If you are outsourcing a portion of your firm’s development responsibilities to a third party then you will want to make sure that doing so is a cost-effective process. It makes no sense to choose providers from countries which will be just as expensive to develop if you kept things in-house, which is why Ukraine is quickly becoming a top development destination. Here are a few key reasons behind its affordability.
Salaries. The typical salary for an IT specialist in Ukraine is an average of five times lower than an equivalent developer based in the US. The cost of living is also lower, which means the salaries go a lot further. This makes it cheap to run an offshore development team in Ukraine and still get the same level of service as you would receive from a firm based in Western Europe or North America.
Taxes. Aside from lower salaries leading to more cost-effective outsourcing opportunities, IT service providers in Ukraine benefit from tax breaks offered to them to help foster this growing and valuable industry. Even compared to other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine is more amenable to IT firms and these savings are passed on to customers.
Maintenance. IT companies operating in Ukraine are modern and forward-thinking, appreciating the need to keep employees satisfied with their working environment, and endeavouring to create an atmosphere which rewards hard work as well and efficiency.
Renting office space here is inexpensive, and fees for everything from accounting to utilities are low when compared with the US. Meanwhile employees benefit from access to excellent on-site facilities including free refreshments, discounted social activities, and access to complimentary language training to improve their English skills. And all of these advantages will of course be felt by clients that decide to use dedicated development teams in Ukraine.
Sometimes it is beneficial to establish short term relationships with freelancers in order to get through a particular development project. Dealing with third party consultants and experts for brief stints is entirely acceptable in certain circumstances, such as if your business is creating something as a one-off and will not require a similar skill set again. However, there are also situations in which long-term cooperation with a client ‘s development team is necessary, in which instance having a dedicated set of experts with whom you can liaise on an ongoing basis will be a real advantage.
In the past it might have been necessary to make investments in additional permanent members of staff to achieve any long term goals, but this is neither ideal nor necessary in the current climate. By outsourcing the expansion of your software development capabilities you can avoid the expense of procuring additional employees, as well as the peripheral costs of administration that this involves, while still getting the benefits of cooperation and collaboration that this affords, when working with a client ‘s own development team.
Another reason to choose a dedicated development team from an outsourcing provider is that this will allow you to set out a schedule and work on a plan that extends beyond the range of what a short term relationship with a freelancer might allow. You can carefully manage both in-house and third party teams effectively in this way, ensuring that everyone is striving together towards a collective goal, while also reducing the likelihood of work being duplicated, which can itself be a burden on productivity and the budget.
In business it pays to take the long view, particularly if you are developing software that will need to be deployed, managed and updated for years, even if its development is completed in months. This makes the efficiency, affordability and quality of a dedicated development team all the more obvious.
Outsourcing has won its right to exist as a service in various industries and for many businesses. Software development is not an exception. Within a short period of time you can have a development team or few specialists integrated into your team, working according to your requirements and standards, focusing entirely on your projects. This is a Dedicated Development Team for you.