Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

Zealous System specialize in providing full-scale business solutions in web, desktop, and mobile app development to unlock the potential of our client’s ideas, and design what they envision. We value time and commitments, which is why we work according to agile methodologies, effectively using time and resources.

 

Our philosophy – Passionate to Code your Success – reflects our values, leading us to produce delightful experiences for our clients. Being D&B Certified and a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, we bring our years of insights and domain expertise with credibility that not only adds value to an idea, but also helps us build a climate of respect and trust with clients.

Technical Expertise Includes:

  • Mobility Solution (Blockchain, React Native, Swift Development, iOS & Android)
  • Chatbot Development & AR/VR App Development & IoT Development
  • Microsoft .NET Technologies (ASP.Net, MVC .Net, Azure, WCF – WPF Development)
  • Java, J2EE, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, JSF, JBoss
  • Flex / Flash / Action Script/ SilverLight
  • Open Source and LAMP (PHP, Laravel, Magento, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, osCommerce)
  • Ruby on Rails, Python, Perl

What We've Done for Our Clients:

  • Enterprise Content Management Solutions
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management Solutions
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems
  • Project Management and Workflow Management Solutions
  • Real Estate Portals and Back Office Solutions
  • E-Billing, E-Commerce and Retail Solutions (POS, Back Office etc.)
  • Small and Medium Scale ERP Solutions
  • System Integration and Business Process Automation Solutions

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$5,000+
 
< $25 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2008
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Ahmedabad, India
headquarters
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    A-805, Mondeal Heights, S.G.Highway
    Ahmedabad, GJ 380015
    India
other locations
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    2417 Charoe St
    Lewis Center, OH 43035
    United States
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    37 Cloverdale Road Tarneit
    Melbourne, VIC 3029
    Australia
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    10B Kuisis Str, Brummeria
    Pretoria 0184
    South Africa
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    Heinrich-Mann-Str. 11
    Stralsund D-18435
    Germany
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    Live App Services, 136 Jan Jonker Road
    Windhoek
    Namibia

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We should provide the references on request.

All-in-One Social Media App!

SpotMeOut is a holistic Social Media Mobile Application that combines the features from Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, allowing users to share audios/videos/photos with friends, along with the feature to know the profile visits, and viewing other friends’ activities.  The technologies to build iOS application – Swift 3, Python, MySQL, along with Google Maps & 3D-Touch Integration.

A Cricket League with its online store!

An Ecommerce store developed for a leading amateur cricket league – Last Man Stands – for selling customized cricket gears. The participates or the players of each team can directly buy customized cricket kit according to their preferences. The technologies used to build this Ecommerce store – Laravel, MS SQL, HTML & CSS, along with Stripe Payment Gateway integration.

An Ideal Platform for all Sports Lovers!

MYSUB is a mobile application platform for sports lovers & enthusiasts who wants to buy/sell sports tournaments tickets at one place. MySub uses technology to solve the membership problem. It gives customers the ability to sub-lease their membership tickets on their own terms in a shared economy. At the same time, it also helps clubs fill more seats, sell more memberships and retain more members for longer. The technologies used to develop this Android + iOS application – Java, Swift 4, Laravel, MySQL, and a WordPress website for admin. The application also has in-built Paypal & Stripe payment integration to purchase tickets and receive payments.

A Supply Chain Tracking App!

K3 Logistics is an Order Tracking application developed to provide a logistical tracking and monitoring system for one of our clients in which the drivers and the suppliers can track the progress of each order based on the invoice number and driver details. The technologies used to develop this Android application – Java, Laravel, and MySQL.

An App for all A.Q.C. Golf Enthusiasts!

A mobile application for golf enthusiasts that lets participates from all around the globe to access all the information about Audi Quattro Cup tournament series hosted every year. The main purpose of Audi Quattro Cup application is to let everyone stay updated about the upcoming events & tournaments along with the detailed schedule of each. The technologies used to develop this iOS + Android application – Java, Swift 4, Python, MySQL along with Google Maps integration.

KPI Management System

A strategic planning and organisational performance management reporting tool designed specifically for the needs of the local government, which converts vision and strategy of the organisation into performance actions and measures. A solution that aids them visually, also helping them communicate their organisation's objectives with the staff, keeping track of the achievements of the strategies implemented and in short, manage the performance at all levels. We used Agile methodology to achieve complete accuracy and efficiency in the solution. The technologies used to develop this solution - .NET, C#, VB.NET, ADO.NET, Dundas Charts, SSRS, and SQL Server 2008R2.

IoT Based Vehicle Tracking and Traffic Surveillance System

A web application which displays the real-time information churned from chips fitted into JCB engines, onto the dashboard for the end users to keep a check on. In short, a website that could display data derived from voltage using formulas, converting it into readable information, along with features such as Live Map and Reports. The technologies used to develop this solution - Node.JS, Python, and Sockets.IO.

School Intelligence Solution

An ‘all-inclusive’ School Management System which simplifies the administration work for the school, as well as the student process. A fully browser-based solution, with features such as Teacher Toolkit, Time Tabling, and more, bringing parents, teachers, and students on a common interactive platform to stay updated. We followed Agile Development to produce and deliver a fully-functional solution to the client. The technologies used to develop this solution - ASP.NET MVC, Javascript, JQuery, Telerik Kendo UI, Telerik Reporting, Entity Framework & LINQ, and SQL Server 2012.

Online Club Activities Management Web Application

A web application to centralise the data of a Sports Club - manage details digitally of all users such as guests, club members and admins, posting club activities, booking activities, managing memberships, emails, generating reports about activities, and maintain history for the members. We used Code Igniter Framework to achieve the core functionality of the website. The technologies used to develop this solution - Code Igniter, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, and PayPal Payment Gateway.

Shopping Mall Augmented Reality App

An Augmented Reality mobile application that shows real-time information to the users - stores, products, and discounts and offers in the shopping mall, as soon as they enter, all this using a mobile camera and in-door navigation. The application allows easy-sorting of the products depending on the requirement, and also allows more room for flexibility in future to house more stores, brands, and products. The technologies used to develop this solution - Core Java, iOS Swift 3, Google Places API, SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) Technology, and AR Tool Kit.

Online Web and Mobile App Solution For Farm Management

A cloud-based web and mobile application which strengthens the bond between farmers and food, making consumers aware at each and every step of the process. From Digitally Tracking the Livestock in Real-time from birth till death, maintaining Stock Inventory, and Feed Management, and a solution which can be Accessed from anywhere, this was developed using Agile Methodology. The technologies used to develop this solution - Core Java, Objective C, C#, .NET (MVC), AngularJS 1, Telerik Kendo UI & Reporting, and Google Firebase Database.

Business Intelligence and Planning Solution For Accounting Systems

A Business Intelligence and Planning Solution for Cloud-Based Accounting Systems. It is a platform for all Financial Planning and Analysis integrated with PayPal, which draws inputs from various sources to give unparalleled insights to the users who have subscribed to the module. We followed Agile Development to produce and deliver a robust solution to the client. The technologies used to develop this solution - ASP .NET web forms(aspx), Entity Framework with LINQ query, JQuery, and SQL server.

Online Examination and Evaluation Portal

An Online Examination and Evaluation Portal for an Educational and Training Institution to centralize all the data – questionnaires, test/exam papers, reports, other student details, and shift the manual tiring job to an automated system where new student registration and tests/exams can be given online, and the work can be done in isolation too. The technologies used to develop this solution - Adobe Flex Builder, Action Script, PHP, MySQL, and Adobe Flash.

Human Resource Management Solution

A comprehensive HR System with all features in a single platform to manage core-HR activities such as Time and Attendance Management, Automated Payroll System, Automated Employee Attendance, Employee Leave Management, and Recruitment Management. We followed Agile Development to produce and deliver an all-encompassing scalable solution to the client. The technologies used to develop this solution - C#, ASP .NET MVC, MS SQL Server 2014, Entity Framework, JQuery, CSS, Knockout JS, and .NET Windows Services.

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WordPress Development for Dentist Scheduling Tool

“They have excellent project management. They make it extremely easy to communicate and understand their processes.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zealous System is building an online schedule tool on WordPress. They collaborated closely with the internal team to refine the project requirements and are currently moving into phase two.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kansas, United States
Hudson Hector
Owner & Manager, SeeVirtu
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zealous System is inexpensive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. The team manages the project well and works with little oversight. Distant time zones have caused some problems, but they stay up late to accommodate the difference. They’re a reliable partner with lots of potential.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner and manager of SeeVirtu.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

We needed a partner to build our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I created an outline of the requirements and then worked with Zealous System to fine-tune them and make them functional. The platform is a scheduling system for dentists to organize and book hygienists online. I showed Zealous System a few sites I wanted mine to look like, and they built a unique WordPress site, using PHP. We just finished up phase one and are moving into phase two.

What is the team composition?

They have a project manager and a dedicated team.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

I put out a request on LinkedIn and had 12 companies contact me. I then narrowed that down until Zealous System was the winner. They communicated quickly and were organized and affordable, so I hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent less than $8,000 on phase two.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since June 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Those who have seen the site say it looks nice and unique. It’s easy to navigate and will bring in lots of traffic.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

I have a busy schedule, but they always try to reach out to me to keep things moving along. We used Skype and InVision to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have excellent project management. They make it extremely easy to communicate and understand their processes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Our different time zones cause some issues, but they accommodate me and are willing to stay up late to communicate.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Make a detailed outline so that everyone is on the same page.

