Developing web applications can generally be done in two ways: by an in-house team that you hire and train or by a remote team. Outsourcing introduces many advantages regardless of the size of the business you are running. It gives you access to a pool of experienced IT specialists from all around the world.
If you have never outsourced before or even thought about it, you are probably still unsure whether to hire your own team or to find somebody who will get the job done.
This is a post that will present to you the advantages of outsourcing and hopefully will convince you to do so with your next project.
1. Simpler operations
Hiring an in-house team means you have to start a long process of reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates, etc. It is a full-time job that can last an extended amount of time.
When you finally decide to hire developers, you have to worry about managing them, training, provide them with a workspace.
When outsourcing, you only have to find the right remote team for you and everything else is taken care of by your contractor. They are the ones responsible for hiring the best specialists that will develop your product.
2. Time savings
Since the most complicated operations are handled by the outsourcing company, you finally have the time to focus on other business operations like customer care, sales or marketing. This means you will be ready to launch the product almost immediately after the development is finished.
3. Fewer costs
Money savings is another frequently mentioned advantage of outsourcing. Studies say that businesses that outsource can save up to 20% of the total costs of development comparing to those who hire in-house. This difference is present due to different labor costs in countries across the world.
Outsourcing is perfect if you are working on a budget or are trying to cut down some expenses.
4. Speed and quality improvements
Outsourcing is a very competitive market. This is why companies and developers constantly are striving to be better. Even if you happen to hire the most knowledgeable programming specialist, there is probably somebody out there who does it better. Thanks to outsourcing you can now get the best guy and if the company does not meet your criteria you can always go with another one.
All that directly influence the speed and quality of the development. By working with remote teams time-to-market shortens and the overall quality increases. They are often able to propose an innovative solution, perfectly meeting your requirements.
With a remote team, it is easy to scale your team up or down. During the initial phase of development, you can ask for more developers, designers and project managers. Then, when you go into a maintenance-only mode, you can leave just a couple of programmers, according to your current needs.
Similar flexibility would be much harder to achieve with an in-house team where the work capacity depends on many factors.
Outsourcing is a way to grow your development team without the need to reorganize your company’s structure.
So if this article convinced you that outsourcing is the right fit for your next product, giving you the best of both worlds, our experts at Selleo would be more than happy to help.