Digital solutions that define what's next.

Based in Montreal, Ottawa-Gatineau and Boston, we are a team of 120+ technology experts including developers, integrators, and designers. We offer a wide variety of digital solutions:

- Web applications
- Mobile applications
- Specialized desktop software
- Embedded software (M2M, geolocation, etc.)
- Development of complex and secure websites (CMS, Drupal)

We provide the team, the technology, and the knowledge to transform your vision into a reality. We are firm believers in high caliber customer service: from conception to completion, your project will be handled in North America, and will be managed with your priorities in mind. We work closely with clients to ensure you get the product you want – a product we are proud to deliver.

Our designers and developers are leading edge experts in technology, software, and design: this page gives them a voice to share that knowledge, as well as their own explorations in tech, reviews of new products, and company events and activities. 

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2003
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Montreal, Canada
headquarters
  • Spiria
    110 Jean-Talon West
    Montreal, QC H2R2X1
    Canada
    514-900-5076
other locations
  • Spiria
    60, Promenade Du Portage
    Gatineau, QC J8X K1
    Canada
    819-303-0152
  • Spiria
    711 ATLANTIC AVENUE
    BOSTON, MA 02111
    United States
    857 302-7071

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Multiple Development Projects for Advertising Software Company

"I appreciate Spiria's ability to augment our team and become a part of it."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Spiria is an ongoing extension of the client's team, offering application and software development work along with UI/UX design.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Quebec, Canada
Jean Beaudry
COO, Broadsign
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Spiria has provided highly skilled developers throughout the engagement and produces work at a reasonable price. Spiria's team has been flexible in adapting to the team's methodology.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

BroadSign is a software company developing products for the advertising industry. We provide a software-as-a-service system which allows companies to publish content on digital screens located on highways, train stations, airports, and so on. I am the chief operating officer of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Spiria?

Spiria works as an extension of our team, and we have worked with them on numerous projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have an Agile software development process. Spiria has augmented our resources, depending on our needs.

Spiria has provided embedded Android work, web application development, C++ development, quality assurance, and UI/UX design. Some of their developers have been working with us for the last 3 years within our current product line.

How did you come to work with Spiria?

I have known one of Spiria's owners for a long time, and I have used the company within different organizations I've worked for.

How much have you invested with Spiria?

We use Spiria for team augmentation, on a per-hour basis, so it would be hard to provide a figure. They have been working full time on some of our projects for 3 years, while others are restricted to 1-2 months of work.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with Spiria for almost 3 years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Spiria has provided strong candidates, out of which we've kept the best. There have been instances of someone not being suitable for a project, but we've had open discussions with Spiria and have been overall satisfied.

I have been working with Spiria for a long time, and they've offered a type of service which is hard to find anywhere else in the consulting field. We're a software outfit ourselves, so we don't use Spiria to develop turnkey solutions (although I've heard good feedback about them from others in this regard), but rather for augmenting our teams. It's a question of the quality of candidates brought to the table by Spiria. They have brought some very good senior people from the start of our collaboration, which helped improve the way in which we did development. Three years ago, we had a waterfall approach. I am familiar with Agile development, but I cannot oversee everything happening in the organization, so Spiria was tasked with moving our team to a new methodology. This has been a big help for us.

How did Spiria perform from a project management standpoint?

The project management is mainly done on our side. Spiria is integrated into our day-to-day work, supplying individual contributors for development and quality assurance.

What did you find most impressive about Spiria?

Having a developer who would disappear for 3-4 months while the work was done would not work for us. I appreciate Spiria's ability to augment our team and become a part of it. Our software development approach is based on this flexibility. When we receive a new contract, we are able to quickly augment our team and plan ahead. I have been using Spiria for this purpose ever since their company was created 10 years ago.

Are there any areas Spiria could improve?

Spiria has a lot of resources, but we need to plan for them. If this isn't done, it's possible that Spiria may not be able to provide us with the resources we need. We pay them only for the time spent working on the projects, so Spiria cannot have developers simply waiting for us. It's simply the nature of our activity, and not necessarily something to improve.

Spiria has tried to keep its employees working within the office as much as possible, in order to build a company culture. That can be a good thing because it frees up space in our own company, but we are not as integrated as possible. Spiria's team has come to our office, but not all the time.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to the US market, Spiria's cost is very good. I could find lower-cost developers in other countries, but I would never get the same level of productivity. Even if Spiria is more expensive, it's still much cheaper to deal with them.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I have a tendency to not give perfect ratings. There's always room for improvement, but we are satisfied with Spiria.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd gladly recommend them.

