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About Us

We are a technology firm that provides an array of IT services to handle your problems. At Successive Softwares we consider ourselves as the problem solvers rather than programmers and technical consultants. Our firm belief is that it's often the changes at the smallest level that bring the big difference in the end. Having delivered over 150 projects in various industry domains, we have expanded our clientele across 15 countries in 5 continents. Although we want to boast about our abilities but we let our work make the noise. Your trust in us is the best reward for our hard work. Not that we lack in awards and achievements; we are a Deloitte Fast 50 company after all.

★ ERP/ SaaS solutions
★ Custom software and Mobile based development in:
- Healthcare
- Legal
- Travel
- Education
- Real Estate
- E-commerce
- Gaming and much more
★ UI/UX development

★★★Closely Working with Government of India★★★

Our 5 technology-specific brands:

★ NodeXperts
★ ASPcore
★ Solr Experts
★ Xamarians
★ Datavis Experts

Global Consulting

To provide appropriate solutions, one has to be a good listener. It is because we listen to our clients, that our clients listen to us. 

End-to-End Services

Completing your project in time is as important to us as it is to you. We offer services in the area of Custom Software Development, Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Web & Mobile applications. 

Innovative Developers

One common thing we seek in our developers is “critical thinking”. It is this ability to critically think that determines our actions which in turn determine our work, which in turn determines the kind of people we are. 

 
$5,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2010
Successive Software
E-29, Sector-11, Noida
Noida, DL 201301
India

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  1. Visualization Framework for Tech Giant
  2. Enterprise Resource Planning Software for SMEs
  3. Asset Ease
  4. Enterprise Messaging System
  5. UK based Software Service Company
  6. Marketplace for Solar Industry
  7. Legal Witness App

Legal Witness App

About

It is a juridical web application through which a user can get a detailed profile of any expert. In this website user can make payment and buy expert witness profile, expert challenge study and preliminary screening report of any expert.

Technology Stack:

  • Angular JS 
  • Zend Framework 2
  • Doctrine ORM 
  • MySQL 
  • SolrNER

Real Estate Asset Management System

About

This application is used to make to prospect deals across the country. It helps the users to enable a map based search which is categorized based on the landmarks around a geographical location. The popular landmarks such as Subway, Walgreens, Citibank, and McDonald’s provide a categorical search mechanism for the user to identify the nearby tenants of the Landmark.

This application is highly useful for the users looking forward to spot deals with detailed particulars of the demographics and market trends in real estate industry. The main features of this application are:

  • Selecting a tenant
  • Demos and Details
  • Nearby Tenants
  • 3d Aerials
  • Neighborhood details

Travel App

About

WINNER: BEST TRAVEL APP IN AFRICA (VISA AND SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM AWARDS 2014)

Africa: Live helps you share real-time African animal sightings on your iPhone or iPad. Map shows you what animals are near you right now and allows you to easily and immediately share your sightings with other safari-goers or anyone “watching” the map around the world, as well as for use in conservation research.
Within the app you can purchase detailed offline maps of the major parks in South Africa including: Kruger, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Pilanesberg, Addo, Kgalagadi, Madikwe, Marakele, Ndumo, Ithala and Gondwana. These maps include 10,000KMs of tar, dirt and 4X4 trails, footpaths, waterholes, hides, viewpoints, picnic spots, gates and other points of interest.
The app also includes, as an in-app purchase, extensive reference material including the Phone Ranger Safari Field Guide with more than 90mins audio-commentary from an expert...

Online Food Ordering Platform

About

Macro Plate is a online food ordering platform developed in Laravel, the portal offers various services. I have developed the end to end solution for them. Online food ordering with different type of subscription plans depending upon type of meal selected, required number of day, number of meals required per day. Food delivery at your door step, including more than 80+ cities service available.

Technology Stack: PHP, Laravel 5.1, JavaScript Libraries

SaaS-based Marketplace Solution

About

This SaaS-based marketplace solution is designed with the needs of small and large businesses alike, Marketcube integrates directly with the e-commerce store and provides all required tools to manage user's marketplace and empower user's sellers to manage their stores using shopify

Application for Baby Sitters

About

It is a service designed around today’s busy family. Here parents can search for baby sitters according to their requirements and can book sitter for baby sitting. And sitter can add its availability and accepts/decline jobs. 

Technology 

  • Asp.Net
  • C#
  • Ado.NET
  • JavaScript
  • Jquery
  • Bootstrap
  • SQL Server 2012

ATM operations and maintenance App

About

Test run our all-in-one, cloud-based and big data analysis tool. This comprehensive solution helps the managing authority to organize and leverage on-the-go data, related to governance, risk and compliance activities. It is a tool that provides a high level view of your business and gives you the ability to drill down into the granular details for data-driven, same-time corrective actions, in real-time and at the push of a button.

    Interactive Learning App

    About

    It is an interactive learning platform that encourages learning and exploring outdoors and makes it easy for anyone to sharing these experiences

    • Outdoor Education: Joybird app brings you on an exciting journey to explore & learn about the world around you! An easy platform to create & share educational content, it encourages an education outdoors for students of all ages.
    • Hotspot anywhere: With no geographical limits, you can create hotspots anywhere in the world. Joybird explorers would get notified when they are nearby or scan the joybird QR code to trigger the content
    • Rich Content: Beyond just text and images, you can incorporate quizzes, audio, video and even Augmented Reality into your content to provide a deep immersion experience.

    Asset Management System for Public Works

    About

    : PubWorks is an Asset Management system for Public works. They serve majorly in USA and Canada. There is a cross platform mobile application developed in Xamarin that works to add work details and request for workers/users.

    This app having six modules named Request, Works, Assets, Maps, Inventory and Inspect that have to integrate in the mobile application.

    • User can login with given credentials and can create new requests, works, assets and inventory by filling up the forms.
    • Request form’s columns and rows can be extended by user.
    • User can see all assets on Map based on location.
    • User can assign as user as Inspector to audit work.
    • Inspector verify works and fill the feedback form.
    • Based on the inspection report and answers given by inspector audit result is generated.
    • User get push notification for all events.

    ATM/PoS Audit App

    About

    In order to improve services offered by banks to their customers (mada loop app), you can download the mada loop app to evaluate the quality, functionality of PoS and ATMs. Using mada loop app, you can audit ATM / PoS terminals working condition, visibility and visual display etc… along with operational service levels by conducting actual transactions. As part of process, you can take the photos of the ATM / PoS terminal along with receipts / slip collected during the audit.

    Panic Button App

    About

    Allows you to instantly alert your community, security company or the police to come and help you. As seen on national television. Ideal for use by Community Policing Forums (CPF) and Neighbourhood Watches in South Africa.

    Sends your emergency contacts your location by SMS and, if your security company partners with us, they can see your exact location in real-time. You can also add and receive local crime and suspicious activity reports. This app only uses GPS and data when it is open and being used.

    • in an emergency, your emergency contacts receive an SMS notification with your location. We (or your security company if they partner with us) can also remotely track your location in real-time, even if you can't speak or are on the move.
    • your phone will call the emergency number you selected.
    • activate the panic with just one press from your earphones or your Android Wear smart watch (beta).
    • receive...

    Defense Legal Services App

    About

    Circle Mobile Application/ Project is based on native mobile application development for iOS and Android. From the mobile application user can search and communicate to members. It also increase social awareness about the company for the members by joining DRI Social Circles and events.

    Debt Collection Application

    About

    The project is developed to ease the debt collection process for the customers. After registering the case with the website the customer is able to send reminders, receive notifications, track the payment details and generate all related documents.

     

    Booking Platform for Aesthetic Services

    About

    It is a booking platform for aesthetic services provided across the US market. The user can book the services using a mobile as well as web application. The application provides user available providers based on the location along with treatments in a map view as well as a list view. The user can choose the one that fits your criteria (schedule, price, location, etc) and can book the appointment by making the payment using the payment gateway. The complete application covers interfaces for super admin, providers, and customers.

    Tech Stack

    • Framework: .NET CORE
    • Front End: ASP.NET CORE
    • APIs : CORE APIs
    • Database: MSSQL 2016
    • ORM: Entity Framework CORE
    • Design Pattern: Generic Repository (with IoC)
    • JS Framework: AngularJS
    • CSS: Bootstrap

    App for Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

    About

    Provides Transport Service access to citizens through a mobile based application. This app empowers citizen with instant access to various information, services and utilities related to the Transport Sector. Aimed to bring convenience to citizen and transparency in the system.

    It is a genuine government app for all RTO vehicle registration number search. It provides complete information about a car like -

    - Owner Name

    - Registration date

    - Registering Authority

    - Make Model

    - Fuel Type

    - Vehicle Age

    - Vehicle class

    - Insurance Validity

    - Fitness Validity

    All these information will be displayed in details.

    The main benefits of this app are -

    1. Find details of any parked, accidental or theft vehicle by just entering the registration number.

    2. Verify your car registration details.

    3. Verify details of a second hand vehicle.

    4...

    Enterprise Messaging Platform

    It's a portal to be used by enterprises to closely monitor their messaging traffic and analyze it by means of multiple statistics and detailed reports. Traffic Analyzer admin can manage other admins and their clients of the project. The client will be added to the website through App ID and access the features granted by admin. Admin have different levels of permissions, which they provide to the users. Features available to users are Dashboard, Detailed Reports, Summary Reports, Scheduler, User Management, Alert Notification and Business Rule Builde

    • Frontend: ReactJS + Redux
    • Backend: Node.js
    • Framework: Express
    • App Database: MongoDB
    • Reports Database: SQreamDB
    • Live Datastore: Redis

    Marketplace for Solar Industry

    About

    This marketplace is enabling a new asset class in sustainable energy investments. Through an innovative, interactive platform, stakeholders – host facilities, systems integrators, and energy investors – gain an understanding of the economic opportunities of third-party financed solar projects and a streamlined process to support them. 

    Technology Stack:

    • Lamp Stack 
    • Laravel Framework

    Hospital Management Software

    The solution is developed from the ground up to be the top business management platform. The application is developed for Revenue Cycle Experts and Compliance professionals it’s a true standout among all Hosiptal management software. It is the software for today’s business environment built on today’s technology. Connectable, efficient and affordable are the things that matter most are delivered in a full scope solution and backed by top tier support. So the software is built in the cloud for simplicity, easy access and affordability.

    Technology Stack:

    YII2 and mysql.

    African education App - Mammals

    Features

    – Beautiful graphics and design
    – Engaging interface and easy navigation
    – 4 languages in one app (English, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Afrikaans) – supports mother-tongue learning and encourages learning a new language
    – Learn new words and improve vocabulary
    – Read or listen to narrations of animal descriptions – switch between 4 different languages
    – Use self-recording function to record your own animal stories and listen to them
    – Play free interactive educational games
    – Games change with each new session, so they remain challenging and entertaining
    – Swipe, tap, drag and drop to perform tasks
    – Fun for kids to use on their own, with playmates or family
    – No collection of personal/location data, in-app purchases, advertising or external website links (except in the Help section)

    ★★★This app has been rated one of the BEST  APP by the South African Government★★★

    African Education App - Frog

    About

    The app includes a play section with four games: puzzle, memory card game, animal naming game and a nature cleanup game. 

    ** Apart from the initial download, no internet connection is required for the app to function. **

    Features


    – Multilingual app with four language support (English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and Afrikaans)
    – Packed with accurate written info by a frogs specialist
    – Tap and listen to text in all four languages
    – Ideal learning tool, especially for children learning to read, or learning a second language
    – Improve kids’ vocabulary in a way that is engaging and relevant to them
    – Record and listen to yourself reading
    – Tap to play calls or watch videos
    – Play interactive educational games (with multiple levels of difficulty)
    – Fosters a love for nature
    – No collection of personal/location data, in-app purchases, advertising or...

