• April 21, 2020

FREELANCER OR DEVELOPMENT HOUSE?: THE BEST OPTION DURING A CRISIS

There is no need to mince words - when choosing between a freelance software developer and a software development house it’s all about the money. Short-sighted managers will always go for the lowest cost for the sake of the bottom line. In the days when the economy is in recession, everyone has to work from home indefinitely - even more so. Yet discounting the risks of going with a freelance developer is a huge risk in itself.

Software development houses offer a coordinated, disciplined and problem-solving teams, represented by Project Managers and overseen by CTOs.

Freelance or Software House?

Freelancers, even the best ones, usually do not commit to long-term projects. When they get bored or receive a better offer, they can just drop out in the middle of the project, and you go back to the start. There’s little control over the quality of work since you can’t expect them to write code and test it themselves too.

Finally, full-stack developers exist, but you can’t expect from one person to do it all: frontend, backend, QA, mobile, UX/UI design and everything in between.

Can your company afford a lack of quality assurance that will lead to data leaks and bugs when there is no “IT guy” to come to your employee's computer and fix it? Short-term savings will lead to long-term expenses, that can and will accrue over time, and instead of cutting costs, you’ve paid a couple of times over.

On the other hand, companies like Tentacle Solution are not called the industry’s creme de la creme for nothing. Software development houses offer a coordinated, disciplined and problem-solving teams, represented by Project Managers and overseen by CTOs. Every developer is experienced in their field, knows their specific tasks and has been cooperating with their teammates for ages, efficiently fixing each other’s bugs.

Leave it to the professionals

There are plenty of software development companies on the market – both small and large, specialising in particular technology or industry, with ready-made solutions or preparing a customisable one just for you. Reviews, both internal and customer ones , are essential to determine which one is perfect for you. Choosing a reliable, professional team is the surest way to save money and time for your company.

If you need help updating your old access database, designing a bespoke software solution, or developing a B2B mobile app for your company, the experienced team at Tentacle Solutions is happy to assist. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, we deal with all facets of database and app development, including predictive analytics, testing, creative UI/UX services and more. Contact us today to learn how we can help you create a one-of-a-kind software solution to suit your unique needs.

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