software outsourcing

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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Offshore Software Development India: Making the IT work

Offshore Software Development India brings the Ideal projects for Outsourcing companies. Very technical and complex tasks can be bad projects, since much needed amount of communication may end up with no cost advantage, as everything is to be explained. Very small projects may also be unsuitable, since the time to prepare the specification might be more than the cost advantage. Not all projects are ideal for Offshore Software Development, any tasks involving proprietary knowledge, which can not be safeguarded with agreements, are not suitable for this kind of Offshore Software Development.

Visit the company and try to establish a good relationship with the Offshore Software Development partner. Good communication equipment and facilities, excellent English language skills, experience and references are the main attributes in outsourcing. Check with a few of the references and ask for their experience and advice on how one should work successfully with the company. Make them to understand your needs and quality demands and check that the Software Outsourcing Company has adequate equipment, stable finances and good management.

Offshore Outsourcing Development India

According to experience in the most successful cases, the Outsourcing Company and the Offshore Outsourcing Company builds a strong long-term relationship. To understand the cultural problems, settings and communication, start a personal relationship with the IT-programmers with whom they are going to work. Often the Outsourcing Company sends 1-2 people to visit the Offshore Development Company which helps to build much more confidence than doing it via email.

Starting with a small pilot project, might be the best way to start and establish a long term relationship. Some of the clients give the same task to different Offshore Development Companies and than after evaluate and select the best one.

Outsourcing Company can gain significant cost savings, up to 85% in certain cases. The outsourcing company is able to release resources for high value-added and priority work. This process help them in concentrating on their designing, core competence and business knowledge, while delegating technical tasks, research, maintenance or routine tasks to the Offshore Software Development Company.

For the Offshore Software Development Company, expensive new recruitment or the high cost of local consultants can be avoided and instead of that they can use lower priced consultants. It is very difficult to recruit the expected competence in Western countries, but it is a completely different scenario in India, where there are many qualified IT-programmers with good academic training, consulting and programming capacity are available. Outsourcing company also reaps the knowledge gained by the Offshoring and consulting assignments. Some clients outsource their programming needs by getting programmers from India for short or long term projects to work onsite with their own designing team. Others send whole or parts of projects directly to India for Offshore Software Development.

One can achieve great success with Offshore Software Development projects. The key guidelines, which will help find a good Outsourcing Partner, who has a proven record in offshore Outsourcing development activities over several years. For evaluating the result Work towards establishing a long term relationship, it is advisable to visit development partner. This will help in choosing suitable projects which possibly send a pilot project to the Offshore Software Development Company and help in establishing good management practices.

Offshore Software Development in India is profitable in the long run; not just for one-time projects.