Make IT Happen

Your digital product isn’t just a database, an interface, and pieces of code. They are your business, your brand, and your future wrapped together into a package of value.

We are here to deliver incredible mobile and web solutions, on time and within budget. We've been doing this for years, and we hope you’re the next success story.

Area of Expertise

  1. Testing ideas, concepts, or technology with a prototype.
  2. Building a Minimal Viable Product (MVP).
  3. Automating existing workflows in your organization.

Release Early, Release Often Defines Our Mentality

Most of the work can be completed between 1 and 12 weeks. We employ agile development techniques to quote time and complexity. We like to take products to the market quickly, get feedback from live users, and iterate quick again.

Long Lasting Partnership With Clients Across The World

Soluntech prides itself for creating long lasting partnership with companies to help them realize and develop their product goals. Support from the Soluntech is always available to make sure the product is launched, the way it meant to be.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Newark, DE
headquarters
  • 2035 Sunset Lake Road, Suite B-2
    Newark, DE 19702
    United States
other locations
  • Via 40 # 73 - 290. Centro Empresarial Mix 40. Oficina 414.
    Barranquilla, ATL 280001
    Colombia

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP: US law firm, with approximately 300 attorneys in ten offices.
  • First American Financial Corporation:  US financial services company and is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services 
  • Red Strategy Group: U.S. consultants with more than 200 clients in size from $10 million to $2+ billion in revenue.
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ESA Standards

ESA Standards is a web application that tracks students performance whilst in primary and high school. Using ESA, teachers can create classrooms, add students to classrooms, and set and assigment to a classroom. Parents and teachers can verify students performance with visual graphical tools.

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Cloud Console

Soluntech's Cloud Console is a web application for managing AWS EC2 service. Using technologies PHP, MySQL, running in Linux Ubuntu server, this app allows AWS users to configure dates and time for automatic start, restart, and stop EC2 servers.

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Playbook

Playbook is a web and mobile app, developed for renowned lawyers firm in the US. The app serves as internal directory for more than 300 strong attorneys. Using Playbook, any attorney can find another attorney searching by area of expertise.

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Go Input

Go Input is a web application that automates order taking and service delivery workflows for companies within the logistic sector. It generates graphical reports, and statistics about how the business is doing.

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Pilotos Mobile

Pilotos is a publicly available mobile and web app for general information about vessels visiting the port of Barranquilla. The mobile app runs PhoneGap, and the database is built in MySQL. The mobile app can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple Store.

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Certified True Copy Canada

A web app that allows Canadian Citizens to generate certified copy documents online. The app was built in Knack and the interface is rendered within a WordPress template.

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Head Hunters

A web app to manage the recruitment process for a renowned head hunter business. Employees can manage the whole process from searching for candidates up to issuing invoices. The app was built in Node.js and MongoDB running in a rock solid Linux platform in AWS. 

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E-Citofono

A community web application to facilitate the interaction between residents in a neighborhood. This project involved a web application and a professional looking front-end. Developed in Node.JS and MongoDB, it runs in AWS.

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RED METHODS

Red Methods, is a project tracking and collaboration tool with a web and mobile interface. The solution provides administrators the capability of configuring key milestones for the company and for employees. Employees can update their personal indicators from a mobile device. 

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Equipment Rentals

This a web app built for managing reservations, and availability of equipments for rent. Built entirely in Knack, it was customised with JavaScript code to match the exact business needs. The project was completed in 4 weeks.

 

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eLinq

Elinq, a social network for students, is a web app which features real-time messaging and notifications, a wall for posting topics and comments from peers, and selection of topics to follow. Built in Node.JS, Ember, MongoDB, runs in Ubuntu/Linux with Nginx web serve

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Software Development for IT Management Company

"They have a quick turnaround, good developer resources, and their eyes on the ball."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SOLUNTECH developed custom software for an IT management services company. The team built the solution off of user stories, system description, prototype, and screenshots from the client.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Egil Helland
CEO, Dynamic
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the development is ongoing, the internal team is pleased with the engagement so far. SOLUNTECH is driven and focused, establishing a seamless workflow. The team goes above and beyond to provide quality results in a timely manner.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Dynamic delivers IT management services (IT management for hire), project management and IS advisory services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SOLUNTECH?

