What Your CFO Needs to Know About Outsourcing Software Development: A 2021 Guide

Making a Strategic Case for Software Outsourcing to Your CFO

Outsourcing is on the rise for the majority of US companies this year. So Chief Financial Officers will find more business cases for software development outsourcing coming across their desks.

That means a tight partnership between technology and finance leaders has never been more important to win outsourcing funding. Today's CFOs are increasingly advocates for change and innovation. So they'll expect to see strategic business benefits beyond financial projections and outsourcing budgets.

Get prepared, technology leaders! Our guide explores five key factors to help gain your finance colleagues' buy in: 

  • Cost comparison of in-house versus outsourced staffing
  • Risk management considerations in outsourcing decisions
  • Benefits of flexibility and scalability 
  • Quick, cost-effective sourcing of in-demand tech skills 
  • Range of outsourcing scenarios

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5 FACTORS FINANCIAL AND TECH LEADERS SHOULD DISCUSS UP FRONT

Gain our firsthand insight into strategic drivers that technology leaders need to work through with CFOs when considering outsourcing options.

ONGOING EXPENSES TO CONSIDER WHEN OUTSOURCING

Outsourcing software development is sometimes mistakenly dismissed as too expensive because of an incomplete analysis of internal labor costs. Review what Accelerance recommends should be reviewed financially when considering working with an outsourced team.

KEY ADVANTAGES OF OUTSOURCING FROM A CFO’S PERSPECTIVE

Leveraging outsourced development helps
the CFO and IT keep a clear picture of internal
department expense for salaries. This clarity
becomes highly beneficial for multi-year
planning of company spend and staffing.