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For 14+ years, we create software products and build development teams.
We have a solid experience in eLearning solutions and edTech, Fintech, Medical technologies and eCommerce.

We are

  • Episerver partner,
  • Umbraco partner
  • Microsoft partner
  • Top .NET Developer 2019 on Clutch

We build software solutions using:

  • ASP.NET,
  • Azure,
  • Episerver,
  • Umbraco,
  • Angular.JS, Vue.JS, React, Node.JS, Ionic, React Native.

We enjoy finding cost- and time- effective solutions for the challenges set by the Client’s business goals.

We successfully completed more than 300 projects.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2005
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 311 Shoreham Street
    Sheffield S24FA
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • ul. Celna 9
    Kracow 30-507
    Poland
  • vul.
    Kharkov, KL 61000
    Ukraine
  • RUE CLAUDE CHAPPE, CESSON-SÉVIGNÉ
    RENNES 35510
    France
  • Hammarby Allé 150
    Stockholm 120 66
    Sweden

Portfolio

Key clients: 

AJ Produkter, Ginza, EntitledTo, Co: tunity, NOWWHERE

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The Academy

Founded in 1999, the Academy company is located in Sweden. They  offers training courses and programs for fitness trainers. The learning process includes both online and offline parts.

When the owners of The Academy first got in touch with UKAD, they already had a website. But as the project had developed, the team had realized that the website required serious improvements. So they set a challenge to build a new

e-learning portal that would meet modern requirements and be able to help the company stay competitive in the digital market, strengthen its online presence, reach more students, and simplify the learning and certificate granting processes.

See full Case Study here https://www.ukad-group.com/latest-projects/the-academy/

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Kiggit

Kiggit is a football betting company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kiggit mobile app focuses on user experience and provides football fans with predictions, challenges, live scores and chat functions.

The company was founded in 2013 by Jakob Hagemann (CEO) and Thomas Baastrup Jacobsen (CTO) with a vision to create a social gaming company targeting the 400 million fans consuming football from mobile devices.

 

Kiggit looks to bridge the gap between social gaming and betting, two booming industries, by letting friends challenge each other as a group rather than betting against a traditional betting operator.

See the Case Study here: https://www.ukad-group.com/latest-projects/kiggit/

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AJ produkter

AJ Produkter is a long-established supplier of office and workplace furniture, school furniture, lockers and changing room facilities, canteen furniture, shelving and racking, premises management equipment and much more.  

AJ Produkter was looking for a reliable digital partner, professional engineering team who could handle the scope of their company's business strategy technical implementations. They decided to focus

on a nearshore cooperation model with a Ukrainian company. Ukraine was chosen as a desirable location because of its high technical standards, nearshore time zone and reliable management.  

After a research of Ukrainian outsourcing companies, AJ have chosen UKAD due to our big experience of cooperation with Scandinavian countries, and a decisive list of positive reviews from the Swedish Сustomers.  

The Case Study is here: https://www.ukad-group.com/latest-projects/aj-produkter/

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Travel Vaccination Service

The customer is a leading holiday vaccine supplier with a mission to take the stress out of getting your holiday vaccines. With licensed clinics across the nation, and same day appointments available within an hour, you can be holiday ready in less than 24 hours.

We have successfully created two connected products (public website and clinical system). The product's functionality lets the company to successfully manage

the requests from users who want to have a vaccination (such as before a trip to a foreign country). A website provides general information about vaccines and vaccinations and helps users to book an appointment with a comfortable time and location.

Case Study here https://www.ukad-group.com/latest-projects/travel-vaccination-service/

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EntitledTo

EntitledTo is the leading provider of online benefit calculators in the UK. Entitledto helps people to determine what they can claim from the national and local government via self-serve calculators.

The company provides a reliable estimate of benefit entitlements based on our in-depth knowledge of the UK's social security system. By using the online benefits calculators, users can determine whether they are receiving

the right amount of money in their benefit claims, whether they are eligible for other types of benefits, as well as understand what their position will be as Government welfare reforms take effect.

