Bespoke software development in Liverpool

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?

Reasons to work with us

  1. We are near you! Meeting in person is friendlier and more efficient. Sit down and let’s get to know each other.
  2. We have the credentials to support our work – from a portfolio of projects executed on time and on budget to qualifications.
  3. We know finance. We also know retail. And nonprofit. And others. We’ve developed software for such a wide spectrum of clients that we’ve got to know the nuances of software in different industries.

Case Study

The Kilkenny Group sells distinctively Irish products in its shops and offers a distinctively Irish service in its cafes throughout the Republic of Ireland. As their online business grew to dominate more of their overall business, The Kilkenny Group needed resilient, secure and scalable hosting.

The Kilkenny Group approached us in 2015 to explore options to grow their Magento-based e-commerce store and in 2016, we moved their store to Amazon Web Services. We have also supported them continuously since 2015 to increase capacity, maintain security and improve their development workflow.

Questions about bespoke development?

Who will own the IP?

One of the key advantages of bespoke software development is that you will own all of the IP with full title guarantee. You are free to do with it as you please and can even resell it if you would like to.

Is there any tie-in?

No, because you will own your bespoke software outright. All of the software we build uses industry best practice and could be picked up by another company (so don’t worry about that meteor hitting our office). You might decide to keep us on retainer for support but you’ll be in control.

Can I add more functionality later?

Of course you can! We’ll give you the steps that we’d need to take to reach your utopia and you’ll be able to select which are important, which can wait and which are unnecessary. Anything saved for later can be added later on – just get in touch when you’re ready.

What I can expect from the process?

We’ll have one or more discussions about your vision and feed them into a proposal. The proposal will describe the costs and timeframe for each step we need to take toward your vision. Well also give you some technical background. You’ll select the items to include and we’ll be in touch throughout the process to get your input. We’ll set the system up for you an can provide training and maintenance. Find out more about our process.

I have something unusual!

We’d love to see it. Aside from our usual choices of Python, Django and ReactJS and developing native mobile apps, we’ve worked with Java, Perl, C and much more. Find out more about the technology we use.

What about hosting?

If your software runs in a web browser, it will need to be hosted somewhere. This is where it will store the data. We offer managed hosting and can also provide maintenance and support to complement hosting elsewhere. Amazon Web Services is a popular choice and we provide expert support for it.