Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?
When we bring in Sunflower Labs, our projects get completed a lot faster. This is due to resource allocation, of course. Using their team on bigger projects has definitely proven to be a successful method of delivering things on time.
I couldn’t give a precise estimate of cost savings, but we would not have been outsourcing to Sunflower Labs if the savings weren’t immense. We don’t compromise good work for money internally, though, especially in this industry.
We have a number of users—anywhere from 18,000–25,000 merchants in our system. Many of those accounts can have 1–20 people using them.
How did Sunflower Labs perform from a project management standpoint?
We have run into an internal issue since losing a couple of project managers in a short period of time. Sunflower Labs assisted us with a couple of internal projects, having a member of their team come in for early meetings.
We’re based in Columbus, Ohio and have worked with Sunflower Labs on-site for our project management needs. When we outsource them for development, those will most likely be remote tasks.
We use Team Foundation Server internally. Ronak helps us manage the process in-house; for the projects that his team is called out on, they will have access to our system. We have continuous updates on a daily basis around what is taking place and any blockers which need to be taken care of.
What did you find most impressive about Sunflower Labs?
The project management and execution portion of it, at least for me, has proven to be beneficial. Ronak has been helping us improve our practices immensely. I’ve only been here for about two years, but I’ve noticed that our developers are delivering a lot faster. He has been crucial in restructuring our organization and getting an increase in productivity, communication, and things of that nature.
Are there any areas Sunflower Labs could improve?
Everything I’ve worked on with Sunflower Labs has met the timeline. They’ve saved us money during those processes, and I’m very happy with the quality of work.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Sunflower Labs?
I don’t have any suggestions, except doing research and trying to find Sunflower Labs. I don’t know if they’re well-marketed in the US.