UKAD

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Our outsourcing model is the best fit for customers located in the USA or Canada. With us, you don't need to worry about hiring top talent or managing delivery. You will get a team of English-speaking experts experienced in building full-fledged software solutions. For over 18 years, the UKAD crew has developed software to bring our Clients' business to the top. We are proficient in our field and ready to provide you with a full range of IT services and access to our unique expertise. Our Client may be facing a challenge for the first time, but we have resolved similar issues in other situations and already have the recipe for the Client. We are an outsourcing software development company with R&D and engineering teams based in Ukraine and Poland. We specialize in .NET and PHP technologies and deliver quality projects within time and cost constraints.

$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2005
Locations
United States
12816 Northeast 104th Street, Kirkland, Washington 98033
1-425-382-1212
Poland
ul. Celna 9, Krakow, Malopolskie 30-507
+441143607578

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  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • Software Development
  • E-commerce Development
  • Testing Services

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  • Small Business
  • Medium Business

Industry Focus

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  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Education
  • Financial & Payments

UKAD Executive Interview

Denis Maksymenko
Denis Maksymenko
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Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
UKAD ltd was established in 2005 as a small garage startup and raised into a powerful software development outsourcing company with over 180 developers and representatives in Sweden, the United States, France, and Poland. Since this time, we've become Microsoft Silver partner, registered Umbraco partner, and associate Episerver partner. My role in UKAD is quite similar to the CEOs in other tech companies, but I also take part in some projects as Project Manager.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing an ecommerce app.
There are too many factors to describe in a few sentences. Commonly we use the following criteria:
  • an industry in which the customer operates
  • number of products, which mostly defines the used tech stack
  • number of features, especially, custom features
  • if any platform, eg. Episerver or Umbraco, is used or we have to build a full custom solution
  • Apptus, ERP, PIM, and other integrations
  • speed and uptime requirements. If we can use Microsoft Azure, which we prefer, or if the customer prefers something else.
Thus, we commonly attract several experts to prepare a correct estimation and work in win-win mode from the very beginning.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of an ecommerce app?
It's quite a good question because every project is unique. On average, an e-Commerce project requires around 2-4 month of development which consist of 200-300 hours of front-end and 300-500 hours of back-end. But it's not an exact calculation and may differ dramatically.
What is your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/outsourcing?
UKAD consists of over 180 qualified developers. So, we have quite enough resources to run most of all projects with in-house experts, including design and analysis. Otherwise, we can hire additional developers in a few days, thanks to the location of our R&D! But we gladly cooperate with marketing agencies if our customers inquire about such services.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
The benefits of our model are simple: it's easy to work with UKAD. We have every necessary specialist in-house. Our customers always personally know who works on their projects, who is responsible for quality and schedule. It's a cozy and safe approach.
What industries do you cater to? Are your clients repetitive?
We master in Healthcare, E-commerce, Finance, Travel, and Education solutions. Talking about e-Commerce, UKAD has no strict preferences. Our e-Commerce projects include one of the biggest multimedia stores in Sweden, as well as a solution for an enterprise furniture supplier operating in 19 countries. Talking about repetitive clients, most of all our clients work with us for years ordering support and updates or new projects. Even more, a huge part of them got a recommendation to work with UKAD from their partners for which we've developed something.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for an ecommerce application?
It depends on what we have at the start. If the project runs for years and has an established technology stack, it's better to follow it and do not reinvent the wheel. Otherwise, here comes the next checklist:
  • what features we expect to have
  • what is the budget
  • who will operate the website after release, how skilled are the customer's editors
  • who is the target audience
Which platform do you suggest your clients to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Magento, Shopify, Bigcommerce etc) and why?
We commonly offer Umbraco for smaller projects and Episerver for greater. There are not the only technologies we use, but most of UKAD's customers are happy with them. We use Umbraco and Episerver because they are maybe the best content management platforms developed with .NET. And both are very popular in Nordic countries with which we work.
Which Content Management System do you prefer to use (Wordpress, Jumla, Drupal etc)?
In most cases, it's Umbraco because it's an easy and cost-effective CMS. In the last several years, we've developed numerous awesome websites on Umbraco, our website built on it. There are two reasons to use it on start. At first, a project on Umbraco without numerous custom plugins requires dramatically fewer efforts than the vast majority of CMS. Then, Umbraco is easy to manage, which is quite tempting for those who want to run the content management process without a third-party.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of an ecommerce application?
We evaluate the time according to the number of features and then use it for calculation with our hourly rates. It's quite a good way for pricing, because the customer sees what he pays for and we can easily score our expectations for this project.
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 utilize Fixed Cost and Time and Materials models. We invoice monthly based on the amount of work we deliver.
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?
We have no minimum budget because interesting customers commonly come with small projects to test a contractor. Otherwise, we reject inquiries such as 'I have $5000, make a Uber Eats copy for me'. It's important to find a balance between building long-term relationships and having profits right now.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2019?
$5000  - $150000.
What do you think is the future of the ecommerce industry?
According to the last events, I believe that e-Commerce has quite a good future. The world digitizes itself rapidly, thus we face growing demand on remote and online services, and e-Commerce, of course. Here are numerous really good trends such as delivery drones and easy payments, which make online shopping safer and cozier. I also think that the threshold for beginners should be low, the e-Commerce industry has to be more inclusive to stay competitive and fair. Otherwise, it will be divided between several major players. Some steps to this way are done by Google and others with introducing new advertising tools and easy-to-start platforms, optimizing SERP for quality websites, so forth. But I'm still finding the e-Commerce industry not as beginner-friendly as I want to. Summarizing, I hope to see how more and more people benefit from e-Commerce both as customers and suppliers.

