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We are a full-stack team of 150+ 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
  • Poznan, Malachowskiego 10
    Poznań, WP 61-129
    Poland
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.

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Genuine Impact - a risk-management app for DYI investors

Genuine Impact’s founders describe their service as ”the world's first financial terminal, created to empower DIY investors”. The service supports individual investors in their investment decision processes by measuring the risks associated with an investment in specific values. With several charts, biases and plenty of data delivered through the application, the user is allowed to perform quicker and more

valid decisions while investing. Thanks to a perfect combination of technical acumen with risk-management and stock exchange related expertise, this fintech application makes investment easier for individuals. 

Genuine Impact founders were on a lookout for an experienced product design company to finish their efforts leading towards the MVP release.

The scope of work included:

  • Providing an entire branding design for a Fintech company operating in a competitive environment
  • Delivering intuitive and esthetic views and feature designs displaying several biases, charts, and statistics
  • Introducing best business practices and requirements in design processes
  • Anticipating specific guidelines and complex requirements of a highly specialized documentation

More information about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/GenuineImpact

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.

More details about the process & solution:

www.merixstudio.com/work/Moneyfarm

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Autium - digitally automated web and mobile systems for fleet operators

Autium is a UK-based tech startup that provides high-quality fleet management software to corporate entities worldwide. Their key product is a SaaS platform, consisting of a web panel and cross-platform app, designed to help vehicle fleet managers process insurance claims quickly and

accurately. It also helps drivers report to managers the details of the accidents, thanks to the app installed on their mobile phones. The client’s vision is to be the leading automated incident management and notification technology solution.

Prior to the cooperation with Merixstudio, Autium founders had problems with building performant and scalable MVP with other developers, thus they looked for a trustworthy and competent tech partner who could: 

  • understand their product and start a project from scratch, ASAP,
  • develop a web-based software solution and a mobile app to establish an MVP quickly so that Autium founders could start looking for more investors and take the project to the next stage,
  • take care of the full product design process,
  • provide Autium clients with real-time analytics, advanced stats and structured data,
  • develop the product after the launch.

As the project’s budget and deadline were tight, we had to look for an optimal technology mix to deliver the best product in the shortest possible time.

More details about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/Autium

 

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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.

More details about the process & solution:

www.merixstudio.com/work/SportsHi

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Burrow - an online marketplace for Y Combinator seeded startup

Burrow is the US-based, B2C e-commerce company which produces and distributes bespoke easy to build uncompromising furniture. Its mission is to create products for the way people actually live their lives. Burrow was named one of the 10 most innovative retail brands in the world by Fast Company, and one of their luxury sofas was recognized as one of the 50 best inventions of the year by TIME. This Y Combinator

seeded company is growing rapidly within the near future with expansion across borders, the sky seems to be the limit.

Burrow had a strict product expansion roadmap, which meant scaling up development and the team. As recruitment locally is usually a long and strenuous process, the client sought to outsource a skilled team to ramp up the development while retaining standards. 

Main challenges we were faced with:

  • to help Burrow to scale up the development and team quickly,
  • to engage the best engineers with specific competencies to extend the client’s in-house team,
  • to significantly increase the performance of the application,
  • to contribute to the launch of the application,
  • to facilitate the maintenance of the codebase.

The key factors were and still are to ensure front-end design requirements are met, without impacting performance.

More details about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/Burrow

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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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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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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). 

The

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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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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Selfmade Energy - Europe's first solar price comparison portal

Selfmade Energy is a Django-powered comparison service that allows homeowners to find out which solar system installers boast the most competitive offers in their region. After providing basic information about their household, e.g. ZIP code or roof size, the user receives offers from three photovoltaics (PV) system installers and chooses the vendor that suits their needs best. 

Dr. Tim Rosengart, the founder of a

Berlin-based startup, was looking for a tech partner who would help him disrupt the local renewable energy market. As Germany is leaving the fossil-nuclear age behind, paving the way for photovoltaics (PV) will play a central role in a future shaped by sustainable power production. In order to cover all energy needs from renewable energies, a massive expansion of the installed PV power is necessary.  Dr. Tim Rosengart wished to show the German citizens that the installation of the solar panels – although often perceived as expensive – can lead to significant savings in the long run. 