Develop a coherent solution for some of our IT Management tools that we need/use.

What were your goals for this project?

Make a single solution that can be used by all of our clients with a good enough user interface

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Direct contact after Knackcon 19

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Provided documentation in form of user stories, system description, prototype, screenshots etc.

What was the team composition?

2 from our side, various people on Soluntech side, mostly one PM and one programmer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Not yet completed

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Weekly meetings, recording using Zoom used for reference/lookup in the coming week by programmer. Slack for discussion/files. Has been rather effective, but hard to track (on our end) what parts are delivered and not (we would normally use Teamwork Projects on our end to structure that part).

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They have a quick turnaround, good developer resources, and their eyes on the ball.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Could benefit from having a bit more structure to the ongoing tasks, track user stories or development tasks e.g. using kanban board in a suitable app (Teamwork Projects, Jira, Asana...), just to have a better overview of outstanding and delivered tasks.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Flexible and easy to work with
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Solid
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Product Database Dev for Global Alcoholic Beverage Importer

"It seems these guys love to solve any challenge I give them and have yet to fail to find a solution."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

In an ongoing project, SOLUNTECH developed an online product database for a global alcoholic beverage importer. The database was designed in the Knack platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Las Vegas, Nevada
Bill Campbell
Partner Operations, Glass Revolution Imports
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SOLUNTECH has developed something that is one of a kind and is the backbone of the client's sales efforts. The team is very responsive and uses communication tools to keep in contact. They're interactive, which has made a huge difference in the development process, and very friendly.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We import Alcoholic Beverages from around the world. I am a partner in charge of operations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SOLUNTECH?

To build online Product Database with very specific customization for our industry and our own needs.

What were your goals for this project?

Cost effective. User friendly. Flexibility to evolve platform as we moved along.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Preferred vendor by Knack on the Knack website. Also research 6 companies and interviewed several potentials before deciding on Soluntech.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

I have worked with them to develop our Product Database. I did the initial design myself of the basic database using the Knack Platform. After defining the basic platform I realized I needed the expertise that Soluntech could provide... especially 1) In depth understanding of the capabilities of Knack and 2) the ability to Code for advanced features and functions.

What was the team composition?

Soluntech provides a Project manager and then uses different programmers depending on the task required. I have one main programmer assigned to me.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our platform is used with public, industry and customers. The feedback is that there is nothing in our industry like it. We are now using it to form the backbone of our sales efforts. Our internal team loves it. Using myself, Knack and Soluntech I believe we have developed an industry leading platform for 25% of what it might have cost with more traditional solutions.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We used their Slack platform and they are very very responsive. We have used google sheets as well to manage more detailed to do lists. My programmer is always in the meetings so he interacts with me directly and that for me is #1 critical and has made a huge difference in advancing development.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The people. They are friendly, work hard at listening to the requirements, understanding my industry and then providing options and solutions. Frankly as recently as this week I commented to my programmer that his work on a very complex feature was nothing short of STUNNING. And he developed it quickly with far less input from me than I would have initially expected. It's brilliant! I had expected it to take weeks to evolve properly and it literally was 1.5 weeks including going back and forth. It seems these guys love to solve any challenge I give them and have yet to fail to find a solution for every request.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I don't find Slack to be a good overall project management platform... thou I love it for instant communications on specific issues, but it has not stopped us from achieving our goals.

