What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’re super happy with their work. The results we’ve experienced so far are impressive considering they’ve only been working with us for half a year. Thanks to their efforts, our platform consists of a complex backend with a database set up alongside the frontend.
It’s hard to find service-oriented companies where we’re located, so we’re glad to be working with SimbirSoft. They think outside the box, often plan ahead of schedule, and their team is efficiently structured. I’d recommend them to anyone starting a web development project.
How did SimbirSoft perform from a project management standpoint?
They work ahead of schedule to better accommodate us. For example, we attended a large conference two months after they joined the project to unveil portions of the platform for the first time publicly. SimbirSoft took it upon themselves to ensure a successful presentation by not augmenting the system’s code during the conference.
Instead of working until 5:00 PM and then going home, I appreciate that they remain available and supportive during all hours of the day. Their ability to help out with even small tasks to develop the iOS app sped up the process significantly. We primarily use Skype to communicate. Trello allows us to open tickets, isolate bugs, and request minor changes.
What did you find most impressive about them?
SimbirSoft consists of an innovative and highly motivated team. They want to create a viable product instead of only doing the minimum amount of work required. They identify with the project, and that motivates them to produce positive results.
Are there any areas they could improve?
The initial price estimate was much lower than what it cost in the end. This also happened because we requested a lot of features and made multiple changes. Nonetheless, their cost-value balance is justified.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Assigning some tasks to our internal team has made the project more manageable. Also, it’s more efficient to use Skype and screen sharing when pair-programming together than it is to work with Trello. The former better facilitates immediate communication.