Being a startup, you are already stretched thin with too many impending unfinished tasks, with a very tiny workforce, and too little versatility in the skill department.
However, the good news is that with outsourcing, the number of responsibilities that you can outsource is virtually limitless.
So, here’s our quick take on some of the tasks that you can outsource to a software development company as a startup.
Custom Software Development
The first and foremost is custom software development – a broader umbrella that encompasses a plethora of skills particularly in the coding niche. There’s also a lot of planning and designing, which we will see ahead. Here are some examples of custom software development for startups:
- An E-Commerce platform that deals with everything pertaining to an online store including product catalog, inventory management, shopping cart, payment processes, and more.
- Travel Booking platform that books flights and hotels, and provides recommendations according to user’s interests.
- Mobile App for healthcare that links patients to doctors, schedules appointments, maintains health records and tracks patient’s health status.
1. Web App Development
An application that is hosted on a server and an end user only needs a browser to access it over the internet is called a web application. These are used for a variety of purposes including social media, LMS, CMS, CRMs, and E-commerce. This requires knowledge of programming languages that deal with front-end and back-end development.
2. Mobile App Development
Mobile App Development is somewhat similar to web apps but this one is built to run on iOS and Android devices. Therefore, it requires its own set of skills including knowledge of coding languages such as Flutter, Jave, and React Native.
3. Full Stack Development
This includes the development of both the front-end and the back-end of a software application, and you can outsource any or both of them, whatever’s up your speed.
I. Front-end Development
II. Back-end Development
This includes logic on the server side, so everything on the front-end is calculated and displayed accurately. The coding languages used in back-end development include Python, MySQL, and Laravel.
We could go on and on for days about what you could outsource as a startup to a software development company, but here’s an even quicker list of everything that’s possible:
- MVP Development
To build and launch an initial version of the software to gain market insights.
- UI/UX Design
To make your software visually appealing as well as intuitive.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Automation
Your vendor can build you AI machines to automate your day-to-day tasks.
- Data Analytics And Machine Learning
Got a lot of data and want valuable insights and predict trends?
- Deployment, DevOps, And Cloud Hosting
To host, run, and scale your applications on remote servers and make them available anywhere in the world.
- QA And Software Testing
To make sure your software runs without any bugs, optimally, and without any security holes.
- Consulting And Strategy
To build a foolproof plan for every phase in the SDLC.
- Project Management
To have an expert overseer to ensure the software development project is completed successfully.
As a startup dealing with all the tasks in software development can be tough – as you can see from above, there are quite a few of them.
However, with outsourcing, you can come up with an easy solution to your worries even if you have to wiggle in tighter rooms in terms of budget, time, and a smaller workforce.
Which, if you think about it, are a few struggles that nearly all startups have to face. So, outsourcing becomes not only a viable but also an extremely efficient cost-effective solution.