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    50 - 249
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      58-34 Independence Ave
      Minsk 220005
      Belarus
      +375173365306

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    Key clients: 

    Sport.com 

    Meetville.com 

    Thumbtack

    KickPunchLabs 

     

     

     

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    Custom Dev & QA for Fitness Company

    "They did their work on time and were always available for my new requests."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
     
    Jun. 2015 - May 2016
    Project summary: 

    VironIT designed, developed, and launched a cross-platform mobile experience intended to help users measure/track their personal fitness. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Australia
    Director, MHS Global
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    Strengths include timeliness, professionalism, and responsiveness. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are a startup company in the area of personal fitness training. I'm the director. 

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    We needed to create a cross-platform mobile app for fitness trainers and their trainees.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    The company provided with the architecture, development, and QA [quality assurance]. We were assigned a team of two developers.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    They were referred to me from one of my former contractors from Minsk. The company turned out to hire him, and that's how I was connected with the company. They were the only supplier under consideration for the project work.

    How much have you invested with VironIT?

    We spent $75,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We began working together in June 2015, and our engagement concluded May of this year [2016]. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    Not yet.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    I am extremely impressed with VironIT and the quality of work they have provided. We used JIRA to help manage the process. 

    What did you find most impressive about VironIT?

    I was pleased with their developers. They did their work on time and were always available for my new requests.

    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

    iOS Developed Education App for Tech Startup

    "[Their] general management was quite good, too."

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

    VironIT supplies experienced developers who build functional apps using design specs produced by the internal client team. The engagement is periodic but ongoing. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    New York, New York
    Founder & CEO
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    Highlights include clear technical and business understanding demonstrated by both their management team and subordinates. Increasing their visual design expertise is one possible area for improvement. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We're a design and SEO [search engine optimization] agency based in New York. We're a small company of 7 employees, providing services to customers across the US. I am the founder of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    We handle custom relationship management and design on our side, but we use different partners for the work that we can't do ourselves. We are working with companies in Ukraine and Russia. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    We handled all of the design, prototyping, and project management ourselves, while VironIT provided iOS development resources. We have worked together on a student network with integrations into Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It allows people to exhibit their goods for sale, search the marketplace, as well as make and receive payments.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    We have worked with various resources using Upwork and other platforms. I made a shortlist of vendors, including VironIT, and chose them because of their experience with the project we were working on at the time, a social networking platform. VironIT's price was comparatively the same.

    How much have you invested with VironIT?

    VironIT charges us $25 per hours, which is a moderate rate. We used to pay more in the past.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with VironIT at the beginning of February 2016 and we still use them. 

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    VironIT has good technical expertise. They provided opinions on every task we gave the team and understood what needed to be done. There were some deep questions around our wireframes, but VironIT had had a similar experience with this type of development.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    We've had good communication overall. We used Jira, Skype, and email for our project with VironIT. We normally use Basecamp on our side.

    What did you find most impressive about VironIT?

    Our contact from VironIT's side gave the impression of being a very experienced project manager. It was easy to talk to him; he had a good understanding of the overall process. VironIT's general management was quite good, too.

    Are there any areas VironIT could improve?

    I know that VironIT has some in-house designers, but we couldn't use them in our case because the customer worked with us from our office. It would be great if we could outsource everything to VironIT, but it's not quite possible. VironIT is focused on programming work.

    5.0
    Overall Score My overall experience has been quite good. The only drawback was that we've had to pay upfront.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      Scheduling was quite good, and we hit all general deadlines. VironIT worked hard to meet our deadlines, near the end of the project. We were able to finish the work 2 weeks early.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      VironIT's services have very god value. As a company which outsources, we're interested in paying as little as possible, but we can't have the work done for free. For the price, VironIT has provided some good developers.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      Other vendors have sent us untested code. When VironIT sent us a build, everything worked. The bugs that we did find didn't impact the whole application. I could be confident in every version I sent to the customer, without testing it myself.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      As a company owner, I've found it can take a long time to find a good developer, which is why I wouldn't give out VironIT's name all that much. I would do it for a close friend. I hope that we'll be able to use VironIT for future projects.

    iOS Dev for Internet Dating Company

    "Even though we didn't have a tight launch date, [their] team worked after hours all the time."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    5.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $10,000 to $49,999
     
    2012 - 2013
    Project summary: 

    VironIT developed the iOS prototype of an existing online dating service, saving the client both money and time. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Belarus
    Co-Founder & CTO
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    One highlight included the proactive involvement of their executive leadership but adding another layer of management in support of project tracking is an area that could see improvement. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are running an online dating project comprising of a website and mobile apps for Android and iOS. We have been competing in the market since 2010, and our apps are featured in the top-10 highest-grossing charts, in 8th place, near Badoo, Match.com, and some other well-known dating products. I am a co-founder of the company and was its chief technology officer.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    We wanted to create an iOS application externally.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    VironIT provided development for a minimum viable product using Objective-C, based on our technical specifications. We made the mockups and design. VironIT assigned 2 iOS developers for our project, and project management was handled on our side.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    There weren't many iOS developers in Belarus at the time, which is where our company is located. We created a proposal and contacted around 5 companies. VironIT stood out regarding price and Objective-C expertise.

    How much have you invested with VironIT?

    The total cost of our project with VironIT was around $15,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with VironIT in 2012 or 2013.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    The MVP created by VironIT has all our requirements. We have taken that application and continued development on our own. The code was scalable and easily understood by our developers. Everything ran smoothly. VironIT provided documentation for the source code and remained reachable after the project ended, for any questions we had.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    We used Slack and our Jira instance for collaborating with VironIT.

    What did you find most impressive about VironIT?

    VironIT's CIO [Chief Information Officer] remained involved in the process and gathered feedback from us on their resources performance. Even though we didn't have a tight launch date, VironIT's team worked after hours all the time.

    Are there any areas VironIT could improve?

    Having project management on VironIT's side could eliminate some communication obstacles. I don't know if VironIT has started offering mediation between developers and clients since we worked with them.

    5.0
    Overall Score I have recommended VironIT to friends over time, because of their price and expertise.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      VironIT was dedicated to our project exclusively. Everything was completed on time.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      VironIT was the least expensive option we found.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer

    Custom Drupal Dev for Computer Software Firm

    "VironIT did the work well and didn't stall it."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
     
    2014 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    VironIT served as an offshore technical resource during a period of unexpectedly high project volume, supplying multiple developers to cover overflow frontend/backend work. 

    The Reviewer
     
    51-200 Employees
     
    Montreal, Canada
    VP of Business Development, Axamit
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    Diligence and quality are both noteworthy aspects of their service delivery but issues with management have hindered some elements of the business relationship. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We are a provider of software development services on the IT market. Our head office is in Montreal, handling management and sales, and we also have 2 development centers in Russia and Belarus. We are experts in Adobe Marketing Cloud and eCommerce solutions and also handle Java, PHP and mobile development from scratch. I am the vice president of technology and business development.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    Two years ago, we were working for a US client and didn't have enough developers for the project scope, which had an aggressive deployment timeline. We asked VironIT for additional resources as the result of a search for an offshore partner. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    VironIT has provided developers for our company, including 2 developers for Drupal/PHP, and one frontend developer to implement various designs. 

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with VironIT almost 2 years ago and had a 6-month collaboration. We've only worked with VironIT on one project.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    After starting our engagement, we asked VironIT to provide us with several choices for developers. Two weeks after choosing our 3 resources; our client asked us to change one, because of that person's lack of skill. VironIT provided another person, and we proceeded. I don't remember any negative issues within our project.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    The project was time-and-materials. VironIT did the work well and didn't stall it. The management system was on our client's side. We used Jira for project tracking, and Slack for communication. Our internal system was used to synchronize schedules, but we usually worked with the client's tools.

    Are there any areas VironIT could improve?

