Pacific Northwest Software is a custom software development company headquartered in the USA with a team of full-stack software developers from Ukraine that provide a full-cycle of software development from idea generation and prototyping, to implementation, design/redesign, DevOps, web hosting solutions, SEO improvements, advertising adjustment, and post-development support.
Redesigning and/or modernizing your existing websites or applications into a new effective version, or migrating legacy systems to the cloud.
Creation of your custom CRM, SaaS service, and other web/mobile apps with seamless integration into your organization and support for any future upgrades.
Budget development of your brand website or e-commerce store to transform your services or businesses for online presence and marketing goals.
Use our experience to create your website, e-commerce or SaaS service, admin dashboards, or mobile app. PNWS software developers will provide you with solutions that combine a strong technical back-end with an easy-to-use modern design to build applications that run on the web, desktop, and mobile.
You will be provided with better post-production support than our competitors because the majority of Pacific Software developers have been with us for over 15 years.
Some Feedback From Our Customers
Pacific Northwest Software became part of a virtual team with us to create the site in record time and at a very low cost. They worked very closely with me from the start, during the phase where the site was conceived, and they understood the broad goals that we were trying to accomplish.
Frank Maslowski, Lead Marketing Manager for Microsoft
We have been working PNW Soft for over 1 ½ years. They have always shown the highest level of commitment and dedication to providing superior quality service over everyone that we have worked with in the past 15 years. It has been truly been a pleasure to work with a company that honestly takes the time to understand the application/requirements and get the job done right the first time.
Fred Colbert, President at Colbert Infrared Services
Pacific Northwest software has worked with our company for the past two and a half years on a database program that runs on the Pocket PCs as well as a desktop. John has been very efficient and professional in his development of the program and the support needed to make it a success. I am very pleased to be working with John and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
Tarry Wolfe, OGI (Optical Gas Imaging)
Their staffing process is way better than any other outsourcing company in the region, so we can always rely on them to execute our projects faster than ev with solid and committed engineers.
You will work with a team of full-stack software developers that can provide you with all necessary IT services. This holds your costs down as PNWS' costs are competitive with pure offshore suppliers. But as a USA headquartered company, we understand your business.
Shorter time to market
Save up to 50% of costs
We deliver professionally developed applications that meet your needs.
Highest level of security and robustness.
Result-driven & client-centric approach
No financial risks. Transparent hourly fee
The success of your projects is the only metric that really matters to us.
General Questions About Costs and Risks
You will be supplied with a full cycle of product development including help with the design, implementation, enhancement, and support of the solutions that we build for our customers.
How large of projects can PNWS handle?
PNWS is a mid-sized (30+ developer) company, and we've created line of business apps for multiple Fortune 500 companies. We can scale up a development team to handle all but the largest of needs. And if you're needs are that large, you should consider directly employing the development team.
Can you really take over my failed project?
Yes, there is a very high likelyhood that we can do so. We've taken over many projects that were stalled or unable to be finished in the past, and have figured out what was needed to be done to get the project complete. We actually prefer projects like this, because usually by that point, the goals of the project are very well established, and the customer has refined their product ideas.
Why hire a development company instead of freelance developers?
Development companies are better than freelancers because of the reduced risk for project failure, particularly for a reputable development company like PNWS. Not all freelancers are incapable, but they cannot scale and they do not have the broad base of experience of an entire team of developers. And what happens when they get sick, or have a previous customer call with an emergency?
How much does it cost to hire PNWS to build a website or app?
Obviously, prices on our development services are dependent upon the project type and size. Because the bulk of our labor comes from Ukraine, our costs are competitive with pure outsourcing, but with US led development teams, we provide a much higher level of service.
What engagement models do you offer if I hire your software development company?
We offer the following engagement models: Dedicated team, Hourly model, Fixed-price
How do nearshored software development companies manage different time zones?
Our developers know that the majority of our customers are US based, and shift their work schedule to have significant overlap with the US. Typically they are available until 1pm EST/10am PST, and later in the day as needed. This allows for plenty of interaction with our customers.
How do I monitor the process and costs of remote custom development?
Our developers will likely create the initial prototype of your new project or the initial set of changes of your existing app within a few days and get that to you to try out. Over the course of the project, we will update it almost every day so you can see the progress as it occurs. Every day our developers enter their hours into our Track System with notes on what they did. You can add items to the to-do list by directly entering them into Track.
Will my data be secure if I partner with a software firm that has developers in Ukraine?
We give great importance to data security. All our of developers are with us for the long term, and have passed background checks. They have also signed agreements regarding keeping information and data secure. In addition, we offer a mutual NDA for all of our customers. This ensures the confidentiality of your data and the secrecy of the project. Our security measures include restricted access to our offices, firewall and antivirus protection, a strictly-enforced password policy, and system administrator support. Additional security measures can be added at your request.
How much time and effort will be needed for my project?
One of PNWS' partners will contact you to discuss your project with you. Both John and Mike are experienced developers, and they can discuss your options in-depth and give you some rough estimates right away.
Pacific Northwest Software was founded as a software development company by John Taves and Mike Hayner, both highly experienced software developers. We are headquartered in the Seattle area. We have an office in Dnipro, Ukraine with a team of about 30 software developers, led by Alexandr Novikov.
Since 1998, we’ve been helping companies create top-notch products and improve their overall performance by offering software development services aligned with their strategy & goals.
We’ve been providing a wide variety of custom development services for both small startups and large corporations. The software products we’ve created are used by our customers on a daily basis.
Meet with our Leadership
Chief Executive Officer
37 years of experience
John Taves has many years experience in leading teams as well as projects ranging from small to enterprise. John is also an expert in OCR Algorithms, having developed machine print algorithms that were used to read destination addresses on the mail pieces processed by the United States Post System. John founded the non-profit StopAtTwo, and with Mike Hayner founded Pick A Time.
Chief Technical Officer
31 years of experience
Mike Hayner is an experienced software developer and an expert in web and database design. He architected and lead development of the Sarbanes-Oxley documenation management system for Credit-Suisse. He has managed the development of several internal and external sites for Microsoft that utilize SharePoint Portal Server, SharePoint Team Services, ASP.NET, C# Web Parts, SQL Server databases, ActiveX controls, and ISAPI filters and extensions. Mike started PNWS with John Taves.
European Branch Director
25 years of experience
Alexandr Novikov currently leads several large projects as well as managing Pacific Northwest Software's European branch. Previously, Alexandr was Chief of Development at JS Bank "Radabank". Prior to that, he was the Lead Programmer for JS Bank "Zemelny Capital". In 1995, Alexandr was Chief of Automation for "Prominvestbank".