custom software development

Custom Software Development and Custom Software Solutions

Mapsoft has been offering personalised software development and software solutions for clients since the company was established in 1991. If you need a custom software solution, you can trust Mapsoft to provide the necessary solutions in a timely manner and with excellent quality. Rest assured that the work is being done by a business with over 30 years of experience in this sector.

Specialist Development

Mapsoft, an Adobe® business partner, is one of the world’s leading providers of custom software development and consultancy services for Adobe® Acrobat®anything PDF orientedAdobe® InDesignIllustrator and Photoshop. If you need customised software developing in any of these areas then you need look no further than Mapsoft.

Other Development

Even when covering specialty topics, there is always a need for general custom software development abilities. These include technologies such as XML, Database development, web development (including JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS and C#). A number of the user interfaces in Adobe’s CC products currently utilise web technology for their implementation. We are able to offer development for Windows, Mac, web, and mobile devices.


Mapsoft has a track-record of creating quality custome software development solutions on behalf of its clients, many of whom are international companies and corporations, so in using our services you know you are in very good company.

Clients of our customised software development services include Network Rail, Lloyd’s of LondonFoster + PartnersHallmark and Xerox. A more detailed list of our clients can be found on our Clients page.

Examples of our custom software developments

The following is a small sample of some of the customised software solutions we have developed on our clients’ behalf:

  • Plug-ins for Adobe® Acrobat, Adobe® Reader and plug-ins and Creative Cloud extensions for Adobe® InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Integration of Adobe® Acrobat technology and/or PDF into other applications and workflows.
  • Tools for the publishing, printing and graphics design industries.
  • Web to Print and other finishes such as foiling, embossing, flitter etc.
  • Data conversion programs and file filters.
  • Barcoding systems.
  • PDF components and server solutions.
  • Scanning, ICR and OCR systems.
  • XML based solutions.
  • ePub solutions.
  • Variable Data Publishing solutions.

While we do specialise in providing solutions for Adobe® products and technologies, the above list shows our experience goes further afield. With software development teams in the UK, Germany and Moldova, we have the expertise to provide you with a solution, however we do not claim to be experts in everything. In those cases we have a number of partners that we can bring on board. Our Technical Director, Michael Peters is also a Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers (FIAP) in the UK and has access to a wealth of technical expertise if the need arises

Our Custom Software Development process

If our clients don’t have their own standards to follow we then default to following a five step process on our approach when providing custom software development. However it may be that you have your own standards in place such as Agile management techniques and we are happy to work alongside you in those cases.

Where now?

If you are interested in having a particular product developed then please contact us for an informal no-obligation discussion or fill in our enquiry form or send an email to our Technical director Michael Peters ( We will be happy to provide a free quotation for the development of a software solution to meet your needs.

We usually price our custom software development solutions on a fixed price basis, so making your budgeting a little easier to control. All our customised solutions come with a year’s free technical support as standard. However we are willing to work on a time and materials basis if required or if a project has not been defined in the early stages enough to provide an accurate fixed price.

If you have more questions about our custom software solutions

If you have more questions about our custom software development go to our Software Development FAQ page.

What next?

If you are interested in discussing our software development services further then please send an email to