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Top Custom Software Development Companies

Custom Software Development Companies

Are you looking for Top software development companies? Don’t worry; we have got that covered for you. We have put-forth the list of the best software developers from around the world. The companies will provide you with state-of-art and fully functional software development services. Customized software development companies listed in TopDevelopers.co possess the expertise that enables us to develop high-quality software applications and fulfill all the essential needs of your business. The list of leading software development agencies have highly efficient teams that will keep track of all the upcoming software technologies so that they can develop better software for you. Our list will be your ally in finding the best software development firms and help your business in the long run.

List of the Top Software Development Companies & Best Software Developers

Altar.io

Award-Winning Product & Software Development Agency based…

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Altar.io is an Award-Winning Product & Software Development Company committed to providing end-to-end IT services in Website, Mobile & Cloud. We believe in delivering cutting-edge IT solutions using emerging technologies that give 100% satisfaction to clients across multiple business domains. With a team of seasoned developers, we develop highly customized solutions within the pre-decided…

Specialties

Award-Winning Product & Software Development Company,UX/UI Design,End-to-End IT services,Open Source Technology, Customized Solutions, Software Deployment

Awards


DG

It feels more like a holiday than work to be honest!

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$51 - $100

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

Portugal, UK, Italy

BoTree Technologies

Your Trusted Technology Partners

BoTree Technologies is a trusted custom software development partner. We offer complete IT enablement to global organizations. We deliver custom software development projects for mobile apps, web apps, and modern-day digital technology solutions. Companies hire developers from BoTree for sustainable products. Our technology stack comprises Ruby on Rails, Python, Laravel, React Native, Shopify, Spree Commerce, and Angular. We provide an ecosystem of innovation and sustainable products. Hire developers for dynamic solutions in eCommerce, Healthcare,…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

India, Singapore, USA

Fingent

Top Enterprise Software, Web & Mobile Application Development…

Fingent has been in the IT software services industry since 2003 and we are a reliable and affordable Web and Mobile Development company for enterprise and mid-sized organizations. We are a full-service web and mobile development services provider with two offices in the United States (Boston and New York), India and United Arab Emirates. Our global team of over 230 talented full-time employees has helped hundreds of mid and large size organizations implement software solutions that increase productivity and profits.Our services include Web Application…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

USA, UAE, India, Australia

Binmile Technologies

Top Software and App Development Company

Binmile is a Custom Software and App Development Company providing digital journeys to organizations around the globe. An ISO 9001:2008 & 27001:2013 certified company, Binmile is continuously providing results to Startups, SMBs, and Enterprises including Fortune 500 companies from High Tech, BFSI, Healthcare, Education, E-Commerce, and Manufacturing businesses. A trusted technology partner to businesses for providing services in Digital Product Engineering, Software Product Engineering, Web and Mobile Application Development, Product Development…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$51 - $100

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

USA, UK, India

iTexico Nearshore Development

Innovation with Nearshore + Software Development teams…

iTexico is a trusted software development company whose reputation for excellence spans more than 10 years. We have 100+ scrum certified developers, managers, and testers who are sharing knowledge, collaborating, and building great IT solutions. They have created 300+ robust applications, websites, and software solutions for US-based entrepreneurs, startups, and blue-chip companies. Our team provides multidisciplinary (Agile + DevOps + Lean) development for our client's digital transformation and growth requirement. We help companies innovate,…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$50001 - $100000

Country:

USA, Mexico

Prismetric

Delivering Quality Products and Premium Services

5.0 (12 Reviews)

Prismetric is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Mobile App Development Company having a development center in India with offices in USA & Brazil that offer exceptional applications development for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices along with other web services to provide end-to-end solutions. We have a strength of over 80+ highly skilled and competent mobile app developers and designers working…

Awards


JASON

Great experience working with team Prismetric!

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

Up to $25

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

India, USA, Brazil

DICEUS

DICEUS: Custom Software Development Company and IT Staffing…

DICEUS: Custom Software Development Company and IT Staffing Services. Since 2011, we have accomplished more than 100 projects and contributed to our clients' growth in banking, fintech, insurance, healthcare, and other niches. We help SMBs and enterprises overcome their pressing business challenges, whereas tech companies can rely on us in finding the most highly-skilled IT staff to extend their teams. We do everything to help our customers launch revenue-generating and efficient processes within their organizations. We do this by creating…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$51 - $100

Min. Project amount:

$50001 - $100000

Country:

Poland, UAE, Austria, Lithuania, Denmark

CodeRiders

We desire. Together we achieve.

