Web and Mobile Application Development Company

Saffron Tech is a full-service Web, Software Development, and Mobile Application Development company with offices in the New York area and India, serving global clientele for over 10 years.

Our expertise in services range from Custom Website Design and Development, Portal Development, Ecommerce Development, Native and Hybrid mobile application development to the latest technologies like PHP, Wordpress,.Net, iOS, Android, and Xamarin etc.

With almost a decade of experience behind us, we have perfected our development process. Our command of various technologies, agile methodology of development, and working with industry leading tools enable us to create scalable web and mobile solutions for our clients. Our goal is always to be an extension of our client’s business and provide innovative solutions for their technology requirements by meeting expectations in quality and timely delivery.

 

Call us now at (973) 979-4539 or Fill the Contact Form and our business consultant will get in touch.

 

Our sales process includes:

1. Submit Project Requirement to us
2. Business Analysis of Project Scope
3. Brainstorming Business Solutions with Client and Analysis team.
4. Proposal Submission
5. Contract Closure 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2008
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Newark, NJ
headquarters
  • Saffron Tech
    One Gateway Center, Suite 2600
    Newark, NJ 07102
    United States
    (973) 979-4539
other locations
  • Saffron Tech
    B/30 Sector 5
    Noida, UP 201301
    India
    +91-9910274736
  • Saffron Tech
    Building No-1, Lane-1, Westend marg, Lane-1, Behind Saket Metro Station, Saidulajab
    New Delhi, PB 110030
    India
    +91-9910274736

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Start Ups, Entrepreneurs, SMBs, Corporations, Fortune 500 Companies

Imintelly - Project management Tool

Project Summary: 
IMintelly is a unique white label SEO dashboard that facilitates reporting and project tracking. IT Chimes developed this integrated marketing tool which runs on both Android and IOS platforms and empowers the marketing team with an integrated SEO reporting tool while providing a common platform for clients and service providers to interact.

Feedback Summary:
The users are extremely satisfied with the services IMintelly offers and strongly recommends it as an internet marketing tool to facilitate overall business performance.

Real farm 247 - Door to Door Knocking App For Real Estate Agents

Project summary
The client is based in Irvine, providing services in real estate at the nick of a click. The RF247 app, developed by ItChimes is both Android and iOS compatible and enables the user to identify the patterns, review the performance and apply the knowledge to the next time the user logs in for knocking the farm.


Feedback summary
The client is fully satisfied with the expert work delivered by ItChimes. It is an effective and user friendly application which can be easily handled by a non technical person as well. ItChimes is highly recommended for your android and iOS application requirements. 

FabAlley - E commerce Startup

Project Summary:
An amazing shopping app that is compatible for both Android and IOS platforms offers latest fashion arrivals, Wishlist saving and attractive discounts.  The mobile app developed with the help of IT Chimes provides a fabulous “Get the Look” feature and an easy checkout process. 


Review Summary:
The project executed with precision and clarity. Proactive and constructive feedback was client’s highlights for working with IT Chimes. The client was appreciative of the quality of the project and the app development process and recommend their services and plans to continue to partner with IT Chimes going forward.

Ezy Qatar- Google of Qatar

Project summary:
Get the power of browsing advertisement category wise with ezyQatar. The project allows various businesses to connect with their potential customers over the web. The app is available for both android and iOS platform and has been used extensively by the businesses in Qatar.


Feedback summary:
The whole idea of creating an advertising platform is great. Be it apparel, automobiles, food, lifestyle or any other niche, you can easily find the services listed.

Picnut: Pic Sharing Mobile App

Project summary:
Picnut can be understood or described as an app that lets you share group photos with your friends, relatives and acquaintances. It is quite helpful in fast photo sharing even when you don't carry an external photo sharing device like a usb. The app is available for both android and iOS platform.

Feedback summary:
The project development was a unique idea in its own. The team has worked efficiently and strategically to meet the user's' expectations.

Real Estate Web Application for Agents

Real estate door to door knocking is made easy with Real Farm 247. The app is available on the mobile platforms like iOS and android and helps the agents get accurate homeowner data, property data along with the MLS data instantly. It helps in easy tracking and keeping real estate activity data organized. You don't have to deal with the paperwork while farming your neighbourhood and makes the real estate door knocking quite easy for the real estate agents.  The custom CRM inbuilt on the app provides you access for easy emailing and managing follow up visits.

InternsMe - A Video Resume Job Portal

 

Taking pride in being the first  video resume career portal of UAE, InternsME connects young graduate students and employers to enhance the young career by providing them internships, traineeship, part time and full time job opportunities. InternsMe looks for fast learners and talented graduates throughout the year. The employment network is very much beneficial for all the freshers as the employers are aware of the fact that they will be hiring freshers and are completely comfortable with it. Launched in 2012, InternsMe is dealing with the challenge of unemployment in Dubai UAE.

