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How to choose best custom software development company

Considering custom software development or software development outsourcing? Then you have probably faced the frustration of trying to choose a reliable vendor that perfectly meets your needs.

Nowadays, 64% of all companies worldwide outsource software application development, and this is expected to further increase in the post-COVID19 future. Where there is demand, there is supply: more and more outsourcing firms are appearing in the market. They offer roughly the same range of services, and the information they share on their websites is consistently similar. They are all “leading,” “experienced,” and “award winning,” and they all deliver “unparalleled value.”

Wondering how to make sure that these are more than just words and how to select the right outsourcing partner? In addition to companies’ websites and portfolios, take the time to check third-party sources: industry rankings, independent reviews, and websites of organizations partnering with your potential outsourcing provider. It will definitely give you valuable insights to consider.

Industry Rankings

Recognition by the professional community is what distinguishes companies as true experts in the field. However, try Googling “software development outsourcing rankings” and you will end up scrolling an endless list of Top 10s and Top 100s compiled by different agencies or magazines at different times. To stay sane while sifting through this wealth of information, focus on the most frequently cited and reputable industry rankings that not only recognize providers but also inform buyers and help them make outsourcing decisions.

The Global Outsourcing 100 is a trusted guide to help companies research and compare service providers with whom they are considering relationships. It is an annual listing of the world’s best outsourcing service providers including both well-established global leaders and dynamic, fast-growing rising stars. The companies are carefully selected and judged based on solid criteria by the independent expert jury of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®).

Auriga has made the Global Outsourcing 100 list yearly since 2008. Year after year, the company has been named among the best outsourcing providers, reaffirming its long-standing commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Auriga is annually rated very highly for customer references, programs for innovation, and corporate social responsibility policies. Moreover, the company has gained special recognition as a top service provider for the healthcare, technology, and finance industries.

Independent Reviews

It is always useful to read customer reviews before making a purchase decision. According to Moz, 68% of consumers say online reviews influence the trust they place in a business partner. Some software development outsourcing companies publish testimonials and reference letters on their websites, but (not surprisingly) those are mostly positive and full of praise. Luckily, there are several B2B rating platforms—Goodfirms, Clutch, ITFirms, and Appfutura, to name a few—publishing independent customer reviews.

Clutch, for example, maintains the integrity of their research and reviews by requiring LinkedIn accounts of users creating company profiles or submitting client reviews. Clients with projects less than $25,000 are encouraged to complete an online review form, while for those with projects over $25,000, a Clutch analyst conducts a quick, 15–20-minute phone interview with them and writes up the review. Thus, Clutch publishes verified reviews you can really trust and rely on.

Auriga has only recently been registered on Clutch, but we have already received several detailed and honest reviews. Our clients—including medical imaging, energy efficiency, data collection, and software engineering companies—provided information about the type of work they received, the project scope, project management, results, and other feedback along with star ratings for five qualifiers. Auriga’s overall score is 4.9/5 based on these reviews. To read full customer interviews, please visit Auriga’s profile.

Partnerships

Four eyes see more than two. Strategic partnerships and collaboration are fundamental to improving business outcomes. In software development, a partnership or a membership in an industry-specific association could mean your business will have access to new tools and the latest technologies, reach a new market, enhance product quality, beat the competition, and increase customer loyalty. That’s why it is important to know if your potential software service provider has fruitful partnerships in place.

One of Auriga’s partners is Parasoft, the global leader in software test automation for embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets. This partnership enables Auriga’s clients to achieve reduced time-to-market by leveraging Parasoft’s automated software testing tool suite; create and maintain stable, scalable, and comprehensive software testing strategies; and ensure the safety and reliability of their products.

With 15+ years’ experience in software development for medical devices, Auriga has joined the OR.NET e.V. association, a non-profit organization for medical device interoperability. The OR.NET membership benefits Auriga by offering support in implementing the new SDC standard in medical software development projects for its clients worldwide and an opportunity to influence further standard elaboration.

Auriga is also a member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, one of the world’s most trusted ecosystems that helps accelerate IoT innovation worldwide and develop first-in-market IoT solutions. The Alliance membership enables Auriga to leverage Intel® scalable, interoperable technologies to deliver best-in-class IoT software to its customers.

Look Closely, Choose Wisely

Choosing the custom software development company that is the most appropriate for you is a challenging task. Your decision will affect your business, so make it deliberate, balanced, and well informed. Look closely at your potential software development service providers. Don’t rely solely on official websites. Examine their partners. Check trusted rankings and expert evaluations. Read verified customer reviews on independent platforms. Choose wisely to find the best fit for your business and reap the most benefits!

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