5.0
Overall Score Amazing!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always seem to be able to find time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    buy the right package and it's cost effective.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They have simply been amazing to work with. Responsive, intelligent, they understand things quickly and then get it done.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100% recommended

Internal System Dev for Real Estate Brockerage

"They're always suggesting better ways to achieve an end result, even if it means less billable hours for them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SOLUNTECH provides coding development services for a real estate brokerage. They coded custom APIs and worked with external vendors to get them running and customized search functions.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Executive Assistant, Real Estate Brockerage
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SOLUNTECH's work has allowed the client to implement a system that significantly reduces the amount of human labor needed for manual updates. Remaining available, the team is always willing to schedule meetings when needed. Their communication is clear and concise.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a real estate brokerage, I work with the CEO on internal special projects

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SOLUNTECH?

Coding development

What were your goals for this project?

Code features that are not currently available via the platform we are using

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Reviews from Knack

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They coded custom APIs, worked with those external vendors in detail to get the APIs up and running. They also customized search functions with in the product as well as custom visualized charts.

What was the team composition?

We have a great project manager and two coders, with additional resources as needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It has allowed us to implement a system that greatly reduces the amount of human labor needed in manual updates.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

I always have a main contact of my project manager, with occasional direct interaction with one of the coders, usually a quick conversation clarifying a functional detail. Communication is via Slack with Google Hangout meetings as needed for further explanation and screen sharing for clarification. When this is needed, the team is always able to schedule a meeting within 24 business hours, and often the same day. The coders are always very realistic with timelines for product features to be developed and tested, and furthermore always tested all coding before implementing it. I have never experienced a language barrier, and we are in the same time zone, but I know that if I were not, time changes would be accommodated, as my project manager always clarified what time zone we were scheduled in. For example, when sending a meeting confirmation he would Say along the lines for "Confirming meeting for tomorrow at 3pm CST"

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're always suggesting better ways to achieve an end result, even if it means less billable hours for them. Quick efficient communication, often times they were waiting on me for a response, and never the other way around.

Are there any areas for improvement?

nope

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Always efficient and honest about the process
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI/UX & Web Design for IT Company

"Their capacity to listen and understand our needs was great."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

SOLUNTECH was responsible for extracting data from an IT company's Knack database and delivering a platform. They coded in Javascript and CSS to design a solution and integrated into a pre-existing app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
CEO, TheGoodRegister
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SOLUNTECH's work has received great feedback from customers. The module they developed has had a significant business impact and is now critical to the client's operations. The team demonstrated their ability to listen to and understand the client's unique needs. Their workflow was also effective.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Company is proposing a smart and easy to use Web platform for building's operation. I am responsible for the Product dev.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SOLUNTECH?

We hire Soluntech to make complex UI design for our Stackin Plan Web Page

What were your goals for this project?

We had to create an online Plan on the fly, taking data from our Knack Database.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We hired them based on their similar project Experiences with Knack.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Javascript / CSS on the user side was the proposed solution. They supervised every design detail from A to Z and made the complete solution embeded into our app.

What was the team composition?

A project leader and 2 developpers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As of today, we are receiving great feedback from our customers. This module is a game changer and make our solution a MUST in the building management market.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Very effective, weekly meeting and peer reviews.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their capacity to listen and understand our needs was great.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Be more responsive . In some case we had to try a couple of times to reach the programers. But we understand their busy schedule.

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

App Upgrades for SaaS Platform

"We have a dedicated project manager."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2019 - June 2020
Project summary: 

SOLUNTECH provided UI/UX design, JavaScript development, and e-commerce solutions for a SaaS platform. Their team specialized in Knack programming and API integration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Kurt Cooper
CEO, Head of Security LLC
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SOLUNTECH built a strong and appealing solution with added functionalities. Responsive, knowledgeable, and transparent, their work was much appreciated. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CEO of Head of Security. Our SaaS platform, HS3, enables physical security agencies to fulfill their client’s service requests more effectively and efficiently. HS3 also enables agencies to source security talent directly from Head of Security’s pool of security agents in the HS3 Agent Database.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire SOLUNTECH?

I built the first version of HS3 in an online database called Knack in order to reduce and streamline our manual processes. After 2+ years of using the Knack app I built and growing our business with that version it was time to automate and upgrade our business model in order to be more hands off. So, I submitted a project request to Knack. Soluntech was in their list of certified Knack builders, so they reached out with a proposal to upgrade our current Knack app and implement the business logic, which is the project they are working on today.

What were your goals for this project?

Take the Knack app I built and upgrade it with: - Beautiful UI/UX - Business logic - JavaScript and other programming languages - E-commerce to incorporate our new subscription options and transaction model And many other upgrades.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I chose Soluntech because they specialize in Knack, but also have a great track record of success and a team dedicated to producing excellent results.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

- Interface improvements with UI design - Automation where needed with JavaScript those places where there's manual intervention needed. - Integrate with Stripe Connect API - Integrate with Upwire API - New features on existing user roles

What was the team composition?

We have a dedicated project manager (Fernando), lead developer and a designer assigned to our project with additional developers and designer if needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The Knack app I built essentially looked just like an upgraded version of an Excel spreadsheet. What Soluntech is doing is making that Excel spreadsheet not just look prettier, but they are giving much more functionality and business logic, which will enable huge amounts of growth for us.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We met with Alejandro, the owner of Soluntech, who was great. He then paired us up with Fernando who is also great. Fernando has been leading the charge behind this project to make sure we are all on the same and expectations are set.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Quite frankly, their talent and pricing is very competitive. They are very responsive, very knowledgeable and transparent about things they may not be as familiar with, but they find an answer. I really appreciate that kind of partnership.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No not really. I thought there may be a bit of language barrier, but that has not been an issue whatsoever.

5.0
Overall Score Keep up the great work!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very easy to schedule
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very competitive
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Our app is looking great! Night and day from where it started.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have

Application Dev for Education Analytics Company

"I had a great outsourcing experience. It was a perfect partnership."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Soluntech developed an application and analytics dashboard that helps teachers and parents track their students’' progress on different school subjects and state educational standards.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Durango, Colorado
CTO, Education Analytics Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their levels of professionalism stood out and were cited as second-to-none. They provided an overall great partnership and their team did an amazing job salvaging the project. Teachers and users were blown away by the quality of the final application.

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 chief technology officer for an education standards analytics company, founded by my wife who is a teacher and was awarded teacher of the year in Illinois. She came up with a great idea of a tool for teachers to be able to track education standards, and the like.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Soluntech?

I've been the director of education for a software company for 13 years and working in the IT industry for 35+. My challenge was converting from a cloud company that was helping us in the beginning with the development of our software. While developing the software, they made a horrible architectural mistake and wanted to charge us money to fix that mistake. I had to challenge this and I had to go to Plan B quickly, and have the development expedited.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Soluntech came in and did an amazing job and helped us pick-up the ball. We got to be in control of our application, had meetings, they had good customer support and the willingness to help quickly. I felt connected to them and the project at all times and we didn’t feel like just a number. I know when somebody’s going through the motions and I felt like they never went through the motions.

On a high-level overview, teachers are required in many states to track how their students are doing in education standards. We created a cool architecture where teachers can put in assignments, track students’ grade levels standards and more.

They used HTML, Javascript. They were very creative in helping with the design. It's an online application where teachers can sign-in and have access to a neat dashboard that helps them always know where students are at with every subject and the educational standards. We also created an interface where parents can sign in and see their child's progress as well.

What is the team dynamic?

They assigned around three to five developers from Soluntech to work on this project.

 

How did you come to work with Soluntech?

The company that we used before really came across as assertive. They were good at first glance and they seemed like a really good company. I've been in the IT industry for many years and I'm all about affirmation and doing the right thing. But if you also blow it, I think it's important for you to know it, to learn and to get that feedback too.

That company told us they can do all this and when something happened at the end, they said they would fix it but also wanted to charge us a crazy amount of money. It speaks volumes to me that this company made a mistake and didn't have the integrity to fix it, and then charge us a lot of money. I just thought that was the wrong answer to the question.

When I had to go to Plan B, I found another cloud company. They had a professional services type of network where you could actually bid your job and that's what I did. They called up and I did interviews with a few folks. I felt from the start that I could trust Soluntech to make a really amazing job and help with the development of the application for my wife's vision.

How much have you invested with Soluntech?

I think was just under $10K.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working in March 2017 and it's an ongoing collaboration.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Teachers do not do need more difficult things. They have enough to do and they need easy processes because they're busy enough. I've done some proof-of-concept demos with principals, assistant principals, and a few teachers and they were blown away by the quality of the application and how easy it was to use. We are at this stage where we're giving it to teachers so they can give us the feedback and ask for enhancements to see how it works in the trenches and we're about to launch. At first glance, the teachers and management work was just amazing.

How did Soluntech perform from a project management standpoint?

I'll give you a real life example. They had a really good infrastructure in place where I knew exactly what they were doing in the very worst case.

I actually went down to Colombia just recently in business for another company which was really great for the collaboration. I met with the president of the company and we’ve talked before on the phone, email, did a web meeting and it was an overall great collaboration. I mean, he had better English than some of my friends.

I was a little skeptical at first when I learned they were in Colombia. But as an IT person, we're all connected and thought this is going to be just fine and after talking with them for a week or so to get a feel of what the partnership was going to be like.  

What did you find most impressive about Soluntech?

I want to emphasize that we had such a good partnership. It was one of the best things that we could have done for our vision and our company. As I said, as a teacher of the year, my wife was so impressed with their professionalism.

 

Are there any areas Soluntech could improve?

There was nothing critical that I can think of.

 

5.0
Overall Score Overall, I had a great outsourcing experience. It was a perfect partnership.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met the deadline every time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I thought they were very fair and very thorough. I was pleasantly surprised. If there was ever a situation on a deliverable or quote, we talked about it and they were very flexible in that regard.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Absolute five. Their level of professionalism is second to none.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They deserve the kudos for sure.

App Development for Management Consulting Firm

"The quality of our product has been outstanding, but SOLUNTECH especially stood out in terms of responsiveness."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2016 - ongoing
Project summary: 

SOLUNTECH was hired as a broad band-aid to analyze the existing system, evaluate potential technology replacements, and develop a solution using NAC [network access control] technology, and also iOS and Android applications.​

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Matt Harris
Partner, Red Strategy Group LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of the product has been outstanding. SOLUNTECH was cited as spectacular in terms of efficiency and economy, accomplishing far more than previous providers. SOLUNTECH stood out in terms of responsiveness and the speed of resolutions for problems and feature requests.​

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

RED Strategy Group offers strategy consulting for a variety of clients from all over the world, ranging in size from 10 million to 2 and a half billion dollars in annual revenue. We have fewer than 10 employees and are based in Seattle, Washington.

I am the CEO [Chief Executive Officer] of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SOLUNTECH?

Aside from strategy development, one of our value propositions is an online system for tracking execution against strategy. Our existing SharePoint platform had been developed some time ago by a third party. We were unhappy with its performance and look-and-feel and hired another vendor for a major rewrite. After working together for more than 6 months, we came to the conclusion that the project was going to be a failure. We looked for another vendor and found SOLUNTECH.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SOLUNTECH was hired as a broad band-aid, in order to take a look at our existing system and evaluate potential technology replacements. SOLUNTECH concluded that, at least for the first few releases of the platform, NAC would be a good foundational technology. SOLUNTECH also took into consideration what should be done to our system in order to make it more powerful, compelling, and easy to use. SOLUNTECH was also in charge of the technical work which came with launching, maintaining, and updating the platform.

