Product Advisory and Custom Software Development

We work closely with our clients to internalize business goals and craft a sound strategy to achieve success.

Utilizing a network of seasoned professionals, US-based employees, and well-vetted partners, TechNeed has developed a strategy to deliver exceptional product and value while controlling project costs.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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Hopewell, NJ
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  • 2 East Broad Street
    Hopewell, NJ 08525
    United States

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Interactive Financial Dashboard Dev for Accounting Firm

“They had to get creative to successfully manage this project, and they did a great job with that.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2018 - July. 2019
Project summary: 

TechNeed built financial dashboards and investor management reporting capabilities for third-party use. They used Quickbooks Online, Xero, and Visible Systems to execute on both projects.

The Reviewer
 
200 - 500 Employees
 
Livingston, New Jersey
Mark Brenner
CEO, WEST Enterprises LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The deliverables will soon be rolled out to many third-party clients. It’s expected the product will boost business capabilities and efficiency. TechNeed’s proactive project management style, ability to effectively communicate, and high-level skillsets led to success in this project.  

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 CEO of WEST Enterprises LLC, which is a subsidiary of Wiss & Company. We're a hybrid accounting and business development firm serving early-stage companies.   

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with TechNeed?

We hired TechNeed to help us develop a series of financial dashboards and investor management reporting for our 75 early-stage clients. Due to their consistent success on that front, we also brought them on to develop a custom reporting module.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

To start, TechNeed was responsible for creating a financial dashboard that allowed entrepreneurs to track their finances via customized charts and alerts messages. They completed that project using Microsoft-based software while interfacing with Quickbooks Online, Xero, and Visible.

During their work on that project, our company was also building a collaborative investor reporting module that could generate reports on a monthly basis. The final product would allow users to contribute their own monthly goals to stay on track.

We ran into difficulties when the company we hired for the project couldn't execute the design. So, we tasked TechNeed to rescue our project. They got it done, picking up the design where the other firm left off. Both projects are complete, and we are now rolling them out to our clients.

What is the team composition?

We worked with 2­–4 members of their team.

How did you come to work with TechNeed?

We liked their approach and thought it would be a good fit for our company. Brendan (Founder, TechNeed), is a great discovery project manager and has a solid understanding of the tech end of the business. We also liked how Craig (Co-founder, TechNeed) handled business development.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent approximately $75,000­–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in the fourth quarter of 2018, and everything wrapped up in July 2019.

 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s still a little early to measure the impact, but we recently rolled out the project to four of our clients and expect 50 clients to be using it in the next month. TechNeed’s work should make it dramatically easier to manage the business, avoid mistakes, and appeal to investors.

The team also did a great job with the rescue mission project. They picked up a heavily-designed project and reworked it into a functional final product.

How did TechNeed perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very strong communicators. Prior to their involvement, we had some difficulty communicating with them through our part-time CTO. In response, their team implemented Trello. This gave us that direct line of communication and feedback between both our technical team and the customer-facing account managers. That was a big help.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re practical business people. They encouraged practical solutions to technical problems, rather than putting our business second. We’ve had issues with overdesign in the past, so their approach was refreshing. They had to get creative to successfully manage this project, and they did a great job with that.

Are there any areas they could improve?

At one point, there seemed like there were too many managers and too few worker bees. Part of this issue can be attributed to the project rescue mission they undertook.

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

Platform Development for After School Activity Registry

"Their experience allows them to solve problems before we even know they exist." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

TechNeed developed an online registration platform based on an in-house team’s design. They constructed both the front- and backends and have become an ongoing development partner.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fair Haven, New Jersey
Alexandra Miles Skove
CEO, KidGooRoo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform was successfully monetized and has driven significant revenue, pleasing internal stakeholders. TechNeed set solid priorities and delivered on time and budget, fitting the startup environment well. Customers can expect a solution-oriented partner that thrives in long-term situations.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of KidGooRoo. We have a large selection of after-school activity providers that parents can browse, research, and register for via a single web-based interface.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechNeed?

We needed to develop an online registration system for after-school activities.

What were your goals for this project?

We set out to enable online registration for various after-school activity providers across a spectrum of categories, from sports to arts to academics.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

TechNeed came highly recommended by our accounting firm. Their other references provided attractive reviews as well.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

TechNeed took over development as soon as we completed the design work. They’ve handled everything from project management to backend development and frontend development. The firm has since become our outsourced development partner for the entire system.

What was the team composition?

We’re working with a project manager, a business liaison, a tech lead, and various front- and backend developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Our primary success metric was the monetization of our platform. In the first month post-launch, we’ve already matched our revenue from 2018. TechNeed continues to add features and functionality, which will only grow that number.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Brendan (Founder, TechNeed) is an amazing project manager. He keeps the team focused on features that matter and problem-solves like a master. He also meets budgetary and timing expectations, which is critical given our stage of development. Two extensively experienced members of our advisory team have given him glowing reviews as well. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their experience allows them to solve problems before we even know they exist. The few bugs that are found are resolved quickly, and core functionalities are always well-tested before deployment. Perhaps most importantly, TechNeed always fixes one eye on future growth, meaning we’re well positioned regarding platform stability and flexibility.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I’m a startup founder, so I wish they were more affordable. But I also wish everything was more affordable.

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