Web and Mobile App Development Company in Toronto

The Synergo Group is a Canadian custom software development agency with offices in Canada, USA, U.K., Denmark, Romania, Sweden, Germany, Brazil, and South Africa.

We provide know-how for your software products in all phases: concept, design, development, deployment, support. We develop and manage your software for you.

Synergo Group has high expertise in the following areas: Web and Mobile Application development, APIs, Integration, RPA, Chat Bots, Business Intelligence, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence DevOps and IoT.

Our highly technical team is fully conversant in the following technologies:

  • ASP.NET MVC, C#, Java, Python, Scala, Django.
  • SQL Azure, MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL.
  • Node.js, AngularJs, React.JS, JavaScript, Aurelia, KnockoutJs.
  • PHP Frameworks and CMS (Yii, Laravel, Wordpress).
  • Ecommerce Systems (Magento, Shopify).
  • Mobile apps (Android, IOS, Xamarin, React Native, Ionic, Unity, Cordova).
  • RPA (UI Path, Automation Anywhere)
  • Business Intelligence (QLIK Sense, Power BI).
  • Azure, AWS.
  • Responsive Design, SEO, QA.
 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2005
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Toronto, Canada
headquarters
other locations

Focus

Service lines
  • IT Staff Augmentation
  • Custom Software Development
  • Web Development
Client focus
  • Small Business (<$10M)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
Industry focus
  • Education
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Business services
Mobile platforms
Mobile focus
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500. A few of our select Customers: Hartford Steam Boiler - HSB (USA) Modernizing Medicine (USA) Samsung Electronics (USA) AssetWatch (USA) IGIGI (USA)
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WCCM Kids

Meditation App for Children

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E-Meds

E-Meds

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Mobili

Mobili is a dynamic tool allowing each traveler to organize their essential information viewable by all that takes the hassle out of travel planning for individuals and groups. By bringing together travel information on lodging and activity itineraries, Mobili is changing the way people share group trip details.

The Synergo Group has provided an end to end, one stop shop, service, including UX/UI design, systems

architecture, development, QA, product launch, DevOps, hosting and maintenance.
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TechTrack

Tech Track is the leading database designed exclusively for companies, investors and service providers in the healthcare & life sciences sector.

The Synergo Group team has developed the platform from the ground up, including complex third party integrations for subscription management, as well as data feeds that provide a constant stream of information on the platform, bringing value to the end customer.

The

solution is a web application built with an ASP.NET MVC back end and a Typescript / Bootstrap template based UI, hosted on a Microsoft Azure Cloud environment.

The Synergo Group team is also providing the ongoing hosting and support for the platform.

We have also designed and developed the Tech Track website.

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FlipFund

FlipFund Inc. is a web and mobile marketing company that connects businesses and investors through a global database of current financial offerings over a broad spectrum of private and public companies. Investors can quickly scan and research thousands of deals easily and efficiently while businesses can disseminate their offerings to a larger audience more effectively.

FlipFund is a Mobile and Web Application that

investors can use to scan thousands of financial offerings around the globe.  It gives investors access to all types of deals whether they are private or public,  brokered or non – brokered,  small or large capitalization. In addition, easy to use filters, search, and Geo locating options provide investors with the tools they need to save time finding the deals that interest them.

The Synergo Group has been responsible for the end to end delivery of both the web and mobile (PWA) application, from UX/UI design, to solution architecture, implementation, integration, QA, DevOps and ongoing maintenance and support.

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HSB Inventory Management

The Synergo Group developed the inventory solution for the Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) Insurance Company.

As part of the MyHomeWorks service offering, the inventory tool allows users to catalog their valuables easily and securely to make sure they are prepared for emergencies.

Our solution is based on ASP.NET MVC and integrates with Amazon, Ebay and Zillow, and contains lots of Exports and other utilities. It

also has mobile clients for both Android and iOS.

Key words: Consulting, Project management, Programming, Quality assurance, Maintenance, Multi-language.

Technologies: ASP.NET MVC, C#, SQL Azure, Javascript, Html/Css, Responsive design, API, Android, iOS.

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Modernizing Medicine Inventory Management Solution

The Synergo Group developed the procurement cycle management technology for Moderninzing Medicine. 

