We’ve lived to tell the tales of over 20 years of creating custom software for businesses in need of a smart solution.

While our staying power in the industry and our continued and steady growth over the last couple of decades are accomplishments we take great pride in, these are not how we measure our success.

Acting as a consultative partner in all engagements with our clients. Challenging ourselves to solve the complex. Working with integrity to earn the trust of those we do business with. Staying current with the latest advancements in technology to make sure we’ve got the answer. Leading by example and doing what we say we’re going to do.

These are our core values. Sticking to them is how we measure ourselves and our success. So far so good.

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

2018
Top Development Agencies

Clutch

2018
Best Web Designers in Rochester

Expertise

2017
Reader Rankings Best Local Businesses

RBJ

2017
Reader Rankings Top 3 Best Web Development Companies

RBJ

2016
Top Web Development Companies

Clutch

2016
Top Mobile App Development Firms

Clutch

OUR PROCESS

We use an agile app development approach that is designed to put you in control of your project. It reduces your risk, increases transparency between our team and yours, and gives you predictable project velocity.

DISCOVERY
Every successful project starts with a well-defined set of feature requirements. Most of our clients come to us with a vision of what they want but, when it comes to specifics, it can be a challenge. For this reason, we start by designing an interactive prototype of your proposed application to vet with key stakeholders BEFORE incurring the expense of development. This process allows your team to really think through desired functionality so that we can give you an accurate budget estimate.
KICKOFF
As soon as the contract is signed for the established budget, a “kick-off” for the development phase is scheduled. Now it’s time to meet additional team members and define roles, process and sprint cycle. Your Envative project team will consist of your assigned PM along with members of the design, development and QA teams. We’ll discuss priorities, project dependencies and timeline based on your shiny new app prototype. Let’s get started!
PLANNING
This is where the task planning, coding and review cycle happens. Implementation is planned as a series of short iterations, called sprints, each typically lasting 2 weeks. Each sprint results in a potentially standalone software feature set. Follow along these repetitive sprint cycle steps that will give you full transparency of our development progress.
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SPRINT-BASED AGILE DEVELOPMENT
Our sprint-based agile development approach reduces project risks and works to control time-to-market and budget. Benefits of our sprint-based development model include:
Knowledge Continuity, Architectural Governance, Technical Risk Mitigation, Active Code Review, Real-Time Project Status Reporting, Flexibility To Adapt To Change
 
SPRINT SCHEDULE
Development iteration planning, collaborative sprint review sessions and project status reporting allows for progress transparency and real-time feedback throughout the development lifecycle.
 
EVALUATION
Each feature set developed during a sprint cycle is released for client review and user acceptance testing. This keeps everyone engaged throughout development and ensures that there are no surprises at the end of the project.
 
SPRINT-BASED AGILE DEVELOPMENT
Our sprint-based agile development approach reduces project risks and works to control time-to-market and budget. Benefits of our sprint-based development model include:
Knowledge Continuity, Architectural Governance, Technical Risk Mitigation, Active Code Review, Real-Time Project Status Reporting, Flexibility To Adapt To Change
 
DEVELOPMENT
Features are composed of user stories which are then broken down further into well-defined development tasks for coding by our experienced and quality-focused engineers. A demo is done at each sprint review meeting to get your feedback. This eliminates surprises and mitigates the need for rework.
 
TESTING
Envative testing is a core component of each sprint cycle. We release code to a staging environment for client review only after our internal QA has identified and verified software issues have been resolved.
 
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LAUNCH
You have provided your final user acceptance of the software and now its time for us to release your site to the production environment and/or submit your mobile app to the stores. Woohoo! Warranty period begins now so don’t worry – we’ll cover resolving software “bugs” that may come up during this time. Don’t forget to budget for post-launch enhancement requests you’re sure to receive within the first few months of launch. This is a good thing – it means your users are engaged!
MAINTENANCE
This is your insurance policy, meaning, we are with you for the “long-haul”. The stability and well-being of your application demands the attention of monthly support to ensure that user experience and operations run smoothly no matter what. Don't let factors beyond your control (such as software upgrades, 3rd party integration changes, browser updates, etc.) disrupt your business.
 
 

Meet Our Team

Hello! It's nice to "meet" you. Team Envative looks forward to working with you soon!

Gaetano Vigneri

Gaetano Vigneri
Creative Director

Michael Petito

Michael Petito
Director of Web Development

Scott Terry

Scott Terry
Director of Mobile Application Development

Dea Corsi

Dea Corsi
Marketing and Account Management

Lisa Martone

Lisa Martone
Director of Sales

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Julie Swatling

Julie Swatling
Project and Account Management

Matt Bridges

Matt Bridges
Technical Project Leader

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell
Technical Project Leader

Daniel Petito

Daniel Petito
Technical Project Lead

Rich Whitesell

Rich Whitesell
SmarterCMS Specialist

Garrett Shearer

Garrett Shearer
Software Engineer

Clay Herendeen

Clay Herendeen
Software Engineer

Vishal Goradia

Vishal Goradia
Software Engineer

Adam Reese

Adam Reese
Software Engineer

Ryan King

Ryan King
Software Engineer

Nick Curatalo

Nick Curatalo
Quality Assurance Testing

Sally Dixon

Sally Dixon
Copywriter

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