Tailored web and software solutions for business

Our mission is converting ideas into powerful software solutions and improving online presence of our clients ventures to achieve their business goals with digital transformation.

 

For 12 years, we deliver solutions for our clients from a number of industries, as Retail and Wholesale [Shopify], Automotive, Heavy machinery plants, Travel, Sport, Restaurants, Entertainment, Social. With a comprehensive approach, our team is creating and delivering Corporate Portals, Online Stores, Social Networks, Live Streaming solutions, Alexa Skills, Smart Assistants, Chatbots, Single Page Applications, Progressive Web Apps.  

 

Our expertise: web development, web app, websites, CRM/ERP, ecommerce, QA, DevOps, SPA, PWA. 

 

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2006
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
headquarters
other locations
  • Denver, CO
    United States
  • Zaporizhya
    Ukraine

Portfolio

Video-Emoji

This is a social network where the primary way of communication is fixed-length videos. Users make a short video expressing their opinion about a theme and upload the video to the conversation. There is a bonus system encouraging users to create more content. Bonus points can be easily redeemed in the app to make limited content accessible, to lock advertising. Videos can be post-edited by means of applying of effects. Users

have their newsfeed and are welcome to share the content on social media. The app is available in both iOS and Android versions. 

Celebrity Gallery

An official Android application for an American model and actress fans. The application allows viewing photos, videos and GIFs gallery about the celebrity’s life. It has a  LIVE broadcast mode – an ability to display streaming video over the main content. A part of the content is available to all users, and closed content - accessible only to subscribers. The application has social sharing option and “Add to

Favorites” function.
 
The application for displaying content received through the REST API with Retrofit HTTP client was developed on the basis of Android SDK. Picasso, Ooyala, and ExoPlayer used for working with images and videos. Subscription purchase functionality is implemented through a standard In-App Billing service. So far the application has been...

TravelPlan app

All-in-One travel platform that allows booking everything from air-tickets to tours. When the user types in the final destination, the system picks up the best options for a trip automatically, offers them to the user and allows to pay immediately. The app notifies the user about available flight discounts, and also to tip the user off about other pastime options in different points on the route. There are 2 options for login:

email and Facebook account.

We've developed the whole project - website, mobile applications, and backend. To create a design, that meets Material Design requirements, we’ve used standard solutions, as well as new custom widgets created by our developers from the scratch. We’ve integrated such services as Google Maps, push-notifications and...

TravelPlan

All-in-one booking platform aimed to help users create trips and journeys with a possibility of simultaneous order of all auxiliary items, as flights, hotels, places of interest, restaurants, rented vehicles and so on. The web application contains a tool to create their own tours and add required hotel bookings and other items. The user is able to create, edit and manage trips, send them for review to other users as

recommendations.

The application for displaying content obtained through REST API built using NodeJs was developed using ReactJS. PostgreSQL, MongoDB and Redis DBMSs are used as data warehouses. External APIs as Yelp and TravelNXT are exploited for obtaining relevant data and booking hotels, flights, etc. Amazon Web Services – cloud computing platforms...

Smart Kids app

It’s an educational kids’ app running on Android and iOS. In a fun and entertainment manner, through games, quizzes, playing video and audio, the app passes on valuable information to kids and develop such useful skills as attentiveness, assiduity, motivation, teamwork, etc. Content management is designed as a curriculum structured thematically. Themes are accessible gradually – when one theme is completed the next one becomes

available, and so on. There are Parents and Kids sections. Parents’ section is accessed through PIN code or fingerprint identification. The application is based on the freemium model.

We’ve built the REST API upon previously developed by us specifications. Amazon S3 was chosen as a media hosting service and Brightcove player was implemented for...

Communicator app

Communicator web application is a SaaS platform that allows users to communicate. Especially, when disruptive and unexpected events in business occur. The responsive web application consists of a tool for creating messages and a library for storage and extraction of messages. When interacting with the responsive web application users can create messages, send them to other users for review, store new and retrieve earlier

created messages in the message library.
 
