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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. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Chicago Application Management Companies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Clark Brands
    Galaxy Digital
    Travelliance
    Reader’s Digest
    Industries
    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

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Northbrook IL

    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.

    Clients
    Buzzfeed
    Tumblir
    Subway
    Bass Pro Shops
    Industries
    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

  • 3
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Wrigley
    The Doan Group
    Leopardo Construction
    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

  • 4
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2005, the custom software development firm fjorge provides services for all digital needs. Based in Minneapolis with 42 employees, fjorge offers support in web development, application management/support, and custom software development.


     

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Recently, fjorge worked with a digital product agency to create a web-based app with optical character recognition to consume receipt data. The client appreciated fjorge’s team’s ability to complete complex tasks on time. 

    "They were organized and attentive, completing tasks on time. We used Jira to manage tasks." – Senior Vice President, Digital Product Agency


     

  • 5
    $75,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    AT&T
    Nokia
    Charter Communications
    Industries
    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

  • 6
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Promet Source is an interactive development firm that based in Chicago with an additional office in the Philippines. Founded in 2003, the team of about 45 employees provides web design and development, e-commerce development, mobile app development and more for larger clients in a variety of industries.

    Clients
    Grinnell College
    REBAC
    Global Post
    USDA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A taxi service provider hired Promet Source to help create a modern communications system to link taxicabs with iPads for transaction processing operations. The solution facilitated easy and intuitive interactions between drivers and customers. Since the engagement, the client’s business grew 35% in just the first two years.

    "It’s definitely been a collaborative effort. It’s our vision and they made it a reality." — Co-Founder, Taxi Service Provider

  • 7
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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. 

    Clients
    Mitsubishi
    Trustmarque
    iRacing.com
    Rampart Insurance Services
    Industries
    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

  • 8
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    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.

    Clients
    Hilton
    Edelman
    Chicago Sport & Social
    Kimpton Hotels
    Industries
    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

  • 9
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Crystal Lake IL

    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.

    Clients
    Sikich
    Anna Shea Chocolates
    Crystal Lake Travel Agency
    Madison & Rayne
    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 

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL

    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.

    Clients
    The Daily Journal
    Turbo Jet Partners
    Thinkgate
    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
     

  • 11
    $100,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Evanston IL

    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.

    Clients
    Hamilton: The Musical
    Google/Flutter
    Policygenius
    Industries
    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

  • 13
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Directpl is a midsize software development company. Located in Chicago, Illinois; Rochester, New York; Toronto, Canada and Warszawa, Poland, the firm was established in 1997. Their team focuses on custom software development, application management & support, IT managed services, and application testing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Directpl provided app development services to a consumer goods company. These efforts included linking CRM services to the mobile app in order to facilitate customer intel to salespersons, among other features.

    ‘‘They delivered everything on time and budget.’’

  • 14
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Established in 1960, Tab Service Company is a small finance & accounting outsourcing (FAO) company in Chicago, Illinois. Their services include finance & accounting outsourcing (FAO), non-voice bpo/back office services, application management & support, and custom software development.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A local county government hired Tab Service Company to provide back-office services. They took over the filing work for almost 2,000 1099-G forms due to the client’s lack of resources to complete them.

    ‘‘Whenever we had a question or needed something, there was always a person from their team available for us.’’

  • 15
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Southport Technology Group is a Chicago, Illinois-based custom software development company. The small firm was established in 2021. Their team provides custom software development and application management & support.

    Notable Project

    Southport Technology Group has created customer-facing sales portals for an insurance administrator in the automotive industry. The solution allows customers to access billing statements, transfers, and more.

    "They treat us with dignity, diligence, professionalism, and expertise."

  • 16
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Oak Brook IL

    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.

    Clients
    ICC Group
    Industries
    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

  • 17
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Carol Stream IL

    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.

    Clients
    Design Box
    Oomph
    Sportssouk
    Industries
    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

  • 18
    $5,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Located in Beijing, China; Chicago, Illinois and , Hungary, EC Innovations is a midsize translation company. They specialize in translation, custom software development, and application management & support and were launched in 1997.
  • 19
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Willowbrook IL
    ESPO Engineering Corp. Is an application management & support company founded in 1965. The midsize Willowbrook, Illinois-based team focuses on application management & support, IT managed services, cybersecurity, and IT staff augmentation.
    Industries
  • 20
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Forest Park IL
    CRM consulting and SI company Suyati was established in 2009. They are headquartered in Forest Park, Illinois; Kochi, India and Bengaluru, India and have a midsize team. Their services include CRM consulting and SI, IT managed services, IT staff augmentation, BI & big data consulting & SI, and more.
    Industries
  • 21
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Skirt PR is a small social media marketing firm. Located in Chicago, Illinois, the agency was launched in 2003. Their team provides social media marketing, branding, application management & support, marketing strategy, and more.
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  • 22
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Custom software development company Softura was founded in 1990. Their midsize team is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan; Chennai, India and Chicago, Illinois and offers custom software development, enterprise app modernization, Artificial Intelligence, BI & big data consulting & SI, and more.
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    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Batavia IL
    Founded in 2002, Northgate Digital Corporation is a software development firm. The company offers custom software development and application management & support and has a small team. The company is headquartered in Batavia, Illinois.
    Industries
  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Schaumburg IL
    Data analytics company Resolute Technologies was established in 1998. Their small team is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. Their services include BI & big data consulting & SI, custom software development, application management & support, and IT staff augmentation.
  • 25
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    Xcelpros Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Warrenville IL
    CRM consulting and SI company Xcelpros Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Is headquartered in Warrenville, Illinois and Alpharetta, Georgia. They offer CRM consulting and SI, ERP consulting and SI, custom software development, and application management & support and were established in 2011.
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  • 26
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Thirdwave, LLC, a website development firm, was launched in 1997. The small Chicago, Illinois-based team provides web development, custom software development, ux/ui design, application management & support, and more.
    Industries
  • 27
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL
    CRM consulting and SI company Edver is located in L'viv, Ukraine and Chicago, Illinois. The small team offers CRM consulting and SI, application management & support, IT managed services, enterprise app modernization, and more and was established in 2020.
  • 28
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Arlington Heights IL
    Corporate training company TechWerks was established in 2009. Headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois, their midsize team provides corporate training, business consulting, custom software development, application management & support, and more.
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    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Naperville IL
    Patel Solutions is a Naperville, Illinois-based IT managed services company. They offer IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, application management & support, IT strategy consulting, and more and were launched in 2019.
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