Software Development Services

Software development services - ScienceSoft

Software development services are aimed at designing, engineering, deploying, supporting, and evolving various software types. In IT since 1989, ScienceSoft develops quality software and offers related services – software consulting, cloud migration, app integration, and more. We serve mid and large enterprises and software product companies across multiple industries, including retail, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and others.

What Service Are You Looking For?

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Custom software development

We plan tailored software solutions for you to achieve operational excellence and deliver them fast and error-free.

Software product development

We help startups and ISVs envision selling SaaS, mobile and desktop products, launch MVP in 1-4 months and consistently grow it to a full-blown product with major releases every 2-4 weeks.

Development team augmentation

We can offer from 0.5 FTE to 150+ FTE resources to fill in specific skill gaps (developers and architects well-versed in back-end (Java, .NET, Python, Go, PHP, Node.js, etc.), front-end, and mobile (native iOS, Android; Xamarin, Cordova, React Native) development) or provide a self-managed team for your project or its part.

Maintenance and support of existing software

We provide 24/7 support for your employees and customers, continuous software performance monitoring, proactive optimization and fast issue resolution, safely add new features and integrations, and more.

Software development outsourcing stats

> 50% of Fortune 500 companies outsource software development.

Software We Develop

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Why ScienceSoft?

Key company numbers

  • 32 years

    in IT

  • > 700

    IT professionals on board

  • 7-20 years

    of average experience of our PMs, BAs, solution architects, developers, data analysts, and other IT professionals

  • > 3,000

    success stories

  • > 30

    industries covered

  • Our software development highlights

    • End-to-end software development – we envision, plan, design, develop, integrate, deploy, and support software solutions.
    • In-house project management office (PMO) – our PMs are experienced in large complex projects with distributed teams and multiple vendors involved.
    • Services built around strict agreed KPIs – business outcomes, quality of delivered software, code quality, development process efficiency, project time and costs (actual costs vs budget, budget to completion vs budget remaining, etc.), team’s productivity, and customer/user satisfaction.

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    Sample KPIs to track team’s productivity - ScienceSoft

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    • Quality delivery at speed – an MVP/first working software version is ready in 1-2 months, major releases are every 2 weeks, daily minor releases.
    • ISO 9001 certified quality management.
    • Guaranteed security of the customers’ data we access proved by the ISO 27001 certificate.
    • Compliance with HIPAA, GAMP, PCI DSS, and other regulations.

    Partnerships and recognitions

    Among our clients

    Our clients say

    ScienceSoft proved to be a professional service provider from the outset. We appreciate their proactive approach and ability to suggest improvements to a prospective solution on both architectural and business levels. We know we can always rely on ScienceSoft’s various competencies when our clients require quality software which would facilitate their business success.

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    Mikhail Anfimau

    Senior Solution Architect, Leo Burnett

    With ScienceSoft, we've been able to reduce our development costs and decrease the timeline on new features and updates. ScienceSoft's attention to detail in how everything is documented and communicated is by far the best of any agency that I've worked with. The communication and agreement process when starting a new project has been by far the easiest to handle and most professional I've seen.

    Bob Penland

    CTO, TruMethods

    Over the past 10 years we've worked on about ten mobile app development projects with ScienceSoft. It was our first encounter with an outsourcing company. The relationship turned out to be very good, so we saw no need to look for other suppliers.

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    John Andersson

    Founder & CEO, Peek-A-Boo

    Software Development Steps: From Plan to Value

    For enterprises

    Click to see the details on how we plan and deliver software for enterprises.

    1

    Planning

    2

    Business case composition

    3

    Architecture, UX and UI design

    4

    MVP launch (upon request)

    5

    Development and testing

    6

    Deployment (and 3-month maintenance)

    7

    Project handover / continuous support (on demand)

    For software product companies and startups

    Click to see the details on how we plan and build software products.

    1

    Planning

    2

    Business case composition

    3

    Architecture, UX and UI design

    4

    MVP launch (upon request)

    5

    Development and testing

    Software Development Methodologies We Employ

    Popular choice

    Agile: the iterative approach with an emphasis on collaboration and continuous improvement. Software is developed in small portions and new features are delivered on a regular basis.

