7 Tips on how to select a software development company in Brussels, Belgium



In the rapidly evolving business landscape of Belgium, Europe; CIOs, business and IT leaders across the board are scrambling to find the right software development company to partner up with. The results of the dipstick survey that Ignitho conducted, in which more than 100 industry experts including IT directors and enterprise CIOs participated, show that one of the key challenges they face is the lack of competent choices when it comes to software development companies in Brussels. Traditional IT vendors are often limited in terms of their ability to successfully execute and adapt to the growing needs of the everchanging business landscape.

Executives and enterprise decision makers across Brussels, Belgium are torn between big software development companies and boutique vendors. The challenge is to find a middle ground between the lack of attention from the big boys and the inability of boutique shops to scale according to specific requirements.

This does not mean that there is a complete absence of such high- skilled and creative software development companies who can deliver within budgets and meet strict deadlines. Ignitho has the strong backing of its talented and experienced developers and senior professionals who have joined us from the likes of Capgemini and Infosys who serve our clientele located in Brussels, Belgium. We concentrate on providing them the best software solutions with the same programme rigour and approach as the big industry players without the overhead costs.

Following are our recommendations while Identifying Top Software Development Companies in Brussels, Belgium:

  • 1. Leadership Team

    A strong and passionate leadership team that can guide your software development company is crucial for the successful delivery of your solution. The pedigree of your partner company will directly reflect in their capacity to follow industry best practices and visualize, plan and execute long term goals.

    Ignitho’s co-founders have previously led business units for the likes of Accenture, Mindtree, Cognizant and HP and they bring this experience and eye for quality solutions to our client engagements.

  • 2. Local Presence

    Your software development partner’s local presence and local development capacity are crucial aspects to consider. There are several software development vendors operating out of Brussels, Belgium which are merely skeleton companies which sub-contract their development works to offshore companies. This arrangement where multiple organisations are involved is bound to create clashes and confusions. If the local presence is in place, validate their ability to keep development costs down by leveraging low-cost locations for box-standard code cutting and testing tasks.

    At Ignitho, our Leadership Team and programme/project management team are based out of our London office; this is in addition to the local development centre/innovation lab we have in Brighton at the Sussex Innovation Centre, local presence in Brussels and an offshore development centre in Kochi, India.

  • 3. Ability to start small

    Most CIOs, IT directors and programme managers prefer to start working on smaller projects and see quick results within a limited budget and timeframe, before scaling up the engagement.

    Ignitho has the resources and infrastructure in place in the form of our project/ programme management capability in London, local presence in Brussels, our development capacity in Brighton and our Offshore Development Centre in Kochi, India to work on and deliver small to large scale projects.

  • 4. Consistent Delivery

    At the end of the day, the ultimate worth of your software development partner will be measured in terms of their consistency in delivering software solutions and the standard it maintains. By giving your potential partner, short four to eight-week engagements and monitoring their process and delivery is the best way to validate the company’s capacity to handle them. If they can perform consistently, then they probably have it embedded in their DNA.

    Maintaining consistency in our software solutions is one of our key focus areas. Our senior professionals have joined us from the likes of Capgemini and Infosys etc and they ensure that the solutions that Ignitho develop are perfect to suit custom requirements of our clients.

  • 5. After-Sales Support and Services.

    Delivering the perfect solution is the promise that every software development company makes. But in the real world, no solution is perfect. It is hence critical that the software partner that you choose also provides the best after-sales support and maintenance.

    With customer satisfaction as the number one goal, we at Ignitho is fully committed to providing the best support and maintenance post-delivery.

  • 6. Reputation

    With the growing list of software development companies in Brussels, Belgium it is not an easy feat to find your suitable vendor. Though the list is long, there are not many companies with a satisfactory market reputation which should definitely be a parameter taken into account. Hence it is only logical to evaluate the reputation of your potential software development company among your peers. Reviews and testimonials on platforms like Clutch, Goodfirms etc can be assessed.

    At Ignitho, we believe that it is supremely important to maintain our goodwill in the industry through our exemplary solutions as well as continued support. We encourage our potential clients to gauge us based on our clients’ direct or indirect experience with us. Industry analysts such as Bloor Research has acknowledged this and has written feature articles on Ignitho and the Frugal Innovation Methodology that we follow.

  • 7. Other Intangibles

    Values, company culture, overall vision etc are not easy to define or quantize, but they hold just as much importance to business as any of the other points mentioned above. These intangibles will reveal itself during the course of your interaction. These are critical to the smooth running of the partnership. It will be wise to assess the potential partner on these fronts as well.

    Finding the right software development company in Brussels comes with a long list of requirements. However, the above mentioned are some core factors to be taken care of for a perfect hire who will deliver a bespoke software that will accelerate your business by delivering an excellent user experience.

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