Programming Outsourcing - Benefits
Offshore companies achieve a cost-effective solution by placing their operations into an economical environment that reduces dramatically the costs involved with the process of writing software. From this point of view, you can expect a savings level up to 75% of the regular cost.
But besides a financial advantage that will place you in front of your competitors, other decisive benefits that make offshore programming such a rewarding business for all parts involved are the guaranteed level of staffing and the guaranteed level of experience. Usually, offshore companies are more experienced with personnel recruiting and can spare you from a lot of trouble - you must admit that creating a reliable team is really a time consuming action. That's why when you choose to go offshore, you get rid of all that problems that are typically involved with the process of writing software, because the team manager handles them for you within the project management stage. It is like the offshore company becomes an extension to your office, but all bothering things are left outside. In fact, the only things you have to care about are the key moments of the development process, so you can easily track the evolution of your project and make changes, if necessary. You can usually do this via email, chat and phone, or, if you want, you can even take one short visit to the remote facilities and see for yourself how things are going on.
Offshore companies usually guarantee the level of experience by hiring highly skilled IT personnel. Many of these professionals have internationally recognized certifications proving the quality of their services, in addition to their traditional ability to work with a large variety of programming tools.
Another advantage coming from moving your software development operations offshore is that it determines significant saves on staff and equipment, giving you the possibility to concentrate more on the business part, in order to reduce risk and gain a better position on the market. For example, you no longer need to train your own people and update their skills for using a certain technology; instead, simply ask for an offshore team that is already experienced with that kind of application development. The same goes for the equipment part: if your project requires additional technical facilities (i.e. workstations, servers, scanners, routers, or other dedicated stuff), you no longer need to invest money for purchasing them, because it's a good chance that they are already part of the infrastructure of the offshore company you're working with.
Another thing is about flexibility: it's a known fact that offshore programming usually involves a better use of human resources (i. e. man-power), that is you have better ways of creating your team without having to worry about firing or hiring someone. If your project requires more programmers then estimated initially, or if there's a specific problem to solve, demanding an expert approach, you can always recruit (ask) highly specialized personnel, so that your project can follow its course. The idea is that you're always in control of the team you've chosen and you can always make the changes you consider best for the development of your project.
In the end, you'll notice that by contracting an offshore company, you get access to a very valuable resource pool of highly skilled and experienced IT professionals, who are able to guarantee world-class quality of developments at a very affordable price. And when you'll discover the rest of the advantages, you'll find that offshore programming can be a rewarding business and a pleasant experience at the same time.