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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  • Def Method

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

    Def Method, a software consultancy based in New York City, uses Heroku for nearly all the firm’s projects. With Heroku, they can provide diverse clients with a simplified path to enterprise-grade scale, security, and compliance. The platform’s collaboration tools make creating transparent, fluid processes easier — helping clients stay informed and engaged through each project.

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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

    We’ve been fortunate enough to see many of our clients grow. As their needs change, we know that Heroku is there for them over the long term.

    Joe Leo Founder, Def Method
  • Carbon Five

    Carbon Five uses Heroku for 90% of their client projects

    Carbon Five, a software design and development firm, focuses on test-driven development in collaboration with their clients. The firm strives to deploy a working demo on Heroku in the first week of a project, which helps to demonstrate value early and engage clients in the process. Post-launch, they help clients hire and train an in-house team to take over, leveraging Heroku’s ease-of-use to onboard new client developers quickly and smoothly. Carbon Five uses Heroku for 90% of their client projects, building 35+ apps a year on the platform.

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    It’s unusual for us to start a new project without Heroku. Heroku allows us to quickly deliver working code for client feedback right in the first week.

    David Hendee Partner and Director of Design, Carbon Five

    Heroku is flexible enough to support emerging languages and frameworks, such as Elixir or Go. With platform features such as buildpacks, we can get code up and running quickly on Heroku using these newer languages.

    Courtney Hemphill Partner and Technical Lead, Carbon Five
  • LaunchPad Lab

    For LaunchPad Lab, Heroku is their go-to app platform

    Chicago-based LaunchPad Lab builds custom web and mobile applications that help clients leverage technology to grow their business. When it comes to running and managing their client apps, Heroku is the preferred platform in their tech toolkit. Heroku’s flexibility allows the team to create any type of app for any use case. Freedom from managing infrastructure means the firm can focus their expertise on building sophisticated digital experiences that delight end users.

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    By running our clients’ apps on Heroku, our project teams can focus their time and energy on our core business—building the best digital products for our clients. Heroku is our platform of choice for every project.

    Tom Cullen Co-Founder, LaunchPad Lab

    We believe that Heroku is well worth our clients’ investment. With Heroku, we don’t have to refactor their project to include additional DevOps costs with every new app release.

    Brendan Hennessey Co-Founder and CTO, LaunchPad Lab
  • LaunchPad Lab

    Trineo helps their clients bring data to life on Heroku

    Trineo is an application development firm that is focused on creating business solutions using cloud platforms. Their work brings business data to life through a rich user experience, enterprise-grade APIs, CRM, and data aggregation and analysis at scale. Trineo’s expertise combines Salesforce and Heroku to deliver customized, integrated solutions to a broad range of global clients. The firm is based in New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S.

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    Heroku allows us to spend 100% of our time focused on developing solutions for our clients, not managing servers or infrastructure.

    Abhinav Keswani CTO, Trineo

    Heroku’s flexibility and ease-of-use allow our team to quickly prototype ideas and iterate quickly, so we can deliver customized, timely solutions for our clients.

    Abhinav Keswani CTO, Trineo

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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A sampling of customers on Heroku