Decide what you need – and get it custom made
There has never been a better time to be building a strong online business. This can include developing software that will assist you to do so. Whatever your software requirements may be, this is certainly a good time to start the process.
It is a great time to come up with ideas and work with world-class software developers to create bespoke software that exactly meets your business’s needs. There is a process that needs to be followed to achieve this in the most effective way – so here are 4 steps to seamless software solutions.
Everything they say starts with an idea. If you have a good idea, you should be able to take it to a software developer that can transform your thoughts into tangible, workable software to exactly suit your needs.
An important thing to remember too, is that if you decide you need software for something, don’t accept that you are forced to buy ‘off the shelf’ products – or that it’s cheaper to do so! Software custom designed and developed for your specifications can often be even more cost effective.
Get a proposal, timeline and a quote
Now you need to give your software developer a clear briefing and make sure that they fully understand what it is that you need. They then need to give you a proposal. This should include a reasonable timeline, and in the case of professional software developers, you should be able to hold them to this
A wide variety of such frameworks has evolved over the years, each with its own recognized strengths and weaknesses. There are several different approaches to software development: some take a more structured, engineering-based approach to develop business solutions, whereas others may take a more incremental approach, where software evolves as it is developed piece-by-piece. One system development methodology is not necessarily suitable for use by all projects. Each of the available methodologies is best suited to specific kinds of projects, based on various technical, organizational, project and team considerations.
Your proposal should also include a comprehensive quote detailing whatever services are to be provided. If you choose the right software developers you should be able to take your business to a whole new level without having to worry about costly IT expenses too!
The development – be involved
Now it is time for the software developers to write the code to begin to develop the software. Make sure that you are always kept in the loop and a good software development company should automatically do this.
Software testing is an integral phase of the software development process. This part of the process ensures that any potential defects are recognised as soon as possible. Prior to end-user testing, automated code testing is carried out to ensure each part of the source performs functions correctly.
Consequently, there will be some time spent by the development team in internal testing to make sure that the software meets all your specifications and then they should provide you with a beta version to test and sign off on before providing you with the final software product.
Enjoy your software - and ensure after sales backup
Once everything has been tested and signed off to your satisfaction all that’s left to do is for you to start using and enjoying your custom-made software! A good software developer’s services shouldn’t stop there though. Makes sure your after sales service includes the following:
- 1. You receive the promised training to enable you to use the software exactly as you had intended it to function.
- 2. You receive full product documentation for your record purposes.
- 3. You have access to an online help desk and knowledge base for solid after sales support.
Get the professionals
Not only does Livex Software , one of South Africa’s premier software developers, tick all of these boxes and fully carry out all these criteria, but our software development fees are 37% lower than the market average!
This does not mean compromising on quality however as we always deliver the highest quality products and services - all of which come with our satisfaction guarantee.