Web Application Development Outsourcing Benefits
Custom web application development is all the rage. Gartner reports that outsourcing web app development talent continues to surpass annual global benchmarks. While organizations have been focusing on mobile applications in the past decade, they are shifting their focus onto web applications for their ease of use, development and maintenance.
As with mobile apps, custom web applications require highly skilled talent – not just one coder, but a team of experienced people who understand the various technologies and processes required to develop a killer web application. A Deloitte survey revealed that:
- 35% of respondents said outsourcing sparked innovation
- 45% claimed outsourcing helped solve global capacity issues
- 28% said outsourcing led to expanded access to intellectual capital
- 20% believed outsourcing allowed them to improve efficiency
The benefits of outsourcing custom web application development versus hiring in-house developers are many:
Hiring your own talent can be an expensive endeavor. Beyond paying skilled workers to design, develop, test, launch and update your web application, you have to spend money finding this talent. The average U.S. employer spends approximately $4,000 and 24 days to hire each new worker. That’s just for a single, typical worker. For a team of highly skilled employees needed to build your web application, you are looking at considerably more in recruiting and hiring costs, as well as salaries and promotions. Don’t forget the cost of purchasing the different technologies your developers will need.
The benefits of custom web application development are maximized when you can keep your costs down. Outsourcing the project to an established team of developers allows you to avoid the many costs associated with developing your own web application.
“Web application development is quickly becoming more complex. It requires an ever-increasing, and ever-evolving skill set.” – michaels, ross & cole, ltd. (mrc)
Why? Because demand for features, design and function are constantly changing, as are the technologies required to support them. Security alone is a major issue that begs for a specific skill set. Web application attacks are the greatest threat to an organization’s security. It can’t be left to amateurs.
Outsourcing web application development means you have access to the best talent in each area of development, at least if you choose the right custom web application development company. Instead of trying to determine which talent you need to do which steps of development, your outsourced team will bring all the right people to the table and stand behind their work.
How many people on your team can you depend on to innovate? Does it matter? According to a Forbes article, “Innovation is vital in the workplace because it gives companies an edge in penetrating markets faster and provides a better connection to developing markets, which can lead to bigger opportunities. Innovation can also help develop original concepts.”
One of the biggest benefits of custom web application development is that you can develop an app that sets you apart. Differentiating a brand requires innovative thinking that can come from a team of web app developers who have seen what works and what doesn’t, knows what questions to ask, and how to validate an idea. Getting an outsider’s perspective is key to getting the right app developed.
When you outsource your web application development, your IT team can focus on other things. This is an important factor that is often overlooked. Web app development consumes a lot of resources – resources who will not be able to complete other tasks while the web app is being designed and developed.
Knowing your web application is in good hands while your team conducts other business brings peace of mind, efficiency and productivity.