Java, .Net, Ruby

We offer Dedicated Developer Teams that seamlessly become a part of the clients’ business. Whether you need to scale internal team or extend your technical expertise, our Dedicated Team is always ready to take up your project from scratch, join an ongoing development or render a project rescue service. We do:

-Custom software/web development: java, js, dot net, ruby development.

-Native and cross-platform solution development

-E-commerce solutions

-Dedicated development center

-Technology consulting

-Quality assurance

We build teams that build your software.

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Loughborough Technology Centre, Epinal Way
    Loughborough LE11 3GE
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • Zeleznodoroznaja 33, 326
    Minsk
    Belarus
  • Chernyshevskaya 13
    Kharkiv 61057
    Ukraine
  • Dzerzhinskogo 40
    Grodno 230025
    Belarus
  • 1 Radisson Plaza Suite 800
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Corevist

BunnyHomes

BioRails

Kvikna

Biorails

Challenge

The client is a UK-based supplier of knowledge-based healthcare solutions aimed to improve the data management process of laboratories and medical research centers. Their flagship product – BioRails – needed functionality enhancement and significant customization.

The client lacked Ruby capacity to meet the deadline. They also had a fixed budget, and there was a constant risk of overrunning it because of a high turnover. We provided 2 developers and a QA specialist on a dedicated basis for a long term to implement the inventory module of BioRails product.

Our solution

Our developers joined the client’s core team taking on the tasks that the Project Manager based in the UK assigned to them. Right off the bat, we set effective communication within the team. Our developers quickly gained a deep understanding of the product.

The development was split into 2-week sprints. Each sprint resulted in a working demo version of the module. The...

News Feed module

Challenge

The client, one of the largest financial portals in ru.net, turned to us for a consultation on his outdated Bitrix-based website. It featured slow performance and impossibility of further development. However, a news feed was its greatest bottleneck. Being one of the central parts of the website it critically required improvement and customization.

Given the limited budget, lack of in-house IT skills, and the urgency, the client wanted to find the best solution in terms of cost, time and functionality. He was looking to eliminate the critical issues and make the site maintainable, upgrade and grow it further. Once he got an optimal roadmap for the desired solution, he assigned our team to implement it.

Our solution

Our business analyst and designer planned the logic of the solution. They outlined the right structure of the news section that eliminated clutter. We adjusted the positioning of the news blocks, and make it user-friendly. After...

Complete IT Department - Corevist

Client’s own fully staffed IT department including Ruby, Magento and QA specialists without operational costs.

2-year cooperation, dedicated team of 17 members, the client saves $500.000 annual on IT expenses

Challenge

Corevist is a US-based company developing SAP software products for B2B and integrating them into their business. When we started our cooperation, their main product was at an early stage. Corevist had already assigned their first clients. However, they lacked strong Ruby expertise for growing the solution further.

Hiring all the needed specialists locally required a significant budget. Our client looked to establish a reliable long-term team that would help them reduce the IT costs and advance their business.

Our solution

The client interviewed one developer for the Team Lead position. They gained confidence in his strong skills and assigned 2 more Ruby developers and a QA specialist. Once Corevist had seen that the...

Performance manager

Client's Challenge

UK-based enterprise resource planning company was working on a large-scale solution aimed to provide municipality services. Their in-house team was perfectly covering the web part of the project. The client faced a challenge of finding quickly development resources able to deliver the mobile app.

Having consulted our Xamarin developer about the most efficient way to develop the needed functionality, our team was assigned to work on the app.

Our Solution

The app allows citizens to request waste collection, cleaning, landscaping, and street swapping service on the go. Once a socially conscious citizen notices a pile of waste or a pothole on his way to work, he can promptly report the problem to the municipality service. Utility providers receive a notification and get going to fix it. Once done, they report to manager sending back a confirmation photo or comment.

Features:

For user: report an issue, attach photo, post...

Arlo & Jacob

Client’s challenge

The client is a family-owned business producing a range of furniture including software, chairs, and footstools. There were no near-hand development specialists available therefore they were looking for contracted Magento development resources so as to enhance the functionality of their web-store built for Magento 1.

Solution

 We customised and enhanced this functionality so as to create an extended, more feature-rich yet still simple and painless 3-step ordering process that allows customers to choose a furniture fabric type, colour, print pattern, add finishing touches and proceed to check-out.

Since the default, Magento comparison functionality was not able to fill the need of the client due to web site complex logic we created a custom comparison module which enables users to add and compare different pieces of furniture by...

Website for Belin

Client’s сhallenge

The client hired our team on a dedicated basis who delivered an updated version of the website from scratch on Drupal 7 covering everything from requirements elaboration, development, to testing and support.

 

Solution

As it was critically important to make a quick start regardless of the fact that the project was lacking detailed specification, we split the development into 3 major iterations and quickly launched the development filling the gaps along the way.

Within the first iteration, we worked on website structure including the information architecture, navigation scheme, key functionality and preparing for the development launch.

