Insights | We had an Epiphany About Software Outsourcing

We had an Epiphany About Software Outsourcing

By Andy Hilliard | July 2, 2019

A little more than a year ago, we had a corporate epiphany. For almost 2 decades, Accelerance has been known for helping clients find the perfect-fit global software engineering partner. 

Clients loved (and still love) our process. In fact, they liked it so much we started to build a SaaS solution to become the Match.com of software development outsourcing. We made it all the way to Beta launch when the light bulb came on. 

The Problem

Our aha moment happened when a large client asked for more than 100 developers. No problem… The right Accelerance Certified Partner can ramp 100 developers all day long. But, with a recent merger/acquisition, this client was drowning in operational challenges. Big, red, warning signs were going off. We knew there was major work to be done with strategic planning and preparation for outsourcing or else everything would be doomed to failure. 

The Epiphany

And there’s the epiphany: Successful software outsourcing isn’t just about the perfect-fit partner. You also need the right strategic planning and ongoing management skills to mitigate maximum risk.

Since then, we’ve analyzed hundreds of outsourcing engagements to understand what our clients need to achieve greater success. The answer is: better planning makes for a better onboarding experience and better ongoing management produces high-performance results. And who doesn’t want that? Now, we offer coaching and engagement optimization advisory services to make every client an expert in managing globally distributed engineering teams.

The Critical Thing

We’re still passionate about traveling the world so you can outsource with confidence. But, we believe proper planning and good management skills for software outsourcing are so critical to your success that we killed our SaaS platform after two years of investment and development. Because in the end, outsourcing software development isn’t a DIY pick-a-great-partner-and-all-is-good activity. It’s a winning software development strategy that can make every business or tech leader a hero when you have the right partner and the right approach.

And That’s Why We Get Up in the Morning

Your success with global teams is what makes us get up in the morning. No matter what level of advisory services you choose, our mission remains the same: To make every client successful with nearshore and offshore software development teams. 

How can we help? Accelerance lives to answer your questions about successful software development outsourcing.

More from Accelerance

September 18, 2020

Spotlight on Colombia: Thriving Software Development Outsourcing Industry

I’ve been to Colombia four times on business trips – twice as a client, working on projects with there; and most recently, after joining the company myself, introducing a new client to the...

July 29, 2020

Spotlight on Costa Rica: Central America's Calling Card

When it comes to work/life balance, Costa Rica gets it right. In this beautiful and peaceful country, a “work hard and play hard” approach to life is the perfect mix. If you’re heading over on a...

July 27, 2020

Spotlight on Uruguay: South America’s Best-Kept Secret

Uruguay may be the second-smallest country in South America, with a population of just 3.5 million, but it’s the leading software exporter per capita in the region. Lying between Argentina and...

Whitepapers

August 15, 2020

2020 Guide to Software Outsourcing Rates

Gain insight into the latest rates for software development outsourcing resources with our proprietary benchmarking guide that offers:

July 27, 2020

2020 Guide to Software Outsourcing in Latin America

Qualified software engineering teams are not easily found. 

September 17, 2019

What CTOs Need to Tell CFOs About Software Development Outsourcing

Alignment between your company’s CFO and IT strategy is significant to outsourcing software development

Tech leaders and CFOs need to speak the same language when selecting a software outsourcing...

How can we help you succeed?

We make outsourcing successful with innovative partner selection services and tailor-made consulting solutions to ensure your desired outcomes.

Let’s Get Started