Outsourcing isn’t common only in our professional lives, but in our personal lives as well.
For example, when you make a pizza order, you’re outsourcing the work of gathering the ingredients and cooking the food. And when your toilet needs a repair, you outsource a plumber to fix the toilet for you.
But why outsource, when you can do it yourself?
Well, the answer is that you choose to outsource because it helps you either save time, resources, or both – while getting a better result.
It is no different in software development.
Outsourcing a software development team can give you a wide array of benefits – including faster times to market, fewer management worries, and higher quality products – while reducing costs.
Sure, it has a few downsides (inability to meet face to face, confidentiality risks), but under the right conditions, these downsides can be managed or eliminated, while getting a list of incredibly valuable benefits.
Considering outsourcing software development? Here are 5 reasons why you should
A marked difference in outsourcing your development team is that it requires fewer management efforts.
If you decide to keep an in-house team, you’ll need to hire managers.
But when outsourcing an entire team, management is part of the package, giving you one less thing to worry about.
That doesn’t mean you’ll be 100% free of having to deal with management because you’ll still need to hire managers to guide the overall direction of the project. But at least you won’t have to deal with managing minute, daily tasks.
One of the best benefits of outsourcing a development team is that the costs are often lower.
In developed countries like the US, software development services are very costly, and hiring a development team in-house is a major investment. Outsourcing lets your company workaround the high costs of hiring employees in developed countries by giving you access to cheaper markets such as Asia or Europe.
Outsourcing also helps you cut down costs by allowing you to pay per project. You won’t face the problem of having to pay an in-house employee even when there isn’t any software development work left to do.
Not having to worry about managing a software development team means that you have more time to do other activities. You can focus more on building your business and marketing your product, while the outsourced team takes care of the rest.
Hire from a global market
Outsourcing lets you access a global market with nearly unlimited options.
Local developers may not have the necessary skills to carry out your specific project effectively enough. They may also be too expensive for your budget, or may not meet all of your requirements.
But by accessing a global market, you have a much higher chance of finding exactly what you need, at a reasonable price.
Scale your team as needed
Suddenly need more developers to work on your project? Or maybe you need to drop a few developers instead?
When outsourcing, scaling your team up and down is much easier and less costly. If your budget increases/decreases or needs to go elsewhere, you can quickly add/remove professionals from your team.