The second stage was dedicated to coding, data transferring and launching the website that featured only essential functionality (search, filter, access to information).

And on the final third iteration, we expanded the functionality adding...

Redmine plug-in

Client’s challenge
Our regular client looked to enhance his project management process via a custom Redmine plug-in. They needed a solution would provide only essential project data, combine functionality, cost-effectiveness, and ease of use. 

Solution
We put together a list of requirements and assets that the client wanted to get in the outcome, and once the scope and budget were agreed the team set to work. The feature list included:
•    custom reports to track how fast the tasks are proceeded and completed
•    view statistics on average time spent on each task
•    timeline
•    sorting tasks by status/date/priority
•    integration with external systems
•    dashboard to view visualised graphics 

Outcome
The delivered plug-in facilitates managing project tasks, data processing and helps to keep track of multiple projects via detailed and...

Reviews

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App Dev for Pharma Software Consultancy

"UNL Solutions fit well within our teams."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

UNL Solutions supports in-house developers during peak demand periods, providing integration and customization for flagship software. The team now includes a single testing resource and will scale as needed.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Southampton, United Kingdom
CEO, The Edge
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Each team member from UNL Solutions meshed seamlessly with the internal staff, producing high-quality deliverables. UNL Solutions’ adept project management and accurate scheduling and cost estimates continue to boost productivity.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of The Edge Software Consultancy. We are an SME group based in Gilford, UK. We work with customers from the West Coast of the US, as well as from Shanghai and elsewhere. We specialize in solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotech market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with UNL Solutions?

We were looking to meet peak demand for the customization of our software. We sell enterprise solutions, and there’s often a lot of integration and customization work involved. We wanted access to resources during peak demands and looked at offshore possibilities.

Our product is called BioRails and was built using the Ruby on Rails framework. Actually sourcing good resources in the UK is a challenge since there’s a big market for them. We’re also located in Gilford near central London, which also poses challenges.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We needed to meet peak demands for integrations for Ruby on Rails software. We generally write plugins with scientific intelligence incorporated to facilitate the storage and processing of data in our database. We use an Oracle relational database on the backend and Active Record on the Rails side. The frontend is written in JavaScript (including jQuery) and embedded in the same framework. We use 2 developers and a tester from UNL Solutions’ team, all of whom are based in Belarus.

How did you come to work with UNL Solutions?

I’m not sure how we came across them, but I was attracted to UNL Solutions partly because they’re a UK-based company with programmers in Belarus. We had a discussion with Serge, their founder, and got along well. UNL Solutions seemed like a company we could work with, which proved to be the case.

How much have you invested with UNL Solutions?

The cost of UNL Solutions’ work has been between $50,000 and $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with UNL Solutions as an embedded part of our team for around 18 months since 2015. We completed our integration projects but have retained their testing input, using a single tester from the original 3. If we reach a future peak demand, we will come back to them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In terms of qualitative feedback, we’ve gotten some good-quality developers from UNL Solutions. Communication-wise, they have improved during the project. This is often a worry when going offshore, but UNL Solutions fit well within our teams. Three of the resources were full-time, only working on our projects for an 18-month period. The tester is still onboard and has been working with us for about the same time.

How did UNL Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

All of our development is managed from our end, who works directly with the resources in Belarus. We use the Atlassian suite, including JIRA and Confluence for project tracking. We allocate tickets to the developers and testers, and time is tracked. This system has worked well for us.

What did you find most impressive about UNL Solutions?

In terms of management, we had weekly and biweekly calls with UNL Solutions to check on progress, ask about any issues, and make sure that we were happy with the work. The process was straightforward, and we were given access to resources for a 1-week evaluation period before getting into any charged work. If there was a suggestion of needing to change resources, UNL Solutions provided a period of handover where we got 2 resources for the price of 1, essentially. In terms of management, they’ve been great.

Are there any areas UNL Solutions could improve?

When we started, we had some communication issues in terms of IT infrastructure. We were using Skype, and the audio was simply too noisy. As soon as I mentioned this, UNL Solutions bought its team headsets, and everything was resolved. Apart from this, everything has been seamless.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had no major issues, but it’s a fairly complex project, so estimation and delivery are often challenging for both offshore and onshore developers.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were certainly competitive compared to hiring employees. We could’ve found lower-cost resources but not at this quality.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They always delivered to spec and with good quality.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m doing it now.

Several Web Devs for Web Solutions Firm

"The quality of implementation is very good. UNL Solutions was able to match the implemented design closely."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Project summary: 

UNL Solutions provided frontend development on an overflow basis. One frontend Drupal developer implemented themes for Drupal 7 and 8 based on provided design requirements.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
William Velasco
Sales Director, Website Express
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The assigned developers faithfully implemented the designs just as specified in the provided files. UNL Solutions was a flexible partner: they could stop and start work on a dime. Communication was direct and simple.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am one of the directors of Website Express Ltd.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with UNL Solutions?

