Top Custom Software Developers in Chicago

42 Firms

List of the Best Custom Software Development Agencies in Chicago

One of the Best Chatbot Companies
4.9

BotPenguin is AI powered free chatbot maker for website & FB messenger. Create your own website chatbot answer customer queries instantly.

Overview BotPenguin
  • BotPenguin Project's Size

    $1,000 +

  • BotPenguin Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • BotPenguin Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • BotPenguin Location

    US, Chicago

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A Chicago-based web design agency
4.9

Specializing in Wordpress web design, BuildThis is based in Chicago, IL, providing web design, custom application, e-commerce, and hosting and maintenance.

Overview BuildThis
  • BuildThis Project's Size

    $10,000 +

  • BuildThis Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • BuildThis Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • BuildThis Location

    US, Chicago

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Revolutionize Your Market
4.9

Caxy is a top 3 custom software development company in Chicago according to Clutch.co focused on fintech, manufacturing and startups.

Overview Caxy Interactive
  • Caxy Interactive Project's Size

    $50,000 +

  • Caxy Interactive Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Caxy Interactive Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Caxy Interactive Location

    US, Chicago

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Over 15 years of quality software engineering
4.8

Chicago Software Solutions is a development company that builds custom software to solve business problems

Overview Chicago Software Solutions
  • Chicago Software Solutions Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Chicago Software Solutions Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Chicago Software Solutions Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Chicago Software Solutions Location

    US, Chicago

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Software Development & Cloud Services
4.8

CSW Solutions is a custom software development company and cloud solutions provider located in downtown Chicago. The only local team you can trust with your digital footprint.

Overview CSW Solutions
  • CSW Solutions Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • CSW Solutions Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • CSW Solutions Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • CSW Solutions Location

    US, Chicago

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The best mobile and web apps in Chicago
4.8

Award winning UX, Design, and Development team for hire creating the best web and mobile apps in Chicago.

Overview Eight Bit Studios
  • Eight Bit Studios Project's Size

    $75,000 +

  • Eight Bit Studios Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Eight Bit Studios Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Eight Bit Studios Location

    US, Chicago

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Your full-spectrum software delivery partner
4.8

Forte Group's full-spectrum, software delivery solutions help organizations accelerate and evolve their IT engineering and unleash value with custom software.

Overview Forte Group
  • Forte Group Project's Size

    $50,000 +

  • Forte Group Number of Employees

    250 - 999

  • Forte Group Hourly Rate

    $50 - $99 / hr

  • Forte Group Location

    US, Chicago

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Results Driven Websites
4.8

Intechnic is a world-leading User Experience agency specializing in UX Research & Strategy, UX Design, and Web Design. We fix underperforming websites.

Overview Intechnic
  • Intechnic Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Intechnic Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Intechnic Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Intechnic Location

    US, Chicago

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Talented AI and Machine Learning Developers
4.8

Meet Intersog, a custom software development company from Chicago that helped large businesses, e.g. Mitsubishi and Toyota, grow through 1B-dollar ROI-driven solutions and AI/IT projects. Founded in 2005, the company has managed to win a few awards and achieve positive reviews on Clutch. Intersog also has its offices in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

Overview Intersog
  • Intersog Project's Size

    $10,000 +

  • Intersog Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • Intersog Hourly Rate

    $50 - $99 / hr

  • Intersog Location

    US, Chicago

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Mobile, Web, Software & SEO Experts
4.8

KitelyTech is a premier Digital Marketing Company in Chicago. Increase visibility, drive leads & grow your business with our certified Web Design

Overview KitelyTech
  • KitelyTech Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • KitelyTech Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • KitelyTech Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • KitelyTech Location

    US, Chicago

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Lakeview Labs is Chicago’s Favorite App Agency
4.8

We build Amazing Mobile Apps in Chicago. We only work with high-growth startups, innovative companies, and entrepreneurs to build the future.

