In this day and age of technological advancements, it is rare to see companies that do not have websites or even software applications. From automating business processes (internal and external) to improving customer processes, having a software application can provide reliability and improve businesses, regardless of the industry.
However, most companies struggle with one question; to outsource or not. While having an internal IT department can provide several benefits, it also has drawbacks, including purchasing necessary equipment, hiring specialists, and a whole lot more. On the other hand, outsourcing allows companies to focus on their core business activities and strategy while saving both money and time.
Outsourcing software development is becoming more common today, as companies globally turn to third-party services to deliver intrinsic solutions that can alleviate pressure on internal staff. According to Statista, the global market for outsourced IT services is worth US$92.5 billion, which means more and more companies are leveraging third-party software developers.
Apart from the increasing number of businesses outsourcing software development, below are some of the reasons why you should also leverage third-party developers.
1. No more tedious recruitment process
Hiring IT professionals for a development project is a lengthy procedure. Apart from making sure that you recruit people with the necessary expertise, you also need to ensure good employment conditions so your developers will stay with you for a long time or until you release your software. If you choose a reliable third-party software development company, you can be sure that your software is created by highly experienced programmers that will be there with you throughout the development process, plus, no need to stress about the recruitment process and other problems.
2. Reduce operational cost
According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a developer is Php200,000 (as of April 2021) per year. That doesn’t include benefits, training, outside consulting, bonuses, or other employee-related expenses. Apart from that, an internal IT team must have space to work and the necessary equipment and furniture. As their employer, you need to provide all of them. So if you decide to hire your own team, you need to think about all the additional operational and overhead costs. Outsourcing developers removes all of these problems because you don’t need to maintain a whole team. All you need to do is pay the actual hours the developers work on your project; no need to spend money on additional rent, furniture, and equipment.
3. Work with developers with exceptional skills and team chemistry
An outsourced software development team allows you to hire developers with extensive experience and exceptional skills. You can rarely find developers with these experiences, and they indeed have an expensive price tag of as much as Php 73,000 per month if you wish to hire them in your internal team. By outsourcing your IT team, you get to have more than a developer. Usually, external IT agencies have teams of designers, product managers, quality assurance engineers, and, of course, developers. All of the members have experienced working together on multiple projects, thus, giving them the team chemistry to work through various projects. Apart from team chemistry, developers from an outsourced team have experienced working with different IT projects across various clients and industries, giving them an edge over an internal team.
4. More time to focus on your business
When you outsource developers, you don’t need to worry about managing a team. The agency will appoint you a manager whom you can contact directly for updates on your project. This means that you only have minimal involvement, such as making sure that you and the team are on the same page. Because of this, you have more time to focus on your core business processes and strategies rather than worrying and managing a whole team of developers.
Outsource Your Software Development Team Today
When you outsource a software development company, you ensure that your business processes are supported by IT experts and your custom business apps are developed by an exceptionally skilled team of professionals. Outsourcing also helps you concentrate on your core business and streamline your company’s workflow, ensuring that you only focus your energy on developing and improving your business.
Ready to outsource your developers? Contact White Cloak today and find out how we can help create the best solution for your business in this age of globalization and technological advances.