Being a proactive member of the Berlin startup ecosystem, Merixstudio approached Dr. Rosengart offering to bring his idea to life with tech expertise, ownership, and outstanding design skills. 

The scope of our work included:

  • suggesting best tech stack choices based on the client’s expectations and prospective users’ needs
  • building backend and frontend of the web application
  • delivering clean and intuitive designs
  • providing branding design for a startup whose aim was to disrupt the renewable energy market in Germany

More information about the process & solution: 

www.merixstudio.com/work/Selfmade-Energy

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bookingkit - Europe’s leading SaaS solution for the digitization of tours and activities

bookingkit is one of the leading Berlin-based companies from the leisure industry, highly recognized in the sector. The company operates as a neutral Global Distribution System (GDS) to provide travel agencies and marketing networks access to tours and activities in the form of a digital inventory. It is also a web-based and integrated solution (software as a service) for providers of tours and activities.

We were

approached with an idea depicting how they would like to change their platform’s architecture to enable scaling it even further. The chosen solution is based on sharding - creating a number of instances sharing the same codebase but with different datasets derived from the source and divided by the chosen factor.

Such an approach, similarly to Microservice architecture, creates certain challenges like:

  • providing API access allowing data consumption, 
  • creation across all the instances like it would be a single application.

That can be achieved for instance by creating an API gateway in front of the application instances, and that is what we aimed for.

In addition, a solution had to:

  • meet certain performance criteria in terms of response speed,
  • be flexible to allow for further development of the main application, 
  • scalable to support the growth of the user base and possibly the number of instances.

All of this has to be highly available - bookingkit is working with demanding partners such as Trip Advisor or Get Your Guide, which means their services have to be available 24/7.

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Hospitality & Wellness Mobile App

Tourism & accommodation is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The increasing demand for unforgettable experiences results in solutions that allow users to gain better access to attractions and activities offered by the providers. That’s why one of our UK-based clients came to us with a plan to develop a modern, UX-friendly mobile app for luxurious Spa enthusiasts, looking for relaxation at one of the best

resorts in England. 

The specifics of such a modern product came with the following issues to solve:

  • choosing the appropriate tech stack for front-end and back-end development,
  • enabling a comfortable and intuitive booking of many services like massages, facials as well as rooms and other attractions via mobile app,
  • anticipating the modern standards of the wellness experience.

The project has been preceded with a remote scoping session, during which the client introduced our full-stack team (frontend, backend, quality assurance, project management) to the requirements, graphical assets, timelines, and roles.  Rough deadline stimulated both teams to introduce the best agile practices, and maintain constant communication using Slack, Jira, and Google Hangouts. With several dependencies, every team member was highly involved to overcome technological challenges and the effectiveness has been secured by an experienced project manager.

Due to tight deadlines, Merixstudio software development team has been urged to provide a very detailed estimation to confirm the ability of on-time delivery. Both parties agreed that this particular endeavor requires a higher team capacity than recommended for projects of this size. 

Merixstudio has integrated three 3rd party APIs during the process, performed Behaviour Driven Development, and series of API tests. The designs have been delivered by our partner, although dedicated User Experience designer supervised the user flows and supported the engineering team evaluating each view, feature and user flow.

A combination of the tourism industry expertise and most modern engineering delivered a future-proof mobile app for streamlining the process of booking deluxe services of UK-based resort.

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Netvico - an intuitive digital signage content management system for all businesses

Netvico is a Stuttgart-based, boutique digital agency delivering top-notch solutions for all kind of industries and branches. Their portfolio includes highly tailored work for such recognizable clients like Volvo, IBM, Adidas, Porsche, Schwerin, and DHL.

Their core service, PlayEverywhere is a Digital Signage/Digital out of Home content management system (CMS). It is successfully

introduced in various locations, such as shopping malls, industrial plants, office spaces, and even ski resorts. The service is suitable for different kinds of users - shift managers, store supervisors, PR & marketing specialists to maintain daily based communication. PlayEverywhere allows them to display Corporate Identity (CI), advertisement and other interactive content on various types of screens, including 4k monitors. All kinds of the audience may benefit from Netvico’s service; industrial workers, shoppers, tourists, and office workers. 

