Choosing the Right Custom Software Developer

After you’ve established your goals, objectives and timeframes for upcoming software development, it’s time to look for the right custom software developer that would effectively execute the project.

Choosing the right custom software development company that’s right for your business isn’t an easy task. Many different factors need to be considered prior to partnering with a company that will be designing, delivering and supporting your solution.

Ultimately, the right software company meets your needs and delivers the best results for your organisation.

Below are some of the basics you should look out for and understand when you’re considering outsourcing a custom software development project.

Previous Experience

Always be sure to get an insight into a software provider’s previous work. Looking for case studies and testimonials are great ways to get insight into the exact kind of software which has been developed in the past and how it has benefited the client.

Within a custom software development team’s portfolio, looking at the industries they’ve operated in previously will give you an idea of their experience in the fields relevant to your organisation.

You should also research whether they’ve created software for clients similar to your own organisation. If they’ve worked with companies like yours, there’s a good chance they’ll know what works and what doesn’t to deliver a great solution.

Technology Used

The best development teams use the best tools and technology to create the best software solutions possible.

Each client is unique and not every project needs the latest cutting-edge technology to develop the best solution. An experienced software development team takes your goals and objectives into account and uses to right tools to meet at your level to build the most appropriate solution for your organisation.


The firm you choose to work with must have security at the forefront of their offering. Your organisation can’t risk a data breach through lacking data security or a software loophole. This is especially important for cloud-based software.

Customer information leaking through a poorly integrated software solution could have a disastrous impact on your organisation. Customer trust and brand perception could be impacted negatively, not to mention the possible fines you could face.

A trustworthy developer should have a comprehensive secure solution and processes in place that address both current and future potential threats.


Ensuring that ongoing support is something offered even after the solution has been completed is extremely important. Issues continuously rise with the continued use of software within organisations.

Bugs and glitches are an unavoidable element of software development. However, an experienced development team will use these bugs advantages to improve future support and security.

Not only should regular every day support be considered, but the support of the company’s future growth. As organisations grow over time, the solution that once served the company becomes outdated. The software developed for your organisation must be scalable and supported into the future to grow alongside your organisation.


The software development company you bring on board needs to act as an extension of your organisation.

This means they need align with your organisation’s culture in some shape or form. As you could be working together for months (or even years), it’s incredibly important that your values align, and personalities won’t clash.

Your first meeting itself can even give a good indication of whether you’re a good cultural fit for each other or not.

Custom software development can be a large investment and knowing that the right team is working on your project is half the battle. Has your organisation embarked on a challenging software development project? Be sure to get in contact with us today on +353 1 8041298!


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