Software Development

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SoftTeco is a software development company founded in 2008 that provides custom software development services. Currently, we deliver professional services to customers located in the USA, Europe and Canada. 

The core strength of SoftTeco comes from our highly professional team of software engineers. SoftTeco has successfully completed over 200 projects in various industrial domains using different technology platforms always adhering to best quality and transparency standards.  

SoftTeco leverages its first-hand IT expertise and experience from working within numerous industries to bring real business value to every project.

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2008
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Minsk, Belarus
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Raiffeisen Bank, The World Bank, Evernote, Barns & Noble, Samsung, Saudi Telecom Company, BSB Bank, Via, Comodo 
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Kindiedays

Kindiedays is a pedagogical management solution that enables holistic education for children and allows both parents and kindergarten teachers to participate in a child’s education. Kindiedays enables kindergarten teachers to improve their pedagogical skills and lets the parents stay aware of their child’s progress.

 

Kindiedays is available in three plans: Collaboration, Pedagogy, and

Development. The application supports multiple languages and provides accurate reports and analytics on a child’s progress
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Vivoscuola

Vivoscuola is a web portal that unites all schools of Trento province, Italy, and offers school representatives access to the news, materials, timetables, and other relevant information. The main goal of the product is to offer school representatives a centralized portal with the latest information and materials and to automate a number of processes such as data retrieval.

 

With the help of

the portal, directors, secretaries, and HRM specialists can immediately access the needed information, communicate via a forum, and manage their tasks in a more efficient way.
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Meek-a-Moo

Meek-a-Moo is an educational game for children that is intended to develop a child’s visual, associative, and auditory memory. The game is highly interactive and has a very appealing design that is perfectly suitable for children between 3 to 6 years old.

 

The team used the Cocos2d game engine to convert Flash to iOS. The game supports English and Russian languages and has 4 game zones with

different lessons each.
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Wamba

Wamba is one of the biggest dating portals in Russia and Eastern Europe that offers its users an easy and convenient way to meet new people and communicate with them. Due to the product’s nature, the sign-up process is quick and easy, allowing users to almost immediately use the app.

 

The team developed the application from scratch and paid special attention to the security of the data. As a

result, we launched a fully functional and user-friendly application that serves thousands of users on a daily basis
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Humans

Humans is a freelance marketplace solution that connects freelancers and clients via a convenient application. The most distinctive feature of the product is a chat module with numerous valuable features.

 

The application enables both clients and freelancers to easily manage their orders and payments as well as chat with each other in real-time. In addition to the chat module, the SoftTeco

team also took full care of the backend infrastructure.
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Caajoo

Caajoo is a freelance marketplace application that connects freelancers with clients in a secure and reliable manner. The application allows users to switch roles and to act either as a customer or a service provider. 

 

The app’s functionality includes a live chat, a rating system for freelancers, location identification to find the needed specialist in a nearby area, and other useful

features. The application runs on both iOS and Android platforms to serve the needs of different users.
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Bridges

Bridges is a healthcare solution that was designed to help medical specialists share knowledge, visualize the collected data, and find shared expertise. The solution has three main components which are Program Survey, Network Map, and Deep Dive. Each of the components has its own functionality.

 

The main idea behind the Bridges application is collaboration of medical specialists and

facilitation of the knowledge-sharing process. The application provides advanced analytics and uses several data visualization techniques for better understanding.
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Roaming Hunger

The Roaming Hunger mobile application serves as an intermediary between street food vendors and customers. The application provides real-time data about the vendors’ current location, their working hours, and the menu. As well, the app enables customers to contact the vendors directly.

 

With the help of an integrated map, customers can easily find a vendor of interest in the nearby area and

discover new vendors. The users can also add vendors to a “Favorites” list and benefit from promotions that are offered in the app only.
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Waycare

The Waycare application is aimed at facilitating the work of emergency services (i.e. 911 or fire departments) by timely notifying them about any issue or its possibility. The app provides a clear and real-time view of open and resolved incidents to the urban services and is able to build forecasts on possible incidents.

