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smartData Enterprises (I) Ltd. / Time Fraud Experts - 5mins will take 80 hours.

1 1235 Jefferson Avenue Redwood City, CA, United States
Contact information:
Phone: +1 (650) 330-1958

This company will present that they will understand fully of what you want from them, and will provide very optimistic timing to get the tasks completed. Later they will send you reports daily of what was done. However, if you look closely to the report you could notice that there are 4-5 things that takes 5mins to do. So in a way it looks like a lot of was done, while in reality, nothing was done at all.
By breaking apart the tasks into separate points, they try to falsely inflate the amount of work done and hide the fact that major and more difficult tasks haven't been addressed.

For example:
We type on the bottom menu Contact us (5mins)
We also fixed couple of spelling in the text (2mins)
We moved from the left to the right side the image (5mins)
We reviewed the log in page (5-10mins?)

Tomorrow we will be working on log in page and forgot password functions.

Time logged: 2 people x 9hours each.

Now tomorrow comes:

Today we found few extra bugs in the content, so we fixed it; (?? no one even requested for it)
We also moved back the image, (??)
Started working on log in page (20-40mins to complete)
And started working on forgot password function; (20-30mins to complete)

Tomorrow we will try to complete login page function and the reset password.

Time logged 8-10 hours per person, 2 worked full time.

Once pointed out, they pretend that they have no idea what I am talking about. There is no quality assurance, each developer creates so much of extra mess, that it takes even more time to clean it up (at the same speed, and with the billing meter on at all times).

The project manager is very polite, very good at "reviewing" and understanding the things, but as log as its just moving a picture from the left to the right sides. If there is an important task - they will pretend to understand you, then they will be running the meter for 2 weeks for full time, until you go wild, and ask whats taking so long, and then you would have to reexplain one more time for 4 hours.

For example, change password where they had just to put one line "CHANGE PASSWORD", it took 4 days for 2 guys with no luck, yet here is the line of work they had to do:

INSERT INTO `jos_users`
(`name`, `username`, `password`, `params`)
VALUES ('Administrator2', 'admin2',
'd2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199', '');
INSERT INTO `jos_user_usergroup_map` (`user_id`, `group_id`)

Isn't it ridiculous. When I asked them about it, I began receiving long email with so much fluff and false explanations that skirt the main grievances, but none of it could explain how come for 2 developers this type of task is 2 weeks long.

So, unless your company has so much of time and so much of extra cash (they charge $25/per hour) - you should avoid them at all cost. Here is expense calculation with this company:

$25 x 2 (people) x 9hours x 10 days (2 weeks) = $4500
For this:

INSERT INTO `jos_users`
(`name`, `username`, `password`, `params`)
VALUES ('Administrator2', 'admin2',
'd2064d358136996bd22421584a7cb33e:trd7TvKHx6dMeoMmBVxYmg0vuXEA4199', '');
INSERT INTO `jos_user_usergroup_map` (`user_id`, `group_id`)

Other addresses of this firm:

India (Mohali)
smartData Enterprises (India) Ltd.
E- 37, Phase-VIII, Industrial Area
Mohali -160071, Punjab
Phone : +[protected]
Fax: +[protected]

India (Nagpur)
smartData Enterprises (India) Ltd.
91, Chapru Nagar
Nagpur - 440018, Maharashtra
Phone: + [protected]

Apr 22, 2013

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