Top Custom Software Development Companies in 2022

This ranking gathers 10 top custom software development companies worldwide - picked from 134 carefully-screened vendors. Details gathered about each vendor are the result of hours of research. You’ll find here information about the expertise, set of skills, talents on board, and culture of working, so you don’t have to research further. No sponsoring - simply the best custom software development companies ranking ever. Base your choice on solid data.

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June 15, 2022

TL;DR

Introduction

Wondering how the top 10 was picked from the crowd?

Companies listed in this ranking:

  • Received at least 20 positive client reviews on Clutch and other sources. In most cases, the total number of reviews for a company is higher than 50.
  • Have an overall score on Clutch of 4.7 or higher. 
  • Didn’t receive any completely negative review on Clutch.
  • Exist on the market for at least 5 years and have a vast experience in software development proven by a strong and legit portfolio.
  • Hire a team that has skills needed to deliver scalable custom software solutions.
  • Demonstrated a high level of engagement, proactive behavior, ownership-taking attitude, and problem-solving focus on past projects.
  • Promote an Agile culture of working.
  • Offer cross-functional teams with various specialists on board that focus on improving client’s business results.
  • There are no sponsored sections here. These companies are truly top, and were carefully researched and investigated by real people, not algorithms.

To gather all this information (which you can also find below), we’ve analyzed the companies’ websites, pages on ranking portals, reviews, testimonials, and content they publish on blogs and social media.

After clearing that out, let’s proceed to finding your perfect fit, shall we?

Top custom software development companies – shortlist

We’ve sorted this list alphabetically since there’s no universally best choice.

These 10 companies are the top ones on the market, but they also offer different solutions, approaches, and services. You need to pick the one that fits your exact needs by yourself.

The diagrams below compare the attitude and skills of each company. Analyzing this data will help you choose the best partner for your project’s needs.

All the general information about the companies is in the end.

Comparison: characteristics of each custom software development company

Let’s start with comparing the maturity of each company - expressed by the years of experience - and potential availability of developers - expressed by the team size.

Consider these aspects carefully especially if your project is big. And by big, we mean huge budget and/or demand for a big team.

Years of experience

A graph comparing top software development companies by the time the are present on the market.

Companies that are present on the market for a long time:

  • often achieved great  maturity of processes,
  • have chosen their favourite industries and already gained experience in these fields.

Companies that are present on the market for a shorter time:

  • have less experience and less fixed processes (5-6 years is often the time needed to structure the processes and gain experience as a team),
  • have a fresh look, are not opinionated, offer more flexibility.

Team size

A graph that presents how big are the teams in various top custom software development companies.

Bigger companies:

  • often need many formalities to begin the cooperation but it depends on their culture,
  • can provide you with a big team of developers and supporting roles.

Smaller companies:

  • often work in a more agile way,
  • want to prove their expertise caring about each client,
  • can accelerate many formalities, so the project can start quicker,
  • may not be able to provide you with a big team if you need one.

Is there a correlation between the company size and the ability to start a project quickly?

Often there's not. There may be many developers on board, but the company needs to maintain a sufficient buffer to be able to start a project quickly.

Comparison: their attitude

Reviews are not enough

Most rankings present reviews and general information about companies and their services. And that's (especially reviews) important, there's no doubt.

But what about a company’s way of delivering products and attitude towards cooperation with clients?

And this is exactly what differs one dev shop from another.

You most likely have experience researching and figuring it out on your own, don't you?

6 components that add up to how your collaboration with a chosen company will look:

  • focus on business success,
  • knowledge-sharing culture,
  • smooth cooperation between business, tech, and operations,
  • time to impact,
  • taking ownership,
  • being a highly engaged partner.

The companies’ attitude to deliver products was assessed based on:

  • How they were engaging in the previous projects.
  • What clients are saying about them in reviews and testimonials.
  • What they talk about themselves on their website, blog, and social media channels.

Focus on business success

A graph that compares how various top custom software development companies focus on the business success of their clients.

Focusing on business success of a product means much more than understanding vision and requirements. It means helping to choose direction and features that will bring the best business results and then organizing the whole project around that. On a daily basis, it means prioritizing development of new features from the most profitable ones.

