Offshore software development has become increasingly helpful for businesses to access a larger pool of skilled developers and reduce costs. However, for all of the cost and acceleration benefits, some customers are reluctant to use offshore development because of perceived risks in working with foreign developers.
You may already be inundated with emails, calls, and LinkedIn messages from offshoring companies soliciting their software development services. These companies have earned a poor reputation for being pesky, over-promising during the sales process, under-delivering, and making it difficult when you want to change providers.
While the reputation of offshore custom software development may be mixed, you can avoid the drawbacks while reaping the rewards. The key is to spend time researching your options and doing some due diligence on the front end. The results can pay off in dividends.
Benefits of Offshore Development Teams
Offshoring your custom software development can provide several benefits, including cost savings, access to a larger talent pool, increased efficiency, and improved scalability.
Cost is the number one driver of using offshore development teams.
Outsourcing countries with lower labor costs can be a cost-effective solution for your software app development needs. You can save money on labor and get access to specialized expertise and a wider pool of skilled developers. Offshoring can also lower recruitment, training, and IT infrastructure expenses.
Developing countries are often popular for offshoring, offering more affordable rates than onshore or nearshore vendors. This is due to the lower cost of living and other expenses, which allows companies to take advantage of lower labor rates while still maintaining a high level of quality in their work.
Offshore software developers can often complete your projects faster. With large teams of developers dedicated to nothing but your project, you can see quicker turnaround times than sourcing it in-house.
Is Offshore Software Development Risky?
While offshore software development offers many benefits, some customers are hesitant to hire developers outside of the U.S. Communication and cultural barriers can lead to misunderstandings and delays in the project. Time zone differences can also make it difficult for effective collaboration between the developer’s team and your team.
There is also the perceived risk of substandard methods for managing deliverables or maintaining quality control. You don’t want to receive a completed software product, only to discover that it doesn’t meet your expectations.
Some customers are worried about hiring an unscrupulous developer who could hold your project hostage by controlling access to the back end. Or, worse, becoming the subject of a ransomware attack.
While these risks are possibilities, it’s possible to avoid them if you do some basic due diligence. Finding an outsourcer that cares about your business objectives and not just technical requirements is essential. Vetting your developers and setting clear communication protocols can also ensure a successful project.
Offshore software development can be a tremendous benefit for your business if you properly manage the risks.
Uzbekistan Is Ideal for Offshore Software Development
If you want an offshore software development team you can trust, consider outsourcing from Uzbekistan. Engineers from Uzbekistan are often more cost-effective than engineers from other countries. With a well-developed technical education system, Uzbekistan produces a multitude of engineers each year, many of whom speak English fluently.
Unlike the Philippines or Bangladesh, severe weather and storms won’t affect supply chains. Therefore, there’s no need to worry about the monsoon season or the incoming tsunami that could halt or destroy your product development.
Since 2005, Uzbekistan has had a trustworthy government with reliable infrastructure and a strong IT background, where schools focus on math and science. Stable politics, reliable infrastructure, and a robust education system enable a workforce ideal for outsourcing its skills.
What Makes Us Different?
Relentless is a US-based company offering “Offshore Development Done Right,” a combination of onshore and offshore resources. We operate within the US legal system, so clients can use us here and eliminate withholding tax issues. Our English-speaking project managers are also based in the US, ensuring good communication with you.
We take full responsibility for everything, including design, integrations, scalability, performance, and fixing issues. Compared to competitors, we estimate total hours per project at an appealing price point.
As a result, Relentless guarantees the highest skill sets, a professional working relationship with you, and a superior product.
How Relentless Does Offshore Development Right
Relentless offers offshore software development built on robust communication and project management. We use a hybrid approach where American-based project managers interface directly with clients, providing updates and alignments. Meanwhile the coding is carried out in Uzbekistan by a dedicated team of developers.
The Uzbeki team has been working together since 2005 and boasts a rich matrix of dedicated project teams, experience, and well-defined skill sets. The close relationship between the US and Uzbekistan teams (managed by brothers Jack and Lotch Samatov) also ensures seamless communication and alignment.
The US team at Relentless works closely with clients to provide a comprehensive development process, including scoping, design and consulting. Our senior developers oversee each project to meet high standards. Clear, consistent communication is prioritized throughout the process to mitigate risks associated with offshore development. Additionally, we have a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure the end product meets your satisfaction.
We have a team of over 200 developers, which provides your business with a deep bench of skills and experience (think Chicago Bulls of 1996). We also have low turnover due to our status as Uzbekistan’s most desired employer in IT services. We commit to treating employees well.
And if you decide to switch to a different development company, you can take your code and transition without hassle.
Take Your Business Farther with Offshore Software Development
Offshore software development can be a cost-effective entry point to a global talent pool. Relentless’s approach to offshore development focuses on clear communication, quality assurance, and senior oversight to mitigate risks and deliver high-quality software.
Will offshoring work for you? Reach out to us, and let’s discuss how we can find an outsourcing solution that works for your project size and budget.