10 Benefits of Outsourcing You May Not Have Considered

By: Christine

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Outsourcing is the business practice of shifting tasks, operations, jobs or processes to an external contracted third party for an extended period. To reduce costs or improve efficiency, companies pay an outside organization to work on a project they could not otherwise do themselves. Whether employees don’t have the skills or the scope of the project exceeds the company’s resources and bandwidth, finding a partner can be an investment that leads to a huge return for any company.

Software upgrades and changers often falls through the cracks. Unless a company has an internal IT department, development projects can often be solved by contracting out to a separate company. Here are ten benefits of outsourcing your software development needs:

  1. Flexibility
Flexible environment
When your business expands, demand for your product or service changes. Outsourced software development provides you with customized applications for your specific business. Your business requirements are the top priority, and your chosen partner will allow for changes throughout the development process.
  1. Lower Operating Expenses
low expense
You don’t need to purchase the equipment or other supplies required for software development. The main goal of software companies is to provide customers with the best workable solutions at a reasonable price.
  1. Time Management
time management
A partner company can provide the skills and manpower needed to meet any deadline. Outsourced workers can work nonstop on your project, while you can focus on your own projects and initiatives.
  1. Cost Improvements
cost improvement
Employee cost savings alone can reach a high percentage for regular tasks compared with in-house development. Paying an outside company’s fees can end up being less than paying your own employees for the long hours they’ll spend on one project.
  1. Business Productivity
business productivity
Your company might not have enough specialists with the necessary skills to complete a project before its deadline. Hiring new personnel and training them would be a hindrance that takes time, which ultimately cuts down on productivity. Outsourcing gives back hours and money to your company.
  1. Adding New Skills to Your Back Pocket
learning new skills
When projects require advanced skills and know-how outside of your employee’s abilities, it’s time to outsource. By partnering with an external company, employees and customers can understand the latest technology without having to master the entire development process themselves.
  1. Staying Competitive
staying competitive
Smaller companies can offer the same resources, expertise and services than any large company. Outsourcing also offers your company access to the latest technology, keeping you innovative and different from competitors.
  1. Reduced Risk
lower the risks
Partner companies manage a lot of the risk that comes with making the business investment in custom software. With experience and industry knowledge, your partner can forecast issues and provide solutions. They are better at deciding how to handle risks and issues that come up.
  1. Trend Insights
trend insights
By outsourcing, you create a partnership with a company that specializes in technology. The experience and advice offered can improve your business by providing insights on operating systems that fit your business needs. Quality technology services ensure higher employee performance and increased access to information and improved productivity.
  1. Expertise
new expertise
Building custom software is a professional skill. By outsourcing this work, vendors who specialize is this field can use their specific equipment and technical expertise to build a better product. These skills lead to a faster delivery time and a higher quality product.

Outsourcing, just like software development, doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Picking the right developer is key to a successful partnership. Great developers adhere to standards that guarantee a quality product and, at the same time, focus on their client’s overall requirements and projected results.

If your company is in the market for a technology revamp, consider partnering with a software development firm. It might be in your best interest to outsource the project to a company that specializes in software development, rather than undertaking the task yourself.

About Christine
Christine Librojo was the Sales & Marketing Operations Analyst at alligatortek.

alligatortek is a Chicago custom software and application development firm that began partnering with clients 25 years ago to develop game-changing applications for its clients. alligatortek is recognized as a best-in-class partner, innovator and employer. The firm is a two-time winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards and a 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year. alligatortek is a four-time winner of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation.

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