. They proactively collect feedback from us about their performance. That makes it easy to bring up problems if something doesn’t go perfectly. They always deliver on time, which is nice for our relationship. 

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Merixstudio is the best outsource developer we’ve worked with over the last 15 years. They’re not too big so they’re able to be proactive at taking care of their customers. They understand all our requirements and are especially good at Python Django. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

There's probably something, but nothing specific comes to mind. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

We were very clear about what we’re looking for and our requirements. We also took the time to work with them and not just hand off the project. That's worked quite well. They will listen to you, try to understand what you need, and then come up with a solution. I don't know how it works if you have zero requirements, but they're very professional. Sometimes you need to be pushy with outsourced teams in order to get them to deliver. That’s definitely not the case with Merixstudio.

5.0
Overall Score Everything is really good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re active in making sure that everything is on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price is competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always deliver what we asked. We’re very happy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Web & App Dev for Hospitality Software Company

"They have a true growth mindset — always striving to find a more efficient method."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio augments an internal development team, helping to create both an e-commerce portal and a native app.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Karen Fynn
Technical Delivery Director, Journey
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the projects have yet to be completed, internal stakeholders are pleased with the quality of developers’ code. Responsive and efficient, Merixstudio’s communication style has shined throughout the process. A wide range of skills enables them to accomplish a variety of technical goals.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a technical delivery director at Journey, a hospitality company that helps hotels market themselves. Our software developers build bespoke products that help hotels with specific business areas. My role is to convert our CEO's vision into technical products, and this is why I’m working with Merixstudio.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio

We brought on Merixstudio to fill an internal resource gap in the development of an e-commerce portal and an app. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They have been working on two projects so far, spanning web and app development, and both have been built from scratch. 

They’re building an e-commerce platform with a single code base that will be used by multiple clients and branded per individual hotel. Eventually, the platform will offer guests the opportunity to book services online. The team will integrate it with third-party systems and APIs. They’ve also been working on developing a native app for hotel members where they can book services and interact with the community.

They use a Symfony framework for backend development and React for frontend development. Throughout the process, QA specialists have performed both automatic and manual testing.

What is the team composition?

There are nine members in each project team, including front-and-backend developers, QA testers, a Scrum master, and UX specialists. While they work as a group, my colleague and I provide them with direction.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

One of our partners recommended the team to our CEO. He asked if he could meet with their business development members, and then he spoke with Mike (Research & Business Development, Merixstudio) and Kamil (Head of Business, Merixstudio). 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested over $250,000 with the team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2018 and the partnership is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We review both the results of their work and the quality of their written code. We’ve found that they write excellent code. If we have any concerns, they are easily addressed through transparent communication.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management style has been fabulous. We have had daily standup video calls, and we see work demos on a bi-monthly basis. One project manager is involved in both projects, and he has been excellent at understanding our workflow and our goals. We’ve appreciated how internal stakeholders are treated as part of the team. The team raises issues early on so that we can work through the problems together. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s been incredibly refreshing to work with them. They have a true growth mindset — always striving to find a more efficient method. They’re happy to review constructive criticism, so all of our conversations have been positive. Our partnership has been supported by their fantastic, eager attitude. There’s always been a skilled professional available to produce what we ask for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything. They are one of the best groups of people I’ve worked with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Merixstudio likes to work in an agile way, but not all clients will understand the need for workshops or discovery sessions. I would encourage future clients to keep an open mind about their working style as it has helped us define our project more clearly and get to know the team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Silver
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
ID
NIP: 7772427860
Date of Formation
Dec 1, 2010
Last Updated
Oct 4, 2019
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Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
55
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.7
Source
Clutch
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October 17, 2019