Every year we observe how the increasing number of business owners initiate digital transformation. No wonder mobile and web applications have become an inseparable part of our lives: they make things easier. These days a lot of common routine tasks can be delegated to applications. And what does that mean for businesses? They can effectively boost their productivity, improve customer services and generate additional income thanks to technologies.
Software development can bring any business to a whole new level and grant it a huge competitive advantage. The possibilities are endless, and the only thing you need to do first is to find a reliable development partner. Considering the variety of vendors (freelancers, in-house teams, off-shore developers), it is crucial to understand who actually can do the best job for an optimal price\quality ratio.
So in this article, we’d like to discuss why hiring a dedicated development team is the best choice of all, what benefits this cooperation can bring you, and what to look for in your potential development partner. And, without further ado, let’s get started.
Is it a good idea to look for dedicated developers?
Based on our experience, we can say that cooperating with the development team is the best option if you want to get a feature-rich solution built using the latest technologies and relevant to your company’s needs.
Delegating software development to the professional team can save you a lot of time, nerves and money. What’s great about dedicated teams is that they are tailored to meet your particular project needs and requirements. So you will get specialists with the necessary skills and knowledge.
The development company of your choice must have experience in building solutions for your particular business niche and be able to offer you the most suitable tech stack, feature set, third-party integrations, services, etc.
So basically, you’ll get a cohesive team with extensive domain knowledge, expertise, and well-coordinated management processes. And that team can do all the job for you, starting with writing detailed specifications and project requirements and ending with the project management and development within a set time frame.
Just imagine – you will not need to gather your in-house team, perform numerous interviews, spend time looking through CVs, discuss salaries, and even think about a workspace for your team. You can really save a lot of costs and time and get your business solution faster. And we all know that time is money, and your time to market means a lot.
Dedicated development services of GBKSOFT
And now let’s speak about the variety of services you can get. And believe us, that really makes hiring a dedicated software development team a good idea. We would like to take our GBKSOFT team as an example and briefly describe what services you can benefit from if you consider cooperating with us.
Consultation with a Business Analyst
Every business owner knows that a well-thought-out plan is the key to success. So here at GBKSOFT, we help our clients to plan everything and even predict all possible development risks to mitigate them and deliver your project on time and within budget. We offer consultation with our professional Business Analysts: they will help you formulate project requirements, write all technical documentation, decide what functionality your solution will have and how it will be integrated into your current digital environment.
The main goal of this pre-development stage is to discover your main competitors, explore their solutions and the best practices and approaches to problem-solving. While startups need this step to find out how to stand out from the competition, the businesses can draw inspiration from ready-made solutions and discover what tools can be used to solve specific business challenges. By exploring the market, you get a chance to define the best feature set for your own solution and expand it to meet your particular business needs. And our specialists at GBKSOFT always help clients with this holistic research.
Speaking about your own in-house development team or freelancers, we can say that they will not be able to provide deep research of your business challenges and needs. A professional third-party opinion can help you identify some crucial issues you may not have noticed, or find a solution better addressing your particular pain points.
Yes, you know your business from the inside. Still, you are only considering the digital transformation aspect, so you may simply not know what approach is better and what your app should actually do and what processes it can automate or optimize. And dedicated specialists with domain expertise and several similar projects in the portfolio can be really helpful.
If you ask us what makes a good solution, we’d say it’s UI and UX, apart from the functionality. Whatever project you need to develop, it is crucial to take care of its look and usability. And that is exactly when a good dedicated development team can come in handy.
For example, here at GBKSOFT, we have a team of UI/UX designers who are aware of the latest design trends and often participate in various design competitions (and win awards). So with our specialists, you can be sure that your solutions will have an up-to-date layout, suitable color scheme, and a totally user-friendly interface. While designing apps for businesses, we keep in mind that the solution should be very convenient and intuitive to use. It should not take much time to master and start using it.
What’s also great about dedicated development teams is that they can give a fresh look to your app by redesigning it. UI/UX redesign offers numerous advantages to businesses and helps to improve usability, increase engagement and even create better brand image.
Web and mobile development
Great development services are what really drive businesses to select dedicated teams. Most companies not only write high-quality code, they are ready to power up a solution with the latest technologies like AI, ML, AR, IoT, and many others. Dedicated teams consist of specialists of different skills and experience. So by cooperating with such a team, you get access to the best tech talents able to transform your business and make it a bit smarter thanks to technologies.
Speaking about web and mobile development services, we’d like to share a short list of technologies we use in our company. Check it out below:
With the GBKSOFT dedicated team, you can build web and mobile applications of different complexity and be sure that those solutions are secure, flexible and scalable. So we would recommend you to find a web and mobile development team that offers deep involvement into your business niche, guarantees smooth communication, well-organized delivery process (with regular updates and code reviews), and top-notch project management.
