What do Software Development Companies do?

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Software, a term coined out of prank and wasn’t seen in print until the 1960s, has pervaded our society that we don’t even notice it anymore. Back then, what it entailed was alien to ‘earthlings’ until 1955 when companies like Computer Usage Company decided to offer software products and services.

Thanks to innovation and the ‘tech bug’ that bit the world, the industry rapidly expanded in the 1970s and has now become a mammoth industry grossing over US $407.3 billion in 2013.

Today, practically anything built that uses electricity has software, either embedded in a gadget to make it “intelligent,” or installed like programs in mobile devices and computers.

The process to build software includes identifying a need, designing the program, and testing it for issues. These are the basic tasks performed by software development companies. While some may focus on a particular aspect of software production (like front end or back end design), others take on general software projects. Here’s a look into activities that go on in software development agencies:

They produce useful programs.

A software product is a program, or a collection of programs, that does something which may be of use to potential customers. A software company often produces multiple products which perform complimentary fuctions. They are termed ‘companion products’, and together they form a suite.

They create digital solutions to problems.

Although the processes and techniques may not be similar, in the end, most companies strive to create solutions for their consumers. These solutions may be full-scale software for the general populace or custom-made ones that fit the particular needs of businesses and industries.

They build corporate systems and design websites.

Software companies design websites and even develop apps for different types of operating systems.

Some software agencies build corporate web-based systems to help enterprises automate processes, increase productivity, and facilitate workflow management.

They provide technical insights.

Many digital agencies offer advice to clients on software packages that help withbusiness development and customer relationship management. Even better, our development team at Charisol goes the extra mile. We research methods to elevate your business by optimising your business-to-business and end-user analysis.

They supply business intelligence

Most software agencies have a broad expertise in supplying companies with data, analytical reports, dashboards, Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) solutions and other data science services.

How to tell if a software company knows its onions.

When it comes selecting excellent software companies, whether to employ their services or just for the knowledge of it, popular names or brands do not necessarily count. Here's a couple of nuggets to tell a software development company that knows what’s best for your company:

With our considerable experience in the IT industry, we encourage our clients to open their businesses to new opportunities and bring dreams to life. Software companies exist to solve problems and help lives, and this is our utmost priority.

We’re Charisol, a software development agency that connects remote friendly companies with a community of talented software developers. Follow us here on Medium or on social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).

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