Even though companies have sufficient budgets to spend on talent acquisition, building a responsible and accountable software development team has become a mounting challenge for businesses.
– said Satya Tenneti, Software Development Manager, Amzur Technologies in our recently held virtual managers meeting.
Nowadays, startups, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) are exploring digital transformation methods to ensure better productivity, efficiency, and improved customer experience. This means they are going online and trying to establish hassle-free business operations at modest budgets.
However, to develop everything right and on time, you need a team of experts with a diversified skill set in place. But, most of the startups and SMBs lack in attracting talent and hiring resources due to a plethora of reasons — resulting in a delay in project development and loss of business opportunities. This is where offshore product engineering teams come into the picture to address the growing challenges of building a team.
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Offshore product engineering teams: A new wave of product development
As a startup or SMB owner, you might be facing similar challenges due to a dearth of tech skills, time, and budget. Then, have you ever thought of going the extra mile to offload your project development to stay afloat in the current technology-driven market?
With the ongoing remote work culture, industry leaders and business owners are preferring to embrace offshore product engineering teams instead of relying on tedious hiring practices. Amzur has been in this business since 2004 and helped many thriving businesses with the best offshore software development teams to meet their objectives.
Top tech giants who outsourced during their initial days:
1. Google :
In its initial days, Google had only 60 people. As a startup, Google relied on outsourced development which it also does today. Now, it’s called outsourcing to subcontractors and is used by many big tech companies. This practice of web app development has turned Google from a little startup to the most powerful internet giants giving a prominent example of the most successful outsourcing company.
IT services are the largest source of revenue of IBM today. In its early days, IBM invested hugely in outsourcing its IT services. Today, IBM invests more than $1 billion a year in education for its employees, much of it’s done via distance learning.
Once a small Internet company, today this eCommerce giant is known as “eBay of China”. Jack Ma– founder of Alibaba– had only $20,000 when he began to grow his startup and outsourced website building to some people from the U.S. The offshore development service brought huge revenue to this company in just 3 years and made it huge.
Its founders Dane Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström wanted to create a program empowering voice-calling. Therefore, they outsourced all their development work to European experts who built the platform for making calls with the help of a computer. When the Skype application was released, it gained more than one million users only in a few months and became an instant hit.
This startup gets its success with the help of talented outsourced consultant Scott Chacon. In the beginning, the founders of this company hired Scott Chacon as the company outsourced consultant.His task was to write the back-end of Gist, which is a sharing feature on GitHub. As a result of the outsourced web & mobile development, the company succeeded to attract over 11 million users, and its value reaches $2 billion today.
In its early days, slack used offshore development services for its startup. Slack hired a web applications development company to improve its product. MetaLab revised the website and mobile app of Slack, as well as redesigned its logo, and created most of what consumers see when they interact using this messaging service. Today, this company is valued at $3 billion.
Let’s have a look at the significance of offshore development teams and how you can achieve sustainable growth amidst uncertain economic downtimes.
Why do you need offshore product development teams?
There is a plethora of reasons why startups and SMEs spearhead to embrace offshore product engineering teams instead of building an internal team. Here are some popular facts about project outsourcing.
According to Statistics Brain, most of the companies outsource product development for the following reasons.
What do you get from outsourced product engineering teams?
As said above, offshore product engineering teams have proven technical expertise and experience to build custom applications. Apart from the easy setup of the development team, offshore software development offers the following benefits.
- Builds the best quality products
- Faster, predictable delivery of features and bug fixes
- Explore modern technology tools and platforms to make your product future-proof and competitive
- Builds custom applications to meet the evolving needs of customers
- Reduce the risk of cost and maintenance
Comprehensive and dedicated offshore product engineering teams ensure innovation, right people and right technology tools in place, release products on time, and improve time-to-market capabilities.
When you associate with Amzur’s dedicated offshore development center, you will get a team of result-driven developers, designers, and a project manager. So, your offshore developers will be responsible and accountable to deliver you the quality product.
