Outsource your IT projects for better ROI
With the explosion of digital in recent years, IT development has become more important than ever. However, it’s not always easy, especially when it’s not part of our core business. Creating a technical center in-house can be expensive, time-consuming, and often unnecessary. That’s where the option of outsourcing comes into play.
Bocasay's IT outsourcing vision
A subcontractor is different from a traditional supplier, in the sense that they will manufacture, on behalf of their clients, a product ultimately designed by the client. In the IT environment, this means developing software, such as a website or a web application, according to the needs expressed by the customer.
There are several possibilities:
Looking for an IT expert to deliver your project.
IT might not be your core business, but if your IT projects are strategic in the development of your business, we strongly advise you to integrate at least a technical director (CTO or CIO) in-house. It is essential, even if you outsource the project, that you can have in-house technical control of all your projects. If the projects are secondary, you can rely 100% on your provider.
Manage your peaks in the IT industry.
If you are involved in software publishing, a digital agency or a digital services company (ESN or SSII), outsourcing allows you to manage load peaks, to be able to intervene in technologies that haven’t been mastered internally, or to strengthen your technical teams in the event that recruiting the profiles of computer engineers you need is difficult. Subcontracting with an offshore IT provider also allows you to better manage your margins and obtain much more attractive prices, than if you restrict yourself to the restricted labor market of your physical location. This is subject, of course, to finding the right partner that can offer quality service in the long term.
Towards ethical and fair IT outsourcing
Optimized value for money.
Searching for subcontractors often involves a strong comparison of the prices of services offered. You have to be careful and not just pick the cheapest offer available. It is necessary to verify the seriousness of your provider, their capacity, turnover, references, and number of current collaborators, etc.
The formation of a team dedicated to your project.
Incorporating the notion of fair price is essential when engaging in subcontracting. Underpaying one's provider is not giving oneself a greater means to succeed, and an IT project that does not succeed will be a negative outcome for both the client, who has already paid installments without obtaining the expected product, and for the provider, who pays their employees every month while losing money. It’s important to understand that to work in optimum conditions and to provide a quality service, the IT contractor must be able to build an experienced project team with all the required skills.
A complete commitment to the realization of your IT project.
The price is relative. For example: with a budget of 300 euros per day in Paris, one can afford the services of an average developer underpaid by his company, which means they are probably not very motivated. Whereas with 150 euros per day in an offshore location, a team can offer the services of a technical expert that is motivated to work on your project. Naturally, these kinds of prices are offered by structured companies such as SSII / ESN, whereas freelancers might offer a more aggressive tariff proposal, with associated risks.
Fair Rates and Transparent Business Practices
At Bocasay, we have chosen to offer quality computer services. Our price day, even if it is much lower than rates charged in France, remains higher than what is generally issued by small local offshore development companies. Our offshore web agencies are based in Madagascar and Vietnam and our head office is in Paris. This allows us to offer an optimal working and supervision framework for all our employees, and to ensure the success of your IT projects. A successful developer is a developer involved!
Bocasay quality pledges
Deadlines met and integrated project management.
After having visited the concept of price, we will approach the respect of deadlines and the quality of the deliverables of your subcontractor. If you have used a serious service provider and are paying the right price, your IT contractor normally has the means to meet its initial commitments. They have set up an experienced technical team to manage your project with the right tools and the right way of working. However, it’s still necessary that the client-applicant is able to express their needs precisely from the start, and that this does not change during the process. In fact, all projects evolve over time, and this makes sense. After all, one must be able to adapt their project to the evolution of his market.
Fixed price, for flexibility.
At Bocasay, we've introduced two billing methods to meet our clients' plans. For small projects of under 30 days, we offer services to the package. Indeed, the scope of these projects can be well defined from the start. This allows us to take a firm commitment in terms of price and time. For large projects, whose framework is not perfectly clear from the beginning, it is essential to use the Agile Method. So in these instances, we’ll opt for giving you a dedicated team instead of encrypting features, because they'll evolve over the course of the project.
Building a dedicated team makes it possible to set up the Agile Method. This is a twofold benefit:
A synergy client – an IT team to work with throughout the project.
It eliminates the client/provider power struggle relationship by involving the client throughout the entire project. This is a single team capable of committing to regular technical deliveries that the customer can test or have tested in their community.
The preliminary definition of project specifications.
You will never hear this again: “It was not planned; we will not do it!”. No need to write down specifications on tens or hundreds of pages – just focus on the features planned over the next 15 days. The costs will remain under control, because we are able to propose affordable daily rates. You will be able to determine how much you pay every month without any surprises.
What do our customers say about us?
Our customers are looking for a serious partner, who is able to support them in the long term. This partner must also demonstrate strong technical and organizational expertise, while offering competitive prices. With five years of professional existence, over 50 experienced developers and more than 15 dedicated production teams, Bocasay is now able to offer you these guarantees.
Testimonial of Pierre-Marie BOUTET, CEO at CLASIS : "The company that I manage develops donation management solutions for associations (CRM). For the longest time, we have been looking for a partner to develop a solution that is extremely competent, inexpensive and meets the ethical requirements of our market for us. Bocasay has been able to offer us a wide and reassuring service offer at an extremely competitive cost. After the recruitment of a developer and the real success of the collaboration, we have gradually increased our cooperation to reach 13 full-time resources. These teams have their own project management at Bocasay and work directly with our clients and our internal development team. They provide us with the production capacity we need in order to grow. At the same time, Bocasay has strengthened our supply in terms of specific web projects by allowing us to respond on websites or to ad hoc projects under Symfony. Beyond the proficiency of the production teams, it is the quality of management that makes the difference where other outsourcing projects have failed in the past. We are therefore fully satisfied with our cooperation with Bocasay and we wish to continue and develop our cooperation as we have done so far."
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