Custom Web Application Development Company
Choosing a Custom Web Application Development Company
When you’re looking to develop an app or implement an entirely new software system, finding the right custom software development company is crucial. It's smart to take your time to both identify your true needs and expectations as well as the right partner who can deliver on them. The phrase “measure twice, cut once” applies as much to technology implementation as it does to construction.
FORECASTING AND PLANNING
The more questions you can ask yourself at this phase, the better. How much functionality do you want this app to incorporate? How many users or customers will it need to serve? How quickly do you need it to be implemented? Each answer will help a prospective custom application development company better identify how good of a fit they are for the project.
Think about all the stakeholders for your custom software project in the process. Who is responsible for keeping an accurate list of requirements, and who is accountable to give feedback at each stage? Who’s going to bring up any objections or issues?? Who’s responsible for giving feedback throughout the custom software development process?
Every custom software and app development project has different variables that affect the timeline. A quick update to an app is one thing. A new inventory management system for an enterprise is another. Establishing a realistic timeline is essential for managing expectations, as even the best custom software company can’t work miracles overnight.
Breaking the project out into phases is a great way to ease stress on the project as a whole. If all the functionality doesn’t need to be implemented at once, the custom software development company can deliver X now, Y later and so on, enabling you to course-correct as you go.
Projecting project costs
Costing out any custom web application development project requires a thorough inventory of all the goals and variables. But a truly collaborative partner works diligently to outline them all at the onset of the project for maximum transparency. The full costs of the project will include not just the development of the software but also implementing it within your company. Other variables include:
If your custom application development goals involve complex functionality and advanced coding,, the more personnel and development time will of course be required.
Every business has different scalability requirements that need to be identified and scoped for. For example, are you building custom enterprise software to serve the needs of 10 users or 10 million? Does your data need to be available and responsive across the globe?
Costs vary immensely depending on the time developers need to write code for each screen. If a social app needs 4-5 screens, but a business platform requires 20-30 with complex user interactions, those two projects would generally have very different budgets and timelines.
Reaching MVP (minimum viable product) is often just the first phase. Updates in business processes, regulations and requests for new features usually require future development.
Building a custom software solution is of course only part of the job. Housing it is another. The modern solution is to host it in the cloud. While these costs vary, it’s usually to your financial advantage, but we can provide cost analysis comparisons for different solutions.
The Baytech difference
One of our key differentiators is this: We never use offshore resources. This allows us to maximize quality control while still offering premium services at competitive rates. We get the job done right the first time, so costly rewrites aren’t necessary. As an agile mid-sized custom app and software company, we’re staffed with an efficient team of highly trained and effective engineers.
A legacy of success
Originally founded in 2007, Baytech has provided custom application development solutions for companies of all sizes, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries, totalling more than 100 separate projects.
With a growing team of more than 15 highly skilled software architects on site, we never rely on offshore developers for our custom software design. Our founders Bryan and Jeff have tackled nearly every challenge imaginable in the industry and have the experience to guide you to the efficient, effective and successful solution you’re looking for from a custom software development company.
Learn more about our history here.
Preventing project failure
Building a robust and effective custom software solution is fraught with potential obstacles. But by taking every conceivable precaution, it’s easier to avoid an unsatisfactory result. Aligning on expectations, timelines and logistics with your partner is 90% of the battle. In order to reach your expectations, we work with our clients to make sure they have the right support team on their end to ensure long-term viability. Be aware of the following factors:
Your partner needs to know your goals, desired customers, estimated budget and your approval process up-front to stay on track and avoid surprises.
If your partner feels the proposed timing is unrealistically tight to provide the best custom software development services, they will likely recommend a different timeline to avoid a disappointing final product.
With a custom software company that believes in an iterative development process, you’ll get to see multiple iterations of the software as you go, allowing check-ins throughout.. Regular deliverables and demos ensure a healthy awareness of development progress and a consistent feedback loop, so you there are no surprises.
Building software involves constant back & forth. With your commitment to eliminating lag-time and providing smooth, efficient, timely feedback throughout, we can complete your project on time and on budget.
Updating older technology
As your company evolves,, system upgrades to your custom software design are completely expected–and indeed inevitable. Common reasons for upgrading are:
1) The diminishing return of paying to maintain and make changes to existing technology
2)Changing government regulations force you to adapt.
3)An older system isn't performing well or just looks outdated. But a truly seasoned custom app developer has seen them all and will be able to propose a solution.
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR EXISTING SOLUTION:
If you’ve invested a lot of money into your system and it meets your needs, there’s probably no reason to upgrade just because something is new and shiny. Even if performance is starting to slow down, you can purchase newer hardware, archive data sooner, or rewrite a portion of the code and break it out into its own microservice on newer technology.
WHEN TO START FROM SCRATCH:
If you’ve invested a lot of money into your system and it meets your needs, there’s probably o reason to upgrade just because something is new and shiny. Even if performance is starting to slow down, you can purchase newer hardware, archive data sooner, or rewrite a portion of the code and break it out into its own microservice on newer technology.
If the new technology will:
- Increase productiving
- Improve customer engagement
- Improve communication
- Improve ease of maintenance
- Reduce costs
- Improve performance and scalability
- Improve security
A smarter collaboration process
After nearly 15 years of successful projects in custom software application development, we’ve learned that the best results begin with us all being on the same page at the start. So we go out of our way to get to know your goals, end-users, logistics, variable and timelines as deeply as possible before we begin. The more we know up front, the less backtracking later. Here’s our 5-step action plan:
The first phase is the meeting of the minds. Here’s where we get to know your vision, find out how it aligns to our skills and experience, and truly do our homework as we go about our custom application development process. Our founders oversee every step for quality control.
We kick off each project with an upfront agreement on cost and timing. We’ll offer a plan for a custom software solution that will be truly worth the investment, providing specific details about what you can hold us accountable for at each phase.
Our principal skillset as a custom software development company resides here. Our team gets to work, using only in-house developers, applying the right tools and strategies to make your project a success. And our online project management portal provides transparency throughout the process.
Here’s where our architects and developers bring your vision to reality. We loop in your team, give them the reigns, get real-time feedback and adjust, making sure you get the most from your new custom applications.
We’ll be right beside you as you bring your solution into the world. This is where the advantages of of custom-designed software truly become clear to both you and your customers. And as your company grows, we can help you make updates to keep things running at peak efficiency.
Recent case studies
A quick overview of some of our custom software solutions for recent clients:
New American prides itself on being a family-owned, independent Southern California mortgage lender. They evolved from a small call center with a limited workforce into a leader in the national mortgage scene. They facilitated their early success through innovative marketing efforts that helped them undercut the powerhouses in the home loan industry.Read more
InterCap Lending is a local family mortgage bank. In 2010, it gained new ownership who had big plans to grow the bank from a local bank to a national mortgage bank.Read more
CashCall Inc is a premier mortgage lender based in Orange, California. They specialize in finding loans for customers looking for financing to support their dream of owning a home. CashCall agents needed to have accurate information at their fingertips to match clients with the right mortgage.Read more
RealSource Partners knew they had what it took to become one of the premier commercial real estate brokers in the country. The focus and personal investment they provided helped them quickly establish themselves as a force on the West Coast. RealSource specializes in investigating properties and facilities that would be good for their clients and summarizing the information for their leaders.Read more
MedData is a Fortune 500 company in the healthcare industry that provides tools and services to hospitals and healthcare organizations nationwide. One of MedData's major offerings is a line of services to help find appropriate medical coverage for patients once they've been admitted to the hospital. This aspect of the revenue cycle management process has become increasingly important for MedData's key customer-base.Read more
Broad industry experience
We’ve completed custom software development services for the following industries:
Software & High-Tech
Ultimately, as an AWS migration consultant,, we only succeed if you do. With each AWS migration solution we’ve completed in our long history, we want each client so satisfied they gladly recommend us to their industry friends. We’re as obsessive about our services as you are about your company’s mission. And since most of our future business comes from satisfied customers, your satisfaction is our number one priority. If you’re happy, we’re happy.
“These guys know their stuff. Bryan is the architect that can build your dream software product. We started with only a rough idea of what we needed, and they guided us through the whole process.”
Cash Call Mortgage
“We’d shopped around to overseas and budget developers. In the end, we realized that experience matters. We needed the knowledge and guidance that Baytech were able to provide. They’re always accountable, and they deliver what they promise: software that works.”
“Users have adopted the solution faster than expected due to the vendor’s excellent problem solving skills. Baytech Consulting specialists are attentive listeners with a results-oriented working style. Customers can expect responsive, clear communication.”
“The lead management process improved significantly after the new CRM system was adopted. Baytech Consulting delivered a useful enterprise tool. Their team was committed to finding the best possible solution.”
Ralis Services Corp
“Baytech Consulting is significantly more focused than anyone else I’ve worked with.”
California Financial Services
“Bryan, Jeff and the team always make us see a better solution for the problems we have. They are go-to guys for software solutions that make our business run better.”
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