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Founded in 2006, Polcode builds digital solutions and provides team extensions to accelerate your most ambitious web and mobile projects.

Whether you’re a startup, SaaS company, eCommerce shop, or digital agency, we offer direct access to highly skilled teams that you’ll get to know and trust: developers, UI/UX designers, testers, and project managers.

With 1,300+ projects under our belt from 800 companies around the world, we can meet even the most complex of challenges. If you need experts to design and build your product from scratch, migrate or upgrade systems, extend your existing team, Polcode can achieve your goals.

Our team has over 100 open-source technology professionals in PHP (Laravel, Symfony), Ruby on Rails, Python, React, VueJS, Angular or Magento. With our expertise, companies have modernized the way they stay relevant in their industries, like eCommerce, e-learning, retail, gaming, staffing or travel, with some having been featured in CNN Money and the BBC.

Polcode has been recognized with a 5-star rating on Clutch and boasts a 100% job success rate on Upwork.

Why choose us?

  • Talent. To guarantee quality and timeliness we hire highly skilled and challenge-oriented developers who always seek new and functional solutions.
  • Direct communication. Polcode’s developers are able to work directly with your teams, not behind the middle-man of project managers.
  • Productivity. Responsiveness, consistent turnaround time, and technical proficiency allow us to kickstart your project quickly and without unnecessary formalities.
  • Flexibility. We work within your cooperation models, preferred technologies, and tracking tools convenient for your business.
 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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Portfolio

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Dock & Bay

Modern, functional, and effective Magento 2 multistore allowing clients from all over the world to buy exclusive beach towels.   Custom implementation of:
  • Collections algorithm
  • Checkout page (one page, one-step checkout, custom cart on the checkout page)
  • Configurable products algorithm (auto-selecting specified swatch options, rendering specified thumbnail images)
  • Related
products module (possibility to view configurable products as related
  • Contact forms (integration with external services — SendGrid)
  • Pricing module
  • Store switching algorithm (detects user’s IP address redirects to specific store)
  • Website switching functionality
  • Layered navigation module (possibility to filter by multiple values of the same attribute)
  • Shipping rules (multiple rules for shipping rules, country, shipping zones, cart total)
  • Added possibility to modify product quantity on the checkout page
  • Enabled customers to add comments to orders
  • Added integration with external portals (e.g. shiptheory.com, theiconic.com.au, mautic.org)
  •  

    https://polcode.com/projects/dock-bay/

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    Cottage Portal

    A ground-up redesign and development of a real estate rentals multisite site:
    • Multisite to manage several websites from one CMS
    • Frontend (including graphic design)
    • Payment module (PayPal) integration
    • Advanced search module

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/cottage-portal/

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    Students Mundial

    New user-friendly language version of the accommodation booking system.
    • Multi-language mechanism development
    • Administration panel functionality adjustment
    • RWD
    • Additional API development for a related portal Housing Anywhere
    • Modify the implementation of Google Analytics

     

     

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    ZMR CRM

    User-friendly, intuitive CRM system and a functional intranet portal equipped with a set of features meeting exact business needs.   Key Features Developed:
    • Comprehensive patient data management system
    • Functions: appointment planning, room scheduling, calendars
    • Finance module
    • Company documents creator (with sending function)
    • Team & Tasks Manager complied with
    appropriate data access levels
  • Insurance company import/export module
  • Patient diagnosis viewer function
  • Internal communication module
  •  

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/zmr-2/

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    Firm Prospect online portal

    A comprehensive online platform built to deliver targeted candidate, law firm and job searches as well as an unparalleled market intelligence. User-friendly multi-functional recruitment portal able to process a big amount of data faster and generate complex analytical reports and stimulations.   Frontend and backend for a new website:
    • Site performance improvement: Elastic Search
    implementation
  • Data analyses modules enabling users to create prospects' career development forecasts
  • Business intelligence data processing and report generating modules
  • API for third-party company tools incorporation (e.g. third-party CRM)
  • Data migration from the old website
  • GDPR-friendly
  •  

    https://polcode.com/projects/firm-prospects/

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    RevStop C&C E-commerce Platform

    Effective tailor-made C&C e-commerce platform that fulfills the client’s business idea and satisfies the customers’ needs.   Designed and implemented from scratch a service marketplace platform, including:
    • Multistep ordering system allowing users to manage user accounts and add all necessary details about vehicles, vehicle delivery, and payment
    • Custom form creator for the
    administrator
  • Modified WooCommerce plugin to add CPT sales status option
  • Additional log-in/ registration option for WooCommerce account via Facebook
  • Functional database with an SSL server certificate.
  •  

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/revstop/

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    Altkom Akademia

    Educational website improving employee skills through a wide range of IT courses and training programs. Recommended by 90% of the courses’ attendees. Backend and frontend (UX/UI), including:
    • Course search engine
    • Dynamic list of training path & dynamic menu
    • Course management module (catalog, browser, detailed view, promotions) and exam offers
    • Custom API to aggregate
    content from many external services
  • Extensive content management module
  • Improved mobile version of the site
  • Added the English language version of the website
  •  

    https://polcode.com/projects/altkom-educational-website-wordpress-laravel/

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    Philadelfia Intranet

    Philamac – custom intranet systemfor a food manufacturing company, appreciated by the customer, suppliers, and several inspectors. A set of highly specific software applications helpful in everyday production routine, among them:
    • Client complaints module
    • Samples request handling module
    • Internal quality control module
    • Number of useful features like calendar or lists of users,
    clients, suppliers, carriers, products, etc.