The project is based on Laravel which in a bundle with Docker provides a powerful stack for creating flexible, reliable and scalable applications. MySQL DBMS is used as a data storage. The application is deployed on AWS.
...

AD Assist

AD Assist are applications for Android and iOS platforms for a company that provides services of virtual personal assistants for clients from Germany. The application ensures communication between a client and a personal assistant and provides convenient control of scheduled events. There is one app for the client and for the personal assistant. The interface in the application changes automatically depending on

the role of the user. The client has an opportunity to post a task, which one of free personal assistants is ready to fulfill. A discussion on the details of the assignment and then the fulfillment of it occur after the assistant contacts the client via internal chat or by calling. The event scheduled in the client’s calendar is always the result of the fulfilled assignment...

The GoGame App

This app is for interaction between players and game producers with media storage service. Players and Game producers can view, upload/download and edit media files.

 

This application includes authorization systems, users’ rights, and menu. The main part of the system interface is implemented with EmberJS on the base of Electron framework, which is connected with backend API part built with

Python2.

The Go Game

It is a platform for creating and running games. The project consists of the following structural parts:

- Create: section for creating games;

- Direct: section for gaming and monitoring games;

- Play: section for playing a game by players;

- Presentation: section for presentations and rating;

- Game Runner Shortcuts: section for voting.

 

This solution

is a Control Panel which includes authorization systems, users’ rights, and menu. The main part of the system interface is implemented on the base of JavaScript framework EmberJS which is connected with backend API part built with Python2.
...

TheGoGame client portal

This project is intended to create, run quest games and game events without monitoring every single game by the Game Producer. Players can use existing game templates for customizing and editing the conditions of missions and tasks.
 
Client Portal is a control panel with authorization systems, users’ rights, and menu. The main part of the system’s interface is realized on the basis of Python2, Django

framework, using HTML and JavaScript.

U-OFFICE

The U-office project is a complex solution that combines a functionality of work time tracking system and project management system. Close integration with Redmine and Asana creates powerful functionality for project management. Interaction with a mobile application gives a possibility to implement a quite flexible and convenient employees’ time tracking system.

DreamsCloud

DreamsCloud Android and iOS is a social network for discussing dreams. Two native mobile applications support login through Facebook and Google+. The authorized user can view dreams newsfeed, join the conversation, subscribe to authors, invite friends and share the app on Facebook, post the dream. Also, users can look up the meaning of the dream in a catalogue. The apps have a screen out functionality and access content

monitoring tool.

server REST API specification was created and then implemented by our team.

Digital Kozak

The goal of the project was the development of a corporate site for Digital Kozak LLC. There should be information about the company, a list and description of projects, the company's partners and feedback on the site. The site should have an adaptive design and cross-browser layout.

In addition there are a number of longterm under NDA projects in cooperation with

href="http://www.digitalkozak.com/">digitalkozak.com 

WaitHappy

The goal of the application WaitHappy is accelerating and improving the quality of customer service in restaurants. The application allows the customer to quickly find a restaurant and book a table. If the client didn’t book a table, the application will take place in the queue and notify the client that table is free. The user can also leave a feedback about the

restaurant.

Snappy App

Snappy application is designed for modern and active people!

In our daily life, we actively communicate, relax and do business.

With the Snappy application user can find a list of establishments, located close to the user.

Subaru Ukraine

The official Subaru dealers in Ukraine set us a task to develop a corporate website, which should match the corporate style and functional requirements of Subaru. We also needed to develop admin panel which should be easy to use. One of the main tasks was to ensure a high degree of protection, which should be resistant to break-ins and hacker attacks. The system

should be flexible, which would allow further technical support. It was also necessary to ensure the correct operation of the same site on all mobile devices.

