Technology Solutions & Digital Strategy Execution

Velvetech LLC is an award-winning custom software development and consulting company from Chicago, IL that facilitates innovation and growth in the mid-size market. At Velvetech, we supply our clients and partners with the most effective and advanced information technologies. Relying on our thought leadership, they get solutions that enable rapid implementation of their development strategies and lead to superior business results.

 

  • Custom Software Programming
  • Enterprise Systems Integration
  • Web & Mobile Apps Development
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM Implementation
  • Call Center Implementation
  • Blockchain Development
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • IoT
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Technology Consulting
  • Managed IT Services

Being enthusiastic about new challenges, Velvetech has gained extensive experience in various industries including healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, telecommunications, financial services, education, and technology. So if you are looking for a highly qualified partner with a proven track record of success, our well trained and experienced Software Engineers, Business Analysts, QA Specialists, and Project Managers are here to help.

We look forward to turning your ideas into powerful solutions for your business!

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2004
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Northbrook, IL
headquarters
  • 601 Skokie Blvd., Suite 105
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    United States
other locations
  • Novosibirsk 630001
    Russia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Apache Corporation; Insureon; Cargo Data Corporation; ESGI, LLC; Tradespoon; Healix, Inc.; TradingBlock; American Academy of Family Physicians

Insureon reached out to Velvetech with a request to develop a marketing and sales automation platform in 2012. Since then Velvetech has been assisting Insureon on a multitude of projects: from text recognition to speech recognition, etc.

Industry: Insurance

Technologies: Various technology stacks, including Docker, micro-services, Elasticsearch, C#, Google Speech API,

spring.net

Keywords: Sales and marketing automation, OCR, speech recognition

If you are looking to build enterprise solutions like this, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help you beat the competition with technology innovations on our website.

Post-Acute Care Management Platform

To accelerate their pace of R&D, MedAdept approached Velvetech with a request to develop a post-acute care management system and an accompanying cross-platform mobile medical surveillance app.

Industry: health care

Technologies: Xamarin, .Net, MSSQL, ASP.NET WEB API, C#, Entity Framework, NodeJS, Redux+React

Keywords: eHealth & mHealth

software development, post-acute care platform development

If you are looking to build an eHealth or mHealth solution like this, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help with healthcare software development on our website.

Intelligent Trading Platform for Daily Stock and Options Picking

Tradespoon, an affordable and user-friendly Trade Intelligence Platform. The solution is based on a proprietary quantitative trading system built upon statistical analysis and in-depth algorithms. The service includes stock, options, and option spread trading strategies. Tradespoon members have an access to an array of tools and services for daily stock picks, including buy and sell recommendations, stock movements forecasting,

investment portfolio monitoring and management, and training materials.

Since 2012 Velvetech has successfully partnered with Tradespoon to develop, maintain, and enhance software tools available to Tradespoon members.

Industry: Finance

Keywords: Trading platform, investment portfolio management, stock forecasting, buy and sell recommendations

If you are looking to develop a trading platform or upgrade an existing financial solution, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864.

Internet Monitoring and Tracking System for Cold Chain

Velvetech has innovated Cargo Data’s cold chain monitoring solution by designing and implementing an Internet-of-Things platform that includes smart wireless sensors, mobile apps, and a cloud system.

Industry: Transportation

Technologies: robust software & hardware system design, including wireless sensors, GPS, NFC, RF, BLE

Keywords: Cold

chain monitoring and tracking system development, IoT, hardware design

If you are looking to build a fleet tracking or cold chain monitoring solution like this, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help with enterprise software development on our website.

Integration of VoIP Solution into Salesforce

Velvetech helped Vinix, leading business communications provider, integrate their VoIP solution into Salesforce CRM to deliver voice calling, call logging and recording capabilities right inside the CRM, using convenient and familiar Salesforce’s UI.

Industry: Telecommunications

Technologies: KAZOO, VoIP, SIP Trunking

Keywords: VoIP calls,

Salesforce integration

If you are looking to develop a VoIP solution or take advantage of a telecom platform KAZOO, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help with VoIP and KAZOO development on our website.

Enterprise Corporate Communications Platform

We entered into a relationship with Apache Corporation in 2005 to develop unique web applications for their Corporate Communications Department. During the ongoing successful business relationship with Apache Corporation, we have executed a number of successful projects.

Enterprise Corporate Communications Platform (ECCP) with content publishing to Corporate Web, Intranet, Social Media, and Mobile Device Platforms,

including Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows 10 platforms.

Industry: Oil & Gas

Keywords: Enterprise software development, IT Services, Communications Platform, Web development, Mobile app development

If you are looking for trusted software development and consulting partner, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help you beat the competition with technology innovations on our website.

Cross-Platform Mobile App for Apache Corporation

Velvetech has built the Apache Media and Investor App that provides up-to-date news, publications, and current market information about Apache Corporation. We used a cross-platform development framework to build the app within a tight timeframe.

Industry: Oil & Gas

Technologies: Titanium, iOS, Android

Keywords: cross-platform mobile app

development, iOS app development, Android app development

If you are looking to develop a cross-platform or native mobile app or update an existing app to latest iOS and Android features, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help with mobile app development on our website.

Wholesale Flower Company Production Software and IT Support

Leider Greenhouses, a wholesale flower company out of Illinois, was looking for an IT support and software development partner. Velvetech has completely rebuilt a production system for the company. The solution allows controlling all stages of the production process from placing an order to planting, growing, and distribution.

Industry: Farming, Horticulture,

Wholesale

Technologies: ASP.NET Core, Web API, C#, MS SQL, EF Core, Twitter Bootstrap, NodeJS, Angular, Typescript, QB SDK 3.0, WinForms.

Keywords: Production software, IT services, plant and flower growing, logistics management, greenhouses

If you are searching for how to build a production software like this, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. Find more on how we can help your business with custom software solutions on our website.

All-inclusive Medical Reference Platform

WhatMed platform is available on iOS, Android, and web-based devices. It provides information about over-the-counter and prescribed herbal medications for early symptoms of minor illnesses. There is an option to schedule a paid consultation with a specialist via a virtual medical office and get home or office delivery of medications.

Industry: Healthcare,

Pharmaceuticals

Technologies: Objective-C, Java, PHP/CodeIgniter2, AngularJS, AWS/Linux, MySQL/PostgreSQL/SQLite, NodeJS, SocketIO.

Keywords: medications, telemedicine, pharmacy, symptoms, medical, medication, virtual medical office, medicine delivery

If you are searching for how to build a solution like this, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. Find more on how we can help your business with custom healthcare software solutions on our website.

Real Estate Property Listings

Velvetech has been providing technical support for the REAP software and data management since 2001. Velvetech has redesigned and built a new data collection, processing and distribution system, client management and product delivery platform.

Industry: Real Estate

Technologies: Microsoft .Net and MS SQL Server,

Azure

Keywords: real estate catalog, real estate listings, Expiereds, FSBO

If you are looking to build a solution for your real estate business, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help with enterprise software development on our website.

Automation of a Running Studio with an IoT System

Velvetech has helped a Chicago-based innovative fitness studio to automate running sessions by developing a custom IoT platform. The platform consists of mobile apps, treadmill software, and a web system — all working together to provide a highly personalized running experience for the studio’s customers.

Industry: Fitness, Sport

Technologies: .Net, iOS, bpm’online CRM,

Vantiv POS.

Keywords: IoT, web portal for a fitness studio, iOS apps, mobile app development

If you are looking to develop or integrate an IoT solution into an existing infrastructure, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help to develop and customize IoT platforms on our website.

CIND: Mobile Dating App

In order to create a superior dating experience, MJS Apps contracted Velvetech. The aim was to make a social dating tool that reveals lifestyle and reflects a traditional practice of gift-giving. CIND, as it’s called, possesses sleek features and interface. It is compatible with iPhone, iTouch, and iPad. Android app is under development.

Technologies: iOS Swift, Microsoft ASP.NET, C#, Web Services, MS

SQL 2017 Express, Entity, log4net.

Keywords: Mobile app development, iOS app, dating app, lifestyle, social network, gift-giving

If you intend to build a dating app like this, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. Read more on how we can help you stay competitive with mobile technology on our website.

SMS Marketing Services Platform

Velvetech has developed a cloud-based SMS marketing services platform. It has been recently acquired by CallFire Inc., a Santa Monica technology company providing high-availability systems for voice and text connectivity to over 600,000 businesses.

Industry: Advertising

Technologies: iPhone, Android, web socket

Keywords: mobile messaging service

platform, enterprise mobile messaging and SMS

If you are looking to build an SMS or mobile messaging marketing solution like this, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help with mobile app development on our website.

Document Management for bpm’online CRM

Velvetech integrated PandaDoc’s document automation platform with an award-winning agile platform for business process management & CRM – bpm’online. PandaDoc module that we developed is available in bpm’online marketplace for all bpm’online users.

Industry:

Enterprise

Technologies: BMP & CRM platform optimization

Keywords: document management system, bpm’online CRM

If you are looking to customize or implement bpm’online CRM, please contact us at +1(847)559-0864. More on how we can help with CRM development and customization on our website.

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CMS, Web, & App Dev for Independent Energy Company

“They’re passionate, confident experts who are full of ideas. Their knowledge is impressive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2010 - 2015
Project summary: 

Velvetech built a B2B corporate website for an oil and gas company. They created responsive .NET customizations, reconstructed the backend, made a mobile app, and added features and functionality.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Houston, Texas
Anne Hedrich
Manager, Corporate Communications, Apache Corporation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The CMS has withstood three redesigns and both internal and external feedback is entirely positive. Velvetech is trustworthy, consistent, responsive, and always professional. They are willing to take on projects of any size and set the benchmark for other vendors.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the manager of corporate communications at Apache Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company. We are based in Houston but have a global footprint.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Velvetech?

We had an old website that was coded by a previous designer. They didn’t keep up with our latest changes and we wanted to find a real CMS team.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built out a great CMS that has withstood three redesigns. It was a basic corporate B2B website but we wanted our news releases to correlate to each country we were based in. They created a cool system that categorized news releases by country, so we could customize the feed for each branch.

They also created a set of responsive customizations based on .NET. We gave them detailed job plans and cost analysis and they always stayed within our parameters. If we rescoped a project, they adjusted. They created a piece that could connect to Dreamweaver and established a redundancy system for us. They completely rebuilt our backend in 2015 and developed a mobile app. They made a timeline that covers our company’s 60-year history and a mapping system that houses information about each of our projects.

What is the team composition?

I have three regular points of contact. I’m not sure exactly how large the rest of the team is but everyone is always responsive.

How did you come to work with Velvetech?

I found them in a web search and have known them for a long time. We chose them for their price and their professionalism. We first hired them for a tiny coding project to add a feature to the site. They were the only ones willing to take on a little project and we remembered that when we were looking for a new firm. I have a great deal of confidence in them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $300,000 on their development, not including hosting costs.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the relationship in 2008 and we broke from our contract with our previous vendor in 2010. They currently do maintenance for us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I have had zero complaints about the website and my IT department likes working with them. They’re wonderful to work with and I don’t have a bad thing to say about them.

How did Velvetech perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re experts and I trust them completely. They’re consistent and I never have to micromanage or worry about the work. We communicate mostly through email and occasionally by phone. They had a project management site that we used as we needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I can pick up the phone and brainstorm with them. They’re passionate, confident experts who are full of ideas. Their knowledge is impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’s rare that I don’t have any suggestions for a vendor. They do a terrific job and our other vendors could learn a lot from them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them do their job for you. They are detail-oriented and responsive. You can trust them.

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

Healthcare Coordination Apps for Software Company

“Velvetech is one of the best vendors we’ve worked with.”

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

Velvetech augmented an internal team, ramping up the development of integrated apps for patients and healthcare providers.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Senior VP of Information Technology, Medadept
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Within a short timeframe, they delivered high-quality apps that received positive feedback from initial users. Velvetech’s efficient project management, seamless collaboration, and technical expertise set them apart from other providers.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior vice president for information technologies at Medadept, a software development company that provides tools for healthcare providers. While these are primarily designed for post-acute healthcare, some hospitals also use our solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Velvetech LLC?

We’ve had a number of business opportunities over the last 2–3 years, but didn’t have adequate internal resources to pursue them. Since we would only need the additional personnel for a limited period, we did not want to hire more in-house staff.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked on two projects, one of which was executing portions of a development plan for a healthcare coordination app. The app is designed for healthcare providers who would use it for targeted health population management and patient engagement. Velvetech also developed a patient-facing app that would be integrated into our care coordination product. It would be available for smartphones and Android devices

It was a .NET stack. We primarily used Windows for the server of the care coordination piece, while the user interface was developed using JavaScript and HTML5. The mobile app was created using a mobile application platform that integrates with Microsoft Tools and renders native iOS and Android apps.

What is the team composition?

They assigned a project manager who worked with our internal project managers for both products. We also worked with a lead developer, a documenter, a client stack specialist to do user interfaces, one mobile developer, and other staff. I believe their development team was mostly offshore.

How did you come to work with Velvetech LLC?

We were visiting a customer and pitching additional work, and they mentioned they were doing a project with Velvetech. After taking a look at what they did, we asked permission to contact them. We were impressed with the products they’d handled in the last 18 months, so we asked them to do a proof of concept. Since the results were good, we decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $125,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2016. Our engagement is currently on hold, as we’re bringing both products to market for a trial period. After 3–4 months, we’ll ask them to do some enhancements.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was a positive experience, as Velvetech helped us accelerate our pace to market. The tools have been very well received, allowing us to build a pipeline that’s going to keep us busy until the end of this calendar year.

Some of our internal developers had experience that the Velvetech team didn’t have, but they brought skill sets to the table that we would have had to contract, including UI design and implementation of mobile applications using Xamarin.

How did Velvetech LLC perform from a project management standpoint?

They get high marks on project management. They did a good job of managing their resources and estimating time for delivery. We used Jira and GoToMeeting. They also used GitHub for delivering portions of the work.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Velvetech is one of the best vendors we’ve worked with. They were quick, bright, and nice to work with. Even though they weren’t familiar with some of the concepts in healthcare, they learned quickly. They were also polite and communicated well in English.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’d worked on similar projects before, but they don’t have an extensive background in U.S. healthcare. If they had more knowledge about it, they probably could have worked faster than they did.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d recommend them to customers who are searching for a potential provider of contract programming services.

5.0
Overall Score We’re looking for an opportunity to work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They came in within our budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Product Development for Document Storage Company

"In my 25-year career, the team stands out as one of the best vendors I’ve worked with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Velvetech LLC leads development for a document storage and processing system. They’ve created the project’s scope, budget, and schedule. The team maintains design documentation as well.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Kena Galvan
CEO, Doxsie, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s effective and organized workflows contributed to the system’s success. They provide exceptional service.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder and CEO of Doxsie. We store and process documentation for the healthcare industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Velvetech LLC?

We engaged Velvetech LLC to develop an inter-operable document storage and processing system from scratch.

What were your goals for this project?

The team needed to assess our idea and determine if it was technically viable. Furthermore, we wanted Velvetech LLC to set the project’s scope, budget, and timing based on the information we provided.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Multiple companies recommended Velvetech LLC. We checked references and spoke with the team. Based on those experiences, we hired Velvetech LLC with confidence.

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

Velvetech LLC looked at the product plan to understand our business goals and nuances. The team then developed a formal scope and plan for sharing information. They documented the design phase and maintained timetables.

What was the team composition?

We work with the CEO, project managers, and developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We wouldn’t have a product today without their help.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Velvetech LLC was organized and effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

In my 25-year career, the team stands out as one of the best vendors I’ve worked with.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

No, I haven’t had any issues.

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

Website Development for Private Montessori School

"We've never had a bad project. Everything comes out exactly as we ask."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Velvetech LLC performs frequent maintenance and publishes updates on a website. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Northbrook, Illinois
Marketing Director, Private Montessori School
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Each project has improved the website and met every requirement. Velvetech LLC provides accurate estimates, responds immediately to questions, and thoroughly explains their process. Their painstaking, proactive approach is the foundation of an effortless partnership. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the marketing director at a private Montessori school.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Velvetech LLC?

We don't have anyone on staff who knows how to manage our website perfectly. We can manage the simple things but not big projects. We approached Velvetech LLC to handles bigger tasks and address hiccups on our school website.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make our website work as smoothly as possible.

SOLUTION

Describe the project in detail.

We don't just have one project. Rather, Velvetech LLC updates and modifies our website all the time. 

What was the team composition?

Our contacts are easy to reach, and we can email everyone involved.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've never had a bad project. Everything comes out exactly as we ask. 

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It's easy to communicate with them. They're great at giving project breakdowns and terrific at estimating how much time it will take to complete the project. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They're knowledgeable, they reply right away, and their turnaround time is fantastic. We appreciate their quick follow-ups and ability to get everything done within a short time frame.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can't think of anything.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It's easy to schedule communication with them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price is appropriate.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is fantastic.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer