World-class software development outsourcing company

Our specialties are custom software development, consulting, tailor-made services in strategy, service design, system integration, software- and mobile app development, and administration. Our 1,400 employees serve our international clients from offices in 14 locations.
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Trusted partner for international brands

We have provided digital innovation and software development services to more than 500 organisations. Our clients are the leading telecom operators, banks, insurance, retail and mobility companies, healthcare providers and government institutions.

A unique work method that guarantees +150% efficiency

We call it The Helmes Way. For several decades we’ve worked to perfect it. The Helmes Way ensures we build software our customers need to grow their business. 

Our methods also enable at least 150% efficiency both in delivery and ownership costs compared to other software development outsourcing models.


Our customers find our services exceptional

Our top 15 customers have been with us for more than 10 years on average, trusting us with the development of their business-critical software. 

Our customers find our service quality outstanding. We have an NPS of 61 in an industry where 30 is considered very good.

We don’t just build software — we build business relationships. Our early insights and end results routinely exceed customer expectations.

We are often ranked as the best external software development partner by our customers.

Digital innovation services

Custom software development

Custom software is the engine for digital innovation. From databases to self-service platforms, our custom software development capabilities are almost limitless.

Mobile app development

Mobile solutions is a Helmes core competence — enterprise-grade and full-cycle mobile app development tailored to your needs.

Data & analytics

We work with major business intelligence and data warehouse platforms, on Google, AWS and Azure clouds, as well as on premise.


“Design” means research-based solutions that are validated by end-users’ needs and offer real value.

Legacy software modernization

A unit of experienced specialists are able to successfully maintain and modernize your legacy software systems.

IT audit

To get a project into development quickly, turn to a top-gun analyst for a thorough analysis of IT infrastructure.
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Talking tech

It will come as no surprise that we employ a broad stack of technologies. Where we differ is that our teams pride themselves on knowing how to select and use multiple technologies to achieve your single, business-critical goal.

How the relationship begins

We use the QuickStart model for onboarding new projects. To gain a holistic understanding, we conduct a thorough analysis of your business’s IT infrastructure.

Step 1: Fact check, test assumptions

Plan the work, work the plan. Proper formulation and planning of the project ensures success.

Step 2: Identify weaknesses

Find gaps and weak points in the project and understand how to counter them.

Step 3: Make the business case

Document and delineate the project in sufficient detail so development time and cost are clear.

What makes us different

A partnership of equals

Our partnerships last decades. Our clients remain with us not only for world-class software and our dedicated-teams model.

Financially tied to success

Every Helmes employee is financially tied to their clients’ success. The result is a highly motivated team that takes full responsibility.

Thinking and acting as one

Within our dedicated team model, each team member understands the objectives and contributes to fulfilling the business goals.

Contact us

Get in touch! Contact any of our people or drop us a line at Let’s discuss your software development plans.

Social responsibility

Even though custom software development is our passion, we do care about many other things as well. On a company level, we contribute to the following initiatives.

Helmes stands with Ukraine

We support Ukraine in several areas. We donated 100,000 euros for the treatment of the wounded in Ukraine and sent Tactical Foodback food packages to Ukraine for 100,000 euros. We are also offering jobs to Ukrainian refugees, supporting the continuation of the education of Ukrainian children and adding new support measures on an ongoing basis.

We focus on mental health

We have joined hands with Peaasi and contribute to the timely discovery, prevention and resolution of mental health-related challenges.

Software for good

In collaboration with cancer patients support fund Gift of Life we develop a software solution that make their work more efficient, enabling more people to get the cure they need.

We are environmentally aware

We encourage our people to think about the footprint of their daily activities. We learn every day how to function as a company so that our footprint would be as small as possible, and our activity would benefit the whole environment. Our people contribute regularly to environmental charity projects like maintaining forests with Koosloodus.