Guides | March 26, 2018

How to Find the Best Software Development Company?

Investing your time and money into outsourcing your software development is risky business without adequate research. It is often the case that you are putting all your faith into a complete strangers hands, which has been known to fall through and be a waste of time and money.

   

You will want to ensure that you have a list of software development outsourcing companies that are experts within your bespoke project. That be custom PHP development or a certain sector such as FinTech software that requires a mixture of programming languages.

What Should You Look Out For?

Many project managers looking for a software development company will simply jump straight onto the first company they find. Many do not even consider teams outside of their country, which could be a costly mistake. Many Eastern European countries such as Poland have the excellent success rates in terms of completing projects in a cost effective and efficient method. Below are some factors that you should consider when searching for the best software development company:

Previous Work

Many software development companies will market themselves as the best but have very little to show in terms of previous work. When searching, look for outsourced case studies, reviews and other portfolio related website content.

A display of previous work also builds trust that this company will actually produce a high quality piece of software. The cheapest option is not always the best and searching around for previous work and happy clients is worthwhile.

Large Team of Developers

The main reason for outsourcing your software project is to get it done professionally and efficiently. If you outsource development to a freelancer, they are more likely to specialist in a certain programming language and be rushing it themselves to meet a target.

Look into the software development companies websites such as the “about page” or “team” to see who is actually a developer in the company. A strong team of skilled developers is critical in order to ensure your project is completed to high standards.

Technical Ability

It is pointless asking a software company to code a frontend project involving large quantities of Node.js, JavaScript and JQuery when they are specialists in backend technologies such as SQL and PHP.

Larger team will be able to pass work around to certain areas of the team within an Agile Development life cycle. Always ask whether they are able to carry out the work you require and ask for examples of such work.

Keeping up with the Latest Trends

Software development is changing every year with focus on different sectors. The majority of software must follow “mobile first” guidelines with intuitive designs and high performing applications that load instantly. Check the software development news section for updates to see what they are doing and if they are going to events.

Professional companies will be writing about the latest trends and conferences that they have been attending. If this is not documented on their website, this should raise some question marks in terms of trust.

Communication

Being able to talk to the project manager of the software development outsourcing company is key. Even if this is simply discussing your project, if you are not getting fast replies, this should be a warning that communication is poor.

A client and developer relationship should be clear, easy and the client must be updated regularly. However, at the same time you do not want to be harassed with calls or emails. It is best to arrange a schedule that will fit in with your daily routine.

Conclusion

Our large team of experienced developers take great pride on all the work that is carried out. Working in multiple countries around the world with happy clients left, right and center is the key to our success. If you require any assistance in regards to your own personal projects, please get in touch for a consultation.

Piotr Zygula

Piotr Zygula

CEO

Piotr has been part of JCommerce since 2005, and since 2010 has been CEO of the company. His most significant responsibilities include company strategy and sales management. He studied at the Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Cologne where he furthered his education in economics and management, and is also a graduate of the ICAN Institute in Warsaw. His professional experience was acquired in such companies as Compaq, KLK and Techmex. In his private life he is a fan of Bayern Munich, a marathon runner and a lover of authentic Italian pizza.