As the world continues to become more technologically advanced, both in business and at home, the demand for experience software developers continues to rise. After all, most businesses simply do not have the in-house capabilities that are offered by a software development company, leading many to pursue other options.

One of the most popular choices when faced with this challenge is to outsource app development to another company that specializes in the type of project you need done. In this article, we are going to lay out a few different reasons why you should hire a software development company in 2018.

We hope that this will not only open your eyes to the possibilities of working with a development company, but the ease and simplicity of doing so in our day and age.

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Get products to market faster

While just a few years ago businesses would hire a development company for something simple like a website revamp, companies today are often looking for something more. Thankfully, development companies have risen to the task and now can help see a development project through from start to finished. Some companies will even help with mobile app maintenance after a project is completed.

With a combination of development process expertise and Agile methodologies, development companies can get your product to market faster than ever before. In today’s market where it seems like a new technology is announced every day, this has never been more important.

For businesses that are looking to not only develop a well-made product, but one that actually is successful, working with a development company is the best option available. You no longer have the option of taking your time with a project. In 2018, being efficient and creating a product specifically for your end users is the best way to have a successful product and a development company can help you get there.  

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Reduced costs in salaries and infrastructure

Another reason why businesses choose to offshore software product development is to reduce costs, both in salaries and infrastructure. This has always been a hallmark of development companies and it remains true to this day. The same expertise that you would get from hiring an in-house developer can be found for a much lower cost overseas.

For example, hiring a mid-range developer from somewhere like India or eastern Europe can cost 1/4th as much as someone in the states. Although it may seem that working with someone in a different time zone would be difficult, these development companies will work with you to make sure everyone stays on the same page. Not only that, but having an around-the-clock team can lead to faster crisis management.

Take advantage of experience and expertise

So far we have talked about how hiring a development company can get your product to market faster and reduce costs, but in 2018, the most important reason for outsourcing is taking advantage of the collective experience and expertise of the company. In fact, Roman Pavlyuk of Salesforce puts it best:

“Because they often work with many companies on a variety of projects, outsource partners can quickly interject critical skills and expertise to any product or software development.” – Roman Pavlyuk, Salesforce.

Not only will the development company have experience with key factors to software development like UI and UX design, but they will have likely worked on a project similar to your own. While a single in-house developer might only have experience working on earlier projects from your company, a development company has multiple developers that have worked on a series of projects that you get to take advantage of from day one.

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Easier recruiting and delegating

Along with gaining the expertise of your development company, you can also cast a wider net when looking for talent. Now that businesses have become more global, they no longer have to look within their area for what they need. This also means that you shouldn’t settle for less when you can be working with the top app developers in the world.

Additionally, today there are even development companies that will find extra help for you. For instance, if they don’t have a developer in their roster that has the expertise you are looking for, these companies can coordinate with other developers to find what you need.

Focus on your business

When it comes to creating a software product for your business, the last thing you want to be doing is spending all of your time on the nitty gritty. Hiring a development company can not only lead to a better development project, but it allows you to focus on your business.

After all, the development is just one part of the process. If you get to the end of your project and haven’t marketed the product or laid out a plan for success, the entire process will be a waste. Instead, work with your development company to make sure they have everything they need and then get back to business at hand.

Read also: How to outsource app development to gain an advantage.

For businesses looking to take it a step further, you can even hire the company to perform maintenance on your software after the initial build is done. Good development companies will have project managers in place to help you out with this and make sure that you handle what you know while they handle what they know.

Shared responsibility

The final reason for hiring a software development company in 2018 is the shared responsibility between your business and theirs. By thinking of this relationship as more of a partnership than boss/employee, you are sharing the responsibility, meaning that it’s not all on you should the process fail.

These development companies want you to be successful because that reflects well on them. However, this is a two-way street and many projects have been lost to businesses that come in with the wrong expectations. Before entering into an agreement with them, you will want to make sure that their values align with yours. Not only will this save you time and money, but them as well.

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Conclusion

We hope that this article has helped you to better understand the benefits of working with a software development company. As new technologies emerge, outsourcing and offshoring software development will continue to be an important business process.

By starting off now, you can enter into a good relationship with a company and have a firm foundation. So, if you are thinking of starting a project, a development company might just be your new best friend.