Bridging the gap between business and technology

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Rare Crew specializes in custom application development since 2011. For many years we have been a Microsoft Gold Partner in Application Development. Our solutions are built with the utmost care and with strong security principals in mind. Delivering custom made solutions to many businesses, from small to major companies, we have a very strong track record of success with our industry-leading clients.

WHY CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT?

Your company is unique and so should be your Information System. Taking into account every nuance of your business, processes, and specifications, a pre-made system may not provide required features. Using a tailor-made system can greatly strengthen your position on the market, making you far more effective and efficient than settling down for already built standard solution with no specialization at all. First of all – you need to research every aspect of your entrepreneurship to find out, what are you looking for. Don’t worry, we can help you even with this step.

WE OFFER

We offer a free 3-hour consultation to understand your needs and the goals you would like to achieve. We will quiz you on the specifics of your project, technology stack, deployment preferences and we will identify any challenges that your project might encounter. The deliverable of this consultation will be a report that summarizes the ideal path to take.

AGENDA:

  • Definition of project goals (improved efficiency, tightened security, increased comfort, etc.).
  • Assessment of current infrastructure, technology stack and system deficiencies.
  • Identification of key project areas and identifying solutions/components to solve them.
  • Identification of projects risks and problematic areas.
  • Discussion on integrations with external/internal systems
  • Review on the business intelligence and reporting needs (Power BI).
  • Q&A Session

Please feel free to contact us to find out ho we can help your business grow and adapt.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Bratislava, Slovakia
headquarters
other locations
  • 3705 West Pico Boulevard #606
    Los Angeles, CA 90019
    United States
  • MSR Complex, #50/7, 39th Cross, 16th Main Jayanagar 4th 'T' Block
    Bengaluru, KA 560041
    India
  • Mite Cenica 9
    Belgrade 11001
    Serbia
  • 207 Regent Street
    London, LND W1B 3HH
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
IMG Academy, IMG Models, Winter Wonderland, KFC, PBR, Endeavor, MOGO Interactive
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Cloud Cost Optimization

Spending too much on cloud costs? Reduce your Azure costs by up to 65%. 

Our solution enables IT Ops, DevOps and infrastructure teams, to easily manage and optimize their spending on Microsoft Azure. After implementation, you will be able to automate cost savings by reducing resources and scheduling them to switch to the right service plan according to business consumption. 

Non-production cloud

resources, such as those needed for development, testing, staging and QA are typically needed during the workday. The rest of the week they are inactive, yet you are still paying for every second that they are running. By implementing our solution you will be able to schedule usage of the cloud to save money. 

40% of cloud instances are oversized, meaning that they are provisioned at a larger capacity than required. This also means you are paying for capacity you are rarely using. A reduction of one tier can reduce costs by 50%, while downsizing two tiers saves 75%. 

Benefits

* Save Money

* Save Time

* Enhanced Scalability

* Unified Visibility

Agenda

1. After you contact us, we will organize a meeting to identify your needs. 

2. We'll provide you with a short document, which outlines how to install our solution from Azure marketplace. 

3. We will then finalize the installation and activate the solution for you.

You can now benefit from a cost optimization implementation performed by а Microsoft Gold Partner, with proven competencies in cloud consulting and implementation. 

For more information contact us on [email protected]

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Champ Chart- Free mobile application for tracking scores deployed on Google Play and App Store

Free mobile application for tracking scores deployed on Google Play and App Store.

 GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A CHAMP? Then show 'em all! Challenge your friends anywhere: on a street, in the gym or on the court. Never forget to keep score. No need for pencil and paper, use Champchart and see who's best.

Users can track scores while playing their favorite sports and can earn cool badges for special achievements. You have the ability to create charts for almost any sport. They can compete with friends in team sports and get to the top of the charts!

Find us on www.champchart.com

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Incident Management Software for Sports Organization

This web application combines people, processes, and technology, allowing for systematic tracking and incident management. Thanks to our solution users are able to quickly report, resolve, and continuously learn from incidents while keeping all stakeholders in the loop.
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Parking Patrol

A mobile application for detecting, tracking, and recognizing number plates of the cars to evaluate If a parked car has a valid parking ticket. In our solution, we implemented Google technology for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and connected it to a database of parking tickets in the city. 
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LogMill

LogMill allows users to collect all application errors, emails, application statuses and more in one place. The information is grouped and analyzed for a better overview. The views can also be displayed according to project or instance, allowing for specific monitoring.