 

The app is integrated with public cameras for 24/7 surveillance. As

well, the application has an integrated map so urban service representatives can always see which area needs their presence.
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Eugenomic

Eugenomic is a decision support system for medical specialists that helps make accurate and smart prescriptions. The integration with Magnolia CMS allows retaining all its core functionality while adding new features.

 

Due to the amount and different types of data used for decision making, the product has an accurate and comprehensive data management system along with patient, rules, invoice,

and user management systems.
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Multichat

Multichat is a highly secure messenger for internal communications within a company. With the help of the application, employees can chat one to one, create group chats, share files, and hold video meetings.

 

To guarantee a high level of security, the team designed the architecture around two private servers. All the data is stored on the server which prevents theft of sensitive data from the

application.
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EVOZ

Evoz is an advanced baby monitoring solution that helps parents always be aware of their child’s activity and state. The Evoz application is used in conjunction with the Evoz monitoring device.

 

In order to enrich the app’s functionality, the team implemented an option to track the baby’s activity and receive the reports in a form of clear charts. As well, users can configure notifications,

remotely manage the Evoz device, and get access to useful in-app video tutorials.
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VisitorsAccess

VisitorAccess is a freely distributed solution that helps medical facilities control visits to the patients. By closely monitoring the number of visitors and timely identifying any warning symptoms among them, medical facilities can mitigate the COVID-19 impact and the disease spread among patients.

 

The application has an in-built survey with health-related questions that help identify any

warning symptoms among visitors. The application is intended to be used by hospital guards or administrators and does not require preliminary training.
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Bubcon

BubCon is a highly interactive messenger with a captivating design that offers its users an array of tools and features that make communication easy and fun. It is possible to send messages either to one person or to a whole group as well as to share files of different formats.

 

The messenger has an innovative design where chats are made in a form of bubbles. The user can move them around the

screen and rearrange as needed. As well, the app has a high level of security and end-to-end encryption to make conversations as secure as possible.
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Roadlab

Roadlab is a convenient mobile solution for calculating the road roughness index and assisting road engineers with their work. 

 

The solution collects the data with the help of the gyroscope and the GPS chip. To make the application efficient and accurate, we created a mathematical model that helps precisely measure the road roughness depending on several factors. As a result, the application

efficiently assists road engineers in their work.
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Sberbank

Sberbank is an innovative digital banking solution that works across multiple platforms and helps the bank serve its clients in an efficient manner.

 

The application has rich functionality, allowing its users to perform such banking operations as online transactions, loan payment, and cash flow management online. In order to safeguard the clients’ data, the team implemented

high-level encryption and focused on secure data transition and storage.
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ePlane

ePlane is a mobile sales dashboard for aircraft parts. The mobile solution allows users to manage their sales activities on ePlane through smartphone devices.

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COVR Security

COVR is a 1-stop mobile security tool which offers more possibilities than traditional password keepers.

The solution can be fully integrated into bank transactions, cashless store purchases, cloud-based databases, online gaming and IoT - ensuring 100% protection from identity theft, phishing, skimming and credit card hijacking.

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VIA

VIA is a complex solution: web panel, passenger and driver’s apps for a ride sharing service. The service positions itself as a more affordable and environmentally conscious alternative to Uber as it promotes sharing rides with other commuters.

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Movado

Movado portal is a powerful web solution that would allow customers to get information on watch maintenance and repair services.

The functionality allows for placing and keeping track of repair orders through a personal account, browsing documentation and manuals for all watch models and searching the entire network of authorized distributors and service providers around the world.

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Blueprint Storyteller

Blueprint's Storyteller is an enhanced product which helps Agile teams deal with the common enterprise challenges.

Storyteller’s visual modeling enables business and IT stakeholders to collaboratively define customer journeys, value streams, and business processes. Workflow feature enforces standardization, task assignment and the automation of common manual tasks. 

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SADAD Payment System

SADAD Payment System is a mobile solution for the Bahraini market that lets people make bill payments and other transfers on their phone. The application has a two-step security system, an intuitive interface and lets users conduct all the payments as SADAD’s terminals. Besides conducting payments, the solution also allows retrieving account balances and credit amounts.

