8196 Companies
Top Custom Software Development Companies

Top Custom Software Development Companies

Looking for the best custom software development company? Here is the list of world's trusted top software developers that deliver full-cycle of software development services. Today if there is one thing that your business needs to run smoothly and efficiently, it is customized software solutions. However, not all software development firms are capable of delivering highly efficient software products. To deliver outstanding software solutions, a software development company needs to have a team of software developers that keeps track of emerging technologies, languages and platforms in the software industry. Based on this and several other crucial parameters, GoodFirms research team has prepared the list of best custom software development companies. Pick a company as per your business software requirements and budget from the below list:

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SmartzITSolutions
7651

SmartzITSolutions

Transforming business ideas to Digital Reality

SmartzITSolutions is a professionals striving to make a difference in Internet Marketing and Web and Mobile App development and   SEO, Digital Marketing Company based in Chandigarh and NCR, India. We are having an expert team of Developers and Designers and Internet marketing having technical experience of more than 5 years. Having a strong Development and Innovation and Marketing center in Chandigarh, India and with more than 500+ satisfied clients worldwide.   Website Design, Mobile App Development,... read more

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NA
2 - 9
India
Ideal Web Designs
7652

Ideal Web Designs

Web Design startups, small businesses & brands.

We provide start-up to established businesses & brands with a full range of Web Services that include website design and development, custom websites plus Search Engine Optimization. We are competitive with our pricing and give our clients flexibility by offering design revision until you are completely happy with the design. We believe in only delivering the best quality of work we possibly can on each and every project. We are a young team that consists of Designers, Developers, Coders, Account Managers & Administration plus our... read more

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$100 - $149/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
Hexamer Solutions
7653

Hexamer Solutions

Want to grow your business? Your Search ends here

Hexamer solutions have a modern team of developers who are well aware of the latest technology trends which helps our clients achieve the best industry result and grow their business using the best available tools and technology in the market. Experienced | Creative | Energetic | Client-focused | Quality

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NA
10 - 49
India
Nibble Software Technologies
7654

Nibble Software Technologies

Website Design Company in India

For more than 13+ years, we at nibble software technologies have developed CMS websites, eCommerce portals, and customized software solutions for our prestigious clients. We never compromise with the qualities and work till the customer not says wow! We always try to find unique ways to solve the Client problem. Our continued rapid growth is a testament to the certainty our clients experience every day. Building on more than 10+ years of experience, we add real value to client satisfaction through domain expertise plus solutions with proven ... read more

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NA
10 - 49
India,
United States
Hiplabs
7655

Hiplabs

Web, mobile, design, QA, CRM

We help launch digital products on time    

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Russia
Aryston Web Solution Pvt Ltd
7656

Aryston Web Solution Pvt Ltd

Digital Marketing & Full Stack Development Company

At Aryston Web Solution, we have an on-board team of professional developers and ace digital marketers, helping us to emerge as the best digital marketing agency in Kolkata, working with clients and completing projects all over the world. Business owners form various niches and industries of business, who need to add technological advancement and online promotion to their business are the ones we can help with our dedicated services. Commitment, consistency, and confidence are the values that drive us. We work to ensure measurable growth of ... read more

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NA
50 - 249
India
Design Proficient
7657

Design Proficient

Web Design Agency & Best Branding Solutions

Making best and top brands by configuration arranged arrangements, we're an innovative organization (designproficient US) that keeps idea, inventiveness, and methodology at the top of the priority list. We're a group of a master logo, web, and inventive people taking a shot at present-day thoughts to existence with creative outlines. Our work is shaking the computerized world and help marks in making uncommon organizations around the globe including the US, UK. Our profoundly prepared plan experts and computerized advertising specialist... read more

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NA
50 - 249
United States
Tech Curve Ai & Innovations Co
7658

Tech Curve Ai & Innovations Co

EMPOWERED BY INNOVATIONS!!!

Tech Curve AI & Innovation CO., fastest growing startup in Thailand, specializes in providing the robust Solution in the field of Engineering Software Simulation, XPI/XPA Integration, Software Development, IT Support, Web Application Development, Digital Marketing, Data Analytical & AI solutions to the clients across various industries from all over the world. With our smart and hard work, we have established ourselves as the most trusted, efficient and highly creative software company in Thailand & India. We are staffed with young,... read more

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NA
2 - 9
Thailand
ConvrtX
7659

ConvrtX

Software that changes industries forever.

