According to Gartner, the global IT spending is expected to grow to a staggering $3.8 trillions in 2019. So, it’s no wonder if your great idea of an app or a software product is a part of this statistics. And if want to execute it quickly, efficiently, you’re probably looking into IT outsourcing companies to find your perfect match.
And from here the world is your oyster! The options to choose from are more than enough. In fact, the choice is so vast that you might feel overwhelmed. But don’t worry. Essentially, the are two main questions you need to answer — where? and who?
Let’s start from where.
Today, you can find a web developer virtually in any country or a part of the world. Let’s compare the main destinations for software outsourcing in terms of billing rates and the ease of cooperation. And see why you should consider Eastern European partner for your next project.
Top destinations for IT outsourcing companies
The image above shows top IT destinations and key countries in each region as well as a rough hourly rate. Now let’s look more closely into global software outsourcing rates of the last year for each job title and how the prices compare to the United States.
Eastern Europe here looks like a golden middle. It has been a popular IT outsourcing destination for many years. Which is not surprising, it has a rich talent pool, an impressive engineering expertise and a solid educational background. On top of that, this region seems appealing because of its proximity to Western Europe, decent level of English and a good cultural compatibility. This is a sound choice for companies that are after a good quality of work rather than looking for the cheapest solution.
Now that we’ve established the “Where”, let’s look into the ‘Who’
Top 10 IT Outsourcing companies in Eastern Europe
Below is the list of reliable software development partners that have developing centers in Eastern Europe and have been recognized by Clutch.co as top firms in Eastern Europe.
Location: Lviv, Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Services: Cloud & SaaS applications, Android & iOS mobile applications, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, R&D services, Blockchain development, Enterprise development
Perfectial is a business-oriented product design and development company committed to helping businesses kickstart, develop, and succeed. Perfectial has implemented innovative ideas that allowed businesses — large and small — to scale, evolve, and prosper in a range of business domains. Perfectial’s competence in working with modern platforms and frameworks is recognized and highly valued within the U.S. and European markets.
The company has over 200 professionals in-house, including project managers, solutions architects, .Net, Java, Ruby on Rails, Python and Node.js developers, UI/UX design and Quality Assurance teams.
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Services: Software development, Cloud consulting
Ingemark is a custom software development agency trusted by some of the largest companies in Southeast Europe, as well as a number of companies from Western Europe, Middle East and the U.S.
Founded in 1990., custom software development has been company’s core business since 2006.Ingenmark can help with everything from software design and development to post-launch support and maintenance.
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Services: Big Data & Machine Learning, Web development, Enterprise solutions, UI/UX design
SoftwareMill is a Poland-based software and consultancy company that develops customized IT systems, especially big data, business intelligence, and machine learning solutions.
The company specializes in Java, Scala, Akka, the Lightbend Reactive Platform, big data / ML frameworks such as Kafka, Spark, and TensorFlow, SQL & NoSQLdatabases: PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Mongo.
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Services: Solutions for creative agencies, Web-based systems and mobile apps, Cloud solutions,
CodeWave has been trading since 2008, at first delivering web development and server administration services to local advertising agencies in Poland, later expanding to global markets (EU & US) and delivering complete IT project outsourcing services — providing roles of dev-ops, database administrators, backend and frontend web and mobile applications developers.
5. Sloboda Studio
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Services: Back-end development, Front-end development, Project management, Quality assurance
Sloboda Studio is a company providing custom web development services. Founded in 2010, they’ve completed 92 projects for the clients from Western European countries.
Among company’s clients are Marketplaces, Fintech and Adtech products. Working with them, they apply Agile methodologies in order to ensure the timely delivery and the high quality of the product.
6. GP Solutions
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Services: Dedicated development team, Web application development, Enterprise software development, Mobile application development, UI/UX design
GP solutions is an established European software development house with a proven track record of delivering exceptional quality in custom software development, IT consulting and support.
The Headquarters of GP Solutions is located in Munich, Germany, the Sales Office is in Miami Beach, USA and the Development Center is in Minsk, Belarus. GP Solutions has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients in the e-banking, travel & hospitality, information technology.
7. Code Runners
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Services: Software development, Data management, Product development, Machine Learning & AI
Code Runners build online products and help implement digital transformation projects around the globe. The company has been in cooperation with many small startups and large business clients. They have experience in web design, web and mobile applications, database management systems and various specific projects aligned with our customers’ wishes.
The company is using the newest technologies on the market, which guarantee that the products they build will look and feel equally good on different devices and will remain useful in years to come, besides being easy to maintain and configure.
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Services: Hardware prototyping, Ionic App Development, iOT integration, Drone Technology, App design & development, Digital product creation & conceptualization, Tech specification, Architecture & software design, Web & mobile application development, Big-data API integrations
Pulilab is an international creative software and digital media agency that offers innovative solutions crafted by talented developers and designers in Budapest.
Their mission is to help companies design and build software products for web, mobile and connected devices.
9. Vega IT Sourcing
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
Services: Software product development, Website development, Dedicated development team, Embedded software development, Mobile apps development, Front-end development
Vega IT is a company that has been developing software solutions for 10 years for foreign markets. The company was founded in 2008 and is still led by its original founders.
Besides Software Product Development, their team of more than 150 experienced developers can help you build Enterprise software solutions, CMS Websites, Mobile applications. Moreover, they can help with maintenance and support, Salesforce and Research and Development.
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine, Bratislava, Slovakia
Services: Application management, UX design, Business design, DevOps
Itera is a specialist in creating digital business, with communication, technology and innovation as core competency tools. Itera delivers projects and services in cross-functional teams to Nordic organisations that see the instrumental contribution that innovation, efficient communication and smart utilization of technology can make to achieve their goals. Itera’s core sectors are banking and insurance, public, healthcare, the service industry, energy and utility. Itera is headquartered in Oslo, and has about 500 employees across the Nordics and in Ukraine and Slovakia.
All things considered, Eastern Europe does look like a golden mean. You can find a reliable and transparent partner in any and every country of the region. The billing rates are quite sensible while companies offer a wide range of software development services that will suit everyone’s taste.
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