Software Consultancy: What To Expect

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Cybersecurity threats are looming large. Business growth and efficiency are impeded by your software, and you don’t have a central expert within the business that you trust to get it all fixed in a way that will match up with your business processes. If that’s the case, it may just be the right time to hire a software consultancy to help. What should you expect from a software consultant?

What Is a Software Consultant

A software consultant provides expert advice on software systems, including design, integration, upgrades, and platforms, as well as hardware and software stacks. This differs from a software developer, in that a developer will create custom software, including integrating software with existing solutions. When you work with a Software Consultant, you will most likely be implementing the recommendations delivered by the consultant. These recommendations may include new software, updated hardware to support the software, integrating different solutions, and cybersecurity prevention methods.

A software consultant brings the benefits of hiring a part-time Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Read more about outsourcing your CTO.

Benefits of Software Consulting

A good software consultant has “been there and done that” when it comes to software technology. That means they bring expertise and authority to the software strategies in your business, allowing your business to gain from that wisdom without having to go through the pain.

Here are the benefits of working with a software consultancy:

  1. Unified Responsibility: As we say in the technology world, you’ll have one throat to choke or one back to pat when it comes to your software. A consultant will be your one point of contact for all software-related issues.
  2. Security: Cybersecurity has never been more important to the longevity of a small business. A software consultant will ensure potential security vulnerabilities aren’t missed.
  3. Expertise: A software consultant stays current with the latest technology, ensuring that your company does as well. This not only protects your business, but it also helps you stay a step or two ahead of your competitors.
  4. Cost Savings: Hiring a software consultant -- or a fractional CTO -- can reduce business expenses over hiring a full-time employee.
  5. Focus: When you hire a software consultant, your team gets to focus on what they do best rather than spend time figuring out software challenges or reacting to outages or security breaches.
  6. Speed: When you need new software solutions, having a consultant quickly develop a plan and oversee the implementation will often happen faster than doing it internally, which generally turns into a string of meetings rather than immediate action.

What To Expect with a Software Consultant

When working with a software consultancy, you can expect a full analysis of your current situation followed by a detailed plan and set of recommendations. The focus will be on tightening up security and creating a solution that helps your entire business run more efficiently.

Then, the consultant can work with your team to ensure that plan is implemented, including a long-term relationship that keeps your systems updated and scaled with your business growth. A software consultant should aim to deliver efficiency, profitability, and scalability to your software and to your business.

Learn More About How Software Consulting Can Help Your Business

Schedule a time to review your business goals and your projects with us. We’ll help you identify priorities in your software plan and provide you with a centralized expert to help guide your business through the software maze as you grow.

Contact us now.