Custom EdTech Software Development

Build an application that flexes to fit your educational context.

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Custom EdTech software amplifies what learners and instructors do best—and automates what doesn’t. Our goal is to maximize your return-on-investment. And we deliver on time and on budget, thanks to our time-tested process.

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Our Take on Software in the Education Industry

2020 made it clear; education is increasingly a technology-powered industry. But how do you determine where to focus your software investment resources?

At Atomic, we balance consultation with craft. We’ll be your guide, helping you make smart decisions that work for your organization. Based on what we’ve seen in education, here are three challenges waiting to be solved by custom software.


Integrating EdTech Tools

There's a SaaS tool for any given educational task, but the tools don't always play well together. Getting the most from EdTech means allowing data to flow freely between an LMS and supporting tools.

Automating Non-teaching Tasks

Technology can free educators from rote tasks like grading and taking attendance. The right education software allows teachers to spend more time sharing instruction and sink less time into busywork.

Personalizing Learning Pathways

The future classroom is available 24/7, and students set their own learning pace. Harnessing data to guide learners on their unique educational journeys will broaden access and improve outcomes.
"Atoms are friendly and communicative, and they helped us throughout every step of the process. I thought everyone was clear about expectations—very transparent."

Executive, Higher Education Institution

EdTech Software Decision Guide

Education leaders face a decision when it comes to software: should they build it or buy it?

Off-the-shelf solutions may almost fit your needs. Should you spend more for custom education software tailored to your organization?

There are pros and cons to both approaches. But how do you weigh them in your particular case? At the end of the day, the decision comes down to cost and control.

Our free guide for education leaders helps them weigh the benefits and costs of each decision.

Atomic’s Custom Education Software Services

World-class software talent; U.S.-based

Our co-located team is ready to design and develop your custom EdTech software. Interdisciplinary teams are better at solving problems. And the most capable consultants want to manage themselves. Our software designers, developers, and delivery leads work together to squash bureaucracy and deliver value—fast.

Here’s a team we recently staffed on a project. Click on each Atom's photo to learn more about their passions, read their recent blog posts, and understand how their experience could unlock your project's potential.

"We thought we were paying for an engineer and a bit of mentorship for our junior developer. I didn’t anticipate that the whole team would get mentoring or would be learning about agile development in addition to her engineering skills. We got both!"

CTO, EdTech Startup

A better EdTech software product—and a better time building it

20 years’ experience has taught us how to help you make the right choices for your users and your bottom line.

First, we help our clients in the education space ensure they build the right software. We do this using a proven process informed by Human-Centered Design principles.

Then we transform those findings into functioning software, released to clients in two-week increments.

We supply design, development, and delivery expertise together. That means you spend less time managing vendors and more time delivering impact.

Atomic prizes transparency, and clients who engage with us feel that. Each team tracks project progress against the remaining budget. If any problems arise, the team surfaces them. No surprises.

That’s why our clients give us top marks for quality and satisfaction:

You’re the hero of your software project

Here’s how we leverage your expertise to design and develop customized solutions. It’s a time-tested process that breaks down problems and unlocks your opportunities.

Our clients appreciate us for adapting our process to what works best for them. We won’t shoehorn you into an inefficient process that doesn’t match what you're trying to accomplish. Our clients are busy, and they insist on transparency and value across the entire software creation process. We deliver.

That’s why 36 clients came back to us when they had an additional project—many for more than one product. These additional new product investments total more than $33 million.

In many respects, our resulting product exceeded our expectations and that was their goal. I felt like the team we were working with showed a great deal of interest and concern for what we were interested in and concerned with.

Bill Dinkelmann, Associate Director, VAEI

Access to a Trusted Network

Atomic plays well with other consultancies in our field.

If you need a partner that specializes in education accessibility, software security, DevOps, Artificial Intelligence, or hardware services—we'll identify the right fit.

And we'll manage the relationship for you.

Delivering On Your Budget

Many clients’ first question is, “What will my custom EdTech software product cost?” While each project has its own budget, transparently sharing our historical project cost data gives people a sense.

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Click on a label below to see costs from that type of product.

Once you contact us, you’ll be put in touch with one of our Managing Partners. They’ll answer your questions about Atomic and ask about your ideas, goals, timeline, and budget. The call should take 30 minutes.

If everyone wants to move forward, we'll schedule a more in-depth meeting. After this, we’ll send you a free budget model for your project.

In the last 12 months, we’ve helped 68 business leaders develop free budget models they used to chart next steps—whether or not it was with us.

If we’re not a good fit for your project, we’ll help you figure out where to go next.

Put our experience to work on your next project

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