You’ve decided to develop a digital product for your company. And you’re debating whether to outsource the design and development work. It’s common for doubts and fears to rear your head:
- “I want to keep the knowledge inside my company.”
- “I don’t want to be tied down to an external service provider.”
- “It will cost way more than if we just develop it ourselves.”
- “I get SR&ED tax credits if I hire in-house developers.”
- “An external partner won’t have a solid grasp of our business context and culture.”
We understand the arguments. But we can’t say we agree. When you aren’t in the business of tech development, the process of creating a high-quality digital product will be full of challenges, risks, and unplanned costs.
We want to share with you what you stand to gain by partnering with a software development company like ours.
1. You’ll get a much quicker return on investment
There might be many reasons why you’re looking to build an app, tool, or software. Any of these will require some type of investment. We understand if you don’t want to wait forever to see a return on it. But if you decide to hire your own team of developers, the reality is, you might have to.
Why? Nowadays, it’s tougher (and more costly) than ever to hire qualified developers, designers, and quality assurance experts. All of which you will need. If you don’t have the internal recruitment resources to fill these roles in your company, you’ll have to reach out to recruiting agencies. You haven’t even gotten going yet, and you’re already adding big costs to your project.
The process of hiring and onboarding a new team is very long when you’re not in the business of developing technology. Depending on your business reality, you might not need staff with those specific skills in the long term. You’ll have to pay them top dollar to compensate for their opportunity cost.
If you want to reduce overhead and get a quick return on your investment, it just makes sense to partner up with a firm that has the team in place already, primed to get to work on your project.
2. It allows you to continue to focus on what you’re good at
To succeed with your project, tech mastery is key. It’s critical to stay up-to-date on trends. But if you don’t have team members regularly spearheading the implementation of the latest and greatest in tech, it simply won’t get done. You’ll quickly fall behind the times. Leaning on a development firm, like us, will save you time and money.
We eat, sleep, and breathe technology — always on top of what’s happening in the digital domain. We also study the best practices needed to bring a project to life with impeccable attention to detail. If we have this key part covered, it means you don’t have to.
Why add more pressure to your team that is already busy growing your business? Outsourcing lets your team focus on their core competencies, while we devote ourselves to producing a superior finished product.
3. You’ll acquire instant access to experts
You want to develop an exceptional digital product. Something that won’t break easily and that your users can understand. The best way to succeed is to have experienced UX/UI designers, web and/or mobile programmers, quality assurance (QA) experts, and project managers. If you try to skimp by getting by without any of these highly specialized professionals, your project will suffer — big time.
We employ a full roster of tech professionals who are highly skilled in the multiple areas of expertise that you need to bring your digital projects to fruition.
There is another neat bonus point when you work with experts in tech development. When done right, quality-type digital products have the potential to result in a new revenue stream for your business. We have seen it with some of our clients.
4. Getting an outside perspective adds extreme value
We implement powerful methods called Discovery Phases. They allow us to get a deep understanding of our clients’ business. Every single time, by the end of them, our clients are delighted, at peace, and excited for what’s next.
How? We follow methodologies to get to the bottom of what you need given your specific business context. Custom and unique to you.
We know all the questions that need to be answered before even getting to the design phase. Then, we can build you a top-notch solution that elegantly anticipates the needs and wants of your end users.
Pro tip: Very often, companies simply don’t know what methods to use to plan how a new digital product should function. And what it should look like. It’s very easy to unknowingly create your product in a way that limits its usability, forcing you to have to create it all over again in the not-too-distant future.
All in all, the right firm will give you confidence and peace of mind
It’s completely understandable that companies hesitate when it comes to trusting an “outsider”. But if you’ve picked the right development agency, the process of partnering with them will feel like a big relief. Right from the very first meeting.
Our job is not only to ensure you get the finished product of your dreams, but to help you sidestep costly mistakes that will hurt your bottom line.
Your business isn’t focused on building technologies. But we are. So, go ahead. Picture what the future of your business looks like. When you’re ready, we’ll be here, ready to make it a reality.
Our door’s always open to exchange ideas. Send us a note, here.