Answers for Service Providers
When it comes to working with Accelerance, we know you’ve got questions. Check out these FAQ's from service providers just like you.
Who is Accelerance?
Accelerance is a U.S. based outsourcing advisory firm that connects companies looking to outsource their software needs with the most talented software development teams on the planet. Only Accelerance travels the world to verify and certify the technical skills, industry expertise, and business practices of offshore and nearshore outsourcing companies. Our clients trust their software to Accelerance outsourcing providers.
How is Accelerance different from other outsourcing platforms?
Accelerance is more than a listing search for companies looking to outsource. We believe great software developers are everywhere, and we’re on a mission to connect clients looking to outsource with the most qualified software development teams in the world. To that end, Accelerance investigates your experience and conducts business-focused background checks to give Western companies the confidence they need to engage your services.
How do you identify the most qualified teams on the planet?
Accelerance research analysts review your company’s technical and industry expertise, methodologies, English and communication skills, track record of success, company size, leadership, hiring practices, ratio of senior to junior employees, and more. Companies who meet Accelerance high standards of proven success are awarded the Accelerance Verified badge which is displayed on your profile and can be placed on your website.
What qualifications are you looking for?
Only the best outsourcing companies qualify to become an Accelerance Verified provider. Each technology, industry, and case study in which our service providers claim expertise is carefully vetted by us before we give them Verified status. As a 3rd party advisory firm, Accelerance validates your experience to be true and accurate so that client companies can outsource with confidence.
Do you check references?
Yes. When you provide examples of past and previous software development work to Accelerance, we make a diligent effort to verify the accuracy of the expertise you claimed in the software engagement you listed. Clients trust Accelerance to carefully vet each service provider before we grant Verified status, and we ensure you maintain credibility by requiring references to be updated every 18 months.
Why is it important to become an Accelerance Verified provider?
With more than 70,000 outsourcing firms all over the world - and with varying degrees of credibility - you’ve got a lot of competition. Based in the US, Accelerance helps global providers overcome the business, communication, and cultural barriers you face every day. Client companies are looking for providers they can trust, and the Accelerance verification process provides the due diligence they need. By obtaining your Accelerance Verified status, you demonstrate to client companies that you’ve got the ability to deliver and the references to prove it.
What involvement do you have in software outsourcing?
Accelerance does not build software. Our role is to act as a 3rd party advisory firm connecting high value clients with highly qualified software service providers.
How do I become an Accelerance trusted provider?
Join the Beta release now of the Accelerance platform. Build your detailed company profile to showcase your company to high-value clients. Request verification for your top technologies, industries, and case studies. It’s that simple.
How much does it cost to join Accelerance?
Basic membership that includes a full featured Accelerance profile is free forever. Paid memberships that include all the research and business background checks to become an Accelerance Verified provider start at $149/month with a Pro membership (currently free through the end of 2017) or a Premium membership of $449 a month (currently just $225 a month - a 50% discount).