Launching digital businesses

Paralect is a digital product engineering company that provides full-cycle software development services from discovery & design to product delivery & further continuous support. We help small and medium-sized companies create innovative solutions that make a better tomorrow happen today.

Paralect serves businesses and organizations across the globe, mainly from the USA and Europe. We offer versatile solutions for the special needs of different industries:

  • Finance
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Software & hi-tech

Founded in 2009, Paralect has a decade of experience in software design, development, integration, consulting, and quality assurance. We specialize in building web, mobile, and desktop applications from the ground up and turning them into sophisticated software solutions.

To stay on the edge of tomorrow, we constantly research and adopt new tech stacks and platforms. This innovative approach allows us and our customers to improve product performance, decrease total cost of ownership, and shorten time to market.

Being result-oriented, we are proud to have 95% of the developed software products being afloat and 95% customer retention pursuant to MVP delivery.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2009
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Longmont, CO
headquarters
  • 2030 Terry Street, Suite 105
    Longmont, CO 80501
    United States
other locations

Portfolio

Paralect’s customer, Thomas Grömer, is engaged in the development of automotive workshop software. They came to Paralect with an idea to develop powerful, yet easy to use software for small and medium-sized workshops enabling them to automate all the accounting and invoicing, as well as to streamline their daily administrative tasks.

It took 6 months for Paralect to develop an MVP. The delivered solution—easyKFZ—is a

web-based application that simplifies workshop management through automated invoicing and billing, easy report creation, and vehicle number plate recognition. The solution streamlines and automates the sale of spare parts as well as full, partial payment, and advance payments.

The product incorporates the following functionality:

  • order management & invoice creation
  • customer & vehicle data management
  • vehicle number plate recognition
  • cashbook & inspections management
  • automated reporting
  • printed templates

The developed software offers paid subscription-based add-ons and can be modified depending on customers’ business needs. Despite feature-rich functionality, the solution is simple and easy to use. Due to its simplicity, it has gained popularity among workshops and has over 250 users now.

Paralect developed an AI-powered messaging platform titled Path that allows businesses to communicate with their prospects and customers in real time via a website widget, thus increasing customer satisfaction and driving more revenue.

Path’s founders addressed Paralect to perform a technological assessment and develop an MVP first. The MVP was delivered in just 2 months and had the following basic

functionality:
  • website widget
  • PathBot script
  • inbox
  • appointment & booking
  • channels & audiences

The development team continued to work on the product, iteratively delivering new features to the production environment. One of such features is the support of various lead channels. Leads are automatically routed based on qualifiers to the right location, department, and teammate to follow up. The user is notified via email, SMS, and browser push notifications.

The platform was created to serve the healthcare market primarily, but its rich feature set and intuitive interface made it popular among users in multiple business domains: from home service companies to real estate and digital marketing agencies.

Within two years from the release, Path was acquired by Digital Air Strike. Paralect provides them with ongoing support and continues working on new functionality, such as NLP, enhanced bot builder, as well as integrated SmartQuote and SmartFollow.

Paralect developed Robomongo—a native, open-source database management tool for MongoDB that embeds the same engine and environment, that is a part of the mongo shell.

The idea to build Robomongo arose in 2010, when it was hard to find a good GUI tool for managing MongoDB. Being among pioneers in using non-relational databases like MongoDB and having extensive experience in the classic technology stack, Paralect

developed an MVP for its own needs in just one month. Later, the end product was introduced into the market and gained a strong worldwide community of enthusiasts that support the tool.

The developed product is a cross-platform solution that enables easy and fast data query and visualization. It’s a perfect solution for projects that involve unstructured information and big data due to the following functionality:

  • full-size editor
  • replica set support
  • SSL support
  • autocompletion
  • asynchronous UI

Currently, Robomongo ranks 63rd C++ repository on GitHub. It is in top 0,008% of all repositories on GitHub, regardless of technology. The product has more than 300,000 monthly downloads with 100,000 users worldwide.

Robomongo became a significant product for Paralect that determined the company’s business focus and empowered the team to deliver a number of unique and successful solutions. In March 2017, 3T Software Labs acquired Robomongo to better serve the fast-expanding market and changed the tool’s name to Robo 3T.

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Web Development for Real Estate Tech Company

“The thing that distinguishes Paralect from others is their speed. They know how to get from zero to 60 really fast.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Paralect handles web app development for a real estate tech company. Working from scratch, they developed a platform that integrates with several CRM systems as well as built a website chat functionality.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
California
Founder & CEO, Real Estate Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The partner's revenue doubled within one year and has attributed that to Paralect's work. Paralect has developed a successful platform that contains very few bugs. Excellent communication skills are a hallmark of their high-quality work. They're effective at staying within time, scope, and budget.

