October 2021

Top Software Development Companies in Washington DC

There are four main software development methodologies, and understanding which approaches a software company uses should be part of your hiring process. The methodologies include agile, waterfall, DevOps, and rapid application. Each methodology has pros and cons and can affect the timeline and cost of software development. As you begin conversations to hire a software development company, look at portfolios, talk to former clients, read reviews, and learn as much as possible about the development languages and methodologies the software company is most familiar with. Matching your project needs, timeline, and budget to a development firm's approach to software projects is important for finding the right dev partner.

Luckily, Washington DC has some of the best software development agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with software development agency in DC. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Software Development Agencies & Firms in DC

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Orases has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for their work with companies like the MLB, John Hopkins, and Xerox. Their service line includes e-commerce, mobile app, and custom software development in the business services, healthcare, and nonprofit industries. 

    In a partnership with concrete foundation construction company Bartley Corporation, the Orases team designed a new online portal for their employees. The gamified elements of their operations dashboard worked to motivate team members and increase overall employee engagement.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Web Development
    ASID Association Website + AMS...

    ASID Association Website + AMS...

    Project Goal Create a refreshed website that allows members a single portal to get access to member only content and have full access to membership information.  Using the ASID website members can: Get access to private...
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    Case Management System Service...

    Case Management System Service...

    Service Coordination Inc. Service Coordination Inc. (SCI) is a nonprofit organization providing quality case management services for people with disabilities, veterans, and other groups. SCI helps nearly 12,000...
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    Employee Engagement Dashboard

    Employee Engagement Dashboard

    The Bartley Corporation pioneered concrete foundation construction to the Maryland metropolitan area. Orases created a Operations Dashboard that motivates team members and increases overall employee engagement. 
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    Grant Management System

    Grant Management System

    At Orases, our mission is more than just developing the best grant management software - though we take that very seriously. It's To Make the World More Efficient. By enabling a transparent, accessible, and more connected...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    A regular in the Inc. 5000 list, AgileEngine turns ideas into software for clients like Bloomberg, Symantec, and Bleacher Report. They mainly work with VC-funded Silicon Valley startups and top tech brands around the world.

    As an example, they teamed up with Idea Drop to create a new scalable and secure AWS-based architecture, Docker environment, and a new React Native mobile application and its integration with the existing API for the innovation and idea management software company.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    The leading online marketplace...

    The leading online marketplace...

    An online marketplace that allows people to buy and share deals on the best things to do in their cities and beyond. The scope of our work: Using a combination of Java and Scala, we have developed an A/B testing system...
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    An online corporate idea...

    An online corporate idea...

    An innovation and idea management software enables organizations to capture, curate and implement the best ideas from their employees. Using a cloud-based platform and a mobile app, it helps companies generate and capture...
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    Cybersecurity as a Service platform

    Cybersecurity as a Service platform

    Cybersecurity as a Service (CyaaS) platform that is designed to provide businesses with best-of-breed technology and high-caliber cybersecurity analytic support. The scope of our work: • We have helped to develop...
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    An award-winning comedy website

    An award-winning comedy website

    An award-winning comedy website that features exclusive videos along with user-generated content. The website’s founding team includes Will Ferrell, and its monthly audience totals 40 million people. The scope of our...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Ashburn, VA

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like CrowdKeep, but Maxiom Technology is a software development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Virginia-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Maxiom Technology helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Genesys Impact. Maxiom Technology helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Artificial Intelligence
    • 10% E-Commerce Development
    • 30% Other
    X4D

    X4D

    X4D a Construction Management Dashboard: It helps to manage #construction projects via computer, phone, or tablet, while allowing workers at every level to see progress in real-time. X4D for Web is a web-based tool for...
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    TedRad

    TedRad

    Dashboard interface that would be able to alert those that need to be informed at all times, while also allowing for a deeper dive by systems administrators that want to see data on a level that most people will never need.
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    LabsX

    LabsX

    LabsX Concept MVP development.
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    Grand Taxi

    Grand Taxi

    Grand Taxi represents one of the largest reliable and comfortable taxi companies. It is a dashboard which automates and plans the taxi system.
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    Reston, VA

    MODUS CREATE has provided IT strategy consulting solutions for notable brands like McAfee as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Reston, VA-based consultancy was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Intui needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to MODUS CREATE. MODUS CREATE completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 45% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Other
    Pfizer Brainstorming

    Pfizer Brainstorming

    Our ultimate goal was to embed a culture of innovation at Pfizer: enabling Pfizer employees to move ideas from Post-it notes to digital, have visibility into other great ideas in the company, and more easily get feedback...
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    AARP

    AARP

    The national non-profit was planning a large-scale software platform project that had yet to get off the ground after a couple years of research and planning. AARP needed to discover the most impactful Minimum Viable...
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    Hobsons Education

    Hobsons Education

    Modus helped Hobsons migrate from a 10 year old infrastructure to a responsive framework, including mobile support. The migration improved security with an update to their PHP backend including security scanning and...
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    Kaplan

    Kaplan

    Modus rapidly delivered an app on new platforms and modeled Agile transformation for Kaplan, helped build next-gen learning tools, led and coached customer experience and design sprints, and implemented personalized...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Falls Church, VA

    Many enterprise clients count Viget as their dependable custom software development experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Virginia-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Viget client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Viget has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Custom Software Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 35% Other
    Website Design for Wildlife...

    Website Design for Wildlife...

    With nearly 120 years of experience, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) wanted to redesign their website to better and more aesthetically communicate their mission to visitors. Viget integrated WCS photography and...
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    Brand Exploration for FiscalNote

    Brand Exploration for FiscalNote

    As a startup, FiscalNote wanted a better way to translate their ideas to the public. Through workshops, Viget was able to distill a brand identity that was trustworthy. Viget also created a mobile application to display...
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    Brand Creation for Optify

    Brand Creation for Optify

    Optify approached Viget to accurately translate the ideas of its founder about leadership development to prospective clients. Viget created a prototype platform that could demonstrate to clients the founder’s vision....
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    What do Domo and ExtraSpace Storage have in common? They’ve both turned to SolutionStream for software development expertise. This Utah based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Young Living launched a platform targeting their unique users, SolutionStream analyzed the entirety of their approach to refine their essential oil marketing approach, create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% Enterprise App Modernization
    • 20% Other
    Extra Space Storage's new mobile...

    Extra Space Storage's new mobile...

    Extra Space Storage wanted to create a new, mobile version of their website with the goal to streamline and optimize the unit reservation process. Secondary objectives included reducing calls and site bounce rates. After...
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    Modere's new website & mobile site

    Modere's new website & mobile site

    As part of the rebranding effort, Modere needed a refreshed website and mobile site that reflected their new look and made the shopping experience easy and compelling. SolutionStream implemented a complete overhaul of...
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    Young Living's distributor back...

    Young Living's distributor back...

    Young Living needed a complete overhaul on their ecommerce and distributor tools that made shopping easy and encouraged distributor’s excitement in the business opportunity. Young Living needed a rapid phased design...
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    WGU's degree and course planning...

    WGU's degree and course planning...

    The project was focused on the student experience and the usability of the student profile, but as the project progressed it grew to include rebuilding the backend systems that ran the university, including: A degree and...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Alexandria, VA

    For 15 years, Softarex has leverage their acute knowledge of software to deliver high-quality projects to clients in over 10 different countries. Their collection of work includes developing custom software, internet of things, and web solutions for small to mid-market businesses.

     

    One of their recent projects was developing health and web mobile assistant software BabyCompy. The interactive algorithms allow users to receive step-by-step instructions for providing aid and navigating other tricky medical situations.

     

    SERVICES
    • 35% Custom Software Development
    • 35% Artificial Intelligence
    • 25% Web Development
    • 5% Other
    THE SMART SPORTS STATISTICS WITH...

    THE SMART SPORTS STATISTICS WITH...

    For agents and trainers, who use a wide range of methodologies and parameters in order to estimate the sportsmen technique and rate their value, we've created a valued assistant — a smart system based on Computer Vision...
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    RESTAURANT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT...

    RESTAURANT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT...

    We have developed a tool for managing restaurant kitchen processes all at once. The app brought visibility and consistency into kitchen workflows: easier events management, food preparation, and made purchasing...
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    FINMATEX, A FINTECH INTELLIGENCE...

    FINMATEX, A FINTECH INTELLIGENCE...

    We've created FINMATEX, a Fintech Intelligence Platform with extensive possibilities for building and managing own-branded mobile apps with a full spectrum of finance-related features from managing banking and investment...
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    SYSTEM FOR REMOTE FOOD MEASUREMENT

    SYSTEM FOR REMOTE FOOD MEASUREMENT

    Softarex Technologies has solved the problem with products' mass measurements for a big fast-food chain.  We've designed a multi-component system that remotely measures the mass of homogeneous products with the help of...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Gaithersburg, MD

    Boost Labs counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Marylahd-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted UX and UI design work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Boost Labs helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 35% UX/UI Design
    • 35% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    USAID SLA Dashboard

    USAID SLA Dashboard

    We illustrated value for stakeholder buy-in with documents, presentations, and intranet portals. We designed a lean prototype (MVP) that follows compliance rules and maintains a clean, intuitive, and responsive design....
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    NBR: Mapping Pakistan's Internal...

    NBR: Mapping Pakistan's Internal...

    How do you navigate Pakistan’s complex political story, security environment, and satisfy client needs?Have us create a custom interactive data application. Our build process was a collaboration with the client via...
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    AthenaHealth: The Evolution of...

    AthenaHealth: The Evolution of...

    We created an interactive data visualization application designed to show the evolution of medical practice over time. The timeline application used custom, responsive D3 charts overlaid with voronoi to detect the...
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    The U.S. Army: Then & Now

    The U.S. Army: Then & Now

    Boost Labs was tasked to help create an infographic that represented the Army’s evolution over time via manpower, commitments, and budget. The Army War College sits on a ton of compelling data that required a more...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Vienna, VA

    Pushing conventional boundaries with their digital solutions, Mobomo’s work has garnered recognition from The Webby Awards, Inc., and NASA. They build mobile and web software for mid-sized clients, working mainly with governmental bodies.

    For example, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) wanted a system to promote their most current conservation efforts. Using nature-inspired imagery, Mobomo designed an engaging user interface, supported by a manageable backend system that allows for easy content changes.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Development
    • 25% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Other
    The World Bank

    The World Bank

    World Bank which is headquartered in Washington,D.C., reached out to Mobomo in 2014 in hopes of creating an app that would allow people to find locations where they can send money to a different country at the touch of a...
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    Bozzuto

    Bozzuto

    Bozzuto reached out and was in the need of tech consulting. Since they manage numerous properties on a high level, property managers are required to produce packages each month that consist of items such as accounting...
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    NASA

    NASA

    In 2013, our team migrated www.NASA.gov —a site with over 250,000+ pages, 1.4 million assets, and 3 TBs of data—from a proprietary data center and content management system (CMS) to Amazon Cloud and Drupal 7...
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    USO

    USO

    USO was seeking to design, develop, and deploy a cross-platform mobile application that introduces an additional channel for United States military service members and their families to better engage with USO centers and...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Amplexa Genetics, Wippo IT empowers brands with UX and UI design. Founded on design-first principles, this Moldova-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Wippo IT’s experience is their work for Veita, one of the world’s respected brands. Wippo IT helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 55% Custom Software Development
    • 15% E-Commerce Development
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Other
    Consumer Goods/Construction...

    Consumer Goods/Construction...

    What were the expected outcomes from collaboration: The collaboration proposal consisted of creating updated and scalable company workflows, the digital transformation of all operations, and custom-tailored IT tools...
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    eDiary App

    eDiary App

    eDiary is the place where you can write about everything that happens in your life and about what interests you most.  Share your diary, read your friends and join the groups that interest you.
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    Amplexa Genetics Website

    Amplexa Genetics Website

    Corporate website with online orders functionality.
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    BMW App Moldova

    BMW App Moldova

    Project scope: The project goal were the integration of a new tool that will help promote the company's brand products, accessories, and, which is its main part, improve customer engagement and provide special features...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Columbia, MD

    Many enterprise clients count Inflection Point as their dependable web development experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Maryland-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Inflection Point client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Inflection Point has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Web Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Other
    Evenflo

    Evenflo

    Inflection Point provided UI/UX design and Web Development using Sitecore for their client Evenflo, a babycare and maternity brand that's now experience higher user reviews for their site thanks to Inflection Point.
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    Recorded Books

    Recorded Books

    Inflection Point provided a OneClickDigital Mobile app in iOS and Android, including UI/UX, development, testing and maintenance to ensure that the app wasn't just stunning to use but also dependable and consistent in its...
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    Make a Wish Foundation

    Make a Wish Foundation

    Inflection Point provided this website for the Make a Wish Foundation implemented using Sitecore, helping the foundation attract more attention to its noble cause and grant more wishes than ever before in their history.
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    Authority Brands

    Authority Brands

    Mobile app for The Cleaning Authority, one of Authority Brands businesses
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Reston, VA

    Technology Rivers specializes in building scalable yet flexible digital products for clients like John Hopkins Hospital. Their portfolio is made up mostly of mobile app, custom software, and web development projects in the healthcare and business services industries.

     

    One of their recent projects was creating BoatAdvisor—a platform for boat owners to find service providers. The app lets users choose specific problems like electrical or engine and connects them businesses nearby to get them back on the water as fast as possible.

     

    SERVICES
    • 50% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Web Development
    Gorkem Sevinc

    Gorkem Sevinc

    Gorkem Sevinc is a HealthTech entrepreneur who worked with Technology Rivers. Our work with his team involved development of various HIPAA compliant and HiTech compliant applications. 
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    Elizabeth Venafro

    Elizabeth Venafro

    Technology Rivers helped in the development of Konvergent platform which is a social networking and messaging platform for thought leaders. We also worked with Elizabeth Venafro's team to build platforms for different...
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    Neha Patel

    Neha Patel

    Technology Rivers helped in the development of the Bind mobile application which is an EdTech communication platform that keeps track of dates, deadlines, and updates for schools/organizations. 
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    Justin Tracy

    Justin Tracy

    Justin Tracy, CTO of BOSSS, shares his outsourced development experience with Technology Rivers. BOSSS is an up-and-coming intranet system that can rival the likes of Microsoft Teams and Slack.
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    They’ve done work for major brands like Change.org as clients, but Niftic Agency is a branding agency that hasn’t lost sight of the fire and hunger for greatness that launched them. This Washington, D.C.-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their brand identity strategy to increase sales and consistently beat their competition.

    If you want to see how Niftic Agency helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for BRAC. Niftic Agency helped them define a strategy for their specific audience to improve their local and online reach.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    FundHero Software Development

    FundHero Software Development

    Niftic designed and built a powerful fundraising application, giving small-to-mid-sized political campaigns and non-profits the tools and guidance they need to grow their donors and help reach their fundraising goals....
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    Change.org Product Support

    Change.org Product Support

    Everyday, people from around the world visit Change.org; starting campaigns, mobilizing supporters and working with decision makers to create solutions. With over 300 million users globally, Change.org is the biggest...
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    Kx Advisors

    Kx Advisors

    Recognized as a “Best Consulting Firm for Healthcare Consulting” 2011–2020 by Vault, Kx Advisors is a modern strategy consulting firm supporting pharmaceutical, medical device, and health IT companies grow....
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    North Face – Peak2Park Virtual...

    North Face – Peak2Park Virtual...

    Bringing the Competition to the Athlete This virtual competition was created because ski resorts faced increased challenges to host events due to unreliable weather (not enough snow). So rather than not having any events...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Bethesda, MD

    BroadPoint Technologies counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Maryland-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted ERP consulting work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. BroadPoint Technologies helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 40% ERP Consulting and SI
    • 30% CRM Consulting and SI
    • 10% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Other
    Experiential Education Company...

    Experiential Education Company...

    Learn More Download Now Learn how Envision Experience, an experiential education company was able to centralize their Sales and Online Enrollment System (OES) with the help of BroadPoint's Dynamics 365 integration...
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    Premier Fitness Club Speeds...

    Premier Fitness Club Speeds...

    Learn More Download Now Learn how California Family Fitness reduced errors and saved countless hours of work when they ditched QuickBooks for a comprehensive accounting solution (Dynamics GP), delivered by BroadPoint.  
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    Small Retailer Boots Competition...

    Small Retailer Boots Competition...

    Learn More Download Now Established in 1956 to provide affordable footwear to US Marines and others, Quantico Boot specializes in providing exemplary customer service. To stay competitive and grow, the small company...
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    Air Conditioning Contractors of...

    Air Conditioning Contractors of...

    Learn More Download Now Read this case study to learn how BroadPoint helped ACCA keep an existing system that that their users knew well, while also getting all of the benefits of a Microsoft ERP cloud deployment –...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Washington, DC

    Technorely Inc. is an IT firm that is made up of developers and IT experts that help by contributing their expertise to their clients’ projects. They specialize in custom software, web, and mobile app development for clients ranging from small businesses to large corporations.

    One of Technorely Inc.’s projects involved working with Fitplan. Technorely Inc. helped improve the app, which resulted in the app becoming 98% bug-free, as well as optimized performance.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Other
    Fitplan

    Fitplan

    Fitplan is the dynamic mobile app with interactive training programs from over 25 of the world’s top trainers and fitness influencers. It has partnered with the ever-growing team of world-class fitness icons, athletes...
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    Tabulate

    Tabulate

    Tabulate is an all-in-one financial software and bookkeeping service designed exclusively for restaurants and bars of all sizes, from food trucks and coffee shops to quick-service franchises and fine dining. Value...
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    Lumeos

    Lumeos

    Lumeos is a decentralized data sharing platform where the access to and the privacy of the user data are fully controlled by the user. Lumeos is built on the EOS blockchain allowing custom permissions. Social data is...
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    Skyglyph

    Skyglyph

    Skyglyph is a company specializing in the development of cloud-based software (Skyglyph) and industrial surveillance solutions that transform drones into concise instruments to deploy in a wide range of business use...
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