Last updated 12 October, 2020

Top 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. Custom software development companies listed in TopDevelopers.co possess the expertise that enables us to develop high-quality software applications and fulfil 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

Archer Software_logo

Merging disruptive ideas and technologies we digitalize…

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Archer Software, a Cprime Group Company, is an innovative technology consulting and custom software development company that helps startups and enterprises digitize healthcare, automotive, and fintech domains. Since 2000, Archer has designed, built, and supported more than 650 B2B, B2C, and B2G products for 400+ clients. We help our global high-tech clients deliver life-changing solutions providing technology consulting, product design, and digital solutions development as well as agile transformation powered by the Cprime team. Cprime, is a global consulting firm helping transforming businesses…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
USA

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Altar.io_logo

Award-Winning Product & Software Development Agency based…

5.0 (1 Reviews)
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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 timeline. Along with the visual appeal and layout of the websites & software, we also focus on usability to give the best possible user experience. From inception, UI/UX design, and development to…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Portugal, UK, Italy
Specialties

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

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I did a lot of research. And I spoke to a lot of different firms, or agencies and I found Altar.io and it looked like exactly what I needed. I've been here going over the business model going over…
Fingent_logo

Top Enterprise Software, Web & Mobile Application Development…

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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 Development, Mobile Application Development,…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
USA, UAE, India, Australia

Key clients

Awards

CodeCoda Ltd_logo

Advanced Software Development & e-Commerce

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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 at our hands, we steer commerce growth strategies…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
Ireland, Bulgaria

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BoTree Technologies_logo

Your Trusted Technology Partners

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We are in the business of offering expert software engineering and development services for bespoke applications. BoTree works with companies as small as a 2 person startup to large Fortune 500 companies. Since inception in 2013, BoTree has worked with clients across the US, EU, UK, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. A team with a strong focus on Quality, BoTree has successfully built and delivered applications in domains like The core team at BoTree has a combined experience of over 5 decades. We have developed and improved upon processes to ensure high quality and on-time delivery every time.…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
India, Singapore, USA

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Diceus_logo

Custom Software Development Company

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We guarantee software quality delivered on time, on scope, on budget.  Diceus is a technology partner that provides cloud solutions, custom, web and mobile app development along with testing and consulting. We care about our clients’ success and are focused on producing the products that are coherent with business needs.   All projects go live on time  By getting a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), our clients know precisely when their project will be accomplished. They understand how much every task will take, who is…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
Ukraine, UAE

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CodeRiders_logo

We desire. Together we achieve.

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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 and innovation to automate business processes Our…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Armenia

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Evolve_logo

Custom Software Development for Startups and Blue-Chip…

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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 processes or increase your in-house software…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
UK, Ukraine

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ISS Art, LLC_logo
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Your challenge is our inspiration — we build customer software solutions for the most challenging of projects. Since 2003, ISS ART’s custom software developers have been helping the world’s top companies to turn their dreams into reality. Our focus: - Machine Learning - recommendations, prediction, forecasting, classification  - Computer Vision solutions - OCR, pattern recognition etc. - Image Processing - Natural Language Processing & Text Analysis - syntax, semantics, sentiment analysis, computational linguistics - IoT solutions - smart homes, smart offices. Our key technologies: - Python,…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Russia, USA

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Worklabs_logo

Fast, Forward, Futuristic

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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 are passionate about delivering impactful and robust IT solutions using emerging technologies. We are Experts in development, customization and integration of complex enterprise-level solutions,…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
India

Key clients

Awards

Zibtek_logo

Your Dream. Our Team.

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Founded in 2009, Zibtek is a leading software development consultancy led by industry veterans with the real-world experience of starting, building, and exiting multiple companies. Your company’s drive for success in your digital transformation efforts is our core mission. Our agile methodologies enable us to effectively handle software projects of any scale and complexity, quickly and cost-effectively. Our 250 + experienced engineers, managers, and technology professionals collaborate between our 3 global locations and serve our clients throughout the entire software development life-cycle.…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
USA

Key clients

Awards

*instinctools Company_logo

DELIVERING THE FUTURE. NOW

5.0 (4 Reviews)
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*instinctools is a tech company with a focus on digital transformation. We are capitalizing on 20 years of experience in technology, strategy, and data to transform how you interact with the world; delivering tailored solutions that close the gap between vision and reality. Explore *instinctools expertise in:  Digital Transformation; Big Data & Business Intelligence; Legacy Software Modernization; Software Development; Cloud & DevOps; UI/UX and Product Design. Why us: 350+ of Technology and Business specialists; 20 years on the market; Stable teams & direct communication…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Belarus, Germany

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Review by Matti Vesterinen
Please introduce yourself/ your company & project My name is Matti Vesterinen, I work for Helvar which is a family owned company, almost one hundred years old, focused nowadays on…
Globalluxsoft_logo

Software development services for Industry 4.0 businesses

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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 enhance their ideas ASAP.

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
USA

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Aristek Systems_logo

Custom Software Solutions - We make IT right

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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. We provide the full cycle of software development…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
USA, Belarus

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SENLA_logo

Software Engineering Laboratory

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SENLA is a Fortune 500's approved software development and consulting company verified as a top software development supplier. We provide innovative IT solutions using proven methodologies to resolve specific business needs. Our team ensures a flexible approach to Client's requirements for the processes of consulting, design, development, testing, and maintenance.

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Belarus

Key clients

Awards

Clustox_logo
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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 in Clustox's relationships is longevity. Clients…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Pakistan

Key clients

Awards

Deventure_logo

Infinitely Better

5.0 (5 Reviews)
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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 services such as design, UI/UX, web & mobile development.  Due to our track history, we have specialized to deliver CRMs and E-learning software products for companies which operate in industries…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Romania, Ireland, Germany

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Review by Luke Reber
Deventure is an outstanding company made up of great developers! Their ability to take your idea from conception to reality is exceptional. They are very dedicated to keeping their clients happy and focus…
ScienceSoft_logo

Professional Software Development

ScienceSoft is a software development and IT consulting company with 31 years of experience on the world-wide market scale. We are headquartered in the USA. Our clients are renowned and prominent companies, to name a few IBM, eBay, Robert Half, Viber, and PerkinElmer. ScienceSoft provides its services to banking, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunication, entertainment and other industries. We are empowered with 700+ experts, who offer multidirectional technological assistance. Our specializations include custom mobile and web development, CRM, content management, collaboration solutions,…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
USA

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Affle Enterprise _logo

We Build, Automate, Innovate Apps that Outperform.

Affle’s Enterprise BU focuses on helping companies to go online through platform-based app development that enables thriving startups & giant enterprises to solve complex business challenges through mobility solutions. Affle is a global technology company with a proprietary consumer intelligence platform that delivers consumer engagement, acquisitions, and transactions through relevant Mobile Advertising. The platform aims to enhance returns on marketing investment through contextual mobile ads and also by reducing digital ad fraud.

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$50001 - $100000
country:
Singapore, UAE, India, Indonesia

Awards

Avenga_logo

Strategic consulting, Customer experience, Solution engineering,…

Avenga is a global IT and digital transformation champion. We deliver strategy, customer experience, solution engineering, managed services and software products. In November 2019, four companies with unique cultures, backgrounds and strengths merged into one global IT company. IT Kontrakt, Sevenval, CoreValue and Solidbrain united into Avenga to transform industries. Together, we are more than 2500 professionals with over 20 years of experience in the area of IT and digital transformation. Avenga maintains a total of 18 locations in Europe, Asia and the USA.Avenga is backed by funds managed by…

Employees:
1000+
Hourly Rates:
$101 - $150
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
USA, Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Ukraine

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SCAND_logo

Custom software development company

Scand is a custom software development company located in Minsk, Belarus - in the center of Eastern Europe. The company is providing outsourcing services and primarily focusing on software application and product development using .NET, Java, PHP, C/C++and other technologies. Since 2000 we've been developing customized solutions for various IT companies, e-commerce businesses, logistics enterprises, educational institutions, and healthcare organizations. As well as we provide tailored software development for IoT, augmented and virtual reality. For over 20+ years in the IT sector, we have…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
Belarus

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Exoft_logo

Custom Software House | Web and Mobile Development

5.0 (1 Reviews)

Exoft is a software house with a significant background in providing solutions for business demands. Our team of IT professionals first met together in 2013 and it has grown to more than 50 team members since that time. Today, we have a vast experience in developing software systems of different types and levels of complexity. Please see our case-studies as proof of that.  Having identified Microsoft technologies as the most suitable for complex, scalable, and flexible systems, our team puts the main focus on .NET. We have also gained brilliant results with ASP.NET technology, building applications…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Ukraine

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Plan is trying to create the world's best logistics platform for the construction. I felt that you need to look for a company that should be able to help us. And, it was a pretty long list and we…
Amar InfoTech_logo

We know what's better

Amar InfoTech is one of the most recognized Web, eCommerce, Travel Portal Solution, Aviation and Aeronautical Billing Solution and Mobile App Development Company that believes to create software Solutions and provide services which will improve the way our customers work; resulting in increased efficiency and productivity. Moreover, we strive to satisfy our employees, by continuously growing as a company and offering an excellent and stimulating working environment, as well as our investors, by providing the right return on their investment.

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
India

Awards

Arbisoft_logo

Tech partner for startups looking to make it big

We’re a full-service software development firm with 4 locations around the globe. Over 10 years, our award-winning team of 300+ software engineers, SQA professionals, and Agile project managers has built and maintained enterprise-grade software in diverse industries such as education, healthcare, retail, and travel. Our clients include global leaders such as edX, Indeed, Amazon, Kayak, McDonald's, Stanford, Microsoft, and the World Bank. We're the perfect technology partner for rapidly growing organizations ready to make an impact. What Our Clients Say “I have managed remote teams now for…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$100001 - $200000
country:
USA

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Azilen Technologies_logo

Translating Technologies into Customer Value Creation

Azilen Technologies is an established enterprise product engineering company that translating technologies into customer value creation since 2009. We ideate, design & develop innovative digital business solutions and enable emerging technology as a driving force for the business houses. We have developed 150+ unique solutions so far to empower Start-ups, SMEs & Large Scale Enterprise leveraging trending technologies.  Our Services     Product Engineering         Innovation Consulting         Experience…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
USA

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BeKey is a one-stop market with all the resources you need to develop and promote your product. At our core, we exist to help companies, both large and small, startups, innovative brands, and enterprises rise above the competition and make a lasting impact. We offer an experienced team of developers, both manual and automation quality assurance engineers, project managers, graphic and motion designers, marketing specialists, including SEO and SMM. With BeKey, you have the advantage of being able to obtain everything from a single source with no men in the middle. Open communication, sustainable…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
Up to $25
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
Israel, Ukraine

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UruIT_logo

Solutions through software

UruIT is an awarded software development company with offices in Colombia, Uruguay and incorporated in Los Angeles, California. Our mobile app development team design and build applications for success, taking the user experience into account while helping our clients to release faster and better. Client Testimony “UruIT's culture is unique and very much aligns with ours. They have an Agile, creative, and customer-focused approach, looking at the actual end-users of the products that we're building.” CTO, Xceligent "UruIT distinguishes themselves with their technical competency, innovative…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$51 - $100
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
USA, Colombia, Uruguay

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Belitsoft is a reliable custom software development company. Since 2004 it has been delivering projects for customers all over the world. Belitsoft boasts a team of over 250 educated professionals: programmers, project managers, business analysts, QA-specialists and more. Belitsoft started as a PHP development shop, but reinvented itself as a technology agnostic company and started working with .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python and other popular technologies. As a result, it now has extensive expertise in many domains, most notably in Healthcare, eLearning, eCommerce, Fintech, Manufacturing and Sports.…

Employees:
251 to 1000
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
Belarus

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BGO Software_logo

Custom software development services crafted with precision

BGO Software is an EU-based company, which specializes in providing custom software development services. The company has developed projects for a variety of industries such as Healthcare, Clinical Research, and Pharmaceutical industries, Logistics, Electronics, and others. BGO Software has crafted software for the Department of Health (UK) and a Fortune 100 Pharmaceutical Corporation. Our wide range of services also includes website design & development, web & mobile app development, IT consulting, application modernization & others.  

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
Bulgaria

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Blackthorn Vision_logo

Experts in web and mobile software development - .NET…

We are BLACKTHORN VISION - TOP ENGINEERS, PROVEN PROCESSES, and since 2009 we've been building software products and scaling tech teams worldwide. Given that only top engineers are retained in a team, we can successfully deliver such complex services as AI and digital cell biology solutions, machine vision systems, etc.With more than 10 years of expertise and 90+ engineers in our delivery centers we can help enterprise clients to scale their teams in times faster by providing access to a vast pool of talents that can become available in weeks instead of months. startups to get their MVP done asap…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$5001 - $10000
country:
Ukraine

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Brocoders is an outsourcing software development and consultancy company. Since its creation in 2014, the company has grown to include over 30 highly professional IT specialists. We realize that what customers are looking for in an IT outsourcing company may differ depending on the country or even the continent they come from. That’s why we struggle to provide not only a high-quality service but also an ability to scale and adjust to the needs of an every single client. Why Brocoders?We provide a wide range of IT services: web development, mobile app development, dedicated team in…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
Less than - $5000
country:
Ukraine

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Cabot Technology Solutions is a value-based IT consulting firm delivering high value, cost-effective solutions using cutting edge technologies. Our expertise lies in the area of mobile app development, web and software development, enterprise product development, and project management. Founded in 2006, Cabot’s team of 100+ project managers, developers, designers, and testers have delivered over 700 projects across a number of industry sectors. Our delighted 140+ clients range from growing SMEs to big entrepreneurs in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Our dedicated team of developers…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Canada, USA, India

