The hallmark of any startup owner is the ability to do everything on his or her own. Any entrepreneur wants to become Jack of all trades, wear dozens of multiple hats at once, and multitask the way from a startup to an enterprise. Ironically, such multitasking can actually burden the work as well as decrease productivity.
Some recent studies reveal that multitasking can damage not only the productivity but also the brain. So is multitasking worth trying? So what’s the solution?
Actually, there are two ways. Tactic One is to grow your business gradually and give yourself more time to manage single tasks. However, if you want to scale up your business but don’t want to wait too long, choose tactic two.
Tactic Two is another solution to manage multiple tasks at once. So tactic two is to outsource narrow-specialized and tedious tasks to free up more time as well as financial resources.
There are lots of things you can outsource. And software development is one of the most popular outsourcing services. So today we’re going to discuss how software development outsourcing can help level up business.
Basics of Software Development Outsourcing
Outsourcing is a practical way to get a fully functioning app solving your business pains. It works with any business regardless of its size and sphere. You can outsource software development to build an app for your restaurant or hospital or to automate any business process.
Hiring in-house app developers is a costly and challenging task including recruitment, onboarding, equipment, tools, etc. Moreover, newcomers need more time to get along with team members, etc. And while outsourcing you don’t need to recruit and manage in-house developers. But it isn’t the only advantage of outsourcing.
Want to find out all pros and cons of outsourcing? Check out our previous article.
How Can Outsourcing Help You Scale Up Business?
Let you focus on a key area of your business
If your company does not operate in the development services market, building an IT department from scratch can burden or even delay the development of your software product. We’re not talking about just financial resources – these can always be used in a better or worse way, but about your work and time.
By dividing the time between the key area of your business and building a new department from square one, you will risk a situation in which neither part of your business will be managed correctly. Recruiting and then organizing the work of a team made up of a few people is associated with considerable effort on the management’s part. However, employing additional HR managers is a long-term recruitment process requiring some investments as well.
Greater flexibility than in-house development
Employing contractors and outsourcing to external companies increases the flexibility of your business. For example, you can take advantage of seasonal outsourcing, i.e. employ external companies and subcontractors only when you really need them – to introduce updates in your app or to add a new feature. You can also outsource individual projects; an external software company can assist you with any of them.
Knowledge transfer between your outsourcing partner and your business
One of the most important advantages of outsourcing is a partial transfer of knowledge as well as expertise between your outsourcing company and your business. This works both ways – just as your employees learn from the contractor’s employees, so they learn from you. You gain expertise on how to implement specific software solutions and technologies, and your outsourcing partner gets the knowledge of how your business operates and how software can improve it.
Thorough business expertise
Software development outsourcing companies can help you work out the software solution to meet your business needs. Outsourcing companies have more experience gathered from previous implementations that can help to improve functionalities of your business through a mobile or web app solution.
Outsourcing ultimately offers business owners great advantages. It allows
building up a team of skilled developers without adding the expense of in-house employees. Outsourcing is an affordable, proven strategy to grow your business.
When you outsource, you can focus your time, attention, and resources on your core activities. At IDAP, we can turn code and technologies into powerful software products for small to middle-sized companies. Drop us a line, and we’ll help your business become more efficient and cost-effective.