Finding Your Perfect Match: How To Pick A Software Development Outsourcing Company
Finding a good software development fit for your company can be as difficult as finding a soul mate, and despite being plenty of fish out there, most companies could use a little extra help to find their partner in crime, or should we say, partner in code?
- Ask The Right Questions
Software outsourcing is keeping its popular position and still is the most practical and in the majority of the cases, the most inexpensive way to bring your projects to life (saves up to 30% of operation costs).
Currently, there’s way too many companies offering solutions, willing to sell themselves as experts in everything. However, you need much more than just a team that is able to write code.
Software developers have direct impact in every aspect of a business and your perfect fit will make sure they deliver useful products, assist in deployment and are available to help you set with your new project.
Don’t be fooled by the cheapest option (I’m sure you already heard that), and look out for someone who understands the business logic behind the product and is an expert on the field. Ask them about their work process, communication, practices, tests, management, and of course, experience.
- If You Like It Then You Should Put A Ring On It
Once you’re sure you found the one, feel free to say ‘yes’.
We have to keep it real and emphasise that this type of business thrives due to referral leads. Once you have a few options, you’ll look out for bad reviews and complaints and if possible, evaluate projects they might have developed and ask for quotes.
Don’t settle for less than you deserve. You don’t want to work with a company that treats your project as just ‘another one’. A good software development company will offer you costumized solutions and stay by your side along the way.
If you’re positive you found your perfect match, prepare to take the big step.
- It Takes Two To Tango
You can be working directly with top talent and a very well rated company, but outsourcing means you have to learn how to properly communicate and be flexible.
Your goals and requirements have to be clear in order for your project to thrive and be successful.
Keep in mind, that things might not always go according to plan – deadlines, timelines, minor changes and all that jazz, are important, but everything can be sorted out and refined as long as the core functionality of the product is preserved and properly working.
- The Prenup
Outsourcing has its downsides, being one of them, allowing yourself to be vulnerable: trade secrets, processes and intellectual property is now shared with another entity and might be more susceptible to security threats.
It’s essential to study the risks and if necessary, develop guidelines and protocols to keep every tiny bit of information secure.
- Sometimes, It’s Not Them, It’s You
Outsourcing is convenient, effective and very much more practical than hiring talent, train them and develop an entire project internally.
What you need to remember is that no one cares more about your project than you, so make sure you work with your new partner as hard as you work with your team. Sometimes, outsourcing fails because, just like in relationships, one stops caring as much as they should.
Now, here’s the pitch: do you need help with your project? Because we’ll gladly help you sort the best solution to bring your ideas to life.
Let’s see if we’re the right match: “swipe right’, send us an email or get your quote!
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