5.0
Overall Score I’d give them a 10 if I could.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

.NET Development for Software Dev & KPO Company

“They have been great for us by providing development and support.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2018 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

The Zealous System team augments a software company’s staff with .NET development resources. They work with .NET, C#, SQL, Java, Magento, and tools to assist in working with U.S. healthcare requirements.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
India
Vijay Solanki
Associate VP, Annet Technologies
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zealous System offers strong process-based delivery accompanied by thorough documentation. They can be counted on to deliver high quality that satisfies both internal team members and customers. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, this cooperative team delivers expert-level talent and skills.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the associate VP at Annet Technologies. We’re a software development and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

We have a healthcare customer in the U.S. that we’ve been working with since 2008. Business has increased in the last couple of years. This year has been fantastic for us, but we are short on skill sets and the workload has increased. We needed an ongoing technology partner to help us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They allocate .NET development resources to us on a case-by-case basis. The healthcare system in the U.S. has requirements and policies so we have to depend on tools to work on those systems. They use Microsoft technologies like .NET, C#, SQL, and other technologies like Java. We are also doing some Magento open-source work with them.

What is the team composition?

There are three FTE resources on their side.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

We were referred to them. We started by using them on a trial basis. They did a good job so we assigned more work to them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They work as an extension of our team to our customer. Internally, we have a mutual agreement that they have to deliver the work that they’re doing to us, and our internal project code review team checks the work they deliver. That team does manual and auto machine testing. According to our QA and code review team, they’ve done it at a satisfactory level to be delivered to the customer. Most of the time, it passed through from the first level of testing. Our customers and our team are satisfied with them. The work is on time and on budget.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

We got great cooperation from Zealous System. They have been great for us by providing development and support.

For our first meeting, we had a meeting at our office. We mainly use Skype and phone calls internally. When communication involves customers, we use GoToMeeting.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have great expertise. They’re a Microsoft Gold Partner. They have highly skilled resources available. They’re a process-based company, which is great for us. Everything is documented, and all the processes have been followed. It’s a positive experience and we look forward to continuing our business with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Sometimes they should be stronger in communicating with our team. It’s not poor, but it could improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You have to remain slightly flexible and set rigidity aside. In the long-run, it is beneficial to both partners.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their deliveries are on time.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost is slightly on the higher side but comparable to the market.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They provide the best quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely recommend them.

iOS & Android Development for Media Player App

“They were always eager to help.”

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2017 – Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zealous System helped to develop a media player application focused on helping users to relax and focus. They worked on audio files and the media player, adding features and refining backend synchronizations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Germany
Marketing & Development, Media Player App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zealous System delivered the work as specified and accomplished their objectives, but unfortunately, the app was not able to launch. The team offers friendly and enthusiastic communication, and their developer exceeded expectations by working long hours. They deliver strong value for the cost.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We have a media player app. The app provides sound files, which are produced based on science. They contain binaural beats and autonomous sensory meridian response tones. These productions combined make a healthcare product. Listeners are able to calm their nerves and focus their thinking just by listening to the audio tracks. It’s a media player app that contains in-app products which are credits, and users can buy and use those credits to buy tonics in the end. Tonics are the sound files.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

We didn’t have the expertise to develop the app by ourselves.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve been helping us with our native iOS and Android app development. We also have a webpage and a backend server. We provide the content of the app, which is sound files.

We had the backbone of the app ready. The design and user interface were mostly drafted out. We provided the mock-up for them. They worked on the audio files and the media player. They tried to enhance the current app with more functionality, different designs, and better backend synchronizations. The Android SDK had major issues, which we were able to solve with them.

They embedded functionalities such as a looper which creates a seamless loop so the listener could set a sleep timer. The user can set a 40-minute play time and the sound file will loop until the time runs out. They also assisted with the draft and design of the files. We provided the designs, and they arranged them to fit into different screens and formats.

It’s an ongoing relationship with small steps and tasks as a service provider.

What is the team composition?