     

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/philadelphia-intranet/

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    Artists Everywhere

    The new Global Talent Directory. Profiling the most exciting and emerging talents worldwide. Customized social media site dedicated to artists and sportspeople seeking employment and career opportunities.   Built the entire service from scratch:
    • Portal architecture
    • Fully responsive frontend
    • Backend
    • Social media integrations providing each user with the
    ability to evaluate their "digital influence score" based on the number of followers aggregated from all of their social accounts
  • Payment block integration
  •  

    https://polcode.com/projects/artists-everywhere/

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    Meditation Studio

    Search-engine friendly website with a built-in fast browsing engine for choosing a meditation type and an instructor. Backend and frontend (UX/UI) including:
    • Database with grouped recordings depending on the instructor, collection or course
    • Dedicated descriptions and animations
    • Dedicated API to manage the database

     

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    Tweriod web application

    End-users social media industry web application for Twitter statistics analysis.   Extended existing web app functionality, including:
    • Payment subscription module
    • Customized reports generation module
    • Hashtag popularity analysis
    • Real-time user monitoring

     

     

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    Der Workout Creator fitness web application

    Attractive and competitive fitness website with extended functionalities and new user-friendly modules specified by the client.
    • Produced and implemented an application that generates training plans.
    • Developed and introduced an administration panel allowing to add/edit exercises and set training sessions limits for free users.
    • Designed a user-friendly interface allowing to find and
    choose exercises with set parameters (type, duration, difficulty level, etc.)
  • Added premium user access, with an unlimited number of training sessions.
  •  

    https://polcode.com/projects/keine-zeit-fuer-sports-workout-creator/

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    Blinck

    New user-friendly WordPress-based website with a fresh design and smart wizard for price estimation. Backend and Frontend:
    • UX/UI design
    • Dedicated order placement wizard for custom cost estimation
    • Online payment module
    • Studio reservation system
    • Multi-language site
    • On-line chat
    • Intuitive administration panel

     

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    SNAP Interactive Portal for a Health Care industry

    Interactive patients portal and data management system for medical practices

     

    Developed a system consisting of 4 parts:
    • iPad application: allows patients to fill the forms chosen by the staff member and browse the educational portal using webviews built into the app

     

    • Web-based RWD UI for staff: allows staff to see recent encounters along with initial patient data and
    status of an encounter, check filled forms, export them to PDF / CSV / etc. or transfer them for further processing

     

    • Educational portal for patients: shows personalized content (e.g., allows to read recent publications and have access to the content provided by affiliated publishers)

     

    • Server-side API for the iPad app: enables stuff to store, view, and process gathered data with access levels compliant with health care data security regulations.

     

    • Main system modules: centralized logging & deployment tools etc.

     

    • The server-side code (dashboard, educational portal, and server) was written using Django and Wordpress, with implemented RESTful API schemes and responsive HTML5

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/snap-portal/

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    Tangram

    Custom website developed to meet specific business needs of consulting company Built WordPress-based custom website including:
    • Customized administration panel
    • Blog and newsletter modules
    • RWD
    • UX friendly frontend
    • Fully responsive animations and parallax.

     

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    Persian Bloom

    Multi-feature e-learning platform created from scratch, featuring a variety of additions that facilitate learning. Frontend and Backend:
    • Subscription module
    • Course trailers and sample lessons
    • Database of learning materials such as videos, music, sample speeches, interviews, poems, etc.
    • Online payment module
    • Features for transliteration, translations, and voice
    recording
  • Dedicated Wordpress blog
  • External systems incorporation
  •  

    https://polcode.com/projects/persian-bloom-e-learning-platform/

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    Theory Test Pro E-learning app: driving theory test simulator.