    Utility Management System

    About

    Utility Management System includes a full suite of powerful Billing and Customer Information Systems (CIS)

    Features 

    • Powerful search tools
    • Unlimited services at a location
    • Budget billing
    • On-line memos and prioritized alerts
    • Interfaces to handheld meter reading systems
    • Service applications
    • Automated service applications
    • Automated credit checking
    • Automatic interface to service orders
    • Automatic interface to cash collections
    • Record deposits and fees
    • Service Orders
    • Automatic interface to service applications
    • Automatic interface to delinquent process
    • User defined format by service type
    • Ability to apply fees/charges to service orders

    eCommerce Platform

    About

    It is an e-commerce application. It uses ASI Central API as well as CSV bulk upload from the sellers to add the products from the backend.   

    Technology Stack 

    • NET MVC 4.0
    • C# 4.0
    • SQL Server 2008 
    • Entity Framework
    • Ajax 
    • JQuery 
    • Stripe payment gateway

    Fitness App

    About

    A fitness app developed to keep track of your daily activities. This app is to track your running using the GPS in your phone, save the runs you have done, how long they took, how far you went. The application also uses offline map feature and keep tracks your path even when there are no connectivity.

    You can see  

    • Total count of run
    • Total calories burned
    • Total distance travelled
    • Current speed
    • Current pace

    Legal Industry App

    About

    We track the cases going on in the Supreme Court. Everyday a bulletin outside the court lists the cases that will be proceeded that day. By the evening the verdict of the cases covered that day are posted on the official website of the apex judiciary body. The website also provides a listing of the cases that will be taken the next day.

    It will shoot a mirror of that Supreme Court Billboard on your phone in its app. You will get an electronic billboard for the same that will be at your disposal 24x7. It also includes a feature where if you have entered your name then you will get a notification in case you have a hearing tomorrow in the court. 

    About

    Developing a visualisation framework for a tech giant which it will provide to its clients. It converts huge sets of data (related to their network usage) into interactive charts to showcase valuable insights..

    Key features:

    1. Flexible enough to support any custom charts – static and dynamic with the capability of working with multiple backends at the same time.
    2. Provide configuration based approach for interactive visualization
    3. Ability to save and share queries, visualizations and dashboards

    Tech Stack:

    • Client - ReactJS with Redux
    • Server - Node.js with REST API
    • Database - MySQL
    • Search Engine - Elasticsearch
    • Charts - D3.js

    Reviews

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    Mobile App Dev for International Nonprofit Organization

    “They were detail-oriented, focused on quality, and easy to work with.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    Mar. 2017 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Successive built Android and iOS apps, providing wireframes and jointly developing the scope. Features include secure messaging, registration links, and group creation. Work on a different project has started.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Chicago, Illinois
    Executive Director, Legal Education Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Successive quickly resolved any coding issues, and their schedule was flexible. The app has been well-received by current users. Excellent service has resulted in a continued partnership.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I’m the executive director for an international association of civil defense lawyers. We provide continuing legal education and are an advocate of the defense bar.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Successive Software?

    We wanted to develop a cost-effective interactive app that would allow our members to better network with one another.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    At the beginning, we worked together to refine the scope of the project in order to have it completed on time and on cost. We documented the scope and kept it highly detailed. Successive provided the wireframes, which we reviewed and edited together.

    The members-only app is for Android and iPhone and allows users to communicate in a safe and secure way. Members can refer and track business from one another. They can also create personal circles in which to network. The app provides access to registration lists for our seminars, allowing users to establish on-site meetings to further business.

    What is the team composition?

    We mainly worked with the president of Successive and our project manager.

    How did you come to work with Successive Software?

    A local company here in Chicago referred Successive, and we vetted them thoroughly. Based on their expertise, fee structure, quick project turnaround, and work product, we selected them.

    How much have you invested with them?

