San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) July 21, 2011 -- The offshore development model helps companies concentrate on their main activities while providing them in a cost effective manner and fulfilling their business requirements. Therefore, it is an efficient marketing tool that helps companies be ahead of their competitors by using different techniques. There are a lot of outsourcing service providers that are engaged in providing services like offshore development all around the world. Moreover, the development of mission critical applications and products is amongst the most important and essential outsourcing models. Due to the fast changes that happen today in the business environment, a company can't survive without the services of an outsourcing provider irrespective of the size of the company. When using the offshore engagement model they can concentrate more on their main activities. On the other hand, there are six types of software models that can be used such as the onsite model, the offsite model, the offshore model, onsite/offshore, offsite/offshore morel and the global delivery model.
For the onsite model the services provider completes the outsourced work respecting the client premises while the offsite model implies the services provider being located near to the premises. The offshore engagement model involved a service provider from another country, different from the client's. The onsite/offshore model is a hybrid one wherein the client's requirements are divided between two teams, an onsite team that will work at the client premises and an offshore one that is located in a different country. The offsite/ offshore model is very similar to the above mentioned model, with the difference that the tasks are distributed between an offsite team working near the premises of the client and an offshore team from another country. Finally, the global delivery model means that the service provider will work in collaboration with the client and there will be a number of offshore teams working from different countries.
In conclusion, you have a lot of alternatives to choose from and you need to take into consideration a series of essential factors in order to make the right choice. For instance, the type of work you need to outsource, the type of interaction required between the parties involved, the suitability for your project, the amount of involvement required (especially regarding the client) and, of course, the amount of cost saving desired. The advantages of the offshore software development model are endless. For example, you will have access to global expertise, the costs will be reduced and you will manage to achieve your business objectives a lot faster. Furthermore, you will be delivered high quality results and your employees will be more concentrated on their main activities, while your company will have a competitive advantage without any additional hiring requirements.
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