[Part 3] The Software Development as a Service Value Guide: 6 Benefits of Software Outsourcing That You May Not Have Considered Before

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August 5, 2020

At ‘Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019’, analysts discussed top technology trends for 2020 and beyond. Some of these trends make a compelling case for reimagining software development in the context of building/modernizing apps that integrate business systems, expedite time to market for your products, improve customer engagement and usher in process efficiencies.

To exploit these opportunities, it is critical for companies to do a self-assessment on internal competencies mapped against business goals. Needless to say, recruiting from the market to build apps for the future will only frontload capex and delay ROI. Outsourcing is definitely the way forward but success depends on your ability to identify and work with a partner who can deliver applications faster and at a lesser cost than developing these applications internally.

The Right Partner

Softura has delivered over 1000 projects in the last 20 years. We have partnered with leaders across industries and delivered complex architecture, applications and systems built on leading modern technologies. 

Our proven track record as a trusted technology solutions partner for hundreds of mid-market and enterprise clients means we can consistently provide you with cutting-edge technology solutions that solve your most complex business problems - and drive your most important key outcomes. 

In this post, we will discuss 6 benefits of outsourcing end-to-end software development:

1.    Accelerate Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is key to offering unmatched experiences to customers but it is only possible if a company has invested in building a foundation of systems and processes. Outsourcing end-to-end development, be it custom application development or modernizing legacy application, will fast-track the benefits arising from a digital strategy.

2.    Disrupt Without Getting Disrupted

Migrating to the cloud, building a mobile app to complement your enterprise application or leveraging RPA and Conversational AI to automate routine tasks by deploying digital workers, you need to plan ahead for a smooth implementation.

By outsourcing software development projects to a trusted partner like us, you insulate your business operations from being disrupted while we ensure that the applications we build for you is integrated seamlessly with your existing business systems.

3.    Thought Leadership and Best Practices

Our Practice Heads are subject matter experts who are pioneers in designing and implementing solutions built on cutting-edge technologies. Their contributions led to the development and adoption of some of these technologies by enterprise customers.

Having implemented solutions around these technologies across industries, we understand the challenges and opportunities that are unique to each industry. Outsourcing allows you to leverage the collective experience of a team that has delivered similar outcomes to your industry peers.

4.    Blended Development Model to Maximize Value

Right blend of onshore and offshore teams significantly reduces the project cost by taking advantage of the salary differences between two countries. While inputs from the onshore team is critical to design bespoke systems based on specific requirements, the actual development happens offshore where the team leverages agile processes to deliver applications that are of the highest quality within optimum timeframe.

5.    Application Portfolio Management

Application Portfolio Management (APM) involves inventorying systems and creating a roadmap to modernize legacy systems and develop new applications to support business growth. End-to-end development assures companies of support throughout the application lifecycle:

  • Business Analysis and Requirements Management
  • Project Management
  • Software Design and Development
  • Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Configuration, Build and Release Management
  • Support and Maintenance

6.    Focus on Core Competencies

In uncertain economic conditions, it is prudent to focus on strengthening core competencies than investing in building additional capabilities in-house. Towards the end of last decade, the top priorities of a CIO were more operational in nature such as modernizing data centers, managing enterprise applications, evaluating cloud opportunities and implementing data security best practices.

Going forward, CIOs and CTOs need to transform themselves into business strategists focused on Speed, Security, Agility, Innovation, Automation and Insight. Outsourcing software development to a trusted partner enables you to focus on these priorities instead of having to worry about finding and managing resources for projects.

Conclusion

Softura’s Software Development as a Service is a platform for three models of outcome-based outsourcing: Dedicated Teams, Staff Augmentation, and Software Outsourcing. Each of these models have specific business cases that were discussed over the course of this three-part blog series. Click here to book a call with our experts for a free consultation on how you can leverage our outsourcing platform.

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