    This project started in March 2017 and has already finished. We’re currently working on another project, though.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We’ve spent between $10,000–$50,000.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We did a soft rollout at the beginning of the year, so it’s too early to provide specifics. It's been well-received by members, and I anticipate the app will be used greatly. Any code issues that came up through the testing were handled quickly and successfully.

    How did Successive Software perform from a project management standpoint?

    Successive was responsive throughout the entire development. The company’s president has visited Chicago numerous times, so we were able to sit down with him and talk face-to-face. The team is always available via phone, and they cater to our schedule.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They were detail-oriented, focused on quality, and easy to work with. They adjusted their work hours based on our Chicago time zone, which was incredibly helpful.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    No.

    Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

    We worked with more than just Successive on this project, so if you do that, then you need to be aware of communication. Take into account that multiple agencies are working on the code and keep everything organized.

    5.0
    Overall Score They provide high-quality work.
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They're very effective. They provided ways to minimize cost and time without hindering the overall product.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      They met all the deliverables we established.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I'm very happy with them.

    Mobile App Dev for Management Consultancy

    “We gave them some extremely demanding work and they provided excellent service in return.”

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    May - Dec. 2016
    Project summary: 

    Successive Software built a social media app with features including geolocation and QR scanning. They also ensured seamless interfacing with the platform’s website and provided UX feedback.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Singapore
    Christopher Tan
    Business Analyst, Enso Consulting
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The in-house team was impressed by Successive’s developer knowledge, transparency regarding deadlines, and responsiveness. They took care to understand the complexities of the project and delivered high-quality code.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm the owner of an IT consulting firm. We primarily help clients with apps and websites.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Successive Software?

    We hired them to build a web and mobile platform for a client.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    Our main challenge was to build a platform with both a web component and an app. The website allows users to create multimedia content (e.g. text, images, collages, videos, Q&A posts) using an intuitive interface. Content is then consumed on the app, which needed some special features, including geolocation and QR code-generation. We also wanted to ensure seamless performance between content creation and consumption.

    We provided the wireframing for the app and they fleshed it out from there. They also helped us with UX, since that was a critical element of the platform. We built the app using Xamarin, so we spent most of the time developing the app for Android first and then released an iOS version about a month later.

    What is the team composition?

    I worked with their main project manager, but we occasionally chatted with five other team members, including testers, developers, and a graphic designer.

    How did you come to work with Successive Software?

    Our technical requirements were uncommon, so we approached several companies we'd identified online and talked with them to see who might be a good fit for our work. We're ex-developers ourselves, so we had a specific idea of what we were looking for. We were impressed by Successive Software because their owner is also a technical architect, and he's extremely fluent in Xamarin. He wasn't directly involved in our project, but I'm sure he contributed in the background as we worked with their development team.

    How much have you invested with them?

    Between $25,000–$50,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    They worked on the app from May–December 2016.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They built this app for a client, so we don't have direct access to the metrics for how well it's doing now that it's launched. That said, Successive did a great job with the coding. Bugs were inevitable because of the project's complexity, but they undertook the work seriously and cleaned up any errors very quickly.

    How did Successive Software perform from a project management standpoint?

    We had calls twice a week through Skype, and we used Jira for project management. They were extremely responsive. If I could do this process over, I would've given them the requirements and let them build the app from scratch. I tried to be highly involved since it was our first collaboration, and I think I actually slowed them down.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    In my previous experience with Indian developers, they're reluctant to tell you if something comes up that might slow down the project, but Successive was refreshingly upfront about any possible delays. We gave them some extremely demanding work and they provided excellent service in return.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I wish they'd assigned a bigger team to speed up the process more.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Explain clearly, and not just your requirements. You have to share the bigger picture of why you're undertaking the project so they can better anticipate and understand your needs. We found this helpful, as Successive’s team would evaluate different scenarios and come back to us with alternatives if they saw any flaws in our idea.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They were on time and on target.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Back-End Dev Partner for App Dev Firm

    "It's almost like we're one big team and it doesn't feel like they're really outsourced."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $200,000 to $999,999
     
    Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Initially contracted to build one app, Successive has created 50 bespoke apps for iOS and Android. Designing native apps and cross-platform development remain the focus of the engagement.

