Software Development Expert and Design Services

Vincit is not just another software company. Through hard work, we have been ranked first at Best Workplaces in Europe by Great Place to Work Institute (2016), and have been selected three times as Best Workplace in Finland (2014, 2015, 2016). We provide software development and design services.

We believe that mondays shouldn't suck,that flat company hierarchy is better, and that the best measure of success is client and employee happiness. Our two goals are employee happiness and client happiness. We won the Best Workplace award from Great Place to Work 3 times in Finland, and once in all of Europe.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
250 - 999
 Founded
2007
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Irvine, CA
headquarters
  • 300 Spectrum Center Dr. Ste 1110
    Irvine, CA 92618
    United States
other locations

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Key clients: 

Logitech, Yamaha, Stich & Tie, Roadtrip Nation, KCRW, Metso, Sigora, Fastems, Kellogs, GE, Tapatio Hot Sauce, Sharp, Nokia

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Customer Loyalty App Dev for Solar Panel Manufacturer

"This team makes app development fun."

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

Vincit California designed and developed a mobile application with scanning functionality. They continue to provide updates and maintenance. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Irvine, California
Belle Choi
Assistant Manager, Q-Cells
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The UX of the app has received positive feedback from customers. It’s clear Vincit California values their employees’ happiness, and this translates into high quality work. They are responsive, consistent communicators.

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 marketing manager at Q-Cells. We’re a solar panel manufacturer. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit California?

In lieu of a recently launched customer loyalty program, we wanted to the team to develop a mobile app with an accessible scanning feature. Members can accrue points for the solar panels they purchase if they register the panel by scanning it. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team provided design and development for the app and scanning feature, and they created it for both Android and iOS platforms. The app has launched, but they’re continuing to provide maintenance and support. We also expect to add more functionalities to the platform. 

What is the team composition?

We began working with three specialists and then scaled up to about 6–7 team members. A project manager manages the schedule and passes tasks down to points of contact accordingly.

How did you come to work with Vincit California?

Vincit California works out of the same building as us, and I happened to pick up a branded item at a building event they were sponsoring. Since I had been looking for app developers, I visited their office and decided to hire them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested around $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in August 2018, the app launched at the end of September 2018, and they are continually providing support. We expect to work with them on larger projects in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

About 50 users out of a pool of 200 customers have started to scan their products, which is a big accomplishment. Before, no customers were registering their products due to an inefficient process. Now, users praise the functionality of our scanning feature. One customer said it was the best scanner they’ve ever used.

How did Vincit California perform from a project management standpoint?

They introduced us to software communication tools that have been been very helpful (e.g. Trello and Slack). They are prompt communicators, and they always update us on the development process.

What did you find most impressive about them?

This team makes app development fun. It’s clear the company values its employees—they are always so happy. I would visit their office just because it has such a great atmosphere. This positive culture has supported employees’ quality performance.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m happy with their work. We’re looking forward to continuing work with them in the future.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Even though their price may be higher than average, the value of their performance exceeds the cost.

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

Mobile App Dev for Food Industry

"Every team member listened to us and offered ways to improve on our ideas; as a result, we have a far better product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
July 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vincit California designed and developed an iOS application in React Native. After leading a thorough discovery phase, they created wireframes and designed an intuitive UI/UX. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder, DISH
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has yet to fully launch, but it’s received praise from critical users for its functions and intuitive design. Vincit California leads a seamless workflow thanks to their proactiveness, organization, and communication. Their collaborative approach and expertise yield high-quality products.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of DISH. We’re launching a restaurant app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit California?

We engaged Vincit California to develop our app and business.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app allows users to create an aggregated list of their favorite restaurants. Users can follow restaurants, mark ones they want to try, write notes and comments, and access them on a map.

We first had brainstorming sessions to develop the concept, key markets, and goals of the app. I had a few ideas about what the app would do and look like; Vincit California helped me flesh it out into a full concept through whiteboarding and in-depth conversations.

Vincit California used those conversations to create wireframes. Their team fully conceptualized the UI/UX to maximize usability within a clean, appealing design. Finally, the team built the app for iOS devices using React Native. The platform allows us to easily create an Android version before we launch the app to the marketplace.

What is the team composition?

We work with their head of business, a design lead, a backend developer, and a frontend developer.

How did you come to work with Vincit California?

My brother—a web developer—had come across their team’s work, and he recommended them to me.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in July 2018, and the project is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve released the app to a few users in core demographics to collect feedback. Those users have taken to the app well and praised its functionality and intuitive UI/UX. We’re refining some features and fixing some bugs before we launch to the greater marketplace. Vincit California is providing maintenance in the meantime.

How did Vincit California perform from a project management standpoint?

The project has taken longer than we expected, but Vincit California produced a high-quality app that exceeded our expectations. The team has been highly collaborative since the beginning. We communicate and keep track of progress using Trello.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Vincit California provided four people for our brainstorming sessions. Every team member listened to us and offered ways to improve on our ideas; as a result, we have a far better product. I appreciate that they invested resources into the conceptualization stage and that everyone gave their opinion and discussed alternate directions we could take.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we’ve had an excellent experience so far. At one point, the project experienced some developer turnover, but Vincit California transitioned a replacement resource successfully.

Any advice for potential customers?

Go into your engagement with an open mind. Listen to their ideas and incorporate them into your project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The project cost more than expected, but we’ve seen a greater return than we expected as well.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Public Radio Station

"They've done a good job of meeting our needs within our budget, so we're very happy overall."

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

Vincit refreshed the backend of a mobile app, using React Native. They incorporated new features and APIs as requested, including Salesforce, Spotify, and Apple Music software. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Santa Monica, California
Juan Bonigno
Director, Digital Operations, KCRW
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vincit delivered a high-quality, user-friendly app refresh that has significantly improved the platform while attracting more users. Highly collaborative, professional, and approachable, working with their team is seamless. 

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 director of digital operations at KCRW, a nonprofit NPR radio station in California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit California Inc.?

We needed some custom development within our mobile app. The frontend designs were already done in-house, but we needed Vincit to build it out.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vincit restructured our app using React Native to allow users to access and stream our news and music channels, incorporating Spotify and Apple Music software. When we play certain songs on the radio, users can get a preview of the music through the app and skip around different tracks. They also integrated other APIs, including Salesforce. 

What is the team composition? 

We work with a project manager who oversees their technical development team, managing those resources out of offices in Finland and California. We probably had about six people in total on the project, working in sprints.

How did you come to work with Vincit California Inc.?

They submitted a proposal during our RFP process after finding the opportunity posted on social media. After we narrowed our choices down to 10 firms, we ultimately chose to work with Vincit based on their amicability, professionalism, and a strong portfolio. 

How much have you invested with them?

We probably spent around $150,000, plus our regular retainer costs.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2018 and launched the app by August of the same year, but we still have a retainer agreement with them. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The new iteration of the app Vincit built has significantly upgraded our platform overall and attracted more users. They helped streamline our code, so certain features are now all in one place and more convenient for users. By using React Native, we're now able to more easily update both versions of the app as needed. We're also very happy with the overall new look and feel of it.

How did Vincit California Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very clear about their processes, but also flexible as needed if the scope changes. They've done a good job of meeting our needs within our budget, so we're very happy overall. We communicated through Slack for the most part and had meetings over the phone every other week. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're a good balance of professional and serious, yet approachable and fun.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It's not in our scope of work, but it'd be nice if they continued to check in with us and propose new features after the app launched. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a strong and detailed scope of work, because anything is possible. As our scope of work changed, we had to increase our budget, but their team is good about trying to stay within the original budget as much as possible. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got a lot more than we expected for what we invested.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Separate Product Lines

“They’re on the cutting edge of technology for their field.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2011 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vincit California mainly does mobile app dev, building and enhancing iOS and Android apps. Their responsibilities have ranged over the years, but they implement new technologies to design and develop the apps.

The Reviewer
 
1,000 - 5,000 Employees
Marketing & Communications Manager, Powersports Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vincit California is responsive and organized, holding regular meetings and adjusting communication as needed. Their work is always high quality, and their apps have resulted in higher lead conversion than any other products. The team could be more proactive, but overall they do good work.

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 digital marketing and communications manager for a global powersports company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit California?

We needed a partner to implement a strong mobile strategy and implementation to reach our customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started our partnership seven years ago, with some basic mobile technology. Now, things have changed quite a bit, and Vincit California’s main responsibility is developing our mobile apps. We have two—one for each product line—and they’ve designed, built, and updated them numerous times, even rebuilding them from the ground up at times. They built the apps in React, for both Android and iOS.

What is the team composition? 

We work with an account manager, two developers, and the president when it comes to higher-level stuff.

How did you come to work with Vincit California?

They acquired the company that we used to work with. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with them since 2011.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The leads generated through the mobile apps convert higher than any of our other resources. 

How did Vincit California perform from a project management standpoint?

We have weekly calls and use Basecamp and Trello to track work. Our level of communication adjusts according to our needs and the phase of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They code well and quickly, never missing a deadline. They scale to our needs, and we’ve been impressed with the quality of their work. They’re on the cutting edge of technology for their field.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be more proactive and creative, pushing back with solutions that we may not have originally considered.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Communicate frequently and trust their expertise.

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

Mobile App Dev for Driving & Traffic School

“Vincit successfully delivered to our specifications.”

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

Vincit designed and developed a learning mobile app for iOS and Android from scratch, incorporating custom features as requested.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Irvine, California
Kiyu K
Founder, Click 2 Drive
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vincit exceeded expectations, creating an app that's helped the company reach more users through a more accessible platform. Their designs are straightforward and user-friendly, and their team was easy to work with overall—detail-oriented and communicative.

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 CEO of Click 2 Drive, an online driving school that's been around for 27 years.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit?

We engaged Vincit to help us build a mobile app to make our platform more accessible to students.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vincit designed and developed a mobile educational app for iOS and Android from scratch, working off of basic wireframes and requirements. They incorporated features that allow for email notifications to be sent to students, mobile log-in, and other instructional information.

What is the team composition?

We mostly worked with Dalip (Head of Business, Vincit), as well as a senior mobile developer.

How did you come to work with Vincit?

I found them through social media.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $50,000–$70,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from around December 2016 through May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vincit successfully delivered to our specifications. Users and employees like the UX overall—it's user-friendly and straightforward.

How did Vincit perform from a project management standpoint?

They were detail-oriented and on top of tasks throughout the project. We mostly communicated through in-person meetings, email, or over the phone.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It's a more detailed process than we expected, so I definitely recommend trying to have your app as thought-out as possible in the early phases, providing their team with details, sketches, wireframes, etc.

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

Web & Logo Design for Independent Escrow Company

“They’ve done a great job interpreting our ideas and translating them into actionable project goals.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vincit created a landing page for a growing real estate firm. They’re currently developing additional features to broaden the site’s functionality, as well as a brand book for internal use.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Irvine, California
Vice President, Escrow Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the brand book and additional features are still in progress, the engagement has been wholly positive thus far. Consistent follow up, deliberate project management, and a proactive approach to communication have fostered a productive and open collaboration thus far.

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 vice president of operations at an escrow company in California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit?

The engagement with their team started when several colleagues and I branched off of an existing firm and needed to rebrand. This included a new website, logos, stationery, etc. We continue to work with them on new projects that strengthen our brand.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our first goal was to establish a web presence. The Vincit team started by designing and developing a simple landing page, and we’re now working together to implement a variety of interactive features that we’ve come up with over the last three-plus years. Initially, we provided messaging and some specific ideas on functionality. They followed up with in-depth competition analysis, and the new features are still currently in development. They’re also creating a brand book for our own internal use.

What is the team composition?

Originally, we primarily worked with Dalip (Head of Business, Vincit). Our companies have grown together, which came with its advantages and its challenges. Since the beginning, Dalip has shifted to focus on enhanced branding for us, including ways to make our site more robust and our social media more engaging. We also started to work more closely with Brian (Account Manager, Vincit), who has recently taken a lead on our project. The whole team has been exceptional for us.

How did you come to work with Vincit?

A partner who no longer works with us initiated the connection, which predates my time with the firm.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $20,000 on the first version of the site, and the phase we’re working on now is ongoing.

What is the status of this engagement?

The Vincit team started working with us in the first quarter of 2015, and we’re still currently working on features for the site.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The brand book is set to be completed next week. This will be the first deliverable for this phase of the project, but we’ve been very happy with the engagement thus far.

How did Vincit perform from a project management standpoint?

Their emphasis on following up has been outstanding throughout the engagement. They provide weekly updates, which we didn’t explicitly ask for, but they’re very proactive in their approach to communicating with us. We always know what’s been accomplished in past weeks and what the goals are for next week. Communication is primarily via phone and email, but their office is relatively close by, so we also meet in person fairly often as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was very excited about their approach to learning about our business. The real estate industry can sometimes come across as dry and mundane, but the Vincit team was able to add a fresh and modern element to our brand. After studying our competition, they were able to identify and recommend several areas for us to stand out in the field.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Any issues were on our end. This was our first time working through a project like this, and we likely could’ve been more clear around some of our requirements. They’ve done a great job interpreting our ideas and translating them into actionable project goals.

Any advice for potential customers?

Remember that they’re a creative company. Let them do what they do best, and be open to seeing things differently.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We received some lower bids, but we’ve had a very positive experience with them.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything has been great so far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

Mobile App Dev for Valet Platform

"The work they put forward is something I haven’t seen from other companies."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

Vincit developed an app for both iOS and Android, creating a client-facing interface as well as an internal platform for reporting and analytics features. They also handled marketing and branding.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Houston, Texas
Shivana Prashad
Owner, MOVI Valet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app will launch soon, however, preliminary feedback is positive, highlighting its visually-appealing design and functionality. Vincit’s team answered questions promptly and implemented any ideas that popped up. Having a clear idea from the start will boost overall efficiency.

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 owner of MOVI Valet. We’re in the process of developing an app for a ticketless valet system that allows you to pay, tip, and request a car.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit?

Since I don’t have a technology background, I needed someone to bring my idea to life.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vincit developed my app for iOS and Android, and handled marketing and branding, doing everything from scratch. In the beginning, I only had an idea of the app, so they helped me come up with wireframes to bring it to life and assisted with choosing a logo and brand colors. They also integrated any new ideas I came up with.

Two platforms were built. One was client facing and the other for business processes, which included several reporting features and tools to track what’s being collected.

What is the team composition?

I initially worked with Dalip (Head of Business, Vincit), and then interfaced with their art director for a little while. After that, a senior full-stack developer took over to put the app together. Now, I work with their marketing coordinator for promoting the app.

How did you come to work with Vincit?

We went through a bidding process with several companies. I needed a vendor that was organized enough to communicate what they’re doing and the process behind it, which was something Vincit was able to do, unlike other companies. A colleague of mine knew Dalip and recommended his company.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017 until August 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is fully developed and set to go live next week. I’ve had people take a look at it to give me their opinion on the wording and the aesthetic, and there have been very minor changes. Everyone says that Vincit did an amazing job with the app’s build and design. I’m pleased with the product and have sent people their way.

How did Vincit perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re excellent. They were always available to answer any questions I had and offered several means of communication, though we mainly used email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

From a marketing standpoint, they’re amazing. The work they put forward is something I haven’t seen from other companies.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go in with a clear and concise idea of what you want. I went in with a blank canvas, which wasn’t the worst thing but wasn’t the best either. If I had gone in with a clear concept, the process would’ve been faster and I probably wouldn’t have needed as much guidance. This made it a bit harder for me to find out what I wanted.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I was more of an issue than they were in this aspect.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There were cheaper companies out there.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Dev & Branding for Consumer Merchandise Company

"Vincit’s founder was a pillar of reliability from the very beginning of our partnership."

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

Vincit built a Shopify e-commerce platform from scratch and ran A/B and conversion testing. A complete rebranding strategy included new design assets, UX, custom content, and a hashtag campaign.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Costa Mesa, California
Founder, SumoDen
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vincit brainstormed an engaging mascot and hashtag that appeal directly to target users. The new online shop has a visually appealing UX and design. Clear navigation makes the customer journey enjoyable and hassle-free. They delivered optimal results and attentive customer service.

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 CEO of SumoDen, a licensed merchandise dealer. We used to be a wholesaler, but recently moved our sales to the direct-to-consumer channel.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit?

We needed a developer to build a B2C website from scratch for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vincit developed a custom site on Shopify from scratch. They designed the layout to best showcase and organize our numerous product skews. Sparkhouse, their in-house media company, shot all the site images including product photos. The team spearheaded our branding strategy meetings. They presented an array of options for color schemes, layouts, and placements and sizes of different buttons. After we selected our favorites, they built wireframes. We started off with basic assets since we planned to modify the design for A/B and conversion testing. 

Their best contribution was the #MySumoDen hashtag idea. Customers put hashtag products they purchase to put them into their “den.” It took longer than anticipated to iterate our mascot concept, but we appreciated their attention to detail. I remember seeing a dozen sketches they drew to extend the idea in different directions. Several in-depth meetings later, we agreed upon the ideal version. Since this image will be featured on all our products, we don’t want to have to change it any time soon.

What is the team composition?

We worked with five total resources including the founder himself. Our project manager was involved in about 65% of the project. After the wireframes were complete, we scaled down to two developers.

How did you come to work with Vincit?

One of my partners had previous business experience with Dalip (Head of Business, Vincit) and referred us to Vincit. Having an in-house photo and video production studio made hiring them an easy decision. We liked what we heard and were found their portfolio impressive.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from June to October 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vincit came up with the innovative #MySumoDen hashtag concept that’s centric to our entire rebranding strategy. Everyone we’ve shown the final version of our mascot idea to has indicated the team hit the nail on the head in terms of making it appealing and relatable.

They built a custom platform that’s thoughtfully tailored to all our needs. I like both the original site’s design and the temporary layout they’re using to solicit user feedback. Streamlined navigation makes our many product offerings easy to browse. Sleek, attractive presentation encourages customers to actually purchase items that catch their eye.

How did Vincit perform from a project management standpoint?

The team works efficiently and communication has been consistently reliable. Our project manager helped ensure sure everyone was on the same page. Their in-house photography and video production agency enables them to serve all our needs under one roof. It was much easier to communicate with that internal team than a third-party subcontractor.

Meeting in person helped clearly convey our needs. They promptly compiled and sent us summary notes following each discussion. These reports included set deadlines for implementing new features. We extended the original timeline for positive reasons. As we approached the final iteration, 1–2 critically needed UX modifications emerged. The team flexibly accommodated our requests for these major changes.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their absolute greatest strength is excellent customer service. I appreciated how hands-on the Dalip personally was. The founder was a pillar of reliability from the beginning. I really appreciate how thoughtfully they ensured everything was done to our liking. I can’t think of any comparable vendor who would work that hard so close to the end of an engagement.

Vincit had the patience and integrity to give us honest assessments and work diligently to maximize our brand. They never took a formulaic or contractual approach. As we approached the final stages, they virtually went back to the drawing board to make major changes in the service of delivering the ideal end product.

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
    I’ve had a great experience with them, so I would definitely refer them to others.

Outsourced App Dev for Digital Advertising Agency

“I was impressed with their technical approach. ... they consider how to best provide a solution and work towards that.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014
Project summary: 

Vincit was outsourced to develop an app using PhoneGap and React Native.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Orange County, California
Account Director, Advertising Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through unparalleled project management and communication, Vincit developed an app loved by the client. They now work directly with the client to provide the best service possible. Despite some minor pricing challenges, their systematic approach spurred a reassessment of company processes.

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 account director of a digital advertising agency. We do brand strategy, creative, and technology work for Fortune 500 companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit?

We needed to develop an app for a national council but lacked the necessary expertise in-house. We outsourced the project to ensure quality development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built the app our client needed using React Native and PhoneGap. They would eventually service and support the client directly.

What is the team dynamic?

We interacted primarily with the project manager and senior developer.

How did you come to work with Vincit?

I’ve known about them for a long time. It was critical we got the project done so we considered at least 4–5 other vendors. Vincit’s previous work really stood out among competitors as they had experience building their own algorithms and working on A.I. projects. Having been impressed, we brought them on for the project.

How much have you invested with them?

I think we spent $30,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took place in 2014 and lasted 6 months.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app turned out great and the client loves it. They knew we were outsourcing the project and were so happy with the results, they now work directly with Vincit for app support. We were happy to give Vincit that business because ultimately, it’s about best serving the client.

How did Vincit perform from a project management standpoint?

There are always challenges, but overall everything went smooth. They shared Basecamp with us so we always knew how development was going. We also created a Trello board for backlog management.

During meetings, it was great to get a general production update from the project manager, but the senior developer’s insight was extremely valuable. This developer would also talk to the client and could break down technologies using analogies and examples. Not many developers take a client-facing role so that was a huge advantage.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Having worked with a number of agencies and vendors, I greatly appreciated Vincit’s transparency throughout the engagement. Additionally, I was impressed with their technical approach to the project. Instead of blindly taking orders, they consider how to best provide a solution and work towards that. This leadership pushed us to reassess our business and the processes we have in place.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their pricing seemed inconsistent at times so negotiations took longer. This was due to a misunderstanding of what they were trying to outline within their documents.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When searching for an app development vendor, it’s important to vet them not only from a price perspective but from a process perspective as well. Understand how a firm approaches solutions and decide if that benefits your client. What’s great about Vincit is they will lay out their process in detail, thus eliminating ambiguity.

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

Web Dev for Hot Sauce Manufacturing Company

“Our users definitely saw a change for the better.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
2016
Project summary: 

Vincit built a new Shopify website for a retailer, working to improve the existing site’s look, design, and functionality, while also providing photo editing services. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
E-Commerce Developer, Hot Sauce Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new website is an improvement and users have provided positive feedback on the developments. They delivered the work by the required deadline, communication was on point, and changes were made as soon as they had the chance.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a hot sauce manufacturing company, with apparel and other miscellaneous accessories on the side. I run the e-commerce portion of the company and handle the website and all the orders that come in online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vincit?

We had an outdated non-Shopify website that was run by a shopping cart. We needed someone to develop a Shopify website for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built our new website with Shopify. We wanted inventory control and more control on our end. Before, we would have to contact someone else to do minor changes. We had a vision of what we wanted the website to look like and they had a vision as well.

What is the team dynamic? 

Almost their whole team was on board with us, listening to what we wanted to do with our website, brand, and idea. We all shared our concerns and ideas and came up with a long-term plan, which really was amazing to see. They worked well with us, and synergistically with each other. Everybody knew what his or her role was, which put us at ease from the get-go.

How did you come to work with Vincit?

Our social media team put us in touch with them.

How much have you invested with them?

It cost $1,000 for the facelift of the website, $350 for photo editing, and $160 for a template purchase on Shopify. Since then, we've gone to purchase a different package plan.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2016 and, initially, the work lasted 2–4 months. We're now working with them again.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our users definitely saw a change for the better; they liked it and our sales increased. Our website is now much more engaging and you can that customers enjoy spending time on it.

How did Vincit perform from a project management standpoint?

Amazing. They were in contact every week. Brian (Account Manager, Vincit) is persistent and that's what we needed with the way we work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They're an amazing team, company, and people.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know what your company needs and wants before you meet with them to make things a lot easier on yourself and them. If you or your company don’t have an end goal, you may not get what you need. If you have a clear picture in mind, you won't be disappointed.

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