5 Benefits of Outsourcing Web Application Development

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Over the years, for some or the other reason, entrepreneurs, both big and small have felt extremely sceptical about the idea of outsourcing their web application development projects. They have been constantly wondering if this particular idea will prove to be profitable for them. These dilemmas are often the reason for them not taking the correct decision.

There is no scope of denying the fact that having an in-house team of developers is profitable and beneficial for you in its own way. However, in many cases issues related to improvement and commitment often arise in a situation like this. This gives birth to the thought of hiring external web developers and agencies to handle the development work. 

You do need to keep in mind though, that hiring freelancers may come with some drawbacks, which include miscommunications and missing deadlines. Still, feeling confused? This Blog will help you get rid of all your dilemmas and arrive at a decision.

There already exists a large number of countries, where spending money on software development services is a very common practice. In most countries around western Europe, you can find high quality and skilful developers, who will be willing to work for you for drastically lower salaries than what you would have to pay your in-house team.

This goes hand in hand with the extensive rise in the number of companies, who are in dire need of high-quality web development and are in need of expert developers. There are a number of reasons why companies are choosing to outsource their projects, few major ones being, to avoid in-house complications, lack of funding or to increase the speed of development.

The following section will talk in detail about the 5 most important advantages that you can relish if you choose to outsource your web app development projects.

Why Outsource Your Web Development Projects?

  • Cost-Effectiveness

This is undoubtedly the most obvious advantage of outsourcing your projects and this has already been talked about in the previous section of the blog. When you outsource your projects to an external developer, your overall development cost will reduce extensively. These costs, however, differ depending on the location of your developer. 

A developer in countries like Germany, UK, Sweden and the United States, will charge you higher compared to those in India and other Asian countries. Do keep in mind, this difference in payment has nothing to do with their performance, it is strictly based on the cost of living in those countries.

There are a lot of other costs, which you can save and bring a reduction in the total cost of development. You will save money on HR, as you will not have to worry about investing in hiring new employees, their on-boarding process or training them.

In case you choose to outsource project management as well, you will save even more money and at the same time assure the fact that your project is managed professionally.

Overall, you can save a specific amount of money, if your contract with the developer or development company lasts for 3-6 months and in case you have a long-term commitment, you will earn even more profits.

  • Focus on the Core Business

This advantage is directly related to the previous benefit. When you take the decision of outsourcing an entire project to a third-party agency or a developer, automatically you free your internal team. The moment you outsource a certain project, the agency or the developer takes up the entire responsibility of completing the project on time.

This removes the headache of completing a development project from the minds of your employees, which gives them the time and liberty to focus on other more important aspects and responsibilities of your business. These responsibilities may include managing everyday actions and searching for new potential clients.

  • Up to Date Expertise

When a particular HR team hires a particular group of employees, it is not guaranteed that those employees are up to date with their technical skills. This might lead to miscommunication within the team and in the long term affect the quality of the output.

Such is not case if you outsource a project. Development teams in agencies will always make sure that their skills are updated with the latest technological trends, as that is their primary responsibility. It is not so that all external agencies are equally skilled, which is why you need to do your research extensively and carefully before finalising a freelancer or web development agency.

  • Long-term relationship

This is a very important benefit but only for those who value it. When you take the decision of outsourcing a project to a particular agency and you receive an extremely high-quality result fro their development team. You will lean towards outsourcing your next similar project to that same agency. This is beneficial as you know the members of that agency and you have built trust with them. 

This way, after outsourcing a certain number of projects to the same agency, you develop a long term relationship with that agency. This way, even they would give extra importance to your projects and deliver all of them on time. 

  • Delivery On-time

This benefit is also very obvious and critical at the same time. When you outsource a project, you in most cases have a deadline, within which you need to launch your software. With an in-house team, management of all the functions may not receive the same degree of importance. 

In such a situation outsourcing will make sure that your project is completed on time. When you pay an agency to complete a project, they treat it as an utmost priority and make sure that it is delivered on time, so that they can create a good impression and get projects from you in the future as well.

Wrapping Up

The above points talk about the benefits of outsourcing web development projects in ample detail and it will definitely help you make up your mind. The above points also talk about certain points that you need to keep in mind when you are outsourcing a certain project. Remembering all of it will make sure that your business operations are as smooth as they can be.