Enlightening Software Development

Svitla is a proven custom software development company and testing provider headquartered in Silicon Valley.

We deliver unparalleled value to our customers, who rely on our expertise in managed teams and build-to-order software applications.

Founded in 2003, Svitla Systems is headquartered in Corte Madera, California, with sales and development offices throughout the US, Mexico and Europe (Ukraine, Montenegro and Germany). If you are looking to scale up your technical team quickly, we are your trusted glocal partner. 

For 15 years, we have served a wide range of customers ranging from big corporations and leading young companies in Silicon Valley to large educational institutions on time and budget. The list of our customers includes such well-known companies as Monster.com, BMC Software, Ancestry, Affymetrix, Ingenico, Logitech and Stanford University. 

In addition to delivering build-to-order software projects for our customers, we use our proprietary Team Extension and Managed Team models, where our experienced developers and project managers become a natural extension of the client’s team.  They are being assigned full-time exclusively to the client’s project, making it easy to communicate, contribute and deliver throughout the development process.

Our mission is to build a business that is not only profitable but also contributes to the well-being of our employees and their families, improves our communities, and makes a lasting difference in the world. 

 
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250 - 999
 Founded
2003
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Corte Madera, CA
headquarters
  • 100 Meadowcreek Dr. Ste 102
    Corte Madera, CA 94925
    United States
other locations
  • Ukraine
  • Guadalajara 44100
    Mexico

Portfolio

Product: GroupRev designed to make a comprehensive analysis and maximize group business potential by driving conversions and increasing revenues. GroupRev provides for users an information across a smooth user experience for their clients, like Omni Hotels and Resorts.

Business Needs

  • Detect unexpected events or anomalous patterns missed by human
analysis.
  • Move beyond Minimum Acceptable Rates (MARs) with unique and tailored pricing.
  • Separate high-value leads and focus time where it counts.
  • Add new feature of optimizing utilization of a property’s space, like banquet halls, conference rooms etc.
  • Suggested solutions from Svitla

    • Back-end: Microsoft technologies such as C#, WebAPI, Entity Framework.
    • Use AngularJS for frontend and integrate it with existing Microsoft MVC.
    • Use SQL Server Integration Services for building enterprise-level data integration and data transformations solutions.

    Technologies

    • C#, WebAPI, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework
    • MS SQL Server + SSIS
    • HTTP, CSS, JavaScript    
    • JQuery, AngularJs

    Product: Ancestry is the largest genealogy company in the world and operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the United States and nine other countries. Ancestry.com develops and markets genealogical software and offers a wide array of genealogical related services. 

    Business Needs

    • Establish long-term partnership based on
    Team Extension model to help onsite development team.
  • Develop an enhanced version of the existing search system to offer subscribers more customizable services.
  • Suggested solutions from Svitla

    • Design a new search service for Ancestry.com from scratch. 
    • Modify searching system to make it easily configurable and tailored to fit needs of multiple consumer services. 
    • Flexible configuration features enabled customized search that exposed search fields relevant to a particular consumer. 
    • Scrum approach with daily meetings and frequent demos. 
    • Two more line-of-business utility applications for the internal needs of Ancestry management team.

    Technologies

    • ASP.Net MVC, ASP.Net Web API
    • Entity Framework, AngularJs
    • MongoDb, MySql
       

    Product: Amplience Content Authoring facilitates the creation of key content types while taking the critical step of separating content from presentation. The result is wrapper-free, rich content that renders responsively and adaptively wherever and however it is needed, to deliver richly compelling shopping experiences. 

    Business Needs

    • Create the testing
    process for web and mobile applications from scratch.
  • Customize content templates for various sales platforms and clients.
  • Suggested Solutions by Svitla

    • A dedicated team who will initially do product support to understand product from end users perspective.
    • Once the team gained knowledge about the product, transfer them to the delivery department to support new products development.
    • Solution architect for Content Authoring to speed up the support of new content types.
    • Frontend developers to create new rich content presentation templates.

    Technologies

    • Ruby, Python, SQL
    • HTML, CSS, JS, Node.js, RegEx
    • Cucumber, RSpec, Watir
    • HTTP/S, TCP/IP, FTP, JSON, XML
    • Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS
    • Amazon, Amplience, SAP Hybris

    Reviews

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    Custom Web Development for Academic Publishing Firm

    “[T]hey’ve been great with us.”

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    4.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
    Project summary: 

    Svitla is customizing an e-commerce site based on Magento and SugarCRM. The project is ongoing and involves optimizing the code, configuring the backend, and implementing additional features.

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    San Diego Metro Area
    VP of Technology, Academic Publishing Firm
     
    Verified
    The Review
    Feedback summary: 

    The user feedback of the platform has been mostly positive, with Svitla being recognized for the quality of their work and commitment to the task’s requirements. Through their excellent performance, the team is considered as an integral part of the business.

    BACKGROUND

    Could you briefly describe your organization?

    We’re an academic publishing company. We create projects for professors that wish to bring materials in from numerous textbooks and consolidate them into a single item. We put it together, we clear the content, and then we sell it directly to students at these respective schools through an e-commerce store.

    What is your position?

    I’m the vice president of technology.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you began the relationship with Svitla Systems?

    We needed some additional development talent for our IT [information technology] projects. We had the conceptual design and the deployment strategy prepared, but we didn’t have anyone capable of building the solution for us. That’s why we needed to find a development partner.

    SOLUTION

    Could you describe the scope of this project in greater detail?

    The majority of it was customization work of our existing open source tools, Magento and SugarCRM. They came in and did all of the custom programming. They also cleaned up our data and configured our backend systems to manage it properly. They basically handled all of the technical aspects of the project.

    How did you select Svitla Systems as your solution partner for this endeavor?

    I actually don’t recall. It was five years ago. We’ve been with them for a while.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms?

    I can’t disclose that information.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics or user feedback that you’ve received that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?

    I can certainly share some user feedback. It’s been solid from my point of view and my employers enjoy the features that they build because it’s often for their own efficiencies. Not all team members are equal, of course. We’d received some constructive criticism as well but, on the whole, most of our users have been very satisfied.

    When working with Svitla Systems, is there anything you’d consider unique about their approach or development methodology that distinguishes them from other vendors?

    I haven’t had a ton of experience with other vendors in this same type of relationship where I worked with them so closely. We use a team extension model with them. It’s staff augmentation. We have several dedicated programmers working alongside our team. We talk with them daily. They chat with our internal developers on every task. They’ve really become an integral part of the team. I wouldn’t say that’s unique, but that’s one alternative of working with companies like this as opposed to a more project-based requirement and deliverables approach. It’s nice to treat them as members of our team. They deliver some high quality work. Other companies allow a team extension type model as well and they go for that. That’s one feature that we definitely enjoy. It helped my decision to go with them, I recall that, when we were evaluating various companies five years ago.

    In retrospect, are there areas that you think they could improve on as a service provider?

    Yes. For example, the consistent quality of material submitted, and level of testing that they’ve undergone on their own can always improve. That’s generally true with everybody. They’re a team extension so it could be our internal QA [quality assurance] processes that we ask them to use that can be improved. It’s the testing phase that could use the most work, in my opinion. Other than that, they’ve been great with us.

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