Why that's important?

  • without that focus developers would just code one feature after another, without trying to understand the "why",
  • not focusing on business results may end up with developing an unsuccessful product no one needs, that brings low ROI.

Real business support manifests in:

  • challenging your ideas and advising what you can do better during the discovery phase and then on a daily basis,
  • gathering a cross-functional team by one table to talk about your business goals and plan how to deliver them in the most time- and cost-effective way,
  • including a business analyst in a team from the very beginning,
  • having developers with proper business knowledge or supporting them with tech advisors.

Consultancy approach - knowledge-sharing culture

A graph comparing top custom software development companies and their approach to share knowledge with clients.

Knowledge-sharing culture, or consultancy approach, means teaching, mentoring, and sharing knowledge with you and your team.

A company that manifests a strong consultancy approach not only delivers code, but also teaches your developers how to write it better and more efficiently, helps you to improve processes, and sometimes offers something more, like the support of Agile coaches, marketing team, or growth advisors for your developers.

Why that's important?

  • Your team learns a lot of new stuff, you improve the quality and efficiency of software development and know exactly how it is being done. After some time, you are able to continue on your own. That's added value from collaboration with a decent dev shop.
  • You can benefit from the services of various specialists like growth advisors who plan the development paths for your engineers.
  • Sharing knowledge increases transparency and improves collaboration between team members.

DevOps culture - smooth cooperation between business, tech, and operations

A graph comparing best custom software development companies' levels of DevOps culture.

Working in alliance with DevOps (or BizDevOps culture) means removing the boundaries between developers, operations, and business teams.

Best custom software development companies provide multidisciplinary teams and promote close collaboration. Transparency and frequent deployments increase the satisfaction of developers – and, as a consequence, of the users of your product.

Why that's important?

  • No boundaries smoothen the cooperation, speed up the decision-making process, shorten the feedback loop and accelerate the development process.
  • Frequent deployments and frequent testing allows to spot problems and bugs quickly.
  • DevOps culture makes the whole process more efficient and more satisfying for developers.

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Time to impact

A graph that presents how quickly best custom software development companies can make an impact.

Time to impact depends on:

  • how a company manages its resources (for example, if it maintains a sufficient buffer of developers who can jump right in),
  • number and complexity of formalities needed before they can start (often bigger dev shops need more time for formalities than the smaller ones),
  • time needed for onboarding.

Time to impact can be shortened by adding tech advisors to a team in the very beginning - they can quickly spot problems and suggest improvements. It can be also influenced by the way a company manages projects (fast iterations often mean fast improvements).

Organizing workshops in the initial phase of the process also allows for a quick impact from the dev shop's side.

Taking ownership

A graph showing how willing top software development companies are to take ownership.

A team with a high ownership attitude is not afraid to take full responsibility and own their mistakes because they know how to fix them. Taking ownership means being responsible for their part of the job and going through with it.

These development teams consist of the confident, experienced developers who are focused on looking for solutions.

Why that's important?

  • Developers in that kind of team will work more transparently and will be more creative.
  • The communication with you as a client will be open and close.
  • You will be sure that any mistake will be fixed and potential problems will be openly shared with you.

Being a highly engaged partner

A graph that compares how top software development companies form partnerships with their clients.

A true partnership means becoming a part of your team and being highly engaged in working towards achieving your business goals in the most efficient way.

Why that's important?

  • In traditional outsourcing a task is delegated to an external partner and they just deliver. You can't be sure if everything is going in the right direction. Development teams that form close relationships with their clients transparently share with you their progress. You can keep the finger on the pulse and be sure of the results.
  • In the case of team augmentation, your team and an external team will collaborate more effectively and gain more satisfaction.
  • Engaged teams focus on acieving their clients business goals.

Top custom software development companies – details

Here are the details about each company from this ranking – services, skills, talents on board, and the juice from reviews.

<h3 id="10clouds">10Clouds</h3>

10Clouds is one of the best custom software development companies.