UKAD Clients & Portfolios

Key Clients

  • AJ Produkter
  • Ginza
  • EntitledTo
  • TargetAid
  • Improve Educations

AJ Produkter
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100 weeks
Retail

AJ Produkter is a long-established supplier of office and workplace furniture, school furniture, lockers and changing room facilities, canteen furniture, shelving and racking, premises management equipment and much more.  

Established in Sweden in 1975 by Anders Johansson, the AJ Group is now represented by 26 companies across 19 European countries with two factories and over 800 employees. Their wide range of modern furniture with smart features designed to improve ergonomics and increase efficiency in order to be a one-stop shop for all workplace needs. They have taken the Swedish entrepreneurial spirit and successfully exported it to Western, Eastern and Northern Europe.

AJ Produkter was looking for a reliable digital partner, professional engineering team who could handle the scope of their company's business strategy technical implementations. They decided to focus on a nearshore cooperation model with a Ukrainian company. Ukraine was chosen as a desirable location because of its high technical standards, nearshore time zone and reliable management.  

After a research of Ukrainian outsourcing companies, AJ has chosen UKAD due to our big experience of cooperation with Scandinavian countries, and a decisive list of positive reviews from the Swedish Сustomers.

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ContentTap Web and iOS App
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35 weeks
Enterprise

ContentTap makes it easy to centrally manage, distribute and track documents, images and videos. The app gives employees, partners or customers an easy access to relevant mobile or web content.

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Co:tunity
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100 weeks
Other Industries

Co:tunity is a co-creation app made by Kairos Future that connects team members in real time to capture inspiration and build ideas.

A Co:tunity user can be engaged in variety of challenges as a co:spotter, co:futurist, co:ideator, or co:inventor to co-create actionable insights and sparkling solutions. Co:tunity is a platform where users can help companies that are struggling with challenges such as rethinking communication, empowering their brand, developing new products, cutting costs, or figuring out how to attract more customers. 

Sharing Spottings or Ideations is easier than posting updates on social networks. Co:tunity users are guided by co:owners of challenges and are able to follow and learn from innovation experts.

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Electra
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2 weeks
Transportation & Logistics

Electra Sweden AB is a subsidiary project of Electra Gruppen AB located in Kalmar, Sweden. The company provides services including purchasing, stock keeping, logistics, information technology, distribution, and financing for retailers in consumer electronics.

The company helps business to increase efficiency, functionality and reach a better customer experience. 

The project operated offline. But, as its marketing impact grows, Electra team decided to start a digital transformation. They were looking for a reliable software house and professional .NET engineering team to run a project digitalisation within cost and time effectiveness. 

Electra chosen UKAD as our software development team already had a big experience in Scandinavian outsourcing market and a remarkable portfolio with similar projects.

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Ginza
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100 weeks
E-commerce

Ginza is a family owned e-commerce project from Nossebro, Sweden. It is the oldest and probably the most famous online music shop in the country. Ginza offers a great variety of audio and video devices and records. 

By the time of contacting UKAD Ginza team was looking for a digital partner. One of UKAD’ Swedish partners recommended Ginza to try Ukraine nearshoring. 

Nearshoring collaboration model appears to be a great solution for Ginza because of high professionalism of UKAD engineers, close time-zone and European cooperation values.

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Moblrn
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35 weeks
Education

Moblrn offers a smart and simple platform for creating individual training programs to improve the skills and knowledge of employees.

The platform was launched in 2016 and is tailor-made for education using smartphones. It is optimized for microlearning, a modern training method based on insights regarding effective learning. Basically, micro-learning is all about serving the employees' bite-sized content over time and on a regular basis. It’s effective for on-boarding-programs, product information, sales- and management training and more.

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Photowall
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100 weeks
E-commerce

Photowall is the most well-known producer in customized wall mirrors and wallpaper design in the Swedish market.

Photowall offers a wide range of made-to-measure wall decorations: murals, designer wallpapers, and canvases.

All their products are made at the factory in Skarpnäck outside Stockholm and shipped around the world.