CodeRiders is a software development company with a wide-ranging set of technology capabilities to build solutions your business needs. We are a team of technology experts and IT enthusiasts who strive to perfectly match our solutions to your preferences and business goals. Our aim is to provide quality software solutions and services that facilitate your everyday work and automate the manual business processes. Our Vision - Time is precious. Automation should save it. Our Mission - Build simply powerful systems with state-of-the-art technology…

Awards

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

Armenia

Cyber Infrastructure Inc

One Stop Tecgnology & Solutions

CIS Established in 2003, Cyber InfraStructure Inc. or CIS is a leading IT and consulting company in Central USA, Singapore, Australia and UK. Since 2003, CIS has been providing highly optimized technology solutions and services for SMEs and large scale enterprises across the world. CIS has worked with 2500+ clients in more than 100 countries. Their expertise and experience ranges across a wide range of industry domains like education, finance, travel and hospitality, retail and e-commerce, manufacturing, gaming, media and entertainment, logistics,…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

USA, UK, Australia

Evolve

Custom Software Development for Startups and Blue-Chip…

Evolve is a UK-based software house with own R&D Centre in Ukraine. Founded in 2007 by Leanne Bonner-Cooke MBE, an award-winning tech entrepreneur, Evolve has transformed from a pure Midlands business consultancy into a full-fledged digital solutions company providing custom software development and Agile team extension services to startups and blue-chip organisations alike. Whether you're looking to build a digital solution from scratch, evolve an existing app, migrate to the Cloud or build Cloud-native architecture, automate…

Awards

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

UK, Ukraine

Emergent Software

Successful Software Projects Start Here

Emergent Software is a technology solution provider that offers a full set of software-based services from custom software development to ongoing system maintenance & support serving clients from all industries in the Twin Cities metro, greater Minnesota and throughout the country. We are a Certified Microsoft Development Partner with a talented team of full-stack developers, SQL Server DBA’s, Graphic & UI Designers, and Project Managers. We also have a dedicated team of Microsoft Office experts ready to implement powerful tools such…

Awards

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$151 - $200

Min. Project amount:

$25001 - $50000

Country:

USA

We are ISS Art and we can implement all your challenging ideas. No matter if you want to build a new product or enhance an existing one, we are here to help you! Since 2003 we have made over 500 clients all over the world happy! From startup founders and mid-size business owners to presidents of global corporations in such areas as production, media, healthcare and FMCG. You can rely on our expertise in ML and AI. We'll allocate the right team exactly for your project, create a roadmap, select the most cost-effective approach mapped to the…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

Russia, USA

Worklabs

Fast, Forward, Futuristic

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Worklabs is amongst the top-ranked enterprise software development company with clients across the globe driving the best results. We offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions in digital advisory, design strategy, UX/UI, Application Development & Maintenance, and engineering services. We are the force behind the success of many start-ups and enterprises across various domains. Our teams of professionals…

Awards


Nishan

Excellent Web Dev for Collaborative Education Platform!

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

Up to $25

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

India

Apiumhub

Build high quality working software with us

Apiumhub is a software development company based in Barcelona (Spain) that transformed into a tech hub, mainly offering services of mobile app development, web development & software architecture. Apiumhub is a Software Development Hub. We bring together a community of software developers & architects, and partners with other experts in the industry to provide you with the best team to help you transform your idea into a powerful and scalable product.

Awards

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$25001 - $50000

Country:

Spain

UNL Solutions

Dedicated Development Center

UNL Solutions is a dedicated software development center with deep expertise in providing digital solutions like - mobile app development, website development, and custom software development. We have a team of 50+ software engineers, designers, QA specialists, business analysts, and marketing experts. They are distributed across the UK, USA, Belarus, and Ukraine which means we conform to your time zone. We cover all popular areas of tech expertise including Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and AI. UNL Solutions have 13+ years of experience…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

UK

*instinctools

DELIVERING THE FUTURE. NOW

5.0 (4 Reviews)

*instinctools is a software product development and consulting company focused on digital transformation. Headquartered in Germany with development hubs in Central and Eastern Europe, *instinctools provides a cross-functional global delivery model which reduces development costs while increasing speed to market.

Awards


Matti

"Yes, we are satisfied with *instinctools as a technical partner."

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

Germany, USA

CodeCoda Ltd

Advanced Software Development & e-Commerce

CodeCoda is an innovative global IT and BPO service, eCommerce Solutions, and Advanced Software Development, provider. As part of one of the fastest-growing industries worldwide, we help online businesses grow, utilizing best practices in the field, coupled with a multi-channel approach and focused on delivering supreme customer experience. We were founded by IT Veterans who embedded customer dedication and technical excellence in our mentality and all the products and solutions we create. With such unique knowledge and expertise…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$51 - $100

Min. Project amount:

$25001 - $50000

Country:

Ireland, Bulgaria

SENLA

Software Engineering Laboratory

SENLA is a multinational custom software development company with a 9+ year's expertise in software architecture, programming, system integration and maintenance of IT services. Founded in 2012, we have grown to 500+ certified specialists in 5 countries who are able to offer any kind of services to our Clients: from dedicated tasks to a full-cycle in-house development. We constantly keep track of emerging trends in the market to have the most up-to-date and relevant technology stack. Client's satisfaction is our top priority so we keep…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

