Lisbon based Codacy saves hours of time in code reviews & code quality monitoring for global companies like Adobe, PayPal etc.

The Beginning

Founder duo Jaime and João noticed (from their previous experience) that in large corporates development cycles took a long time, especially with code reviews which involved senior developers. Longer development cycles would turn out to be expensive for the company and also affect the team's productivity.

So they started working on a solution to automate the code review process which paved way to what is now Codacy.

"There's a huge difference between code and good quality code. Every developer should strive to write code of good quality, as it creates an impact in the product and the company itself" says João, CTO of Codacy.

The Challenge

Codacy started with a very simple solution that they built on top of Stripe to manage their subscriptions. The solution was able to bill customers on a recurring basis by collecting payments. For operations such as invoices, reporting and taxes they resorted to third party services.

Although it worked just fine, whenever there was a small issue they had to keep going back to the code base to make fixes and this almost always ate into development time. And the code base began to grow more complex.

But being a lean team, the technical debt started affecting them. This was when João realised the need for a billing system which would handle everything for them.

We were evaluating other products but Chargebee had the complete set of features that we were looking for. It really helped that with Chargebee we were able to abstract the billing part and keep it separate from our working code base.

João Caxaria

CTO, Codacy

The Switch

It took Codacy all of 3 days to integrate into Chargebee and get things rolling. They picked the hosted pages method of integration. "We saved oodles of our development time by integration with a solution like Chargebee", says João.

We realised we wanted to keep everything lean. We understood that if we tried to do it all, we were going to fail. We'd much rather integrate with a solution like Chargebee than having to build it all by ourselves. Whatever works without you having to write code, is probably the best solution for you.

João Caxaria

CTO, Codacy

The Result

Codacy has been able to iterate with their product much easier and faster than before. Their development team now focuses on making their product better, rather than reinventing the wheel.

Ever since we started using it, it has been really painless. Chargebee has saved lots of development time and things have been just great for us. We made the right call by switching to Chargebee.

João Caxaria

CTO, Codacy

How Codacy uses Chargebee

Whenever there's an issue with the billing, the support team finds it easy to check the subscriptions by logging into Chargebee and just debugging the problem. For the sales team, creating custom plans and managing discounts has become effortless.

Features they love

Invoices
Codacy sends out clear invoices with all the essentials via Chargebee.
Customer Portal
For Codacy, letting customers see their own billing and manage their subscriptions was important. With Chargebee's customer portal, they do just that.
Hosted Checkout Page
Rather than having to worry about PCI Compliant pages & security, João claims that Chargebee's checkout pages that take care of all of these, was a huge win.

The Team!

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P.S. If you think your team wastes too much of time on code reviews, check out Codacy.