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Software Development for Language Service Provider

“They have a good attitude and they communicate openly.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SoftTeco supplied a team of developers for a software company working on a mobile app. The team conducted a code review and utilized C# and .NET to meet project requirements.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Head of Software Development, itl AG
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After another development company failed to meet project requirements, SoftTeco acted quickly to bring everything up to speed. The quality of their work is excellent, and the solution can now be tested. They built a strong partnership and they continue to work together.

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 head of software development at a software development company. I bring in additional developers when needed. I train our developers and select the technologies that we use. I select the development methodologies and organize the teams.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SoftTeco?

We worked with another company in which we didn’t get the results we expected; we were behind schedule and the quality was lacking. The mobile web apps were slow loading and wouldn’t respond quickly. We didn’t have enough developers in-house for the project. We needed to find a company to help us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We first added two developers and they were awesome. They asked the right questions and had the right knowledge needed for C# and .NET. They helped us bring the software to the next level. We then added more developers for the web development side as well. They rescued the web project within three months.

With the web development, they did everything. The first thing was to make a code review to check how they know their stuff and how they approach the project. Then they came up with a solution for the project. They shared their impression of the architecture, code design, coding rules, and how it’s implemented. They provided the correct people who could do this which was really great. The provided us with insights on how they’d approach the solution, what the solution is, what the benefits are, what the costs are, and how long it will take.

What is the team composition?

We started with two developers and have added more.

How did you come to work with SoftTeco?

We found them at a conference. They shared with us what they’re capable of and what they’ve done. It sounded good to us and we had more discussions. They provided a CV and we could take a look at it but with our bad experience with our previous provider, we did some coding assignments and tests. They passed those tests very good. We made programming assignments that they cannot do in the expected timeframe and we wanted to see how they behave with such a hard task. They had exceptional good behavior like we wanted. We really happy how it went. I then flew over to Belarus at their headquarters. I was very welcomed. We talked about our product.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent €50,000 (approximately $57,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2020 and the work is ongoing.

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

Custom App Rebuild for Mobile Fitness Platform

"All in all, I was very happy and wouldn't change anything."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

SoftTeco was hired by a mobile fitness platform to rebuild their application. The team was responsible for developing the React Native app and integrating it with an API.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tel Aviv, Israel
Alon Ohad
CTO, GUDU Fitness LTD
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though unforeseen circumstances have left this project temporarily on hold, the internal team is eager to get back to work with SoftTeco. Their developers are flexible, extremely flexible, and talented.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the CTO at GUDU Fitness LTD. We created an App that is aimed to eliminate the need for people who want to go to a gym, to have a subscription. We offer a one time entree without the hustle.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SoftTeco?

We needed a development team that will rewrite our app, provide a scalable API and /devOps infrastructure that includes CI/CD to allow a fast moving development.

What were your goals for this project?

Rebuild our App from scratch. Make it better!

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We interview some companies. Softteco had good references, and we had good chemistry.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

I managed the team, having daily meetings but most of the work was done by the team members. They created the new App (ReactNative) which was connected to an API written in Node. Data was stored in MariaDB. All server side resources are handled with Kubernetece.

What was the team composition?

  • App engineers (2)
  • FullStack engineers (2)
  • QA (1)
  • DevOps (1)
RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was on a path to be very successful. We nearly completed all tasks. We had a working CI/CD in place. The Coronavirus forced us to put this project on hold for now, but I still value the work done by Softteco and believe that having a normal continuation we could have completed phase 1 as planned.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I was very happy working with Softteco. They provided a very good product and were very open to our needs. I put in the technical requirements and softteco dealt with implementation. I had seniors to talk to if there was an issue.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are open to changing circumstances. Their team is very professional. They were able to provide a good replacement when there was an employee that wasn't a good fit for us. AND, they are very nice!

Are there any areas for improvement?

All in all, I was very happy and wouldn't change anything - everything was in the open and communication was excellent.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Not cheap compared to alternatives, but good outcome.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Great service. Very professional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I was happy.

