Skynix LLC - getting things delivered

Skynix was established in 2015 and has been operating worldwide from their cozy office in the beautiful capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. In under a year, our team grew from four to over fifteen tech-thirsty individuals, happy to serve our partners from Oceania, Europe, and the Americas.

Our main focuses are custom Business software development, Magento E-commerce development, and Mobile development.

We are delivering services with a "clean code" feature, that allows us to state and maintain 6 months warranty period for our unique code.

We prefer providing full-cycle development services, but single person outsourcing and part-time support jobs are also delivered on your request.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters
  • Kyiv
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Key clients: 

www.bikebiz.com.au; www.emac.com.au; FEI; okalculators.com; GoTogether

OK Calculator

Optimized to achieve 100/100 rankings in Google Page Speed tool.

Also put significant effort into resolving many issues considered as issues by YellowLabs test tool. Achieved 100 mark there as well.

Features adding and front-end redesign

Skynix created a couple of features resulting in improved functionality and UX. Also, a complete redesign of a web-site was conducted.

Developing ERP system

An ERP system was re-developed. It includes all aspects of a sophisticated back-end with user-friendly front-end both on web and mobile.

Theme partial development and Size table module development

Magento E-commerce website development from scratch

Completely developed a web-site from scratch, proceeding with further SEO and content management.

https://ww2.bikebiz.com.au/

Theme development for Magento 1.9

Complete redesign of this E-commerce website built on Magento 1.9.

https://www.tradetested.co.nz/

Reviews

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Server Migration for E-Commerce Site

"I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the perfect communication and the speed with which everything was completed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2019
Project summary: 

Skynix LLC migrated a server for a Magento e-commerce site. They set up a new server to handle processes in a more efficient manner.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Netherlands
Dave Westerveld
CEO, Damp-e.nl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skynix LLC delivered a new server with less downtime than was initially estimated. Precise and knowledgeable, the team explained their process clearly, which saved time for both sides. Their professionalism and commitment to quality set them apart from other vendors.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the owner of the company Damp-e. We sell electronic cigarettes and e-liquids. We currently have three physical stores in the Netherlands and a webshop. We mainly sell directly to consumers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Skynix LLC?

We built our first web shop five years ago, and it has since been managed in the Netherlands on a managed server. Because of our plans for building an entirely new Magento 2 webshop, moving our server was an important task. We contacted Skynix and asked if they could do this for us.

What were your goals for this project?

Our main goal was a server relocation without extended downtime because our webshop generates daily income, and we don't want to lose customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We worked with Skynix on our current Magento 1.9 webshop, and they did a fantastic job. This gave us the confidence to continue working with them.

Describe the project in detail.

I asked for advice for a new server without giving too much information, because I wanted to know if Skynix was the right party. I wanted to see if they would ask the right questions about setting up this server. All information from our current server was requested in detail by Skynix, and they came up with better ideas for setting up the new server to burden everything as little as possible.

Skynix then made a detailed offer and explained everything clearly. This gave me so much confidence that I was certain that I wanted to work with them. After the quotation was signed, they performed everything exactly as described and even better than expected!

What was the team composition?

Before we started working together, I expressly asked to only work with one contact person. I prefer it when everything goes through a single point of contact.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since the server was moved, everything has continued to run smoothly without problems. It is still too soon to be able to say whether there have really been major changes. The server and installation do exactly what we expected, and we experienced much less downtime than we predicted.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The communication went exactly as I had hoped. Everything went smoothly without things having to be explained or asked too often.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The quality and professionalism that Skynix delivers are not easily found in our area. When it can be found, there are often long waiting times before projects can be picked up. This is something that other companies could learn something from.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are always points for improvement, but I can’t think of any right now. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the perfect communication and the speed with which everything was completed.

5.0
Overall Score If everything continues to go well, I won't need anyone else but Skynix.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They worked quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The costs were as I expected.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was better than expected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will definitely recommend Skynix to people looking for a good partner.

E-Commerce Web Dev for Motorcycle Dealership

“From a technical perspective, they created a clean, structured, and well-commented code.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Oct. 2016 - June 2017
Project summary: 

Skynix developed an e-commerce platform from scratch using Magento 2, which involved setting up a server on Google Cloud Platform and creating a subdirectory. They also provided backend SEO support. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Product Manager, Motorcycle Dealership
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site was crucial in generating substantial year-over-year growth; its accurate, well-structured code optimized site performance with faster page loads and improved server capacities. Besides their strong technical ability, Skynix’s responsive communication ensured a smooth 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.

