Next Gen OTT Solutions Partner

Since 2005, Oxagile has been tooling up SMEs and high-profile corporations with a skilled engineering talent across all major platforms and tech domains. Today, we are focused on building robust platforms for video streaming, WebRTC, big data, business intelligence, as well as AI-powered computer vision solutions.

What We Do

Custom Software

We provide end-to-end custom software services with a focus on online video management and delivery, adtech, real-time communication, eCommerce, eLearning, big data, and business intelligence.

OTT 2.0

Video-related solutions are the key element of our domain expertise. Throughout the years, we have honed our know-how by working with trusted technology partners and media industry leaders to build state-of-the-art OTT platforms, video conferencing systems, and multi-screen apps.

R&D and Consulting

Our robust R&D investigates new technologies, such as programmatic advertising and computer vision, to define the company’s approach to market challenges. Continuous innovation paves the way for the development and QA departments while adding tangible product value.

Oxagile is a Microsoft Gold Certified company, which has been recognized by such industry experts as International Association of Outsourcing Partners (IAOP) in its Global Outsourcing 100 list and Inc Magazine in its Inc 5000 ranking.

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$50,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2005
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 77 Water Street, 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
    United States
other locations
  • Minsk
    Belarus
  • London
    United Kingdom

Focus

Service lines
  • BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
  • Custom Software Development
  • Web Development
Client focus
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
Industry focus
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Education
  • Health Care & Medical
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Google, Discovery Communications, motorsport.tv, Thomson Reuters, Vodafone, Kaltura, Veon

Taking Public Safety to a Whole New Level with a Next-Gen Computer Vision-Based Video Analysis Platform

A cutting-edge AI-driven computer vision solution that extracts all unique faces, objects, and vehicles from camera footage, provides specialized video editing tools, and produces detailed reports with metadata for every video frame.

The solution is designed to automate video processing workflows for police workforce, increase security officials’ productivity, and dramatically improve public safety.

Duration: 4 months
Effort: 16 man-months

A Fully-Featured Web Conferencing MVP to Win Over Investor Funding

A robust, fully-functional MVP of an end-to-end web audio and video conferencing solution. The solution supports live video streaming, enables users to set up online events with up to 20 real-time participants, and helps easily share screens. Integrated with an advanced audio bridge, the system provides for a high-definition audio conferencing backed with a seamless, reliable connection. The MPV was instrumental in showcasing the client’s business case and helped secure the necessary funding for the next development round.

Duration: 3 months
Effort: 6.5 man-months

Highly Scalable Webinar and Videoconferencing Platform with Support for Millions of Participants

A WebRTC-based videoconferencing platform that handles thousands of simultaneous video streams. The system implements innovative autoscaling by connecting multiple Kurento media servers via the RTP protocol. The solution provides rich collaboration capabilities and enables real-time interpreting into multiple languages. 

Duration: 5 months
Effort: 30 man-months

VOD Service for European Telecom Operator

A major European telecom operator tasked Oxagile with enhancing and refreshing their VoD service to strengthen their market position.

Key features and highlights:

  • Extended functionality for content and media management;
  • A sleek mobile interface;
  • A custom advertising module;
  • A sophisticated video recommendation feature;
  • Advanced search;
  • Social features (ratings, comments, social integration);
  • Tag cloud navigation.

The new system launched to wide acclaim and contributed to a rapid increase in the market share for the client.

Duration: 10 months
Effort: 72 man-months

Robust Voice and Video Communication Components for a Leading Enterprise Messaging Platform

The client has built their business on providing private corporate messaging solutions that give companies complete control over their internal text communications. A strategic decision to extend their services to voice and video led the client to contact Oxagile as an experienced provider of WebRTC-based solutions.

Oxagile’s engineers delivered cross-platform components that enable seamless communication between devices via the client’s own platform without the need to install additional plugins.

The client’s business case put a special emphasis on system reliability. Consequent performance testing showed the components maintain a consistently high quality of communication regardless of device type — even on 3G networks.

Duration: 3 months
Effort: 11 man-months

Ground-Breaking Live Basketball Action Stats Solution

A U.S.-based sports technology company relied on Oxagile to rethink their core product — a real-time tracking and analytics system for basketball teams — as a mobile engagement tool.

