PSA for Software Developers
The future promises opportunities for software developers unlike any they've experienced before. The exponential explosion of digital frontiers offers a myriad of platforms and technologies for which clients will be clamoring. And, because the scope of software development work is also expanding, it will be more critical than ever before for developers to gain and maintain control over tracking, recording, and billing out their work.
Technological Trends Drive the Development Industry
The technology world is still feeling the effects of the shift to mobile devices as companies work to ensure their content is accessible across all channels and equipment. That effort will seem minuscule compared to what's up next, as whole industries convert their resources to incorporate these emerging opportunities into their digital portfolios:
- The Internet of Things (IoT);
- Artificial and Augmented Intelligence (AI);
- Conversational platforms like Siri and Alexa;
- Blockchain, and more.
Software developers will see growing lines of customers who need their proprietary programming modified or reinvented to correlate with these emerging technologies.
Tracking the Costs of Software Development
Every computer program develops over a similar arc, from initially determining its performance requirements to testing it throughout the development process to its final release and subsequent bug repairs. Software developers will need different formats to capture these costs for billing purposes, depending on how their clients use their services. And because the technology universe is evolving so fast, those accounting tools must, themselves, be flexible enough to accommodate both today's and tomorrow's software development accounting needs.
At Beyond Software, our professional services automation tools give developers the flexibility they need to accurately account and bill for their efforts.