The Best Software Developers in The Windy City

List of the Best Chicago Software Developers

Looking for top software developers in Chicago?

As the use of mobile and web apps rise, your business’s digital presence becomes even more important. The biggest challenge facing organizations is how they can keep up in the digital world. The best way is to continuously develop up-to-date software that allows your organization to maintain an impactful digital presence.

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

  • 1

    Atomic Object

    Michigan-based software development company Atomic Objects serve clients around the world. The team of over 60 and has been creating custom products for web and mobile since being founded in 2001.

    Notable Project

    Atomic Object created an iPad app for a drug testing administration. The app stored data from athlete drug-testing. They handled development from beginning to end, with constant input from the client.

    “Atomic Object exhibited similar traits as our company. They were about the same size and had a wealth of experience based on past projects. We liked their leadership team and loved their presentation. … They took the time to understand who we were.” – CEO, Drug Testing Administrator

    Former clients
    ArtPrize
    Priority Health
    John Deere
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Michigan 50 Companies to Watch (2010) , Inc 5000 (2010) , When Work Works: Outstanding Workplace Culture (2016)

  • 2

    Table XI

    Table XI is a mobile app and custom software developer based in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2002, they are a team of 50 curious minds that specialize in building websites, mobile applications and custom digital experiences for companies ranging from startups to well-known brands.

    Notable Project

    Table XI recreated the website of a global events company, building a video player and an iOS app to deliver content, all with no site downtime. After the migration, the app and site functioned seamlessly. The client recommended Table XI for their cost, clarity, and adherence to deadlines.

    “Table XI has been a key component in our growth, and without them, we couldn’t move forward.” – Founder and CEO, International Events App.

    Former clients
    Chicago Ideas
    Dickson
    Keiser
    Northwestern University
    Tyson Foods
    Discovery Financial
    AccuWeather
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    42 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Caxy Interactive

    Caxy Interactive is a web design and development agency located in Chicago, IL. Since 1999, the agency and its team of 10+ specialize in creating better digital experiences for their clients through web development, software development, and enterprise content management services. 

    Notable Project

    A job platform that helps women return to the workforce hired Caxy Interactive to upgrade its website. Along with small development tasks, Caxy Interactive upgraded the company's job board and employer portal. The feedback has been positive regarding the features and looks of the website. 

    "[Caxy Interactive] has taken it to the next level — [our website] looks different and much more polished. I love their creative team and their graphics team who did a great job in that way." – Founder, Job Finding Platform

    Former clients
    Sifma Foundation
    The Popcorn Factory
    Experian
    Northwestern University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Acquia Engage Awards Finalist (2017)

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  • 4

    Liventus

    Liventus is an e-commerce company based in Northbrook, Ill., with additional locations in Chicago and Bengaluru, India. Founded in 2002, this company has a team of more than 50 employees. Services provided by Liventus include e-commerce development, custom software development, and IT strategy consulting for businesses of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    Liventus provides ongoing web and software development services for a creative agency. They built a complex backend system that helped to increase the client's conversion rate, as well as taking on a range of other development tasks to improve the client's online standing.

    "The results of their build were dramatic—the system increased the client’s conversion rate from <1% to over 40%." - Director of Digital Services, Creative Agency

    Former clients
    Now Health Group
    ParkerWhite Brand Interactive
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Tandem

    Tandem (formerly DevMynd) is a strategy, design, and technology company headquartered in Chicago. The company was founded in 2010 and has 37 employees. They work with both mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they work with represent a variety of industries including health care and medical, education, and energy and natural resources. 
     

    Notable Project

    Tandem provided design research and application development for a telecom company. The client’s technical competencies did not match their customers’ requirements, so Tandem helped the client find a customer-based solution. The company is working with the client to deliver, design and develop the product. The client has been satisfied with the company’s services and processes.

    “They’ve proven themselves with their methodologies that fill gaps by finding repeated patterns.” — Manager, Telecom Company
     

    Former clients
    Major League Baseball
    IBM
    The University of Chicago
    Department of Defense
    Groupon
    Madison Square Garden
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Forte Group

    Headquartered in Chicago, Forte Group is an international IT firm with offices in Belarus and Ukraine. With over 250 employees, the agency specializes in web development, e-commerce development, and application testing in addition to other software and app services. 

    Notable Project

    Forte Group helped a parking logistics company build their app for iOS and Android. When the apps were released, the client was happy with the results. The company elt that Forte Group excelled in their proactivity.

    "Overall, Forte Group has a smart team. They were able to understand our requests without a lot of back-and-forths." – CTO, Park Logistics App

    Former clients
    Follet Corporation
    SwiftIQ
    Maestro Health
    Brightstar
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    20 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    projekt202

    Projekt202 is a software development and marketing company based in Addison, Texas. They were founded in 2003 and have a team of 285 employees. They specialize in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development to improve their client’s customer and employee experiences. 

    Notable Project

    Projekt202 designed a commercial consumer platform for a banking startup. They conducted extensive research and used it to design several versions of the platform, including a proof-of-concept, which was then developed into a working product. The clients says that the product was positively received by their consumers and that the design is intuitive, transparent, and relatively free from bugs or other issues. 

    “Their ideas were unique and thought-provoking and centered around getting the product to market faster.” – VP of Product Management, Banking Startup 
     

    Former clients
    Capital One
    Samsung
    7-Eleven
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    100 fastest-growing privately-held companies in Dallas-Fort Worth (2011-2016) , Fast Tech Awards (2017)

  • 8

    Valtech

    Valtech is a development company that specializes in Sitecore and is headquartered London with 36 additional offices across 16 countries. Founded in 1993, they have over 2400 employees that mostly work with mid-market and enterprise businesses. Services include web design and development, software development, social media, digital strategy, and IT consulting.

    Notable Project

    Valtech developed a web application for an auto manufacturer with the goal of creating a virtual car buying experience for people who do not visit car showrooms. The team delivered a sophisticated, user-friendly platform with straightforward features that made the car buying process easier in a digital setting.

     

    Former clients
    Sunwing Travel Group
    University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management
    Bayer
    American Air Filters International
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Recognized with 13 Sitecore MVP Awards in 2018, Episerver Partner of the Year (2016), Web Service Award (2016) , Episerver Partner of the Year (2016) , Web Service Award (2016)

  • 9

    Kohactive

    Founded in 2008, Kohactive is a digital product agency in Chicago that helps organizations build business-critical custom software. They work with startups, mid-market, and enterprise clients nationwide offering product strategy, custom software, mobile and web app design, and development services. The small team of 10+specialize in Ruby on Rails, Node, Ember, and Angular.
     

    Notable Project

    Kohactive revamped a platform’s custom CRM by implementing automation and modifications. They updated user permissions, redesigned the billing and dispatch portals, and integrated a Redash reporting tool.

    "Kohactive’s services have had a positive impact on our business. All the projects they have done for us have been a success." – Co-Founder, E-Learning Platform

    Former clients
    Groupon
    Northwestern University
    Brunswick
    CBIZ
    Raise
    Edwards Lifesciences
    Carstin Brands
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Sphere Partners (f.k.a Sphere Software)

    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
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Highland

    Highland is a digital experience agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1999, the team of about 30 specializes in product strategy, UX/UI design, and custom software development. They work primarily with midmarket to enterprise clients, mainly in the healthcare, financial services, and nonprofit sectors.
     

    Notable Project

    Highland provided market testing and prototype design for a mission-driven financial services organization. They contributed from the ideation stage to the development stage of the prototype based on market research.

    “We captured key learnings to carry forward in our process. Highland were critical in finding these results and we now better understand how to continue with our ideas for our products and services.” – VP of Business Solutions, Financial Services Company

    Former clients
    Cigna
    Make-A-Wish
    American Marketing Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    32 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Clutch Leader Award (2018, 2019, 2020), Built In Chicago Best Place's to Work (2019), Inc. 5000 (2015)

  • 12

    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)

  • 13

    Youtech

    Youtech & Associates is an Illinois-based digital marketing and development agency founded in 2002. The approximately 40-member team specializes in web design, digital strategy, software development, and advertising. 