Oxagile’s R&D unit managed to bring this ambitious idea to life via a potent combination of cutting-edge computer vision and statistical analysis technology.

Underpinned by real-time data collected from special ball- and player-tracking sensors, the delivered solution can process mobile video in real time, recognize the players captured on screen, and calculate precise coordinates of players from any position around the court.

As a result, users are now able to point their mobile camera at the court and tap any player to view a wealth of related information.

Besides increasing the fans’ involvement in the action, the app is poised to be a useful assistant for basketball scouts who want to get instant access to certain player’s performance stats during the game....

Feature-Rich OTT Platform

A leading online TV network engaged Oxagile’s dedicated team to deliver a live streaming solution that would cater for more than 240 television broadcasters globally.

Oxagile provided full-cycle development and consulting services at all levels, including business analysis and design, QA and testing, hardware infrastructure planning and implementation, and maintenance and support.

The solution runs on a cluster of more than 20 web servers with distributed caching. Oxagile experts used a PostgreSQL database in master-slave replication mode for high availability. The team organized media content delivery from more than 100 WMS servers assembled in a custom CDN.

Duration: 36 months
Effort: 552 man-months

A 107% Increase in Transaction Capacity for a Major Transport Ticketing System

Reengineering and functionality enhancement of a public transport ticketing system serving 30% of the German market. The solution includes a robust, performant backend, as well as iOS, Android and web apps that allow hassle-free, on-the-go ticket purchasing. The system calculates trip costs, allows saving favorite routes, keeps payment history, and supports multiple payment options. Ticket generation functionality uses counterfeit-proof 2D barcodes to ensure security and easy validation.

Duration: Ongoing
Effort: 50 man-months so far

Next-Generation MAM Orchestration Solution

A cutting-edge media asset management and orchestration solution designed to automate a variety of workflows within an international broadcasting company.

Key features and highlights:

  • Seamless data center integration to easily pull in content metadata and statuses and handle media asset operations;
  • An ability to easily set up and configure sophisticated custom workflows that support unique business needs, no matter how complex;
  • An advanced internal ticket system to handle all tasks, both automatic and manual;
  • An easy-to-use front office that enables end clients to transparently track progress on all content processing jobs.

Duration: 10 months

Effort: 120 man-months

Powerful Media Management System for an Advanced VoD Platform

An international media and entertainment holding tasked Oxagile with developing a reliable and scalable backend for their flagship VoD platform with a focus on the Middle Eastern audience.

The resulting solution comprises four key modules that help automate the management of editors, users, content, and site layout respectively. The system provides a single point of control over the entire platform’s functionality and appearance.

To support the client’s commitment to reaching the largest audience possible, the team enabled publishing to a wide range of platforms, including Web, Android, iOS, Roku, PlayStation 3 and 4, Apple TV, Xbox, and smart TVs.

Duration: 9 months
Effort: 56 man-months

Live Streaming and VoD Platform for a Leading Motorsport Media Group

Oxagile helped a leading motorsport media group to enter the digital video content market by developing a powerful subscription-based OTT platform from the ground up.

Registered users can enjoy hours of high-quality content in various racing categories on web, mobile, and TV everywhere screens.

Admin functionality includes video transcoding into a range of resolutions, subscription management, user management, content management (creating channels, programs, adding new episodes), and easy website layout customization.

Duration: 10 months
Effort: 120 man-months

Multimedia Portal for a Global Media and Entertainment Company

Oxagile played a major role in developing a full-blown mass media platform designed to manage nine entertainment portals.

Retooled from the ground up, the websites got a modern, visually appealing, and mobile-friendly UI that effectively boosts user engagement and reduces bounced traffic — no matter the device. The UI uses leading-edge navigation tools that help hundreds of thousands of daily visitors read content, find their favorite shows, and watch videos in a straightforward and hassle-free way.

On the backend, the system administrators got a wealth of tools to effectively manage both text and rich media content. They can also fully control a website’s look and feel, layout, and styles — all without having to write a single line of code.

Built-in scheduling mechanisms empower administrators to update content automatically, which ensures that users have access to the latest and greatest video content at all times.

Duration: 16 months
Effort...

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Web App Development for Vehicle Broker Company

"[T]hey were the best choice."

