What was the scope of their involvement?
So far, they’ve built us an encrypted cloud database, a provider portal, and a website landing page for that portal. They’ve also built us two Android and iOS hybrid mobile apps that pull information from the website and cloud database. They continue to provide ongoing support for the software they’ve built for us and remain available for any additional functionalities, features and platforms we’re looking to build.
When Parthenon is working on a project for us, we generally provide them with either verbal directions or wireframes to guide their development. They sometimes assist with the design work, but generally their work is limited to development.
What is the team composition?
Typically, we work with a core team of three or four, but there can be up to 10 people working on a project, including two project managers.
How did you come to work with Parthenon Software Group?
We were interested in local firms to be a single-source development provider to ensure high security for our intellectual property and privacy for our secure database. I researched a number of providers in our local area and vetted a few of them for three months. We decided to work with Parthenon because of their honesty in comparison to some of the other firms we were considering. They didn’t oversell — they simply said they could do what we wanted at high quality and an affordable price.
How much have you invested with them?
We invested between $500,000 and $1 million.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working with them in October 2014. We soft-launched our platform in the summer of 2015. After we got feedback from our beta testers and made the necessary changes, we hard-launched in January 2016.
We continued to work with them on platform updates and additional development features. We intend to continue our partnership with them for a long time – we’re probably one of their most long-term clients.