A Trusty Offshore Software Development Will Fulfill its Commitments

Posted by Congruent on February 16th, 2018

Your company may be contemplating custom software development and leaning toward outsourcing because of its cost-efficiency. However, cost-saving benefits aside, diverting IT projects such as software and app development to an offshore company has its unique advantages including excellent time to market, the exceptional standard of service, more advanced infrastructure, and favorable government policies. Offshore software developers are some of the most sought after outsourced skillsets today. Apart from cutting downtime and cost of in-house recruitment and project management, an offshore software developmentcompany provides businesses access to exceptionally talented and highly trained workforce that are equipped to handle the most complex and difficult types of IT projects. More than this, they allow for faster time to market, while bringing to the table, consistently high-quality services and specialized knowledge and technical know-how in catering to different business segments, which allow for more efficient app development. 

All these advantages, however, will not materialize without an active partnership with a trustworthy offshore software development company. Here are ways to make sure that you are working with a reputable offshore software developer capable of ensuring error-free and high-quality service delivery that is mutually profitable: 

Understand your project requirements – Before starting your search, make sure you have a clear idea of what your software development project requires. Start with a business requirements document that specifies the kind of business solution you need from an offshore software development companyand follows up with an SRS or software requirements specification. The latter will list down all the functions as well as the non-functional requirements of your development. Both these documents will also serve as reliable reference points as you prepare an agreement with your software development partner. 

Seek out companies that match your needs – Now that you have your requirements down, you are ready to shortlist companies that offer service categories that match your exact needs. Take a look at the company’s reputation and track record and examine their technical expertise. Determine what type of approach to development they specialize in and make sure they have the right infrastructure and development methodologies for the project. Choose an offshore software development company whose culture matches with your own. 

Finally, consider running a test project – Start with smaller-scale requirements to establish your working relationship and make sure that they are the right fit for the job. This way, it will be easier to seal the deal on larger projects and development requirements you may have in the future. 

About the Author:

Headquartered in Seattle, WA, Congruent, and Microsoft Gold certified partner has been providing software development services to its global clients since 1994. The operations are supported by our large offshore software development center in Chennai, India. Congruent customers include a wide range of companies, from a Start-up solution provider, ISV's to enterprise clients like 3M, Premera Blue Cross, and Council on Foreign Relations, Glasstech, Maldives Airport and many more.

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