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Code review and solutions modernization
Not all businesses need to develop a new solution from scratch. Sometimes middle-size and big companies already have well functioning software. However, that software may require an update and modernization. Dedicated developers can be a perfect fit for that job as they work with the latest technologies and know what is missing. Plus, the development team can do a code review of your solution and fix all the existing issues, even the minor ones. It is even possible to rewrite your application from scratch or update its code.
We had such an experience in our company. One client from a construction company came to us with his web app and an idea of a new construction management system. Although his solution was able to fulfill certain operations decently, it was not a perfect business management tool. It lacked numerous options, many operations were performed manually instead of being automated. There were some challenges that were troubleshot with the new software developed by our team.
What about gathering an in-house team?
In case you are gathering your own in-house team, you should know that there can be a challenge to find and hire specialists who have the necessary tech knowledge and skills. As to freelancers, they can have some troubles with clean code because usually they do code review by themselves and cannot identify the mistakes and issues and fix them timely.
We even had several clients who came to GBKSOFT with the solution created either by a freelancer or by inexperienced developers. Those clients wanted us to fix their solutions and make them functional and presentable. But, unfortunately, it was easier to develop a new solution from scratch than rewrite a poorly-written code. So by choosing freelancers, you may end up paying even more than you’ve expected to invest in your digital solution.
Some business owners do not have their own team of technical specialists or only have a CTO and a project manager. If that’s your case, your in-house executives would be happy to manage an outsourced team directly. All processes can be controlled by someone from your team. Usually the development team is easy to communicate with, so there would not be a problem to make them work under your management.
Basically, there are two possible scenarios that can push you to hire dedicated team.
- As we have already mentioned, you can have your own in-house team with a limited number of specialists. In this case, you need some extra hands and will hire people to fill the gap in some technology knowledge your specialists may lack.
- The second scenario is when you do not have any tech pros or only have a CTO or a PM, and also need to find a team to build your solution from scratch.
Each of those scenarios implies that you definitely need assistance from professional developers. So the most important questions awaiting for you in the process of looking for the right team would be:
- Where to find a dedicated development team?
- What concerns should I pay attention to?
- What are acceptable hourly rates?
We can help you find the answers to all those questions. And we also can become your short or long-term development partner. GBKSOFT specialists have experience in working alone on complex business projects, and also in collaborating with the client’s team to develop certain features or help with quality assurance. In any case, we can suggest the best option for your particular project.
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Where to find a dedicated development team?
By now, you may be wondering what to do if you are searching for a dedicated team. How can you know that the one you’ve found on the Internet is the right choice for your project?
We would recommend you to make a full research and comparison of teams. So first of all, you will need to visit one of the websites providing ratings and info about software development companies. You can check out Clutch or any other platform of a kind. There you will be able to compare numerous companies from all over the world and discover the following details:
Some real concerns that you may have
When choosing the development team and thinking about entrusting them with your app idea, some concerns may appear in your head. And that is totally okay because you are starting something new with the people you’ve never worked with before. You may have a lot of doubts and fears. We have thought about them and collected the most common concerns all business owners have at some point when they are initiating the development. So here they are:
Pricing matters to consider before you hire dedicated development team
Let’s start with the hourly rates since the price you pay for your solution will depend on them. In different countries, the specialists from the software development industry charge different hourly rates for their services.
For instance, in the USA, you will pay up to $150 for a senior developer, around $130 for middle, and $105 for junior. The prices seem to be too high, especially compared with the European rates, which are: up to $60 for seniors, $35 for middle, and $25 for junior developers. These prices can differ, we are only providing here the average price tags. If we speak about the most affordable developers, then, of course, that would be Asian specialists. They charge $30 for seniors, $24 for middle, and $15 for junior developers.
When choosing between the USA, Europe and Asia, it is preferable to choose the golden mean which is Europe, undoubtedly. They offer high quality services and a full development package at affordable prices.
There are also several pricing models you should consider before hiring a team. We have written a detailed article dedicated to this topic and you can check it out here. The choice of pricing model will depend on your project size and needs. So the article we’ve linked can help you make the right decision.
Digitalization is a huge trend right now, and chances are that your competitors have already stopped investing in ready-made solutions and began developing and using their own ones instead. Custom-made software is scalable, flexible, and capable of taking a company to a whole new level and transforming its internal processes. And when it comes to the development side, there is no better choice than delegating it to a dedicated team.
Of course, software development will require some solid investments, time, and effort. However, if you choose the right vendors, you will get exactly what you wanted and paid for. But before making a final choice and settling up with a certain development agency, consider all factors we’ve described in this article and select really high class dedicated team development services.
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