Camtran

Overall score: 4.5 / 5

CAMTRAN

Jive is a complex business process management tool serving a major role in everyday cycles of CamTran – Canada’s leading manufacturer of oil-filled transformers.

Duration:
2012 – Ongoing

Chrome OS & Android
Java, Tomcat, Postgres, JavaScript

Client location:
Canada

Background

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the Senior Leader for Quality Systems at Cam Tram, Canada’s largest transformer manufacturer.

opportunity / challenge

What challenge were you trying to address with Gecko Dynamics?

We have three plants across Canada and needed to develop a centralized, online database to coordinate our teams. The solution needed to provide real-time information in a highly visual way for display on television screens to help eliminate our paper-based systems.

Solution

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked with me to develop the custom software. We built it in stages, planning work up to six months in advance, and Gecko Dynamics helped me fine-tune the specifications before passing it to their overseas developers.

They installed the software on our servers and we continue to create new updates on a weekly basis.

What is the team composition?

Alexey Mykhalov [CTO, Gecko Dynamics] is my main contact. Because he’s located near Vancouver, we meet face-to-face each week. I also have a secondary point of contact in case of emergency.

How did you come to work with Gecko Dynamics?

We searched for software developers online. Our industry has a lot of unique needs, so we wanted a company willing to create a custom system from the ground up. We liked that Alexey was local, as we wanted someone to visit our facilities firsthand to get a sense of the problems we wanted to solve. Because they use overseas developers, they also offered lower rates than their competitors.

How much have you invested with them?

Between $200,000–$300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014 and our relationship is ongoing. We’ll be working together for the foreseeable future, as we have lots of work ahead and we’ve been happy with their progress.

results & feedback

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked with me to develop the custom software. We built it in stages, planning work up to six months in advance, and Gecko Dynamics helped me fine-tune the specifications before passing it to their overseas developers.

They installed the software on our servers and we continue to create new updates on a weekly basis.

What is the team composition?

Alexey Mykhalov [CTO, Gecko Dynamics] is my main contact. Because he’s located near Vancouver, we meet face-to-face each week. I also have a secondary point of contact in case of emergency.

How did you come to work with Gecko Dynamics?

We searched for software developers online. Our industry has a lot of unique needs, so we wanted a company willing to create a custom system from the ground up. We liked that Alexey was local, as we wanted someone to visit our facilities firsthand to get a sense of the problems we wanted to solve. Because they use overseas developers, they also offered lower rates than their competitors.

How much have you invested with them?

Between $200,000–$300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014 and our relationship is ongoing. We’ll be working together for the foreseeable future, as we have lots of work ahead and we’ve been happy with their progress.

4.5

Overall Score

We continue to expand our long-term partnership because we’ve been happy with their work.

4.0 Scheduling
On time / deadlines
Better planning would improve scheduling.
5.0 Cost
Value / within estimates
Their competitive rates give me a bigger bang for my buck.
4.0 Quality
Service & deliverables
They've been very good. We encounter occasional misunderstandings, partly due to a lack of planning on my end.
5.0 NPS
Willing to refer

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