"A very reliable software development partner"
Some time ago I outsourced the development of a credit scoring solution for the banking industry to 8allocate. I was impressed by the level of communication and responsiveness. They built a dedicated fintech dev team for us and built the solution within just a couple of months. I'm completely satisfied with the service provided!
Pros and Cons
- responsiveness, consultative approach, communication
"Money transfer web app development"
Some time ago I was looking to extend our in-house software dev team offshore to save costs and gain access to a larger tech talent pool. I got to know 8allocate and engaged them for a pilot IT staffing project. One of the key reasons why I chose to cooperate with them was that they have their own Coding Academy that ranks among Ukraine's top 10 extracurricular IT schools and they have access to low-cost junior resources who can create a miracle if used properly in bundles with more experienced colleagues. So, we started with an offshore team that was composed of : – One senior Java backend developer who also acted as a Tech Lead; – One middle Java backend developer; – Two junior Java backend developers (their Academy's graduates) – One trainee (a Java graduate from their Coding Academy) The total monthly cost of a 5-person offshore team made about $18,000 including all taxes, social packages, and our management fee., which was completely unaffordable within the UK (for this money I'd only be able to hire 2 mid-level developers here and had to significantly increase my dev budget to achieve my business goal. ) My pilot team in Ukraine was built and on-boarded in less than 4 weeks, while my search for relevant candidates within the UK had previously taken more than 2 months (just to find good candidates worth to be invited to a technical interview!). Now when I've seen them in action I'm going to extend cooperation, outsource a bigger project and will continue using their staff augmentation services as they prove to be highly efficient for a small company like ours!
Pros and Cons
- general attitude, work ethic, quality of source code