Main challenges to overcome:

  • from a corporate perspective, the main difficulty was related to Netvico’s demand for top-quality talent. Netvico was on a lookout for a team of experts who will learn their business core and thus continue further development of the CMS, including creating new features
  • the second aspect of work was caused by business circumstances and engineering. Netvico provides it’s services for different kinds of clients, using various types of screens and monitors in different contexts. Some of them are interactive and required WebSockets to maintain communication between the content provider and the final user via smartphones.

Netvico also offers solutions for touchscreens and dynamic environments, like industrial plants, where the contents need to be adjusted several times during the day. PlayEverywhere has to anticipate all these conditions, hence the demand for intuitive navigation best performance.

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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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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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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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Web Design for Real Estate Investment Consultant

"That conversion rate is a consequence of Merixstudio's design...they did a very good job."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio built the front- and back-ends of an investment crowdfunding website. They later built a blog and provided optimized for search engine ranking.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Fabijan Matosevic
Director, Victorios
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Marketing tests show that the site has increased conversion rates to an impressive 3.5%. Merixstudio earned praise for their efficiency, design skill, and enthusiasm for the project. They were able to deliver excellent quality for cost.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company is a real estate investment advisory business. We advise investors on buying commercial real estate—mostly offices and large retail spaces. We only do commercial real estate, not residential.

What is your position?

I’m a director in the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We needed help in developing a crowdfunding platform, which would provide an extra tool for us to connect with investors and provide additional opportunities for investment.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of your involvement with Merixstudio in greater detail.

In the first phase of the project, we asked them to design the front-end of the website. They started from scratch, using their own designers and front-end developers. They did everything. We did let them know that at some point we were going to have to build a back-end as well, because we were running the marketing testing at first. We asked them to make the site fully functional and search engine optimization [SEO] optimized.

After they had built the main front-end, we uploaded content on the website, along with some photos which we gave them. We also asked Merixstudio to build a blog page that we could update to be able to interact with the customers. 

As far as the technology is concerned, they used HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript templates based on PSD source files, W3C standard compliance CSS3 and HTML5 code, which loads fast and is SEO friendly.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

One of my colleagues was able to source potential vendors through his own contacts, and Merixstudio was recommended to us. We did go through a very limited tender with agencies and got three quotes. Merixstudio were the best choice for us.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We have spent about 7,000 euros working with Merixstudio, which is  around $10,000 to $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics or other feedback from your work with Merixstudio?

I’d love to be able to provide specific here, but I think it’s still too early. Although we’ve just been in the marketplace for a few months, we have had conversions at about a 3.5% rate, which was extremely good. This is based on marketing tests for the website and on Facebook, which has a link to our website. We used a lot of the content and design from the site to post on Facebook.

I think that conversion rate is a consequence of Merixstudio's design, and they did a very good job on that. I know the conversion rate is not directly attributable to the work of Merixstudio, but I think they did a good job on the landing page. That will only help in the future.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management was fine. There were a couple of delays due to their developer, who wasn’t in the office every day. The delays, in general, were mutual and not a problem.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

They were certainly more cost effective than some of the other people we’ve worked with. That’s really the main thing. They did a good job. We’ve worked with a couple of other people, and I think Merixstudio was more eager to get the job than anyone else. Regarding quality for the money, I think if we were to have used an agency in London, they would’ve charged at least double what Merixstudio charged us.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

My colleagues who were working on the project were quite happy with Merixstudio. From my perspective, however, I was frustrated that they didn’t provide a bit more guidance. For example, they should have pointed out early on that if we were to do a static blog page we would not be able to post anything. They were not very creative when it came to that. Having said that, the fault is at least partially mine.

If I have a client that tells me to do something I think they might regret in the future, I would probably raise a yellow flag and point out how that might not work. Merixstudio is not very proactive. They don’t take the initiative but do just what they are asked to do. Then again, having said that, we’ve just gone back to them to do precisely those changes that should have been identified earlier, to work on the website a bit more.

We did talk this issue through with them and suggested that in the future they should be a bit more proactive—that if they see us doing something stupid or silly, to tell us.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The design is probably a five, whereas the quality regarding the functionality and the common sense of how their work was done is probably a So I guess the rating would be a four overall.
  • 3.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development for Education Management Company

"Their work is very high quality, and we were always on the same page."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Merixstudio provides maintenance, updates, and feature implementation for a education company's Drupal 7 websites. They also offer testing, deployment, and analysis.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
IT Project Manager, Education Management Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project has no hard metrics, it is beneficial enough to warrant an ongoing relationship. Merixstudio continually exceeds expectations with their solid project management, responsive work ethic, and high-quality deliverables.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a polish company that helps to establish high school groups across the country. We help schools with IT [information technology] and marketing services.

