Top Software Development Companies
The best software development companies can build custom software solutions, operating systems, websites, mobile applications and more. Ready to work with the best software developers who will get the highest results for your specific business? Our algorithms, analysts and industry experts have provided a current, proven list of leading software development firms that can provide top-rated software development services.
Emerge is a leading software development company that delivers top digital products through their diverse knowledge of design and technology. They are experts in developing mobile, web, enterprise, eCommerce and IoT solutions. Emerge’s impressive portfolio boasts work for clients such as Unilever, Mercedes-Benz, Nike Inc., Wacom, AT&T, Fells Fargo, Starbucks, Target and more.
Best Software Development Companies Of 2019
Now that you've seen our top three companies, take a look at our full list of the best software developers based on our experienced ranking system. We've made it easier for you to find the software development company that suits your brand’s specific needs.
|Company||Website||Location||Team Size||Average Rate||Minimal Budget|
|1. EMERGE||https://www.emergeinteractive.com||412 SW 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205, United States||Under 49||$185/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|2. Syberry Corporation||https://www.syberry.com||5910 Courtyard Dr., Suite 155, Austin, Texas 78731, United States||250 - 499||$40/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|3. The Gnar Company||https://www.thegnar.co||19 Kingston Street, Floor 3, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, United States||Under 49||$150/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|4. Parrolabs Inc||https://www.parrolabs.com||Street. 26 Sur # 48 - 41, Envigado, Antioquia, Envigado, 055422, Colombia||Under 49||$65/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|5. Apiumhub||https://apiumhub.com||Plaza Urquinaona 1, Principal 2a, Barcelona, 08010, Spain||Under 49||$60/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|6. *instinctools Company||http://www.instinctools.com||Hauptstaetter Str. 89, Stuttgart, 70178, Germany||250 - 499||$37/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|7. itCraft s.c.||https://itcraftapps.com||Górczewska 228 lok. 22, WARSAW, 01-460, Poland||Under 49||$50/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|8. Startup Development House||https://start-up.house||Aleja Niepodległości 124/23, Warsaw, 02-577, Poland||Under 49||$40/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|9. Symbiosys||https://www.smbsol.com||1176 bishop street, #305, Montreal, H3V1B8, Canada||50-99||$80/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|10. Table XI||https://www.tablexi.com||328 S. Jefferson St., Chicago, Illinois 60661, United States||Under 49||$195/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|11. Seamgen||https://www.seamgen.com||185 W F Street, Suite 700, San Diego, California 92101, United States||Under 49||$130/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|12. Bornfight||https://www.bornfight.com||Vukasovićeva 1, Zagreb, 10000, Croatia||50-99||$60/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|13. PragmaticDLT||https://pragmaticdlt.com||36 Toronto St, Toronto, ON M5C 2C5, Canada||Under 49||$75/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|14. Brightscout||https://www.brightscout.com||600 Congress Ave., Floor 14, Austin, Texas 78701, United States||Under 49||$95/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|15. Binariks||https://binariks.com||Heroiv UPA St, 73, Lviv, 79015, Ukraine||50 - 99||$35/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|16. Attract Group||https://attractgroup.com||2900 Meade Ave 5, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102, United States||Under 49||$35/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|17. Applaudo Studios||https://applaudostudios.com||Applaudo Studios 701 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701 United States, Austin, Texas 78701, United States||100 - 249||$75/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|18. datarockets||https://datarockets.com||Queens Wharf Rd, Toronto, ON M5V 0J3, Canada||Under 49||$35/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|19. fram^||https://wearefram.com||180 - 192, TNR Tower, Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Vietnam||100 - 249||Inquire||Inquire|
|20. Clarion Technologies||https://www.clariontech.com||444 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022, NYC, New York 10022, United States||250 - 499||Inquire||Inquire|
