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Why You Should Consider Offshore Software Development

By admin February 27, 2014
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We generally do not stop and wonder about life around us but come to think of it, the world has changed rapidly in the past century and more so in the last few decades. Heck, the now indispensable ‘online banking’ came into existence in the early 1980s. You no longer have to stand in queues and waste your whole day to make a payment – any payment for that matter. Five minutes (or less), a couple of clicks on the mouse (of the non-mammal variety), and you are done! The point, ladies and gentlemen, is that conventions are being turned upside down and for the better. In the process, however, companies have come under constant pressure to provide the latest technology to consumers to retain their loyalty. It becomes even harder for them to maintain their own Information Technology (IT) team due to many reasons, but rather than harping on the problem let’s talk about the solution, shall we?

Offshore software development came to the rescue of many organizations worldwide not too long ago and it has made a tremendous positive affect to their businesses. We have mentioned the benefits below; mind you, this by no means is an exhaustive list but a synopsis to help you understand how it can aid in more productivity for anyone’s business.

Level of expertise – They say ‘you don’t send a boy to do a man’s job’ and if you are really serious about your professional endeavours a make-shift IT team won’t make the cut. You need to go to the experts and with numerous software companies providing offshore development facilities you have the liberty to choose the company with just the right level of expertise that your project would require.

Cost-effective – Most of the top global companies have proved that, more often than not, hiring the required skill-set locally turns out to be ten times more expensive than hiring the same from an offshore development location.

Time is money too – Zero downtime remains elusive to most companies as hiring and training in-house employees for every technical upgrade cannot be avoided. But with an offshore software development team taking care of your IT needs all your employees can devote their complete hours to their core jobs.

Better turn-around-time – Offshore software development facilitates the conceptualization of ideas quicker because of the level of aforementioned expertise involved. That translates into your product reaching consumers faster when your competitors are still left in their brainstorming sessions.

Innovation is key – An offshore software development company comprises of specialists, which means that the client has access to the best brains in the field of IT and as such can hugely benefit from their innovative but precise technological expertise.

Extended support – Almost all offshore software development companies offer an extended support ranging from six months to eternity after the completion of a project. It can also be noted that a good offshore development company would, from the beginning, work in such a manner that little or no room is left for any last minute grievances. However, it is always recommended to go with a service provider that offers extended support for maintenance.

Streamlined workflow – As mentioned above, a good offshore software development companies workflow will be defined by pre-set processes, but with room for customization too. The fine project management procedures facilitate the completion of clients’ projects well within the deadlines.

Knowledge sharing – The continual exchange of ideas through conferences, etc., between the client and the offshore development company adds to the knowledge bank of in-house employees, which further adds to their skill-set and reduces the dependency in case of any exigency.

Overall, it is a win-win situation for everyone involved if you can find a good offshore development company that can deliver exactly what you need. If you need any help or guidance with any of your offshore development needs then feel free to contact the team at Mind Digital Group.

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