Poland

Altoros

Custom Software Solutions and Cloud Computing

Altoros is a leading professional IT services provider of advanced enterprise-grade solutions. We develop app, website & software which is responsive with seamless design, instant response, and fast access. We help both middle-size and big enterprises to prototype, develop, and integrate innovative software solutions that suit their specific business needs and bring your company to a new level. Altoros is a 400+ person strong consultancy that helps Global 2000 organizations with the methodology, training, technology building blocks, and end-to-end…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

USA

SPD Group

Software Engineering and Digital Transformation Solutions

SPD-Group is a London-based top digital marketing agency founded in 2006. Our vast area of services includes IT consulting, research and development, Internet of Things, product management, rapid prototyping, quality assurance and testing, software engineering, web development, Java development, data science, custom software development and eCommerce development. We are a union of unique individuals with a shared vision of making an impact on the world with our technology. SPD comes along with a product-oriented team of full-time engineers, sensor…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

UK, USA, Israel

Globalluxsoft

Software development services for Industry 4.0 businesses

Globalluxsoft, as a full-lifecycle company, completely focuses on software development services for Industry 4.0 businesses in order to facilitate our clients with managing their future. We provide in-depth expertise in custom software systems, digital platforms, SaaS tools, CRM and ERP solutions, MVP development, and IoT monitoring and data access technologies. Based on technology and domain competencies we help tech founders in on-demand, manufacturing, education and healthcare businesses with finding effective solutions to launch and…

Awards

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$51 - $100

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

USA

Aristek Systems

Custom Software Solutions - We make IT right

Aristek Systems is a software development company located in Irvine, CA, USA, Minsk, Belarus and also we're represented in the UAE. We have a solid experience and have maintained productive long-term relationships with companies from the USA, Western and Eastern Europe, the UAE over the years due to our hard work and efficient service delivery. Our primary aim and objectives are to ultimately carry out our projects to our clients’ satisfaction and requirements. We focus more of our attention on the quality and reliability of our services.…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$50001 - $100000

Country:

USA, Belarus

NeuroSYS

Software Development Agency with a strong focus on Machine…

No matter if you want to gain an advantage over your competitors using the latest Machine Learning algorithms or want to automate business processes with dedicated IT solutions - NeuroSYS is the best partner for you. We help fast-growing companies to leverage the latest technologies to grow even faster. Our team of 95+ Analysts, Software Developers, UI/UX Designers, Machine Learning Researchers, and testers will design and develop your new IT product or help you to successfully finish an ongoing IT project.

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$51 - $100

Min. Project amount:

$25001 - $50000

Country:

Poland

KitelyTech

Fly higher with KitelyTech

KitelyTech is a full service technology consulting, design & development firm with offices in downtown Chicago, New York City, Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, Charlotte, Phoenix, and Miami. The team at KitelyTech mixes together all of the ingredients required for a successful technology development company. We have highly-skilled designers & developers, architects, project managers, and testers, all recruited through an exceptionally rigorous process. Our employees have entrepreneurial and analytical minds, and understand the nuances of our customer’s…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$101 - $150

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

USA

Bridge Global Inc.,

A Self-organized Squad of IT Experts

For more than 10 years, Bridge has been helping several software product development companies and IT departments of large organizations who has a common problem – What’s that ? They are not able to release their software products faster to the market or miss the deadlines always because they can’t find smart, proactive, intelligent and cost effective developers fast. The solution here is - working with an offshore/nearshore team. The problem doesn’t end here and is followed by a lot of questions/worries: 1. How to get prepared…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$25001 - $50000

Country:

USA

Artelogic

Web Development, Software Development

While most call it outsourcing, we simply help successful businesses deliver their software solutions...on time, on budgetand in accordance with expectations.Artelogic is a full-scale web and software development firm with 7 years of experience and presences in 2 continents & representation in Silicon Valley (San Francisco), Singapore, & headquarter in Ukraine (Lviv).Strong expertise in Microsoft, LAMP, JavaScript and MEAN stack technologies.We solve challenges through building human relations as a base. By having an internal system of…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

USA

We are software solutions and integration services provider which designs, develops, integrates and maintains business applications to enable enterprises to solve complex, mission-critical business problems. We have extensive experience in undertaking mission-critical projects. We demonstrate measurable value in terms of time-to-market, greater productivity and higher profitability. Our satisfied customers will gladly testify to how they have profited from our transformational value. 88% of our business is repeat business.Perhaps, the one constant…

Awards

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

Pakistan

Deventure

Infinitely Better

5.0 (6 Reviews)

We are a custom software development company which offers full-stack IT services. Our mission is to build exclusive, on-demand products and to deliver high-end solutions that streamline everyday work, offer insights to take the right business decisions and accelerate your business growth. Deventure focuses on innovation and brings efficiency to any business. We provide full product development…

Awards


James

CRM and production platform build

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

Romania, Ireland, Germany

Moweb Technologies
5.0 (3 Reviews)

Moweb is a custom software development company known for its top-class strategy, design, and development for website and mobile apps. Our approach is similar for startups and enterprises level software development projects. We even work on emerging technologies and are capable of providing all-in-one custom technology software solutions for businesses.  Since over a decade we’ve worked…

Awards


meghan

Excellent app development service within the given timeline!

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$51 - $100

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

UK, India

Professional services are being provided by Bacancy since 10+ years for more than 800+ web and mobile application development projects for clients throughout the world. On different domains like Healthcare, Real Estate, Logistics, Retail, etc have been served by us. Conversion of a startup to the success level is possible with the help of Integration and MVP Development knowledge with us which would result into profitability. For the successful completion of assigned any task within the commited period of limited timeframe,  Bacancy…

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

Up to $25

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

India

VentureDive

Innovating to improve lives

5.0 (1 Reviews)

VentureDive is a full-service software development & product design partner. We specialize in mobile app development, web development, cloud, product design, and data & analytics. Whether your goal is to build a new digital product from scratch, improve an existing product, or scale your IT teams, we offer services to help you achieve & exceed your growth goals. With VentureDive as your…

Awards


JN

We are definitely looking forward to continue growing with the team!

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$10001 - $25000

Country:

USA, UK, UAE, Pakistan

Clairvoyant

Big Data Solutions for the future.

Clairvoyant is a global technology consulting and services leader that helps organizations in their business transformation by maximizing the value of data through actionable insights. The company provides data engineering, analytics, machine learning, product engineering, and Cloud-based solutions to some of the world’s largest brands. Founded in 2012, Clairvoyant is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, with offices in the U.S., Canada, and India. For more information, visit www.clairvoyant.ai.

Awards

Employees:

251 to 1000

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$50001 - $100000

Country:

USA

End Point

We design & build secure and resilient software.

End Point, a New-York based website development company, founded in 1995, is a global leader in technology, providing end-to-end web and software development services to various industries with a special focus on e-commerce. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to expand, we support all aspects of your eCommerce business from inventory to fulfillment and create unique, easy-to-use shopping experiences. We are a team of skilled software developers, design thinkers, E-commerce specialists, and security experts. The websites we develop…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$151 - $200

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

USA

MojoTech is a prestigious software development company known for its innovative approach and good engineering practices. Headquartered in New York and with 3 offices around the world, MojoTech is offering mobile app development services, website development, and software development services around the world. Our 65+ superbly talented developers have delivered more than 150+ projects to Fortune 50 companies, corporates, and startups. We have more than a decade of experience in building progressive, scalable, value-driven software applications that…

Awards

Employees:

11 to 50

Hourly Rates:

$151 - $200

Min. Project amount:

$25001 - $50000

Country:

USA

Ksolves India Limited

Best Software Development Company.

At Ksolves we focus on delivering global business solutions by providing high-quality software and application development services. Our performance can be best defined with our achievements. We are listed in the National Stock Exchange (NSE), it is one of the India’s Largest Stock Exchange platforms with nationwide presence.We are ISO Certified and a NASSCOM Member. Morever, we have 8+ years in business, 200+ developers, 550+ Projects, 95% Client Retention and 500+ global clients. Ksolves India Limited provides Software Solutions to Entrepreneurs,…

Awards

Employees:

51 to 250

Hourly Rates:

$26 - $50

Min. Project amount:

$5001 - $10000

Country:

India, USA, Mozambique

Buyer's Guide


What is software development?

Software development encompasses all the processes from conception, developing, designing, testing, deploying, and supporting to final manifestation in a planned way that results in a standalone or individual software product that performs a task.

The software development industry has changed a lot since the 80s and is still changing very quickly. The process of building a Software is a systematic approach to the design and development of the software. It is a process of analyzing an entire system including the testing and maintenance of a software product. We can say that it is a complex procedure to curate modern and professional software that attracts more customers. Moreover, a genuine guide to software development helps in navigating through the process of software development without any hassle.


What is a software development company?

A bespoke Software development company designs, develops, and maintains software using trending technologies and tools for businesses or customers.

An ideal software development company will take its time to understand the need of software for your business. They will strive to know the importance of software and develop a customized solution for your business needs. Moreover, the software development company will focus on impacting users by integrating the latest features and functionalities.

The primary goal of a software development outsourcing service provider company is to build a robust and fully functional software product. After identifying the targeted users, they will design and develop software to meet users’ needs.  Thus, hiring the best software developers can help in automating tasks and generating quality leads.

In addition to hiring the best talent, it’s essential to check the process that a company follows for software development as it creates a wide impact on the end solution that businesses receive. The core processes are followed to bring the actual results to the table.

