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A Visionary in Custom Software Development Services

2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Custom Software Development Services, Worldwide 


Thoughtworks recognized as a Visionary


In this Magic Quadrant report, Gartner has evaluated 20 global Custom Software Development Services providers based on their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. This is the second year that the Magic Quadrant for Custom Software Services, Worldwide report has been published and 2023 makes it the first time that Thoughtworks has been recognized, being positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant.

We believe that the positioning of Thoughtworks as a Visionary by Gartner is a reflection of our investments in shaping and defining many of the leading digital trends today such as evolutionary architecture and data mesh. We will continue to execute on our vision to deliver extraordinary impact for our clients.
Guo Xiao
Chief executive officer, Thoughtworks
image of the gartner magic quadrant showing Thoughtworks in the Visionary quadrant

According to the report, "Gartner defines the market for custom software development (CSD) services as development and iteration of custom applications and software products specifically for an organization to satisfy its unique business needs." Download the report to find out more about the other recognized vendors.

We believe our recognition reinforces our continued commitment to innovation and providing the best outcomes for our clients. When you work with us you benefit from:


  • Our relentless focus on business outcomes, where we align your business strategy with state-of-the-art technology and proven methodologies


  • A rapid return of investment, through our “thin slice” approach that emphasizes delivering business value
  • Our deep agile expertise that encompasses cloud-native application development, continuous delivery, testing and improvement, and data-driven decision making
  • Our unparalleled history of tech innovation, enabling us to surface powerful tools, platforms and techniques for our clients

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