The 5 Most Helpful Types of Software for Growing Brands – Plus, The Top 25 Software Development Companies of 2019, According to DesignRush

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75 percent of U.S. employees do not think they have access to the right technology that can improve their productivity. DesignRush rounded up the top types of software than can improve employee efficiency and ultimately grow businesses faster.

“By taking the time to understand their current shortcomings and partnering with the best software developers, brands will be able to maximize their efforts across all departments and grow their business at a faster rate.” - DesignRush CEO and Founder Gabriel Shaoolian

Studies show that 75 percent of U.S. employees don’t think that they have access to the correct technology that can improve their own productivity – and when employees aren’t running at peak efficiency, brands could be losing money or stunting overall growth.

However, when brands invest in certain types of software – both for employees and for the company – that can improve efficiency and expand their business at a more rapid rate.

DesignRush.com, a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies, discovered the top 5 types of software that can help businesses work better, collaborate effectively, and ultimately increase revenue.

The top 5 business-centric software programs of 2019 are:

1. Productivity & Collaboration Software

Productivity and collaboration software is geared toward employees, and helps them work together more effectively. This software can span a variety of tasks, including product management, cloud communication, document management, digital file storage and sharing, and more.

Examples of productivity software include Microsoft 365, G Suite and Slack.

2. Accounting Software

Brands of all sizes need proper accounting software. This will help them track employee salaries, department budgets, general income and overhead costs, and empower them to better track how the company as a whole is performing.

Common types of accounting software include Xero, QuickBooks, NetSuite, Sage Business Cloud Accounting and SAP ERP.

3. Customer Relationship Management Systems

Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM) are a complex database that enables brands to streamline communications with clients or business partners. Businesses can use CRMs to store customer information, manage client accounts, take notes on partnerships, and more. CRMs tend to help with improving consumer retention rates and increasing sales.

Some well-known CRMs are Salesforce, Zendesk, Zoho, and more.

4. eCommerce Software

Each and every eCommerce business utilizes some form of eCommerce software. This is because dedicated eCommerce software helps online retailers track inventory, place restocking orders, manage sales, track shipping requests, and more.

eCommerce-specific software could be a standalone program or integrated with a web platform, such as Magento, Shopify, Drupal or another provider.

5. Website Design & Development Software

Modern businesses should, first and foremost, invest in proper website design and development, which is the most important form of software they will need. Websites act as both a tool for consumers to interact with brands and as a marketing device, promoting the business, its core values, its products and its services.

Software developers who are creating a digital platform – such as a website or mobile app – will help brands understand which hosting platform will support their business and personalize the interface to maximize brand success.

Brands can partner with a top software development firm to determine the types of software that will benefit them as well as customize their programs to suit their specific needs.

“Over half of all businesses outsource software development tasks,” says DesignRush CEO and Founder Gabriel Shaoolian. “By taking the time to understand their current shortcomings and partnering with the best software developers, brands will be able to maximize their efforts across all departments and grow their business at a faster rate.”

DesignRush’s Agency Listing section features the top local and global software developers. The top custom software development companies include:

1.    Accubits Technologies

We are a big family of engineers, innovators, inventors and many others continually working to help our customers in leveraging their business and adding value to their lives. Over the past 6 years, we have delivered more than 600 projects, for over 200 clients worldwide. Several of Fortune 500 companies in sectors from retail to health are being powered by our solutions to streamline and leverage their growth.

Visit Accubits Technologies at: https://accubits.com/

2.    Adoriasoft

Full-stack development of distributed applications, tokenized solutions and blockchain-based software, Adoriasoft is a sum of proactive approach, responsibility, professionalism and commitment to the result that you yearn for. Leveraging distributed cross-functional teams, we always put achievements of the team over individual accomplishments. Over the years we have successfully built effective remote communication and team processes, which let us be team players in the first place. Everyone at Adoriasoft is driven by the same desire to achieve the best results possible and eventually deliver the winning app to the client. We believe in great apps, so we make your app ideas true.

Visit Adoriasoft at: https://adoriasoft.com/

3.    Applaudo Studios

Applaudo Studios provides full software development services for Top Tier Customers in the United States, the Americas, and Europe. Our team of iOS, Android and Web Developers have created some of the most amazing products in the mobile and web world. We take care of projects from the Inc500, Fortune500 and some of the most amazing Startups around; Applaudo Studios can also support staff augmentation, temporary resource staffing needs for your company.

Visit Applaudio Studios at: https://applaudostudios.com/

4.    Blink-iT

blink-iT is a software development and technical consulting company that specializes in custom software solutions. We born to provide IT services with excellence and quality. We offer our partners the resources they need to execute projects, as well as implementation and support, helping them achieve their goals and maximize the return on investment. We are project specialists, certified by Microsoft for ERP, CRM and BI solutions. We implement ERP Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, SharePoint and Power BI. Our vast experience in various industries allows us to provide you with all the support needed in software implementation and project management.

