The European startup scene has been growing more than ever and unless you are building everything in house, very often, an external help is needed when it comes to the development part. Which is why I decided to list down a list of great software development companies in Europe.

 

Going back to technology & innovation in Europe, today, we can see companies emerging with a value of $10 billion. Some European cities are attracting more investments & acquisitions and deep technology is thriving in this area.

 

Not only are startups growing, but the big, well established players in the traditional industries are now awakening to tech and going through complete digital transformation processes. Apparently, 2/3 of the largest companies in Europe invested in a tech company. Other huge foreign companies are expanding in Europe.

 

The list I did of amazing software development companies in Europe is mainly based on companies that use what I believe to be strong work methodologies and interesting programming languages, more specifically, companies that offer various options.

 

A list of 8 great software development companies in Europe

 

Geeks Ltd, London

 

Geeks is a great discovery. Positioned as a “Bespoke software development” company, its purpose is to help all sorts of clients (going from entrepreneurs to department directors) when it comes to solving business problems, boosting efficiency and digital success, by developing software platforms.

The company offers different kinds of services such as, web development, software  development, mobile applications, system integration and more. Apart from those services, Geeks also offers solutions going from business automation to database solutions.

The team puts a great importance in understanding the requirements of a project to be able to propose the right solution. They have a user centric approach and build prototypes to get a better feel of what the end product can look like. The team follows Agile software development methodologies and follow a Test Driven Development approach when it comes to testing.

Companies like EasyJet, BBC & HMV have trusted Geeks with their digital & software projects.

 

Apiumhub, Barcelona

 

For a while now, Barcelona has been considered as one of the top innovative hubs in Europe.  No wonder we’ve seen so many emerging startups in the past few years.

 

Apiumhub is a software development company that offers all sorts of services going from web development to mobile app development. The company wants to create a tech hub that reunites innovation, design & technology. For that, they partner with other experts in the industry in order to cover the whole cycle of product development of their clients.

They with all sorts of clients from different kind of industries to build platforms that are scalable, reliable and with high performance; a working software. With experts in software architecture, the team has a strong knowledge of service oriented architecture, continuous integration, microservices, docker, reactive & much more.

The team uses technologies like Scala, React, AngularJS, Java and more, and specialises in Agile software development methodologies, applying TDD, continuous integration and unit testing. They have been working with great companies like Nestlé, AXA and Adidas.

 

Futurice, Stockholm

 

Futurice designs and builds digital services and helps companies in general when it comes to their digital transformation process. The core of their business is app development for mobile and web but they also cover other parts such as, solution architecture, quality assurance and Agile coaching.

The technologies used vary from Node.js to Java & Spring, Ruby on Rails to iOS, Android & Xamarin. With a strong international presence, Futurice has been working with clients like EyeEm & Orange.

 

Intellectsoft, Oslo

 

Intellectsoft provides their clients with custom software solutions, more specifically, they are a “mobile-first software development company”. They build software solutions for omnichannel commerces, blockchain, document management, intranets, etc. that are tailored to the needs of their clients (of any size) and they mention using the latest technologies when it comes to development.

 

Their team follows agile methods when it come to software development, their process is quite iterative and let’s just say they are strong believers of the power of Quality Assurance. The team of software and app developers as well as business and marketing experts mainly offer services of product development, consulting and mobile app development.

 

Intellectsoft worked with big names from different industries such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Eurostar, and Harley-Davidson, helping them develop their software.

 

ThoughtWorks, Berlin

 

You should know that Germany has seen its technology scene boom, specially in Berlin. The city is home to many amazing tech companies, of which ThoughtWorks.

Doing a list of amazing software development experts without ThoughtWorks wouldn’t even make sense! Although the software company covers all the industries, they specialise in financial services, government, retail & travel.  

From the one hand, the team helps clients with their digital strategy, experience design, customer research & testing, etc. And on the other hand, they provide tech services such as software delivery & legacy re-engineering, microservices & evolutionary architecture, continuous delivery and more.

The company specialises in Agile methodologies and has worked with companies like Nokia, TimeOut and many other. Finally, they offer their own Agile products for continuous delivery, test automation and project management; GoCD, Snap, Gauge & Mingle.

 

Xebia, Amsterdam

 

Xebia is a company that provides products and consulting services, helping businesses to grow and get better. They “turns the latest technology trends into advantages for their customers”,

 

This software company has its own products for that are used for continuous delivery, software release, deploying automation, a management tool for tests and more. Other then their own product, Xebia offers various services to help with agile transformations, digital strategy, DevOps, continuous delivery, big data, cloud, software development, etc.

 

They put a great importance in the software architecture of platforms, making sure the team respects the 4 Agile software development principles.

 

They have been working with companies from all sorts of industries like ING, the SNCF & even  with Tesla.

 

Reaktor, Helsinki

 

The team of Reaktor has + 10 years of experience in building digital products, and part of their strategy is to partner up with other ambitious companies with whom they can improve the potential of digital products.

 

Like many big leaders, this company follows agile methodologies and helps its clients into becoming agile too. They build prototypes and do continuous iterations to get the right product at the right timing.

 

Over the years, the teams has worked with all types of companies from industries such as healthcare and finance and many more. Some of the big players that were helped by Reaktor are companies like NASDAQ, & Finnair.

 

KMD, Copenhagen

 

KMD helps all kinds of companies to work more efficiently by providing them software solutions and IT services. They have their own software solutions and are quite used to work with industries that have very large volumes of transactions.

 

With more than 45 years in the business, they are leaders in the Danish public sector. The services offered vary from consultancy, development, operations and maintenance to software, system and infrastructure support.

 

To end it

 

Again, in this list I included software development companies that I found great based on a few characteristics such as programming languages used, variety of technologies used, working methodologies, experience with all sorts of clients, etc.

 

This obviously doesn’t mean that those companies are the best you can find in Europe, but I would say they are all doing amazing jobs, and the fact that they are based in cities that are hubs for tech and innovation, makes it even more interesting because they get to work with huge well established companies, as well as with other startups with huge potential. 

 

If you have other companies you would like to share, don’t hesitate to add it in the content section! It’s always great to discover more experts. 

 

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