10Clouds is a software development agency founded in 2009. They specialize in developing FinTech and Blockchain software. The company provides end-to-end product development and staff augmentation. 10Clouds were named one of Europe's Fastest Growing Companies by Financial Times. They were also listed among Deloitte 50 Fastest Growing in CEE, and appeared among top 100 companies globally by Clutch.

SERVICES: web development, mobile development, web design, product design, UX design, DevOps services, MLOps services, blockchain

SKILLS: blockchain, machine learning, DevOps, product design, cross-platform apps, MLOps, testing, MVP development, infrastructure development, illustration, motion design, brand design, user testing, discovery phase, Design Sprint

TALENTS: developers, designers, QA specialists, product delivery managers

TECH STACK: React.js, Angular, React Native, Node.js, Vue.js, Swift, Flutter, Kotlin, Python, Elixir

PORTFOLIO: Asmodee, StepStone, Baidu, TrustStamp, Forbes, Skedulo, Swile, Coinquista

REVIEWS: 4.9 stars on Clutch from 57 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: transparency, cost-consciousness, engagement, flexibility, dedication, effective workflow and project management, code quality, professionalism.

CULTURE & VALUES: The team claims that mutual, constructive feedback is a crucial part of showing appreciation. According to them, it feeds the values of humanism and progress. They believe in the power of recognition and celebrating achievements -it increases happiness and engagement. As their main virtues, they named care and appreciation. They keep the team powerful and united.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 200+

LOCATION: Poland, Warsaw (HQ), Poznan, Wroclaw

INDUSTRIES THEY'RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCES WITH: FinTech, banking, EduTech, HealthTech, IT, business services

<h3 id="brainhub">Brainhub</h3>

Brainhub is one of the top custom software development companies.

Brainhub is a software development agency from Poland, founded in 2014. Their services focus on digital acceleration and team augmentation. The company provides cross-functional teams with Business Analysts on board. Brainhub was listed among FT 1000 Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2021 and received Rising Star Awards from Deloitte: 50 Technology Fast Central Europe. Clutch named them one of the Top 100 Sustained Growth Companies 2020 & 2021 and received Forbes Diamond Award 2022.

SERVICES: web development, mobile development, UX/UI design, desktop development, digital product development, staff augmentation, digital transformation

SKILLS: GraphQL, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, GCP, DevOps, workshops, hybrid mobile app development, iOS app development, Android app development, PWAs, CI/CD, automated tests, BDD, TDD, information architecture, visual design, backend engineering, API development, serverless architecture, testing, UX design, UI design, UX audit, UX workshops, architecture development, MVP, prototyping, product scaling

TALENTS: software engineers, QA specialists, software architects, DevOps engineers, tech advisors, UX/UI designers, business analysts, scrum masters, agile coaches, delivery managers, growth advisors

TECH STACK: JavaScript, TypeScript, .NET, Node.js, React.js, React Native, NestJS, Electron.js

PORTFOLIO:  National Geographic, Paradox Interactive, TC Global, Collegial, Beam, Jackbox Games, Screencloud, Heist Studios, Venture Harbour, Medicover GO

REVIEWS: 4.8 stars on Clutch from 27 reviews.

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: technical knowledge, quality of the code, proactive attitude, project management abilities, transparency, engagement, dedication, businesslike approach.

CULTURE & VALUES: The team cherishes ownership and proactive behavior. They love to engage in the full business process and believe in solving problems together through excellent communication. They believe in the power of making educated decisions. The team also values cooperation, consistent growth, and loves to share knowledge.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 80

LOCATION: Poland (Gliwice - HQ, Wroclaw, Cracow, Warsaw)

INDUSTRIES THEY'RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCES WITH: FinTech, gaming, EdTech, MedTech.

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<h3 id="diceus">Diceus</h3>

Diceus is one of the best custom software development companies.

Diceus is a software development company founded in 2011 in Ukraine. They provide the clients with both staff augmentation and end-to-end product development. The team was distinguished by TopDevelopers.co among the top .NET Developers of 2021. The Manifest recognized them as one of the most reviewed IT services companies. Diceus was also listed among the top B2B software development firms 2021 by Clutch.

