Globalization is not an alien word for many of us. Even a kid going to school is aware of globalization as the instances and opportunities to visit and meet people living in other continents have increases through the education exchange programs, cultural meets and so on. On similar terms, businesses too have taken a trend for globalization with materials and resources available at different parts of the earth. It is commonly seen that where there is a demand, the supply of goods is lacking and so it has to be procured from some other place that has abundance but is not thoroughly utilized.
Come to think of it, business around the world had been looking for new avenues since time unmemorable. Ancient people used to carry their produced goods to distant places on animal backs and ships. Later, with advancements in means of transport and means of communication, the frequency of business with other parts of the earth has increases many-a-folds. The software development services are one of the biggest business sectors that are reaping huge benefits from globalization. A study of various drivers for globalization and requirements for software product and application will reveal and help in addressing the global challenges before building global applications.
One of the major aspects in any form of business is the availability of local flavor in whatever item or services is produced. Business persons have to engage with their clients, vendors, or direct customers in a manner to pass up linguistic, cultural, and process variances. Software development company India has overall vision and highly developed strategy to address the globalization aspect of any software development project. Let us view a few areas where globalization plays an important role:
The first contact with the user while browsing a product or service is its user interface. This is the medium used to communicate with the application under use. The display, language, date format, color usage, currency, phone/fax numbers, and error message displayed on the interface in end-user language is to be in accord with the user’s culture. Another aspect is data storing where in language specifics have to be considered. The data storage system should be able to capture and display language specific reference data without any loss or data corruption.
Even the data retrieval should be any easy process based on different comparison logic and string sorting of local specific requirements. Apart from these aspects, for an application to be truly globalizes application software development company pays attention to its availability and compatibility of various browsers and platforms used across the planet. A globalizes application has qualities of scalability, manageability, extensibility, and adaptability to location specific development requirements. For a successful project execution, it is essential to address these globalization requirements to deliver a globally accepted solution.