How to Choose the Best Software Development Company
“ Choosing a suitable software development company is quite a task. In this article we are discussing a few parameters that would help you in making your mind, when you are in a process to find out the best from the heap. ”
By Geeta Tyagi
The World of Software development - Here, the only permanent is change
The headline reads just right as software development is deemed by many as being among the most dynamic industries worldwide. Change is the only constant perceived with the field which observes changes in development, aesthetics every now and then. Even the industry insiders don’t vouch for the viability of a current trend as it has the propensity to change overnight. In this regard software development is also one of the toughest fields of study for any professional.
Choosing the right firm for support
In the present context of the development world outsourcing of software development is a major phenomenon. In line with that it is imperative to say that offshore clients look for the right development firm to delegate their projects too. Finding the right firm, though, is a tough ask as there is most likely to be a language and timing barrier involved. Irrespective of that, some of the best development firms regularly delegate their software development projects to off she firms. There are certain parameters one must look into t gauge the viability of the development firm:
Referrals: Referrals are a strong source of reaching the right software development services. Industry insiders often ask for reference form associate firms for the development firms. Software vendors involved in the same nature of projects as the client’s one is in the past are given preference quite naturally.
The size of the project: The size of the project in question very well signifies the scale of the firm in contention. An expansion project will most likely entail the services from a fully integrated firm. Legacy involved: Some projects require the use of certain sets of software technologies and systems. Finding the legacies involved is this a major part of the determination the right firm.
Methodologies incorporated:The production pipeline incorporated by the firm is effectively synonymous to the efficiency as well. A survey of the methodologies and the principle involved gives the delegating firm a fair view of the project completion quotient.
Request for Proposal (RFP) response: This is a time tested method to get in touch with the right firm. One can circulate a Request for Proposal (RFP) form among many vendors. The one responding with the most favorable of responses are likely to be offered the project. One must be aware of boilerplate documents, though, as these pre-set documents does not necessarily deal with the unique nature of individual projects.
Budget: The budget for the project is a major determinant of the firm that will be delegated the work with. Ownership, support and integration: Now that the software is developed comes the question of integration, post development support and ownership. The core codes are transferred to the client company for future usage in most cases thus transferring full usage rights. Post production support is another basic parameter of gauging the efficiency of a firm.
Irrespective of the scale of the projects it is important to gauge the efficiency of the software vendors before delegating the development task to them.
Geeta Tyagi is a digital marketing professional with a wealth of experience in Web Development, Designing, Web Analytics, Conversion Optimization, Software and Digital Marketing Technologies. She shares her expertise freely and is always pleasant to be around online. Her deep insight on every aspect of the brand as well as project management, has enabled her to carve a niche for herself within the industry. Her thoughts & actions with powerful analysis have brought significant improvements in the marketing strategy & processes.