ValaPay
Fintech

Worldwide remittance SaaS platform

Vala enables direct execution of money transfers between money transfer businesses, minimizes the total costs of every transaction and generates new revenue streams.
Timeline
Jan 2017 - Feb 2020
About the ValaPay

Vala enables direct execution of money transfers between money transfer businesses, minimizes the total costs of every transaction and generates new revenue streams.

ValaPay – Yojji Partnership

Initial request

Initially, the client reached out to our company with a request to build a custom web application that would serve as a cross-platform service for international remittances. After the web application was successfully developed in accordance with the requirements, the client made a decision to expand cooperation.

Our team was tasked to create the UI design for the service and work on the application admin panel, which was previously handled by another team. Also, we received the task to create a mobile version of the application from scratch. Eventually, our team was mandated to make decisions in regard to the project design and software development independently.

Our Approach

We followed the approach that was built upon continuous and transparent communication with the client. The two cornerstones of our cooperation were the time-and-material model and the scrum framework that helped both the client and our team to work on the project and complete it successfully. Also, we conducted week-long sprints with Monday releases. Those methods allowed us to make quick revisions, check progress, and discuss further goals. Whatever questions and issues arose, we could solve them quickly and effectively by communicating with the client via email, messengers, and advanced project management tools several times a day.

The client stayed open to our suggestions and so we experimented with communication formats, workflows, etc. Such a flexible approach made it possible to check what worked well for a particular case, thus, we could leave the most suitable solutions and make the most of them. Thanks to the iterative approach we managed to speed up releases of new functionality enabling the cross-platform system to evolve and get better.

Challenges and Solutions

The main challenge for us was related to the very tight deadlines of the project.

Thanks to the right approach in work organization and time management, we managed to build the most fitting team for the project and create an MVP in two months.

Another challenge we stumbled upon was the necessity of making the service multilingual.

Since the service needed to be available in different countries, it had to support multiple languages. To make that happen, we integrated Lokalise API that provided automatic page translation. Also, we added functionality to add and remove languages. On top of that, we made it possible to add, change, and update content without developers.

There also were some problems connected with the request for adding new functionality. At a certain stage of the service development process, the client decided to add a new feature that hadn’t been discussed previously.

Even though it was an unforeseen situation, our team could reallocate resources competently and managed to add new functionality to the service without shifting the development timeline.

Products & Features

Structure and navigation redesign
Continuous redefining and redesign of the app navigation to meet new requirements.
Agent Perfomance Report
A wide spectrum of analytics opportunities.
Exchange Money
Functionality allowing exchanging the currencies right at the departments.
Pricing
Flexible system of settings for the organization's fee depending on the currency of a consignor, the currency of a consignee, the country of a consignee, the payment method, and many other factors.
Send Money redesign
Deep redesign of the app section in response to the significantly increased number of payment methods.
Compliance Process
Compliance officer functionality for determining suspicious transactions and forming blacklists.
Campaigns
Ability to create discounts, referral programs, and promotional codes for regular users as well as for those who visit an app for the first time.
Two-Factor Authentication
Modern approaches to security.
Biometric Authorization
Face ID and fingerprint authorization functionality.
Users and roles for Admins management
Ability to create a department with wide functionality, cash register, and custom pricing for a particular agent.
Payout
Functionality that allows users to not only send but also receive money transfers.
The Team

1 👨🏽‍💻 Team lead

1 👨🏽‍💻 React developer

1 👨🏽‍💻 QA Engineer

2 👨🏽‍💻 React native developers

2 👨🏽‍💻 Angular developers

2 👨🏽‍💻 UI/UX Designers

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We choose a model and approach that are suitable for your case and budget.

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Ildar Kulmuhametov
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CEO, Co-Founder

USA, Austin TX

Yevhen Piotrovskyi
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CTO, Co-Founder

Spain, Madrid

Timofey Lebedev
Timofey Lebedev
COO, Co-Founder
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NL, Amsterdam

Ildar Kulmuhametov
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CEO, Co-Founder

USA, Austin

Yevhen Piotrovskyi
Yevhen Piotrovskyi
CTO, Co-Founder
Clients say about us
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Yojji successfully delivered the project within schedule. They demonstrated excellent project management via weekly sprint demos and promptly made adjustments based on the client's feedback. Their responsiveness and collaborative attitude were key elements of their work.
Julian Leung
Product Manager - A Matter Of Design | Property Tech & Artificial Intelligence

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Yojji was an instrumental part of the client’s team, working closely with them to achieve the product’s success. The team was very collaborative and timely, and their performance was amazing. Additionally, their resources were experienced, professional, and enjoyable to work with.
Alon Zion
Alon Zion
Former Co-Founder, Vala

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Yojii is impressive both in quality of development work as well as their commitment. Strong focus on delivery, highly technical personnel, flexible approach that allows for rapid development. Strong processes that allow for solid controls.
Rohit Mahajan
Rohit Mahajan
Executive, Performlive Inc

5.0

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We’re very happy with the way that Yojji works, which is why we’ve spent so much money and engaged them for such a long time. We treat them as employees in regard to responsibilities and expectations, and they haven’t disappointed us.
Noam Nevo
Noam Nevo
Co-founder of OSU

5.0

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As a company, we find Yojji to be excellent development partners - we cannot recommend them more highly and will be very happy to continue working with them in the future.
Gareth Reese
Gareth Reese
Marketing Manager

5.0

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They are really nice people with excellent technical backgrounds.
Bjorn Beyersdorff
Bjorn Beyersdorff
CEO, Founder

5.0

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We used Agile project management methodology and were in contact with the team and project manager daily.
Arvind Sedha
Arvind Sedha
Software Development Director

5.0

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They all had a super positive outlook and were dedicated to getting the work completed to a high standard.
Philip Black
Philip Black
CEO

5.0

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Yojji has delivered an accessible product with thorough consideration for the client's requirements. Users have commented on the platform's user-friendliness and speed. Moreover, the team is easy to communicate with and provides frequent updates. Their development and design skills are impressive.
Lisa Ross
Lisa Ross
VP of Experience & Tech, Avenue

5.0

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