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Custom Programming Services

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If you're looking to gain an edge over competitors, optimize workflows, or solve unique business challenges, custom programming is the answer.

We are experts with 40+ years in the software business, we've helped hundreds of companies boost efficiency and productivity through tailored software solutions. This guide will break down everything you need to know about custom programming to decide if it's the right move for your organization.



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What is Custom Programming?

Custom programming means developing software solutions designed specifically for your company from the ground up. Unlike off-the-shelf software like Quickbooks or HubSpot which offer generalized functionality, custom programs are engineered to match your processes, requirements, and technical environment.

According to recent surveys, 76% of consumers are more likely to purchase from companies that customize.

The ability to fine-tune functionality around your needs offers advantages over rigid one-size-fits-all systems. Custom programming allows addressing niche challenges in your industry that would be difficult or impossible to solve with generic tools.

Some examples of custom programming projects include:

  • Websites and web apps

  • Mobile apps

  • Desktop programs

  • Business management systems

  • CRM and ERP software

  • Ecommerce platforms

  • Data processing apps

  • Embedded systems

The sky's the limit on customization - any software you dream up can be built!

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Benefits of Custom Programming

Here are some of the top reasons to consider custom software solutions:

Cost Savings

In the long run, custom systems can cost less than commercial software requiring heavy customization. One manufacturing client saved time and increased efficiency over a generic ERP implementation.

Competitive Edge

Tailored software allows you to streamline operations in a way unique to your organization. This can provide advantages over rivals relying on off-the-shelf packages.


Custom systems can rapidly scale to support your growth. Generic software often requires complex and costly re-implementation.


Custom programming lets you build in advanced security measures to protect sensitive data. No need to settle for standards aimed at the lowest common denominator.


Automating custom workflows and processes through customized programming can radically optimize performance. One client saw production output rise after implementing a custom inventory management module.


You retain full IP rights and control instead of being locked into restrictive vendor agreements. This gives you ultimate flexibility.

For specialized needs, custom programming provides capabilities that generic systems simply cannot replicate out-of-the-box. The tailored fit is well worth the investment for many enterprises.

Why Choose a Custom Programming Service?

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Here are some common reasons companies turn to custom programming partners:

  • Current software lacks niche functionality needed for their business model.

  • Seek deep integrations between new and legacy systems.

  • Handle sensitive data requiring airtight customized security.

  • Need scalability to grow 10x or 100x without totally re-platforming.

  • Frustrated trying to bend rigid off-the-shelf packages to their processes.

  • Tired of costly vendor lock-in and forced upgrades.

Unless you are a relatively simple business, commercial software almost always requires heavy customization. But all that configuring can quickly get complex. Teaming with an expert custom programming partner just makes sense for many sophisticated organizations.

Understanding Your Custom Programming Needs

Like any good craftsman will tell you, proper planning is crucial before building a custom solution. Here are some tips on analyzing requirements:

Start by outlining core business objectives, pain points, and challenges your software aims to solve. Get input from all key stakeholders in this process.

Next, define detailed functional specifications - map out all the capabilities and features the system will need. Dig deep into individual user workflows.

Establish specific technical requirements. Will specialized hardware or architectures be necessary? Which programming languages and databases will be used?

Assess required effort, resources, timelines and costs. How large should the team be and which skill sets are needed?

Documenting precise technical specifications upfront will equip your programming partner with everything needed to craft a strategic plan tailored to your needs. Doing your homework reduces headaches down the line.

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Testing and Quality Assurance

Apps are put through rigorous testing to catch bugs early:

  • Unit testing

  • Integration testing

  • User acceptance testing

  • Load testing

  • Performance testing

  • Security audits

Finding issues early on is much cheaper than later down the line.

System Architecture Design

With requirements in hand, architects map out:

  • Which custom components will be needed

  • Coding languages and frameworks to use

  • Database selection - SQL or NoSQL

  • Infrastructure architecture and hosting

  • Modular decomposition

  • Third-party integrations

  • Scalability planning

This high-level blueprint steers development.

UI/UX Design

UI experts design optimal user experiences including:

  • User personas and scenarios

  • Information architecture

  • Wireframes and mockups

  • Navigation logic and menus

  • Visual design and branding

  • Accessibility compliance

Programming and Development

Now the real construction begins! Programmers build the application using the blueprint and UX design. Best practices include:

  • Modular, reusable code

  • Code reviews and pair programming

  • Version control with Git

  • Continuous integration and delivery

  • Automated builds and testing

Testing and Quality Assurance

Apps are put through rigorous testing to catch bugs early:

  • Unit testing

  • Integration testing

  • User acceptance testing

  • Load testing

  • Performance testing

  • Security audits

Finding issues early on is much cheaper than later down the line.