    Functional and user-friendly e-learning tool based on Driving Standards Agency (DSA) licensed materials.   Develop an e-learning application including:
    • Entire official test question bank
    • Hazard perception video clips
    • Online version of the Highway Code

     

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    Gold Medal Squared (GMS). Americas Most Respected Volleyball Education Resource

    Web application & admin panel with a wide selection of tools allowing coaches to keep tabs on all aspects of the game.   Full-fledged GMS+ coaches panel comprises:
    • Dashboard
    • Statistical wizard
    • Video library
    • Set of handy tools with which coaches can manage their camps, games, clubs, staff, strategy, and perform an in-depth game analysis
    • Communication and
    notification tab designed to streamline information sharing

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/gms/

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    Scandlearn

    User-friendly E-learning System (LMS) for aviation industry: solution provides training tools for first class crew and management in 600+ enterprises around the globe.   Develop new functionalities:
    • New course building
    • Import/export courses from external files
    • Progress report generation
    • Test results calculation 
    • PayPal integration
    • Certificate creation
    tool
  • Intuitive admin panel
  •  

    https://polcode.com/projects/scandlearn-lms/

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    Easton e-commerce shops and customized websites

    Customized e-commerce websites and blogs for several businesses belonging to Easton-Bell Sports (later BRG Sports): high-end sports equipment producer.

     

    Easton Cycling (high-end bicycling equipment):

    • Fully customized responsive web-store.
    Easton LaCrosse:
    • Fully customized responsive web-store.
    • User-friendly administration
    panel fit for a non-technical person to use
  • YouTube Data API
  • Customer review module
  • Related products display module
  • Easton Baseball:
    • Blogs development with an easy-to-use administration panel
    • Different graphic design of each of the individual blogs and the home page
    • Each individual blog built as a fully functioning WordPress page linked to every other Easton-Bell Sports websites, yet can be managed centrally from the WordPress MU interface.
    Easton Hockey:
    • WordPress-customized multiple languages version website with social media plugins, video streaming, and images manipulation module.
    • Enriched e-commerce capabilities of the website with complete technical details and product reviews
    • Introduced multiple languages and regions versions. Each version has its own product range and inventory

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/e-commerce-shop/

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    Wshful

    The Global Lottery Syndicate for the world’s biggest lotteries. Modern, user-friendly platform allowing its customers play lottery together to improve their odds.

     

    We designed and developed from scratch the entire website (frontend and backend), adding:
    • UX design (including style guides)
    • Sign-up module
    • Service subscription feature
    • Referral
    programs
  • Integration with an experimental payment gateway Dalberry
  • Multiple sign-in options (via registration, Facebook, or Twitter credential
  • E-commerce feature with lottery tickets
  • Marketing tools incorporation such as: Post Affiliate Pro, Fuse Lead Marketing, PropellerAds, GoogleAds, etc.
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    https://polcode.com/projects/wshful-interactive-online-platform/

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    Freckle web application

    UX friendly multi-functional time tracker web application.

    • Time-tracking application conceived and developed by Polcode and a very well-known team: Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs—important personalities in RoR world.

    • More flexible approach to time tracking, as it takes into account all user activities, not only paid working hours.

    • Boasts many additional

    features.
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    Rugpad USA

    Fast and efficient e-commerce shop to handle a large number of products and heavy user traffic.
    • Built an advanced feature allowing ordering custom cuts.
    • Developed a new ‘add to cart’ tool using AJAX technology.
    • Fixed existing shop performance issues to make sure it works properly for a large number of products and users. This included fixing: product details display and configurable
    products, product categories lists, shopping cart functionalities, etc.
  • Implemented efficient cache mechanisms allowing to speed up site performance.
  •  

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/rug-pad-usa/

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    Football club Legia Warsaw

    Advanced, tailor-made applications for all football fans done in record time. Frontend, backend (including administration panel) design.

     

    Twoja Legia (Your Legia) - Website with embedded form to collect subscribers’ contact data for marketing and sales purposes. The double opt-in has been used to protect the users and their personal data.

     

    Florida Cup

    2018 - Fan registration system to distribute coupons for Florida Cup games online broadcasts. The system ensured user registration with complex backend processing that involved fan card verification, dynamic allocation of TV streaming access, and assigning different types of membership codes.

    Karnety VIP (VIP pass) - Website dedicated to VIP game pass ordering with data verification system and administration panel.

     

    https://polcode.com/projects/legia-warsaw/

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    GolfMore

    Custom kiosk application  for golf player swith multiple features and a user-friendly, intuitive interface. Backend and Frontend (UX/UI) including:
    • Golf course rental & reservation module
    • E-commerce features
    • Vaucher validation module
    • Multi-language
    • External services incorporation

     

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    Staff Augmentation for Data & Analytics Firm

    "The quality of their work, dedication, and professionalism set them apart."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Jan. 2019 - Mar. 2020
    Project summary: 

    Polcode augmented the staff of a data and analytics firm. Working in JavaScript and Symfony, the team helped develop the client's SaaS analytics platform. 

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Montreal, Canada
    CTO, Engagement Labs
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The development services helped fix any existing bugs in the system. Polcode successfully integrates with the internal team, ensuring a smooth workflow. The team provides high-quality results in a timely manner.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    Engagement Labs is an industry-leading data and analytics firm that provides social intelligence for Fortune 500 brands and companies. The Company’s TotalSocial® platform focuses on the entire social ecosystem by combining powerful online (social media) and offline (word of mouth) data with predictive analytics. I work there as the CTO.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Polcode?

