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Saritasa is a full source Mobile App, Web, AR/VR, Software, Systems Architect, and IoT Solutions provider that efficiently implements the design, development, and integration of complex technologies. Our clients include innovative SMBs, progressive corporations, and enterprises across multiple verticals including life sciences, commercial, industrial, and high technology.

 

We understand the technology needs of every client are different, but all clients share the common need for products built to streamline business operations and increase revenue. At Saritasa, we take a consultative approach and assign dedicated business analysts to examine the objectives of each new project. 

Our team works to thoroughly understand the specific project objectives, provides guidance and solutions to meet functional requirements, and often recommends solutions to the challenges clients haven't even thought of yet. We provide full-cycle development services, mature and transparent processes, quality control systems, and dedicated teams to bring our client's project vision into reality. We are driven to go the extra mile every step of the way because we understand our success depends on delivering successful products.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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Newport Beach, CA
headquarters
  • 20411 Birch St., Suite 330
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    United States
other locations
  • 222 Broadway, 19th Floor
    New York, NY 10038
    United States
  • 111 W. Illinois St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

iHeartMedia, BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse, Yamaha, Toyota, Sony, Verizon, St. Jude Medical, VITAS Healthcare, TIPMed, Vance & Hines, United

iHeart Media VR Earthquake Experience

iHeartMedia wanted to create virtual reality experience at Wango Tango, a huge music festival in Southern California, that simulated an earthquake in order to promote awareness and education. The idea was to create a virtual earthquake to provide a lifelike training experience without an actual earthquake.

The catch? We only had 3 weeks to build it.

“From brainstorming to troubleshooting onsite issues during our

events, Saritasa has been invaluable to our VR projects. Their team is dedicated. Their process is seamless, and they go above and beyond in every phase of the project. As a result, they've earned their place as one of my "first call" technology partners." 

— Zaqary Whitnack, iHeartMedia, Inc.

Our Solution

The Saritasa 3D design and development team has extensive experience and was able to successfully deliver an immersive earthquake experience to hundreds of attendees at Wango Tango — even with the tight deadline.

Tight Deadline

We were able to go from concept to delivery in 3 weeks by using pre-existing Unity assets for the artwork and the dedication of our team to work around the clock for a fantastic product.

Virtual Reality Development

Using a combination of Unity and Steam VR SDKs, our development team was able to quickly construct the realistic earthquake experience for the HTC Vive.

National Signal wanted to provide a way for their customers to remotely track physical assets, manage sign messages and obtain diagnostics information for their portable signs and message boards. That’s where the IoT Portable Message Sign System comes in.

The Saritasa team designed and developed a powerful IoT asset management and remote diagnostics cloud based solution for National Signal, Inc.

The Saritasa

engineering team developed custom firmware to connect a cellular gateway to the existing board controller that is also fully NTCIP compliant to meet Department of Transportation requirements.

The AT&T M2X time-series data storage is used to securely and efficiently manage sensor and asset data.

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BJ'S Tip Share

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. is a huge American restaurant chain that serves thousands of consumers a day, which means they need a seamless process to record, collect, and share tips for servers. They have a pre-existing legacy software but did not have the time and resources to update the software themselves - that’s where Saritasa came in.  

Our Solution

As a full-service software and product development company, we

were able to deliver a product that surpassed client expectations with minimal instructions.

The BJ’s Tip Share application is an internal software solution that easily and accurately allows servers to record their tips and share them with other employees (busboys, chiefs, etc).

.Net Development

The BJs Tip Share app was built using .NET programming and is compatible with the restaurant’s Windows tablets.

API Integration

The application supports 3rd party API integration with the company’s payout service, allowing servers to access and collect their tips.

Legacy Hardware

The client had legacy hardware in the form of older tablets they used which we updated to be compatible with their newer tablets.

Remote Testing

We set up a remote server and worked with the client to deploy the app to their testing lab for a remote testing environment before the final launch.

Avadyne Patient Concierge AR App

Avadyne Health is a medical billing company that provides financial services to hospitals for patients. Their goal is to provide the best financial experience to a hospital’s patients as possible through an engaging, easy-to-use process in order to maximize satisfaction and loyalty.

When ARKit came out, Avadyne had the idea to create a tool to go beyond the standard boring billing process and stand out as an innovative

leader in their space. They wanted to create an interactive augmented reality experience that allowed consumers to view and understand their bills in a more engaging way.

That’s where Saritasa came in.

Saritasa worked with Avadyne Health to develop a Proof Of Concept for their new medical billing tool, doing research into ARKits capabilities and limitations in order to build an application that met their business needs and goals.

We ended up developing an AR application that allows a user to view their bill with a Patient Concierge who walks across the paper and provides information about the bill.

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Car Action Web Development

Modern Motors, Inc. wanted to build the world’s first (and only) international platform that allowed users to sell and bid on cars online. Their goal is to provide an easy-to-use, accessible tool for both the seller and buyer in online car auctions.

