Outsourcing Navigation: Understanding and Best Practices

It’s not a secret that a bunch of people worldwide work online and remotely. So, due to this situation, companies began to seek for remote talent, shortly speaking outsourcing talents. Outsourcing is a great practice for companies, especially IT companies, like Introduct, which mainly outsource talents around the globe. In outsourcing, there are several approaches to follow, depending on your needs and abilities: offshoring, nearshoring and onshoring. So, in the article, we’re going to find out the differences between these approaches and talk about the pros and cons of each approach.

Offshoring, nearshoring and onshoring – what’s the difference?

As we’ve already found out, offshoring, nearshoring and onshoring are kinds of outsourcing talents. But what are they exactly? Difference between kinds of outsourcing:

  • Onshoring
    Onshoring’s about finding talent for a company in the same country where the company is located. The obvious benefits are time and cultural similarities. These factors allow companies to find suitable partnerships with effective communication. However, if we talk about finding necessary and cost-saving talent, it may be a problem, as the number of talents is limited.

  • Nearshoring
    Nearshoring is quite similar to onshoring, offering talent employment from neighboring countries. It’s like a middle ground between onshoring and offshoring. Here you’ll have quite a similar time zone, quite a similar culture and establishing communication will need a little effort. But still, you won’t win in cost-saving and there’s still may be a lack of necessary talent.

  • Offshoring
    Offshoring’s about finding talents, especially, IT talents, in different distant countries. This type of outsourcing development partnership saves costs and allows you to access the global talent pool. The global talent pool, in turn, allows IT companies to find a rare specialist who will scale up the team. Correct and prompt communication may be a challenge in such teams because of different time zones, cultures, and working environments. On the contrary, highly skilled specialists may bring new practices and use time difference as an advantage.

Types of cooperation models

When we talk about outsourcing partners, there are 3 types of cooperation models. They have their advantages and disadvantages, so it’s up to you to decide. Let’s take a closer look at them.

  • Extended team
    Considered to be the simplest and the most common way of outsourcing software development. You get skilled talents suitable for your needs and requirements, who become a part of your engineering team. They are easy to communicate and easy to scale up or down.

    One of the considered disadvantages – slow recruitment. You have to communicate with each and every candidate and require extra effort for management and knowledge retention.

  • Managed Team
    This is a separate independent team of professionals that integrates into your project. Their expertise and skills fully suit your needs and requirements of the project. Moreover, they have a project manager who manages their activities and makes sure the team keeps up with the deadlines and the project. Team formation doesn’t take long since your partner curates the process.

  • Custom Solution Development
    Custom Solution Development is considered to be one of the best outsourcing solutions for companies that want to improve the entire business, not one project. First, experts study your business and create a plan for your specific product. After that, they form a team to make the product from start to finish.

    This kind of partnership usually lasts for years and replaces R&D center, making it the best solution for big and complex projects.

At Introduct, we offer offshoring and nearshoring solutions, and different cooperation models suitable for your specific project. That’s where our specialized services come into play.

Introduct: The Ideal Outsourcing Partner – Here’s Why:

    Our consistent growth is a reflection of our strategic vision and adaptability. The strength of Introduct lies in our diverse, multinational team, a confluence of varied skills pivotal to our success.

    At Introduct, responsibility transcends mere commitment—it’s an operational ethos. Our unwavering trust in our specialists ensures that our clients benefit from well-informed, expert solutions. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the distinguished clientele we serve. Our customers, spanning varied geographies and sectors, range from nascent startups with talented leaders to established enterprises and from governmental bodies to non-profit organizations. Each client, irrespective of their domain or scale, benefits from our in-depth technological expertise.

    We prioritize actionable innovation, approaching challenges with a balanced, solutions-focused perspective, and adeptly handling complexities.

So, the chosen solution should be based on a specific company’s needs and requirements. Embark on a transformative journey with Introduct’s comprehensive services, where we seamlessly guide you through the dynamic landscape of IT solutions. Whether your focus is on tapping into global talent pools for cost-effective software development or prioritizing proximity for enhanced collaboration, our tailored solutions cater to the unique needs of both emerging tech startups and established IT giants.