We help businesses generate an avalanche of traffic and users through high-converting apps & paid advertising unlike ever seen before! We work with a wide range of industries and niches. Delivering world-class, pixel-perfect apps that actually generate users.

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$50 - $99/hr
50 - 249
Canada
Ayatas Technologies
7660

Ayatas Technologies

Professional Web Design Company

Ayatas Technologies is an experienced Digital Commerce Agency based in Sacramento, specialized in Magento, Woo Commerce and Shopify eCommerce solutions for various industries to empowering brands. Specialize in Magento enterprise and community development solutions. At Ayatas Technologies we're focused on designing, developing and marketing websites that are performance tended. With more than ten years of experience, we have worked with hundreds of clients across all industries. Our talented in-house team cultivates collaboration, compel... read more

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NA
50 - 249
United States
ScuTech
7661

ScuTech

Global Solutions

Welcome to ScuTech! We are an IT company that develops software and provides a wide range of outsourcing services in the field of IT. We are a team of professionals with extensive knowledge and skills as well as experience in software development for various industries. Our mission is to help companies to reduce development costs and accelerate their products to market. Our office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Our services are available for you in our office as well as in any part of the Earth. Highly-professional IT-spe... read more

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NA
2 - 9
United States
iTechnoLabs
7662

iTechnoLabs

Idea | Innovate | Grow

iTechnoLabs is an IT company headquartered in Australia equipped with the latest technologies & dedicated professionals providing website and mobile application development services. Established in 2020 India, It focuses on various web-based services such as Web Designing, Web Development, Ecommerce Solutions, & Digital Marketing.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
DEN Consult Limited
7663

DEN Consult Limited

ICT Services Company

DEN CONSULT LIMITED is a top ranking Tanzanian ICT Company delivering strategy and services to customers across an array of specialties across Tanzania and neighboring regions. Our in-house experts brainstorm, analyze, strategize, build and deploy high-performing, secure and scalable digital experiences across many industries. A strong grip of innovative ideas, seasoned skills and ability to deliver a product with utmost perfection is what drives us enthusiastically in what we do. We offer an array of services including Access Control and... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Tanzania
Tech ICS
7664

Tech ICS

Digital and IT Specialists - Web Developers

Tech ICS are Digital and IT Specialists working in the commercial field since 2018.  We currently have our offices based in the UK and Bangladesh. Our developers are very well versed on providing the assistance required to your business.  To confirm we have established a presence in the product development market, you can contact us for a demo link to view and see the functonality available.  Contact us if you have any questions. Speak soon. 

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
United Kingdom,
Bangladesh
BJIT Group
7665

BJIT Group

Your Trusted Software Outsourcing Partner

IEW BJIT is a trusted global software development agency formed as a joint venture between Japanese and Bangladeshis entities. We offer a full suite of software consulting and development services with world-class Japanese quality and south Asian cost efficiencies. We serve our clients from 6 locations around the world including Japan, USA, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Bangladesh and we are CMMI 3 and ISO 9001 Certified.    

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$25 - $49/hr
250 - 999
Bangladesh
Dreamspot Limited
7666

Dreamspot Limited

Digital Product Agency | Taipei, HK, Shanghai

We build full-scale Digital Products, with a focus on Creativity, Innovation & Robustness.

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
China
Codeteched Solutions
7667

Codeteched Solutions

Every Solution Hear

Codeteched Solutions is a pioneering software development outsourcing company that provides cutting-edge customized solutions for web as well as mobile. We have worked with more than 150 clients all over the globe.

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NA
2 - 9
India
KLBProduction
7668

KLBProduction

Digital Marketing agency

We are a Digital Marketing agency providing Digital Marketing Services to small and large businesses. We believe in clients satisfaction and provide them on time and top-notch Services  Here is the list if the services we provide Affordable SEO services for small Business  Wordpress Expert - Wordpress consultant  Wordpress Malware Removal Services  Wordpress Speed optimization Service Social Media Management services  Pinterest management services  Instagram management services  Website ... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Pakistan
Arcona Ltd.
7669

Arcona Ltd.

Enterprise Web & Mobile Apps Development Company

Arcona Ltd. is Russia's leading Mobile App development and Web development company. We provide a full suite of Product development, Marketing & Technology innovation services. Our web developers build front-end, back-end and APIs as per the solution to be created or can engage on dedicated bases to augment your current development team. 

