The business world is constantly talking about IT outsourcing, but many questions remain about this form of collaboration. One of the best ways to answer these questions and to overcome the fears that may arise is to focus on the main benefits of outsourcing. Let us zoom in on outsourcing web development today!
To summarise, here are 10 good reasons to decide whether it is more efficient for your company to delegate certain tasks to an outside company or whether it is more advantageous to hire in-house developers.
By outsourcing your web development service to a third party provider, be sure that you will save up to 20% of the total cost of each requirement. Of course, this figure varies from one country to another. For instance, in Mauritius the costs are going to be more attractive than in the European Union.
In case you are leaning towards hiring local developers who will join your company, consider the costs associated with such an operation (social contributions, salaries, hardware and software investment and others), not to mention Employee Loyalty, which currently is around 2 years per company. Outsourcing is the guarantee that you will always have web developers trained and dedicated to your project on hand since their employer will at all times be able to provide you with the necessary human resources without interruption.
Finally focus on your business!
Outsourcing providers have a sacred mission: to bring your projects to life, including web development. These specialists usually take all the steps necessary to ensure their customers are satisfied. This will allow you to focus on your own company, more specifically your core business.
If carefully prepared, outsourcing your web development can turn into a trusted, sustainable and effective partnership.
Benefit from the expertise of offshore developers
In addition to the savings made possible by outsourcing, your company will also benefit from a quality service. Indeed, outsourcing specialists take care to continuously train their human resources with the support of the latest available hardware and software technologies.
Personal development … of developers
If you are still thinking about hiring in-house developers, have you thought about their personal development? Indeed, given the expenses that such an expenditure generates, it is necessary to have a return on investment made possible via the continuous training of this team. To do this, your company will have to provide them with training, manuals, workshops, conferences, etc. We must add to that the availability of up-to-date hardware and software… which is no longer your responsibility if you choose outsourcing!
Web developers who are always available!
If your company has a web development team, this means that it needs such a service on an ongoing basis. However, in the event that several developers are absent, the balance of your company can be strained, especially if the absences are repetitive, long, etc.
Outsourcing simply means the assurance of seamless delivery without any interruptions.
A multidisciplinary solution
The outsourcing provider has a diverse team of development specialists. If your company has a particular need, they will undoubtedly make a specialist available to you. At the same time, your own business will be able to feed off a knowledge well at a distance.
A more serene and flexible collaboration
Given the current labour legislation in your country, it can be difficult to separate yourself from an internal web developer whose work does not satisfy you. This is not the case when it comes to outsourcing. Indeed, thanks to a contract defined clearly enough, and respecting the legislation of the country of the provider, you will be able to cease your collaboration quickly and calmly, if the situation requires it.
Not just developers!
If developers are essential, your project may need the know-how of other IT specialists : quality specialists, agents for the detection of bugs during the development of your web project, project management, to keep the team under control and for UX design; those who will ensure the improvement of user satisfaction through a user-friendly, accessible and pleasant interface to use.
Hiring these different players requires time and money which further justifies outsourcing your web development service.
Reduced risk for your business
A good outsourcing provider is able to take any responsibility that you provide him with, on the condition of course that everything is clear and written in black and white from the beginning of the partnership. A company specialising in outsourcing is well aware of the risk related to its client portfolio, so it has everything to lose in case of poor work.
In case you are still thinking about hiring an in-house web development team, the deal will be different, given the legislation and the potential commitment of your developers.
Time is money!
In the corporate world, team management (finding the right people, loyalty and supervision) is a task that requires time, managerial knowledge, well-oiled logistics and a good network. The best thing to do is to be able to delegate all these tasks to a third party company, which, at the same time, will be able to offer you state-of-the-art solutions capable of carrying out your web development project at arm’s length. To sum it up, your company will save time and so money!
To conclude, outsourcing your web development project has many advantages once you overcome the apprehensions that can be raised by such an experience. Outsourcing is a central element to business strategies and should be seen as a tool rather than delocalisation, as the two concepts are completely different.