This review was updated on May 28th, 2019 by the client. New content is below.
What have been some of the changes that the product has gone through?
We've worked with Sloboda Studio on the production and deployment of three marketplaces: TikkTalk, Home Services and Counseling Services.
The most significant change we've made has been splitting the product into separate parts for marketplace technology and the language company. Over the last three years, we've created a core engine for our three different marketplaces dedicated to language, career counseling, and home services. We built this entire package in partnership with Sloboda Studio.
Our three different companies run separately and independently. Our team developed the software for the core engine that runs a fourth company, while our subsidiary owns the marketplace engine.
Are you still one of the main contacts to collaborate with Sloboda Studio?
I'm the CEO of two of the companies. The other two businesses are my customers. They contracted the projects through me, and I am working on completing them with Sloboda Studio.
What was the scope of their involvement?
Sloboda Studio is our company's largest software provider.
Has the team changed?
We've changed our product architecture and engineering processes within the last three years. Over that period, we've scaled up our team to 35 different people at its largest.
Right now, we work with roughly 10–12 people from Sloboda Studios on documentation, QA, project management, software development, and almost every area of full stack development.
How much have you invested with them?
We've spent more than $500,000 at this point.
What is the status of this engagement?
As long as the people are still at Sloboda Studio, we will continue working with them indefinitely.
RESULTS & FEEDBACK
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Sloboda Studio is one of the few teams I truly trust. They've always done right by our business. I made it clear to them that I value the people on their team. If they change companies, I would naturally move with them. I'm focused on the talent at Sloboda Studio.
Year-over-year, our revenue has increased by a factor of eight since we've integrated the new software on top of the technology platform we developed together. Our company has grown significantly with Sloboda Studio's support.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Sloboda Studio is the best team I've found in the industry.
Are there any areas they could improve?
My only suggestion would be to grow their team size and hire additional talented developers. I've encouraged developers I know to work for Sloboda Studio so I can hire them through the company.