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Tips to Choose Outsourced Software Development

Feb 5th 2015 at 9:40 PM

Nowadays, it has been realized that most of the business owners are ready to outsource their software development requirements in order to take advantage of more efficient labor costs and access to talent that can’t be found in-house. Outsourcing helps organizations allocate their limited resources on key functions. By delegating IT and related responsibilities to the third-party software developers, companies can focus on growing their business.

To choose a competent software development company for your business is a difficult task. First, you need to determine those IT functions that needs to be outsourced. Once functions are identified, listthose outsourcing companies that have the capability to provide services that you requireand then, contact each of them. Below are fewquestions that can help you to select a software development company for outsourcing:

1. Does the selected company has an expertise in your domain?

You want to outsource your software development job to a companythat has worked for other organizations in the same sector where you operate. A developer who is aware of the challenges of your market is more likely to develop most suitable and efficient solution/s for your business.

2. Does the selected company has an office in your country?

This makes communication less complicated and ensures that the company,which has a presencein your geographical area,isfamiliar with the business ethics and culture of your country. It’s easier to do business with a software company with this understanding.

3. Does the selected companyhas a defined project management method?

A solid method ensures effective collaboration between your company and the development team. There should be a defined and agreed upon project management method so that progress and accountability can be tracked.

4. Does the selected company hasa customer service team?

There is often a disconnect between developers who speak technical vocabularies and business owners who are not so tech-savvy. This can be resolved by putting a customer service team or an account manager in between. The job of the role is to help you to communicate your needs, requirements, and feedback to the software developers that are working on your product.This way, your questions are always answered and any risks and pitfalls caused by miscommunication can be minimized.

About the Author:

Namitha Sharma is the Manager of Marketing Communication at Q3 Technologies. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi, New Delhi.

Since 1991, Q3 Technologieshave built a reputation on developing world-class technology. Be it a software development or application development, Q3 always delivered high-quality, reliable and cost-effective IT services to clients around the world.


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