IT Staff Augmentation for Startup

"Their developers acted like they were a part of our team."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SoftTeco provides continuous staff augmentation support to a smart mobility startup, assigning developers to the partner's projects. In their work, they focus primarily on Python, JavaScript, and Angular.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Israel
Shai Maron
VP R&D, Waycare
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through their commitment to professionalism and providing the best services possible to their partner, the team's work has consistently impressed the internal staff. Their willingness to put in extra time to ensure excellence accurately demonstrated their enthusiasm for performing their best.

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 VP of R&D at Waycare, a smart mobility startup. We work with large organizations like government authorities to safely manage their systems.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SoftTeco?

We needed an IT staff augmentation.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provide remote developers to assist us with IT-related needs. We interviewed a few developers and accepted three of them. Each day, we work together as a team. They use JavaScript and Angular for frontend development. For backend development, they use Python. We also use MongoDB, RabbitMQ, and Reddit. They develop various features, some of which are built from scratch. They're also in charge of bug fixes and small adjustments.

What is the team composition?

There are three developers and a data scientist assigned to our account.

How did you come to work with SoftTeco?

Someone from my company contacted them. We interviewed the developers, and they seemed skilled. That encouraged us to continue.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $100,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re highly committed and motivated, working as if they were full-time team members. Answering after hours, they worked really hard to meet the deadlines.

They helped other team members, showing a high level of professionalism. With their can-do attitude, they always deliver good products. They put the effort in to deliver against our limited timeframe.

How did SoftTeco perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate via email, phone, and Google Meet. With the account manager, we were in contact once a month for invoices. We communicated with the developers daily.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their developers acted like they were a part of our team. They even answered on the weekends, making themselves highly available. They give the best service they can, which can be rare when outsourcing. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

If they had a security certificate or certificate of compliance, that would allow us to move forward with our partnership longer into the future. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Interview the different developers until you a good match. Once you have someone on board, treat them like they’re part of the team. They should be invited to every company meeting. They need to feel like they’re part of the team and not an external resource.

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

Software Development for DevOps Application

“They hold themselves accountable and truly take ownership of the work.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SoftTeco augments full-stack front and backend development on a Microsoft SQL Server and .NET framework. They created a user-management portal in HTML5 and also developed customizable workflow admin panels.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
CTO, Developer Tools Software
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SoftTeco’s project management, dedication, and proactiveness makes them feel like a partner instead of an external resource. They were flexible and willing to scale their team to meet demands, and also provided transparency regarding internal processes. Their independence maximizes productivity.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CTO of a company working in the requirements space, providing a product focused on traditional use cases and appealing to more waterfall organizations. In the last couple of years, we’ve been focusing more on the Agile space, with a product meant to become the frontend of the modern DevOps pipelines. I oversee product development, Cloud/DevOps, and IT.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SoftTeco?

We were struggling with development capacity. We have a massive roadmap which, even with a team twice the size, would have taken us at least 2 years to deliver.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SoftTeco acts as a remote extension of our internal team, and have worked on new features for our newer product in the effort to move away from the old one.

Our stack is based on the Microsoft SQL Server and .NET on the backend. On the frontend, we use JavaScript, AngularJS 4, TouchScript, and other modern tools. They've has been working across the board, full-stack, from the database layer all the way up to the frontend, mainly on new features.

The first project was creating a new admin portal for our Agile product. In the old one, we had a Silverlight frontend, which is almost a dead technology and similar to Flash. We based the new version on HTML5/JavaScript technologies compatible with modern browsers, but didn’t have the admin functionality available in HTML5, and needed to keep using the old admin panel. SoftTeco created a user-management portal in HTML5.

They also created an admin functionality which allows users to develop their own customizable workflows for their organizations. The workflow management could only be done through the database. SoftTeco created an interface which allows users to upload, modify, and remove different workflows. As a continuation of that project, they’re now working on a graphical editor for workflows.

What is the team dynamic?

The initial team size was around 7 people, but we quickly doubled it. We currently have 15 people on the team, and will be increasing to about 20 next month. The team includes both back and frontend developers, QA people, and a project manager who acts more as a development manager and handles the entire team and much of the process. We also have a part-time business analyst who helps with requirements verification and composition.

We have an internal team lead managing their resources, despite SoftTeco having a project manager on their end as well. This reduces the chances of miscommunication, and provides them with full support from our end on figuring out how the platform works, clarifying requirements, UI/UX, etc.

How did you come to work with SoftTeco?

A friend of mine used to be the CTO of a technology company and had used SoftTeco before establishing his own presence in Belarus. I asked him for some recommendations when I needed extra capacity, and he introduced me to some of his former partners. I’ve had a lot of experience with different outsourcing options, so I didn’t really need a formal evaluation. I reached out to a few people, considered some options, and ultimately decided upon SoftTeco.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work has been almost $300,000 so far. The plan is to spend at least another $500,000 in the next 7 months.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2017, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We track the same metrics with SoftTeco that we do internally, including quality, velocity, throughput, and commit/claim ratio (they come up with a Sprint plan, and claim a certain number of closed stories within it). If the commit/claim ratio is anywhere between 90%–110%, then it’s healthy. If it’s below that, then there is something to review.

In terms of velocity and commit-to-claim, SoftTeco has been doing great work. They deliver what they promise, plan fairly accurately, and have done a good job in terms of requirements clarity and timing. They don’t become idle because our UX team didn’t provide something on time. We have hit bottlenecks, but usually it’s because of the process or some dependencies we haven’t met.

The metrics regarding code quality and number of bugs we’ve seen have been normal, and not above what our internal team produces. We’re fairly happy with SoftTeco’s work.

We’ve already shipped a number of features together, and have a significant roadmap ahead of us.

How did SoftTeco perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very experienced in this sense. When we started, we tried to impose our internal process on them, but it was counterproductive. They have their own cadence and were used to 3-week sprints, while we had 1-week iterations internally. After we figured out the best process, we gave them almost full freedom in terms of project management.

SoftTeco is integrated into our JIRA, and they have their own boards. We’ve adopted 2-week sprints on both sides. Everything is transparent, and we’re able to see where they stand at any point. They work tightly with our product management team.

We have a 30-day notice clause in our contract that allows them to easily add more people or reallocate resources if the team needs to be reduced. The flexibility, process, and quality are all there.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate their commitment. They hold themselves accountable and truly take ownership of the work despite being an external partner. It would have been easier for them to just sit and wait until something happened, but they’ve kept pushing in an aggressive and proactive manner. The sense of dedication makes them feel like a real part of our team and business.

They did an outstanding job providing a strong team with short notice, and added more resources when needed. Their team is technically strong, caring, and committed to their work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have been a bit more proactive and aggressive internally in terms of the process itself. When we tried to impose our own process on them and failed, it became clear that they had enough experience to handle things independently. They should have informed us of this from the start in order to allow for more productivity. We did finally overcome this, but it took more than a month. We were just starting the relationship and trying to figure out roles.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Clients need to be proactive in terms of the process, and formalize it at the start of the relationship. Making sure that the overall structure and expectations are presented is important. Depending on the overhead required, clients need to figure out how to retain efficiency on both sides.

They should also learn to sell themselves better and present their process so people understand that there is a mature team behind the company, and not just a bunch of developers.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a solid, stable company with the ability to tailor their resources.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve gotten more than 100% of what we paid for when trying to close certain deliverables. SoftTeco pulled all-nighters for us.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not cheap compared to others, but we get what we pay for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iPad Development for Book Publisher

"Our designers couldn't keep up with providing SoftTeco the necessary artwork because of the speed at which they worked."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

SoftTeco developed an educational iPad application for a publishing house. The team worked with pre-made designs and artwork and is currently working on iPhone and Android versions of the app.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Minsk, Belarus
Olga Batseleva
Director of Digital Marketing, Book Publisher
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product reached the top 10 of children’s free education apps on the App Store. SoftTeco provided quick delivery and great communication throughout the process. The team provides a great quality-to-cost ratio in their work and prices.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

AZ Books LLC is headquartered in Belarus, with an office in New York as well. We are a publishing house, mainly focused on children's books.

What is your position?

I am the development manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SoftTeco?

One of our initiatives is the creation of educational applications. We needed help in doing the development work.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

SoftTeco developed an educational game for the iPad, based on our designs and artwork. Their work involved converting our art and animations into a software product. Three months ago, we started working with them again on developing iPhone and Android versions of the app.