Saritasa worked with Modern Motors, Inc. to develop a state of the art auction system with real-time bidding and information in order to provide the best possible environment

for the buyers and sellers.

Custom Development

Our team developed a custom solution for Modern Motors to deliver a car-exclusive online auction.

Filters

The auction site contains a variety of filters so that potential buyers can find the exact cars that they want. They are able to filter by year, make, model, country, and more!

Programming Languages

Our team used PHP, HTML, and Angular.JS to develop the Sezeen auction website.

Backend System

The admin portal allows an administrators to control the auctions, add users, and handle payments for the cars.

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Form I-9 SaaS System

In order for a company to hire an employee in the US, they must complete a Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of the hired individual. Form I-9 Compliance, LLC wanted to create an easy, paperless way for employers to fill out the required Form I-9 in order to save time and provide an efficient solution.

The Saritasa team built an automated I-9 software as a service (SaaS) system

based on the Form I-9 Compliance legacy application to provide a secure, paperless I-9 experience and fully customizable white labeled reseller options for Form I-9 Compliance clients.
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Trivver VR/AR

The future is 3D, AR, and VR. The outlook for the combined AR/VR industries is over $100 billion by 2021 and has the potential to grow exponentially from there. From travel to entertainment to real estate, virtual environments will take over every industry — the challenge lies in monetization.

That’s where Trivver comes in, the first Programmatic Ad Exchange for 3D/AR/VR advertising. The idea behind Trivver is a

revolutionary technology that creates and manages real-time ad campaigns in virtual environments.

Penny Hoarder VR Experience

The client wanted to create a cutting edge, virtual reality application for use at a major financial trade show to entice visitors to the booth and to show they are on the forefront of technology in their industry. Thus, the Penny Hoarder VR App was born.

The Penny Hoarder VR App was built for the HTC Vive. The app provides a 2-3 minute underwater game experience for users to collect sinking coins within a virtual space

using the HTC Vive headset and controllers. The Penny Hoarder VR App was primarily developed with Unity and SteamVR. Various assets available for purchase were also implemented to create a realistic 3D underwater atmosphere.
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Conexem Medical Practice Management Platform

Scheduling appointments, tracking and handling compensation claims, billing insurance companies, and general organization management is complicated and difficult for medical practices. Conexem is a tool that efficiently manages organization and navigates the complexities of the California Workers’ Compensation system.

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Real Contact

Sales is a fast-moving industry that often depends on leads getting converted to appointments. Success in getting the appointment requires efficient lead nurturing processes and reliable, quick communication with leads — not to mention confidence and charisma. However, it is simply not possible for sales representatives to be reachable 24/7, which is where Real Contact comes in.

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Our Solution


The client's goal was to provide concierge sales tools for sales representatives to ensure their leads are nurtured properly and are always able to communicate with a real person to avoid losing a potentially profitable lead. Saritasa developed Real Contact, a tool that connects leads with a live person in the event the intended sales representative is unavailable to increase the chances of setting an appointment and retaining a profitable lead.

API Integration 

Integration with the messaging service Pusher and call service Twilio allows for communication between the Real Contact concierge and buyer.

Web & iOS Platform

The Real Contact lead management platform was built to be used on both desktop and iOS devices.

SMS Communication

The biggest challenge that our team was able to come up with a solution for was allowing multiple people to send messages using SMS to the same lead while using the same number

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Scutwork Website Development

The Scutwork website is an extension of the Student Doctor Network that focuses on insights on residency programs. The Student Doctor Network is a nonprofit organization composed of students and practicing doctors with the goal of training current students to become successful healthcare professionals.

SDN wanted to upgrade Scutwork to become an improved resource: useful and accessible to all students.

Our

Solution

Our team has worked with the Student Doctor Network on several projects over the years, and were a perfect choice for upgrading the Scutwork website as well.

Custom Development

The website was custom developed using Python in order to build a solution tailored to SDN’s needs.

Programs Catalogue

The website allows students to search through a programs catalog in order to access reviews and ratings for each program.

Integration

The Scutwork website was seamlessly integrated with the current Student Doctor Network portal in order to maintain ease-of-use and a flow.

Reviews

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VR Dev for Local Government Department

"The Saritasa team has a keen eye for developing a realistic experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - July 2020
Project summary: 

Saritasa built a VR experience into a headset to increase the efficiency of a service for a local government. Following requirements, they developed an interactive scene with a timer and a scoring feature.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Manager, City Government
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saritasa delivered a satisfactory product that generated positive feedback from internal stakeholders. The team provided valuable insight to establish expectations, which ensured the project remained on budget. Their effective communication and expertise ensured a successful partnership.

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 manager for a division of a local government.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saritasa?

The project centered around building a proof of concept. We wanted to implement a VR (virtual reality) experience to replace an in-person service. The original service included a vehicle walk around, which required time and resources. We wanted to streamline the process to limit equipment and time requirements.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We approached Saritasa to replace a part of our service with a VR experience. Based on our requirements, they recommended that we purchase one headset. Then, their team built our experience to meet the requirements of that headset.