Using the supply chain software for inventory management, dermatologists get lower costs for supplies and an efficient way to manage inventory and ordering. The Modernizing Medicine Inventory Management solution provides:

Automated workflows that streamline operations to increase efficiency and allow staff to

focus on the most important thing – patient care

Programmed alerts and simple approvals to reduce inventory shrinkage and maximize return on inventory

Key words: Consulting, Project management, Programming, Quality assurance, Maintenance.

Technologies: PHP, Yii Framework, Javascript, MySQL, AWS, Integrations, API.

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Software Release Management System - Samsung Electronics

The Synergo Group developed the Software Release Management System for Samsung Electronics.

The release management is the central knowledge base within Samsung North America for proper device and service release deployments into the US market.

Key words: Consulting, Project management, Programming, Quality assurance, Maintenance.

Technologies: Php, Javascript, Html/Css, Php unit testing, Selenium

Testing, MySql database, Jenkins, Redmine. 
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AssetWatch Inventory Management

The Synergo Group developed the inventory solution for AssetWatch Inc.

AssetWatch's inventory tool allows users to catalog their valuables easily and securely to make sure they are prepared for emergencies.

Our solution is based on ASP.NET MVC and integrates with Amazon, Ebay and Zillow, and contains lots of Exports and other utilities. It also has mobile clients for both Android and iOS.

Key words:

Consulting, Project management, Programming, Quality assurance, Maintenance, Multi-language.

Technologies: ASP.NET MVC, C#, SQL Azure, Javascript, Html/Css, Responsive design, API, Android, iOS.

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ImpactMap

ImpactMap is software that helps nonprofits plan programs easily, measure outcomes simply, and show funders impact.

ImpactMap help nonprofits succeed by simplifying program planning, outcomes 
measurement, and impact reporting.

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Censeo

Censeo makes it easy for teachers to collect, tag, and securely
manage artifacts of student learning.

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Sayee

Sayee is a voice controlled platform for interacting with your social media feeds.

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Dials App

DIALS is the easiest and best on-the-go way to manage your time.

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IGIGI - Designer Plus Size Clothing

The Synergo Group developed a magento online shop that supports over 150.000 world wide customers from US + 70 other countries.

Our solution is based on Magento and integrates with Amazon, Ebay, SugarCRM and contains lots of Exports and other utilities.

One of the major achievements of our team was to help our customer to migrate from Magento Enterprise edition to Magento Community edition. As result, our

customer started to save $18.000,00 usd per year.

Key words: Consulting, Project management, Programming, Quality assurance, Maintenance.

Technologies: Magento Enterprise and Community, Php, Javascript, Html/Css, Responsive design, MySql database, Jenkins, Redmine.

Reviews

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Software Development Augmentation for Platform Software Co

"Synergo asks questions about what we want to build in order to understand and solve for the broader problem."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Synergo Group augments resources to support product development for a software company. During one project, Angular and Java developers designed, documented, and integrated a web socket engine into a stack.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Development Manager, Platform Software Co
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Synergo Group provides valuable resources that facilitate success and enable internal teams to concentrate on strategic goals. Their precise time and cost estimates ensure a transparent partnership. The team’s flexibility, reliability, and knowledge of processes streamline collaboration.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a development manager of data analytics products for a platform software company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

We started a lot of projects and tried to build new products quickly. We wanted to deliver a few products faster and decided to contract a few people while we hired permanent teammates.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

At this point, we've had several engagements with Synergo. Our partnership started with a trial run during which they had to accomplish a specific task.

For the trial run, we worked with one Angular developer and one Java developer who both worked with our team. They understood our system and created a proof of concept. Their team also provided an estimate even before they produced the proof of concept.

We then had design sessions when their team produced diagrams and documentation. After we gave our feedback, their team implemented a web socket engine into our stack, which was by no means simple.

What is the team composition?

We worked with two developers.

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

One of my colleagues previously worked with Synergo and had success with their team. He had positive feedback, so in lieu of spending the time to vet other agencies, I brought them on board.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent more than $50,000 (approximately $37,400 USD) on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work started in April 2020, and we’re still working together. When we need them, they’re available.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? Their estimates were accurate.

They’re highly predictable, and I definitely consider them a partner in our success. They understood our goals and accomplished the project well.

Their team focuses on the tactical features and tickets that provide value to our customers. My in-house team is able to focus on deep innovation. That’s one of the biggest values I’ve gotten from Synergo so far.

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

For this project, we had bi-weekly stand-ups with them. Their developers accommodated our schedule and worked early mornings with us, which was nice. They were in tune with our team and able to execute the work. On the management side, it was low touch.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their predictability was noteworthy. They focus on getting the job done well. Synergo asks questions about what we want to build in order to understand and solve for the broader problem. That’s really valuable. You don’t get that from a lot of contractors.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing’s perfect, and we’ve gone through hard times. However, it’s hard to identify if we had controls in place that made the situation difficult or if there were areas for them to improve. I’ve provided them with feedback. For example, we needed some of the developers to have a breadth of system knowledge.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Outline exactly what you want.

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

Full Stack Development for iOS Gaming Application

"We’re happy with their ability to understand the complexity of our platform and deliver a quality product."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Synergo Group provides full stack development services to build a gaming iOS application. Inheriting parts of the platform, the team resolved existing challenges. They continue to advance the product to launch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
Founder, Gaming Application
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Synergo Group successfully solved platform issues and produced functional deliverables to encourage a timely launch. The team effectively assimilates with internal resources and adeptly executes their responsibilities. Their efficiency and flexibility support a productive partnership.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of an organization that’s building an iOS application. It’s a game.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

I worked with another development team but found the quality of their work to be poor. I brought Synergo Group on board to essentially save the project.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

While we had different parts of the platform, it didn't work. Synergo fixed our app’s problems including those related to the server. Their team continues to develop the front- and backend of the platform. We have specific requirements, but they also work autonomously.

What is the team composition?

I’ve worked with around 10 people from Synergo.

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

I searched a few keywords and found them on Clutch.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the partnership in December 2018, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They've done a great job bringing the application forward. We have a realistic launch date because their team brought the platform to a place where it’s ready for the market. Overall, their team’s good. When a teammate didn’t work out, it was easy to shift resources.

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t have real deadlines, but their team performs well. They fit with our team well. All projects have constraints. For our budget, their team spends the appropriate amount of time on tasks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’re happy with their ability to understand the complexity of our platform and deliver a quality product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing stands out.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s important that you understand your own requirements, which can be unbelievably complicated. If you don’t understand them, you can’t expect anyone else to.

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

Web App Dev for New Condo Renovations Business

"Their experience and how quickly they were able to implement change requests were noteworthy."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Synergo Group took the internal concept and developed a web-based app for clients, administrators, and workers. They added functionality that allows users to view the progress of condo renovation projects.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
North York, Canada
May Mach
Sales Marketing Manager, Gemterra Developments Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the program hasn’t been launched yet, Synergo Group met expectations and delivered an app that catered to all of the requirements. They were a patient and supportive partner, guiding the internal team throughout the entire process. The team’s foresight and expertise were also invaluable.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

My position is in sales and marketing at Gemterra Developments Corporation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

We hired them to help us with an app for a new business venture which is condo renovations. We didn’t know where to start because there was no app on the market that met all of our criteria.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We told them the concept that we wanted, and Synergo Group took that and put it together for us. They developed a web-based app that allows the client or homeowner to track the progress of the job and allows us to track the progress and details for the client. 

The team also included information about the jobs that needed to be done, the dates, and deadlines. They also implemented it through the web, which was one of our requirements. They pointed out issues that we hadn’t thought of. 

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact was Cristian (CEO & Founder).

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

We initially found them online, and we worked with them for a subsidiary app for our organization, so we brought them onto this one at the same time. We noticed that Crisitan was very honest and upfront. 

He also knew what he was talking about and was able to provide us with a lot of information in that initial meeting, which is why we decided to work with him and his team for the new app. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $60,000 CAD (approximately $44,000 USD). 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them from June 2019–March 2020. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t implemented the program, but Synergo Group was able to put together all of our requirements for the client, the administrator, and the worker. 

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Cristian was amazing and patient throughout the process, which was great because we had a concept but we didn’t know the right direction. He helped us a lot. Synergo Group was able to address any of the concerns that we had, so I have nothing bad to say about them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their experience and how quickly they were able to implement change requests were noteworthy. Synergo Group thought of issues with the program that we hadn’t considered which made the app run that much more smoothly.

