4 Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Software Company

06 Mar 2020

Finding the right software company can be a tricky process, but if you don’t follow the right protocols, you can be in for a bad time. Failing to get quality work in a timeous fashion during a development process can be crippling for the company at hand. So, to ensure you don’t fall into the developer-hiring pitfalls so many businesses have already, here are some of the common mistakes companies make while hiring devs:

1. Hiring based on budget

According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Outsourcing Survey, 59 percent of companies who outsource do so in order to cut costs. While this might be acceptable in other industries, it doesn’t work in the software development field. In fact, if a software development company’s services are ridiculously cheap, it’s likely a sign of their experience and a tell-tale signs they might not quite understand the complexity of the project. Software development typically costs money (hiring developers, managing resources, logistics, etc.) and when choosing a provider, a firm should look beyond cost.

2. Failure to collaborate and project manage

When hiring a software company, it’s important to realise that the company needs to work with you, not just for you. This collaborative approach is best, as research shows that most software development projects fail as a result of miscommunication or misunderstanding between the client and the software company. Establishing a clear communication model will help prevent this.

3. Ignoring new tech, tools, & resources available

The software development industry moves pretty quickly, as one year, the latest product or platform can be rendered outdated with the introduction of something new. Therefore it is important that your software development company stays on top of these trends and is familiar with them. Beyond web and app development and design, things like blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more have become common practice. Before hiring a company, ensure that it is skilled in various aspects of software development, particularly in the right one for your project.

4. Not having the right capacity

Any project requires the right capacity from the software company. While businesses must be careful not to sure software companies with too small teams, they sam problem can be found when hiring too big of a company. Finding the right team that provides you with enough attention and skills can be tricky, but it’s the right way to go about hiring, rather than purely looking for the biggest vendor.

While these are the things to avoid when it comes to software developers, there are some key elements that you should look for. If you’ve been considering having your own software developed and you’re looking for a team that embodies all these essential factors, then you should give My Online Presence a call. Their team is well-versed in the development process and can help anyone make their digital dream a reality!

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