Quality Matters

 

vm.pl Software House specializes in creating and delivering high quality dedicated software, as well as individual IT solutions for Polish and international clients.

In the last 12 years, our team has successfully completed more than 475 projects for approximately 70 clients, especially in the publishing and educational sector, creating solutions used by millions of children and thousands of teachers.

vm.pl designs its own branded products such as: interactive publication creators, diagnostic systems, publishing  process management systems.

Another key area of business is delivering dedicated outsourcing projects for domestic and international clients..

Services: 
- Software Development,
- Web services, 
- QA and Testing, 
- IT staff outsourcing.

Products:

  • Mobile interactive publications
  • Diagnostic solutions
  • Publishing management system

 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2004
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Wroclaw, Poland
Headquarters
  • vm.pl Software House
    Kosciuszki 82
    Wroclaw, DO 50-441
    Poland
    +48 71 341 76 40

Portfolio

Key clients: 

IT Sonix

Nowa Era (Sanoma group)

Pearson Europe

Wolters Kluwer

Macmillan

Berlitz

Project with Rockstar Developers

Project in Cologne, Germany

2 developers

technology: Angular 2.0

Project started in March 2017

Project for Advalyze

Client: Advalyze – Internet Marketing Agency, specialised in developing websites and systems, with 10 employees

3 Developers

Technologies: JavaScript, PHP (Symfony), Magento

Task: Software development

Work model: Staff Outsourcing

Payment model: Time and Material

Project duration: Since 2016

Online Database for Trinity College Dublin

Client: Trinity College Dublin – online database with search function

1 Senior Developer, 1 Graphic Designer

Technologies: Frontend: JavaScript (AngularJS), jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3; Backend: MySQL, PHP, REST, GULP

Task: development and implementing of OSD, GUI, UX, Front-end and Back-end

Work model: Project Outsourcing

Payment model: Fixed price

Project duration: 2 months

Outsourcing Java project for IT Sonix

Client: IT Sonix – a German Software House, specialising in automobile industry, with 80 employees

2 Developers with German

Technologies: Java

Task: Software development

Work model: Staff Outsourcing

Payment model: Time and Material

Project duration: Since 2016

Publishing house management system

vm.pl  for Wolters Kluwer has provided a unique system in Poland for managing the process of publishing. Several modules of software were created w: release schedule, fees, budgeting, task management, application for working editors, repository management system permissions, reports and tools for communication with external ERP systems (SAP R3). 

Diagnostic System

Pearson Central Europe Publishing House delegated to vm.pl the creation and realization of complex diagnostic systems for evaluating the level of school students knowledge.

The diagnostic portal has been created being also as a tool for teachers to impute the students results there. It could organize class system at schools and report system allowing to analyse the results of diagnostic measurements.

As a result vm.pl delivered a complex dedicated diagnostic systems, allowing the teachers to independently test the competences of thousands of students among school education system and to conduct knowledge diagnostic tests at students at Polish schools.
 


The diagnostics system has been prepared for Macmillan publishing. The system supports the English teacher using educational materials of the publisher.

Thanks to the diagnostic tool the teacher is able to check the students’ level of knowledge, asses their preparation level for state exams. This service has been prepared on the basis of RWD standard.

Reviews

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Software Development for Learning Materials Provider

"Vm.pl's team is very flexible and can react quickly to what is happening in our market."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vm.pl provides extensive ongoing software development work. They have built interactive digital course books for ESL students, an online system for teachers to download tests, and currently working on an Android app.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Digital Projects Manager, Learning Materials Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very impressed with all the digital products built by vm.pl so far and is also pleased with the recent adoption of Agile development. Vm.pl is particularly praised for their flexibility and staying up-to-date with technology evolutions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the digital delivery manager of the Warsaw office of an international education company. I am responsible for delivering digital content to our market, which is in Central and Eastern Europe.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with vm.pl?

We needed the ability to provide our publications in a user-friendly digital format. They should also be available on different operating systems and devices.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked on several projects with vm.pl. The first one involved building digital course books for students of English and German as a second language and interactive whiteboard software for teachers of English and German. The material needed to be as interactive and rich in multimedia as possible to make it more interesting for users learning English and German on any device.

We also engaged vm.pl in a formative assessment project, creating an online system through which teachers could register classes, download tests, feed in results, and create progress and efficacy reports (i.e., individual reports for students, classes, and schools to manage and compare results and progress against region or country population). Currently, vm.pl has developed an Android app and is soon delivering an iOS app for us.

How did you come to work with vm.pl?

vm.pl was recommended to us by people from our trade. We considered one to two other companies, but, on the basis of our initial conversations and vm.pl's past experience, we decided to select them.

How much have you invested with vm.pl?

Sorry, this is confidential.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with vm.pl in 2012. The work is still ongoing. We have been working on a major upgrade for our platform since 2016, making our tests available online through mobile devices and computers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

vm.pl worked within our agreed schedule and budget. More recently, we've adopted the Agile approach, which has led to more flexibility in terms of budget and timelines. vm.pl has been able to adapt to our constraints.

How did vm.pl perform from a project management standpoint?

vm.pl's team is constantly learning, which has happened during our collaboration as well. Their project management skills weren't as good when we started working together. But, later on, vm.pl introduced a Scrum master and started working according to the Agile methodology. This has paid off, so we've been more satisfied with their project management and communication skills. One of vm.pl's managers is constantly in touch with us.

What did you find most impressive about vm.pl?

vm.pl's team is very flexible and can react quickly to what is happening in our market. They've stayed up-to-date with technology evolutions, suggesting improvements for our requirements.

Are there any areas vm.pl could improve?

vm.pl is a small company and our impression is that they work from one order to the next. This means that, if there's a period of reduced demand, vm.pl can have a problem. In our recent project upgrading our assessment system, vm.pl needed to employ more programmers. I think those programmers were likely let go after the work ended. In terms of becoming a stable company, vm.pl has some progress to make.

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

Make sure that vm.pl has the necessary resources available, and take an active role in planning and delivery.

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

Software Development for Macmillan Education

"They deliver high-quality products and, most importantly, have a unique understanding of the educational field."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2009 - 2015
Project summary: 

Vm.pl developed a complete, dynamic education software package, including interactive content for students as well as tracking and content creation tools for teachers.

The Reviewer
 
1001 - 5000 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Karolina Kostrzebska
Digital Projects Manager, Macmillan Poland
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vm.pl is highly regarded for their expertise in the field of education software, and they lived up to that reputation here. Feedback from educators has been positive, and their technical skill shone.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the Digital Projects Manager at Macmillan Poland. I am responsible for all digital products Macmillan delivers to public school teachers in Poland (i.e., interactive whiteboard software, online interactive content, and other online solutions like diagnostic tests).

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with vm.pl?

About 8 years ago, vm.pl was one of very few companies in Poland dealing with educational technology. They already had some experience in the field, and that is why they became our main developer and supplier of the IWB software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their job was to develop the complete software: from requirements list up until delivering a master copy DVD-ROM for duplication. They designed the whole user interface, all the teacher functionalities (annotation tools, zooming, tools for own content creation), developed all of the interactive content (interactive activities, audio, video), ran the tests, and encrypted the application. Over the years, the application became significantly enriched and updated with a lot of new functionalities and interactive activity types. All in all, vm.pl developed the IWB software for 4 book series which have been used by thousands of teachers in Poland in public schools, mainly primary sector.

How did you come to work with vm.pl?

I honestly don't remember, sorry.

How much have you invested with vm.pl?

Unfortunately, I cannot share this information.

What is the status of this engagement?

They began working for us 8 years ago and continued until 2015. Currently, we are not planning any future projects together due to change in company policy and market situation in Poland.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Unfortunately, this is very difficult to measure in our case. The software is distributed to schools together with course books and other materials, usually in packs, so there aren’t any specific figures to reflect impact or sales. And as to the quality, there is only occasional feedback we receive from the teachers. In the case of vm.pl products, it was generally very positive.

How did vm.pl perform in terms of project management?

vm.pl delivered all projects according to our expectations and requirements.

What did you find most impressive about vm.pl?

vm.pl is currently one of the most recognizable education tech companies in Poland. They deliver high-quality products and, most importantly, have a unique understanding of the educational field. Their experience is vast: from interactive textbooks to diagnostic portals, data management, and training. What I consider most valuable about vm.pl is their impressive technological background and knowledge; special compliments to Łukasz Borzęcki, their CEO and head of IT.

Are there any areas where vm.pl could improve?

Scheduling and delivery time.

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

Related to the above; it helps to schedule ahead.

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

Web Development for Law Services Provider

"The collaboration with vm.pl has been smooth."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vm.pl developed an enhancement for a SAP/ERP system for the client to keep track of book publications, author relations, and royalties and acquisition information.

The Reviewer
 
500-1000 Employees
 
Warsaw, Poland
Błażej Stankowski
CIO, Wolters Kluwer Polska
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client is very pleased with the system, which was custom-built and thus works well with the internal business processes. Vm.pl was praised for providing new ideas for the platform.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We were originally a Polish law publisher, but we have transformed into a service provider for lawyers, giving them access to information about the law and everything related to the subject. We offer legal acts published by the local government as well as commentaries and books explaining the law to lawyers and paralegals like accountants and other professionals. The content is bought from authors and published within our electronic system and printed books.

I am the CIO of the company. I am mainly responsible for the platform that helps users navigate through legal information. I am also partly involved in maintaining back office systems for dealing with authors and financial information.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with vm.pl Software House?

Vm.pl developed a system for educational process management and integrated this software with SAPR/3. The SAP integration enabled exchange of sales, warehouse, and financial data.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have developed a product that closely correlates with our SAP system. It enables us to plan the scope of books being published, keeping track of our relations with the authors in terms of royalty fees and the acquisition process. The main users of this system are the people from the acquisition department, but it is also used by the people from the sales department, who use it for planning the number of books to be sold. In the backend, we exchange data between this product and our SAP/ERP [enterprise resource planning] system.

How did you come to work with vm.pl Software House?

Vm.pl has been actively working on the IT market for companies from the publishing industry. They contacted us with an offer to create such a system for our publishing house.

How much have you invested with vm.pl Software House?

The cost for the development and maintenance of the system over 8 years has been calculated at around 200,000 USD.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with vm.pl 8-9 years ago. The system provided by vm.pl is relatively comprehensive, taking around 3 years to build. We have continued to use vm.pl for the maintenance of the platform and for new functionality builds.

One year ago, we had a few discussions about rewriting the system with new technologies. We ultimately decided not to do that, mainly because of internal constraints.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The collaboration with vm.pl has been smooth. There have been few issues which were escalated to my level, so the relationship is good, from my perspective.

Our system has been built specifically for us, which comes with some limitations. Using a more generic solution would have allowed us to benefit from more widely available tools for it on the market. On the other hand, the system is tightly correlated with our business and the processes which we've implemented.

How did vm.pl Software House perform from a project management standpoint?

In terms of the day-to-day collaboration with vm.pl for new development and the maintenance of our product, they have fulfilled our needs. I have no negative feedback to give vm.pl, and I know that the people in our operational department have also been satisfied with the relationship.

What did you find most impressive about vm.pl Software House?

Vm.pl has been able to provide new ideas for the platform, but this is normal in a vendor relationship. We have a good cooperation, but it's not necessarily better than it would be with other companies.

Are there any areas vm.pl Software House could improve?

Not from my perspective. Any improvement points have been discussed with vm.pl.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with vm.pl Software House?

I would recommend collaborating with vm.pl, but I don't have any specific advice.

4.5
Overall Score There is always room for improvement, and I would like to work with a vendor able to astonish me and provide insight on how our product could be improved from a business point of view. Vm.pl could improve in this sense.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I am not directly involved in the operational work. I know that there were some delays, but there have also been some requirement changes on our side. I never heard a complaint in terms of timing, and IT projects will always have this issue.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Comparing vm.pl's services with their competitors, especially ones from Germany, the value for money deserves a 5. In terms of internal processes, the project requirements could be handled better. This is more on our side than vm.pl's.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Things can always improve, but vm.pl offered good quality of service.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer