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What is a software house and why choose one

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If you are thinking about the creation of a digital product, relying on a software house might be a winning choice.

When we speak of a softwre house, we mean a company that mainly produces software products for external customers (individual software) or standard software; consulting and training services are often added to the development part.

There are several advantages to this choice, let us see them in detail.


1. Technological specialisation

Every development company has its own technology stack, i.e. a set of tools, frameworks and programming languages that are used in completing projects. Usually a team with experience working on a wide variety of projects and working with customers from different industries is more competent in choosing the right technology stack for your project.

We too at DevInterface have our own technology stack. We use for example Node.js, Ruby, Python and Go as core programming languages, Ruby on Rails, Django, React, Vue.js, Flutter, React Native as frameworks. In addition, there are numerous libraries, design tools and server solutions. Through the implementation of all these technologies, we have gained more and more experience to optimise our development and work processes.

Another important aspect that distinguishes a software house is the presence of skills that enable the creation of a complete team: back-end developers, front-end programmers, testers and project managers for example.


2. Efficient working methods and communication

A software house must be able to develop according to an efficient process, and this concerns both the implementation of a project and communication with the customer. 

For example, proven methodologies such as Agile and Scrum can be used to work methodically. These methods not only improve workflow efficiency, but also greatly simplify communication between teams, especially when it comes to complex projects. We also apply these methodologies, you can learn more about them in our special blog section on Agile working

The team to which a project is assigned does not only consist of programmers, but also of people who are responsible for coordinating and managing activities and deadlines, communicating with the customer and dealing with potential obstacles that may arise during the development process. This is because within a software house, numerous aspects that go beyond programming must be identified and implemented with specific methodologies and procedures: defining customer needs and objectives, preparing specifications, analysing solutions, preparing tests, collecting feedback and implementation. All these phases must proceed effectively.


3. Implementation quality and post-implementation support

Within a software house, constant professional development is required through the acquisition of experience and the necessary skills, which is why specialisation also improves. Before hiring new staff within a software house, the experience and knowledge of potential candidates are carefully analysed in order to integrate a team that is as competent as possible. As a result, implementations will also be of higher quality.

It should also be remembered that software houses have all the necessary tools and internal procedures to verify the quality of the work, thus guaranteeing the customer the delivery of a tested product of the highest quality.

Another big advantage is the post-implementation support that is offered by the vast majority of companies in the industry. We at DevInterface also offer qualified support for all eventualities after the launch phase of the product or service. Indeed, it is always necessary to monitor projects for some time after the launch phase in order to detect both possible errors and possible developments.


4. Saving time and money

Saving time is one of the main advantages that drives a customer to choose a software house. In fact, the customer does not have to deal with the search for qualified programmers and hire project managers to coordinate the entire project, and this naturally also has an impact on the costs incurred. 

Instead of building a team in-house with figures that you may not need for the duration of the project, a software house may already have specialised figures in-house that go beyond programming such as graphic designers, UX/UI designers, testers and other specialists. Consequently, these figures will only work on the project at specific times or only for the necessary duration.


After reading this article, you should have a slightly clearer idea of why you should choose a software house to develop your project. Whether you want to develop a complete application or an MVP, it is good to know all the options available.