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
Russia,
United States
STIGENTECH IT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED
7670

STIGENTECH IT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED

Develop.Deploy.Deliver

Established in 2014, Stigentech is a leading Global Information Technology (IT) Services and Solutions provider offering a wide range of IT solutions and services. Stigentech is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified and CMMi Level 3 company that provides unparalleled and cutting-edge IT Solutions at competitive costs to Enterprises worldwide. We empower our customers to utilize the available resources and help them manage their operations. We enable our clients to maximize their potential and achieve a greater market with a wide array of technology servic... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Synectics Development
7671

Synectics Development

Software Outsourcing Company

- Synectics is a Software Development Company based in Georgia, which has been operating on the global market since 2017. -Synectics works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen software solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. - We offer a wide range of consulting and software development services with the necessary tools and expertise to help grow your business.  

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Georgia
Secur
7672

Secur

Real cybersecurity experts

Secur provides Cyber Security and digital forensic services and technical consulting to organisations in southern Africa. Our service offerings are designed to strengthen an organisation security and compliance posture in cyberspace . Not ony do we offer services, but also distribute and resell best of breed security solutions. our vendors include Becrypt, Check Point, Flir, Rapid7, Arcserve, Rapidscan, Palo Alto, Airwatch, Cellopoint, Gemalto, Cellebrite, FireEye, Gold ... read more

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$200 - $300/hr
1,000 - 9,999
South Africa
CodeX Source
7673

CodeX Source

We create the future!

Using strategic thinking, we turn complex tasks into simple and understandable solutions.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
Kazakhstan
Sorcible
7674

Sorcible

Salesforce & Magento developers at great rates

Sorcible is a software company providing full range of services focused on Salesforce & Magento. We have over 12 years of experience in delivering tailored solutions for development agencies and businesses and we are specialized in providing exceptional quality at competitive rates. We help companies around the world access top-notch developers to accelerate their projects and cut costs. Our transparent and flexible business model will meet precisely your IT needs – whether you are looking for staff augmentation (on-demand develope... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Bulgaria
AMI3GO Ltd
7675

AMI3GO Ltd

EXPERT. ETHICAL. EXCEPTIONAL.

Strategists, data fanatics and engineers focused on humans. Drawing on our years of experience principally in insurance and financial services but with knowledge of many other industries and by leveraging our expertise gained by integrating with leading technology providers we can help you navigate the complexity of digital transformation and provide proven, best fit solutions that make your desired transformation from 'what is' to 'what could be' a reality. We provide digital strategy and enterprise architecture that will... read more

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$50 - $99/hr
2 - 9
United Kingdom
Vriksha Techno Solutions
7676

Vriksha Techno Solutions

Web and Mobile Application Development Company

We Vriksha Techno Solutions Endowed with 12+ years of positive change and driven by inspired teamwork, We are a full-scale integrated information technology and software services development company having presence in Southern India with a team 64 people. We would be happy to get associated with your organisation for the technology assistance. Vriksha Techno Solutions are involved in developing Bespoke Web Applications , eCommerce portals, Progressive Web Applications, Mobile applications and Websites for various clients across the glob... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
ProCreator- UX Design Studio
7677

ProCreator- UX Design Studio

UX is the Differentiator

ProCreator is an award winning design agency, creating UI/UX design solutions for businesses across the globe. Believing firmly, in the world full of digital products, UX is the differentiator; ProCreator is a team of dedicated professionals trained in providing UI/UX solutions to businesses around the globe. It helps clients leverage the power of design for delivering compelling user experiences. The experience revolves around multiple domains such as Banking, Finance, Edtech, Martech, Social-media tech, Ecommerce, IT, and with Fortu... read more

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India
Nerdware
7678

Nerdware

Nerdware

We develop digital experiences that transform brands and grow businesses. We are is a leading Software Development and Digital Marketing Services company. Our mission is to provide high-value and customer-focused technology to clients, empowering them to better serve and support their customers. Nerdware not only offers its own high-powered digital marketing tool with a multitude of integrated and customisable features but also develops a custom software solution for clients around the globe. In addition to software development, we also... read more

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
South Africa
Macreel Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.
7679

Macreel Infosoft Pvt. Ltd.

