Why you should invest in software development for your company?
Today, technology is the best ally for companies looking to grow and improve their performance and income.
Investing in software development for your company allows you to add long-term benefits to your business. However, it’s crucial to make sure you hire the best professionals, companies or agencies, so your software gets developed using only the best tools, with room to grow and scale as your business does.
If you’re interested in investing on developing some software solution for your company, keep reading! We’ll explain what software development is it and why you should invest on it for your company.
What is Software Development?
Let’s start on what’s software. Software is a tech term referring to a computer program, data, procedures and features to do specific tasks in an informatic system.
Software development studies all the components or elements needed to create, manage, maintain and test a computer system or program. It’s also in charge of gathering all the requirements, tasks to be done, rules, conditions and custom features and transforming them into computer code, so the program ends up doing what it’s supposed to do.
To understand it better, think about your e-mail provider. First, someone had to think about what they wanted to do with the e-mails: write, send, receive, organize, star, delete, archive them… and so many other nice features, like connecting it to a calendar, to a contacts book, and so on. Then, a developer translated those needs and features into computer code, wrote the right instructions, tested it and deployed it, so you can now easily manage your email on your phone, on your computer and on the internet.
Thus, with Software Development you can turn any idea you have into a computer program, so you can improve your business processes, increase your income, sell more, offer better customer service, improve your production and find new ways to offer your products and services.
Why should I invest on Software Development?
There are many reasons why companies of all kinds invest in software development for their businesses. We’ve gathered them into 4 main reasons and advantages:
1. Long-term solutions:
Many companies spend a fortune trying to fix a problem over and over again, and yet they keep fighting it because they don’t totally fix it. Sometimes, a custom software development is the best way to identify the problem, address it, fix it and even improve it, allowing your company to move forward and focus on what truly matters.
Together with your team, a well-organized software development agency will help you to identify the causes of your problems, and will offer a solution to solve it adjusted to your business needs and goals, allowing you to scale and grow the software solution as your company does.
2. Improves Accessibility:
Usually, a software solution improves accessibility for everyone in your company, and makes a solution available from anywhere, anytime.
Depending on the requirements, a software can make everything easier for your team, your clients, your board of directors and your stakeholders. Think about e-commerce, remote work, telemedicine, virtual environments or e-learning, for example.
3. Increases Productivity:
For many companies, productivity is a key factor to stay on the market. On most occasions, a custom software development according to your business goals and needs can help you increase productivity for your company.
Think about software like bots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and all kinds of automation software, for example.
4. Makes Management Easier:
If your company is growing, it’s possible you’ll need help in the short term to manage and organize everything. Sometimes, a custom software development is the best alternative to have all the information under one roof, and gather your data and business insights.
A management software helps you to control and improve your business processes, increase your sales, offer better customer service, have a better relationship with your customers, and gain relevant financial, commercial and production insights and data.
Think about enterprise managing systems, CRMs, ERPs, Big Data, AI, Business Intelligence, payment gateways and other management software, for example.
How is the Enterprise Software Development Process?
A good and organized software development agency, company or provider should offer you a well-established software development process, and let you know what tools they will be using when working with you.
At Elecsis, we develop enterprise software based on the client’s needs, processes and goals, and design our solutions to last, scale and improve their outcomes.
We share with you our own software development process:
1. Project Planning and Analysis
Together with your team, we work on mapping and budgeting the entire project, keeping in mind your business goals, your processes and your current and future needs.
2. Requirements Specifications
We define the requirements together, design use cases, user stories and work on a list of every feature, must-haves and nice-to-haves, until we have everything crystal clear.
3. Software Design
Our designers work on the first wireframes, with User Experience and User Interface (UX / UI) best practices. Then, we move to design mockups and the entire look and feel for the platform.
4. Software Development
Our developers and software engineers work hard to code the project in sprints or stages, using DevOps, Scrum and Agile methodologies and tools. We test as we code, making sure everything is working and complies with high quality standards.
We deploy the solution once is proven and working smoothly. We do users’ training, develop user guides and manuals, and debug if needed.
6. Maintenance and Support
We partner with our clients to work on long-term maintenance or on-demand support, according their specific needs and goals.
With this process, we’re able to develop and deliver high-quality software to companies all sizes, from different industries. Take a look at our portfolio if you want to know more about our work.
Investing in software development for your company is one of the best decisions you can make to ensure your business keeps on growing and scaling. A custom software development will allow you to overcome your competitors, offer your clients a better experience and design better products and services.
If you have any ideas in mind for your company, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can discuss your project! We can help you create the best possible software solution for your brand and your business, tailored to your needs and requirements.
We can help you design, develop and implement web, mobile or multi-platform solutions, so you can automate or improve your business processes and outcomes.