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

Oxagile developed a website that compiles vehicle pricing information from different vendors and allows consumers to communicate with those vendors.

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
California
Devin Koskan
CEO, KosLo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Oxagile team is responsive, caring, and flexible, quickly taking any request into consideration and providing accurate updated timelines. Early users have been very impressed with the website’s flow and how well it connects everything.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are KosLo, an online vehicle broker company that is just getting ready to launch. Customers tell us what vehicles they want to find, we find those vehicles in the marketplace, negotiate pricing, and bring back the best five deals to the customer.

What is your position?

I’m the Chief Executive Officer of KosLo.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Oxagile?

We were trying to build a system that could look through the internet and find vendors automatically. We wanted to build an automated system for communication between customer requests and vendors, and compile the information. That was the biggest hurdle and they did a great job.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

They developed everything in the project, from the software to the website.

How did you come to work with Oxagile?

I did research online for software development companies, found a couple, had conversations with both, and gave them a little snippet of what I wanted to do. Oxagile seemed to be the most willing to dive in and create what I wanted. I had interviews with them, and they were the best choice.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in May of 2014. We are just about to go live now. I still require them to do some maintenance and add to the system, but the bulk of it is completed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our website has not launched yet, so there hasn't been a ton of traffic, but everyone who has looked at the website has been very impressed with its flow and how it connects everything.

What distinguishes Oxagile from other providers?

They're very responsive and very caring. They quickly take all of our requests into consideration and give us timelines on the things we add. Being very flexible and very responsive is what sets Oxagile apart.

Is there anything Oxagile could have improved or done differently?

The biggest thing is getting things done as quickly as possible, so, at times I would have wanted a bigger staff to get the work done faster. Although it could also be that I had very high expectations for them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They do well, and I have added a lot of things, but there were times when I wished it would be done quicker.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Custom Platform Development MyLo Corporation

"They're helping me from top to bottom with my company to make sure that I'm successful and their design is successful."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Oxagile was hired for software, website, and app development of an Internet search and negotiation system. The scope has expanded to include marketing, design, and business plan services for the company.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Devin Koskan
CEO, MyLo Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Oxagile is exceptionally responsive and flexible despite a substantial time difference. The team is genuinely invested in the project and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure success and customer satisfaction. They talk through disagreements to reach a collaborative and productive solution.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We’re an Internet company, and customers come to us looking for vehicles or motorcycles. The system that Oxagile is making for us searches the Internet and starts negotiating prices with them. Essentially, it finds the best price for our customers for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. They’re helping us design and develop that custom software.

What is your position?

I’m the founder and chief executive officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the main objective when you first approached Oxagile?

The original problem was knowing if we could design a system that can skim the Internet, find ads on the Internet, take that data, and send out emails to all of those interested users in order to get them negotiating price. That was the first hurdle, and I didn’t know if it could be done. Oxagile was able to find a way to make it happen, and develop the software that could handle that. For me, they were able to make the system, so I don’t half to have a ton of employees. They were always looking to make my life easier, to make my business successful. They helped me overcome that obstacle right away, which was at its core a technical resources challenge.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail?

Their initial scope was purely software development, website, and app development. Since I’ve started working with them, though, they’ve been amazing to work with, so they’re not only making the system, helping build the apps and the website, but they’re also helping with marketing of the company, too. They’re helping me make an animated video for the company and a prelaunch website. They helped me design all of that, and things like helping with the business plan. I’m going out to get investors, so their marketing department is helping to make sure my business plan is up to snuff. They’re helping me from top to bottom with my company, to make sure I’m successful and what they’ve designed is successful.

How did you come to choose Oxagile as your partner?

I had searched on the Internet for some highly qualified software development companies. I had called a bunch, talked to a couple, and I felt most comfortable with Oxagile. They just seemed like they had a good reputation online and some serious experience under their belt.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

It was probably $200,000 to date.

What is the current status of the project?

The relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the quality of their performance?

They have set up a whole bunch of parameters to measure it once it’s launched, so I’m looking forward to seeing those but, until it’s launched, I won’t be able to measure that type of stuff. I’m very satisfied. They’re very responsive. There is a big time difference and that concerned me when we began, but they have been very responsive anytime I have questions, concerns, or updates. If they don’t agree with me, they’ll talk me through it, and there hasn’t been a single time in which we’ve had a disagreement that didn’t end up being productive somehow. The project manager is primarily the only contact I’ve been having, and I haven’t had any issues with project management or workflow. I prefer not to talk to multiple people, but rather have a head person to make sure things are going well, so I’ve enjoyed it this way.

