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This article showcases our top picks for the best Birmingham based Software companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Software industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Birmingham Software Companies
Monarch Digital Recruitment
Monarch Digital is a leading recruitment team centred in Farringdon with the sole purpose of delivering the greatest talent to the UK’s leading Agencies, eCommerce, Media, Publishing, Start-Up and Technology Companies. Positions: We have a sound experience in providing from graduate level through to team managers, divisional directors and heads of…
On top of this we from time to time call upon Monarch’s other specialist divisions such as our graduate team for the brightest and best straight out of uni and our senior appointment’s division to aid in the search and select of top-level staff. – Key points on our process: One of the major factors in our success as a division has been our candidate attraction, particularly in the niche and hard to fill areas.
A recent figure has shown we make over 60% of our placements through referrals, active search and selection, and candidates coming to us. This means you will be presented with candidates who are in the whole exclusive to us and cannot be found through advertising or job boards.
This means our most notable success may not be judged by our the high volume of our placements in one particular area e.g. Java, PHP or Front-end, but the niche and specialist area’s we have been able to deliver on where others have failed, e.g.
Mobile, Strategists or Ruby. In very hard to fill positions we roll out a process to the client by which we will map out the market with potential candidates who are in current employment who may be of interest.
This comes in the form of a tailored excel spreadsheet including current company, technologies, location, job title and years of experience, understandably their name and contact details are removed, however it gives the client a chance to highlight potential candidate they would actively like to have approached. For all requirements we will provide a response within 24hrs to advise the client whether we feel we can deliver on the role or not and to what timescale.
They work tirelessly to bring innovative communication services across the UK, offering so much more than just BSL/English interpreting. Sign Solutions is committed to delivering high-quality training and assessment in British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness.
Since 1998, they are committed to providing high-quality video and face-to-face interpreting services which are backed up by their ISO 9001/27001 accreditation. They boast an excellent reputation for meeting the needs of all of their clients..
Moneypex is an affordable and powerful solution for business owners to keep track of their business finances. Through smart invoicing and high impact solutions, Moneypex Saves business owners time that can be reinvested into business growth.
It is simple to use and can manage multiple businesses. Moneypex is a free bookkeeping software for small businesses to create invoices, reconcile bank reports, manage inventory and get real-time reports.
Business owners can find financial insights, advanced reports and setup up recurring invoices to get paid on time.. .
The SlatPlanner system was designed to easily digitize traditional “sticky-note” plans, without sacrificing the physical, collaborative experience. The process begins by generating printable “sticky notes” on this website.
Next, the team collaboratively arranges these “sticky notes” into a wall schedule and scans them in with the Slat Planner app. Now, everyone can enjoy the full benefits of a digitized “sticky note” schedule.
This website enables users to easily analyze manpower, track changes, review reliability, and evaluate delay reasons, among other things. The mobile app allows all stakeholders to have schedule and action item information at their fingertips.
The schedule can also be exported to other popular scheduling software for further analysis, visualization, and comparison.. .
Specialist Distribution Group
Specialist Distribution Group is an IT company that distributes technology products and solutions in Europe. Its vendor technology portfolio ranges from desktops and printers to server and storage solutions.
The company also distributes application access infrastructure, virtualization, network management, and IT security solutions; cloud clients and cloud software; and monitors, laptops, and workstations. In addition, it offers pre-packaged consultancy, consultancy, commissioning and deployment, lamentation, environmental, sales acceleration, virtualization demonstration, and training services..
Donseed are workplace management specialists, best known for biometric time and attendance software and delivery management software. Established in 2007 to initially meet the management needs of the construction sector, their workplace management solutions are now being deployed across a wide range of temporary, mobile and permanent workplaces.
Their unique solution integrates leading mobile-enabled biometric hardware, advanced web-hosted technology and a management process that enables improved business performance. Donseed has delivered cost savings and management efficiencies to over 800 sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
Their Head Office is in Birmingham, but also have locations in Ireland and London. The Donseed approach is unique in that they continually monitor, review and support their customers beyond set-up and installation..
Blueberry Consultants Ltd.
Blueberry Consultants is a custom software development company, with over 20 years experience in business software development, business automation, legacy software, systems integration, eCommerce, and technical consultancy. Blueberry has been a Microsoft Gold Partner for a number of years as well as an Amazon Web Services specialist.