See full Case Study here https://www.ukad-group.com/latest-projects/entitledto-social-benefit-cal...

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NOWHERE

NOWWHERE is a social platform that unites creatives and celebrities and lets them share recommendations for leisure places with each other.

The platform provides a select list of the best places, showing only those which have been recommended by reviewers from the fashion, music, film, photography, and design industries. The app provides additional information about recommended restaurants and uses geolocation to show

the best places nearby.

See the full case study here https://www.ukad-group.com/latest-projects/nowwhere/

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Birdie

Birdie Golf Tours is a high-class agency dedicated to golf trips and golf classes. The company is located in Stockholm (Sweden).

It offers inspiring and beautiful golf trips across Europe for golfers and their families, as well as first-rate golf schooling with professional teachers

Full Case Study: 

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Mobile Scanner App for Cloud Accounting Platform

"UKAD delivered a flawless app that our customers love."

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

UKAD redeveloped a mobile scanning app using React Native to accompany an extant core platform and expand functionality.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Rune Højsgaard
CTO, Reviso
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The robust app is error-free and features a broad range of user capabilities. UKAD promoted a transparent and trustworthy partnership with realistic planning and engaged, thoughtful participation. They possess strong development skills and are experts in their field.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the CTO of Reviso, a pan-European cloud accounting platform associated with the Italian company TeamSystem, which boasts over 30 years of accounting and compliance experience and employs more than 2000 people. Serving customers in Italy, Spain, Germany, and the UK, we believe in collaboration, and that the better we become at working together, the better we become at doing business. We build efficient, flexible products that strengthen and support the partnerships among small companies, their bookkeepers, and accountants. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UKAD ?

We hired them to rewrite our expense scanner app using React Native as well as expand its functionality. 

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to take advantage of the React Native platform and enable our customers to categorize documents from the app. 

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Not only are their prices fair, but their CTO is highly talented and reliable.

Describe the project in detail.

We provided the wireframes for the app, which was to serve as the foundation for future expansions as well as a base and pipeline for new React Native applications.

The app required the following capabilities: a welcome message at login; a “remember login” option to make repeat logins easy; the use of real-time or previously captured images from a file system to prepare an expense; and the ability to include additional expense details then categorize the expense as either free text completed by the user or a predetermined category pulled from our core application. The expense app would then forward a consolidated document and additional information to the core platform for further action. 

What was the team composition?

In addition to the CTO, we worked with several other skilled developers from UKAD. We also provided a sideline designer and developer to assist as needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

UKAD delivered a flawless app that our customers love. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The UKAD team is highly structured and responsive. Regular updates and demos, as well as accurately estimated tasks and direct communication, helped us feel in control of the project and strengthened our confidence and trust in them.

They offered good, proactive suggestions for the challenges we faced and provided great input when identifying issues and alternatives. They also integrated seamlessly into our operations and felt like a part of our team instead of a third-party vendor.  

What did you find most impressive about this company?

This is a very strong and talented company. The owners, who are honest and straight-forward, know their business and their craft exceptionally well. 

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are none so far. We enjoyed working with UKAD and look forward to doing so again in the future.

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

Development Services for Software Company

"We created a separate company to focus on this product because of its popularity."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

UKAD developed a management and sales platform with an MS Azure backend. Their team also built an iOS application that connects to the system. The product was completed in 2014 and UKAD offers platform updates.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Alex Lehmberg
CTO, ContentTap
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The product has been a resounding success. UKAD’s openness complemented their collaborative and professional management style. Their dedication and responsiveness to the project were also noteworthy. Expect a team that provides quality work and is willing to take on any challenge.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CTO and founder of a software company based around the product we developed.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UKAD?

