Karachi is one of those cities that has splendid attractions, it’s just about the ways people choose to explore it. If you have an eye for detail, you will find beauty even in the smallest of things. And if you live in Karachi, your love for the city only grows because it offers you things more than you can imagine. But there is a downfall even to the most beautiful things, isn’t it?
Some people find it in themselves to confront any adverse situation with guns blazing and grow well in spite of a high factor of risk. Their boldness can be seen right in the works of their thriving industries. Even if we talk about past scandals, nothing could blemish the image of the prestigious software houses in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Multan and Karachi which is the city that has contributed a significant part in the tech domain of Pakistan.
One can easily admit that the top software houses in Karachi have a knack for tech skills and since the early ‘90s, their proficiency has been on board. Ever since the industry in Pakistan has witnessed huge trendsetters who don’t take much time in rolling the consequential growth and success with their novelty, and in a few cases they do fall apart terribly.
There are millions of software houses based in Karachi which are helping Pakistan incredibly and are just as important for transforming the IT industry. Let’s have a look at some companies that you must know of, even though these names won’t suffice the profusely growing software houses in Pakistan.
Systems Limited comes is considered to be the most ancient software house in Pakistan. It is one of those companies that everybody heard of in the ‘90s and since its foundation in 1977, it has advanced and continued to manage its fundamental role in Pakistan.
Currently run by the Chairman Mr. Aezaz Hussan and CEO Mr. Asif Peer, the software house has been a part of over 600 projects, carried out in the US, Middle East, Africa, and our most beloved Pakistan. With over an experience of 30 years, Systems Limited has been transcending at the art of providing the business solution to not only local but also international clientele which involves many Fortune 500 firms as well.
Systems Limited has foreign facilities in the UK, US, UAE, and Pakistan, including a workforce of above 2,500 professionals. The company has successfully won the award of Pasha ICT for BPO, Managed Services, Human Capital, and Export categories. They have offices based in Karachi as well as Lahore.
TPS, Transaction Processing Systems, set off its journey being integrated in 2003 with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan in terms of TPS Pakistan Private Limited. It was established in 1996 by Mohammed Sohail along with Moubshir Rahim and this company became an innovator in Pakistan concerning all the financial and banking solutions.
TPS is recognized with the formation of the ever great E-banking groundwork in Pakistan. The company is highly responsible to power almost 80% of the local banks and the biggest interbank joint switch is known as 1LINK.
The extensive range of financial as well as E-payments items deals widely in the domain of payment solutions and credit and debit cards. With above 120 customers extending across more than 70 locations across the world, involving the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. The company’s services and solutions help central banks, banks, payment processors, telecoms, national switches, and more institutions in business-critical payment services and digital banking cards.
10Pearls is a software house Karachi with two brothers Zeeshan and Imran Aftab as co-founders in 2004. The amazing tech scene is eventually growing with its prize-winning web and mobile applications. 10Pearls is best known for its broad range of skills in websites, games, and mobile applications. Their motto “gamification” is enough evidence to agree that the organization operates in a highly bright and progressive approach delivering amazing solutions.
The company has been able to work on some extensive modern projects as well as implementations including Fortune 500 businesses and entrepreneur ventures, like the APIIT, short for the Asian Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Time Warner, Spacenet, AOL, NVR, Discovery, MicroStrategy, Paxfire, and National Geographic.
10Pearls focuses completely on foreign projects with no local footmarks. Their fundamental creations involve Social Radar, which develops space applications for Zubie, Razor Sight, Prip, Warner Cable, Brightline, and Discovery Education.
Elastica is like a brand new product on the table. Founded in 2013, the organization has been delivering its promising role. The leader of the company, Rehan Jaleel, has studied from NED University of Engineering and Technology FROM Karachi. The venture was first founded at the renowned DotZero but then shifted to a permanent space on the bustling life of Shahra-e-Faisal. Ever since the company has successfully developed quickly in resources and has managed to be known on international standards which have made the company head to more eminent funding of its crucial products.
What presented Elastica as a famous company was its provision of solutions to the lacking enterprise-level security across SaaS applications. Their products depend on automatic learning and approaches related to data science in order to resolve security requirements for cloud applications. This Karachi software house known as Elastica CloudSOC benefits its customers with four applications namely:
Besides these products, Elastica also caters with APIs or securelets for data around various cloud platforms like Google Drive, Yammer, Salesforce, and Dropbox. Their core product line has cloud security and audit forums incorporated within, that gives them a niche across the foreign clientele and allow them a monopoly in Pakistan. Lately, they connected with Dropbox as the best partner for all kinds of security solutions and was called the Box Trust Partner.
Arpatech was established by a Pakistani-American, Jamal Khan, who got his education from the US and worked with a prominent Silicon Valley technology company for five years in 2004. This firm stood at number 3 in the 25 fastest developing software solution providers in Pakistan.
Around 80 great professionals make a team in this company and their major services encompass a broad spectrum. Their diversified products are ranging from mobile-based solutions, software development, BPO, SEO, web application and design to networking and security and startup services.
The different products involve:
Arpatech also incubates and has made investments some startups that are in making like Textually, Forrun, Rava, Jambo, and Viaduct. The Hatchery is what we call the incubator.
Apart from the software house in Karachi, here the list should not forget to discuss the leading TechAbout company based in Lahore, Pakistan. You must have heard of this company but in case you haven’t, this top company caters with a broad range of experience in delivering a high-quality solution to all of the clients in the domain of Information Technology.
TechAbout has produced commendable work on a lot of projects within the industries of education and healthcare. We know that behind the success of every company, there is a dedicated team of individuals who work day in and day out for the prominence of the company and once that company booms, they are rewarded for their efforts. Similarly, TechAbout has an outstanding tech team who aim to accomplish excellence with their innovative ideas.
The company also offers a broad range of not only technical products but also services to assist the various branches of consultancy, prototyping, coding, designing, and quality assurance. Their ever-famous blog, TechEngage, demonstrates the up-to-date information from the tech scene and generates awareness about technical products giving unprejudiced reviews. Because let’s admit it, at the end of the day we don’t want to look at an arena of products having a biased opinion, we’d prefer wholesome content that facilitates us the means of information and solution.
TRG Tech is an innovational and resourceful company based in Lahore, Pakistan. It is a greater rank under the most highly demanded outsourcing firms in the state and is recognized for its top-quality services. This software house has strong expertise in the area of custom software development as well as technological strategies and plans. They use their techniques and approaches to reach and interact with clients and provide their professional services. This also helps them in enhancing business as well as systematic performance.
Netsol is considered to be a famous IT services providers all over the world. The company is based in Lahore, Pakistan and renders services and skills in the field of data management, data analysis, and quality assurance. Netsol launched its major project in 2015 called NSPIRE. They also provide products like information and security system along with financial and business consultancy.
The founder of Axact is Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh serving as a chairman in the company which is in Karachi, Pakistan. According to the chairman, Axact was established in 1997 with employees less than 10 who used to work in one room, and in the year 2013, it became the world’s most famous IT company having eight expanding business units as well products and having over 5,200 employees. According to the website of the company, this software house had diversified business units providing over 23 products in 2015 and having billions of users.
It’s safe to say that Gaditek is the technology company for the new digital era that focuses on one important element and that is – maintaining your relevancy in the market. This IT firm has effectively maintained a strong presence and aims to work harder every day which is why they are now among the top IT companies in Pakistan. There are plenty of benefits for the employees and wonderful culture. All of us love to work in an environment that encourages our personal growth and ensure our safety. This software house is undoubtedly an honor for Pakistan as its leading roles are important in giving every employee a chance to step forward and take an active part in the discussion.
They work on a single product instead of whole projects and have entrepreneurship programs and help other new ventures. We all know the importance of learning if we want to be digital-savvy and be on the same page as of today’s technological advancement. We surely don’t want to be left behind because we refused to learn or thought we’ll do it later. If we have to do something, we have got to do right now before the time runs out. One thing to observe in this firm is the emphasis on learning and growth because that’s what helps an individual in building his or her personality the most. In Gaditek, learning is promoted endlessly. The proactive and intellectual company connects every employee and customer and establishes a secure environment.
Here we are, with a list of some top software houses in Pakistan but this list really would not do justice to the many companies similar to them. All of these brilliant ventures have been influencing Pakistan positively and their message or vision must be different but all of them will continue to maintain a good rapport with everyone around them. This will not only be helpful for the people associated with each of these companies but will also be good for the talent emerging all over the world.
We can see the hard work and excellent efforts in the past performances of the software companies in Karachi and Lahore that have made these achievements and dreams come true. The prosperity in the previous years has made Pakistan excel at the peak of Information Technology. We are fortunately being identified as the upcoming IT hub and we deeply hold pride in having companies and talented individuals whose every possible effort means a significant change for Pakistan and its value even for a new technology-driven generation.