Custom Software Development

Build for Innovation

In today's world, every enterprise is driven by software. Through a mix of off-the-shelf and custom applications, each organization builds a virtual world that supports their goals and objectives. In these worlds, pre-packaged applications provide a known, reliable foundation. These are vital components, but insufficient to address the unique challenges and goals of each enterprise. Custom software energizes this virtual world, granting it the ability to adapt as markets evolve and business needs change.

SitePen offers a wide range of custom software services that are tailored to meet the different challenges that enterprises face. Whether entering new markets or expanding existing ones, new applications and services often need to be integrated into the current software ecosystem. Our design and consulting services are ideal for identifying and refining system requirements and developing robust person-machine interfaces. As applications age, they often become encumbered with outdated technologies, and their code base's structure begins to degrade. SitePen's engineering team has extensive experience in enterprise technologies, both past, and present. This knowledge allows them to develop clear designs that can breathe new life into legacy systems.

Custom Software Development Services

Custom software is the vehicle that supports the unique challenges of fulfilling your user's desire to obtain your products or services. We will partner with you to learn how your business works, and then we will work with you to transform those processes into efficient and maintainable software.

  • Software Consulting & Design

    Many enterprises struggle to mesh business needs with software engineering capabilities. Our extensive experience in a wide range of industries makes us a perfect partner when developing software strategies that provide high-value solutions. At the tactical level, our design team's expertise is an invaluable resource when designing new application interfaces that are efficient, error-resistant, and intuitive.

  • End-to-end Software Development

    SitePen's engineering teams monitor the software development community's ever-changing landscape. We bring this knowledge to all aspects of our projects, from the user-interface to the database and back. This understanding ensures that every part of the software solution reflects best-practices and is optimized, both as individual components and as a holistic system.

  • Legacy Software Modernization

    Nothing lasts forever, especially software developed in an ever-changing market. We understand the challenges and opportunities that legacy software modernization projects bring. We believe that most applications can have several years added to their useful lifespans through careful analysis and strategic updates that keep most of the application intact while supporting evolving business objectives.

Enterprise Industry Expertise

Among SitePen's greatest strengths is its wide-ranging experience across multiple industries. We have worked with some of the largest names in multiple markets with each engagement serving to refine our ability to address each enterprise's individual needs. Our industry expertise includes Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality and Public Safety.

Technologies We Use

Enterprise applications are composed of a complex set of interconnected systems that must work smoothly together. At SitePen, we have expertise throughout the entire development stack, including front-end web applications, back-end web services and applications, cloud-based infrastructure, and database development and optimization.

  • Front-end Web Applications

    JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React, Vue, Dojo

  • Back-end Web Services

    Node.js, Java, PHP

  • Cloud-based Infrastructure

    AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

  • Database Development

    MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, RavenDB, PostgreSQL

Choosing the Right Software Development Company

There are many options to choose from when it comes to picking a software development company. Many of those companies focus on telling you what they do well. At SitePen, we believe that the ideal company for you to work with is one that listens first. We want to get to know you, your company, and your needs. As we learn more about you, we can offer the help and solutions that are most beneficial to you.

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Why Develop with SitePen

When SitePen was founded almost 20 years ago, it had three characteristics that have made it the ideal partner for many enterprises. Its founders believed that front-end internet applications were the future, its employees worked 100% remotely, and it was firmly committed to the open-source community.

Today, it is assumed that any web application will contain a significant amount of client-side functionality. Twenty years ago, things were less clear. JavaScript support was inconsistent and slow and simply getting two web browsers to exhibit the same behavior was challenging. Despite these problems, SitePen understood the rich rewards that a successful front-end application could yield in terms of user satisfaction and efficiency. We continue to look at the latest technology trends, applying the best ideas to maximize your return-on-investment.

In the early 2000s, almost every company had a physical office. Our founders realized that operating in a remote-only fashion promised dramatic advantages if it could be made to work. This decision has allowed SitePen to hire the most talented engineers, designers, and project managers from around the world. We have also developed robust communications channels to share information with clients as transparently as we do internally.

Another characteristic that makes SitePen a valuable partner is its commitment to the open-source community. Our engineering teams continuously hone their skills by supporting the development of large projects, such as Dojo and The Intern. Open-source projects also allow us to learn from other contributors, keeping our teams engaged with a broad cross-section of the software development community.

Our Software Development Process

Our development partnership with you starts the moment you reach out to us. Our solution architects will work with you to understand your goals and gather the background information that informs our entire development process. Our project management, senior designers, and technical leads will take this information and develop high-level project plans before you even see a contract. We will then work with you to ensure that we agree upon a set of clear, achievable goals. Throughout the development process, we stay in constant contact with you. As we all learn more about the project, we'll find areas that need to be refined and changed. We will work with you to integrate these changes into the plan so that the software reflects all of the lessons we learned during its development.

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Custom Software Development FAQs

What Is Custom Software Development?

Custom Software Development is the practice of developing software systems that are unique to a business or enterprise. They are usually designed to automate business processes to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization.

Why Custom Software Development Is Important?

All companies have access to the same off-the-shelf solutions. While these packages can provide a strong foundation for a company's software ecosystem, they are not optimized to address each organization's unique needs. Custom software provides the "glue" that binds pre-packaged solutions together in a way that maximizes ROI by offering solutions that automate many aspects of a company's business processes.

How Much Does Custom Software Development Cost?

Due to each solution's unique nature, custom software is often the most expensive way to bring new software into a company. These costs can be dramatically reduced by limiting the scope of custom development projects to provide only those features that are not available from off-the-shelf solutions. These reductions are typically realized by integrating existing solutions into the custom software project. Additional cost benefits can be gained by partnering with a company, like SitePen, with extensive experience with this kind of development.

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