Whether you’re a startup or a large and established corporation, the backbone of your success is increasingly going to be found in the strength of your software.
Whether it’s a master data management system that centralizes your retail data, an HR portal that connects employees to their benefits, or even a mobile app that serves as the vehicle for your service and the foundation of your business, software is the key to winning at the bottom line.
Not only is software playing an ever more critical role, companies are also turning more and more to custom software developers to build it. The benefits of having your applications custom built to suit your particular needs are undeniable and a great way to get the right tools for the job in terms of running your business.
However, before you can enjoy those benefits that come along with having your own bespoke software solutions, you have to find the right developer to build them.
What’s the Right Software Development Company?
Finding the right custom software development company for your project is the key to success. However, that’s more easily said than done.
We’re not just talking about the “best” developers, we’re talking about the right developers. You need to find a company that will be able to complete your particular project and deliver on your goals. You also need them to be within your budget and to be able to meet your needs in terms of support and consulting.
Let’s take a look at some key areas that should be a match between your project demands and the developer who will be creating it.
If you’re looking to build a mobile app, then you’re going to want to find a developer with experience creating mobile apps. Same thing if you’re looking to build a web portal, or fintech software, etc. There should be experience there that matches your project, and that experience should be backed up by a portfolio of completed work.
Think about it like this: If you had an open position at your company that needed to be filled, you’d want to hire somebody with a proven level of experience that fits the role you’re hiring for. You wouldn’t hire an HR person with a background that doesn’t involve HR. You wouldn’t hire a graphic designer with no artwork to show. So why would you hire a software development company that doesn’t have previous work to show?
Even though you’re hiring a third-party custom software development company for a single project, they’re still essentially going to be your employees for the duration of the project in the way that they’re doing work for the good of your company. That means the screening and interview process on your end should share the values of the hiring process for actual employees.
Interview Your Prospects
Continuing with that thought, make interviewing a part of your process for selecting the right company. Don’t make decisions based solely on a website or resume. Meet with them and talk with them about your expectations. Come ready with questions, both internal questions and questions for the developer.
Here are some examples of questions you can ask a potential development partner:
- First of all, is this project feasible?
- What’s an estimate on how long it would take to complete?
- How much will it cost?
- How involved will I be in the process?
- What kind of support do you offer after the project?
- What kind of staff do you have in-house, and will you be subcontracting anything?
The questions you should be asking yourself look more like this:
- How interested did they seem in the project?
- Were they asking questions, or just nodding at everything I said?
- Did they present themselves in a professional manner?
- Did they offer up any ideas on the project?
Only you can know for sure when you feel comfortable selecting a software development company for your project, so trust your instincts.
Also, it never hurts to try and find some testimonials that speak to the credibility and capability of your potential third-party custom software partners.
Why Asahi is a Great Choice
At Asahi Technologies, we pride ourselves on all of the things mentioned above. We view custom software development projects as collaborative efforts between ourselves and our clients. In short, we work with you along every step of the way to make sure we’re building something that you’re going to love.
In terms of experience, we’ve developed everything from custom mobile apps for startup lifestyle companies to secure intranet portals for fintech. We’re certain that, whatever the nature and the scope of your project, our team has the experience and the expertise to deliver on your vision.
As a major custom software developer in New York City, we’re plugged into the innovations and trends happening around us. By selecting us for your project, you’re leveraging that knowledge for your company’s project.
If you think it’s time for your company to hire a custom software development company in New York for your next business application, please take a moment and click the link below to contact us for a free consultation.