Belighted is a software development agency that helps product innovators go to market. We have helped 150+ startups and corporate clients throughout Europe successfully launch new software products, and we conduct our own internal R&D projects on the frontlines of innovation.
We specialize in building Web & Mobile applications by building SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) & Marketplace kinds of cloud-based apps. Our unique proven methodology allows the clients to launch a product faster on the market.
Every project is different but this is our typical methodology for a project:
- Product Strategy - 1 Day : We will challenge your business idea and your business model. You get a Product Roadmap.
- Product Design - 5 Days : It's a Design Sprint where we will brainstorm with you, think of your app architecture & User Experience (UX), sketch user stories and then make a clickable Prototype of you app. The last day we do User-Testing so we can already validate the idea & core features to build first.
- Web development : Based on the design sprint, we will build your app, proritize features to build with our proven agile methodology that allows us to reduce your Time-to-Market drastically.
Nicolas Jacobeus founded Belighted in Belgium in 2008. Relentless focus on quality has helped Belighted grow to a passionate team of software engineers, user experience specialists, and project managers. We believe in changing the status quo and improving quality of life with modern, efficient technologies. Prepare to Be Delighted.
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- We specialize in building SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) & Marketplace Web Applications but also e-commerce. We typically start with the product strategy , then the design (building a prototype) and then building the product.
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Check the latest works made for our clients
DeeCide - InsuranceApril 2019
DeeCide - Insurance
Case Study (ENG) - Market Validation prompts DeeCide to pivot from Marketplace to SaaS:
"Thanks to proactive market validation, it quickly became obvious that the process did not work for sellers. We were able to pivot to a SaaS model to better serve sellers and their customers. Here’s what we did:"
- Launched complex product in a few short months
- Baked in opportunities for market validation between rapid bursts of development
- Streamlined workflow for sellers by 75%
Seraphin - Digital Insurance BrokerApril 2019
Seraphin - Digital Insurance Broker
Case Study (FR) - Seraphin sous-traite son développement produit et recrute ensuite un CTO:
"Découvrez comment la start-up belge a fait pour développer un produit simple et efficace sans aucune compétence technique en interne au départ."
Rights’Up - Music IndustryApril 2019
Rights’Up - Music Industry
Case Study (ENG) - Rights'Up gets off the ground with Belighted
What we did for Rights'Up:
- Put a prototype into the hands of users quickly with a Design Sprint
- Rapid movement toward a minimum sellable product
- Ongoing improvements after launch to keep development agile and efficient
Neveo - HealthcareApril 2019
Neveo - Healthcare
Case Study (in French) - Neveo externalise son développement après une tentative infructueuse en interne:
"Après avoir recruté un CTO, ils réalisèrent que cela ne s’avérait pas être un choix judicieux et décidèrent ainsi d’externaliser le développement de leur produit chez Belighted. Ils remarquèrent assez vite qu'en passant par une agence "cela coute un peu plus cher mais tout va beaucoup plus vite"
Dokeos - Learning Management System (LMS)April 2019
Dokeos - Learning Management System (LMS)
Case Study (ENG) - Dokeos switches to SaaS model and reduces hosting costs by 75%
"Learning management systems (LMS) have been around for a while. When it first entered the market in 1999, Dokeos had initially gained traction with a solution for e-learning tailored for businesses. But the heavily customized format was expensive to maintain. Seeking to remain competitive, the company identified opportunity in a specialized market - compliance training for highly regulated industries. Belighted helped the company pivot and meet the following goals:
- Simplify its offering into SaaS format for long-term scalability
- Improve the user experience
- Differentiate with smart reporting that capitalizes on industry experience
- Reduce maintenance costs drastically (they saved 75% on hosting costs alone)
Check the latest reviews from our clients
Diplômé en informatique de gestion à l'Institut Paul Lambin - Juin 2014 at Belighted5/5
Web Developer chez Belighted5/5
Developer chez Belighted5/5
Ruby On Rails Web Developer chez Belighted5/5
Developer at Belighted at Acme5/5
Project Manager at Belighted5/5
Production Manager et Développeur Ruby On Rails chez Belighted5/5
Founder of Belighted, a software development agency helping startups bring innovation to market at Belighted
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