Pioneers of web application development since 2000

Software Associates started as a venture offering web development services, specifically building e-commerce portals, social media websites, intranets and extranets. Our portfolio has increased and we have added web application testing,  Android app development and online marketing services to our list of offerings.

We follow the associate model, building trusted business partnerships with web design firms, media and advertising agencies, and small & medium sized IT firms. We bring to our associates some of the best practices in the industry, a decade of project handling expertise, cross cultural understanding, and access to some of the sharpest brains in the IT industry. Our vision is to be the preferred business partners for our associates worldwide and not just another technology vendor. Ethics, Innovation, and performance are the cornerstone of our venture which has helped us grow from a team of 4 resources in 1999 to 100+ strong talented pool.

We have successfully completed more than 1000 projects for individuals and small & mid sized organizations and have client presence in 12 countries across the globe with major focus on US (New York, Boston, Seattle) United Kingdom (London, Manchester, Brighton and Leicester) and Singapore.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1991
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Calicut, India
headquarters
  • Software Associates “Mascot”, Zilla Bunglow Road, Nadakkavu
    Calicut , KL 673011
    India
other locations
  • Ripples IoT PTE. LTD, 60 Paya Lebar Road, #04-57, Paya Lebar Square
    Singapore 409051
    Singapore

Portfolio

Key clients: 

MasterCard, HP, Microsoft, Asia-Pacific Breweries, CBRE, Henkel, Lenovo, Epson, ZF Windpower, Gyro Communications, Harting, Connexa, World Architecture News

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Marketing Asset Management Platform

Based in Singapore, Asia-Pacific Breweries who controls 45 breweries were facing challenges in:

§Implementing Brand Standards across different markets, ensuring consistency. §Automating and streamlining coordination between design agencies and APB's operating companies worldwide. §Managing the maintenance and distribution of its marketing collaterals, for each of its brands.

Solution :

Built a dynamic, brand specific, and intuitive user interface which enabled users to use the system with ease

 

•A Cloud based tool to access artworks and request for changes •A Desktop Application to be used in the marketing office to automate the approval cycle.

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Mastercard e-marketing

Mastercard needed a new, easy to use platform to share 1,000’s of exclusive offers with their partner banks across APAC. They also wanted to support banks in creating their own digital marketing campaigns, including the creation of pre-approved email campaigns directly within the platform

 

Solution :

 

A platform that reveals the offers available including fast offer asset download, campaign

creation and Mastercard approval

 

Ability to quickly create and send joint branded, Mastercard pre-approved email campaigns 

 

A widget that easily allowed issuing banks to promote MasterCard offers on their own websites

 

Created a dashboard on Google Analytics using Google Data Studio for visualisation of viewer statistics

 

Programmed an API to automatically transfer the offers to our application and generate a detailed report about the offers. 

 

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Cloud based device management platform

Client Profile

Our client is a manufacturer and distributor of remote and industrial energy products as well as an integrator of IIoT products. They supply solar power systems (CESP Systems) to their customers for a wide range of applications.

 

 

Requirement

Requirement was to develop a web based platform for user management, device management, data visualization and ecommerce

integration.

 

 

Solution

The cloud based web solution (B2C) that our team delivered enables our client to provide a device management platform to the end users. The end customers can register their device on the web platform and make use of multiple features like User Management, Device Management, Device dashboard for visualization, Alerting and Notifications during anomalies. The accumulated data can also be used for advanced analytics to improve the hardware efficiency and performance in future.

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IoT Dashboard for Building Automation

Client Profile

Our client is specialized in system integration for building automation systems. They are a forward thinking building and energy management company.

 

 

Requirement

They approached us to create a SaaS web application to remotely manage building automation controllers deployed in client sites. The SaaS  application would be used for both reading data from the sensors and

triggering the actuators connected to Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC).