Excellence with Difference

Macreel Infosoft is an award-winning ISO: 9001: 2013 certified company of mobile App and software development. The Company has more than 10 years of experience. It is the Best Software Company in Delhi NCR with a diversified portfolio. The company provides software development, Web Development, Mobile App Development services. keeping your business goals in mind we provide a scalable solution for your business. We have a dedicated team of software developers who work with sophisticated Environment. We deal with local clients from various i... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
Logotis Pvt Ltd
7680

Logotis Pvt Ltd

Doing Different

Logotis Pvt Ltd is a full-service digital marketing agency providing SEO, PPC, social media, design, and more around the Pakistan & Other Countries

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NA
10 - 49
Pakistan
Indian Web Services
7681

Indian Web Services

Indian Web Services

Indian Web Services is a new era IT company which focus on uneven quality, unmatched innovation and share creative thinking and ideas to provide quality web services.  

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NA
10 - 49
India
Hul Hub
7682

Hul Hub

Think Solutions!

Welcome to Hul Hub! We are excited to see you on our profile. Hul Hub is a leading mobile app, games and custom software development company! Expert in development, customization, and integration of complex enterprise level solutions, business intelligence analytics, advanced web, and cellular answers. With over 2 years of experience, we have labored for clients that encompass individuals, startups, and agencies. Our team is constantly enhancing and getting to know enterprise progression. the online study portals, IoT, Artific... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
United States,
United Kingdom
GoPro IT Consultant
7683

GoPro IT Consultant

IT Consultancy and Recruitment Services

GoPro Consultant is an IT recruitment consultancy service provider with extensive expertise in information technology Support & Consultancy, Software Development, project planning, and engineering. As a trusted service provider, we offer Pitcher Solutions in over 50 countries for IT support in the areas of workstations, applications, software & web development, security, data centers, project planning and network virtualization. We set out to provide a comprehensive experience to our principles by providing hardware software ... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
United Kingdom
Amritaz IT Solutions Private Limited
7684

Amritaz IT Solutions Private Limited

web design and software development company

Amritaz IT Solutions Private Limited (AITS) is an Indian Software company registered by Govt.of India and ISO 9001 QMS Certified. AITS provide complete business brandind services like Company Registration, Logo Design, Trademark Registration, ISO Certification, Web Designing, Software Development, App Development, CMS Development, Wordpress Development, Ecommerce Development, Internet Marketing, Facebook and other Social Media Promotion and more.

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
CodeMyMobile INC
7685

CodeMyMobile INC

Design, Create, Innovate

Us, CodeMyMobile, are a globally known Mobile App Development Company. Known for offering trendiest of the solution in various mobile and web categories, we come up as a great blend of experience and agility for more than 7+ years now. Not only our developers are best in the market in leveraging cutting-edge technologies and implementing it to the fullest, but our business analysts and expert consultants are also amazingly competent in understanding your point of view and giving you the best advice possible. And this all is followed by a strong... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India,
United States
Css Founder Pvt Ltd
7686

Css Founder Pvt Ltd

Website For Everyone

CSS Founder is the company which provides website designing in Dubai. We have polished and skilled developers in our team to give each client the best performance to maintain their brand name online. We are the Website Design Company In Dubai and handled more than hundreds of projects. We not only have worked with Indian companies but also with international companies.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India,
United Arab Emirates
Vulcan
7687

Vulcan

Boston's most awarded ad agency
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$300+/hr
10 - 49
United States
Campfire Studios
7688

Campfire Studios

Always the best, always the latest, made easy

Campfire Studios is a new age software development company with a twang of old time experience. We're like that gravy your grandma used to make; always changing, but with that certain gritty familiarity. We take ideas and visions and turn them into successful business applications which can be measured by businesses and individuals. We have an extroardinary team; we're very picky with who we let in on our secrets. Give us a call, and let us show you how a real development firm works! Campfire Studios focuses on driving revenue for busin... read more

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$100 - $149/hr
2 - 9
United States
Neginet
7689

Neginet

We build remote teams

We are a Staff Augmentation firm focused on helping startups grow. We help our clients grow their Development Teams with top talented engineers who speak fluent English, within US time zones, at competitive rates. Whether you are a promising new startup or a well established company with many years in the market, you need to grow your team in order to deliver more value in less time and increase development capacity. But it is almost impossible to find high quality developers in your same time zone at affordable rates. You can’t s... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
Argentina,
United States
Bigben Gaming LLP
7690

Bigben Gaming LLP

Casino Game/Web Development

We are a group of enthusiastic and motivated Designers & Developers in Casino Game Development for Video Slots, Online Casino, Betting, Lottery Systems. Our Mission is to create high quality iGaming Casino products and services. With our in-depth knowledge and experience in casino industry, we can deliver benchmark Casino Products & Services.

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$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
India
Webure
7691

Webure

Consult | Create | Collaborate

Webure Technologies has been providing complete IT Solution under one roof for over last 5+ years. We are India’s most trusted partner offering integrated solutions along with product portfolio built on the best practices from across the country. We have distinct product offering for the respective segments. Our commitment to various Sector for the last two decades has been to provide an advance system with innovative technology programs. We understand the DNA of corporate system in India, having worked through 1000+ implementations since... read more

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$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
India,
United States
BrijSoftware Technology
7692

BrijSoftware Technology

Never-Stop Solutions

BrijSoftware Technology helps start up compny, to grow and perform & provide reliable enterprise software solution to support you in many operations. 

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< $25/hr
2 - 9
India
AXO Technologies Sdn Bhd
7693

AXO Technologies Sdn Bhd

Changing Ordinary

AXO Technologies Sdn Bhd is an innovative and thoughtful IT consulting firm based in Selangor, Malaysia. We help organizations solve their IT challenges by leveraging technology into their business process. With our certified professional team, we thrive to provide a better understanding and relationship with our customers.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
Malaysia
Digital Ludhiana
7694

Digital Ludhiana

Website Designing and Development Company

Digital Ludhiana offers the best website designing, development and digital marketing services in Ludhiana. Established since 2005, we have processed more than 1200 web projects with 100% results. We believe in creative, quality and long term relationship with our clients. Our Services are as follow:    

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NA
2 - 9
India
NavTark Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
7695

NavTark Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

The New Logic!

We are a professional Website and Mobile App development company, officially registered under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Government of India), specializing in building websites and Apps for a wide range of business needs. At NavTark Solutions we pride ourselves on building quality websites within your specified budget and timeline. We don’t just focus on building websites or mobile apps, but, with our solution, we also try to achieve our client’s business and personal goals. Started in year 2015 wi... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Apagen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
7696

Apagen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Transforming Enterprise With No Rocket Science

“Apagen Solutions Pvt. Ltd.” provides odoo based business Applications and Consulting Services to growing businesses in a wide range of industries as leading Odoo Service provider. Being a strong advocator of open source philosophy, our odoo solutions are 100% based on open source technologies. We are a business advantage driven company. Our clients business scope of improvements motivate us and we take pride to stamp out all their obstacles which stop them to excel at the first encounter so that they could focus on what they kno... read more

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Nettyfy Technologies
7697

Nettyfy Technologies

Developing your success online

Nettyfy is Prime digital eCommerce service provider agency based in USA & India and provide service globally. We provide full-scale digital marketing solutions and deliver enterprise eCommerce solutions for retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers around the world. The mastery of tools such as Magento, Shopify, WordPress as well as its expertise in web marketing make Nettyfy the ideal partner for all companies wishing to develop their e-commerce activity.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
United States,
India
Dotworx
7698

Dotworx

Next Generation Technology Solutions

We, at BlueTeak Labs, offer a bouquet of Business Technology solutions helping clients shift to new business models using the best-suited cutting edge technologies. Our proven domain experience, technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the latest industry trends empower us to build creative enterprise solutions. BlueTeak solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We take an innovation-led approach to help clients "imagine and invent&quo... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
India
iDreams Technologies
7699

iDreams Technologies

Creating your business future

iDreams Technologies is an IT services agency. Armed with 20+ Geeks, We are known for running a convention business in very unconventional ways. We are 10 year-old agency creating websites, mobile apps, and marketing them to real people. We have worked with (250+ Clients ) Brands and Startups like Kusumgar Group, Center Point Hospital, Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Designfakt International, CSystemizer, Nice Car Wash, 21 MG Pharmacy, Win Work Order, etc. Technology: Blockchain, Angular, React, Python, Native Android and iOS Developmen... read more

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$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
India
Clarigo Infotech Private Limited
7700

Clarigo Infotech Private Limited

Changing "IDEAS" into Reality!

Clarigo is a privately owned IT Support and IT Services business formed in 2015. Today we’re proud to boast a strong team of IT engineers who thrive on rolling up their sleeves and solving your IT problems and meeting your business needs. We are on a mission to exceed your expectations and form a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with you.