We were originally an IT consultancy that produced numerous projects for large agencies. We had an idea for a SaaS product, but we didn’t have the resources.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a product that competes with other commercial offers in the same area. The product would have a defined roadmap and could be efficiently used by existing or potential customers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A few of my employees worked with UKAD in the past and were pleased with the experience.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

UKAD developed a document management and sales enablement platform that runs on MS Azure and with three websites connected to the backend. There is an admin site, a website for users to view content, and an internal site for our team. For the sites and backend, our team provided the designs and requirements. An iOS application also connects to the platform. Their team worked on it before we had available resources in-house. UKAD updates the platform and provides maintenance when needed.

What was the team composition?

Initially, we worked with an iOS developer, two backend developers, a frontend developer, and a project manager. We scaled down when the initial project was completed, but we add members when features need to be implemented.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The product has attracted paying customers for years. We created a separate company to focus on this product because of its popularity.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Project management was a joint effort. Sometimes I would leave everything to UKAD and receive weekly reports and demos. Other times, I was actively involved in discussions with the developers through Skype.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

All of their employees exhibit a sense of responsibility that shows their dedication to delivering the best product. The core product was the same quality we would’ve expected from an in-house developer. If a serious issue arose, their team responded immediately. UKAD was open to suggestions in all aspects of the project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There are none that I can think of.

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

Project Hosting & Staff Augmentation for Software Firm

“They were flexible and didn’t hesitate to face challenges. We had absolutely no communication problems.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2016 - June 2017
Project summary: 

UKAD helped establish the development team’s presence in Kharkiv from scratch, hosting the projects and providing staff augmentation as needed.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
Eugene Novikov
VP of Customer Business, Infopulse Ukraine
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new Kharkiv location is functional and gaining traction thanks to UKAD’s support. Their team adapted well to a dynamic environment, remaining collected and positive when confronted with challenges. They continue to maintain a good working relationship.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the VP of customer business at Infopulse Ukraine. We provide software development services worldwide from multiple locations in Ukraine and other countries. Our portfolio consists of several clients, including major players in the banking, retail, telecommunications, and audit and consulting industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UKAD ?

We wanted to expand our presence into Kharkiv, Ukraine, which is UKAD’s main location; they helped establish our service in the city.

What were your goals for this project?

We had ambitions to start a new development location in Kharkiv from scratch, so we started with a limited setup to see how things would unfold.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched online and selected a few companies to help us ramp up in Kharkiv. After some negotiations, we decided that UKAD would be a good partner. There were also other companies that helped us, but UKAD was the primary firm; we relied on them extensively.

Describe the project in detail.

UKAD hosted several parts of our project teams in Kharkiv, targeting a huge US customer, who was one of the big four audit firms, as well as providing staff augmentation for these projects as required.

What was the team composition?

We had a dynamic team setup because we would normally employ dozens of distributed teams for various ongoing projects. On UKAD’s side, they primarily assigned their senior staff.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve now established our own development branch in Kharkiv but still remain in touch with UKAD. We really appreciated their partnership at the time and their continued support.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They were open and cheerful throughout.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were flexible and didn’t hesitate to face challenges. We had absolutely no communication problems.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, nothing comes to mind. They would know better than I would.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We were absolutely happy with the quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Updated Web Platform for Software Firm

“They were skilled collaborators and their professionalism was valuable.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017–June 2018
Project summary: 

Hired as a third party, UKAD updated a website. They implemented new user-friendly features and added tools for system management.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Krakow, Poland
CEO, Software Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product exceeded expectations and fulfilled the end-customer’s needs. Throughout the project, UKAD was easy to work with and proficient in their field. Their strong skill set resulted in continued work between the two teams.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a software house that provides high-quality web development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UKAD?

We needed their help in updating an old web platform for our end-client. This included integrating new tools into the system and implementing UX features.

What were your goals for this project?

The overall goal was to make the platform easier to support and more commercially appealing. The product needed to be more competitive and up-to-date.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I searched online and found UKAD on Clutch.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

UKAD created a new website while retaining all the functionalities of the older platform. They implemented digital calculation tools and upgraded the UX/UI features on the site. Their team also automated the infrastructure management and delivery systems.

