There is nothing more damaging to a business than the inability to leverage great, innovative ideas to improve services, increase revenue and enhance positive market visibility. Often, these shortcomings are due to resource or skills limitations, and when it comes to software development, mobile application development and software product development ideas, these resource and skills limitations are very common.
Software product development is no small project! In order to be successful, the business needs more than an idea. Execution of that concept and the technical, quality, leadership and support skills and experience of a prospective IT partner are paramount. Any prospective IT consulting partner must have experience in developing a software product for market. In this article, we discuss five critical areas of consideration when selecting a software product development partner.
Many businesses struggle to translate ideas into a reality but none of these struggles is more profound than the software product vision. Often, the business abandons a great idea for a mobile application or a software product that has great potential to improve and increase business. Usually the reason for this includes the cost, the time and effort required and the absence of the skills and training to conceive, design, develop, implement and maintain a software product.
Custom Software Applications and Mobile App Dev Are Within Your Reach!
If your business has an idea for a mobile application to serve the business market, or a need for mobile app development to create an application for internal business use, your team may be challenged to get the project off the ground. Perhaps your IT team is too busy to take on the project, or perhaps they do not have the skills or domain knowledge to develop a mobile application.
Elegant MicroWeb developed a Visitor Pass Management System to enable AMC staff for all zones and offices to track and organize all data related to visitor access. Elegant MicroWeb deployed trained manpower and hardware resources across all AMC offices for smooth and effective functioning of the visitor pass management system. The newly deployed System Dashboard enables AMC staff to have a clear view of the passes issued on a particular day by department for all zone offices or a particular zone to enable management, monitoring and reporting and help the team to identify issues and opportunities to provide efficient visitor services.
Comprehensive ERP development was crucial to the client business and to simplifying what had become a cumbersome business management process. The Elegant MicroWeb team provided world-class support at every step in the process and developed the required modules to manage inventory and organize and manage human resource related activities. The Elegant MicroWeb team also implemented a reporting and analysis solution using the ElegantJ BI product suite to enable business users to easily design and use custom reports so the business would function more smoothly and users could handle these tasks on their own without the assistance of IT, developers or data scientists, thereby improving data literacy and productivity throughout the organization.
Is Software Product Development the Same as Application Development?
My friend, Norman got himself into trouble! He needed some extra help to design a software product for the market, and he needed it done right. His team interviewed and selected a company with application development experience and quickly discovered that they really couldn’t make the transition from application development to software product development.
Custom Software Development, Mobile App Development and Other Expert Services!
If your business is like most, you probably find that your IT staff is overwhelmed with maintenance and support activities and the endless stream of projects that inevitably arises from enterprise growth and change. When it is time to develop an application or a software product for market, your IT team may not have the time or the skills to do the work.
What’s the Big Deal? Isn’t Product Development the Same as App Development?
OK, I’ll admit it. Last week, I nearly got kicked out of a nice restaurant in the city. Why? Because my friend, Lucy was telling me about her company’s business decision to build a software product, and she said this, “Our team can handle it. We do application development all the time.” That statement was all it took to drive me over the edge. Call me crazy, but I have lived through enough so-called software product development projects to know that, without the right team and skill set, the project is doomed to fail. No, I am NOT being overly dramatic!
Elegant MicroWeb worked with a UK eConsulting, Market Research business to design a web-based widget to measure customer satisfaction and increase customer loyalty. Customers were asked just one question. Responses were analyzed to enhance and improve products and services over the period. The widget had to be easy to configure, and easy to promote and use. Personalized emails were sent, so users could respond without the need to register. Feedback request could be offered via various web channels to maximize participation.