When working with Oxagile, is there anything that you would consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

The one thing that amazes me about Oxagile is how willing they are to do whatever it takes to make my company successful. They are even willing to help me with digital marketing. They go the extra mile for their clients, and that means a lot.

What advice, if any, would you give a future client of theirs?   

Don’t be scared of the time change and where they are. It can be easy to fall prey to the horror stories, but with these guys, it’s different. They are extremely flexible and always remain responsive to their client needs and requests.

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

Custom Web Development & Site Build Media & Entertainment Service Provider

"They're well-versed in their domain and in web and mobile development."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
Project summary: 

Serving as an extension of the in-house development team, Oxagile developed an online Android environment. The team provided custom backend, development, and data analysis services for media delivery systems.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, Calif.
VP of Product Management, Digital Service Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Oxagile created most of platform's core components. The team was talented and capable, with engineering expertise and an understanding of the technologies, the industry, and development. They were diligent with their work, delivering assignments on time, within budget, and of exceptional quality.

BACKGROUND

Could you briefly describe your organization?

We're a media management and digital distribution service provider that caters to the media and entertainment industries. I was responsible for global project management. I was overseeing their mobile development team.

What was your position at the time?

I was a VP of project management.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenge(s) you were attempting to address when you initiated the relationship with Oxagile?

The broader challenge was maintaining quality assurance across several different projects of various sizes and complexity. Oxagile was involved in most of these projects. They functioned as an extension of our development team, because we simply couldn't invest more resources in permanent staff. 

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of the work delivered? For instance, did it involve custom visual design, backend development, training, support, etc.?

The project that comes to mind, which was for a client in the publishing, media, and entertainment arenas, was development of an online Android environment. They were involved in terms of providing the custom backend development for the online and media delivery systems. The objective was to conceive and deploy the product in the European markets. They provided custom development and data analysis services. Most of the work was done with HTML5. 

How did you select Oxagile as solution partner?

The owners were actually already a partner with the client. The selection process was based on technical capability, development approach and methodology, turnaround timeframes, geographic proximity, presence in multiple countries and, of course, affordability.

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

It was $1 million plus.

When was this project was completed?

I believe it was deployed at the very end of 2012.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they've delivered?

I don’t think there were any statistics or figures tracking their performance. In my own experience with Oxagile, they have an extremely talented and capable staff. They were heavily involved in the creation of some of the core components of this particular platform. They had a deep understanding of the technologies being utilized. They're well versed in their domain and in web and mobile development. They're extremely diligent. They always ensure their assignments are delivered ontime, within budget, and of the highest possible quality. Their final products always met our expectations. 

When working with Oxagile, is there anything you would consider unique or special about them compared to other vendors you’ve worked with?

Their engineering and software development skills, if I were to compare them to their Indian counterparts, aren't even close to comparable. Oxagile was always very frank and upfront when they didn’t get something right. They’re not simply saying yes the whole time, nodding their heads and billing us by the hour. We would approach them with our project specifications and requirements, and they would critically evaluate each and every component. They really wanted to ensure that we knew what we were asking for and that we really needed it. The majority of vendors will simply take what you ask and continue on until they produce the solution, even if the solution itself isn't necessary or appropriate. That isn't how Oxagile operates, and we've been impressed by that. 

In terms of constructive feedback, are there areas you think they could improve upon, or are there things you'd do differently as the client before approaching this type of project?

It's always necessary to have somebody who is well versed in English. They do have some resources in place to function as a conduit between clients and their development teams, but these resources are limited. It's extremely important to have a project lead or analyst in place to ensure that communications are received and well understood, otherwise you're bound to run into scoping and deployment issues. 