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Web Dev, QA, & DevOps for Live Streaming Solution Firm

“They will do whatever they promise and beyond.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Uran Company developed and tested the MVP of a platform. They made the user interfaces accessible by web and by an application for iOS and Android. They also aligned the platform with streaming capabilities.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Budapest, Hungary
Peter Cselenyi
CEO, TheSpeech
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite a short timeline, Uran Company successfully completed a working demo of the MVP on time, winning them the opportunity to develop the full project in the future. The dedicated team efficiently organized the work and delivered high-quality results and professionalism.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of TheSpeech, a live streaming solution firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uran Company?

We needed a platform to connect customers who have interpretation needs with interpreters around the world. The customer publishes their needs, interpreters reply, and the customer selects which interpreter to work with. The platform organizes the connection between the live event and the interpreter.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were in need of full-stack web development, QA, and DevOps. We had four user interfaces that we wanted to be accessible over the web, and we wanted one of them available on an app for iOS and Android. There was one for the customers, one for the interpreters, and one for advertisers. We provided them with some wireframes, and they built everything from scratch.

We also needed help with selecting which streaming to use. We had to determine how interpreters could hear each other during the interpretation phase, or if there are many interpreters involved, how one interpreter could pass the interpretation to the second and third one. It was challenging, and we needed to make sure it was going to work, and the logic behind it was good.

What is the team composition?

Their team was made up of an iOS and an Android developer and a web developer and their teams. There were also QA specialists. I had a weekly Skype conference with the CEO.

How did you come to work with Uran Company?

They were one of the eight companies I contacted initially. We shortlisted them to three and we had a personal meeting. The price was competitive, but their willingness, interest, the way they presented themselves, their ideas, and dedication was most important. The owner and the CEO were there and made a nice presentation. They were the only prospective partner who had answers for our streaming questions. They even made a small demo of how the streaming would work. The way they presented themselves was truly impressive.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost €30,000 (approximately $34,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from November until December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They met an extremely short deadline. We had a working demo of the MVP in time to interpret the pope’s Christmas speech into two languages live. Now we’ll get the finances and continue working with them to do the total project.

How did Uran Company perform from a project management standpoint?

We used Skype and Slack. They were great. They were organized. They managed their time well. The timeframe to prepare was short, but they managed to do it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Every second week, they had to come up with new stages to be released and tested. They’re exceedingly good and professional.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The testing part could be improved. Once, they had a release that worked on the test, but I noticed that it didn’t work live. Perhaps they didn’t have time for testing because of the time pressure.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re fair; be fair with them as well. Keep your promises, and they will do whatever they promise and beyond.

5.0
Overall Score I’m really satisfied.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I always recommend them to friends.

iOS & Android App Dev for Knowledge Economy Platform

"If we have similar needs the future, Uran is a company we’d definitely want to work with again."

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

Uran Company developed mobile apps for iOS and Android based on wireframes designed in-house. These technical solutions include video libraries and messaging capability via interfaces like Telegram, Facebook, and WeChat.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Russia
Alexander Aniskevich
Project Leader, TheHumanet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Uran Company maintains a strong knowledge base of cutting-edge technology like video filters and end-to-end encryption. The expert team works diligently to maximize ROI. Flawless deliverables are paired with data analytics tools that evidence universally positive user feedback.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

As a project lead for TheHumanet, I was an initiator from the beginning. Throughout this engagement, I was also acting as the CEO for many entities who were involved.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uran Company?

We needed to partner with a team for iOS and Android mobile app development support.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Uran Company carefully worked through the scope to ensure they built all our solutions correctly.  My internal team handled all the technical details while they programmed a variety of model apps for both iOS and Android. The team based the design on wireframes and documentation we provided prior development. 

Our product includes interfaces like bot for Telegram, WeChat and Facebook messenger. Uran Company produced several video libraries. The technical solutions they created include many modern features like video filters. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with 3-5 managers from their team. Approximately 3-5 programmers were involved in our project full-time. Visiting their headquarters in Ukraine and meeting in Bulgaria helped me become more familiar with many members of their team. 

