Custom Software Development 

Software Outsourcing

 

At Berg Software, we do both software outsourcing and custom software development.
For software and IT services companies, we provide access to skills.
For entrepreneurs, we digitize core processes.

We turn ideas into software. What is your superpower?

Areas of expertise_

Biomedical expertise Berg software
Manufacturing expertise Berg software
Retail Automation expertise Berg Software
Office Automation expertise Berg software
Enterprise Web Applications expertise Berg software
Cybersecurity expertise Berg software

Other industries we specialize in:

• IT [Case study: Enterprise BI solution / Fortune 500 Co.]
• Storage [Case study: Advanced AI solution for enterprise malware detection]
• Cloud [Case study: Service delivery management application / Fortune 500 Co.]
• Project Management [Enterprise communication regulation b/w contracting parties]
• Marketing [Case study: Automotive configurator w/ bank & finance integration]
• Automotive
• Banking & Finance
• Robotics
• Engineering
• IT-services
• Controlling
• Data centers
• Professional services

Technology stack

  • Java, Jakarta EE, Spring Boot
  • C#, .NET
  • JavaScript, TypeScript
  • HTML, CSS, SCSS
  • Angular, React
  • REST
  • SAP Fiori, SAP Hana, SAP UI5, OData, ABAP
  • AWS, Azure, OTC
  • CDS, Continuous Integration
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • SQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server, MSAS, MSIS, MSRS
  • Oracle
  • Elasticsearch
  • ETL
  • Machine learning
  • Grafana
  • NetApp ONTAP
  • Selenium, Sonar
  • Jenkins

…and many others

Project types

  • Enterprise Web Applications
  • Cloud
  • SAP Fiori
  • BI
  • Microservices
  • ETL
  • Desktop
  • Middleware

Who we are _

Berg Software is a top custom software development company with 30+ years of experience on the market.
Our team has excellent tech skills and can provide the best software solutions to our clients. Whether you are looking to
expand your team or develop a software product from the ground up, we can help you achieve your goals.

Berg Software is part of AROBS Group

In 2021, we joined AROBS Group, a leading custom software development company with which we share common values.
Together, we aim to continue our expansion both nationally and internationally and consolidate our presence in European markets and beyond.

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What we do _

Custom software development 

We have extensive expertise in custom software development for various industries, including Biomedical, Manufacturing, Retail, and Cybersecurity. Our
goal is to help entrepreneurs digitalize core processes.

We believe that scaling your uniqueness is what rises value, so we bring the skills to make it happen. Whether you have a powerhouse business or just an
idea on a .ppt file, we can help you develop it. We have a team of experienced developers who can create a custom software solution for your business.

Business automation and digitalization increase your speed and reach lower costs. But digitizing your core processes is what scales your unique strengths
and the outstanding value you bring to clients.

Custom software development projects by Berg Software

Custom software development is the process of creating software that is unique to a specific customer or organization. This type of software is not available off the shelf and must be designed and built specifically for your business needs.

Berg Software can build your software product’s technical specifications, choose the right future-proof technology, code the product, perform quality assurance, deliver to your premises or cloud, and maintain and further develop your product.

All you need is the management’s understanding and buy-in for the road ahead and a tested-and-validated business model.

Custom software development is the process of creating software that is unique to a specific customer or organization. This type of software is not available off the shelf and must be designed and built specifically for your business needs.

Berg Software can build your software product’s technical specifications, choose the right future-proof technology, code the product, perform quality assurance, deliver to your premises or cloud, and maintain and further develop your product.

All you need is the management’s understanding and buy-in for the road ahead and a tested-and-validated business model.

Why custom software development?

For most companies, packaged or off-the-shelf software does the job. Maybe it doesn’t cover everything needed, or it needs extra customizing, but it’s usually good enough, stable, and relatively accessible.

On the other hand, there are cases where your software requirements are so specific and unique that custom software is either the only solution or the most efficient one. Instead of using 60% of a packaged software’s capabilities (with the rest of 40% just bloating and slowing down the system), you focus the effort and resources on getting direct value.