Photowall is one the ”Super Companies” of 2014. 442 companies were qualified on the list of Sweden´s most successful companies that were published at http://www.va.se/

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ApartDirect
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6 weeks
Real Estate

ApartDirect is a family-owned company that was founded in Stockholm in 2012. 

It offers not only 8 apartment hotels in popular locations in Stockholm, Linköping, and Gothenburg, but also apartments for short-term rent and a range of corporate apartments for long-term agreements.

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NowWhere
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$10001 to $50000
45 weeks
Travel & Lifestyle

NOWWHERE is a social platform that unites creatives and celebrities and lets them share recommendations for leisure places with each other.

The platform provides a select list of the best places, showing only those which have been recommended by reviewers from the fashion, music, film, photography, and design industries. The app provides additional information about recommended restaurants and uses geolocation to show the best places nearby.

Features of the NOWWHERE app include:

  • Quick selection of restaurants that have been recommended;
  • Recommendations by VIPs (each restaurant featured must be recommended by one of the creative members);
  • Social engagement (share and exchange restaurant recommendations with like-minded people);
  • Celebrity following (discover and follow creatives and see how they travel the globe);
  • Live streams to inspire users with the freshest recommendations worldwide;

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EntitledTo
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$10001 to $50000
24 weeks
Startups

EntitledTo is the leading provider of online benefit calculators in the UK. Entitledto helps people to determine what they can claim from the national and local government via self-serve calculators.

The company provides a reliable estimate of benefit entitlements based on our in-depth knowledge of the UK's social security system. By using the online benefits calculators, users can determine whether they are receiving the right amount of money in their benefit claims, whether they are eligible for other types of benefits, as well as understand what their position will be as Government welfare reforms take effect.

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Kiggit
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$10001 to $50000
30 weeks
Gaming

Kiggit is a football betting company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kiggit mobile app focuses on user experience and provides football fans with predictions, challenges, live scores and chat functions.

The company was founded in 2013 by Jakob Hagemann (CEO) and Thomas Baastrup Jacobsen (CTO) with a vision to create a social gaming company targeting the 400 million fans consuming football from mobile devices.  

Kiggit looks to bridge the gap between social gaming and betting, two booming industries, by letting friends challenge each other as a group rather than betting against a traditional betting operator.

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The Academy
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$10001 to $50000
23 weeks
Education

Founded in 1999, the Academy company is located in Sweden. They  offers training courses and programs for fitness trainers. The learning process includes both online and offline parts.

When the owners of The Academy first got in touch with UKAD, they already had a website. But as the project had developed, the team had realized that the website required serious improvements. So they set a challenge to build a new e-learning portal that would meet modern requirements and be able to help the company stay competitive in the digital market, strengthen its online presence, reach more students, and simplify the learning and certificate granting processes.

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Birdie
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$10001 to $50000
22 weeks
Travel & Lifestyle

Birdie Golf Tours is a high-class agency dedicated to golf trips and golf classes. The company is located in Stockholm (Sweden).

It offers inspiring and beautiful golf trips across Europe for golfers and their families, as well as first-rate golf schooling with professional teachers.

Sphere of business: corporate clients in all sorts of industries - from pharmacy to metal production, also self-governing municipalities in Europe.

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Vitaliy Zolotko

Great experience working with UKAD

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Hired as a third party, UKAD updated a website. They implemented new user-friendly features and added tools for system management. The final product exceeded expectations and fulfilled the end-customer’s needs. Throughout the project, UKAD was easy to work with and proficient in their field. Their strong skill set resulted in continued work between the two teams.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development, Software Development, E-commerce Development

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

UKAD's workflow was transparent and effective. They were easy to communicate with, and they met all my requirements.

Oksana Kats

Branding, Web Devevelopment, and SEO for Online Beauty Boutique

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I'm the founder and owner of the online boutique Beauty Master with tools and supplies for beauticians. I was operating an Instagram business account for years when I decided to create an e-commerce website to improve reach and increase sales.

While I'm not a tech-savvy person, for me it was very important to know that developers do only things that are really required. Also, I enjoy the quality of communication. And the way how the developers fulfilled my requirements also was impressive. They used Umbraco CMS which is not common, or at least I've never heard about it before, but very comfy and cost-effective.

UKAD delivered for us everything from the design according to our branding to support and maintenance. They launched a website, implemented basic SEO and easy product import.

The quality is outstanding. I see no issues with the website. It's fast, easy to manage and looks as expected.

Cooperation with UKAD was equally bountiful and comfortable. I'm totally pleased both with the process and the results.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development, E-commerce Development

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

UKAD team proposed to use a cost-effective solution, I'm quite pleased with the overall costs.

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

I'm not sure. Collaboration with UKAD is a great experience.

Dasha Rolina

Real professionals with reasonable prices

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Ukad were easy to communicate and very knowing. The prices, quality and time were very good. I enjoyed working with them.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

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

Great expertise. Good price. Friendly. Responsible.

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

Everything were ok