Your Software Development Partner

OCSICO is a mature software development house with over 14 years of successful functioning on the market. Clients favour us for our competitive prices and high quality of services, flexibility and nearshore location.

What we do. Our enthusiastic, devoted, and highly skilled team works to deliver exceptional custom software solutions to service providers and end-users in 30 countries.

Technologies we use. Our focus lies in .Net, Java, PHP, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, but we are open to new developments in the market and are happy to adopt our customer’s approach and technology stack.

Who we work for. We have long-term relationships with companies in various sectors: Automotive, Fleet Management, Healthcare, Retail, Banking, Telecommunications, and many more.

How we work. Each project is of the highest importance, and every customer is unique in our eyes. Combining our experience with the best industry practices we offer our customers the most suitable and convenient approach.

Competences:

  • Custom application development
  • Science-intensive products development
  • Software testing and quality assurance
  • Maintenance and support
 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2002
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San Jose, CA
headquarters
  • 1261 Lincoln Ave, Suite 208
    San Jose, CA 95125
    United States
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Les Laboratoires Servier, Kapsch Telematic, DinnersClub, Toyota, Lexus

Customer

Smartpods is a Canadian company that develops an innovative line of office furniture and dynamic workstations, specializes in creating and manufacturing smart furniture that has the philosophy of NEAT/NEPA embedded into it.

Challenge

The needed a user-friendly UI among robotic office furniture and live users. The client’s

products are complicated technical items equipped with a great amount of servo drives that are managed by Arduino based controllers. The main feature of this product is that the furniture by Smartpod is able to change working elements in an actual environment. For instance, to raise or lower the working surface of a table, move functional parts of furniture to the left or to the right. This ability provides significant benefits, such as Non-Exercise Physical Activity for employees during the day that makes them to move more by adjusting working elements to suit their needs, i.e. raising the desk to work with clients while standing. 

Solution

We refactored all programming side for the devices of Smartpods. We implemented modern programming architecture, that took into account the following features:

  • Low-level operations with controllers Arduino no Serial Port
  • Current .Net environment
  • Online and Offline synchronization
  • API for activity tracking challenges and results sharing

Sales Planning Tool

The customer is a cosmetics manufacturer having sales branches in 24 countries.

OCSICO was hired by the customer to develop a made-to-order Business Intelligence solution able to analyze large volumes of historical sales data and helping to optimize future sales.

Car Auction Portal

The customer is a US-based company specializing in car sales.

OCSICO was engaged in developing user-friendly, high-performing and scalable sales platform. As a result, a reliable and easy-to-use solution was developed. The solution ensures a single point of access for more than 1000 car sales auctions held daily in the US.

Business Processes Optimization Solution

The customer is a global company providing advanced software solutions to the oil exploration and production industry.

OCSICO won a tender for development of a BI solution designed to analyze risks and expenses of petroleum wells exploration. The work included design and development of a dashboard with an analytical engine based on OLAPs in Microsoft SQL Server analysis services and data processing modules.

Reviews

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Staff Augmentation for Innovative Development Company

"We were satisfied because the quality of their work was equal to our own developers."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2016 - May 2017
Project summary: 

OCSICO provided staff augmentation for multiple backend development projects. For one solution, they coded an app for native iOS and Android platforms. The team used React Native and PHP.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Netherlands
Project Manager, IT Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s communication skills, flexibility, and technical expertise made the remote partnership effective. Development met expectations for programming and functionality.

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 project manager at a development company that builds mobile, SMS, and web applications for international clients in the logistics and media sectors.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with OCSICO?

As a small company we occasionally need to outsource developers to accommodate demand. OCSICO needed to scale projects quickly to prevent us from saying no to a prospective client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

OCISCO provided resources within a day of each staff augmentation request. With the developers in place, we then shared requirements and discussed project planning—always in English. We did testing and code reviews, and provided feedback before sending the apps to the client. For one project, the client needed a simple app with a menu and sample functionalities in short order. We augmented our team with two native developers from OCSICO. They coded and developed the app for iOS and Android by using React Native and PHP with JavaScript.

What is the team composition?

We worked with up to three developers per project. We always used internal project managers.

How did you come to work with OCSICO?

We had worked with other firms in the area, but the quality wasn’t up to our standards. We found OCSICO via an internet search and met the team in Minsk. They then completed test projects, which showcased their technical skills, English proficiency, and flexibility.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April 2016 and the latest project finished in May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were satisfied because the quality of their work was equal to our own developers.

How did OCSICO perform from a project management standpoint?

They worked remotely. We communicated daily via Skype and Teamwork.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their coding, testing, communication, and English skills stood out.

Any advice for potential customers?

Have some technical experience because it’s hard to communicate with the developers without those skills.

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

WordPress Dev for Digital Web Design Agency

“They’re very fast and know what they’re doing. They’re experienced, professional, and very kind.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2015 - Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

OCSICO oversees web development for a design and digital marketing company. Working with company specifications, they managed ten WordPress projects over a two-year period.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Marion Trent
Owner, CreativeMomentum
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Feedback is mostly positive. OCSICO works quickly to complete projects and address any issues. Their management skills are strong and they handle stressful situations well.

