Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
The name of my company is Techvantage Innovations. Techvantage Innovations is all about software development and innovative software solutions for both large and small scale businesses. We aim at helping businesses solve their challenges and staying ahead of the competition by leveraging the latest technologies.
I am the founder and business head; I am also the lead developer and ensure that the vision which we set out for is constantly reiterated.
What was the idea behind starting this organisation?
Pursuing my passion was the main reason for starting the organization. Moreover, we decided to fill a niche in the Nigerian market, and the world in general, by bringing together a group of young talented IT professionals to make available tailored software solutions for every business.
What is your company’s business model—in house team or third party vendors / outsourcing?
We have a full in-house development team skilled in all areas required. We also do not hesitate to work with third-party professionals in rare cases.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies’ models?
We ensure to deliver top-level quality solutions at low costs while ensuring maximum customer satisfaction. We create and deliver value.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
We cater to all the industries; we are more than willing to provide IT solutions to any organization regardless of the industry they are in.
Yes, our customers are repetitive.
Mention the objectives or the parameters for determining the time frame of developing a web app.
- Envisioning a Roadmap
- Defining a Target Audience
- Creating a Detailed Functional Specifications or a Feature Summary Document
- Identifying, Analyzing, and Selecting third-party Vendors
- Selecting Technology and Specifying Web Application Structure
- Designing Layout and Interface and Wireframing
- Developing the Web Application
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the frontend and backend of a web app?
The timeframe for web app development varies depending on the functionalities/features. On average, usually between 3-6 weeks.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a web application?
- Scalability and Security
- Reporting and Analytics
- Social Integration
Which platform and technologies do you prefer to use in development of your web apps?
We love to use Codeigniter, Express.js, AngularJS, ASP.net, CAKEPHP, Symfony, Python, Zend Framework, Ruby on Rails.
Do you offer website design templates or customised website design,and do you have a responsive website design?
Basically, because we focus on delivering custom business solutions, all our websites are tailored to meet customer's preferences and specifications.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc)?
We prefer Wordpress overall because content can easily be made interesting as well as SEO friendly.
Do you provide website maintenance services?
Yes, we provide monthly and also yearly maintenance plans. We also offer our clients 30-day free maintenance after the development of their website, mobile apps of softwares.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a web application?
- Size of the project
- Style design
- SEO Integration
- Integration of databases
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestones (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
Payment structure depends on the project type; it ranges from pay-per-feature to pay-per-milestone.
Do you take on projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If so, what is the minimum requirement? If not, on what minimum budget have you worked for?
Yes, we take on projects that meet our basic requirements. Our minimum budget for any project is $1000.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
The minimum projects we had in 2018 were around $2000, and the max was around $ 36,000.
Kindly share your feedback on how GoodFirms has been doing so far in increasing your visibility among potential clients.
We are so happy we registered our company with GoodFirms because really it’s been helping us get views and leads from international clients and this has helped to boost our work portfolio.