outsourcing in companies

Staff augmentation vs outsourcing in companies

To evaluate the differences between these services, first, it is important to know the meaning of staff augmentation and outsourcing, their benefits and types.

Staff augmentation

The staff augmentation service is an outsourcing strategy that is used to increase the staff of the business and reach commercial goals.

To implement this strategy, it is essential to know all the capabilities of your team, and identify those things that are necessary to continue with the development of the project that you want to start.

Staff augmentation benefits

  • Easy project management, if you want to develop many projects, with this model you can have a specialized team for each one, that will make the projects more agile and easy to administrate.
  • Quality assurance, your team could be able to develop software for your company, but it is indispensable that an independent professional check the build process, be part of the team, or examine the final product to make sure that the software works properly, and you make a good investment.
  • Reduce costs, you don’t have to hire a team for complete time, and for a definite time, also you can reduce the spending on the training and recruitment.
  • Easier recruitment, as we said, you can save money in this process, but also time, since the company that offers this service takes care of the recruitment of the personnel with the specific talent that you need.  

Staff augmentation Types

  • Basic staffing: You require some new people to do basic activities that are important, but they do not need to have special abilities to do it. 
  • Ability based staffing: The supplier company offers you a professional team that can achieve those specific activities that your project requires.
  • Expert based staffing: The service that you hire requires a very specific talent and abilities, with a large experience on the field that you develop your project. 

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The outsourcing in companies is a process where the company moves the resources and responsibilities to other companies through a contract, and the activities are developed under the name of the hiring company.  

This service is used to acquire a new team and reduce the workload of the company, as a consequence improve the productivity of the local teams.

Benefits of outsourcing

  • To improve the quality, you will hire personnel that have all the experience and knowledge that you need to do those specific activities.
  • The company will have better focus, the work will go to the other company, so the local teams will dedicate the time and their talent to other careless points inside the company.
  • Faster processes, with more hands working on your company, the productivity will increase, and the processes will be faster, with more quality and complete.
  • Instant access to new technology and knowledge, the only thing that your company has to do is find the correct outsourcing company that suits your necessities. 

Outsourcing types

  • Tactical outsourcing: The company needs to externalize non-priority tasks, this service is used in general to reduce costs. 
  • Strategic outsourcing: The hiring company finds a stable service to create a strategic alliance, this service is used to improve the quality of some service or increase the capability of the company.  
  • Co-sourcing: Both companies share the responsibilities, and sometimes the risks, of the provision of service.
  • In-house: The outsourcing service is on the hiring company’s installations.
  • Offshoring: This service is used generally for the manufacturing of low-cost products, or when the service is offered for a foreigner company, and the costs are cheaper than the services that are offered in the company’s country.
  • Off-site: The service is carried out on the installation of the company that offers the staffing solutions. 

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How to choose the service that your company needs?

It is important that the company knows the service that really suits the needs of the project that they want to develop.

So there are some advices to know the type of service that go with your project:

You need staffing solutions if you:

  • You are already developing a project, and you discover that your IT development team does not have a specific skill that is key to continue the project or ensure the quality of the project.
  • If your company does not have an engineering, development or IT team, and you require it for your project, but you do not want the team permanently.
  • The project that your company is developing takes a lot of personnel or time, and you want to have more capacity.

 With a staff augmentation model, you have more control of your projects, and you can manage the work of the professionals that you hire.

You need outsourcing for IT if you: 

  • If your company does not have an area or work team dedicated to software development.
  • If your company already has a development team, but it does not have a specific skill that is necessary to the correct development of the project.
  • If the value or the costs of the development of the project is an important factor and the team of your company cannot guarantee it.

With the outsourcing in software development, you can designate management of the team to the company that you hire.

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