People always ask us, “Will you develop my website?” or, “Will you build my mobile app?” As a staff augmentation company that specializes in building development teams in Ukraine, it comes as no surprise that we get these questions a lot. That being said, there are several important differences in what we do and IT outsourcing.
To shed some light on why working with us is likely to be a better choice if you’re considering remote development, we’ve made a list of 6 key areas where we stand out from the competition.
|Our model||IT Outsourcing|
You work directly with the software engineers you’ve personally interviewed and approved. You know the team has the skills you need because you checked yourself.
You choose the outsourcing vendor, but you don’t have any say in who will actually develop your software or website. It’s a black box, and you don’t know if you’ll get the A-team or the B-team.
You communicate with your developers directly, without any third-party interference. That means fewer misunderstandings and higher efficiency.
You communicate with the team working on your project through an account manager, a project manager, or a team lead. This inevitably slows down the progress of your project and can sometimes feel like you’re playing a game of telephone.
|3. Project Management|
You manage the project using your preferred tools and methodology. We’re there to take care of staff retention, administration, and the rest of the back-office hassle.
You essentially give over project control to a third party.
The custom software developers you hire with us act like your full-time employees. They’re 100% dedicated to your business and don’t work for anyone else, so they’re motivated to deliver high-quality work and see things through to the end.
The developers work for the outsourcing vendor, not you. They won’t be as invested in the success of your business, and may even be juggling a couple of projects at the same time. That means less dedication and lower-quality work.
|5. Skill Range|
Custom recruitment means you get to hire engineers whose skillsets are a perfect match for your project, no matter how rare they are.
Outsourcing vendors often provide a fairly narrow range of development services, so you’ll be limited by the skills of the developers that work for the agency you’ve picked.
You pay the salaries of your dedicated developers and a stable monthly fee for our services. This way, you always know exactly how much our partnership will cost you at the end of each month.
You pay for the hours that went into the development process as well as for project management services. Every change that you want to introduce to the final result will also come with a fee. Basically, you never know for sure how much you’ll pay in the end.
To be fair, working with an IT outsourcing agency is probably a better option if your company doesn’t have a strong focus on technology, or if your in-house personnel doesn’t have the technical background to manage a software project directly. Outsourcing would also be a good choice if you wanted to build a simple website or app.
However, if you want to have full control over each step of the software development process and build relationships with employees that will work for you on a long-term basis, setting up your own dedicated development center (DDC) or remote team is the best solution.
As you probably know by now, the answer to the questions at the beginning of this article is no, we won’t develop your website and we won’t build your app. But we will connect you with top tech talent, organize their workspace in Ukraine, help you establish effective work relationships with your software development team, and take care of all the administrative issues.