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How to Select Best Offshore Software Development Company

By: Vishal Arora at Evon Technologies

Submitted on Mon, Apr 4th, 2011 12:16 pm

Outsourcing has become the new mantra of businesses around the world. Most businesses outsource their software development scopes to offshore development firms to get high quality software developed cost effectively. These services are generally provided by developing countries where the cost of infrastructure is low and manpower is relatively inexpensive. The governments in these countries support IT services, which benefits you indirectly with huge tax sops.

It is however important that you select the best offshore development company within your budget as you cannot afford to compromise on quality under any circumstance. Software development especially custom development is a highly specialized job and you need make sure that the developers you hire have expertise in the technology they deal in. This will ensure that the end product will not only meet your business needs but also add brand value to your business.

Tips to Select Offshore Software Development Company

Your work will be done in a different geography so it is important to be choosy with an offshore development center. Ask for references from your friends and colleagues, as they will guide you to good development firms.
Choose a company, which has the expertise in the technology you are looking for. This is important as specialization separates an ordinary company from a good one. Go through their website and look for their specialization.
Once you have zeroed in on the company you want to outsource to, it is important that you check their portfolio. You can also ask for demonstration on software already developed by them in the past.
Talk to the individual developers who will be working on your project. This is very important, as the expertise of developers will matter more than the company you outsource your project to.
Since offshore firms are spread around the world, there is a huge variation in the pricing of software development. You can engage software developers from developing countries like India, as they will be able to deliver high quality products in a cost effective manner.
Since your project might be very important to your business, you should find out whether the company is willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement with you. This will protect your business interests.
A good programming center must have good support service. Your software will encounter many problems and bugs in the initial days and it is very important that you hire services of a company, which offers you good support services.

All these tips kept in mind will help you in hiring the services of some of the best offshore software development companies in the world. Be choosy in the initial phase, as this will guarantee you quality development. To outsource your project now, visit and get a free quote now!

About the Author

Vishal Arora
Evon Technologies
Vishal Arora is an iPhone and Flash expert working as a technical writer with Evon Technologies, an offshore development company dealing with mobile, software, and web application development.For more info, visit

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