    Notable Project

    A health insurance company hired Youtech & Associates to build and host their websites and to facilitate the creation of its new website after it renamed the company. Youtech & Associates also helped the company with SEO. The client has experienced increases in their site traffic and its domain authority since Youtech & Associates worked with the website's layout and design.

    "They are excellent. Youtech has been good at communicating with us consistently each week. This keeps us on track as far as a schedule goes. They make sure we’re getting things done when they need to be finished." – Manager, Health Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Village of Lyons
    Hundman Wealth
    Phantom Weights
    Dressander
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Loadsys Solutions

    Loadsys Solutions is a web development agency based in Chicago, IL. Since 2002, its small team of 10+ employees has completed hundreds of projects for its small to mid-sized businesses on their web development, software development, and mobile development needs.

    Notable Project

    A small wedding dress retailer hired LoadSys Solutions for website development and maintenance. LoadSys developed the retailer's website and continues to fix bugs and institute updates when needed. The client felt that LoadSys Solutions did an amazing job with a huge amount of work. 

    "Everyone in their team has been transparent, honest, and full of integrity. I've appreciated this the most, as a small business owner. I know that Loadsys Web Strategies' team is telling me the truth and I can trust their recommendations, even though I may not understand them at a technical level." – Founder, Wedding Dress Retailer 

    Former clients
    All Star;Delivery Systems
    EducationUnlimited
    APO-box.com
    Stanford National Forensic Institute
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    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
  • 16

    Fulcrum Digital

    Fulcrum Digital is an IT firm based in Jersey City, N.J. with more than 1,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1999, they are experts in IT strategy consulting, ERP consulting, and IT managed services for mid-market and enterprise-level clients alike.

    Notable Project

    Fulcrum Digital developed and designed a system for an insurance defense law firm. The firm needed a system to help manage their cases. The launch of the system proved to be a success, and any flaws in the system were swiftly dealt with.

    “I was impressed by their depth of understanding of our wants.” - Former Director of IT Operations, Insurance Defense Law Firm

    Former clients
    Picciano and Scahill
    India First Life Insurance
    Independence Blue Cross
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 17

    Intersog

    Headquartered in Chicago, Intersog is a custom software development firm with two offices in Canada and two in Ukraine. The agency was founded in 2005 and has over 100 experts that specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, IoT development, and other IT-related consulting and services. 

    Notable Project

    Intersog was hired by a platform for video advertising to staff a team to build a web application. Intersog oversaw the development and launch of the app has launched and continues to maintain the app through fixing bugs and upgrades. 

    "The application delivered by Intersog fully matched our budget and requirements. We liked the attitude of our offshore project team; they were always responsive, responsible, and reliable." – CEO, Advertising Platform Company

    Former clients
    CDW
    Northern Trust
    Neustar
    Mitsubishi Motors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    TangoCode

    TangoCode, founded in 2015, is a woman-owned custom development company. The company is headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Cuenca, Ecuador. Their team of 41 employees specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, and AI. They work with mid-market and small businesses that are mostly in the advertising & marketing, financial services, and automotive industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    TangoCode did mobile app development for an arts and social impact nonprofit. The client needed a mobile app that would help promote their new initiative to a younger audience. TangoCode developed the app for iOS and Android, and they used TestFlight and Nevercode to test the app. The company has built a relationship with the client, and the client was happy with the app. 

    “Their team created really beautiful designs. They developed an app that is very much on brand, implementing our logos, colors, and patterns into the platform.”— Chief Communications Officer, Arts & Social Impact Nonprofit
     

    Former clients
    Barnes & Noble
    Aprimo
    RentPath
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Koombea

    Koombea is a digital product development company headquartered in New York with locations in Miami, San Francisco, and Barranquilla, Columbia. Founded in 2007, the company has a current team of around 100, specializing in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development. They primarily serve midmarket businesses in the IT, healthcare, and education industries.

    Notable Project

    Koombea transitioned a home improvement company's e-commerce website to Shopify Plus. Using Ruby on Rails, the team created an intermediate platform to facilitate the migration between Shopify and the client's back office. Since launching the new site, the client's sales have skyrocketed.

