List of the Best Chicago IT Companies

  • 1
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    EMPIST is an award-winning technology provider headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 2000, they have 75 employees across the world that serve organizations and industries with a heavy dependency on technology. Their primary services include IT support, website development, and digital marketing.

    Clients
    NowPow
    Marquette Associates
    Torstenson Glass Co.
    Notable Project

    EMPIST provided a PR firm with IT support services to ensure seamless technical operations. In addition to addressing tickets, EMPIST migrated the client's Peachtree accounting software to function remotely. Their patience and willingness to learn an unfamiliar software led to a successful project.

    "The response time is amazing, it’s almost instantaneous." — CEO, PR Firm 

  • 2
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Andromeda Technology Solutions is an IT services company founded in 1994. They are headquartered in Lockport, Ill., with a second location in Chicago. Their 54-person team offers IT managed services, cybersecurity, web design, and more for a variety of clients. 

    Clients
    Keough & Moody P.C.
    Seating Concepts
    Inc.
    Capital Trading Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An investment management firm hired Andromeda Technology Solutions for additional IT support. They assisted with camera system setup, building networks, and network troubleshooting. The client was pleased with their ongoing reliability. 

    “They're very responsive and accessible. Whenever an issue arises, I usually hear from someone on their staff right away.” – IT Director, Investment Management Firm

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  • 3
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Maven Wave Partners is an IT services company based in Chicago, IL. The team of 150+ is committed to helping clients transition to digital solutions. Founded in 2008, Maven Wave provides IT strategy, cloud, and productivity consulting, as well as software development and design.

    Clients
    Nike
    Liberty Mutual
    Disney
    CME Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maven Wave migrated a large sales team to Google Applications for business. They managed the entire process and ensured all business requirements and credentials were correct.

    "They have an outstanding communication approach. They’ve got a knack for savvy explanations of highly complex, critical tasks. I am dealing with customers and sales managers from five different geographies, and English is their second language and never once did they have any issues understanding." – Campaign Manager, Design & Manufacturing Company

  • 4
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Oak Brook IL

    Ultra Consultants is an independent research and enterprise solutions consulting firm serving the manufacturing and distribution industries throughout North America. Services include business process improvement, enterprise technology evaluation, selection and implementation. The consulting team is made up of more than 70 professionals and focuses specifically on business process improvement initiatives unique to the manufacturing and distribution sectors. 

    Clients
    New Balance
    Alta Equipment Company
    The Sharper Image
    Kellstrom Aerospace
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ultra Consultants helped a plumbing distribution company to replace its ERP system. They facilitated and oversaw the vetting, selection, and implementation of the new ERP. The client appreciated how they contribted to the process and gives them credit for the projects ultimate completion. 

    "I don’t think we could’ve completed the project successfully without their expertise and specialists who were equipped with the resources we needed." – Plumbing Distribution Company

  • 5
    $50,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Founded in 2001, Trianz is a strategic agency headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices all over the United States, including Boston, Chicago, and Seattle.Their team has over 1,000 employees that specialize in big data consulting, cloud consulting, and IT strategy consulting. 

    Clients
    Comcast
    Western Digital
    Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness
    FedEx
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Trianz performed marketing analytics for a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Their team created a strategic roadmap to market specific drugs with certain target audiences. With their assistance, processes within the pharmaceutical manufacturer were automated and accuracy improved.

    "Their resources are professional and there were very few issues between the Trianz folks and our team."– Director of Sales Operations & Technologies, Drug Manufacturer

  • 6
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Illinois-based IT service provider SWC Technology Partners has been working with mid-market businesses in the Midwest since 1980. With headquarters in Oak Brook, IL and additional offices in Chicago and Indianapolis, IN, SWC has a substantial team of nearly 250 employees. They offer IT managed services, consulting for IT strategy and cloud and mobile app and web development.

    Clients
    Batory Foods
    Emkay
    Tandem HR
    SG360
    Notable Project

    A community college initially hired SWC to update its help desk and revitalize the network's infrastructure. According to the client, both systems were in "shambles" before SWC came onboard. Now, they engage SWC for managed services and network support. 

    "The employees that SWC Technology Partners sends out are very good, skilled, and talented. They're not afraid to take on something they don't know about." – IT Director, Community College 

  • 7
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    SMBHD is a business digital solutions company based in Chicago. The company, founded in 2010, has more than 20 employees and provides CRM consulting & SI, IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, cybersecurity to various companies.

    Clients
    Guidepost
    Agile Secure Data Exchange
    TopGolf
    3 Digital
    Notable Project

    An education management company hired SMBHD to set up their entire custom Salesforce configuration and to provide managed IT services. Because of this engagement, the company was able to transition to remote work, reduce client onboarding time by 35%, and take on more clients because of the improved efficiency of the sales team.

    "The Managed IT services team helped us become a tech enabled organization." - VP of Operations, Education Management Company

  • 8
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Based in Chicago, ServerCentral Turing Group is a managed data center services provider. Since being founded in 2000, their team has grown to about 87 employees. ServerCentral Turing Group specializes in IT managed services, cloud consulting, and SI for midmarket clients. 

    Clients
    Angie's List
    DePaul University
    Shopify
    Basecamp
    Notable Project

    ServerCentral Turing Group provided web hosting services for a software company. The team managed services and security, while the client targeted their own servers. The client was especially pleased with ServerCentral's impressively consistent communication.

    "They consistently provide better service and communication than any of our other hosting relationships."– IT Director, Software Company

  • 9
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    CloudMasonry is a Salesforce consulting firm based in the United States. Founded in 2018, they have roughly 30 employees that serve the Salesforce consulting needs of organizations with complex technical environments or unique business processes. As a full-service provider of Salesforce consulting services, CloudMasonry provides its customers with assistance in the design, development, and ongoing support of their Salesforce environments and connected applications.

    Clients
    Direct Energy
    Prosci
    Millennium Trust
    HNI
    Notable Project

    CloudMasonry built a new enterprise-grade inbound/outbound telemarketing application leveraging the Salesforce Industries application (Vlocity) for a US energy company in fewer than 12 weeks. The project's goal was to provide this energy company with a single scalable platform to consolidate internal order entry and facilitate consistent customer experiences.

    "CloudMasonry is always true to their word about what they’re going to deliver, and they’re consistently on time, sticking to or coming in under the budget."  - Senior Manager of Sales Technology, Direct Energy

  • 10
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Barrington IL

    Kavi Global is a business analytics firm located in Barrington, Ill. Founded in 2008, Kavi Global's team of 22 employees has over a decade of experience specializing in big data consulting and BI. The firm also offers IT strategy consulting services to its clients. The firm primarily works with larger and mid-market sized clients from the transportation, financial services, and healthcare industries.  

    Clients
    TEAMHealth
    General Electric
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Ryder
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kavi Global partnered with a freight rail IT organization in order to perform data analytics services for the organization. The client tasked Kavi Global with various internal and external tasks. The team at Kavi Global utilized strategies such as streamlining internal systems, identifying investment areas, and external market analysis in order to meet the client's needs. The team at Kavi Global helped best position the client to use its data to market to the right audience. The client was impressed with the efficiency of the team at Kavi Global. 

    "They’re very quick, even when they’re bringing in new personnel on their side: They already invested the time and dollars on their side to get them up to speed. They are very quick to onboard, grasp the material, and hit the ground running."-Director of Commercial Services Group, IT Organization for Freight Rail

  • 11
    $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

  • 12
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Elgin IL

    Softweb Solutions is a tech consulting company based in Elgin, Ill. They also have offices in Dallas and Ahmedabad, India. Since 2006, their team of over 300 has provided IT strategy consulting, big data consulting, cloud consulting & SI, and more for primarily enterprise-level clients. 

    Clients
    T-Mobile
    ADA
    GEA
    Cobra Electronics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Softweb Solutions provided support for a business consultancy's website and e-commerce system. They were also contracted to create an iPad app that syncs with the database. The client prides Softweb Solutions on their technical skill. 

    "They use a project management software that’s phenomenal that their team uses for problem solving and additions or whatever. It has been fantastic." – Founder, Business Consultancy

  • 13
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Downers Grove IL

    Based in Downers Grove, Ill., Mindsight is a technology consulting firm that was founded in 2004. Their team of about 65 employees specializes in managed IT services, cloud consulting & SI, and IT strategy consulting. 

    Clients
    Carver Pump
    Doumak
    Cayan
    Lindemann Chimney
    Notable Project

    Mindsight managed a healthcare company's network infrastructure. The agency was responsible for everything, from configuration to monitoring. The client was impressed with Mindsight's attention to detail and their dedication to understanding the company's needs. 

    "Out of all our other providers, Mindsight worked the hardest in understanding what were the challenges that we were having, before prescribing a solution." —VP of Operations, Healthcare Company

  • 14
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Evanston IL

    Stratosphere Networks is an IT solutions company based in Evanston, Ill. Since 2003, their team of about 41 employees has been specializing in IT managed services, cloud consulting & SI, and ECM consulting. Stratosphere Networks works primarily with small businesses. 

    Clients
    BBB: Accredited Business
    Crain's Best Places to Work (2015-2018)
    Stevie Awards (2016-2018)
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An insurance provider hired Stratosphere Networks for a number of IT services. They designed and implemented a wide range of new assets and projects. Stratosphere Networks is providing ongoing maintenance and management on a regular basis.

    "They have a level of expertise that allows them to provide a high level of support, which is considerably better than most other companies."–Director of IT Infrastructure, Insurance Provider

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Kin + Carta is a tech-centered management consultancy based in Chicago. Founded in 1964, they also have offices in London, San Francisco, New York, and Singapore. Their team of approximately 3,000 focuses primarily on enterprise clients in the financial services and health care fields. Services include mobile app development, cloud consulting, and more.

    Clients
    AstraZeneca
    Expedia
    Santander
    Pizza Hut
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kin + Carta built a native mobile app for a health care nonprofit in advance of open enrollment, upgrading their old platform. They built the app for iOS and Android with a focus on human-centered design,

    "They helped us go beyond the average of health care to meet the expectation of digital." - CIO, Nonprofit Health Insurance Provider

  • 16
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Prime TSR is a boutique technology consultancy based in Chicago with a team of 34 experts. Since their founding in 2013, they have provided BI & big data consulting & SI, custom software development, and cloud consulting & SI solutions for clients ranging from startups to enterprises. They are familiar with cloud services such as AWS. Azure, and Google Cloud.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prime TSR redesigned a healthcare company's databases. Prime TSR utilized MySQL to update and integrate the new databases with the company's business processes, without much involvement from the company itself. They also integrated the company's custom software to access and manage the databases. The company is able to run operations with the new databases.

    "They’re familiar with the space, so they were able to integrate themselves within the organization. They provided subject-matter expertise and guided the project if they noticed a lack of a process." - Sr. Project Manager, Healthcare Company

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL
    Software development firm SPR was established in 1973. The midsize team specializes in custom software development, enterprise app modernization, cloud consulting & SI, ux/ui design, and more. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A financial services company hired SPR to assist them in managing their backend processing platform.

    "I would definitely recommend them to anyone out there."

  • 18
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Des Plaines IL

    JetRails is an e-commerce and IT service provider in Park Ridge, Ill. It was founded in 2000 and maintains a team of 4 that provides cloud consulting & SI, IT managed services, cybersecurity, IT strategy consulting, and ERP consulting & SI. 

    Clients
    Furniture Land South
    Grower's House
    Splash of Pink
    MageMontreal
    Notable Project

    A fashion company had recently migrated their e-commerce store to Magento and the site kept crashing. JetRails provides Magento hosting and configuration services which have greatly improved the site's reliability and functionality. JetRails now provides 24/7 assistance and fixes any issues they have.

    "[Our site] used to be slow on mobile and sporadic on desktops. Now, the connection is fantastic and users can seamlessly navigate the site on any device." — Marketing Manager, Fashion Company

  • 19
    $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

  • 20
    $50,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    3Q Digital is a digital marketing and strategic consulting agency headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. with additional offices in San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Burlington, Vt., Austin, Texas, and Raleigh, N.C. Their staff consists of over 250 experts in SEO, social media marketing, and analytics.

    Clients
    Eventbrite
    Walmart
    ModCloth
    SurveyMonkey
    Notable Project

    A retail chain hired 3Q Digital to help with its paid search and social media marketing. From this partnership, the chain's conversion rates improved over 30%, and the ROI for search campaigns improved by 40%.

    “I’m most impressed with 3Q Digital's knowledge of all the advanced and best tactics, features, and betas. They’re always much farther ahead, and they’ve actually got experience doing them. A lot of agencies don’t have the experience.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Retail Chain

  • 21
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chicago IL

    IT GuidePoint Corporation is an ERP consulting and SI company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The small firm was established in 2008. Their team provides ERP consulting and SI.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    IT Guidepoint Corporation evaluated a company's product lifecycles and fabrication process needs and then designed a custom ERP. They uploaded thousands of products into the system and supported the launch. 

