Natasha Vasilev – President, GeoLytics
Azati built a website and helped to design and develop an e-commerce site for multiple products. They also create software applications and assist with new releases and features as well as maintenance.
From the beginning, Azati has delivered strong expertise and high-quality work. They autonomously deliver the desired results, punctually and professionally. Their collaboration is supportive and comprehensive, continuously delivering reliable expert knowledge and skill.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I am the president of GeoLytics. We build and sell demographic data and products for our clients. We have a solid customer base that buys our data for research. We have 10 different product lines and we release products yearly that are built on the most recent data.
What challenge were you trying to address with Azati Software?
We needed e-commerce web development.
What was the scope of their involvement?
We began our relationship with Azati when we launched our business. They built our first website and helped us design and develop our e-commerce website. For every product and product line, we have different versions. We have desktop versions allowing users to buy the CD-ROM or a USB flash drive, or users can work online through the browser.
We republish data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. This data is free to the public, but it is difficult to use. If a company wants to work with it, they need to hire programmers. We downloaded this data and created software apps, so with a few clicks of the mouse, a user can have the data on their screen and there is no need to write a programming script to manipulate the data.
We give them the project specifications, and they deliver the results. We aren’t too involved in the way they implement the project. We are constantly adding new features, and they also take care of maintenance to the website. We are currently in the process of releasing the most recent demographic estimate and projections for 2018.
What is the team composition?
We work with several people from their team. We are in contact with their technical team, and when there are new features that need to be discussed, we talk to the project manager and developers to find a solution together.
How did you come to work with Azati Software?
Our partner found them when we first started the company.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working with them in 1995 and the work is ongoing.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The quality of the work is excellent with no errors. We are always satisfied with the quality. If a correction is required, they take care of it almost immediately.
How did Azati Software perform from a project management standpoint?
They do a great job. They are very responsible, and everything is always delivered on time. We use email, phone calls, and occasionally Skype to communicate.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Their most impressive attribute is their high level of knowledge in their field. They have a lot of experience in building web-based apps. We are working with real professionals. If we have a question, they always provide us with answers. We don’t need anyone else; they are exactly who we need.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No. They are always improving things. I am very satisfied with their work, and I hope this level of satisfaction will always be there while we are working together.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
The more specific details you can give about your project, the better it will be.