How did you come to work with Uran Company?

The team is qualified and has competitive prices. They offer the best value for our investment based on their quality of service and deliverables.
 
How much have you invested in them?

We spent more than $100,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked on this project together from May 2016–June 2017. I’m still in touch with the team as we focus on some smaller tasks.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, we’ve received positive feedback from our target user base. For every app Uran Company built, they included a statistical and analytics system that generates information about our customers. These metrics indicate user behavior on the apps for different platforms. 

The team gave me a positive impression as we worked together on this project. If we have similar needs the future, Uran is a company we’d definitely want to work with again.

How did Uran Company perform from a project management standpoint?

It felt very comfortable to work on this project with Uran Company. We used Slack to keep in touch with all the team members who were involved in our project. Via this tool, we scheduled and discussed upcoming tasks to complete. Even though we couldn’t set up a fixed schedule for every task, we finished the product according to our general timetable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Uran Company keeps up-to-date with current technology trends and offers a high level of skill within the industry.

5.0
Overall Score It was an excellent experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provide excellent value for our money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Network Solutions Firm

"They have a profound understanding of customer desires and can visualize our questions by themselves."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jun. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uran created a user-oriented platform to manage a technical delivery process on a tight timeline. The team created simple residential installations, a help desk interface, and a complementary Android app. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Utrecht, Netherlands
Jeroen Lettinck
Senior Technical Officer, Alcadis IP Solutions
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final product was delivered quickly and is of good quality, exceeding original expectations. Uran communicated daily throughout development and was responsive. The team excels at understanding client needs and translating them into easy-to-use technology solutions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are an infrastructure distributor in the Netherlands; our job is to add value to the process by making it easier. We deliver solutions for both the enterprise segment and the private, carrier segment. Beyond products, we also create in-house solutions and sometimes make use of the expertise of companies like Uran. As a value-added distributor, we have highly-skilled technicians who provide support and solutions, and who transform commercial wishes from the customer into technical solutions.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uran Company?

We needed someone to write an interface between a highly-complex technical environment, and a customer-friendly end-portal interface, through which they could manage services without being burdened by technical hassles. The client for whom we were building this also wanted to cut out their technical help desk. What they visualized for themselves was a self-service system which was so easy to use that their help desk would hardly ever have to intervene, and, if they did, we needed to create a simplified dashboard for them as well. 

Finally, the client wanted the installation of the product to be simple for residential use. The operator installed devices to end-customers in residential areas, and wanted to have an easy installation procedure for their engineers, without any administrative hassle, and to eliminate the possibility of typing errors while installing and registering new devices at customer locations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Uran created the help desk technical interface directly and was also able to create an appealing official interface for the end-customer. Uran also created a mobile app which allows the engineer at the residential location to scan the newly-to-be-installed devices, which are automatically placed into the right technical section, in order to start providing services to the end-customer immediately. The end-customer themselves are, from that moment, directly able to change the services being delivered by his or her own choice. The app eliminates the possibility of installation or administrative faults for the operator and eases the installation procedure so much that it can be done in less than 20 minutes, where it would normally take at least an hour. We focused on Android first, and are looking at the opportunity to move to iOS. However, the app is still in the testing phase with our customer, and, for now, an unsigned Android version is the easiest way to go, should there be any bug fixes. We will publish it later in the Google Play Store.

How did you come to work with Uran Company?

We’ve worked with different development companies. We found Uran by accident—they were marketing themselves on a Europe tour and spoke with one of our commercial directors. They were invited to drop by our company for a meeting. When Uran actually came by, there was an opportunity crossing our company, and I thought it would be a good idea to see what they’re really capable of, and do a small test. It was a no-risk opportunity, and we decided to proceed with them, see what they’re made of, how they respond and how flexible they are.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Uran in winter  2016-2017. We’ve started the baselines for a new project, and are quoting it right now. This will be our third project with Uran.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our customer was very enthusiastic that the project was finished, because of the short timelines. They had no way of creating a product so quickly and to this quality by themselves. They performed beyond expectations.