The process of software development includes a lot of phases that are executed by different disciplines and different team members working dedicatedly on your project. A topmost custom software development company with experience in developing high-quality software works strategically on planning, designing, testing, deploying, and maintaining it.

Let us walk you through the services provided by a software development company.

  • Custom software development
  • Website development
  • Mobile app development
  • Software Prototyping
  • System Integration
  • DevOps Automation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Cloud Consulting

What are the different types of software development companies?

Software development is a huge market and information technology firms come in all different shapes and sizes. There are two main types of software development companies:

Service-based software development companies

Service-based software companies develop solutions for business organizations by working with them closely. With service-based companies, you get access to talented professionals and their expertise in delivering specialized software services. These agencies have a lot of experience in curating custom software development projects and can assist you in various areas of development. They not only focus on delivering your product in a fixed timeline but also invest in your business’ growth.

Product-based software development companies

Product-based software companies work on their own software products and focus on delivering them to their end-users. These solution providers invest most of their time and resources in developing unique solutions that can be configured on the client’s side. They develop software and implement out-of-the-box solutions that can be used by various business organizations to solve different problems. The software products developed by product-based software development vendors often include a lot of components that can be customized and configured according to your business needs. The two best examples of product-based software companies are Google and Microsoft.

System and Platform software development specialist:

  • Website development companies
  • UI/UX designers
  • Mobile App development agencies
  • Enterprise software companies
  • eCommerce developers
  • IoT development companies
  • AI and machine learning service providers
  • Big data companies
  • Blockchain development firms
  • Cloud computing consultants

Industry and Field based software development companies:

  • Healthcare software development experts
  • Fintech software Application developers
  • Travel Software Development consultants
  • Real estate software development professionals
  • Education software development agencies
  • HR software companies
  • Retail software development partners
  • Manufacturing software development service providers
  • Logistics software development vendors
  • Entertainment software development engineers
  • Telecom software companies

Why does your business need software?

The use of software in our day-to-day lives is increasing rapidly and people are now relying on software to automate their tasks comfortably. Keeping the needs of customers in mind, modern businesses are choosing to invest in building a software now more than ever.

With the advancement in technologies, entrepreneurs are aware of this change and are focusing on a digital transformation. Now, every business, whether it is a small, mid-scale or large-scale enterprise, business needs software to furnish their specific business needs. Here are some of the top few reasons why your business needs software:

  • Creates brand awareness
  • Improves credibility
  • Attracts more customers
  • Generates leads
  • Improves user experience
  • Gives an advantage over competitors
  • Helps to increase RoI
  • Provides Automation to repetitive tasks and Decreases Human errors
  • Saves Time
  • Personalized features to business

Different types of software to meet your needs

There are 2 ways in which you can find a solution to your software needs it is, off-the-shelf software and custom software. In the quest for custom software and off-the-shelf software, you must go with the one that suits your business needs and requirements.

Custom software

Custom software is the bespoke software built by a dedicated team of developers exclusively for the set of requirements narrowed down by the businesses targeting a specific group of people, processes, or organizations. The custom software development goes through the procedural steps of the software development life cycle which results into a product that has the potential to take your business to greater heights.

Off-the-shelf software

Off-the-shelf software is built to meet a wide set of requirements and is available in a ready-to-use package. They are quickly installed, commercially marketed, and distributed in less than a week, but lack a high degree of customization, scalability, and modernization as facilitated under a custom software belt. With no access to source code, and security among others remains an issue.

What is the advantage of building custom software?

Custom software development is more favored by businesses rather than mass-produced off-the-shelf software due to the enormous benefits that come with it.

The major advantage of custom-made software are:

  • It is unique and innovative product development that meets business-specific needs.
  • Easily scale or get updated to accommodate changes as the business grow.
  • Enable the team to complete their task satisfactorily, make them productive, and improve their performance.
  • Seamlessly integrate with existing systems and processes with zero downtime.
  • Continuous technical support from dedicated software professionals makes updates rendering and bug fixing a breeze.
  • The upfront custom software development cost and time are higher, but it pays off in the longer run, in terms of benefits.

When choosing a custom software developer for your software development project make sure the talent pool provided by the outsourcing company must be well-versed with the different development methodologies and should be able to guide with the best one that your next project needs.


What are the different types of software development methodologies and why should it matters?

Software development methodology create a structure, builds a development plan, and controls the development process. Adhering to the pre-defined methodology is important to ensure the team members works collaboratively on the project with a clear understanding of tasks allocated and potential pitfalls to come proactively. The stable delivery, meeting deadlines, and no budget overruns are the byproducts of selecting the right methodology.

Before choosing a custom software development company, you must know certain basics about different methodologies of developing software.