We’re a motorcycle dealership with an e-commerce website, where we sell motorcycle jackets, pants, boots, gloves, and so on, as well as parts and accessories. I’m the product manager and technical lead for our e-commerce segment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skynix?

We previously used Interspire as our e-commerce platform, but eventually, we decided to recreate our site. We needed resources to rebuild our platform using Magento 2.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built our new website from the ground up with Magento 2 as the framework. This involved constructing numerous custom modules and a Google Cloud Platform server solution. The platform accommodates both our online store and our motorcycle business, handling all of our motorcycle listings through a subdirectory created with Ember.js.

Additionally, they supported our SEO efforts according to our specifications, which involved a custom URL routing module that allowed us to have human-readable addresses. They also mapped out all of our keywords, meta descriptions, titles, and headlines to reflect those URLs.

What is the team composition?

The team scaled up and down to accommodate the project requirements. We primarily worked with their CTO who served as our main project manager. Throughout the engagement, we also worked with three programmers and a system administrator.

How did you come to work with Skynix?

We found them through Upwork. Compared to the other firms we considered, they excelled at communicating clearly with off-shore partners. They also proved that they could consistently work online at established times to facilitate collaboration and answered our questions promptly.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent just under $300,000 AUD ($226,442).

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work lasted from September 2016–June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since the site launch, we’ve seen a 30% year-on-year growth due to several factors. From a technical perspective, they created a clean, structured, and well-commented code. As a result, the current site is notably faster than the old one and can handle all of our new traffic. In terms of bugs, we haven’t experienced issues directly caused by Skynix’s work; rather, they were Magento-related.

How did Skynix perform from a project management standpoint?

Because they worked online at set times, we could easily coordinate our schedules to talk. Their CTO spoke fluent English and was very responsive. A few times, I contacted him in the middle of the night with time-sensitive issues, and he addressed the problems immediately as they came up. We communicated primarily with HipChat on a daily basis and occasionally spoke through the phone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

As I’ve mentioned before, I appreciated their consistent and clear communication. They answered questions within a 24-hour cycle, which streamlined the entire project and allowed me to keep my team updated.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients should understand their project requirements and prepare their scope before approaching Skynix. Clear objectives and mutual understanding facilitate success.

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
    I would like to use them again on another project.

SaaS Customization for Software Firm

 “Skynix was the only company that had the knowledge, understanding, and experience we were looking for.”

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

Skynix is taking the lead in customizing an off-the-shelf solution, including ongoing feature design, development, and application. They’re also responsible for code updates and hosting optimization.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Perth, Australia
Kerry Busby
Director, Spearhead Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skynix stands out because of their technical expertise in the target software as well as a strong understanding of the target market. They provide unrivaled speed, efficiency, and reliability. Their involvement allows in-house staff to focus on internal projects and contributes to business growth.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the director of a software consulting and design firm. We specialize in software for contracting and service-based companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Skynix?

We recently purchased a cloud-based software program called EMAC, so we hired Skynix because they were the key development company for this program. We’ve asked them to assist us in turning one of our desktop software products into a software-as-a-service cloud product.

What were your goals for this project?

Our first goal is to make sure the current codebase is up to date with current standards and technologies. The second goal is to quickly add features required by our end users and new features that we designed. This was important because we plan to offer this software internationally, which could potentially yield a large return on our investment.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our team lacks expertise in EMAC, so we needed someone who could quickly provide the skills and people we needed. We wanted to engage a company that not only understood our requirements and the technology, but also had the commitment and expertise to take this product forward. Since our team was already focused on internal projects, we needed to have an outsourced company that we can trust.

The first part of the selection was to look at all vendors that had experience worked on this program. Once done, we checked their knowledge of the software and their understanding of our goals. We also verified their familiarity with the hardware and technical infrastructure we used for hosting. Initially, we considered three companies as well as employing in-house staff. Eventually, it became quite clear that Skynix was the only company that had the knowledge, understanding, and experience we were looking for.

Describe the project in detail.

We’ve asked Skynix to go through the code on a regular basis and to stay in front of all development changes. The documentation and style guide were already in place, particularly for the skeleton of the software.

They’ve implemented several external features, including an updated API link to XERO as well as a secure link to the eWay payment gateway for client trial requests and monthly payments. They’ve linked our support page and ticketing system via Zendesk and reviewed the speed and security of our hosting platform on Amazon Web Services. Other requirements include user security permissions and new client modifications.

