Experienced Java developers

Helpfulness and experience. These two perfectly describe Vavatech which have delivered remarkable Java and JEE solutions since 2005.

Our employees are Java/JEE specialists holding a Computer Science degree from the University of Warsaw - the leader of European schools of technology.

The company is focused on creating customised IT systems solving problems in big corporations, public administration, small businesses and start-ups.

 

How can we help you?

1. Create customised IT system perfectly adjusted to your needs.

2. Outsource our experienced programmers.

3. Carry out a training course about one of programming language.

Why can we help you?

1. We have 15 years of experience in software development.

2. We created complex systems for corporations and government as well as simple solutions for small businesses.

3. We specialize in Java but we know variety of technologies which can improve system and business efficiency.

How we work?

1. A client gives us requirements and specification of a system.

2. We make a in-depth analysis and make a free estimation to the client which consists of: time, costs and technology.

3. We make a deal.

4.Our programmers are familiar with the Agile model, therefore you can see the project results at its every stage.

5. We finish the product and provide further maintenance and improvement if necessary.

Our biggest success is maintaining fruitful relationships with many clients over the years, so if you are considering cooperation with us you have a proof that you will get premium experience with no risk and high costs.

Want to know more? Look at our website: vavatech.eu

Want to estimate a project? Contact us at: [email protected]

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2003
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Warsaw, Poland
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Key clients: 
We've been developing web software which solves business problems for many industries, including banking & insurance (Nordea, Skandia, Citi), public administration, media (long-term cooperation with #1 media companies in Poland - Agora and Polityka), education, transportation and many more.
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Polityka - Editorial Platform

In 2010, we created a tailor-made Content Management System (CMS) based on publisher’s requirements. Since its production launch, the system has been constantly upgraded and expanded.


Currently, the software created by Vavatech exceeds far beyond a common CMS.


Our system evolved into a multipurpose platform for the publisher which supports editors, translators, financial

department and management staff.


Essentially, the platform is used:

  • to run the Internet portal - polityka.pl;
  • to gather and analyse data about the magazine readers;
  • to manage all kinds of payments.


Used technologies: Java 8, Spring, Hibernate, Lucene, Velocity, JSP, MySQL


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Homas

System for PKWK (The Polish Jockey Club) and horse owners registered there.


System consists of two parts:


  • First one (dedicated to applicants) - enables submitting and paying for new proposals and reviewing the old ones.
  • Second one (dedicated to employees of PKWK) - allows management and consideration of submitted proposals and issuing documents based on
them.


System was created in 2008 and is being maintained since then.


Used technologies: Java, JavaEE, Spring, Hibernate, JSF, PrimeFaces, Vue

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Livewords Flow

Livewords Flow is a translation platform where native speakers translate documents on an ongoing basis.


The application offers a number of functionalities that facilitate and accelerate the work of translators.

The tool allows you to integrate with virtually any application available on the web.

The application has been developed and maintained for a Dutch client since

2018.


Used technologies: Java, JavaEE, Elastic Search, Spring Boot, Backbone.js, AWS (S3, RDS, ECS, CloudWatch, Lambda), Hibernate

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Radom - Digitalisation Tool

Software for digitizing and archiving source documents for public property records.


The system, which was created for the City Hall in Radom, allows you to create a digital archive of documents regarding public real estate.

The software provides City Hall employees with quick access to archived documents, easy addition of new ones and the ability to define metadata describing added

files.


Technologies used: Java, WildFly, PrimeFaces, Hibernate, Spring, PostgreSQL

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I have the right to know

I have the right to know is an application created to help Polish citizens access information in an easy, user-friendly way.


The project collects information from candidates’ campaign websites, flyers, politicians’ blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other online and traditional media sources.

The site matches profiles of each candidate or MP with their voting record and

region.

Therefore, citizens can learn more about their politicians, while tracking their behavior.


Used technologies: PHP, Laravel, PostgreSQL

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ODA

We are responsible for creation and maintenance of the system dedicated to collecting data about international aid projects, therefore it can be managed by polish ministries and public organizations.


The data is approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and can be exported to files in formats supported by international organizations collecting the data - DAC and IATI.

Moreover, system

consists of a public website providing all the information to its visitors.


Technologies used: Java, WildFly, PrimeFaces, Hibernate, Spring, VUE, MySQL

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Telemaco

Telemaco is an IT system dedicated for logistic and shipping companies but also for those who need to transport a cargo on specified route.


Service is aimed at users in whole Europe and works in 13 languages.


Used technologies: Java, JavaEE, WildFly, PostgreSQL.

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ESKAM

IT system designed to manage concert tours of Warsaw Philharmonic.


Organizing activities of Warsaw Philharmonic requires a complex document flow. Musicians from Philharmonic visit many schools in various location of Poland to reach listeners from different social and educational environment.


Therefore our client has to sign particular agreements with both schools and all

musicians, plan and schedule every concert and control band tours during the school year. This kind of activity in such a big scale needs special IT tools, which could help on every stage of the entire process.Vavatech had the pleasure to implement a dedicated IT system, which is successfully used by Warsaw Philharmonic.


Technology used: JavaEE, JSF, Hibernate, Spring, MySQL, WildFly.

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Warsaw Trams

Warsaw Trams offers public transport services in the Capital City of Warsaw.


The company controls the quality of the work of tram drivers by designating them tutors responsible for assessing the quality of tram driving.


Vavatech provided complex system to help tutors in their work. Our application is designed to gather all important information about

tutors and their pupils in one place. We integrate with other systems to display up to date information about tram drivers, work schedules, absences etc. Moreover our application gives quick view to reports and complaints connected with pupils work.


Technologies used: Spring, JSF, Hibernate, JQuery, Microsoft Azure

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Dolphin

Dolphin is an IT system used by Voluntary Work Corps (polish: OHP) - organization, which allows young people, to raise their professional qualifications.


System enables management of agreements between employers hiring juveniles and OHP.


Moreover, it is distributing refunds for employers.

The application was developed in 2008 and has been maintained since

then.


Used technologies: Java, JSP,  Apache Tomcat, MSSQL

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ZSIORIN

The system is a complete solution, supporting the institution in carrying out tasks for which it is responsible:


  • phytosanitary controls
  • issuing plant passport
  • rotation of seed.


Moreover, the system supports the work of the Laboratory in PIORIN.


Used technologies: JavaEE, IBM WebSphere, JSP, Oracle DB, LDAP, Hibernate,

Struts, Java applet
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Adventure with Nysa

Multilingual website for tourists visiting Łużyce region.


Everything is shown in a modern and aesthetic graphic layout, which allows convenient searching of different attractions.


Used technologies: PHP, Wordpress, NGINX

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Online Family Academy

Online Academy of Family is an informative and advisory web platform for families.


It contains a list of entities and institutions working institutions working for families in need, their services and information on ongoing projects.

Platform was developed in 2008 and is maintained for the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship since then.


Technology stack:

Wordpress, PHP, NGINX
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Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

The contract covers two years of maintenance and development of the MPWiK website.


Our cooperation with Detroit Water and Sewerage Department will consist, in particular, in fixing errors and irregularities preventing or limiting the use of the website and eliminating defects that disrupt the website.


Our activities will prevent difficulties in the implementation of

business processes and problems in the daily use of www.mpwik.com.pl.


Used technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery oraz Apache

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Jawny Lobbing

Jawny Lobbing is an open IT system build on public data, developed in collaboration with Future Mind - the company responsible for front-end.


Vavatech has created and now maintains database, administration panel and API.


Used technologies: Java, JavaEE, Spring, Hibernate, JSF, PrimeFaces, WildFly, PostgreSQL

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Youth Job Connection

Youth Job Connection is a platform, which helps employers to announce job offers (both permanent and temporary) for people aged between 15 and 25.


Used technologies: PHP, Symfony, PostgreSQL

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Polityka INSIGHT

Polityka Insight is a platform read on the daily basis by more than 1K business leaders, policy makers and diplomats.


Polityka Insight enables to compose daily analysis and reports about current situation of the world in convenient and intuitive way.


Moreover, the platform allows to analyze its clients behaviour and customize product to every client.

Finally, it

integrates with many external services like iOS/Android Mobile apps, Highrise, Mailchimp etc.


The main platform of Polityka Insight’s has been exclusively designed by Vavatech.


Used technologies: Java 8, Spring, Hibernate, Lucene, Velocity, JSP, MySQL

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eStep

Vavatech maintains and develops software for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


System includes processing data about all new European Union’s legal acts.

It contains ways and dates of their transposition to Polish civic system and provides public access to chosen information through databases.


Used technology: Java, JBoss, MySQL

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SUDOP

Office of Competition and Consumer Protection collects data about all cases of help given to any beneficiary. Gathered data should be publicly available to all citizens with an easy to access interface.


For the purpose of the task above, Vavatech created a tailored-made system SUDOP. The software was created after winning the public tender.


The main part of the system is a

complex, multi-criteria search tool. The biggest challenge in the project was the amount of data - system works efficiently with the database containing more than 15 000 000 of records, with a constant growth of 2 000 new records every day. This software runs steadily to this day.


Used technologies: Java 8, JSF, MySQL, Hibrenate, Wildfly, Spring, PrimeFaces

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Wykaz

Wykaz is a web application which allows creation of public data list about documents in Ministry of Environment. Documents include information about environment, its protection and support.


We are cooperating with Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Poland for more than 2 years - helping them to maintain and develop one their main systems.


Our main task is to assure

that the platform will work continuously without any significant breaks. Beside that from time to time we are implementing new features to the system, which is very challenging due to the complexity of the system and amount of data stored in database (30M records).


In 2018 we were asked to upgrade some of the system components.


Used technologies: Java 6, jboss, Oracle DB, JSF, Ant, RedHat

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CERBER

Vavatech created a dedicated system - CERBER, that has improved  the document workflow connected with funding students initiatives.


Implemented software has successfully organized, simplified and enhanced the work of self-government.


Our client, which is the largest university in Poland, with more than 44 000 students and over 20 fields of study, has a significant meaning

to Vavatech, because majority or our team comes from the IT department of University of Warsaw.


Used technologies: Java, Spring, Hibernate, JSF, PrimeFaces

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Health direct

Project was created as a fixed-price contract for a private sector client. Tailor-made system was created from scratch based on the contractor requirements.


The system allows users to compare health insurance offers from many different insurance companies. They could also configure and buy the chosen option.


Insurance offers of all medical companies are very divergent -

they often have completely different data models and ways of configuration. Therefore, the biggest analytical and design challenge was to crate the one, unified data model, which allows to compare such offers. The goal was successfully achieved.


Technologies used: Java, Spring, Hibernate



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Fiszki Polityki

After a few years of cooperation with Polish biggest weekly magazine publisher Vavatech was invited to participate in developing a mobile application “fiszkipolityki.pl”. The app was designed by Polityka in collaboration with Google.


Our main task was to implement a dedicated platform that can help editors to prepare the articles presented in the app. What is more, we had to introduce the

system to integrate payments for the clients supporting both PayPal and PayU payments.


Fiszkipolityki.pl is addressed to the younger generation of readers for which a mobile phone is the main source of news.


Technologies used: Java, Spring, Hibernate, JSP, Apache Tomcat, MySQL

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Registry of Hardware

An user-friendly application built in SaaS architecture, helping businesses to keep records of their computer hardware.


It works on a subscription basis and is available to new customers on our website.


Used technologies: Java, Spring, Hibernate, JSF, PrimeFaces

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TSUE

TSUE is an internal system used by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to manage and distribute documents.


While cooperating with the client, Vavatech was responsible for the program in areas of maintenance and development.

Within the service we also updated  all components of software.


Used technology: Java, Tomcat, PostgreSQL

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SOWA

After winning the public tender, we started overseeing proper functioning of the SOWA system.


Vavatech implemented modernisation work, therefore the platform has constantly been improved and enriched with new functionalities.


Technologies used: C#, .NET, ASP.NET MVC



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HRecruiter

The HRecruiter system was created as an internal project to organize and automate ongoing recruitment processes.


The main functionalities of the system is recruitment management from the moment it is defined needs and publication of the advertisement to complete recruitment.


System manages all collected applications of candidates both in the context of a given process as

well as in the archival one database of collected applications and keeps a calendar of recruitment meetings and other recruitment events.



Used technologies: Java 8, JSF, MySQL, Hibrenate, Wildfly, Spring, PrimeFaces



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Custom Software Dev for Political News Platform

"Vavatech is quite organized and has committed developers on their team."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2013 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vavatech handled custom software development, adjusting the parent company’s CMS to suit in-house needs. Their backend work included a publishing module and creating an entire newsletter system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Manager, Political Newsletter
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Three products have been successfully published thanks to Vavatech’s collaborative efforts. They provide ongoing support for any issues that arise and have been great at sticking to timelines and requirements. They excel at setting priorities and are highly responsive and open to feedback.

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 a digital platform manager and editor for a political news platform. We publish daily analysis and newsletters about the country’s politics and economy. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vavatech?

We needed custom software development and hired them for the task.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When our company started, we needed a CMS in order to publish to the internet. Vavatech adjusted and customized the CMS that was developed for our parent company to our needs. We prepared the wireframes and technical documentation and Vavatech took care of the backend development. They developed some modules that allowed us to publish our analysis and briefings as well as our newsletter system. Vavatech used Java, Python, HTML, and CSS for the development work.

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with their senior developer. In addition to him, we had a team of three or four developers.

How did you come to work with Vavatech?

We decided to use the same system that was used by our parent company and as well as the same developer, which was Vavatech.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in 2013, and the collaboration is still ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They helped us develop and publish three products, and support us daily when issues occur. Thanks to Vavatech’s work, we’re able to publish our content daily and send it to selected users.

How did Vavatech perform from a project management standpoint?

They were generally good at complying with project requirements and meeting deadlines. Vavatech is quite organized and has committed developers on their team. There was a time when the senior developer who was working with us changed, but I think it was a good change.

Vavatech is also quite good when it comes to prioritizing tasks and categorizing them. From a project management point of view, it has been a good collaboration. We mainly use Basecamp and email to communicate. I’ll give them a call for urgent matters.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Vavatech is very responsive and open to our suggestions.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes, they’re too optimistic when it comes to assessing timelines, however, they’re rarely behind schedule.

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

Java-based System Dev & Support for Government Department

“They delivered the project within the timelines as promised, and I valued their professionalism.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2011 - Dec. 2015
Project summary: 

Building upon an existing IT system, Vavatech developed new modules using Java and integrated it into the previous system. Afterward, they continued to provide development and support services.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Warsaw. Poland
Marcin Kukla
Section Manager, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new modules functioned well and integrated smoothly into the existing system. In addition to technical support, Vavatech offered key insights into business strategies to maximize the technology’s effectiveness. The team demonstrated exceptional project management and met all timelines.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the section manager of the National Services Network at the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP). Our network is a collection of business support organizations that provide services to entrepreneurs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vavatech?

A previous integrator had built our initial IT system, but we needed resources to create new modules. We engaged Vavatech to develop and support a new Java-based IT system that would help us assist organizations within our network.

What were your goals for this project?

As a government agency, our mission is to aid entrepreneurs by leveraging our network of cooperating business support organizations.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We held a public tender, and they replied to our contract.

Describe the project in detail.

Once we selected Vavatech, we held numerous meetings to align our business needs with their technical capabilities. Their team was responsible for planning and building new Java-based modules. After completing the solution, they integrated it into our existing system and provided ongoing support.

What was the team composition?

Their team consisted of a business analyst, programmers, and the VP who oversaw the project. There were other staff members operating in the background, but we didn’t interact with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new modules were fully operational and integrated well with the rest of our system. We learned a lot from their business experience and were happy to continue cooperating with them in new development areas. Eventually, we were able to support the whole system in-house.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Compared to the previous vendor, there was a clear and visible change in the quality of the project management. The account manager handled the project professionally. Moreover, we appreciated their thorough business analysis before each development phase. It helped us align our expectations with their technical solutions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They delivered the project within the timelines as promised, and I valued their professionalism. Additionally, their business expertise showed us new ways to effectively utilize our IT and was crucial to our success.

Are there any areas for improvement?

In terms of the project, nothing comes to mind. However, their competitors promote themselves aggressively, so it may benefit them to engage in pre-sales activities.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a very professional IT company.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their timeliness was one of their strong points.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They had competitive prices.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re professionals in their field and delivered all promises on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve recommended them numerous times.

UI/UX & Software Modifications for Concert Hall

“Vavatech has created a more user friendly application that produces accuracy in scheduling.”

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

Vavatech rewrote and updated the software of an internal online scheduling system that was previously inaccessible. The system helps match profiles of users, allows for complex scheduling, and automates invoicing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Poland
IT Consultant, Warsaw Philharmonic
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vavatech has been highly cooperative and easy to work with, delivering iterations of the application on time and with minimal errors. The new platform is expected to be more effective than its previous version. The team has been understanding of specific requirements and constructive feedback.

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 an IT consultant for the Warsaw Philharmonic, a national orchestra and concert hall in Warsaw, Poland.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vavatech?

Our internal web application was outdated (written in the early 2000s). It needed to be completely rewritten since we were lacking service support or access to the original software. The UX/UI [User Experience/ User Interface] was no longer up to par, and the code was unmanageable, as the former developer used a closed database system. We had no API to contact and, thus, no opportunity to update the existing software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vavatech created a new application with an updated interface that allows the user to schedule concerts. The scheduling system is used internally for art management and assists the art manager in scheduling these concerts. The app's core function is to act as a skeleton of a schedule by matching the tour type and time slots for each school. In addition to matching and scheduling, the software also automates invoices.

What is the team composition?

We were in touch with 2 main project leads in the beginning. As the project progressed through the development phase, we mostly worked with 1 person.

How did you come to work with Vavatech?

Due to a government regulation in Poland, as a public institution, we must put out an “open order” for hiring vendors. This means the job is posted online and any company can freely enlist to compete for the contract. We then were able to choose from the submitted proposals.

I had previously seen Vavatech's HR recruitment stands at past conferences.

We ultimately chose to work with them, because we found them to be enthusiastic and friendly, which can be rare in the IT industry. Since the people on our team had little experience with web development, it was important for us to work with a more extroverted, amicable vendor in order to create a positive atmosphere of cooperation.

How much have you invested with them?

I prefer to keep this confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2017 and the project was released in December 2017. We're still in the process of integrating it with the proprietary software of another company in order to launch it.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vavatech has created a more user-friendly application that produces accuracy in scheduling. Users will be able to perform their tasks within the software more effectively than before.

We're still tweaking some areas to enhance the usability, and we anticipate positive results.

How did Vavatech perform from a project management standpoint?

Vavatech communicates using Redmine software. We initially tried the software, but our employees were not that comfortable using it, so we've reverted to communicating mostly through email. Vavatech's response time has been swift in both cases. Their team is cognizant of timelines and flexible in their approach.

There's been occasional miscommunication, but overall their team has been proactive in delivering iterations properly and on time.

Due to other regulations in Poland, projects need to be planned in advance, favoring the Waterfall approach. Vavatech's team has been great at adapting to these requirements.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I'm most impressed by their team's positive and friendly approach. They've been good at responding to criticism compared to other vendors in their field. Their team has been open-minded and cooperative. We've always felt comfortable discussing any issues or questions with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Some elements of Vavatech's mockups were missing in the beginning phase, meaning they prepared only schematic proofs of concept. We would have preferred to see the full, detailed design of the application in earlier stages of the project.

4.0
Overall Score They've been very cooperative and proactive at solving issues.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their team delivers when they say they will.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There were some minor misunderstandings upfront, so we ended up updating cost structure as the project progressed.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    If initial mockups of the application were more detailed, it would have saved some time.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS & Android App for Online News Magazine

"Their advice is as valuable as the developments they offer."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Project summary: 

Vavatech developed the backend for mobile apps (iOS and Android), making changes to an existing CMS. They created digital cards for long articles and made the CMS more user-friendly for editors.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Poland
Product Manager, Online News Magazine
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vavetech worked incessantly to find solutions and ensure that the app displayed properly on all devices. They were highly organized, thorough, and quick to respond. Unlike other vendors, they discussed all scenarios, considering the details, and performed tasks in an extremely time-effective manner.

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 a product manager and editor of an app for a weekly news magazine. The new mobile app is cofounded by Google.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vavatech?

We needed help with the backend development of an app for iOS and Android, using our existing CMS [Content Management System]. We wanted to offer our daily briefing of news through the use of digital cards, which needed to look the same on all devices and be easy to edit for our staff.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vavatech took the original backend of our digital magazine and modified it for the app, splitting long articles into visual cards to help readers move through longer articles through a series 10 to 15 cards. That way you don't feel like you're reading a long article because it's really quick to move from one card to the next. It packages long-form articles into an easy-to-read format when on the go.

Vavatech had to make 200-300 changes to make the app work from our original CMS. Additionally, they were tasked with the challenge of simplifying the CMS for our editors to use to reflect how the text is to look in the app. They had to ensure that all the cards displayed properly on all of the thousands of varying of Android devices and iPhones.

What is the team composition?

We had a team of four or five developers responsible for the backend, which is separate from the company that built the app.

How did you come to work with Vavatech?

We've been working with them for many years. They were already responsible for our CMS, so it was natural for us to keep working with them. We weren't actually looking for different companies since we already had good experiences with them.

How much have you invested with them?

I prefer to keep this confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together for about two years, since January 2016. The mobile app launched in February 2017, but it's an ongoing project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The work they've done is close to perfect. They don't stop until we're satisfied with the results. Even with the most difficult task or problem, they'd put all their time and energy into it until they had a solution. They never gave up.

How did Vavatech perform from a project management standpoint?

Vavatech is highly organized and they finish all tasks in a structured way, communicating mostly through Basecamp. They're very professional—you get the feeling that they take their jobs seriously. They always estimated the cost of a task before anything was started.

When we had a lot of back and forth in the early stages of the project, they were always quick to respond and take care of issues. I don't have the knowledge to handle certain issues, so their help was extremely valuable.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their organization and structured approach to tasks were impeccable. Unlike other developers, they don't leave out any details. They discussed all possible scenarios, outcomes, and cost estimates upfront.

Although their prices are average for this kind of work, they're extremely time effective. In two to three hours they would do work you'd expect to get in a week's time.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything. We'll continue to work with them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Involve them in the process as early as possible. Their advice is as valuable as the developments they offer. Their feedback can save you money early in the process because they might have a better solution than what you had initially planned for.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    5. They were always on time, organized and professional in communication.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were a pleasure to communicate with.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Java CMS Dev for Media Publishing House

"Their team is highly professional, and seem to feel connected to our magazines' success."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Over nine years, Vavatech has been developing and improving a CMS. Java-developed features include marketing tools, mobile apps, comment moderation, online payment, and interactive modules to engage readers.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Poland
Digital Editor, Media Publishing House
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vavatech provided high-quality programming and products and expanded the system’s functionality all at a fair price. The highly-skilled developers exhibited loyalty, dedication, and a vested interest in company success.

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 Digital Editor for a media publishing house. We publish several magazines as both hardcopy and digital editions. I’m responsible for marketing, sales, formatting, and technology for the digital editions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vavatech?

The first major task we undertook together was building a new, flexible CMS. Two months of analysis had indicated that our previous system was in need of an update. We’ve been working to update and improve it since 2009.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vavatech developed a brand new digital platform 3-4 years ago. It’s an exclusively internet based business unit for our B2B transactions. Our new CMS system has many IPs [Internet Protocol addresses] and is connected to mobile apps, marketing tools, and payment platforms.

Using Java, they’ve developed features including a user base, user profiles, and moderation tools for internet discussions. We’ve enhanced our digital editions by inputting interactive graphs, video, and streaming services. There’s now an online payment option, a metric paywall, and marketing dashboards with key performance indicators.

What is the team composition?

I usually talk to the CEO of the company, Miroslav, once in a quarter to discuss major plans. He sends us summaries of completed work and invoices. Our relationship is more managerial than talking on an everyday basis. For eight years, we worked with a team leader who was the main architect of the system. Throughout our many years of engagement, I’ve been in contact with 10-15 programmers, and personally, collaborate with 4-5.

How did you come to work with Vavatech?

We initially searched for a company staffed with young programmers who’d graduated from Warsaw Polytechnic or Warsaw University, which have the best development programs in Poland. We conducted a SWOT analysis to find the best vendor.

We knew we’d be a minor client for big corporations with 200-300 programmers. Vavatech was innovative, had won awards, and had teams proficient in both Java and Ruby on Rails. They were both equipped to meet our needs and eager for our business.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve worked together since 2009, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vavatech has helped us achieve our main goal of offering quality products at a low price. They provide high-quality programming, and prices are consistent with the market average. We haven't had any significant delays that derailed the project.

Our CMS has become much more expansive over the course of nine years of work. It now functions beyond the scope of publishing text and multimedia materials. We’ve made our digital editions more engaging for our readers by adding interactive features.

How did Vavatech perform from a project management standpoint?

As we began working on multiple products, we started having to compete internally for technological resources. Developing an agile technique helped us restructure our priorities. Now, we have separate backlogs and give precedent to specific projects each quarter. Each of our product managers now has a dedicated technical payroll accountant from Vavatech.

They notify us if a task will take more than five hours of programming work. This flexible dynamic helps us decide whether to pursue more expensive facets of the project. They maintain effective communication, without giving excessive details for each small bullet on the backlog.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Vavatech has accomplished the biggest challenge for tech companies, namely fostering a highly skilled team that’s also loyal and predictable. This is notable, considering many developers’ tendency to quit a project unexpectedly for a more attractive job offer. Their team is highly professional, and they seem to feel connected to our magazines' success. I appreciated their willingness to work off-hours, including nights and weekends if necessary.

Are there any areas they could improve?

After our main architect at Vavatech switched companies, the assessment of timelines and cost has seemed less valid. Without the ability to predict any complications, there have been some unexpected costs. Conversely, the new lead is better at communication.

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

Bug Fix for Government System Interface

"Their team complied with deadlines, and the cooperation was very professional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
September 2019
Project summary: 

Vavatech fixed a bug in a government solution that prevented the system interface from showing a data selection form.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Michał Chojnowski
Senior Information Specialist, Central Administration
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By fixing the bug, Vavatech allowed the internal team to begin using the selection form again.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Senior information officer

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vavatech?

To fix the bug in the system interface.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to make the system work properly.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Selection based on the offer competition.

Describe the project in detail.

Vavatech fixed the bug in the system interface, which consisted of not displaying the dictionary data selection form.

What was the team composition?

A small team of software developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Fixing the bug allowed the users to continue with their tasks that involved using the selector in question.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their team complied with deadlines, and the cooperation was very professional.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Getting the work done without any delays.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None comes to my attention.

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

Java Platform Dev for IT Company

“We were impressed with the dedication of their team.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2011 - 2016
Project summary: 

As a third-party vendor, Vavatech developed a sophisticated interbank platform using Java.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Belgium
Luc Vandergoten
Former CEO, BTR Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vavatech delivered a top-notch interface that met stringent industry standards. The team’s speed, responsiveness, and quality deliverables set them apart from the competition.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

BTR Services is an information and communication technology company with a strong focus on the banking sector. I was the CEO at the time of the project.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vavatech?

They assisted us with Java development.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had a previous experience with Vavatech that went well, so we decided to collaborate on another project.

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

They built an interface between our customer, a large retail bank, and the National Bank of Belgium. It involved both high-level architecture work and ordinary development.

What was the team composition?

We worked with two Java developers, one senior and one junior.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were impressed with the dedication of their team. Thanks to their work, we delivered the project on time and within the budget.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We managed the project ourselves.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with their fast reaction time and high-quality work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered what they promised.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Considering the quality of their work, it was a great price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their team is experienced and dedicated.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer