Custom software development

From mobile apps to core business systems, we develop reliable, scalable custom software solutions to help you succeed.

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Custom software development for your business

Sydney's leading custom software development company-4mation

Our unique blend of people, process and culture, enable us to deliver the extraordinary.

With over 18 years of experience, we are committed to delivering quality custom software, on time and on budget.

As a custom software company focused on transparency, we guide you through project priorities, progress and cost.

We have the expertise in-house to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology so that you can achieve your business objectives.

With zero outsourcing, our custom software development is 100% Australian-based, working out of our Surry Hills office in Sydney.

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Software development processes to support great developers

In addition to hiring great software developers, we build our success through our unique development process, continuously refined and religiously followed by our team. Guided by our unique culture and commitment to lifelong learning, our software developers are passionate about identifying opportunities and delivering solutions that people love to use.

We are passionate about long-term client relationships. We collect monthly client feedback which we use to focus our improvement efforts the next month. This approach has helped us earn our place as one of Australia’s leading software development agencies.


Our team of experts work closely with you to understand your unique business challenges, goals, and success metrics. Our recommendations are made based on real user research and data.

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UX design

Our UX specialists study your target audience and their behaviour to develop prototypes that meet your goals and the users needs. Throughout the process, we communicate clearly without technical jargon.

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We believe in building software with quality code. Peer reviews by senior developers ensure robust end solutions and minimal technical debt. Custom software development has its own unique challenges – when a mistake is made, we identify it, fix it and put systems, processes or training in place to ensure the same mistake is never repeated.

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QA & Testing

Our software development process includes quality assurance and security testing. Our experienced engineers ensure your custom software functions as intended without bugs, integration or security issues.

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Ongoing support

Once your custom software is live, we provide ongoing support through Agile Innovation Packages. As one of the leading software development contractors in Sydney, Melbourne and all throughout Australia, our reputation has been earned based on supporting clients long term.

We’re here to help you achieve your goals.

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A software development team you’ll love working with

Our teams of experienced software developers work across a range of industries and programming languages. From booking systems to logistics management, retail applications, or a seamless integration with on-premise CRM and ERP systems, we can build it for you.

Our Sydney-based team is comprised of world-class custom software developers with a proven record of successful outcomes:

  • Product Managers who leverage their skills and experience to validate your idea and develop product roadmaps;
  • UX/ UI Specialists passionate about top-quality user experiences;
  • Project Managers to communicate clearly and ensure the project runs smoothly;
  • Software Architects to define and manage technical scope and lead the software development team;
  • Specialist Developers for every part of development including front-end and back-end developers;
  • Testers to identify and fix issues before go-live.

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Our custom software solutions

We can assist with a variety of custom software solutions, including but not limited to:

As one of the leading software development contractors in Sydney, Melbourne and the whole of Australia, we have the expertise in-house to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology. Let us know how we can help you.

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We’d happily recommend 4mation to any business that is looking for a developer to build or maintain their software.

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The 4mation difference


Sydney’s top 2% of talent selected based on tech skills, comms and culture.


Refined over 18 years giving you total transparency & complete control.


Driven by values that put you at the centre of our universe.


Team of 75+ experienced developers and designers in Sydney, Australia.


Track record delivering successful projects to happy clients since 2001.

Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to engage a software development agency?

Most companies engage software development agencies at either:

a) Solution design/strategy time – when they have an objective to achieve or problem to solve.
b) Development time – when they have a documented scope for the solution, and they just need it developed.

Either is fine, but a good agency will be able to provide you far greater value if they’re involved in the solution design, as they can help good technical decisions be made early and set your project up for success.

How much does custom software development cost?

This depends on how complex your software project is, but typically a new project will start from $20,000+.

Who owns the source code for my custom software?

You should be granted an owned licence to the software, so you’re not beholden to the software developer.
We recommend checking your agreement to ensure this is the case before signing on.

What is custom software development?

Custom software development is a process of developing bespoke software to meet specific requirements.
It can include strategy, scoping, user experience design, development, testing and ongoing development and support.

What are the advantages of customised software?

Key advantages of developing customised software include:

– Meeting your unique business requirements, and building a competitive advantage
– Optimising efficiency and automation, boosting productivity
– Security – can be more secure to external threats
– Scalable and adaptable as your business evolves
– Builds unique and valuable IP for your business
– Often more cost effective than SAAS at scale

What are typical custom software projects?

Custom software can include (but it is not limited to):

– Customer facing systems including booking, scheduling systems and quote calculators.
– Internal systems including workflow management systems and job tracking systems.
– Custom reporting and analysis tools
– B2B / B2C marketplaces
– Customised eCommerce solutions
– e-Learning portals

The scope of custom software development is only limited by your imagination, and your budget.

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