Burnaby’s Essential
Web and Software Developers

We build incredible business software. From simple to complex, data-driven or consumer projects, we are highly experienced at delivering results.

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We are Burnaby’s Experienced Web and Software Developers


Commencing software development involves a meticulous planning phase, defining project requirements. This includes grasping the problem domain, identifying user needs, and specifying functional and non-functional requirements. Clear, comprehensive requirements establish a robust foundation for development, averting costly changes later on.

Agile Development

Agile stands as the paramount standard in software development for its flexibility and collaboration. Frameworks like Scrum or Kanban accentuate adaptive planning, continuous improvement, and delivering working software in short iterations termed sprints. This approach fosters frequent feedback, enabling early issue detection and resolution.

QA & Testing

Crucial to software success is ensuring its quality. Quality assurance (QA) employs systematic processes, methodologies, and tools to verify software aligns with specified requirements and functions as anticipated. Testing, an integral facet of QA, employs techniques like unit testing, integration testing, system testing, and acceptance testing.


Vital for successful software development is effective communication. Regular meetings, like daily stand-ups or sprint reviews, facilitate information exchange among developers, designers, testers, and stakeholders. Clear, transparent communication ensures everyone is aligned and promotes a shared understanding of project goals.

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Web and Software Developers

The Essentials of Web and Software Development

Business Software Platforms

Our teams enjoy working individually with clients and building web applications from the ground up. Using ASP.net, Java, C#, Python, and PHP allows our developers to make the most out of any web application you desire, whether the application is to be used by team members and employees only or if you are looking to expand your reach with potential customers.At Essential Designs, we provide custom business software that has been thoroughly tested and implements a myriad of features and functions based on each clients’ needs. Our experienced programming team love tackling new challenges and concocting new methods of developing and launching successful web applications on all platforms (including Android and iOS).Popular types of web applications for businesses include data tracking, tracking sales, and easier communication within team members or those utilizing your application individually. Streamlining and automating sales and billing cycles is also possible with a uniquely-developed web application to fit your current business model (based on your consumer base and needs). While developing a unique web application requires an investment, it is ultimately extremely valuable when attempting to scale your business or hire new remote and on-site workers.

Our team builds tailored web applications using various programming languages, catering to specific user groups and delivering unique solutions.

We offer thoroughly tested custom software with diverse features, expertly developed for web and mobile platforms, ensuring seamless digital experiences.

Our expertise includes data tracking, sales management, and improved team communication, streamlining processes and enabling scalability for your business.

Our Experience

Essential Designs has worked with hundreds of organizations to create custom business software, ranging from Schneider Electric, Honeywell and TECK to the creation of the Lifeguard First Responder App. We understand what it takes to create successful business web applications and work individually with each of our clients, striving for perfection. We have worked with hundreds of marketplace applications and types of business software for a variety of companies, giving us a leading edge over the competition while guaranteeing satisfaction and high-quality results.

Essential Designs has partnered with numerous organizations, including Schneider Electric, Honeywell, TECK, and the creation of the Lifeguard First Responder App, showcasing our expertise in developing successful business web applications tailored to specific client needs.

We work closely with each client, understanding their unique requirements, and striving for perfection in delivering custom business software solutions, ensuring client satisfaction.

With a vast portfolio of marketplace applications and diverse types of business software developed for various companies, we possess a competitive advantage and guarantee high-quality results, establishing us as a trusted leader in the industry.

Business Web Applications

We also specialize in building business-specific web applications, making it much easier to communicate with team members while managing your day-to-day tasks with less hassle. Developing a business application for your company is a way to potentially automate billing, send tickets to working employees (even if they are working remotely), or simply manage time and schedules within any department or your company as a whole. Ultimately, building a custom business web application is a way to reduce overall costs by increasing productivity, efficiency, and overall communication with all of your employees and customers simultaneously.

We excel in constructing web applications tailored for businesses, facilitating seamless communication among team members and streamlining day-to-day task management with improved efficiency.

Building a custom business web application enables potential automation of billing processes, efficient ticket management for remote employees, and effective time and schedule management across departments, ultimately reducing costs while enhancing productivity, efficiency, and communication with both employees and customers.

By investing in a customized business web application, businesses can optimize productivity, improve efficiency, and enhance communication, resulting in reduced costs and a simultaneous positive impact on employees and customers.

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Building top quality software & apps for over a decade.

The Essential Process



At the start of each project, we work with our customers to build a solid project plan. The initial Scope document can come from the client or a combined process of phone calls and in-person meetings. This meticulous planning ensures that we have a clear roadmap for success from the very beginning.



Once the project plan and scope have been finalized, our wireframing team takes over to determine the placement of all objects on each page of the application, whether it is a consumer mobile app or a backend business application. This is an important stage where we come to a final agreement on what will be placed on each page for the User to access.



After the wireframes for all pages have been finalized, our design team takes over to create the final appearance and functionality of the application. This is an exciting stage of the project where you can see the entire application come to life. We will provide you with clickable versions to fully experience everything the user goes through before we begin coding.



With the wireframes and designs finalized, we begin coding the application to make it functional. As an Agile development shop, we break down the project into baskets of features called Sprints. This approach allows our customers to regularly review the progress of their software development process and provide feedback at the end of each Sprint. We value your input and involvement throughout the entire development process.



The testing process for mobile and software applications is a crucial step in ensuring that the product is functional, reliable, and user-friendly. Typically, the process involves several stages, where various techniques and tools are employed to identify defects, bugs, and usability issues. The goal is to detect and correct any issues before the application is released to the public, ultimately improving the user experience and ensuring the success of the product.



After the application is completed, approved by our internal QA, project management and the client – we are ready to deploy the code to its final destination. Hosting options vary from client-owned servers to web or cloud hosting. We guide clients through the options and handle the final stages.


Work with us!

Contact us to discuss and collaborate on your software or app project!

Our Clients

Making hundreds of businesses better, big or small.


“Essential Designs was able to create a cutting edge application that will save lives, they always say "Anything can be done" and are definitely able to deliver on that promise.”

Jeff Hardy,
Teck Resources

"We’ve been engaged with Essential Designs for several years now and we’ve found that the value they deliver is significantly above everyone else that we deal with."

Rick Twaddle,
Schneider Electric

We are a company present in more than 150 countries..I was very happy with their efficiency..they were responsive and happy to make any changes that we required.

Kirill Kudymov,
Product Manager

"I had a lot of trust in them, everyone knew their job, and they worked very efficiently. ...the trust and communication skills were what distinguished them from their competitors.’’

Cristen Phipps,
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