    "We have the most stable e-commerce platform. We had a huge increase of 700% in sales." — CIO, Home Improvement Company

    Former clients
    Disney
    WellMatch
    Sendgrid
    OpenEd
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    MXOtech, Inc.

    MXOTech is a software development and IT services agency based in Chicago. Established in 2005, they have 29 employees, who provide services like custom software development, IT managed services for their software platforms, and IT strategy consulting.

    Notable Project

    MXOTech developed a web management portal for a health insurance company. The client needed an updated platform for healthcare providers and a new case management system to maintain compliance with a regulation board, and had worked with MXOTech successfully on previous projects. MXOTech delivered an enterprise-grade healthcare platform and manages its network hosting; the client especially appreciated their flexible and responsive approach to development.

    "MXO is flexible and personable. Their CEO is hands-on and makes sure our needs are being met. She’ll sometimes call me up and take me to lunch to discuss the partnership and any improvements MXO can make. The whole organization is like that." — Director of Network Programs, Insurance Firm

    Former clients
    Fairlife
    American Dental Association
    Illinois State Board of Investments
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.6
    4.6
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    CRN MSP 500 List

  • 21

    Velvetech LLC

    A software development company, Velvetech is located just north of Chicago in Northbrook, IL. It was founded in 2004 and employs a team of around 50 development experts who specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, CRM and sales intelligence consulting, and web development for midmarket clients across a variety of industries.

    Notable Project

    A healthcare software company hired Velvetech to supplement its internal team's work on 2 large projects. Velvetech used a .NET stack to build out a healthcare coordination app and patient-facing app that are both available on iOS and Android.

    "They were quick, bright, and nice to work with. Even though they weren’t familiar with some of the concepts in healthcare, they learned quickly. They were also polite and communicated well." – Senior VP of IT, Healthcare Software Company

    Former clients
    Apache Corporation
    TradingBlock
    Insureon
    Tradespoon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Northbrook, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    bpmonline: Outstanding Engineering Skills award

  • 22

    Prime TSR

    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.

    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

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Dom & Tom

    Dom & Tom was founded in 2009 and has offices around the U.S. in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. They are an end-to-end digital product development agency that focuses on emerging technologies. Their team of 100+ created over 120 native mobile apps and worked on 400+ web projects. They specialize in research and planning, UX strategy and design, engineering, QA (quality assurance), and deployment.

    Notable Project

    Dom & Tom worked with a digital agency for a website redesign. Dom & Tom designed and tested code for requested features for the site. The agency felt that the Dom & Tom team was responsive and displayed impressive attention to detail. 

    “Their staff was incredibly helpful. They follow up and they’re very attentive. They worked relentlessly to help us complete this project on time and within budget, which was phenomenal.” – Project Manager, Digital Agency

    Former clients
    McDonald’s
    CNN
    Priceline.com
    Hearst
    Fitch Ratings
    Tyson
    University of Oklahoma.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    20 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Do Good. Be Good. Award , Davey Award

  • 24

    Intechnic

    Intechnic is a full-service development agency Intechnic based in Chicago. The company, founded in 1997, has a team of around 20 and locations in Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne. The team is passionate about helping clients with web design, software development, UX/UI design, and web development projects.

    Notable Project

    Intechnic built a cloud-based management system for a trailer manufacturer. The system logs and stores company data for the manufacturer to use to streamline their operations. The collaboration is ongoing. Intechnic is currently working on building new modules for different functions. The client feels that the relationship between them is strong. 

    "Our working relationship is highly effective. We consider them more as a business partner than that of a supplier-customer relationship. We can call them and ask for revisions or tweaks in the system, and they'll go ahead and do it. They also give us many considerations before we do that." – Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Trailer Manufacturer 

    Former clients
    Paramount
    Catalyst
    Bacardi
    Disney<strong> </strong>
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    15 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Webby Awards , Horizon Interactive Awards , Davey Awards

  • 25

    SADA Systems

    SADA Systems, with a team of 350+ employees, is a software consulting agency that was founded in 2000. SADA Systems is headquartered in Los Angeles, with an office in Washington. The agency helps a variety of clients with their cloud consulting and system integration, IT strategy consulting, and software development needs.

