As an offshore destination India needs no introduction. India is home for the offshore service providers of large, medium, small as well as individual players. If your organization has decided to make the investments for building, revamping or extending our website you shall look for service providers who offer offshore web development from India.
Why should you look for offshore web development from India?
Cost: The primary driver for outsourcing the software development to India still is cost. Offshore web development in India cost can go as low as 30% of the onshore cost in terms of the manpower. A well managed and coordinated project can reduce the total cost by around 50% totally. Which means, if your project cost is expected to be $10,000 this can be as low as $5,000 if outsourced to India.
Speed of delivery: Speed of delivery is another factor why someone should look to India for offshore web development. Since Indian service providers can afford to recruit more resources due to the low cost manpower, it would be easy for an offshore web development company in India to arrange more developers for software development. It would not be easy for an onshore company to have resources “on bench” to use during emergencies. If all the requirements are well defined, then the offshore web development company can provide faster delivery of projects. However, if the requirements are not well defined; then the first phase of the project can be delayed due to the communication challenges.
Quality: Quality of the software development varies from one service provider to another. Established offshore vendors like Infosys, Wipro, TCS, UST-Global etc have developed proven quality processes for software development. While the small and individual players might follow quality development practices, their quality processes might not have been demonstrated to a wide rage of audiences. One should be cautious when choosing the small players. If the providers are not well known, you should look at the quality certifications of these companies like CMMI and stuff like that. Peer opinions and previous work shall be assessed to gauge the quality and capability of individual offshore web developers.
In short, when you offshore the web development to India, you would reduce the cost of operations and have faster delivery of the software. The key focus should be on project management, review of the quality and detailed testing of the deliverables.