This article is backed by the views of business councilors and experts and has been done to define the entire process of selecting a Software Development Company in a structured way.
Step 1 Planning and Searching - Sounds basic, but this is the foundation that would shape all your efforts while choosing a right Software Development Company. Before knowing the skills of the Software Development Company you are searching, plan your requirements. To be precise, know:
• The role of your new software
• The intended market or audience of your software
• Your budget
Step 2 Referrals - Referrals work for almost all businesses. It is a vigorous process but does not have to be very extensive. Try to find out those who have been associated with the software development company that you are zeroing upon.
Step 3 Evaluating - After you have asked your friends of their opinions, you need to evaluate the company profiles you short listed. This requires extensive research.
Step 4 Responsiveness - How promptly does your company responds to your queries. Read their website to know the post-sales support they offer.
Step 5 Request for Proposals (RFP) - By now you would have selected few Software Companies. It's now time to request them for proposals that would include.
Step 6 Evaluating Proposals - Evaluate their proposal on the basis of the following:
• Wellness of the proposal
• Company strength and weakness
After implementing the above process, you would be able to compare and select a particular Software Company that can understand your business.