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 founder and CEO of a real estate tech company. We’re the easiest way for people to set real estate appointments. We put 15-minute phone appointments on real estate agents’ calendars and have been doing so for about three years now.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Paralect?

We were making a product change in our company and starting from scratch. Essentially, we needed Paralect to help us get from zero to MVP within 2–3 months.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At the time, we were working with two different platforms. Our team still had our legacy platform up and running; this is what was making money for the company. We also had a new version of a platform and hired Paralect to build it for us.

The platform is a web-based application built using JavaScript. We need a lot of integrations with different CRMs that are specific to real estate. However, we especially needed integration with Twilio because our core functionality is having inside sales agents setting up these appointments for real estate agents. They do that primarily through text messages and web chats.

Our team needed a way to have our assistants message new online real estate leads in order to set appointments. We needed a dashboard to see that back-and-forth conversation. Then those conversations need to end up in the real estate agent’s CRM. Paralect developed all of this and is also building a website chat functionality so we can put our chat on different websites around the US and Canada. This is a more recent project.

What is the team composition?

Our core team is made up of 5–7 people. This includes two engineers, a project manager, designer, business analyst, and two QA individuals.

How did you come to work with Paralect?

I’m part of a pretty exclusive startup community. Paralect had previously done some work for one of my contacts so they were a referral. I ultimately learned about them through this community and then started working with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested over $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement started in August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Without Paralect, we wouldn’t have had a product we felt comfortable going to market with in the second go-around. They got us up and running. In 2019, we doubled our revenue — that wouldn’t have been possible without their help.

A second achievement to note is that there are very few bugs in our system. When people have a complaint about our company, we look at how many of those are product-related issues happening because features and functionalities don’t work as originally planned or designed to. That number is very little. Of course, all technology has some bugs, it’s impossible not to. However, the Paralect team built a very clean, workable code.

How did Paralect perform from a project management standpoint?               

They’ve handled project management fantastically. One of the areas that Paralect shines in the most is communication. They communicate and even over-communicate to make sure we put out the best product possible. There are clear expectations. We hold small feedback loops runs and smart springs so everyone knows what everyone else is doing.

Paralect has allowed me and my team to communicate with our project manager and we confidently know that information will be funneled down to the designers and engineers. Their team ensures we have the right tools in place to support that — whether it’s Slack, Skype, Confluence, or Trello. It’s all been managed really well from that perspective. Paralect does a great job of keeping things on time, within scope, and on budget.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The thing that distinguishes Paralect from others is their speed. They know how to get from zero to 60 really fast. A lot of people will spend 12 months to get their MVP working with other companies — we were there within 2–3 months. By month three we had all of our current customers transitioned over to the new platform and were already bringing on new customers.

This is a really big differentiator but it’s also a cost save that helps us make money faster and more efficiently. It’s just not possible to find that these days. It’s very common to hear it promised a lot, but when it comes down to it all, what’s left are excuses. We just don’t have that problem with Paralect.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything. I’m extremely satisfied and couldn’t be happier.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d advise them to hire smart people. Of course, you need to talk to the Paralect team, but also talk to other providers. It’s important that you really consider a couple of things. First, reflect on how much time you’ve already spent looking for a provider.

Think about the biggest challenges you fall into. One of those challenges is gauging how quickly you can get from where you are to where you need to be; that’s a combination you being able to work with the Paralect team and maintaining good communication. And I'll emphasize again that Paralect is good at communication.

Second, make sure you’re building a product that’s not only functional but also built in a way that the code is really clean. If you need to have your developers come in or need to work with other people, make sure you get good feedback and documentation so the product can move forward.

Those two areas are things that people may not always fully appreciate, because when you're working with the team as we have — in-house and offshore developers — you need to know they're going to work well together. In addition, you must make sure the code is clean and consistent. Oftentimes, when you try to sacrifice time or spend less money, you get a much poorer result. I have not found that to be true with the Paralect team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve maybe missed two deadlines, and one of those was due to tardiness from my team.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Dev for Audience Research for Copywriting Platform

“They’re committed to their craft and take their work seriously.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Focusing much of their attention on bettering a data-driven platform for copy analytics, Paralect serves as the long-term development partner for an audience research company. Their work is done in React.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Copywriting Feedback Platform, Co-Founder
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Constantly showing a dedication to the success of the project through their hard work, the team has contributed to increases in web traffic to the platform. They prioritized effective project management and communication throughout the relationship, which kept everyone on the same page.

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 head of product and co-founder of a company that helps companies improve their website copy with quantitative and qualitative data. It’s the only audience research tool for copy. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Paralect?

