Why is IT outsourcing better than an in-house development team?

If you’re here now, you’re most likely trying to find a way to develop a software product. And possibly you don’t know whether to opt for an IT outsourcing provider or an in-house development team.

Let me tell you what I know for sure. You need a quick project development, at low prices but still to maintain the quality of your product high. Do you know how to do this? To get these three requirements in line, you would want to discover the ideal team to do it. In the following, I will tell you how to select the ideal software development solution for your project.

Outsourcing and in-house software development. A brief comparison


Money is important. Even if you are starting your company or it is already in the marketplace for a while. Around the world, there are numerous businesses offering IT outsourcing services and in a different price range. All you’ve got to do is select the one that you consider effective at developing the project in your budget.

If you decide to outsource, you must know that all of the expenses related to training, purchasing extra hardware equipment or software won’t be your responsibility. The IT outsourcing companies already have trained specialists and all the essential equipment.

On the other hand, if you want your in-house software development team, all of the expenses associated with hiring, equipment, training or monthly wages will be your responsibility.

As for the company you choose to work with, bear in mind that depending on the region, prices aren’t the same. For instance, in the Northern part of Europe, the hourly rate is between 50$ and 175$/hour, in Central and Western Europe the prices are between 68$ and 99$/hour compared with Eastern Europe where the rates are much lower, between 35$ to 75$/hour.

Talented software specialists

By entering the world of IT Outsourcing, you suddenly have access to a huge pool of talented specialists. Outsourcing can be a way of getting new and innovative ideas for your project. Working with individuals from all around the world your project gains uniqueness.

Outsourcing companies have many experienced specialists and since the competition is quite high in this field, the businesses are always improving the ability and performance of the programmers and testers.

For an in-house development team, you invest in hiring specialists, train them and continuously developing their abilities. If you’re not inclined to do so, your team with remain at some level and the image of the company will suffer in time. Needless to say, once you are able to train enough employees for them to train the novices, it’s a win but sadly, there’s always the chance of losing some teammates.

Scalability and fast delivery

An outsourced team will give its best to deliver the best product in a short period of time. Working in a business that’s continually asked to take new projects, the outsourced team you hired will work just for you within the time you specified, unlike an in-house software development team that does not feel the strain of delivering quickly. It’s their only project.

As for scalability, this provides you with the opportunity of making the team larger if needed or smaller if there are no tasks for them to handle. The outsourcing company will manage those left on bench. Naturally, this measure isn’t feasible with an in-house development team. To make a smaller team will take extreme measures like dismissing your employees and this will not make an excellent image for you as a provider.

Tips to select the best IT Outsourcing company

  1. Hourly rates – as I mentioned above, there are differences between regions regarding the price. Not all high rate businesses provide the best services. But not all low-cost businesses have bad services.
  2. Check the projects – before deciding to work with a company, you need to study its previous projects and work, and also its reputation.
  3. Sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect your data.
  4. Be involved – choose to work with companies which allow you to be involved, supervise and monitor the work of your team.

Your trusted outsourcing partner, AROBS Transilvania Software

On the international software services marketplace, Romania is famous for its highly specialized and well-educated software experts. Additionally, it is understood that Eastern Europe offers extremely competitive rates for any type of software project.

AROBS Transilvania Software is a software development company which began its activity in 1998 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We have over 1000 highly qualified software specialists working in our 7 offices in Romania (Cluj-Napoca, Baia-Mare, Iasi, Suceava, Tg. Mures, Bucharest, and Arad) and in our 7 global branches (Republic of Moldova, Hungary, Germany, Indonesia, Serbia, The Netherlands, and Belgium).

We provide expertise in Automotive, Travel&Hospitality, Life Sciences&IoT, and Enterprise Solutions.

Our specialists are fluent in English (making the communication simple, comfortable and effective), they engage in conferences and workshops to expand their knowledge and can work with customers from different time zones.