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< $25/hr
10 - 49
India
Buyer’s Guide
Introduction

There is a variety of software that automates the day-to-day tasks within business corporations, educational institutions, as well as public sector and private organizations. Companies can either buy a pre-designed software or customized software to accommodate their requirements.

What Are the Different Types of Software Development Methodologies?

The four most prevalent software development strategies are the Waterfall development method, the Agile development method, the DevOps development method, and the Rapid application development method.

1) Waterfall: It is a traditional software development methodology. It follows a linear model following the software development life cycle in a sequential pattern. Each stage must be accomplished before starting the next phase.
Pros: It is convenient to understand and manage the project using linear software development methodology.
Cons: Investing in the waterfall model is time-consuming and costly due to the rigid structure.
2) Agile: This model follows iterations containing minute increments. This method helps minimize risks by quickly identifying bugs, overhead costing, and changing requirements.
Pros: Agile allows teams to detect defects and fix them as well as align expectations in the initial stages of development.
Cons: It heavily relies on real-time communication between the developers and the end-users.
3) DevOps: DevOps is a collaboration between various teams responsible for the software development life cycle, like development, quality assurance, and operations. All units operate together instead of working on individual tasks.
Pros: Because of the frequent code releases, the DevOps method lowers the failure rates and deployment time while maintaining the app's reliability.
Cons: Miscommunication or use of different environments between departments can result in a massive fallout.
4) RAD: To design a high-quality system at a lower investment cost, RAD implements a compressed development process. This method consists of four phases that are requirements planning, user design, construction, and cutover instead of the traditional seven stages.
Pros: It delivers speedy solutions for medium-sized projects with well-defined business objectives.
Cons: This method requires highly skilled programmers with in-depth knowledge of the application.
What Are the 7 Phases of the Software Development Life Cycle?

The software development life cycle denotes the stages of software development from ideation to its delivery to the client. There are seven stages of SDLC. The software development process takes place in a constant succession until the ideal software is created.

1) Planning: The planning phase comprises the perspectives of project and product management. The software developers map out resource allocation, procurement requirements, project scheduling, cost and time estimation, and other crucial particulars.
2) Requirements: Once a rough plan is formulated, the different IT teams assemble and weigh the functional requirements of the project. These requirements are gathered from business stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs.)
3) Design and Prototyping: Software architects and developers commence the designing of the software in this stage. The architects define the frameworks and structures of the application, while the developers focus on the software development languages and technologies to implement. Architects and developers use numerous software development tools to eliminate algorithmic problems. This phase also includes rapid prototyping (spikes) to analyze solutions and execute the best option.
4) Development: The core development of the software springs in this phase. In this stage, the team of software developers produces a working model of the application. Moreover, a constant communication channel is established with the clients to ensure that the software meets their expectations, thereby avoiding extensive changes.
5) Testing: It is one of the most vital phases of the software development process. The developers perform a variety of testing, such as unit testing, code testing, integration testing, security testing, performance testing, etc. to ensure the quality of the product. After the completion of the testing phase, the functional software is ready for deployment.
6) Deployment: In most software development companies, the deployment phase is automated. Medium to large-size enterprises uses Application Release Automation (ARA) tools to automate the implementation of software to production environments. This phase yields the release of the working software.
7) Operation and Maintenance: It is imperative to ensure the proper functioning of the software after its release. By continually monitoring the software in the production environment, software developers can detect and eliminate any bugs or defects that may arise. This stage also caters to any additional needs of the end-user, such as fine-tuning the system, boosting performance, adding new features, etc.
Which Are the Popular Software Development Languages?
1) Python: It has advanced as one of the most prominent web programming languages in this era.  Even many academic institutes have incorporated Python as a premier software development language for creating Artificial Intelligence and machine learning-based applications.  For a large project, Python can function as an object-oriented language as well as a scripting language.
2) JavaScript: For over five years, most software developers, to some extent, have used JavaScript to code the application. JavaScript is a powerful scripting language that allows the team of software developers to decide the right feature to incorporate within the software. It helps creates interactive software applications by developing apt UI for client-side as well as server-side. The most significant advantage of using this language is that it is compatible with all browsers.
3) Java: Being the oldest, Java is an exemplary server-side application development language. It first offered the revolutionary concept of WORA, "write once run anywhere." The software developers access the numerous tools and technology provided by the Java library to build a robust, complex, and scalable server-side software. Its popularity is also due to its high cross-platform compatibility.
4) C#: C# follows the concept of C. Hence, developers with an understanding of the C Programming can effortlessly grasp the concepts of C# as well. It is easily integrable with Windows, making it a prime language for web application development as well as cross-application development. Unlike its namesake, C/C++, C# does not permit pointer types, making it safer.
5) PHP: PHP is an object-oriented programming language. There is an extensive range of open-source PHP frameworks. These frameworks enable the addition of sophisticated features and functionalities into the app without the need for writing prolonged codes. Multiple PHP development tools enhance efficiency during coding. It also speeds up customized app development while simplifying maintenance.
What Are the Factors Affecting Software Development Cost?

