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When it comes to building a new application for their business, most companies outsource this work to software development companies. You’ll find that these companies operate under a variety of different names, one of which is a software house. Let’s take a look at what a software house is and how it can assist a business to improve.

What is a software house?

Before we look at the services software houses offer, let’s find out what exactly one is. A software house is a company that focuses on creating and building software products. The main aim of a software house is to develop and distribute software. This varies between software houses depending on the clients it works with and its specialisation. Some software houses focus on working with corporate clients, but others offer more niche services. This will naturally impact the design process and distribution strategy of the software house.

What can you expect when working with a software house?

There are many great advantages of working with a software house. These are some of the key traits you can expect to experience:

High-quality work

One of the main reasons that software houses are so popular is their focus on high quality. Their aim will be to create top-notch code to gain the trust of their clients. The reason that many businesses opt to use a software house is to speed up projects or to build an application from scratch to fit their needs. A software house will develop a product that’s well written with minimal issues or bugs.

Receive a complete product

A software house will develop a piece of software with full-stack capabilities. When you hire them, you can expect them to fulfill every step of the process from start to finish. Companies that have no idea about software development and don’t know where to start with a coding project, generally employ the services of a software house.

Good communication

A reputable software house understands that good communication is key to the success of your collaboration. They should have processes in place that improve the communication between their clients and team and will often assign a project manager to your work.

Keep up to date with technology changes

Technology is forever growing and changing,  making it impossible for business owners to keep up. As part of their job as a software house, the team will ensure they are fully up to date with any changes in the industry that may impact your software and business. They can offer you impartial advice and assist you with the software development process to ensure you are creating a modern tool for your business.

What services do software houses offer?

A software house will offer a wide variety of services, although some may choose to specialise in just one. These are just a few of the services BSPOKE Software offer and that any good software house will provide to their clients:

Mobile app development

Mobile app development is something that almost any company could benefit from. Customers today expect to be able to access your online portal from their mobile, and offering this improves the customer’s experience. Mobile apps can be built for Android and iOS, and you could even opt for cross-platform applications. Finding a software house that is experienced in this field is critical for success on your upcoming project. This will ensure that you can use your mobile app for many years to come without having to spend a fortune completely redoing it as technology goes out of date. Check out our Sweet Causes case study, where we developed an app for both iOS and Android.

Web development

Web development is another popular offering from software houses, and it involves creating applications that work on the web. This is a complex field, and web development can involve a simple project through to very advanced web applications.

Software development

As the name suggests, a software house will also be able to assist with your software development project. This can help you to build an application that can work on any operating system. These software solutions can help to transform your business completely and automate your daily tasks to improve your efficiency and increase your output.

Data science

Finally, one offering that some software houses are starting to also add to their list of services is data engineering and data science. This involves building tools that can help companies to review their data and understand the right actions to take moving forward.

Conclusions

The list of services that a software house will offer will depend on the type of company you choose to work with. We always encourage you to speak to a software house before committing to work together and review their past portfolio. On our site, you’ll find more information about the services we offer and our past work, which we encourage you to take a look at. It’s important to find a software house that puts communication as one of their top priorities, which is something we strive to do with every project we work on. Communication is key to the success of your software development project and makes the process more enjoyable for everyone involved.

If you are looking for a new software house to work with on an upcoming software development project, contact our team today. We’ll be happy to discuss any questions you may have about working with a software house. Regardless of what type of project you are looking to complete next, we’ll be here to support you through every step of the process.