Insights | Accelerance Reveals Guide on Alignment Between CFO and IT for Successful Software Outsourcing

Accelerance Reveals Guide on Alignment Between CFO and IT for Successful Software Outsourcing

By Lea Jesserer | October 23, 2017

Redwood City, CA. – October 23, 2017 – Accelerance specializes in helping companies gain all the benefits and avoid all the pitfalls of onshore, offshore or nearshore software outsourcing with a continuum of services designed for every step of the software outsourcing experience. The company today announced the launch of of its latest eBook, What Your CFO Needs To Know About Outsourcing Software Development. The guide features exclusive information from its president, Andy Hilliard, on how alignment between tech leaders and the chief financial officer (CFO) is critical to the overall success of software development. The eBook is available for free download here.

"While tech leaders have the responsibility to find, select and leverage global partners for software development goals, the CFO typically has significant influence," says Andy Hilliard. "The CFO's influence and acceptance is present at the initial selection as well as the determination of ROI and whether the relationship continues and it's important to educate the CFO and other stakeholders that the value in software development efforts is not exclusively a function of the lowest proposed cost."

What Tech Leaders Will Learn from the eBook

The eBook focuses on how to help CTOs and other software leaders work with their CFOs on the following considerations with regard to software development outsourcing:

  • Expenses for employees on staff compared to outsourcing software development

  • Risk of using a "least cost provider" selection method

  • Scalable capacity through software development outsourcing

  • Flexibility through software development outsourcing

  • Capitalized expense of internal labor versus outsourced services

  • Core business focus

"It's critical to keep business and technology on the same page when it comes to outsourcing software development. When they're both in alignment, you'll most likely have a successful outsourcing experience," said Hilliard.

According to the eBook, it's important to use an "apples-to-apples" approach when comparing the cost between an in-house application development and outsourced development.

What Your CFO Needs To Know About Software Outsourcing can be downloaded here.

About Accelerance

Accelerance specializes in helping companies gain all the benefits of onshore, offshore or nearshore software outsourcing with a continuum of consultative services designed for every level of software experience. As the global outsourcing authority, the Accelerance research team has investigated over 6,000 software companies in more than 60 countries around the world. Accelerance has developed a proven process for verifying the skills, references, business practices and trustworthiness of top software service providers. The global software outsourcing leader is passionate about what they do, the people they work with, and the success of each outsourcing partnership. Talk to an Accelerance Advisor about your software outsourcing today. Visit and follow Accelerance on Twitter: @accelerance.

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