– Satya Tenneti, Software Development Manager, Amzur Technologies
For designing, development, testing, and verification of a software application, we need many documents and sample data from customers. At Amzur, we have the project confidentiality policy to ensure every speck of the data is confidential and will not be misused — he further added.
How can you foster work culture with dedicated offshore software development teams?
When you rely on freelancers, the collaboration between teams is one of the challenges many companies face. Further, it impacts the productivity and overall performance of the organization.
Then, how can you address the growing challenges without hurting your employee morale and overall productivity? Well, let us recall the technology evolution in recent years.
With the rapid growth of technology, communication tools, and modern project management tools have become handier and blurred the lines between geographies — made offshore software development services a viable solution to build a team quickly and get access to the best talent from anywhere. A dedicated software development team is a group of technology experts who are ready to work on your project without much need of training.
You can choose the resources for your project and hire them on a project basis. They work closely with your internal team and share the knowledge to make the development process seamless. Even though you work remotely with them, you can still have total control on project development and deliverables.
Growth of remote working teams in the USA
- Over 85% of businesses confirm that productivity has increased enormously because of remote working culture.
- 90% of employees say allowing them to work remotely would increase employee morale and retention.
- 77% of respondents say remote working leads to lower operational costs. Source
How dedicated remote development teams can help your startup or SME?
- Remote working teams ensure you have the best talent deployed working on a project without much waiting to onboard and train them. On the other hand, with the abundance of the top talent, you can survive any unforeseen disruptions and downtimes.
- Remote workers are more flexible and schedule their work according to your requirements. Another advantage of remote workers is, they are self-motivated, and you need not train them exclusively. It will considerably save training costs.
- In remote working teams, an employee’s roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and tracked to ensure every member is on the same page.
Role of project management (PM) tools in offshore development teams:
Today’s project management (PM) tools are integrated with resource scheduling and time tracking features enabling remote or offshore development teams management easy and effective. As they allow you to track the project status in real-time, you can make well-informed decisions that can help you in improving productivity and cut down unnecessary costs.
If you are working with offshore product engineering teams and want to track the billable hours, modern PM tools allow you to pay them based on time spent on your project. With its transparent and real-time visibility features, project management tools can help businesses in sharing information between your internal teams and offshore development teams with utmost confidentiality and security.
Growth of IT outsourcing: 2020 stats
- The global IT outsourcing market is expected to grow by $98 billion during 2020-2024, rising at a CAGR of 5%. [ResearchMarkets]
- The latest research has also shown that 52% of small businesses will continue to outsource throughout 2020.
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How does an offshore product engineering development team help in project management and timely deliverables?
Project management and timely deliverables are the lifeblood of any business. Therefore, collaborating with offshore development teams always foster business opportunities and help you grow agile.
At Amzur, we offer extended development teams to build custom software applications and follow a 6-phase strategy to meet our client’s business objectives. Here is our approach.
- Accurate planning and predictability of releases
- Accountability at every phase of development
- Agile development methodology to handle ad-hoc requirements
- Transparent development process with minimal re-work
- Bringing various resources together and building state-of-the-art applications
- Ensuring teams are collaborative and everything is under control
Would you like to know how Amzur addressed the concerns of Khameleon Software — an integrated solution provider for furniture dealers to run their business on one single, scalable platform for more productive, profitable, and interconnected businesses.
At the time we had limited resources and expertise in the new toolset. We have reached out to Amzur to help us put together a dedicated team of technology experts which in-turn enabled us to adopt newer technologies faster.
– Doug Angelone, President, Khameleon Software
Developing a world-class product that drives efficiency and growth is a dream of any company. But, in reality, building a cohesive team with diversified skills set is not as easy as we think.
So, to comply with ongoing trends and build future proof applications, most of the startups and SMEs are outsourcing product development to save cost, time, improve efficiency, and expand their tech team.
If you have a project to develop and are looking for a trusted offshore product engineering teams service provider, Amzur will help you with end-to-end product development services that optimize time-to-market and gain a competitive edge over others.