In addition, Skynix provides ongoing feature design, development, and application. Our internal team usually investigates the desired feature, then gives them a general overview of the changes needed. Skynix would take these summaries, explain their proposed process in detail, and proceed with the code development and implementation.

What was the team composition?

We chose the company with the belief that they would assign qualified team members as required.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

Since we started working with Skynix, our customers have been very impressed with how quickly changes, maintenance updates, and fixes are done. We’ve exceeded our goals so far, so I’m confident about the next six months of this project.

Since my internal development team does not have to double-check their work, this allows us to focus on internal projects. Skynix has even suggested options for improving the quality of our product and giving a better customer experience. We are excited about the potential we can reach with Skynix.

How effective was the project management?

Oleksii [CEO, Skynix] is the project manager and has been very easy to work with. Though we are almost a world away, we’ve never had any issues with their availability. The time difference has worked well as it gives us a good 3–4 hours to chat via Skype for clarification. Oleksii always answers emails and Skype communication.

We communicate mainly via Jira, where we keep track of all board sprints, deadlines, new features, fixes and quote requests. We also have access to their CRM, where we can see all of the timesheets and work performed, as well as Bitbucket for all code movements. They also confirm things when there is any doubt.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Aside from delivering high quality, Skynix’s strength lies in their desire to build a relationship. They are always available and are willing to prioritize requests outside of the general project. Other vendors I have worked with in the past were often difficult to contact when they were busy. However, this would often change if we started spending more money. In contrast, Skynix has never done this.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

If we are not on top of our requirements and fail to communicate clearly, scope creep often occurs. It is also important to check the time zones, especially for communication.

5.0
Overall Score They are an excellent company to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are efficient at planning and scheduling all tasks.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Skynix is very competitive, which makes it easy for us to set budgets and long-term plans.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We have never had to go back and get something redone. Their internal testing is of a high standard.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have no issue at all in recommending Skynix to anyone who has development requirements.

PHP Development for Digital Marketing Agency

"Skynix fulfilled all of our requirements and went beyond our expectations."

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

Skynix Ukraine provides custom web development and manages integrations, hosting, and functionality enhancements across multiple projects in an outsourced engagement. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
CEO, Digital Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since Skynix Ukraine came onboard, operational costs have decreased due to improved efficiency. The team’s responsive communication, reliable deliverables, and English language proficiency continue to impress.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO and founder of a major digital marketing agency that's based in the United States.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Skynix Ukraine?

Skynix has provided additional support for a number of our outsourced web-development projects using WordPress and other PHP-based frameworks.

What were your goals for this project?

We had to launch multiple projects on a tight timeline. Our internal team needed a bit of extra support, and Skynix perfectly delivered custom-developed designs from PSD to HTML on WordPress. In addition, they helped manage the projects well. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interviewed over 10 agencies and firms looking for the perfect partner that matched our high expectations for security, quality, communication, and cost. Skynix fulfilled all of our requirements and went beyond our expectations.

Describe the project in detail.

Skynix developed websites from scratch while we provided design and strategy. They custom-built numerous functionalities and managed integrations, hosting, and more. They also helped with more in-depth projects including Salesforce (SFDC) integrations and recoded plugins for WordPress.

What was the team composition?

When working with Skynix, we usually have one main project manager and point of contact who coordinates their development team and interfaces with us. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

We're continuing to increase efficiency and decrease operational costs. Skynix is always open to communication and eager to improve processes in order to adapt to our needs.

How effective was the project management?

They’re extremely responsive and directly integrate with our project-management platforms such as Slack and Trello. We haven’t encountered any language barriers.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Skynix’s project manager is extremely good, and the team is highly reliable and available. These are some of the most important elements of any outsourced development work.

What tips or recommendations do you have?

I’d definitely recommend working with Skynix. Bogdan [Business Development Manager, Skynix Ukraine] primarily directed the project, and I have only the highest praise for him and the whole team. 

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

Software & Web Dev for Digital Marketing Agency

“Skynix’s attention to detail is good, their technical ability is excellent, and overall, they’re very helpful.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Skynix developed a database-driven, e-commerce website. They provided software testing, but ultimately, the product wasn’t taken to market. They continue to augment development for other projects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hertford, United Kingdom
Ian Holman
Director, Colourways Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skynix’s process improves when a project manager is implemented, but overall, they're a knowledgeable and attentive team. They also instill confidence by always using up-to-date technology, and never promising to do something that is out of their means.

