Starting up your online business presence you inevitably face the dilemma – hire an in-house development team, or take chances and go full outsourcing. Fair enough like any choice in business, it brings dare consequence so needs to be taken seriously and cautiously. Except for it’s no longer an uncharted territory and you no longer have to “take chances”.
We’ve been delivering outsourced full-stack development, product reviews, UI/UX design since 2006 and here is our
Ultimate List of Benefits of Outsourcing Software Development
#1 Cost Optimization
Outsourcing was made to leverage cost management due to the economic dissimilarities of countries. The differences in living standards, however, do not necessarily reflect the levels of proficiency in different high-tech industries, like software development. As an example, two Eastern Europe countries’ software developers are among the top three world’s best developers.
#2 Diverse Remote Development Engagement Models
What’s beautiful about outsourcing web development is it works for any business at any stage. If you have a startup idea focusing on building an MVP (Minimal Viable Product), it makes sense that your development team is relevant in size and involvement.
As for the mid-size businesses, we offer a versatile team of designers, developers, QA engineers run by a PM. The key feature is the adjustability of a team depending on the scalability of your business.
The premium engagement model is the ETM (Extended Team Model), where the outsourced development team becomes a department of your business with exclusive development services.
#3 Unlimited Development Talent Pool
Think about the number of professionals reachable within a city. Now multiply that number by a hundred, because that’s the number of talented young and experienced specialists you can reach when hiring an outsourced team.
Unlike your in-house team where you have to solve recruitment problems yourself and spend resources on team management, your outsourced team will pack itself with the best talent available on the market and manage it to the advantage of the client.
#4 Competitive Developers’ Growth
With an in-house development team being in place, it gets tricky whether it stays universally up-to-date and competitive. When it comes to appealing web and mobile applications, one thing about them is they have to be sensitive to the market and trends of a year, season, or even within a hashtag.
An outsourced developer has no choice but to stay on the edge of modern technologies and trends in order to stay employed. Needless to say that the higher the outsourced developer’s skillset, the better the quality of the products they deliver.
#5 Time-efficient Development Process
With the amount of days-off, national holidays, and all sorts of in-house team work stoppage days, your outsourced team will operate on a different schedule and will most likely be inclined to working full-time on your days off. This a boost the speed of product development and give an edge of competition while maintaining the workflow without overtime work.
We’ll celebrate your Christmas (ours is on a different day) by keeping building your product and presenting the results when you are back in office!
#6 Multitude of Development Resources
For an outsourced team really, the sky is the limit in the great availability of resources and technologies used. For example, Ruby on Rails gems are distributed by open-source communities throughout the world, which multiplies the amount of available libraries and solutions by thousands. The larger is the network of your outsourced development teams, the bigger ground of accessible technologies you cover.
#7 Easy Paperwork
Of course, both outsourced work parties are to be legally protected and the cooperation must be transparent both financially and in liabilities. We make sure our partnership is contractually safe and optimal. At the same time, there are no loopholes for schemes and hassle in case of disagreements and cancellations. These are not likely to happen in the first place, but the no-strings-attached approach is the indicative of outsourced development collaboration.
#8 Complete Digital Agencies
There are things beyond coding itself that make up a digital product. The craft of project supervision, UX design, profound testing, documenting, and deploying a web application is often hidden from the naked eye but is clearly visible to the experienced startup owners, business analysts, and investors.
We packed our team with specialists in different fields to be as versatile as it gets. Early on we realized how important it is to establish a solid, vibrant team with its own signature style and culture within the company. We are proud to say that a decade of work has helped us build such a team.
#9 Outsourced Development Flexibility
Having an in-house web development team means not only building a product but also maintaining and supporting it. However, the human and facility resources required for maintaining the web application are barely comparable to the resources of the development process itself. Do you dismiss half of your dedicated team? And what if your business requires scaling and expanding its functional? Do you hire freelancers, or summon the team again?
Outsourcing web development is a solution. The flexible engagement models include shuffling employees according to the current state of the project, which saves resource and whenever there is a demand, is capable of expanding the team within hours.
#10 Capabilities of Improvement
So if skills and abilities are beyond quality argument and financial benefits are obvious, what are the risks and problems if any? In fact, there are quite a few, all of them being completely manageable:
- Communication. With a number of tools available today, it’s really all about the infrastructure and language command. In our practice, we use scrums and Slack along with a variety of design hand-off tools and time tracking software to make sure we have direct communication with our clients on all project levels.
- Culture. Even though there are drastic cultural differences between East and West, global trends take its toll and most of the countries are sharing common values. Through constant interaction between the HQ and the outsourced web development team, you can broaden your perspective of the world and perhaps, help you grow your audience internationally.
- Focus. By delegating your development to the outsourced team, you can mitigate your head office business development process and guide their efforts to such important fields as sales and marketing. This is only possible with the strong technical backbone that a focused outsourced development team (like ours) is capable of providing.
There are no shortcuts in a successful business formation and it’s either a trial-and-error method, or a bold optimization approach that is implemented in efficient cost distribution, human resource management, time manipulation, and agility, all of them being constituents of an effective outsourced development model.
How To Outsource Software Development?
So, where do you go to find a dedicated development team to outsource? There are some trusted unbiased resources that save you a ton of time and finding a team to hire. Clutch.co gives a clear perspective on agencies’ abilities, expertise, size, business model, and an extensive portfolio. on top of that, they have honest third-party-mediated clients’ feedback that they extract from phone interviews! I mean when was the last time someone interviewed you on the phone? A bunch of other projects aggregating design and development outsourced companies deliver more or less the same set of services, so clearly there must be no problem finding a team.
Another question is whether something clicks when you first contact them. We appreciate every single note we get and respond immediately. Every opportunity is a potential long-term project and we strive to make it happen. We work exclusively as an outsourced team that requires no client side management, as we run the company according to the highest standards and aloow you to focus solely on a product.