    Notable Project

    SADA Systems took a product and customized it specifically for a government agency. After the first year of implementation, the development work has led to an increase in investment. The government agency appreciated that SADA Systems modified their approach to fit the client's needs.

    "SADA Systems was very flexible and helped us through any difficulties." – Manager, City Transportation Authority

    Former clients
    Colgate
    Guess
    Papa Johns
    Virgin Mobile
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Microsoft Gold Partner , Google Cloud Premier Partner , Los Angeles Business Journal: 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies , Inc. 5000: List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

  • 26

    Surge – a Catalyte company

    Surge Software is a software development agency headquartered in Bellevue, WA, with other offices in Sacramento, CA, Baltimore, MD, and Salt Lake City, UT. The agency of 160+ employees provides custom software development, web development, mobile app development, and e-commerce development services.

    Notable Project

    A consulting firm hired Surge Software for web development and UX work. The agency provided staff augmentation across different platforms. The consulting firm felt that Surge was responsive and that its work has been extremely valuable to the company. 

    "I’m comfortable in the knowledge that if issues arose with any team member, I could talk honestly with Surge and they would remedy the situation. Be open, articulate your goals, and they will work with you to provide solutions." – Director of Software, Management Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    Ralph Lauren
    Verizon
    UnderArmor
    Purdue University
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies (2012-2018) , Stevie Awards: Bronze - Company of the Year - Computer Software (2014)

  • 27

    Codal

    Codal is a full stack agency located in Chicago, IL. Their 90+-person team works in mobile app development, strategy, e-commerce development, and UX design. Their clients include enterprise companies and startups. Over the years they have worked in consumer products, business services, health, and education.

    Notable Project

    Codal worked with a gift-giving company on the UX and UI for their online and mobile platform. The company helps users manage outreach and donations for important family events such as birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Codal built a web application that tracked these events in the user’s life. Codal built and integrated wireframes for the app.

    “They have been my partner more than a developer. From early on, they have been focused on providing solutions across the board.” – Founder, Gift Service

    Former clients
    Pepsi
    Stokkup
    United Airlines
    ShowroomSquared
    DoSomething.org
    Indicard
    Tabd
    Next Door Self Storage
    Feeding America
    FirmHero
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $75,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.6
    4.6
    16 Clutch reviews
  • 28

    Maven Wave Partners

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Nike
    Liberty Mutual
    Disney
    CME Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Google Cloud Partner , Great Place to Work Certified

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    Switch Software Solutions

    Switch Software Solutions is a custom software development house based in Montevideo, Uruguay. Founded in 2009, their team of 25 serves clients in the communications and banking industries. Services include .NET, Oracle, Spring MVC, SQL, JavaScript, Java, Windows, and Linux development.

    Notable Project

    Switch Software Solutions design, developed, and iterated a website for an advisory firm. The team was responsive and truly cared about delivering results for their client.

    “They consistently simplify the process and handle the development without making our lives difficult.” - Business Development Manager, Advisory Firm.

    Former clients
    Verifone
    Allied World
    Odyssey Re
    Chargify
    Sodexo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 30

    fjorge

    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.


     

    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


     

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 31

    8th Light

    8th Light is a software consultancy firm headquartered in Chicago, with other offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The agency and its team of 110+ has experience in web development, custom software development, web design, mobile app development, and cloud consulting.

    Notable Project

    A ticketing agency hired 8th Light for app development. The app helped users get tickets to high-demand events easier. While the app hasn't officially launched, there has been successful reports and great feedback from a select few. 

    "They [8th Light] were great with collaborating on the right way for the project to be managed. I learned a lot from working with them." – VP Product, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    Groupon
    Royal Academy of Arts
    NCSA
    LawVault
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 32

    Prompt Softech

    Prompt Softech is a software development company that was founded in 2008. Headquartered in Ahmedabad, India, the company consists of 202 employees. They specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, CRM consulting, and SI. They primarily work with midmarket clientele in the information technology, financial services, and healthcare sectors. 

    Notable Project

    Prompt Softech partnered with an employee management solutions company to design an applicant tracking system. After supporting a cloud-based application, their role expanded and they began to work long-term. The client started to consider Prompt Softech an invaluable part of their company.

    "We have been meeting with them several times a week for more than five years. They are part of our company." – CTO, IT Services Company

     

     

    Former clients
    AMUL
    Bayside
    Adani
    Creamistry
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Wheeling, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 33

    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
  • 34

    Chicago Software Solutions

    Chicago Software Solutions is a software development and consulting firm with just over 10 employees. The Chicago-based firm has been around since 2000 and has helped various sized clients in different industries with their web development, software development, and mobile app development needs. 

    Notable Project

    A waste management group hired Chicago Software Solutions to build a custom software solution so all 4 of their core processes could be managed using the same interface. Chicago Software Solutions built a web-based platform and an Andriod app to address this project. The staff is grateful for the app because it helps streamline all their work. The program has proven to be a great investment for the group. 

    "What I like the most is I am not afraid to present an idea to them. [Chicago Software Solutions] are not going to shoot me down and tell me that it won’t work, but instead, give me suggestions based on them knowing what our business needs are." – Office Manager, Waste Management Group

    Former clients
    Pendragon;Forms Manager
    InvestToday
    CMSPro
    BarKeeper Pro
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Microsoft Partner

  • 35

    Simpalm

    With offices in Chicago and Washington D.C., Simpalm is a leader in the mobile app market. They’ve designed over 200 apps and also work in web development and UX/UI design. The team of 30+ designers creates products for a variety of industries, including financial and business services, consumers, education, health, and retail. They work with companies of all sizes.

    Notable Project

    A medical software company hired Simpalm to create a bilingual pregnancy app. The team created an app that could be used in both English and Spanish. They worked through the project from inception to completion.

    “I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with the most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.” – Founder, Medical Software Company

    Former clients
    Taptin
    Forte Payment System
    AudiobookNow
    Ghost Post
    Mezy App
    Audio Chef
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.9
    4.9
    20 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Top Mobile App Developer 2015

  • 36

    Punchkick Interactive

    Punchkick Interactive is a digital development agency in Chicago that was founded in 2006. It has more than 30 employees and specializes in custom software development, UX/UI design, and mobile app development for enterprise and midmarket clients.

    Notable Project

    Punchkick Interactive created a website using WordPress for an insurance company. The site was built for mobile, but is as responsive as possible on all devices. The team started with research and consulting, then designed the UX design and performed some initial user testing. The client was very happy with the finished product, citing an increase in leads.

    "The website is a vehicle for driving leads to our doorstep. Also, the efficiencies on the backend save administrators considerable time." –Assistant VP of Marketing, Insurance Company

    Former clients
    Marriott
    PetSmart
    Home Credit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 37

    CSW Solutions Inc.

    CSW Solutions is a solutions services company based in Chicago. Founded in 2005, they have about 20 employees that focus on middle-market companies and enterprises in the financial services, retail, healthcare, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries. They specialize in web development, custom software development, mobile app development, and IT managed services.

    Notable Project

    CSW Solutions designed and built a SQL database to manage statistical information and carrier feeds for a financial services firm. The company developed iPad apps to file requests and distribute marketing materials. The database increased the firm's efficiency and saved them roughly $100,000 per year. 

    "CSW Solutions is very responsive, talented, and concerned about timelines."  CEO, Financial Services Firm 

    Former clients
    The Chicago Children's Museum
    The Swedish Covenant Hospital
    PayNet Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 38

    LaunchPad Lab

    LaunchPad Lab is a web development firm based in Chicago. Founded in 2012, LaunchPad Lab’s team of 17 provides web development and design, mobile app development, and UX/UI design services.

    Notable Project

    LaunchPad Lab worked with a nonprofit to build a new website to reflect their recent rebranding campaign. The team created a Locomotive CMS from scratch and developed the website to consistently track its internal operations. The client experienced a 225% increase in usage after the first couple of months.

    "They give us great advice. They have a lot of ideas on social media and how to track our numbers." – Director of Marketing, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Whirlpool
    Kubo Health
    Breadcrumb
    Chicago Line Cruises
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    18 Clutch reviews
  • 39

    Armia Systems

    Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Armia Systems is a software development firm that boasts over 180 employees across multiple offices. The team, which was founded in 2001, delivers a variety of services to clients, including web development, mobile app development, IoT development, and managed IT services. The firm's two satellite offices are in Kochi, India and Quilon, India.

    Notable Project

    Armia Systems built a custom website for a coffee shop. The team delivered features that support several order management processes. Their client is happy with how they managed the project, as well as their excellent development work.

    "We’re just starting to use it. I’m thrilled with them and have no complaints whatsoever." – Owner, Cafe and Coffee Shop

    Former clients
    Redbox
    Vera Bradley
    WildKale
    8to18 Inc.
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Deerfield, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting PartnerIllinois Technology Association MemberNAASCOM Member

  • 40

    ServerCentral Turing Group (SCTG)

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Angie's List
    DePaul University
    Shopify
    Basecamp
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc. 5000, National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

  • 41

    Elko

    Elko is a product-focused software development shop based in Minneapolis. The company, founded in 2018, has more than ten employes and provides custom software development, mobile app development, IT managed services, and web development to enterprise and smaller-sized companies.

    Notable Project

    A software development consulting company hired Elko to help it with a web design project using .NET and Microsoft Azure. They were to connect DecoNetwork via JWT with another connection between the new app and the client. They used DevOps, Azure, and C# Corner to complete the project. Elko completed its part of the project and the end client was very impressed with the results.

    "The standard of quality was extremely high and the project was accomplished under budget and within the expected timeline." - Marketing Manager, Software Development Consulting Company

    Former clients
    Colorado Avalanche
    DQ
    Holiday
    General Mills
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 42

    Plego Technologies

    Based right outside of Chicago, Plego Technologies is a digital agency founded in 2002. Their team of around 20 has expertise in web development, SEO, IT staff augmentation, and software development.

    Notable Project

    Plego Technologies develops and maintains several online games for a game provider for the restaurant industry. Plago Technologies also manages and maintains the digital game company's e-commerce website, in addition to web development and design work, and has since 2013.

    "We’re pleased with Plego’s work, and none of our clients have complained. If any games need to be fixed or updated, Plego does it. They supply exactly what we want, and the games are successful." – Owner, Digital Games Company

    Former clients
    Motorola
    Chicago Park District
    Sara Lee
    Zebra Technologies
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 43

    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
  • 44

    Breakthrough Technologies

    Based in Chicago, IL, Breakthrough Technologies is a software solutions agency founded in 1998. The team of approximately 40 has expertise in software development, web design, web development, software development, and mobile app development. 

    Notable Project

    Breakthrough Technologies was hired by a suburban municipality near Chicago. Breakthrough Technologies helped revamp the town's website and helped with digital strategy. After the initial website launch, Breakthrough Technologies worked to make the website more responsive. The client felt that Breakthrough Technologies was accessible and communicated its scope of work well. 

    "They had people to help bridge the gap between the developer and the layman. They helped us see what steps were necessary to take an idea from a concept all the way to an actual functioning part of the website." – Communications Director, Illinois Municipality. 

    Former clients
    Lockheed Martin
    GoGo
    Pearson
    Illinois State Board of Education
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Evanston, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Aquatech Innovation Awards Finalist (2017)

  • 45

    Spark Equation

    Spark Equation is a software engineering company headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in Saint Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Founded in 2014, their team of 24 experts provide custom software development, mobile app development, and web development to their clients. 
     

    Notable Project

    Spark Equation provided IT services and web development for a professional education platform. Using .NET and Angular, they upgraded their client’s platform and migrated the system from AWS to a Microsoft Azure cloud. The client was able to see business growth after the implementation of the improved platform.