How did Uran Company perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated daily by email and Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The communication lines were very short, they have extremely capable programmers and fast response on all communication. They have a profound understanding of customer desires and can visualize our questions by themselves. The team understood how to make the right translation, and present it how we wanted it to be. This is their magic, and how they can make happy customers.

Do you have any advice for prospective customers of Uran?

They’re fast and accurate, which I think is the most important part. I liked working with them.

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

Web and Mobile App Dev for Events Services Company

“If a new problem comes up, they figure out a way to solve it.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Uran provides development and tech support. They help to cover multiple shifts resulting in nearly 24-hour coverage five days a week. Also, they built an entire app and supporting functions.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Former Information Technology Officer, The Go Game
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They transitioned an app process from 80% effectiveness to nearly 100%. Their project manager is the main point of contact and streamlines communications. Flexible, friendly, and responsive, Uran provides a diligent partnership.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The Go Game is a digital scavenger hunt game. It’s a mobile app that allows people to recreate portions of the city. One example is last year we did a kickoff for Game of Thrones for HBO and we transformed portions of Dallas, San Francisco, Austin, and Atlanta with actors that had to do missions. The winner of the missions ended up getting tickets to the premiere. In another case, for a differently themed game in Seattle, the winner won a free year’s rent in downtown Seattle. We also have most of the Fortune 100 companies, for instance, we run a lot of games for Google.

I’m the head of tech and in charge of making sure the platform works and in charge of working with our international partners who are in Dubai, Europe, Asia, and all over the world. I work to make sure we have one platform that works for all of our licensees and ourselves. I make sure the tech works and the product works, work on new enhancements and development, and oversee a staff that is mainly outsourced.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Uran Company?

When I first got here, there were more local staff and not as many remote staff. We had a few developers in the San Francisco office. Bay Area developers are very expensive. A number of people that we could hire locally was a lot less than the teams we could get remotely. If you hire a whole company remotely, you can then get access to specialized tech. That way if you want to do a particular project in a specific technology, it’s much easier to get that skill set than it is to hire someone specifically. For example, before we had Uran, we had a local Ember.js expert and he was $250 an hour. You can get a lot of outsourced developers for $250 an hour.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I outsource the majority of the development and tech support organization to them. I work with them to create multiple shifts so that they have near 24-hour a day coverage, five days a week. I think it’s up to 21 hours a day. The other great business advantage they have was that because we have international partners, we have support during their hours as well, as opposed to just having 9:00 to 5:00 Pacific time. It started out as tech support and then we moved to our main product, Breadcrumb, and also Game Show. They also helped us with web support and SEO, so it branched out to almost all of the tech within the organization.

 

Because we’re a game company, we like to give our products interesting names. The gifts we give away most are rubber chickens. We have an unofficial mascot of a rubber chicken. Rubber Chicken is a standalone application that is designed primarily to handle low bandwidth situations. If you look at our players, they go out in the field and they take pictures and videos and photos with our mobile app. There were times when there were bandwidth limitations, and in order to upload all those photos, Rubber Chicken was created to plug the phone in, absorb all the photos and put them up into the photo service we have. It’s also designed as a downloading option. It downloads all photos and creative visions locally to the game runner’s machine so that when they want to do real-time judging, they could do it without worries about bandwidth and bandwidth speed. A lot of times, when they were judging afterward, we showed the output of the creatives that the teams did in a bar or restaurant, but we have notoriously had intermittent internet access.

 

Uran built an entire app. They picked Electron as a platform. They created the digital signatures in order to distribute it to OS X because we’re all Mac here, and created a standalone program that downloaded it to people’s machines, was able to read from iPhones and Androids, pulled from media folders, downloaded media, and created gallery presentations.

 

They continue to solve bugs along the way. One of the requirements for Rubber Chicken was that it has an auto update feature. Whenever it opens, it pings the server to see if there are updates out there and automatically updates the code base. Because it’s a desktop application not permanently connected to the web because of a bandwidth solution problem, you can’t assume 100% connectivity and updates are being done. There are regular updates to it and there’s no need to download a new version.

 

We moved on to other projects like Client Portal, Gallery, and a few other things because Rubber Chicken is mostly done.

 

They had two primary developers and a couple of backup people. The nice thing about Uran is that I have one main point of contact, the project manager, which allows the encapsulation of how they get it done. They replace their own resources internally. I only deal with the developers if I have to for a specific reason.

 

How did you come to work with Uran Company?

We found them based more on serendipity than true process. I’ve worked with other organizations where I’ve created entire matrices around quantifying their ability to do a particular tech stack so they quantify their ability to do particular support, asking “What’s the background and history of the company?” This, however, was more of an ad hoc thing. They were in town the same day and they were the first people we talked to. We did some due diligence with other companies. However, it wasn’t a true RFP like I’ve done in the past.

 

How much have you invested with Uran Company?

We average $8,000 a month with Uran. It’s not super tiny but not huge either.

 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2016 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was more of a manual process around timestamps. People had to copy the photos over, name them, etc. We tried to match up missions and waypoints based on timestamps versus actual embedding of information of the waypoint media headers. The process went from being 80% effective to near 100% effective. It went from a manual process to plugging in the phone so it could upload the photos. It went from a process of the runner trying to find the games and reconcile them to logging into the application and only seeing his games. There is still some lag around adoption for a couple of issues like scrubbing, but overall, the feedback has been widely positive.

 

How did Uran Company perform from a project management standpoint?

We had local resources before and a lot of the runners would call the developers here to have issues resolved. We instituted a process with JIRA where we created tickets within the primary product so all the runner has to do is click on a button and fill a JIRA ticket. Uran, a few others, and I monitor the JIRA ticket queue. Since we have multiple shifts, the first person to see the issue responds to it and there’s a much faster response than if you have a specific person you’re calling and they’re not there. The limitations are that they don’t do well on phone calls because their English isn’t perfect, but it’s been good enough through JIRA.

 

What did you find most impressive about Uran Company?

They’re very flexible. If a new problem comes up, they figure out a way to solve it. I needed 21 hours of tech support, five days a week. I needed them on the schedule to be able to give them projects at any time. They work together with us to get everything done. They’ve been friendly and we have a good working relationship.

 

For a company our size, our tech stack is surprisingly diverse. A lot of that has to do with the previous tech director. He really likes tech and wanted to explore all the different technologies out there which is great because he learned a lot. But the bad side is there’s a lot of technical debt in a very diverse base to support.

 

Are there any areas Uran Company could improve?

The previous tech director built the primary frontend of our application in a tech stack called Ember which is a JavaScript framework. It is not as widely adopted as other JS frameworks so it’s been a bit of a struggle to find Ember experts within Uran, but it’s been a challenge to find them anywhere. Uran has been game to try to figure it out, but there are instances where you can tell they’re still trying to figure it out. There’s no particular strong expertise. For the size of our company, the diversity is more important than particular expertise in one particular framework.

 

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Uran Company?

We alternate between fixed bid and time and materials projects, and their flexibility is great. But their defined processes aren’t like a CMM level 5 organization where you get true repeatability, true process, and they have strong processes around fixed bid and how they define requirements, scope control, etc. They aren’t as mature as some of the other IT shops out there. But flexibility was more important than maturity in process. They will work with you to find the right answer. They won’t have that repeatable process with high overhead and exact estimation that is the other end of the spectrum for CMM level 5 Indian shops.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their strength is more flexibility than defined process.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Service is five and products are four. Service is friendly, responsive, and flexible; those are their strengths. When they deliver the product, sometimes there are additional things that have to be done. They could be better, but they’re getting there.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve been happy with them so far.