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 director of Colour Ways, a digital marketing agency in London, UK.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skynix Ukraine?

We were looking for a cost-effective solutions for building a number of new products for ourselves. This ultimately proved difficult in the UK, but Skynix presented a great offer to us. We’re not very technical, so they really helped us through the process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve built a number of different products, one of which is no longer in existence because it didn’t work once we tried to take it to market. It was essentially an online electronics components database-driven website where people could upload details and receive purchase offers on their excess inventory of components.  

The solutions offered by Skynix were all industry-known, so we were confident that the products and platforms being used were standard when we were scoping out the project. The parts which needed to be built from the ground up were tested extensively, and they also worked well.

Some of the products we’ve developed were ours, but as a marketing agency, we’ve also built some for other customers.

What is the team dynamic?

Oleksii Prozhoga [CEO, Skynix Ukraine] is my main contact at Skynix, and I’ve known him for 6-10 years. We tend to have a project manager who oversees the work of any project we undertake. There can be anywhere from 1-15 developers depending on the size of the job. We currently have a large team working on one of our own products.

Skynix is responsible for technical details, and I’ve relied on Oleksii to ensure that the developers assigned can fulfill the tasks. He advises me from a technical perspective, but I’m often involved in the selection process for project managers. This person is typically someone I’m comfortable with because I’ve worked with them previously.

How did you come to work with Skynix Ukraine?

Oleksii used to work for another business 6-7 years ago that was owned by a friend of mine. He left that company and moved to Kyiv, Ukraine, from another town. I stayed with him because he had built the electronic components product for me, and the project was still running at the time. He set up his own business, Skynix, and we’ve stayed with the company ever since. We have a great relationship.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of our most recent completed project was about $20,000-$25,000. I’m currently working on a new project with Skynix, which has brought costs to about $56,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Skynix Ukraine 6-7 years ago, and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The component listings website worked really well, but proved more difficult to take to market than we initially thought.

From a development perspective, Skynix is knowledgeable and helpful. Not having a project manager in place can lead to issues, and can also cause the check-in process to take longer. However, the cost efficiency is there.

Skynix’s attention to detail is good, their technical ability is excellent, and overall, they’re very helpful.

How did Skynix Ukraine perform from a project management standpoint?

Often, tech people can get caught up in the technical side of a project and don’t oversee the frontend. This issue is apparent across the board, and not specific to Skynix. We’ve generally put a project manager in front of this, so the check-in process has improved.

The communication is good, but it’s probably better with a project manager involved. I’m UK-based and working out of London, so Skynix is two hours ahead of us. Despite this, I can email them late at night and they still get back to me. They’re on the ball, and quick to respond. The service is excellent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

My main experience with Skynix has been that the team is knowledgeable and straightforward. If there is an area in which they’re not up-to-speed with in terms of skillset, they will be honest about it and take steps to research and find out whether they can assist in that area. I haven’t found anything yet that Skynix wasn’t able to do for me. It may take longer sometimes, but the hourly rate is cost-effective enough for me to allow them to investigate issues.

By comparison, the UK tends to be more expensive, and people are dishonest with what they are capable of up front. They tend to promise they can do something, only to research it afterwards.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their testing of the sites prior to going live and being shown to customers as an end-product needs to be improved. There are sometimes little things which aren’t quite right, but this gets better when a project manager is involved. Skynix has improved over time, and I’ve helped facilitate this by paying extra for a project manager.

5.0
Overall Score My experience with them is great. Even if I have a problem (which is rare), they will make it right. Their work ethic is fantastic.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    In comparison to competitors.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely recommend them.

Mobile Development for Retail Company

"They delivered everything on time and the menu was working as expected."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2018 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Skynix developed a mobile-friendly menu with responsive UX/UI. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Basel Switzerland
Patrick Neuenschwander
CEO, Swiss Fair-Trade AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skynix met all deadlines on time and delivered a menu with full functionality from the get-go. Their ability to mold ideas into real features is a hallmark of their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the overall head of an e-commerce company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Skynix?

We wanted them to develop our menu to be responsive on mobile devices. 

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted functional and smooth UX/UI that works on mobile devices. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our company had projects with them before my time with them. 

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

They first developed the menu for mobile devices, and then, created smooth UX/UI to make it responsive.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our menu is now usable on mobile devices

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I gave them a description of the end-product and frequently checked on their work.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered everything on time and the menu was working as expected.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No, there could've been no improvements. 

5.0
Overall Score Work was done exact, fast and as required
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer