Keep Your Wits About You
So you are in the market for a custom software developer. If you were to go online and search for this phrase, you are sure to find hundreds of companies waiting for your phone call.
Out of all of these companies, the majority are probably legitimate. However, it is imperative that you do not fall for a fake “custom” software developer and avoid being lied to. After all, your cash isn’t the only thing at stake here. Your business is in the mix as well.
How can you avoid being fooled by a company that doesn’t offer custom software – but offers cheap modified versions of already available programs? Follow these steps below.
1. Check the Price-tag
Custom software creation is not cheap. Although it is an amazing tool for your business that will pay off, it is an investment, and you should treat it as such. When you are looking for a custom software developer company, you should check their prices or get a quote. If the price sounds too good to be true, chances are it is.
Another red flag to look for is a company that says, “We won’t know the entire cost until the project is complete.” Any reputable software company will be able to at least give you an estimate on overhead before they begin.
2. Ask Questions
When you are searching for the perfect software developer, it is important to ask the right questions. A legitimate custom software developer company will be able to answer these questions truthfully and quickly.
- Do you create software from the bottom up?
- Do you use any software that is already ready-made?
- Do you use templates?
If they answer yes to any of these questions, you should them ask them why. If the software serves an incredible purpose for their custom work, this is important for you to know. If they cannot give you a reason, it may be just a loophole masked as experience.
“Custom” software that is created with these solutions are not good for future use. For now, they will do the work you need them to. In the future, if modifications need to be made, customization may be next to impossible if using templates or ready-made programs or solutions. After spending your time, money and effort on custom software, this will be a hard blow to take.
3. Get It In Writing
Once you and your software developer have conversed about their solution to your issue, you should get their proposed plan in writing. This type of contract will create a back brace in case software is used that you did not agree to. A company that refuses to do so may not be the best option for you.
Axis Software Dynamics believes in truly custom software to fit your business needs. Call us today at 469-535-7500 or visit our website at axissoftwaredynamics.com to see what solutions we can offer for you and your business.