    We hired Polcode to augment our development team and then maintain our existing TotalSocial SAAS platform. At that point in time development workload was sporadic and we needed flexibility in resources that only Polcode could provide.

    What were your goals for this project?

    Goals were two-fold: on the technology-side, have a strong partner who could take on an extensive pre-existing project and make any change, fix or improvement to it.

    On the management side, have the flexibility to sometimes operate with a few part-time devs and then with a full-blown team when work picks up again.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Benchmarking Polcode against a few other vendors having good reviews - but the unmatched flexibility of Polcode really was the decisive factor.

    Describe the project in detail.

    Extend the development team of a SAAS analytics platform (Symfony + Backbone JS) - then maintain the application as the development roadmap stalled.

    What was the team composition?

    For the most part, one senior back-end developer and one senior front developer. A project manager is also assigned to the team.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our support system shows that bugs have been fixed while respecting our SLAs. We also saw less and less issues over time - to the point that we had to stop our engagement.

    How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

    Given that we still have technical know-how internally, we were able to interact with Polcode developers over Slack, as if they were in our own team. We could review commits and pull requests on Github.

    Polcode has picked-up our Agile project management sofware even though they did not know of it before. It really worked seemlessly as a team augmentation.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    Flexibility and Quality. Flexibility as the ability to scale up and down the workforce and to adapt to our own tools, practices and workflow. The quality of their work, dedication, and professionalism set them apart.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    Can't think of any right now.

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

    Mobile App Dev for Sports Statistics Platform

    “I think they are really strong communicators, which is incredibly important when you are outsourcing a project.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Polcode developed two mobile apps for a volleyball coaching assistance company, helping to provide access to statistics tracking and analysis. They have recently expanded into work on a web platform as well.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Newark, Deleware
    Joseph Trinsey
    Owner, Trinsey Apps LLC
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The applications have been well received by users, significantly benefiting the volleyball coach community. The Polcode team is professional and communicative, helping to make sure all project milestones are hit, and any product issues are dealt with as quickly as they arise.

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

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    My company is Trinsey Apps and we create sports applications for volleyball coaches in order to help them track statistics and coach better.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Polcode?

    We wanted a development partner to handle simple coding and execution of our app. I was part of the Olympic volleyball coaching staff in 2016, but I didn’t have the technical skill to develop the tools that I knew coaches needed.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They designed and built two apps for us, both of which help coaches to keep track of statistics in a way that doesn’t require being a trained statistician or a really experienced coach. Originally, we developed just for iOS, but our second app is cross-platform as well.

    Since then, we’ve expanded quite a bit to include a web platform that hosts a community where people can post videos or questions and interact with one another around a variety of volleyball related topics and content.

    What is the team composition?

    Joanna (Project Manager, Polcode) is the main person that I interface with but there are about four other members of their team working behind the scenes. Joanna coordinates with the designers and developers who have the specific skills that we need for whatever we’re working on at the time.

    How did you come to work with Polcode?

    I posted my project on UpWork and they submitted a good proposal, so I started working with them from there. Things went well so we expanded our involvement over time.

    How much have you invested with them?

    The cost of the project overall has been around $10,000–$25,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in January 2017 and are continuing to develop a variety of apps and functionalities.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The main result I care about is the fact that we were able to smoothly develop the product and launch it, and that it has been selling since then. Users really like the product, and while we’ve obviously had to patch things, we haven’t run into any major problems with bugs, so it’s been pretty successful overall.

    How did Polcode perform from a project management standpoint?

    Their project management skills are very impressive. We originally communicated through Upwork but have set up a teamwork platform that we now use to keep track of developments and make sure everyone is on the same page, which works very well for us.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I think they are really strong communicators, which is incredibly important when you are outsourcing a project. If you’re in a different time zone, or even in a different office from a part of your team, communication is really critical, but they are always responsive and comprehensive in their messages to us.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    One of the challenges of being a small team is that you may not have the developer you need right away, which can cause things to take a little bit longer. However, that’s just a side effect of how their business model works, which has its own advantages as well, so I’m not sure it’s something they really need to fix.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Just be clear about what you want. If I set out precise parameters of the task I’m asking them to do, then it is done very well, but if I’m vague, then there tend to be several rounds of back and forth that maybe could have been avoided.

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

    System Maintenance for Publisher

    "Project management was impressive, as was the team's buy-in to our technology."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    An online publisher hired Polcode to augment its development team to maintain and enhance its platform. Polcode worked in sprint planning and new enhancement whiteboarding.

    The Reviewer
     
    1,001-5,000 Employees
     
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Senior Director, Publisher
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Polcode bought into the needs of the online publisher, caring about their work. Their response time was excellent to all queries, and their team's technological knowledge impressed the publisher.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    We are an international company specializing in partnering with publishers to provide complete, end-to-end composition, content management and development of digital and traditional projects that address today's increasingly sophisticated demands. I lead one of our departments, also serving as product-owner for one of our key industry solutions.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Polcode?

    To augment our development team in working on ongoing maintenance and enhancements of our system.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The solutions needs to meet the evolving needs of our customer base while also continuing to keep a high-quality function and service on a day-to-day basis.

    The code design needs to be agile and able to shift with industry demands and increasingly efficient workflow needs.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    Industry recommendations and reviews.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    They designed portions of , developed and helped to maintain the system. They also played a very active role in sprint planning, and new enhancement whiteboarding.

    What was the team composition?

    The project team had 4-6 developers and one lead serving as a scrum master.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The platform is a key component of our business offering and is used by our internal teams on a daily basis.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Project management was impressive, as was the team's buy-in to our technology.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    The response if a need or complaint was sent to their team was excellent. Also, each dev we worked with seems to have an impressive amount of knowledge and understanding of our overall system.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    There is very little room for improvement. My only wish is that there were more resources available to work in US hours to cut down on communication lag time.

    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

    Data Management System Dev for IT Company

    “They’re flexible and always try to do their best.”

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    3.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Jul. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Polcode develops the data management system for an IT company’s customers. Creating mockups and custom data-collection features, their team continues to handle all custom development.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Brussels, Belgium
    Luc Gorissen
    Managing Partner, workITaround
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The partner is happy with the solutions. Polcode produces high-quality work even with missing resources. Their project management style is centered through email and Trello. In-person meetings and a collaborative spirit are hallmarks of their work.

    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 managing partner for workITaround, an IT company for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Polcode?

    We needed someone to develop a data management system for our customers.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Handling design and development, Polcode created the data management system according to our business requirements. We let them choose the technology because it didn’t matter to us. The technology just needed to be secure and easy to use. Their team created screen mockups and core data-collection features.

    What is the team composition?

    We were in contact with an account manager.

    How did you come to work with Polcode?

    We contacted a few Polish companies and conducted trial projects with each one. Polcode was the easiest to work with.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve invested €50,000 (approximatively $54,400 USD).

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in July 2017, and the work is ongoing. Currently, we’re working on six projects together.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We’re pretty happy with the results we receive from them.

    How did Polcode perform from a project management standpoint?

    We use email and Trello to correspond. Their team always delivers within acceptable ranges. The account manager tries her best to keep everybody happy.

    We handle project management on our end by collecting business requirements and making plans. The process is very clear. First, my team goes to a customer and collects business requirements. Then, I transcribe the requirements and put them on a Trello board. Next, Polcode gives us an estimation and plan as to when they’ll be finished with developing our requested functionality.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    We’re very happy with Polcode — that’s why we’ve stayed with them all these years. They’re flexible and always try to do their best. Processes are not always easy because of missing resources, but Polcode does their best for us and that’s good enough.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    When we miss or forget to answer something, they don’t send a reminder. I’ve found that they’ll just leave it alone. When it comes up again, I check and find out that they asked questions a week or two ago without sending a reminder that it was urgent.

    This doesn’t happen all the time. For some projects, the account manager notifies me of urgent tasks. It’s not really negative because my team should follow up more.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    I advise them to visit Polcode in-person, this helped us a lot. Make sure to have a good understanding of your account manager.

    4.0
    Overall Score
    • 3.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I’d definitely recommend them.

    Website Dev for Digital Marketing Agency

    "They always deliver excellent results."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Polcode provides regular maintenance as well as supplementary development support for third-party clients.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Sacramento, California
    President, Digital Marketing Agency
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Polcode’s reliable and current services have facilitated substantial business growth. They consistently deliver attentive, tailored support to every client, quickly resolving issues and applying their in-depth industry knowledge toward project success.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    I am the president and executive director of a digital and social media marketing firm. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Polcode?

    I hired them for routine maintenance and additional client support.

    What were your goals for this project?

    The primary goal is to make sure client websites are backed up in the event of a hosting failure.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    A former web development partner recommended them upon her retirement.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    They perform site backups and platform updates on a quarterly basis. They also provide on-demand website development for several clients, implementing the most current platforms and the most up-to-date security.

    What was the team composition?

    I work directly with a programmer and a project manager from Polcode. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I am confident that my clients are receiving excellent support and recommendations. This has allowed me to significantly expand my website development business.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    We communicate regularly via email, and everyone I work with is prompt and professional.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They always deliver excellent results. I especially appreciate the expertise and recommendations the programmers provide when we encounter complications. 

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    I love working with Polcode. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of website development support.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      I have been very satisfied with the response time. Their team always handles my requests promptly.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They are very reasonably priced for the value delivered.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Development for a BI Company

    “We feel very lucky we found Polcode. We wouldn’t be where we are today without their support.”

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

    Polcode is the go-to technical team for a business intelligence firm. As a PHP shop, they perform frontend and backend website development. They also manage reporting and analytics.

    The Reviewer
     
    2-10 Employees
     
    Scituate, Massachusetts
    Adam Oliver
    Owner, Firm Prospects
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Polcode moves faster than previous developers. Their diverse skillset saves money and adds value. With expertise in a variety of programming languages, they contribute a great deal to the relationship. Their work has received positive feedback in every regard.

    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 owner of a company that provides data market intelligence analytics to law firms and legal recruiters.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Polcode?

    We originally reached out to Polcode to update our website. They’re a PHP shop that came highly recommended.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Polcode is our partner of choice for anything tech related. Whenever we need work done for our site, we approach them to implement our ideas. They offer both backend and frontend development. While they specialize in PHP specialist, they provide us with many more services.  

    They set up reporting and analytics capabilities for us that pull information to present on the site in various visual formats like graphs and PDFs. They participate in complex projects that demand coding expertise and a thorough understanding of the underlying data.

    What is the team composition?

    We interact with a project manager and a lead developer from their team on a regular basis. A total of three developers from Polcode work for us on almost a full-time basis.

    How did you come to work with Polcode?

    A different development company we used for Salesforce recommended them when we ran into difficulties with a previous PHP provider. Based on our previous experience together, we liked their work and contacted them for our most recent engagement.

    How much have you invested with them?

    Our expenditure falls within the $50,000–$200,000 range.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We’ve worked together since 2016, and our collaboration is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We don’t have any metrics or statistics to demonstrate the success of the engagement. Qualitatively, our customer feedback has been very positive. People love the updates Polcode implemented. We’re very impressed with the ownership the team takes in our projects.

    No other developer we’ve worked with has returned results as quickly as Polcode, who often completes our requests within half an hour. They’re highly efficient and add a lot of value. We never feel like they overbill us.

    How did Polcode perform from a project management standpoint?

    They run project management very well. We take a two-pronged approach and have a close relationship with both their project manager and lead developer. We can approach either one, depending on the need.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    We’ve worked with several vendors, and none have ever been as efficient or as dedicated as Polcode. They launch separate pieces of development on our site for us to assess one at a time. If anything needs to be changed, they quickly jump in to tweak it. The team's greatest strength is their diverse skillset. After we spent thousands of dollars on an AI project with another company, Polcode came up with a better alternative almost immediately at a much more competitive price. If a project is within their wheelhouse, they will be more efficient and cost-effective than any other company. We’ve learned to approach them first.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I don’t have any improvements to suggest. We’re very pleased with their work. The only thing they could do to help us more would be to extend their working hours.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Polcode offers expertise in a variety of programming languages including PHP and Symfony. I would definitely recommend them to future clients. We feel very lucky we found Polcode, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their help.

    5.0
    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

    Optimization and Updates for Online Store

    "They have a deep knowledge of what they are doing."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    Oct. 2018 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Polcode provided fixes, optimization, and updates for an online store. They addressed code quality and server errors and improved the site’s speed and visual design. They also assisted with digital marketing.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Saudi Arabia
    Abdullah A Alangari
    Founder and CEO, MNSSAT Store
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The launch of the improved site has eased the client’s workflow and their consultation services exceeded internal expectations. Expect a communicative and dedicated partner who can leverage their considerable technical expertise to identify and fix a wide range of issues.

    The client submitted this review online.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your company and your position there.

    My company sells electronics, gadgets, and daily carry products and operates two distribution centers for retail and wholesale.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    For what projects/services did your company hire Polcode?

    We needed them to fix endless bugs and malfunctions on our online store, to improve its performance and to add features.

    What were your goals for this project?

    We wanted a stable platform which could handle a lot of visits during campaigns and also monitor problems and possible downtime.

    SOLUTION

    How did you select this vendor?

    I had worked with more than 12 other firms before I found Polcode. I was impressed with their deep knowledge of Magento, PHP, and moderating servers.

    Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

    They analyzed our platform to find the sources of the problems we were facing. They then planned fixes and updates, including fixes to minor parts of the platform and features. Fixes included server error, code quality, appearance, and speed optimization. We consulted with them in a lot of areas and they addressed our digital marketing needs.

    What was the team composition?

    We worked with two developers and a project manager throughout the engagement.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Our online store is working perfectly and has stabilized sooner than we anticipated. They’ve saved us time with their quality work. They answered our questions better than we expected. I'm renewing my contract with Polcode and not planning to find another service provider.

    How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

    Our communication and management were seamless and smooth. We used Trello to monitor tasks and email to contact other parties, such as a payment service provider.

    What did you find most impressive about this company?

    They have a deep knowledge of what they are doing. They are dedicated and specialized and that's made them the best choice.

    Are there any areas for improvement?

    No, I can’t think of anything.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We've never been behind schedule.
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I already referred some friends.

    E-Commerce Webstore for Menswear Clothing Company

    “It’s hard to find strong Magento developers as a smaller company, so Polcode’s skill set has been valuable to us.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    May 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Polcode developed an e-commerce platform using Magento 1. They implemented payment functionalities among others, and have transitioned into a supportive role until future developments are required.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
    David Boyce
    IT Director, Peter Christian
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The site’s functionality has been consistently strong and stable, allowing for additional updates when needed. Polcode’s expertise has inspired confidence regarding the future development of the platform. Their reliability and availability make them critical partners in creating the site.

    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 IT director at Peter Christian, a UK-based menswear company. We target consumers over 50 years old.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Polcode?

    We needed a team to develop our Magento 1 site. We weren’t pleased with our UK-based developer, so we decided to find a new agency.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We had a third-party create the designs, and Polcode developed the Magento 1 website based on those. They’ve helped us add new features to the site, including implementing payment functionalities. Their team integrated the platform with our back office, and are providing ongoing, daily support for other challenges. We’re planning to use their services when we upgrade to a Magento 2 platform in the future.

    What is the team composition?

    At the moment, their team provides a project manager and two developers.

    How did you come to work with Polcode?

    When we decided to hire a different agency for the project, we searched for European companies with Magento experience and discovered Polcode.

    How much have you invested with them?

    So far, we’ve spent in the $10,000–$50,000 range. When we move forward with the Magento 2 development, the price will be higher.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The project began in May 2017, and we’re still working together.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We don’t have specific results, but we’re thrilled with the platform’s stability and the work Polcode continues to do for us. Because of their development support, we can strengthen and add new features to our site.

    How did Polcode perform from a project management standpoint?

    We have weekly calls for progress updates, and they quickly respond to any of our problems. They’ve implemented a ticketing system for managing the project, so we can add requests and make updates with their developers efficiently. Additionally, I’m confident they’ll handle the Magento 2 development well.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    It’s hard to find strong Magento developers as a smaller company, so Polcode’s skill set has been valuable to us. Also, we were worried about a possible language barrier, but their English is excellent. Their team is quick to solve any issues we express— they’ve been a reliable partner.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    It’s worth engaging with their team as much as possible. They’re friendly and strong communicators, so having regular contact with them will make for a smoother process.

    5.0
    Overall Score It has been an excellent experience.
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      There are sometimes unexpected occurances in IT development.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      As a small company, we've saved money using Polcode.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They are professional and create high-quality work.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I'd absolutely refer them to anyone.

    Web Development for a Tea Company

    “Their technical knowledge and understanding of the platforms allow them to find solutions quickly.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Polcode supports the development needs of a tea manufacturer. They make fix bugs and make minor adjustments in WordPress and Magento and helped build a B2B trade portal for large orders.

    The Reviewer
     
    London, England
    Head of Ecommerce, Tea Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The trade portal reduced the personnel hours spent processing B2B requests. Polcode worked very proactively under a project contract. In an ad hoc capacity, they are diligent and contribute to general improvements.

    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 consumer brand that sells a premium range of teas, teabags, and tea ware to hotels, distributors, and high-end restaurants. We offer online sales for direct-to-consumer purchases.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Polcode?

    We had a previous development agency in place that went into liquidation. We needed a new agency to support work on the two platforms we use.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    They support the work we do in WordPress and Magento. They mostly fulfill ad hoc requirements and initially helped complete some small projects left over from the previous company. They also support the website, add new features, and make bug fixes or general improvements.

    At the beginning of 2018, we had a very specific new requirement to develop a trade portal for our B2B sales. We needed a way for our business customers to place larger orders on a different version of the website. We contracted Polcode to help with that project in addition to their ad hoc duties.

    What is the team composition?

    Normally, we work with a team of three. We have a client account service manager and two developers. A senior developer is in charge of one platform and a mid-level developer is responsible for the other. When we ran the trade portal, we also had a project manager and low-level developer to help with that project.

    How did you come to work with Polcode?

    We started looking for new agencies and knew about Polcode from a previous business I worked with. I knew the quality of their work and liked their turnaround times. I reached out to them and asked if they would take on our account.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent around £30,000 (approximately $39,500 USD).

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working together in August or September 2017. We normally engage them on an ad hoc basis and are allotted a set number of hours each month for small projects. We take on larger projects on a separate contract basis. Our ad hoc relationship is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Because of the nature of their work, we don’t have any easily attributable results from their ad hoc work. The trade portal has reduced the personnel hours spent processing big orders, so they’ve contributed to projects that have a positive impact on the company.

    They don’t have a particularly proactive role with us, most of their work comes from specific requests we make for bug fixes and small improvements. They have helped us with longstanding issues we’ve had with our checkout system and improved our customer service journey. They’re very diligent with completing our requests, but we have a different sort of relationship with them than they may have with more active accounts.

    How did Polcode perform from a project management standpoint?

    We’ve employed them in two different ways. On an ad hoc basis, we only have a small number of hours allotted to us each month, which can be difficult to plan for. Our need of them isn’t always consistent, so we sometimes have to chase them and make sure they deliver the features and fixes we need in a given month.

    For the trade portal project, we had a regular project manager who worked very well with us and kept us updated. We had regularly scheduled calls and were very proactive. It was a much more comfortable way of working together and we had a much better time with that project. We use email occasionally but mostly interact through Trello and Skype. We also have a standard bug management system.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their technical knowledge and understanding of the platforms allow them to find solutions quickly. We certainly reap benefits from working with a senior developer.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    Sometimes our core intent gets lost in translation, but we usually get our point across. They understand most of our needs very quickly and are very technically aware. They provide effective in-depth support and we have an atypical client-agency relationship that works well.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    As with hiring any agency, do your homework and make sure your scope and briefing documents are clearly defined. If you lay everything out, you are more likely to get the results you want.

    4.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They were good on a project basis with strict deadlines but could improve their ad hoc timelines.
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The value is good.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Web Dev for B2B Lottery Syndicate Software Platform

    “Their ability to transform an idea into a brief into a finished product was great.”

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Feb. 2017 - Feb. 2018
    Project summary: 

    Polcode designed and developed a customized Symphony platform from scratch, building wireframes and writing code.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    London, United Kingdom
    Josh Darby
    Director & Co-Founder, Cloud Canyon Media
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    With 6,000 current registered users, the minimum viable product has helped secure startup funding. The platform’s high-quality code was the output of an effectively-managed process applying technical expertise to move the idea from concept to finished product.

    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 a Director and Co-founder at Cloud Canyon Media. We’re a startup creating a lottery syndicate platform. The platform buys real tickets for various lotteries around the world and splits those tickets up into syndicates for individual users to pick a mix of different lotteries. Users get the benefits of playing in a syndicate, which are pooled entries that give you much greater chances of winning the prize.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Polcode?

    We were a startup with nothing more than a business idea. As co-founders with marketing backgrounds, we didn’t have technical expertise. We needed someone to take on the technology side for us—to develop the business idea into a fully-functional brief and then build the platform.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Polcode developed the brief and built our platform from scratch. The main the main task was web development which they did everything to get a fully customized site, including wireframes, UX, and web design.

    The platform is built on Symphony per their recommendation. It features a number of API integrations including an automatic lottery ticket purchasing system and a syndicate management system that automatically allocates customers into different syndicates. There’s also a third-party payment system to process recurring billing transactions.

    What is the team composition?

    We worked with a project manager and three different developers, including a primary developer who was with us for the duration of the project. They provided additional developers as and when we needed them.

    How did you come to work with Polcode?

    I’d worked very briefly with them in a previous role. At that time, I found them on Upwork. I’d had a very good experience with them and knew that they had good developers on staff. I invited them to pitch for the new project.

    They stood out compared to other firms by helping us to flesh out our idea into a brief. They eventually ended up telling us exactly what we needed and how it should work, which was fantastic.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We spent around $40,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We worked together from about February 2017 to February 2018.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Polcode’s brief was to create a minimum viable product, which they did successfully. We continue to build it out to improve it. We currently have over 6,000 registered customers. We're also close to securing investment.

    The quality of the code is fantastic. I’ve worked for large corporations in previous roles where we were using off-the-shelf software from well-established companies charging millions of dollars in licensing fees. What Polcode built for us is better than that.

    How did Polcode perform from a project management standpoint?

    We communicate through Skype. We use Github as well as Redmine for project management.

    They managed things efficiently. They were always able to tell us the exact timescales and potential bottlenecks that we would face.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    Their level of expertise. Their ability to transform an idea into a brief into a finished product was great.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    In terms of development, they're fantastic. They don't claim to be a design agency or particularly offer design services. They did supply designer but I don't think they have enough design resources.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Make sure you have a good discussion with your account or project manager beforehand to set expectations and understand the skill sets of the people who will be working with you.

    5.0
    Overall Score My experience was very good. Without Polcode, our business wouldn't be in the position it is today.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They did everything on time. Their scheduling was exceptional.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Eastern Europe is a great place to find cost-effective resources. We were very happy with the pricing.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      It was very good.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I've already recommended them to other colleagues.
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    Business Entity Name
    POLCODE SPÓŁKA Z OGRANICZONĄ ODPOWIEDZIALNOŚCIĄ
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    Active
    Jurisdiction of Formation
    Poland
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    0000525949
    Date of Formation
    Oct 2, 2014
    Last Updated
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