Outsourced development teams

Get a team of experienced software developers that work exclusively for your business, and save up to 50% on software development costs.

Talk to us about outsourcing and get expert advice on the best approach for your business needs.

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Pick your development team members

We offer all the roles needed for a full development team, e.g. programmers, testers, designers, software architects, and project managers. Experience levels can be junior, mid-level, or senior, depending on product complexity and development budget. The core team members are hired on a monthly basis (minimum 3 months) and can be supplemented as needed on an hourly basis, e.g. by a project manager.

When should you hire an outsourced development team?

Outsourced development teams are ideal for long term projects and outsourced software development. The valuable business and product knowledge and know-how that is built up over time is retained on the team because it is guaranteed that your core software developers will not be reassigned to other projects.

At the same time, the flexibility of being able to add or remove software developers on your team according to your current needs means no pressure to keep staff on your payroll when they are not needed.

Finally, while saving cost should not be the sole reason for outsourcing, there are substantial savings to be had when outsourcing a development team on a monthly basis. 

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Pros and Cons of Software Development Outsourcing

Companies considering software development outsourcing need to carefully consider the pros and cons before jumping head first into outsourcing. Whether the company is a startup with no in-house software development team, or an established business that wishes to augment or maybe even replace their existing development team, there are several important factors to take into account. 

Failure to do so can cost a lot of time, money, and headache. Luckily, there is a simple list of pros and cons to consider.

1. Lower Operating Costs 

Normally the first reason companies look to outsource development teams is to reduce cost compared to having an in-house development team. For a business, minimizing cost is one of the most sure-fire ways to stay profitable and competitive. Cost of labor in the USA, Europe, and other Western countries can be dramatically higher than outsourcing to Thailand, India, Vietnam, or other popular outsourcing destinations.

Remember that choosing the cheapest software developer doesn't always give better results, so it's important to find the right balance between cost and quality.

Finally, when outsourcing developers it's possible to reduce cost for equipment, furniture, office space, and welfare benefits. These are things a software development outsourcing company will offer as part of their service, so the overall cost can be drastically reduced.

2. Increased Flexibility

A company's need for software development resources can change for various reasons. The business might be seasonal, or might only occasionally need to develop new software applications, or it could be for more unpredictable reasons (that's business, after all). It is much cheaper to outsource software development as needed, when compared to having full time staff on the payroll all year round, or having to hire and fire developers with the negative impact that has on a company's image. With a software development outsourcing company there is flexibility to add and remove development team members as needed.

3. Access to Talent

Experienced and skilled software developers with the right competencies can be hard to find locally, especially at short notice, and especially if other companies are competing to recruit the best ones. With software development outsourcing it is possible to extend the reach to other parts of the world and access new talent in, for example, Thailand. 

Some roles on the development team may not be required full-time, which often results in the tasks of those roles being shifted onto other roles. For example, a developer might be asked to do UX design, or to be their own quality assurance tester. This can lead to quality issues or low productivity compared to assigning the tasks to specialists. An outsourcing company can offer a combination of full-time team members and ad hoc specialist team members as needed. 

Remember that if you decide to outsource software development to another company then there are some common obstacles which are likely to appear. It’s quite possible that the quality of service and the performance will be lower than you are used to from in-house developers; however when you understand the obstacles and know how to avoid or mitigate them, then you can outsource a project or a development team with minimal exposure to the risks.

1. Lower Quality of Service

It’s possible that you will experience low performance from a developer, particularly if their rate is a lot lower than the market rate. Luckily there are ways to avoid this. Ask to see a selection of resumes so that you can assess whether their years of experience and technological focus match what is needed. Then ask to interview the top choices or assign a test or a small project to them to gauge their real performance before making a decision.

2. Quality

Most software development outsourcing companies are in countries where English is not the first language. Apart from the language barrier, there can be cultural differences and different time zones, and if this is not handled well then it can lead to challenges and frustrations on both sides. To deal with this it’s a good idea to have regular meetings, and to use video calls when possible, since facial expressions and body language can help communicate whether someone is clear or confused. Familiarize yourself with the culture and it will be easier to navigate around any misunderstandings.

3. Risk

No matter whether you employ a software developer directly or use a software development outsourcing company you will be exposing confidential and valuable company information and intellectual property, and trusting that they will keep it confidential and use it appropriately. Make sure to discuss the outsourcing company's confidentiality policy and security processes before trusting them with your information.

However, despite this risk, playing it safe will not help you develop your product or grow your business, so the key is to manage the risk carefully while being open to opportunity.

Technologies

Sorry, we do not offer PHP, Ruby on Rails, or Java services. We do not want to be a jack of all trades, master of none, so we specialize in a small number of technologies and exclude the rest. This allows us to provide exceptionally highly skilled developers in our area of expertise.

Outsourced process

The process

First, we learn about your business and the product you want to develop so that we can determine the required roles, technological skills, and levels of experience needed on the development team. Then we match the requirements to suitable candidates. We can pick the ideal team for you, or we can send resumes for your consideration and after that schedule interviews.

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Why choose Manao Software?

We are an expat-run company with an international mindset, and we offer quality remote teams who can deliver quality work, have good communication skills, and are stable and productive. We have good business ethics and value transparency and straight-talking.

Tired of outsourcing to code factories? Try something else. Our programmers will contribute ideas, suggest improvements and point out problems. No more smiling and nodding to hide confusion.

We focus on the Microsoft technology stack and are experts in ASP.NET Core and Azure. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner company and our developers are Microsoft certified.

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"Manao Software has played an important role in the development of our product and is still a key player within our product development organisation."
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