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

Development Work for British Digital Marketing Agency

"Oxagile is always willing to go the extra mile."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Oxagile completes a variety of website and iPad system projects using ASP.net and HTML 5 programming languages. Project durations range from 40 to 4,000 hours.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Technical Manager, British Digital Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Oxagile is an invaluable resource for increased workloads, allowing the client to meet expanded delivery targets. The team has an exceptional work ethic and is focused on the goals of delivery, quality, and efficiency. They are flexible and constantly improving communication.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

We are a digital marketing agency, predominantly specializing in the pharmaceutical industry.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the technical director, and I manage the delivery of development, quality control, and IT services. I managed the project with Oxagile. I did everything from find them, set up the commercial relationships, handled the contract, set up the team, handled all the communications with the team, and managed the relationship.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Oxagile?

On an ongoing basis, we have a team of seven people working full time. The original goal was to build a flexible and scalable team at a lower cost than in the U.K. Contractors in the U.K. are very expensive and very flexible. Employees in the U.K. are less expensive, and not flexible at all. Going out to Oxagile, there was an opportunity for flexibility and very competitive costs.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work?

We require two skill sets: A Microsoft technology called ASP.net and a Web technology called HTML5. Those two skills are a prerequisite, and we have two small teams – one with the ASP.net skill set and the other with the HTML5 skill set. It’s ongoing work, and they have completed a number of large projects for us: Websites and iPad systems, but it’s ongoing work across a number of projects.

What was your process for selecting Oxagile?

We did some Internet research and talked to them by phone, and then we met face to face. That happened before we signed any contracts. My backup supplier didn’t work out, so I selected a primary supplier. While I was visiting them to get everything set up, I also met with Oxagile. We discussed potential working arrangements. I was let down by the primary supplier, so we moved our results to Oxagile.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

Some of the projects range in size from 20 days, which is 400 hours, up to this latest one, Oxagile’s involvement was about 4,000 hours. When compared to a permanent U.K. developer, their cost is about two-thirds, including all of the associated costs, such as licenses and office expenses. When compared to a contract developer in the U.K., Oxagile is slightly less than half. When compared to someone with the same level of flexibility, they are under half the price.

When was the latest milestone completed for that work?

The last milestone was a few weeks ago. Oxagile’s involvement ended about mid-November 2013 on a large Intranet project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

Without them, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the amount of work that we’re delivering. The team at Oxagile is the same size as a development and testing team in the U.K. We simply couldn’t meet our delivery targets.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

Their work ethic is fantastic. Oxagile is always willing to go the extra mile. They were totally focused on our goals in terms of delivery, quality, and efficiency. They are always focused on making sure it works for us. They work tremendously hard when we need them to be extremely flexible. Their work ethic is extremely good.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

We’ve been working on communication. With a team of seven or eight, I want everyone on the team talking directly to my people in the U.K., because we sometimes work very closely on the same projects. We need to brief in tasks, as well as work forwards and backwards. That communication is getting much better. Getting both teams in the U.K. and Minsk talking to each other constantly is very important. They’re building a great rapport now, and that has improved in the last six months.

4.0
Overall Score There’s a little room for improvement, but we’ll get there over the next year. They are very good.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They could be a little bit better at saying they’ll be a half hour late. Relatively minor.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Based on the last six months
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Development for Hairstylist Service

"You can speak to anyone from the top of the company on down to junior staff members."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June - Sept. 2012
Project summary: 

Oxagile was initially hired for Web development. The website includes customer sign up, appointment management, and scheduling platforms. The team's role has extended to include support and advice.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Binghamton, New York
Founder, Hair Styling Home Service Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website loads quickly, is easy to update, and user-friendly with text notification features. Oxagile was responsive, accessible, and offered valuable feedback.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

Our company is an online service where hairstylists come to you. We needed someone to build the website for it. The website has three different parts. The first is the customer site where the customer can sign up, and notify the stylist that is coming to them. It's a reservation platform. The stylist site allows the stylist to manage their appointments. They can see customer notes, and they can manage their schedule. The scheduling works on both sides. The administrator side allows managers to manage the flow, such as copy on the Web page. The site is 100 percent self-service so that non-tech people can handle it.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I’m the founder of the company. It's a startup. We have five employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Oxagile?

They didn’t do the website design, we crowdsourced the design from 99 designers. They took the static images and built it that way.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

Oxagile helps us out when we need it. We put everything together, we wanted to add more iterations to the site. They were small enough where they did it for free, and stayed with us, even though the project was over. Even though they’re in Belarus, they’re responsive. It was nice working with them because they didn’t end the relationship after the project was over.

