Businesses often make the decision to outsource to extend their resources on a temporary basis. Many do so reluctantly, with hesitation to trust an outsourced partner completely with business assets, intelligence, or resources.
This often happens because the common myths of outsourcing are so pervasive in American culture.
These 5 common misperceptions about software outsourcing illustrate just how wrong the main perspective on outsourcing is, and how software outsourcing can benefit your business.
1. Outsourcing Won’t Take Your Job
True, there are "horror stories" about how a team of skilled workers trained outsourced employees and were then laid off. However, this is by far the exception and not the norm. In fact, there is a shortage of software developers in North America and outsourcing doesn’t take jobs, it helps to build American companies.
2. India Isn’t Your Only Option
While 80 percent of outsourcing does go to India, India is not your only option. China, Latin American, and Eastern Europe all have thriving outsourcing markets. Selecting a partner who is geographically closer may work better, since there is less of a time difference with North America. But outsourcing to India does extend the number of hours work will be performed in your day.
3. English Is Spoken There
Software developers who perform outsourced work often have to be fluent in English as a job requirement. In fact, they may be better versed in the complexities of English grammar than Stan in the accounting department. This is not something you need to worry about any longer when outsourcing your software development.
4. Outsourced Software Can Pass Your QA
It's a misconception that outsourced software won't pass in-house quality assurance. Accelerance can help you screen potential partners for a track record of demonstrated success and use of best practices in software development, so you end up with software applications that meet or exceed your expectations.
5. The Time Difference Doesn't Matter As Much As You Think It Does
Nearshoring alternatives make it easier to find workers who keep a similar schedule to yours. Minimizing the physical distance reduces time differences and makes collaborating in person when needed easier also. And collaborating over longer distances can be enabled with the outsourcing partner providing a project manager in a time zone closer to yours.
Software outsourcing may be just what you need to complete your next project on time or on budget. Get past these misconceptions and try it.