    “In the past six months, we’ve doubled our business from the previous 12 months. That has a lot to do with us being more confident in what we’re selling and featuring in our demos. A significant amount of that success can be attributed to Spark Equation.” – CEO, Professional Education Platform
     

    Former clients
    Shiftgig
    Echo Global Logistics
    BookedOut
    Progress Retail
    Odeon Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $50,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 46

    Ethervision

    Ethervision is a Chicago-based mobile app boutique. A handful of their projects were App Store originals back in 2008, and they have developed 180+ apps since. The company has 4 employees, and they focus on mobile app development, UX/UI design, and wearable app development.

    Notable Project

    Ethervision created an app for a safety consulting company that tests products for safety standards. They created apps for both iOS and Android. They also created the illustrations that demonstrated the safety requirements and standards.

    “Ethervision was quick to respond. They had specific personnel for specific jobs. It made it easy to know who things should go to.” – Project Manager, Safety Consulting Company

    Former clients
    AON
    Pacific Life
    Chicago Tribune
    Whirlpool
    Maurice Sporting Goods
    Harman/Kardon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 47

    Incredible Visibility Inc.

    Incredible Visibility Inc. is a multidisciplinary agency founded in 2014 and headquartered in Parkland, Fla. with secondary offices in Torrance, Calif. and Kollam, India. Their 50+ employees specialize in web and custom software development, e-commerce solutions, web design, UI/UX, and more, serving small and mid-sized clients in various industries.

    Notable Project

    Incredible Visibility Inc. provided web development, SEO, and social media marketing for a health clinic that needed a digital upgrade. They created a new website and set up marketing campaigns on Yelp and Google. Their efforts produced an uptick in appointments for the client, who was pleased with all of the deliverables but especially with the SEO results.

    "We’re now one of the largest private mental healthcare facilities in the entire southern Los Angeles area..." – IT Manager, Health Clinic

    Former clients
    Motor Trend
    Federal Premium
    Sand Cloud
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 48

    Thinkship

    Thinkship is a digital business consulting firm of 19 employees, founded in 2016. Their headquarters is in Chicago, and they have secondary locations in Edina, Minn. and Wuhan, China. They offer custom software development, web development and mobile app development. They serve small and midmarket businesses in the IT, consumer products, business and real estate industries.

    Notable Project

    A referral management platform hired Thinkship to develop a mobile-responsive solution, for a web app compatible with mobile platforms such as iOS and Android. They built a demo version, handled testing, and built new features. The client was pleased with their adaptability.

    “What really struck me about Thinkship is their architecture expertise. They take care with every aspect of the build.” – COO, Referral Management Platform
     

    Former clients
    G&U Orthopedic
    Tie Accounting
    MatrixEx
    SynoPay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Chicago, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 49

    Profusion Systems

    Profusion Systems is a technology solutions company in Naperville, Ill. Founded in 2012, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve clients in a wide range of industries. Services include custom software development, cloud consulting, and IT strategy.

    Notable Project

    Profusion Systems developed an app for a food services company. Their team built tools that can track personnel, food orders, and menu distribution on the platform. The app has streamlined processes and saved the client millions of dollars.

    “They came in with a whole spectrum of DevOps, UI, and other resources that they created to make that application a success.” – Former IT Director, Food Services Company

    Former clients
    AXA
    Aramark
    CreditBox
    AmeriCash Loans
    Addison Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Naperville, IL
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 50

    Ameex Technologies Corp.

    Ameex Technologies is an Illinois-based CMS (content management system) web development agency with nearly 400 developers on-staff. Since 2007, they've sent their development teams around the globe to assist clients with web, software, and mobile app development needs

    Notable Project

    Ameex Technologies was involved in the development, design, and maintenance of redesigning a Drupal website for a local government. The client praised Ameex's approach to project management – communication, responsiveness, and results.

    "Working with Ameex Technologies was the best in my 40 years of experience in terms of the interaction between the consultants and my team, their ability to listen, their responsiveness, their communication, and their results." – IT Director, Local Government

    Former clients
    LiveHappy
    Global Atlantic
    Wareflix
    PEI Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group250 - 999 Employees
    place Schaumburg, IL
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Acquia Engage Awards Finalist (2017)

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