SERVICES: custom software development, web app development, mobile app development, UI/UX design, data migration services, desktop app development, website development, IT consulting and audit

SKILLS: DevOps, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, blockchain, big data, cloud solutions, data science, cross-platform apps

TALENTS: developers, designers, architects, QA and test engineers, business analysts, project managers

TECH STACK: React.js, Node.js, Vue.js, Angular.js, Golang, Flutter, Java, .NET, Python, PHP, Ruby, Objective.C

PORTFOLIO: Willis Towers Watson, Bridgestone, Bank al Etihad, Verisense, Lean Business Services, BriteCore, BenefitNet, Riskville, WebSpin360, Insubiz, Crowdsurfr, NextCom

REVIEWS: 4.8 stars on Clutch from 40 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: responsiveness, commitment, professionalism, organizational skills, result-oriented approach, effective communication, expertise, timely reporting, dedication.

CULTURE & VALUES: The company wants to bring as many values as possible to the clients and users, using the right technology and people. The team's mission is to deliver high quality, and the expertise in various industries. They claim a quality-driven delivery model helps them to do so.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 100+

LOCATION: Ukraine, Kyiv, Denmark, Hellerup, Lithuania, Alytus, USA, New York City

INDUSTRIES THEY'RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCES WITH: banking, FinTech, insurance, logistics, retail, healthcare, automotive, IT, telecommunications, e-commerce.

<h3 id="futureprocessing">Future Processing</h3>

Future Processing is among the top software development companies.

Future Processing is a custom software development and consultancy company from Poland. They focus on digital transformation with the use of Machine Learning, Cloud, and Data solutions. The company offers software development services and helps with the discovery phase of a project. They also provide consulting services. Future Processing have been a Microsoft partner since 2007. The company was distinguished among the Top Developers from Poland in 2022 by Clutch, and won Strategic Sourcing Awards in 2021.

SERVICES: strategy workshop, discovery workshop, design sprint, software audits, custom software development, software design, support & maintenance, digital transformation, dedicated team, cloud services, legacy modernization

SKILLS: business intelligence, data science, Machine Learning, cloud solutions, data solutions, AWS, Azure, PoC development, IoT, AI, Big Data, DevOps, business analysis, testing, Quality Assurance, software architecture, quality audits, security audits, usability and accessibility audits

TALENTS: software engineers, solution architects, DevOps engineers, DevOps architects, Big Data architects, QA engineers, business analysts, scrum masters, delivery managers, UX/UI designers, graphic designers

TECH STACK: .NET, Java, Angular, C++, PHP, Python, Node.js, React, React Native, MongoDB

PORTFOLIO: Allocate, Demica, 4 finance, Coconet, Algomi, Crédit Agricole Bank, Euromoney, Flowbird, Feedback Medical, FareShare, iSite, ista, KMD, Lenso, Marston Holdings, Mediahaus, mPay, Nexteer Automotive

REVIEWS: 4.7 stars on Clutch from 33 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: top-notch project management, predictability, professionalism, quality of work, being goal-oriented, focus on people and building relationships, being cooperative and timeline-oriented.

CULTURE & VALUES: According to the team, quality lies at the center of everything they do. It represents their core strength. The team is passionate about software development and shares a commitment to work. They always strive to expand their knowledge and skills. They believe in the openness and trust, and the fact that these qualities lie at the heart of the positive atmosphere at work. They also cherish team spirit.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 1000+

LOCATION: Poland (Gliwice, Gdynia), Switzerland (Zurich), UK (London), Germany (Düsseldorf), Ukraine (Ternopil)

INDUSTRIES THEY’RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCED WITH: fintech, healthcare, logistics & transport, manufacturing, real estate

<h3 id="itechartgroup">iTechArt Group</h3>

iTechArt is among the best software development companies.

iTechArt Group is a big custom software development company from the USA with over 3500 developers on board. They most often work with VC-backed startups, midmarket, and enterprises. The company focuses on web and mobile app development, Cloud solutions, and UX/UI design services. They were awarded by Inc. 5000 and Financial Times.

SERVICES: web development, mobile app development, cloud solutions, QA and testing, UX/UI design

SKILLS: native mobile app development, cross-platform app development, DevOps, PWAs, SPA development, API development, backend refactoring, Cloud deployment, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, wireframes, prototyping, UX design, UI design, Big Data, AI, IoT, business intelligence, blockchain, AR/VR, cybersecurity, serverless applications

TALENTS: software engineers, DevOps engineers, Data Science engineers, QA engineers, project managers, business analysts, delivery managers, UX designers

TECH STACK: .NET, Angular.js, React Native, Node.js, ASP.NET, Java, JavaScript

PORTFOLIO: ClassPass, ZEFR, Gain Capital, Merkle, DealCloud, Freshly, Thirty Madison, Doctors Without Borders, Unlimint, Integrate, Rally

REVIEWS: 4.9 stars on Clutch from 42 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: excellent communication, attentiveness to feedback, delivering what client needs, impressive project management, reliability, challenging assumptions

CULTURE & VALUES: The culture of iTechArt is rooted in diversity, growth, and giving back. The team believes that diversity is inherent for success. They love participating in various volunteering programs and making charitable donations. They claim it's a part of who they are.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 3500+

LOCATION: Poland (Warsaw, Lodz, Wroclaw, Krakow), USA (New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Fransisco), Belarus (Minsk), Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv), Lithuania (Vilnius), Austria (Vienna), UK (London)

INDUSTRIES THEY’RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCED WITH: fintech, healthtech, real estate, ecommerce, edtech, marketing and adtech, gamedev

<h3 id="miquido">Miquido</h3>

Miquido is ne of the top custom software development services providers.

Miquido is a software development company from Poland, founded in 2011. They focus on custom software development, digital transformation, and legacy modernization. The company was recognized by Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2016 as the fastest growing mobile development company in CEE. They are a Google Certified Agency, were covered by Time & Forbes, and named Top Mobile App Development Company in the UK.

SERVICES: product design, web development, mobile development, Artificial Intelligence, product strategy, digital transformation, legacy modernization, Proof of Concept, innovation research, UX/UI design, UX workshops, UX audit, Cloud deployment

SKILLS: Kubernetes, native mobile app development, cross-platform mobile app development, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Computer Vision, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, cloud app development, cloud deployment, UX design, UI design, Business Intelligence, product strategy, workshop, NLP, market research, prototyping, PoC

TALENTS: developers, architects, designers, QA specialists, project managers, cloud engineers, data science engineers

TECH STACK: JavaScript, Angular, React, Node.js, Golang, Java, Flutter, Swift, Kotlin, TypeScript

PORTFOLIO:  Skyscanner, Abbey Road Studios, BNP Paribas, Santander Bank, Herbalife, Play, TUI, Empik, Onkyo Music, HelloFresh, Pando, Klassik Radio, HID, Nestle, Aviva, AXA, SBAB, Nextbank

REVIEWS: 4.8 stars on Clutch from 36 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: reliability, flexibility, consistency, quick turnaround time, ability to onboard rapidly, versatile range of skills and capabilities, transparency, communication skills, commitment, work ethic.

CULTURE & VALUES: The team highly values honesty and transparency. They pride themselves on always speaking up when needed, explaining clients why their vision won’t translate into business success and advising better solutions. Delivering business value is crucial for the team. They always strive to put people first, focusing ontheir personal growth, competence development, and overall satisfaction.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 200+

LOCATION: Poland, Cracow

INDUSTRIES THEY'RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCES WITH: FinTech (banking, insurance), e-commerce, MedTech, entertainment

<h3 id="nix">N-iX</h3>

N-iX is one of the top custom software development agencies.

N-iX is a big custom software development company from Ukraine with over 1600 employees on board. They focus on offering team extension, custom software development, and full-cycle game development. The team is experienced in Machine Learning, Data Science, and Cloud solutions. They are a Microsoft Gold Partner, AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, and SAP Partner. N-iX was distinguished as an IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 Company 2017-2022 and received a Computing DevOps Excellence Award 2021.

SERVICES: custom software development, mobile application development, OpenText professional services, game development, software QA and testing, team extension

SKILLS: Cloud solutions, Big Data, data analytics, business intelligence, embedded software, VR, DevOps, Machine Learning, IoT, UX design, UI design, enterprise mobility, blockchain, native mobile app development

TALENTS: software engineers, DevOps engineers, data scientists, QA engineers, delivery managers, scrum masters, UX/UI designers

TECH STACK: Java, JavaScript, Python, .NET, Scala, Ruby, C#, C++, Unity, PHP, Golang

PORTFOLIO: TuneIn, Weinmann, Globacap, PrettyLittleThing, Cleverbridge, Fluke, Gogo, Messer

REVIEWS: 4.8 stars on Clutch from 27 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: close communication, top-notch technical and management skills, bug-free delivery, structured process, being solution-oriented, feedback-oriented and cooperative

CULTURE & VALUES: They believe in empathy and care about clients and teammates. One of their values is curiosity. They like to look at situations from different angles. The team cherishes flexibility, open communication, trust, initiative, and innovation.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 1600+

LOCATION: Ukraine (Lviv, Kyiv), Bulgaria (Sofia), Poland (Krakow), Sweden (Malmo), USA (Florida)

INDUSTRIES THEY’RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCED WITH: manufacturing, logistics, retail, fintech, healthcare, telecom, agritech, energy & utilities

<h3 id="taazaa">Taazaa</h3>

Taazaa is one of the est custom software development agencies.

Taazaa is a custom software development company with offices located in India and USA. Their core services are focused around helping organizations design and build digital solutions. The team delivers all aspects of a software development project, from validation to development and support. The company provides elastic product development teams, offers product modernization and DevOps services. Taazaa claims they served 100s of clients from startups to SMBs and Fortune 500 companies.

SERVICES: mobile app development, product consulting, product transformation, UI/UX development, web development, quality assurance, DevOps services, research and innovation, enterprise software development

SKILLS: cross-platform mobile apps, native mobile apps, Progressive Web Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, NLP, IoT, Cloud

TALENTS: software engineers, QA engineers, technical architects, business analysts, UX designers

TECH STACK: React Native, Node.js, .NET, MongoDB, Express.js, Swift, Objective-C, Java, Kotlin, Xamarin, Flutter, React, Angular, Vue

PORTFOLIO: PulseBox, Caring24, Malley’s Chocolates, Lachina, Open i Networks, Vorrei, Wright Partners

REVIEWS: 5.0 stars on Clutch from 20 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: dedication and work ethic, transparency, easy communication, hard-working team, understanding the client’s needs, being able to quickly incorporate feedback

CULTURE & VALUES: They always put people first. The team focuses on building user-friendly software and always prioritize relationships over transactions. They are always open to new ideas, seeking new approaches and learning. They focus on long-term goals and care about the highest quality. They believe in empathy and humility.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 200

LOCATION: USA (Hudson, OH), India (Noida, UP)

INDUSTRIES THEY’RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCED WITH: healthcare, transportation, and logistics, proptech/real estate, edtech

<h3 id="txi">TXI</h3>

TXI belongs to the best software development companies.

TXI is a custom software development company from the USA, founded in 2002. They partner with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100. The team claims they are industry-agnostic. Clutch listed themas leaders in a few categories: software development, Ruby on Rails developers, and developers from Chicago.

SERVICES: custom web development, mobile development, digital strategy and project management, product design, UX design, workshops

SKILLS: IoT, user research, UX design, branding, business strategy, project management, DevOps, maintenance, hosting, native app development, cross-platform app development, user testing, user research

TALENTS: software engineers, QA engineers, DevOps engineers, designers, project managers

TECH STACK: React Native, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails

PORTFOLIO: Dept. of Medicine, Northwestern University, Outcome Health, Journal for the American Medical Association (JAMA), AKARA, Abbvie, Tyson Foods, Ocean Spray, AccuWeather, Frommer's, Discover Financial, Dickson, Field Museum

REVIEWS: 4.9 stars on Clutch from 42 reviews

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: communication skills, structure of the development process, skilled expertise, flexibility, collaborativeness, creativity, ability to synthesize information, collaboration, responsiveness, proactivity, willingness to learn, accessibility.

CULTURE & VALUES: The team's motto is the tech done right - right for the users, right for the client, and right for the community. They believe in close collaboration and trust. Team members love to share knowledge, and constantly grow and learn. They take care of their people and their families, so everyone can keep growing and learning. They value diversity and inclusivity.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 80+

LOCATION: USA, Chicago

INDUSTRIES THEY'RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCES WITH: EdTech, healthcare, manufacturing & IoT, retail & e-commerce, media

<h3 id="tsh">The Software House</h3>

The Software House is listed among the top custom software developers.

The Software House is a custom software development company from Poland, founded in 2012. They focus on building and scaling up software development teams. Clutch recognized them as the most highly-recommended software development company in Poland in 2020. They were also distinguished by Financial Times, ComputerWorld, and listed among the Deloitte Fast50.

SERVICES: web development, mobile development, product design

SKILLS: cloud development, devops, quality assurance, software architecture, microservices, cross-platform apps, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, serverless architecture, customer journey maps, product workshops, wireframing, design sprint, prototyping, MVP development

TALENTS: developers, designers, QA engineers, DevOps engineers, delivery managers

TECH STACK: React, Angular, Vue, PHP, Node.js, TypeScript, Golang, Symfony, Laravel, React Native

PORTFOLIO:  eSky.com, Takamol, Smartum, WieBetaaltWat, Synerise, Worldwide101, SpeakersCorner, Prisma

REVIEWS: 4.8 stars on Clutch from 51 reviews.

WHAT CLIENTS APPRECIATE: flexibility, efficiency, ability to adapt, experience, reliability, communication skills, knowledge.

CULTURE & VALUES: The team believes in people and their satisfaction, naming it their greatest asset. They love to grow and learn. The team values open communication and high engagement. They form their relationships with the clients on the basis of openness to one another. They believe that a broad perspective allows them to spot potential and real problems ahead of time.

METHODOLOGY: Agile methodology

COMPANY SIZE: 220+

LOCATION: Poland (Gliwice – HQ, Kraków), The Netherlands (Amsterdam)

INDUSTRIES THEY’RE ESPECIALLY EXPERIENCES WITH: fintech, real estate, IT.

Your next moves

Now, you can continue the research using other resources and sites like Clutch or The Manifest, or already start reaching out to the choses companies.

During the assessment phase, pay attention to culture fit, mutual understanding, and the flow between you and the vendor’s team.

Before starting the cooperation, remember that you should be the owner of the source code, and that needs to be stated in the agreement.

If you want to speed things up, prepare at least a short version of an RFP with all the crucial details. This will save your time as you won't have to write a long e-mail for each vendor.

Good luck!

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FAQ

What is a custom software development company?

Custom software development companies create software solutions adjusted to a particular client’s needs. The process often includes services like ideation, workshops, design, development, and maintenance. The software can be created from scratch by a particular vendor, or an external company can co-create it with an internal client’s team, delivering, for example, some features.

What are types of custom software development service?

Custom software development companies offer:

  • mobile app development,
  • web app development,
  • desktop app development.

Custom-built software may also include:

  • SaaS development,
  • eCommerce software development,
  • Content Management Systems,
  • Customer Management Systems,
  • Operations or Business Management Systems (or business process automation software),
  • and many other industry-specific types of software.

Which company is best for software development?

There’s no universally best software development company. There’s only the best one for a particular case. It should provide what your project needs most in terms of services and specialists. Besides that, top software development companies have a specific view of projects - they look at them from the business-success perspective. Best teams work flexibly, eagerly share knowledge with their partners, work transparently and form strong relationships with internal teams.

How do I find the best custom software development company?

To find the best custom software development company, start with naming your needs and expectations. Then, use various sources to research potential vendors:

While researching particular companies:

  • check their portfolio,
  • read reviews and testimonials,
  • review the credibility of their websites.

Ask how they manage projects, what kinds of specialists they provide, and how they operate in terms of, for example, deployments and testing.

To operate faster, prepare at least a short version of the Request for Proposal to send to chosen companies.

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