Overview Lakeview Labs
  • Lakeview Labs Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Lakeview Labs Number of Employees

    2 - 9

  • Lakeview Labs Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Lakeview Labs Location

    US, Chicago

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Award winning Web development company from Chicago
4.8

We are a full-stack Chicago software company providing web and mobile applications, full-stack development and AWS DevOps.

Overview Loadsys Solutions
  • Loadsys Solutions Project's Size

    $25,000 +

  • Loadsys Solutions Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Loadsys Solutions Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Loadsys Solutions Location

    US, Chicago

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Innovation-Driven Digital Transformation
4.8

Maven Wave is a top digital transformation firm specializing in cloud & mobile applications, data analytics, experience design, and cloud infrastructure

Overview Maven Wave Partners
  • Maven Wave Partners Project's Size

    $100,000 +

  • Maven Wave Partners Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • Maven Wave Partners Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Maven Wave Partners Location

    US, Chicago

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Custom Applications That Drive Business Growth
4.8

We’re web application development experts, and we’re here to help. Discover what makes MXOtech different — go beyond IT.

Overview MXOtech
  • MXOtech Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • MXOtech Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • MXOtech Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • MXOtech Location

    US, Chicago

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Helping clients succeed at the speed of innovation
4.8

We are a global experience company. We create positive human interactions to drive meaningful business outcomes.

Overview Rightpoint
  • Rightpoint Project's Size

    $250,000 +

  • Rightpoint Number of Employees

    250 - 999

  • Rightpoint Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Rightpoint Location

    US, Chicago

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Helping clients discover Digital Growth
4.7

Solid Digital is a web design, application development, UI/UX, and digital marketing agency based in Chicago and Portland.

Overview Solid Digital
  • Solid Digital Project's Size

    $25,000 +

  • Solid Digital Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Solid Digital Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • Solid Digital Location

    US, Chicago

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Custom Apps: Tech Done Right
4.7

Table XI is a custom software development company in Chicago that combines product strategy with design and dev to make products that transform business.

Overview Table XI
  • Table XI Project's Size

    $75,000 +

  • Table XI Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Table XI Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Table XI Location

    US, Chicago

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Custom software to launch your idea
0.0

We design, build and sell websites and apps that users love. We work with you to bring new ideas to life!

Overview 20spokes
  • 20spokes Project's Size

    $25,000 +

  • 20spokes Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • 20spokes Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • 20spokes Location

    US, Chicago

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Software to fuel business growth
0.0

alligatortek is recognized as a best-in-class partner, innovator and employer. We are a two-time winner of the Chicago Innovation Award and the 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year. Our team is honored to be a four-time winner of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the country.

Overview alligatortek
  • alligatortek Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • alligatortek Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • alligatortek Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • alligatortek Location

    US, Chicago

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Chicago's leading mobile app developers!
0.0

Our business model ensures that customers are passed on low costs, while offering first-class services and products to all of our customers. Because we have followed in your footsteps, we care about your project as much as you do. We will work with all of our clients to help take each product from "idea" to launch and beyond.

Overview Cerdonis Technologies LLC
  • Cerdonis Technologies LLC Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Cerdonis Technologies LLC Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Cerdonis Technologies LLC Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • Cerdonis Technologies LLC Location

    US, Chicago

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Fusing software development and digital marketing
0.0

The most important thing that sets us apart is our hands-on, customized approach to you and your business. We work with our select list of clients for the long term, actively collaborating, implementing, testing and measuring technical and marketing solutions so you can sleep well every night knowing you have a company that thinks about ways to grow your business. the way you do.

Overview Ethervision
  • Ethervision Project's Size

    $25,000 +

  • Ethervision Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Ethervision Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Ethervision Location

    US, Chicago

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We get it done.
0.0

Product and design - mobile devices, web, e-commerce, React, React Native, Elixir and more.Strategy and consulting - product strategy, human-centered design, CTO consulting.Cloud and data - AWS, Azuire, AI and ML, Docker and Kubernetes.We are excited to work with you and the team.

Overview Foxbox Digital
  • Foxbox Digital Project's Size

    $50,000 +

  • Foxbox Digital Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Foxbox Digital Hourly Rate

    $50 - $99 / hr

  • Foxbox Digital Location

    US, Chicago

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A New Approach to Software Solutions
0.0

Neologic helps mid-sized companies create digital ecosystems that solve business problems and accelerate growth.

Overview Neologic Software
  • Neologic Software Project's Size

    $10,000 +

  • Neologic Software Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Neologic Software Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Neologic Software Location

    US, Chicago

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For Big Kids and Daredevils
0.0

Slingshot is a software and app development company specializing in bringing your vision from idea to launch. Our unique four-step process focuses on the user, allowing our strategists, designers and developers to personalize an app specifically for your business.

Overview Slingshot
  • Slingshot Project's Size

    $50,000 +

  • Slingshot Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Slingshot Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Slingshot Location

    US, Chicago

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Solving Gnarly Software Problems. Faster.
0.0

Gnar is a Boston-based software development company offering a bug-free guarantee.

Overview The Gnar
  • The Gnar Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • The Gnar Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • The Gnar Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • The Gnar Location

    US, Chicago

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Accelerating Entrepreneurs
0.0

At Unicorn Road, we think the best way to change the world is to make sure that no genius goes undiscovered and no idea is dismissed as just a dream. We understand what's at stake, and we act with the determination that great ideas require, and the urgency necessary to keep the momentum going.We do not offer a map, a list of best practices, or hearsay from the outside. We offer our expertise in navigating the way entrepreneurs build, test and continually improve their ideas.

Overview Unicorn Road
  • Unicorn Road Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Unicorn Road Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Unicorn Road Hourly Rate

    $50 - $99 / hr

  • Unicorn Road Location

    US, Chicago

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Move From Best Practices to Next Practices
0.0

Vokal is an industry-leading digital experience agency specializing in mobile app development, adaptive website development, user interaction design and branding in an interconnected world. We are redefining expectations about the value mobile can create through our success in enterprise mobility management, digital development and innovation in mobile interaction design.

Overview Vokal
  • Vokal Project's Size

    $50,000 +

  • Vokal Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Vokal Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Vokal Location

    US, Chicago

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We're Yellow Box - Your Growth Agency
0.0

Our philosophy is data-driven design. After all, if stunning design doesn't produce results, does it even matter? We achieve growth for our clients through social media, custom web development, video, email, SEO/PPC/CRO and inbound campaigns

Overview Yellow Box
  • Yellow Box Project's Size

    $10,000 +

  • Yellow Box Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Yellow Box Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Yellow Box Location

    US, Chicago

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Software is our craft

We write beautiful web applications that are durable and free of defects in workmanship.

Overview 8th Light
  • 8th Light Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • 8th Light Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • 8th Light Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • 8th Light Location

    US, Chicago

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Planning, Consolidation For Power BI and Excel

Acterys Integrates & consolidate data from multiple sources with Microsoft Azure, Power BI and Excel through a powerful Platform for Financial Planning & Analytics

Overview Acterys
  • Acterys Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Acterys Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • Acterys Hourly Rate

    $50 - $99 / hr

  • Acterys Location

    US, Chicago

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Designing bright for the hype

We are Brightlab, an international team dealing with the design and development of any complexity: from writing scripts that automate routine tasks to designing and implementing cloud servers.

Overview Brightlab
  • Brightlab Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Brightlab Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • Brightlab Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • Brightlab Location

    US, Chicago

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IT Done Right the First Time!

We predominately specialize in Microsoft-based projects and network infrastructures of all sizes. We have many years of experience in ASP.Net, Azure, WinForms, WebForms, MVC, Core, WPF, SQL Server, BizTalk, Cognitive Services, IBM Watson, SalesForce, and more! We also specialize in more client-side technologies than you can shake a stick at.

Overview coderPro
  • coderPro Project's Size

    $1,000 +

  • coderPro Number of Employees

    2 - 9

  • coderPro Hourly Rate

    $50 - $99 / hr

  • coderPro Location

    US, Chicago

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Experts in software development & management

Whether you’re in retail, cannabis, manufacturing or otherwise, chances are we’ve got experience in working with your specific data privacy, security and feature needs.

Overview Compoze Labs
  • Compoze Labs Project's Size

    $25,000 +

  • Compoze Labs Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • Compoze Labs Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Compoze Labs Location

    US, Chicago

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Web & Mobile App Development Company

Hidden Brains is an award-winning web, mobile application and software development company in USA & India. 17+ Yrs. Exp. in IT Services & Solutions, Laravel website development. 2400+ Worldwide Clients, 400+ Experts. Contact Us Now!

Overview Hidden Brains InfoTech
  • Hidden Brains InfoTech Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Hidden Brains InfoTech Number of Employees

    250 - 999

  • Hidden Brains InfoTech Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • Hidden Brains InfoTech Location

    US, Schaumburg

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Mission-Critical Apps Built to Scale

LaunchPad Lab is a Chicago-based software development agency that partners with businesses to transform their digital technology.

Overview LaunchPad Lab
  • LaunchPad Lab Project's Size

    $50,000 +

  • LaunchPad Lab Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • LaunchPad Lab Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • LaunchPad Lab Location

    US, Chicago

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Custom software tailor-made for your users.

Punchkick’s specialized team of industry experts is focused on delivering world-class mobile and digital products on time and on budget.

Overview Punchkick Interactive
  • Punchkick Interactive Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Punchkick Interactive Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Punchkick Interactive Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Punchkick Interactive Location

    US, Chicago

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Turning Mobile App Development Ideas to Reality
Our resolve is to deliver smart mobile application solutions for all businesses. Mobile: iOS, Android, React Native, Windows Phone, Games Web: ASP.net, Java, PHP & JSP, HTML/HTML5/DHTML, XML/XSL/SOAP Database: SQL Azure, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Integration Cloud: Azure, Document Management, AWS, CRM, Business Intelligence Facts & Figures 500+ Projects delivered in 20+ Countries Listed top 5 Mobile App Developer on GoodFirms, TrustPilot, etc 175+ Customers from SMBs to Fortune 500 Companies
Overview Retrocube
  • Retrocube Project's Size

    $5,000 +

  • Retrocube Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • Retrocube Hourly Rate

    $25 - $49 / hr

  • Retrocube Location

    US, Chicago

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Coding Possibilities

At Revelry, we believe that we all build better together. Building together, for us, is about a collaborative nature of product development. It means that we center your best interests in everything we do. We are collaborative, we’re transparent, and we’re committed to doing this with you. We don’t go behind a curtain after you give us instructions. And we don’t tell you how to build your product without giving you a say. Together we design, build, & launch products to build amazing companies.

Overview Revelry
  • Revelry Project's Size

    $25,000 +

  • Revelry Number of Employees

    50 - 249

  • Revelry Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Revelry Location

    US, Chicago

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Custom Software, Mobile, & Web App Development

Our small, laser focused team has successfully journeyed with hundreds of clients through the precarious lands of software development. We are meticulous in our preparation and highly-professional in our delivery. No matter the project, you can rely on Sparkfish to help your business towards optimal and innovative web and mobile solutions.

Overview Sparkfish
  • Sparkfish Project's Size

    $25,000 +

  • Sparkfish Number of Employees

    10 - 49

  • Sparkfish Hourly Rate

    $150 - $199 / hr

  • Sparkfish Location

    US, Chicago

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Onshore tech talent when and how you need it

Surge operates six development centers across four time zones. Combined with our network of remote technical resources, our national footprint reduces management oversight and costs, allowing for smoother software delivery and team dynamics.

Overview Surge
  • Surge Project's Size

    $50,000 +

  • Surge Number of Employees

    250 - 999

  • Surge Hourly Rate

    $100 - $149 / hr

  • Surge Location

    US, Chicago

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Custom Software Development Companies in Chicago: How to Choose Your Perfect Partner

Chicago is rightfully considered a major industrial center of America. Food production, metallurgy, machine building, electronic, chemical, oil refining, and printing industries are flourishing here. Software companies in Chicago actively cooperate with all of them, gaining more experience in every niche to provide high-quality solutions for related businesses.

The city has quickly become the place where tech opportunities for developers and companies are growing. Chicago's convenient and close proximity to major metropolitan areas, excellent traffic interchange, and decent living standards are also attracting specialists. The city has a number of other economic and climatic reasons why businesses and software professionals are so interested in settling here.

Just as promising software development firms and startups are emerging here, more companies from around the world are interested in their services. And today you're going to find out how to find a perfect IT partner on the local Chicago market.

Custom VS Ready-Made Solutions

Today both established businesses and startups use software solutions for the most diverse purposes. The availability of advanced software allows them to significantly improve business processes, reach wider audiences, efficiently communicate with customers, build credibility, and more. Therefore, the absence of the necessary software tools may negatively affect your business growth and company profits. Besides, your competitors are likely to use at least one software solution.

The main question of most business owners is which software to choose - will you choose a custom or ready-made solution?

Ready-made Solutions

Custom software is considered a more expensive option so businesses with a small budget use off-the-shelf solutions with a fixed set of functions. Alas, there are pitfalls in this case too. For example, the firm refuses to develop software and buys a license for ready-made software. In addition to the purchase of the license, financial contributions are required for software setup and staff training. Moreover, each software update also requires an investment. In the end, it turns out that the cost of a ready-made solution does not come cheap at all.

On top of that, ready-made solutions can limit businesses from adding new functions/features. As a result, companies have to look for other solutions to cover their needs. Therefore, the question of the high cost of custom solutions is rather debatable.

When it comes to custom software development Chicago, businesses can expect solutions that will consider every specific preference, expectation, nuance, as well as possible hidden risks. Thus, we can highlight the following four main advantages of custom solutions:

  • Personalization. All functions of the solution are developed according to the needs of the business;

  • Full control. The software belongs completely to the business owner;

  • Competitiveness. The business will not depend on software updates and will be able to independently decide how and when the product will function. As a result, every goal will be achieved more quickly and efficiently;

  • Flexibility. A custom software solution is easy to adapt at any time to new needs or work processes.

About Custom Software Development Process Chicago

A clear structure of actions is an important aspect on the way to success. That's why the best providers offer to study how their process goes. The standard cycle has 7 steps:

  • Requirements analysis. The analysis stage involves examining and discussing the requirements. Every team member working at a custom software development company in Chicago should clearly understand his/her role and tasks in the process. Therefore, experts prepare a detailed plan of action and a product requirements document (PRD) for each specialist in the team. The document also prescribes the timeline and budget;

  • Design. At this stage, developers and system architects work on project design. Technical issues are studied together with team members and the business. Technologies, team workloads, limitations, etc., are also defined. Once approved, a list of software components, functional characteristics, databases, etc. is drawn up;

  • Development. Programmers write code, and system administrators configure the software environment. Front-end developers work on the user interface and the logic of interaction with the server. At this stage, special codes are also written to check the condition of each component. The five main stages of the development stage are algorithm development, code writing, compilation, testing, and preparation of documents;

  • Testing. At this stage, team experts search for bugs - in case of any, a report is prepared for the developer. The latter fixes bugs and sends the program for a second check. The testing procedure is carried out until the necessary criteria are reached;

  • Implementation and maintenance. Once the solution is complete, it is then added to online app stores and passed on to the end-user. After the launch, the technical support department gets to work. The latter ensures the normal performance of the software, investigates errors/bugs, helps collect and systematize various metrics.

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Software Solution?

Software development agency services in Chicago can vary greatly, depending on the location of the firm (the more prestigious the area, the more expensive the services), reputation, and experience. Prices start at $25 per hour and can exceed $200 per hour. As for the cost of the project, it all depends on its complexity, the requirements for it, the number and complexity of functions, timing, and more.

