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Undisclosed
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2006
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Santa Monica, CA
headquarters
  • 100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700
    Santa Monica, CA CA 90401
    United States
other locations
  • Gran Vía de las Germanías, 16-23
    Valencia
    Spain

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Landor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, American Red Cross, Intellect, CostTree

Reviews

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Web App Dev for Manufacturer

“They were on top of their project management and available when I needed them.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2014 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Nextware built a customized quoting and pricing web app for a WordPress site. Price, capability, and experience were key factors in the decision-making process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oceanside, California
Former Graphic Designer, Sliding Door & Window Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Precision and thoroughness were top priorities, allowing Nextware to create exactly what was expected. The team was responsive and flexible, quickly making any necessary changes.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the former graphic design and marketing lead for a door and window manufacturer that makes large custom sliding doors. I was responsible for developing the website, marketing materials, and some sales tools for the website.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Nextware Technologies?

We wanted to build a quoting and pricing system because all our doors are completely custom made, and we wanted to streamline the process. It can be a detailed process that involves lengthy forms, and it needed to be simplified.  It was done mainly online or over the phone, and we wanted something like a web app to make it easier.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Nextware took our specs for the program and developed the software. We did the design and UX/UI, and Nextware implemented them. They coded for the backend of our WordPress site to customize some of the menu options.

What is the team composition?

I had one main point of contact that I mainly worked with throughout the project.

How did you come to work with Nextware Technologies?

We did a Google search and priced out the project to three different providers. We made our decision based on price, capability, and experience.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from September 2014 to January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The web app helped our customers because they could start doing the quoting themselves. They often have their own clients, and the web app allowed them to price out doors better and quicker, so they like it a lot.

How did Nextware Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

Whenever I needed changes made, Nextware was always incredibly fast and precise. They’re thorough and follow up on tasks and updates. I didn’t have to constantly check their work because they were doing that for me. We mainly communicated through phone and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were on top of their project management and available when I needed them. Working with them was smooth and painless, which you can’t get enough of when contracting out work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Overall, they did an amazing job, and I can't think of anything specifically that I would change.

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

Web App Dev for Computer Software Company

"Clients have reported very few errors, which affirms the integrity of our product."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2012 - Feb. 2015
Project summary: 

A local app was underperforming, with minimal Visual Basic. Nextware Technologies used SQL and C++ to rewrite a cloud-based version scalable to a national user base. UI work entirely revamped the design.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sacramento, California
Nicolie Lettini
Founder & CEO, CostTree
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Expanded features, like Excel import and an improved look and feel, yielded an app that clients love. Capable of functioning with numerous users, few bugs have manifested, and the interface is congruent with specs. Close collaboration, frequent communication, and delegating tasks improved workflow.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO and founder of CostTree, a financial software for government and nonprofits.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Nextware Technologies?

I needed to create a cloud-based web app to transition from the previous local app I’d been using, which was unsophisticated and minimal on Visual Basic.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Nextware Technologies used C++ and SQL to conduct a complete rewrite of our prior application. The new cloud-based version was scalable to our business. As a national company, this was a critical need, since we have clients across the United States.

Designing the new platform was a collaborative effort. They performed the entirety of UI work, which formulated how it would look when operational. Our team dictated and designed the backend, which had to follow certain financial regulations.

They built the app from the ground up after we provided some calculations and formulas for reference points. Several new features, like Excel import capability, were a departure from the previous app’s functionality.

What is the team composition?

We worked most directly with Shawn [CEO, Nextware Technologies]. When needed, we spoke directly with one specific developer throughout the entire project, instead of having a middleman. He relayed the needed work and changes to his team.

How did you come to work with Nextware Technologies?

I was recommended to Nextware and we conducted an interview that seemed promising. Together, we created a complete scope and wireframe document before starting our work together. We paid for this prep work so we’d have basic materials to use as a starting point, in case we needed to switch vendors. Upon approval of the wireframe’s design, we decided to formally engage.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent about $150,000 to $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Nextware Technologies in February 2012, and the app formally launched in February 2015, when we completed the project. The app is currently live and being used by several clients. We pay them a monthly fee to continue working as our maintenance provider and to perform occasional new work.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our clients love the web app. It's easy to use and navigate, and makes their workflow simpler and more straightforward. The user interface is excellent. Clients have reported very few errors, which affirms the integrity of our product. We find occasional bugs, but at most, there are a handful per year. That’s rare, considering our numerous users.

How did Nextware Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication was conducted mostly through phone and email. As with all development, there were occasional delays in terms of expectations and delivery. When we weren't managing them closely, this wasn't as good as it could be. However, engaging on a more regular basis and having frequent calls, yielded markedly improved results. We were able to understand our status and when the delays would occur, rather than after the fact.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Now that I've gained experience with several development groups, I understand how minimal our delays had been with Nextware Technologies. Despite occasional struggles, they followed through, stayed true to promised deliveries, and developed a sound product that’s being used effectively.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It's always better to be upfront and honest than to over-promise and under-deliver. When timing projects for any client, it’s more beneficial to portray a realistic, rather than idealistic, scenario. Business owners need a clear indication of deadlines so they can manage their own business. Being true to estimates, and implementing buffers for deadlines if needed, could help them improve.

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

Mobile & Web App Dev for Healthcare IT Start-Up

“They give you what they say they will, which is high-quality work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Nextware Technologies has completed a range of projects, from web server application to data structure and from-scratch app development. They have also developed .NET web applications from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
Founder, Healthcare IT Start-Up
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nextware Technologies provides reliable support and resources, swift issue resolution, and good communication. The team’s experience allows them to offer accurate estimates and they consistently deliver high-quality results.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder and CEO of a healthcare IT startup. We provide both mobile and backend solutions for managing mobile healthcare workers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Nextware Technologies?

We had serious difficulties with a large client. The original team was two individuals who were taking too much time, not delivering, and costing us a lot. We needed someone to understand the requirements, calm down the client, and deliver a quality product in a reasonable time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After engaging them, they’ve worked on many projects for us, from web server application to data structure to from-scratch app development. They developed .NET web applications from scratch, including (and in contrast to many coders) taking someone else’s code and revamping it.

They developed the native iOS and Android apps with a Ruby on Rails backend, and they’ve done cross-platform work as well. Plus, they host and support one of my apps.

What is the team dynamic?

We’ve always had 1–2 people, and at one point, we had 4–5 people working on the project. There is always someone available for support.

How did you come to work with Nextware Technologies?

I knew the founder and CEO, and there was already an established relationship with a lot of trust, which paid off in the end.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2011, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our users have been very satisfied. I keep a close tab on my clients, and as soon as there is an issue, it gets fixed. It has been my experience that the Nextware team has been able to deliver fast resolution of issues.

How did Nextware Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re experienced enough to give accurate estimates. We communicate by phone, GoToMeeting desktop sharing, and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They give you what they say they will, which is high-quality work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    When it comes to cost, they are the most reasonable that I have seen.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Dev for Custom Software Firm

"The key was their knowledge, reliability, and professionalism."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Nextware Technologies initially developed the Android version of an existent iOS app. They’re now the main developer, taking care of upgrades, database management, support, and bug fixes.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CEO, Custom Software Developer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They’re a trustworthy partner with great project management. The CEO is their best asset—his hands-on approach to business is phenomenal. They strive to understand a problem instead of pushing solutions, however, they could anticipate issues better through training and improved processes.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company provides a business process management platform that allows companies to create web applications for solving different business problems like project management, expense management, or any kind of workflow they want to automate and digitize.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Nextware Technologies?

We needed someone to help us with setting up and managing our Amazon Web Services environment. Also, we needed help in developing an Android mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We built our own app on iOS, but we didn’t have experience with Android. We wanted someone who wouldn’t expect detailed requirements, but rather use the iOS app as their framework and reverse engineer it. We guided them on how to create everything on Android, which was an effective and successful approach.

The platform allows companies to do their business process management in a drag and drop environment that is geared towards non-programmers like analysts, citizen developers, and people who don’t understand programming but have a business problem. We wanted the user to be able to build the app in the browser and with minimal effort be able to configure what the mobile app should do.

The mobile app is a container app that works like a platform. The content gets generated automatically based on what the user does on the server by using drag and drop forms, workflows, screens, etc. Then, when they launch the app, it can read the database and determine what to display for the user. All of that is dynamic, and it’s not for a specific application; it could be any application that the user builds.

Nextware worked with our CTO and I’m sure they used the standard Android technologies. They had to interface with our SQL server, XML, and HTTP as connections. They also had to build an offline functionality which we added later on so that even if the user has no internet connection, they can still enter data. They also maintain and manage our data center which is an ongoing cost for us as well.

What is the team dynamic?

There are three people that are managing and supporting the project. If there’s development work, there are two more people included. Shawn, the CEO, is our main point of contact but he also has someone who helps us out when he’s not available.

How did you come to work with Nextware Technologies?

We wanted someone reliable and cost-effective, who had experience with Android and a good reputation. Nextware was referred to us by one of our close company contacts who had previously worked with them. So, we interviewed them and compared them with other companies.

Shawn is local to us and we met a few times. He started with some small projects for us to be able to get a sense of their capabilities, and we expanded from there. The key was their knowledge, reliability, and professionalism. Shawn is also willing to learn and understand the business need and suggest solutions while taking responsibility for any issues that come up. He’s reasonable to work with and we have a good relationship.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested between $75,000–$100,000 over the course of our relationship.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2014 and they are still the main developer. Any enhancements, support issues, and bug fixes are taken care of by them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, their reliability has been good in terms of support issues, bug fixes, and turnaround time. I mostly get feedback from our internal team— they’ve had a good experience. Our CTO can reach out to Shawn anytime; he's very consistent and if he’s unavailable, he has somebody else to be available in his place for critical issues. 

How did Nextware Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management has been great. They're on top of things, resolve any issues that come up, and have done well in estimating time, effort, and delivery. The only issues we’ve had were related to managing the data center and training their team. Once we bring a problem to their attention, they make sure there are processes in place so that it doesn’t happen again. They take responsibility and want to keep getting better.

We communicate by phone and meet for lunch a few times a year. Shawn also comes to our customer conference which helps him learn more about our customers and the use of the app. Our CTO talks to him on the phone weekly. In addition to that, we use Google Phone for any issues that have to do with the team because they’re overseas. We also have a ticketing system on JIRA that is being used for tracking issues.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Shawn’s personality is one of the best assets of the company. He sincerely cares about projects, is very knowledgeable, and has a hands-on and business-oriented approach. If someone doesn’t know technical concepts, he can help simplify them and always tries to understand the problem and not just simply push a solution. He wants to make sure that he can add value, and if he doesn’t think he can do something, then he’s very clear about it, which makes him a trusted adviser.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The biggest challenges we’ve had have been with managing the data center overseas—they should have more processes in place for that. I think there are things they could implement in advance as well; they could anticipate issues and resolve those with training and processes. Especially when you’re having data center operations and you’re hosting clients 24/7, spending more time and ensuring that those processes are in place would help quite a bit.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re more expensive than other companies we’ve identified.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them all the time.

IoT Maintenance & Dev for IT Services Firm

"It’s definitely worth every penny."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Nextware built an IoT solution for a startup to help track product popularity through Bluetooth chips. The team has worked on various versions and upgrades in addition to maintenance.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
John Solorzano
CEO, PSC Analytics
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Nextware adjusted the project’s budget to meet the needs of the startup and ensured that all desired functionalities were included. The team’s project management was great throughout the engagement, with regular communication.  

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of PSC Analytics. We work with brick-and-mortar retailers to give them visibility on consumer in-store behavior all the way down to the product level.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Nextware?

We wanted to create a very sleek technology solution for our clients. We wanted to build an IoT solution that allows us to track individual items throughout our client’s stores. We work specifically with retailers selling purses and shoes or other things of that nature. We wanted to be able to stick chips onto each of those products, inside of their stores, so that we can actually see every time that product was picked up, how long it was being picked up for, and also conversion rates, which is a metric that retailers actually track on the store level. We wanted to bring them all the way down to the product level. We wanted something that was mobile where we can actually put that chip inside of one product one day and the next day, take that exact same chip and put it into a different product and reassign which product it would actually show up as in the database.

We didn’t know if we wanted to go through Bluetooth or RFID [Radio Frequency Identification]. We ended up selecting Bluetooth because we could actually utilize iPads instead of having to use RFID readers, which can be a little bit bulkier and tight here. We went to Nextware to get them to build a solution for us that was very sleek and mobile.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Nextware built the solution for us. We went to their office and sat down with Shawn [CEO, Nextware Technologies]. He’s a fantastic guy. He listened to our ideas of what we wanted, our general overview. He started to bounce his own ideas and brainstorm on how to make the project better. He’s the expert, but he supported us in not being experts and not being too oblivious with things that we didn’t necessarily understand. He walked us through the process of how it would look. He was very supportive at every step. 

Once we got past that aspect, they sat us down and painted a picture of the different aspects of what they could actually apply and the various levels of what it might entail. It’s a level 1 solution, a level 2 solution, and a level 3 solution based on what our budget and needs actually were. We worked on that together to scratch off what we thought we could use in version 2.0 and what we needed in version 1.0. This is the point where we were actually trying to execute.

We have both a web and mobile application. They do maintenance on both. They keep it up and running with all of the iOS updates that we work with. They still do development for us as well, which can be a little bit sporadic. 

What is the team dynamic? 

There were 5 to 6 team members on my project.

How did you come to work with Nextware?

I found them online. They’re in Malibu and I’m also in greater Los Angeles County. It was a local search that led me to their website. I’m really glad we stumbled upon them because there are a couple of different solution providers that we were looking at locally that we weren’t completely committed to.

Initially, when I contacted Nextware, they gave me a quote; I wasn’t sure if we could work within that. They were so supportive that they came back and said they could chip away some pieces that we didn’t necessarily need. We had given them the entire solution that we wanted. They came back to us and said they understand that this was the final solution we wanted, but they said they could also chip away at little pieces that we can always build upon in the future as we get traction with the product. They were great. Nobody else did that for us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $65,000-$70,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2015 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The solutions they built for us were designed to be run remotely. We’ve done multiple installations throughout Florida, a lot of locations in Miami, Las Vegas, and we’ve actually been able monitor what’s happening in real time at the store level. The metrics, which are specific to how our system, are actually helping the stores, but it doesn’t necessarily have to do with what Nextware built for us. As far as what they were able to do and as far as quality of services is concerned, we’ve been able to manage those systems from Los Angeles as a startup remotely in places like Miami and Las Vegas. It’s huge to us because, in order to actually monitor and keep up the systems, we don’t have to actually fly out to those places and blow our entire budget.

How did Nextware perform from a project management standpoint?

They were excellent, Shawn was always there and he never missed a deadline. He was very clear with what the deadlines were going to be and specific milestones we should accomplish during certain periods of time. Anytime we had a question, he was there for us within 30 minutes on a phone call or one-on-one with us, reaching back out to set up time with one of his specialists to support us in what we needed. We communicated mostly over the phone as a lot of our stuff didn’t require an in-person meeting. He was always accessible via email, too. He catered to the fact that I am a phone guy.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were fantastic as far as the solution they provided. They were supportive in getting us to the end solution and helping us understand that we needed variable versions. As a startup, we had an end picture of what we were looking for. They supported us in achieving what we had envisaged. They were also supportive in helping us understand what IT that we needed in the early version in order for us to get the traction that we needed and to build upon it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I really don’t think so. They’ve been excellent with us. We’re happy with them.

5.0
Overall Score Their CEO is great. He was head of our project. All of the individuals that I worked with throughout the project were very quick to respond, which is a testament to his leadership.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The deadlines were always met. Often it was earlier than we were expecting.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Other companies gave cheaper prices, but what they were capable of doing didn’t make us feel comfortable. Nextware’s price may be a little bit heavier, but not much. It’s definitely worth every penny.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Quality of service was exactly what we were looking for at the exact budget that we were looking for and on the timeline we needed to execute it.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already done so to a couple of people who talked about building similar solutions.