5 Tips for Working with a Consultancy Firm

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Try New Things

Don't be afraid to try new things.

Your consulting firm should be aware of the latest technologies and should know which technologies are best suited for a given project. This is something you will want to take advantage of. While you are the ultimate decision maker on your projects, consider a consulting company's technical suggestions for a competitive edge. They could make your project that much more successful in the end and set your company apart from its competitors.

Also, consider switching some of the roles of your company's team and the consultancy firm between projects and technologies. They are highly knowledgeable and skilled across a variety of technical areas, so switching up the work will provide the opportunity to solve different problems and take a fresh look at the tasks, especially if it's a long-term project.

Both new and established companies face many challenges when it comes to getting their technology right. A company's team is its lifeblood, and selecting the right people to help execute the vision and accomplish business goals is crucial.

Many companies today are hiring outside experts to get a different perspective, extra horsepower, and unbiased specialized expertise across multiple functions. In fact, more than twice as many U.S. tech companies today are turning to outside consultants to help support their tech needs than in 2013, according to BDO's 2015 Technology Outlook Survey.

Consultancy firms can help with everything from one-off projects for companies that don't have enough time to pull together a team, to long-term projects that require a team with deep experience in an emerging or cutting-edge technology. Hiring a consultancy group can benefit early-stage companies by enabling them to focus on their business and products first, instead of on recruiting software developers. Established companies can benefit from a highly skilled and business-oriented external team that is ready for fast-paced product development and able to quickly adopt the company's methodology, infrastructure and process.

Selecting the perfect consultancy firm may seem daunting at first. In this slideshow, Theo Nissim, CEO at Gemini Solutions, has identified five tips to keep in mind when choosing and working with a consultancy company.


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