Offshore Development Center: Full Guide to Success
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Offshore Development Center: Full Guide to Success

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The shortage of personnel - especially software engineering personnel at non-tech companies, is still happening almost every day. Right at the point where you know you have only half a year or a few months left before the official Demo of your great product with stakeholders, you will almost understand what it feels like.

Don't let the difficulties of finding and recruiting people to get in the way. The following full guide to success today will give you a better look at setting up an offshore development center.

Table of content

When Might You Require The Support of An Offshore Development Center?

Reasonable Prices – Fair Benefits

Setting Up Your Own Offshore Development Center – Simple At All?

Typical Roles of An ODC

Stuff You Need to Do When Hiring Offshore Developers

Write down a detailed task description    

Learn more about the partner you plan to work with    

Make sure you always have access    

Make sure they always follow the process correctly    

Consider choosing payment models with flexible rates    

Prepare a set of project management tools & track work progress    

Proactivity overcomes time-zone barriers    

Expect regular deployment     

Bottom Line    

When Might You Require The Support of An Offshore Development Center?

In case you need the help of talented Developers, which answer will you think of first? In-house personnel? Not a bad idea. But look at your schedule and see how much time you have left to post jobs, conduct interviews, select staff, train, take a few more months for them to get used to the environment - the profession…

Probably this whole process will take at least 3-4 months to bring you skilled personnel and gradually get used to the working environment. But it takes more than a quarter to find just a few talents – not to mention an entire team, without knowing whether they will stay with the company long-term or the company wants to maintain a relationship with the company.

 

Reasonable Prices – Fair Benefits

The price factor sounds quite pragmatic at first. But for SMEs, do they all have the ability and budget to go from recruitment to payment of monthly salaries in the long run? It's sad to say that, even in this post-pandemic era, not all companies (large and small) can be confident that they will inevitably avoid collapse, which can happen at any time.

In the long run, pricing is exactly what will drive you to do more in the other areas of your business – no more software or technical issues, you can now and our team just need to focus on the right area of ​​expertise to find the right directions. Of course, you should avoid quotes that are too cheap. Sounds a bit contradictory, right? But in fact, depending on the country and territory, you can refer to get more information about the basic price of offshore software outsourcing.

Accompanying the price agreement will also be the fair benefits that you will receive, corresponding to the initial agreements of the two parties. The high or low service price will partly depend on the choice of partner and the scope of work or the long-term level for your project. If you still do not have a clear picture of what benefits or results in you will get, simply ask your partner to list, present and analyze so that you understand what you will get in proportion to the money and investment.

 

Setting Up Your Own Offshore Development Center – Simple At All?

Choose a reputable organization among the many names out there to entrust your important project to them. Also known as 'try before you trust'. My advice here is that you should choose a partner that has a powerful software outsourcing team with at least 200+ employees. Why?

  • Quick recruitment
  • No need to worry about HR and administrative processes
  • The infrastructure factor is no longer a burden
  • Cut unnecessary administrative and management costs
  • Increased flexibility and future scalability
  • Minimize security risks
  • Assured of quality
  • Time to focus on other concerns

Specific steps in relation to setting up your own ‘big team’

  • Find out and choose an ideal location
  • Solve administrative issues (if any) at the location of your choice
  • Study about the tax system and business law of that chosen location
  • Use as a legal entity to register your ODC (Offshore Development Center) abroad
  • If you already have a talent acquisition partner and have an office available, you don't have to worry about space issues. You just need to ask them to adjust the space and working environment conditions to your expectation
  • Start building your brand
  • Recruit/Select developers for your long-term project

 

Typical Roles of An ODC

A typical ODC (Offshore Development Center) should include the following key roles:

Account manager - Responsible for connecting and managing customer relationships 

Project Manager - Responsible for the entire project, from planning to managing personnel, monitoring work progress, guiding and supporting subordinates.

Developers - Responsible for building, installing, and maintaining software

Testing Engineer - Check product quality

Graphic designer - Create visual concepts and graphics to showcase the uniqueness of your product

Content writer – Writes instructions and content for the software

 

Stuff You Need to Do When Hiring Offshore Developers

Emphasis is that if you are an SME, just briefly follow the task checklist as follows:

Write down a detailed task description

To ensure that you do not miss any tasks or functions for your project, a rough outline checklist is essential in the first step of this process. Don't be afraid of excess, be afraid of lack! Freely write down all the ideas and concepts that come to mind, even if there are duplicates (which you can easily delete when completing the tasks).

Learn more about the partner you plan to work with

Use search platforms: Names like LinkedIn, Clutch, or simply Google. Try to find their name and then simply press Enter to discover more information about them.

Find ways to get in touch with their previous clients: Politely reach out to their former clients and ask if they can share or recommend this partner. Surely a few minutes of communication (if any) will be much more valuable than just reading information about them.

Make sure you always have access

If everything goes smoothly in peace, that's okay, both sides can work in harmony. But what if there was a conflict? Are you sure they will always 'fair play' in this situation, or will they lock all codes? My sincere advice is that you should negotiate to always have access, the account owner, in your hands on all types of accounts created.

Make sure they always follow the process correctly

In your initial conversations, be sure to familiarize yourself with certain processes in their work as your legal entity. And remember, NDA (non-disclosure agreement) is also an important factor for offshore software development teams.

Consider choosing payment models with flexible rates

Frankly, the software outsourcing model that is most suitable for you at the time you have decided to read this line, is Time & Material. Shortly, you’d carry out the payment according to the capacity and performance of the work they bring – based on the price list and negotiated price regulations. Since the fixed price will include a minimum of 25% additional costs to deal with possible risks. So it can be said that the price will be pushed up.

Prepare a set of project management tools & track work progress

I'm sure it won't be necessary to say too much about this item, because Slack, Jira, Trello, Zoom, Notion... are so famous around the world right now - especially after the last lockdown to avoid the raging pandemic. onion. It sounds simple, but it is better to prepare carefully about everything in advance than to passively wait for the partner to suggest to follow, right?

Proactivity overcomes time-zone barriers

As a strategic customer, surely everyone wants to take the initiative. Proactivity is one of the most important elements of a startup founder. Talk to them with confidence about your requirements to get around time-zone differences: if your remote team is working while it's bedtime in your country, simply request a work result that you will receive after waking up.

Expect regular deployment

A demo of the MVP (minimum viable product) presented at the end of each sprint is considered quite important. Since the MVPs will be the determining factor for the correctness of the whole campaign and project.

 

Bottom Line

As a software developing team with many years of experience, we don't consider difficult factors as 'disadvantages'. Because simply, they are just points where the two sides are not satisfied or have not come to an agreement with each other. Everything is going on with this life, we - the staff members of Saigon Technology, prefer to use the word 'yet' rather than using another negative connotation.

Saigon Technology, with nearly 10 years of operation in the field of software engineering, has helped many partners – mainly SMEs, succeed with high-quality software products, and from those products, they could conquer and serve their customers better. The range of services that we are offering stretches from finance, healthcare, banking, logistics... with the names of customers from powerful countries such as the US, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Singapore…

As one of the leading software outsourcing companies in Vietnam - recognized by VINASA, Saigon Technology is constantly devoted to contributing to bringing good values ​​to the international IT industry in general and Vietnam in particular. Do you have questions, ideas, cherished plans? Let us listen, give you advice and support. Free quotes are awaiting!

 

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