Our expertise includes Web Applications, Mobile Applications, Windows Applications, Cloud Services, Database Design, and Software Security.. .
Natural HR Limited
Natural HR was born in 2010 out of an internal requirement within a services business for an online employee management system specifically to manage remote employees who needed to submit timesheets each week. After much searching we were unable to find a reliable, low cost UK based provider of simple yet powerful HR software.
After finding many over priced offerings predominantly based overseas which you often needed a Masters to install and understand we decided to develop a custom application for our own use and, on discussing with other business owners and HR professionals, it then became apparent that there was a gap in the marketplace which Natural HR aims to plug. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and support and we love hearing from and listening to our clients.
From the very earliest days, Natural HR has become the solution it has today through our community of users helping us define and new refine new features and work through the complexity of a truly international audience.. .
Action Starter a UK company serving institutions worldwide. We approach challenges with a blend of experience, knowledge, expertise, and the unique ability to properly listen, with the power to make technology do what is needed.
We harness the power of technology and make it available to our customers. We are passionate about developing solutions that make an impact in serving and empowering communities all over the world..
We are experts in developing world-leading data recovery solutions for consumers. Our solutions are designed for desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets and can be distributed through electronic download and SaaS.
For more information on our applications and what we can develop with you please email [email protected] .
WinMan ERP Software
As authors and distributors, with extensive experience and expertise WinMan ERP Software is a highly scalable and leading class business solution for a broad range of manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, pharmaceutical companies – and the perfect choice for companies implementing a Lean strategy. It is a leading and scalable ERP solution with a low cost of ownership as it is built on 100% .Net and SQL Server system – making it configurable and suitable for a broad range of companies.
They have a strong focus on continuous improvement and progressive development, striving to help businesses and organisations streamline existing processes, improve business productivity and maximise ROI with the WinMan ERP solution. With a worldwide user base, WinMan has hundreds of active users worldwide and offices within the UK and US.
Their ethos is to listen and understand your business needs so, they can work together with you to implement the best configurations and provide the continued support.. .
EPL, Inc. is a credit union service organization dedicated to providing its customers with highly-efficient software solutions and maintaining the high-level of personalized service that credit union members have come to expect.
They currently have 78 customers in 22 states, supported by 80 employees, numbers that continue to grow as they forge new relationships with credit unions across the country and broaden their access to resources. Founded in 1977 by industry leaders, EPL is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with an office in Honolulu, Hawaii..
We live tomorrow’s tech, relish complex integration and always get it done. Oh and we love our customers.
We make great software for web + mobile through UK managed co-source development, help start-ups reduce time to revenue and establish companies develop the next generation products. We live tomorrow’s tech, relish complex integration and always get it done.
We believe customers should be loved, developers must be inspired and products deserve personality – be inspired … be different …
make cloudthings. Web + Mobile Development Like master craftsmen we take great pride in our work.
We build beautiful infrastructures to execute our elegant code, and leave behind solutions fit to evolve; with our without our help. Advanced Integrations In a world of connected things it’s as much about what you don’t see as what you do.
We specialise in solving difficult integration problems that make others shy Agile Tooling + Co-source Management Developing software is a complex recipe; only the right skills, at the right time mixed with the right tooling exacts the perfect flavour. Dev.
BlackCat Technology Solutions
BlackCat provide a full-stack and full-lifecycle development capability, from product conception to delivery. Before developing anything, our expertise in requirements gathering and clarification ensures that the right solution is being built.Once in to the development phase, our multi-tier skills ensure the creation of a top quality end product.
At the front end, we specialise in cutting edge frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap, AngularJS, jQuery, Dojo and ExtJS, to provide pixel-perfect, clean and attractive user interfaces that will enhance stakeholder buy-in. At the back end, our expertise includes the industry-standard Java-based Spring Framework, Microsoft’s .NET platform, and NodeJS.
We also offer a SAP development capability, bringing your ERP system right up to date with modern web and usability standards.. .
OBD Experts licenses OBD II software used by some of the largest telematics suppliers in the world and provides an intelligent way for companies to connect their telematics devices to all cars. OBD Experts’ software, supplied in source code format, is easily adaptable, portable to most processors, and fully-supported.
It is expertly designed to be a key building block in any telematics product. Currently deployed in thousands of devices in the USA, Europe and Asia, it is the most reliable solution on the market today and comes in at a fraction of the cost of buying an OBD II chip or dongle..
Electronic Business Systems (EBS)
With access to PC’s not becoming mainstream until IBM introduced the title of Personal Computer onto its model 5150 in 1981, EBS were amongst the first UK companies to offer sales and specialist business software. Over the years we have supplied many hardware and software systems to local and national government including the Department of Works and Pensions and Her Majesties Revenue and Customs.
Today EBS looks a little different but still maintains the business integrity and close client relationships that have been at the core of our values since inception. As a business, we have three main areas of expertise; ‘best of breed’ Business Software, Application Development and IT Infrastructure Solutions.
Our own in-house developed application; ReACT is the UK’s market leading Antisocial Behavior recording and case management system, with thousands of end-users in several different industries benefiting from the powerful browser based functionality and flexible workflow engine. As a Sage Business Partner since 1996, EBS also specializes in Sage’s portfolio of business software and are able offer complete turn-key solutions for any business wanting comprehensive and flexible software for accounting, manufacturing or CRM.
EBS has its own in-house development team, who are able to use industry leading skills and tools to develop and enhance your Sage or ReACT solution or scope and create a new one from scratch. We are an experienced developer for both Sage and Microsoft, and also have expertise in Microsoft’s amazing SharePoint platform.
To complete and complement our Business Software and Development services, we are offer a comprehensive and flexible hardware and IT infrastructure support wrapper. By having our own on site team of Microsoft qualified support and installation technicians, we are able to provide our clients with a truly holistic IT solution..
Being Guided delivers digital innovation through applying Design Thinking to complex problems. Clients include the UK National Health Service (NHS), where we build Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions on the Salesforce Lightning Platform, such as The Social Care Platform.
See: https://www.thesocialcareplatform.com. .
Betlow is a game development studio that designs and develops gaming products for land and Web-based gaming industries. The company provides original and branded content for terminal and online gaming operators.
Its games portfolio includes scratch cards, multi-line video slots, single-player bingos, and card and dice games with authentic 3D environments.. .
Commit Control Comply- Complygate is a UK based HR and Compliance management software that enables modern business to Commit to workplace transformation, Control admin tasks through smart and user-friendly solitions and also help organisation with Tier 2 license sponsor Comply efficiently with the UKBA regulations. The software comes with a suite of comprensive solutions integrated with Artificial Intelligence to better manage your workforce.
Its all-in-one HR solution assists in responsibilities such as Recruiting, Leave Management, Attendance and Absence Management and much more. It has dashboards and analytics that can give employers a snapshot of their employee’s HR record.
A key differentiating factor of the software in comparison to its industry competitors is that it offers immigration compliance management that can make reporting, record keeping and documentation easy and increase preparedness for those Home Office visits. For more information visit www.complygate.co.uk.
Synapse solves business problems with an innovative alternative to commercial off-the-shelf IT applications. If spreadsheets remain a key tool for you in Group Company Financial Management or Corporate Performance Management and related Operational areas, we can make your spreadsheet systems completely reliable.
Based on ground-breaking R&D work funded by the UK Government’s investment in SMART technologies, the Synapse solution allows multiple business people, each with their own desktop spreadsheet, to maintain one consistent view of data at all times. This advanced capability arises from highly intelligent synchronisation in a special Cloud Server that understands the needs of collaborating groups – which is essential for the more complex, collaborative development and deployment, or periodic consolidation of inter-related spreadsheets.
Using advanced Cloud technology, Synapse can provide you with bespoke spreadsheet solutions that supercharge your familiar desktop tools. The much desired flexibility and personal productivity power of spreadsheets is augmented with trusted and reliable data quality and integrity, security, audit-ability and scalability..
Aston EyeTech Ltd
Aston EyeTech is a tech startup developing a range of proprietary hardware and software products for ocular care. It is revolutionizing the Ocular care ecosystem through increased portability, improved accuracy, and lower costs.
The company is a spinout from Aston University’s School of Optometry. Aston EyeTech was founded in 2014 and is based in Birmingham, England..
Simworx is acknowledged as one of the world leaders in the supply of 4D Effects Cinema’s and Motion Simulation Attractions, for the entertainment, education & corporate markets, worldwide. Its skills and capabilities extend from full turnkey solutions, custom attractions, product development, manufacturing & service support, to film content, motion programming & complete themed attractions.
Their clients have access to a vast film library, with hugely varied subject content, and in the unlikely event that they do not have a film suitable for your venue, then they can make a specific one for you!. .
Mobile Fun is an e-commerce retailer of mobile device accessories. Its range of products includes batteries, chargers, covers, car kits, Bluetooth headsets, screen protectors, speakers, stylus, battery cases, and more.
The store offers accessories for Apple, Blackberry, Google, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, and Sony Ericsson devices. Mobile Fun was launched in 2000 by [Anthony Cook](https://www.crunchbase.com/person/anthony-cook#/entity) and its operations are headquartered in Birmingham, United Kingdom with international offices in Germany, France, Spain, the United States..
SpeechWrite Digital is a full solution provider specialising in workflow solutions, digital dictation, voice recognition and PDF solutions. Our practical technology, sophisticated yet simple, allows you to enhance your working environment and simply work smarter.
Working closely with OEMs such as Philips and Nuance SpeechWrite have extensive knowledge of the latest technology developments and market trends. Established in 2001, SpeechWrite have over 100 collective years in the dictation industry and pride themselves on their speed to market and after-sale support..
RazrCorp Group Limited
We are a consumer mobile & web product company. We are a digitally native full-service software development lab.
We believe in empowering businesses and solving our client’s toughest challenges through digital innovation and disruptions. Combining more than a decade of experience in creative, tech development, digital marketing, branding, strategy, analytics, and industry knowledge, we work in close collaboration with our clients to help them achieve their business goals.
We empower our partners through data and insight driven solutions, knowing we’ve got what it takes to bring their vision to life. Razr has its in-house products like Entertainrr- Enterprise event ticketing & Stage- A community of creators & brands launched in 2020.
Based in the UK and operating throughout Europe, they are passionate about getting young people into interesting, fulfilling careers in fast-growing start ups. Junior Recruitment is broken at the moment.
There are 75 million young people unemployed whilst, at the same time, European employers struggle to fill job vacancies. They think fixing junior recruitment can go a long way to solving this problem.
The Future Bridge solution is to use innovative algorithms alongside in depth business and job seeker profiles to more closely match job seekers with fast growing start-ups. Additionally for every three people they place into jobs, they train a long term unemployed young person for free! This means more young people in interesting jobs, great employees for start-ups and higher youth employment..
The Innovators Crowd
We’re a team of two, we believe in a world were the process of transforming ideas into profitable businesses is simplified, we believe in bringing people together to connect, share and collaborate and in doing so to inspire one another to create awesome businesses. We provide a platform in the form of The Innovators Crowd to help people to share their business ideas and receive feedback from other members.
The platform allows members to search and connect with people to work and collaborate to develop and bring ideas to life, but that’s not all we also bring people together offline by hosting regular events like demo days we’re members are given the chance to showcase their start-ups, we also team up with companies to hold workshops to provide our members with the opportunity to learn new skills.. .
From our inception in being selected to participate in the 2016 Cyber London Accelerator program (Cylon), the CyberQ Group has experienced significant commercial success. We are proud of the billion pound client base that have placed their custom with us and continue to use our services to protect their businesses and reputation.
Cyber Attacks are increasing year after year, yet organisations keep using the same tools with ‘extra’ functionality in the hope this will protect them. As UK Award Winning Artificial Intelligence and Automated Cyber Security, we will make your business resilient.
To quote our namesake, Q, from James Bond: “I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pyjamas before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do in a year in the field.” We are innovative in the cyberspace. We do not use standard technology, or simply bolt-on products pushed by large corporations.
We look at the uniqueness of every company’s needs and use tailored solutions and services to fit individual requirements. Innovation and change is in our DNA and we are fortunate to be working with key innovators in this space.
We are proud to have been recognised for winning a number of awards as A.I. Cyber Innovators.
We thrive on continuous innovation and collaboration with our partners, as we believe we all need mutual help and inspiration as we strive for cyber resilience. If you are looking for an organisation on the cutting edge of cyber innovation, let’s talk..
Joblogic is a market leader in field service management software for small to medium-sized businesses. Established in 1998 the company has the stability and experience required to deliver world-class software that will enable you to grow your service business confidently.
In 2013 management duo James Whatmore (CEO) and Yacoob Moolla (CTO) acquired the business in order to create a global company that can deliver the best field service management software to installation and maintenance contractors all over the world. Their mission is to provide building maintenance contractors with world-class field service management software that enables them to grow rapidly, saving time, increasing productivity and ensuring compliance..
Since 1991 the Cognito Legal Software suite through continual development, has expanded from its original Legal Accounting Package through to the more complex Legal Case Management and Legal Practice Management Solutions that are now required by the modern forward thinking firm. Cognito now boasts a variety of Legal Software Solutions, available as a fully managed cloud service to the legal sector with Cloud Computing, SaaS, Online Case Tracking facilities, Electronic Post Room, CRM and Marketing Solutions are all readily available helping to create the much desired paperless office.
Cognito has been developing and supplying specialist legal software to some of the UK’s leading legal practices for nearly 20 years and in this time it has built up a vast wealth of knowledge both in its development and management teams which lters down into the support infrastructure ensuring the quality that you receive is always consistent.. .
Smartercalls rescues project teams from the pain of bad communication. It is a provider high quality conference calling and collaboration software.
Global access numbers in the US, UK and many other countries. The company has developed an integrated suite of file sharing, online whiteboards and task management applications.
Making it easy to work together wherever a team is without having to use different services for conference calling, file sharing and task management.. .
Cloud Systems Group
Cloud Systems Group providing IT Services to a wide variety of Clients located around the globe. They specialise in providing Consultancy, Cloud, Communication and Support Solutions to their customers who range from large multinationals and retailers with many thousands of users to small start-ups with only one or two.
They value each of their clients and their requirements above all else and take great pride in their technical agility which allows them to be consistently at the forefront of technology. As an Intel Technology Provider Gold Partner and a Microsoft Service Provider they support over 4,000 users on their bespoke Private Cloud which is operated from 3 leading UK Data Centres.
In addition, their IT Support and Managed Services division is proud to be a Solarwinds N-Able Elite Partner whilst their Communications division has a close partnership with Gamma.. .
Koenig Web Design Ltd
Welcome to Koenig Web Design, a leading provider of web design, development, SEO, PPC, Social media and video services across Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield throughout the UK. With a team of experienced web designers, search engine optimisers and social media experts Koenig Web Design give its customers the best platform to optimise or capture their business locally as well as globally.
Koenig Web Design uses the latest technology for website development and optimisation to enhance the visibility of your business, so if you want to enjoy tailored business solutions for your business in Solihull, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield or anywhere in the West Midlands please phone for a free face to face consultation.. .
JNC Construction Software
JNC Construction Software provides construction accounting and job costing software. Founded in 1994, JNC Construction Software is a well-established provider of construction accounting and job costing software solutions.
It provides more than 400 businesses with a suite of products, including Construction Manager, which is geared towards smaller construction companies, and the cloud-based Maintenance Manager solution, which allows companies to manage their planned and reactive maintenance contracts.. .
Clarilis is a provider of drafting automation solutions to Legal Services that make the drafting process simpler, secure, and far more efficient. Clarilis platform allows you to quickly and easily capture your firm or legal department best drafting techniques and extend them consistently across your entire practice.
The repetitive and procedural aspects of drafting are automated, making the drafting process straightforward and far more efficient while ensuring complete consistency and quality control. They’ve ensured that using their platform doesn’t mean you lose your individual drafting style.
Clarilis allows you to capture your firm’s templates and precedents, ensuring that every member of your practice applies them efficiently.. .
Enigma Recovery is dedicated to providing users with solutions to control their data. With a strong focus on desktop software and mobile applications, their products are used to recover, view and manage data on some of today’s most popular smart devices.
They sold their first software license in 2013, after recognising early on how difficult it can be for individuals to get back lost or deleted data through manufacturers or operators. They embarked on their journey, with the stated aim of providing convenient and accessible data management and recovery solutions, without the traditionally high price tag.
Since then, their products have been used by individuals and businesses across the globe.. .
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