How We Help Clients

Build and operate cloud-native software for a sustainable future.

Budget, talent, and unexpected competition from big tech - there's no shortage of challenges facing businesses today and in the near future. In response, many companies have shifted from the ‘why’ move to the cloud to now the heavy lifting involved in the "how" to modernize their technology foundation.

Whether that’s optimizing existing software applications, moving them to the cloud, refactoring to take advantage of cloud services, building digital capabilities, or becoming a cloud-first organization.

Our aim is to remove barriers and accelerate software development by providing the technical guidance, experience, and capabilities necessary to transform interactions with customers, employees, and partners.

Discover a partnership that can help you modernize and develop custom software and cloud platforms customers rely on and businesses thrive on.

Honda Canada

Honda Canada

15 year partnership
Enwave Energy

Enwave Energy

Customer Portal
Brookfield Asset Management

Brookfield Asset Management

Strategic Partnership
Canon Canada

Canon Canada

Modernizing the Customer Experience
Liuna

Liuna

Redefining Member Experiences

Experience & Product Engineering

Turning otherwise ordinary journey's into effortless digital experiences.

  • Cloud-Native Software Development

  • SPA Front-End React Developers

  • Experience Design

  • Product Strategy & Delivery Roadmap Planning

  • Application Modernization

  • Digital Asset Management (DAM)

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)

Your customers and employees' behaviours and expectations are changing faster than your business. But how can you meet, exceed and even shape those expectations? Our approach is to think holistically about the service experience. That means you seek to understand what people want, when they want it, and most importantly how they want to feel when you deliver it. The pay-off? You give people time back in their day by delivering products people love, the services they remember, and the experiences that earn their loyalty.

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Impact Story

Helped customers easily apply for credit when buying a new vehicle.

Ask how we helped customers easily apply for credit with real-time results, when buying a new vehicle from a major automotive manufacturer.

Impact Story

Helped shape convenience into the home buying journey.

Ask how we helped shaped convenience into the home buying journey with a self-serve experience to make a customer's newly purchased home their own.

Impact Story

Helped a supercar auto manufacturer build to order vehicles

Ask how we helped a supercar auto manufacturer allow its dealers to sell customized cars right up to manufacturing.

Impact Story

Helped customers manage their financial contracts online

Ask how we helped enable self-serve access for customers to their financial information, make payments, view product updates, and change their personal information.

Impact Story

Helped launch a new SaaS for ISO quality compliance

Ask how we saved organizations time with their ISO quality compliance obligations by automating their processes.

Impact Story

Helped customers access their in-store price quotes online

Say bye-bye to the print out. Ask how we helped modernize the sales process by allowing customers to review their sales estimates online after they leave the storefront.

Impact Story

Brought a modern digital experience to a premier digital imaging brand

Ask how we modernized the digital customer experience for an iconic provider of digital imaging innovation.

Cloud Infrastructure & Digital Platforms

Adapt to future changes with a modern technology foundation.

Change is happening faster than ever. A cloud-first modern technology foundation is essential now to accelerate growth and meet the needs of your customers and employees. But how can your organization ensure that you'll be successful when adopting a modern technology foundation? Our approach is to bring the relevant talent and expertise required to establish a roadmap and build a digital foundation for you that will improve IT agility, reliability, and security. The result? A business-backed digital platform composable architecture, automated infrastructure delivery, integrated digital ecosystems, and aligned cross-functional teams with embedded cloud and security capabilities.

  • Organizational cloud onboarding

  • Enterprise architecture and digital platforms

  • Application Cloud Migrations

  • Cloud Infrastructure Design & Implementation

  • Security, Governance, and Compliance Alignment

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Automated Deployments

Digital Platform
Digital Platform

Cloud Infrastructure & Digital Platforms

Adapt to future changes with a modern technology foundation.

Change is happening faster than ever. A cloud-first modern technology foundation is essential now to accelerate growth and meet the needs of your customers and employees. But how can your organization ensure that you'll be successful when adopting a modern technology foundation? Our approach is to bring the relevant talent and expertise required to establish a roadmap and build a digital foundation for you that will improve IT agility, reliability, and security. The result? A business-backed digital platform composable architecture, automated infrastructure delivery, integrated digital ecosystems, and aligned cross-functional teams with embedded cloud and security capabilities.

