Who Should Undertake Custom Software Development?
When your business needs custom software development, it may be tempting to turn the project over to in-house IT but you may want to reconsider this option before making your decision.
The first consideration is this: Most IT departments are overwhelmed with workload and embroiled in the day-to-day support of hardware, software and network issues, producing reports and dealing with management and user projects.
The second consideration is the skill-set necessary to develop custom software. If the project is going to result in a product for the market, a Custom Software Development Company may be even more crucial to your success. Software product design, development and support is a more complex process than app development and should be undertaken by a partner that can help you with the entire lifecycle including product requirements, proof of concept, design, development, configuration, integration, implementation, migration, support, and upgrade, as well as product documentation for business users, consumers and/or technical support. Custom software development may include mobile app development and will most certainly require dedicated support and availability during and, possibly, after implementation to ensure that users are supported and the product is well received.
Many enterprises consider employing the services of offshore software development partners and, if this is a consideration for your business, it will serve you well to choose a partner with 24/7 support for users and technical staff so that there are no delays or issues.
Software Product Development is best done by an experienced, skilled team with domain and cross-platform experience, a team that knows the various technologies and understands infrastructure, scalability for growth and other considerations.