11 software development companies doing great things in Europe

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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. However, there are other companies that deserve to be mentioned, an additional list of Top Software Development Companies you may find here.

And now, let’s start with the booming ones in Europe:

A list of 11 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.

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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 Typeform, AXA and Adidas.

Apiumhub has been featured as Top 25 Software Development Company on SoftwareDevelopmentCompany.co and was recognized in Business Insider as a top Software Development Company.

ScienceSoft, Finland

In software development since 1989,  ScienceSoft builds high-quality market-winning
products and tailored enterprise solutions:

–  Web applications.
–  Mobile apps.
–  Ecommerce solutions.
–  B2C/B2B portals.
–  BI and analytics solutions.
–  Software powered by AI/ML, IoT, AR/VR, big data, and blockchain.
–  Industry 4.0, Supply Chain 4.0, digital health, smart cities.

ScienceSoft operates in 30+ industries, including manufacturing, oil & gas, healthcare, banking,
retail, insurance, telecoms, and logistics. The company has 700+ IT talents on board, including
consultants, project managers, senior-level developers, QA specialists, and more. We offer flexible
and transparent collaboration to midsize companies and large enterprises, product companies, and
governmental organizations. ScienceSoft can be a consulting partner helping IT keep up with your
evolving business needs or take over end-to-end responsibility for your IT project(s) or its part.
The quality of the delivered services and the security of the customers’ data are proved by ISO 9001
and ISO 27001 certifications.

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.

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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.

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.

TMS, Belgrade, Serbia

TMS is a full-service app development company doing all the aspects of web and mobile development.  from UI/UX design, software development, testing, release, support and maintenance. They are capable of working on both small and more extensive projects due to a wide range of expertise their engineers have. Their tech stack covers PHP, Java, Node.js, React/React Native, Angular, Vue, iOS & Android native, and many other technologies. Particularly they have a lot of experience in Fintech. 

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.

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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.

Future Processing, Poland

Future Processing is a Poland based software development company leveraging various technologies.
Founded in by Jaroslaw Czaja. They have been recognised by Clutch as Top Web & Software Developers in Poland 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. They are also the winner of global sourcing association UK’s professional awards 2019 in the best nearshore team category. Their specialty circles around software development teams, software development outsourcing, architecture, engineering, DevOps Support & Maintenance Consultancy, IT security, Big Data and many more.

FortySeven47, London

FortySeven is a European based IT professional services and outsourcing company. They provide highly educated IT specialists with various expertise and skills. They are providing services mainly in regulated industries and help customers to develop complex software solutions.

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European software development companies: conclusion

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 software development 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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  1. stellasweety

    The list you provided were very useful. Great job.

  2. Erik

    Thank you for this comprehensive list of software development companies. Another company that deserves a place among the top firms is BGO Software. The headquarters of the company is located in Sofia, Bulgaria. BGO Software has specialized in providing software development services for various industries including clinical research, healthcare, and pharma industries. The company is also an official government supplier for the Health Research Authority of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom.

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  4. Catherine

    This list was so useful! Thanks so much for the info. My company has also used Chetu (Netherlands) as a software development company before and we were extremely satisfied. Maybe it should be included in your list! I will definitely consider all the others listed for future projects 🙂

  5. Mariia

    Thank you for the article Lea!
    I think you must add to your next some Ukrainian companies. Now this country is a big IT destination and has a lot of trusted companies.
    I can recommend N-iX. They have offices in Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria and a great team of skilled developers.
    Hope to see them and some other Ukrainian companies in your nest posts.

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