What was the scope of their involvement?
They helped us build a digital marketing platform. We're continually adding capabilities and features and improving efficiency. The core platform is built on a .NET framework. Database technologies include SQL, MongoDB, Redis as a caching system, and Elastic Search across the products that sit on the platform. When we started, all of our sites were fully built on Microsoft, but we've switched to Linux Apache.
One of the hallmarks of our platform is the ease and speed of integrations without much development work. Most of our income comes from integrations with client systems and third-party data partners.
What is the team composition?
The team started with four people and has grown as large as ten. Our current team is back to four. We can add members in or remove them fairly easily. Since this is primarily a staff augmentation model, our main point of contact is a technical team lead. He connects with the rest of his team to assign work.
How did you come to work with Murano Software?
I've worked with them at other companies. I never had a question about who I would work with.
How much have you invested with them?
We spend about $500,000 a year on their services. Across the whole collaboration, we've spent $4.5 million-$5 million.
What is the status of this engagement?
I reached out to them in December 2010. By the end of the month, we had a team of four. Two of those team members still work with us, and the work is ongoing.