Overview
$50 - $99/hr
250 - 999
2012
Existek is full-cycle software development and outsourcing company with proven track record of IT services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses. We provide the fully manageable offshore dedicated development center service for software companies worldwide and custom software development service for wide range of industries including Business Intelligence, Healthcare, and Education.

Existek is full-cycle software development and outsourcing company with proven track record of IT services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses. We provide the fully manageable offshore dedicated development center service for software companies worldwide and custom software development service for wide range of industries including Business Intelligence, Healthcare, and Education.

Key Clients

 

  • Lingit AS - Europe's leading educational software provider 
  • Summit Healthcare Services, Inc. - Healthcare integration and automation services worldwide provider, 
  • Justmakeitwork - IT consultancy and professional services.
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Romania
Existek
Business Park, 1A, Ploiesti Road, Building A, Bucharest, Bucuresti -
+40 746 688 175
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • IT Services
  • Software Development
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Cloud Computing Services
  • E-commerce Development
  • IoT Development
  • Other Services
  • Web Development
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Client Focus
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
  • Small Business(< $10M)
  • Large Business(> $1B)
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Industries Focus
  • Information Technology
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Business Services
  • Education
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Customer Reviews
5.0 (9 Reviews)

Custom ERP & CRM System for Pharmaceutical Company

Chris Vidich
posted on 13/7/17
Customer requested development of the custom ERP and CRM system for the sales department. The project also included the development of the iPad mobile application for field force to duplicated CRM functionality and bring CRM database and planning to mobile devices. that duplicated CRM functionality.
Existek is one of the rare providers who can transform a pure idea that started on a napkin into a custom software that meets all needs. Their reach technical and business expertise allowed them to come up with suggestions that added significant value to the final results. The project was completed on the tight schedule and without exceeding the budget. I would definitely recommend Existek as a reliable adviser and executor for all your software initiatives.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

The most impressive thing about Existek is that they are capable of delivering the most advanced functionality just as requested and adapt to the customer's new demands really quick.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

When we started to work pharmaceutical industry was relatively new to Existek. Their business unit significantly improved their understanding and expertise in pharma during engagement and was able to come up with new features that bring even more value to the finished product.

Project Details
Mobile App Development
$50001 to $200000
posted on 13/7/17
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Development of the mission-critical custom integration module

M
posted on 23/2/18
We found Existek while searching for a software development partner capable of solving some complex technical tasks. We were faced with some challenges during the actualization of one of our core features and Existek was happy to help us. We already had the requirements for the integration when we started the communication. What is the most important about our experience with Existek is they discovered how our requirements could be embodied into a standalone application, that we could then embed into our solution. Leveraging their understanding of how native Windows applications interact with other applications and browsers, they conducted the research of how this could be accomplished and developed the required application using technologies from Microsoft stack such as .NET and C#.

Existek created a software library that allowed the IntelliChief product to communicate with various third-party ERP software including Maximo, SAGE, SAP, etc. The project involved identifying different controls and extracting data from them, which was then transferred to the IntelliChief product for additional processing.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Existek is the type of software partner that analyzes your requirements and creates a plan of what needs to be done, including how it can be done in the most effective way and then gradually brings this plan to life. During our research, we communicated with many software companies who previously worked with text scraping and data recognition, but nobody was able to help us. The Existek team was happy to support us with their technical skills and expertise of leveraging custom software solutions for business applications and real-life use cases.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Sure, there is always space for improvement. But in our case, we can name only positive while working with Existek. The collaboration worked well, the development team was experienced, and the communication was good. We barely noticed the difference in time, which is very rare when you work with vendors in remote locations.

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Software Development
posted on 23/2/18
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Excellent provider of desktop software development services

Eric Perez
posted on 21/3/19
Our company was looking for a technology partner with deep desktop development expertise for our product. Eventually, we met with Existek. At the very beginning of our communication, they created an impression of a very competent team. The team was able to find the solution for complex technical challenges on the go confirming that first impression in the process.
Our project required a complex modification of standard MS Word functionalities to make it more convenient for users who have difficulties with spelling, reading and writing disabilities, or just want to improve their write comprehension. For example, we needed to create a Zoom Lens feature that worked better than the standard Windows magnifier tool, or the function that gives user ability to create a complex spell check report displaying spelling mistakes made while editing their documents.
As a result of our collaboration with Existek, we managed to achieve all our development goals within time and budget without any issues. Now we have one of the best assistive reading and writing add-in for Word on the market and Existek was a big part of that.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

From the very beginning, Existek managed to establish proper communication and a reliable collaboration process. Together, we went through the requirements evaluation process to make sure that the final deliverables will match our expectation. Existek presented us with their vision for the technical implementation of the new features and constantly provided us with updates on the development process. They were always ready to hear our feedback and adapt to changing requirements. They provided us with excellent communication, superior code quality and excellent control over the development processes.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Nothing comes to mind.

