What was the scope of their involvement?
We provide a framework for SMEs to become compliant with GDPR, and that includes multiple product lines. One takes them through the readiness process by asking a series of questions that change depending on their answers. UIPEP helped set up the skip logic so that the questionnaire functioned properly. The web portion is in Java and Angular, and the backend is in MongoDB.
UIPEP also helped build an automated system that allows end users to perform yearly audits, generate database and panic reports, and conduct privacy impact assessments. They helped us establish a variety of components that do the full cycle of the GDPR compliance framework. They built the system in the Amazon Web Services cloud, and it requires minimal intervention from our side. They installed help sections and glossaries that end users can access to answer their questions, making the product a self-service platform.
What is the team composition?
They provide a team of developers who work solely on our product.
How did you come to work with UIPEP Technologies?
A friend recommended them; he’d invested in a startup that worked with them. My co-founder and I did a series of interviews to make sure they were a good fit. One of their founders had done work in our niche area, so he understand things we’d been struggling to explain to other developers. We saw that they could accomplish what we needed, so we hired them.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent around $40,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We’ve been working together since July 2017. The first major portion of the project is done, and the last part has about two weeks left.