How a Third-Party Partner Improves Software Delivery

These days, every company is a technology company. Delivery of useful, engaging software solutions is a key business function across industries. However, there are many challenges to successful software delivery, including:

  • Labor shortage
  • Unclear project requirements
  • Data security

The right third-party partner can help a company overcome these challenges and improve software functionality, speeding the overall software delivery process.

Whether you are looking to expand your development teams or find a partner to build your software solution, e-Core is a trusted third-party partner to some of the world’s leading companies with a track record of successful software development, cloud application modernization, Atlassian service management, and more. 

A third-party software delivery partner can help a company manage:

Labor shortage.

The global labor shortage is becoming more critical, particularly for candidates with skill and experience in technology functions. According to Gartner the global talent shortage is the most significant barrier to adoption of emerging technologies. Only 4% of IT executives named the labor shortage as the top barrier to adoption in 2020, while in 2021, that number rose to 64%.

  • 75% of executives said the talent shortage is inhibiting adoption of automation
  • 41% of executives said the talent shortage is inhibiting adoption of digital workplace technologies

The technical labor shortage isn’t a problem that is consistent across all technical functions: some skills are in far higher demand than others.  It may be difficult to find a cybersecurity expert in your geographic area – but impossible to find a developer with skills in React, Node.JS, and MySQL. However, with the right partner, those skills can be accessed quickly and inexpensively, and without adding to headcount with regular full-time staff.

Unclear project requirements.

A recent study found that issues with project requirements – whether they are unclear, misunderstood, or changed midway through – result in costly rework and project management problems. Specifically:

  • Problems with requirements result in approximately 50% of project defects.
  • 80% of rework is caused by requirements.
  • Companies spend almost half (41.5%) of project resources on unclear requirements.

But how can a trusted partner, like e-Core, help a company address the clarity of project requirements? First, they are one step removed from the politics and competing priorities of internal stakeholders. They can help to create a pre-delivery strategy that addresses the needs of all parties and builds alignment on the purpose – and anticipated results – of a software project. Then, a third-party partner can help manage communications, keeping messages on target and tied closely to higher-level strategic goals. Finally, a partner with experience in successful software development has a tried-and-true methodology that can be leveraged to help companies avoid common pitfalls and time-wasters in software development.

Data security.

The average cost of a data breach has risen to $4.24 million dollars, according to research from IBM. Making changes to a company’s software profile raises concerns that new vulnerabilities will arise, increasing the risk of a serious security breach. These concerns are compounded by the fact that skilled cybersecurity professionals are in short supply, and competition is high for a small pool of talent.

A third-party partner can help a company address data security concerns during the software design and delivery process. The right partner has access to talented developers with experience in creating secure applications, as well as cybersecurity experts, to ensure that even if there are changes to a company’s technology its data will remain secure.

Software development is critical to the success of today’s businesses, even those outside of the tech industry. Some businesses create software solutions that will be delivered to external clients, others for use within the company. No matter how it is used, delivering usable software solutions on time, within budget, and without errors is an important measure of success for IT departments.

Whether you are looking to expand your development teams or find a partner to build your software solution, e-Core is a trusted third-party partner to some of the world’s leading companies with a track record of successful software development. 


If you are interested in exploring more about how a third-party software delivery partner can increase your return on investment and improve development efficiencies, contact e-Core today.

Topics: IT Solutions, IT Staff, Remote Work, Software Development

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