Ciklum, one of Europe’s leading providers of nearshore IT outsourcing and Agile / IT consulting services, announced in Denmark on 31st July, 2013 that it has been selected as a strategic software engineering and product development partner by JUST EAT Group, an online takeaway food delivery service, operating in 13 countries around the globe. As a result of this selection, Ciklum will assist JUST EAT in developing solutions to access a comprehensive array of capabilities necessary to meet today’s challenges in a continuously evolving e-commerce market.
After an initial six month partnership, JUST EAT’s Kiev-based Internationalisation Team has delivered significant value providing JUST EAT with the confidence to expand their Kiev Technology Centre to include the maintenance of the e-commerce platforms which underpin its acquired businesses and the subsequent migration of these to their core platform. Ciklum’s complimentary staffing models have provided JUST EAT with the flexibility to embark on a major platform consolidation program without compromising the core product development and technical innovation that takes place in its London Technology Centre.
“Ciklum’s energy, transparency and direct communication style is well aligned with JUST EAT. That’s led to effective collaboration across all levels of our businesses,” says Carlos Morgado, Group CTO at JUST EAT, “the speed and efficiency of hiring high quality, dedicated engineers has been a key advantage. The Kiev-based team has localised many features for our international businesses and this initial experience has given us confidence both in our partnership with Ciklum and our adoption of a distributed software development model. We’re now growing our Kiev presence significantly to embark on a large, complex platform consolidation programme. “
Commenting on the partnership, Torben Majgaard, Ciklum’s Founder and CEO, says, “Ciklum and JUST EAT are both of Danish origin, but we have a lot more in common – a history of excellence, outstanding clients, and strong business growth ambitions. I’m very happy we have added JUST EAT to our clients’ family and do believe that Ciklum’s outstanding strategic, development and delivery capabilities will help JUST EAT excel technologically and offer even more exciting takeaway ordering experiences to their customers.”