We worked with 3-4 resources from SOLUNTECH, based on our timesheets. Our client contact was directly through their CEO.

How did you come to work with SOLUNTECH?

I used to be a programmer a long time ago; although I didn't program on cards, I didn't miss it by much. Since that time, I've done other work and have been the CEO of 5 different technology companies. As such, I could make an evaluation of potential solutions and look at both proprietary and open-source implementations of SQL databases. I concluded that NAC was at least a possibility.

I contacted 3-4 companies from the NAC site, and SOLUNTECH was the most responsive. I had several phone conversations with their CEO and concluded that he was the right person for the job. We decided to move forward and evaluate our work along the way.

How much have you invested with SOLUNTECH?

The total cost of our project with SOLUNTECH is expected to range between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SOLUNTECH 6 months ago. The total duration will be at least 2 years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

SOLUNTECH is 3 times as far along as our prior vendors, at a third of the price. SOLUNTECH has been spectacular in terms of efficiency and economy, accomplishing far more than our previous company.

How did SOLUNTECH perform from a project management standpoint?

SOLUNTECH's estimates on timelines were always tight, and they've met or exceeded all of them. SOLUNTECH runs a very transparent project management system, notifying us about any requests entered in when the work was started for them, and when it completed. At any given time, without picking up the phone or sending an email, I will know where we stand on the project.

What did you find most impressive about SOLUNTECH?

The quality of our product has been outstanding, but SOLUNTECH especially stood out in terms of responsiveness. I've never experienced anything quite like it, throughout my collaboration with tens of vendors over the years. Most often, we have instantaneous communication over Skype, and the speed of resolution of both problems and additional feature requests has been excellent.

Are there any areas SOLUNTECH could improve?

I have nothing to say.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with SOLUNTECH?

I advise other clients not to take up all of SOLUNTECH's time. We want to use them more.

Through my experience as the CEO of a number of companies, I've been careful in establishing tight definitions of what was being built in my collaborations with other vendors. I was a little uncomfortable with SOLUNTECH's approach of building the product through iterations, in an agile way, but I encourage other clients to be open to this method. It's highly efficient and has been a factor in keeping our cost down and improving speed.

5.0
Overall Score The iterative process has worked extremely well for us. Although we hadn't anticipated it, we've launched another significant project with SOLUNTECH, as a result, for the development of an iOS and Android app.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    SOLUNTECH met or exceeded their commitment for every deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    SOLUNTECH was 3 times less expensive than our alternate vendor.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I appreciated the quality of the product, the creativity SOLUNTECH brought for improving it, and their responsiveness.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I couldn't be happier with SOLUNTECH.

Database Development for Travel Agency

"Quote."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - 2016
Project summary: 

SOLUNTECH was hired to expand and configure the agency’s Knack relational database system and also developed some JavaScript code to increase its functionality.​

The Reviewer
 
25 employees
 
London, United Kingdom
James Turner
Owner, 360 Private Travel
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work done by SOLUNTECH has been reliable and they were quick in addressing unexpected issues. There has been a decreased disruption of the system and it is excellent in terms of usability. The client would not hesitate to recommend SOLUNTECH to a friend or colleague in the future.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

360 Private Travel is a medium-sized tour operator travel agent. I am the owner and one of the directors of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SOLUNTECH?

We had an old-style reservation system which we desperately needed to update. Because of the processes involved in our business, we needed a bespoke system for the task. We initially used a relational database called Knack, and involved some of the developers of that platform for our project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SOLUNTECH expanded the first building blocks of our system. We initially worked directly with one of SOLUNTECH's principals in order to determine the primary goals of our projects. He was very hands-on, putting in many hours towards sharing information. As the project developed, more individual tasks could be given to separate developers.

SOLUNTECH helped us configure our relational database, also developed some JavaScript code.

How did you come to work with SOLUNTECH?