Deployment and Launch

Once thoroughly tested, software is deployed along with:

  • Data migration

  • User acceptance testing

  • Performance monitoring

  • Issue tracking

  • Help desk training and support

A smooth launch sets the stage for user adoption.


Detailed documentation is crucial for maintenance:

  • Requirements specs

  • Architecture diagrams

  • Code comments

  • User manuals

  • FAQs and wikis

This enables easily onboarding new programmers.

Adoption Support

Helping users transition to new workflows is key:

  • Training programs

  • Video tutorials

  • Contextual help

  • Ticketing support

  • Phone and chat support

Sufficient support ensures your team leverages the new solution fully.

Meticulous execution across each phase helps ensure your programming project stays on track to meet business objectives while delighting users.

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Leveraging Key Programming Languages

All custom software starts with writing source code using programming languages. Here's an overview of top options:

  • Python. A versatile language used for data science, machine learning, automation, robotics, and web apps thanks to its large ecosystem of libraries and frameworks. Huge community support makes finding Python developers easy.

  • JavaScript. Used for front-end web and mobile app development. Allows building interactive interfaces and visualizations. Can be used on both client and server side.

  • Java. A backend workhorse powering many enterprise systems. Offers robust libraries, strong typing, and cross-platform portability. Critical for large-scale apps.

  • C#. A general purpose language ideal for Windows desktop application and game development. Integrates tightly with .NET frameworks.

  • PHP. A popular open source scripting language great for quickly building web applications of all sizes. Powers millions of websites.

  • Swift. Apple's intuitive language designed specifically for iOS and Mac app development. Seamless integration with native APIs.

  • C++. A high-performance language choice for game development, desktop programs, embedded systems and other computationally intensive applications.

  • Ruby. An agile language known for rapid web application development thanks to frameworks like Ruby on Rails. Simple syntax.

  • C. A foundational systems language renowned for its flexibility, efficiency and access to hardware resources. Powers major OS kernels.

There are many other niche languages, but this covers the most popular options suitable for business application development. Choosing the right language depends on your project requirements and use case.

Common Custom Programming Solutions

While custom coding can deliver virtually any software imaginable, some typical applications include:

  • Websites & Web Applications. For public-facing sites or internal tools. Can integrate with databases and legacy systems.

  • Mobile Apps. Support sales, operations, field services, and customers via iOS or Android apps.

  • Business Software. Automate everything from accounting and HR to production and logistics.

  • CRM and ERP Software. Manage relationships and resource planning, tailored to your workflows.

  • Ecommerce Platforms. Facilitate online sales with customized catalog, shopping, and payment flows.

  • Database Management Systems. Organize, manage, process and analyze your data.

  • Internet-of-Things & Embedded Systems. Program specialized devices, electronics, appliances and industrial machinery.

  • Desktop Applications. Streamline workflows with tailored programs instead of generic office software.

Regardless of your needs, custom programming can enhance or replace traditional packaged solutions to boost your productivity and gain competitive advantages. The sky is the limit!

Ensuring Project Success

While custom coding can deliver virtually any software imaginable, some typical applications include:

  • Promote Open Communication. Schedule regular status meetings and be responsive to questions. Nip issues in the bud before they balloon.

  • Require Detailed Specifications. Solid docs make sure all stakeholders are aligned. Treat specs like contracts.

  • Control Scope Creep. Require formal change requests for any feature expansions.

  • Mitigate Risks. Identify technical and business threats, then proactively monitor and plan for them.

  • Provide Project Visibility. Share dashboards tracking budget, timeline, issues, and code quality metrics.

  • Mandate Code Reviews. Require peer inspection to enhance quality and share knowledge.

  • Demand Strong Testing. Allocate time for multi-layered QA testing, not just quick user acceptance checkoffs.

  • Require Source Code Escrows. Source code stored with a third-party provides protection if your vendor goes under.

Simply put, actively manage programmers to get what you paid for.

Choosing the Right Custom Programming Partner

Picking the right development partner is a huge factor in project success. Here's what to look for:

  • Industry Experience. Seeking niche expertise tailored to your sector provides leg up.

  • Technical Acumen. Assess programming languages, architectures, and databases needed.

  • Methodology. Agile and iterative approaches work best for complex projects.

  • Success Record. Ask for case studies and client references to validate capabilities.

  • Quality Processes. Review testing, security, documentation, and project management practices.

  • Communication Skills. Ensure great listener focused on understanding your needs.

  • Cultural Fit. Find a trustworthy team who clicks with your organization and style.

  • Cost Effectiveness. Balance price against technical talent and quality of delivery.

For sophisticated projects, niche expertise and proven experience should outweigh saving a few bucks on developers.

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Our teams integrate into your IT environment, tools, and protocols. We support virtually every technology and can build, connect, or modernize systems using preferred:

Custom Programming Company Failures

Be wary of these common pitfalls when evaluating programming partners:

  • Unfinished Projects. Watch out for shops that bail mid-project due to poor planning.

  • Shoddy Code Quality. Sloppy spaghetti code with minimal commenting will bite you later.

  • Wrong Tech Stack. Platform not scalable or surrounded by uncertainty spells trouble.

  • Poor Communication. Language barriers and time zone gaps impede collaboration.

  • Unqualified Programmers. Inexperience will lead directly to low-quality software.

  • Lack of Documentation. No specs or comments inhibits long-term maintenance.

  • Tight System Coupling. Code intricately tied to specific infrastructure cables your options.

  • Bait and Switch Pricing. Some vendors lowball bids then tack on hidden fees.

To avoid disappointment, thoroughly vet programmers, check references, review past work, and verify methodologies before signing contracts.

Tips for Choosing a Custom Programming Company

Follow these tips when evaluating programming teams:

  • Check Portfolios. Review code samples and examples of past work.

  • Interview Tech Leads. Gauge skills of engineers who will build your software.

  • Verify Certifications. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM partner networks validate capabilities.

  • Request Client References. Ask for several clients to contact about experience.

  • Examine Project Management. Look for solid communication plans, QA processes, and productivity tools.

  • Require Detailed Estimates. Demand plans, timelines, specs, pricing for the full project.

  • Assess Experience. Seek niche industry and language expertise.

  • Consider Location. Evaluate time zone logistics and price differences.

  • Confirm IP Ownership Terms. Require source code escrows and licenses transferred to your company.

  • Validate Security Posture. Mandate encryption, controls, and testing procedures.

  • Require Quality Assurance. Demand evidence of documented test cases, UAT, and code reviews.

Doing your due diligence upfront is the best way to avoid nasty surprises down the road.

Outsource Custom Software Development to the Philippines

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As a US company with 40+ years of expertise, we provide proven Silicon Valley-caliber programming from our skilled offshore teams based in the Philippines. This allows delivering robust software at extremely affordable rates.

With English proficiency among the highest globally, Filipino programmers integrate seamlessly into your workflows. Their cultural adaptability facilitates direct collaboration critical for complex projects.

We cherry pick programmers using stringent testing and interviews to ensure we hire only the top 10% of talent. Our developers have at minimum 5 years of experience engineering sophisticated business solutions across diverse industries. This seasoned expertise enables our team to deliver extraordinary results.

If your business has unique needs that off-the-shelf tools can't adequately address, get in touch. Our personalized consultations and cost-effective custom programming services have enabled countless enterprises to achieve their goals through tailored software development.

Let us help you gain competitive advantages through strategic solutions customized to your specific requirements.

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What Our Clients Say

Here are some unsolicited testimonials from our clients.




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I only wish I could put Cambria in charge of everything I'd like to do in life. Everyone I worked with at Cambria exceeded by an extraordinary degree my highest hopes for the website I asked them to create. Not only were they able to bring every aspect of the project to life exactly as I had envisioned it, but where needed, they made adjustments that significantly improved the website.

Christina Rosati
Optical Theory, Washington, DC

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I am delighted with the quality of work that Marvin, JM and Alicia have produced so far and certainly understand your desire to maintain the standard ...you have such a strong team and [with] clients vying for their time it is not something you should consider relinquishing.

Oliver Shephered
Items For Health, Brisbane, Qld

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I wanted to reach out to you and let you know about the performance Jon has done to-date regarding Silent Shield. I am very pleased with his coding and professionalism. He is very responsive in each request I've asked for and continues to provide very good code that is easy to follow and maintain. He has made his deliverables each time despite the week he was out. Great Job!

Jim Philips
Silent Shield , Atlanta, GA

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CEO, Barry Rhein and Associates, San Jose, CA

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  • Perform exhaustive end-to-end testing to identify defects before release.
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Companies of All Types Trust Us to Drive Their Digital Future

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Facilitate data analytics for improved patient outcomes.

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Ensure medicines get to patients securely through inventory systems.

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Improve production efficiency through sensor data.

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Deliver immersive digital learning.

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Coordinate intelligent supply chain optimization.

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Real Estate

Power virtual tours and back-end systems showcasing properties.

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Turn MVPs and prototypes into reality.

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Build platforms to engage global digital audiences.

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Financial Services

Enable mobile access and digital transactions.

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Streamline scheduling and enable robust project management.