Web Application Development for Package Production Company

"I'm very satisfied with Spiria so far. They've been able to interpret our requirements, building the platform in the right language and timeframe."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Summer 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Spiria developed a platform for the client to arrange digital assets. The platform had to be dynamic and highly flexible.

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Louisville, Kentucky Area
Mark Chaffin
CIO, SGSCO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

According to the client, Spiria is able to understand and implement technology better than any other firm used in the past. The success of the developed platform is attributed largely to the work Spiria delivered.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

SGSco is a collective of companies offering design and packaging services. I am the CIO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Spiria?

A part of our value proposition was to be able to take digital assets from manufacturers and get them to the requesters of the information through a flexible and dynamic platform. We created a design for it and needed a team to develop it in a timely fashion.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Spiria developed a platform which allows us to dynamically configure routing and content of the digital assets to retailers, which our company produces and manages. We mandated a specific technology stack, for which Spiria had deep capabilities. We extended a legacy system, rebuilding it from scratch.

During a prior collaboration with a different company, Spiria offered much more strategic services around a legacy technology. They managed and built many aspects of a mobile platform which was deployed to around 30,000 people. Spiria was influential and critical to our success.

How did you come to work with Spiria?

I had used Spiria in the past for a different company and respected their ability to deliver on time, and on budget. I reached out to Spiria, and it turned out that they had the right skillset and availability for our project.

How much have you invested with Spiria?

Confidential.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I'm very satisfied with Spiria so far. They've been able to interpret our requirements, building the platform in the right timeframe.

How did Spiria perform from a project management standpoint?

Spiria was on-track in managing the work, and they were transparent in terms of relaying progress.

What did you find most impressive about Spiria?

Spiria performed critical work for my last company, which was a multi-billion-dollar company with 30,000 remote associates worldwide. Spiria was better than any other technology provider which I worked with and were able to not only understand the technology, but also its business use, aligning systems and applications appropriately. Many of the 30,000 users of the platform were not technically-adept. They performed retail-centric work at physical stores. They were able to leverage the technology and use it in a timely and reliable fashion. It was a win-win for everyone.

 

Are there any areas Spiria could improve?

There's nothing of the top of my head. We didn't run into any issues and challenges with Spiria's work. As a company, we've had dozens of concurrent projects at any one time, so there's a large pool through which we can compare Spiria. They were always exceptional.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    This is based on past contexts.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Spiria is a bit high-priced, but we got what we paid for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommended Spiria to myself, within my new role.

Software Development for Health Information Company

"We mainly appreciated the fact that Spiria was quite responsive."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Spiria has been tasked with the development of 3 software modules, one of which has been completed.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Eric Sparks
CEO, MedEKS Technologies Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Spiria remained responsive throughout the project and facilitated teams for the client when needed. After overcoming an industry learning curve, Spiria provided the client with excellent deliverables.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a small health information coding support services and outsourcing company in Canada. We operate primarily in Ontario but have worked nationally as well. We've been in activity for 15 years. 

I am the Chief Executive Officer and president of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Spiria?

We came upon a challenge for one of our clients, which brought with it an opportunity to develop some software. We're not a development company, so we looked for someone who could be contracted.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Spiria developed the first of 3 modules for our platform and is working on the remaining 2. We acted as subject-matter experts, as well as the designers of the concept. Spiria worked based on our specifications and collaborated with us throughout the process.

How did you come to work with Spiria?

We found Spiria through a consultant in Ottawa. Spiria had all the resources required in order to take a project from idea to completion.

How much have you invested with Spiria?

The total cost of our project with Spiria has been in the 6-figure range.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Spiria 2 years ago 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?

We didn't have a waterfall-type project. Spiria initially created prototypes, which made us realize that the solution would not work effectively. We went back to the drawing table and started from scratch. It wasn't an Agile project, but we worked together throughout the duration, either by phone meetings or in-person at Spiria's offices in Ottawa.

How did Spiria perform from a project management standpoint?

The deliverables were met on-time throughout the project, and any significant delays came from our side. There were some design decisions which weren't being made in a timely manner.

Spiria used Jira as an issue-tracking tool, both at a production and software level.

What did you find most impressive about Spiria?

We mainly appreciated the fact that Spiria was quite responsive. When we went into beta testing, Spiria facilitated a team which remained on standby for us. Whenever we dealt directly with beta sites, Spiria made sure that they had people available. There were no real issues, but it took us a while to get across exactly what we needed, given that the healthcare field is quite specialized. Spiria had a learning curve, but they provided excellent service after that.

Are there any areas Spiria could improve?

I've had to negotiate pricing with Spiria. They had a bit of upselling at the beginning, trying to add features which didn't really need to be there. This may not be a good term to use, because of its negative connotations, but getting on the same page took some time.

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