TFM&A 2013
Best Top 10 Web Development Companies
Best Web Development Company (ies) Evaluation Criteria
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Best Web Development Company South Africa - August 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Overall Score Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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GVGE
Process Firm's methodologies for tackling web development. Standard Compliance Firm's ability to generate source code that conforms to industry standards. Scalable Firm's competence in generating source code that is staged for growth. Robust And Secure Firm's ability to build source code that is robust and secure. Maintenance Firm's ability to write clean and documented source code to ensure easy maintenance. Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
VJG Interactive

Cape Town, South Africa Surendra Lal 315-642-4730_ Visit Website
2006 Over $10 million Above 100 200+ 98% L Circuit City, Studio 8, Werth Reality, ACE Hardware
100%
100 100 100 100 100 - More Info
2nd Award
TM4Y Web Design

Gauteng, South Africa Tania Wannenburg 27-0827823136 _ Visit Website
2010 $3 million - $4,999,999 11 - 25 89 96% M Semtex Computers, Sharlene Smith, JJ Oosthuyzen, Interface Management (Pty) Ltd.
99.2%
99 98 100 99 100 NC More Info
3rd Award
White Wall Web

Cape Town, South Africa Peter Flyn 27-214624969_ Visit Website
2008 $3 million - $4,999,999 11 - 25 45 87% H Express Air Services (BidAir), Trinity Asset Management, Schwarzkopf, Louis Group Investments
99.6%
99 100 100 99 100 +2 More Info
4
Imbali Studio

Greenpoint, Cap Town, South Africa Glynn Rieckhoff 27-214181300_ Visit Website
2005 $250,000 - $999,000 11 - 25 50+ 89% H Corporate IQ, ES Global, Steiner Hygiene, Infocare
99%
98 99 100 98 100 -1 More Info
5
Osirion System Technologies

Pretoria, South Africa Michael do Carmo 27-0126681660_ Visit Website
2002 Under $250,000 1 - 10 100+ 88% H HomeLoans.org.za, Beds & Pillows, OTR Trading, Second Skin
99.4%
98 100 100 99 100 -1 More Info
6
Afri Design

Midrand, South Africa Wayne Howcroft 27-112505494_ Visit Website
2005 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 64 91% M King Ferrous Metals, AON, Stouf Communications
98.8%
99 98 100 98 99 NC More Info
7
PERONii Solutions

Cape Town, South Africa D. Tolken 27-214224215 _ Visit Website
2010 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 41 87% L Liberty Life, QuaWater, Anchor Yeast, Poker Room
98.6%
99 100 99 98 97 NC More Info
8
o5webdesign

Gauteng, South Africa Riaan Coetzee 27-0126642545_ Visit Website
2002 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 33 80% M dolphinza.com, Rockpool 1208, abangane.co.za, safari4x4hire.com
98.2%
96 98 99 98 100 NC More Info
9
webfactory

Cape Town, South Africa Paul Bouwer 27-0216891122 _ Visit Website
1997 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 26 82% H Prosirius, LawUnlocked, Marc Lottering, Olmeca Tequila
98%
100 97 100 96 97 NC More Info
10
Eiledon Solutions

Cape Town, South Africa Craig Cadenhead 27-0214249373_ Visit Website
2003 $250,000 - $999,000 1 - 10 50+ 90% M Nanine Fine Wear, SA Kids On The Go, Amalgamated African Operators, NEC
97.6%
96 98 96 100 98 NC More Info

Evaluation Criteria - How We Identify The Best Web Development Company (ies) in South Africa

At topseos, the independent authority on search vendors, we have done the research into the best web development practices. Since launching in 2002, our research and rankings only show companies that have proven they are the best.  No company should have to go through redevelopment, and topseos can help make sure you will find a company that can meet the needs of your site.  Companies on our list have excelled in process, standard compliance, scalability, size and security, and maintenance.

The first component analyzed by us is the web development process of the vendor.  How does the vendor organize work that needs to be completed?  Does the vendor properly identify the needed variables for each piece of the project to ensure there are not compatibility issues?

Next we evaluate whether the code meets standards compliance.  What type of coding standards does the development team use and how well does the code match up to those standards?

Another important aspect of web development is the scalability of the site. Does the development work completed allow for the continued growth and adjustment of the site? If additional development is needed is the code being commented properly for another development team to work on?

We also assess how secure the scripting is. Does the code have any vulnerability that could allow hackers to use the site maliciously?  Are sales or leads records secured?

Lastly we rate the ease of maintenance on the site. If there are corrections or changes that need to be made to database information, is there an administrative interface that allows those changes to be made or would added development work need to be completed?

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

Project Specific Queries :

  • What content management system, MVC frameworks, standards were considered prior to coding?
  • How often were you advised of the progress of development and how were you able to review the work and offer your input?
  • How much time in % was spent on quality assurance in the project lifecycle? How much of your personal involvement was required in this process?
  • What SEO components were recognized and chosen for consideration in development?
  • How well were the developers versed on the latest development techniques? Can you give an example that would evidence that based on your rating?