The IT industry of Pakistan is growing at a rapid rate. It is considered a successful sector even in times of financial crises and Covid. The IT industry has grown from $30 million to $3 billion in the last 15 years. The startup and freelancing culture is also gaining ground. The software development industry is spearheading the development and growth of the IT industry. Pakistani software houses develop software related to various types of businesses. These software are used locally as well as internationally. Below are some of the best software houses in Pakistan (alphabetical order).
Abacus Consulting has been in business since 1987. They are consultants as well as an outsourcing company. It is a local brand gone global with offices in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the UK. Abacus’ major technologies include SAP, digital transformation and cloud technologies. It is headquartered in Lahore and the clientele belongs from more than 20 international countries.
Arbisoft was founded in 2007 by Yasser Bashir, alumni of GCU, LUMS and Stanford University. It is headquartered in Texas, USA. Its solutions are mostly geared towards the industries of healthcare and education, travel and financial services and e-commerce. Services provided by the software house range from development (enterprise, mobile, app) to data analytics, web scraping and open edX services.
Confiz is a software house specializing in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Re-Engineering, developing business intelligence solutions for Retail (Apparel, Fashion, Footwear, Perfume, Electronic Appliances, Fast Food, Home Textile, Fast food restaurants) , Manufacturing, Trading, Distribution and Services Concerns. It is located in Lahore and was founded by Raza Saeed and Zartash Uzmi in 2005.
CureMD’s operations mostly revolve around health management systems and related services. It was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in the USA. Its branch in Pakistan is located in Lahore.
According to the LinkedIn page of i2c, i2c “drives innovation to the global digital payments and open banking industry with a multi-function platform built for endless possibilities. Advanced “building block” processing technology at its core provides a vast suite of credit, debit and prepaid solutions—all from a single global SaaS platform. This enables clients to dynamically configure payment solutions with unparalleled flexibility, agility and performance while maintaining highly secure and reliable payments“. In short, its services are financially related. It was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Netsol makes software related to automobile leasing. The company was founded in 1997 by a Pakistani-born American named Najeeb Ghauri. It got listed in NASDAQ in 1999. In 2004, it opened its office in Lahore, Pakistan. It is also listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. Its offices are also located in London, Beijing and Sydney etc.
Systems Limited is also one of the top software houses providing IT services and Business Process Outsourcing Solutions (BPO). It was founded in 1977 and according to its LinkedIn profile, since then has completed 600 projects not only in Pakistan but also in Africa, Middle East and the US. Apart from Pakistan, its offices are located in USA, UK and UAE. Its specialties include, but not limited to, Enterprise Resource Planning, IT Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Human Capital Management Solution and Staff Augmentation.
Techlogix was also founded in the late 90s. It is consulting and IT services firm with specialties in Analytics, Application Integration, Product Engineering, Business Process Management and Enterprise Mobility. It is also active in the financial industry, helping several of the banks to implement Oracle Flexcube (a system to modernize the core banking of the banks).
TRG stands for The Resource Group. It is known for its Business Process Outsourcing Services. It was founded in 2002 in Karachi and in 2003, TRG was listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange. Last year, TRG’s revenue was about $1 billion. Zia Chisti and Hasnain Aslam are the co-founders of this successful venture. It has several subsidiaries which include Afiniti, Digital Global Services and Ibex.