What was the team composition?

They provided five developers and one designer for the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The end-customer was highly satisfied with UKAD’s work and engaged them for future projects. Everything was high quality, and we were able to deliver it to our client on time.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

UKAD's workflow was transparent and effective. They were easy to communicate with, and they met all my requirements.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were skilled collaborators and their professionalism was valuable.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

I’m satisfied with everything, but it could be beneficial if some features were developed more quickly.

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 Logistics Software Provider

"We have direct access to UKAD’s project managers and can scale our team quickly to match customer demand."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

UKAD designed and developed a website that monitors prices of logistics services. The team created mock-ups, helped develop technical specs, and then programmed and tested the site. They now provide updates.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denmark
Project Manager, Logistics Software Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site meets all requirements, and UKAD’s updates continue to add value to its users. The team consistently delivers timely, high-quality solutions to complex challenges. They can solve problems in creative ways and provide resource flexibility to meet new demands as they arise.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a project manager for a software provider that builds logistics solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UKAD?

We engaged UKAD to build a website that allows users to see and compare the prices of various logistics services.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to automate a tedious administrative task with a reliable and innovative solution. The web tool needed to increase user capabilities and offer centralized control, better insights, and more efficient performance.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

UKAD offered the best price, quality, and resource availability of the vendors we considered. We wanted a results-driven partner willing to create a long-term relationship with continuous development.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

UKAD first analyzed and discussed our requirements. They then provided mockups and draft development. Once we solidified our technical specifications, they designed the solution and planned development stages. Lastly, UKAD programmed and tested the site.

What was the team composition?

We initially worked with two people, but the team has grown to 4–5, including a dedicated project manager. UKAD scales their resources depending on our project needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

UKAD completed the project, but they still develop new features and functionalities. The team has added more value to our users, automating lengthy processes and giving them time to spend on other activities.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team has met every deadline and communicates potential delays well in advance. We coordinate via Skype and Wrike.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We have direct access to UKAD’s project managers and can scale our team quickly to match customer demand. They also give us flexibility in agreements and organizing their team members.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No, we’re highly satisfied with the partnership so far.

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 Applications for Healthcare Company

"They were receptive to comments and accommodated our changing needs."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - May 2017
Project summary: 

UKAD developed custom features as a third party for an existing SaaS solution. The project focused on functionalities for social media, content, and registration.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
VP of Customer Success, Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The successful and on-time deliveries created significant opportunities for growth. UKAD provided reliable and supportive service while making quick changes in a fast-moving environment. An agile vendor, they were dedicated and open to feedback.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the VP of customer success for a healthcare company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire UKAD?

We needed to add significant custom features on top of our B2B2C SaaS solution for one of our strategic clients. The features included social media, rich content areas, and an onboarding and registration process.

What were your goals for this project?

We expected UKAD to have a flexible approach—given the scope’s unclear specifications—and complete work in a timely manner.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had worked with UKAD after the team reached out to do small projects for us. We were happy with their performance and had kept in touch since that time.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

We started with planning sessions. The development process included iterations with the end client. We communicated daily and held weekly calls to review the specifications.

What was the team composition?

We worked with four .NET and UI web developers, one QA engineer, and a team leader that managed communication between teams.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This project was the first one for a strategic client and its success led to two additional engagements with them.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

The team leader was very responsive; his team provided estimates on a regular basis. Overall, they were dedicated, reliable, and supportive. UKAD made several changes immediately or within a tight timeframe.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team was agile. They were receptive to comments and accommodated our changing needs.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No. We were happy with their service.

5.0
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

E-Commerce Development for a Manufacturing Company

“Their level of engagement and loyalty to helping our brand stands out.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2012- Ongoing
Project summary: 

UKAD provides continuous development assistance for various e-commerce webpages. Their team creates the platforms based on the designs they receive and they use a .NET framework to build the pages.

