Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
We are a high-tech web and software development company with almost 20 years of experience. The company was established in 2001 as an independent division engaged in the design and development of the software in the Internet advertising field. Its part of a large technology company engaged in software and hardware development for the aerospace field. We worked with clients from Russian, North America, and Europe. Among our clients are Traffic Force, DotHop, Advertise.com, AdTrustMedia, PixFuture, Adviator, MTS, Beeline, Tele 2 and many others.
I’m the CEO of this company.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
As I said, initially we started as a division of an aerospace tech company, but almost immediately we realized that we could undertake our own journey as we felt the industry has huge potential and the time showed we were right.
In the center of our business are clients and their needs. We always do our best to find possible solutions for any client’s inquiry and fortunately we have succeeded in it very often.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We have an in-house team of highly experienced system architects, developers (back and front end), QA engineers, DevOps, web designers, and managers. That’s why we can offer our client a full cycle of the development process.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Because of wide experience and range of skillset, we have different development services to offer to:
- Ad Tech solutions and consultancy
- Web development
- Custom development from scratch
- Mobile app development
- DevOps and System Administration
- IT-Consultancy service
So, we can be a one-stop-shop for our customers and as you know, from different points of view it’s much easier to control your projects if you have everything under the same roof. Plus, price, of course – our price is really reasonable especially compared with the quality of an end product our customer gets.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
Mostly they are Advertising & Marketing, E-Commerce, Financial, Business Services, and IT industries. But we can work with companies from almost any industry because of the experience of work in so many different subject areas.
We have lots of customers who work with us for years. We successfully finished with them many, many different projects.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing software.
We always try to determine the customer’s requirements in detail and only after that we provide project specifications with accurate time frames. It is very important to be on the same page about the required features/functionality of the product, selected development technologies/frameworks/approaches from very beginning to provide the result the client expects and make him happy with it.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of software?
It really depends on the project itself. If it is a complex solution with lots of modules, integrations and large infrastructure to build and maintain, you need quite a lot of energy when working on it.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right framework for developing software?
Features and functionality + project budget are key parameters. You can use different paths to reach the same result.
Which languages & frameworks do you prefer to use in development of software?
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of software?
Again, functionality and set of needed features.
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.)?
It depends on many factors like project duration, timing, complexity, etc. In our practice, we worked with each of the mentioned payment structures.
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?
The minimal budget for the project we had this year was about $5000.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
Our hourly rate is $35-$40 on average but of course, we are ready to discuss individual rates for long-term projects.
Kindly share your feedback on how GoodFirms has been doing so far in increasing your visibility among potential clients.
Thanks to the listing and reviews on GoodFirms, we are witnessing increased number of leads that are really interested in our services. We became more visible and got more motivated clients.