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
headquarters
  • 2 East Broad Street
    Hopewell, NJ 08525
    United States

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Web Dev for Community Nonprofit

"They delivered a great solution on time and on budget."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

TechNeed provided web development services for a nonprofit. Additionally, they assisted them in purchasing a new domain name, among other crucial site features. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pennington, NJ
Tom Patterson
Co-President, Recreation Foundation of Hopewell Valley
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechNeed delivered a masterful platform that suited their clients' needs. The team is professional and works diligently to exceed their clients' expectations. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a non-profit advocating for a healthy and positive environment for the children in our community to participate in recreational activities. I am the co-president of the foundation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechNeed?

Our organization has a new board and changed our focus from fundraising/field building to advocating for a healthier environment within youth recreation activities. The foundations website was outdated, not visually appealing, nor user friendly or mobile compatible. We needed to create an entirely new site with new capabilities to interact with today's parents so we can share our message.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to create a new website that was immediately functional for our current activities while also having the ability to adjust it's functionality as we expand our services to the community. We needed a site that was visually appealing, easy to use for visitors and mobile friendly. As a non-profit, we had a limited budget. None of our board members are IT specialists so we also needed to create a website that we could easily manage information updating without the need to hire someone.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We heard of TechNeed via contacts in our local community. When we initially reached out them, they were very responsive and incredibly patient as we explained our organization, background, etc. We talked through our evolving ideas of what we wanted to do with a new website. Before we agreed to hire them, they provided detailed insight into what they thought might work/might not work from our ideas. We appreciated their honesty in regards to not just agreeing to do things because we thought it was a good idea. They likely could have made more money by simply agreeing to do everything we wanted. However, they helped walk us through what made sense for the short term and how to design the site so that it could evolve based on our long term goals.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed a completely new site for us. In addition, because of our board's lack of experience in website construction & design, they assisted us with quite a bit of background work we needed to complete. The walked us through how to purchase the new site name, cancel our current vendor while getting needed info from them, plus guiding us on various behind the scenes information we needed to get from prior board members who were involved in the outdated site.

What was the team composition?

Besides working with the project engineer, we had several conversations with the founders of the company. They worked with us like we were part of their team and they were part of our board.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Due to the transition of our board and an upcoming Foundation sponsored event in our community, we were on a very tight timeline. We needed to roll out quickly for the event that we needed to publicize through the site in order to maximize interest and attendance. We received great feedback from our attendees about the new site. As noted earlier, TechNeed guided us through all of the other web logistics, including having the domain transferred and handling DNS setup. All of this was work that we had no idea how to tackle and would have never been able to accomplish it on our own in the timeline we needed.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They arranged a kickoff call and routine followup meetings, all around our schedule. They were flexible with scheduling and responsive before, during, and after meetings. They used good collaborative tools that allowed us to keep all of our thoughts in one place, making sure we were all on the same page.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered a great solution on time and on budget. They were consistently personable and responsive. They made us feel like they were part of our organization rather than just a business to business relationship.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It's hard to find areas for improvement. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

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

Web Dev for Law Firm

"I was impressed by our personal interaction with the owners and their attention to the details of the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. - Oct. 2019
Project summary: 

TechNeed redesigned a law firm’s website, enhancing UX, consolidating information, and making the site more visually appealing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Hopewell, New Jersey
Graig P. Corveleyn
Managing Partner, Corveleyn Law Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechNeed had a huge impact on the website’s performance. Additionally, they improved the site’s SEO, making it easier for clients to find the website online. TechNeed provided useful insights and communicated well to meet all timelines and project goals.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Local solo practice law firm handling a variety of matters in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechNeed?

Redesign and overhaul of professional website.

What were your goals for this project?

Better visuals and an enhanced user experience. Simplifying and consolidating information. Drawing better visual lines to make a more attractive space for potential clients. Establishing a better platform and call to action.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Networking and local connection.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Total revamp and establishment of new website platform and hosting as well as all content.

What was the team composition?

Worked with Craig and Brendan and web developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Impact is heavy. The website wasn't working as designed (unfortunately by me). Increase in search-ability on Google and other engines was a plus not originally thought of. Increase in ability for potential clients to contact me about matters pending is a real plus also.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Scheduled meetings and lots of input from me was very helpful. Great communication and hit all the time line goals.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by our personal interaction with the owners and their attention to the details of the project. Great time management and a successful build-out.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Would recommend to others for this and other services offered.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy and effective.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Valuable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Top notch work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely.

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

Web Dev for Motivational Speaking Company

"They delivered what I needed."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

TechNeed designed, configured, and launched a new website for a motivational speaking company. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Jersey City, New Jersey
Glenn Hartrick
Owner, Glenn Hartrick
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

TechNeed delivered a fully functional platform that was completed to the clients' specifications. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the company, professional website used for showcasing my personal story, background and work history related to sport and motivational speaking engagements.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire TechNeed?

Needed to outsource entire website creative design from storyboard to implementation.

What were your goals for this project?

To give my website a new design and update to a fully responsive and easy to manage platform.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Referred through my network.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

They designed, configured and launched my new website - they walked through design best practices and provided examples demonstrating the meaningful impact of site upgrades. Numerous communications back and forth on a regular basis which was appreciated and ultimately a transition, project hand off that included a drive of all source materials and explanation/walk through of how I should easily be able to maintain myself going forward.

What was the team composition?

Primary communication was with one of the founders and the web developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The sites reception has been extremely positive. It has allowed my positioning in the marketplace a best in class online presence.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Good, constant communications, flexible and organized, that moved to completion within our agreed upon deadlines [even when the majority of the time I was holding things up]!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered what I needed. I'm not a subject matter expert, I wanted to outsource to somebody that was fully capable, and they delivered a product that exceeded my expectations without me having to get too involved and in the weeds.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I would highly recommend.

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