The Reviewer
 
Halmstad, Sweden
Päivi Wahlqvist
Head of E-Commerce, AJ Produkter AB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The e-commerce platforms have expanded significantly in a short period, resulting in success for the company. A steady partner in this multiyear engagement, UKAD has provided consistent dedication and enthusiasm to the 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 head of e-commerce and digital solutions at AJ Produkter AB. We’re a Swedish company working to create an international market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with UKAD?

We needed a team to develop our e-commerce channels.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

UKAD develop various web channels for us. Each process follows a similar system: our internal team creates the concepts, provides the designs to UKAD, and their team develops the platform based on that. We give them a clear explanation on the design and criteria before they begin development to ensure clarity. They build the channels using a .NET framework.

What is the team composition?

They’ve assigned a dedicated project lead who communicates with their internal team directly.

How did you come to work with UKAD?

They had been doing projects for us before I joined the company.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend around $100,000 a year, but it depends on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in 2012, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our e-commerce business has seen tremendous success—we’ve grown by over 100% within the last year. We’re highly satisfied with the quality of work UKAD has delivered.

How did UKAD perform from a project management standpoint?

They communicate through Skype and Jira; they’re always eager to meet our deadlines. They perform well regarding deliverables and cost.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their level of engagement and loyalty to helping our brand stands out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be beneficial if they could help us improve our agile process.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Arrive at the engagement being able to tell them what your goals are. If you’re clear in explaining your requirements, UKAD can more effectively achieve it. For example, if you want a blue webpage, tell them the specific shade of blue you need, and they’ll be able to do it.

4.0
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 Development for Healthcare Technology Company

"[T]hey have a broad range of skills that allow them to handle any and all aspects of the project."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

UKAD is developing a learning management system to be used as a training portal. The platform is being developed using Umbraco and cloud hosted through Azure. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Bolton, United Kingdom
Director, Healthcare Technology Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UKAD has successfully built the portal to expand its hosting capabilities as more users gain access over the coming year. The team’s technical skills and communication have stood out, helping this young engagement grow into a fruitful 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 am the directory of a software development company that works partly in healthcare and the private sector.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with UKAD?

We hired UKAD to help us develop a learning management system to be used as a training portal by one of my clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

UKAD has helped us to develop the platform using Umbraco. Because we used Umbraco we decided to host the platform in the cloud using Azure, which is something we haven’t done before but are very happy with.

What is the team composition?

I work directly with various project managers on their team, particularly a business analyst project manager who helps us communicate with the rest of the team. I can also speak with any of the senior developers if need be, and I occasionally speak with the CEO about detailed technical requirements.

How did you come to work with UKAD?

I had worked with UKAD at a previous company to build an ecommerce site, so I knew they were well suited to assist me with this project as well.

How much have you invested with them?

The entire project will cost around £50,000 GBP (approximately $66,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working together since January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The client will initially have 60 users accessing the platform, but UKAD has successfully built it to expand and eventually host around 150 users within a year. These may sound like small numbers, but for an internal learning platform they are actually quite significant.

How did UKAD perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication has been excellent. Any time we call, email, or Skype them, they not only reply quickly, but they offer informative and complete responses. Aside from those tools we also use Trello to manage the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their communication and technical skills have been very impressive. They are able to address any issues we have, and they have a broad range of skills that allow them to handle any and all aspects of the project.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think that they could do a slightly better job at predicting the time it will take to complete certain things. To be fair, it is very difficult to correctly predict how long software development will take, but if they could improve that it would be very helpful.

Any advice for potential customers?

It is important to have well defined goals and requirements. UKAD is very good at helping with business analysis, but I think that someone with a brand new project really needs to know that they are trying to accomplish. This will help with time and cost estimates.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They have been mostly accurate at predicting how long something will take to deliver.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There is always some room for improving cost estimates.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is generally great, but there have been a few times where things were overlooked.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn’t be using them if I didn’t think I could refer them to a friend.

Development for Meal Sharing Platform App

“They were helpful with urgent issues that occurred in our app.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

UKAD provides development resources for ReactJS, NodeJS, and Angular and also developed the iOS app for a web and mobile platform. Support is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
Founder, Peer to Peer Meal Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UKAD’s team delivers varying levels of support. Their designer and iOS developer exceeded expectations and helped out with urgent issues quickly. The frontend developers were not as skilled and as a result, their work took more time. Overall, their services are affordable and helpful.

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 a social dining and experience platform. It’s like a B&B (bed and breakfast), but instead of sleeping at someone’s house, you’re eating or drinking at someone’s house. It’s like your own home bar or restaurant where you invite new strangers to your home to share a meal and get to know people. It is accessible via the website or with the iOS or Android app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with UKAD?

Initially, we needed an iOS developer.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The iOS app creates the event. When you need to do a listing, you create a title, a description, the number of people you can accommodate, upload pictures, use geolocation to determine the geo-position of the event, and then insert that into our backend database. One developer integrated almost the whole stack but was leaving.

Then I wanted to bring one frontend and one backend developer to support us with regular maintenance tasks. They fix bugs or implement minor new features and basic tasks that need to be done. We used ReactJS, NodeJS, and Angular.

What is the team composition?

I only talked to Denis [CEO, UKAD], the founder. He provided developers as I needed them. We had frontend developers, iOS developers, and a designer.

How did you come to work with UKAD?

I did a Google search to find developers in Ukraine. I had good experience with Ukrainian developers. I got in contact with Denis and he helped me to get a proper iOS developer.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They developed the app as requested. The developer was supportive and helped us anytime he could. They even worked weekends when we had an emergency. They were responsive and helpful.

How did UKAD perform from a project management standpoint?

Denis and I use Skype. I communicate with new team members via Asana, Slack, and email. It sometimes takes time to get a response, but the frontend and backend developers aren’t project-based; they work on demand.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The designer and the iOS developer did a great job supporting us. They were helpful with urgent issues that occurred in our app. Even if it was a bug, the iOS developer was always available and reactive. They took care of their responsibilities.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We have two frontend developers who aren’t the perfect fit for us. We expected them to have more skills. They aren’t as good as we need them to be. They could improve by verifying developers’ skill sets before assigning them to a project. They shouldn’t assign only junior skilled developers to a project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Test how skillful the developer is by first giving them an exercise and see how fast they can perform it and find a solution. This can be helpful in choosing the developer.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were available, but in some cases, fixing issues took a lot of time. They needed to know the stack better. They were more responsive than proactive.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re inexpensive compared to other developers. They do a great job in terms of their hourly rate.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re doing their best. For iOS, I’d give them a five because he did a great job. In terms of frontend and backend, I’d give them a two or three.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them.

E-commerce & Web Design Resources for UX Freelancer

"They are not dragging things out, but rather are pushing me forward."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

UKAD provides per-project technical assistance to a UX designer. Projects include custom Wordpress sites, coding for an A/B testing platform, a time-tracking app, and others.

The Reviewer
 
Sole Proprietor
 
Sweden
Johan Jenefeldt
Freelancer, UX Design
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UKAD takes pride in their work. They don’t just deliver the work: they educate, communicate, and collaborate. The team works independently, coming back with the best solution to the problem. They can also scale resources quickly and without much prior planning.

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 a one-man-company providing UX design services to e-commerce companies in Sweden, as well as to some clients abroad.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with UKAD?

For most of the time, I act as the designer of the companies I contact with, but I also use technical partners like UKAD when I need to sell technical solutions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

UKAD has assisted me on different topics, depending on the client, providing PHP and .NET developers. I’m currently using them to build custom WordPress websites based on the solutions I come up with. UKAD will also be providing some custom coding for an A/B testing platform on behalf of one of the biggest retailers in Scandinavia. They are also building a time-tracking app for my internal use.