    Scrum

    Details

    Software development is done in Sprints, 2-3-week iterations with identified granular goals and backlogs. The following practices are common: sprint planning meeting, daily stand-ups, sprint review (and demo), retrospective, backlog refinement (grooming).

    Scrum software development methodology - ScienceSoft

    Best for: any product development project with a need to test the idea, midsize projects in custom software development where software requirements cannot be accurately defined, incremental development of large complex software (which is easy to divide into small functional parts) to start getting value fast.

    Kanban

    Details

    The work is done in very short Sprints, often daily. Daily (or once in 2 days) meetings are held to discuss progress and priorities. The team uses the Kanban Board that provides a clear representation of all project activities, responsible persons, and progress.

    Kanban software development methodology - ScienceSoft

    Best for: software support and evolution projects.

    Specific cases

    Linear: the sequential approach in which the next chunk of work is done when the previous one is finished and approved by the stakeholders.

    Waterfall

    Details

    Waterfall software development methodology - ScienceSoft

    Best for: small and midsize projects with clearly defined and unchanging requirements, projects requiring formal approvals (governmental projects and projects for big corporations), projects with strict compliance requirements.

    More details about pros and cons of each software development model are here.

    Note: For many projects it makes sense to use a combination of approaches or switch from one to another depending on the project stage. In our practice, the most common scenarios are ‘Waterfall -> Scrum’, ‘Scrum -> Kanban -> Scrum’. Since switching to a new methodology entails new tools and new processes, a pre-switch intro meeting or mini-training should be conducted by the vendor to keep project running effectively from day one.

    We Eagerly Put in Use IT Innovations

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    Technologies We Use

    ScienceSoft works with the majority of popular modern techs and architecture patterns to make an optimal choice for your specific project in terms of development and support costs, application performance, security, portability and flexibility, and more. We’re also skilled in classical techs to support and optimize your legacy software. You’re welcome to click the icons and check our dedicated tech offerings.

    Back end programming languages

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    Front end programming languages

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    Languages

    HTML5
    CSS

    JavaScript frameworks

    MeteorJS
    Vue.js
    Next.js
    Ember.js

    Mobile

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    Desktop

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    Databases / data storages

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    SQL

    Microsoft SQL Server
    MySQL
    Oracle
    PostgreSQL

    NoSQL

    Apache NiFi
    MongoDB

    Cloud databases, warehouses and storage

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    AWS

    Amazon S3
    Amazon DocumentDB
    Amazon Relational Database Service
    Amazon ElastiCache

    Azure

    Azure Data Lake
    Azure Blob Storage
    Azure SQL Database

    Google Cloud Platform

    Google Cloud SQL
    Google Cloud Datastore

    Big data

    Click on the technology to learn about our capabilities in it.

    Platforms

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    DevOps

    Containerization

    Docker
    Kubernetes
    Red Hat OpenShift
    Apache Mesos

    Automation

    Ansible
    Puppet
    Chef
    Saltstack
    HashiCorp Terraform
    HashiCorp Packer

    CI/CD tools

    AWS Developer Tools
    Azure DevOps
    Google Developer Tools
    GitLab CI/CD
    Jenkins
    TeamCity

    Monitoring

    Zabbix
    Nagios
    Elasticsearch
    Prometheus
    Grafana
    Datadog

    Architecture patterns (Back end)

    Multi-tenancy architecture

    Cloud-native architecture

    Serverless architecture

    Microservices architecture

    Сommand and Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS)

    Event sourcing architecture

    Domain-driven design (DDD)

    Clean architecture

    Decoupled architecture / Headless architecture

    Multi-tier architecture

    Architecture patterns (Front end)

    Model-view-controller (MVC)

    Single-page application (SPA)

    Model-view-viewModel (MVVM)

    Progressive web app (PWA)

    Micro-frontend architecture

    Software Types We Develop

    Below you can find the most popular categories and types of software we deliver. Click the links to explore the dedicated pages.

    Industrial solutions

    Connected and smart solutions

    AI

    Knowledge and productivity

    Industry-specific software

    We Have a Track of Successful Projects in Various Industries

    ScienceSoft delivers software for enterprises, software product companies and startups in 30 different industries with an eye on specific business needs and applicable industry trends. Click the icons to see our projects in the particular industry you’re interested in.

    How We Ensure Quality

    Quality controls:

    at each stage of the development starting as early as functional requirement definition and architecture design. Quality management system certified by ISO 9001.

    Code quality:

    Code rules and guidelines

    • Style guide for the used programming language.
    • Commenting complex code parts.
    • Breaking up code into small logical units.

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    • Documenting what code (as a whole) does and what its dependencies are in a final README doc.
    • Using version control.
    • Using source code management (SCM) systems.

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    Code review practices

    • Ad hoc review.
    • Peer review.
    • Walkthrough.
    • Inspection.

    Code quality metrics

    • Maintainability index (MI).
    • Cyclomatic Complexity (CC).
    • Depth of Inheritance.
    • Class Coupling.

    All types of testing:

    functional, integration, performance, usability, security; in-house center of excellence for software testing services.

    Note: For large and long-running projects, we recommend to automate (API and UI) functional (API and UI) and performance testing to have large coverage at optimal cost.

    Customer information security:

    ensured by ISO 27001 certification.

    Taking overall responsibility for the ‘how-to’ project part

    • Together, we define the goal you want to achieve:
      • Business goals (cost reduction, revenue increase, process time reduction, etc.).
      • Development process improvement (faster, higher-quality software delivery, more frequent releases, etc).
    • We plan and organize the project to achieve your goals and continuously compare the project plan and process against emerging needs.

    Taking your budget limits seriously

    • Helping you accurately estimate resources.
    • Responsible usage of resources: using resources with lower rates for simple routine tasks, replacing resources with low performance.
    • Choosing programming languages and frameworks, architecture patterns, APIs, etc. based on a careful preliminary analysis of options. The development speed may differ 2 – 20 times.
    • Using cloud services (messaging services, analytics and AI services, image processing services, etc.) by well-established cloud providers, e.g., Azure and AWS.
    • Continuous feature prioritization.

    Taking the deadlines seriously

    • Managing delivery time according to the set goals.
    • Promptly communicating delay risks.

    Transparent service supported by regular reports

    Monitoring and interpreting project progress.

    • Achievement of set team and project KPIs.
    • Use of resources (actual versus planned).
    • Current budget status in case of the T&M pricing model (actual versus planned, the actual costs incurred plus revised estimates).
    • Actual or potential problems.
    • Revised risk management strategy, acceptability of the risks.

    Regular retrospections

    Regular project roadmap revision (stated business needs vs current business needs; feasibility of requirements; value we bring vs the highest possible value).

    Cultivating continuous improvement

    • Proactivity in terms of adding new features, improvements, and possible competitive advantages.
    • Anticipating and openly communicating potential stumbling blocks.

    Tailored communication with each stakeholder

    • Analyzing information needs of each stakeholder.
    • Discussing how best to communicate information (communication means, level of detail, frequency of updates, timing, etc.) to each stakeholder.
    • Regularly exchanging relevant project status information.
    • Presenting/discussing next actions.

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    Our approach to collaboration:

    ScienceSoft's approach to collaboration

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    Pricing Options for Our Services

    Fixed price

    Best for: Feasibility study, PoC, small software development projects with clear and stable requirements.

    You pay the price established by a contract.

    Time & Material, Time & Material with a cap

    Best for: advisory activities (business analysis, architecture design, project planning, etc.), agile software development and implementation, evolution of existing software (introducing substantial changes or adding new functionality).

    You receive the end-of-the-month invoice based on the hours or efforts reported per month (under the stated upper limit in case of T&M with a cap).

    Per-ticket pricing

    Best for: L1, L2 application support.

    At the start of cooperation, we define the ticket cost, and you get charged based on the volume of incidents we resolve monthly.

    Fixed monthly fee

    Best for: L3 application support (in-code defect fixes, functional changes).

    At the start of cooperation, we define the hourly rate for app support activities. After the service is delivered, you pay for a bunch of hours during which we’ve been providing application support.

    Selected Projects

    Get Your Software Built and/or Supported by Experts

    We are ready to:

    • Plan your new software that will bring you tangible business outcomes and have the optimal TCO.
    • Deliver your new software with reduced cycle time and high quality.
    • Support your existing software to keep it highly available, reliable, and relevant to the current and arising business needs.

    Please fill in the form, and our rep will get back in 30 minutes to schedule a kickoff discussion.