Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tips for selecting a right vendor when outsourcing to India

India has gained huge fame for its highly skilled human resource availability for servicing IT industry and meet outsourcing needs worldwide. By growing demand the Indian market has been flooded with small to mid size outsourcing companies offering offshore software development services. In this article I am going to share some tips which can help you to select a right offshore outsourcing company when you are planning for outsourcing to India.

An ideal offshore outsourcing company should be well equipped in terms of Infrastructure and qualified human resource. It is important to examine the employees skill set, but it is more important to make sure that the software company you choose must be a process driven company but not human dependant.

The accreditation like CMMi, ISO certificates, Microsoft competency certificates, etc. can acknowledge the company for following a well defined process which manage projects, maintain quality and deliver the work. While selecting an offshore software development company it is advisable to understand the Software Development Life Cycle adopted by that outsourcing company and how successfully it is been implemented in its previous work. You can also do a reference check with its present and past customers to get a feedback or testimonials on company performance.

An unavoidable step is to examine how well the company is maintaining Intellectual Property, proprietary software and new development specifications of its customers. It’s after sales support and risk management policies should be reviewed based on your project requirements.

The companies which can use its skilled resources follow well defined processes for software development and project management life cycles and maintain security for your project is the right offshore software development company to work with. These are some of the most important parameters which you can consider while examining a best suited service provider while outsourcing to India.