Knack enabled our meeting with several developers. Based on our understanding of what needed to be done, we chose to work with SOLUNTECH. They obviously had the right skills, but more importantly, understood what we needed to do.

How much have you invested with SOLUNTECH?

The total cost of our project with SOLUNTECH has been below $50,000. We are planning to spend at least $2,000 per month on an ongoing basis.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SOLUNTECH in 2015 and have an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

There are 20-25 people in our company who are using the system on a daily basis, both in the UK and Hong Kong. In the past, the platform used to be slow or non-functional. The work done by SOLUNTECH has been reliable, and the general feedback from our team is that they're generally surprised by the decreased disruption. They've had to learn a new system and way of delivering the core business documentation. The system is excellent in terms of usability, and we are able to make changes quickly.

How did SOLUNTECH perform from a project management standpoint?

Clarifications before pushing forward were always made through email and Skype. We've tracked the progress and tested any new work before releasing it to production. I can't find any faults in how SOLUNTECH delivered. The remote collaboration went well, and SOLUNTECH is fine in terms of English skills.

What did you find most impressive about SOLUNTECH?

SOLUNTECH was quick in addressing unexpected issues. Given that our livelihood rested on the system, we couldn't afford any downtime. In terms of value for money, SOLUNTECH was quite reasonable.

Are there any areas SOLUNTECH could improve?

Nothing comes to mind.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with SOLUNTECH?

I have no particular advice, but I'd have no hesitations in recommending SOLUNTECH to friends or anyone else.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There's always room for improvement, but SOLUNTECH was excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Divorce Mediation Firm

"I've worked as an IT project manager before coming to this company, and I love SOLUNTECH."

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

SOLUNTECH developed an application using NAC [network access control], a rapid database tool that can integrate with a document merging app called WebMerge and Zoho as a backend CRM [customer relationship management].

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Toronto, Ontario
Divorce Financial Specialist, Divorce the Smart Way
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SOLUNTECH was very responsive and had a professional approach to the project. They performed well and delivered the work per the requirements with only a few things to clarify or change.​

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Divorce the Smart Way is a divorce mediation organization. I am the owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SOLUNTECH?

We've used SOLUNTECH for a number of projects, with an underlying theme of moving our basic paperwork processing within the separation and divorce market into the online world and reducing costs.

We had developed an application in-house using NAC, but realized that we had taken it as far as it could be taken and that we needed some professional help.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We decided to stick with the NAC technology, which is a rapid database tool that can integrate with a document merging app called WebMerge. We also use Zoho as a backend CRM.

How did you come to work with SOLUNTECH?

We'd worked with other developers, but I wanted to find someone with NAC experience. We looked at offshore companies but liked SOLUNTECH because they were in the same time zone as us and had perfect language skills, a good work ethic, and were very professional. Often, when working with a developer, they will want to get to coding as fast as possible. I asked SOLUNTECH to first make a wireframe design for the frontend, and back-fill it from there. SOLUNTECH was very responsive and had a professional approach to our project.

How much have you invested with SOLUNTECH?

The total cost of our project was under $10,000. We had a bootstrapped approach, as part of an initiative from a university in Toronto for modernizing the way in which divorce is done and lowering costs.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SOLUNTECH at the end of October 2015. They have completed the portions that we assigned to them, and it was our responsibility to further refine and test the work. We could be further along, but time and resources on our end are limited.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

It's too early to have any metrics yet. In terms of quality, what mattered to me was being able to provide a description of a job, make wireframes, and have a product delivered. SOLUNTECH was able to do this.

How did SOLUNTECH perform from a project management standpoint?

Given that SOLUNTECH has been constantly holding our feet to the fire, I think that they performed well.

What did you find most impressive about SOLUNTECH?

