Please describe the scope of their involvement.
Recurship redeveloped some custom coding which was initially done by myself. Their owner makes all technical decisions relevant to my company. They built a web application from scratch. It is used by tens of thousands of people in the UK each month. They've also built the data analysis capabilities that allow us to effectively run the modeling engine applied across hundreds of thousands of records from our local authority clients, automating and standardizing the process.
Recurship's owner was our original developer. He has since put in place a team of up to four developers for us. At the moment, we are working with three resources.
How did you come to work with Recurship?
I'd met their owner in the United Kingdom while he was finalizing his studies. A friend of his recommended that I approach him for my project. We met and talked about what it was that I was trying to achieve. There were some architectural decisions around the technology which he approached in a very clear way. It gave me a lot of confidence in his abilities. At the time, our two companies were comprised of him and myself. Since then, we've both grown. From what I understand, he employs a team of 10 or so people. Throughout the process, we've had a consistent and highly responsive collaboration. As a company leader myself, I needed someone who would be responsive and capable of running a team. I kept working with Recurship because they were able to deliver this type of service.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?
The total development cost has been around $72,000 [50,000 GBP]. The work started out small. At the moment, Recurship works on a retainer of around $3,000 [2,000 GBP] for maintenance and improvements.
What is the status of this engagement?
We have an ongoing engagement. Recurship is our development team. We have some capabilities in the UK for client-facing solutions or for different skillsets than the ones offered by their company, but beyond that, all the work is done by Recurship.
We're planning on doing some redevelopment work, focusing on design and user interface. Recurship will be in charge of the process.