My Mobile - E-magazine

Taking pride to be India’s first and the most popular mobile monthly publication, My mobile is committed in its goal of educating, providing information and entertaining its readers about all the latest introduction to the mobile world. With every single day, the mobile world is updating itself with new technologies and My mobile portrays it to its readers with an Indian touch, without any prejudice whatsoever. Hence, for a one stop mobile information, My Mobile is the best choice for an updated and connected lifestyle.

ExploreAll- Lasting Experiences

Taking some time off from work and exploring new places are a dream for many. ExploreAll fulfills this wish by providing direct access to travel agents and local tour guides as it is believed that for getting the best experience of a place, explore around with a local for a better experience. ExploreAll keeps in  mind the environment and allows access to tours accordingly. Started by an explorer Thomas Jerphanion, the main aim is to provide a lasting experience and leave a very positive impact on the flora and fauna of Southeast Asia.

Food Event Portal - Foodikted

Foodikted was born to connect people having a similar passion and love for Food and socialising. This innovative move brings all the foodies close to each other with authentic home cooked food.

Established since 17th October 2015, Foodiked has been able to bring in the concept of community and socialising again, which seem to have got lost off lately.

Interested candidates can set a day, cuisine and dietary restrictions according to their requirements and relish their favorite food along with connecting to new people.

Creating an event and becoming a host is also a very easy process mentioned clearly on our website.Get along with Foodiked and experience a whole new world of life, food and new friends. 

Worldoo (Kid Social Netoworking)

Worldoo is a social networking for kids which offers the famous Monki games.

An outcome of the game developers and teachers coming together, these games are  fun and a  highly engaging way to teach the kids many skills and values of life. With Monki now on mobile, the kids can learn positive thinking through its stimulating and challenging games.

Faballey

FabAlley is an online fashion destination for taste-makers and trend-breakers all over the country. In just two years, the shop has grown to become a legit style source for fashion-forward apparel and accessories. The name was inspired by all the rebellious, fashion-forward girls in India who shy away from the mainstream and shop at offbeat alleys, indie-chic nooks and quirky boutiques.

DataSnap Foreclosure - Auction Website


My Data Snap is a Real Estate Portal that lets users log in and look up the desired property. We have been serving our clients since 2008 by providing them foreclosure auction database that contains various property details, bid information, Auction locations, title information, pre-foreclosure information, etc.

We have created modules like CMS, Property Listing, Advanced Search Options among others that offer a smooth browsing experience. We recently reworked on the portal to add more features to it and enhance its visual appeal.

 

Ship By Bid - Bidding Portal

Ship By Bid is a shipping and delivery firm operating based on user bids on loads and packages that the user needs to transport. The website has been refurbished by IT Chimes to facilitate a faster checkout and form posting.

Ezy Qatar - Classified Portal

Ezy Qatar is an advertising portal in Qatar to help a business connect with their customer from anywhere in the country, at any time at a very low cost. You can make use of this search engine technology to look for any business, product or service along with the rating and reviews which aids you in making your decision as every information is available on this portal.

 

It is an effective, low cost and flexible marketing solution for the business as  they can showcase a lot of information on their company profile to get access to millions of customers. It is an amazing way to connect businesses and customers to each other which is easy to use and lucrative for both the parties.

GoldDerby

GoldDerby is one of the most reliable and trusted Hollywood News Portals to keep you updated about the latest trends of the industry. Being licensed by the Los Angeles Times in 2005 and having gained a name in the Industry, Gold Derby popularly presents four sets of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and other predictions for their comparisons and analysis.

 

You can also view the predictions at various charts which are then aggregated into racetrack odds and percentages applied by site users to wager points. The issuing of scores is done by every awards competition where winners are ballyhooed.

 

You can also operate Gold Derby as social networks where individuals invite users in order to make friends and communicate like the way they do on other social networking sites. Also, the photos of albums top 10 lists etc can be posted on the TV or film awards.

 

A Sneak Preview into the World of IT Chimes

Another customer testimonial video. Please watch to see the positive feedback.

A satisfied customer shows his appreciation for IT Chimes and discusses his successful work.

Reviews

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Website Redesign for Print and Online Magazine

"[They’re] ready to go beyond the brief to accomplish the task to the client’s satisfaction."