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 owner of a website design and digital marketing agency in Austin, Texas.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with OCSICO?

I play several roles at my company and wanted to get away from my computer more often. I needed a team to help with web development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I gave a lot of input on design but they helped with development for about ten web development projects. I handed specs to them and they built everything out in WordPress.

What is the team composition?

We have a project manager and one or two other developers per project.

How did you come to work with OCSICO?

They approached us and offered to build a project for free. We accepted and tested their capabilities with a minor project. I was impressed by how quickly they completed the task and decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2015 and our last project was completed around September 2017. We hope to work with them again on future projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have any measurable statistics to demonstrate the impact of their work but they’re very professional and deliver good products. They usually address bugs, crashes, and any other issues within a reasonable time frame.

How did OCSICO perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management is excellent. We communicate via phone or Skype. We also use their custom management software.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very fast and know what they’re doing. They’re experienced, professional, and very kind. They know how to handle stressful situations and I really appreciate working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My experience has been mostly positive. Any issues we’ve had usually come down to either communication or their fee structure. They’ve been off on a couple of hosting and migration projects and charged me twice to fix their mistakes.

When they approached me, they quoted an hourly rate. That amount doubled when they brought in a project manager. I would have preferred to know that higher rate upfront. Everything else they’ve done is great.

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

Web Development for HRM Solution Provider

"OCSICO has a team of nice, dedicated, and well-educated people."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2010 - 2013
Project summary: 

OCSICO developed the client's solution in SharePoint using specs from their existing IBM solution, which is focused on human resource management (HRM).

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Niels Hogfeldt
Owner, SUPERSystems
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with OCSICO's team, praising their skill and creativity as well as promptness. The client also appreciated OCSICO's professional project management done via MS Project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a Danish software company established in 1998, currently with 3 employees. Our main focus is developing human resource management (HRM) solutions. Our main platform is IBM XWork.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with​ OCSICO?

We needed developers for our solutions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

OCSICO developed our solution in SharePoint with specs from our IBM solution.

How did you come to work with OCSICO?

Ocsico contacted us and had a meeting at our place; it was very positive.

How much have you invested with OCSICO?

We started out with a small project (90 hours), which was a success; after this, we started the main project (around 2000 hours).

What is the status of this engagement?

Stage 1 is finished (SharePoint 2010/2013). Stage 2 will be SharePoint Online.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I can absolutely recommend OCSICO. They are very skilled, come up with ideas, and keep promises regarding delivery time. They also speak very good English.

How did OCSICO perform from a project management standpoint?

Very professionally – all documented via MS Project.

What did you find most impressive about OCSICO?

OCSICO has a team of nice, dedicated, and well-educated people – I actually paid them a visit in Minsk.

Are there any areas OCSICO could improve?

Not regarding the cooperation, but I would have liked to see the “future” about the SharePoint market.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with OCSICO?

Be specific in describing demands.

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

Web Development for IT & Professional Services Provider

"We've enjoyed the technical sophistication of OCSICO's team."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

OCSICO functions as the client's additional development arm when sub-clients want custom websites and web applications that are complex and too costly to handle internally.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
Largo, Maryland
President/CEO, IT & Professional Services Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client and its sub-clients have been pleased with OCSICO's work; for example, one green energy application received an EPA award for innovation. The client appreciated OCSICO'S high level of technical sophistication and innovative solutions.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a technology and professional services company providing a range of IT and business support services to government and commercial clients nationwide. I am the president and chief executive officer of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with OCSICO?

From time to time, clients would want certain things developed using various technologies but under cost constraints. It may be prohibitive to handle such projects internally because our overall bill rate would be too high. We leverage firms like OCSICO for offshore development of these types of projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

OCSICO has developed various websites and web applications for our clients. Their firm works well with open-source technologies, specifically PHP CMSs like Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla. We've used OCSICO for multiple projects across different verticals.

How did you come to work with OCSICO?

One of OCSICO's employees had worked with a partner firm of our company and let us know that she had made the move. OCSICO was recommended as a good option and we sent some projects their way.

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

The cost of OCSICO's services has been in the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our average project ranges between $30,000 and $50,000. We also have monthly billing for OCSICO's services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with OCSICO 3 years ago and have an ongoing relationship. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

For the most part, customers have been pleased with our work and, indirectly, OCSICO's. One of our projects together for a green energy application went on to receive an EPA award for innovation. OCSICO was a part of that success.

How did OCSICO perform from a project management standpoint?

OCSICO typically appoints project managers for either single projects or multiple ones, depending on how many are running concurrently. We work with that person in order to ensure that the deliverables and timelines are met across all projects. Typically, there are monthly written and verbal communications around our status.

What distinguishes OCSICO from other providers?

