Outsourcing software development can help your company by providing with an expert team if your company lacks manpower. Your company needs not to hire new employees to improve performance and pay them on a fixed basis rather you can pay only for the service rendered to your company. Thus cost will be reduced. However, you need to be careful while outsourcing your .NET project development to a partner which matches your requirement. Following are some factors you need to consider while looking for a .NET development partner.
Experience of the team
Before hiring an outsourcing partner, check the experience of the company. Company with a long time existence and a good number of projects should be chosen because without consistent delivery of quality service long existence and completion of a good number of projects are not possible.
Check the experience of the developers too. Experienced developers can run your project more smoothly. More the experience of a developer, more it is easier for him to deal with the technology.
Client reference and awards
Check if the company has client reference in its website. A company which renders quality service will get client reference. You can contact the client who referred them for verification. You can also check whether the firm has won any national or international award as a recognition of its excellence in service.
Multiple services under one roof
Choose a firm that will provide you with multiple services. Seeking only development service is not wise. Testing and deployment are very important after development.
Hire a firm that can do all these things. It will make good coordination among different stages of software development, eventually, make a better product.
Maintenance is another crucial part as after building your application you may need to update it as well as resolve complications which may arise.
Your company may now build only web applications. However, after some day you may decide to build a mobile app. If your .NET outsourcing partner makes both web and mobile applications, then it would be helpful for you. Your outsourcing partner will understand your requirement as they have already worked on it. It will save both your time and cost.
Management tool and communication
While building a product, sometimes changes in requirement arises. Choose a firm which can adapt to changes in requirement. The firm follows an agile methodology can adapt to changes. Besides you need a team which can guide you in every step of the development process. Regular and good communication here plays a very important role.
Protect your intellectual property
You may have to start a conversation with more than one firm to find a good match for your company, may have to share ideas with them. Be careful to protect your idea. Sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) while you start sharing your idea with any firm.
I hope that helps. Check out our other articles on the web and mobile app development.
Contributor: Nahian-Al-Hossain, Nascenia