The Best Application Management Companies in The Windy City

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Application management is the process of outsourcing the operation, maintenance, and updates for software applications to another company. Application management services are best for companies working with legacy software that want to modernize. Application management saves time and money because your business can focus on its IT infrastructure in-house and then hire application support specialists.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top application management services in Chicago. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Chicago Application Management Companies

  • 1

    Sphere Partners

    Sphere Software is a software development company located in Chicago. Founded in 2005, the team of nearly 100 employees is expert in software and mobile app development, UI/UX design, IT staff augmentation, and blockchain.

    Notable Project

    When an online marketplace approached Sphere Software for help re-launching a website, the team embraced the opportunity. The project included redesigning a website using Ruby on Rails and ongoing development and maintenance support. The client was impressed by Sphere Software’s professionalism and work quality.

    “Given the flexibility that they give me, I would hire more Sphere Software developers and engineers before hiring my own. This is not just because of the savings but because I get quality work out of them.” – CEO, Online Community Marketplace

    Former clients
    Buzzfeed
    Tumblir
    Subway
    Bass Pro Shops
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Northbrook, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    23 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Red Foundry

    Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2009, they create native and cross-platform mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. The team provides UX/UI product design, full-stack application development (mobile apps, APIs and backend) and proactive post-launch support and maintenance services. Red Foundry’s clients include entrepreneurs and startups, small companies, and mid-market corporations.

    Notable Project

    A photography agency needed a mobile app and came to Red Foundry for their expertise. The app allows anyone to locate photographers all over the city of Chicago. They’re still testing the impact of the app for on-demand users.

    “They [Red Foundry] were very organized and worked overtime. They made the process easy to understand, so I can focus on managing the company and not the IT part.” – CEO, Photography Agency

    Former clients
    Clark Brands
    Galaxy Digital
    Travelliance
    Reader’s Digest
    Traveling Vineyard
    Random House
    Gearflow
    Vacation By Rails
    Central Insurance
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    25 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    alligatortek

    Alligatortek is a software company headquartered in Chicago with an office in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Since 1993, their team of 59 has lent its services in custom software development, mobile app development, and cloud consulting & SI. They specialize in Azure, and have experience in working with frameworks such as .NET, AngularJS, and React Native.

    Notable Project

    A general contracting company subcontracted alligatortek to sync their employee information with their Active DIrectory. Alligatortek developed a system that automatically integrated the two systems togther, which allowed for simultaneous updates on both systems. It solved a large issue among the contractor's HR department.

    "Their customer service is excellent. Even after we went live, they were an email away if we wanted anything changed. They’d make the desired changes within 24 hours. It was refreshing to get such immediate attention." – Software Business Analyst, General Contracting Company

    Former clients
    Wrigley
    The Doan Group
    Leopardo Construction
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    HatchWorks Technologies

    Hatchworks Technologies is an Atlanta-based digital technology services firm that was founded in 2016. Currently, their team includes about 18 employees. Hatchworks Technologies provides custom software development, BI & big data consulting & SI, cloud consulting & SI, mobile app development, AI, and IoT development.

    Notable Project

    A consulting firm wanted to break off part of the company and create a healthcare startup. Hatchworks Technologies conducted thorough market research to get a clear sense of how best to create a prototype. Ultimately, the team completed the entire development of the final site in PHP and node.js, which is hosted on AWS.

    "Hatchworks Technologies is one of the best companies I’ve ever dealt with. They are very receptive and are able to understand what I—someone without a lot of technical experiences in this field—say and distill it down to a meaningful level for the programmers and developers." — Partner, Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    AT&T
    Nokia
    Charter Communications
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2018 Stevie Awards (3)

  • 5

    SnapMobile

    SnapMobile is a mobile app development company located in Chicago. The team of nearly 20 employees, works with small and mid-market businesses in the consumer products, business services, and advertising and marketing industries. Their services include mobile app development, software development, application management and support.

    Notable Project

    SnapMobile built an app for an education optimization company. The app aimed to boost employee productivity by making it easy to set goals and assign tasks. SnapMobile assisted with the product’s conceptualization and prototyping before building the final product.

    “While they presented a number of development options based on their previous work with other clients, they also recognized that our mission statement might require a unique approach. They remained focused on our company.” – Learning and Development Lead, Education Optimization Company

    Former clients
    Hilton
    Edelman
    Chicago Sport & Social
    Kimpton Hotels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Crowe LLP

    Crowe is a public accounting, technology, and consulting firm headquartered in Westborough, Mass. with other offices in Chicago, New York City, Indianapolis, and South Bend, Ind. It was founded in 2005 and has grown rapidly to 5,304 employees who provide CRM consulting & SI, application management and support, tax and payroll preparation, and financial accounting services. 

    Notable Project

    A software development company needed an agency to implement a data migration project. Crowe executed the data migration from CRM 3.0 to a newer version. Crowe now provides the client custom development and CRM support as needed.

