In today’s time, almost every business benefits from some kind of software and big part of businesses rely on in house software development for achieving their goals. If you are one of those companies, this post is for you - we’ll try to highlight 5 reasons why in house development can be time consuming and expensive and how can we optimise this with a cost-effective solution that will save time and money (if done correctly, of course).
Access to Skilled Professionals
Besides your regular development, there are times when you need some specific expertise that you don’t have in your in-house development team because you need it rarely and of course, it will cost you a lot to have them there and do nothing most of the time. Outsourcing companies have this kind of skilled individuals and share them across clients to keep them busy. With the right management, this professionals will be available to you whenever you need them and you will pay just for the amount of work that you need.
If you work with the correct outsourcing partner, your development should be much faster and have more optimised timelines. In-house development can be time consuming and it takes a lot of resources to organise, create, test and maintain the product. Outsourcing companies are already skilled in all of this and they can help your business focus more on other activities, while delivering your product to market as fast as possible. This can create a competitive advantage for your company and help you achieve more success in other aspects of the business.
Focus on Core Business Activities
As we discussed before, if you use an outsourcing development partner to help your company, you will have a lot more time to focus on other topics and achieve much more in other fields of your business. By optimising your time you can focus more on scaling your sales, marketing, customer services and improve your business performance overall.
Significant amount of money can be saved by outsourcing your development, you won’t have to invest into expensive infrastructure, hardware, or software licenses. Also you don’t need to handle hiring and training developers which by itself can cost a good amount of money. Outsourcing companies often provide flexible pricing models that can increase and decrease on the go, which allows you to optimise your cost by paying only for what you need. Overall outsourcing can save you a lot in the long run if it’s done correctly.
One of the advantages of outsourcing is using a well established QA process that will make sure your product is safe and stable to go in production. A good outsourcing company will have a good development pipeline that will make sure everything is tested properly using industry standard practices. This means that the delivered software will be high quality and free of bugs and issues.
All in all, the biggest advantages that you can get from outsourcing your development is saving money while you keep, or even increase your quality. At the same time it will allow you to focus more on your business and gain competitive advantage by having faster time-to-market time. At the end I will point out that not all outsourcing companies can help you achieve this and you should be careful in choosing your outsourcing partner, however, when done correctly, this way of working will boost your productivity and save you a lot of money.