5 Advantages of Outsourcing Your IT Development
Posted by Jovana Selih on 28 August 2019
Controversy has always surrounded the topic of outsourcing, but its overwhelming advantages speak for themselves. An increasing number of companies are drawn to outsource their work. Moreover, 78% of businesses across the globe feel positive about their relationship with their outsourcing company. Some even base their entire business plans around it. It’s not just simply a way of cutting costs, outsourcing is now a business model.
If you find yourself asking these questions, outsourcing might be the best option for you:
Are we working at optimum costs?
Are my resources being utilized effectively?
Are my current resources capable of supporting new technology?
Is there a quicker, more effective method to handle processes?
Does my team have the operational expertise to do the assigned task?
There are many reasons why a business may choose to outsource a particular IT development task or a process. Not only will you save time and money, but you will also benefit from external expertise. Let’s take a look at some of the best advantages when it comes to outsourcing your IT development.
1. Increased Efficiency
When you outsource your IT development to an outsourcing partner, they bring years of experience in business practices and expertise in delivering complex outsourcing projects. With their knowledge and understanding of the domain, they can do the job with greater quality. This leads to increased productivity and efficiency in the process thereby contributing to the bottom-line of your company. After you allocate tasks to your outsourcing partner, they share the amount of work of your employees. This allows you to increase in-house efficiency by effectively focusing on your internal task force.
2. Lower Costs
The most obvious and visible advantage relates to the cost savings that outsourcing brings. Hiring people not only requires you to pay for their salary but also other expenses like providing their equipment as well as the cost of onboarding a new employee. If we take Serbia for example, due to the difference in wages, the same kind of work that is done in the USA or Western Europe, can be done with the cost savings up to 60% in Serbia. Low-cost doesn’t necessarily mean low-quality. You can get your job done at a lower cost and better quality as well. Serbia is full of technically educated young people. Furthermore, cost-savings achieved by outsourcing can help you release capital for investment in other areas of your business.
3. Time Zone Advantage
Apart from the cost advantage, the other much-valued benefit has to do with the time zone difference between your country and the location you are outsourcing to. Get your job done while you are closed for the day and wake up to your service being delivered the next morning. Offshore outsourcing to a country like Serbia, which is on a different time zone from the USA, gives the unique advantage of running your business 24/7. Your outsourcing partner can take over and continue your work even after your employees go home. They can complete critical tasks and send it for your review before you’re back at work the next day. This unique advantage gives you the benefit of round-the-clock business operations.
4. Access to Worldwide Skilled Resources
Outsourcing gives you access to a wide area of talent all around the world. It gives you access to capabilities and facilities otherwise not accessible or affordable. You don’t have to worry if there are enough resources in your location. Provide your company a fresh mindset and stand up to the competition by outsourcing diverse and talented individuals. Outsource to offshore locations such as Serbia which have a large pool of qualified, English-speaking professionals.
5. Drives Broader Transformational Change
Migrate to new technologies with minimum downtime and increased productivity and quality by outsourcing IT processes. Enjoy enhanced productivity and quality. Outsourcing can also help to make your business more flexible and agile, able to adapt to changing market conditions and challenges while providing cost savings and service level improvements. Outsourcing your business processes would free your energies and enable you to focus on building your brand, invest in research and development and move on to providing higher value-added services.
These are just some of the many benefits of outsourcing your IT development. Want to get started and see for yourself? The next step is finding the right partner. Why not join the increasing number of USA companies who have recognized Serbia as their good choice for outsourcing their IT development.
Business Development Associate at PanonIT. MSc Economist, with a real passion for Marketing and Design. Specialised in Digital Marketing, Social Media and Graphic & Web Design.