I've worked as an IT project manager before coming to this company, and I love SOLUNTECH. There were only a few things which we needed to clarify or change, versus other organizations I've used, where there were daily or hourly questions which we had already clearly answered in the requirements document. After investing time and money into building specifications and wireframes, I don't want to hear additional questions. We can review the documentation, but after that, I expect the work to get done. The work has been delivered 90% by SOLUNTECH, as per the requirements.

Are there any areas SOLUNTECH could improve?

I work in a field which gives me insight into how people interact. I'm a mediator, dealing with the human element, and I've found that they are less prone to pressing clients and asking difficult questions. They're very polite and don't want to ascend, but sometimes there's a need to ask the question that's on your mind and be direct.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with SOLUNTECH?

Clients should spend time at the requirements stage, ask questions, and have the developer express their view on the work. This isn't cake mix, where someone can add water, stir the ingredients, and stick it into the easy-bake oven. There is time which needs to be invested upfront.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There weren't any delays in the project, but I would have appreciated having a project tracking portal. Both of our teams work within crazy hours, and there is a lot of time invested in making calls and sending emails.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It would be nice if there was a project portal.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them.

Application Development for Insurance Company

"SOLUNTECH's ​turnaround time was also good; if I requested a change, it was usually done by the next day, with 10 hours of coding."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2016 - Aug. 2016
Project summary: 

In this ongoing collaboration, the client engaged SOLUNTECH for JavaScript coding within their NAC [network access control] technology platform to add more features in order for their end clients to be able to search for agents.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 employees
 
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joshua Pello
Sr. Systems Administrator, First American Insurance
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SOLUNTECH was quick with the coding work and maintained a high level of communications throughout the project. They provided a brief outline of estimated hours and their turnaround was usually completed within a day, with good quality.

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 operate in the real estate realm, providing title insurance. I am the Senior Systems Administrator.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with SOLUNTECH?

We were doing some work with the NAC technology, trying to develop a platform where clients could search for some of our agents.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We engaged SOLUNTECH for some JavaScript coding within our platform, bringing fields over into other forms, downloading certificates, and other tasks which went beyond our scope. We started out with some basic features and added in geographical functionalities, search and download logging, extended search fields, and so on. We've made numerous tweaks over the course of a couple of months. Everything done by SOLUNTECH was within the NAC platform, using JavaScript. There were 1-2 developers working on our project.

How did you come to work with SOLUNTECH?

SOLUNTECH is listed as an NAC-authorized developer and provided one of the 4-5 quotes we received after making a post on the NAC website.

How much have you invested with SOLUNTECH?

The total cost of our project with SOLUNTECH was under $5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with SOLUNTECH in May 2016. Our work was completed in August, but we have engaged SOLUNTECH for little additions since then.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Most of the feedback we've gotten has been good, but as with any project, there were a few items which needed changing. SOLUNTECH has been quick to work with us, and there haven't been many complaints. Any change came after we decided that we needed something different.

Our site is being used by a few dozens of people currently, and it will eventually have thousands of users. It's being used in a production environment, but is still in the testing phase.

How did SOLUNTECH perform from a project management standpoint?

SOLUNTECH had a pretty good process in place, and sent us emails whenever there were changes in the project, or when the work was completed.

What did you find most impressive about SOLUNTECH?

I was pleasantly surprised by the level of communication, given that SOLUNTECH is overseas. There were a few back-and-forth emails in the beginning, but we ended up handling most of the communication through Skype. Whenever we needed something, we could have a quick 5-minute chat. SOLUNTECH’s turnaround time was also good; if I requested a change, it was usually done by the next day, with 10 hours of coding. We never waited more than 48 hours for anything.

Are there any areas SOLUNTECH could improve?

There may have been 1-2 times when a solution was worked on, even though the capability was already built into the system, but there wasn't anything major.

5.0
Overall Score We will use SOLUNTECH again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Any time when we did something, SOLUNTECH gave me a brief outline of estimated hours, and never went over them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    SOLUNTECH was well under any other quote.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer