Calgary is not only a gateway to Albertan Rockies, now the city is offering top-notch technological services in an affordable price range. Before we indulge in the benefits of custom software for a business, first check out the top 10 custom software development companies based here in Calgary.
AppStudio is an award-winning full-service Mobile Application Development Company offering services in Native iOS App Development (Swift), Native Android app Development (Java and Kotlin), React Native Development, Software Development & Unity Game Development. They have collaborated with Fortune 1000 companies, Startups and Mid Sized firms across a spectrum of industries, ranging from Healthcare & Finance to On-Demand App Development Services, to create Mobile apps actively being used by millions of users across the globe. In addition, their services include strategic consulting, UI/UX design, development, Quality Assurance and maintenance.
List of Services:
- Product Strategy
- Prototyping & Concept Development
- Product Design
- Android Mobile App Development
- iOS Application Development
- Flutter App Development
- Healthcare App Development
- React Native App Development
- IoT App Development
- Website Development
- Blockchain Development
- Machine Learning
- AR/VR App Development
- UI/UX Design Services
Essential Designs is a team of custom application developers in Vancouver and Calgary. They specialize in custom software and app development. Building high quality software applications is only half of the job, a creative and modern User Experience is a major part of every application they build. They are able to provide the full design process from concept, to wireframe and full graphic design for your software.
Zazz is an American digital mobile agency that has been at the forefront of software design & development innovation. As an industry leader, Zazz team pride ourselves in adopting, iterating & investing in the latest technologies, seamless processes and creative talent.
At Zazz leverage a bottom up approach to software development, whereby the user is the centre of our universe - It’s their journey, footprint and engagement metrics that define the over arching digital experience.
List of Services:
Be it a scaling startup looking to A/B test an MVP, an SME looking to optimize a set of processes, or an enterprise seeking a digital transformation, Zazz have the experience and resources to facilitate your project’s end to end needs.
Zazz has architected and maintained digital solutions for hundreds of VC backed Startups, government agencies and fortune 500 companies. Visit our website for detailed case studies, or grab a coffee with one of our consultants (They’re always down to geek out on the latest tech).
'Vog App Developers was founded in 2012 based off of Vince O’Gorman’s vision to provide local entrepreneurs and businesses with high quality yet affordable custom mobile apps. The company has a dedicated team of trained and experienced designers, developers, project managers and consultants.
Companies looking for a truly made-to-measure digital solution partner with Oracast as our services feature 16+ years of premiere web and mobile app development, professional websites, distinctive branding, and targeted digital marketing.
Vertical Motion is a Calgary based software and mobile development firm that has been creating customized Web, iPhone, Android, and Windows business solutions since 2006. The Vertical Motion team has skills that encompass software development, native and web-based mobile development, business analysis, enterprise integration, online marketing, and graphic design.
App Guys Inc - You want to change the world – we build the mobile applications, web apps and the websites to help you do it! You have an idea you want to bring to life and you can already imagine how it’s going to make people’s lives better and easier. That’s what technology is for, right? Particularly when it comes to mobile apps (iOS, Android, React Native, etc.) or web application development.
- Surge Software - America's best software engineers on-demand at an affordable price.Surge Software is an onshore provider of custom web, cloud, mobile, digital, and desktop software development and consulting services to clients in every industry, from hot startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Versett is a leading consulting firm specialized in digital transformation. In the past year, the firm has worked extensively with clients like American Express, TD Bank, and Getty Images across a variety of global projects. Each month, millions of people use the platforms, apps and tools we have built. Versett is headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Toronto and New York.
Agilecollab is a Software development agency based out of Calgary Alberta, Est 2015. We are experts at creating web & mobile applications, as well as websites and company portals. Our mission is to produce custom tailored solutions to help our clients optimize current processes by utilizing the latest technologies.
You are looking for a tool that is not available as standard
There is a lot of online software available for various applications. Think of portals for online collaboration, financial packages, billing tools, and CRM applications; everything is available. Only sometimes you just do not find what you are looking for. You miss crucial functionalities or seamless integration with existing systems.
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What are you doing then? Do you adapt yourself to the available technology or do you look beyond the rest and do you opt for an application that takes your internal organization and services to a higher level? If you choose the latter, then we are the outspoken party for you. We (re) handily build software, so that it is tailored to the wishes of your team and customers.
You have an application that you want to develop further
Your organization, department or team works with a piece of software that is perfectly adequate. Only it is outdated and to innovate – to meet the contemporary wishes of employees and customers – it is time to make a renewal. You know what you want from practice. Some existing functionalities are superfluous and you miss some functions. But unfortunately, you can no longer go to the current supplier.
Is custom software expensive?
Within North America, there is a perception that custom software is by definition expensive and the lead time long. But we prove that this is not always the case in practice. We use standard components wherever possible. We start small, often with prototypes. We test this and continue to build based on experience. Of course according to a tight schedule and in clear language.
In this way, we only build what is needed. We skip horns and bells and we are highly allergic to nonsense. Say ‘cut the crap’. We make you part of the team so that communication is fast and clear. As a result, we ultimately work faster and cheaper on custom software with a particularly high standard.
Whether it concerns more time, more pleasure or more turnover; with our software solutions, you achieve profit. Always!
Optimize Work Processes
When we build something, we do it well. Every piece of software should not only fit seamlessly with your working methods and processes. It should also measurably optimize your working method. To achieve that, we take stock of every business process step by step. We talk – with you, colleagues and customers – and analyze every activity within a work process. Where can work be done more effectively and with more simplicity?
The software must fit precisely and for that, we build around your needs. In this way, you work faster and with more pleasure within your organization. The result? A distinctive service with which you add value for your customers. Business growth? Check!
Application Custom Software
Companies that opt for customized business software outsource this to a qualified supplier or carry out the project (largely) with their own IT department. In the latter case, the IT department must be kept up to date with the latest developments in software development, methods, and technologies. This prevents the development of your standards, because ‘that’s how it was developed’ in the past.
Benefits of Custom Software
As mentioned, custom software is fully developed based on the requirements, expectations, and insights of the client, so that it fits seamlessly with the business process. Unnecessary functionalities are avoided. The business software cannot fit the business process better than a customized solution. The condition is that the business process is optimized and that the development of the custom software is in the hands of experienced IT specialists.
Combine standard software and customization
Standard business software is now available in abundance and offers everything that an organization needs. A comprehensive standard package almost always needs to be radically adjusted to the wishes of the customer. The advantage of standard software is therefore lost. Also, with standard software, you do not set a distinctive position. With custom software, you only create or renew the functionality that the organization needs based on a carefully chosen mix of best-of-breed software.
Agile Development for Control
Whereas the so-called waterfall method used to be sufficient for software development, nowadays the agile development method ‘Scrum’ is increasingly being used. This allows products to be delivered faster and at lower costs, resulting in a higher Return on Investment (ROI).
The Lean Startup method is widely used for business innovation. This states that when developing a new product, we work towards a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) as quickly as possible. The development then continues, but each intermediate step contributes to the operating result and provides more insight into the value that these sub-projects add to the organization. This is, of course, possible with standard software and with customization.