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Offshore software development: the affordable alternative

In offshore software development parts of the software development, or the complete development, are outsourced to a distant foreign country. Offshore software development is not only done to save costs but also often significantly reduces the time spent searching for suitable employees.

Offshore software development to India

Nowadays, India is the most important destination for offshore software development by far. With a respectable share of over 55% of the global IT outsourcing market, over half of all offshore software development projects are realised in India. International clients can appreciate the excellent English language skills in comparison to its largest competitor, China, as well as a relatively non-bureaucratic management. In addition, India’s high IT expertise plays a large role.

Large corporations have been active in India for years, and have even built up their own locations. IBM employs more than 150,000 Indian employees, Accenture 80,000 and even the software giant Oracle is well represented with 80,000 employees.

Quality factors in offshore software development

At outsourcing4work we have many years of experience in offshore software development and know what to pay attention to when selecting a remote software developer.

In first place is the software developer’s expertise, which can be proven by certificates, titles and, above all, practical experience. If you are only looking for one software developer, then experience in software design and software testing should also play a role. The high level of cost savings in India makes is possible to hire a wide-ranging team with the right experts.

References, user reviews and even perhaps professional test reports on the internet will show if the software developer’s expertise is only empty promises, or if they really are as skilled as they claim. This should be relatively easy, especially in the area of mobile apps. Proprietary business software, which was developed for a specific client, will also let you learn the necessary information through targeted questions.

Popular locations for offshore software development

The world’s most popular programming languages play a major role in offshore software development to India. These are mainly C/C++/C#, Java, Python, and, for web development, PHP, JavaScript and HTML, which are irreplaceable.

Most developers are experienced in these technologies, and the processes, tools and approaches are now very sophisticated and standardised worldwide. For example, Agile/Scrum as project management method is used almost everywhere in software development. We also use Scrum with our own project managers, and take over the somewhat more complicated offshore outsourcing coordination for our clients.

Cost advantages by software development in India

If you are interested in offshore software development, then we are happy to help you further. outsourcing4work has been specialised in providing Indian software developers for years, and offers flexible working models for every need.

You can hire temporary employees, complete a project at a fixed price or hire an entire team who will work exclusively for you. All contracts are concluded with us as a European IT outsourcing provider, which means you will always be on the safe side legally.