Starting with a small project, they became our development partners.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At first, we gave them a small test project to ensure that they’d be a good fit for our company. After impressing us with the quality of their work and delivery time, we kept them on as our development partner for our React-based platform.

What is the team composition?

We have 2–3 teammates working full-time. That includes project management, development, and QA resources. 

How did you come to work with Paralect?

We considered several companies and decided on them after weighing our options. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in fall 2019, and our projects are ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform they created generated a decent amount of traffic early on. In that time, nothing broke. I was impressed with their ability to write code that could handle large amounts of traffic. 

How did Paralect perform from a project management standpoint?

They were skilled project managers. We communicate mostly through Zoom, often on a daily basis. Because this is a development project, we also have a Trello project management dashboard that we used to monitor progress via text. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re committed to their craft and take their work seriously. That’s had a positive effect on the quality of their work. They’re a hard-working, dependable team.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

At times, communication could be a bit better. However, we’re very happy with their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very specific with what you need. They’re hard-working and will build what you ask them to build. 

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

Dev Support for Software & Consulting Company

"My favorite part about working with Paralect is that they feel like an extension of my team."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Paralect created a behavioral management system for educational purposes. Their work included developing a comprehensive web application, a CMS, and an iPad application.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
CEO, Seventhman
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A longtime partner, Paralect works accurately and ensures a high level of QA. The team works independently and manages the project from end-to-end. Customers can expect a partner who takes a great deal of pride in what they do and invests themselves in the project in order to achieve success.

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 chief consultant at Seventhman, a company that does software and outsourcing consulting for small and medium-sized businesses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Paralect?

We hired them to develop a project that we were working on with a client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Paralect developed a behavioral management system for K-12 education systems here in the U.S. The scope of their work involved building an extensive web application, a CMS, and an iPad app.

What is the team composition?

We work with about six teammates. 

How did you come to work with Paralect?

I had worked with Paralect on other projects and had found them to be incredibly astute and technically savvy. They understood the exact business requirements, which is rare for software development companies. 

The team was also very independent and had an incredible amount of pride in their work, always looking to do the best work possible. Those qualities led me back to them again and again for projects. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $250,000–$350,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

For this project, we started working with them in August 2015, and we’re still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They have an incredible level of QA. I’ve found no issues in our product releases.

How did Paralect perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve got a full team of business analysis and project management specialists. Quite often, it’s hands-off on my end. I was able to help them understand the full scope of things once. We’ve had some follow-up questions on an ongoing basis, as well as weekly updates. Other than that, I don’t feel like I have to manage them in any way. 

I was able to give them my requirements, my scope, and the details of the project. From there, Paralect was able to go on their own and develop the product. It was refreshing to find a team that works in this way. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

My favorite part about working with Paralect is that they feel like an extension of my team. They care about the success of the product and my end-clients. 

When my end-client was giving a big demo, the team would stay up until the middle of the night to make sure it went flawlessly. They truly invest themselves in the success of the project. This is why I keep coming back to them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There was one team member who wasn’t a good cultural fit, but they ended up changing that individual out and moving them to a different team within the first 45 days. Other than that, I have no criticism. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

There was a point in time when I was so focused on the total cost, so I asked Paralect to cut out their support team, which includes business analysts and project managers, to make the project less expensive. 

But then I always regretted doing that, so we add them back in. When Paralect can operate as a full end-to-end product delivery service, they are incredible. So, I would advise potential customers to give them the opportunity to demonstrate that. Allow them to deliver the product end-to-end. 

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

App Dev and Maintenance for E-Learning Technology

"Paralect won’t do something if they don't think it will yield a desirable result."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Facing a need for app maintenance and development, an e-learning platform hired Paralect. The team is responsible for managing and updating a pre-existing app. They’ve also provided web services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oregon
Director of Operations, Spiritual E-Learning Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A true partner, Paralect is committed to the project, offering valued feedback and suggestions when they disagree with the client. Though their timelines could be improved, their slower turnaround time can be attributed to their thorough processes and dedication to providing long-term 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.

I’m the director of operations for a small organization. We offer online courses through an app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Paralect?

We originally worked with a company who developed a new app for our business. Right after the launch of the app, the company went out of business. We brought Paralect on board to manage the existing app and continue to develop it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app Paralect is working on is compatible with both iOS and Android. Currently, they’re responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the app. The team also builds out new features and functionalities for the app as needed.

They’ve also provided some web support as well, which includes site updates, CAPTCHA form installations, and contact forms. 

How did you come to work with Paralect?

