Businesses and start-ups in recent years have increasingly found success thanks to software (software). To launch a project, you need programmers with expertise in automating the processes of the customer's subject area. How to choose a software development company?
Understand Your Needs
There are many companies on the market that provide software development services. This article is about when to use development services and how to choose the most suitable team to achieve your business goal. Diceus software development company is always happy to demonstrate ready-made cases with the consent of customers. This helps future customers assess the competence of the team, and at the same time more accurately imagine what kind of product they will receive in the end.
Offshore vs Onshore Partnerships
The customer always has a goal. Even if he cannot formulate it right away, this does not mean that it does not exist. Businesses have their own goals, and startups have their own. Businesses need to reduce process costs, increase productivity, increase sales, improve the resiliency of existing software, or reduce the time it takes to detect failures. If a company is growing rapidly, big data development services are often needed.
Startups need to quickly launch a product and then scale it. Achieving the goals requires a team that has expertise in software development and understanding of the client's field of activity.
It's good when you have your own staff of specialists with experience in the right field. If not, then the selection can take from two weeks to several months. It's even better when the team knows the subject area. Otherwise, you need to spend the same amount of time on its training. If you have the time and money not to go to the goal now, you can go down the path of hiring and training your team. If there is no time, then you need to find a ready-made team outside the company.
First of all, you need to look at the performer's website for the availability of cases from the desired field of activity. If there are cases, go to the next step. You left a request in any convenient way and received a response. Usually this is the appointment of the date and time of a call or meeting. If the answer came within 24 hours, this indicates the developer's customer focus.
At the first meeting or call, an interested performer will ask many questions about your business or idea:
- What do you earn or plan to earn;
- What are your goals;
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the company;
- Why is it necessary to create software now.
Then there will be questions directly about the project, the team from the business side, expectations. And also, the contractor will ask for all available materials on the project (terms of reference, outline of the appearance). If everything is so, then the probability of successful completion of the project has increased several times.
After processing the materials by the contractor, a detailed discussion of the project follows to clarify the details. A version of a software solution to achieve the goal will be proposed, as well as a story about the progress of work and the frequency of demonstrating the result. If you agree with everything, go to the last step.
Compare Offers and Clarify the Contract Terms
At the last step, the developer company will send a technical and commercial proposal. It must be read completely and very carefully. While this is obvious, not all customers do it.
From now on, your decision depends only on: your feeling, how comfortable it was to discuss the project; is the company and its processes transparent enough; whether what is written in the offer matches your vision and expectations. If "everything fits together", then, most likely, this is the command you need. If there are doubts, you need to continue communication until they are eliminated or before moving to another potential partner.
Everything described above does not guarantee a 100% correct choice, but it will make it clear that you need to give the implementation of your idea to an external team if it is faster or cheaper. It is worth choosing a team that is sincerely interested in your business and project, gives you the opportunity to look at your process from the inside and has the same vision of solving your problem as you do.