Overall, we've enjoyed the technical sophistication of OCSICO's team. They're a tactical and solution-oriented team instead of being low-end coders. OCSICO's CFO is a part of many of our biddings. By having higher-level people involved in the development process, OCSICO has helped us come up with more innovative solutions for the addressed and implied needs of customers. Oftentimes, a prospect will come to us with an idea and some key features. In doing so, they will not be aware of certain requirements and intangibles that need to be built in support of that solution. OCSICO brings in business analysts and CIO-level people to the table. By having a team like theirs, we've had the best of both worlds.

Is there anything OCSICO could have improved or done differently?

With any business relationship, there will be hiccups along the way and the one with OCSICO is no exception. There are things we've brought to their attention that could or should have been better. In most cases, OCSICO had adequate explanations for any lack in accordance with our desires. Oftentimes, when digging deeper into an issue, things that could have been done better on both sides will appear. We've always talked through these issues with the relevant project manager and other people involved. In most cases, we came up with overall solutions. I can't point to any specific issue or challenge, other than going over the estimated or budgeted number of hours for specific features. In some cases, we have underestimated scopes based on customer requests.

Do you have any recommendations for others considering working with OCSICO?

When working with outsourced providers, it's important to understand the environment and that there will be communication gaps and barriers. Customers need to understand and articulate what it is they want. Communication is best done in writing, so verbal conversations should be followed-up with emails or documents. This practice ensures that terms and requirements are understood and agreed to on both ends.

For example, stating what features should be included in a UI is a high-level approach. We need to get into a more granular space when dealing with outsources providers because they will often take what the client says at face-value. Not thoroughly elaborating needs and requirements will lead to gaps. After working with a provider for some time, they will come to understand what an organization is looking for and what their best practice standards are. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    OCSICO is very prompt.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer
    This is a difficult question. We sometimes outsource, so we wouldn't recommend OCSICO because we want the work ourselves. We would refer them in theory.

Web Development for Assisted Living Support Provider

"When the system worked, OCSICO's team was as happy as ours, and I've felt that they were a part of our company."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

OCSICO helped the client develop a cloud-based telecare system that is also HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act]-compliant to support doctors and patients in need of assisted living.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Shlomo Rabinovitch
VP R&D, SnappSkin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with the work done by OCSICO so far. The system includes both an app and web interface for doctors, nurses, patients, and family members. OCSICO is praised for their flexibility, open communication, and integrity.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We support people in need of assisted living. We provide a cloud-based telecare system allowing doctors working with the individuals to have remote visits and collect data according to patient profiles. Our company is headquartered in the US, and the system is currently in the trial phase. I am the Vice President of Research & Development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with OCSICO?

We needed to create a HIPAA-compliant telecare system for patients and doctors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

OCSICO has developed our solution. The system provides selective access to the data based on account types, with nurses having more limited access than doctors, for example. We provide devices for patients to manage and connect them to our cloud-based servers. Our system also includes an app and web interface for managing patient lists, as well as a counterpart app designed for patients and family members. Users have access to historical data and deep reports.

We worked with OCSICO through short stages, elaborating requirements together over meetings we had every 3 months over the course of a year. We also had daily Skype communication with the team.

How did you come to work with OCSICO?

OCSICO was selected by someone else in our company, after a recommendation from a friend. I took over the activity later. I met with OCSICO's team in person and had periodic brainstorming sessions.

How much have you invested with OCSICO?

I prefer to leave cost issues to our CEO, but I estimate our project is worth 20 human years of work.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with OCSICO in January 2014. Our development methodology is continuous integration and release of small additions.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

OCSICO has been flexible and willing to achieve our goals. When the system worked, OCSICO's team was as happy as ours, and I've felt that they were a part of our company.

How did OCSICO perform from a project management standpoint?

I could contact OCSICO's team at any time, get answers to questions, and fix issues. I could change the team size when I needed it, with cooperation from the management. I created new requirements every 3 months and had brainstorming sessions with OCSICO for the big steps in our project. In between those, there were constant releases. The process zigzagged based on market feedback, getting us closer to what our customers need.

We used Jira and BitBucket for project tracking, and the systems worked well for us.

What did you find most impressive about OCSICO?

I appreciated OCSICO's cooperation and flexibility. They've taken part in making our system work and achieving our goals. We felt a high sense of integrity from them.

Are there any areas OCSICO could improve?

I would like the ability to visit OCSICO's team more often than just once every 3 months. OCSICO could also increase their team to have more continuous automated testing.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with OCSICO?

I was very open with OCSICO and said whatever I needed to say, whether it was good or bad. I allowed OCSICO the same freedom, without any hard feelings or taking things personally. Working together as a team was something that I tried to establish. Even if I was too busy to take care of the work, OCSICO would do it. We changed things when necessary, and OCSICO cooperated.

5.0
Overall Score OCSICO has a team of good people, and I'll work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I would like to have more automated tests.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm also considering working with OCSICO again for our next project.