Everybody knows what IT outsourcing is. But, on the other hand, there is always a risk of struggling with some IT outsourcing dilemmas when deciding on this kind of cooperation. One of the best ways to deal with it is to get to know the main benefits of outsourcing software development. So, without mincing words, let's consider whether it's better to decide not to handle certain tasks in-house and instead delegate them to outside companies or it's more beneficial for you to hire in-house devs.
You are a startup founder, CEO of big enterprise, our client or not (yet ;)). It doesn't matter. Here you have 10 reasons you can win by outsourcing your app or web development.
#1 Cost savings
Your business can already save up to 20% of total development costs when working with a digital team remotely instead of hiring developers in-house. Whether it's nearshoring or offshoring, every type of outsourcing is financially attractive. It's because of the different labor costs in various countries. Polish development firms such as Merixstudio can offer some of the most affordable prices because of one of the lowest labor costs in the EU. When you decide to hire in-house devs, you have to remember about the acquisition as well as retaining costs. In the end, they always can quit, and you'll have to start all process again. When you hire a software house, it's our problem; we just have to provide resources and deliver your cutting-edge, awesome-looking digital product.
Savings are related not only to the labor costs in each country but also to the fact that the real cost of hiring an in-house software developer is much higher than it seems. It’s not only the software developer’s monthly salary but also the expenses related with the whole recruitment process or hardware he needs to use to perform his work. For some companies, a freelance software developer may be a solution, but the truth is that this kind of cooperation won’t bring you the same benefits as hiring a software house. It’s simply because a freelancer will deal with other projects at the same time - when outsourcing to a software house, you will be provided with a team dedicated to your project.
#2 Focus on your business
As I mentioned before, it's our business to bring your web project to life. We will do everything (almost ;)) to meet your needs. Thanks to that, you can rest assured and take care of what you do the best - running your startup and focusing on your core business processes. What’s more, you won’t spend this time worrying about the project if you take some appropriate steps of course. There are a few things you need to consider to ensure that your remote cooperation with an outsourcing partner will be effective. You need to ask yourself how to prepare for outsourcing a digital project to a software house. Remember - if you plan it wisely, remote cooperation will bring you lots of benefits, and then you are going to have more time on what really matters to your business.
#3 Experts in their fields
The fact that outsourcing software development will help you save money doesn’t have to be related to the low code quality - quite the opposite! According to various rankings, Europe has the best software developers in the world. Just take a look at this Hackerrank report in which Polish software developers are placed third in the world! And that’s one of the main reasons why the companies move their software development to Poland from other Eastern European countries. The power of a talented and experienced development team is unmatched. With IT outsourcing, don't have to worry about yours and your fresh-employed developer's knowledge. A software house you'll hire has probably been doing it for years. At Merixstudio we know what's sexy in the tech world right now and use digital solutions that will kickstart your business.
#4 Devs' personal development
When it comes down to in-house developers' knowledge, if you hire your development team, you have to take care of their personal growth. Thus, I return to the subject of the previous point - costs. Developers in software houses have to be up-to-date. To do not strike out, we continually invest in courses, conferences, workshops, books, etc. for our devs and Project Managers. The team has to learn perpetually about new technologies and we bear the brunt of it. Even if you want to engage your in-house developers, at Merixstudio, we'll provide great workshops for them.
#5 Days off
Holly shit! One of your dev is sick and your lifeline, Marry, who could pinch-hit him, is on her maternity leave! You just think that your startup is going to collapse. It sounds like a nightmare, doesn't it? Another advantage of outsourcing your development process is the fact that, as I mentioned it a few times already (and I probably will again), this is a software house that takes care of continuity of work. End of story!
#6 Multidisciplinary choice of the right technology
It's a significant benefit of full-stack outsourcing companies. You can freely take advantage of the whole dev team's knowledge while working on the best solutions or solving problems, because of which development process has stalled. What is more, there are QAs, PMs, UX Designers, and Marketers, who will come to rescue. Of course, if you have time and money, you can build your own huge team. But for what? We're here ready to get cracking and waiting for your brilliant idea ;) Outsourcing enables startups and other companies to tap into and leverage a global knowledge base.
We think that one of the major benefits of outsourcing your IT project is the possibility of having Product Design Workshops, as their influence on product success is priceless. First of all, they are a great way of starting product development, and a very important step in the whole product design process. The scope of each product design workshop session, of course, depends on the product and its agenda is tailored to the project needs. Sometimes we focus more on the business needs and strategy, in other cases more important is e.g. analysis of user flow and creation of new logic in the application.
#7 Dealing with B2B contracts
Dealing with the contracts or agreements of outside software house is much easier than dealing with the hiring and other HR issues involved with employees. If you're not happy about our work (pfff, what nonsense!), you can easily break our agreement without involving labor law.
#8 Not only developers
I know, techies are extremely important (and snazzy!). But many other people help you boost your web project. I mean, don't forget about QAs, who will detect all bugs with their watchful eyes, PMs, whose job is to keep in check all this band of programmers as well as UX designers, who will take care of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure. And of course, hiring all these people requires money and time. So, the next advantage of outsourcing software development is the fact that you (usually, at least in the case of best software houses) have all the people you need in one place.
And coming back to 'your business, our problem'. Software houses and outsourcing companies face higher liability than in-house staff, which makes us less of a risk for your business. We have more to lose if we don't follow through on our agreements. We're responsible for our mistakes. So when you're outsourcing your digital product, you can be sure that if anything goes wrong (pfff, with Merixstudio? Shut the front door!) software house will fix it on the house. In the case of hiring an in-house dev team... then it's your problem and your money.
#10 Time rules the (tech) world
Think of the weekly hours it will take to manage in-house staff, taking away from the time you can spend on your business and networking. You don't have to deal with typical headaches involved with recruiting (that usually takes a lot of time), retaining and overseeing your team because that's what outsourcing companies handle every day. You don't have to waste your precious time on accustoming some new blood on your board. And startup founders, you know it best - the faster you'll show up on the market with a final cutting-edge digital product the better. Time is money; everybody knows that :)
As explained in this post, bringing in a business outsourcing development team can have essential benefits for your company. The fruits of work remotely with the software house are visible among some of the leading startups and enterprises worldwide. Any kind of outsourcing has become a core component of day to day business strategies.