    The Reviewer
     
    11-50 Employees
     
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Rob Maclean
    Managing Director, App Developer Studio
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Unique app design wouldn't be possible without Successive’s technological expertise. The project team is more than willing to take on custom development challenges rather than rely on off-the-shelf solutions.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I'm the managing director of App Developer Studio. We develop applications for clients, primarily in South Africa.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Successive Software?

    I had an idea for a wildlife sighting app for people on safari in Southern Africa, but didn't have the technical skills to build it myself.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We do the sales, client and project management and design work. They do the coding and most of the testing for iOS and Android apps, mostly back-end work.

    Since the initial wildlife app, they've worked on a number of additional projects. They primarily build native apps, but are increasingly doing more cross-platform, as well as some web development.

    Most of the apps are not off-the-shelf, and have very specific requirements. For example, they built a panic button app that contacts a security company when you shake or drop your phone. It can tell them exactly where you are and track your movements in real-time.

    How did you come to work with Successive Software?

    I found them through a freelancing platform, oDesk.

    How much have you invested with them?

    We’ve spent just over $200,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Work began about five years ago, and is ongoing.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They've built about 50 customized native apps.

    How did Successive Software perform from a project management standpoint?

    In the beginning, things occasionally fell through the cracks on the more complicated projects. Now we understand how we work and they work, it's almost like we're one big team and it doesn't feel like they're really outsourced. Depending on the size of the project, we allocate resources to project management and when we do that it is managed well. 

    We use Slack as a project management tool, and it’s working quite well. The team is very responsive and quick to address any issues that arise.

    There are some challenges working with a remote development team whose first language is not English. We end up doing a lot of design and prototyping in-house, to help them understand the requirements and be able to provide an accurate quote.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    They're very skilled at what they do, especially native, iOS, and Android development. They can do some of the more unusual and custom development that a lot of other developers can't do.

    The team is very focused, hardworking, and honest.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    A year ago I'd have said yes, but now I'm happy with the team. They’ve assigned us the team members with the right skill sets for our projects.

    Do you have any advice for potential customers?

    Because of the language barrier, it’s often helpful to describe things with pictures instead of words. Also, get to know the individuals on the team and their abilities in order to find the best fit for each project.

    4.5
    Overall Score Good and getting better.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They're happy to work hard to hit a deadline.
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Risk Assessment Software for Solar Projects

    "[S]uccessive has been more reliable than my in-house staff."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    May 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    Successive provides assistant coders for an ongoing platform project and for an engineer's consultancy firm. The LAMP stack platform generates risk reports using financial data and energy system modeling. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Santa Barbara, California
    Director, Fintech Company
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    Their architecture insight increased software usability and maintenance ease. Their resources get up-to-speed in a day, fix bugs overnight, and go out of their way to communicate and connect. They display refreshing ownership of each project, and their skills inspire confidence and recommendation.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    I run my own consultancy firm, but I was also a director of a fintech company in the solar industry.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with Successive Software?

    With the fintech company, we were building a platform from scratch, replacing legacy software that was somewhat outdated. I was the technical lead of that project.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    I started the work and brought  in their team a month into it. They did the work more or less from scratch. We built the platform on the LAMP Stack (which consists of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP), and used Laravel PHP as the framework of choice.

    The finance application performs risk assessment for solar commercial projects. For example, if a $5 million solar project needs bank funding, that bank needs assurance that there will be a high chance of success. Our platform looks at the company’s financials and models the solar power system. It then calculates how much output the system will have, how much the total cost will be, how long it will take to build, and so on.

    It then generates a report the bank can rely on to determine whether it will fund the project or not. It’s a matter of measuring the potential success of a solar project before beginning construction. It helps identify potential problems that would keep the bank from funding it.

    They also do projects for my consultancy firm.

    What is the team dynamic?

    I've worked with 2–3 different developers from their team over the course of a year. They weren’t finally in charge of architecture. I was the main engineer of the project, while their team acted as assistant coders.

