How to Discover a Reliable Technology Partner with Clutch?

25 April 2019
Sławomir Sawicki

This decision can either jeopardize your project (or even your entire digital business) or bring you closer to success. Signing a B2B contract with a software house is a severe and challenging decision. How to make it wise and responsible? How to double-check an IT company – your potential technology partner – before hiring it to create and develop your product? Fortunately, there is a solution, and it’s called Clutch.

If you take a look at their claim (“Firms that deliver” right next to their logo), you will realize that you’re setting your foot in the right direction.

sr.: clutch.co

Shortly after you start scanning their home page, you will stumble over their value proposition: “Find top firms for your next big project. Your data-driven field guide for B2B buying and hiring decisions”.

Scrolling down the page will take you to impressive clients and testimonial section, and finally – to a directory of 7000 agencies grouped in 500 categories.

So, before we convince you to start exploring Clutch before employing a software house, we need to cast some light on it:

Clutch – what is it?

From marketing automation and SEO / SEM consultants, through Internet of Things and AR/VR services, up to software development, web development, and mobile app development. Whatever technology vendor you are looking for, Clutch is the best place to go on a search.

For starters, Clutch is an independent American web service brought to life in Washington D.C. This rapidly growing startup has built a data-driven platform to analyze, review, and rank companies from such categories as:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Web and Software Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • IT Services & Solutions

Find a software house with Clutch

If your project requires outsourcing a technology partner, you will do whatever it takes to find a reliable one.

Clutch is a platform designed to match B2B partners all over the globe, so it puts you in a comfortable position where you don’t have to limit yourself to your business location or your country. You can carefully select a software house regardless of whether the technology vendor operates in North America, Europe, or Australia (or works 100% remotely).

Each software house has its history. All you need to do is to analyze verified opinions from previous clients, scrutinize the cooperation processes.

How does Clutch work in practice?

You will undoubtedly find browsing software services on Clutch very convenient. Jumping from one category to another, you can speed up your searching activity.

What’s more, if a company dragged your attention, you can zoom in to check if their offer includes software development, web development, or mobile app development.

Another great feature of this website is that you can exclude companies that have specific preferences when it comes to clients they serve. For instance, if you operate on a limited budget, you can quickly rule out those vendors that don’t even consider agreeing on a budget below $10 million!

Choose your industry, choose specific services

Most probably your company operates within a particular business sector. With the help of Clutch, you can narrow down the search to a specific niche. Each software house is different and creates software for various industries – one will be more into developing FinTech products, and the other one will be more experienced in solutions for education and healthcare.

Moreover, you can be very precise and focus on a specific service you have a business need for. Are you looking for a vendor that excels in Python & Django? Or maybe for a software house that specializes in e-commerce? There are plenty of subcategories to dive into, such as frameworks and CMS, programming and scripting, or application platform – to name just a few.

Your next criterion should be your potential tech partner portfolio because you would want to examine the…

Quality of your future software house

The unique value in terms of your search are the reviews left by previous clients. When a potential technology partner is on your radar, you can quickly check out with what kind of companies it has cooperated.


sr.: clutch.co/profile/gmi-group

Here’s the essential part:

Clutch enables you to verify:

  • What sort of projects your future software house has already delivered
  • What was the budget of a particular project
  • When a project took place

What’s worth emphasizing, you are not looking at anonymous and unverifiable opinions. On the contrary, each review comes from a real company, with its headquarters, industry, or the numbers of employees. Most importantly, you can see whether the review was verified or not.

The bottom line is:

Project reviews have an overall score. What’s standing behind a score is: project’s quality, schedule, cost, and client’s willing to refer a company. The better the score, the higher a software house will climb in the rankings.

How does Clutch verify the reviews?

It’s time to take a look at how they achieve the value of the reviews. Clutch runs interviews with clients who submit the evaluations. Here’s our example, a behind-the-scenes how GMI Software House gets the scoring.

Have a look at the type of questions, and categories they fit into:

a. Background:

  • Please describe your company and your position there.

b. Challenge

  • For what projects/services did your company hire GMI Group?
  • What were your goals for this project?

c. Solution

  • How did you select this vendor?
  • Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.
  • What was the team composition?

d. Results

  • Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?
  • How was project management arranged and how effective was it?
  • What did you find most impressive about this company?
  • Are there any areas for improvement?

e. Ratings

  • Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • Cost
    VALUE / WITHIN ESTIMATES
  • Quality
    SERVICE & DELIVERABLES
  • NPS
    WILLING TO REFER

When you look for a specific technology

Many of our clients have found us (and as a consequence chosen to work with us) by searching for a vendor who specializes in a specific technology.

For your advanced project, you will be conscious of what kind of language needs to be used to develop and eventually launch your product.

This is where, again, Clutch comes in handy:

The platform takes the scorings from clients and creates specialized rankings evaluating vendors in terms of technology they use for software development.

Those rankings are based on the scorings and the number of reviews. If positive evaluations are piling up, the higher a software house will go in the ranking.

And this is where the beauty lies – a software house cannot manipulate the results. The rankings are independent and objective; therefore, you can entirely rely on them.

sr.: clutch.co/pl/developers/angularjs

Our tech specialties

GMI Software House is up and running on Clutch. You can find our profile via development language:

And also, if you’re into the hype for the quality of Polish developers:

Polish App Developers
Polish Developers

Are you ready to find a technology partner on Clutch?

The unique value and a reason for Clutch’s growing popularity is the client-oriented approach and architecture. The data-driven, verified reviews are a solid ground you can rely on when you’re on a lookout for a trustworthy vendor.

On the other hand, Clutch also enables technology vendors to compete with each other fairly and continuously enhance their competence to reach more clients and work on the most exciting and ambitious projects.

Source: How to Find a Reliable Software House with Clutch?

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