Bespoke software development in Chester

Coherent is an expert software development agency in the northwest of England. We develop for mobile, cloud and desktop. Accredited Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001.


Certified Xero Developer and certified to ISO9001 and ISO27001

Can we work together?

Why you should get in touch

  1. We’re nearby. Being nearby means that communication is easier, making it easier to collaborate.
  2. We’re highly competent software developers. We like challenges, however simple or complex they might seem and we are driven to find a better way.
  3. We develop software used in different sectors, including agencies, charities, retailers and others.

Case Study

Phenix Digital is a digital agency based in Wolverhampton that provides websites, video, online marketing, hosting and support services to surrounding schools, charities and businesses.

Since 2014, Phenix Digital have relied on us to provide Linux and server-related support. We ensure that their servers are up and running, secure and that their customers’ websites perform as they should.

By engaging us, Phenix Digital know that if they ever have server-related problems, they can speak to our software engineers who will resolve them.

Questions about software development?

Who will own the intellectual property?

You will! One of the key advantages of opting for bespoke development is that you will own the intellectual property. You are free to do with it as you want and can resell it, let others use it and even modify if yourself.

Will I be tied in?

You’ll be free from expensive software licences because you’ll own the system we built for you. There are no licences or royalties because you’ll own it outright. You might want to keep us on retainer for support and maintenace but it’s your choice. All of the software we build adheres to industry best practice and could be picked up by another agency.

Can I add more features later?

Yes – and it’s very common to do so. We’ll start with your utopia at the proposal stage and you’ll be able to choose what to include and what to save for later. Generally, once you’ve started to use the system, you’ll discover new features that will be useful and we can add them on.

How does the process work?

When we understand your vision, we’ll create a proposal. The proposal will describe the estimated costs and timeframe for each item we think you’ll need and some technical background. You’ll be able to choose the items to include and we’ll be in touch throughout the process to get your input. We’ll set the system up and can provide training and maintenance. Find out more about our process.

Do you know X?

Probably. Our technologies of choice are Python, Django and ReactJS for web applications, and we develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. However, we’ve worked with a huge range of technologies and enjoy a challenge. Find out more about the technology we use.

What about web hosting?

If your software is a web application (i.e. it works in a web browser), it needs to “live” on a server. This is where hosting comes in. We provide fully managed hosting as well as maintenance and support for hosting elsewhere. Many of our customers choose to host on Amazon Web Services and we have extensive experience supporting it.