Outsourcing is a big business. The world’s favourite outsourcing destination, India, attracts nearly $100 billion of outsourcing work each year. There are many web application development companies in the country that can do a quality work for a fraction of the price of a European or a North American firm. The key lies in finding the right partner. This blog lists a three-step checklist which will help businesses zero in on the best web design and development company for their business.
(a) Know, what you want - The first step to locating the best web application development company is to know what you want. If you business needs a website, you should have a clear purpose in mind. What is the purpose of the website? Is it to engage with existing consumers? Is it to attract new consumers? Is it to find new consumers in other countries? It is advisable to create a list of the things you want from your website.
(b) Make a list - Make a list of the companies that can do the heavy lifting for you. You can find companies through Google, or through websites such as, oDesk and Elance. Once you have a list, grab a pen and start hashing names which are overpriced, which do not specialise in web design, and which do not have a proven track record.
• Overpriced - It is not fun to pay American or European rates, when you are outsourcing
• Speciality - Companies that specialise in web development, will prove better partners than companies that do all kind of outsourcing work
• Track record - It is advisable to deal with firms with a proven track record
(c ) Communicate - Once you have eliminated those names, your list will be shorter. It is the time now to communicate with the companies in the shortened list. Talk to them. Discuss the task and what you plan to achieve. Ask them for a free demo. Do not pay the entire amount upfront. By the end of this process, you will be left with only one or two companies. They can make more reliable partners in your success.