Companies worldwide are looking for outsourced remote developers to perform services or create products or services that in-house developers traditionally performed. This practice is usually undertaken as a cost-cutting measure. 

Today, in this blog, CloudVandana will discuss the pros and cons of outsourced remote and in-house developers

Most software development organizations face various challenges while developing software applications. Sometimes, the challenges cannot be solved by the skillset of the existing in-house developers. So, it becomes essential to add an external team with the required skills to deploy the project faster and more cost-effectively. 

As a result, businesses across the globe have adapted outsourcing processes to ensure high quality and cost-effectiveness. In addition, outsourcing is an immediate solution to hiring experts and avoids the hassle of traditional hiring and onboarding. 

Let’s have a look at the pros and cons-

Pros And Cons Of Outsourced Remote Developers


1. Scalable Solution

Outsourcing is a scalable solution that brings experts onboard without a long-term commitment. This model is an excellent advantage as organizations can discontinue the contract post-deployment. In addition, companies can hire a developer or a team of expert developers depending on business requirements. 

2. Cost-Effective Solution

This hiring model can save considerable money used in various administrative processes. The outsourcing model cuts hiring, infrastructure, and miscellaneous expenses associated with in-house developers. Organizations do not need to pay any extra amount except the pre-defined price for completing the specific tasks, so no salaries need to be paid after the project is completed. 

3. Quick Resource Replacement

If the organization is not satisfied with the skill and performance of any developer, the offshore development center will immediately replace the resource from its existing huge resource pool. So there will be no gap in the workflow.  

Organizations can experience various other benefits of outsourcing when making a contract with an offshore development center.


Let’s have a look at the cons of outsourcing. 

1. Lack Of Control

The staff augmentation firm mainly controls the outsourced team, so companies might feel that they lack control over managing this extended development team. The team always informs higher management in detail about the development of a project and maintains proper transparency. Organizations can track the team’s progress through various tracking apps. This will provide clear visibility of the ongoing operations. 

2. Data Security

Sometimes, organizations worry about losing confidential data, leakage, or deletion. However, data is considered the backbone of any organization. So, the data should be kept confidential. Organizations can make an NDA (Non-disclosure agreement) to avoid this situation and ensure data security. 

3. Lack Of Communication

Sometimes, companies face challenges in communication with the outsourced team and find communicating with the in-house employees convenient. But modern technologies have helped to overcome these challenges. Organizations can effectively communicate with the outsourced team through various apps like Zoom, Google Meet, etc. This helps maintain a relationship and create a clear concept about the product or services from both the developers’ and the organizations’ end. So, it is recommended that you collaborate with a reliable outsourcing partner like CloudVandana to maintain proper communication and solutions. 

After a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of the outsourced service, we will now discuss the pros and cons of in-house developers. 

Pros And Cons Of In-House Developers


1. On-Site Availability

As the in-house team works together within the same office, it increases efficiencies and reduces misunderstandings. Challenges can be solved quickly as the team members can discuss the problem immediately. Higher management gets full visibility of the progress, and a long-term association can be made. 

2. Development Of The Employees

Management can upskill the talents through a training drive if a proper skill set is required to complete a specific task. Organizations do not need to worry about data protection, as that is handled by selective in-house team members. 


Organizations planning to set up an in-house team exclusively for software development should consider the cons of in-house development. 

 1. Lack of Talent

It is not possible to have all the talents among the in-house team. Different projects require different skill sets and expertise, but the talents become limited with the in-house team; even if the organization arranges a training drive to upskill the existing developers, the process becomes time-consuming. So, for a faster solution, organizations need to hire someone with expertise in that specific domain. So, organizations hire an outsourced team to overcome the challenges and complete the development process faster. 

2. Higher Cost

Maintaining a team of in-house developers requires a higher cost than collaborating with an outsourced team of developers. The cost includes the infrastructure, training, overhead, and other employment benefits. Besides, organizations need to pay the developers even after completing the projects. So the maintenance cost gets higher. 

3. Low Retention

Developers keep on switching jobs frequently due to higher demand and lucrative packages. So, there is a chance that the lead developer may switch jobs during the crucial phase of the project. So, hiring a new, experienced developer becomes time-consuming, resulting in delays in the project deployment. 

So, comparing these points, we can say that organizations are actively adopting the outsourcing model and remote outsourced developers to increase their revenue, enhance organizational growth, and access talent worldwide. 

Are you looking for a team of outsourced remote developers? CloudVandana can provide a vast talent pool of experienced remote developers that organizations can experience FREE FOR A WEEK and then make the contract. So schedule a call now and share your requirements with us. 

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