Project Details
IT Services
$10001 to $50000
posted on 21/3/19
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High-quality desktop software development services

Stein Gran
posted on 2/1/20
Our company is the creator of sports performance software for golf, baseball and skijump, and our brands are Swing Catalyst, Swing Catalyst Baseball and Motion Catalyst. Our software covers the customers’ needs through the integration of sensor plates, launch monitors, high-speed cameras and software. We chose Existek a few years ago after reviewing several companies, and they had good references from other companies. At that time, the scope of work was constantly increasing and the development team lacked a WPF expert. The collaboration with Existek was constructive and productive from the very beginning. They are experienced in delivering quality solutions that correspond to the needs of our projects. They have assigned one WPF desktop developer that is responsible for performing various tasks in our development process. The WPF developer had to be proficient in WPF, C#, .NET, and Win32. His responsibilities cover development, maintenance and support. We should mention that we have conducted lots of research, additional insights and functional improvements in the time that the developer from Existek has worked for us, and he has contributed greatly to these activities. All the assigned tasks were completed properly and on time, and the cooperation model with working remotely has worked really well for us.
We are satisfied with the overall experience with working with Existek, and we continue to use Existek’s services not only for desktop development but also for other development projects.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

We always try to attract the best developers to Initial Force, and the developer we have had from Existek now has been a great addition to our workforce. Existek have a quick decision process, and when we have asked for more resources they have been quick to respond and we have received quality work from them. The Existek team consists of professionals that are able to develop good solutions and apply innovative approaches.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

We cannot think of anything they should improve on, we are satisfied with Existek as they are.

Project Details
Software Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 2/1/20
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Excellent dedicated development team for a blockchain payment system

Pietro Mastroeni
posted on 26/6/18
We are a startup located in Italy and preparing for the first launch of our blockchain based payment system. Existek has provided us with an excellent team of developers who are both advanced in software engineering and blockchain in particular. Existek team experience in blockchain was really useful in our case because they were able to contribute to the general system architecture and show us that something can be done better or quicker.
Another very important thing about our experience with Existek is a collaboration, organization, project management, and communication. After few weeks we didn't feel their team like external developers but rather as an in-house team that is working with us in the same office.
Also, we are very satisfied with the pricing because such team would cost us about 300% higher in Western Europe. Sure, we could have got even lower prices with an outsourcing to some other locations but we are dealing with payment processing so IP protection, reliability, and quality are in the first place. Quality comes at a cost and Existek was a perfect choice to keep the balance between cutting the expenses and quality.
We are very happy with the final result and plan to continue our collaboration with Existek after the launch of the pilot project for one of our customers to add new features and maintain our payment system.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Existek team is very experienced in working on the dedicated development team model so we were able to get all the advantages of the outsourcing like lower cost and access to the wider talents pool and to experience none of the drawbacks fo working with an external team because they were able seamlessly to integrate with our core team and adjust to our workflow.

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Web Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 26/6/18
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Best .NET development company

Sverre Andreas Hilditch Holbye
posted on 7/6/17
Existek is a very honest and credible team. They are people I would always trust, and I am completely confident that they would do everything possible to fix any potential mistakes in the work.
I worked with companies in Romania, India, and China, but never found a satisfactory option, either because of too much staff turnover or because the collaboration simply didn't work well. We found Existek in Ukraine, approached them and gave them a task to which they responded amazingly well.

We have now established a long-term relationship with Existek and I am now not even considering other companies that approuch me with their services. Existek is top notch!
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Software Development
posted on 7/6/17
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Easy communication and reliable output

Matt DeBeer
posted on 1/12/20
We needed to migrate from another development team so it required coordination with the other team as well as getting up to speed on someone else's code. We wanted Existek to continue development as we expanded product functionality.

Ease of communication with their CEO was a big factor as well as having the right skill sets on call and a reasonable price.

We have a Firebase backend with React frontend. We needed enhancements to our iOS and Android apps as well as a web front end.

There was a 4-person team at Existek ranging from the CEO to a UX designer.

They delivered the required functionality in a reasonable time frame. I felt the quality of the work was good and their productivity was too.

We used Jira and Figma to communicate, manage and plan, as well as weekly Zoom calls and daily Slack messages. It worked well and was low overhead.

Their flexibility to bring in other team members with different skills as needed was critical to the success of the project.

I would definitely use them again!
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Software Development
posted on 1/12/20
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Quality Frontend burst capacity we needed!

Ben Heymink
posted on 16/1/20
We reached out to Existek to see if they could help us with some much needed Frontend development capacity. Very shortly after, we had 2 very talented frontend developers join our team. I can't fault Existek; the quality of the work we saw was fantastic, even dealing with our complicated React & Redux stack. Communication was also great, and we communicated with the team almost daily. I look forward to working with them in the future!

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Reliability, Cost, Quality of output

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Nothing!

