- Lower costs, less workload, more effective work
- Quality and communication
- Choose Order instead of dealing with the mess on your own
Large companies are complex organisms. Introducing changes in them is associated with a considerable effort. It is necessary to find space, people, resources, and creating new procedures. This translates into costs and time.
In other words, creating an in-house development team involves changes that might affect the entire organization's efficiency. This is why most large companies tend to hire external dev teams.
Lower costs, less workload, more effective work
In most cases, large organizations have enough resources to create a separate IT department. However, it does not change the fact that such an approach is generally ineffective and too expensive. Such a restructuring of the company requires interfering in the way the existing departments operate. If someone in the company is to be delegated to a new project, it means that such a person has to move away from the current one. It is also necessary to develop completely new procedures, hire new managers, etc.
In other words, creating an IT team may result in a slowdown in the whole organization or at least in all departments that will have to be involved in creating a new one.
In the case of outsourcing, it is enough to designate a product owner who will supervise the external companies' work without creating a whole new department in the company. This is especially convenient due to the fact that, in most cases, corporations are already employing many experienced and skilled product owners. A software house will be responsible for managing the work of developers, coordinating their activities, hiring new people, and verifying their skills and knowledge.
It means that the daily life of the organization will not be disturbed. Instead, everyone will be able to focus on their core duties. It also translates into a much faster transition from the point "we need developers to complete the XYZ project" to its implementation phase and a moment in which the entire company can benefit from it.
Quality and communication
Creating an internal IT team is not only about employing the right people and taking care of all the peripheral issues described above. It is primarily about building mutual understanding, bonds between developers, creating a specific work culture of an IT team, as well as gaining shared experience in dealing with difficult situations.
This means that even if you hire people who know how to build a perfect in-house team, it will take some time and effort before the communication, quality, and efficiency of work become optimal.
It is much simpler and more effective at the same time to hire an external company. Software houses earn a living on creating and developing software. It is their core activity. Therefore, for such companies, developing the highest quality software is crucial to stay in business.
IT companies had to develop methods and procedures that allow them to maintain high quality in order to stay on the market. Whatsmore the outsourcing allows companies to choose an agency that, for example, has already built some similar apps and knows all the issues related to a given type of software. The key element is also the know-how and experience accumulated over the years and the knowledge of various challenges and problems that statistically must happen while working on any project. Some issues will occur. And it is not a problem, it is obvious. The thing is to have the right people who are ready and able to deal with them.
Choose Order instead of dealing with the mess on your own
For the reasons mentioned above – even if, in simple terms, employing an external company might seem more expensive in some cases, in the vast majority of them, it will be much cheaper, effective, and less problematic.
Does your company need any specific software or ongoing IT support? As Order Group, we are eager to help you. Please tell us more about your needs and we will carry your project from the first consultations and the planning phase to its very end.