Thus, a simple software solution may cost businesses up to $5,000, and complex projects may require a contribution of more than $50,000. In general, it's virtually impossible to predict how much your project will cost in advance. After all, a lot is based on individual project features, so it's best to consult your chosen agency directly to get a preliminary understanding of what kind of budget you need.

What Services Can a Business Expect

As mentioned earlier, companies can vary greatly in terms of the services they provide. For example, you can find an agency that deals exclusively with software development in any format. However, there are also those that go beyond software development.

Some organizations offer businesses a number of other additional services like website/app optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, cryptocurrency wallet development, content marketing, blockchain, and more that may become relevant to this or that business.

A standard list of services will typically include the following options:

  • Technical strategy development;

  • Front-end development;

  • Interactive design and web design;

  • Application architecture and programming;

  • System maintenance and hosting.

Certain software development companies in Chicago create gaming software or solutions for the government. In other words, many companies offer their services for particular industries or niches so you want to pay attention to the aspect as well.

Let's find out more about how you can choose the best software development partner for your business.

Choosing a Software Development Partner: Priorities

Above, you can see the list of top agencies that are ready to offer their development services to businesses. The large number can be confusing and complicate your search for a team. Fortunately, there are a few tricks that will help you highlight the main candidates for your business. Let's see what things you want to consider:

  • Read client reviews. You want to do your own research on client impressions about the firm. And you don't want to get on the official website for that - focus on third-party resources or review websites that you can find in Google, social networks reviews, and feedback from experts on forums. Moreover, you can contact a few clients to find out their opinions about cooperation with the firm;

  • Study the portfolio. Any company is willing to share information about its achievements and projects with the world. Therefore, in most cases, the portfolio is publicly available. As you study it, keep track of which projects you can download and examine in person. Focus on solutions related to your niche;

  • Talk to the team. It's important to understand who will be working on your project and make sure you entrust your project to professionals with all the necessary competencies to meet your project goals and expectations. Communicate with each of the team members and don't be shy to ask as many questions as you need;

  • Find out what niches the team worked with. If the agency has enough experience with projects similar to yours, this is a big advantage. Obviously, such an agency already knows most of the pitfalls that can (potentially) emerge during the process and what has to be done to avoid them;

  • Additional services and technical support. Apart from software development, businesses often want to get extra services, e.g. software promotion. Thus, a firm that is able to offer more should be a priority. Also, find out if the agency is ready to provide technical support after the release;

  • Communication channels. Both internal and external communication is vital to success. Find out what channels the company uses to efficiently communicate with its clients and team members and if the channels are convenient to you;

  • Transparency and values. A company that demonstrates openness in its responses should inspire a great deal of trust. Additionally, the values of developers in the team should match yours.

Interview

Make a list of candidates that best fit your requirements and budget. Once done, set a time for an interview. Based on the results of the meeting, determine who is the best fit for your business.

Here are a few questions you don't want to miss at the interview:

  • Are there any of your previous projects that are similar to ours?

  • How do you measure success and effectiveness?

  • How does the development process go?

  • What will be the role of our business in the process?

  • Who will be working on the project? Can we get to know the team?

  • What can you tell us about the agreement/contract?

  • How long will it take to complete the project?

  • How is your pricing formed?

Conclusion

Having custom software always means more benefits and opportunities for the business. Automation and optimization of work processes, as well as established and improved cooperation with clients, lead to an increase in sales and stable profit growth. Thus, undoubtedly, with custom software, you can count on competitive advantages.

Prices of software development companies in Chicago can bite, but hiring one is still beneficial in the long run. Compare the investments required for the development process and what you can achieve with your future software solution. Forecasting and analysis will help assess the prospects of the project. Moreover, you can take the opportunity to create an MVP to check if the software solution is relevant and will be popular among your target audience.

If your competitors are already using advanced software solutions, it's time to think about getting a solution for your business. Chicago is a great place to find a software development team. So check the list of companies above and make your decision.

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