Hi, community. When I read about IT outsourcing, I understand that this term means something very different in various countries in the world.
At the same time, the most common reasons for problems with outsourcing will be insufficiently developed requirements, overestimated expectations and the lack of indicators and criteria by which the work of the outsourcer is assessed. These reasons account for 99% of complaints from all dissatisfied customers. In this article, I suggest you look at the criteria by which it is supposed to choose an AngularJS web application development company. But first, let’s find out why AngularJS is the best fit for your development.
AngularJS – best fit for web development in your company
The lightweight, fast and affordable front-end framework AngularJS has won the respect of a huge number of developers. It enables you to build interactive and dynamic web applications that require much less effort and code.
So what’s so special about Angular?
Angular is a structural framework for dynamic web applications that allows you to use HTML as a template language and then extend the HTML syntax to express application components. With data binding and dependency injection, you can eliminate most of the code you would have to write.
Key facts about Angular:
- Angular is a product made by Google.
- Angular focuses on developing single page applications, i.e. SPA solutions (Single Page Application). Popular social media apps (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) can serve as examples.
- Angular provides a client-side MVC framework that helps you to launch and to build dynamic applications with modern quality and new approaches.
- Clean and accurate user interface design.
- Simple routing.
- Angular’s framework makes it easy to extend HTML syntax and easily create reusable components from directives.
Overall, Angular is a framework for building large-scale, high-performance, and easy-to-maintain web applications.
Also, it’s worth noting that Angular offers server-side rendering, which speeds up loading of the start page and therefore improves SEO by making it easier to crawl dynamic pages. Fast page rendering dramatically improves the experience of next generation web applications written in Angular. Also, using this framework, you can:
- Easy to test code
- Easily create personalized Document Object Models (DOM).
- Data modeling is limited to using small data models, making the code simple and easy to test.
Angular has been and remains one of the most popular client frameworks around. There is no doubt that Angular is different from other frameworks, and it takes more time and effort to delve into it.
What are the criteria that you should pay attention for when choosing AngularJS development company?
Customer satisfaction. Customers are willing to pay more if the service is of a high standard. If customers are not satisfied with the level of service, rest assured that they will start making their claims and may go to your competitors. A company should focus on customer satisfaction and demand the same from the outsourcer.
Certainty and measurability. The success of outsourcing depends not only on how well you have defined your requirements, but how well you can measure how they are being met. If you cannot clearly define what you need, how can an outsourcer meet (and even more so exceed) your expectations? You must set clear indicators.
Cost savings. Outsourcing is in most cases a financially attractive alternative to insourcing. If cost reduction is one of the key metrics, then you need to discuss this with the outsourcer. The easiest way to reduce costs is to replace the most experienced (and therefore expensive) specialists witha a bit cheaper labor, or distribute their responsibilities among other employees. But this leads to a decrease in the quality of service. End users may suffer if this issue is not discussed in advance.
Risk sharing. It is necessary for the outsourcer to share financial and other risks with you. If the outsorcerer’s services meet your requirements and exceed your expectations, pay him additional remuneration. But the opposite must also be foreseen. If the outsourcer provides services below the established level, this should face certain fines.
Timing and quality. It is necessary to very accurately and deliberately approach the issue of the expected delivery time and quality of services. It is not enough to indicate that all service requests will be honored within 8 hours of being contacted. For reliability, add a metric to track the number of repeat requests with the same problem. So you will be sure not only in terms of time, but also in the quality of services. This should be specified in the service level agreement.
Growth prospects. An outsourcer must match your growth prospects, so pay attention not only to its current capabilities, but also to its expandability. Just as you need time to grow, an outsourcer needs time to respond to your growing needs. It is unlikely that he has the resources that the outsourcer is ready to provide on demand. Partnering with an outsourcer assumes that he shares your strategy and goals (without compromising the company’s mission).
Stability and volatility. Successful outsourcing firms maintain stable and mature systems and applications, so legacy operations (which tend to change very little) are an excellent indicator of successful outsourcing. Variability refers to changing requirements, changes in functionality, and a dynamic customer base. Volatility leads to instability, which leads to problems that lead to downtime and additional costs, all of which lead to customer dissatisfaction. Think about what to outsource. The operations that are least subject to change are more manageable, both in terms of implementation and financing.
Competence and personnel. This is a strategic question. Decide which services and applications you intend to outsource are business critical and whether the intellectual property associated with them should be owned by the company. Based on your decision, you can select staff in accordance with the needs of the business.
Flexibility. Outsourcing is associated with additional formalities that slow down the work. Therefore, if the requirements of your business change frequently, it may be difficult for an outsourcer to quickly respond to them. Set a timeline for changes. This, among other things, will give the outsourcer the opportunity to effectively resolve recruitment issues. The sooner you address these issues, the better your chances of success.
To sum up, these were all the aspects that are crucial in the choice of the AngularJS development company. Hiring developers out there will be a good investment. Good luck!