Benefits of Outsourcing Web Development

Gimena Aguerreberry
June 15, 2021

Everybody knows what IT outsourcing is. But, on the other hand, there is always a risk of struggling with some IT outsourcing dilemmas when deciding on this kind of cooperation. One of the best ways to deal with it is to get to know the main benefits of outsourcing software development.

Starting up your online business presence you inevitably face the dilemma – hire an in-house development team or go full outsourcing. Most of the Fortune-500 companies, including Google and Apple, choose to outsource web development, so why not you?

Outsourcing web development is one of the possible solutions while building a website or web application. Whether you can't afford to hire your own team or don't want to do it yet, it gives you access to experienced developers. Outsourcing may be beneficial to you regardless of your business’s size. Whether you are a solo founder, a small business owner or a CEO of a large company, the main advantages of outsourcing are almost the same.

Outsourcing web development may pay off in many ways, including cutting the costs, reducing the time-to-market, or making it easier to access top IT specialists. Now, based on the experience we’ve gained helping our clients bring their projects to life, I’ve put together this list of advantages of web development outsourcing.

Design and Development Process

Because of the highly competitive nature of the Web development industry, Web development firms must perform at a very high level at all times in order to keep their clients satisfied. This constant pressure to succeed, which produces outstanding results on client projects, rarely exists amongst in-house IT or marketing staff.

Outsourcing gives you access to programmers, UX/UI designers, project managers, and creatives worldwide, that can contribute to your project’s success. To build a team like that, you’d need to dedicate lots of time and money to recruit the right people, onboard them, and create an actual team out of the individuals who had never worked together before.

According to Glassdoor, it may take up to 48 days to recruit IT specialists, and the average length of recruitment processes around the world is trending up.

Building software is not only about knowing how to code it, but also understanding how to manage the process. Outsourcing web development, you are not hiring only developers, but also project managers experienced in managing software development.

Cost Savings

Among the top reasons to outsource web development, this one is the most obvious. How much does it cost to outsource web development? Much less than hiring an in-house team. Outsourcing was invented to leverage cost management due to the economic dissimilarities of countries. Depending on your location, you can reduce your software development costs by several times.

Lower development costs are in no way connected to the lower quality of code. Your business can already save up to 20% of total development costs when working with a digital team remotely instead of hiring developers in-house. Whether it's nearshoring or offshoring, every type of outsourcing is financially attractive.

When you decide to hire in-house devs, you have to remember about the acquisition as well as retaining costs. In the end, they always can quit, and you'll have to start the whole process again. When you hire a software house, it's our problem; we just have to provide resources and deliver your cutting-edge, awesome-looking digital product.

Keep your attention to what matters most

A development company will do everything to meet your needs, so you can take care of what you do the best - running your startup and focusing on your core business processes. What’s more, you won’t spend this time worrying about the project.

Leading a business is hard; you have a lot of responsibilities and a full plate on most days. Instead of stretching yourself, or your staff, thin by also trying to build a website, outsource it.

Site development requires a lot of time and effort. So much so that it could end up distracting you from business operations. Rather than spending time worrying about your website you can dedicate that time and attention to your clients.

Top professional Web development firms have an entire team of experts who offer vast experience and expertise.

Access to technical expertise

An outsourced development team includes not only developers but also project managers, designers, UX specialists, business consultants, quality assurance experts, which work on projects to make sure that the outsourcing company delivers the best product.

They all fit into the different phases of a full-app-lifecycle approach, while the assigned project manager makes sure you are always kept in the loop, that every department involved will have their requests understood and met, and that your unique business needs and goals will be satisfied.

77% of agencies recognize website user experience as a significant weakness for their clients. UX design prioritizes a site’s ease of use and visitor interaction before other development choices. Visitors will leave your website if they can’t figure out how to use it to find the information they need.

If you’re not sure what you need to create a user-friendly site, a web development firm can help. Outsourcing your site development gives you access to a team of knowledgeable web experts who can make your life easier.

Conclusion - Benefits of Outsourcing Web Development

Developing a website for the first time comes with a lot of ups and downs. It takes time and years of experience to learn from mistakes. With every website project, agencies discover new ways to streamline their process. As a result, they’re able to work smarter without wasting time or valuable resources.

By outsourcing web development services to an agency, you can launch your site sooner rather than later. Outsourcing will also allow you to focus on your business, while the agency efficiently builds your site the right way.

"Benefits of Outsourcing Web Development" by Gimena Aguerreberry is licensed under CC BY SA. Source code examples are licensed under MIT.

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez.

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