There were times when this project was on the backburner for us because it wasn’t our top priority, but Synergo Group brought it back to our attention and reminded us what needed to be done. That also pushed our team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no suggestions. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know exactly what you want in your program and a concept of what you want it to do. Synergo Group will be able to plug in the holes because they were great at giving us a direction of how our program could function and what the best platforms were. The team was also very honest and transparent with pricing.

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

Mobile App Development for Real Estate Brokerage

“They were able to translate my business idea and make it very easy and accessible through an app form.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Synergo Group designed and developed the front- and backend of an iOS/Android app. The platform helps clients meet real estate brokers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Amanda Xie
Broker of Record, Agent On Duty
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app hasn’t been launched yet, the preview was well-received. In terms of project management, Synergo Group exceeded expectations. The team is reliable and experienced. Overall, the client is pleased with the results of this engagement.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the broker of record for a real estate brokerage.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

We were trying to build an app for a referral platform for clients to meet an agent

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had an idea for an app, but I am not a tech person, so I knew I needed help from a tech engineer to design the platform and do the programming.

They did the front- and backend; they took care of it from start to finish. It was developed for both iOS and Android.

What is the team composition?

I worked with Cristian (CEO & Founder) who was our main contact. He has a UI designer, programmer, and API person on the team. In the beginning, I worked with the UI/UX designer, but then when we moved onto the development of the app, I started working with two other people. After that, I was introduced to a marketing manager.

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

I found them through Clutch. I had searched online for an app builder in Toronto because that is where I am. I was introduced to two or three people through Clutch. Two of them were in Toronto and I asked them to come into our office for a personal face to face interview. Synergo was one of them. After two interviews and four phone interviews, I felt comfortable with Cristian and I decided to hire them. Thanks to Clutch, they were a really good match for us.

What is the status of this engagement?

I think I met them in October 2019, and we signed the contract a couple of weeks later. We started in November and we are just about to put the app in the stores in the next couple of days. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had an app launch preview. It was a video that was 30 seconds and I posted it on my LinkedIn profile. We got some good initial feedback from my friends. We are still waiting for more numbers once we launch the app. It is a free app and hopefully, people will download and try it. The agent doesn’t have to go into the office on duty anymore. They only have to download the app and hit a button to say they are available and on duty and a buyer within 30 kilometers of where the agent is can call them.

As an agent myself for 20 years, this has been what we were waiting for. People don’t realize without an agent, there are no listings out there. This app really puts the agent on the map first. We also have properties so we can access all the listings from each board where you are. The agent can put their own listings in their account, and whoever is close to that home can see the listing. It is a very smart app behind the scenes. I have to let other people review the app.

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They surpassed my expectations, and they almost served as a consultant. Although they don’t understand the real estate aspect of it, every time I ask them to do something, Cristian understood what I need. He would let me know what they can do from a technology point of view. Sometimes the things I wanted them to do made it look like a dummy app, but he had a much easier way to do it. They were able to translate my business idea and make it very easy and accessible through an app form. I am very thankful. I really don’t mind that there was a delay because when I changed my mind, it took a long time for them to absorb the idea and figure out a better way to do it. Cristian would get my feedback daily or if I had any questions, he would create a ticket for his team. It was very well organized.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The other person I interviewed was a genius as well, but he was constantly talking about agriculture which is how he lost his business with me.

You get the sense that Cristian is very reliable and understands you and listens to you. I didn’t pick them because they were cheap. They were the same price as all the other teams I interviewed and actually were more expensive than two that I interviewed, but I just felt more comfortable with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing is that it was delayed but I cannot say it is their fault. Because of the pandemic, I didn’t push them. I changed the design towards the end.

I realized I couldn’t get data from Zillow and another real estate board and we started to build our own mini listing database. We added a big feature in there and that led to a delay of almost three months. During that time, it did take a little bit longer than I expected but other than that, I was very happy with the result.

We are currently waiting for a couple of things to be fixed so we can get the green light to release the app.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend not changing your design easily. Ask Cristian first and have the whole plan laid out. He is very good and wrote everything down.

