Nowadays, running a successful business without taking advantage of the latest technological trends is almost impossible. It’s just too easy for your competition to corner the market with all the added efficiency and productivity that modern business software solutions allow for. Luckily, there’s no reason for you to put the burden of software development on yourself when there are so many knowledgeable professionals out there that can do it for you.

However, when choosing a business app development company, it’s important to vet your options to make sure you’re getting the best service possible. With so many of your business’ internal processes riding on this service, you want to ensure that you’re getting the most qualified, knowledgeable custom app development available. Here are some tips to help you in this decision:


First thing is first, you want to make sure that your custom app development can be completed within a time frame that works for your business. Make sure to discuss this with each prospective app development company, and veto any that can’t work with your deadlines. While only hindsight can tell you for sure if they will follow through in time, the following tips help you evaluate the business further.

Ask For Credentials

Business software development requires a certain set of skills. The quality of your business application will likely be a reflection of how honed the skills of the people you hire are. Look for accredited qualifications, usually listed on their business site. Here at Alchemy Consulting Group, LLC, we are a Filemaker Business Alliance Platinum Member. Our president, Bob Shockey, also serves on the Advisory Board for Filemaker Developers in Southern California. We currently hold certifications for every version of Filemaker from 7 through 15.

Ask For References/Samples

When determining which business application development company is best for you, one great resource is previous customers. Ask for testimonials and examples of previous work, as that can often give you an indication of the level of detail of work that you can expect.

Learn Who Is Working On Your Software Development

Personally meeting the developer working on your business software is one of the best ways to determine the work you will be getting. Many companies outsource development to save costs, which is great if they pass it on to you, but can be harmful when the work isn’t up to standard. Make sure to ask to speak with the developer who will be working with you, and establish a connection to make getting updates easier.

Maintenance And Tech Support

Your business software will not do you any good if you don’t know how to use it, or is full of bugs you don’t know how to fix. Make sure your business software development company offers some kind of maintenance and tech support service after their software has been implemented.

Implementing state of the art business software into your company helps you determine savings and earnings potential in all kinds of ways. If you’d like to know more about how your company could benefit from business software development, check out our ROI calculator.

Our company is run by a team of dedicated professionals with years of experience in the industry. We’ve worked hard to build up trust with our clients by creating profitable software solutions, and we think it shows. If you have any questions about how business software development could benefit your company, don’t hesitate to call one of our trusted professionals today. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.