IT companies: why to work with an offshore IT partner ?

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Today, IT development companies may need a trusted partner

Anyone can outsource its IT project with a offshore company, including software publishers. “What makes the difference is the price and the customer service” assures the co-founder of Bocasay, Romain Juillet.

With the development of digital, there is a shortage of developers in France and around the world. In addition, the turnover is very often high, which is why the recruitment conditions and the maintenance of a full technical team internally is difficult. Moreover, we can not always seduce the developers by proposing them to work on the latest technologies in fashion “However, we must ensure the maintenance of the software while advancing the roadmap at the risk of getting caught up by its competitors”, recalls Romain Juillet.

A new lease of life for software and software companies

There are two constraints that Offshore IT Outsourcing can solve. First the price : it takes between 75 and 100K € per year and by developers in France. For a project estimated at 10 years / man development for example, it is necessary to provide a small million euros budget. By going through a serious web agency based in Madagascar, ” the service costs 3 to 5 times cheaper,” says the entrepreneur. This price differential increases firms’ room for maneuver by allowing them to be more responsive and competitive in the market.

In addition to the financial aspect, using a service provider can quickly find qualified technical resources. With the problem of recruiting developers that we currently know, this is essential to stay in the race against its competitors in a society that is changing as fast as ours.

Of course, technical expertise and customer knowledge must remain in France. However, considering offshore IT outsourcing offers a new opportunity to grow its expert business.

But why subcontract the technical aspect when it’s my job?

Developing is the core business of software publishers and software houses. It seems hardly possible to use an offshore IT development. At Bocasay, we have an innovative approach, in which we do not seek to replace teams already established in France, but rather to strengthen. For this, we dedicate them a technical team from our offshore web agency in Madagascar. The offshore developers come to replace the team in place. Indeed, they will ensure the continuous production and maintenance according to the directives of the French developers.

Offshore IT outsourcing, where to start?

Software publishers and software houses must already take stock internally, to know if they are structured enough to work with developers who are not physically next to them. We must therefore have good tools ( versioning, ticketing, chat, etc.) and good processes (standup meeting, meeting weekly, etc.) to manage and manage many developers. Then the next step is to find a trusted partner with whom you can work peacefully over the long term. This partner must be able to offer and keep good developer profiles in a square legal framework. The ideal is to find a partner with the same time slot and speaking the same language as the internal teams to facilitate exchanges.  

Bocasay, being a French legal company and having a subsidiary in Madagascar with more than 150 employees, is positioned today as trusted partner for software publishers and IT service companies.

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