    How did you come to work with Successive Software?

    I posted a job ad on Upwork, and they applied, along with 10 other companies. I sat down and interviewed 5–6 of them, and Successive stood out from that group.

    I have a lot of experience interviewing people, and they were on-point—I got a solid answer for each question I asked. The pricing was reasonable, the service level was high, and they took a lot of responsibility. They proved knowledgeable in the Laravel framework. They even came up with solutions I hadn’t thought of, in cases where they had more experience than me.

    How much have you invested with them?

    Totaling all the work they’ve done on the fintech project, I’ve paid them around $30,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with them in May or June 2016. The platform is an ongoing project, and it will never actually be wrapped up. I plan to hire them again in 1–2 weeks.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    They added a number of useful functionalities. Their architectural decisions made it much easier to maintain the software and significantly increased its usability. I had a solution to implement, but they pushed back with a different strategy that ended up working much better. Their solution enabled me to track the workflow of the software in a completely different fashion and solve many of the problems inherent in my architecture.

    I’ve worked with outsourced software services for at least 10–15 years, before sites like Upwork were available. I’ve never come across someone this reliable, especially in India. I genuinely believe that they’re very good—always on-point and very skillful. And that’s not simply to give them a good review. I’m an engineer myself, so it’s easy for me to measure their code quality and work ethic.

    I’ve connected them with friends and other companies I know. They’ve used Successive’s services and have also been very happy.

    How did Successive Software perform from a project management standpoint?

    They are responsive. Even after the project was done and we hadn’t talked for a month, one of their employees let me know that he would be unavailable 10 days in advance. He didn’t need to report to me, but he wanted to make sure I knew in case something came up. That’s a level of care I don’t normally see even from full-time staff, let alone from an external provider who was done with the job. It demonstrated a certain responsibility for their projects, which I appreciate.

    We have 2 daily check-ins—one in the morning and one at night. At the end of each workday, they push the code to a domain repository, where I see how much they’ve completed. We communicate equally through Skype and project management software (JIRA in this particular case).

    I don’t want to hold the time difference against them, but it’s not always pleasant to wait until 10 p.m. my time to have a conversation. It’s usually easier to interface with people locally than across the globe. At the same time, Successive has been more reliable than my in-house staff.

    What did you find most impressive about them?

    I’ve found them to be dependable—I paid for what I needed implemented. If 2 weeks passed and I found a bug or an issue I wasn’t happy with, they fixed it free of charge. Bugs happen to everyone, but their response times make the difference. Two or three times in the year I’ve worked with them, I’ve found a bug outside of office hours, and they’ve worked overnight to repair it by the next morning. That’s another example of the responsibility they take for their projects.

    Their resources also got up to speed surprisingly quickly. I’m used to people needing a couple of days to become familiar with a project before they start coding. Every time a new resource joined the project, he’d start coding right away, and I’d begin to see implementations within the first day.

    As a last example of their dedication, one of their engineers had a meeting in San Francisco. He actually flew to Los Angeles to meet with me just to sit down and have a cup of coffee. We’d been working together for a couple of months at this point, and he wanted to meet in person. This was a nice gesture, especially since it involved a cost on his end.

    Are there any areas they could improve?

    I can’t think of anything they could be doing better. In fact, working with them has actually given me more confidence to take on projects personally. I recently took on a pharmaceutical app with a scope that’s a bit bigger than I alone could deliver in the given timeframe. Without even checking with Successive, I knew I could use their resources and get the project done in sufficient time. I know that they can deliver and that I can work with them to achieve what needs to be done.

    Do you have any advice for future customers?

    Be aware of the time difference when engaging in a partnership of this kind.

    5.0
    Overall Score They’re always pleasant and reliable and take pride in their work.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      They’re always on time, even if it means working overtime. They never missed a deadline.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      They’re not the cheapest, but we get what we pay for. I’d rather pay them $20 per hour than pay someone else $12.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have recommended them to friends and colleagues.