Custom LMS & Bespoke Learning Software Development Companies

custom lms and bespoke elearning software development

Here we look at some of the top custom LMS providers and bespoke learning software development companies that help larger clients with complex projects, including integration of training systems with existing technologies.

Many large organisations find that off the shelf learning management systems simply can’t meet their needs or integrate effectively with their existing HR and business technology stack.

Sometimes (but not always), even the best LMS providers are great at creating and customising their software for a client’s needs, but fall short in terms of making it complement what is already in place at the business.

In such cases, some large, complex organisations need a business technology partner, sometimes with broader software development experience beyond just the field of L&D and HR.

This kind of bespoke software development company can be a long term business partner for its clients, future-proofing their IT and taking away much of the pain of keeping up with an ever-changing tech, compliance and training environment.

In no particular order, here are some of the leaders in this arena:


Can Studios

Can Studios elearning Sheffield

Sheffield-based Can Studios help training and education innovators make their digital big-ideas work in real life. For the past 20 years, their specialist team has designed and built tools serving learners of all ages and abilities including:

  • learning management systems
  • induction and compliance systems
  • assessment tools
  • interactive manuals
  • games
  • educational mobile apps.

Their clients include the likes of Harper Collins, the Environment Agency, Cambridge University Press, Reuters, and aid organisations including the International Rescue Committee and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.

As well as custom software development, they provide off-the-shelf learning management systems and help companies develop bespoke elearning – either via full-service production or their hosted Adapt authoring package. With expertise spanning learning content and software, they really can make all the parts work together – however specific your needs.

15 South Street
Park Hill
South Yorkshire
S2 5QX

+44 (0)114 250 2450


Day One Technologies

System simulation and bespoke elearning specialists - Day One

Based near the large towns and cities of Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield in West Yorkshire, Day One is a leading UK provider of IT system simulations and bespoke elearning solutions.

They specialise in creating highly engaging learning software that delivers a realistic environment that’s ideal for onboarding and developing client-facing and customer service staff.

They enable clients with large, diverse and disparate teams across multiple locations to train their staff in complex systems quickly and effectively.

An impressive client list includes the likes of Lloyds Bank, ghd, TSB, The Internet Society and Co-op. They also offer a white-label elearning software development service for training providers looking to outsource all or part of the elearning build, especially when strong technical and project management skills are required.

Unit 55, Batley Business and Technology Centre
Grange Road
West Yorkshire
WF17 6ER
Tel: 01924 510524


Tribal Group

Education and Training Technology by Tribal

Specialists in education software, Tribal Group create technology solutions for early years and schools through to further and higher education. They also create solutions for employers that are ideal for managing apprenticeships and compliance training. Their student management systems are used by universities

Their student management systems are used by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and their global team supports clients across six continents. Tribal create bespoke software to manage learning, administration and tracking / reporting.

Kings Orchard
One Queen Street
Tel: 0845 123 6001



Bespoke Software Development by SkillsLogic

One of the UK’s leading software development companies, SkillsLogic create web applications and management information systems, with enterprise level data reporting and analytics.

Their expert consultants work with innovative clients, providing IT strategy and project management with impartial advice when it comes to procurement. They have extensive experience across a number of industries, including healthcare, hospitality and housing, as well as corporate training and further / higher education.

Cooper Buildings
Sheffield Science Park
Arundel Street
S1 2NS
+44 (0)114 383 00 93


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Av Srivastava

eLearning Research & Marketing Consultant

About Av

Av Srivastava is an eLearning Research & Marketing Consultant who has worked with a range of learning solution providers in the UK and worldwide.

He researches and writes about the latest and best elearning solutions to help buyers choose the ideal company for their needs.

He also helps great elearning companies to understand their perfect customers, get the visibility they deserve, and develop steady streams of inbound enquiries.