Outsourcing has been around for quite a long time. Every time when the company isn’t capable to meet the project’s deadlines, doesn’t have the needed experts, has to lower the cost, or wants to free up some time outsourcing comes in handy. Many companies state that outsourcing the software development is the only way to complete the project on time and with a maximum efficiency. As a business owner, you might want to know how outsourcing is leveraging your business and helps your firm grow. So, why should you choose giving out a scope of work instead of handling it in-house? Below are a few major reasons to hire a company for it.
1. Cost effective and lowers the operational spendings
When you outsource a part of your work (let’s say to Eastern Europe), your company’s expenses will significantly decrease. The Eastern European companies’ rates are much lower. The outsourced teams cost much less than you would pay for the same amount of work to your team. And you do not need to place the other team at your office, they will work on your project remotely. This allows you to cut the costs and save an impressive amount of money (by usually saving the fair level of quality)
2. Best talents and knowledge base
Your company gets to step out and see how the other businesses and professionals work. With that being said, you get to learn from the other companies and pick the best practices to implement in your team. Sharing the knowledge base can leverage both parties.
3. Meet the deadlines and keep focused
During the development cycles, there are always urgent tasks that seem to occur from nowhere. Even if everything your team does is perfectly Agile, you can’t run away from the unexpected circumstances. And keeping focused on project’s goals can be harsh, too. To meet the project’s deadlines and deliver the promised results by the chosen date, you might want to have a pair of hands helping out to handle the project.
You don’t have to spend time describing the project, recruiting, hiring, posting job openings, doing interviews and anything else. Outsourcing gives you an opportunity to receive a fully packed professional team almost immediately after signing a contract.
5. Offer the best client service
Let’s say your client wants to have their website redesigned. And that you don’t have UX designers in your team at the moment. With outsourcing, this is not a problem to find any IT professional you need to complete the project. So that allows you to widen your expertise and offer more services to your clients. If you don’t know how to do the project’s part best – you better find an expert who can do it and outsource it to them.
6. Be flexible
You don’t want to keep 3 manual testers in-house, especially if you don’t have any projects for them at the moment. Outsourcing allows you to be flexible in terms of in-house team and its capabilities. You also save a lot of precious time by communicating on Skype, and not attending meetings to discuss the project’s details every day. Outsource team is always very adjustable to your time zone and schedule.
Before you go
If you would like to change the way your business works, make a development cycle faster and more effective, you should seriously consider outsourcing software development. It is cost effective, lowers your operational spendings, allows you to choose the best talents and resources for your projects, and (the most important!) deliver everything on time.