Paralect was recommended by a trusted colleague of ours. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $10,000–$50,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our collaboration began in November 2019 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve been excellent partners in helping us decipher areas of the project that require an extensive background in technology. They’re fantastic at their jobs and have always led us down the right path. Even though our engagement is currently on hold due to unforeseen circumstances, we always defer to them as experts.

How did Paralect perform from a project management standpoint?

One of Paralect’s key strengths is in documentation and tracking. They’re incredibly well-organized, to the point where we can track the volume of work, timelines, road maps, and all deliverables really. We have a standing weekly call and are in touch on a daily basis, typically through online platforms.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Paralect is extremely thoughtful and thorough. If we suggest something to them, they’re not afraid to push back if it doesn’t serve the project. Paralect won’t do something if they think it won’t yield a desirable result. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

One area we’ve struggled with is the timeline. Due to the thorough nature of the systems they work with, and their team culture in general, sometimes things take a bit longer than expected. However, the solutions they provide aren’t just quick fixes; they’re long-term solutions.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Paralect will feel like a member of your team. If you’re just looking to them as someone to develop the project without your input, you won’t be getting as much out of Paralect as they can offer. They’re a great partner.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Sometimes things take longer than we’ve anticipated.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything that’s been delivered is top-notch.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Media Startup

"The app that Paralect designed and delivered for us was a huge success by every measure."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

Paralect was hired to design and develop a prototype app to materialize the concept of a text-to-speech startup.  They provided initial wireframes, designed the UX/UI, and built the AWS-based architecture.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Lee Furnival
Founder, Media Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Paralect delivered a phenomenal product that blew the client's prospective investors away. The prototype worked flawlessly and was largely bug-free. The collaboration was seamless, where they felt like an extension of the client's team. Their alignment with the client's vision was a true highlight.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Newsphonic is a news and media text-to-speech platform founded by myself and a business partner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Paralect?

We hired Paralect to help us rapidly design, develop, and deliver a working prototype of our concept mobile app

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a tangible, working prototype to help articulate the vision and value proposition of the concept to partners and investors.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our executive team interviewed and solicited bids from several development firms, both domestic - here in the US - as well as several offshore firms; four firms in total. Paralect was the most responsive and really stood out in terms of understanding the urgency of the project and the need to develop it quickly and at a reasonable cost.

Frankly, Paralect was the only team we talked to that seemed to have any idea of what it meant to be a startup and everything interaction we had with them demonstrated the fact that they "got it" in terms of what was needed and why, and more importantly, how to help us get the most out of the prototype in terms of raising capital.

All other vendors seemed to view our project as just another coding exercise with a single deliverable so they could get paid.

Describe the project in detail.

The project was a complete top-to-bottom design and development of a mobile streaming audio application. All we (my partner and I) had was a concept and vision.

So in terms of the project, Paralect was responsible for everything including initial wireframes, UI/UX design of the app, as well as the architecture and design of the AWS-based cloud infrastructure needed to support the app's functionality. Because it was a non-production working prototype we only developed an iOS version initially.

What was the team composition?

Our dedicated Paralect team initially consisted of a BA/PM, a UI/UX designer, and an account manager. Once we had initial requirements and design docs, then team grew to include software developers and as-needed access to shared resources for database, architecture, and infrastructure elements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The app that Paralect designed and delivered for us was a huge success by every measure. Every partner and investor we met with was totally blown away by the app and the experience. It worked flawlessly and exactly as expected with minimal bugs, and if any bugs were identified Paralect was able to immediately address within 24 hours or less.

Every one of our potential investors were impressed by the speed, cost, and quality of what Paralect did for us.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Working with the Paralect team was seamless and easy. Honestly it felt like we were all working for the same company and were simply co-workers. They were organized, scheduled and held consistent, on-time meetings via video conference, and followed up on everything as you would want and expect.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

What stood out the most to us I think was Paralect 's approach and performance had a consistent and strong sense of alignment with our goals as a startup, which were to a) raise money and b) sign potential partners/customers. Everything Paralect did was in some way focused on these two things.

There were times where I felt that Paralect had a clearer vision and was more worried about ways to improve the idea to support our capital raise activities than even my partner and I were. It was a great experience in every way.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We communicated a lot via email in terms of exchanging documents, data and discussing status updates.

Although there was a collaboration tool in place (Atlassian), none of us really enforced its use as a single point of communication which might have made what was already a great experience even better. That said, I personally am not a fan of Atlassian and so maybe (likely) I was the problem.

5.0
Overall Score Cannot wait to work with them again on the next project.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were super responsive and available despite a 9-hour time difference. Always on-time and organized and stuck to the agenda.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Excellent value in all aspects.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Stable, bug-free, well thought-out.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100% would refer to anyone looking for app development and more.