5 More Questions to Ask a Custom Development Partner

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puzzle piecesChoosing a development company to create custom software for your business is a big decision and can be quite a process. After all, they aren’t just installing a new program, they are building new software that will become a vital part of your business and its future. Knowing which questions to ask prospective companies before making a hiring decision is an important part of the process.

When you understand the difference between custom development vs. customized development, it is easier to narrow down the list of true custom development companies to review for your project. In Part 1, we gave you 5 Questions to Ask a Potential Custom Development Partner that would help you create a short list of development companies to consider.

The following is a list of 5 slightly more in-depth questions to ask custom development companies. These questions will help you narrow down that short list.

      1. Do you take on any size of custom project?
      2. Will your development team complete a discovery project to help understand my business and software needs before any code is written?
      3. Do you offer new ideas to help us improve our capabilities? Will you advise on what works well and what doesn’t? Do you match technology to my project’s needs?
      4. Can you handle changes in requirements once the project has begun?
      5. Will it be easy to set up and train users? Will you come to us for the training?

You want to work with a custom development company that will answer “yes” to all of the above questions and follow up with examples of how they have done this in the past. This will reveal how adaptable the company is as well as the level of service and support you can expect to receive from them.

If they have answered all of your questions satisfactorily and seem reliable and adaptable, you can take the next step and begin discussing the requirements of your project to see if they think it’s a good fit for their team’s capabilities.

Contact Unidev to partner with our custom software development team on your project.