The world in the 21st century goes global, and tech companies, obviously, lead the way in this movement nowadays.
Current world labor distribution gives businesses and entrepreneurs a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to offshoring your mobile and web development assignments. So wide, in fact, that the competitiveness of the markets can drive both the customer and the developer mad.
So, how do you choose an outsourcing software development company? What to expect from delegating to professional mobile and web development teams abroad? What projects to outsource?
We’ll give you the answers from the outsourcing company perspective – that’s always interesting, right?
Considering all the competitiveness among the software development companies, it’s hardly surprising, that just googling stuff won’t make a good job looking for a development professional.
Many sources need to be considered here for the decision to be truly comprehensive. Here are some basic steps to view a bigger picture of the software development market:
After you’ve chosen a software development company abroad and signed a contract, it’s time to establish the ways your communication will be conducted.
At BLAKIT, we usually agree on weekly conference calls via Skype and daily message exchange using custom Slack channels. If a client needs a detailed report on the time spent on various tasks, we provide reports by Toggl, which we also use for internal purposes.
Of course, working with software developers abroad, possibly, far away from you, you should always be aware of the time difference in different parts of the world.
For instance, when our US clients come to their offices, it’s already around 4 PM in Minsk. Might be tough for someone, but you need to remember two things:
If you’ve made the right choice finding a web design studio, this part is where you should have confidence at. The technologies are pretty much universal all over the world, so this is going to be the common language you and your outsourcing developers speak.
If you’ve chosen good programmers from Eastern Europe, you can be pretty much sure they’re competent in the technologies you’ve hired them for. The situation with Asian developers is a bit trickier, though, so keep that in mind.
Again, if you’ve chosen a cheaper Asian path – don’t expect much. If you’re going for Eastern Europe, you will always be a welcome guest, but some things here you might find slightly off-putting. Like one of our clients, Salim Madjd, once noticed: “Business is done without a smile here”.
And that’s true – from the first glance local developers seem way too tense and serious, but once you get to know them, you’ll be up for a big surprise about how warm-hearted and friendly these people are, and how much we value long-term relations with our partners.
After making your first successful project with, say, Belarusian developers, you’ll definitely want to come back for more.
After all, your efforts in looking for outsourcing partner come down to the final results of the development. And only then will you be able to analyze and decide, whether you made the right choice for outsourcing enterprise web or mobile development.
Our experience shows, that most of our clients not only enjoy collaboration with BLAST but also experience a great ROI on their projects due to well-organized offshore development.
Of course, they could find mobile and web developers of comparable skills in the US or Western Europe, but that would be way more expensive. A tiny bit of risk to bring you profit – isn’t it what entrepreneurship is all about?
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