What was your process for selecting Oxagile?

We interviewed many different companies. We spoke to some in the U.S., some in other countries because they were less expensive. We know someone with an office in Belarus, so they checked out their office location in person. It was an in-depth process. They have a big team, including a team of QA people and developers. It's fairly big, but I'm not sure how many people they have. The CTO was very responsive, we worked with everybody from the project manager to the CTO. They took good care of us.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

We did everything in approximately three months, and the total cost was $50,000.

When was the latest milestone completed for that work?

They finished the work in September of 2012.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I don’t have any quantifiable stats right now. The users like the design and the implementation. It loads well. The stylist site was built well with text notification features. I like that I can change things without being tech savvy.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

They’re very good with feedback, and you can speak to anyone from the top of the company on down to junior staff members. They will respond to your email.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

This is a minor issue, but sometimes they may be a little pushy. I wanted to have someone look at the code, and they didn’t want me to do that because they wanted to meet the person first to make sure they weren’t going to mess up the code. That’s understandable, but it's part of the service. It may just be me not liking the suggestion.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was cheaper since they gave us a discount.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have recommended them a few times.

Video Messaging Application Development

"They embraced the project and the development because it is full of interesting challenges."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Oxagile developed a video messaging application prototype designed to help businesses enhance customer relations. The project also included building, implementation, and deployment of mobile and desktop apps.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston Metro Area
CTO/Cofounder, IT Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has been very pleased with the engagement so far, citing Oxagile's transparency in communication, quality of development, and genuine interest in the project. Oxagile also provides the client with a range of additional services.

BACKGROUND

Can you give a little background on your company?

We’re about a year old, and we do video messaging to create personalized communication. It’s a more personal alternative to email basically, and that’s primarily our focus. Our main customer base, or at least our target customer base, is the business audience where they can use our software as a way to maintain customer engagement, to engage a customer to begin with or to keep in touch with a customer on an ongoing basis basically. It’s a video-based technology. That’s really what we’ve been focusing on.

What is your position within the company?

I’m the chief technology officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your business goals for undertaking the project with Oxagile?

Initially, it was to get a wrapped up prototype up and just to improve the concepts and the initial implementation was done on a Microsoft-based platform, and then once I took over, I kept them engaged, but hired a new set of engineers to work on a Java-based platform.

This was basically when the company was first starting up, no previous product?

Exactly. So they both are first prototypes.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Oxagile?

I didn’t select Oxagile. But, another of the co-founders, who had asked around in Ireland about people he could engage to build this prototype, was recommended Oxagile because they had already done some work with video.

Could you talk just a little bit about the scope of the project?

We’re still in the early phases of development in many ways, but we have to migrate everything of .Net on to a Grails-based platform. It’s not pure Java. It was an initial migration of the prototype requirement into a Grails-based platform. Then, the build, implementation, and deployment on the responsive site so that it would work both on mobile and desktop, and then the building of mobile applications, both on Android and IOS. That’s where we’re at right now. We’re starting to add more features.

What would be a general cost estimate for the project?

We had a couple engineers plus a QA. We had a couple of developers and a QA engineer and the cost of that about $12,000. Right now we’re at month, we start in September, so it’s 10 months.

When do you expect the development to be done by?

We’re building a product, so it’s an ongoing effort. I don’t expect development to end at any time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How happy are you with the result of the project so far?

We’re very happy. I decided to take on a hands-on approach instead of driving development through their project manager. I decided to take on hands-on development of the engineering, so I really have a good first-hand experience of their skill set and their ability to communicate and work remotely. I actually saw that they did an outstanding job. There were some initial adjustment, but even that was minor. Where we really had to push and work with them just to ensure that they’re communicating proactively, but there was a matter of weeks before everything just started working and communication became transparent. We also have a developer in Poland and one in here locally, and the team really gels and work very well together and communicating crisply and stuff like that. But, I do have daily touch points where we all get on the phone, and for just five minutes we just share information about what’s going on, and when it’s needs to get done. Basically, they’ve totally embraced the model. With Oxagile development, even though I’m using remote development resources, has totally embraced it, and they’re doing very well at it. The quality of the development is also very good.

When working with Oxagile, is there anything stands out as being unique or special compared to other developers you may have worked with in the past?

I have to say there’s a lot of excitement. Maybe because we’re using a really interesting technology and, so they did really embrace it. They embraced the project and the development because it is full of interesting challenges. I can see a real excitement on their part. The second thing is that I use Oxagile for much more than just drawing resources. I frequently need graphic work done or maybe need some specialized kind of development done like Flash development, and I can draw in their resource. I can go to them, and just say, hey, I need a Flash developer for 20 hours. Can you please scope it out, and tell me how many hours would be needed? I can get that developer basically to do these specialized development efforts or to do graphic development for us and so on basically. It is not just a developer – I don’t just use them for development, I use them also for the smaller tasks that, otherwise, would be very hard for me to locate quickly here because I can go to them. They have them available, and they’re very good about allocating them.

Do you think there’s any area that Oxagile could improve or do slightly better in?

I think they had warned me that one of the developers only had a couple of months of development in Grails, and the impact of that was that we were going to work with him very closely and make sure that he’s led by a stronger lead. But, it took my following up several times to make sure that would happen in a more proactive manner. Basically, I would have to catch things and go back to them and say, no, this is just not working. It’s not the quality I am looking for. Can you please have him work with the lead engineer? It took a couple of times before that started happening basically.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    If you want a quick response, I would say it really doesn’t apply in my case because we’re doing Agile development, but the few times that we’ve agreed on they delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re excellent...
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes, I would. I already have.

Online TV Network Development

"They were really awesome about adjusting to what our marketing conditions were."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
Project summary: 

Oxagile redesigned the client's distribution network platform and customer storefront platform. They used various technologies, including PHP, .NET, and Apache servers.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Ontario, Canada
Vice President, Engineering
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Oxagile was commended for their communication, adaptability, and technical strength. They also demonstrated exceptional flexibility when the client was forced to downsize and change their business model.

BACKGROUND

Could you give a little background information on your company?

I was vice president of engineering there, so I’m responsible for all product development and operations. Oxagile was actually, at the time, referred to as Belhard, but it’s the same company. They did our entire distribution platform, and also the customer storefront-type platform for subscription-based video.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

When you started working with them, did you have anything created initially, or were they building out the first version of your platform?

There was a first version, but this was essentially a rewrite. This is for all intents and purposes a brand new application. They inherited part away. We had locally sourced it in Toronto, and then basically it became a mess. That’s actually the point where I came in and joined the company. I think it was RAD International or that was in the development, and what we did was we rolled in Oxagile.

SOLUTION

How did you discover Oxagile?

Our VP, or I think the CEO at one point, he became VP of product, but he basically had a relationship with who I think is their CTO now.

What was the cost of the project?

We had ongoing development and our dollar spend was probably close to $50,000.

I guess is it around about 10 or 12 developers maybe?

I’m trying to think. Definitely at least 12 at some point. That was the great thing about working with them. They were really awesome about adjusting to what our marketing conditions were. For instance, we went through restructuring, and they were able to scale down like they did in other areas for contractors and things like that. They scaled down accordingly, and it was very sweet. There was definitely more than 12 for sure, because if you calculate everybody else, we had our QA outsourced to them, and we had some project management outsourced to them, and we definitely had development outsourced to them. The only thing that we truly didn’t outsource was the operations part.

What technologies were used in the project?

We were using .NET on the video distribution end, so we’re using .NET to distribute streams across our, we had our own CDM at the time. On the front end, we’re using PHP. So, the front end of it was PHP and .NET, Apache servers, and what not.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How happy are you with the results of the work?

Very happy. It was great working with them. One of the best things about working with those guys is that I find the eastern European schools to be technically strong. They have a good command of English, but not the same phrases that we use in North America. So, what ends up happening is you’re communicating on a very logical level. There’s not a lot of idle chat or a lot things like sarcasm and things that are in meetings when we deal with people in North America is absent in dealing with them there, so I find that really effective because we just get to the heart of the matter and just get it out of the way. Everything was really blunt.

Compared to working to other developers you may have worked with in the past, is there anything special or unique about Oxagile?

