Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Saigal Media is good at what it does. If the team doesn't have a solution, they will search for one, which has made it very easy for me to approach different ideas. If there were ever problems, Saigal Media was fast in understanding and solving them. Their customer service is great, and Saigal Media's team has been shockingly kind.
I had the opportunity to sell the platform to RE/MAX Canada, where it would have been used by 10,000 agents, each one having a rebranded version of the master platform.
I was able to raise $130,000 in 2015 for the app. It has ranked in the top 100 Canadian lifestyle apps within the Apple Store, and it's probably within the top 10 in real estate segment. We receive 3,000-4,000 downloads per month and have never had a problem with the app breaking down. From the data we've generated, I could keep 2 brokers busy with leads. I'm looking to take on a good chunk of the Canadian real estate market, which would not have been possible if I didn't have Saigal Media's intuitive understanding and their ability to work out details with me.
We applied augmented reality to the app at a high level one year ago. It was a functional piece of technology, but it never took off within the Canadian or US spaces.
How did Saigal Media perform from a project management standpoint?
I've generally dealt with the partner members of Saigal Media. The work delegation has been smooth. Saigal Media also has a team in India, and it was great for me to have them working through the night on a solution.
What did you find most impressive about Saigal Media?
I appreciate the honest and forthright attitude of Saigal Media's principal. If something cannot be achieved, if it's simply not advisable, a waste of money, or if there are better alternatives, he will let me know.
I've referred Saigal Media to a handful of people, who have all been satisfied with the company's work.
Saigal Media is the perfect company for smaller-level entrepreneurs with limited budgets. Programmers can be strange beings, and some are unable to communicate in plain terms. Saigal Media is on a different level, and their principal has been a middleman for me.
Are there any areas Saigal Media could improve?
I wouldn't use Saigal Media for graphics, but they excel at backend programming intricacies.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Saigal Media?
Saigal Media is good at explaining how things can work and extracting information from the customer. People can have broad and basic requirements for websites, but they don't consider how the page will scale. Saigal Media tries to understand long and short-term goals and meet people in between.
We've worked on a project for a large Canadian real estate publishing group, subcontracting Saigal Media for programming. For such a large company, our client was cheap in many areas. They needed to understand that the work would evolve one year from then and not cut corners. Some programmers' social abilities are not great, but Saigal Media is an exception.