Daxx Model VS Developer Hiring Platforms
Comparison of Daxx with other developer hiring platforms
Pricing: Upfront Fees and Pricing Options
Unlike freelance services, matching services, and job boards, the majority of outstaffing companies don’t charge any upfront fees or require an initial deposit.
In outstaffing, the price includes the developer’s salary and the vendor’s fee. When you choose to delegate development to freelancers, matching platforms, and job boards, you’re expected to either cover an agreed hourly rate or pay a fixed price. With project outsourcing, you can stick with either an hourly rate or a fixed price.
Opportunity to Build a Team
An outstaffing vendor can easily build an entire dedicated development team for you. Meanwhile, it’s almost impossible to create a dedicated team when you use matching services and job boards or hire freelancers.
The same relates to project outsourcing because the vendor is solely responsible for staffing your project. As a result, your freedom in choosing programmers is limited to the developers who are already working for the vendor.
Collaboration Security and Reliability
Working with outstaffing or project outsourcing vendors is much safer as they usually guarantee a high level of code security. Daxx, being one of them, keeps up with the latest safety requirements and has received a number of international security certifications.
No freelancer, job board, or matching platform can guarantee that your code is safe from breaches. Neither can they ensure that they’ll finish your project on time or won’t disappear all of a sudden.
Level of Client Engagement
Managing a dedicated development team is very similar to working with one on site. This means that the client is involved in the management process and has full access to prioritizing the daily tasks of each dedicated developer. In project outsourcing, the client only approves mid-term results and has no access to direct management of the team members on a daily basis.
If you’re working with freelance developers or programmers you’ve hired via matching services or job boards, you’re the one who controls the level of engagement. Here you can either choose to rely on the specialist’s work ethics and expertise or keep them under strict control (however, most freelancers aren’t fans of the latter).
Final Decision in Hiring
Working with an outstaffing vendor gives you the ability to make the final decision about which developers to hire. In outstaffing, the vendor saves your time by pre-screening all candidates and providing you with a list of hand-picked candidates who you then interview yourself.
You’re the one who makes the hiring decision when using matching services and working with freelancers. Nevertheless, if you’re a non-technical person, you should consider consulting a professional before you settle with a developer. If you chose to work with a project outsourcing vendor, you don’t participate in the hiring process and you don’t get to know the developers working on your project personally.
Widespread Use Cases
The outstaffing model is popular among small and medium businesses that need to scale up their tech teams but can’t find suitable specialists locally due to the talent shortage. Companies that have no long-term development needs usually opt for collaboration with matching services, job boards, and freelancers.
Project outsourcing is the best choice for large companies, especially when they have predictable requirements.
When you begin working with a project outsourcing or outstaffing vendor, your remote dedicated team becomes either distributed or collocated, depending on the structure of your in-house team. For instance, if your entire development team works remotely from the vendor's office, it’s called collocated; when you have a few in-house developers, and the rest of your development team works on the vendor’s side — it’s a distributed team. Freelancers and programmers you’ve found via matching boards make up a dispersed team because they can work from any corner of the world.
Level of Developer's Integration
Outstaffing vendors ensure deep integration of remote developers into your team. When you hire a team of dedicated developers, you can continue working with the tools and methods you love. Also, dedicated developers work for you only, which means that you work with them just like you do with your in-house team.
When you hire a freelancer, use matching services and job boards, or even partner with a project outsourcing vendor, you can hardly expect full integration, simply because people are engaged on projects other than yours and can have too little time to think about the bigger picture.