I had one iOS developer and one Android developer who were my main points of contact for technical questions. I worked with 2–3 other people for the project coordination, payments, and negotiating how to move on to the next step.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

We did an online search for service providers. When we posted on Upwork, we received 20 calls in one hour. We evaluated three different developers. Zealous System made a good impression.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $2,500–$3,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have them do small steps broken down to an operational level, which they helped us achieve.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t talk much about negotiations. We had a great Skype call that was insightful to get to know them better. We regularly use a Skype group that contains eight people. Most of the time, we have quick discussions and decision-making. They were always eager to help. I’m satisfied for the most part.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’re satisfied with their nice tone of the communication. It’s always been great talking to them frequently. The developer has gone above and beyond for us, doing one or two more hours a day because we ask him to. It’s something I consider very valuable in a service provider. They’re exceptionally friendly, and it’s a good cost/value balance.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’ve run into two major problems with getting an app into the App Store and getting through the Apple review process. There’s never been a management decision to achieve some goals. It’s been mostly operational. We are getting rejected in the App Store because of a core feature that we have. Now, I’m questioning why no one has told us that this feature is objectionable. It was rejected based on the Apple guidelines for Apple review. I’m starting to wonder how involved they are in the big picture. Perhaps they’re only good operational support for us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If there are specific operational tasks that need to be done, Zealous System is capable since they have allocated developers. However, a huge step in software design, constructing something that is long-lasting, is maybe not their best area.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We’re satisfied with the cost.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Development in Drupal CMS for Consulting Firm

“They have a fabulous design team and we loved their ideas.”

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

Revamping an existing site, Zealous developed a Drupal website and added new features to improve navigation and reduce waiting times.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
James Barnard
Owner, Kerson Wallaw Consulting Firm Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both the internal team and the client love the look and feel of the website. Professional and transparent, Zealous delivered a high-quality product, while their ability to build a positive relationship and inspire confidence made them a go-to partner for future projects.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the owner of a consulting firm. We provide various services to our clients, including website development and project management. We operate out of Montreal, Canada, so most of our clients are in Canada.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

We were looking for a company to revamp a website based on some specific requirements.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Zealous provided us with a new design proposal, which we shared with our client. They have a fabulous design team and we loved their ideas. After approval, they completely redid the architecture and coded the entire site using the Drupal CMS. They also improved the navigation, so now people can get quick information by hovering over some content rather than clicking on the link. That minimizes the waiting times because there is no need to load a new page. In addition, there are some design elements that are not noticeable to most people, but make the website look attractive: for example, the top line of the footer is slanted.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and 1–2 developers.

How did you come to work with them?

I sent a request for proposals and they were among those who responded. Their response was very quick and professional. I could see they put a lot of effort in their response and were thorough in answering our questions. That inspired confidence in me and I decided they'd be a reliable partner.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with them between March–July 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're entirely satisfied with everything, and so are our clients. Zealous did an excellent job.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

We had an open line communication and they kept me up-to-date with the progress. We talked weekly via Skype and had video conferences.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They stand out because of the quality of their work and their professionalism. It was a great relationship and we'll be working together again.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can't think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go ahead and get in touch with them.

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

Multiple WordPress Sites for Digital Marketing Company

"They hop on projects quickly and remain communicative throughout the process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zealous System has built four WordPress websites as a third-party vendor. They collaborate on UX/UI designs and code with Ruby on Rails. The team also does plug-ins and enhancements to improve speed.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Diego, California
Keith Lindner
Head of Product, Neil Patel Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Deliveries are always functional and rarely contain minor bugs. Quality products and effective communication in English have increased Zealous System’s value for international partnerships. The team’s transparency and dependability make them a good fit for fast-paced collaborations.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the head of products at Neil Patel Digital.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

They’ve built a few WordPress websites. We then wanted to migrate the previous versions to the CMS in order to have greater flexibility with the marketing frontend side.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve built four WordPress sites with the Divi theme and a variety of WordPress plug-ins. The first project was a redesign for our company’s subscriber site. They made minor enhancements with Ruby on Rails to improve agility and speed at a lower price point. Two other sites were for end-clients. Although most projects were relatively simple, the most complex site had about three pages and led into a web application. We expect that site to change in a few months as we grow the business.

Zealous System doesn’t do UX/UI because we complete those in-house and give them the designs. We provide wireframes via PSD (Adobe Photoshop) files. The team uses this information – particularly the navigation specifications – to scope out the projects.

What is the team composition?

The founder has been our main point of contact and project manager for the last few projects. I also interact with another principal, mostly on deals for the current project. The principal will then pass me on to the founder.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

I worked for a startup in Sydney a few years ago when I met their managing director at the time. They helped that company with some fairly simple WordPress sites in a successful engagement. For Neil Patel Digital, I didn’t look for another vendor because I’ve never had an issue with Zealous System. They’ve been reasonably priced, and great with communication and execution.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $3,500–$4,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Zealous System in October 2017 and the relationship is ongoing. However, the collaboration is intermittent because we don’t have a constant workflow. We plan to send our two upcoming WordPress sites straight to them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We consider the partnership successful because the sites are functional and have only minor bug issues, which are unavoidable in software. Deliveries rarely contain errors as well. Furthermore, our marketing team has become more aware of Zealous System’s potential value for our clients. We may send more end-client business their way.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve established a good working relationship; they’re clear and transparent. We use Redmine to track progress and InVision to share mock-ups. Additionally, we access their staging environment to review development. The teams communicate via Skype on a daily basis.

Zealous System is always responsive. They hop on projects quickly and remain communicative throughout the process. We get feedback and changes in short order. They ask the right questions to ensure products meet our expectations. Everyone speaks English well, which distinguishes them from previous vendors and benefits our current international partnerships. They’ll call whenever a misunderstanding occurs to clarify the communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is accessible, responsive, and quick with starting new tasks. Their approach works well with our preference for fast-paced work. Zealous System reacts to changes, requests, and testing in a dependable manner that’s refreshing, but also rare in our industry.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Scope the project completely beforehand and go into the engagement with a clear project outline. That way, the team can provide quick and effective service. But, Zealous System can also help with design and other project elements.

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 & Android Dev for Barbershop App

"They’re an excellent partner, so take full advantage of the services they provide."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zealous System built an iOS/Android app to connect users with area barbers and tattoo shops. They helped devise profit strategies and offered suggestions to help the product stand out in a crowded market.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
Chris Kingsley
Owner, Barber's Connect
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Not yet launched, the app already generates excitement among participating vendors. Zealous System’s team honored deadlines, but still took time to guarantee successful deliverables. They played a crucial role in strategic development and were highly responsive to feedback and change requests.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of Barber’s Connect, an app that connects local customers with barber and tattoo shops.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

We needed help developing the application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The application allows customers to find shops that fit their individual style and then schedule appointments. Their marketing team helped us go over potential names and color schemes, and they built the app for both iOS and Android.

Our first challenge was figuring out how to make money, given that similar apps already exist on the market. While I initially considered charging an extra fee for appointment scheduling, Zealous System helped develop a strategy to include a low-cost monthly subscription plan for participating shops. To distinguish our app in the marketplace, we also decided to focus on male users, eliminating the salons and spas included on rival applications.

What is the team composition?

While there was recently a change in management, I’ve consistently worked with a team of three. They’ve always provided the necessary resources.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

I came across Zealous System through online research. I reached out to them and found my contact to be helpful and insightful. We discussed ideas, developed a rapport, and things took off from there.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in April of 2017 and our relationship is ongoing. We’re preparing to release the app, though we still need to include minor updates.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Zealous System helped design an application that appealed to our target demographic. We’ve received positive feedback from our participating vendors and they’re excited about the services our app will provide. We’re looking forward to seeing how they like navigation and layout.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

They took time to ensure everything was done properly while still meeting deadlines. We communicated a couple of times each week through email and Skype, and they were very responsive. They replied within hours if I had any questions and were quick to execute any change requests.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They met all of my expectations.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re an excellent partner, so take full advantage of the services they provide. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

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

Multiple UI/UX, Dev & Design for Software Development Company

“They’d rather work on the relationship instead of just making money.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2012 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zealous augments internal development of multiple PHP-based software projects for third party clients. They’re currently working on a custom and comprehensive e-commerce platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Deon de Klerk
Owner, eSwipe
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zealous is informative about project goals and upcoming tasks, as well as accommodating to feature requests in order to meet expectations. Their communication skills distinguish them from past vendors. The end clients are contended thus far.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of eSwipe. We’re a software development company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

I work for myself and found it easier and cheaper to outsource a lot of my projects in order to have a bigger team. This allows me to take on a lot more projects without having to employ full-time staff.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The biggest project was for a cricket management league company. We built a whole e-commerce platform for the players to buy kits from. It’s a custom PHP website where you can customize shirts, add in your own logos, view the front and back, add player names and numbers, etc. There’s a whole backend connected for the admin staff to manage and send orders to suppliers directly through the system via email. It’s a comprehensive system and an ongoing project.

We’ve mainly worked with PHP for the various projects, the biggest one being Laravel. We’ve used .NET, Magento, and WordPress customizations as well.

What is the team composition?

I work with the business analyst who is my point of contact and also in charge of the project. There’s also a team lead who works under him and is in charge of their developers. I sometimes work with the developers as well. I have access to all of their different team members.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

I was working with a couple of people from Bangladesh already and looking to work with a company that had more developers available. I found Zealous through an Internet search. I saw their website, got a quote from them, and then they did a test project. I was very happy with that, so I continued the relationship.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2012 and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our clients are pleased with the work.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very good and I’m very happy. They all keep me informed about specific goals and points we need to make. We always use Skype to touch base and talk about what’s happening next. We use Trello for complicated projects.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Other people I’ve worked with have been difficult to communicate with. It always ended up as a massive issue whenever there was a misunderstanding. I find it very easy to communicate with Zealous. They’re always very gracious and helpful whenever there’s a misunderstanding about a feature request or expectation. They’d rather work on the relationship instead of just making money.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m very happy.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s about finding the right business manager who you can communicate easily and develop a mutual understanding with. Grow the relationship together and don’t just focus on profit.

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

Web Dev, UI/UX, & Quality Assurance for Education Technology Firm

"We feel that we’ve hit the jackpot with Zealous. They get the work done, and they get it done well."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Utilizing Adobe Flex, JavaScript, and HTML5, Zealous System assisted with the development of a university testing assessment platform. They also built a web-based testing tool from scratch. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Sandton, South Africa
Xenothan Hojem
Chief Technology Officer, Synrgise (Pty) Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zealous System's dedicated support and technical skill were key to both platforms' success. Their stable company culture retains great talent, and their unique skill set broadened the range of possibilities. They set reliable deadlines, addresse issues proactively, and understand the internal team. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Synrgise is an education technology organization that develops applications that assist organizations and universities with management and deployment. I had worked with Zealous for our previous company, a full-stack web development agency called Jetweb. We focused on website development, e-commerce engines, and ERP/business management systems. At the beginning of 2017, we started Synrgise and continued to work with Zealous System.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

We initially needed a lot of low-level development. Capacity issues meant that our development team had overflow work. We had developed a university assessment system for a client. It had been written in Adobe Flex at a time when Flash was going to be the next big thing. 

Then the iPad came along and completely changed the scene by not supporting Flash. That technology started to regress in terms of market penetration, but our enterprise application was difficult to redevelop in another language and many Flash elements couldn’t be built elsewhere at that time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Zealous helped us build small pieces of code for our existing applications. They assembled a team of Flex developers to assist us, and have since made the project their own. They gained a deep understanding of our business processes and the content behind the system. We engage with our university clients and relay requested changes and improvements to Zealous without going through a deep business analysis.

Around four months ago, we made the decision to convert everything to HTML5 and JavaScript. The upfront investment was a bitter pill to swallow, so we looked for an organization that could give us the motivation to do it. We signed up for a project with one of the largest educational organizations in South Africa, which owns hundreds of schools and universities. That client told us that they wouldn’t support Flash, which motivated us to make the conversion. We put Zealous under the wire, giving them four months to deliver a project that should have taken a year. We’ve spent several years working with their team on this one big project.

Our second project also revolved around assessments, but it was a high-level, web-based, data-driven app that allowed students to take online tests and submit evidence. It also allowed testers to log in and mark that evidence, and helped training companies manage the process. We began that project through initial scoping with Zealous.

Up until that point, we had asked their developers to jump into existing software applications and learn as a part of our team. For this project, we put together a scope and process map for them. They took it from there, identifying the right tech stack and developing the platform.

What is the team composition?

Zealous is an extension of our team, and they easily account for 30% of our resource workforce. If we need to scale, they can provide even more than that. This relates to our ability to operate at the moment. 

Depending on the environment, we engage with two or three select individuals from their team. Now we’re working with a project manager who engages directly with our development and non-development teams. He’s open to speaking directly with the product owners, who don’t understand the technical aspect but but can tell him what they want.

I also have a direct line to their managing director. When there a task is under pressure, and our project manager is unsure about their ability to deliver in time, I highlight the importance of the work to the director. Having the ability to speak to the company owner has always been helpful.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

We did a bit of research in terms of resources per hour. We ran another project several years ago within a specific open-source platform called Vtiger. Because it had been built in India, we specifically targeted agencies there, and were lucky enough to find some of the platform’s original developers. We brought them to South Africa, where they ended up working for our organization full-time. There is some great talent in India, but we also found some bad apples when initially engaging with software companies and trying to find those resources.

From Zealous’ perspective, it was a two-sided win. They were one of several companies that approached us after we placed an advertisement on a resource platform similar to PeoplePerHour. Because we had learned a lot while dealing with offshore companies, they immediately understood what we wanted. We gave Zealous a small piece of work, and continued to cultivate the relationship. They delivered time and time again.

We chose them were because they’d done work in the educational space before and understood how colleges and universities worked. Before this, we struggled to engage with other development companies in other countries. We feel that we’ve hit the jackpot with Zealous. They get the work done, and they get it done well.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Zealous System in March 2014. We’ve invested a lot of money into development of the application, and it’s now going into its second tier. When we moved out of Jetweb and started Synrgise, we took the application with us and continued the relationship with Zealous. We have delivered two pilots and began a beta test at the end of November 2017. We met the target successfully, made some minor changes, and we went live on January 1, 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The launch was a major achievement for us. Our client saw us as miracle workers. I know that Zealous put in extra hours and resources to make sure that this happened. Our second testing platform has also become very successful in the South African marketplace.

If we land a big project and are required to scale up or change one of our applications, we can rely on their team to understand the work and speak our language. I can go to Zealous’ team with requirements, ask them to organize resources, and get the work going. They’re happy to oblige.

They’ve been instrumental to the maintenance and support of our system, which has processed over one million exams. Support from their side helped us achieve this staggering number. We have attended conferences to speak about how we automated university exam systems.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

Setups with suppliers are always challenging, and when an individual on their end leaves the relationship has to be reformulated. We’ve been working with Zealous for a few years, and there is only one individual with whom we are no longer engaged. Everyone else we’ve worked with has stayed with the company. They have a great culture.

We predominantly manage communication through Skype. We’ve always relied on an Agile methodology, and share small user stories with their team, for development requirements.

For the project Zealous has taken from conception to implementation, they manage projects on their after we give them the brief. We held them accountable for the milestone dates they set at the beginning of the project, and they’ve stuck to those dates. We can rely on their timeframes confidently.

Certain projects weren’t developed as we wanted them to be, but we have always addressed this by finding the right resources or changing what we needed. They’re committed to sorting issues out, which has helped us build a strong relationship.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have atypical skills like Adobe Flex, which is hard to come by. Even though Zealous is based abroad, we meet regularly in South Africa. They’ve spent time with our team here, engaging face-to-face. This set them apart from many other companies, which did everything over Skype or the phone.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Bringing on a part-time developer was a challenge because he was driven by the project mindset and was doubling up as the team leader of another project. He understood development, but still had a team below him. This didn’t work for us. If they want to offer full-time developers as resources, they need to manage them better. We’ve raised this issue with them. They agreed to not use this approach going forward, but rather to run the work on a project basis. This suits our business needs best.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Skill is the most important factor for any offshore or outsourced development agency, followed by budget. Another important factor that many people overlook is working culture. Understanding between teams is key for any organization. We can easily identify this skill during a small project, we can easily identify this skill, but organizations need to observe working cultures to determine whether one team can work well with another.

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

iOS & Android Development for SaaS Company

"Their company policy is assisting customers as much as they can. They really go the extra mile."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zealous built iOS and Android communication apps, incorporating necessary safety features, as well as fast servers. Development included supporting the in-house team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
South Africa
Louis Botha
Director, Instant School
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

User feedback is positive, with good download numbers. Zealous's quality service comes courtesy of their highly responsive project management and perfect adherence to deadlines. Successfully fulfilling all requirements with patience and attentiveness sets them apart from other developers.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of the Instant School app. We’re a software-as-a-service-based model company providing communication services to schools.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous?

Being from South Africa, the newest technologies were not being implemented. I needed someone to build software for me.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed the iOS and Android app from scratch. I needed a company who could hold my hand through the whole process, and they assisted me wonderfully.

This was a necessary platform for parents and schools, so the app had to be user-friendly. Safety was also a main concern. They developed the app so each parent only had access to their own children. We additionally needed two-way communication between the parents and the school that was always fast and available. Zealous assisted me with the servers required to speed it up.

What is the team composition?

I worked mostly with Maulik [Business Development Executive, Zealous System], my account manager, and a project manager. They delegated different duties to other departments.

How did you come to work with Zealous?

I did research and contacted many companies. Zealous impressed me the most. I gave them the business to develop the software for me.

How much have you invested with them?

$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2017 and the work is ongoing, as I've started a new project with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They addressed the safety concern to full satisfaction. The app was rolled out about four months ago. We did a bit of research and development and marketing, and about 14 schools have taken on the software. Their response is very positive, and the downloads are good from the app stores. We have no complaints.

How did Zealous perform from a project management standpoint?

They're wonderful. I never have to wait for any answers. If I'm not asking the right questions, they put me back on track. For communication, we use Skype 99% of the time. Other times, we email. They set timeframe points and always deliver on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate their care, assistance, and patience. I rely on their knowledge and capability to understand my lingo and language. They're persistent and helpful.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m very happy with them. They deliver timely and the product is as expected. They treat me very well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Working with Zealous is a pleasure. The time they spent to do research to get with me was above and beyond. Communicate effectively. Their company policy is assisting customers as much as they can. They really go the extra mile.

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

iOS, Android, & Web Dev for Environmental Consultancy

“Communication is at the forefront of everything they do.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
March 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zealous developed a cloud-based system that captures data via a MySQL web portal and allows users to access, upload, and extract auto-generated reports.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
James Breslin
Director, JMB Environmental Consulting Pty Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Having streamlined report generation, the solution has optimized one third party’s processes and garnered around $85,000 worth of business thus far. Zealous yielded collaborative project management, transparent progress reports, and consistent communication throughout.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of JMB Environmental Consulting, a multidisciplinary environmental consultancy that focuses on indoor air and water quality. This includes asbestos and other hazardous materials management as well as occupational hygiene.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zealous System?

We wanted to move away from typical paper-based systems because it takes a lot longer in-office and on-site, and there’s also is a big factor of human error. The industry doesn’t currently utilize this method on a large scale, and we wanted to be ahead of our competition.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created a cloud-based reporting system whereby we can capture data on site to Android or iOS apps and then transfer it onto a server. Data is captured on a MySQL-based web portal that also generates reports for us, which eliminates the need for us to perform data entry along with a lot of other administrative tasks.

It also gives us the opportunity to give our clients a password to our portal so they can see all of their files in one secure place. They are able to download, upload, or extract data in different formats (e.g., PDF or Excel) in a much more user-friendly way.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with two people from their team who are both client representatives for us. One person is more involved with accounting, while the other works more on the technical side. We have had a couple of developers and software programmers as well.

They try to keep a small team for our engagement, which has been amazing for communication. They are always aware of what is happening and I never have to explain things twice to someone else.

We started off doing a lot of mail-merge tasks from Excel spreadsheets, but now that we have all the information, we are trying to migrate it into a variety of different apps. They are going to assign a new app programmer to us very soon, which will be excellent.

How did you come to work with Zealous System?

I put the project on Upwork and received around 100 responses, which we then narrowed down to about five. I had them do a paid trial which involved a rudimentary app build. They did an excellent job, and their communication was the best. They outperformed everyone else and did it all without asking how much they would get paid.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent between 25,000–30,000 AUD ($20,179–$24,215 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in March 2016, and the engagement is ongoing

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

One of the projects they initially started was for a huge New South Wales government project that involved writing hundreds of very similar reports. We built a mail merge web portal software that integrates into the government system and allows them to download reports. We don’t have any report writing because this is all done on site.

We’ve done most of the work out of the 24 contractors on that panel. There were about 90,000 buildings to do, and we handle 15,000 of them because we’re able to deliver things much faster. The government doesn’t have to mess around with getting reports from emails because they can just log onto our system and download them.

Additionally, we’ve also been able to sell on that particular program to another large consultancy on the same panel. The program has helped us generate around $85,000 worth of business so far.

How did Zealous System perform from a project management standpoint?

We found that Google Sheets works really well for us because it’s a collaborative platform. I have very rudimentary Google Sheets documents with different tabs that I can access at any time to see their progress on the app, requirements, what we’re building next, and changes. We’re trying to move away from email and the back-and-forth process. We also have Skype calls once a week, and I go see them every now and again to work in their office. I now consider them to be good friends. We’ve worked together for a couple of years.  

We have big plans now, and I had wondered whether it was time to bring it closer to home and get someone involved in Australia. I searched around a bit but didn’t get a good feeling from anybody. None of the competitors were as cost effective, either. I’ve never had any issues with Zealous, so I decided to maintain the relationship and push forward with them instead.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Our communication is excellent and has never caused us any problems. When there is a new addition to a Google Sheet, one of their team members always schedules a Skype call to go through the issues and challenges. These calls are rarely to ask me questions, but more for their own understanding.

Communication is at the forefront of everything they do. For a company like us, they feel so far away but close at the same time because of their understanding. I’ve never been frustrated with any of the processes. Had communication been absent or if things weren’t getting done on time, I wouldn’t be working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We have no suggestions so far. There are a couple of things we need to push forward on, and I’m going to ask if they can put more resources on what we do in order to achieve that. The changes and builds have not been happening very quickly, but I can’t blame them because I haven’t been giving them deadlines or setting expectations. They do seem adequately resourced when I’ve been to their office. They are all lovely people. They need to realize and maintain how good they are at communicating with people.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Maintain an equal level of communication. Talk with them on Skype if they request it and let them share their screen if they want to. They want to clarify their ideas and what the tasks are before getting the designers involved, which is understandable.

Have a collaborative project management tool as well, even if it’s something rudimentary like Google Sheets. Move away from email as a communication tool for projects like this. We started with email and the trails were lost very quickly. I was unable to keep track of things this way.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are excellent value for money compared to quotes I’ve received in Australia for similar work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The communication is excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them a few times.