 

Solution

 

We developed a SaaS application in a multi-tenant architecture using Node.js in the server side and MongoDB as the database

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Gas Detection System

Build a gas detection system in multi-storeyed buildings and be able to track the leakage of gas if any, to the floor of occurrence. The system consisted of micro-controller units (MCU), gas detection sensors, RF modules, a web application, and a mobile application. The hardware combination of the MCU, gas sensors and the RF modules were considered end nodes/repeaters. They were deployed on every floor of the buildings.

The data collected from each end node/repeater was transmitted via Radio Frequency and then pushed to ThingsBoard IoT Platform.

 

 

Solution

The web application encompassed functions to monitor and manage sensor values, details of the location/position of the sensor, and sending SMS/E-mail alerts. The mobile application was developed as the user interface to view and manage sensor data.

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Web Interface to contro Thermal Cycler

Client Profile

The Client is a manufacturer of biotechnological products.

 

 

 

Requirement

Develop a web interface to control a thermal cycler. The web application should be able to create a new program, save and delete programs. The creation of a program is a six-step process. At every step, the required temperature of the thermal cycler needs to be configured

according to the polymers used.

 


Solution
We developed a web interface that enabled the client to adjust the temperature of thermal cyclers according to the polymers used. It can stop, pause and resume the thermal cycler’s operation. The interface is programmed to facilitate the addition and deletion of steps in the process. Saved programs can be stored for future use.

 

 

 

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Virtual Maintenance Contracts Platform

Client Profile

The client is a compressor manufacturer.

 

 

 

Requirement

Develop a virtual maintenance contracts platform. They had a gateway which used Modbus to communicate with their devices. The data coming from the devices were to be pushed to their cloud platform where it could be visualized. They also required their devices to be optimized for data usage by setting

necessary thresholds.

 

 

 

Solution

We developed the platform as a web application and used existing NODE-RED nodes to integrate the devices with the web application.

 

 

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Smart Water Heater

Client Profile

The Client is a global leader in heater manufacturing

 

 

 

Requirement

Integrate controls into the heater, and provide remote control, monitoring, and notifications through internet connectivity.

 

 

 

Solution

We developed a web application to to control and maintain the exhaust temperature of the heater at the desired level as

defined. There is a heater in place, which is to be controlled so as to maintain air exhaust at the desired temperature. The setpoint (of temperature and other parameters ) can be defined in the web application. The user can monitor and control all parameters from the web application.

 

 

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News Portal Development

Client: World Architecture News, UK

Developed the news portals that helped the client to broadcast the latest news, job postings, tenders, events and blogs and announce awards pertaining to the architecture industry. A jobs scrapping engine and Subscription features were added.

Reviews

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System Dev & Maintenance for Software Company

"The code rewrite allowed me to present a professionally designed and functioning site..."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Software Associates provided outsourced software development. They rebuilt the code, enhanced systems, and integrated third-party apps. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
President & CEO, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Software Associates successfully built a professional website. The site appealed to potential clients and grew the business massively. Communication and management were very effective and prompt. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

For over twenty years, we have been entrusted by Fortune 500 companies and respected trade associations to provide customized software, services and innovative technology solutions for PAC engagement. I am the President & CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Associates?

Complete rebuild of site and continual enhancement and improvements of system functionality.

What were your goals for this project?

The solution had to completely rewrite the code and then provide continuing enhancements, custom development and increase system functionality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

This vendor was brought to my attention by an individual within the software development industry who indicated he had a developer with significant experience at a reasonable price.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Initially, complete code rebuild.Upon completion, continuing system enhancements such as improved event search, RSVP response, 3rd party integration and numerous custom development activities.

What was the team composition?

We had a project manager with one developer who was consistent throughout the project. This arrangement was beneficial in that it provided consistency throughout the initial stages and in the on-going custom development. Having someone who rewrote the code and understood the system functionality was important moving forward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The code rewrite allowed me to present a professionally designed and functioning site toward existing and any potential clients. This allowed me to grow the business from just a few clients to over 90 today.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I communicated directly with the developer. I appreciated this arrangement in that any specific ideas I had in mind I was able to communicate directly with the individual writing the code. It was very effective. If I felt the project manager needed to engage, I was able to reach out to him and was always responded to promptly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their responsiveness and ability to deliver.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I would suggest you be very precise in what you are requesting. Sometimes I would assume they understood what I was communicating and soon realized I had to be very specific in what I was asking to be done.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The switch from the initial developer to a new one created issue with respect to an understanding of the codes history
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Media Management Platform Dev for Marketing Agency

"Software Associates' strengths lie in quality project management..."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Software Associates built a custom media management platform. Working as an offshore team, they used an initial UI/UX design and wireframes to build out the system with numerous functionalities. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Singapore
John Millward
Technical Services Director, Gyro Communications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Software Associates' solution was adopted by the client. Hundreds of media campaigns have been delivered through the platform. Their developers were very dedicated. While offshore development had some communication issues, their team had high-quality project management and were always responsive. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

B2B Marketing Agency (Part of the Densu Aegis Network)

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Associates?

Custom Software Developement

What were your goals for this project?

To design, deliver and maintain a 100% custom built media management platform for a global commercial property brand

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We have 10 year partnership arrangement with them to handle all our custom development needs. However, a RFP must still be submitted by at least 3 different vendors for every large project we are responsible for. In this case Software Associates provided the best response to the RFP.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

The overall design of the system was based on a previous system that could no longer be used. We took the basic design of the old system and made improvements where ever possible. We were responsible for the initial UI/UX and logic of the system and worked closely with a System Analyst in Software Associates on detailed functional design.

We provided functional specifications and wireframes for every element of the system then worked closely with SA to ensure best approach from a technical point of view. The whole system was built over a 2 year period, with regular releases through the build period until all the required functionality was completed. During build there were 3 different tracks. 1 for the build itself, 1 for enhancements to releases already pushed live and 1 for general support/maintenance of the live system.

What was the team composition?

The project team consists of 10 full-time resources. 1 x Project director, 1 x System Analyst, 1 x front-end designer & UX, 2 x IT project mgr, 4 x developers, 1 x Quality Insurance / Tester.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

100% of all the client's media campaigns are now managed through the platform. Hundred's of media campaigns are created and delivered on the platform every month with multi-millions spent on media each year since 2018.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Being an off-shore partnership, communications / language barrier can be a challenge at times. We used Jira & Teamwork project management tools to keep everything on track this worked well. Software Associates' strengths lie in quality project management who are always responsive and maintain good compliance with deadlines proposed. We have tried to work with other similar companies in the past, but none have delivered the same consistent value and some have been a total disaster!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Responsiveness, integrity and ability to keep to meet jointly agreed deadlines.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Sometimes when they are stuck on a problem, we don't get feedback or status updates and need to chase issues. Often when there are gaps in the design, they make assumptions to fill the gaps without sharing their solutions with us and this can lead to wasted time/effort. Quality control and testing sometimes falls short.

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

Website Backend & Database Dev for Architect News Site

"We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

As the main technology partner for an architect news site, Software Associates builds web-based services to spread information. They've built a website, a database, and are working on an AI project.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Brighton, United Kingdom
Michael Hammond
Editor in Chief, Built Environment Media ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Software Associates takes a central role in keeping the platform running. They work effectively and offer reliable support.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We supply news and information to leading architects around the world

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Software Associates?

SA have been our technology partner since 2005

What were your goals for this project?

Since 2005 we have had numerous projects with their own goals.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

By chance through an email at the right moment.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

SA have built all our web based services for world architecture news, WAN AWARDS, tenderstream.com from our first website to our Ai project Developer Insight which is yet to be launched

What was the team composition?

It has varied over the years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Very effective

What did you find most impressive about this company?

reliability

Are there any areas for improvement?

no, we are very with the service provided

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