Outsourcing is becoming “new normal” especially with covid taught every one of us to work remotely. Outsourcing a project or a function of your business is beneficial for many reasons such as lack of skills in the local market, big chunk of savings on cost, hiring & operations overhead etc. There are many reasons why outsourcing is best for your business but at the same time making small errors in picking the right outsourcing partner can lead to unavoidable situations.
Here are some key factors to consider when you decide to get an outsourcing partner.
Technical skills and ability to convert your requirements into deliverables is one of the most important factors to look at while choosing an outsourcing partner. Resources work with you and for you must have the expertise in the domain and its ecosystem. At blobstation, we have a pool of resources with technical skills at par with industry needs.
Communication is a key to success. Any offshore service provider should be able to clearly understand requirements and also able to promptly reply to answer your queries. During the day to day development phase, communication among all stakeholders be it managers, employees, consultants must be transparent and quick. At blobstation, all our resources are very well places in agile process with communication best practices and happy to answer any question you may have.
The price is usually one of the major motivations behind the decision of outsourcing. But it should not be the only factor. Check with potential outsourcing partners regarding prices making sure no hidden charges. Clarify all doubts in the early stage rather than going into endless discussion in the closing stage. At blobstation, we are very transparent with our offerings and prices associated with them.
Management Team & Company Reputation
A good management team is the foundation of any company’s success. The resources you are looking to hire, the team you want to work with for your business must have leaders who are experienced and well-versed in their roles. Try to find out about potential outsourcing partner’s leadership teams along with their past projects and clients. This will give assurance to your first step towards a big journey. At blobstation, our management team is experienced enough to tackle business challenges with right motivation and attitude.
The SLA & IP agreement
The service level agreement is the most important document in an outsourcing partnership. Everything about the service requirements must be clearly defined and documented. Along with SLA, signing intellectual property agreement with non-disclosure clauses gives you protection over any conflict/confusion. Blobstation has a comprehensive SLA in place and believe in IP agreements upfront in the project initiation phase.
In the early stage of product development, there is always uncertainty and unpredictability of requirements, process, resources etc. Having a rigid model in place can cut the wings to fly. So, flexibility is one of those factors which matters the most in the critical time of development phase. At blobstation, we are always flexible and adaptable according to needs. We accommodate resource, technology or process-related changes that backed process for seamless excursion .
In a nutshell, By focusing on these key points, You are all set to form a high-performance team. Blobstation can help with the number of resources to extend your team to achieve your goals and objectives .
At Blobstation, we can customize your outsourcing excursion to meet your needs. Contact us to start the chat.