As it was a proof of concept, they built an abbreviated experience. Their team proposed a couple of different scenes. The cost was a concern, so they used off the shelf features to stay within our budget. They created a scene in which users can click various items. Their team implemented our logo to make the scene as realistic as possible.

While users interact with the scene, they explain their decisions to click for us to review. For that, Saritasa built an automatic scoring component. They also built in a timer and a practice test component, allowing our users to become familiar with the technology.

What is the team composition?

We first connected with Stan (Software Development Executive) who was our account representative. We worked with Aaron (Vice President of Immersive Technology) and Danny (Project Manager) on the nitty-gritty details of the project.  

How did you come to work with Saritasa?

A few months ago, we researched online anyone with experience in VR development. We found three companies and quickly narrowed our list to Saritasa. It seemed easy to work with them. Another contender wanted to take on a bigger project than what we wanted to start.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $20,000 on the actual experience Saritasa built.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We began the project at the beginning of May 2020, and it wrapped up in July.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our team is absolutely satisfied with the product. When I showed clips and provided updates to our management, they were excited. The idea’s feasible, and I anticipate that we’ll move forward with it pending funding.

How did Saritasa perform from a project management standpoint?

Danny facilitated weekly or biweekly meetings for us, and we used a video platform called BlueJeans. All other communication was done via email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The Saritasa team has a keen eye for developing a realistic experience. When we had questions about voiceovers and ambient noise, they always had answers for us. Their team explained all the details that made the scene more realistic.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, it’s been a great experience.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Brainstorm with them. We started the project with a huge idea and a couple of different avenues. In one brief meeting, we narrowed the scope because they set our expectations for what VR could and couldn’t be. Get their input early because they can guide you.

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

Web Redesign for Behavioral Science Nonprofit

"They seem to genuinely care about our happiness with the site and over time they got to know more about our company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Saritasa redesigned a website for a behavioral science nonprofit. The team streamlined the UX of the site, improved functionality, and created a new theme and layout.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Mitra Salasel
Director of Communications, ideas42
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website design was successful, receiving positive feedback from funders and board members. Saritasa utilizes effective communication and collaboration to ensure a smooth workflow. The team works to deliver quality results in a timely manner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We're a nonprofit that applies behavioral science to social problems. We conduct rigorous research, replicate and scale what works, in conjunction with our partners in government, the nonprofit sector, and private industry. I'm the director of communications, and as such I am responsible for all external relations work, our digital channels and visual identity, and publications at the organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Saritasa?

To port over and redesign our company website following a subpar relationship with another firm. We hired Saritasa to make our website more functional, more streamlined from a UX perspective, and more up-to-date in look and feel. We also hired them to take over a second website we own, with a database functionality, and to translate the database into Spanish.

What were your goals for this project?

To make our website more functional, more streamlined from a UX perspective, and more up-to-date in look and feel.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We went through a procurement process whereby we solicited proposals from 8 web firms, based on recommendations from our clients, partners, and reviews online.

After reviewing 8 proposals, which included myself and 2 of my direct reports, we decided that Saritasa had the vision and clearly understood our technical needs better than any of the other vendor options, and were clear and prompt in their communication. They're also priced competitively.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

We provided a brief overview of what we wanted to change on our site, what we want to merely migrate over from the existing site, and the timeline. We also provided visual assets and were asked to provide input on the new theme, layout, and global elements in partnership with their design lead.

They took the lead on everything else, including making recommendations about which paths forward made the most sense from a UX perspective. They provided multiple design options for the new site global structure/layout, as well as a test server for us to view changes in real time unpublished.

What was the team composition?

They had a project manager who handled day to day project and tasks, a more senior liaison to the company who handled budget and negotiations/client relations, a lead designer who handled the visuals with us directly, and an unknown number of coders. The size of the team shrank to the PM and senior liaison after the initial design period, which was what was called for.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our engagement has been successful--they've given us a refreshed site that we get compliments on from our funders and board members all the time, it's made our site easier to use and navigate, which is crucial for marketing our services and achieving our mission of sharing our work with the world. They've reduced our web costs and time required to make changes/fixes significantly.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

It was handled by them exclusively--they proactively proposed timelines, estimates of labor hours, workplans, order of operations for tackling the multiple components of the redesign, and proactively communicated anything that needed to change.

They also checked in frequently to make sure we were happy, and provided guidance on ideas we had (to make sure they were feasible or not). They used google hangouts and email primarily, with some invision use for design, and a dev server on our own web domain so we could privately see the proposed changes before pushing to development.

They were extremely responsive (above and beyond what I have experienced with other developers), took feedback quickly and well, adapted to our changing needs/timelines, and work very quickly. Met deadlines, and if they felt they couldn't, they communicated it ahead of time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were extremely responsive (above and beyond what I have experienced with other developers), took feedback quickly and well, adapted to our changing needs/timelines, and work very quickly. Met deadlines, and if they felt they couldn't, they communicated it ahead of time.

They seem to genuinely care about our happiness with the site and over time they got to know more about our company. They proposed changes/fixes that made more sense than even we ourselves thought of. In a way they've become thought partners of sorts on our website.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Price estimations initially for our web migration/redesign pieces were very low compared to where we landed, which was due in part to not taking a deep enough dive into our site's subpages when they made the proposal. This led to the costs and time being higher than anticipated, but because they realized this, they worked with me to negotiate something that would work for both of us, but in the future it might be useful to do more due diligence on their end to avoid similar surprise situations.

5.0
Overall Score Saritasa is an excellent firm to partner with, highly recommend them for web maintenance and design.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have always been very flexible.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very competitive and reasonable rates, one star deducted for the estimate accuracy that could be improved.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered functional website work and easy to use CMS with a lovely visual design
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have in the past, and would in the future.

Web & Mobile App Development for Fantasy Sport Platform

"The daily communication along with the vision, insight and skillsets from each and every person involved."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Dec. 2019 - Aug. 2020
Project summary: 

Saritasa developed a website for a fantasy sports platform. The team was responsible for building, designing, and configuring both the website and an accompanying mobile app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO & Co Founder, Boxxle Sports, LLC.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website and mobile app have helped the startup company grow, meeting the expectations of the internal team. Saritasa is communicative and collaborative, ensuring client satisfaction. The team delivers quality results in a timely manner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Boxxle Sports is an online fantasy sports company. I am CEO & Co Founder of Boxxle.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Saritasa?

Hired Saritasa for designs, website and mobile development, and project management.

What were your goals for this project?

To create, design and build a user friendly fantasy sports platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We researched various companies and narrowed it down to 4. After meeting the Saritasa team and reviewing the project it was an easy decision.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed, developed, and built a custom online fantasy sports platform. Everything from start to finish including front end development for mobile and desktop along with an entire back end portal for site logistics.

What was the team composition?

We had a team of approx 6-8, including a full time project manger and senior project manager overseeing the day to day operations of the site. The CEO was even involved in the project which was great to have that commitment.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project has grown our start up business tremendously. The Saritasa team has amazing vision and provided great insight throughout the entire project that the platform had evolved so much and we are better off for it today.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was on point. We had weekly meetings through zoom and phonecalls/email communication almost daily. From development to senior management to ownership, everybody was involved.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The daily communication along with the vision, insight and skillsets from each and every person involved.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don't think there are any particular areas for improvement. but knowing the Saritasa team I am sure they will always strive to be better tomorrow then they were today.

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

Platform Development for Research Consultancy Firm

“They are very caring and attentive to a client's needs, and that meant more to me than anything.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saritasa provides development services to a research consultancy firm. They combined their development work with the firm’s in-house analytics resources to build an entertainment platform.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
VP Product, Research Consultancy Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saritasa not only provided a highly skilled full-stack development team but also facilitated an effortless collaboration. Attentive and client-oriented, the team remained easily accessible and responsive from beginning to end. They addressed questions or concerns quickly and remained on budget.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The overall company is a research consultancy firm, but the specialization of my department is global media and entertainment. We work with studios and networks across the board; any type of entertainment company you can think of, we try to work with. We provide a service to help them better understand data in the entertainment setting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saritasa?

We had a platform on which our clients were able to access the data that we provide about entertainment, as well as the customers who consume that entertainment. When I was brought on board, the platform was not in the best condition; it wasn't very fluid, it didn't work very well, and it was clunky. There were a lot of issues.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It has been a very collaborative partnership. On my team, I have data scientists and analytics experts. What Saritasa provided was mostly the development side and helping us figure out how to rebuild a platform, through which we could provide our clients with the data that they need. We worked together to build this platform. They did the actual development work, my team did the analytics work, and then it was all integrated together in order to come up with the final product.

What is the team composition?

Stan (Manager, Client Engagement), who was the account manager, basically held our hand from the beginning to the end. He was there the entire way, and he just made sure everything ran smoothly. We had standups three times a week via video chat. The account manager was there every day, and we also worked with Chris (Project Manager). He was also absolutely fantastic. He was there for anything I needed or if I couldn't get ahold of somebody. He kept me on track with our hours and the budgeting. They were just really on top of everything.

For every standup, we were in contact with Dmitry (CTO). He was the lead developer and also really acted as the manager of the whole project. He had an entire team that we met at the beginning, but because they were mostly in other parts of the world, we didn't have daily contact with them. Dimitri knew everything that there was to know about the project. Between these three gentlemen, we were able to work through and get any questions answered, any problem taken care of, and any additions needed. We just worked with them incredibly well.

How did you come to work with Saritasa?

We didn't have an internal development team, so I looked externally. Saritasa checked all the boxes of somebody local that I could go and physically meet with in Los Angeles, as well as their very in-depth surveying of our needs. Their proposal was very comprehensive, so they turned out to be great partners in that respect. Also, a big part of why we chose them is that they were a full-stack dev team. They could do anything we needed, from start-to-finish. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started talking to them at the end of last year, and we went and saw them in person in January 2020. They had to do an assessment, go through our system, and come up with a proposal. Then, I had to run it by my leadership team. Once all of that was approved, we were able to start working together at the beginning of February. 

I believe they’re finishing this week, and then, there will be testing and realistically some back-and-forth. The platform will be done in 6–7 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform isn’t up and running yet. The framework has been built, and now, the data itself needs to flow through it. My team is getting the data uploaded and trying to get everything settled. However, that type of testing probably won't happen until the end of July or beginning of August. We'll likely ask a client of ours to just test it out and help us figure out what bugs and things to fix, and we'll go from there. 

How did Saritasa perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very attentive and comprehensive. Any time we had questions, we Slacked them, and within a few hours at most, we would get a response. Their guys worked on weekends – even though we didn't generally work on weekends, we stayed on call so that we wouldn’t delay the project. 

They stayed 100% on budget, and I was really thankful for that. They looked out for our needs. Any concerns I had, they addressed immediately. Any issues we had development-wise, both my guys talked with Dimitri and his team within twenty-four hours, so everything was constantly turning, and questions were answered. We didn't have any blockers. That was the one thing I kept making sure of throughout the process: was anybody blocked by anything? Because of our constant communication and their open-door policy, we were able to avoid that.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The way that Stan was there from the beginning to the end was great, and he was integral to this being successful. He made the process extremely smooth, and he was always available. I had a lot of questions; this was the first time we brought on an external vendor, so I wanted to make sure all of our needs were being met, and he made sure that happened. We even went through multiple iterations of the project plan with varying costs and everything. We went back and forth and finally agreed on a project that fit our needs and our budget, and they were absolutely willing to make that happen.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Because I'm on the product side and I don't work with that type of information, it was a little harder for me to know where we were and to follow along. However, in speaking with my team, they felt like we were on track, and they weren't worried about anything. So, no, in that respect, I don't think they could have improved on anything. As I said, they were always on the calls. They were very attentive, and they met our needs.

Any advice for potential customers?

Be completely transparent and open with what they want. As I said, Saritasa gave us a quote, and they stayed on budget, regardless of their own time. I think that they are very caring and attentive to a client's needs, and that meant more to me than anything. I really enjoyed working with this team, and it really came down to the communication and the open discussions. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    As of now, I’ll say 4.5, but only because I don’t have all of the deliverables yet.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Augmentation Services for Tech Consulting Firm

“They care about the project getting done as much as the client that they’re working with does.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saritasa provides development augmentation services to a tech consulting company, recently creating a unified database for a client’s custom authentication solution. They also helped upload a system to the cloud.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Director of Operations, Tech Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saritasa has facilitated a positive customer experience by taking ownership of their work and delivering ahead of schedule. Detail-oriented, responsive, and knowledgeable, the team is up for any task. Customers can expect a thoughtful and attentive partner that provides actionable insights.

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 director of operations for a company that does tech consulting.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saritasa?

We had a project that we were working on for our client, and we needed extra staff for development purposes. Our internal team was very busy with several projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We brought Saritasa in to augment our existing staff, and they got everything we needed done very quickly and efficiently. We were working with a custom authentication solution that integrated with an app for a client of ours. Saritasa helped us get a virtualized system in the cloud that allowed our backend authentication servers to communicate with the app. They also helped us create a unified database for the client to use for access control management.

What is the team composition?

I believe we’ve worked with five people total. 

How did you come to work with Saritasa?

We were looking for people with familiarity with LAMP stack and some AWS experience, and we were reviewing potential partnerships. Saritasa came up through some of the information we were reviewing, so we reached out. We had a meeting with them and then began working together.

How much have you invested with them?

I believe we’ve spent between $45,000–$50,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together began in July 2019, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Saritasa is very helpful, attentive to detail, and responsive. They’re also very knowledgeable. They’ve been up to the task of pretty much every challenge we’ve given them.

How did Saritasa perform from a project management standpoint?

They handle project management very well. We have meetings to discuss next steps, they address those next steps, and then they often complete them well ahead of schedule. 

They actually had more of a schedule put together for meetings than we did. Having that extra time to meet was great, and it actually allowed us to add a couple of extra features that we weren’t initially planning.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re extremely responsive, and they care about the project getting done as much as the client that they’re working with does. They’re very on top of things.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Currently, no. We’ve had a very positive experience with them. They delivered everything that we requested before schedule, and their suggestions were pretty much spot on for making our systems work better. 

Any advice for potential customers?

Trust what they tell you, because they have a lot of experience in what they’re doing. Don’t be afraid to give them the reins or extra work; they will treat it like it’s their own. They’re very caring and thoughtful about getting stuff done the right way.