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

Custom App Development for Health & Fitness Media Site

“They take feedback really well, and were able to make the changes I wanted.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jul. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Synergo Group designed the UI/UX for a fitness publishing company. After that project went well, they developed a React Native website for iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
York, Canada
Eric Wong
CEO, Mixed Martial Media Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is in review in the App Store. Synergo Group implemented feedback and made changes in order to ensure that the project went well. They faced problems transparently, resulting in a strong partnership.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of Mixed Martial Media, Inc. We publish health and fitness experts online, helping create exercise and sports-related programs.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

We wanted to develop a custom app to help people assess themselves and then get recommended exercises and routines in an easy-to-do fashion. I was using tools on the web trying to put some stuff together, but I wanted a refined custom solution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had a bunch of drawing of all the screen, features, navigation, and basic UX. Using that, they created mockups and wireframes. The platform was in React Native, so it was for both iOS and Android.

They were able to deliver all the features that I requested, and they came up with the initial graphics for the UI.

The initial engagement was just the UI, but once that was completed, we decided to work with them for development.

What is the team composition?

I had two points of contact—Cristi (Founder) and a project manager who I met with weekly.

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

I searched for a bunch of different companies. I contact about 10 different companies, had interview calls with them, and boiled it down to a couple. In the end, we chose Synergo Group.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $70,000–$80,000 CAD (approximately $50,000–$60,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in July 2019 and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is in review, but we’re ready to go. They’ve delivered all the features we requested. Development has been great. They take feedback really well and were able to make the changes I wanted.

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They did a good job with it. They delivered the features at each weekly meeting. We were a little delayed from the initial estimate because of the changes I made to the scope. Overall, I’m happy with how it has gone though. I expected delays anyway, because that’s how projects tend to go.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I chose them because they provide a good. Balance of getting into the details of the app and coming up with an estimate. Other companies didn’t ask me as much about the app and quoted me $100,000. They understood enough about the app that I felt confident in their estimate. They were very transparent about that. From my perspective, the final result looks exactly how I wanted it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We ran into one challenge, and we handled it. As we were going through the project and I was putting in change requests, I received an estimate for the changes, but we weren’t tracking the hours in total, so we went over budget. I wasn’t upset about it because all the changes were necessary, but we could have done a better job tracking it.

I really appreciate for Cristi handled it when we did have a conversation about the budget. They were able to meet me part of the way.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

In general, start with a simple MVP and you can build from there. Otherwise, if you ask for something, they’ll deliver. Also, keep track of your budget and scope.

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

Mobile App Development For Borrowing & Lending Platform

"Despite distance and time differences, everyone at Synergo Group has made themselves available whenever we need them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Synergo Group was hired by an organization to develop a community-based borrowing and lending system. Having finished design, the team is now working on development. They’ll launch and market the final product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boynton Beach, Florida
Sheri-Anne Danner & John Danner
Co-Founders, Danner Time LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the project is still in the development phase, stakeholders are pleased with the quality and timeliness of the deliverables so far. While the team could improve their communication skills at times, Synergo Group’s willingness to brainstorm and consult around the project has been invaluable. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Sheri-Anne Danner - Our company is Danner Time LLC. The project we’re working on now, “Why Barter, Just Borrow,” is an online, interactive, community-based borrowing system. It connects borrowers to lenders within a community, allowing individuals to connect with their neighbors while trading the items they need.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

SD - We needed support developing the technical side of our project. We were looking for a partner who could help us create an app and landing page and then launch and market those appropriately.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

SD - At first, we discussed with Synergo Group what we were hoping to accomplish in terms of final deliverables. From there, they set to work on the app, and our teams collaborated on the UI/UX components through several iterations. 

The team then transitioned into the actual development of the app, which is compatible with both Android and iOS. When Synergo Group wraps up this phase, we’ll move into implementation and launch.

We’ve had several conversations with the company regarding the direction we’d like to move into in terms of marketing. The team has offered advice on focus, strategy, and plans we’d like to integrate once we do launch the app.

What is the team composition?

SD - We have worked with six or seven people from their team. In the initial design phase, there were two or three team members. 

Cristi (Founder, Synergo Group) is our main point of contact and acts as our project manager. 

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

SD - There were a few companies on our list, both national and international, with whom we conducted interviews. Synergo Group specializes in exactly the services we needed, so we reached out to them. 