We needed a frontend developer who could help with our current workload.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are using one frontend Drupal developer from UNL Solutions. He focused on implementing themes for both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 websites, which is what we specialize in. The developer communication was straightforward, and there were updates on a daily basis. We were able to send them design requirements, and they pretty much got on with it. There wasn’t much handholding on our end, which was exactly what we needed.

How much have you invested with UNL Solutions?

They worked with us for the good part of a year, on multiple projects. We had a dedicated developer on a monthly basis throughout that time. I can’t think of what the monthly price was.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with UNL Solutions around March 2016. The work finished in March 2017. We don’t use them for ongoing maintenance.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The quality of implementation is very good. UNL Solutions was able to match the implemented design closely to Photoshop or Sketch files provided. This is key for delivering solutions to our clients. In terms of metrics, we don’t really keep anything.

One of the sites UNL Solutions worked on was submitted to Awwwards.com. It just missed out on an honorable mention.

How did UNL Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

They did have a platform in place, but we preferred to send the team files and keep communication over Skype and email. It was pretty fluid and straightforward.

What did you find most impressive about UNL Solutions?

Their reliability. We can engage with UNL Solutions and tell them when we will need them to work on our tasks, including on days when they would normally be off. Conversely, we could also tell UNL Solutions to stop the work during periods when our own team was off. That was a unique point for us.

Are there any areas UNL Solutions could improve?

Not off the top of my head. We were happy with the service.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    For the abovementioned reason.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re very competitive, relative to what they’re delivering.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered on time for every project we worked on.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would refer UNL Solutions to anyone looking for frontend development.

SAP and Web Development for IT Services Firm

"Every resource provided was qualified and performed as desired."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

UNL IT Solutions supported the company on the development of websites and their implementation to the online platform using Magento and Ruby on Rails technology.

The Reviewer
 
11-49 Employees
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
Vice President, Operations, SAP Consultancy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

UNL IT Solutions successfully implemented the online system of the company, customized to cater the needs of its customers online with no technical discrepancies. The team is outstandingly responsive and consistent during the process.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Client provides B2B e-commerce websites that are fully integrated with their clients' SAP landscape. I am the Vice President of Operations and Development, responsible for our IT operations and DevOps.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with UNL IT Solutions?

It was essentially a lack of resources. We were more of a services and delivery-oriented company, not a development shop. While we did have internal developers, their primary focus was implementation and business analysis. We weren't mature in terms of development, and needed to start separating those responsibilities, building out a team that could support our implementations, especially as we came to grow fast in the market. We made the decision to look externally, rather than hiring individual developers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our platform is completely built using Ruby on Rails. We have a web-based solution which is hosted in the cloud, connected to the SAP systems on customers' premises. We have the budget and infrastructure in place to support this, but our core product is customized by each client within their implementations. UNL IT Solutions was brought in to take over the core code support effort, making global enhancements as well as customizations on a customer-by-customer basis.

We initially only used one resource from UNL IT Solutions, but have ramped-up to 13.

How did you come to work with UNL IT Solutions?

Our CEO got connected with UNL IT and forwarded their contact information to me. After several conversations with different offshore firms, UNL IT looked to be a strong candidate for filling our needs. I interviewed some of the resources directly and determined that UNL IT Solutions seemed to provide a unique location for developers and had skillsets which aligned with our goals. That, combined with price, created a perfect trifecta for us, leading us to choose UNL IT Solutions.

How much have you invested with UNL IT Solutions?

We've spent several hundred thousand dollars a year working with UNL IT.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with UNL IT Solutions in February 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've added 8 clients to production since UNL IT Solutions has been onboarded. They've successfully navigated the whole implementation process, bringing our customers online.

We've also released several new versions of the product, and met our SLA [service level agreement] with clients for every single month since UNL IT Solutions has been working with us. There were no discrepancies in terms of our availability and application functionality. All the metrics point to the fact that our collaboration with UNL IT Solutions is hugely successful.

How did UNL IT Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?

UNL IT Solutions' responsiveness has stood out. We have calls every single week, going over any issues or news, and figuring out what we could be doing better. Whenever we asked UNL IT Solutions for a new resource with a particular skillset, they usually deliver 3-4 resumes within the same week. Typically, staffing is one of the hardest parts of any project, so being able to solve this through a simple Skype message has been a breath of fresh air.

We have a unique structure of having a team lead for each of our groups within UNL IT Solutions. I manage each team lead directly. This has made managing the time zone difference and language barrier much easier.

What did you find most impressive about UNL IT Solutions?

The quality of UNL IT Solutions' resources has stood out to me. Having worked with other offshore teams in the past, I sometimes went through a struggle, constantly swapping out resources, or having them leave the company. This is a typical challenge for this type of arrangement. During our year-and-a-half engagement with UNL IT Solutions, we've never requested to have a single member of the team replaced. Every resource provided was qualified and performed as desired.

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