SENLA - Approved by Fortune 500s

SENLA is an experienced software development company specializing in business processes automation. We are experts in the field of building architecture, programming, system integration, testing and maintenance of IT solutions. Our team consists of the most competent technical managers and certified engineers. We are well-versed in the integrated management of processes and resources, along with a wide range of modern technological stack.

This, as well as high quality control is our guarantee of a successful IT project.

 
$10,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2011
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Minsk, Belarus
headquarters

Focus

Service lines
  • Custom Software Development
  • CRM Consulting and SI
Client focus
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small business (<$10M)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Financial services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Information technology
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
CRM functions
CRM solutions
Blockchain Focus

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Abbott, Bosch, KPMG, Wargaming, Redsys, BPC Banking Technologies. For more please contact.
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Hardware and software complex (Object recognition)

Customer

Schlumberger Limited is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry.

Challenge

The Customer had a large number of parts in stock with minimal difference in appearance. In order to identify the parts, there was a special employee who spent a lot of time while looking for those parts in the catalog and

identifying them. The Customer wanted a mechanism that can identify those similar parts within 5 seconds and show the results immediately.

Solution and Outcome

Firstly, our team designed a prototype of a hardware complex and decided how this complex should function. It was designed for quick recognition of any unit item with its further marking. Then we picked up components, developed a model of interaction with parts that needed identification.With the help of 3 digital cameras and electronic scales, RSM-1 could recognize objects located on the platform. Artificial intelligence could recognize objects, as well as make their comparison on the coincidence in the database of nomenclature units. RSM-1 was capable of self-learning and adding new objects to the database.During the development processes, both parties had weekly status meetings where they were discussing emerging issues. Our software engineers developed a special stand and software that all together could help in the identification of manufactured parts.

Case study link:

https://senlainc.com/hardware-and-software-complex/  

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Salesforce Integration with Third-Party Services

Customer

A UK-based company engaged in document management since 1998. An easy-to-use Q&A module, custom reporting, and other solutions help you manage even the most complicated deals.


Challenge

The Customer needed integration with 3rd party services for accounting, as their services have very dynamic pricing.


The main problem was the proper tracking of the accounting system. PDF files

for each of their clients were created with default data, which then had to be changed manually.


We had to transfer the entire ecosystem of the Customer to Salesforce and we needed to do it in a proper way, in order not to lose pricing flexibility.


Solution and Outcome

Our collaboration began with a detailed description of all processes on the part of the Customer. Then we started to perform a pilot task.


After Customer’s approval, we began to work further with the settings of the automation process of the Customer’s service.


Learn more here:

https://senlainc.com/salesforce-integration-with-third-party-services/

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Salesforce Customization for a Pharmaceutical Company

Customer

A company that sells pharmaceutics in hospitals and pharmacies.


Challenge

The Customer has a defined hierarchy of employees assigned to specific regions and responsible for the supply of products to the organization of their region. 


We needed to create a centralized system for storing and scheduling meetings of the company’s employees with clients, with the possibility

of entering the results of the meeting and supply forecasts. 


The system should also be able to store and monitor data about clients. We also had to develop a company reporting system: by region, by an employee, by business unit.


Solution and Outcome

A flexible data model based on the Salesforce platform was implemented to store all the entities of the Customer’s business. 


Using the capabilities of the platform, our team developed a custom planning calendar for employees. It provides information about joint visits to clients, validation of intersections between employees, activities, vacations, performance indicators. 


Learn more here:

https://senlainc.com/development-of-crm-system-for-a-pharmaceutical-company/

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Development & Testing for Global Trading Platform

"They really want to successfully process the project they were engaged on."

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

SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory offers R&D services for a web-based blockchain platform. They’ve also provided DevOps and CI-CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery).

The Reviewer
 
11 - 50 Employees
 
Israel
Vadim Apatov
CTO, Banx.one
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Development is ongoing, but stakeholders anticipate the platform’s success. An agile workflow has functioned well, as SENLA is flexible and responsive to feedback. Once issues are identified, the vendor works diligently to solve them. Their big-picture perspective has been a strength.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Banx.One is a software company developing a commercial real estate platform. Our aim is to tokenize prime commercial real estate, post it on the primary markets, and then create a trading function for secondary markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA?