    "IT Guidepoint gave us a streamlined structure to our process that delivered insights." 

  • 22
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Aptitive is an IT consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2013, their team of about 30 employees provides BI, SI, and big data consulting, IT strategy consulting, and cloud consulting services.

    Clients
    Omron
    Healthstream
    MoreCare
    The National Safety Council
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Aptitive worked with this alternative lending company to supply it with programming capabilities for SQL Server systems. Their database administration expertise allowed them to develop complex storage procedures using both DBA and SQL programming.

    "Everything handled by Aptitive was top-notch." — CTO, Alternative Lending Company

  • 23
    $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

  • 24
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Framework Communications is a business technology firm based in Chicago. Since 2008, their team of around 10 employees has been specializing in IT managed services, cybersecurity, cloud consulting & SI. 

    Clients
    Anshe Emet Synagogue
    MATTER
    Sterling Bay
    Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation
    Notable Project

    Framework Communications provides ongoing IT consulting for a furniture store. They perform network and hardware maintenance via a ticketing system and provide other guidance as needed. 

    "In addition to helping us acquire a web development resource, Framework’s consulting services helped us onboard several retail partners." —President, Furniture Store

  • 25
    $10,000+
    1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Industrie Reply is a reply group company based in Chicago and founded in 1996. With over 1000 employees, they offer CRM consulting, logistics and supply chain consulting, and warehousing and distribution solutions to various clients.

    Clients
    FCA
    Stellantis
    CNH Industrial
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Industrie Reply provided software dev staff augmentation solutions for an energy company. The company needed more software engineers for their projects. The company is satisfied with Industrie Reply’s work thus far.

    “Industrie finds the right people for us.” - VP Software Engineering, Energy Company

  • 26
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Ascend Technologies is an IT managed services company founded in 2020. They are located in Chicago, Illinois and have a midsize team. The company focuses on IT managed services, cybersecurity, CRM consulting and SI, IT strategy consulting, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ascend Technologies (formerly Nimble Defense) is in an ongoing engagement with an education solutions company. The team has been managing their cybersecurity program in order to assess its current framework.

    "Ascend Technologies (formerly Nimble Defense) provides the knowledge and leadership we need."

  • 27
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Established in 2002, Analytics8 is a big data company. Their midsize team is in Chicago, Illinois; Raleigh, North Carolina and Plano, Texas. Their team provides BI & big data consulting & SI, IT strategy consulting, and cloud consulting & SI.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A mental healthcare company hired Analytics8 for BI and analytics. They’re tasked with evaluating the company's data management dashboard to identify irregularities and create a solution roadmap. 

    "They are very knowledgeable and humble, not pushy consulting types."

  • 28
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Des Plaines IL

    PlotnikovSoft is an IT solutions company based in Des Plaines, Ill. The company, founded in 2010, has around 100 developers who provide cloud consulting & SI, web development, CRM consulting & SI, ECM consulting & SI, and mobile app development services. PlotnikovSoft serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the IT, telecommunications, utilities, and energy & natural resources industries.

    Clients
    Telarus
    CRAFT
    AAM
    James Edward and Companies
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development company hired PlotnikovSoft for an ongoing engagement to augment their development team in developing a mobile app. PlotnikovSoft developed the app using Xamarin after the UI had been designed by the company. The PlotnikovSoft team has been providing quality services that meet the expectations of the company.

    "They continue to do what we ask of them very well.""- CTO, Software Development Company

  • 29
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Wheaton IL

    PerByte, an IT strategy consulting and software development firm, is headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. The small team specializes in IT strategy consulting and custom software development and was founded in 2011.

    Notable Project

    PerByte handles the backend development of an app using Apptify. They build features the client needs for their product. They also support the client's database by going through it and updating it every month.

    "I trust PerByte to provide the right solution for our needs."

  • 30
    $75,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Business intelligence company Wavicle Data Solutions was founded in 2014. They are located in Chicago, Illinois; Oak Brook, Illinois and Coimbatore, India and have a midsize team. Wavicle Data Solutions focuses on BI & big data consulting & SI, cloud consulting & SI, and IT strategy consulting.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wavicle Data Solutions provides IT support services for an international fast food restaurant. They are supporting the client's IT delivery needs using Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

    "Projects are delivered on time, within budget, and most importantly are of high customer satisfaction."

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