Software Development Consulting Services 2020: In-depth Guide
In 2020, it’s becoming apparent that digital transformation is necessary for organizations to thrive and compete in the new economy. And software development is critical to make digital transformation happened. Software and technologies allow business streamline their operations, attract and retain customers, as well as boost employees’ productivity.
However, if your businesses are not in the IT industry, carrying out software development projects will come with a number of challenges, which may derail and deter your projects from completion. Thus, employing software consulting service is necessary to help your organization avoid the costly potential mistakes, which can negatively affect your overall business.
In this article, we take an in-depth look into software development consulting services to help businesses understand why, how, and what IT consultants can do to help transform your business.
Why business need software consulting services?
When it comes to IT and software development, there are many things happen that may go wrong with the project, leading to waste of time and money, or even projects failure.
Mistakes can occur as early as in the planning phase - for example, choosing the wrong type of technologies could lead to implementation of the wrong solutions, or inefficient system product and many more.
Furthermore, with a wrong planning, businesses wouldn’t be able to allocate adequate resources for development and other consequences.
Engaging with IT consulting service experts enable businesses to avoid the potential mistakes as early before kick-off, and also prevent the expensive re-work of projects, identify and mitigate risks in advanced, ultimately improve overall software project quality.
How software consultants can help with your development projects?
IT consulting services provider offer the bridge between the technical expertise gaps in your organization. They provide the necessary insights and expertise needed, as well as methodologies to bring your ideas into life, turning projects into success.
At TP&P Technology, here are a few things among the many areas that our software consultants can do to help with your IT development project:
- Requirement Analysis: our IT experts can work with your team to identify and prioritize on the project requirements as well as develop a system architecture leaving room for future scalability and integrations requirements. We also evaluate the project feasibility, business process and data flows models, so that clients can get a clearly laid-out specifications that will guide the development team in the right direction, adequately address business needs and use-cases.
- Technology Recommendations: we help you choose the best suitable technology for your product as well as upgrading outdated or ineffective technologies into the advanced ones. With a team of software engineers based in Vietnam and internationally that are well-versed in a range of technologies, we offer independent advice on the technologies stack of choice for your development needs, clarify on the specific technology that will effectively solve your business challenges and deliver the maximum return on investment.
- Security Protection Advice: our team can help introduce the latest security measures and best-practice to help you ensure the highest level of safety, and authentication to create the secure app, and win the trust of future users.
- And more
It’s important that you hire the right software consulting partner that are proficient in a wide range of technologies for digital transformations and can provide the right solutions for your businesses.
What Type of IT Consulting Does Your Business Need?
Each of your business processes has the potential for digital transformation. Depends on the nature of the process, IT development can be carried out to streamline process accordingly.
As mentioned above, if your business is not in the IT industry, it’d better to employ the services provided by software development vendor to manage all the development needs, to ensure that all the necessary technical requirements are looked after.
Below are some of the most common project types which businesses outsource to external IT services provider:
Mobile and Web App Development
Web and mobile application development are increasingly playing the critical role for businesses to communicate, and interact with their customers. The development of such applications should enable consumers to engage with your businesses easily, conveniently, and timely across both web and mobile channels.
The chosen software development consulting provider should be able to work with your business to create apps that are user-friendly designed, sufficiently address real-world business use cases, and enhance business operations.
Software testing and QA is a necessary process which helps developers to ensure product quality by identifying errors and bugs for fixing before launch. Many companies do not have a QA team and process in place and some may even ignore QA entirely. Engaging with a QA outsourcing company can help you to establish a QA strategy or to enhance their existing QA process and test strategy.
Besides, many particular products are requires to comply with regulations such as HIPAA (healthcare), PCI-DSS (FinTech for online payment), and KYC & AML etc. which could be difficult and time-consuming to achieve. IT consultants who are experienced will be able to provide a clear roadmap to help business in accomplishing such requirements, including test specialist hiring and training.
Cloud & DevOps Consulting
DevOps, when done right, will provide many benefits to businesses, including shorter and more frequent release cycles, reduce time-to-market, improve the detection of bugs and errors, overall create higher quality product.
DevOps consulting company with the necessary expertise and experience, will be able to provide a thorough assessment and implementation plan for your business, as well as incorporating the CI/CD pipeline and tool-set into the future development.
Compare to other technologies, blockchain is a fairly new one which is being adopted by many business across industries. Thus, applying blockchain technology across businesses require specialized expertise, together with technical know-how in the latest technology of distributed ledge. Ultimately, it’d be better that businesses engage the consulting services provided by software companies to build their desired application.
Data Science & Machine Learning
As mentioned in the previous blog post, currently, machine learning engineers and data scientists are among the most in-demand IT professional in the job market. Hiring machine learning engineers and data scientists from external agency can help you move your project forward, given the high market demand for machine learning expertise.
Maintenance and support
Proactive support and maintenance allows business to stay up-to-date with new technology as well as providing the much needed support and training to product end-user. Engaging with an offshore partner enable business to provide constant 24/7 support to their customer at a very economical costs.
With all the IT development needs listed above, it is a challenge to build, maintain and derive the maximum benefits out of the solutions. Thus, software consulting services are necessary to help businesses fill in the knowledge and technical skills gap to successfully accomplish their digital transformation endeavor.
How to Effectively Collaborate with an IT Consulting Services Provider?
Reliable software consulting services provider can offer you a range of cooperation models fitting your unique project requirements. Especially, you should try to choose the provider who can join at any stage of your project.
Depends on the particular business requirements, the expert team should be able to work with you through a specific project, or you can hire them on an on-going basis and enable them to work along-side your in-house team on the long-term basis.
For cost-effective solutions, businesses are increasingly turning to offshore IT outsourcing. Hiring offshore software developers provide the same benefits as those experts have the same level of expertise, experience, and technology infrastructure as the same local options (thanks to advancement of cloud computing technology), but at a significantly reduced costs.
More importantly, the software vendor should allow you to scale up and down the development team capacity to match with your resources and needs.
For instance, many companies would like to increase the development capacity and speed-up the time to market at the later stages of the project and then slow down after deployment.
All in all, the right IT consulting partner is one that can deliver the right solutions that are scalable, cost-effective and perfectly tailored to your unique business strategy and IT development goals.
In particular, the right consulting partner should take into considerations your project goals, particular business industry, as well as the challenges associated in order to help you save money, maximizing benefits and gain an advantage in the long run.
As a leading software development company in Vietnam, TP&P Technology provides a wide range of IT consulting services, perfectly match with your organization’s particular business requirements. Our team of experts can help you identify solutions that are best suitable and cost-effective, delivering at the highest quality standards.
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