Direct value also comes from increased flexibility and integration. Custom software is 100% in your control to build and adapt. Plus, it is easy to integrate with both legacy systems and off-the-shelf software.

However, to build custom software, you need to understand what you need and what you can commit to. For example, packaged software might be a better solution in the long term because of its automated, hassle-free upgrading – as opposed to the continuous hands-on involvement with custom software.

Your checklist before building custom software

Before investing in a custom software development project, you will want to look into all the details, such as:

  • What is the scope? Should it be done only through custom software, or can you find off-the-shelf software covering 75% of your requests?
  • Do you have solid proof of concept? Did you test its business viability?
  • Does the project have internal buy-in? Do you have executive champions or sponsors to support it? Is there an appropriate budget?
  • Is our team empowered to work on a custom software development project? (e.g., Do they have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and authority?)
  • Are there processes in place to facilitate working with an external software development company?
  • What are your metrics for successful custom software?
How do you select the right custom software partner?

Since the primary purpose of software outsourcing is to get the job done, the selection process is usually focused on expertise:

  • What is the software development company’s technology stack?
  • How is the tech expertise spread across their personnel?
  • How stable is the team?
  • What are their working methodologies?
  • Do they offer complementary services such as software design or architecture, QA, UI-UX, documentation, support, and maintenance?
  • What are their references and credentials?

On longer-term projects, you also might want to look at geographical and cultural proximity topics, such as:

  • Is the software outsourcing company an EU member?
  • Do they have any previous experience working with clients in your country?
  • Are they easily reachable (e.g., direct flight, short driving distance, and others)?
  • Can you visit in person before deciding?

For further details, check out our article: Where and how to: Find your software outsourcing company.

How much does custom software development cost?

In a custom software development project, there are two main cost drivers:

Software development costs:

  • The most significant cost element is brainpower. Your primary benchmark will be [cost per person-hour], meaning that costs are correlated with expertise and seniority levels. The project’s total price will be strongly influenced by the development effort and time to build it.
  • At Berg Software, we work with agile cost estimates. Starting from an initial assessment, we can either (A) size and adjust the functionalities to fit the cost cap; or (B) forecast costs based on your needs. Either way, All estimates are 100% objective and transparent.

Infrastructure costs: can include licenses, hosting fees, third-party tools, libraries, and more.

What about intellectual property?

At Berg Software, we follow the strictest security & non-disclosure standards.

Any software delivered by us is 100% free of 3rd party code that can result in intellectual property liabilities.

The intellectual property is 100% client property.

What is the working model for custom software development?

A general agreement or contract will be the starting point. All individual projects are documented in distinct orders, followed by statements of work. We advise that separate orders have a relatively brief timeframe (from three to six months) to keep it agile.

How do you kick off a custom software development project?

It is critical for your project’s success to be intentional about how you work with the custom software partner. Defining the specifics of your work mode helps avoid any future misunderstandings. Some of the most important topics to be discussed/agreed upon at the very beginning are:

  • Roles and responsibilities within the partnership: yes, the custom software company should deliver, but they will need significant input from you (at least at the beginning) to make sure they got the scope and the details right.
  • Expect a ramp-up period for the development team to understand the project. The development partner’s experience makes the whole difference.
  • Decision making: you are in complete control, but decisions will be made regularly and must be supported and documented. Clarifying the decision-making process is another big step toward a successful project.
  • Milestones and metrics: having a clear vision of the project is as important as clarifying how to get there.
  • Communications: determine who, when, and how frequently specific tools/platforms are used.
  • Prototyping: an affordable but practical way to get a quick, early understanding of proposed functionalities.
  • Definition of done: make sure to clarify what/when is considered to be done from the very beginning.
How do you manage a custom software development project?

Once the project starts, you want to make sure that we will deliver the project as intended:

  • On the client-side, personnel and processes should be in place to manage the working relationship with the software outsourcing partner.
  • Opt for shorter delivery cycles (1-3 weeks) that keep things fluid and manageable.
  • Expect/demand full transparency about work in progress.
  • Adopt an agile approach with frequent iterations: plan – design – develop – test – deploy – review.
  • Keep an eye on the budget and current spending. Get regular budget assessments and forecasts.

For further details, check out our article: Agile stakeholder engagement.

What is the quality of custom software development?

Since you selected an experienced custom software development company, quality should be the focus, from processes to the outcome. To be in complete control, you will need comprehensive testing to be done frequently and early in each phase:

  • Automated, high test coverage to discover any risks (unit testing, integration testing, regression testing).
  • Test as you go, not only before deploying.
  • At the end of each sprint, everything should be functional.
How is custom software delivered?

At Berg Software, we work with short delivery cycles (of 1-3 weeks) via sprints. We adapt to your needs and infrastructure and deploy the standard Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, and DevOps methods.

To ensure your team is up to speed, we provide first-use assistance and further user training.

What happens after delivery?

Your custom software product will evolve with users’ needs, which requires a long-term commitment. That’s why Berg Software can keep supporting with:

  • Regular maintenance of your custom software.
  • Further upgrading and development.
  • Usage assistance.

Should you have any specific software-related requests, we will be happy to support you.

Software outsourcing

For software and IT services companies, we provide flexible access to skills. For almost 30+ years, we have provided dedicated development teams and team extension solutions to major software companies. Whenever you need to power through, we get you extra brain force.

We supply the skills you need on cross-technological, cross-border projects through software outsourcing.

Our team extension services can bring extra speed, flexibility, and scalability to your software development.

We know the challenges of an ever-changing industry landscape and support you in delivering value to your clients.

Why should you outsource software development?

For software & IT services companies, outsourcing (parts or all of) their software development is a common practice. Some of the most important reasons for software outsourcing are:

  • Limited or incomplete access to skills within the local talent pool.
  • Scaling up the application (and the team) in a short time.
  • Quicker go-to-market.
  • Short-term projects that don’t need a permanent, dedicated development team.
  • Lower total costs, often in pay-as-you-go scenarios.
  • The client company can focus on their core expertise: specific technologies, sales, marketing, etc.
How much does it cost to do software outsourcing?

The cost estimations are provided per hour in team extension setups, where the software outsourcing team is embedded into the client’s project and company. Increased efficiency usually results from pay-as-you-go scenarios with no fixed headcount costs for the client.

We work with price estimations based on the application’s scope for A-to-Z software outsourcing projects. If you have strict budget ceilings, you can work with a total cost target (adjust software features to budget). All estimates and projections are 100% transparent and agile.

What is the working framework for software outsourcing contracts?

A general agreement or frame contract delivers the foundation. All the individual assignments are confirmed in separate orders, followed by statements of work. We suggest that respective orders have a relatively brief timeframe (from three to six months) to keep it flexible.

Find out what our clients say about us_

★★★★★

“The quality and longevity of their work are undoubted, considering we’ve used their applications for 18 years.”

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Veronica Dusan

CMO, Joris Ide Group
Steel Industry
51-200 employees
Timișoara, RO

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Client website

★★★★★

“The quality of resources the company attracted was always impressive”

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Software Development Manager
Information Technology
10.000+ employees
Münich, GER

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★★★★★

“The impeccable quality of their work is why we’ve stayed with them for over 20 years.”

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Dror Frommer

CEO, Perry Systems
Information Technology
11-50 employees
New Jersey, USA

Full review on Clutch
Client website

★★★★★

“I recommend them to everyone because they are a good partner to work with.”

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Robert Graf

CEO, ProLion
Information Technology
11-50 employees
Maierhöfen, AT

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Client website

★★★★

“They told us clearly what they could and could not do.”

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Christoph Sedlmeir

CEO, prime-ing GmbH
Platform Dev for HR Outsourcing Firm
10,000+ employees
Gummersbach, GER

Full review on Clutch
Client website

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