What is software development outsourcing?

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Outsourcing software development occurs when a company chooses to have custom software solutions built by a third party. Outsourcing software development offers several advantages, including cost savings, increased productivity, and risk reduction. You shift responsibility for all or a portion of software development operations to a vendor when you outsource software development.

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Globalization and fast advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have resulted in a tightly linked global labor and capital market in which corporations have better access to human capital located all over the world. As a result, outsourcing has grown as a successful strategic approach in which companies shift previously conducted in-house business processes to international regions.

Companies can outsource internally by establishing their own subsidiaries in foreign countries while keeping full ownership and control (known as captive offshoring), or externally by outsourcing business operations to independent foreign suppliers (known as offshore outsourcing).

Globalization, technical breakthroughs, and hyper-competition are the most prominent drivers of software development outsourcing. The outsourcing sector is quickly changing the way businesses across the world function, thanks to a steady growth in demand and technological developments.

Why outsource your software development needs

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To better understand how outsourcing can be used as a strategic device and sometimes as a strategy itself to create value, we need to determine the advantages involved in outsourcing your software development needs.

Allows greater emphasis on core competencies

To remain competitive and responsive in the global market, companies must become more flexible, leaner, and focused on their core capabilities. A company's structure should be consistent with the design of its value chain. Value is generated for organizations and customers by reconfiguring value chain activities by dissolving non-essential business processes and boosting focus on core sectors.

Core competencies that are well-developed form a barrier against competitors, therefore safeguarding the strategic benefits of a company's market share. Focusing on core competencies to create better skills in order to outcompete other organizations in the same sector, while outsourcing your software development needs, allows your company to focus precious resources on areas where you have a competitive edge.

  • Innovation
  • Superior capabilities are achieved through resource reallocation
  • Product and service quality is improved

Software development outsourcing will help your organization become leaner and more modular, allowing for greater flexibility. The capacity of a company to fulfill new tasks rapidly is referred to as organizational flexibility. Being adaptable enables businesses to respond rapidly to unforeseen market risks and opportunities.

  • Increased adaptability
  • Increased speed
  • Cost reduction

Enterprises can exploit environmental opportunities, outperform competing firms, and mitigate the consequences of risks by exploiting physical, human, or organizational resources and skills. Outsourcing your software development needs could also enable your corporation to undergo business transformation.

Man holding tablet allowing his company to undergo business transformation by exploiting software development outsourcing.

When you collaborate with a software outsourcing company, you have access to creative talent as well as a world-class service delivery approach. Furthermore, software development service providers are frequently experts in many programming languages that may be required when building your project.

  • Superior skill sets
  • Domain expertise as a group
  • Knowledge of the industry
  • Solutions that are integrative and creative

Why Should You Choose Cambria as your Software Outsourcing Partner?

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Cambria is a seasoned application development company. With 38 years of custom software development experience, we provide full-service application development that can bring your idea to life. Our experience in utilizing sophisticated platforms results in quicker development times, reduced costs, and high-quality products. Here are some of the reasons why you should hire us:

Experienced Developers

We are a team of highly competent programmers with vast expertise in developing custom applications for a wide range of corporate areas, including healthcare, logistics, and finance among others.

Certified Developers

We have qualifications in the creation of custom solutions on both the front-end and back-end. For customers all across the world, our team delivers best development techniques and proven development procedures.

Quality Programs

Cambria is a team of qualified developers who use various frameworks to provide competitive and result-oriented solutions.

Clear Communication

Cambria programmers speak English fluently. To understand your company needs, we can communicate in a simple and straightforward manner.

Affordable Services

For a variety of reasons, companies find that outsourcing is a more cost-effective option. Working with expert programmers means you're simply paying for our services, not the usual expenses connected with in-house personnel, such as sick leave, hardware, rent, software, training, and so on.

Simplicity of Scaling

Additional work can be outsourced to our offices in California and the Philippines if your project requires a little extra expertise or resources. You will be able to respond to changes as they arise and take action to address them in a timely manner.

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Determinants of Software Development Outsourcing

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When a company decides to outsource software development, there are several factors to consider. When it comes to software outsourcing, cost is a major factor, but there are other variables to consider as well. The main thing is to take your time and properly investigate each company, taking into account these critical elements, in order to make the greatest choice for your business.

Technical Knowledge

Knowing what technical capabilities and programming languages are required for your application helps you to choose the best software development outsourcing company for your needs. When looking for software development services, make a list of these competencies and prioritize them. Technical skills could be focused on increasing a user's experience or simply improving the software's performance. In any case, make certain that the expertise you want is also available at the outsourcing company.

Culture

Examine the culture of the software development outsourcing company as a whole. They are more likely to be proud of their accomplishments and produce the greatest application when they have a group of individuals devoted to innovation and communication.

Group of individuals with different cultures working together for a software development outsourcing company.

You may also need to work closely with the company for a substantial amount of time, so choosing one that has a similar culture and work ethic as you will help the process go more smoothly.

Cost

When selecting a software development outsourcing company, cost is usually a major consideration. You should never choose the cheapest option, but you also don't want to overpay for things that you don't particularly require. If and when you need to outsource your software development needs, you'll have a much simpler time choosing the proper amount of money to spend if you consider the other criteria. The more you learn about the software outsourcing company you're considering, the more likely they are a solid fit for the development job.

Experience in the Industry

It makes a great difference to outsource your software development needs to custom programming organizations with relevant industry knowledge. A software development company is likely to have experience in a variety of sectors. A company in the healthcare industry, for example, has different software requirements than a company in the manufacturing industry. The more experience a software development outsourcing company has in your market, the more they will grasp your requirements and design a solution that is most suited to your industry.

Quality Control and Security

The value of security and quality assurance cannot be overstated. These two components should be prioritized by the software development outsourcing company you're evaluating, and you should request documentation of how they're included into their development process. Regular testing is essential for maintaining quality assurance and security, and no organization should disregard its significance.

Our Software Development Process

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First, we work with you to define your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and determine the essential functionality that your software excels at. We do user persona research and a competitive landscape study to fully immerse ourselves in your business.

At the end of this phase, we should have a prioritized list of project tasks that will be worked on throughout the project's lifetime. Working with a clear and proven set of needs will result in more productivity and success; hence, putting some time on this foundation will result in greater productivity.

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timeline icon UX Mapping and UI Design

Then, for us to have a sense of the overall approach, we need to understand what would happen if your software was interacted with.

Mapping your software is a visual representation of your app's structure that allows us to focus on the functionality and user experience of various portions of your software that are linked together by primary navigation systems such as the top nav, footer, and other functional buttons.

The goal at this stage is to create a clear conceptual representation of your user journey map as well as a layout of your software. This is also a chance for us to confirm that our strategy is in line with your vision.

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The following step is to design your first software prototype. The prototype can look and perform just like the final software, but it will have restricted functionality.

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timeline icon Coding and Development

We'll begin building code and establishing the business logic for your software. Backend and frontend development can be done concurrently or independently, depending on the complexity of your project.

Frontend development enables us to ensure that your web application is responsive and usable on a wide range of devices.

We will program the backend functionality of your software, which includes setting up the database server, finishing the actual business logic, and interfacing with APIs.

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timeline icon Quality Assurance and Testing

During the software development process, thorough Quality Assurance (QA) testing guarantees that the program is dependable, usable, and secure. Test cases are used to perform testing operations, record testing results for software quality evaluation, and track fixes for retesting. Familiarity with the functional requirements and objectives of your software will assist in the construction of realistic test scenarios.

To provide a high-quality software solution, your application should go through extensive testing. User experience testing, functional testing, performance testing, security testing, and device and platform testing are all included in the testing phase.

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timeline icon Software Launch

Your new software is now ready to be launched. When your application is live, we start testing right away. During the testing time, we will collect your feedback and make improvements based on it. We will resolve issues, make adjustments depending on user input, and enhance your software's performance.

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timeline icon Support and Maintenance

We provide customized maintenance plans for ongoing technical support, the addition of new features, and server upkeep.

Software development outsourcing to the Philippines

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When it comes to picking a country to outsource your software development needs, the Philippines is an obvious choice. Aside from the warmth and politeness that visitors are greeted with at every step, the Philippines has the following advantages as your chosen outsourcing country:

Strategic company location

Today, Asia is the fastest expanding area on the planet, and the Philippines is right in the middle of it. The Philippines is around four hours' flight time away from major Asian capitals.

Because of its closeness to major Asian capitals, the country has significant logistics access points, particularly within the ASEAN region. Located at the crossroads of eastern and western commerce, the Philippines is a major entry point to over 500 million people in the ASEAN market, as well as a gateway to international shipping and aviation lines appropriate for European and American companies.

The Philippines has advanced communication, transportation, commercial, and economic infrastructure. The liberalization of inter-island shipping and domestic aviation enhanced the country's facilities and services even more.

With fiber optic cables as the primary network link and satellites as backup, communication provides worldwide access 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Economic changes prioritize regional growth, transforming rural communities in the Philippines into economic hubs.

For companies wanting to outsource their software development needs, the Philippines is the natural and most strategic option. Companies who outsource business processes to the Philippines will get access to the massive ASEAN market and its numerous trade prospects.

By outsourcing your software development to the Philippines, you will be able to integrate into the enormous framework of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA). The Philippines has improved and prepared different areas for investment, and it provides a vibrant and rising consumer market used to diverse software development service providers as a result of a competitive local economy.

The Philippines has a large pool of adaptable software developers. One of the most significant advantages the Philippines has over any other nation offering software development services is its manpower.

With higher education as a priority, the country's literacy rate is 94.6 percent, ranking among the best in the world. Because English is taught in all schools, the Philippines is the world's third largest English-speaking country. Every year, around 350,000 graduates add to the professional pool.

Programmers from the Philippines partnering with multinational corporations for their software development outsourcing needs.

The Philippines has an open economy that enables 100 percent foreign ownership in some sectors and encourages Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) investment. Government enterprises are being privatized, and the banking, insurance, shipping, telecommunications, and electricity sectors have all been deregulated.

Tax credits for duties on raw materials, income tax holidays for registered enterprises, deduction of labor expenses from taxable incomes, access to bonded trading warehouse schemes, and exemption from taxes on imported supplies and spare parts for consigned equipment are among its investment-friendly regimes. Multinational corporations seeking regional headquarters are eligible for tax breaks and duty-free imports of certain equipment and supplies.

The Philippines is a second home for expats who enjoy the company of Asia's friendliest people. The country is open to all cultures and has a global view, offering numerous magnificent beauty in a tropical environment, combined with the best of western conveniences.

Expats appreciate readily available and reasonably priced luxury such as business centers, housing, schools, hospitals, retail malls, hotels and restaurants, beach resorts, and leisure facilities.

Software Development Outsourcing Examples

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