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How To Dramatically Speed Up Software Development By Outsourcing / Outstaffing

Are you a business leader looking to develop software to improve your business processes?

Would you like to have your software development project completed as quickly and efficiently as possible?

You’ll learn how to do this in the article below. 

Hiring Full-Time Software Developers  

Every business leader knows that custom software, along with digital transformation, drives growth and innovation, boosts efficiency, and streamlines processes necessary for growth. 

However, hiring a full-time software developer is expensive and time-consuming.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage in 2022 for software developers was $127,260, and the average pay per hour was $59.71. 

Due to labor costs, many business leaders decide against hiring full-time software developers and instead opt to have their software developed by a third party.

Challenges When Hiring Software Development Companies 

Most business leaders encounter more than a handful of challenges when looking to hire software developers or when outsourcing software development to freelancers. 

Some of the challenges business leaders face when hiring software engineers or software development companies are:

  • Unclear requirements and transparent pricing lead to misunderstandings and delays, causing additional costs for many business leaders. 
  • Many software development companies promise a lot for a lower cost. But working with the “cheapest” dev teams often ends up costing a lot more in the long run, creates a lot of frustration, and can result in never getting a finished product.
  • Quality assurance is a persistent challenge, as inadequate testing may result in delays or software with bugs, compromising functionality and the user experience. 
  • Budget overruns are common when there’s a failure to define a clear project scope. 
  • The lack of internal technical expertise may hinder businesses from effectively assessing the capabilities of software development companies, potentially resulting in poor vendor selection and dissatisfaction with the final product. 
  • Security concerns arise, especially when dealing with sensitive data, emphasizing the need for software development companies to follow robust security practices. Intellectual property issues and disputes over ownership can arise without a clear agreement. 
  • Scalability and flexibility challenges may emerge if the developed software is not adaptable to future business requirements or growth. 
  • Lastly, assessing the reliability and reputation of a software development company can be challenging, and vetting companies by reading hundreds of websites and online articles is time-consuming.

Why You Should Speak with A Consultant First

If you’d like to move faster with your project and ensure that you don’t encounter the challenges above, you should speak with a software development consultant first.

A good consultant can help you avoid the issues mentioned above so you can achieve your business goals as quickly and efficiently as possible with the least amount of frustration.

The good news is that it’s possible to speak with a software consultant for free!

Many consultants have relationships with development teams. So, they’re happy to provide free consulting because they know that oftentimes a free consultation will end up turning into a good referral or other type of business relationship.

If you’d like to have a free consultation with a software development consultant in our network, just tap the button below to answer a few questions, and we’ll connect you with a consultant who will help you save a tremendous amount of time and money.