What is your position?

I am the IT project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

Our goal was to provide professional web development services. We had several websites that offered marketing and IT services to these schools. We wanted to outsource the work to create a better quality product, in terms of development and maintenance.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Merixstudio provides maintenance, updates, and new feature implementations to our Drupal 7 website. They also did some testing, analysis, planning, and deployment regarding our system.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We researched companies that focused on Drupal development, which is what we used for the original development of our site. We found several companies that we analyzed, and we chose Merixstudio. They seemed to be the best in terms of quality and range of expertise.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It cost about $25,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I do not have any results to share, but their work has benefitted our company.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Merixstudio's project management was great. We didn't expect such a high level of conduct and responsiveness from an IT company. Their work is very high quality, and we were always on the same page.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

They exceeded our expectations. We are going to keep on working with them in the future.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

We haven't had any issues with them at all.

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

Web Development for E-sport Betting Company

"In terms of being friendly, helpful and willing to help, I must say five stars."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Merixstudio built an e-commerce site using Django and Python. They also helped to design logos, banners, and other visual promotional materials. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cyprus
Project Manager, ebetbox.com
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Test users love the new website, describing it as user-friendly and interactive. Merixstudio scheduled convenient meetings, offered helpful design advice, and fostered a collaborative atmosphere. They were flexible, personable, and eager to make the project successful.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

The website is ebetbox.com. It's a website that provides a betting option for e-sport games such as Heroes of the Storm and War of Tanks.

What is your position?

I am the project manager of the company. I am responsible for our website.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We were looking for a web developer to fully develop the website on which we base our business. We were also looking for a company with lots of design experience to help us with our logo and aesthetic.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Merixstudio was fully responsible for the development of our website. They developed it in Django and Python. Besides the backend and frontend of the website, they designed a logo and banners for us as well.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I researched companies all over the world, starting in America then going to Europe as well. I was looking for someone who thinks outside of the box because there’s only a few of us that are doing what we are doing on the website. We are trying to attract gamers, so I was looking for someone who could do an attractive design, young people who maybe do gaming as well, so they actually know what we are talking about when we're explaining it to them.

I reached out to Merixstudio, and we clicked.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It cost somewhere between €35,000 and €40,000, (US$50,000) for everything.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is completed, but we have plans to expand our site with more features. We will re-engage with Merixstudio for that as well. They know the vision that we are going for, they are great developers and we had great communication.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We are still a start-up. We started having users about a month ago. We got great feedback from a lot of test users. The site that Merixstudio developed for us is very clear and user-friendly. People loved the design because it's very dynamic.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

The account manager we were working with, [Kamil], went beyond whatever he needed to do. Just as an example, he was doing Skype calls on Saturday with me because we are both in European times, and I have a full-time job. Sometimes, if I didn't manage to meet them from Monday to Friday, he was willing to Skype from his home on Saturday. I appreciated that a lot. In terms of being friendly, helpful and willing to help, I must say five stars.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

They provided their opinions as developers, but also from the clients' perspective. For example, we wanted to do something, which they felt was not going to look nice to a user. I like that they told us, "Listen guys, we think this is not good because it's going to cause this and that, etc." On the other hand, they respected our decision. I like that they were not just following the orders. They engaged in communication and provided us with their feedback.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

Yeah, for example with the time of delivery, they were supposed to deliver earlier than they actually delivered. There was a delay. Now whether it's only their fault I can't say because, as I said, sometimes there was a delay from my side as well. On the other hand, I believe they thought the project was smaller than it actually was. They estimated a time, but at the end of the day, it was actually delivered two months after that.

The good thing is we didn't have a deadline. There was nothing pushing, so we were okay with that. I'm not sure how it would go with a company that has a deadline. On the other hand, because we didn't have a real deadline, they were not under much pressure to deliver. I think they could have improved on this.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided very good value for the money and I have done my research on that. What they delivered and the price they asked for was very, very reasonable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them for their friendliness and for their cost as well.

Web Development for Toshiba Gulf FZE

"They were always very thorough in their communication and acted professionally."

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

Merixstudio provided development and management services for a Magento e-commerce site that served a multicultural audience. They handled design, server setup, programming, and integration.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Yuri Zhukovski
Affiliate Business Manager, Toshiba Gulf FZE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website was successfully completed without problems or delays. Merixstudio won acclaim for their professionalism, swift communication, and expertise in all areas of development. 

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization. What is your position?

I was the project manager for corporate website management and e-commerce website development projects for Toshiba Gulf FZE.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We were looking for website development and website management services for our corporate website. We needed to partner with a company with a broad range of experience in e-commerce website development that could understand our company requirements. We needed a company with excellent design and programming capabilities that could create a website for a multicultural group of people that would be using our site in the Middle East.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

It was a complex project that Merixstudio completed end-to-end, starting with the initial design, wire framing, server setup, programming and full delivery of the responsive Magento website. They also integrated third party payment capabilities and uploaded content, all following our companies’ strict guidelines.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We made a shortlist of 10 companies from all over the world based on their own websites, ratings, and feedback. Then, we sent them an overview of the project, asking for interest, price estimate and timeline for the project. We paid attention to the companies’ capabilities and responsiveness.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The project cost around $50,000 total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project ended towards the end of 2014 and took 4 months to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Merixstudio was a superb partner and were very quick to respond whenever we needed them. They were always very thorough in their communication and acted professionally. They were also very accurate on timing and never missed a deadline. I’ve enjoyed working with them and got a great end product.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

No.

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

Document-Sharing Platform Development for Marketing Firm

"Merixstudio delivered a great, quality product. They delivered on time, on budget, and we're very happy with the results."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Merixstudio built a content-sharing platform for the client, including different administrator functions, allowances between members, and security to protect against hacking.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Belgium
Project Manager, Marketing Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform created by Merixstudio immediately improved the efficiency of the client’s services, benefitting the end users. The client recognized Merixstudio for their responsiveness, communication, and ability to deliver quality within a budget.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a full-service marketing communications agency based in Belgium. That means we can do some more basic advertising like print, business cards, fliers, and ads. A large portion of our work is web based: we create websites, newsletters, set up social media campaigns, and SEO [search engine optimization] campaigns.

What is your position?

My role is of project manager. Whenever a project comes in, I'm responsible for delivering everything on time, and on budget.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We had a very concrete project for one of our clients. We had to create a content sharing platform. Because the platform contains a lot of sensitive information, we had to make sure that the gateway was done in a very safe environment and make sure it's sustainable against hacking attempts and things like that. Of course, we also needed to keep the cost quite low. Everyone wants complex and great platforms, but usually they don't always have the right amount of money to do so. That's where Merixstudio came in. They could deliver us the project with the high quality and low budget that we were looking for.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

I can't give too much information about the end client, but they created a content-sharing platform. They're a global pharmaceutical company, and they need some single point of reference for sharing marketing and communication-related files as well as sales data.

Merixstudio created a content platform where they would have the flexibility of creating their own formatting and structures of the platform. They added different admin functions and allowances between members. Some people can only consult content, and other people can consult and create content. That was also very important thing. Because there will be many users worldwide,  the portal needed to be very user-friendly. The UI [user interface] – the GUI [graphical user interface] – need to be very intuitive and very easy to use to all end stakeholders. Merixstudio built this platform using Django. 

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

They contacted us. They gave us a presentation about how they would approach the project. They also had great references and portfolio items for big clients. That's why we chose them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The project cost around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The platform is active, and it's being used by the client. There are some small add-ons we've requested recently but, apart from that, in our minds it's been completed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

It's a bit more difficult. Of course, the end user is happy because, before that, he had to send dozens of Dropbox links and things like that. They had a shared drive, and it wasn't working properly. They're now happy with the result. 

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

In terms of project management, Merixstudio responds quite quickly and are great at communicating with their clients. If they need some input from you or you're looking to send, then they're always talking you, so it's perfect. Merixstudio delivered a great, quality product. They delivered on time, on budget, and we're very happy with the results. It was a good collaboration.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

Merixstudio has a great QA [quality assurance] department. They got us a product with little to no bugs, which saved us a lot of time and effort. We were very pleased.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

I have to think about that. It was a good collaboration.  Maybe their quotes are a bit vague, but everything ran smoothly.

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

Drupal Website Development for Financial Consulting Firm

"Merixstudio had good project management overall, and the quality of work was great."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Sept. 2015
Project summary: 

Merixstudio redesigned an outdated Drupal site for a financial servicer. They created concepts, delivered designs, and provided front- and back-end development. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
Associate, Financial Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website attracted more visitors, was deemed much more user friendly, and made ample use of the corporate brand. Merixstudio excelled due to their solid management, effective communication, and speedy deliveries.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We offer services for private and institutional clients that need financing, especially in the real estate business. We also provide trade financing and other services in the finance industry.

What is your position?

I work as a part-time associate and was responsible for our new website. I was given the task of evaluating possible service providers to create and design a website for us and then leading that project within the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

Our existing website was out of date, and we needed a new design.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of your involvement with Merixstudio in detail.

Merixstudio helped us with everything. We started with the concept. They asked what our idea was and what we expected from the new website. They then created some designs for us to evaluate. Then, they developed the front end and the back end of the website, which includes a contact form feature. The CMS [content management system] did almost everything for us except marketing. The website was built on Drupal.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

In the beginning, we were looking at local companies in Switzerland, but noticed a huge price gap between the providers here and those in Poland. We began looking in Poland, and we were impressed by the services and projects Merixstudio had on their website. They also sent us some examples of their work, so we decided that we wanted to give them a try because their price was better than we could find for a similar service here in Switzerland.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We've spent somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000 working with Merixstudio.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Merixstudio last January [2015]. The goal was to have the project done by the end of the second quarter of this year. We're a bit late and consequently only launched the website in September [2015]. This was partly their fault because they had one minor delay, but most of the delay was from our side because we added some late changes to both the front and back ends. During the process of development, we received some new requests, which they had to implement. Now, most of the work is done. It's on us to deliver the next step, which is to translate the web page.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics or other feedback from this engagement?

We've had more visitors to the website. The new website much more user-friendly than our old site, and it incorporates our corporate design, which was important to us.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

Merixstudio had good project management overall, and the quality of work was great.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

It was really the uncomplicated relationship between our businesses. We had very good and very productive talks and calls between us. Even though we never met in person, I think the result doesn't lack the quality that we would have expected if we had been able to meet face to face with an agency here in Switzerland.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

This was my first website project, so perhaps at the beginning they could have provided a bit more of an orientation on how such a development process normally occurs. Maybe we could have discussed all the possible changes earlier on the front end development and not have waited until the back end was finished. If we had known more about the front end changes, we would have been able to finish the project sooner.

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

Website Redesign & Booking Platform Development for Business Center Development Company

"The Merixstudio team was responsive, responsible and professional."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2014 - June 2015
Project summary: 

Merixstudio redesigned a business park's promotional website. Using Symfony, they also built an online booking system for its business center, gaming center, and restaurant.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Social Relations Manager, Business Center Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The system successfully supports about 80 percent of the park's residents and employees. Merixstudio impressed with their professionalism, communication, and problem-solving mindset. They delivered a functional, elegant solution for a very affordable price.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a business center development company in Norway. The concept is to build up a business park where all the facilities will be concentrated in one place. The area of our park is 1,700 square meters [approximately 5,600 square feet]. We have a commercial area, niche shops, a hairdresser, restaurant, bar, and so on. Our mission is to create a concentrated place where employees have everything they need.

What is your position?

I'm the social relations manager of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We wanted to make a booking system for our tenants so it would be easy to reserve services through the website.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Merixstudio was responsible for website development and setting up a booking system within the website. They redesigned our website using Symfony, a PHP framework. They created booking featured for our business center, gaming center, and restaurant. Those three systems were integrated to our internal system. 

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We had relationships with various developers from Norway and Poland. We met with them and spoke to them about our project. We chose Merixstudio because they are very professional, responsive and offered a lower cost for the project than other vendors.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The cost of the project is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Merixstudio in November 2014, and the project wrapped in June 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We don't have anything to show right now because we launched the system in July 2015. We have tenants in two buildings, and room for up to 2,000 workers in our business buildings. The first building is almost full with around 960 tenants. Roughly 80 percent of them use our web application.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

The Merixstudio team was responsive, responsible and professional. The quality of website was very good. They'll find solutions to any problems you will face.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

The first thing that sets them apart is price. They use the most modern and sophisticated technologies, but only charge a fraction of the cost compared to other providers. They also have a great CMS [content management system], that anyone can use without a lot of IT [information technology] knowledge.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

Sometimes, the work was a little bit delayed, but it wasn't so crucial for us. It wasn't a problem.

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

Custom Application Development for Software Company

"They're pleasant, and we can always get in touch with them when needed."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio supports a software firm during larger projects. They build custom multiplatform software, design web applications and APIs, and develop complex algorithms.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
General Manager, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Products built by the partnership generate up to 100,000 hits a month and support entire business operations successfully. It runs reliably and error-free during all hours of the day. Merixstudio impressed with their personable communication and reliably high-quality work.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a small software development company that focuses on custom development. We work largely with digital media companies that have digital content but, in the last years, we've been working with health and fitness companies.

What are your position and responsibilities?

I am the director of project management and general manager. I run all the day-to-day operations of our business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We're a small firm, and we work largely with contractors. We had a bigger project come up, and we wanted to have a full-time team dedicated to the project. We had worked with Merixstudio in the past, before I joined the company. They were a rational choice for this project.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

The largest project I've done with them was for one of our largest clients – a fitness studio in New York. We built custom software for them that spans across multiple different platforms. We built software that allowed users to sign up and schedule a class in a fitness studio.

We did some in-depth custom development work, using algorithms that we built on our end. We sent that over to Merixstudio, and they used that to build software and algorithms of their own. We built it into a complex web application as well as an API [application programming interface] that allowed it to communicate with the platform from multiple different internet-connected devices. Out of respect for the client, I can't get into too much more detail about it, but it was custom development work, built from scratch. Merixstudio provided great support and development for us throughout the project.

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

I don't know how my company initially got in contact with Merixstudio. For this project, I knew they had all the necessary skills and ability to scale up on a project quickly. That's why we ended up going with Merixstudio.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The size of the last project was between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our partnership is ongoing. At the moment, we're not undergoing heavy development with them, but they still do a couple of hours here and there for us as we need support for some of the products that they built for us. The next time we have a big project come through, they'll probably be my first point of contact to get that built.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I can give some general trends, but I don't want to go into too many details to respect my client's privacy. The products that we built for our client are getting between 50,000 and 100,000 hits a month. Their whole business runs on the platform that we built for them. The application has to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be used online as well as onsite, so it's a very usage-heavy application. Our clients haven't had any issues with bugs in the system, or the system going down. They are very happy with it.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They have been excellent.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

I enjoy working with Merixstudio. They're pleasant, and we can always get in touch with them when needed. They do good work, and they are very reliable.

Is there anything Merixstudio could have improved or done differently?

I can't think of anything specific, but they're always very receptive to feedback. When clients have issues, they're very quick to solve them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I'm on the West Coast of the United States and they're in Poland so, sometimes, there are scheduling difficulties.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everyone has room for improvement.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

e-Commerce Website Development for Media Company

"Merixstudio is the most professional firm I've worked with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio provided back-end e-commerce development for a farming machinery marketplace's Drupal website. They continue to assist with maintenance work and add-on features.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
Pawel Kochanek
Graphic Designer, Wiadomości Rolnicze Polska
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Merixstudio earned praise for their dedicated professionalism and sophisticated development skills. Faced with a complex implementation, the team delivered outstanding results and built a trusting partnership.

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

BACKGROUND

Could you please describe your company?

My company, Wiadomości Rolnicze Polska, is a Polish agricultural newspaper. We have print and online editions that provide the newest information for people in the agricultural market.

What is your role in the company?

I am a graphic designer in the company. I'm also responsible for any IT [information technology] projects that my firm undertakes.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached Merixstudio?

We were trying to implement e-commerce applications onto our site. We wanted to create a web market for farmers, where they could buy and sell machinery. Our aim was to be more competitive with other machinery markets in Europe.

What was your process for selecting Merixstudio?

We sent offers to a few firms. After receiving responses from a couple of the companies, we chose Merixstudio because they had a good portfolio, and they offered us a good price.

SOLUTION

Can you talk about the scope of the project?

This project was our biggest undertaking since starting the newspaper. Merixstudio worked on the back end development of our website. The whole site was created on Drupal CMS [content management system], with advanced modules for ad categorization, filtering and positioning on listings. Merixstudio prepared script that is "translating" the structure of our database to databases in other web markets. Right now, we can import and export data to two outside sources.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative? 

The project in its entirety took about a year to complete. By the end of the project, the cost was around $8,000.

When was the project completed?

They delivered a working product to us in February 2015. Merixstudio is still providing us with some additional work around maintenance, bug fixes and additional features.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

When working with Merixstudio, was there anything unique or special about them?

We worked with other firms that provide similar services to Merixstudio. Merixstudio is the most professional firm I've worked with. We had had some bad developers before we brought them on board, but Merixstudio did a great job completing the tasks we gave them.

Is there any area that they could improve upon or that you would do differently?  

Merixstudio provided exactly what we asked them to provide. I would probably have done some things differently. Right now, we are importing and exporting data to two databases that are similar. The problem is that our database has a different structure from the other databases. It would have been more cost efficient if we created a database structure identical to the others.

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

Web Development for SoftwareONE

"Merixstudio was very flexible and open to our opinions."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Merixstudio developed a website in four languages to appeal to a global clientele. They evaluated existing designs and built new features.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Stans, Switzerland
Przemyslaw Krol
Enterprise Content Manager, SoftwareONE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new site boasted a mobile-friendly design and significantly improved response times. It drew in an impressive 40,000 monthly visitors. Merixstudio impressed with their communication, work ethic, and collaborative acceptance of feedback. They excelled at delivering on a rigid deadline.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company is SoftwareONE. We are a global software portfolio management company. We support our customer base in more than 65 countries in all the aspects related to software licensing.

What is your position?

I'm the global enterprise content manager. I'm responsible for our public website and other areas related to enterprise content management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Merixstudio?

We decided to rebuild our public website. Our website was outdated, was not responsive and the message that the site conveyed about our company wasn't accurate. It was based on obsolete technology and hosted locally, so we had a hard time securing fast responses to clients in remote countries.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

When we approached them, we already had some graphical design work for the website. We asked Merixstudio to build the website using those designs. They studied the designs and offered suggestions on how to improve them. We then defined what the structure of our pages should be, what text we want on each page, what pictures we wanted. Once we approved of their plans, Merixstudio developed the site. We gave them a very strict timeline: the entire project had to be completed in not more than 60 calendar days.They built the site in four language – English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese – to support as many of our clients as possible. 

How did you come to work with Merixstudio?

We researched companies all around Europe. We reached out to 10 of those companies and discussed the project that we had in mind and our timeline: 60 days. Merixstudio was the only company that ensured us that they could make it happen. Other companies wanted to sacrifice quality for time, or rejected the timeline.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The size of the project is in the $10,000 to $50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

The site launched in June 2015. Our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

The response online time has been much faster since the launch of the new site. For example, our response time in India decreased from 15 seconds to 1.5 seconds. Everyone is happy with the look and feel and with the mobile support. In terms of unique visitors, we had 40,000 hits last month, averaging 4,000 per day. That is a significant increase.

How did Merixstudio perform from a project management standpoint?

They did a great job. We gave them a tight timeline, and they performed well under pressure. It required discipline from them and us in terms of communication, timely feedback, and timely reaction to feedback. It all worked very smoothly. Everything was delivered, and we didn't have any major issues. Of course, there were some minor corrections we were requesting, but that's normal.

What distinguishes Merixstudio from other providers?

Merixstudio was very flexible and open to our opinions. They worked very fast without compromising quality and stuck to tough deadlines.

Are there areas in which they could improve, or things you might do differently?

At times, decisions were made too quickly. I, sometimes, wished they had taken a day or two to think things through instead of making quick decisions. That being said, the project was great, but it's easy to look back and say, "That wasn't the best idea."

5.0
Overall Score It's not the first project I have done in the IT [information technology] sector. This is the first time I didn't have to send reminders. We had minor issues, but compared to other projects, it was very smooth.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They made it on time. We didn't have a single day of delay. No complaints.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think that it's a very fair value for money.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There is some room for improvement in the back-end. The front-end design is a five.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity Name
MERIXSTUDIO
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Poland
Id
NIP: 7772427860
Date of Formation
Dec 1, 2010
Last updated
Oct 4, 2019
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