Grow your app development business on Heroku

Whether you consider your firm a digital agency, a software development shop, a technical professional services organization, or a consulting firm, Heroku provides a strategic platform choice for growing your business.

Heroku is a cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) for building, deploying, and managing modern apps. The Heroku platform is app-centric, designed to help developers deliver powerful, engaging apps quickly and efficiently. With Heroku, developers have the freedom to focus on building great user experiences without the distraction of managing servers (virtual or otherwise), hardware, or infrastructure.

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Focus on your apps

One platform for your entire client app portfolio

With Heroku’s flexibility and ease of use, your project teams can deliver innovative client solutions and run your portfolio of client apps on a single platform. As each client project is different, your developers can code in their language of choice and easily integrate third-party cloud services with one click. From lightweight consumer apps, through back-end services for mobile applications, to complex enterprise systems, Heroku gives your firm the potential to grow your business across a full spectrum of client segments.

Deliver more value throughout a project lifecycle

With Heroku, project teams can collaborate with clients on early prototypes, iterate quickly through rapid deployment and short development cycles, and easily transition app code and management to client in-house teams post-launch.

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Increase ROI across your client portfolio

Running client apps on Heroku helps increase agency revenue per project and per client. Faster project turnaround reduces engagement timeframes and expands capacity for new business. The PaaS model removes the need for additional DevOps headcount.

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Expand your services and target new clients

As part of Salesforce Platform, Heroku apps can seamlessly connect to Salesforce products. This gives your firm new ways to expand your services, target new client segments, and provide enterprise-grade business solutions with enhanced security and control.

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See how other Agencies use Heroku

Def Method Relies on Heroku to Build Trusted Relationships with Its Clients

Def Method focuses on both product and process. The agency builds solutions on Heroku that give clients a simplified path to enterprise-grade scale, security, and compliance. Heroku’s collaboration tools make it easier to create transparent, fluid processes that help clients stay informed and engaged.

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At Def Method, we build our business on transparency and trust, and Heroku really helps to make this possible.

JOE LEO Founder, Def Method

AE Studio Delivers Customizable Celebrity Merchandise at Massive Scale on Heroku

AE Studio’s designers, engineers, and data scientists specialize in human-centered and sustainable product design. Most projects run on Heroku throughout their lifecycle, from exploration to production to client hand-off. In one high profile project, Heroku’s managed services, reliability, and scalability enabled the agency to serve millions of fans in a 48-hour flash event.

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With Heroku, we can focus on what’s most important to our clients: building out their unique vision and helping them deliver maximum value to their customers.

Greg Buckner Partner & Technical Lead, AE Studio

Heroku Enables Dovetail to Deliver (and Fund) Scalable Solutions for High-Growth Startups

With a unique business model, Dovetail is part software development agency, part investment fund. Dovetail puts Heroku at the core of a repeatable tech stack that allows the lean team to quickly build, launch, and scale client apps without having to worry about infrastructure. From MVP through hypergrowth, Heroku is Dovetail’s go-to deployment platform.

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Heroku makes it easier for us to support multiple large projects with really efficient, small teams, because we spend very little time managing servers.

Nick Frandsen Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Dovetail

GNAR Transforms Rail Yard Operations with an IoT platform on Heroku

GNAR built an innovative, digital transformation solution for rail yard operator, RMS Intermodal. Their platform routes workers to trains that need container loading or unloading, and gives managers a real-time view into site activity. The solution has helped RMS optimize their operations and improve efficiency at terminals across the U.S.

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Thanks to Heroku, we’ve been able to focus entirely on delivering functionality that makes a measurable improvement to our client’s business.

Brandon Stewart Founder, GNAR

Heroku Powers Business Transformation for Wunderman Thompson’s Clients

Wunderman Thompson helps brands grow by bringing creativity, data, and technology together. The agency delivers data-driven solutions using Heroku Connect to sync data in Heroku apps with client Salesforce orgs. Their online music festival, Sofa Sets, launched on Heroku in under a week and scaled to serve 200,000 concurrent fans.

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Heroku enables us to go from proof of concept to enterprise solution in months, rather than years, by running an expertly tuned dev and deployment stack on our behalf.

Nick Brennan Lead Software Developer, Pierry Inc (part of Wunderman Thompson)

Partnering with Heroku

Become a Heroku Services Partner

Heroku partners with a wide range of digital agencies and software development consultancies through our Services Partner Program. The program can help you extend your services to more clients and deliver even more value through a closer relationship with Heroku and our developer community.

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