December 17, 2021

How to Choose a Software Development Company in 2022

How to choose a software development company
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How to choose a software development company for your next project has many angles. It’s as much about the team as it is the technology and methodologies behind the offering. And with so many providers to choose from, coming to a final decision is easier said than done.

Most software development companies have a similar offering but a different value proposition.

Let’s have a look at some of the key factors that should influence your decision to choose the right software development company, from company culture to developing a long-term partnership. 

Team Spirit  

The ability to work well in teams is a CV cliché. However, there’s no denying that a team that inspires each other every day and shares their work will result in better quality software and a smoother development process. But it isn’t just a company with strong teamwork you should look out for. How you will communicate with them is just as important. How involved will they be in the overall project vision?

Look out for a software development provider that takes responsibility, maintains a positive mindset and is dedicated to making your software development project a success.

Challenging the Norm 

With the ever-changing landscape of software development, a company of that is stuck in their ways will fail to produce innovative software. Instead, choose custom software development companies that think outside of the box and discover new ways of working around challenges. This culture of continuous improvement will also be evident in the end software, creating robust and secure solutions. 

Trust Identifiers  

When searching for software development companies, look out for markers that demonstrate trustworthiness. Examples of these include a portfolio of previous work, recommendations, awards and credentials.  The right custom software development company will not only have case studies but plenty of recommendations and social proof. Do your due diligence before committing to any bespoke software development company.

A software provider that is Cyber Essentials Certified, which is a UK Government-backed scheme, is going to be serious about cybersecurity. And being a Microsoft Partner proves the software provider is up to date on the latest technologies and innovations.  

Long-Term Partnerships  

Some service providers will sell you a solution and leave you to it. That is fine for certain scenarios. However, if you’re looking to nurture your software and grow as a business, you will want a software development partner that truly cares about your business needs. 

Your focus will be to find a software development company with a reputation that precedes them. Look out for early positive signs. Do the company offer a free discovery phase to plan out the project? Do they offer guaranteed improvements? If so, these demonstrate the software provider truly wants to get to know your business and is committed to delivering meaningful results.  

Navigate the Sea of Software Providers  

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of software development companies. However, if you know what to look out for, whether you are a financial services company or a local

franchise, you can quickly narrow the choice down. Finding a company that fits your needs, culture and long-term goals is key. In addition, you should be able to reassure yourself that the company are trustworthy by looking at their reviews, credentials, partnerships and awards.  

Learn more about where Synetec began, where we’re going and our dedication to using tech as a tool to enable and inspire.    

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