Custom Software is needed when special business requirements can’t be met by proprietary software on the market. Before starting to hire in-house developers there are good reasons to evaluate companies that are specialised in outsourcing of custom software development first. We have collected 4 business benefits that our customers are generating:
1. Focus on Core Competency
Do what you do best, outsource the rest. Outsourcing your custom software project let’s your company focus on it’s core capabilities and avoids distractions of complex software development processes. That doesn’t mean working with a custom software company is something easy to do, clear communications and the right resources are needed to achieve a successful software project together with your software company.
Additionally custom software adapts your processes rather then eroding existing ones due to for example constraints in a one-size-fits-all solution.
2. Capital Expenditure
Hiring your own software development team is time consuming and capital extensive. Choosing the right custom software company will give you flexibility and a fixed outlook on capital expenditure.
Also there is more to the total than just the sum of all parts. A team of software developers that plays well together has added performance compared to e.g. a newly hired team or freelancers dropped on a project.
3. Leveraging Software Development Best Practices
Industry best practices in software development involve software tests, process automation and agile management. Leveraging software development best practises means faster time to completion, higher code quality and less cost for maintenance and enhancement after the project is finished.
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4. Achieve Resource Flexibility
In case your software project gets bigger or smaller due to changing requirements the development team needs to be adjusted. A specialised company has proven and mature hiring processes and developer networks to achieve new hires rapidly if needed, in the best case your custom project can be staffed from the internal developer pool of your custom software partner.