High-Quality Software Development Outsourcing

Full-Cycle Software Development Outsourcing Company.

You need a few more hands on deck to meet your team’s deadlines. We're the right partner for the job.

As a software development outsourcing company located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada who’s worked extensively with in-house development teams, we can help you:

  • Increase productivity by delivering high-quality results
  • Solve problems quickly by offering productive ideas and a fresh perspective
  • Meet project requirements with technical expertise you may not have in-house
  • Save money by having access to on-demand talent only when you need it rather than hiring more staff
  • Meet your deadlines and budget through efficient process and performance
  • Keep your team focused on their core competencies and reduce new work distractions

Software Development Outsourcing Services

  • Free Consultations
  • Business Requirements Planning
  • Research & Development
  • Proof of Concept (PoC)
  • Business & Process Automation
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Platform & API Development
  • Prototype & MVP Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Product & SaaS Development
  • Sustainment & DevOps
  • Cloud Infrastructure

Leading companies rely on Northsail

Annex Digital Consulting Group
Alzheimer Society Canada
Adlift Media
Central Fresh Market
Smash Reality

We Solve Software Development Outsourcing Challenges
for Companies Just Like You

Do you have demanding project requirements or deadlines that could really use some help?

If so, software development outsourcing services could be just what you need.

While every team has different support needs; experience has taught us that in many cases, the need begins from a very similar situation.

Some of the most commons challenges we’ve helped IT Managers, Directors and CTOs solve with their development teams include:

Internal Politics are railroading projects

Your Challenge

Your IT team is working on the development requirements for a multifaceted project involving multiple departments within your company. Every business unit wants something different, has conflicting priorities, and wants their say. Your team is frustrated with being stuck in the middle and not having a concrete plan because no one will agree on the best way to move forward.

The Solution

As an outside, unbiased software development outsourcing company, we can provide an objective perspective, proven processes for defining project scoping, and act as a facilitator between departments to encourage an amicable solution to get the project back on track. Finally, there’s a partner to help keep your project moving forward.

In-house resources are maxed out

Your Challenge

The good news is that all of your staff is being utilized on major projects and/or billing 100% of their time. The bad news is that some of your ‘high maintenance’ clients are causing project delays with tedious requests and your que is so full that even small jobs are backlogged for weeks. Telling your clients ‘no’ is not an option; it will damage your relationship and jeopardize the possibility of future work.

The Solution

With our range of experience, you can bring us into a variety of projects with as much or as little involvement as you need. We can complete small jobs with ease to allow your team to stay focused on bigger projects or work efficiently alongside them to deliver larger, more complex requirements. You can count on us to help alleviate the pressure on your team so you can feel good about the new work coming your way!

Missing a specific expertise

Your Challenge

It’s become evident that the big project you’re working on is going to require a specific technology skillset you no longer have on staff. There’s also a legacy project built in another technology that you don’t have experience with that needs attending to. Expectations and deadlines are mounting, but there’s no budget or time to hire a new employee with the technical expertise you need.

The Solution

With our comprehensive knowledge, experience and technical expertise, we can jump into projects and get up to speed quickly with minimal handholding. We’ll listen to understand your needs, provide approach options based on the specific technology requirements, and collaborate with you to identify the best way forward. Now you can rest easy knowing your projects will be done properly and on-time without the burden of another salary.

Issues or problems with an existing vendor

Your Challenge

The software development outsourcing company you’re working with is really letting you down. They’re not responding to your email, respecting your process or meeting the requirements you agreed to, and always seem to have an excuse for everything. Missed deadlines are piling up and they’re costing you time and money, not to mention damage to your professional reputation.

The Solution

Big or small, every one of your requests and projects is important to us because it’s important to you. When you need an answer, we’ll have it to you promptly. When you’re counting on us to meet a deadline, we’ll deliver what we promised. It’s that simple. Your complete satisfaction matters most. Your search for a reliable partner is over. We’re ready to earn your business.

Common concerns when working with software development outsourcing companies

Team Integration

Team Integration

We are well-versed in adapting to team dynamics and adjusting our approach to work effectively with your staff. We respect the talent at the table and will ensure your project flows smoothly by following your processes and delivering quality workmanship.

Having Control of the System

Having Control of the System

No need to worry about vendor lock-in. We’ll ensure you have easy access to your application’s source code, thorough documentation, and a hassle-free transition to your internal sustainment team or another vendor if needed.

Meeting Deadlines

Meeting Deadlines

Having regular communication with your team is vital to a successful delivery. You can rest assured we will meet your deadline because we know exactly what’s required to get there and will plan our work accordingly. Discussing project risks early and how to mitigate them are another way we avoid costly delays.

Meeting Budget

Meeting Budget

We will achieve your business objectives by clearly defining your requirements. As the project progresses, you will receive regular updates on how we are tracking, so there are no surprises at the end.

Learn about the challenge a major Asian beer brand faced

Asian Beer & An App: Developing Worldwide Infrastructure for the Greater Good

  • Architect and build a flexible solution that would allow five development teams to work in isolation
  • Allow teams to stage and test their changes independently and still give stakeholders a reliable product to preview
  • Replicate in multiple regions around the world while complying with the laws of each end-user’s country of origin
  • Deliver a great user experience by meeting a 99.5% uptime service level agreement (SLA) and the ability to generate images in 2.6 seconds or less


Northsail was brought on to expedite infrastructure design, implementation and devops when our requirements changed during the eleventh hour. They were instrumental to the success of our global campaign, which spanned 4 continents.

The Northsail Difference

Our Journey Together

We see ourselves as embarking on an exciting journey with our clients and the long-term relationships we foster. We build meaningful partnerships that continue even after a project has been delivered.

Unmatched Quality

We relentlessly pursue quality, while keeping your project on-time, on-budget and on-spec. We stand by our work and back it with an industry-defining six-month peace-of-mind warranty.

Guaranteed Success

We are a highly-specialized team of experienced, senior-level resources. We do not offshore any element of our work or process, which allows us to be selective, only taking on partnerships that are the right fit and where we can guarantee the success of a project.

Ready to reinforce your team with a software development outsourcing company?

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