Outsourcing provides a quick, scalable, and cost-effective solution to technological problems. And since they might not frequently require a software development team, startups and small enterprises can consider outsourcing their website development. However, large companies only often outsource some of their work in order to lighten their workload and free up their own staff.
Regardless of the size of your business or whether you can afford to recruit your staff or don't want to do it yet, thinking about outsourcing will be advantageous to you. Additionally, Fetchly Labs has put forward several methods for outsourcing, along with a number of advantages, including but not restricted to cost savings and a reduction in obligations and risks.
In a world driven by technology, outsourcing web development is becoming more popular as it is important to have an internet presence regardless of the industry you find yourself in. Websites are important because people want to know what a company does, how it can improve their lives, and why they should consider its goods or services.
As a result, not having a website or having a website that isn't functional might hurt your business since you will lose out on prospective customers, revenue, and other marketing opportunities. Therefore, deciding whether to work with an internal or external web development business is a crucial choice if you're building an app or a website. And the benefits of outsourcing web development are the same regardless of your company's size or goals.
What does "outsourcing a web development project" mean?
Using a third-party web development company as a hired partner to carry out and oversee web development work is regarded as outsourcing or contracting. Many businesses believe that hiring a single developer or even creating an in-house development team would be preferable to working with an outsourced firm. However, in most instances, this is simply misleading.
What differentiates an internal team from an outsourced team?
An external team that you contract to carry out a particular project or job on behalf of your company is typically referred to as an outsourced team. An internal team, on the other hand, is made up of people who work for your company. It implies that the team will become an internal team if you allocate your internal personnel to your project.
As an example, consider a client that Fetchly onboarded who had previously worked with a different development team, and when the team was unable to meet their deadline for completing their projects, the client contacted Fetchly.
The client commented about how wonderful working with Fetchly was as the staff took the time to understand their platform and could truly follow along as they were making requests for adjustments.
Benefits of a Reliable Outsourcing Partner for Web Development?
To explore the benefits of outsourcing a project rather than creating an internal team, Fetchly Labs' (a web and mobile app development company) approach is used as an example.
Working with a firm like Fetchly cuts expenses such that instead of employing a PM, QA, Dev, reporting team, and so on, we streamlined the development phase to optimize pricing and costs at 50% less than agency alternatives for emerging startups and small companies.
Additionally, Fetchly anticipates the resources required for a specific asset as it scales and smoothes out this inconsistency into a stable monthly fee. This ensures that developing firms are under the least amount of stress.
- Fewer obligations and risks
A specialized web development outsourcing team consists of professionals who report to a project manager, who takes charge of managing the team and guiding the project in the appropriate direction.
A typical web development project at Fetchly goes through the following stages:
- The client reaches out to the Client Success Team.
- The client success team gathers the necessary information about the client’s web development project.
- All the information is handed to the design team, and they create a prototype.
- The design team shares the prototype with the onboarding team.
- The onboarding team creates the project management steps and shares them with the developers before sharing them with the project managers. This is the fulfillment stage.
- Project Managers communicate with the client, follow up on the project and provide updated information to Developers while Developers create stories for the project.
- After the stories are completed, the Devs inform the Quality Assurance Team.
- The quality assurance team tests the product to be sure everything works as it should.
- Finally, the reporting team gives the client a report to keep them updated on the project’s status.
And while this process goes on, the team is ready to deal with any issues that develop while working on the project.
- Access to appropriate technical skills
Another key benefit of outsourcing is getting top talent with the expertise to manage any project. Likewise, Fetchly Labs has a team that is organized around a distinct concept and a strict procedure that offers a great chance for the company to get the ideal skill set.
How to Outsource Web Development Projects?
The majority of web development projects have three important aspects that must be followed to succeed;
- Have a thorough understanding of the project's concept
You must have a clear understanding of the project you want to create before you contact a web development outsourcing firm. You should also estimate your project budget to get a better understanding of the overall project.
- Look into web development outsourcing firms
Be as thorough as possible in your research; take into account the experience, specialty, evaluations, portfolio, services, and development process of the outsourcing firms.
- Follow developments closely
Participate in the process, offer comments at various points, and interact with the development team as frequently as you can. This will give you the ability to course-correct while also assisting you in understanding how your project is progressing.
Outsourcing to a third-party website development company offers several advantages to organizations, as it makes sense to work with an outsourced firm when a development project falls beyond the scope of your company's internal capabilities. The Fetchly Labs software development team is made up of specialists that are committed to executing development projects on time and on budget.
*This is not the official Fetchly opinion but the opinion of the writer who is employed by Fetchly*