I think their position at the time, which is in Belarus, helps, but there are probably three things to highlight. One is the fact that I’m just a real big fan now with something I’ve never considered before. Before I used to source to India or Philippines or Vietnam, but I think working with them really opened my eyes to Eastern Europe, and the technical strength of companies like Oxagile. So, that’s definitely one strength, and I mentioned the language thing, which was really a big plus for me because when you’re solving technical issues, this is not rocket science, it’s pretty straightforward. So, you just need to take it to the heart of the matter. The second thing I would say is the flexibility. Those guys, unlike most North American firms and some international firms, they are understanding our business change or our market change. For instance, there was a significant downturn on the business, we change our business model, we pivoted and, when we did that obviously there was an organizational impact. Then, we had to re-factor the organization, and they are without legal formalities because Oxagile was willing to work with us. I thought that was actually interesting because a lot of places don’t do that. Some people fear-monger of the fact that they’re going to reinforce their contract or whatever. The thing is they did that in the hope of future business and actually, eventually the company was sold, so there was on future business. They did an attempt to a future business, and I think that was really pretty given because the risk that that company would be sold.

Do you think there’s any areas that they could improve or do slightly better in? 

Yeah. I’m trying to think. I think the one thing, and this might be universal to all when you’re dealing with a lot of people offshore, you’re not managing people directly is the fact that we had some strong guys, and then we have not-so-strong guys, and so you have a development team of 10 people. You have one or two strong guys and some not-so-strong guys hiding behind them, but they’re getting paid the same rate and just the type of management of that I think of kind of consistency of staff. Overall, everybody was totally adequate, and they fit the need. There’s no complaints, but there was definitely differences at skill level without differences in rates.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yeah. Absolutely. I’m surprised actually I haven’t done that. but I have no problem to it. It just hasn’t come up yet but yes, definitely, I would.

Financial Management Application Developement

"Oxagile has a real understanding of our business challenges and industry."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
n/a
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2000 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Oxagile is developing a SaaS financial management web platform and installing the software in the cloud. They have been involved from the beginning with design, prototype, development, and testing. The project is ongoing.

 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Paris, France
Technical Director / CTO, SaaS, Risk Management,
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Oxagile provides excellent project and team management. The client appreciates how the team goes above and beyond to address any issues that arise.

 

BACKGROUND

Can you briefly describe your company?

We develop financial management software, and cash management and related solutions.

What is your position within the company?

I'm the Chief Technology Officer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Was your main business goal going into the project?

We  started the project in 2000. We were really focused from the beginning to develop the product [financial and cash management software] as a service [Software as a Service]. This was the main goal - of the need to develop the product on the Web and install our software in the cloud.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting a development partner for the project?

At that time, it was very difficult to find a development team. So, we decided to work with a partner to build a team. Very quickly, we created two development teams with a total of about 60 people. One in Belarus and one in Ukraine. Then, after two years, the project didn't require as many people and we shrank to one team. We focused on the team from Belarus [Oxagile] that was much more efficient and, I would say in general, was much more skilled and professional.

Could you talk a little bit about the scope of the project?

They worked on a number of projects. They worked from the beginning on the design, through the prototype, development and testing. It was a full process. Everything except creating new specifications. The project is ongoing and we are still working with Oxagile.

Could you give an estimate of the size of the project?

At the beginning, it was 12 people, but then grew to 20 to 30 people on each team.

What specific technology was used? 

We were focused on Java.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How satisfied are you so far with the results of the project?

As I said at the beginning, we decided to work with two different teams. The main reason we decided to stop working with the other company was that the productivity and the quality of the delivery was significantly different from Oxagile.

Compared to other developers you may have worked with in the past, is there anything that stands out as being unique or special about Oxagile?

They are very special. The most important thing for me is, compared to other development companies that we worked with, Oxagile was good primarily because they are able to manage correctly, and bring in the right people at the right time. Oxagile has a real understanding of our business challenges and industry – what our business is in terms of products. I think it makes a difference at the end in the delivery.

Is there any area that Oxagile could improve or do better?

The reason why I think Oxagile is well managed is the team goes out of their way. They are respectful, meaning they take care of a lot of the more difficult parts in the process. I will say that nothing is a specific problem for this company in general, but more of the market in general.

4.0
Overall Score It's difficult to be perfect.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I never get surprised and, even when we need to renegotiate, they have been very fair I would say.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • N/A NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes. For sure.