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Software development partner vs outsourcing a project

While some companies want to outsource this project entirely, others feel much more comfortable with working with a software development partner. As a business owner, you might be wondering what the best route to take is when it comes to planning a software development project.  Let’s take a look at both of these options to help you select the one that’s right for your business this year. 

Is outsourcing an entire project the right choice for my company? 

While it can be tempting to think that outsourcing your next project is a good idea, you’ll find that, for the most part, it’s not the best route to take.  A software development partner will allow you to still be involved in the work processes. Outsourcing is a good option for anyone who is very short of time. However, you may feel you lose control of the project. When you get the completed work back, it may look very different to what you had in mind. 

When outsourcing your software development project, you’ll give the team a roadmap and design ideas. From there, they’ll take care of the work and return it to you by the agreed date.  This is a very common option within website design and app development. We only really recommend it for smaller, one-off projects. You wouldn’t want to invest thousands of pounds into this work, only for it to look nothing like you planned. 

Outsourcing requires a lot of trust in the company. If you’ve never worked with the software development team before, it can be hard to know you’ll get the results you desire.  You need to be able to leave the team alone to do their work, which for many business owners is a challenge in itself. While it might appear to be a more cost-friendly option initially, it could end up costing far more in the long run. 

The benefits of working with a software development partner 

The alternative to outsourcing is partnering with a software development house or company. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons that companies are looking to take this route more often today. 

Create more complex apps and software 

An app development partner will work with you to ensure you remain competitive in any industry.  You’ll find that with this type of relationship, you can create more complex apps than would be possible alone. By collaborating with our team, we can work together to bring your vision to life.  Check out previous software projects we have created.

A large app will be broken down into smaller segments, which we then complete one at a time. With each release, we’ll test and review your new app. Apps are a great way to engage your users and employees, and they are something more companies are looking to use in 2022. 

Improved communication 

One of the top complaints we hear about outsourcing work is a lack of communication. The company will take your payment and ideas, and then you might not hear back from them for weeks or months.  This can be especially concerning if you are working on a complex project. You are risking your time and money by outsourcing complex work, as you might find the end results are nothing like you imagined. Keep this in mind when outsourcing work that would be better completed in collaboration with a software development partner.  

Our team will keep in contact with you throughout the work. We’ll be happy to hear your ideas and concerns, and we’ll make sure we remain on the same page. The more we communicate, the more likely the project will be a success. When you provide us with more information and feedback, we’ll be able to work with this to meet your goals during the project. 

You have more control over the project 

A lot of business owners struggle with the lack of control they experience when outsourcing their work. A software development partner will work alongside you instead of taking over the entirety of the project. When a problem comes up, they’ll contact you and ensure you are aware of the issue. Your users can also be spoken with, and research is shared between the two parties.  

We often find teams are left out of these areas when outsourcing work, which is a recipe for disaster. A true partner will be part of your team. They’ll be on your side from day one of the collaboration. You’ll find that our team consists of a variety of professionals who can work on every aspect of the project.  

The areas which you struggle with we can take over, and you can work on the planning and research if that’s of interest to you. We’ll be here to answer any questions you have and ensure the collaboration is enjoyable and successful for everyone. 

Allow our team to focus on the technical aspects of the project 

The main reason that someone would work with a software development partner is that they don’t have the technical knowledge internally in their team to create an app or piece of bespoke software.  We have all of the tools and expertise which are needed to make any project a success. You don’t need to know how to build an app to work with a software development partner.  

Instead, you just need your vision and ideas, which we’ll work together to bring to life. We’ll be happy to share our knowledge during the collaboration. Meaning, you will learn more about how to make a successful piece of software in the future. 

Software development partner with BSPOKE Software 

Are you ready to embark on a new software development project this year? If so, our team at BSPOKE Software is here to be your new software development partner.  We’ll be excited to work on projects of all shapes and sizes and bring your ideas to life. With many years of experience in the industry, we guarantee that we’ll be here to support you through the ups and downs of the project.  Contact us today for more information about working together this year. 


BSPOKE software - Graphic showing a software engineer to represent a software development partner
BSPOKE software - Graphic showing a software engineer to represent a software development partner

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