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How We Chose the Best Custom Software Development Companies in Houston

Being the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country, Houston offers its business owners a plethora of options for custom software development companies, each claiming to provide the best of a variety of features and services. To help narrow the search, we evaluated the companies on what's most important.

Multiple Service Lines

We focused our attention on companies offering multiple service lines to help a wider range of businesses with their technology needs. The most common services offered are custom software with a focus on web and mobile app development, cloud migrations, app management, and legacy system modernization. Since many of the firms' services overlap with other areas that commonly need enhancements, business owners will save additional time and often money going with a multi-talented team.

Size of Firm

A software development company's size has several implications for the client. Engineers with vast experience in specialty and outdated technologies are often found at larger firms. The development team's combined knowledge is often mirrored in the firm's rates in addition to the increased costs for office space and other overhead. While smaller development companies can usually afford to charge less for their services, they often focus on a narrower set of technologies, limiting the types of projects they can handle. However, some smaller firms are composed entirely of experts in a niche technology, whereas their counterparts at the larger companies may not have as much cumulative expertise.

Industry Focus

The insight gained from working with a variety of industries enables developers to more quickly understand and create solutions to the obstacles different organizations face. To help more business owners find a developer familiar with their sectors' goals and standards, we chose companies experienced in several industries, including advertising, healthcare and medical, education, and business services.

Questions to Ask Custom Software Development Companies

With so many custom software development companies in Houston each offering similar features, it’s important to ask the right questions during your initial discovery call or demo. To help you make the right inquiries, we put together a downloadable list of questions to ask your prospective custom software developers.

Download the questions to ask custom software developers