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Is outsourcing the best decision in case of software development?

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Mar 13, 2018
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Is outsourcing the best decision in case of software development?

I need to make a decision for my company about making several apps and programms for our specific pusposes. What do you think?
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Mar 16, 2015
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You are talking about 10 MM deal or a 10000$ deal.
For outsourcing to work effectively your deal need to be large enough for lets say a TCS or Wipro or infosys to touch it.
Else try to explore local smaller companies who have done such work to other customers in your business domain. YOu will get better support locally
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Nov 22, 2017
16 posts
USA, Colorado
Depends on certain specs of your task, you should provide really more info about them for getting more detailed response :) But in general it's the same like in case of outsourcing for solving all types of business tasks. The main pros of outsourcing are:

- more qualified and fast work (because your tasks are completed by the specialists in the certain sphere) http://www.josephchris.com/9-pros-and-c ... rcing-jobs
- reducing risk factors because of dividing the job between you and the external vendor
- reducing general costs (especially in case of recruitment and operational ones, it's one of its main advantages)
- providing more time for concentrating on core business processes than the supporting ones https://idapgroup.com/blog/why-outsourc ... velopment/

It's fair also for outsourcing for the software development too, besides for completing the tasks you mentioned you need to have good programmer skills and not all companies can provide internally such professional workers. So if it's your situation too, than it's better to choose outsourcing.
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Mar 23, 2008
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Are you talking about out-sourcing locally, or off-shore? The first I've seen work fine, the second has been much less positive.