The Waterfall Methodology

This is the oldest method of software development. In this method, a rigid linear model of development process is followed which consists of linear sequential phases each focusing on a distinct goal. The problem with this method is that a complete cycle must be finished before the next phase can be started. Modifications are not easy and this is what makes the process slow and costly.

The Agile Methodology

As developers got frustrated with the rigidity and low flexibility of the waterfall method, Agile methodology of software development was introduced. In agile, stress is on maintaining a robust communication with the client about the development process. It easily accommodates changes and it is equipped to handle complexity and variability normally seen during the process of development projects.

Scrum Methodology

Under the scrum methodology, the development team is encouraged to do a close collaboration.
Scrum takes an evidence-based empirical approach and acknowledges the fact that customers will change their minds mid-way about their requirements. Although the method is highly flexible and gives the decision-making power in the hands of the team it is not suitable for big-size projects and requires a highly expert team with no place for novices.

Extreme programming

Extreme programming was created with the aim of building software without thinking too much about the frequent changes in the requirements. Keeping costs down was another aim with which extreme programming was born.

The major advantage of extreme programming is that it establishes rational plans in schedules and focuses on involving the customer in every stage of development. But the issue with extreme programming is that the exact possibilities and future outcomes are unknown and its effectiveness really depends on the people who are involved.

All of the well-known software development methodologies follow nearly the same set of software development phases that forms a part of the software development life cycle. Based on the methodology to follow there is a variation in the timeline and number of iterations required in  SDLC for the successful completion of the software project.


Which are the different stages of the Software Development Life Cycle?

Every software development company builds software projects that go through various stages of the software development life cycle (SDLC)to ensure smooth releases because the output of one stage work as an input to the next stage. Here are the software development life cycle stages and their description-

Understanding the requirement

In this stage you, a business owner/entrepreneur, and the software consultants will brainstorm to understand the current problems and requirements regarding your business in market. It is best to get inputs from all the various stakeholders like decision-makers, customers, industry experts, developers as well as business developers and other cross-functional teams.

Software Development Planning Phase

In the planning stage, a road map of the software development process is decided. The allocation of resources is determined along with the budget after analysing the requirements of the project with the software development firm that you have hired.

Software Design Phase

The software design specifications are prepared in this phase of SDLC. Once the specifications are prepared then all the team members review the design specifications and offer their feedback and suggestions to make it more user and customer-friendly.

Software Development Phase

This is the stage where the actual development work starts. It is crucial to ensure that the custom software development company sticks to the plan. You should provide your inputs regarding the process of software development and engage with the person in-charge of over-viewing the development of your project as well as software developers to ensure that the end product is as per your specifications.

Software Testing Phase

This is the phase where the top custom software development companies fix the bugs and issues that normally creep in while developing the software. The testing of the software is done to ensure that the end-product meets its intended specifications.

Phase of Deployment and maintenance of the software

Once the product is tested successfully then it is ready to be delivered to you. There are separate deployment and implementation engineers who will ensure that the software is smoothly deployed and any additional information, if required, is provided regarding using the new software.

After the software is deployed, normally some issues come up, which can be due to either human errors or technical errors. To address these issues, the software company hired by you undertakes the maintenance schedule as per the SLA (Service Level Agreement).

The various stages of the SDLC process from software requirements understanding and planning to development and deployment ensure that software gets developed as expected. The importance of technology cannot be overlooked when it comes to building modernized software that meets the needs. It’s essential to find software development company that has a talent pool with expertise in niche technologies.


Top Software Development Technology Stack Experts

Are you looking for dedicated software developers for your project? To solve your problem, we have filtered the top software development companies according to their expertise in different technologies.

Node.js- Find top Node.js development companies on TopDevelopers.co who will build efficient Node.js apps for your business using the asynchronous and event-driven nature of Node.js.

Angular - Achieve effective cross-platform development and a faster development process by hiring dedicated angular developers from our list.
PHP -Hire PHP programmers from our list to build extremely flexible and cost-efficient PHP solutions.

.Net - The leading .NET development agencies listed on TopDevelopers.co will build .NET applications that are cost-effective and support a wide range of software applications.

Laravel - We have assimilated the list of top Laravel development companies for you. These companies will help you build technically robust Laravel applications that have a faster time to market.

Java - The best java development specialists mentioned in our list will help you build stable and platform-independent java solutions for your business.

Ruby on Rails - Contact the remote ruby on rails development service providers mentioned in the list to build economical and easy to maintain solutions for your business.

Python - On TopDevelopers.co, you will find a comprehensive list of high-quality python development solution providers who will build efficient and flexible python apps using the object-oriented nature of python.

WordPress - Hire WordPress experts who can leverage the power of the world’s most popular CMS and build attractive and efficient websites for your business.


What deciding factors to consider when selecting the best software development company?

