Bespoke software development in Manchester

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?

3 reasons to get in touch

  1. We’re local so we can meet in person. Meeting in person is more efficient and ensures everyone is on the same page.
  2. We have sector-specific knowledge. Our software and support has improved processes at financial companies, digital agencies, charities, retailers and more.
  3. We’re experts in our field. We hire the best software engineers we can find and you’ll never have to talk to or rely on a salesperson, junior, intern or subcontractor.

Case Study: Consumer Media

Consumer Media engaged us to speed up their large portfolio of website. We initially set up server caching, browser caching and did on-page optimisation.

When Consumer Media launched new websites, they didn’t want to have to reproduce the optimisation work manually. They wanted a system to do it for them.

They engaged us to create cloud software to make sure that all of their blogs, online stores and other websites load as quickly as possible and to give them a single pane of glass to keep track of their websites.

Frequently asked questions

Who will own the IP?

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

Is there vendor tie-in?

No. You’ll be free from software licences because you’ll own your bespoke system. You may decide to keep us on retainer for support but there’s no requirement to do so. All of the software we build uses industry best practice and could be picked up by another company.

Can I add more features later?

Yes. For most of our customers, the first project is the beginning of a relationship that fundamentally improves their workflow. We’ll give you an itinerary for your vision and you’ll be able to choose what to include and what to save for later. Inevitably, as you use the system, you’ll discover new features that could be useful and we’ll be around to brainstorm and implement them.

How does the process work?

After discussing your wants, we’ll send you our proposal. Our proposal will describe the costs and timeframe for each item and an overview of our technical suggestions. You’ll be able to choose the items to include and we’ll be in touch throughout the process to get your input. Find out more about our process.

Do you work with X?

Probably. We love working with Python, Django and ReactJS for web applications, and developing native mobile apps for iOS and Android. However, we’ve worked with a much wider range of technologies. Find out more about the technology we use.

Will you host it?

If your software is web based, it will need to live somewhere. This is where web hosting comes in. We offer fully managed hosting if you would like to have everything under one roof. You could also host elsewhere, taking advantage of our maintenance and support.