Custom Software Solutions since 2011

4.95/5 (16 Reviews)
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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
Custom Software Solutions since 2011
4.95/5 (16 Reviews)
Volodymyr Gorovyi
Volodymyr Gorovyi
Volodymyr Gorovyi

What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?

At the moment we are counting on our in-house team of specialists with the possibility of quick scaling to complete projects. However, if the need arises, we can cover the lack of expertise in certain areas with outsourcing. It happens quite rarely since we understand that our experienced and skillful specialists are our main resource.

How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?

Our model allows us to promptly and professionally deal with our clients’ wide range of tasks, expanding our team while maintaining a high level of privacy and information security. Our way of doing business is based on complete transparency that allows us to reach mutual confidence and avoid misunderstandings that pose risks to a project. This is exactly what makes us different from a lot of other companies out there.

What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?

We work in various areas and quickly adapt to the new tasks, but our biggest expertise is in trading and Business Management Tools. These can be the most challenging ones, yet potentially world-changing spheres. We do not narrow our focus intentionally, but over the years, we repeatedly worked with specific projects, so we improved and gained invaluable experience.

Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a web app.

We think that the clarity of the business goals of our clients and the availability of this information to our development team directly impacts the timeframes of development. Based on the cooperation between the clients and the business analyst, we suggest software solutions that will benefit their business objective and solve their issues.

How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a web app?

Our back-end to front-end ratio is 4 to 3. As previously mentioned, the majority of clients are business owners; therefore, most of their projects are related to business optimization. That’s why the back end portion of specialists is larger since the central part of the business logic is built on the backend.

What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?

The platform is usually chosen based on the cost of development and maintenance as well as the app server load and the project’s scale.

Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in development of your web apps?

We work with PHP and JavaScript programming languages and use frameworks like YII2 and Angular accordingly. These are the most common and effective technologies up to date.
As for mobile development, it is Swift for iOS and Java for Android.

Do you offer website design templates or customised website design, and do you have a responsive website design?

We develop custom solutions individually for each of our clients. We don’t use templates because every client of ours has his/her personal goals, expectations, and requirements. Such an approach helps them further develop their authentic brands as website design should be tailored to fulfill the demands of each client. We might offer templates only for admin panels and ETL because the end-users do not see these systems, and it also reduces costs for our clients. And yes, we offer only responsive web design because 95% of users browse with their smartphones or iPads.

Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Jumla, Drupal etc)?

We do not use CMS when we work on projects for our clients. Our way is to always offer our clients only a custom solution without plugins, extensions, and updates because only a custom solution can fit their business perfectly as it is developed for their specific needs.

Do you provide website maintenance services?

We provide limited support to our clients after the development is over. This is a common practice that helps to ensure everything works properly but at the same time without being tied to the finished project on a constant basis. Once development is over, our software works properly on its own.

What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?

These are the most crucial things that have a great effect on the price:
● Functionality and its complexity
● Deadline
● Number of team members
● Security requirements
● Release models

Clients without specific technical background don’t always understand factors that influence the overall cost of the project; for instance, for some adding a couple of entry fields to the registration form may feel like a simple thing to do. In truth, it requires additional user flows, epics, testing, or even integration of third-party services. Yes, with no specific technical knowledge, some of our clients cannot be aware of that. Our sales team tries to explain and talk over such nuances in detail and offer the most suitable solution specifically for the client’s business.

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.)

“Time & Material” payment structure is the one that we adapted to fit with our processes. We receive a payment for the completed work each month. To reduce risks for both parties, we agree on a deposit amount right from the start of work. There are, of course, times when a client may ask to change the payment structure. We’re always ready to discuss it and come up with an option that would make us both comfortable and secure.

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?

Right now we are trying to work with projects valued $30 000 and above. The inquiries we get from GoodFirms vary in value between $3000 and $100 000, but generally, it is around $25 000. For the majority of business ventures, this sum makes it possible to develop a high-quality MVP. To companies that provide on-demand services, we have a more affordable option as we already have a ready-made solution. It can be customized to remain unique for the sake of a project’s originality and to maintain high quality.

What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?

The complexity of the project and its scale profoundly affect the price. Minimum $30 000 and a maximum $300 000 per project will be a more or less accurate statement. Although these are very rough numbers. We also work with enterprises, and there is just no limit there in terms of funding projects.

Contact information
Novovokzalna, 3, Kiev, Kiev 69000
Lermontova 6 Zaporizhzhya, 69000 Ukraine, Kiev, Kiev
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