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Gera-IT_logo

web development, mobile development, startups development

"Gera-IT is one of the best IT outsourcing companies I've worked with in my 25-year career ..." #client_always_right Gera-IT is a digital studio established in 2006.  We develop fantastic apps to help businesses become more profitable and cost-effective. Our clients say about us that we:  - work fast,  - communicate proactively like sitting in one space  - develop features in a much better way then they imagined before. At Gera, we do:  - build web & mobile apps  - create UI/UX design  - performs business analysis  - build prototypes. 72…

Employees:
11 to 50
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Ukraine

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Awards

Innovify is a digital product studio for enterprises & start-ups, demanding the very best in new product development and business transformation by harnessing the power of disruptive technologies.With a lean and agile mindset, we go beyond traditional enterprise application development to provide a full range of digital services to not only build user-centred products, but we also disrupt markets for our clients to grow and transform; an ideal intersection of user, technology and commerce.With a diverse team of highly competent talent, we have become the trusted partner for our clients to manage…

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$25001 - $50000
country:
UK

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XB Software_logo

Custom web app development

XB Software Ltd. is a leading provider of custom enterprise software solutions and new product development services headquartered in Minsk, Belarus. The company specializes in ERP and BI software development, QA and IT consulting for clients in the USA, GB, Canada, EU. Also, XB Software has been a resident of Belarus High Technologies Park since June 2014. The company is ISO27001 and ISO9001 certified company.Technology expertise includes React.js, Vue.js, Marionette.js, Webix, Node.js, PHP/Laravel, .NET, etc. XB Sodtware has a certified Salesforce developers.

Employees:
51 to 250
Hourly Rates:
$26 - $50
Project amount:
$10001 - $25000
country:
Belarus

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What is the advantage of building custom software?

Custom software is a tailor-made software specifically designed based on specific needs. Developing custom software entails identifying the specific needs of an organization and building software accordingly.

The major advantage with custom made software is that you can dictate terms, and make the product according to your specific needs. As the product is designed according to your needs, your team will be able to perform tasks faster, thus increasing the overall productivity of your enterprise.

 While choosing a custom software developer, you can consider outsourcing as it has proven to be beneficial time and again. You not only get the benefit of cost, but you also gain access to a broader talent pool as you are not confined to geographical boundaries while awarding your software development project. 

 


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

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

The waterfall methodology

This is the oldest method of software development. In this method, a rigid linear model of development 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 development projects.

Scrum Methodology

Under the scrum methodology, the development team is encouraged to do 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 a 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.

You should know about the different methodologies of software development so that you can choose the best methodology according to your project requirements.


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

Now that you have some basic detail about the methodologies that are used to develop your software, let's have a look at the Software Development Life Cycle.

Understanding the requirement

 In this stage you and the software developers will brainstorm to understand the current problems. It is best to get inputs from all the various stakeholders like customers, industry experts, developers as well as business developers.  

Planning stage

 In the planning stage you will chalk out a road map of the software development process. The allocation of resources is determined along with the budget after analysing the requirements of the project with the software development firm. 

Design stage

The design specifications are prepared in this phase. Once the specifications are prepared then all the stakeholders review the design specifications and offer their feedback and suggestions.

Development stage

 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 to ensure that the end-product is as per your specifications. 

Testing stage

 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 product meets its intended specifications.  

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 crop 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).


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

If you are outsourcing your project development to a software development company, there are certain aspects which you must ensure that the selected service provider is capable of

Should be a master of multiple technology stacks

Understand that a software development firm should have proper knowledge about various technologies stacks to develop the most appropriate software product. Have a clear discussion about the type of platform and the technology stack which the software developers intend on using to build your project. If the company says that 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.

Should have a robust process of software development

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

Should have a dedicated and experienced software development team

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

Understand that there are many companies in the industry who 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 awarding 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.

Should provide great post-development support

Many companies 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 should be able to provide the required maintenance and support.

Be very clear to ask the software developers 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.


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

The cost of software development depends on a diverse set of factors. We shall have a look at some of the most important factors.

Time

As you might be aware, normally the top software development companies have their costing defined based on the number of hours. The more time it takes to develop your software project, the more will be the project's cost. Having experienced hands working on your project will help in saving time. This is because while working on a project, it happens that due to the lack of experience or proper guidance from the experts there is a lot of time lost in fixing issues rather than actual development taking place. If an experienced team of software developers are working on your project, then there is a higher possibility that they would have solved similar problems in their previous projects.

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 cost of the project. Also more demanding software applications require expert software developers for which the companies charge a higher amount.

Location

The location in which a custom software development company is located plays an important role in determining the cost. Understand that a company hailing from a country having higher number of software developers will agree to develop your software at an economical rate. If you choose a company from India, then the software development costs will be significantly lower than if you choose a company from North America.


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