Partners for Success

Ogma Applications is a software development company based in Los Angeles, California that develops web-based and mobile applications for clients all around the globe.

The research and development, implementation, quality assurance, and deployment of the projects are conducted in the R&D office which is located in Armenia, Yerevan.

Ogma Inc. and its promised quality assurance for success has proudly been collaborating throughout the years with multiple large businesses, web companies, and individual customers, all attempting to further make their “Concept into a Reality”.
 

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1998
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Yerevan, Armenia
headquarters
other locations
  • Los Angeles
    United States

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UI Development for Travel Company Platform

"When comparing price, work ethic, and quality, I have found nobody better in my career."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2011 - July 2013
Project summary: 

Ogma Inc. developed the UI for a travel company’s pricing engine. Using C# and HTML/CSS, they built an intuitive platform that evaluates market changes to adjust inventory listings across various channels.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Pasadena, California
David Vitko
Former CTO, LeisureLink
 
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The Review
Feedback summary: 

Ogma Inc. succeeds at keeping projects organized despite drastic time zone differences. Their willingness to learn the complexities of the industry saved time and effort, leading to a seamless development. The quality of their work is among the best and comes at a competitive cost.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

From 2009–2013, I was the CTO of LeisureLink, which was an online distribution company focused on travel and vacation rental spaces. We helped independent and boutique hotels, as well as larger timeshare companies, expand their distribution outreach to more than 40 channel partners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ogma Inc.?

We hired Ogma to develop the user interface of our MarketSpan product, a robust but intuitive pricing engine that property managers used to price their inventory strategically.  

What were your goals for this project?

The interface needed to be accessible to users with varying degrees of technical experience. However, we wanted to develop the interface to offer more complex abilities to users who wanted or needed them. Finally, we also needed to sort complex data and simplify it to be actionable for all users.

SOLUTION

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We relied on Ogma to fully develop the user interface for our MarketSpan platform using C# and HTML/CSS. The product assessed real-time market changes and adjusted a property’s inventory based on the property manager’s objectives. These changes would then be distributed through all of the property’s desired distribution channels.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, four C# developers, one HTML/CSS developer, and a QA team that varied in size based on the workload.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We received positive feedback for how the MarketSpan UI delivered an experience blending both data and charts in a clear and concise way. We were able to provide what we believed was the most advanced pricing decision engine in our space. This created opportunities for property managers to see progress in reducing unsold nightly inventory while maximizing the cost per room per night.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Strong project management was a key to our success given the 12-hour time difference between our teams. To ensure constant communication, our project manager coordinated with a project coordinator in Armenia to manage the development work overnight. The managers communicated in the morning in the US office and at the end of each day in the Armenian office. They reviewed tasks, discussed requirements, and addressed any outstanding issues. This created a near 24-hour development cycle.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The Ogma team spent a great deal of time trying to understand what we were building. In many ways, they became experts in the subject matter. We were able to reduce the amount of required paperwork because both teams had a deep understanding of what we were creating. They also had watchful eyes in case anything in the documents was incorrect. Those issues were flagged quickly and did not result in wasted development.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We were limited in our available technology stack because of a small team size.

5.0
Overall Score When comparing price, work ethic, and quality, I have found nobody better in my career.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The team was flexible to the time difference, and we found an efficient solution.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was very competitive. It is not insignificant money, but the quality is worth it.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The code delivered was clean and appropriate for our standards.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have referred them many times.