How does one go about choosing a company to develop a bespoke software development in the UK and how do you choose which company is right for the project and your company? Well, the following checklist will help you choose a UK software development company which is the best fit for your needs.
As they say, there is no substitute for experience. The best thing to ask any software development company, whether UK based or not, is to ask them if they have any experience in developing a similar bespoke software application. If the answer is yes, then the next step to request a demonstration of the bespoke software they have developed for their client. This not only helps to judge their experience but also allows us to see what the end result will look like.
• Awards & Recognition
Before choosing a bespoke software development company in the UK, once should also ask if the company or any of their software projects have won any UK-wide or international awards and recognition. In the UK, there are several awards which are open to software companies operating across the length and breadth of the UK. If the company has won an award, it goes a long way to show how they compare with their peers and shows their commitment to quality and growth.
• Team size
Another important factor to consider which undertaking a bespoke software development in the UK is to ask the software company about their team size. Once should pick a company which is the right size for you as a company. If we choose a software company that’s too small, there is a risk of them not being able to support the bespoke software if your company takes. On the other side, if we pick a software company which is large, then the risk is that your project or company might not get the attention it needs and the overheads of running a large company in the UK will be passed on to you, resulting in increased development, support and maintenance cost.
• Technical expertise
Today, technology changes very quickly and it’s vital for a software development company to have a good understanding of what’s available out there. Sometimes what takes weeks/months to develop can be available out-of-the-box using a software product. If the software company is able to keep a tab on what’s available out there, this can help to minimise the software development cost and effort.