Software development is a vast complex of specialties that work together, meshing in a finished product that relies on different structures and languages to provide a solution. As such, searching for an IT solution requires you understand the basics of what software development must provide.
AI Software is a Metro Detroit, Michigan based company with offices in Irvine, California and Ahmedabad, India. AIS was started in 2009 by people passionate about technology. AIS is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Telerik Progress Elite partner and Xamarin authorized consulting partner.
Arbormoon Software, Inc.(ASI) is Michigan’s premier mobile development and strategy company. specializing in iOS and Android. ASI employs a staff of top-flight coders, designers, and mobile strategists that work with clients to maximize the impact of their mobile initiatives.
Atomic Object creates custom software products for the web, mobile devices, computers, and the Internet of Things. Since 2001, we’ve been helping companies innovate and grow with products that are beautiful, reliable, and easy to use. Our team of designers and developers can bring your idea to life — from planning through implementation. We’ll help you mitigate risk, make smart trade-offs, and get the most value possible for your budget.
Azilen Technologies is an established enterprise product engineering company that translate business ideas into innovative digital solutions since 2009. We ideate, design & develop innovative digital solutions and enable emerging technology as a driving force for the business houses.
BMG Media Co. was founded in 2009 to help local business associates build out their brands, designs, and websites amidst the turmoil of our nation’s recession. BMG Media Co. quickly grew to become a successful business that has serviced over 1000 clients to date in multiple countries. Although we call Birmingham, MI home, we globally source all of our vendors and have satellite offices in multiple countries to service our clients 24/7.
Grand Apps started out of a basement in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a vision to bring native mobile app development to businesses. We evolved from just mobile app development to building websites based off of client demand. We focus on smaller budget client projects in mobile app development and website development.
The team at KitelyTech mixes together all of the ingredients required for a successful technology development company. We have highly talented and energetic developers, architects and testers, all recruited through an exceptionally rigorous process.
MW Digital is a Michigan based technology services provider with development offices in Poland and Ukraine. We believe that great software is not just about technology and process. Great software happens because of great relationships between people. We seek friendly, long term relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
Pyramid Solutions offers a unique combination of technology and industry expertise to deliver exceptional results for our clients. Our business technology solutions combine our breadth of expertise in software and hardware products with our software development and system integration services.
Often, CRM providers focus on selling you a “tool” like Microsoft CRM, Salesforce.com, SharePoint, and others in order to facilitate customer relations. However, companies often find that once installed and trained, teams begin to drown in the complexity and data-overload that comes with most CRM systems today.
Another aspect, and perhaps the key to success, is to know which software development company to apply to for service, after all, not all jobs are the same. Consider these types of requirements and understand the difference in delivery.
Mobile app development, PC based software, websites, database solutions, transaction solutions, integration, optimization, upgrading, memory management and cybersecurity. Now understand that for each category, and I haven’t listed half of the categories, there are multiple languages platforms and solutions to be made for each one. In other words, you can write an app in a variety of languages, in a variety of ways and using different application interfaces.
The bottom line is that you need to know what you need more than what you want, and you need a software development company that will explain to you the best way to reach an optimized for memory, power, bandwidth and maintenance free (no such thing) system.
Rather than struggle with learning how to source for IT solutions, we have created a list of the top-rated, highly professional, and affordable money for value software development companies in Ann Arbor.
One final note, you might think, why do I need a local when I can get cheaper in India. Sure, you can, but you can’t get onsite services, you have to rely on secure lines and the integrity of the other side, and you cannot assure maintenance and service, or even online training. The bottom line is that there is no real proof of the quality of service. To be succinct; would you buy a house on the other side of the world online without visiting it first and checking its status?
What to look for
So how did we build our list?
We focused our attention to detail, corroborated information with live calls to clients and checked online reviews.
Let’s start off with some facts about software development companies; there are a lot of serious companies, but more fake or bad companies that do not provide concrete solutions and you end up buying something that either never materializes or is poorly constructed. Another aspect is around price, where price is a product of complexity and time. The more complex a project, where you require more modules, and different language integrations, the cost goes up. When you have a long term project, and the pricing is based on work hours, the cost goes up. So, what you need to do is know what you want, and then, when you sit down with your software development service provider, find out what you need.
One of the best ways to check the consistency and reliability of a company is to check its “satisfied clients” list. Most if not all software development companies will send you profiles and finished projects, send you to sites or apps, and give you a list of clients. Make sure you contact some of the clients, you must do this to check that the client exists and that the company in question actually did the work. Then, ask what the client's experience was with the work. Don’t rely on online reviews too much; this is an amazing industry of fake reviews.
Another aspect is to check how the software development company manages its projects. Do they use a project management structure such as Agile or Waterfall? If not, how can they provide a comprehensive service where every aspect is checked, certified and finished on time with the necessary documentation?
Again, think of a house you intend to build, without a blueprint and project management, the house will not be built using the materials you need, and in the manner and on time you require. The same goes for software development.
Now to price; consider the per hour cost, check for all hidden costs. Contractors are all the same, no matter what profession they come in. Consider that you get a quite but its missing key components which you don’t know about since IT is a very complex subject area. We checked for these omissions and added them as KPI.
Finally, there is maintenance and upgrades, as well as training and apps that need help screens. Now add to all of this customer services, and you are starting to see how complex IT really is.
Sourcing for a reliable and viable (cost and quality) software solution in Ann Arbor requires a lot of research. We have performed this research for you and our list has filtered out all the “wanting” companies that do not pass all the checks. The bottom line is that you don’t need to source online from abroad, you have a lot of local companies that are more effective, and better priced for results.