When you are researching for top software companies to select from, you can choose a company that caters to your specific needs. Here are a few essentials you must focus on before you start your search for a software development professionals:

Technical skills

You must ensure that the company you are hiring has a team of experienced professionals who are well versed with programming languages and full-stack knowledge. Top outsourcing software development companies should help you navigate through the process as they are well versed with all aspects of the software development process including frontend, backend, network, database, and much more.

Time management skills

Reliable software development outsourcing hubs have a good work ethic and are known to get the job done in the given timeframe. When it comes to a fast-paced industry like software development, time is the essence. Thus, you must look out for companies with a track record of managing the time in different phases of the software development procedure.

Great communication skills

One of the most important things you need to look out for is if the remote development team you are researching for is able to communicate clearly and produce results accordingly. They should be able to convey the issues in a simple and understandable way. Communication is the key to the successful development of any software.

Hiring model

Different business projects may have different unique developers’ team hiring needs depending on project term, exclusivity, and engagement level required. Various types of hiring models fulfill the distinct project development needs so that businesses will have the best resources for their projects.

  • Dedicated team model
  • Extension team model
  • Staff augmentation model
  • Project-based model

How much does a software development company charge?

Every business looks for an accurate cost estimate for their software development project. Declaring a ballpark cost is implausible because every project is unique in itself in terms of size, functionalities, design complexity, maintenance, continuous support, and other factors. Here’s the breakdown of the average cost to build software based on its type.

Simple: A simple software development with basic MVP functionality and a simple user interface you may need a budget around $40k-120k.

Medium: Medium-scale software development with more sophisticated features and a custom UI may cost approximately $120k-200k.

Complex: Complex software development comes along with a unique user interface and high-level advanced features. It can cost more than $200k.

The cost of software development highly relies on the skill level of developers that will be working on your project. Accordingly, there are two specific aspects through which the software development cost is estimated.

Not to forget, the experience of developers affects the software development cost with changes in developers’ hourly rates. Three titles are given to the developers based on their experience level, that are junior, middle, and senior. The hourly rates of different experience level developers vary in distinct regions of the world.

What are the factors affecting the cost of a software development project?

Software development cost is one of the most important aspects of any software development project whether it is a startup, medium-level business, or a large-scale enterprise. Therefore, knowing about the factors influencing the cost of your software project can help you curate a budget for your dream project. Let's have a look at some of the most important factors affecting it.

Development time

The software project with a large number of features involves design complexity and requires an advanced tech stack, which takes comparatively more time to develop. The extended development time proportionately increases the cost to develop software. The experienced developers can complete the project in reduced time with higher technical expertise in identifying possible bottlenecks and fixing problems. However, the improved hourly rates of experienced engineers balance the cost another way round.

Complexity of the project

The more complex the development of your software is, the time required will also be high and consequently the cost will also increase. The complexity of the project increases with its scope. If you decide to increase the number of features, the number of third-party integrations and the number of user types for your software, then the scope will also increase accordingly. As the scope of the development requirements increase, so will the requirement of resources to develop, hence increasing the total cost to develop the project. Also, more demanding software applications require expert software developers for which the companies charge a higher amount.

Location of the developers

The geographical location of the dedicated software development specialists working remotely influences the development cost due to variations in the hourly rates, tax charges by the nation’s government, and other expenses. The developed countries with stable economies such as North America, Australia, the UK, Europe excluding Eastern Europe, and South America charge more for software development as compared to Asian software development outsourcing hubs like India.

If you are looking for the best software developers from a specific country, we have collated a list of expert software development solution providers in various locations:

Dedicated Custom Software Development Service Providers in USA

The United States of America is a hotbed of innovation and has some of the largest tech firms in the world. We have collated a list of the most efficient software developers in the USA.

Top Software Developers in India

India happens to be the most popular software outsourcing destination in the world today. Find the best Indian developer from our list of top Indian software developers.

Remote Software Development Agencies in UK

The United Kingdom happens to be one of the largest producers of top-notch software developers in Europe. You will find some of the best software developers in the UK from our list of the top software development companies in the UK.


Documents in software development outsourcing

One of the most important aspects of outsourcing your requirements to an offshore development company, which is often neglected, is the documentation for software development outsourcing. These documents play a vital role in specifying the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders as well as establishing required terms and conditions. Here are the key documents in software development:

  • NDA- Non Disclosure Agreement
  • MSA- Master Service Agreement
  • DPA- Data Processing Agreement
  • SOW- Statement of Work

How to outsource your Custom Software Development requirements to the best company?

The selection of a custom software development company for outsourcing project Outsourcing software development project rightly, by selecting a company to build your software, is a critical decision that can make or break the project’s success. You should consider a few aspects in mind before narrowing down the choice to ensure the project is outsourced to the right hands.

Well-versed with multiple technology stacks

Understand that a software development firm should have proper knowledge about various technology stacks to develop the most appropriate software product. Have a clear discussion about the type of platform and the technology stack that the remote software developers from the selected software development outsourcing service providers intend on using to build your project. If they are going to use the Java programming language in your project then they must have expert Java developers who have good knowledge of the language.