While I was employed at a previous company, we purchased a quite large e-commerce platform, and started developing the website together with UKAD and the company that provided us with the software. That company did not help very much, so UKAD’s first task was to review the code of the platform. They produced a big document, which we pushed forward to the software provider to tell them what they needed to redo. Since then, we have stopped using the software’s own consultants and use UKAD exclusively. We had three full-time resources for a few years who handled pretty much all development for the .NET platform.

How did you come to work with UKAD?

I was working for an old traditional Swedish company that had been selling mail-order items and wanted to delve into e-commerce. I was a part of creating that website for them, working as a non-contract employee. I came into contact with UKAD through one of our consultants. They helped develop that platform for the company; they are still providing services seven years later. It’s been an ongoing relationship since I left the company. I got to know them through that employment, and when I started my own business, I used UKAD constantly.

How much have you invested with UKAD?

Projects are setup in different ways. UKAD will usually invoice my clients directly, but sometimes I will invoice clients and pay UKAD myself. I don’t have exact numbers, but I estimate that we spend a few hundred thousand Swedish Krona, which equates to a few tens of thousands of US dollars.

What is the status of this engagement?

I started working with UKAD around five years ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I would need to go through all the projects I’ve had over the years and ask clients to provide metrics for the work.

How did UKAD perform from a project management standpoint?

During my years with UKAD, I have developed a deep relationship with the team, so to speak. I know them in person, and, compared to other developers I’ve used, UKAD’s people are proud of what they’re doing. I get better results from them than I do from other tech partners who are a lot closer to me geographically. I always get good results from them, but, depending on who the project manager is, UKAD will take on different amounts of responsibility towards me as a client. The good thing about them is that they think for themselves, so if I hand off a design or brief of what I want to accomplish, UKAD will come back and suggest other possibilities for whatever they find to be a wrong approach, in order for the work to be done faster, with less effort and money from our end.  They are very friendly in the way they do business, which is amazing for me since I’m not a technical person myself. UKAD can provide me with that kind of knowledge, instead of just delivering work.

I tend to not assign deadlines for my projects because that puts pressure on me. UKAD’s members want deadlines for themselves, which is great. Even if I don’t provide them with one, they will knock on my door and ask for designs, timelines for tasks, and so on. They are not dragging things out, but rather are pushing me forward. From my perspective, this is great.

What did you find most impressive about UKAD?

It’s not that I can’t say anything good about UKAD, but I don’t have any unique characteristics to mention about them. I always approach them for projects, and I have no reason to go to anyone else.

Are there any areas UKAD could improve?

Based on the way I do business, there isn’t much which UKAD could do differently. I can be a problematic customer, working on several projects at a time and going back and forth between clients. UKAD has been very responsive to my way of working and never required me to provide a brief that they could work on for a month. We are very agile in our work, so, if I need a resource for a particular purpose, UKAD can provide it fast, and not require planning for several months ahead.

I recently approached UKAD about an A/B testing project on behalf of a large client. The existing developer wasn’t available, so I needed someone from their team. I provided a brief of the project, and UKAD started interviewing people right away, coming back to me with a solution.

5.0
Overall Score I really like these guys. We’re not exactly friends, but they cover my back in more ways than just delivering what I’m asking for. UKAD is good at reporting back and staying flexible with invoices. Working with them has made my life easier.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I don’t have to schedule resources ahead of time. I can start projects pretty much directly, and UKAD is great at re-planning when clients don’t supply us with enough information, reassigning resources and coming back when possible.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to Sweden, UKAD is a fourth or fifth of the cost, but their deliverables are as good or better. This gives me the possibility to have a margin, and earn a bit on the development as well.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Compared to Swedish developers I’ve worked with on other projects, UKAD delivers much more accurate results directly, without a lot of feedback. If there is a question, they will challenge my design. This is why the deliverables are very good in the end.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer