Companies worldwide are looking for outsourced remote developers to perform services or create products or services that in-house developers traditionally performed. It is a practice usually undertaken by companies as a cost-cutting measure.
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 in a cost-effective way.
As a result, businesses across the globe have adapted outsourcing processes to ensure high-quality and cost-effectiveness. In addition, it is an immediate solution to hiring experts to avoid 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 a considerable amount of money used in the 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 e paid after the completion of the project.
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 their existing huge resource pool. So there will be no gap in the workflow.
There are various other benefits of outsourcing that organizations can experience while 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 in managing this extended development team. The team always informs the higher management regarding the development of a project in detail and maintains proper transparency. Organizations can track the progress of the team through various tracking apps. This will provide clear visibility of the ongoing operations.
2. Data Security
Sometimes organizations get worried about the loss the confidential data, leakage, or deletion. However, data is considered the backbone of any organization. So the data should be kept confidential. To avoid this situation, organizations can make an NDA (Non-disclosure-agreement) ensure data security.
3. Lack Of Communication
Sometimes, companies face challenges in communication with the outsourced team and find it convenient to communicate with the in-house employees. But modern technologies have helped to overcome these challenges. Organizations can effectively communicate with the outsourced team through various apps like Zoom, Google meets, 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 to collaborate with a reliable outsourcing partner like CloudVandana to maintain the 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 the efficiencies and reduces the misunderstandings. The 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
The management can upskill the talents through some training drive if a proper skill set is required to complete a specific task. The organizations do not need to be worried about data protection as those are handled by the selective in-house team members.
If organizations have planned to set up an in-house team exclusively for software development, they should consider these 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 who has 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 costs, 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 are chances that the lead developer may switch jobs during the crucial phase of the project. So hiring a new experienced developer becomes a time-taking activity, and as a result, it creates 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 get access to talents worldwide.
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Digital Marketing Manager at Cloudvandana Solutions