  • Organizational cloud onboarding

  • Enterprise architecture and digital platforms

  • Application Cloud Migrations

  • Cloud Infrastructure Design & Implementation

  • Security, Governance, and Compliance Alignment

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Automated Deployments

Ask how we ...

Impact Story

Designed a DevOps enabled Cloud Enterprise Digital Architecture

Ask how we helped design a ground-up Digital Platform Enterprise Architecture with Akamai, Azure, Sitecore, MuleSoft Anypoint, Salesforce, and an ecosystem of partner API's.

Impact Story

Designed an Ecosystem of Enterprise API's and Centralized Data

Ask how we helped an organization identify, roadmap, and design a suite of foundational API's and amalgamate their data into a centralized single-source of truth data strategy that will be leveraged across the organization.

Impact Story

Designed an Azure Cloud Disaster Recovery for mission critical customer applications

The show must go on even if a data centre goes down. Ask how we helped an organization plan a geo-dispersed cloud disaster recovery strategy for their mission critical customer applications

Impact Story

Designed and Implemented a High Traffic Sitecore PaaS Cloud Platform Architecture

Ask how we helped this enterprise modernize their foundation before accelerating in the cloud with Sitecore.

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October 26, 2020

By 2024, more than 45% of IT spending on system infrastructure, infrastructure software, application software and business process outsourcing will shift from traditional solutions to cloud.

Web Application & Cloud Managed Services

De-risk and optimize your operations so you can focus on what you do best.

  • Application Monitoring

  • Application Performance Management

  • Automated Testing

  • Sitecore Platform DevOps

  • Application Design for DevOps

  • Automated Infrastructure Provisioning

  • Automated Software Delivery

For your cloud infrastructure and applications to deliver continued customer and employee satisfaction, you need to continually manage the health and optimize for performance. So how do proactively monitor the health and performance of your applications? Our approach is to take operations seriously and develop software with operations in mind from the beginning instead of bolting it on later. The result? Applications that run effectively and efficiently providing you with proactive insight on the health and security while reducing your mean-time-to-repair (MTTR).

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Impact Story

Introduced proactive Application Health and Performance to an application portfolio

With over 7 million visitors a month, this organization wanted to become proactive in addressing website properties health & performance. Ask how we helped them become proactive to reduce impact.

Impact Story

Accelerated Enterprise Web Application Deployments with a DevOps toolchain

Ask how we helped this organization adopt GitHub Enterprise, Jenkins, and Octopus Deploy to simplify their deployment with tooling across their portfolio of applications with our Build-Operate-Transfer delivery model.

Impact Story

Scaled Sitecore's IaC templates for platform delivery to meet performance needs

Ask how we scaled Sitecore's out-of-the-box Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) templates with a cloud architecture built for performance, resiliency, and cost efficiency.

Impact Story

Designed and implemented a Zero-downtime Blue/Green deployment strategy for Sitecore.

Ask how we removed impact to customers with a zero-downtime Blue/Green Azure cloud PaaS deployment strategy and implementation for Sitecore.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners

Together, we deliver tangible business results leveraging our joint industry knowledge and experience to help you harness the power of Microsoft technologies to achieve more. Explore more about our Microsoft Certified Partnership.

  • Gold – Application Development

  • Gold – Cloud Platform

  • Silver – Security

  • Gold – Data Analytics

  • Gold – Application Integration

  • Silver – DevOps

Going exceptional lengths to hire right.

Going exceptional lengths to hire right.

Going exceptional lengths to hire right.

Going exceptional lengths to hire right.

Going exceptional lengths to hire right.

Going exceptional lengths to hire right.

Going exceptional lengths to hire right.

Our Hiring Methods

Because the right people matter.

You will see this in the methods that power our hiring process and our results. With a 2% interview to final hire conversion, we have a proven methodical, data-driven approach that ensures only the right people are fueling your growth.

Explore our hiring methods

Contact Us

Let’s get started.

Let's connect if you're ready to solve challenges people experience in their lives that can be made easier with technology.

