Software consultancy company is the name for any services that are related to software and technology and are delivered through consultation processes rather than direct, hands-on coding. Most software consultancy firms also offer software development, although sometimes the two are delivered quite separately. Software consultancy firms will at the very least need to have a strong understanding of software development and a lot of experience of implementing software into businesses.
Sometimes companies think that they will save money by just employing a freelance software developer – they believe that the process of improving their IT systems is mainly about getting software built. What they overlook is the fact that without a clear vision for their IT and a thorough strategy in place, they may well end up wasting a lot of time and money and damaging their business in the process.
Software consultancy processes are in place to avoid that outcome. They involve setting aside time to fully examine the business -it’s needs, goals, people and processes. Software consultancy also puts a strong focus on the IT systems that are in place in the business and the way they interact with each other. How is data managed in the company? Is there an ERP? What kind of growth is the company aiming for and how will this have an impact on the IT and infrastructure.
Software consultancy is about thinking ahead and talking to many different people in the business to get the full picture. It’s also about knowing the market conditions and potential external influences that could impact you as your grow. Fundamentally software consultancy gets you to a place where you make sensible, profitable IT decisions for your business. It allows you to see the bigger picture as well as the details of all your processes and employees and how they interact with technology in your business.