    VironIT is not a very big company, and they have specific management problems due to insufficient people in mid-management roles. VironIT's staff has multiple roles, including sales and management. 2 years ago, when we discussed our agreement, we spoke to the same person who handled the project management process. It was difficult to find available resources when we needed additional help. When the project was finished, VironIT didn't have any problems fixing the bugs we identified. The work itself went well.

    4.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      We had a few problems with deadlines, related to mistakes on both of our sides.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      2 years ago, VironIT's pricing was a little below the market average, which was good for our business.
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      We have worked with different providers, some better than others. It's difficult to find a right fit for our business. Compared to the same level of work we received from others, VironIT deserves 4.5.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      VironIT specializes in mobile and Drupal development. I would recommend them for those 2 areas. VironIT's team has experience and can deliver projects in time.

    iOS & Android Dev for Industrial Engineering Firm

    "They're a small and agile company, which has been helpful for figuring out what we wanted."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    Less than $10,000
     
    May 2016 - Ongoing
    Project summary: 

    VironIT developed an iOS/Android app allowing users to view, compare, and select products from an online catalog. The engagement remains ongoing.

    The Reviewer
     
    1001-5000 Employees
     
    Oslo, Norway
    Program Manager, Trelleborg Offshore
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    A key advantage is their familiarity with Agile development, which allows them to bring more value to clients without well-defined business concepts. Greater use of collaboration tools is one possible area for improvement.

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    Trelleborg Offshore is a branch of the larger Trelleborg group. We are a traditional manufacturing company within the oil-and-gas sector, with facilities spread around in England, Boston, Houston, Brazil and Norway.

    I am the program manager, responsible for IT within our branch.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    We were looking for customer-facing apps and tried to find a development partner that could build a standalone solution for us. This was our first app of this kind, so we only wanted to spend a limited budget to try out the solution and see how it worked.

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    VironIT is developing our app for iOS and Android, which will allow customers to make certain selections within our products. It's a simple but very useful tool. VironIT has assigned a project manager and 2–3 developers to our project. We interact only with our coordinator, but I have traveled to VironIT's office and met the team personally.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    I received an email from VironIT previously and saved it for future reference. When we came up with the idea of having a customer-facing app, I started a discussion with VironIT. They had a very good profile, a competitive price, and the right competency within the company when it came to development.

    How much have you invested with VironIT?

    We estimate to spend around $3,000 for our project with VironIT.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We started working with VironIT in June 2016.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    We're doing the final tests, and our app hasn't been published yet, so it's early to provide any results. We've heard feedback internally from stakeholders, who have been pleased with what they've seen.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    We mainly communicate over the phone and through email with VironIT, without any formalized document sharing or tracking tools.

    What did you find most impressive about VironIT?

    VironIT is the first provider of its kind that we've used. They're a small and agile company, which has been helpful for figuring out what we wanted, through multiple iterations.

    Are there any areas VironIT could improve?

    VironIT could implement more formalized collaboration tools.

    4.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      VironIT has had good cost control.
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      No one's perfect.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I will certainly recommend VironIT, once our project is completed.

    Enterprise App Development for Technology Firm

    "VironIT adapted to our requirements and they had no problem with working on a remote basis. Whether we used Jira, Skype, or GitHub for committing code, they easily adapted."

    Quality: 
    4.5
    Schedule: 
    4.0
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    3.0
    The Project
     
    Confidential
    Project summary: 

    VironIT was hired to develop an iOS app and prepare it for launch on the Apple iTunes Store. 

    The Reviewer
     
    10,001+ Employees
     
    Austria
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    Mediocre performance makes it difficult to recommend VironIT to others without the ability and willingness to actively manage their involvement. 

    BACKGROUND

    Introduce your business and what you do there.

    We offer software development services for our clients, either using our own resources, or through partners.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    VironIT has been a partner for our company in a joint software development project for a client. We approached them because we needed more hands on deck but didn't have the time to find new, full-time resources. 

    SOLUTION

    What was the scope of their involvement?

    VironIT provided mobile development for us, over the span of multiple projects. We have both iOS and Android developers on board, but VironIT took care of only the iOS part.

    From time to time, we have used multiple technology resources for a single project from VironIT. In this particular case, we were developing an app for Android and iOS, so their involvement was purely for mobile. We have used one developer from VironIT. We interacted with him through the team lead from VironIT.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    We looked over the developer profiles offered by VironIT. They have good and interesting candidates, around 50 developers in total, many of them for mobile. The offer portfolio was good, as well as the quality provided. Our developer was listed as having good English skills. In the end, he proved to be sufficiently proficient. Overall, our technical feedback for that person was good. I've had no issues and can call myself a happy customer.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    Our project with VironIT has ended.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

    I can't share anything specific about the work, but they were definitely about to hit the marks we set at the beginning. We came to the table with some fairly demanding requirements and they were able to satisfy the grand majority of them. And the things we missed were also partially on us because we had to change some things along the way, which they couldn't have predicted. We never had issues with major bugs or anything like that although we have had to tweak a few things retroactively.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    We worked within a time-and-materials contract and had no issues with VironIT. Their delivery was timely, as well as the alignment process. VironIT always informed us if our developer was not available.

    We usually work with the end-clients' project management tools, due to security aspects. VironIT adapted to our requirements and they had no problem with working on a remote basis. Whether we used Jira, Skype, or GitHub for committing code, VironIT easily adapted.

    Are there any areas VironIT could improve?

    The collaboration was not always frictionless. Our developer left VironIT and they handed over the work to someone who did not rise to our expectations. It was difficult to maintain clarity and we had issues when it came to handing over work. We brought it up with VironIT that our client was not very happy with their performance, but we were not able to sort out things in a way that could make for a smooth and seamless collaboration.

    For new partners, working with VironIT can be difficult in the beginning. Because they hadn't established trust with us yet, we received very short payment schedules and VironIT even insisted on advance payments. This is an uncommon practice, at least in Europe. From what I've understood, VironIT requires advance payments from all their new customers because of past issues. In our case, even though we managed to get an agreement, we still didn't appreciate the short invoicing cycles. We also had to use VironIT's bank from Eastern Europe, which was a bit complicated.

    This was an administrative hurdle more than anything else. It didn't really hinder our collaboration.

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

    Any prospecting clients of VironIT should agree on the work terms from the start. What can be expected from them, who will deliver what tasks, and in what time should be discussed beforehand. Our project with VironIT turned out fine, but looking back, I can see that we were lacking in this respect. Not all issues were fully clarified. Agreeing on a fully-fledged end-to-end procedure is important.

    3.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      VironIT could improve in terms of communication.
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
    • 4.5 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      I rate VironIT's quality compared to their competition, and based on our expectations.
    • 3.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      Our collaboration with the developer from VironIT was very good, but it wasn't always frictionless with their team manager.

    Long-term Resource Engagement for Consumer Electronics Firm

    "My experience with them has been overall positive. I meet with VironIT on a regular basis in order to make sure that we're on track, and they're very comfortable with moving targets."

    Quality: 
    4.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    5.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
    Project summary: 

    The client is a software and hardware company specializing in digital signage solutions. Limited resource availability and the high cost of local talent persuaded the client to find an outsourced partner capable of supporting their development efforts. VironIT was considered carefully and then contracted to supply a dedicated team consisting of a project manager and several engineers for an undisclosed period.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Greater Boston Area
    President & CEO
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    The client remains very pleased with VironIT and their overall performance. According to the client, VironIT has proven instrumental in the on-time delivery of some of their most challenging solutions. It was noted that VironIT has great resource flexibility and unparalleled responsiveness. The client maintains an ongoing relationship with VironIT and recommends them highly.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    We are a software and hardware company. We specialize in custom applications for digital signage and develop point-to-point solutions for board game manufacturers. On the hardware space, we build additional signage solutions.

    What is your position?

    I am the chief executive officer of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    We initially had on-staff Java developers working on our project. Some of them left the company, and we needed to find a way of advancing the project while looking for onsite staff.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement.

    Our relationship with VironIT evolved beyond temporary resource augmentation. We haven't bothered to look for onsite staff since working with them and are looking to bring additional projects to VironIT.

    Our current project includes both design and development. Our initial engagement with VironIT involved them fulfilling the work on existing designs. We are approaching the end of that component and are moving toward a full design section that will be managed and augmented by VironIT, giving them an increased reach.

    The software on which VironIT is working is not a consumer product. They are working on our game engine, the main goal of which is to push data back and forth and synchronize it with authority. The person running a game acts as the judge in charge of the data. The other players connect to that system. There isn't a mobile application associated with our software, but VironIT has developed APIs [application programming interfaces] that allow us to connect to mobile apps. We were locked to desktops initially, but are now able to support mobile data feeds.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    We found VironIT through online research. We interviewed four different companies, both offshore and local ones, and had talks with three different staff members from VironIT. We predominantly looked for local vendors that could have assisted our Java team at the time, actually working out of the office space. Choosing VironIT was not a straightforward decision, given the significant time difference.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    We allocated a budget of $50,000 to $60,000 for the contractor space, and we've consumed about half of that amount do far. Considering what we've developed and how we achieved it, VironIT's cost was worth it.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We have an ongoing relationship.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    The product on which VironIT is working is currently live. Changes are being rolled out to the community as they are being completed. The response to VironIT's work has been increased sales and awareness as well as higher interest in the product. Overall, we've had a net positive result, although a true return on investment will only come later down the line.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    VironIT has always delivered the work on time and within budget. VironIT uses JIRA internally, which is the same tool used by our company. Jenkins is the tool preferred by VironIT for continuous integration, so we decided to install that tool as well in order to keep the communication clean between our teams.

    What distinguishes VironIT from other providers?

    I don't have much experience with other vendors, so I couldn't say what specifically distinguishes VironIT. My experience with them has been overall positive. I meet with VironIT on a regular basis in order to make sure that we're on track, and they're very comfortable with moving targets. For example, we uncovered a fault in the design within our current project. There was a need to alter the design rapidly, but VironIT adjusted without batting an eye.

    Is there anything VironIT could have improved or done differently?

    No. Everything has been great.

    5.0
    Overall Score They've been nothing but professional.
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
      VironIT has been on target. Any slips in scheduling have only been a few days. The hardest part has been to keep moving some of our project parts. VironIT is on target, but not quite where we'd want them to be.
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      The cost-to-value ratio has been excellent.
    • 4.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
      VironIT came into a complex code base, which led to some duplicated work. Generally, they were able to figure it out and adjust, once issues were pointed out.
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have recommended VironIT to colleagues.

    Mobile Productivity Solution Developed for IT Startup

    "Their quality is very consistent, even though we haven't used their QA services."

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

    VironIT provided development services for an iOS based mobile messaging application. The application was focused on connecting heavy machinery workshops and customers. The project is ongoing as features are added. 

    The Reviewer
     
    201-500 Employees
     
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Product Manager
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    So far the application has received positive feedback from users and VironIT has proven instrumental to the product's implementation. 

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    We've developed a messaging tool for workshops that helps with reporting to customers. It can be used for keeping track of due dates, status updates for tasks, and so on. It's aimed at shops working with tractors and other large vehicles.

    What is your position?

    I am the founder of the company and its main investor.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    I’m not a technical person, but I had the idea and a basic vision that needed to be implemented.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement.

    VironIT developed our application for iOS based on our design and specifications. Its backend portion was developed using PHP and we are using QuickBlox for our messaging functions.

    Our product offers an admin dashboard for the business owners through which they can manage mechanics and visualize their history. The team they've provided consists of three developers and a project manager, through whom we communicate exclusively.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    I worked with them for a previous business. They were initially recommended to me by a friend from Russia.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    Our total development cost so far has been between $20-30,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    The product has not yet been launched and we are in the process of being incorporated. We will continue our collaboration throughout the summer, and work on any additional features based on demand. I plan to retain VironIT for support and maintenance of the application.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    I don’t have any metrics or statistics. The functionality was the most important thing to me and what they built worked, so I was satisfied with that.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    I've been involved in the outsourcing business for some time and I know how it works. I'm a technically-oriented customer and I'm also a business owner, so I can provide precise requirements for the work. Our work has been scope-based. VironIT provided me with estimates in the beginning which were quite accurate.

    Our most recent scope has lasted for two months. I hired a quality assurance person on my end, and underwent a lot of bug fixes and polishes. VironIT's bug estimation has been very accurate. I'm generally satisfied with their work.

    They use Jira internally for generating time reports. We use Trello for general collaboration and sending tasks.

    What distinguishes VironIT from other providers?

    Last autumn, we had a period of working with real workshops for testing our current version of the app, during which time we suspended the development process. It was very important for me to be able to restart development fast after our testing period. VironIT was able to resume activity within a week.

    Their quality is very consistent, even though we haven't used their QA services. It's not common for them to create bugs when revising their work.

    5.0
    Overall Score They've been very good from my standpoint, as a more technically-savvy customer.
    • 5.0 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 5.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      Cost was one of the main reasons for working with them. Local developers in Ukraine are more expensive.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I have recommended them a couple of times.

    Dedicated Dev Team for Game Development Studio

    "Their [VironIT] developers are very talented. Once they get into the swing of things, they can ramp up immediately."

    Quality: 
    5.0
    Schedule: 
    4.5
    Cost: 
    4.0
    Willing to refer: 
    5.0
    The Project
     
    $50,000 to $199,999
    Project summary: 

    VironIT provided development services for a mobile game on a number of platforms. This included improving and debugging the game in terms of user interface as well as design and quality assurance. 

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Co-Founder, Computer Software Firm
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    Through exceptional project management skills and a proactive approach, VirtonIT helped develop a product which has garnered overwhelmingly positive reactions from stakeholders 

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    We develop mobile games. This is a game development studio, but we are still very much a startup.

    What is your position?

    I am the co-founder of the startup.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    We wanted to contract a company that would work alongside our developers, helping with an existing game that was already under development.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement.

    Their work included adding new features and fixing existing bugs that our team was struggling to complete in parallel. We used the Unity platform for development.

    We had an initial test project, which employed only one developer from VironIT. We then expanded to two, and then three developers. We interacted with the developers directly, and also with their project manager.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    We found them through a referral from acquaintances. We had initially considered them for a different project a while back, but it never got started.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    The total cost for VironIT's services so far has been over $100,000.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    We've been working with them for over a year.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    One success point is whether the features they build work or not. We assigned them a number of non-functional elements, which VironIT went through and fixed. User feedback concerning their work has been generally positive.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    Timeline-wise, they are fast developers. Overall, they do a good job of sticking to their estimates. I've never worked with developers that are 100% on time, but VironIT is definitely good. Budget-wise, we are either spot-on, or they deviate by less than 10%. We use Jira and Google Docs for project tracking. We communicate using Skype whenever we want to clarify questions.

    What distinguishes VironIT from other providers?

    Their developers are very talented. Once they get into the swing of things, they can ramp up immediately. Even when they are brought in mid-project, they can work out certain features better than our team. I was very impressed with their quality level.

    VironIT is very flexible in terms of communication frequency. If we want to be in contact with them every day, we can do that, or we can be more hands-off. They have a set of internal tools which they use for their processes, but are also flexible in using the client's tools and align to different procedures.

    Is there anything VironIT could have improved or done differently?

    Our team is bi-lingual, having native Russian speakers. Language is something we consider when working with another company. Everyone from VironIT has some level of English competency, but this does vary. There are times when it's better to switch to Russian. It's not a requirement, but it's something that can improve communication. It depends on the type of project undertaken: if they can handle it by themselves end-to-end, it's less of an issue. If, on the other hand, we have a distributed team of developers in different areas, then Russian is preferred.

    The situation is the same when using any team from a non-English speaking country. I've never found a developer with perfect English skills unless they were from India.

    5.0
    Overall Score
    • 4.5 Scheduling
      ON TIME / DEADLINES
    • 4.0 Cost
      Value / within estimates
      I've worked with a wide range of developers. Cost-wise, VironIT isn’t the cheapest, but as far as value goes, they're very good.
    • 5.0 Quality
      Service & deliverables
    • 5.0 NPS
      Willing to refer
      I’m confident that if I refer someone to them, VironIT will be able to handle the project. I only refer serious clients to them.

    Web & Mobile Development for Boutique IT Firm

    "They're very personable... The team at VironIT tries to see you as a person and evaluate the kind of workflow that you have, compared to other people."

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

    The client is a boutique development shop that specializes in building minimalistic and intuitive applications. Limited access to affordable talent convinced the client to find an outsourced partner capable of supporting the development of their most challenging solutions. VironIT was carefully vetted and then contracted to supply a dedicated team composed of a project manager, web and mobile developers, UI/UX [user interface/user experience] designers, and QA [quality assurance] specialists.

    The Reviewer
     
    1-10 Employees
     
    Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif.
    Founder & CEO at Kick Punch Labs
     
    Verified
    Feedback summary: 

    The client remains extremely satisfied with the work completed by VironIT. According to the client, VironIT has proven instrumental when it comes to completing their most demanding project work. The client indicated that they have received only positive feedback from end-users of the solutions developed by VironIT. The client maintains an ongoing relationship with VironIT, and recommends them highly.

    BACKGROUND

    Please describe your organization.

    We're a software development company.

    What is your position?

    I am the founder of the company.

    OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

    What business challenge were you trying to address with VironIT?

    We've used them for the technical development of the apps that we design. Our business model is to strategize and design a product and then work with them to develop the functionality and implement the visual elements we specify.

    SOLUTION

    Please describe the scope of their involvement.

    After we design a product, we will send it to VironIT. They separate it into different elements and code it. We develop apps for iOS, Android and the web. They're not involved in visual aspects.

    We typically work on projects for around ten clients at a time. VironIT is working with six clients at this moment. For this, they give us a team of two developers and a project manager.

    How did you come to work with VironIT?

    I was searching for a new development company. The one I had been using previously outgrew me, largely due to the business I gave them. They started taking on large companies, while we, by comparison, were a small player.

    It's possible that VironIT contacted me through LinkedIn. Incidentally, their owner and co-owner were in LA, so we met in person. This gave me an added sense of comfort.

    Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

    The average cost is between $30-50,000 per contract.

    What is the status of this engagement?

    They've been working with us for the last seven months.

    RESULTS & FEEDBACK

    Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

    So far, any delays have been on the customer's side, and never due to VironIT. I've never had any complaints in terms of features added or general usability.

    How did VironIT perform from a project management standpoint?

    VironIT gives me an estimated deadline and cost for every project. I add a 20% markup for leeway, and create a price for the customer. When they get close to completing an app, they always let me know if the work will extend over the deadline.

    We use Basecamp, Slack and Trello for project tracking. They also send me a monthly report which includes the current balance, progress and how their working time was spent.

    They're actually excessively meticulous, which is something I'm not used to. It's a good thing, though.

    What distinguishes VironIT from other providers?

    They're very personable. Most of my other collaborations have not been like this. The team at VironIT tries to see you as a person and evaluate the kind of workflow that you have, compared to other people. They're adaptive in this sense.

    Is there anything VironIT could have improved or done differently?

    I have noticed differences in their time spent on the same kind of scripts for different projects. I mentioned this, and they've started offering much more detailed quotes as a result.

    5.0
    Overall Score The experience hasn't been flawless, but they've been more than accommodating to any situation that arose.
    • 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 given them around six recommendations in the past.