Choosing the Right Custom App Development Stack: Native vs Cross-Platform vs Hybrid

It can be difficult to choose a development stack for your custom mobile apps today due to the number of possibilities currently available. Though there are many options, each of them falls into one of three basic categories: native, cross-platform, or hybrid mobile app development.  In this article, I’ll break down each type of mobile […]

Slow .NET API? Redis Caching May Be the Answer

Just like venturing into the wilderness requires the proper gear, developing REST APIs with ASP.NET Core also requires the right tools and equipment for your application to perform at its best.  At Trailhead, Redis caching is one such tool that’s always in our backpack. What Is Redis? Redis is an open-source, in-memory data store that […]

Dos and Don’ts for Streaming File Uploads to Azure Blob Storage With .NET MVC

What’s the big deal about file uploads? Well, the big deal is that they are tricky operations. Implement file uploads the wrong way, and you may end up with memory leaks, server slowdowns, out-of-memory errors, and worst of all, unhappy users.  With Azure Blob Storage, there are multiple different ways to implement file uploads. But […]

Buy vs Build: A Nuanced Approach to the Great Software Debate

One of the oldest debates for businesses that use software is the question of “buy versus build.”  On the one hand, you have off-the-shelf or software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings which are tried and true and spread the cost for their development across hundreds or even thousands of customers. The other option is to create custom software […]

Migrating to the Cloud: How to Plan, Deploy, and Succeed the Trailhead Way

At Trailhead Technology Partners, we often help our customers navigate the complex world of migrating custom software applications to the cloud. For anyone thinking about undertaking such a project, I’ve outlined the whys and hows of Trailhead’s migration process below. I hope this is a helpful guide to get you started on your own migration […]

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Software Development Right Now

For the first time in many years, the public has recently become aware of artificial intelligence (AI) again after OpenAI released their much-publicized chatbot, ChatGPT. Something about its uncanny intelligence and human-like fluency captured people’s imaginations, and maybe even freaked out a few folks. If you’re involved professionally in software development, you’ve no doubt seen […]

Top-Level Statements in C#

This article is part of C# Advent 2022. During the month of December, two new articles are posted each day until December 25th. These articles will be about something in the C# language, and are written by experts from around the C# community. Trailhead is proud to be a part of it this year! What are […]

ChatGPT: Should You Be Scared of AI? A Perspective Written by ChatGPT

With the recent release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, a powerful chatbot trained on a massive amount of internet data, many people are wondering whether they should be worried about the implications of this technology. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at ChatGPT and explore whether it’s something you should be scared of. What […]

What’s New in .NET 7?

At Trailhead, we think that .NET is the world’s most powerful and flexible framework for custom development. That’s why we are so excited that .NET 7 was officially released this week. When you see what’s new in .NET 7, we think you will agree that it moves the platform forward in some very compelling and […]

Montage Portal

Montage Furniture Services provides furniture protection plans and claims processing services to a wide selection of furniture retailers and consumers.

Project Background

Montage was looking to build a new web portal for both Retailers and Consumers, which would integrate with Dynamics CRM and other legacy systems. The portal needed to be multi tenant and support branding and configuration for different Retailers. Trailhead architected the new Montage Platform, including the Portal and all of it’s back end integrations, did the UI/UX and then delivered the new system, along with enhancements to DevOps and processes.


We’ve logged countless miles exploring the tech world. In doing so, we gained the experience that enables us to deliver your unique software and systems architecture needs. Our team of seasoned tech vets can provide you with:

Custom App and Software Development

We collaborate with you throughout the entire process because your customized tech should fit your needs, not just those of other clients.

Cloud and Mobile Applications

The modern world demands versatile technology, and this is exactly what your mobile and cloud-based apps will give you.

User Experience and Interface (UX/UI) Design

We want your end users to have optimal experiences with tech that is highly intuitive and responsive.


This combination of Agile software development and IT operations provides you with high-quality software at reduced cost, time, and risk.

Trailhead stepped into a challenging project – building our new web architecture and redeveloping our portals at the same time the business was migrating from a legacy system to our new CRM solution. They were able to not only significantly improve our web development architecture but our development and deployment processes as well as the functionality and performance of our portals. The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Trailhead has proven themselves to be a valuable partner.

– BOB DOERKSEN, Vice President of Technology Services
at Montage Furniture Services

Technologies Used

When you hit the trails, it is essential to bring appropriate gear. The same holds true for your digital technology needs. That’s why Trailhead builds custom solutions on trusted platforms like .NET, Angular, React, and Xamarin.


We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

  • Project Management
  • Architecture
  • Web App Development
  • Cloud Development
  • DevOps
  • Process Improvements
  • Legacy System Integration
  • UI Design
  • Manual QA
  • Back end/API/Database development

We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

Our Gear Is Packed and We're Excited to Explore with You

Ready to come with us? 

Together, we can map your company’s tech journey and start down the trails. If you’re set to take the first step, simply fill out the contact form. We’ll be in touch – and you’ll have a partner who cares about you and your company. 

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