We needed research and development services. We have a product development team in Israel, but not an R&D one. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re developing a web-based platform that uses blockchain technology. SENLA is working on software design, construction, and testing with us. They serve as our end-to-end offshore R&D team for the front-and backend of the platform. SENLA performs development along with our in-house team.

We’re running two-week agile sprints with them, which include sprint planning, sprint executions, and demos (all the tasks of a normal agile process). 

The platform has a few separate modules, on both on the front and backend. We’re providing what we call the “product solution design documents.” The product owner on SENLA’s side is writing more detailed specifications based on those documents. 

This part of the documentation is then moved to our developers and QA layer. The developers create the code with unit tests, and the QA guys create the test cases. SENLA has also provided CI-CD DevOps resources.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with seven people from their team in total. They've provided all the typical resources needed for a scrum process, namely product owners, developers, and QA. I have a project manager from SENLA who is based locally and works directly with me. The process is working just as well as it has within the large companies I’ve worked in.

How did you come to work with SENLA?

We approached SENLA as a professional that could provide us with a solution. If I need a DevOps, they’ve provided me with a DevOps. I’m using this DevOps as part of the project. Moreover, I’ve needed additional expertise in UI/UX, and they addressed that need.

How much have you invested with them?

We’re currently spending around $150,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SENLA in April 2019, and we’re currently deep in the development process. The partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I feel comfortable that I’ll be able to implement this platform with them.  They really want to successfully process the project they were engaged on. 

This was my first experience running an outsourced project. I can’t say we haven’t had issues with SENLA, but their performance has been close to that of our in-house teams. 

I appreciate that they look at projects in their entirety instead of the individual components (e.g. not in terms of developers, project managers, and so on). Also, they can provide additional services, which aren’t related to development or QA, such as DevOps.
 
How did SENLA perform from a project management standpoint?

I can’t say there haven’t been any issues, but the process is formal, they’re responsive, and they have clear communication. 

SENLA has been very flexible with our requirements. When we request a certain way of working with the team, they’re very flexible. There have been some missed timelines, but by days, not weeks or months. Also, they’ve made an effort to resolve those issues.

Their attitude is very good, but I’d say that “excellent” is too high. Their management team is great with regard to their responsibilities. When there are issues, they’re very responsible. We’re using a modern set of tools like Jira for project management.

Their level of English is good, and all our correspondence is in English. The people are generally quiet. The main team’s spoken English is not the best, but good and clear enough for the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have good processes inside the company. They’re flexible and adaptive to what the customer requires. For example, I’ve asked them for CI-CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery) services as an additional requirement. 

They were willing to discuss the entire process and delivery sides of our project, and they found it to be an important issue. The motivation didn’t come from wanting a higher invoice. I’d rate them a 8/10 overall, which is great for a team that isn’t my in-house one.

I’ve worked with a few Israeli companies, and I’ve used outsourced companies from multiple countries. Not all those experiences were good, but SENLA provided a good experience.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

We had a relatively small team, and I didn’t have any issues with them. My concern would be in terms of scaling it up. From my point of view, that would be a real exam for SENLA. But for our small team, it works well.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I don’t know what they could improve.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Electronic Payment Company

“The team is very professional and is dedicated to the project.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory developed an electronic payment app for web and mobile. Users are able to add money to the app, transfer money to other users, make payments, and build credit.

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
Israel
Michael Geisman
COO, WePay
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project is ongoing, but the app has received positive feedback. SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory provides a lot of industry experience and is always available to answer questions, even during off-hours. Their team is recommended.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the COO of WePay. We want to open a digital bank in Israel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

We hired SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory to develop a mobile eWallet for payments.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed a web app and a mobile app for iOS and Android. It allows users to add money to their eWallet from a credit card, transfer money from customer to customer, or pay with our wallet using NFC technology. It also allows users to make government payments and receive credit if a user wants to receive a loan.

SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory works in a very methodological way. They receive our business requirements from myself and the product manager, and then we do a design review. They provide us with a business analysis and we discuss the design as well as the technical design. Following that, they move into development. They work in more of an agile methodology and every one to two weeks we check on the progress of the project.

What is the team composition?

Depending on the phase of development, we have a team of up to 16 people. The team includes a project manager, a business analyst, and an architect. There are usually 2–3 software developers on the backend and 2–3 people working on either iOS or Android. We also have a QA team of 2–3 people. Now that we’ve received the product and are in more of a stabilization phase, there are fewer people working on the project.

How did you come to work with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

We chose them as a partner because of the price and their experience in banking and insurance. For example, if we provide the requirements to the product manager or certain functionalities, the business analyst from SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory provides us with insight based on their previous experience.

How much have you invested with them?

The entire project cost will be around $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in February 2019, and the work is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still working on the project, but we’re really happy with the product.

How did SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s always easy to work with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory. My project manager works with them on a daily basis communicating through Slack, email, WhatsApp, and Zoom meetings. I am usually involved when there are any problems. We have a status meeting once a week and I am in touch with the CEO and the delivery managers.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is very professional and is dedicated to the project. If we need resources or to speak to someone during their non-working hours, they’re always available to answer questions and help us find a solution. We value communication and have been impressed by their understanding. We always promote them to other people.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have told them this as well, but it would be helpful if they have a delivery manager in Israel or Europe. This would help them to understand more about the people in Israel and what they can expect from the software developer in the company they are working with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s very important to establish a main point of contact to be involved in the day to day projects.

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

Multiple Development Projects for Tech Company

They’re very pleasant people to meet with, and their hospitality’s always great.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SENLA completed several development projects for a software development firm. Their most recent project entailed mobile development.

The Reviewer
 
2 - 10 Employees
 
Israel
Eliran Sharon
CEO, 1XHUB LTD.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SENLA consistently completes their assigned projects on time. The team is flexible, detail-oriented, and communicative. Customers can expect a collaborative team that delivers top-notch solutions.

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 owner of a software development company.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA?

We wanted to increase our development capacity.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve worked on several projects with SENLA. The first one was a small-scale software development task, that was done from scratch.

Then, we moved into a Java team of around 15 engineers. They’ve been working for us for about two years already.

We started another project with them about a year ago, for mobile development. We also have QA engineers there. Overall, we’ve had a successful partnership thus far.

What is the team composition?

We have a main point of contact for each project with SENLA, in the form or a team leader. We hire fulltime resources from SENLA, who work only for us.

How did you come to work with SENLA?

We got in touch through LinkedIn while searching for software development companies in Belarus. We connected by email, and they came to visit us later on. We also visited them in Belarus, and decided to work together shortly thereafter.

How much have you invested with them?

We have a long-term commitment and work on a monthly basis with SENLA. One of our fixed-price projects cost around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our first project with SENLA started in September 2017 and took around six months to finish. One of our projects is still ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was done on time, with no arguments, and everything worked well. They’re very pleasant people to meet with, and their hospitality’s always great. If there’s something wrong with the technology, they alert the people who need to know about it, and we settle things together easily. We get all the needed information online, in regards to timelines. When we need to improve or change something, we just message them over Skype. It’s a very good system for both parties.

How did SENLA perform from a project management standpoint?

We log all our activities and working hours in Jira, and there is a direct communication between the teams in Israel and Belarus. We also travel there once in a while, to meet the team working with us and make the collaboration more personal. When we’re not meeting, we have daily communication and weekly or more frequent meetings, depending on the necessity.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a professional team, and they know and love what they do, which is very important for their business. I’m pleased to work with them and can recommend them to other people as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think so. They’ve delivered everything I wanted and they’re very flexible. We need to discuss prices once in a while, since those change all the time, but that’s a commercial issue. We’ve always found the best way to work together and enjoy business collaboration.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should make sure they have an internal person that knows how to communicate with remote teams. This is not only because of the physical and time distance to Belarus, but also the cultural difference. If a person who knows how to work with remote teams is assigned, they will be successful.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve had four projects, and most of them were on time.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Nobody’s perfect when it comes to prices.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development & DevOps for Cryptocurrency Firm

"Both of the experts they provided are very friendly, and they are team players."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sep. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory built an Android mobile wallet. Now, they maintain business infrastructure, which includes system administration and AWS server management. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Alex Romanov
CTO, Beam
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their services have enabled stakeholders to launch products quickly. In particular, the mobile wallet has been highly successful. The vendor is a reliable, professional team with a can-do attitude. Their accessibility has been a strength throughout the timeline.

