Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Software Development Companies: Things you must check

There are Thousands of software development companies across the globe, from small to large as per their employee strength. Choosing a right software development company for breakthrough technological intervention in existing business process, for automation of business system or for specific business objective is a very daunting task. With regular updates and introduction of disruptive technologies, it is always a before organizations to develop a software solution that doesn’t get obsolete, posing a challenge of re-investment for re-development, migration or porting so as to enable the existing systems become compatible with latest technologies. It is very critical to build right solution that should not bring and enforce too much change in existing process and simultaneously enhance the productivity. The risk associated with all these challenges is managed by the service provider you choose which can harness the complete potential of your IT investment.

Things you must check before choosing a software development company.

Company’s expertise in related domain: First research about the company’s history and its experience in the software development, especially in required domain area. Most companies specialize in specific domain areas and understand the customer psyche to suggest them the best solutions. So follow the company collateral and do ask for reference projects. Do take time to read and understand Case studies mentioned in company profile.

Commitment towards their customers: Custom Software development or bespoke application development is very dedicated and committed job. You should gauge the commitment through success indicators of previous projects completed. (Timely delivery of project, process methodologies it follows, support they provide etc.)

Process Methodology and Proficiency in wide variety of technologies: Software Development Company to be hired should have expertise in various technologies and should have work experience for the same. Team of Developers and Project Managers is most critical In IT sector, especially in software development field. You should check employees’ expertise in technologies, designing and implementation as per requirements. You should thoroughly analyze the approach of the company

Communication between client and development team: Communication is key for any project to get completed with minimum cost and time overrun. The company should understand the client requirements and provide solutions for those requirements and keep client in loop on various stages of the software development so that if there is need arise to incorporate change or update certain features for betterment of the solution, it can be easily implemented.

Support structure: Software Development require constant updates and upgrades, customer and product support is very critical to enable the longevity of the solution with latest technologies. A knowledgeable partner can help you sail through disrupt caused by latest technologies, by suggesting cost-effective product improvisation.

Pricing: Pricing is one of the major factor should be looked into when selecting software development company as pricing may vary. One should not always follow Cost-Based Criteria, rather in Software Development, Cost-Quality Based Criteria should be preferred.

6 comments:

  1. Excellent article. Very useful and thorough explanation of how to make it work. Thanks!

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  2. Informative blog post. Customizing software requires knowledge in latest technology also.Most of the Software development company offers sections for their developers to get updated in latest technologies.

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  3. Great post. While hiring a software development company we must check the above points about the company.

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  4. Now a days Every Software Development Company in delhi Offers Custom Software Development Services like a Application Software Development Services.

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  5. Acetech who have been one of the leading software development company in Delhi giving creative custom software development to meet interesting business challenges for the absolute most distinguished organizations and associations in the country.

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