Cristi actually created some potential designs for our app. Ultimately, based on the quality of his work, his past experience, and his understanding of our project, we decided to partner with Synergo Group.

How much have you invested in them?

SD - So far, we’ve invested around $25,000, though we plan to spend $40,000 by the end of the project.

John Danner - That total doesn’t include marketing costs. 

What is the status of this engagement?

JD - We began the project in June 2018, and we’re still working with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

SD - Since we haven’t reached completion on the project, it’s difficult to provide any specific metrics. We’re measuring their performance by their deliverables and consistency in meeting deadlines, which they’ve done well with so far despite our milestones constantly changing and evolving due to the nature of the project. 

One of the things we’ve been really pleased with is the ability to brainstorm through ideas and processes with Cristi. That input has been really helpful to the project. 

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

SD - We’re all in different time zones; Cristi is in Canada, much of his team is in Europe, and we’re in the US. However, everyone at Synergo Group has made themselves available whenever we need them. Most of our communication takes place over email, Skype and conference calls, and other electronic resources. 

JD - Initially, email was sufficient, but now that the project is more complicated the conference calls and Skype meetings have been helpful in providing a space for interactive dialogue, to ensure everyone’s on the same page.

What did you find most impressive about them?

SD - Cristi has been a fantastic resource throughout the project. His availability to brainstorm with us has really advanced our product, and we find his marketing insight valuable. One of the key components of his company is the referral channel they offer to other companies, organizations, or individuals that can provide services outside of Synergo Group’s realm of expertise. 

He’s dedicated to helping us get to the finish line, even if that means outsourcing to his resources so that we can all combine forces. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

SD - One of the things that's slowed our project down is issues with communication. At times, there can be a bit of a language barrier, but one of the biggest causes of delay has been written communication. 

We’re working to be more clear in our direction, and we’ve switched to providing visual aids to refer to our goals for the final product. We’re conducting a lot more calls to speak directly with the team, as well as opportunities to screen share, which have all been helpful.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

SD - Take advantage of Cristi’s willingness to sit down and think through the project. Make sure you clearly articulate your goals, and even rely on examples from other organizations if you can, as they’ll strengthen the Synergo Group team’s understanding of what you want to accomplish.

JD - If you can provide the team explicit references to what you’re referring to when you communicate with them, the whole process will be more efficient.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    JD - I've already recommended them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Dev & Design for Condominium Development Company

"They know what they’re talking about and have been able to deliver what we need." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

Synergo Group developed a real estate program to track critical stakeholder data and produce reports. They introduced a real-estate agent tracking database and user accounts with different permissions.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Yen Wang
President, Gemterra Developments Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The program is running smooth internally, and Synergo Group is in talks to expand and adapt the platform to future real estate projects. They participated in a robust collaboration to ensure the product met their client’s needs. Customers can expect a flexible partner with original ideas.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a sales marketing manager at Gemterra Development Corporation. Our primary business is condominium development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

We reached out because we’re looking to do a project in house sales where we needed to track sales, purchase information, registrants, and other related information.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We told Cristi (Founder, Synergo Group) what we were looking for and they designed it from the very beginning – a cloud program on our server. There were minor tweaks here and there based on what requirements we needed. But, aside from that, their team put together the whole thing for us. They did everything from the very beginning, from the UX to designing the program. It’s up and running and we’re using it for our upcoming project. We’re inputting data for the available units. We’ve also been using the backend database to record data about registrants interested in our units.

They started to design the UX based on our criteria: needed to track purchase information, sales price, deposits, information we’d be able to input regarding the particular units we’ll have for sale. Additionally, we needed to track registrants’ information regarding what they’re looking for and when they registered, as well as agent information, like if they’re working for a client.

It’s built in Java, and we’re able to access it through an administrative login. They introduced different levels of access based on user type. It’s a cloud product. We also had to be able to pull out reports to track the progress of the sales, how many recisions we had, and the total revenue for our finance department.

What is the team composition?

We interacted with Kristi, and two other resources, including one that did the UX design portion. In total, we spoke with 3–5 people.

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

I found them online. We were looking for quite a while because we were worried about our information being shared. A lot of it is confidential, addresses and insurance, so we were very hesitant and wanted our own system. We brought them into our office to meet with our President/CEO and were very impressed by how they escalated and what they did. It seemed like a good fit.

They’re also helping us with a project for a subsidiary business. It’s been a good relationship. They’re attentive, and whatever concerns we’ve had they’ve been more than patient with. Especially with me since I don’t have an IT background. they take the time to explain, and our system’s working. It’s been good.

How much have you invested with them?

Not including harmonized sales tax (HST), we spent around $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May until October 2019. They delivered a demo at the end of August, but then we added on other features so it extended a bit.

We’ll have to upgrade and implement other areas because we have a massive planned community coming. We need to modify the program to accommodate that because we’re working with another real estate brokerage. We’re going to want to integrate them into our in-house system, so I’m sure we’ll reach out to Cristi at that time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve had no problems. We’re able to pull out all the reports that we need. They’ve met and exceeded all our requirements, which is why we’re continuing to work with them for our other projects that we need programs for.

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve met all the deadlines. The extension of this project was on our end. This was our first time building an in-house program that meets our needs so there was back and forth to alleviate that uncertainty.  They made a lot of suggestions throughout the design phase that helped the program run smoother.

They used Zoom, but, because my desktop doesn’t have a microphone, I had phone calls. They were able to address all the concerns that I had.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very attentive and able to simplify things so that I could understand. Once they finished, after we found out we needed another backend database for agents, they were able to get that into the system. It’s working completely perfect for our needs right now. They’ve been great. They know what they’re talking about and have been able to deliver what we need.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not so much. For this particular project, since so much of it is based on data, it’s pretty straightforward.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know exactly what you want for your program. This was a first for our company, and we knew what we were looking for overall, but there were a lot of minor details we didn’t consider. They addressed them for us, but it’s better to know ahead of time.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’re still using them.

Frontend Dev & CMS for Health Behavioral Platform

"I feel like they’ve truly become an extension of our company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Synergo Group is working on the UI of the platform using ViewJS with Apollo. They’re also developing a CMS using a .NET Core with GraphQL that will integrate with the new system and legacy platforms as well.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Ontario
Ricardo Navarrete
VP, IT Development
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The initial stages of the system design received high praise from internal business teams and UAT groups. The team is collaborative, communicative, and are invested in the success of the platform. Customers can expect quality work and a dedicated staff.  

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP of information technology at BestLifeRewarded Innovations. We offer a health behavioral change platform that we white-label and license to insurance companies in Canada.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

We were looking to invest in newer technologies to push the innovation of the platform to help our business grow. We also wanted to introduce new UX and features on our personally developed UI platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Synergo is helping us build a new version of our platform. Their team is creating our system’s UI using ViewJS with Apollo, while we’re creating the backend. They’re also developing a CMS, using a .NET Core with GraphQL, that will integrate with the new platform and legacy platforms as well.

What is the team composition?

We work with Cristi (Founder, Synergo Group) and three developers from his team.

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

After receiving several bids from larger companies, we decided that they were too costly and their processes would be too time-consuming. I found Synergo online while researching Toronto based groups that help small to medium sized businesses. After a few phone calls with their CEO, we were able to get a sense of their capabilities. There was a lot of the transparency throughout the recruitment process and we felt comfortable moving forward.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $100,000 for our first SoW.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began this project in January 2019 and our work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We saw an immediate impact of their performance. They quickly developed a few pages of the UI and the integration has gone very smoothly. Our business team and UAT groups are very ecstatic with the quality of the UI work Synergo is building.   

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve done a great job with project management. We currently use Jira Cloud, Slack, and Confluence Cloud. They invited us to their Slack channels; it’s been extremely helpful to have direct contact with their developers. They always keep us on scope and communicates whenever we ask for something that’s outside of our original agreement. They’re very collaborative and quickly make updates for us. We’ve had a very positive relationship thus far.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I feel like they’ve truly become an extension of our company. They push the quality of our technology and make recommendations that bring our product to the next level.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they’re a fantastic company and I recommend them to everyone in my network.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Transparency and open communication are important for any successful business relationship. Give Synergo a chance and allow them to work as an extension of your team.

5.0
Overall Score They’re amazing.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been perfect.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It’s been amazing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Legacy Product Support for IT company

"The team’s wide range of knowledge allowed them to understand difficult topics."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
May 2018 - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Synergo Group maintained the functionality of a legacy product until the end of its life cycle. Services included third-party integrations, mobile app maintenance, and SEO optimization.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Bill Hayes
Product Director, Virgil Holdings
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team successfully managed key operations of the product, supporting steady revenue generation. They stayed faithful to the project timeline when completing tasks. Customers can expect a dedicated team with a wide range of expertise.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a product director for a technology company focused on career placement and development. We use AI, automation, and machine learning technologies to recommend opportunities that facilitate the continuous building of core skillsets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Synergo Group?

We contracted Synergo Group to maintain a legacy product, sustaining critical functionality until a re-engineered platform could replace it. Our engineering staff focused on the buildout of the new platform.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to maintain the functionality of five key product operations that drove the majority of our business revenue.  

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Our organization's CTO did an extensive request for proposal on our new leadership's acquisition and felt that Synergo Group matched the quality, cost, and skillset required to facilitate the necessary support.

Describe the project in detail.

They were initially contracted for nine months to augment our staff, and then the project was extended to 12 months. Their services included managing data and maintaining the functionality of iOS and Android native apps. The team also implemented third-party integrations. They performed SEO optimization and other platform enhancements.

What was the team composition?

The team had a project lead as well as two engineers with expertise in Java and .NET.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Platform revenue generation has remained at the projected scale, and all necessary maintenance activities were completed each month.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We spoke on the phone twice per week about ongoing activities, as well as potential improvements and new objectives. Outside of these meetings, the team was self-sufficient with minimal need for oversight. The time gap between the US and Europe wasn’t an issue, as Synergo was always willing to work odd hours in support of our needs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team’s wide range of knowledge allowed them to understand difficult topics. They easily performed root cause analysis, demonstrating their efficient problem solving skills. It was clear they had a desire to produce excellent work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

While they were highly available and responsive, they could have been more proactive. Even though they weren’t the only ones managing the product, I wish they would have done a bit more to recognize and prevent maintenance issues with production.

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

iOS App Dev for Project Management Platform

“I’m a happy customer with no complaints on our side.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Synergo Group provided iOS application development services, building a copy of an existing Android application.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Mechelen, Belgium
Koen Claes
Director, ionProjects
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished application is high-quality and launched successfully, with no issues or bugs arising. The team managed the workflow well, working hard to ensure that they delivered on time, and always communicating effectively.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m one of the two bosses of our company, which is developing an ERP solution for consultancy, engineering, and software development companies. We’re located in Belgium, and our customers at the moment are located in Belgium and Holland, but we expect to expand further into Europe at a later phase.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Synergo Group?

We’d developed an Android app already, and we needed to also make one for iOS.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our platform contains a couple of modules, including a CRM, a planning module, a timesheet module, and a tasks module. It’s built on PHP, .NET, and C#. People can check their own agendas, put timesheets into the system, check their contacts, and make notes, all via the app.

We gave them our existing Android version, along with layouts. They more or less made a copy of what we had for iOS, which is a very different language.

What is the team composition?

There were 1–2 people on our side, with the same on theirs. My technical lead managed the communication, and I believe they had a technical lead or project manager too.

How did you come to work with Synergo Group?

I was looking for companies on Google, and the information I found about Synergo convinced me to contact them. I felt we were at the same level, so we started working with them. I had contacted a couple of other companies, but I chose Synergo because it felt they understood what we wanted.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $16,000–$17,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked on this project between October 2018–January 2019. Our collaboration is ongoing for other projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve launched the app on the App Store, and we haven’t heard any complaints or seen any bugs. Everything’s going well. They delivered on time, with no issues in that area.

How did Synergo Group perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m a happy customer with no complaints on our side. They succeeded in what we needed and in what they promised, including timing. They assigned extra people as required, doing everything necessary to succeed.

We worked in sprints, using the scrum methodology. My technical lead is located in Romania, and he had contact with the people in Synergo’s team. He told me the communication was very good. It was mainly done over email and Skype, with Team Foundation Server on our side, which they used to track the work,

What did you find most impressive about them?

They committed themselves to a timeline and they delivered on it. I’ve used other service providers that were not able to do that because they didn’t have the skills or time management. For us, that’s what distinguishes Synergo.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything from our side.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

No, I can't name anything specific.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Nobody’s perfect.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer