A few years back, it was all about hard work. Companies who had hard-working employees were bound to achieve better results. However, with the evolution of IT, it was soon evident that working hard is not as important as working smart. ‘Smart Work’ is the latest trend for success. This is particularly the reason for the growth in demand for Outsourcing.
Outsourcing software developers is a regular practice, for start-ups, as well as well-established companies. The reason is simple – better productivity at comparatively lower costs. However, with the increasing demands for better outsourced developers, the industry grew to have outsourcing companies who could meet the needs of companies. So how does one decide whether to go for individual freelancers or with agencies?
Outsourcing software development projects are completely based on trust. When you are sharing your idea, resources, codes and confidential company information, it is always better to trust a company, instead of an individual. Outsourcing agencies provide you with credibility, with a dedicated office, established working pattern and so on. 10 individual developers working separately can never show the productivity of a company of 5 developers.
When you outsource your work to a company, they have already done the due diligence on their part, of the developers’ skill-sets and work ethics. Also, they help assign the developer, which fits best for the project from their talent pool. If a developer becomes unavailable due to unforeseen reasons, the company can immediately arrange for a temporary substitute. Another plus side on hiring multiple outsourced software developers from a company is that the developers are well-versed with each other’s work and can perform better.
3. Better management
Usually, when you outsource development projects to a company, the company assigns a project manager to look after your project development. Follow-ups with the developments of the project through a single point of contact becomes easier.
4. Easier monitoring
Processes set in place within the outsourced development company helps in a planned approach, proper reporting and professionalism in work. Especially as an entrepreneur or start-up, this is a very big advantage as it frees up a lot of time for the management to focus on other important aspects like marketing and product development.
5. Value for money
Considering the safety of your data, faster turn-around-time and better skilled developers, outsourcing software development projects to companies is always a better value for money. On the outset, it might seem cheaper to hire an individual developer, but this also comes with a lot of corporate risks and more involvement from your side.
Of course, like two sides of a coin, there might also be many attractive reasons for outsourcing to individual software developers, as well as based on product requirements. But in the long run, it is always a better deal to go with a company.
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