How did you come to work with SoftTeco?

We were searching for a Belarus company that could provide programming work. We wanted to work with a local provider. A friend of our project manager referred SoftTeco to us, based on his previous experience with them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The cost of the project was around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The initial project was completed in 2013, and the new development run was completed this year [2016].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our product reached the top 10 free children's educational apps within the App Store.

How did SoftTeco perform from a project management standpoint?

Their speed of deliver and communication stands out as above average.

What distinguishes SoftTeco from other providers?

SoftTeco completed their work fast, and we were satisfied. Our designers couldn't keep up with providing SoftTeco the necessary artwork because of the speed at which they worked.

Is there anything SoftTeco could have improved or done differently?

No. My team, which collaborated with SoftTeco directly, was very satisfied with the process.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We chose them again in 2015 specifically because their prices were very competitive within the market. The quality-to-cost ratio is very good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We recommend them to anyone looking for development work.

Mobile Application for Digital Job Board

"SoftTeco provided us with top-shelf service, project management, and communication and ... moved at lightning speed."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

SoftTeco duplicated an existing iOS app for Android. The team provided developers to collaborate with a QA team and use the current design, back-end, and project roadmap. The app was completed in six weeks.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
CEO, Mobile Hiring App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SoftTeco completed the project one month ahead of schedule and within budget. The team was flexible in accommodating changes and worked quickly, reviewing code and checking bugs on a constant basis. They provided creative solutions to both unexpected problems and additional analytics products.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

BlazeJobs is a technology company that provides a mobile hiring solution for the high turnover and entry-level job market. We service the hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and home health service industries. We are located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I am the CEO of BlazeJobs. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Today's hiring environment is transitioning because of technology and intergenerational management styles. We are bridging the intergenerational gap by providing a mobile, easy access tool for employers to source matched candidates quickly, and for job seekers to find available jobs near their location quickly. 

This entry-level job position market represents 40 percent of jobs in United States. We're targeting the hospitality and retail areas because of their need for a good solution because their turnover rates are as high as 60 percent.

Our technology gives these hiring managers a quick, seamless way to pre-vet candidates before they start their interview processes so that 80 percent of candidates that aren't ideal for them are washed out. The time and direct costs involved in training are lowered by using the BlazeJobs app. 

SOLUTION

I found information about SoftTeco online while searching for offshore development teams. They had many online reviews on sites like this one that helped me make a decision to start vetting them. 

Our project was a duplication of our existing iOS product into Android. We already had design, back-end support, and a roadmap for this project. SoftTeco was to provide the developers, and we had our quality assurance developer overseeing their team.

SoftTeco provided us with top-shelf service, project management, and communication, and they moved at lightning speed that worked well for our team. It took six weeks to finish the Android mobile version of the app. We were able to constantly review code and check bugs through sprints. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

SoftTeco fulfilled all of their promises to us. They finished the project one month ahead of our original estimated timeline and stayed within the budget. They were flexible when it came to some changes that were still within scope, and they worked diligently to provide solutions to problems we had not expected.

We did add a piece to the project within our analytics dashboard, and they came up with the product solution within their team, presented to us, and executed the final product. This out-of-the-box thinking separates them from most offshore teams and, to me, makes them much more valuable than just a development partner. 

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

iOS Development for Video Monitoring Startup

"We are satisfied. The developer we have is responsible, he takes the initiative on things, and he works late."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

SoftTeco works in conjunction with an in-house development team. They provide one developer who is an iOS specialist and interacts as a member of the team on an ongoing basis.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Founder, Video Monitoring Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The SoftTeco developer tends to underestimate project timelines, but is responsible, takes initiative, and does what needs to be done to get the project to completion, providing high-quality work compared to other development firms.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SoftTeco?

We use SoftTeco as another team member for the iOS development team. We have two outsourced companies we work with, both in Belarus. At some point, we needed more iOS experts, which the other company couldn't provide. We've been working with SoftTeco for a little more than a year.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

We brought in someone from SoftTeco, who is essentially another team member. From our perspective, since we're remote, our person at SoftTeco is like any other developer. We use only one person from them, and have a project manager at the other outsource company. The SoftTeco developer interacts with the rest of the team.

In handling our outsourcing, we handle the design and architecture internally, and give it over to the developers. They have feedback in that process, but, at the end of the day the decisions are ours, and so is day to day management.

How did you come to work with SoftTeco?

We've been working with the other company for quite a while, and it turned out that they themselves would sub-contract people from SoftTeco from time to time. I wouldn't say it's a close community, but it's definitely a community over there; so, when we needed people, SoftTeco was the place to go.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

We have spent between $50,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

It's ongoing for a year.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

I don’t really have any metrics to share. We did a soft launch on a small scale of 100 users and we're working with some issues on that. All the issues we found are overall design ones. There were implementation bugs, but nothing that I could attribute to one person in particular.

How did SoftTeco perform from a project management standpoint?

We are satisfied. The developer we have is responsible, he takes the initiative on things, and he works late. I don't actually review the code he writes; we have another person more familiar with iOS that does that. I trust the iOS team to keep each other in line. Generally, his results are clean, and when something is not quite right and we have to revisit or refactor something, he's happy to do it.

What distinguishes SoftTeco from other providers?

I've only ever worked with three or four outsourced organizations, and two of them were outsourcing for a client of ours. I would say that SoftTeco, and the other companies in Belarus that we work with are all high-quality, relative to others I've worked with. I can't say that they're the best but when I've looked for new people, I never felt the need to look outside of these organizations.

Is there anything SoftTeco could have improved or done differently?

There were a couple of times when I wished our developer would have dived in a little deeper, but that's true for every other developer I've worked with. It was true for me, when I was a developer.

I've never used them for management or design. They're really a body-shop for us, so I don't have any experience on the other end. Other than that, I'm quite pleased with his responsiveness and his level of engagement with the project.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    He does tend to over-estimate how quick he'll get things done, but not worse than anyone else I've worked with.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Very likely.

Development Projects for IT Agency

"I recommend them. Out of every ten requests I have, I’ll send eight of them to SoftTeco.​​​​​​"

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

SoftTeco partners with a software development company on multiple projects to build mobile apps. Most recently, the team worked on design and development of a global documentation system.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Business Development Manager, IT Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SoftTeco is responsive, reliable, and flexible. The team pleases clients and solves problems quickly. They specialize in mobile and CRM apps and provide good quality for the price. They also have valuable experience in the banking and telecom industries.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My company is a software development company. It’s an American company, but I am running our business in Canada.

What is your position?

I’m the business development manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SoftTeco?

They are our partners and we are working with them to build mobile applications. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

They’ve worked on mobile app development projects. We’ve done quite a few with them. The most recent one is a global system for documentation and similar projects, which we are now testing in North America. They did the development and design for us, and our customers are happy with them.

How did you come to work with SoftTeco?

We used to know their leaders for a couple of years, and we have had no problems with them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The projects average over $10,000 but less than $200,000. This year we will have a higher budget for the work. 

What is the status of this engagement?

This work is completely ongoing with no plans to stop.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

They’re great; responsive, reliable, and flexible. If our clients are happy, we’re happy. When I have questions, they can solve them quickly.

How did SoftTeco perform from a project management standpoint?

We don’t have any problems with timelines.

What distinguishes SoftTeco from other providers?

They are specialized in mobile and CRM [customer relationship management] applications. We have companies that work only with Salesforce, for example, and we rely on SoftTeco’s expertise. Maybe they’re not the best, but their price and quality is awesome. They have a lot of experience in the banking and telecom industries as well.

Is there anything SoftTeco could have improved or done differently?

I share their contact information with companies that need help. They don’t have a representative in the States, but they always have someone available for support. I’m happy with SoftTeco. We have a few companies who are involved with us for development, and we share the projects with them. Mostly we send the projects to SoftTeco.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If we have projects, and the customer needs help with mobile, I recommend them. Out of every ten requests I have, I’ll send eight of them to SoftTeco.

Software Development for Swedish Development Firm

"They are great engineers. If you give SoftTeco a problem, they give you a solution."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

The SoftTeco team supplements in-house staff to develop software and perform design work for business in an ongoing relationship that has lasted over 6 years.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Israel
Co-Founder, Swedish Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team provides high-quality resources for a reasonable price and has joined the in-house team as long-term partners. One of SoftTeco’s projects has been very popular within Israel and created an increase in revenue. The team has worked hard from a marketing perspective to improve each product.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a small Swedish company. We have several lines of business all related to software. Some are in the United States, some are in Sweden, and some are in Israel. We are currently working on a software product that helps startup businesses in Israel. I am in the Israel office and manage the work on this product, which is quite popular domestically in 2015.

What is your position and responsibilities?

I am one of the cofounders.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SoftTeco?

We use four SoftTeco people as members of our team, so its outsourced staff work. They do 99 percent software development work for us.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

They not only do software development, but they also do some design work as well in small amounts.

How did you come to work with SoftTeco?

Mostly by accident. We saw the need, and they approached us. We said that we'd be in Moscow at a certain time and if they would like to meet with us and talk, they were welcome. They came, and we liked them. We felt they were people we should work with, so within a week we had them on our staff.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Monthly fees are generally $3,000 to $5,000. They are great. For this price, you receive high quality and fantastic resources.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have worked with them for six or seven years. We put them on our staff, so they work like members of our team. For us, it is much more convenient because we can easily upgrade and downgrade our staff on a need basis. Of the four people we have right now, two have been with us for five years and the other two for more than three years. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

It's hard to give metrics but the length and scope of work speaks to the success. As I mentioned, they have worked on a very popular software product in Israel that has been very profitable for my company.

What distinguishes SoftTeco from other providers?

They are great engineers. If you give SoftTeco a problem, they give you a solution. What they don't give you is a problem to be solved. Out of their four people, only one needed to be encouraged to do better occasionally. One thing that is part of their company culture is continuous fighting, which took some getting used to. However, if you gave them a job that needed to be done with high quality, they would do it as soon as possible.

My business approach and my partner's business approach is good, but we're not so good in marketing, Our products look great, are extremely convenient, and they help you but, for marketing, you need to be creative. So, they are always thinking about how to do things better from a marketing perspective currently which is an improvement and unique.

Is there anything SoftTeco could have improved or done differently?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    If they were not on time, it was my fault, not theirs.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Initially it was reasonable, but not cheap. Now, I think I pay what is more than reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I don't believe in perfection...
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    In regard to their software development, I can highly recommend them. They are quality people, and have a very good work ethic as a team.

Mobile App Development for Mobile Directory

"SoftTeco is the best development firm I've ever worked with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SoftTeco developed a complex mobile app for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry operating systems. The app included GPS, voice recognition, direct calling, advertising, and coupon functionalities.

The Reviewer
 
Middle East
Mobile App Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SoftTeco's high-quality development work in mobile and server software has led directly to the app's success, including a prestigious award for best software. The beta version of the app has had 150,000 downloads and positive user feedback. The team is affordable and delivers quick results.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

We are a company in the Middle East focusing on sales and marketing of mobile app solutions. The companies that are listed in our app pay us to advertise.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

Our company needed a solution that would help consumers find locations for businesses in the Middle East Region. We also requested mobile advertisement and coupons to be included into the mobile solution.

SOLUTION

SoftTeco worked on a mobile app for Android, iOS and the Blackberry operating system. They were selected because of their record of high-quality development of mobile and server software, and their strong pricing and delivery schedules. 

The application was complex because it included GPS and voice recognition features. The app also has a phone icon allowing users to call companies directly.

The main development work was completed in early 2015, but feature enhancement work is ongoing. We still cooperate with SoftTeco to improve the product.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

SoftTeco is the best development firm I've ever worked with. We launched the beta version of the application in Saudi Arabia and had 150,000 downloads. User feedback was very strong. The application won an award in Barcelona, Spain, for having the best software. None of this success would have been possible without SoftTeco.

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
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Minsk City Executive Committee
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Belarus
Id
191011692
Date of Formation
Apr 3, 2008
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
13
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.8
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
July 13, 2020