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

Web Support for Financial Service Research Company

“On the communication side, it went really well.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Saritasa was brought on to support a website improvement project. Their priorities included the establishing Google Analytics, building a live-feed structure, and integrating Soundcloud and social media.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Finance & Operations Manager, Financial Research Frim
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project displayed data, helping the company make better business decisions while saving time on administrative work. Saritasa communicated effectively and followed the timeline closely. They clearly outlined the price, ensuring a cost-effective solution.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a small research organization, primarily focused on the financial services and public policy industries. I run a majority of the backend operations on the finance and administrative side.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saritasa?

We’re a fairly small business with four employees, and, as small businesses go, our website was very important to us. We faced a couple of technical challenges on the website as we tried to do it ourselves, and we hired Saritasa to help us fix those, as well as to add some design and more functionality to the website as a whole.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The original contract started with eight priority tasks—the blight items we wanted to address on the website. We executed those tasks appropriately over the course of a two-month period, and essentially concluded the contract with them.

One of the specific features we were looking for on the development side was setting up our Google Analytics, so that we could track individual information on each of the web pages: our click rates, how long people were viewing our information for, and our download rates.

Another important one was to have a live-feed structure. We post updated information about our company, including the events we attend and reports, and general market news and information. We wanted to set up more sophisticated navigation around the searchability for that live-feed structure, using a “see more” functionality, dropdown menus, categories, etc.

Related to that, we started developing podcasts to put onto our website. We had Saritasa link our current Soundcloud podcast structure and incorporate it into our live-feed system.

We also integrated our social media platforms, with special icons on specific web pages.

They helped structure a sort of template web design for custom pages. We have certain pages that follow a certain template, related either to publications we’re releasing or to the general research category we’re looking into.

One neat feature they had was a development site, which was essentially a copy of our website, where we could view changes before they went public on the production site. We didn’t have the capability to do that before, and it was really helpful. We knew exactly what the output product would be once it was published.

What is the team composition?

I had a technical project manager.

How did you come to work with Saritasa?

At the time, we were in an office space with a much larger company, and Saritasa was a client of theirs. The company recommended them, and we did our due diligence looking at several other web development companies. Saritasa had a pretty good pricing model, and it seemed to work out for us.

How much have you invested with them?

The total investment was $7,500–$10,000 over a three-month period. The original budget we estimated was around $7,500, but we had a couple of tweaks and additional questions upon the completion of the contract. I believe we spent an additional $1,500 on those.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Saritasa in mid-October 2019, and we had some breaks during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Development started on November 7th, as we were trying to figure out the logistics of information beforehand. We concluded in mid-January 2020. There were a couple of follow-up technical questions, and they were very responsive. They provided everything I needed to manage the site myself.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

On the analytics side, one success metric was simply being able to see that data. Moving forward, we’ve been able to make internal decisions on how to customize and project more information onto our website, to grab more users. Through the analytics they set up for us, we’ve been able to optimize how we put information onto our website, and we’ve gotten social media engagement as well.

In terms of internal controls, we’ve greatly reduced the amount of time we had to spend doing website development. We used to do countless hours of research. That success metric is reflected in reduced administrative time. We can focus more on our work.

How did Saritasa perform from a project management standpoint?

I communicated with my technical manager on Mondays. We set up tasks and discussed the progress for each checklist item. We followed a specific schedule, with included deadlines. That was the primary communication method I had with Saritasa. The project manager would take my notes and distribute them to the technical team, which would then implement my requests onto the website.

Our primary communication was via email. The project wasn’t very substantial, and we didn’t have a big list, so email and verbal communication were sufficient for sorting out all the details. The project manager had an Excel structure that he’d show me, which tracked the individual progress of tasks, with deliverable due dates, costs, and any additional information. They detailed how cost could vary, depending on certain difficulties and on any changes we wanted to make.

What did you find most impressive about them?

On the communication side, it went really well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I struggled with the definitions of certain things. With them being on the technical side of web development, and me being on the backend operations side, I didn’t know all the jargon that went with website development. When I was asking for one thing, they may have had a different definition of that particular item, which caused some confusion. I quickly adapted, but it took a bit more research on my end.

Secondly, their core responsibility for us was website development, and integrating our social media and different systems that we were using, which weren’t technically a part of our website, was more difficult. We didn’t know everything we needed to, and it wasn’t within their realm of expertise.

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

App Development for Tattoo Platform

"Everything went smoothly, the team is very responsive and listens well to the small details I mention."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2019 - June 2020
Project summary: 

Saritasa developed a mobile app for a tattoo platform. The team built both the front- and backend of the prototype platform, as well as providing UI/UX designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Joe Ankave
Founder & Owner, Tattoo Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement met the expectations of the internal team, resulting in a high-quality product. Saritasa establishes a smooth workflow through clear and open communication. The team is detail-oriented, attentive, and hard-working.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Founder and owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Saritasa?

1.0 Version development of mobile app.

What were your goals for this project?

My goals was to build an app done by a professional team and also to be inspired by a team who cares about this project since its my first time and not coming from high-tech industry.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I made some searches online but most important for me is the portfolio and also, I met the project manager, the office and I had a good feeling so I go for it.

Describe the project in detail.

This project is my ‘’pre-seed’’ round so we build 1.0 version. At the beginning we agreed on the prototype and on the part we agreed on, it was on a development while we develop other parts of the prototype so its a good idea to be productive.

What was the team composition?

Since the first meeting till the end of the project, Kyle the project manager was in touch with me to check everything going well. In addition, Tristan is the project manager but specifically on the development it self. Susana is the UX developer and vadim. I’m pretty sure there is 1 or 2 backend developers but i didnt interact with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The team was very responsive and listen to everything I say, i really like the final result. The project manager Kyle always did his best to check everything is going well.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Me and the team was in touch very consistently over the email and sometimes over the phone but if its something very important we met in person.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Everything went smoothly, the team is very responsive and listens well to the small details I mention. So the way things worked, it just give the impression of them acting like a professional and really focusing on it. Also their portfolio gave me lots of confidence to develop my project with saritasa.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The things I would like to recommend to improve is focusing on estimating the pricing and deadline. I’m pretty flexible with deadline (specially those days) but the pricing is something I would say is more sensitive for me.

5.0
Overall Score Great team, great performance and great communication
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very responsive and flexible with meeting
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was more then the estimate so just this issue is something i reconsider for next projects.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We build the app just the way i wanted and i like how it work smooth and looks professional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Since i was very satisfy i would recommend on them

Mobile App Devs for Software Company

"Their most notable qualities were their work ethic and sense of responsibility."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. - June 2019
Project summary: 

Saritasa provided development services to improve a mobile app for a software company. They built features and refactored the app, enhancing the backend with .NET. They built another app to support an event.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Newport Beach, California
Software Engineer, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saritasa delivered a superior application efficiently to satisfy the project’s objectives. After acquiring a thorough understanding of the requirements, they successfully produced another platform to meet a critical deadline. The team’s responsiveness and dedication ensured a valuable partnership.

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 an engineer for a software company focused on unions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saritasa?

We started to develop our mobile application about three years ago and it had fallen into the responsibilities of bad development partners. When it came time for them to deliver the mobile app, it didn’t meet our requirements. We needed a new partner to get our platform to work correctly.   

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, Saritasa reviewed our app and then advised us on what part of the platform would and wouldn’t work. After the initial assessment, they didn’t scrap the whole project. Their team took over and maintained full responsibility for the platform.

Their team spent most of their time refactoring the existing platform. They fixed bugs but also managed feature enhancements. Their team advanced the backend using .NET. They also helped with our server infrastructure.

We eventually changed our requirements. Their team created an application for a large event. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager who was local, which was a tremendous help. We also worked with a technical project manager who supported the project for 2–3 months. The rest of the team included Android, iOS, and backend developers. They also had SysOps, DevOps, QA people on the team.

How did you come to work with Saritasa?

We looked for local software development companies. Our CEO found Saritasa either online or through a recommendation. Our previous partners were remote, so we wanted a local partner to keep more up to date on the project. We spent a lot of time, money, and resources into the app, but didn’t have results. Their team’s close proximity was one of the biggest factors in our decision. Another factor was their great reviews.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $25,000–$50,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

They started in November 2019 and wrapped up in June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They successfully completed our initial request, which was to fix our app and get it out the door. We released the app within our time limit and launched 5–6 clients at that time.

Our second application was for an event, so time was of the essence. Saritasa understood our new requirements and met them quickly.

How did Saritasa perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Slack to communicate and JIRA to track our project. We had our scoping sessions in person.

All of their developers answered my questions and fixed any bugs. They responded to us and stayed up late. I enjoyed working with them.

Our contract ended around June, but their team was still available to answer any questions or clarify anything. They were also available to fix any problems that we had during the event.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their most notable qualities were their work ethic and sense of responsibility. We had bugs in the program because of the legacy code, but we needed our product to work efficiently and consistently. They understood that our product needed to be airtight. Multiple times their team worked through the night to finish tasks at the right time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their technical team is based offshore. They could improve communication between their developers and the project manager on the client-side. There were times when we had miscommunications and delays in communication. It would be more seamless to have more calls with everyone.

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

Platform Dev & Frontend Design for SaaS Neuroscience Company

“They’re straightforward and open about what’s going on.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Saritasa provides ongoing development and frontend design services to a SaaS startup in the neuroscience field. They developed a software platform’s MVP, integrating Bluetooth, ANT+, and wearable technologies.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
CTO, SaaS Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saritasa played a critical role during the startup’s first year of business, not only acting as full-time developers but also helping clients when issues arose. The team remains flexible to evolving communication methods. Customers can expect a transparent, collaborative, and accessible 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 the CTO and founder of a SaaS company. We provide neuroscience in a way that’s accessible for a lot of people, especially during these remote times.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saritasa?

We were looking for a dev team. We wanted someone close to us in Southern California that had experience working with Bluetooth and ANT+ technologies, which they could integrate into some kind of software platform. One of the needs that we had was simultaneously collecting second-by-second biometric data from 1–1,000 people.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we brought Saritasa on, we had a general idea that another person had created a prototype of, and we wanted to move it into more of a commercial-type product. They helped us think through the strengths and weaknesses of using Bluetooth, ANT+, or some other technology to be able to have devices talking to a hub or directly to the cloud. 

They were involved in narrowing down the kinds of devices we’d be using to collect our data. They were involved in the MVP stage and designing the interface’s front- and backends. They used off-the-shelf sensing technology, like fitness wearables.

What is the team composition?

We’ve had two project managers throughout our working relationship. The first one was great, and our current project manager, Ben, is fantastic. He’s really easy to work with and can translate our needs to the dev team.

How did you come to work with Saritasa?

Saristasa stood out because of their prior experience in the space and their location in Southern California. From what I recall, we found them through general leads from colleagues.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent more than $400,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together began in May 2018, and it’s ongoing. They’ve been our dev and frontend design team for 100% of our work. We just began bringing other people on board within the last couple of months, but we still consider ourselves to be a very young company. We can’t rely on a costly internal dev team; instead, we need a reliable outside team that we can throw a lot of work at.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In our first year, clients understood that we were a young company and that we’d have issues. Some of our clients were essentially beta-testers. At times, our app didn’t function the way it should have, or data wasn’t recorded the way that it needed to be. Saritasa was there to smooth those issues out pretty rapidly. For one project that was going on in France last year, our project manager at the time stayed up through the night to make sure that if anything happened, they were there to jump in and resolve issues.

How did Saritasa perform from a project management standpoint?

Our communication has evolved quite a bit over our working relationship, and they’ve been extremely flexible. When we first started working together, most of our communication was through calls, emails, and office visits. Now, one of our main communication tools is Jira. As our company has evolved and we’ve gotten a better understanding of what specific needs we have, our communication tools have also evolved.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re straightforward and open about what’s going on. One particular project was definitely under-scoped, and about one month into the project, they realized it was going to take more hours than they originally planned for. Rather than throwing it back on us, they leaned into it because of our existing relationship but also because they realized that they underestimated based on a lot of assumptions they’d made. They really showed to be partners in that situation and wanted to work together.

Are there any areas they could improve?

When it comes to the big thing, they’re very understanding and proactive. It seems that, as we grow, there are smaller things. I know they’re on several other projects, but it would be nice to get the smaller, low-priority things taken care of much quicker.

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

Web Dev for Real Estate Company

"The ease of communication and their availability to discuss any issues with me were impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May - July 2015
Project summary: 

Saritasa developed a real estate website, incorporating features that give buyers and sellers access to maps and routes detailing open houses.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Dalal Karama
Owner, PV Elite Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Saritasa delivered a solid website and offered satisfactory service. Additionally, they were communicative and accessible throughout the partnership. The team was also responsive to change requests, promptly addressing and fixing glitches and bugs.

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 real estate broker at PV Elite Group, and the website is OpenHouseDay.com.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Saritasa?

We hired them to build a website from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Saritasa developed a real estate website for buyers and sellers. They added functionality that gives users routes and maps, serving as an efficient way to view open houses over the weekend.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of three people: a project manager, a designer, and a tech specialist.

How did you come to work with Saritasa?

A former tenant referred them to me. 

How much have you invested with them?

We started at $95,000, but the project went over that because I made some changes to the order.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Saritasa in May 2015. The initial timeline was set to be two months, but it took a little longer. It was understandable, given the size of the project and they built the website from scratch, using technologies that required more coding.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website they delivered was good, but nothing gets done without marketing, even if we have the best website on the planet. I put a lot of money into marketing, and I got a lot of signups from buyers and sellers, and people started listing their properties. When I slowed down on the marketing, traffic also slowed down, because it’s all relative.

How did Saritasa perform from a project management standpoint?

I told them from the get-go that they should translate any technical terminology. When I gave them my ideas, they did exactly that. We started with email and in-person communication, and we added Basecamp and Trello along the way. I learned a lot of technology from them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The ease of communication and their availability to discuss any issues with me were impressive. If something was urgent, I’d send them a text. If there was a glitch with the website over the weekend, they’d immediately look at it and fix it. It was a positive experience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no suggestions. I was happy with the service, and I’m sure they treat everyone else the same. If anything, the issues were on my side. I should’ve determined what I wanted from the get-go, to cut down on cost. This isn’t easy in the technology industry, because things keep changing. It’s an ongoing process.

5.0
Overall Score Even though they’re a technology company, it was very easy to work with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They would’ve delivered on time if I hadn’t made changes.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer