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Mission Statement:

Deliver true value to our customers by being a trusted partner through excellence in quality, cost effectiveness, timeliness and reliable customer service.

 

 

History:

Skipfour was founded in 2006 with a specific focus on building accounting and CRM software for businesses based primarily in the US. We grew at a phenomenal pace and expanded our offshore partnerships to keep the development supply steady. We scaled to offer additional technology offerings during but last year we realized that we are ready for the next step.

 

With changing technology landscape, in 2017 we began to restructure the company’s business model, alter the long-term vision to include cutting-edge technologies. We moved our headquarters to San Francisco, California, forged new partnerships abroad and rekindled our sales workforce, revamped sales strategy and expanded the spectrum of our offerings to include Artificial Intelligence, cloud services, IOT, machine learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Our unwavering commitment to customer success and our extensive experience in delivering high quality, on budget, on time services to our customers has set us apart from the competition. Our team has served a wide variety of customers from healthcare, gaming, sports, technology, restaurants, banking, government and many other business domains. 

In the past 11 years, we have served over 300 customers and counting. In a recent survey, the solutions we have provided our customers over this span is catering to over 1.9 million users globally. We are committed to our customers’ success and they love us back for that, 96% of our customers return for repeat business when they have a need, that is a profound testament to the relationship we have created on solid trust.

 

 

 
$5,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Mastercard

Pepsi

Hewlett-Packard

Nielsen

National Geographic

Symantec

 

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Web Development for a Martial Arts Group

"Skipfour is determined to produce a quality product for their clients."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Skipfour took over development on a software program for a martial arts group. The team followed a detailed list of specifications before developing the site and database in PHP. The system is now live.

The Reviewer
Jordan Schreiber
CEO, DOJOFLO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The website is functioning excellently due to Skipfour’s expert work. Their team is professional and communicative. Their expertise spurred continued engagement. Customers can expect a readily accessible and dedicated team of developers.

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 company that provides software for martial arts schools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skipfour?

I was building the software, but it got to a point beyond my technical skills. I hired Skipfour to finish the development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The website helps manage martial arts schools along with their marketing and sales processes. The original platform only worked with one martial arts school and database. Skipfour needed to make the site scalable so multiple clients could use it and have access to the different databases. I provided Skipfour with a detailed list of specifications, wireframes, and consultation assistance. They wrote the platform’s code in PHP, while I handled all the design.

What is the team composition?

Ati (Founder & Chief Strategist, Skipfour) acted as a project manager and worked with around three developers.

How did you come to work with Skipfour?

I found Skipfour during an online search.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost around $45,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Skipfour in September 2018. The work is complete, but we recently signed a support contract with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The software is now live and functioning well. There have been minimal bugs that I’ve fixed, and some bugs that went beyond my abilities. Because of those, I’m signing the support contract. But, it was a complex site to develop, and it’s working well.

How did Skipfour perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Freedcamp to interact throughout the process. Ati supplemented most of the communication with the developers, but I was able to send messages and see their comments on the platform. There wasn’t a set schedule for speaking, but Ati was accessible. We would text and talk on the phone whenever we needed to reach each other.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Skipfour is determined to produce a quality product for their clients. Their professional team is excellent at communicating. Ati provided constant reassurances along the way. He also excelled at supervising the development team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. Whenever I had concerns, I talked to Ati, and he addressed them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Customers should be clear about their specifications at the beginning of the engagement.

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 Dev for Ecommerce Site

"They knew what they were doing and managed the work well. The end-product was good quality."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

Skipfour developed and designed a web application with payment integrations. The team used the Laravel PHP framework.

The Reviewer
 
Pakistan
VP, Solutions Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The high-quality app generated growth. Although issues occurred during the project’s early stages, the team resolved those problems with expertise and capable management. The support and the variety of project management proved helpful to achieving end-goals.

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 CEO of software consultancy. We also provide development services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skipfour?

We needed to build a web application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Skipfour developed the app using the Laravel PHP framework. They also designed the app and integrated PayPal and Stripe payment tools.

What is the team composition?

The founder and chief strategist was our main point of contact. We worked with a four-person team that included one sales resource.

How did you come to work with Skipfour?

One of my friends referred them because the team’s expertise was exactly what we needed. After a couple of meetings, we hired Skipfour due to their past work experience.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent less than $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them between January–March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Business increased as a result of their quality work. We had a couple of issues, but they provided support and resolved them easily.

How did Skipfour perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed well, taking proper care of all our requirements. We communicated using WebEx video calls, telephone, and email. We also used online collaboration tools like Freedcamp.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They knew what they were doing and managed the work well. The end-product was good quality.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The early issues were normal for these types of projects. Skipfour learned their mistakes quickly, caught up, and eventually resolved the original requirement gaps.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It’s important that both parties are clear on the requirements and timelines at the start of the project.

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

Web and App Development for a Development Agency

"Their agility and nimbleness impressed me the most."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Skipfour supplements web and mobile app development using specified UX and UI processes. The team uses a variety of platforms to build iOS and Android applications.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder, Development Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Developers’ nimble adjustments to changing scopes ensure timely deliveries. The collaboration was an active communication in our 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.

We're a mobile app development agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skipfour?

We have a core team that handles our clients’ unique challenges, but we occasionally need to outsource specific skill sets.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have a B2B relationship with Skipfour’s development team. They’ve done web and app development in collaboration with our design team, using our in-house UX and UI processes. They build apps for both iOS and Android using: Node.js, React, Java, and Swift.

What is the team composition?

We work primarily with their development team.

How did you come to work with Skipfour?

They’re among the many development companies that’ve reached out to us. We have a vetting process in place when we decide to work with an outside firm. Skipfour completed that process successfully by demonstrating skills we wanted to leverage.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent upwards of the $60,000–$70,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work started in early 2017 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Although our project managers track metrics closely, Skipfour manages their own resources. We’re pleased that stick to sprints timeline, which we use to set deliveries to our client base. Their timeliness reflects their independence and competency.

How did Skipfour perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Jira; tasks are assigned to developers using our Atlassian implementation. Our project managers use Scrum agile methodology to track two-week sprints and we meet on a weekly basis to review those cycles.

There’s a lot of communication between the two companies. Our product manager will tell them if a developer is underperforming or a resource needs to be replaced.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their agility and nimbleness impressed me the most. Many projects must pivot mid-process to meet clients’ changing needs. Skipfour has adjusted quickly when we move forward with those changes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The team has opportunities for growth. Skipfour could expand the diversity of their skill sets, which would increase possibilities for us to engage them again.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Since I know their clients directly, I’d recommend doing enough research to be prepared for the engagement. Partnerships won’t be successful if clients put all the burden on the vendor.

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