Robust process of software development

Software development is all about handling the process of developing a software product. All the experienced software development companies providing outsourcing services will have a robust process. Ask the representative about the plan to proceed with your project. A company that does not have a process will beat around the bush when you ask this question. Such a company should be avoided at all costs.

Dedicated software development team

Software development is a team game and no agency can produce high-quality software without having an experienced dedicated team of software developers.

Understand that there are many companies in the industry that claim to have a dedicated team but outsource their work to other smaller companies or freelancers. This is a clear Red flag as the quality is compromised. Hence before entrusting the project, check the credentials of the team and make it a point to have a one-on-one discussion with all the important team members who will be working on your project.

An experienced dedicated software development team working from a remote location has in store all the advantages of nearshoring to your organization. When you choose to hire dedicated developers for your software project, you have a team of professionals working exclusively for your business.

Provide post-development support

Many businesses and organizations believe that once the software is developed, the work is finished. On the contrary, the work has just begun. You will need constant support from the software development partner, as many bugs start surfacing when you start using the software in the real world. You do not want to end up with software that does not serve the purpose. Hence the software development agency that you have hired should be able to provide the required maintenance and support.

Be very clear to ask the software development company about the time duration and the extent of support that they will provide once the software is deployed. Ask about annual maintenance contracts, and what things will be included in these contracts. It is found that the efficient software development companies are more confident in its work and will generally give you a more extensive warranty.


Questions To Ask Custom Software Development Companies Before You Make Your Choice

When you are searching on google or any other search engine for a custom software development company, it is vital to know the questions you should be asking them. Software development is a considerable investment and thus, we have comprehended a list of questions to ask to make sure you are choosing the right software development company for your brainchild.

  • What are your areas of expertise?
  • Which is better project-based or dedicated team model for my software development?
  • Have you developed software solutions for our industry before?
  • How do you handle intellectual property and its issue?
  • What to do if I am not satisfied with your product or service?
  • What to do after a product is launched?
  • What is your software maintenance plan?
  • How do you develop project KPIs?
  • What is your project management approach?
  • What are your go-to tools for project management?
  • How do you communicate with clients and customers?
  • How much does custom software development cost?
  • How do you estimate project timelines?
  • Which programming language do you specialize in?
  • What’s your preferred methodology and approach for the software development process?
  • How are the intellectual rights handled?
  • Can I scale the team working on my software project?
  • Can you provide references to your previous clients and your portfolio?

How TopDevelopers.co help you in selecting the best software development company?

The list of top software development companies provided here will serve as a guiding light for selecting the best custom software developers to hire for your next project. While preparing this list our analysts have ensured that only the proven performers are selected.

Still, if you need assistance, our team is there to help you through the right company selection and hand-picking the seasoned pros for the project. Get connected with us by submitting business project requirements.



Frequently Asked Questions


I do not understand technology and the other related requirements; can I hire the best custom software development company?

To answer your question, yes, you can hire the best software development company even if you don’t understand technology. You can be rest assured as you can easily find the leading software development solutions provider at TopDevelopers.co even without any in-depth understanding of the technology. You just need to send us the requirements in the most detailed manner possible and we will screen and share the best software companies you can opt for, from the top custom software development companies based on your requirements.



I have heard rumors that a bigger team means faster development. Is this true?

No, a bigger team may not mean faster development. This is one of the top myths about software development. These myths and misconceptions are usually perpetrated by those who are unfamiliar with the term and process of software development. At times these rumors can lead to making false decisions. In such cases, it is best to rely on a dedicated software development company and have faith that their efforts will help you deliver an innovative software product to your targeted audience, in budget and on time.



Is custom software development really expensive?

No, custom software development is not actually expensive if you look at all the related aspects from a broader perspective and over an extended period of time. Let’s try to look at why custom software development is considered expensive? A quick answer to this has to be because the software is developed from scratch to meet business-specific needs. Further, Developing advanced functionalities, designing appealing UI, and ensuring robust security increases the upfront cost, but it pays off with improved user experience, increased employee performance, seamless integration with the existing system, and post-development support that leads to increased RoI.



Is it better to develop a software in-house or outsource to a custom software development company?

It all depends on your software development project needs. However, most businesses across the world prefer to hire the best software application developers to outsource their requirements. There are many top custom software development companies in the world that offer great products and services at much affordable rates.



How do I hire the top software developers?

There is a huge list of best tailor-made software development firms in the world which we have put together here to make the hiring process easier for you. You can send your project or product requirements to us. We will check the best matches based on it and suggest you the best companies. We'll help you get in touch with their expert business and technology consultants to discuss your business objectives. Once they listen to your ideas and concerns, they would get you a feasibility report and SOP. Based on those and other essential factors, development of your software requirements can be kick-started.





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