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 for Beam, a new, confidential cryptocurrency company that was launched in January of 2019.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

Our development infrastructure is completely distributed. We have a lot of developers from around the world who help us create our products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In the beginning, we had someone working for us part-time. They provided consulting and set up basic things such as continuous integration and a continuous delivery platform. 

When we needed someone’s complete attention to make it really robust and reliable, we brought SENLA in. They have provided a very good specialist. He took over this operation and replaced our part-time consultant.

A DevOps engineer handles the entire infrastructure, system administration, and the infrastructure that we have today. He works with the Amazon cloud, helping with EC2 computing, S3 storages, the load balancing, the domain handling, etc. He handles the entire infrastructure that we need to run our product.

An Android developer is working on our Android mobile wallet, which is one of the three wallets that we provide. It’s very important because it’s a key point for our company’s visibility and user-friendliness. Having a well-functioning Android wallet is very important for our user adoption.

What is the team composition?

We initially hired someone for Android development and a DevOps engineer. They provide us with employees, but we manage them directly. They provide all the logistics, including the offices and the handling of their salaries.

How did you come to work with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

SENLA was recommended to us by mutual friends as a great contractor that could take on the tasks we needed them to accomplish.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested over $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in September 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Both of the people they provided were very professional. They allowed us to roll out high-quality products very quickly. We were very satisfied and continue to work with them. 

Our mobile wallets are one of the most usable in the industry. I attribute a lot of that to the quality of the developer and the interaction process within the company. 

The DevOps are even more important because there’s only the only person in the company who handles the entire infrastructure. This includes monitoring, servicing, and deploying the servers. The engineer often has to be available outside of office hours. I can completely rely on them regardless of the time of day or the day of the week. He’s doing a great job.

How did SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very proactive when resolving problems. I trust them, and I can rely on them. I’m completely confident that both professionals are working on what they claim to be working on. 

I manage them directly, and I can trust them to ask the right questions. We didn’t encounter this with other companies we’ve worked with. We have ongoing communication. We use GitHub because the entire community is monitoring our progress and it’s completely open to the public.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What’s impressed me has been their attitude toward building their workforce. They don’t just go and hire random programmers and put them in the office. They have a well-defined process that they explained to me. They get the best of graduates from universities and train them from the ground up. Both of the experts they provided are very friendly, and they are team players. Also, they have a positive attitude toward the project itself.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’re very satisfied with the results.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Potential customers should meet with the management of the company to establish a personal relationship. It’s very important because then they’ll understand your needs better. They’ll be able to provide people most-suited for your specific tasks. If you can find someone who speaks Russian and understands how they think, you’ll get better results.

5.0
Overall Score It's been perfect.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re very responsive. There are no lag times. They are immediate.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They have market prices. It’s nothing too expensive. It’s very good quality for the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them several times.

MVP Web Dev for B2B Travel Platform

“SENLA delivered on everything we needed on time and within budget.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SENLA built an MVP web application, including the frontend and backend, based on provided wireframes and requirements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cyprus
Katarina Pavlovic
Co-Founder, DGROOPS Limited
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SENLA built a high-quality, stable platform that's received positive feedback from initial users. In addition to delivering on time and on budget, their team continues to be very professional, responsive, and agile in their approach.

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 cofounder of DGROOPS, a software service startup for a B2B travel platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

We needed to find a developer to help build the frontend and backend of an MVP web application to test among some of our early adopters and loyal clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SENLA created an MVP web app that allows corporations to book group travel arrangements. We provided them with wireframes and requirements and met with them to go over any questions and provide background information about our industry. They've finished the first stage and are in the process of fixing any bugs as we move onto the second phase.