LogMill application needs to be implemented by developers and it’s mostly used by developers for finding and fixing issues on environments. However, it’s

used by manages and coordinators to check application health.

 

 

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Vault-ERP

Vault-ERP is a cloud-based resource planning software, which can help to manage your business in a different variety of industries. With this one tool you can increase productivity and efficiency and get a real-time overview of key company data. Vault-ERP offers solutions across HR, Sales, Financials, Projects, Operations and Company Culture with key functions like time tracking, time off, on/off-boarding, storing employee

data, checklists, an overview of clients, leads, company transactions, financial planning, expenses, reporting, business trips and more. 

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Presentation Platform Development for Media Rights Company

“It’s been easy for us to tell them what we’re looking for and have them come back with a solution.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jul. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rare Crew created a turnkey presentation platform that allowed users to access a content library of pre-built assets to create quality materials. They’re currently working on backend analytics functions. 

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
Plano, Texas
Jen Rider
Marketing Manager, Learfield IMG College
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform has inherently changed the client’s operations, and end users engage with the solution daily. Based on user feedback, Rare Crew’s team continues to build out further improvements. They’re solution-oriented, writing custom code from scratch to meet business needs.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Learfield IMG College is a multimedia and visual media company working predominately in the college athletic space. That includes ticketing, signage, food vendors, and more. 

As a marketing manager, I focus on our internal operations to develop best practices around campaigns and ideas for our various sponsorship clients. I also work to upkeep our internal database system for our sellers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rare Crew?

We were looking to create a new presentation platform that could accommodate roughly 600 sellers across the country.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Rare Crew developed a presentation platform that could streamline the design process. With the solution, our sellers could access pre-built assets that allowed them to design professional-looking products at their own pace. 

This turnkey approach would prevent our sellers from spending a lot of time creating something from scratch. The solution would also reduce the need to hire graphic designers who might not know exactly what our sellers wanted to build.

The platform rolled out about six months ago, and we’re now working on backend analytics features to get feedback on our sellers’ presentations. That would include who’s viewing the content, how much time they’re spending on it, and where they’re spending time within the presentation — just to get more information about our sponsors and their audience.

What is the team composition? 

I work with a team of four, including a main point of contact and three lead developers. There’s also a much larger team behind them working on our products.

How did you come to work with Rare Crew?

They’d done some work for a sister company of ours, so they came recommended. After talking to them about what we were looking to build, we figured that had the most resources to handle our project without costing an arm and a leg.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in July 2019, and the engagement is ongoing. We have more projects going on with them, now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re only within the first six months of roll-out, but the platform has definitely changed the way our business works. Our sellers are using it on a daily basis. As we get more user feedback and better understand how people actually behave on the platform, we’ll work to improve the product.

How did Rare Crew perform from a project management standpoint?

We predominately talk through email, weekly phone calls, and Microsoft Teams — basically whatever channel will work at that moment. We also have a shared document where we put in notes about bugs or future features. It keeps us more accountable than an email change and helps aggregate comments into one place.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to deliver on our baseline product has been great, and they do it in a relatively quick timeframe. 

For the most part, it’s been easy for us to tell them what we’re looking for and have them come back with a solution. That’s especially impressive considering that we’re building something that doesn’t really exist anywhere else. It’s not like they can go borrow pieces of things; it’s all fresh code.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The hardest part for us is dealing with the time zone difference. When they’re leaving for the day, the majority of our sales force is coming in. So, if we have any issues throughout the day, we don’t really have a help desk to go to for support. That’s been tough during the product launches.

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

Bespoke Development Support for Talent Agency

"They put a lot of pride in their work, which reflects in the results."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rare Crew has provided development support for a large media group. Their scope of work included UX/UI consulting, application development, QA testing, and project management responsibilities.

The Reviewer
 
10000+ Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
IT Executive, Talent Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skilled and professional, Rare Crew has secured a long-term relationship with the client, who can rely on them for most projects. They not only successfully execute upon specs but provide insights and recommendations that allow for continuous improvement. They’re also exceptionally transparent.

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 VP for the global development team of a media, entertainment, and fashion group.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rare Crew?

We had an in-house team of business analysts, but we didn’t have internal technical expertise. We hired Rare Crew to help us deliver a suite of different applications.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rare Crew not only provided software and mobile development, but also UX/UI consulting, project management, and QA testing. We work with Rare Crew across multiple different projects at any given time.

In one instance, they built a custom client management system. They provided detailed visual graphic designs and executed integrations with third-party applications (like an electronic signature system).

What is the team composition?

We work with around 2–15 people on any given project. The team size depends on the complexity of the task and the size of the budget.

How did you come to work with Rare Crew?

By reference. Some of the Rarecrew team have worked with our employees in previous work history. We’d had some positive experiences in our initial dealings with them, and we’ve trusted them since.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since January 2012.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve become our go-to partner. Their support has allowed us to be more efficient and nimbler in terms of producing successful outcomes. The turnaround between request to delivery has been amazingly reduced, while the quality of the work hasn’t been compromised at all. They’re a thoughtful team that analyzes the solution, delivers alternatives, and helps us pivot when it’s necessary.

How did Rare Crew perform from a project management standpoint?

They go above and beyond. We’ve never had much difficulty in reaching them since they’re very responsive. Their team is polite and professional, even fun to work with. They’re also quite upfront about any issues that they run into, and we appreciated that level of transparency.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re very accommodating and responsive. They put a lot of pride in their work, which reflects in the results.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m generally very happy with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d really recommend them to anybody.

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

Calendar Booking Tool Development for Entertainment Group

"The impact has been extremely well-received."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rare Crew provides development services to a business company. One project involved the build of a .NET framework. The team also provides testing services. 

The Reviewer
 
10000+ Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Business Analyst, Entertainment Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Rare Crew goes above and beyond for their clients. They're proactive, communicative, and skilled. Customers can expect an engagement with an easygoing team that meets expectations. 

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 am a business analyst for a multi-business unit company that specializes in different areas around the media. We have an events division, which has mass participation events, and we also have a stake in the art world. We also own another group, an agency that looks after hairstylists, makeup artists, and that kind of area. Those artists work directly with celebrities. It is highly diverse, and we have an army of entertainment agents as well, and those are agents for movie stars, sports stars. We are heavily involved in sports as well. It is a big network of different workstreams and sections of the media.

In terms of my role, my primary focus is to manage software development for a few divisions.

I look after the software needs that those entities require. I’ll take all of their requests, do the analysis, and I’ll work with stakeholders directly to fine-tune what it is that they are looking for. I will also help in terms of their process just to make sure that the software will do what they need it to do, and when I say process, I am talking about logging sales, invoicing them, and if there is anything contractual.

It is making sure that the systems that these divisions use are up to scratch, and I will basically manage the relationship with our software developers, and manage their time and make sure that they are building the spec. The other half of that role is communicating with the stakeholders and managing their expectations and the whole process really from start to finish.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rare Crew?

Rare Crew is our development partner across multiple divisions. I am relatively fresh for this particular project. I was brought in specifically to finish a mini project that had started in January of this year. The development work was completed in February, but for many reasons, since February, they couldn’t get the work that had been done released to be live so that people could actually start using what had been built.

There were different reasons for that, and the business was completely focused on damage control. I was brought on in July to finish the project and actually get it out there so that the group and their users could start to use it. It was effectively stuck in purgatory for a while and needed to be released. I came in and did the coordination for that to happen, which involved testing, communication, and the whole roll out basically.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their main involvement in this particular instance was the development and testing. It is all built on a .NET framework. There were around 40 items of development that were delivered.

What is the team composition?

I work primarily with one person. He is the Rare Crew coordinator for this project. On his side, he will then speak directly to the developers on the project to relay requirements, fix issues, and other things. It streamlines all communication.

What is the status of this engagement?

I have been working with them since July 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The impact has been extremely well-received. I have no qualms in saying that was has been delivered has been of a very high standard. It was a necessity for the business. It is all positive, and as far as I know, it’s all good.

I’m going to continue looking after that specific group indefinitely. This project has now been assigned to me, so whilst the tool has been there for the last few years, there are still initiatives and improvements that are sitting in the development pipeline that we are going to carry on delivering.

It might be that we do incremental releases for the next few months. I know that there is something fairly major coming in the next month or two, and it will be my job to deliver that, and then it will just be incremental improvements that will carry on until such a time where they see it as though they don’t need anything else.

How did Rare Crew perform from a project management standpoint?

We primarily use Microsoft Teams, and we get standard communication through email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are extremely proactive and extremely knowledgeable. I have experience working with them on other projects, and they just go above and beyond on everything I have ever worked with them on.

The team is all eager to please, very easy to work with, communication is always very good and always very clear. I think the main thing is that they go above and beyond. They always have our organization’s best interests at the forefront of everything they do.

Whilst they are an external third party, we don’t really look at them that way and they are more partners than anything. It almost feels like an internal relationship as opposed to a traditional third-party one.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think in relation to this project, myself and the person I am working with are just starting to dance with each other because it has only been since the end of July. He knows that I have a specific way of working and I will be making changes in terms of how things currently work with the project we are working on.

It is difficult for me to say, but there are always areas of improvement, but I can’t question the quality of the development work they do or anything from a technical perspective and communication is always good. In relation to this project, it isn’t something where I can’t state any areas that need improving because it is still early days working with them on this project.

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

Internal Tools Development for Entertainment Agency

“They have excellent service and skills, ultimately allowing them to deliver exactly what was requested.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rare Crew has served as the development partner for an entertainment agency. They’ve built various applications for internal use. The team has also executed several integrations into external software.

The Reviewer
 
10000+ Employees
 
Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Business Analyst, Entertainment Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rare Crew has developed solutions that have made employees’ lives easier. They’ve also streamlined the client’s operations in a dramatic way. They’ve proved to be a stellar partner that provides robust support. The client commends them for the breadth of their knowledge and their positive attitude.

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 senior business analyst for an entertainment agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rare Crew?

We needed help in building some internal tools, such as a CRM system.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rare Crew has developed a diverse array of CRM apps for us, building them from scratch — front- to backend. They’ve executed web-based solutions as well as mobile applications that integrate into larger CRM solutions. Typically, they build a solution that gets integrated into larger financial software, like SAP.

In one project, they integrated a booking solution into our talent listings, allowing individuals to book them for different jobs.

What is the team composition?

I work with 2–5 people on a weekly basis. The project coordinators interact with us and communicate with the team, some of whom don’t speak English very well.

How did you come to work with Rare Crew?

They were hired by a former employee, so I can’t speak to the selection process. We’ve continued the engagement, however, and they serve as our large-scale development partner.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together around December 2013, and it’s an ongoing partnership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve developed tools that have made our employees’ lives easier, especially as our company continues to scale. They’ve made some critical integrations of our database, which have dramatically streamlined our operations.  

How did Rare Crew perform from a project management standpoint?

We have daily video calls. We used Jira but recently switched to an inhouse tool that they built for us. Otherwise, we communicate via Microsoft Teams, Skype, and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have excellent service and skills, ultimately delivering exactly what was requested. The employees all share a positive attitude and feel like they’re part of our team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything specific. They overcome difficulties well.

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

Custom CRM Dev & Maintenance for Entertainment Company

"They anticipate potential issues and proactively deliver multiple solutions."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sep. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rare Crew has assisted an entertainment company migrate their CRM system from Microsoft Dynamics to .NET. They've developed and enhanced modules pertaining to the client's accounting and sales processes.

The Reviewer
 
5001-10000 Employees
 
Tampa, Florida
Business & IT Systems Analyst, Entertainment Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rare Crew has executed excellent work. After building the new solution from the ground up, they've delivered new modules. They've demonstrated their ability to foresee issues and proactive suggest potential solutions. They also have wide-ranging technical expertise, making them an ideal partner.

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 business and IT systems analyst for an entertainment company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rare Crew?

We needed help developing a custom CRM system.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve supported our CRM development. They assisted in migrating our previous Microsoft Dynamics solution to a .NET. After building out an entirely new architecture, they enhanced and developed our sales and accounting modules.

What is the team composition?

We usually work with two teammates.

How did you come to work with Rare Crew?

I wasn’t directly involved in hiring them, so I don’t have insight into the process.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2013 and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve overseen a seamless transition, and their support has been excellent. The new architecture boasts multiple features and complex plugins. In addition, their turnaround for development and problem resolution has been amazing.

How did Rare Crew perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a project coordinator who handles PM, which is overseen via Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re dependable and have good technical knowledge. They anticipate potential issues and proactively deliver multiple solutions. Over time, they’ve gained and demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of our product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think so. They’ve executed upon our expectations.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They have expertise in all areas, so I can confidently rely on them.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Jurisdiction of Formation
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Date of Formation
Apr 18, 2019
Last updated
Oct 13, 2020
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