Outsourcing software development can be a good way to save money and time while ensuring the best results from talents in countries like India. It is recommended that you work with an experienced, skilled, and reputable offshore software development company. Here are five questions you should ask an Indian software development company before you outsource to them:
1. How long have you been offering the service?
Learn about the offshoring experience of the software development company in India. Ideally, the team must have at least one or over two decades of experience to prove that they are capable of working with different types of clients all over the world. Experience shows that they have had their fair share of challenges to understand the aspects of making outsourcing succeed. They already know what works and what does not, and this knowledge can be valuable in dealing with all kinds of software development requirements and challenges.
2. What are your credentials?
Make sure that the company has certified MCPs who have a lot of experience working with many different types of software applications that range from HTML5, mobile, and desktop, to multi-tenant SaaS apps. Choose a company that has SDETs, who offer technology consulting as required.
3. Who do you serve?
Find out who their usual clients are. Some of the best offshore software development companies in India are capable of working with end-clients, partners, and ISVs, and they have worked with well-known companies like Starbucks and 3M, too.
4. How can you help me?
A reputable offshore software development company should offer many different kinds of services from developing products for ISVs on technologies by Microsoft to custom application development for end clients. Experienced companies are able to offer advanced services like HTML 5 and Microsoft Azure development, multi-tenant SaaS app development and cloud consulting, application re-engineering, and application support and maintenance. Look for a company that offers independent testing services and mobility solutions for Android, Windows Phone, and iOS.
5. What collaboration tools do you use?
Web meetings, live video conferencing, TFS, SharePoint site, and instant messaging are essential for maintaining good communication. Choose a company that can work with you regardless of time zone differences. Their software developers should be willing to communicate with you on a daily basis to keep you involved in throughout software development process.