Outsourcing software development is one of the most efficient ways to take your company to the next level. Outsourcing software development can increase profitability, improve your competitiveness in the marketplace, accelerate business operations, and, most importantly, increase customer satisfaction — and revenue along with it. With the right outsourcing team, your company will be ready to keep up with the demands of the ever-changing marketplace.
Although outsourcing software development is not a new tactic for product development, many companies still hesitate to seek outside help. However, when outsourcing is done right, the benefits of contracting a specialized team far outweigh the disadvantages.
Here are some of the top reasons you should outsource your software development needs.
Focus on your business
In today’s marketplace, team members often wear several hats and deal with many operations within the company. Your company’s IT department may not be able to put aside their current responsibilities to concentrate on a new project. Hiring and onboarding new developers can take months, but you have needs that must be addressed now.
Wise business managers know that their employees perform at their best when given the time to focus their efforts and plan accordingly. Stretching employees thin can affect team morale, productivity, quality of work, and employee retention. By outsourcing your software development needs, you are freeing up your team’s time to focus on what they do best. As a result, your product will be ready to hit the market faster, and with the best possible team behind it.
Software applications may play a key role in your business, but they may not be your core business. Entrusting your product development to a firm whose core business is software development ensures that you have access to growth strategies and operating processes which will be focused on creating high-quality software for your company.
Find talented resources and experience
For businesses looking to gain a competitive edge, outsourcing projects can open up access to technologies that may be unattainable otherwise. A software development firm can provide a pool of experts to take care of needs that your team currently cannot meet.
If certain programming skills are in high demand, the hiring pool for in-house employees may be limited. Conversely, if you need a niche technical skill or an innovative emerging technology, you may not want to commit to a full-time employee. Furthermore, the more specialized a skill, the fewer the people who will be available to execute it. You also may need subject matter expertise from someone who has worked on several similar projects and has the exact skill and technical profile needed to carry out your vision.
Outsourcing your projects means that you can expand your team to cover the exact skills and specialties required to develop your project. If a new demand or technical skill arises, the software development firm can easily cover those needs. If a team member is unable to work on a project, the firm can easily find a replacement, saving you time, resources, and money.
Save time and money
While costs should never be the most important factor of a business decision, the time and cost savings of outsourcing your software development may indeed convince you to search for an outside firm.
The costs of hiring and onboarding a full-time employee don’t end with a paycheck. In addition to the taxes and benefits (paid time off, health insurance, and 401(k) matching) that are provided on an employee’s behalf, additional costs of technological devices, hardware, software, office space, and direct management need to be taken into account when considering the costs of a full-time employee. Contracting a team to deal with a specific project may be more cost-effective in the long run compared to onboarding another in-house employee.
Furthermore, when it comes to outsourcing, the world is indeed your oyster. You can contract a firm from anywhere in the world, especially since much of the work and communication can be done virtually. As the cost of living varies throughout the world, the cost of outsourcing services varies along with it.
In today’s world, it can be challenging to keep up with the demands of the ever-changing marketplace. Outsourcing your software development projects can help your team members focus on what they do best, ensure that you find talented resources and expertise, and save time and money in the long run. In our e-book, “Best Practices for Software Outsourcing,” we offer more information about the factors to consider when outsourcing your programming needs.
At Santex, we are committed to your team’s success through our quality and passion. Along with building long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with our clients, our custom outsourcing services provide flexible solutions to meet your software needs. Software innovation is our passion, and our teams offer “the best talent in the right moment” to help you achieve your technology goals.