Daxx Model VS Developer Hiring Platforms
Comparison of Daxx with other developer hiring platforms
Pricing: Upfront Fees and Pricing Options
The majority of outstaffing companies charge only after the client has made the final decision to hire a developer. This means that the candidate searching and interviewing processes are free of charge for the client. When you begin working with matching services, job boards, and freelancers, you'll most likely be asked to pay an initial deposit.
Outstaffing companies use a transparent cost-structure combination that limits the client's expenses to covering developer salaries and vendor fees. Freelancers, job boards, and matching platforms usually require an hourly rate or fixed price payment models. Project outsourcing also works with hourly rates and fixed payments.
Opportunity to Build a Team
Building a dedicated development team with matching services and job boards is next to impossible. With an outstaffing company, however, building a dedicated team is easy, They’ll pre-screen all candidates and allow you to interview and decide who to hire.
In project outsourcing, the client is given a team staffed with the vendor’s existing specialists. Consequently, the client has no real possibility to check the tech expertise level or interview the developers directly.
Collaboration Security and Reliability
Outstaffing vendors are well aware of the risks related to data breaching and code security. They ensure secure development conditions by getting internationally acknowledged cybersecurity certifications and hiring data security specialists.
Matching platforms, job boards, and freelancers carry no personal responsibility for code security and can’t provide safety from data breaches. In addition to that, the collaboration between the parties is only sealed by interpersonal agreements that usually give clients no guarantees.
Level of Client Engagement
Working with a remote dedicated team is very similar to managing an in-house team. It requires proactive communication, planning, and direct management of programmers on a daily basis. In project outsourcing, the client only gets involved when specifying and reviewing project milestones and communicates with the developers via a mediator — a project manager, a lead developer, or any other responsible person. The client has no influence on the daily work of the team.
When it comes to working with freelance programmers or ones you've hired via job boards and matching services, the client is the one responsible for setting the rules of management and communication. So you can either let the programmers do their job their way or set strict rules.
Final Decision in Hiring
Outstaffing vendors are interested in creating a perfectly-fitting team for each client. To do so, they leave the right to make the final decision to the client. Having run all the necessary rounds of interviews, the client decides who matches the requirements and team dynamics best.
The same principle is valid in working with freelancers and hiring via matching platforms and services. However, if you’re a non-technical person, you’d be recommended to consult a tech specialist before hiring someone into your team. And when you decide to work with an outsourcing vendor, you’re neither involved in the hiring process, nor do you get to know the people working on your project.
Widespread Use Cases
Small and medium companies prefer the outstaffing model because it allows them to easily extend their development teams with the talents they can't find locally and work with them for years. Cooperation with freelancers and programmers hired via matching platforms is best for companies that don't require long-term engagement.
Big companies with predictable requirements usually choose to work with project outsourcing companies. The collaboration duration is traditionally not long as the majority of clients take back full responsibility for product maintenance after it's completed.
Depending on the structure of your local team, your remote dedicated development team can be called collocated — when your entire team works from the vendor's office, or distributed — when a few developers work from your office and the rest of them work from the vendor's premises. If your team comprises freelancers and developers hired via matching services, your team is called dispersed.
Level of Developer's Integration
The outstaffing model involves your remote developers becoming an essential part of your core team. From the first day of collaboration, you integrate the remote dedicated developers into your daily development processes and stick to the tools and methods you know and love.
While you work with an outsourcing vendor's team or programmers hired via matching services and job boards, you have little (if any) control over the workload of your remote talents. They usually have a number of projects running in addition to yours, so they can’t spare a lot of attention to your product.