New website as a 5th birthday gift – but how did it all start?

New website as a 5th birthday gift – but how did it all start?

After many sleepless nights and broken bones – our new website is finally here. Don't worry, we are joking – although the launch of the new web kept us awake, it was due to pure excitement.

Even after five years, we are still thrilled after every completed project – so you can only imagine how much pride and joy our new website brought us. After your read the headline, you probably thought: „What took you that long?“. Well, to tell you the truth – we were pretty busy.

Lead by example

It took a lot of hard work to get us where we are today, and we've done loads of great projects, so we believe it's time to share it with the world.

Just like everything we do – we wanted to do this right. Our new website needed to reflect our values, devotion and creativity, so we knew – it was all-in.

First and foremost, we wanted to show you what Devōt really is and what we can do for your business; it was time to lead by example. What better way to show our clients and partners what we offer than translating it to our own website.

Devōt team characteristics

It's all about the people

Before we dive into what have we been up to for the last five years, let us explain what Devōt really is. Or even better – who are Devōt? The whole idea (like many great ideas in history) started in one guy's bedroom. A great hunger for success and striving for excellence, accompanied by many connections in the business world, were a great start. Still, to achieve incredible things, you usually need a group of people you can count on.

Devōt team in office

The first man on board was a brother of a friend – and after interviewing in the bedroom, it was time to rent an office – and before you know it, that office became too small. Of course, over the years, we grew bigger and bigger, with a total of almost 50 employees today, but our passion for doing amazing things is the same as that first day.

At the very beginning, there were two main directions in Devōt, as well as two partners. While the main focus was on development, we tried to drive digital marketing automation as well. Even though we tried to build this hybrid model of both directions, based on expertise of two partners, soon our focus shifted solely towards development – with the first team of just two, projects started to line up quickly.

The first employee on board was a brother of a friend – and after interviewing in the bedroom, it was time to rent an office – and before you know it, that office became too small. Of course, over the years, we grew bigger and bigger, with a total of almost 50 employees today, but our passion for doing amazing things is the same as that first day.

One memorable client turned into a network of satisfied partnerships

One of the first – and most memorable from the early days was a client from Milan, Italy – with a particular “cry for help” request: they hired freelancers from Germany to build their ERP system development, and at one point – communication just stopped and they couldn’t get in touch with freelancers doing the job. Without any explanation, they were stranded in a terrible position, having a business build upon a system that just lost all development support. We as a company, stepped in – took a project we knew nothing about, without any relevant documentation, and we managed to turn the situation around, help them finish and further maintain their ERP system.

After developing the entire system for them, we still – to this day – have great a relationship with that client.

With time, our team grew, our clients got bigger – so did our passion for great results. The other memorable client was a UK company with a Google Ads integration problem, and since they were just in the idea phase – we offered them a creative solution that worked like a charm. It especially delighted one of the key people in the company, Robert. After a while he left the company to pursue his own project – and still under the impression he wanted to partner with us.

The name of that project was PriceratIO. After a mutually satisfactory cooperation, life took Robert in the other direction, as he went on a new adventure. As for PriceratIO, we agreed with Robert that Devōt should take over the project. That is how PriceratIO became an entirely Devōt project – today, this comparison website, together with DataArchitect, is a Devōt’s product in development.

Among many others, at one point we were introduced to the horse show management platform project. It allowed us to contribute to bringing cutting edge technology to the horse show world – not only did this technology helped the show owners maximize their profits, but it provided a pristine experience for exhibitors, trainers, riders and owners.

It was time to showcase our work

Word of mouth spreads quickly – especially when the client is satisfied, so they recommended us to one of our biggest clients today. Once the ball started rolling, recommendations continued to lead us to new clients – and our creative solutions delighted them. We are proud on a fact that we never had a need for a sales or marketing department, in fact just by the power of the word of mouth we got more projects in the doors that we could handle at some point!

After steady growth, today Devōt employs almost 50 people, and up until now, we focused solely on providing an excellent service which led us to growth – but it was time to show the world who we are and what we do. We wanted the new website to showcase our work and accomplishments, both internally and externally.

Internally, we had two goals – to polish our processes and help our team members excel.

We had an important external objective: to use this website as a case study – our company's best presentation, which shows what we can do and what we stand for. That's why we decided to make it stunning and memorable – so it can be visually appealing and eye-catching, as well as responsive, creative and bold.

We can turn clients' ideas into exceptional products because we are devoted to success, and we want our clients to see that as soon as they visit our website.

Therefore, without further ado, go and check our new website. Maybe you’ll find out how we can help you with your problem as well.

Author: Krešimir Č