5 Must Things To Consider While Outsourcing AppExchange App Development

5 Must Things To Consider While Outsourcing AppExchange App Development

Do you have an idea or a solution that can solve a complex B2B problem or automate a B2B process? It would be best to act on it before it gets out of your hand or slightly your brain. The next best step would be outsourcing your AppExchange app development into the hands of the experts.

“Experts do the best.”

Product Development Outsourcers (PDOs) are the Salesforce consulting Partners and vendors who have expertise in building commercial apps and offering services like training, funding, marketing, or selling your app.

A PDO can guide you through your adventurous journey as a partner and transform your half-page idea into a billion-dollar successful business.

Before outsourcing your AppExchange Application Development, here are the few things you must consider,

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Know The Product

Knowing your product is the first step towards bringing your idea to life.

You should be well aware of what kind of problem your product will solve, i.e., whether it is Industry-specific or Tech-specific, whether it could be a flow component or an integration connector.

Dealing with several Salesforce approvals and a lot of associated details is a hectic task, so make sure your PDO handles these for you. 

Also, it is always better to talk to your PDO regarding the license models best suited for the product, such as the Enterprise or community-based models.

A PDO will be able to deal with these tasks associated with Salesforce for you.

Pricing Strategy

A product is successful when the product demand and price are on par with each other. Depending on the value of the product, you need to decide on your pricing strategy. You can choose to take through your app from a free to premium service, which opens a new set of options, i.e., when to shift from the free to premium services. PDOs can validate your idea if you are unsure about the pricing strategy of your application.

Security

In this digital era, hackers attack every possible box available on the Internet. Therefore, you need to understand the security required for your product. There is a list of questionnaires asked by Salesforce regarding the security associated with your product. Talk to your PDO about the security concern of the application.

DevOps and Management

DevOps is a critical activity that needs to be handled well; otherwise, it might be tough to deal with it in the future. Understanding the cascading failure effect of the DevOps demands expertise and skill.

“Driving in safety is more important than not to start.”

There is no idea which is the same up to now as it was during the ideation phase. The product changes during its lifetime, and managing these changes is very important. Make sure your PDO deals with the DevOps and management of the product before and after the building phase.

Testing

There are a lot of testing options available in the AppExchange Development to make sure your application becomes a success.

But, “More options mean more confusion.”

To make sure your application has undergone necessary testing procedures, contact the expert PDO before selling it.

To know about the Salesforce QA testing, best practices, and tips refer to the article “Top Salesforce QA trends and best practices.”

Let’s Conclude:

In short,

  1. Know your product and its needs.
  2. Develop a pricing strategy for your product.
  3. Secure your application.
  4. Manage your application building and DevOps.
  5. Test your product before selling it.

CEPTES, a Salesforce Silver Consulting Partner & PDO Specialist, can help you transform your idea into an enterprise app and great success. CEPTES sets aside amongst other PDOs because of its post conception stage services such as DevOps and management, which is a various tedious task. With our ten years of technical expertise, we can help you choose which license model, pricing strategy, and testing options are best suited for your product.

Thinking to talk and then move forward, then contact us.

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