What is the team composition?

We work with five people on their team, including a project manager, some frontend and backend developers, and a QA testing manager.

How did you come to work with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

They were recommended to us by a friend who was very happy with his experience working with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018 and the relationship is ongoing. They're now finishing the second stage of the MVP, and we plan to work with them to develop the commercial version of the platform.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

SENLA delivered on everything we needed on time and within budget. The MVP they built is very stable and our initial customers have provided a lot of positive feedback.

How did SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory perform from a project management standpoint?

They've been very communicative throughout the engagement, asking relevant and smart questions from the start. They're also very responsive and agile, making themselves available even outside of working hours to answer any urgent questions we may have. Project tasks are tracked proactively through Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their ability to restructure code is fantastic. They've been both flexible in meeting our needs as well as customer-oriented throughout, regardless of which department we're dealing with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to provide their team with as much information about your business and requirements as possible. They're good at adapting and learning about new industries as needed.

5.0
Overall Score We're very happy with their work overall and plan to continue working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Mobile App Dev of Supplier Management Tool

"I’d recommend them because I like their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After thorough vetting, SENLA built an iOS mobile app. Upon completing full-stack development, they performed live testing.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Saratov, Russia
Andrej Antipov
Head of Procurement, BOSCH Russia
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both the app’s interface and daily usage rates have exceeded expectations. SENLA’s solution has also received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Their cost-effective, organized, and creative work sets them up well for subsequent engagement.

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 head of corporate purchasing at Bosch in Russia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

To program our iOS app, we needed to supplement internal development resources.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed the front- and backend of our iOS app, which we use for internal analysis of our equipment, to calculate different modes, and generate related reports. In the final stages of the build, we met with them and they showed us everything. Because we had a tight timeline, we did live tests of functions they were adding.

The app is ready now, but we’re continuing with them because we like their approach. We’re discussing the possibility of them adding some cloud, storage, and exchange features to the app.

What is the team composition?

We have a team of between five and eight. We interact primarily with a project manager, who then assigns tasks to the development team. Occasionally, however, others (e.g., interface design) who can describe something in greater detail get involved.

How did you come to work with SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory?

We did a market scan of IT companies. We checked their capabilities, the number of employees, and their references. We chose them because they had the best price and timing.

After the initial offer, my German colleagues and I visited their offices to review the technical requirements and team capabilities. After we did a digital audit, their team updated the offer based on our requirements and advised us on the interface.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2017 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They work fast and cost less than the second-best offer we received. We’ve received positive feedback from our 50–55 daily users (e.g., suppliers, internal manufacturing), which is a higher number than expected. Plus, the UI is more streamlined and user-friendly than we envisioned originally.

How did SENLA, Software Engineering Laboratory perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Jira internally to track work and milestones, but they created a nice timeline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They proactively suggest better alternatives to make our application better than we anticipated.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We made changes that required extra time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them because I like their work.

Project Management Dev Tool for Online Game Developer

"It was a pleasure to work with them."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

SENLA built an internal project management tool, handling its frontend and the tool for submitting data. They also created its documentation for deployment and use.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Belarus
IT & Process Manager, Online Game Developer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The tool they created has improved internal efficiency enabling project managers to take on more work. SENLA delivered per specifications on time and within budget, and provided open lines of communication at all times, addressing both questions and requests.

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 IT and process manager for a game development company that’s working on different titles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA?

We hired them to build a custom internal tool for creating Gantt charts based on our database. We use it to manage both big projects and operational tasks.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SENLA developed our tool based on our specifications, working on both the frontend of the platform and the server-side tool used for entering data. The team also created the documentation for deploying and using the tool. SENLA worked with our own IT team during deployment.

What is the team composition?

I mainly worked with one project manager and one representative of the development team. The manager overlooked the working environment and allowed me to get in touch with the technical team without any barriers.

How did you come to work with SENLA?

