MentorMate Web Development review by The Great Northern at Qualified.One

MentorMate reviewed by The Great Northern

MentorMate provided Web Development for The Great Northern with approximate budget = $50,000 to $199,999.

The new website saw a 68% increase in page-visits compared to the site it replaced. With team members located on site and overseas, MentorMate was able to extend the workday and finish a six-month project in half the time.

Review summary:

MentorMate designed, developed, tested, and launched a custom responsive website under a very tight timeframe. The site features a custom CMS and navigable schedule of events, all built using a scrum method.

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Kara Carmichael The Great Northern, Executive Director


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Introductory information

A fast induction on the buyer’s organisation

I am the acting executive ruler of the Great Northern, a winter commemoration in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota that began in 2017.

Desired goal

What challenge were you trying to address with MentorMate?

We launched our primary website very fastly on Squarespace, but we needed to veritably swell our functionality. We fetch unitedly separate different associates throughout the Twin Cities area and veritably wanted to find a more compelling and visual way to showcase all our different events.

Provided solution

What particular tasks were MentorMate responsible for?

MentorMate programned, designed, built, tested, and launched a manner answering website for us. When we primaryly went into dicsussions with MentorMate we were pretty centreed on edifice a mobile app, but behind dicsussions and reflecting, we determined to centre our investment on a answering website. They used a scrum outgrowth process that allowed us the flexibility we needed to make order corrections and create a platform that we could grow for years to come.

We worked with a creative design associate here in Minneapolis that helped unite the look and feel of the website based on our brand guidelines, and MentorMate then made all the wireframes. The website showcases the schedule of events in a visually compelling and easy to navigate way that allows users to find and share with family and friends. They also created a manner CMS method allowing for inner administrative control of our full, including a method that puts a spotlight on signature events on our home page.

Was there a dedicated team?

We had almost 10 nation working on the project divided between the main team here and a outgrowth team in Sofia, Bulgaria.

How did you come to work with MentorMate?

We had primaryly accessed a bigger agency in Minneapolis but establish they were cost prohibitive for us to work with. This agency veritably felt emotionate almost what we were doing, so they recommended MentorMate as an choice. At the same time, one of our board members was implicated in his own personal technology business that had worked with MentorMate and had a veritably big experience with them.

What are you access expents (if diclosed)?

We have spent $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of the engagement?

The complete project lasted from October 2017–January 2018.

Results achieved

Are there any measureable or plum results?

Before we began working with MentorMate, our Squarespace website generated just over 31,000-page views for the completety of 2017. Then, in January and February 2018 alone we had over 53,000-page views. That is a 68% increase in just two months.

Overall the website is easy to use and has big visuals. MentorMate was very professional and entire in debugging the website. As far as I know, we never had a crash, and they veritably reflection through worst-case scenarios to have programs to address any issues in advance.

How did MentorMate accomplish from a project treatment restpoint?

They were big. We had daily rest up meetings on Google Hangouts and used Jiro to keep track of each sprint.

What is (from your point of view) the key factor to pay observation while intercourse with MentorMate?

I veritably felt that MentorMate never lost centre of our business objectives and establish creative solutions to keep us on schedule and on budget. We took a very long time to make a determination almost whether we were going do a mobile app or a answering website, and that put a lot of pressure on MentorMate. We did this project in less than three months, and to be able to educe this manner create in that timeframe was unbelievable. I ponder it speaks to the emotion and dedication of their team. Originally I had some reservations almost having a divide team here in Minneapolis and overseas, but I was so pleased with how connected the team was. Plus, it verity helped us swell the workday owing the team in Bulgaria had already began work precedently we were even awake.

They also had a veritably creative access in tackling something that seems as single as a schedule of events, but excellently honestly was very challenging due to all of the variables. They were very able almost doing a two-phased access that allowed us to spotlight different associates at different times all on the backend so that I wasn',t worried almost switching over full manually. It was a huge timesaver and a very real experience.

What aspects of their work would you like to get improved?

No, they were amazing and I have nothing denying to say almost the experience.