The aggregate cost of software development depends on numerous factors. A minute change in one of these factors can significantly change the final software development cost.

1) Platform: The cost of software development depends on the type of platform and Operating System. The software development cost differs substantially based on this criterion. Most software developed for one platform does not run on the other. This is due to the vast different programming languages, software development kits, and software development tools used. Designing a cross-platform software will cost more in comparison to dedicated software.
2) Design: The successful operation of software depends on its ability to deliver exceptional user experience (UX) as well as a smooth user interface (UI). Supplying this can take a lot of time and effort on the development end, depending on the software type and complexity. The software development cost of applications having more elaborate and sophisticated UX/UI will be higher.
3) Time: While creating exceptional software, the developers need to invest more time in ensuring that the application is functioning properly. Hence, the number of hours spent on designing and developing software can cause fluctuation in the cost of software development. Moreover, if a company requires delivery of an elaborate software before the prescribed time frame, the software development company will need to assign additional specialist developers to complete the task. Thus, causing a surge in the final billed amount. 
4) Testing: Testing is an integral part of software development. The cost of testing software can vary due to the complexity of the application, as well as the number of reboots required. Most software development companies include testing services in the package; however, it is better to opt for a combined payment option to avoid paying for unnecessary and extensive reboots.
5) Hiring Option: The cost of development also depends on the experience, type, and location of the custom software development company chosen. For instance, it is cost-effective to outsource software development solutions or opt for freelance software developers for hire instead of building an in-house team of developers. Moreover, while outsourcing, a company is based in a developed country, will charge more than a software development company located in a developing country.
How Much Does Software Development Cost?

GoodFirms’ research depicting the useful stats and trends on software development exhibited an estimated cost for software development projects based on their functionality.

  • To design a basic-functionality software, experienced software developers charge less than $20,000.
  • Software having general utility costs somewhere between $20,000 to $40,000.
  • Software with above-average complexity features can be delivered at a price range of $40,000 - $60,000.
  • Custom software development companies working on complex and feature-rich applications can quote a price of over $60,000.
How Much Time Does It Take to Build a Software?

The time-taken to build software mainly depends on its complexity. 

  • Basic Software: They can be built in less than 2 months, but their functionality is considerably simple.
  • Medium Complexity Software: This software has more complicated features and can be deployed within 2 - 6 months.
  • High Complexity Software: Creating software of this level can take more than 6 months, due to incorporating intricate architecture, security solutions, multiple integrations, and many more.
How to Find the Right Software Developers?

It is vital to thoroughly analyze the top software development companies to find the ideal partner. However, it can be challenging to weigh their capabilities without knowing which selection criteria to analyze. While shortlisting a software development company consider the following benchmarks:

1) Expertise: Most companies have a clear idea of the type of platform and technology stack they plan on incorporating in their software before the start of the project. Therefore, they must hire software developers who possess the specific skill set and specializes in using those particular software development tools and technologies. For example, to create software in Java programming language, consider selecting software development company with expert Java developers with extensive knowledge of the top Java Frameworks such as Apache Nutch, Drools, AppFuse, etc.
2) Experience: Decision-makers must opt for the custom software development company that possesses hands-on experience in projects related to their industry. For instance, if a firm is planning to develop an eCommerce application, choose software developers with previous experience in designing such software. This way, businesses can ensure the software quality satisfies their requirements. Moreover, while outsourcing, clients must focus on service providers with previous experience of working with remote teams. This offers an insight into their ability to handling off-shore projects.
3) Reviews: Apart from their past experience, clients must examine the feedback attributed to the software development company by their past clients. This gives a thorough understanding of the software development firm’s processes and service quality. Apart from requesting references from the existing and previous clients, business owners can also explore third-party review and rating platforms, such as GoodFirms, to receive genuine customer feedback. 
4) Agility: The project requirement is bound to evolve during the development of the software. It is vital to ascertain that the software developer for hire is flexible enough to adapt to the change. This can be determined by studying their approach towards adopting new technology, as well as their ability to scale the project and offer flexible pricing models. The software developer must be ready to embrace new innovations as required to satisfy the demands and expectations of their clients.
5) Easy Exit Process: After the completion of the project, the top software development companies ensure a smooth and hassle-free transfer of the software and related information. However, it is smart to partner with a firm that offers seamless transition by timely transferring documentation and best practices to avoid miscommunication. Moreover, select a software development company that is willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement to safeguard confidential data.
What Questions to Ask the Software Development Company Before Signing the Contract?

Before settling on a software development company, there are several topics that you need to cover, like their pricing model, the number of developers assigned to the project, the estimated project duration, the requisite contracts, and documentation, along with the software development tools, languages, frameworks employed. However, this should not be the deciding factor for hiring a software developer. You must ask the following question to get a definite idea before finalizing the deal:

1) How Do You Ensure That You Comprehend My Project's Requirements?

This is the founding question to either select or reject a company. A gap in either explaining or understanding the project requirements can leave you with an application that varies significantly from what you envisioned. The top software developers for hire will warrant a comprehensive understanding of your business concerns, timeline, resources, budget, and market goals.

Give bonus points to the company that intends on providing prototypes, proof of concepts, and minimum viable products (MVPs) to communicate their insight and allow you to expand and improve that perception.

2) What Is Your Software Development Approach?

It is always wise to inquire about the software development process adopted by the contending software development company. The best custom software development companies will employ a reliable method that offers consistency and quality control. Ask them to describe their Agile processes, UX/UI research, iterations, QA/testing, etc. 

Do not forget to inquire about the steps they have taken to dodge the "Black Swan" situation in any previous projects and how they plan on implementing those tactics in your project. It is vital to hire a software developer who can ensure that the software has no grey areas after deployment. 

3) Is Software Maintenance and Staff Training Included in the Package?

After the deployment of the software, businesses may require the addition of newer features and functionalities as well as to fix bugs and release updates. The top software development companies offer post-deployment support. Additionally, most software developers for hire also provide software training to your in-house team.

Ask your potential software development company regarding the structure of maintenance and training administered by them. It is imperative to discuss whether these services are included in the pre-discussed budget or offered as an add-on service.

4) What Kind of Involvement Do You Expect from Me?

For developing software that meets your expectations, it is vital that you explicitly mention all your requirements to the software development company. Depending on the software development methodology, the team of developers may need to maintain a steady communication channel with you.

Inquiring about your expected involvement with the developers will let you offer timely suggestions regarding any changes you desire. Moreover, both parties can achieve their individual responsibilities, ensuring a harmonious software development process.

5) Why Should I Collaborate with Your Company?

This may seem like a very generic question. However, if the answer offered by the prospective software developer is common, it may be due to their lack of understanding of your project. They must be apt to describe their qualities and potential contribution that resonate with your project. 

At the same time, it is important not to fall for extravagant claims made by service providers! Demand for samples or illustrations of measurable services and solutions offered by the team. Hire a software developer with a credible and industry-specific track record that exhibits their excellence and relevance to your project.

GoodFirms Research Process

The principal aim of GoodFirms is to assist service seekers in finding the ideal software development solution by highlighting the rundown of the top custom software development agencies worldwide.

The team of researchers at GoodFirms has precisely evaluated significant software development companies based on GoodFirms proprietary research methodology. Our research approach covers critical qualitative and quantitative factors. The predominant firms that bagged a position on the list of top software development companies have been classified based on their software development and software designing caliber. Additionally, GoodFirms considers the years of experience and the market influence of the contending companies to comprehend their benefactions to the industry. The other valuable parameter acknowledged by the research team is the feedback and recommendations from previous clients, vouching for their credibility.

After thoroughly analyzing, we have curated the above list denoting the most reliable software development firms capable of delivering robust, appealing, and error-free software solutions to patrons worldwide. The featured companies maintain a team of experienced and qualified software developers that use leading-edge tools and technologies to create the ideal product.

GoodFirms urges new and established software development companies to present proof of their achievement and grab a spot in our 'Research' section.

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