    "I think the quality of the product that they deliver is very high. Because they focus on one product, they usually do it very well the first time around. It's rare that we find glitches or any kind of defects in their work." — President & Owner, Software Development Company

    Former clients
    Mitsubishi
    Trustmarque
    iRacing.com
    Rampart Insurance Services
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    SYDCON, Inc.

    SYDCON, Inc. is a software development group based in Crystal Lake, IL. Founded in 2004, the team consists of 6 dedicated development experts with specialties in web development, e-commerce development, and software development.

    Notable Project

    SYDCON developed an e-commerce website for a Chicago insurance startup. The startup had a small budget, so they went with a company that was worth the cost. SYDCON developed an SEO-optimzed website and an underwriting web application for the company. Customers have prided the site on its usability and functionality. The client recommends SYDCON to any company looking for a capable development team. 

    "We are able to effectively and efficiently make changes to the website marketing content through our CMS. There also has been a great deal of positive internal feedback on the layout and functionality as well as from customer on the ease of being able to purchase or make changes to their insurance policies." – Former Senior VP, Insurance Startup 

    Former clients
    Sikich
    Anna Shea Chocolates
    Crystal Lake Travel Agency
    Madison & Rayne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Crystal Lake, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Very Good Ventures

    Very Good Ventures is an app development agency based in New York and founded in 2018. With no more than 50 employees, they specialize in mobile app development, web development, and application management and support solutions for various clients.

    Notable Project

    Very Good Ventures developed a mobile app for a social media marketing company. The company needed an app that allowed for more customer engagement. The app now has three million users.

    “I really have been totally satisfied with all of the work they’ve done for us.” - Director of Client Services, Social Media Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Hamilton: The Musical
    Google/Flutter
    Policygenius
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Plaidypus, Inc.

    Plaidypus, Inc. is a software design and development agency based in Naperville, Ill. and founded in 2004. Their team of eight employees specializes in custom software development, UX/UI design, and application management. They mainly work with mid-market and small business clients in the non-profit, IT, and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    Plaidypus, Inc. built an app for the client of a software company. The app is going to be used by a landscaping and construction company to keep track of the jobs they did and the time spent on each one. The app was developed for iOS, Android, and web, and would compile data to simplify analytics. The client was impressed with the quality of their work.

    “Plaidypus is very detailed. They communicate first and bill second. They want to make sure what they’re building is correct before they charge me for it.” – Owner, Software Company
     

    Former clients
    The Daily Journal
    Turbo Jet Partners
    Thinkgate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    AmberLeaf

    AmberLeaf is a sales and marketing company featuring 42 employees. Founded in 2004, they are located in Chicago. AmberLeaf offers services in CRM consulting and SI, application management and support, and marketing strategy. Their clients are midmarket and enterprise businesses, primarily located in the financial, business, and healthcare industries.

    Notable Project

    AmberLeaf implemented a Unica software solution for the campaign management operations group of a large insurance company. They collaborated with the client on implementation, custom development, design, and campaign support. The client praised Amberleaf’s team as flexible, helpful, and successful.

    “AmberLeaf has certainly helped us a lot in terms of being able to sell more policies. They’ve also helped a lot from a customer retention perspective.” – Manager, Campaign Management Operations

    Former clients
    IBM
    US Foodservice
    Direct Energy
    Tribune Company
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2016 Informatica Innovation Award , Oracle Excellence Award 2016 and 2015

  • 11

    Millennia Group, LLC

    Millennia Group, LLC is a service company based in Oak Brook. Ill. with more than 10 experts. Since their founding in 1996, they have offered back-office services, application management and support, and other application development solutions to various clients.

    Notable Project

    Millennia Group, LLC provided accounting integration development and design solutions for a construction company. The company was previously using an outdated system that was not receiving any updates. Millennia Group, LLC immensely improved the workflow of the company with the new system.

    “Our communication lines are very open. Our staff loves dealing with them again and again. They’re also very responsive.” - CFO, Construction Company

    Former clients
    ICC Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Oak Brook, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 12

    Techno's Tech Solutions

    Techno's Tech Solutions is a software company founded in 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. Their team of over 10 specializes in custom software, web, and mobile app development solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

    Notable Project

    Techno's Tech Solutions developed an app solution for a digital marketing agency. The agency lacked resources and needed an overseas team to support development. The agency enjoys working with Techno's Tech Solutions due to the quality of their work.

    “I like the structure we have in place, and their communication and delivery are both excellent.” - General Manager, Digital Marketing Agency

    Former clients
    Design Box
    Oomph
    Sportssouk
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Carol Stream, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Brenolabs

    As a new company founded in 2020, Brenolabs is working to establish a presence in the world of digital transformations. Their approximately 50-person team focuses on providing custom software development, IT managed services, and web development to their clients.

    Notable Project

    The Brenolabs team helped a medical platform provider to develop a telemedicine application for their third-party client. The project was successful, delivering a finished platform within a very short timeline and continuing to deliver additional features.

    "There were no language barriers, and their communication was always good. They followed-up on feedback on a daily basis." — Founder, Digital Healthcare Platform

    Former clients
    Embebo
    Xoxoday
    Openup
    Infinio
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place St Lockport, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
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