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Q&A

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We are asked this question often, on many dimensions. We've even had to provide insight to how we will physically scale our 5800/sqft Toronto office space to accommodate growth - that one was unique. This happens within reason - we avoid over promising since we know what we can achieve. To date, our largest engagement scaling was bringing on 40 people that we executed successfully. We invest in our employment brand, university partnerships, and are constantly scanning and speaking with potential candidates. We primarily recruit in-house with our dedicated People Ops team that have a continuous pool of full-timers we keep warm and a pool of credible contractors we've worked with before. We work well completely remote, even though the majority of our team is located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, but our talent recruitment pool is global. We are proud of the continual investment into our recruiting process and career journeys and love to showcase it with our customers - on occasion, we've even helped our long term customers with their front-end web developer, cloud engineer, and delivery recruitment needs.

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Yes - we primarily work direct with clients and we play well with others in the sandbox. We are often at the same table as marketing agencies, management consultancies, other software development companies, cloud security companies, and product companies.

02

Yes - where and when it makes sense. We are open to working on segmented areas when the responsibility boundaries are clear, decoupled, and the teams are well integrated and aligned. Some example scenarios we've been involved in would be our front-end development team building a single page application (SPA) with infrastructure and API's developed internally. Or, when a customer uses a preferred UX/UI specialist web design consultancy and we are responsible for developing the software implementation.

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No - there are many managed services companies out there nowadays that offer a one-size-fits-many offering. Our application support services and 24/7 Azure cloud managed service offering is customized to the needs of our customers and sold as a bolt-on for software we have developed for customers looking for help operating. We develop software with operations in mind, therefore we are comfortable supporting it with confidence and tailored to your needs. We help companies with long-term operational support needs and companies who need temporary help operating until their internal teams are ready (Ask us about our build-operate-transfer engagement model).

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Yes - right now, we are looking to invest our time and capital into a product that scratches your enterprise non-proprietary itch with an addressable market inside other branches of your organization or outside your organization. We are entrepreneurial at heart and have had held investments in online event ticketing, online and retail clothing retailer, spirits (tequila), hospitality, and more.

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Depends - we primarily sell our services based on a multi-disciplinary dedicated "team pod" made up of product, design, and engineering. We are open to outcome-based pricing when the right opportunity presents itself. Traditional fixed pricing isn't good for anyone with software development. We avoid it with our Experience & Product Engineering because it forces companies like us and you into delivering committed up-front defined requirements and architecture, leaving no room for pivoting on feedback and making changes that deliver measurable value. Instead, we provide a team capacity that is open to changing priorities governed by your product owner and leadership over an agreed upon duration. That way, we are aligned on value over time and avoid feature creep without business value that bloats delivery timelines.

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Very rarely. We've decided to avoid building the traditional RFP "pitch team" since we agree with premise "The RFP procurement process is broken". If you have an engagement that you would like to speak to us about, please connect with us - we'd love to understand the impact you want to make.

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We have been developing Javascript rich single-page applications for many years and its our primary approach with our presentation layer web development. We've built a lot of them. To the point where some of our clients think we are only a front-end web development company.

For the last 5 years, our front-end web developers love has been with React but we have developed front-ends with Angular, Ember.js, Vue.js, and other front-end frameworks and libraries. Many of our "back-end" developers now prefer working on front-end web development projects and bring their full stack web development experience.

Even this website was developed with a Jamstack architecture using React, Contentful headless CMS, and Gatsby for static site generation (and more!). The website is pre-rendered HTML pages that are served from the Azure CDN. Blazing web performance for you, extreme scalability for us, and a pleasure to work with for the front-end web development team.

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Yes. Our DevOps consulting is focused on helping software development teams deliver faster by enabling them with the DevOps tooling to do so. We've consulted, advised, configured, and implemented custom integrations and migrations aligned to CI/CD practices for automated application and infrastructure provisioning. Our current DevOps toolchain capability includes GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, Azure DevOps, TeamCity, Jenkins, Octopus Deploy, and more.

It's best to Contact Us about your DevOps consulting needs and we can have an honest discussion on whether we are the right fit.