Please describe the scope of their work?
Our application is like a hub-and-spoke application that has essentially three components. It has a backend database. It has a front-end Web interface that is the office interface. Think of it as mission control for the customer. It has a front-end mobile interface for staff in the field. It’s a satellite interface for the customer. We had them design that last part, and it needed to integrate and communicate with the core database. It’s a complete, multifunctional enterprise software application, where they designed the entire mobile interface for it. It’s a workflow-based interface, and it had certain technical challenges, which they were good at surmounting.
For example, we needed the application on the mobile device to work, even when they did not have connectivity. You had to have a protocol for dumping all the information down onto the device, so when the worker got to the job site, if he had no connection, he could still work and still interact with all the data from the job. There were some complications that Stanfy was particularly good at addressing and involved that.
Other things that were important to me were interface design, and they just get it done. Hands down, they were the best people we worked with on this project. We worked with other teams in the Ukraine on the Web interface on the back end; we worked with teams from Argentina on the back end with the web interface. But, Stanfy was the firm with which I was most pleased. You can count on them to get stuff down. In the software world, that’s really hard to find.
What was your process for selecting Stanfy to work with?
We found them through another Ukrainian firm that we had started with, and they introduced us to them once they figured they were not going to be able to handle our mobile application needs. They introduced us to Stanfy to handle the part of the job that they felt they were not going to be able to handle, given the demands that we had. Stanfy was a much better partner for this project.
When was the latest milestone completed for that work?
It’s been about two years now. It was probably during early 2012.