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Web Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 16/1/20
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Great experience building custom loyalty card software

Martin Kingsley
posted on 1/6/17
Existek helped us build a fast and robust qr-code based card recognition system using only consumer grade hardware with limited space, quickly and professionally.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Great customer service, excellent product, pleasant to deal with

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Software Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 1/6/17
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Executive Interview
Oleg Feferman
Oleg Feferman
CEO, Existek
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company
My name is Oleg Feferman and I am CEO at Existek. We are an emerging software development company with two locations in Ukraine and Slovakia. At this point, Existek has been successfully working on outsourced software product development as well as Oil & Gas, Education, and Healthcare industries. As a CEO, I see my role in securing continual growth of our organization while ensuring the high effectiveness of the everyday operations and the best possible experience for our clients and partners. Speaking shortly, we are a bunch of guys who are trying to make our clients happy with custom-written software and IT services.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
Starting Existek five years ago I had no idea how far this will take us. Of course, the initial goal was to reach for the stars. Now we are half way there. From the very beginning, I knew that we have to define our key values and build the whole company on this foundation. So, I decided to put quality and the personal attitude above everything else. We concentrate all our efforts and passion around building effective yet sophisticated custom solutions and services that will help our customers to make their business and IT more effective even in the tiniest details.
Everybody will agree that it is hardly achievable without a plan. Fortunately, we have such a plan and it hasn’t changed since the first day company opened its doors. Our team is actually cheering for success of each customer. We believe that you can succeed only by helping somebody else to achieve their victories. No matter which industry we are working for, we are trying to study it as quick as possible and help our customers to get even more than their highest expectations. We use our previous experience and new knowledge to show them how we can make the project even better. And our partners highly appreciate that.
What is your company’s business model – in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We have never outsourced any part of our work. Existek’s location in Ukraine allows us to quickly scale up our team upon client’s request with highly qualified staff and zero impact on our cost-effectiveness. Taking into consideration its deep pool of skilled and talented software engineers, Ukraine is a unique place these days for software companies. If you ask me, the European mindset and one of the best in the world education foundation makes this country so attractive as the outsourcing direction in the past years. So, as you can see there isn’t actually any need for us in any subcontractors.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
When you ask somebody, who is searching for outsourcing provider you’ll probably hear some typical answer about the need to extend the team etc. I believe that our clients are actually seeking for advisers instead of just executors. We always approach new projects thinking of the contribution we can make into that work. Our team of business analytics and project managers carefully look through PRD to make best possible estimation and always comes up with some additional suggestions like “hey, we’ve already implemented that feature before, here’s how we can do that better” and so on. I am proud of the fact that our expertise in many areas has influenced the final product and our clients have actually got more than they've expected.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
At this moment, we are involved in projects for software products development, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, and Education industries. Some of our customers have stayed with us for three or four years already. In fact, we continually extend the development teams for these projects. Working with industry leaders we have become experts in those industries as well. Turning back to the question, yes, majority of our clients are repetitive & I’d say, have become our regular customers. Also, we savvy in the text recognition, accessibility, CRM & ERP Systems building and payment processing.
The most important thing, from my point of view, is that the team stays excited about new technologies and knowledge so we are ready to challenge ourselves in new industries and deliver the best possible results.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing software.
Obviously, it deals a lot with overall project complexity. Among most critical parameters that are helping us to determine the time needed for the development of custom software is client's understanding of his needs and requirements. That means that the project time frames heavily relies on whether the client has the product requirement documentation and a clear vision of the user flow. Also, we usually take into consideration the platforms, technologies, and hardware. Of course, we can help our customers to develop needed documentation or even make it from scratch.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of software?
That’s a tricky question and there will be no correct or wrong answer. It takes us something about 12-20 weeks on an average to develop front end and back end for the application of medium complexity. The overall number of required features, platforms and even screens impact the time needed for the development.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right framework for developing software?
I’d name the platform and desired functionality as the defining factors that influents our selection of the framework for each of the new projects. Also, we consider our past experience and the features we’ve already implemented using the particular technologies. This allows us to give our clients a competitive price with 100% guarantee that everything will be done as good as possible and in a timely manner.
Which languages & frameworks do you prefer to use in development of software?
We prefer to use C# and .NET as our main language and framework for both web and desktop projects. This is not some kind of a historical tradition but rather the conscious choice formed by flexibility, reliability and ongoing support of these technologies. We truly believe that C# and .NET helps us to give our partners best possible outcome. When it comes to frontend – we of course use JavaScript and numerous frameworks made for this language, including jQuery, AngularJS, Breeze.js, Knockout.js and React.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of software?
Obviously, the project size, complexity, size of the team, and engagement duration are some of the key factors. One can get a much better hourly rate for a longer project because we’re interested in building the long-lasting and trust based relations, something that we are truly good in.
We carefully analyse requirements and come up with the accurate estimate. I know that every project differs in some way. In Existek we don’t use any estimation template so as to make sure that each quote will be precisely tailored to each case.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
We can work with any of these billing models. We almost never use Pay per feature since it adds too much operational overhead. Instead we suggest Pay per Milestone. As I mentioned, we build our company with customer centricity in mind. Thus, we offer our partners Time & Material model as one of the options to enable them to pay only for the resources they’ve actually used during the ongoing projects.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
Since we are working to build custom software for enterprises, the desired budget starts with $50,000. Of course, we consider smaller projects within new industries and technology stacks because, like I said we’re always in search for the new challenges and niches.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2016?
The smallest project we’ve done in 2016 had a budget of $30,000 but it allowed us to go into new market and get one more regular customer who is still with us in 2017. The maximum was $150,000.
Clients & Portfolios
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