We were looking for a vendor that could build our tool within our required timeline, which spoke the same language as our team, and that we could personally meet. SENLA is in the same city as we are and their estimate allowed for a buffer within our budget for any unexpected changes.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SENLA in January 2017. Developing an initial version took very little time, but the process was delayed by some internal decisions on our end. The initial phase ended in the summer of 2017, after which we continued to work on some small changes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

SENLA delivered everything we requested. The tool increased our project managers’ efficiency and they’re now able to undertake more tasks than before. There were some bugs, but they were fixed, so I can’t really say anything bad about their work.

How did SENLA perform from a project management standpoint?

They delivered each iteration on time and within budget. We used Skype for communicating with the project manager and their lead developer. SENLA was open to questions, addressed everything we wanted to discuss, and were available whenever we had a request, which made working together quite pleasant.

We didn’t request a strict project management methodology, however, the process included some scrum elements. We didn’t have any issues in this regard.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They deliver what they promise.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be great for SENLA to handle the creation of technical tasks and work orders as part of the business analysis. This would make the process more comfortable for clients, but it isn’t an essential part of their service.

5.0
Overall Score It was a pleasure to work with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were flexible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Dev for Health Care Training Platform

“You don’t have to micro-manage them—they are quite mature and responsible.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

The team from SENLA successfully optimized the UI/UX of a training game that simulated healthcare scenarios. The project was done in two phases.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Moscow, Russia
Business Relationship Manager, International Health Care Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The automated game streamlined the training process, which was largely attributed to SENLA’s technical competence and Agile methodology. Assigned resources were responsive problem solvers and delivered on time, no matter what.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a business relationship manager for a large, international company. I’m responsible for the Russian region, covering both front office and back office applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA?

We were trying to optimize our training solutions, specifically by automating our business innovation game. It’s a simulation of real medical representative functions. We wanted to make it available on the fly. Before, it took several days to prepare everything because it was a purely manual process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked directly with three members of the SENLA team. We had a project manager, a designer, and a developer. I assume they had more specialists dedicated to the project.

How did you come to work with SENLA?

It was by reference. One of our colleagues worked with them before, and he had excellent feedback for them. We invited them to send a response to our request for proposal, and it was outstanding. They have quite good competitors, but they really tasked themselves to deliver a detailed response, showing us that they understood the business problem. More than that, they understood right away the technical layout and solution.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in January of 2016 and ended in March. After they completed the first phase, we saw that it was working well, so we gave them phase two, with additional requirements and scope. We are in the process of several new tenders, and we would like to see them winning these projects, as we had a great experience with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I really like that SENLA’s team was able to think through the task and come up with a solution. They didn’t say it wasn’t possible or unlikely to be done. They did their best, and they even implemented additional technologies to fulfill all the requirements. A lot of vendors just take the scope and relay the technical possibilities. SENLA really searched for opportunities to use technologies that no one has used before. Also, with the solution they built, we optimized a process that usually took at least a night and a day. Right now, everything is complete. All of our business stakeholders are happy with the solution. It was magical for them. Everything runs smoothly and is wonderful.

How did SENLA perform from a project management standpoint?

I like that I didn’t have to micro-manage them. We agreed on milestones and certain breakpoints of functionality that we’d need to test. In most cases, you have to micro-manage a vendor to ensure things are delivered on time and within the agreed scope. With SENLA, they really gave me their diligence, and I’m totally satisfied with that. They’re very structured, and they also use Agile methodology so they’re quite flexible. I really enjoyed their approach, where I could really see the incremental product development. In most cases, we used email to communicate. We also used Trello and instant messaging throughout the project. SENLA’s response rate is quite good. They always respond within one business day.

What did you find most impressive about SENLA?

First, they deliver, no matter what. Whatever the problem is, they will find a solution for you. The second point is that you don’t have to micro-manage them—they are quite mature and responsible. If they have a task or a deadline, they will fulfill everything and deliver on time.

Are there any areas SENLA could improve?

I don’t see any point where they could improve.

5.0
Overall Score I don’t know what they could improve.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I don’t have any issues with that. I’m completely happy with how they managed the schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    When compared to studios in Moscow, they are very cost-efficient.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It is perfect from a business standpoint and from a technical standpoint.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

CRM Update for Financial Services Firm

"They always react on time without delays and are always ready to help us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SENLA redesigned a CRM system and provided Salesforce integration. They dealt with legacy code, and they implemented all developments carefully especially because the system was being used 24/7.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Montenegro
Denis Makagonov
Development Group Leader, Forex Club Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SENLA stands out in their agile approach and consistently quick response time, especially for a remote team. They prioritize projects well and effectively address any concerns at the beginning of a relationship. They are ready to help and answer questions, and their work is always of high quality.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the Internal System Development Group leader in Forex Club. We are an online trading company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA?

The most important challenge was a redesign of our CRM system to integrate with Salesforce. The redesign was about the core functionality and key features of the CRM. With this project, we needed high quality specialists who could help us to provide those changes on time and with a high level of quality. We’ve found such people in SENLA.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope of the first stage of the project with SENLA was focused on the development and redesign of the lead-to-client funnel. This task was very complex because of how many customizations were done during the past several years. Because of that, there was a lot of legacy code that had to be changed carefully, as the system has 400 internal users and is being used 24/7. SENLA provides us with high-quality Salesforce integration. After we successfully finished our initial project of CRM improvements, we plan to continue with them.

How did you come to work with SENLA?

We have a long list of potential partners among different outsourcing companies, and SENLA was included in this list. When we began our project, we looked for outsourcing providers who had a Salesforce experience—SENLA had that. We organized several interviews and meetings with different companies and finally chose SENLA because they had the best offer.

How much have you invested with SENLA?

Right now it is about 50-200k, but we plan to involve SENLA in other projects as they show us high performance and quality of their job.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first and second stages have been completed, and currently, we are working on the third.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I can say that mine and my team’s feedback including the product owner of the CRM has all been positive. Unfortunately, because of an NDA, I cannot share any details about workloads and functionality realized.

How did SENLA perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed perfectly. They always react on time without delays and are always ready to help us.

What did you find most impressive about SENLA?

I have experience with several providers, and SENLA differs from them with their agile approach and fast response time. Also, their staff is dedicated to working hard. This mattered because it was remote work. We never felt that the team we were working with were working on different projects.

Are there any areas SENLA could improve?

Currently, I have no issues with them. All of our concerns were both small and eliminated during the first month of our partnership.

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

Application Testing for Payment Solution

"They are quite knowledgeable."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SENLA was brought onto the team in order to augment the existing team with application testing. They primarily working on unit testing of SQL and Java projects.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Zurich, Switzerland
SVP Project Delivery, Payment Solution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has experienced an agency that is very capable of rectifying any mistakes quickly. They appreciate the amount of positive feedback they have received regarding the work that SENLA has done and how knowledgeable the team is. They are a responsive team that does a good job at collaborating.

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 are focused on software development for the card payments industry. I am the SVP of project delivery for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SENLA?

From time to time, we experience a gap in our resources, which is why we approached SENLA.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have internal testing capacities but need to extend them occasionally. SENLA provided unit testing for a few of our Oracle PL/SQL and Java projects. We handle integration testing through our resources.

SENLA also provide resources to our development department, but I haven't been involved in that area.

How much have you invested with SENLA?

The cost of SENLA's work is around €10,000 per month [approx. $10,800]. Over the course of our relationship, the cost has amounted to around €250,000 [approx. $270,000].

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SENLA in May 2015. We have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the beginning, it was difficult for them to get acquainted with our specific industry and understand it. After a period of three months, SENLA started working within our expectations. It would be difficult for me to share metrics. That being said, the general feedback of SENLA's work is positive. They are quite knowledgeable.

How did SENLA perform from a project management standpoint?

Project management is done through our resources. SENLA's team reports directly to us and only handles technical activities. They're not responsible for deadlines and don't have internal plans. When a resource receives a task, we will calculate the approximate time needed for that kind of activity. SENLA's team has been responsive. We communicate via Skype, phone, and email.

What did you find most impressive about SENLA?

At a company level, SENLA is good at collaborating with its partners. Regardless of what problems we may have experienced throughout the relationship, their upper management was always willing and able to improve our cooperation.

Are there any areas SENLA could improve?

It would be difficult for me to answer. I can't think of anything in particular.

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