What was the scope of their involvement?
I began working with the owner of the company very early on, and we developed a good relationship. He set up a dedicated team who helped walk us through the specification process to define what their developers and project managers needed.
The bulk of the work that MindK does for me involves our client facing platform. It’s a fairly complex platform. Every company sets up a profile where they link their employees and businesses that they do commerce with. They can also set up and manage a catalog of material content. They have the ability to link to other business systems and transfer data. There is also a full-transaction capability with some business intelligence and dashboards for reporting.
What is the team composition?
They’ve maintained a dedicated team for me over the last several years. We work together and scale the team as our work requires. It’s been very good.
At present, we have about 18 members from their team, including several senior developers, junior developers, a project manager, a QA and tester, and an as-needed HTML resource.
How did you come to work with MindK?
I worked with a couple of people in India and had a very poor experience. I was in the process of looking for someone to help take over the development of the platform after it was migrated from Microsoft SharePoint. It wasn’t working out, and it cost us a lot of money.
I researched other potential open-source platforms to use, and MindK had experience in some that we were considering. I contacted them and began a discussion, and really appreciated the investment they made to learn about the project. To this day, they are very invested and look at it as their own project. They do a very good job in that respect.
How much have you invested in them?
We’ve spent over $1,000,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in April of 2012, and the work is ongoing.