Outsourcing, software development, UX/UI

For over 10 years, we have delivered sustainable and extensible software products for big European corporate clients and small organizations on their way to success.

We are bridging customer’s needs with a creative approach to technology, design, and business development. Our open-minded, in-house team works to deliver the full cycle of the product, exactly when it’s needed and exactly how it’s needed.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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Katowice, Poland
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Abax Worker

It enables project managers to plan and keep track of construction and renovation projects and manage effectively employees, sub-contractors and physical resources. The mobile app for workers makes it easy to receive and report information about the safety requirements, project location, task progress, unexpected situations and provide documentation of the project.

Sesam Sesam

Ticketless complex solid system to manage the parking process at many car park facilities. Drivers control their parking payments in the mobile app or Sesam Sesam web. The parking payments are automatically charged from drivers’ credit cards. We develop software for payment machines which allow drivers to pay for the visit still at the parking facility by credit cards. Sesam Sesami is a cloud-based Saas (software as service) which combines a simple and comfortable user experience for drivers with BI (Business Intelligence) solutions for business and data monitoring. It provides a financial and administrative management of parking facilities.

Reviews

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Software Dev for Fleet Management Company

"Their insight helps us create specific features that better suit our customers."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

To increase scalability, Skyrise rebuilt a project management system hosted on a web portal and Android/iOS platforms. The product is designed to easily track physical resources and employees’ progress.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Bergen, Norway
Gorm Krogh
Product Owner, ABAX
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skyrise has proven to be an organized and efficient partner, resulting in an updated product model that can better serve a larger customer base. The team brings strong recommendations and valuable insight to the development process. Their dedication is unquestioned and evident at all times.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a product owner at ABAX. We operate a fleet management system for the construction sector, which, for our purposes, includes electricians, plumbers, and the like.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skyrise?

Our initial system wasn't truly scalable, so we contracted with Skyrise to rebuild it on a new platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We rely on Skyrise to provide extensive development services for our web portal along with Android and iOS applications. The platform allows project managers to keep track of construction and renovation projects to effectively manage employees and physical resources. The mobile app for workers makes it easier to receive and report information related to their particular jobs.

What is the team composition?

We work with a full team of about 18 people. That figure includes smaller groups that work with the separate Android, iOS, and web platforms. Additionally, we have a design team, a UX technician, a business analyst, and a project manager.

How did you come to work with Skyrise?

My predecessor chose Skyrise, so I am unsure of the exact decision process.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in January 2015 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

With their support, we went from a non-scalable product to a fully scalable one. We are now able to serve a larger customer base than before. Their insight helps us create specific features that better suit our customers.

How did Skyrise perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very professional. I speak with the business analyst every day, and we have weekly meetings with each of the team leaders. We also visit them every other month. Our remote communication operates through phone calls, emails, Skype, and Slack. They follow up appropriately to each meeting. They also document their progress and invoices well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We never have to worry about their dedication. They always deliver.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There have been times when adding more people to certain teams to speed up development would've been advantageous, but it's not always an option with Skyrise. We’ve had to halt operations for Android and iOS at times so that the other team could catch up.

Any advice for potential customers?

My only advice is to be open to trusting them. They get the job done, but trust plays a large role in their success.

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

Mobile App Dev & Design for Emotional Resiliency App

“We got an incredible value for our investment.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Skyrise updated previously written code for a mobile app, providing QA and resolving many bugs. They've also provided additional design and UI work as well.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employee
 
Menlo Park, California
Patrina Mack
CEO, YouROK Corp.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skyrise corrected highly problematic code, resolving many issues without access to formal documentation or requirements to work off of. Their services were not only competitively priced but allowed the app to launch successfully. All around, their team is great to work.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO and founder of You ROK Corp, an emotional resiliency app for adolescents used to help develop self-care skills.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skyrise?

We needed help fixing code for a new service provided by another vendor.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Skyrise fixed and reworked the code for a new web-based service that was tightly intertwined with our mobile app, resolving a number of issues and bugs. They essentially provided QA and fixed code with minimal documentation, helping with the overall design as well.

What is the team composition?

We mostly worked directly with Tomasz (Technical Project Manager, Skyrise).

How did you come to work with Skyrise?

They happened to be in the US and were able to meet with us in-person after someone introduced me to their company. We evaluated several other firms and felt that Skyrise ultimately had the best team and options for us. They were flexible in their terms and offered competitive rates as well. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from around September 2017 through January 2018, but they've continued to provide assistance as needed to work out any bugs as they come up. We plan on working with them again towards the end of summer to add functionality to the app.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Skyrise successfully corrected the code we originally provided them, solving difficult problems without the support of formal documentation. They also provided invaluable recommendations, including ways to integrate cost-effective third-party services. We got an incredible value for our investment.

How did Skyrise perform from a project management standpoint?

They worked very well around our infrastructure, which lacks adequate support for more modern development cycles. Despite the time zone difference, they did a decent job of being responsive through email and Skype. They were able to speed up their processes a bit to adhere closer to the pace we're used to in Silicon Valley.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Skyrise's team is highly competent in providing IT infrastructure. Their team is also very understanding, doesn't have an ego, and is prepared to listen to the client in order to provide exactly what's needed. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Due to the differences in contracts and certain laws from country to country, signing the contract took us a little longer to navigate than I would've preferred. They may be able to look into ways to speed up that process as they work with more clients in the US in the future.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Start with their team from an earlier phase of design and development than we did and don't look anywhere else.

5.0
Overall Score They're an absolute delight to work with—warm, caring, thoughtful, and smart.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide high quality services at reasonable rates.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were able to resolve complex issues using industry best practices.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Software Dev for Car Park Management Technology

“I value their honesty and ability to meet deadlines. If they notice any problems they tell us immediately.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Skyrise has developed a parking system that integrated automatic license plate reading software with electronic payment capabilities. They now provide ongoing maintenance and are working on new features.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Norway
Product Manager, Car Park Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Skyrise’s software has received numerous accolades for its convenience and end-user experience. Despite the team’s compact size, their initial success secured their position as key partners. They communicated clearly, met deadlines, and produced strong deliverables throughout the project.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the product manager at a car park technology company in Norway. We’re working to streamline paid parking with automation technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Skyrise?

We’ve been working on a new parking solution based on automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) that allows drivers to register their car and pay electronically at parking lots. As a result, we needed resources to develop a custom software that could read license plates and allow for automatic electronic payments.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We initially only brought Skyrise on to help us with the implementation phase once we came up with the basic concept. However, we ended up collaborating throughout the entire project from start to finish, which involved UX design, implementation, testing, and maintenance.

With the software, drivers can register their license plate and credit card numbers through various apps. Afterward, they can drive in and out of parking facilities freely. Once the system reads a registered license plate, the parking barrier opens automatically, and we charge the driver’s card. The Skyrise team is currently continuing to perform maintenance to ensure the software works and are working on evolving the core concept to include other payment options.

What is the team composition?

We have one person dedicated to UX development, one for design, one for implementation, and one for testing. Additionally, they’ve assigned a team to carry out our maintenance routine. I also work with their team lead who keeps track of our account.

How did you come to work with Skyrise?

In the beginning, we were part of the same company before splitting into two separate organizations. As such, we didn’t have to recruit other agencies for the project because we already knew what the team’s capabilities were. While we originally planned to use multiple third-party vendors throughout the project lifecycle, Skyrise did so well that we decided to collaborate with them for all of our development, testing, and maintenance needs.

What is the status of this engagement?

Their work started in January 2013 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s been a huge success so far, and our prospects look promising. Having sold our parking system to multiple large companies in Scandinavia, we have some deliveries scheduled and are in the process of rolling out our services. Moreover, our software has received high user-satisfaction ratings for its functionalities. Because we’ve focused on providing a superior end-user experience, drivers appreciate the convenience of our integrated ALPR and payment system for daily use.

How did Skyrise perform from a project management standpoint?

Overall, I would say they’re very professional. We typically use a combination of the PRINCE2, rational unified process (RUP), and agile methodologies to organize the project. Every day, the business manager and I meet with Skyrise’s technical resource to discuss any status updates.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I value their honesty and ability to meet deadlines. If they notice any problems they tell us immediately.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They may benefit from increasing their manpower in a sustainable way. Considering how specialized our project is, it can be hard to find qualified resources and train them for a few months only to eventually let them go. While I understand there are pros and cons to adding more people, sometimes it can feel like there isn’t enough bandwidth for the project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

No, nothing comes to mind.

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