Friday, December 13, 2019

Offshore Development Center (ODC): The Secret Sauce to Success


While it’s true that outsourcing projects to an offshore development center saves time and resources considerably, it is important that the Offshoring partner is chosen prudently. Businesses choose to outsource their work to an offshore development center because of various reasons, such as skill shortage, cost issues, time constraints etc.

Let’s take a look at the advantages businesses can expect of an Offshore Development Center


Flexibility


Be it a long-term project or a short-term assignment, you can structure the team as per your requirements, both in terms of size and expertise.

High Productivity, leading to higher revenues and saving time


ODC (Offshore Development Centre) works while the in-house team is off-duty specifically for countries in different time zones leading to round-the-clock operations! And vice versa. Offshore or near shore development centers utilise the time zone difference ensuring high quality work at shorter release cycles, thereby saving time which can be further invested in other projects.

Businesses can therefore reduce their delivery time for critical projects and stay ahead of competition.  

Cost Efficiency


High quality work at a lower cost is the forte of Offshore Development Centers (ODC). Direct and indirect cost is reduced as the business doesn’t have to invest in recruitment, training, compliances and infrastructure which can otherwise incur considerable operational cost and bandwidth.

Optimal usage of resources


An expert Offshoring vendor will make the most out of the resources, if engaged on a Performance matrix based remuneration.

The benefits of Offshore Development Centres (ODCs)are manifold but there is a flip side which when taken care of, can create a win-win deal for both the parties. 

Lack of control and effective communication can create roadblocks that may hinder the optimum outcome, but can be subdued with a few best practices applied diligently.

Best Practices for a remarkable offshoring experience


Leverage communication platforms for active collaboration


The time difference, language barrier and even differences in the cultural backgrounds may lead to communication gap between the two parties. Why not utilize the digital platform for effective collaboration? Skype, Google hangouts, and even WhatsApp communication help individuals connect beyond borders.

Define realistic expectations


Communicating explicitly while setting reasonable goals is a MUST when dealing with Offshore Development Centers as this will help steer clear of any last minute surprises such as lengthy approvals, hidden costs, unforeseen alterations in the project, etc.  

Keep an eye


It’s not true that just because businesses outsource projects and focus on core tasks, the outsourced task is of any less importance. Most of the times it is even more important and therefore given to the experts to be delivered efficiently. Hence, a close monitoring is required and regular checks on the progress helps the business stay ahead of any kind of hitches.

Experis IT Offshore Development Center partnership advantage:

·       Time Saving – Ready-to-deploy resources with expertise in handling multiple projects for MNCs across the Globe.

·       Cost Saving – Reduces the cost of hiring, on-boarding, training and paid leaves. HR and Organizational set-up at no additional cost.

·       Faster ROI - leveraging well-defined processes and procedures to deliver ROI as compared to a new set-up

·       Robust Backend –IT and Network Security as per Global Norms

Contact us to understand how our dedicated resources can help you.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Offshore Development Center (ODC): What is it? How does it add value?


An Offshore Development Center (ODC) is an Information Technology or Software Development office located in a country with a highly skilled talent pool and lower cost of labour. This Offshore Development Center offers software development services to other organizations located in other parts of the world. The Offshore Development Center (ODC) of an organization usually follows the methodologies, practices of the client company.
The globalized world of constraints is leading organizations to embrace effective technology platforms that will reshape business models and therefore business strategy as well.

Information technology is an integral part of business operations and it’s reasonable to implement and manage IT efficiently to make a significant difference to the overall business performance. Also, companies are looking at ways to develop their products at a lower cost and with a faster time to market in order to improve both top-line growth and operating profits.

Besides saving cost and time an efficient Offshore Development Center (ODC) of an organization can bring about a lot more than just saving cost. Some of the major value additions we can expect of an expert Offshore Development Center (ODC) are:
  • Quality performance/ improvement
  • Resolve Skill Shortage
  • Innovation and Quality
  • Capital Cost avoidance
What makes India an Attractive Offshore Destination?

India’s IT & ITeS industry grew to US$ 181 billion in 2018-19. Exports from the industry increased to US$ 137 billion in FY19 while domestic revenues (including hardware) advanced to US$ 44 billion.
Indian IT's core competencies and strengths have attracted significant investments from major countries. The computer software and hardware sector in India attracted cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows worth US$ 37.23 billion between April 2000 and March 2019 and ranks second in inflow of FDI, as per data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Indian programmers, in particular, excel at high-end and complex systems design and development. This ability serves them well in applied fields of software engineering: high tech in general, precision electronics, medical devices, aerospace, and automotive.

India demonstrates several vantage points for international organizations to consider working with software development resources based in India:
  • Availability of programming specialists
  • Effective Labor Costs
  • Technical excellence
  • Research & Development focus
  • Strong fundamental education
  • Experience with complicated projects
  • Adaptive culture
  • Availability of local professional organizations
 
At ManpowerGroup, we enable our customers to insource and outsource workforce management, allowing them to focus on achieving their strategic goals. Through our Offshore Development Centers we provide global best practices delivered loca