Competitive Advantages of Outsourcing Software Development

Why are Companies Outsourcing IT Operations?

Business leaders and technology executives are often faced with challenges regarding the decision of outsourcing business projects and operations. However, as emerging technologies and new skills are the cornerstones for any company’s success, it has become a standard business practice to outsource important aspects of strategy and implementation. IT outsourcing can prove to be a great move for your company to ensure the optimum utilization of existing business resources. With skilled experts by your side, you will have the opportunity to take your venture to the greatest heights.

Outsourcing certain non-core activities help businesses to stay focused on their core offerings without getting side-tracked on major projects. Savings are certainly the main aspect of outsourcing, but there are various other factors that come into play when evaluating whether to build a team in-house or outsource.

How can Tandem NZ be your strategic IT partner?

There are the many reasons why several foreign companies look to outsource work to Tandem NZ – efficient and skilled assistance, reduced cost overheads, speeding up the development process, and delivering quality applications that are at par with the latest technological trends.

Over the last two decades, outsourcing software development, business processes and related work has become a standard business practice for most companies around the world. Tandem NZ provides services like custom software development, app development, web design and development graphics design, digital marketing, e-commerce solutions, among others.

Located in the software and mobile development hub of India and a favourite destination for successfully outsourcing IT operations, Tandem NZ is uniquely placed to offer you quality outsourcing solutions. When it comes to choosing the most efficient outsourcing professionals, Tandem NZ leads the way. The following reasons will tell you why we can be your best strategy and outsourcing partners:

  • Highly Skilled Professionals

Tandem NZ houses highly skilled, educated, and trained professionals, working in diverse sectors. We have a robust team of software developers, UI design experts, UX developers, .NET and PHP developers, business analysts, and digital marketing specialists.

  • Increased Productivity at Lesser Cost

Outsourcing critical projects result in increased productivity, thereby helping you make the most of your existing resources. Moreover, it will help you explore new opportunities, take up new projects, and complete them ahead of the stipulated deadline.

  • Pricing Flexibility

How much does it cost to outsource software development with Tandem NZ? This is a question that may cross your mind when deciding to outsource your web-based applications including website design and development, UX/UI design, API development, digital marketing, among many others. Tandem NZ offers flexible pricing policies to ensure optimum convenience for you, which will eventually reduce your overall operational costs to a great extent.

  • Focus on Core Business Operations

Outsourcing your work can help you stay streamlined, organized, and focus on your core business tasks. Upon entering a contract with us, a dedicated development team is provided to you. These professionals work as per your time-zone to ensure that the work gets delivered in significantly shorter durations.

  • Round-the-clock Support

Our support team ensures you get The Indian time zone offers a unique advantage to companies in Australasia, US, and the UK to get their work on time, establish 24/7 customer care services, beat deadlines, and take on more projects by outsourcing services to India.

 

So, if you’re considering a long-term partnership with a leading IT outsourcing agency, Tandem NZ is here to help!

Tandem NZ is an IT outsourcing company that offers best-in-class services and resources to meet the needs of our customers. For all your web-based application requirements,

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Tandem’s Tips on using your Facebook timeline

Here are our top tips for using your Facebook timeline to maximum effect:

  1. Get creative with your cover image. This is your shop front so it needs to speak you brands language. You can use Logos, brand images, photos freely, however, call to actions including like, share, sale, contact information, etc. are prohibited.
  2. Don’t forget your history. The whole idea behind the timeline is to show the history of your brand from your timelines inception. Make sure you fill in all details like founding date and significant milestones.
  3. Timeline management is crucial. Direct messaging provides you a nice informal way to communicate with your customers. Do you have the resources however to maintain this?
  4. Post management gives you a great way to connect and engage more with your customers. Your timeline allows users to promote their most interesting stories and activities to the top of their pages. So it is well worth you take the time to regularly and re-arranging your posts so that the best ones shine.
  5. Monitor activity via the Activity Log. Review regularly and work out which posts you should hide/delete allowing you to showcase the best information about your brand. Only you can see your activity log, not your users.

Facebook provides your brand with a powerful Digital Marketing tool if you use it correctly and monitor its activities. You need to be where your customers are and nowadays many of them are on Facebook.

Freelancing, Crowdsourcing vs Outsourcing

What to do, what to do. Freelancing? Crowdsourcing? In-house? Outsourcing? Which one is the best fit for what I need to get done?

What is crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing: This represents the combination of two options (online service websites and freelancing individuals). It is a term that originated in 2006. The working definition of the term is: “Crowdsourcing is the process of getting work, usually online, from a crowd of people. The word is a combination of the words ‘crowd’ and ‘outsourcing’. The idea is to take work and outsource it to a crowd of workers.” So basically a marketplace of individuals offering their services.

Crowdsourcing Market Leaders

Two of today’s leading crowdsourcing websites include Upwork and Freelancer

Upwork — This crowdsourcing company was formed by the 2013 merger between Elance and oDesk. It is based in the United States (Mountain View, California) and encompasses 4 million clients and 9 million freelancers (numbers are according to Upwork, a privately held company).

Freelancer — The other major crowdsourcing platform was formed in 2009. Based in Australia (Sydney), Freelancer has almost 19 million users (based on a March 2016 report).

For Freelancer and Upwork (as well as most other crowdsourcing sites), the service companies operate on a global basis — with both clients and freelancers located throughout the world. The crowdsourcing platforms earn revenues by charging fees to freelancers, client companies or both.

One major negative for these sites is the quality control aspect. Client companies are responsible for monitoring the quality of work being delivered by freelancers.

Looking at these sites and the job contained it is clear that the majority of projects are under $500 USD while tech-related jobs may range in the more $700 – 1500 USD mark.

These Crowdsourcing platforms also create an atmosphere that tends to encourage unusually low bids in order for freelancers to get work on smaller projects. The potential of “cheaper than cheap” services available on crowdsourcing websites can be especially appealing to self-employed individuals and very small businesses that are widely believed to constitute the bulk of crowdsourcing users.

The full identity of the bidding freelancer is rarely revealed and can create a sense of not being completely sure of “what they are getting for their money.”

What are the differences between Crowdsourcing and Outsourcing

Differences like the following often act as major factors in organisations ultimately choosing outsourcing companies rather than crowdsourcing freelancers:

Cost-Effective Pricing — outsourcing companies will rarely be the “low bidder” in comparison with crowdsourcing price proposals, they do however provide the “most cost-effective price” (always important whenever “quality matters”).

Consistent Talent —Outsourcing companies usually provide benefit from having a stable workforce that they have invested in ensuring can actually do the job.

Quality Control — Most outsourcing companies guarantee quality while crowdsourcing platforms leave the quality control up to clients.

Management of External Resources — When it comes to HR any reputable outsource company will “taking care of everything” in many outsourcing assignments. This often encompasses managing all resources. In comparison, crowdsourcing operates more like a “self-service operation” in which hiring companies still need to pay attention to everything from hiring to training to being on the alert for costly mistakes.

Specialised Training — Ongoing training of their an outsource companies team members means that unlike crowdsourcing platforms businesses will not have to train freelancers along the way.

Outsourcing considerably ahead of Crowdsourcing

While crowdsourcing has made some inroads into the overall outsourcing market the traditional outsourcing model reigns supreme. The “sweet spot” for crowdsourcing appears to be seen in less technical projects under $500. In addition to cost factors, a business must decide what matters most to them.Cost-effective prices,  the stability of talent, control of quality, managing resources and training requirements are all factors, the decision to emphasize a long-term Tandem NZ can result in a more successful outcome.