Cost is always a big factor why companies are outsourcing software development. The savings can be substantial because you will only pay for the services on a per project basis.
Through outsourcing, you will get a dedicated team of IT experts who are really not in your employ and who free up floor space. You save on HR as well as there is no need for you to take care about employee salaries, benefits, and paid vacations.
Quality is as important as the managing control you will get with a nearshore development team. The high rates of successful projects delivered by providers made outsourcing popular. The positive results of the delivered projects enable companies to focus on the job get done without investing too much time on the development phase.
Outsourcing also fills the gaps in your organizations. If your company lacks the necessary manpower to undertake IT projects as your local marked may be empty and there is no chance to hire world talents locally, then a dedicated team of remote providers can fill the void in your organization. This improves the capabilities and results of your company even without hiring new employees and experts.
As you see, there are many advantages to go into outsourcing. But there are also many models of such a partnership. It’s on you to decide which one will be best for you. We can provide you with professional advice and you should consider which type of cooperation, methodology and pricing model fit your needs. We are more than sure, that this is the decisive factor of the success of your project.
In direct contrast to many IT companies, our cooperation model can be characterized by Partnership & Trust. We always try to eliminate situations, in which the Client, having agreed on the systems’ requirements, loses control over its development process. That is why, we care so much about good communication and a constant information flow between both sides.
The methodology used by amb software’s IT outsourcing services assumes the Client’s regular insight into the work progress at every stage of the developing process. This is guaranteed thanks to cyclic meetings in which we listen to as many comments as
possible and solve emerging problems together with our partner. Responding to the changes faster enables us to save valuable time, which can be later devoted to e.g. testing of the software. In turn, a larger number of tests creates a more stable product of higher quality. So, when it comes to outsourcing the IT part of your business, you basically have two options: either allow amb outsourcing IT to do the whole project for a fixed price base, or “hire” the amb outsourcing IT professionals, thus forming a remote development center and manage them as if they were employees of your company.
The following section will help you decide which of the three proposed approaches of outsourcing will best suit your requirements. We would like to ensure you, that such a cooperation with a nearshore outsourcing team from amb software will help you to realize your business visions. This kind of cooperation will give you a possibility to reduce costs, shorten development time, and make use of our knowledge and skills. We operate according to the rules of Agile Project Management which complements our Software Development Services and helps our partners effectively organize the outsourcing processes, manage projects and assure high quality.
We always underline that our talents are the main value, so we put people over everything else. We try to meet requirements of our partners by delivery of the most qualified programmers and solutions. Moreover, we care about the frame of mind of our employees, because of that we try to deliver them the most interesting and challenging projects.
We offer several approaches to IT outsourcing, including the Team Extension, which can take the form of an Agile Dedicated Team. Also, another form of cooperation is the Development Outsourcing that meets the conditions of Agile Dedicated Software Development. The successive approach that we offer, and which deserves also for attention is the Project Outsourcing.
We always try to select the best approach for every partner individually. Each approach requires a different form of collaboration and communication. It is crucial that both the local company and the dedicated team understand exactly how they will work together and what they can expect from each other.
The first approach is a team extension. You complete your nearshore team consisting of amb software employees who will work as an extension of your local team. You assign them tasks and manage them in the same way you do with your local team members. The local & nearshore team work here together as one. Choosing that kind of approach should be adequate with common rules, which mean very close collaboration & communication between all members of the local & nearshore team. That includes a regular communication via skype meetings or daily video calls, English language proficiency on a high level of all team members, and also a very transparent resource planning management.
The second approach is called development outsourcing. Once the project is designed by a local team (functional specs, architecture) in close collaboration with the end-customer, when everything is clearly defined and approved, the project is submitted to us - your nearshore development partner. From here on a dedicated development team is responsible for the correct implementation and further improvements. The development team and the local team have one Project Manager/Project Owner who will coordinate all ongoing tasks.
The third approach called project outsourcing is a beneficial approach, which can guarantee improvements of ongoing activities and faster achievement of business results. It is known as a tool to increase the organization’s productivity, flexibility and quality.
The outsourcing team realizes projects that were described by the local team. The projects are completely outsourced to the nearshore partner and consecutive stages of the project development are coordinated by a project manager and a software architect. amb software can run that kind of approach by setting up a longstanding strategic relationship. Because of that, we are able to run many mutual projects instead of just one. It is advantageous in the scope of work arrangement and coordination, because the dedicated team knows the partner's work philosophy and requirements.
Whoever faced the software development delivery process knows that there is a high level of risk involved. The process of agreeing a pricing model can easily turn into a game of “who will take the risk?”. To prevent that kind of situation, we would like to discuss individually the pros and cons of each model and show you how to combine them in order to get the most efficient results.