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

Saffron Tech redesigned an outdated website to make it more internationally appealing and SEO friendly, which would help it stand out from the competition.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New Delhi, India
Shelley Vishwajeet
Editor, My Mobile Publications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The revamped website boasts a modern design and its exposure has increased significantly, gathering daily emails complimenting its new look and content. Despite some issues at the start with understanding requirements, their team handled the work smoothly with a cooperative and dedicated approach.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the editor of My Mobile Publications Group, a company that manages the magazine and online space in India.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Saffron Tech?

We needed to revamp our web presence to have greater international appeal as well as make it SEO friendly.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make sure that our website was at an international level in terms of design, aesthetics, and searchability. We also wanted to get ahead of our competition.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them via a professional reference and examined their past work.

Describe the project in detail.

My Mobile Magazine is India's oldest and most popular print magazine on mobile devices, gadgets, accessories, industry news, reviews, policies, interviews, opinions, etc. Our old website wasn’t very modern, so we wanted to strengthen our web presence in order to maintain our leading position in this space.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a team of four to work on our project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new website is a significant improvement in terms of design and web presence. Visitors and page views have increased significantly since its launch, and we’re now getting daily emails expressing appreciation for the website and its content.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

There were a few challenges in the beginning but once the two teams were on the same page, the work went on seamlessly. I was really impressed with their technical competence, dedication, and cooperative nature.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their team takes individual responsibility for the project and is ready to go beyond the brief to accomplish the task to the client’s satisfaction.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Their project development team and business team need to work more closely together in understanding a client's requirements, which will help expedite project delivery.

5.0
Overall Score They are as good as it gets!
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They worked quite well.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their cost is reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were excellent in this regard.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Yes. Definitely.

Native Mobile App Dev for Travel Search & Booking Platform

"They are consistent at staying within estimated timeframes, and anytime there is a bug they fix it immediately."

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

Saffron is developing a native travel search application for iOS and Android from scratch. Key features include GPS mapping, custom contact forms, backend login, and personalized profile settings.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Owner, Travel App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saffron has been effective at eliminating bugs and sticking to the agreed upon timeline. Despite having an overseas headquarters, assistance has been available twenty-four hours as Android and push notification development is concluding.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I own a travel search and comparison company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge or opportunity were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

I hired Saffron to develop native applications for iOS and Android and set up the API with third-party vendors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built the apps from scratch over several development phases. First, we established the wireframes and designs. We would hold weekly phone meetings to get everything adjusted to exactly how I wanted it and map out navigation within the app. Second, we worked on designing the prototype, fixing bugs, and sorting out the API.

Some of the key features of the apps include custom contact forms with drop-down menus, a GPS parking feature, and a profile that can include a personal photo. They also included the ability to reset passwords and log in through vendors on the backend for ticket and flight booking. We are continuing to work on incorporating push notifications as a part of our marketing strategy.

What is the team composition?

I work with around four team members. There is a designer who worked on the layout and graphic design, a senior developer who oversees coding, a customer relations manager who I communicate through, and a project manager that makes sure everything I want is getting completed.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I found them on LinkedIn.

How much have you invested with them?

I have spent $35,000-$40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is ongoing. We began working together in May 2017, and they are still developing the Android app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are still waiting on user metrics, but they have done great work. They are consistent at staying within estimated timeframes, and anytime there is a bug they fix it immediately.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Even though they are headquartered overseas, communication has been great and I receive close to twenty-four-hour assistance. If I have an issue I contact their office in New Jersey and it is immediately passed along to the right person.

We mostly communicate using Asana, but we will use Skype for live meetings and sometimes WhatsApp.

What do you find most impressive about them?

They definitely focus on their business relationship with the client. There have been some things I asked them to do that they could have charged me for but decided not to because they want to establish a strong relationship. I found that impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Since we have some different business customs, they could work on better understanding our business traditions, i.e., the way Americans communicate and some of the things we expect to get done.

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

SEO & Web Dev for eCommerce Electronics Company

“[Saffron Tech’s work helped] make it easier for our company to stand out from the competition.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2016 - July 2017
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech built a new Magento-hosted e-commerce website from scratch and developed the store’s product base. Marketing efforts included SEO, PPC management, Google AdWords, and Google keyword optimization.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Columbia, Maryland
CFO, eCommerce Website
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Digital marketing efforts and a refined keyword strategy yielded a 30% growth in revenue within a year. Despite time zone differences, Saffron Tech worked on U.S. work hours. The team helped implement an effective new process in-house and offered quality services at a highly competitive rate.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CFO of an e-commerce electronics company I've managed since 2013.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech provided SEO services for our company, as well as building us a new website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The development process involved building up the site from scratch. They calibrated it to operate with Magento and generally optimized the entire page. Improving the graphics and world outlook helped showcase our offerings and encourage customers to make purchases. Our major focus was on adding and deleting products to our e-commerce store. They developed our product base, which we had created in-house.

Once the platform was completed, their team was also responsible for our marketing efforts, including SEO. These services included post per click management, Google AdWords, and Google keyword optimization. In order to reach our target audience, they linked relevant phrases and keywords that make it easier for our company to stand out from the competition.

What is the team composition?

Four to five resources worked on our project. We had a product manager, a developer, and a marketing professional involved, as well as one person who oversaw the whole team.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We found Saffron Tech through an online search as we looked for the best company to provide SEO and site development. They were ranked in the top five for their services, and their reviews were very positive.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between approximately $25,000 and $32,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together between July and August of 2016. About a year later in July 2017, once we saw the maximum benefit from their optimization services, we ended our engagement and started utilizing in-house services.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our customers are situated in an online world where everything's constantly changing. Saffron Tech helped us adapt to current trends in customer preferences. So far, we've had good one-on-one in our customer base. Optimizing our keyword strategy helped our company generate more revenue. We saw a 30% increase in sales between 2016 and 2017. The growth we experienced due to their work helped us implement an effective process in-house. If I were ranking them on a scale from one to 10, I'd give them an eight.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication was held via Skype and phone conversations between project managers and parts of my IT teams who were working with them. They work on US timing despite the time zone difference, and were available from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. our time.

Our main challenge was clearly conveying our needs, because they reside in the other part of the world as us. What we wanted to achieve was often slightly different than what they were working on. Some things seemed to get lost in translation in our email exchanges. By the end, however, both teams had improved. They ultimately did a good job of fulfilling our company’s requested work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cost-wise, they are better than other providers. Our expansion in productivity exceeded what would have resulted from investing the same dollar amount in a U.S.-based company. We've gotten more hours of work and more resources at a minimal cost. They offer a good quality service at a competitive price point.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Improving communication would mitigate hesitance between the two parties and improve the workflow.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    80% of our deadlines were met on time, while 20% were sometimes missed.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SaaS Mobile App Dev for Technology Logistics Company

"I feel reassured that I’ve hired a team of people who are very dedicated to my project."

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

Saffron Tech developed an Android and iOS mobile communication systems app with a PC backend. Saffron has done graphic design for the app, as well as provided marketing insight for its future launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Dean Caroleo
CEO, Symbiosis
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The prototype reflects a high-functioning and aesthetically-pleasing app that encapsulates the initial vision and expectations. Saffron provides hour-by-hour insight into their progress and weekly updates to maintain transparency and maximum productivity. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Symbiosis, a company that deals with technology logistics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

I needed them to assist in developing an Android and iOS mobile app with a PC backend.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started off by giving me a consultation on my app idea. After that, they helped me develop the wireframes. They contributed ideas for changes that could be made to ensure the app is high-functioning and flows well.

Because my app is a communication system of sorts, one of its key features is allowing users to communicate offline. They’re in the process of developing that feature for me now. They’ve also done some graphic design work for the app, and they’ve provided marketing insight and strategies for its launch.

What is the team composition? 

I work primarily with six people — the project head, lead developer, and head of billing, as well as three developers. I communicate with the first three on a weekly basis, whereas I don’t communicate directly with the developers, though I met them in my initial introduction with the firm.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I spoke with about 15 to 20 developer firms about the project expectations, timeline, and prices. I went through several rounds of discussion and negotiations, and throughout that entire process, Saffron remained persistent and continued to check in with me. That impressed me, so I decided to partner with them because I felt confident I would have a dedicated team.

How much have you invested with them?

I invested approximately $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began partnering in September 2017, and we’re about three-quarters of the way finished with the project. I’m in discussion with them about future projects to partner on.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Though the app hasn’t launched yet, they’ve provided me with a downloadable prototype that has allowed me to get a better idea of the final product. The app is very aesthetically pleasing, but most importantly, everything works. I haven’t had any technical issues with what they’ve given to me. It works well and reflects all of my ideas and expectations.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate primarily through email and phone. Though they’re based off-shore, they work around my schedule. Their client relations manager is based in New York, so we’re able to have Skype meetings when necessary.

For each project milestone, they provide me with a complete hourly breakdown, so I know what they’re working on and when. They give me weekly updates on their progress. If I have any concerns, I can reach out to their head developer and anticipate a response within a couple of hours. They definitely cater to my needs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The most impressive thing about them is that they’re very hands-on with the customer and extremely hardworking. I have three major points of contact, and they’re all active in providing me with responses. I feel reassured that I’ve hired a team of people who are very dedicated to my project. I have not experienced any hiccup in communications or backlogging in their work. They consistently achieve deadlines — often several days early.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m very satisfied with their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t underestimate smaller developers — they’re often extremely hardworking and will go above-and-beyond to achieve your expectations. They provide you with a closer relationship to their team, and you feel confident you’re being taken care of and getting your money’s worth.

5.0
Overall Score I plan to maintain this partnership for a long time.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They consistently produce deliverables ahead of schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered the most affordable pricing out of the firms I looked at.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything they’ve provided me with is exactly how I envisioned it should be.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to two of my associates looking to develop an app.

Social Media App Dev for Startup

“I'm very satisfied with their feedback and communication.”

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

Saffron developed a social networking app with a point system feature. The development, which is still in progress, includes both an iOS and Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New Jersey
Xanare Bomani
Co-Owner, Flexin
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is still in the development stage, but has been tested internally and is expected to be completed this year. They're exceptionally good communicators, never taking more than a few hours to respond despite the time difference. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Flexin is a marketing company that assists small businesses with their marketing endeavors. About 1.5 years ago we started moving towards a social networking app, which we wanted eventually to become our primary business. I am one of the owners of the business.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron?

We were looking for a company with expertise in app development to build a social networking app for us in a timely order.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed a social networking app with a point system component for both iOS and Android. The app is not integrated with other social media apps because eventually they will be competitors.

What is the team composition?

I have one main point of contact in India and I met with their CEO in their local office in New Jersey.

How did you come to work with them?

I spoke to several app developers, trying to pinpoint the one I felt comfortable with. Saffron had a global presence online and they gave me an impression they would do a good job.

How much have you invested with them?

So far we've spent about $35,000, but I'm estimating that the total cost of the project will be about $85,000. (We’re in the first phase now, but we plan to do the second and the third phases.)

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in May 2017 and it's an ongoing project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're still in the development phase, so the app hasn't gone live yet – we're about halfway done with it. We’ve tested it and are confident our business plan and projections for 2018 will be implemented.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They're excellent communicators. At first, I was overwhelmed by the number of emails I received from different people, so we limited it to one main point of contact. Most of their team is in India, so we usually use email, phone, and video calls to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm very satisfied with their feedback and communication. Even with the time difference they usually get back to me within a few hours.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't think so. I'm happy with their work.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Communication is important – keep up-to-date with emails and notifications and everything will be fine.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We haven't completed the project yet, so I’m leaving some room in case anything comes up.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are good compared to other companies I did research on.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Dev for Instructional Health Video Platform

"Their willingness to go the extra mile showed a great level deal of care."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron developed a site featuring a customized payment portal and integrations with Wistia/MailChimp. Incremental enhancements remain the primary focus (e.g., referral code configuration).

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Stephanie Gusman
Co-Founder, Trika Method
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Soft launch has generated only positive feedback and the hard launch is expected to be equally well-received. Diligence and flexibility were noteworthy strengths throughout the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I co-founded Trika Method, which is an online service offering instructional video series on body, mental, and spiritual health. We also host in-person events and retreats.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

As self-described ‘yogis from the woods,’ we had very little experience to draw from. As a result, we needed external guidance around building a website and supporting social media.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We first met them in India and brainstormed options based on existing wireframes. Next steps included customizing backend design while refining additional frontend wireframes. Since I am not a web designer, I relied on them to implement concepts and provide alternatives.

They integrated a payment gateway system letting users pay us directly when booking retreats, which eliminated third-party hosting fees. Since the system accommodates our business model as a membership-based service, we also requested that it accommodate referral code and pay processes.

Other integrations included Wistia, a video hosting service, and MailChimp for email and newsletters.

The team also added features to enhance community aspects. The online community forum allows users to talk to one another and there’s a dedicated space for webcasts, which we plan to utilize soon.

What is the team dynamic?

Their team comprised two project managers, 2-3 staff, and a website designer. The first project manager oversaw the project’s initial stages and the second focused on development and functionality. I interacted directly with three people during development.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

They appeared in the top seven results of our online search. We spoke with the team and felt their expertise made them a good match.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work began in February 2016 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We completed the soft launch, but will not have statistics before the hard launch. Customers familiar with our brand prior to the soft launch reported positive feedback on the website’s functionality and visual appeal.

Recent tests yielded few minor issues, all easily resolvable. Overall, the team fulfilled our vision.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

The team worked diligently to finish by the deadline. They volunteered overtime and weekends to achieve a timely completion. Their willingness to go the extra mile showed a great deal of care only expected from close friends or family.

We communicated using email and Skype to discuss content but used tools in Google Drive to track progress. They offered software to store my hardcopy sketches, but I declined.

Although they were adaptable and well-organized for sudden changes, the team needed occasional reminders. Miscommunications were preventable with better notes and follow-up.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team’s expertise was impressive as well as their initiative to understand our product. I appreciated their personable approach to realizing our vision; they were genuine and open to ideas no matter the complexity. They were very patient with a technological novice like me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

With a little more organization the team would have been flawless. We ended up requesting a number of changes during the website's development, which required more attention from the team to stay current with regular updates. We would have no complaints if they improved in this area of service. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They meet deadlines, but some aspects of the project felt forgotten.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Given the results, we were happy with the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything was fulfilled.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd recommend them to anyone new to website development.

iPad App Dev for Child Welfare Non-Profit

“They used their professional experience to help me dive into details that you wouldn’t think about.”

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

Saffron Tech developed an iPad application to help caseworkers at a non-profit organization deal with less paperwork. The scope included the development of a backend system and testing work to debug the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Indianapolis, Indiana
Alexander Burks
Director, Hoosier Families
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application has met its intended purpose and reduced the workload of the employees, while the administrative side and backend is extremely efficient. Their testing process ensured the app was finalized fast and they continue to provide support and fix any issues very quickly.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the director of Hoosier Families, a non-profit organization of a child and family welfare service. We work with children and families that are involved with Department of Child Services due to different types of abuses and neglects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We needed a solution to allow our workers to be more efficient with regard to the paperwork process. We decided to develop an iPad app so that they could submit everything right there with the client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed an application to allow all of our workers to submit their forms via an iPad, as opposed to meeting with their clients, going home, and completing paperwork on their laptop. It allows the client to sign off on those documents to ensure that our caseworkers are present at that time.

During development, they would send proofs and multiple options for the app design. They also created a backend system to allow us to review those documents, which we are then able to approve or reject, and send them back to the caseworkers, all via their app.

During the process, they kept me updated on the status of the project. Once everything was completed, they had multiple testers go through the app, using all the functions in multiple different ways to check for bugs. That solved many potential issues to ensure that the app didn't have any bugs. Once it was finalized, we were able to implement it very quickly. It only took two weeks to implement the app once completed, which was great.

What is the team dynamic?

Vinay [Kumar, Saffron Tech] was the project manager and he was my point of contact. If I needed anything, I could go to him. But in all reality, any time we sent emails, we just sent it to the entire team and had multiple people emailing back. Subash [SEO Engineer, Saffron Tech] was our tester and the main programmer on the iPad app side. It was a team effort.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I found them through online research. I contacted multiple companies, but Saffron responded to me with a phone call instead of an email. We were able to build rapport right there on the phone. I explained my needs and they provided a quote. They guaranteed that they could do what I needed, and everything worked out.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent roughly around $13,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

I worked with them from April to October 2017. After releasing the app, they’re providing support. If we find any bugs or we need something updated, they'll get it updated for us. Our last contact with them was a couple of weeks ago to have them update the wording on one of our forms.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

All of our workers say that they have a lot more free time in their day because they're not required to go home and deal with paperwork on their own time. They get paid for the time that they're actually with the client.

On our end, on an administrative side, everything has been efficient. Our backend system made our process so much more efficient than before. We had an issue with a signature line once, but we just sent them an email and they took care of it within 24 hours. We update the wording for certain things for liability purposes, but that's it.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

I was introduced to the entire development team. We had weekly phone conversations with the project manager and the rest of the team to get my insight and for them to ask questions on the design. The engagement was ongoing mostly through email, but we also had phone conversations.

They worked during my time. We had to create an Apple developer account with my Apple ID. Whenever you try to sign in with an Apple account, you would receive a code, and they would need that code. They would give me a call during my hours. We never had any issues there.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication and the fact that there wasn't just one point of contact. I was able to contact anybody on the team. If I did have an issue, I felt confident that I would be able to go to them and get things taken care of instantly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not that I can think of. I will probably use them again for another project very soon.

Advice for potential customers?

I didn't have ideas about how I wanted the app to look, but they were able to help me with that. There were different elements that I wasn't sure of and that extended the time of the project. It didn't add any cost, but they used their professional experience to help me dive into little details that you would never think about. Think about what you need, try to map it out to make their job a little easier.

5.0
Overall Score There were no issues with communication, cost, payments, etc. Everything was awesome.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're going to meet their deadlines, but at the same time, certain things could be a little more urgent.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    A few quotes I received exceeded them by at least $2,000 cost-wise.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything works as expected and the communication was awesome.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Diverse Development for e-Commerce Company

"They know how to complement the client’s business."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech provides coding, graphic design, and marketing to create a dynamic web presence and optimize multiple e-commerce brands. The team currently uses Magento and custom PHP technologies.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Head of Business Development, e-Commerce Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through Saffron Tech's organized development processes, deliverables ranked well and continue to meet business objectives. The team’s accessibility, reasonable price point, proactive scheduling, and growing capabilities drive tangible results.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the business developer of a company specializing in a diverse range of e-commerce products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We wanted to create a better web presence and optimize the different brands that we're working on.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re pretty diverse as far as what they do. We're using them for development, different design structures like logos, and marketing services.

One of the marketing projects that we had, prior to this point, was around 160 working hours monthly (40 hours a week full-time). We work with a team of 3, there are 2 overseers and a full-time developer. That seems to be how they set things up.

They're doing a lot of Magento, which they’re definitely familiar with, but they’re also capable of handling custom PHP and traditional setups. We've done a little bit of PHP with them, but I would assume they have even deeper skills.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

We found them via online searches. We pooled the different people that ranked well and communicated with each of them until we narrowed down our choice.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think the earliest we started working with them was in September 2016. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

Overall, we’re pleased with them. They definitely have great staff members, and their structure is organized. We rarely stumble on any big headaches.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Primarily, we use common resources for communication (Skype and WhatsApp) to stay in touch with them, but I know that we'll be touching base in real-time. We do have a trip planned to meet with them, but I don't know when.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

They’re young and hungry for growth and have the right organizational structure in place to make that practical for them. They know how to complement the client’s business.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

They're usually slightly ahead of schedule. Maybe once in a while—and this is nitpicking, honestly—I expect a response that’s a little delayed, but they're never late. We have no complaints on our end.  

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

SEO for Nutritional Product Retailer

"Saffron Tech is a great group that’s eager to make sure I achieve my goals."

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

Saffron Tech provided initial digital strategy and now conducts wellness-focused SEO, PPC, and SMM campaigns, managing 100% of brand marketing efforts in an active partnership.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix Metro Area
Owner, Nutrititional Product Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

For the latest weight loss supplement line, social media advertising yielded significant results in terms of online exposure and engagement. Sales and site visits also rose substantially, thanks to Saffron Tech's insightful suggestions, proactive communication, and targeted approach. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the owner of a small health supplement business in Phoenix, Arizona.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

We hired Saffron Tech for their marketing expertise. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were thinking about SEO and paid search (e.g. pay-per-click [PPC]). I wasn’t sure how to choose the best means of advertising. I wanted to start with a smaller, easier website first, and I didn’t know if PPC, social media, or a combination was the best way to get started. I was looking for an agency that could cover both sides and grow their involvement as that particular business line grew. Saffron Tech also manages our social media marketing [SMM].

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

I did a Google search for the top marketing businesses. I realized that advertising is truly big data, and I wanted to turn it over to someone who was more skilled at analyzing micro clicks at different times of the day. I interviewed probably 4 or 5 of the biggies. Saffron Tech seemed smaller, but I liked them the best.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

I’m going to have to go back and do some calculations. I’ve increased my ad budget as the site improved. Budgets certainly vary, but I think the least you’d be able to spend for PPC, such as Google AdWords, would be $35 a day. Of course, you can do $1 million a day, if that’s the size of the business you run.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think we’ve been working on marketing for about 5–6 months. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

In all honesty, for this particular line of products, advertising on social media yields far better results for the weight loss line than PPC. I’d have to look up the actual metrics, but sales and visits to the site are certainly up. Likes are also increasing. We started small with social media, and it took on a life of its own. Saffron Tech's contribution to our likes certainly has been to my benefit.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

I’ve had a lot of phone calls with Saffron Tech. I did not realize initially that they were in India with a 13.5-hour time difference. They made our phone calls convenient for me and my time zone, which would have been in the middle of the night for them. It’s fairly easy to communicate because of my own schedule. I'm someone who simply doesn’t sleep. If the day ends in a “y,” it’s a workday. I’m awake at 3 a.m., which would be 4 p.m. for them. Generally, when I send an email, they responded quickly. If I send a message at 3 a.m., I know that at 3 p.m., they’re probably up.

In terms of social media, they send a list at the end of the month of every upcoming post to my Facebook pages, so I know ahead of time what to expect and what each of those posts will be. At that point in time, I can provide input if I want to make changes.

What did you find most impressive about Saffron Tech?

Saffron Tech is a great group that’s eager to make sure I achieve my goals. They’re eager to make changes, eager to please, and attentive, but they’re still willing to listen to my input.

Are there any areas Saffron Tech could improve?

Nothing comes to mind at this point.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

Be involved with your agency. Don't turn something over 100%. Even though Saffron Tech is doing all of my marketing, don't allow any business to manage every aspect by themselves. Understand the process so that you can participate. If you want to use social media, learn how they advertise so you can have an intelligent conversation and know how to track improvement. Don’t adopt the ostrich technique of “I guess it’s working.”

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Saffron Tech has never missed a deadline for marketing. For social media, Saffron Tech actually gives me their work ahead of time, which means I don’t have to rush. 
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer great value. 
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I absolutely would and have recommend Saffron Tech to others.

Informational Website for Alternative Energy Company

"For what we hired them to do, Saffron Tech did a terrific job."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

Saffron Tech manages full-stack development for a clean-energy platform, creating a streamlined layout for informational content in iterative steps. Post-launch, they’ll coordinate support with IT/hosting vendors.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
CEO, Helios Energy Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through Saffron Tech's attention to detail, the website has achieved the desired level of simplicity and clarity in showcasing uploaded content. The team’s reliable scheduling, proactive problem-solving, and quick incorporation of feedback highlight their eagerness to achieve.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of Helios Energy Group. We're an acquirer of renewable and clean energy assets in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saffron Tech?

Helios was formed in 2008, and we started looking at developing the business in 2011. Ultimately, we decided to put that on hold until 2016.

We’re a startup, so our goal was to get a website as quickly and economically as we could to give our prospective clients and partners insight into our services, distinctiveness, and expertise.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saffron Tech handled development of the website, as well as the design, layering, and tech stack. They also finalized the graphics. For the setup of the site, they gave us 4 different outlines to decide between. We customized each of those a little and started loading some content. That has really taken our time.

The work is an iterative process. At first, we started with the overall design and layout. As we write the text, we often need to tweak a few things. Also, as they load the text, we get to see different parts of it come together. They played with different layouts and fonts to make everything cohesive.

The website is relatively simple and informational. At some point, it’ll be a little more interactive, and we’ll include an investor section and login area, as well as a newsletter.

How did you come to work with Saffron Tech?

They were referred to me by a colleague who was developing an e-commerce website, which was a lot more complicated in terms of B2B and B2C technologies.

Based on our earlier research, we started talking with various providers. We knew our pricing and content goals. For small companies like us that are trying to save costs, providers can be pretty spotty in terms of service, but Saffron Tech offers good customer service, is willing to work with us, and is very economical.

How much have you invested with Saffron Tech?

We’ve spent about $3,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The timeline has been approximately 3 months. Most of the delays have been on our side since we’re responsible for the content. We plan to continue to use them alongside our other vendors. Antares in Massachusetts does all of our IT work (including email), and Intermedia handles our hosting and will also host the website.

This website is certainly going to evolve over time as we continue to acquire projects and update information. Also, in terms of the organic evolution of the website, we’re going to keep growing our investor relations. Having the consistency of steady vendors is important to me. I like to keep the same level of quality by using a single shop and having them data dump on the hosting entity. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The website is still in progress, but we've loaded 99% of the tech stuff, including some of the project summaries that I sent them earlier today. In terms of glitches, the only issues are on the coding side. The website works pretty well on my PC but not on my iPhone. We just need to keep playing with the coding to make sure that everything flows.

We're a case study in simplicity; our website is informational as opposed to interactive. For what we hired them to do, Saffron Tech did a terrific job. We’re pretty satisfied.

How did Saffron Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team is organized well, and different people come in at different times. They had the client service people in the beginning, defining the scope of the project. They handed us over to people who did the layout and put together the coding. They haven’t exited yet. Then, we meet the guys who are loading the content, making sure it flows well.

Saffron Tech sends everything to us through a secure portal so we can view it, play around with it, and make changes as needed. We're continually tweaking the layout to make the content flow better, so we have an interactive approach between our groups. Finally, we’ll move into QC soon. Once that’s finished, the site will have gone through the paces of a bunch of different platforms, which should remove all the glitches.

Are there any areas ISaffron Tech could improve?

No, we're pretty satisfied with them overall. Sometimes, the language barrier can be difficult, but we've communicated mostly via email.

The first layout they gave us had a section for comments, which didn't work well. It was clumsy but nothing earth-shattering. That wasn’t their fault; it was more due to the system that they were using. I sent them an email with a bunch of notes, and they made the changes that we needed.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saffron Tech?

If you're on a tight deadline, have your content ready to go. We weren't in an incredible rush, so we could take our time, play around with their designs, and see what worked. 

4.5
Overall Score They do good work.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We've pushed back the timeline from our side.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We haven’t paid the final amount yet. Everything looks like it’ll meet their original budget. If that's the case, I’ll be thrilled.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They offer solid quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d refer them to friends and colleagues, for sure.