21 July 2021

How to recognize a good software house?

How to recognize a good software house?

The demand for dedicated software in companies is growing. This is due to the dynamic technological development and the awareness that there are solutions to improve the functioning of the company. Software houses are involved in creating dedicated programs. This relatively new area of business meets with increasing interest. How to choose a good software house? What to pay attention to when choosing it?

Multi-technology software

How many technologies a company develops software in is largely determined by the size of its team. Everyone specializes in a different area, which means that for a software house to be able to offer its clients a wide range of products, it needs to employ many people. The smaller the company, the less technological possibilities there are to create dedicated solutions. It is worth noticing, comparing the size of the software house to the number of technologies, in which the applications are created. In a small company with a rich offer, there is a risk that the knowledge and skills of employees will be too small to create stable software that meets the client's expectations and realizes the company's needs.

The bigger the software house and the more technologies the team plows on, the greater the possibilities of creation. Such a company is able to offer several software options. It also means greater creative flexibility and a wider price range.

Extensive portfolio

Experience is the essence of a good software house. The more projects completed, the greater skills and competencies of employees. Before we choose a specific company that will develop dedicated software for us, we check what projects it has completed so far. It is worth noting whether it has worked for similar clients and created software of a similar nature. Another important factor is the area of specialization of the software house, whether it works for clients from specific industries or has a much wider range of services.

The company's website and social media profiles will probably be helpful in this regard. The website should feature projects completed to date along with customer feedback and reviews. Pay special attention to case studies if they are presented on the website. Customer reviews should not only be positive, but also reliable. Presentation of already completed projects is not only their description, but also specific effects.

Clear and understandable communication with the client

It is crucial that the company is in constant contact with the client and provides him with information at every stage of cooperation. The plan of action and the individual steps to be taken by the software house should be presented to the client beforehand. It is important for the specialists to realize that the client is an inseparable element of the project. This means that the client takes an active part in it and has an influence on its course. We check if the software house allows contact not only directly in the company, but also remotely and online via e-mail, form on the website, social media or live chat.

Transparent design process

A good software house is distinguished by a transparent project process. This means that each stage of software development is understood by the client. Therefore, changes can be introduced on the fly while listening to the client who communicates his expectations, needs and possibilities. Transparency of the design process is also a greater sense of security for the client. A good software house treats the clients as partners, works flexibly, designs based on several technologies and employs people specializing in specific areas. It is also a company that stays in touch with the client, listens to their expectations and is open to changes during the project.

Lukasz Bozek

Lukasz Bozek is a founder and CEO of Softiero, a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and MBA at Lazarski University. Lukasz started his career as a FX dealer at Santander Bank. As a passionate of new technologies he founded Softiero which is developing innovative tech startups.

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