|21. ITech CRAFT||https://itechcraft.com||YSA GmbH Panoramastrasse 1, Berlin, 10178, Germany||100 - 249||$45/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|22. Dogtown Media||https://www.dogtownmedia.com||228 Main Street, Suite 4, Venice, California 90291, United States||Under 49||$140/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|23. Terasol Technologies||https://www.terasoltechnologies.com||75 Water Street, New york City, New York 10005, United States||Under 49||$50/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|24. Factory||https://www.factory.hr||Lorenza Jagera 2, Osijek, 31000, Croatia||Under 49||$50/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|25. Sirin Software||https://sirinsoftware.com||401 E 1st Street #1868 – 0060, Sanford, Florida 32772, United States||50 - 99||$45/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|26. Tudip||https://tudip.com||Sr. No. 241/3/A, Datta Mandir Road, Wakad, Pune, 411057, India|
1999, Bascom Ave Suite 700 Campbell, CA 95008, USA
|250 - 499||$15/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|27. Idea||http://www.idea.lt||Gelezinio Vilko str. 18A, Vilnius, 08104, Lithuania||Under 49||$50/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|28. Aurora Digital||https://www.auroradigital.eu||Helsinki, Helsinki, 00600, Finland||Under 49||$80/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|29. KeenEthics||https://keenethics.com||Kulparkivska str. 59 Lviv, Lviv, 79015, Ukraine||50 - 99||$30/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|30. Buzz Interactive||https://www.buzzinteractive.co||FF-1, DG Commercial Area, Divine Gardens . Lahore, Lahore, 54810, Pakistan||Under 49||$45/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|31. Athlon||https://www.weareathlon.com||Athlon Toronto: Unit 201, 147 Liberty St, Toronto, M6K 3G3, Canada||50 - 99||Inquire||$1,000 - $10,000|
|32. Rubyroid Labs||https://rubyroidlabs.com||Platonava 20B-3 3rd Floor, Minsk, 220005, Belarus||Under 49||$35/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|33. Exposit||https://www.exposit.com||Popovicha, 2B, Grodno, 230024, Belarus||100 - 249||$28/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|34. Halo Lab||https://halo-lab.com||Armiiska str., Odessa, 65058, Ukraine||Under 49||$40/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|35. Demodern||https://demodern.com||Lichtstraße 43c, Köln, 50825, Germany||50 - 99||Inquire||Inquire|
|36. mindworks||https://www.mindworks.de||Jarrestraße 42a, Hamburg, 22303, Germany||Under 49||$140/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|37. the Design Agency||https://www.designagency.gr||179 Kifisias street, Marousi, 15124, Greece||Under 49||$59/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|38. Eight Bit Studios||https://eightbitstudios.com||350 W. Erie #300, Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States||Under 49||$185/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|39. Cabot Technology Solutions, Inc.||https://www.cabotsolutions.com||318 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606, USA||100 - 249||$30/hr||Inquire|
|40. Coding Sans||https://codingsans.com||1051 Budapest,|
Arany János u. 10, Hungary
|Under 49||$40/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|41. PROGMATIQ||https://progmatiq.com||Plac Jana Kilińskiego 2, Rzeszów, 35-005, Poland||Under 49||$50/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|42. Magora||https://magora-systems.com||The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St London E1 6JJ||100 - 249||$55/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|43. Algoworks||https://www.algoworks.com||Plot No. C 28 & 29, Tower A, 5th Floor, Logix Cyber Park, Noida Sec62, 201301, India||100 - 249||$40/hr||Inquire|
|44. ImageX Media||http://imagexmedia.com||163 W Hastings St, Vancouver, V6B 1H5, Canada||50 - 99||$125/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|45. Techliance||https://www.techliance.com||12884 South Frontrunner Boulevard Suite 140, Draper, Utah 84020, United States||Under 49||$20/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|46. Leverage||https://www.leveragestl.com||205 Chesterfield Ind Blvd, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005, United States||Under 49||$100/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|47. Look4App||https://www.l4a-soft.com||Szewska 3A, Wrocław, 50-053, Poland||50 - 99||$60/hr||Inquire|
|48. Kroon Studio||http://www.kroonstudio.com||Kumanovska 14, Beograd, 011, Serbia||Under 49||$40/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|49. 2muchcoffee||https://2muchcoffee.com||159 20th St., Brooklyn, NY, New York 11232, United States||Under 49||$40/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|50. LORDEYS||https://lordeys.com||#2908 North Renming Road, #282 Unit 1111, Songjiang, Shanghai, 201600, China||Under 49||Inquire||$10,000 - $25,000|
|51. The Provato Group||https://www.theprovatogroup.com||8748 Brecksville Road #125, Brecksville, Ohio 44141, United States||Under 49||$100/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|52. Intellias||https://www.intellias.com||Naukova Street 7D, Lviv, 79060, Ukraine||1000 & Up||$40/hr||$50,000 & Up|
|53. Outsourcing Ukraine||http://www.outsourcing-ukraine.com||Nyzhniodniprovska street, 8, Zaporizhia, 69091, Germany||Under 49||$6/hr||Inquire|
|54. CyberCraft||https://cybercraftinc.com||75a K.levitskogo, Lviv, 79000, Ukraine||Under 49||$50/hr||Inquire|
|55. KoderLabs||https://www.koderlabs.com||Office# 950 E Hwy 114 Suite 160, Southlake, TX 76092, Dallas, Texas 76092, United States||50 - 99||$35/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|56. Idea Rebel||https://www.idearebel.com||113 Water Street, Vancouver, V6B1A7, Canada||Under 49||$180/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|57. Spiral Scout||https://spiralscout.com||1980 Washington St, Suite 405, San Francisco, California 94109, United States||Under 49||$75/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|58. lyra||http://lyra.digital||Calle Valderribas, 59, MADRID, 28007, Spain||Under 49||Inquire||$10,000 - $25,000|
|59. Switch Software Solutions||https://switchsoftware.us||Montevideo, Uruguay | Agr. Fco. Ros 2780, Montevideo, 11300, Uruguay||50 - 99||$35/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|60. ESKOR Werbeagentur||https://www.eskor.de||Finkenweg 10, Körle, 34327, Germany||Under 49||$100/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|61. WK360||https://wk360.com||Applescan House, Latimer Road, Luton, LU1 3XQ, United Kingdom||Under 49||Inquire||Inquire|
|62. Norderbergs||https://norderbergs.com||Järnvägsgatan 6A, Visby, 62146, Sweden||Under 49||$75/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|63. Solulab INC||http://www.solulab.com||6016 FALLBROOK AVE. #101,, WOODLAND HILLS, California 91367, United States||50 - 99||$30/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|64. Mega||http://themega.agency||11 S Angel St, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States||Under 49||$75/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|65. DEEPBLUE||https://www.deepblue.com||3196 S. Hiquera Street, Suite D, San Luis Obispo, California 93401, United States||Under 49||$125/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|66. toughlex||https://www.toughlex.com||Statybininkų g. 7, Kaunas, LT50130, Lithuania||Under 49||$35/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|67. QArea||https://qarea.com||8950 W Olympic Blvd #89, Beverly Hills, California 90211, United States||250 - 499||$35/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|68. Appus Studio LP||https://appus.software||Alchevskih, 17, Kharkiv, 61000, Ukraine||Under 49||$27/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|69. Clustox||https://www.clustox.com||69 BII Gulberg III, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan||Under 49||$20/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|70. Silicon Overdrive||http://www.archer-soft.com||5 Hares Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa||Under 49||$50/hr||Under $1,000|
|71. Next Big Technology||https://nextbigtechnology.com||GA 18 Bhawani Nagar Sikar Road, Jaipur, 302039, India||Under 49||$20/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|72. Proxima agency||https://proxima.world||New York, 944, 5th Ave, New York, New York 119332, United States||Under 49||$40/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|73. Euro Testing Software Solutions||http://www.euro-testing.com||Floreasca Cube Corp X, Calea Floreasca 169, Bucharest, 014459, Romania||50 - 99||$40/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|74. TOPS Infosolutions||https://www.topsinfosolutions.com||5002 Spring Crest Terrace, Fremont, California 94536, United States||100 - 249||$15/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|75. PixelCrayons||https://www.pixelcrayons.com||H 221, Sector 63, Noida - 201301, U.P., India||500 - 999||$12/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|76. KDSolutions||https://kdsolutions.com||Kraków, Kraków, 30-812, Poland||Under 49||Inquire||$1,000 - $10,000|
|77. Decipher Zone Softwares||https://decipherzone.com||14/120, Amitek Building, Shipra path road, Mansarovar, Jaipur, 302020, India||50 - 99||$10/hr||Under $1,000|
|78. Web Design Sun®||https://www.webdesignsun.com||World Trade Center, Edificio Sur – 2a Planta, Muelle de Barcelona, Barcelona, 08039, Spain||Under 49||$30/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|79. Voyant Consultancy Services||http://www.voyantcs.com||9/1 Baroda Basak Street, Kolkata, 700036, India||50 - 99||$35/hr||Inquire|
|80. Telexar||https://www.telexarsoftware.com||414/10 K Cyril Perera Mawatha. Colombo 13., Colombo, 01300, Sri Lanka||50 - 99||$7/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|81. Maocular Tech Expert||https://www.maocular.org||Suite A1 Asher Plaza Arab Road Kubwa Abuja, FCT, 234, Nigeria||Under 49||$200/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|82. CognitiveClouds||https://www.cognitiveclouds.com||5433 Ontario Common, Fremont, California 94555, United States||100 - 249||$25/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|83. ISS Art||https://issart.com||820 Post Street, San Francisco, California 94109, United States||50 - 99||$35/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|84. DxMinds Innovation Labs Pvt.Ltd||https://dxminds.com||#61, 1st Floor, 7th Main, 12th Cross Rd, BTM 2nd Stage, Bangalore, 560076, India||50 - 99||$28/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|85. Rwaltz Software||http://www.rwaltz.com||5910 Shiloh Rd East, Suite 123, Alpharetta, GA 30005- USA, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005, United States||Under 49||Inquire||Inquire|
|86. Software Brothers||https://softwarebrothers.co||Skarbowców 23b, Wrocław, 53-025, Poland||Under 49||$55/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|87. Xplicity JSC||https://www.xplicity.com||Chemijos str. 19A, Kaunas, 51332, Lithuania||Under 49||$35/hr||Inquire|
|88. Ilao||http://ilao.co||Beşiktaş, Istanbul, 34130, Turkey||Under 49||Inquire||$1,000 - $10,000|
|89. IntexSoft||https://www.intexsoft.com||Bogutskogo 5, Grodno, 230003, Belarus||100 - 249||$35/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|90. Techmango Technology Services||https://www.techmango.net||Sambakulam, S. Kodikulam, Madurai, 625007, India||100 - 249||$25/hr||Under $1,000|
|91. Entrision||https://entrision.com||324 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin WI, United States||Under 49||$125/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|92. Finoit Technologies||https://www.finoit.com||Suite 202, 600 E. John Carpenter Fwy Irving, Texas, Irving, Texas 75062, United States||100 - 249||$25/hr||Inquire|
|93. Digit Bazar IT Solutions Private Limited||http://www.digitbazar.com||157/4/9, Car Market, Kishangarh, Vasantkunj,, New Delhi, 110070, India||50 - 99||$10/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|94. Appscrip||https://www.appscrip.com||MobiFyi LLC, 8530 Colonial Place,Duluth, GA, 30097, USA., Duluth, Georgia 30097, United States||100 - 249||$25/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|95. UNL Solutions||https://unl.solutions||Loughborough Technology Centre, Epinal Way, Loughborough, LE11 3GE USA office 1 Radisson Plaza Suite 800, New Rochelle, NY, 10801 + 44 1509 733445, Loughborough, LE11 3GE, United Kingdom||Under 49||$35/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|96. Vyrazu Labs||https://www.vyrazu.com||Module 305 and 311, Webel IT Park, DH Block(Newtown), Action Area I, Kolkata, 700156, India||Under 49||$20/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|97. HTML Pro||https://www.htmlpro.net||19th W 34th ST STE 1018, New York, NY, 10001, New York, New York 10001, United States||50 - 99||$75/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|98. RSQUARE MEDIA||https://www.rsquare.media||99 Wall St, Ste. 1303, new york, New York 10005, United States||Under 49||$150/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|99. Kontra Agency||https://kontra.agency||Ulica Ljudevita Posavskog 4, Zagreb, 10 000, Croatia||Under 49||$50/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|100. Romexsoft||https://www.romexsoft.com||50 Gnata Khotkevycha St., Lviv, 79070, Ukraine||50 - 99||$35/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|101. Cubix||https://www.cubix.co/mobile-app||1875 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006, United States||100 - 249||$49/hr||$25,000 - $50,000|
|102. LAKSN Technologies||https://www.laksn.com||Mumbai, Mumbai, 401107, India||50 - 99||$200/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|103. RabIT software engineering||https://www.rabitse.com||Alsó Kikötő sor 11/D, Szeged, 6726, Hungary||Under 49||$35/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|104. Seasia Infotech||https://www.seasiainfotech.com||5858 Horton Street, Suite 101, Emeryville, California 94608, United States||500 - 999||$25/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|105. Huspi sp. z O.O.||https://huspi.com||Al. Rejtana 23/ 1.2A, Rzeszow, 35-236, Poland||Under 49||$25/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|106. Ketek||https://www.ketek.ro||Str. Fantana Alba, Nr. 2, Bl. 2A, Suceava, 720266, Romania||Under 49||$35/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
|107. Think Future Technologies||https://www.tftus.com||First Floor, AIHP Tower 249G, Udyog vihar, Phase-IV, Gurgaon, Gurgaon, 122015, India||250 - 499||$25/hr||Under $1,000|
|108. SpinDance||https://spindance.com||150 East 8th Street, Holland, Michigan 49423, United States||Under 49||$150/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|109. Relliks Systems||https://relliks.com||Rehman Business Center, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan||Under 49||$30/hr||Inquire|
|110. Critical Mission Computing Ltd||https://www.criticalmissioncomputing.co.uk||4 Braeside, Beckenham, Bromley, Kent, BR3 1SU, United Kingdom||Under 49||$25/hr||$1,000 - $10,000|
|111. Imperium Apps||https://imperiumapps.com||Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, Berlin, 10115, Germany||Under 49||$55/hr||$10,000 - $25,000|
What Is A Software Development Company?
A software development company is an organization specialized in providing software development services including building customized programs, platforms and digital interfaces, that help your business work more efficiently or your consumers interact with your brand more effectively.
Top software development agencies provide software development services, and build solutions and programs for businesses’ internal and external needs - such as accounting systems or online retail sites, respectively.
Software development companies can also improve and personalize existing programs to meet an organization's needs.
Because they work on digital programs, custom software development companies can often work remotely, which allows businesses to hire the top software development agencies worldwide, gaining access to a larger talent pool and minimizing the cost of development.
What Do Custom Software Development Companies Do?
Software is a "written language" (called code) that powers technology.
Software systems are usually referred to as “solutions” because they are designed to solve problems - from mundane personal, to complex professional ones. These are mainly developed to facilitate a task or streamline processes.
Besides the solutions, software can also be developed for entertainment purposes; Think computer games and gambling sites.
Software companies are the experts who
- Design the software solutions which includes product or platform conceptualization
- Integrate it with other systems
- Design the UI & UX, i.e. how the websites, apps and other interfaces look and feel to the users
- Quality assure (QA), i.e. test it before it goes live, or troubleshoot as part of maintenance
- Deploy it
- Maintain it
- And/or provide support to its users
- And more
What Are The Types Of Software Companies?
Because software can serve virtually any industry and area of business, and because technologies with which it can be built are so many and varied, there are many types of software development companies that develop specific industry, platform, technical and/or technological expertise.
These are some of the types of software development companies by industry and field specialization:
- Healthcare software companies
- Medical software companies
- Education software companies
- HR software companies
- Retail software companies
- Telecom software companies
- And more
These are some of the types of software development companies by platform and system type specialization:
- Web development companies
- UI/UX development
- App development companies
- Enterprise software development companies
- eCommerce development companies
- IoT development companies
- Software companies specialized in AI and machine learning
- Software companies specialized in big data
- And more
Then there are the software development companies that specialize in delivering specific types of services, mainly:
- Staff augmentation, i.e. dedicated teams: These software companies hire and manage teams of software professionals dedicated exclusively to your organization and who act as an extension of your in-house team. This is a type of long-term partnership.
- Project-based development: Software development companies that specialize in project-based development form shorter-term, one-time partnerships which last until the successful delivery of the client’s project or until the partnership is dissolved.
What Is The Difference Between IT Companies and Software Companies?
An IT company is any company that operates within the information technology industry. As such, it is an umbrella term for software, hardware and everything in between.
An IT company can develop and support software solutions for any industry, but it can also specialize in the physical side of tech, such as developing wearables, building robots, hardware part of the IoT systems, devices like smartphones and laptops, etc.
In other words: every software company is an IT company, but not every IT company is a software one.
Top Software Development Companies: Qualities To Focus On And Questions To Ask
There are several aspects to consider to identify the top software development company, i.e. the best development partner for your business.
However, before evaluating what the market has to offer, it is important to address and assess your organizational needs first.
To prep for your search, be sure to clearly define your requirement and the goals you hope to achieve with the development of your solution, preferably backing every point with relevant data.
Then, consider the following:
Location: Where Should The Software Development Company Be Based
This step will help you focus your search on local or foreign prospective software development partners.
The key question to ask yourself is: How important is my team’s physical accessibility to my organization, and vice versa?
In other words:
- Will your software development partner need access to your physical offices, storage or other corporate premises?
- Will you require frequent on-site meetings?
- How important is it to remain within your local legal and business systems?
- How important is it to overlap with your development partner time zone-wise?
The answers to these questions can help you determine whether to onshore, nearshore or offshore your software development.
Budget: How Much Are You Looking To Invest
Cost of software development and other software services differs greatly, not only across geographic regions, but within the markets as well.
There are many factors that determine the software development company’s price sheet, from the local cost of living and doing business to the companies’ level of expertise and client portfolio.
Our above-featured list of the top software development companies comes with a price estimate for each. This will give you an idea of the most cost effective regions, i.e. countries for your software development project and how far your budget can take you.
Other Aspects To Consider
If you decide to onshore your software development, i.e. to partner with a US-based software development company, look for the candidate that:
- has the technical expertise you require: If you need eCommerce solution, look for companies specialized in eCommerce. If you want a PHP website, look for companies that highlight PHP expertise on their website.
- has had the exposure to your industry: Though this should not be a decisive factor, previous exposure to your industry can give your prospective software development partner a leg up on the development process as it cuts the knowledge building time.
- has developed solutions similar to yours, or delivered services similar to those you require: This is another important, but non-essential feature of your prospective software development company which can save valuable time otherwise invested in knowledge building. Additionally, if it software services that you are after, such as tech support or quality assurance, it would help if your prospective software development partner has had extensive experience in these.
If you are looking to offshore your software development, all of the above apply with the addition of:
- Quality of local IT education
- Local development standards
- The size of the local talent pool
- Local intellectual property (IP) laws and other legal protections your business would enjoy
- Local business environment
- Local political climate
How To Hire A Software Development Company
Identifying the right software development partner for your business is crucial for the success of your project.
Once you have narrowed your options down to a few prospective software development partners, the steps to take are:
- Conduct in-depth interviews with each candidate: This is your opportunity to revisit and examine all the information about the company’s portfolio, skills and experience. It is also the opportunity to learn about:
- Their management: Assess how experienced and qualified they are
- Their evolution and vision: Know where they come from, where they are going and how stable their business is
- The company’s recruitment practices: Learn how they ensure they have the best talent on board
- How they keep their staff on top of their game: Learn about the processes and practices they employ to keep their staff in tune with the latest trends and technologies
- Their staff turnover rates: Assess how loyal their workforce is as an important factor in the progressive domain knowledge buidning with your team
- Their data protection practices: Evaluate how safe your sensitive data would be in their hands
- Their disaster management plan: Evaluate how prepared they are to tackle crises like security breaches, technical failures, data loss and other
- Their communication channels and practices: Learn how they facilitate communication with the clients and how they ensure transparency over the development process
- Conduct in-depth interviews with each company’s references to confirm the company’s claims and gain a client perspective on their work. Key questions to ask are:
- How would you evaluate your collaboration?
- How would describe the company’s technical expertise and the quality of their input?
- How would you evaluate the quality of the company’s output?
- How easy was it to collaborate with the company’s management and other staff?
- What advice would you give our organization that could contribute to the successful partnership?
With your development partner decided on, all that remains is to draft the corporate agreement and start the development planning process.
Be sure to have legal assistance in all stages of deal conclusion, from contract drafting, to editing, clause negotiation to proofing and signing.
With that, your project is on its way. Best of luck!