What was the scope of their involvement?
Nirvana Canada has helped with nearly every step of our process, from developing the scope to implementing the design. I presented them with a vision of what I wanted, and they helped me understand the resources I’d need to accomplish that goal. They provided advice on what was technically feasible and what would help optimize time and cost.
They built the backend platform in Drupal, and the frontend sites are on WordPress with the APIs interacting with our partners’ websites. Nirvana Canada does live wireframing in a sandbox-like site, which allows us to move and interact with different digital components to see how they look in real time. Once those are approved, they then push them live.
As of now, we have a minimum viable product (MVP) that they’ve added features to and integrated with the Drupal backend. They’ve built four sites, our custom backend, and a tailored SEO and digital strategy.
What is the team composition?
I mainly work with our account manager, but I can talk to anyone on the team, if necessary.
How did you come to work with Nirvana Canada?
I found them by doing some research online for web developers in my area. Unlike other firms who just sent us a general quote, Nirvana Canada listened to what we wanted and asked questions to make sure they understood our project. They even met with us to thoroughly review project requirements in order to better manage expectations. I appreciated that and was comfortable with their price, so I hired them.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve worked together since February 2010, and the partnership is ongoing.
What is the status of this engagement?
We’ve spent around $100,000.