Visit Blink-iT at: https://en.blink-it.pt/

5.    Blueberry Consultants Ltd

Based in the United Kingdom, Blueberry Consultants is a full-service software consultancy. Founded by Managing Director Martin Green in 1997, the company has built a unique culture of deep technical excellence and strong business awareness. Blueberry’s main business is custom software development, working with UK companies to develop innovative, reliable and productive software systems – from specification through to design, implementation and testing. We have extensive experience in updating commercial software systems and are commercial project specialists. Our expertise includes Windows Applications, Web Applications, Database Systems, Mobile Applications, Cloud Hosting and Amazon Web Services, Systems Integration, Software Security and Online Payment Systems, across a number of industries, from health to aerospace.

Visit Blueberry Consultants Ltd at: https://www.bbconsult.co.uk/

6.    DDI Development

DDI Development is a reliable provider of the web and mobile solutions for startups, nonprofits, big and middle size enterprises. With more than 200 completed projects under our belt, the team of versatile experts have enhanced the expertise in building e-learning platforms, recruitment and financial systems, CRMs and e-commerce web sources, etc.

Visit DDI Development at: http://ddi-dev.com/

7.    Eleks

ELEKS helps clients transform their businesses digitally by providing expert software engineering and consultancy services. We deliver high tech innovations to Fortune 500 companies, big enterprises and technology challengers, improving the ways they work and boosting the value they create for the modern world. Our 1,200+ professionals located in the Delivery Centers across Eastern Europe and sales offices in Europe, the US and Japan, provide our clients with a full range of software services. These include dedicated teams, product development, R&D and technology consulting.

Visit Eleks at: https://eleks.com/

8.    Enginess

We are business strategists and technology experts. We future your enterprise by connecting every part and process of your organization for maximum efficiency and optimal performance. Enginess’ goal is to help our clients realize the potential of digital technology. We shape their strategies for digital assets, their processes and their human capital to improve efficiencies, enhances customer experience, generate new market opportunities and redefine value creation for their industry. Our suite of services are focused on a singular purpose: to connect organizations from end-to-end to enable them to optimize their business model, re-engineer operational processes, improve user experience, achieve market

Visit Enginess at: https://enginess.io/

9.    Exposit

Founded in 2012, we provide full-cycle software development services, from initial analysis and conceptual evaluation to system maintenance. We are crafting applications for such industries as FinTech, Energy, Telecom, Media Management, Advertising, Education, Travel, Entertainment, Sport and much more.

Visit Exposit at: https://www.exposit.com/

10.    Ingsoftware

As a team, we are methodical and we take on a full 360 view of your business - all with the goal of increasing profitability and efficiency through the development and implementation of software and technology solutions. We don't just give advice, we put in hours of real work for our partner companies. We guide startups with technology strategies that drive their businesses’ growth.

Visit Ingsoftware at: https://www.ingsoftware.com/

11.    ISS Art LLC

Your challenge is our inspiration — we build customer software solutions for the most challenging of projects. Since 2003, ISS ART’s custom software developers have been helping the world’s top companies to turn their dreams into reality.

Visit ISS Art LLC at: https://issart.com/

12.    Itransition

Itransition helps large, medium-sized companies and startups to design, develop and evolve software that supplies their ad-hoc needs and brings ideas to life. From business process inquiry and modeling, to systems engineering, we provide tailored services to enable integrated digital enterprise, where all systems work as a whole. You receive ECM, EDM, ERP, CRM and custom apps, that solve enterprise integrity, communication and collaboration problems and increase personnel productivity.

Visit Itransition at: https://www.itransition.com/

13.    MetaDesign Solutions

Metadesign Solutions is the leading software development company which deals into IT Services like web development, mobile development, game development, IoT, chatbots, DevOps, etc. We are an offshore software development ISO 9001:2008 certified company having a closely knitted team of over 300 multi-talented software professionals offering our services all over the world especially in the United States, UK, UAE, Australia, Canada, and beyond.

Visit MetaDesign Solutions at: https://metadesignsolutions.com/

14.    OBG Ltd.

OBG is web agency that specializes in web & mobile development for startups and mid-sized companies. We have clients from North America, Europe and the Middle East. We are an ISO 9001 certified company.

Visit OBG Ltd. at: https://www.obgsoftware.com/

15.    Octal Info Solution Pte Ltd

Octal Info Solution is a leading software/mobile apps/web design and development company in Singapore and catering every business need with the best technology solutions. The company has produced an exhaustive enterprise level and utility-based solutions in a wide array of technology. We have developed websites, mobile apps and custom software solutions in domains of hospitality, healthcare, food & restaurant, media & entertainment, education, manufacturing, online retail, telecom, lifestyle industry, and other service establishments.

Visit Octal Info Solution Pte Ltd at: https://www.octalsoftware.com.sg/

16.    QArea

QArea provides award-winning web & mobile development services that transform business ideas into software. As a team of the finalists of the European Software Testing Awards, we detect and forestall software crashes and connected business risks, applying both automated and manual QA methods. For more than 18 years, our in-house team of over 280 specialists in development, testing, and design successfully launched more than 800 projects that leverage business for enterprises, SMEs, and startups.

Visit QArea at: https://qarea.com/

17.    Relevant Software

By implementing SaaS and Cloud solutions, Web and Mobile software development, MVPs and prototypes, we take businesses to the next level. We’ve delivered over 100 projects for the US, Canadian, the UK, Western European and Scandinavian companies.

Visit Relevant Software at: https://relevant.software/

18.    Sirin Software

Sirin Software is a Florida-based IT company with an R&D center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2014, we act as the trusted partner for companies all over the world (mostly from the USA and EU). We make software R&D process easier, more cost-effective and speed up the development of new products together with clients.

Visit Sirin Software at: https://sirinsoftware.com/

19.    Solution Analysts Inc

Solution Analysts is a prominent mobile app development company, provides end-to-end solutions in the domains of mobile, web, and eCommerce. Since our inception in 2011, we have achieved many milestones while serving the global corporate clientele with high-end IT solutions.

Visit Solution Analysts Inc at: https://www.solutionanalysts.com/

20.    Sphinx Solutions

We are a strong team of over 80 IT developers working to offer quality technology solution with free support and resources for maintenance. Our efficient project management system keeps the client informed in every step of the development process to make sure the input is always well-included. Our designed and developed over 250 mobile applications are listed among the Top 10 and Top 100 apps in both Google Play Store and iTunes.

Visit Sphinx Solutions at: https://www.sphinx-solution.com/

21.    TA Digital

TA Digital is an innovative digital transformation agency, specializing in delivering digital experience, commerce, and marketing solutions. For nearly two decades, we have been helping traditional businesses transform and create dynamic digital cultures through disruptive strategies and agile deployment of innovative solutions. We are known as a global leader in the digital technology industry for helping marketing leaders achieve their revenue targets, create profitable, omnichannel customer and commerce experiences.

Visit TA Digital at: https://www.tadigital.com/

22.    3Prime Web Solutions

3PRIME provides agile development, SEO and digital advertising management solutions. Our experienced team is available for projects large & small. From your first conversation with us, you will appreciate our transparency and candor. We deliver value with our consulting, deliverables and management!

Visit 3Prime Web Solutions at: https://3prime.com/

23.    Tvisha Technologies Pvt LTD

Tvisha Technologies is a leading mobile app development company that delivers the best in the industry across all industries and domains. We have developed over 250 applications in Android, iOS, native and hybrid. We have a team of over 200 finely polished professionals who are experts in project management, code development, web designing, UI/UX design, quality assurance, business analytics, intelligence, and many other verticals. Tvisha Technologies understands the client requirement clearly and continue to deliver the modules or projects in due time without compromising on the quality.

Visit Tvisha Technologies Pvt LTD at: https://www.tvisha.com/

24.    UkrInSofT

For over 13 years on the IT market, we actively provide web & mobile software solutions. We’ve successfully completed almost 200 custom software solutions for companies from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. So, we are always open to new challenges! At all, we are really good at cybersecurity solutions, web & mobile development and DevOps services.

Visit UkrInSofT at: https://ukrinsoft.com/

25.    Vega IT Sourcing

Vega IT is an experienced software development service provider, working mostly with companies located in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. The company was founded in 2008 and is still led by the original founders. Since 2008, we have grown from a group of a few friends into a team of over 170 experienced developers. Happiness is the main drive for our organization. Happy employees will serve customers better and happy customers drive growth and profitability. We always measure the quality of our service through customer happiness. Our dream is to make a happy and successful business that would allow us to use its success and power to create a better world.

Visit Veta IT Sourcing at: https://www.vegaitsourcing.rs/

Brands can view the best software development agencies by rates, expertise, experience, case studies, reviews and more on DesignRush. Users can easily filter to compare software development companies and find the best software developers to build customize platforms that will grow their business successfully.        

About DesignRush: DesignRush.com is a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies.

DesignRush features the top agencies around the world, including the best Software Development Firms, Digital Agencies, Logo Design, Digital Marketing, Website Design, eCommerce Web Design Companies, and more.

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