Updating legacy systems or developing new software applications, whether for internal use or customer use, requires many resources. While larger organizations have in-house IT departments that can develop and update whatever software they need, most smaller businesses do not have such capabilities. Simply hiring employees with the proper IT experience and expertise can significantly exceed a smaller to mid-sized company's typical budget. The lack of resources is the main reason why most businesses will outsource their software development. By outsourcing software development to a third party vendor, smaller companies can avoid hiring additional employees to set up an in-house development team. Instead, they can focus their time, effort, and resources on growing their business.

If you've decided to outsource your software development, you'll find that you have two main options: you can outsource to an onshore development service or an offshore development service. Understanding each type's pros and cons is essential in determining which solution is the best fit for your company's software development needs.

What is On-shore development?
Onshore development Is when you outsource to service providers located in the same country. It is also known as local or local development.

Advantages
● no concerns about language barriers or cultural difference
● easier to communicate, have a meeting, or conduct training
● faster time to market
● same tax and laws

Disadvantages
● Higher cost

One of the advantages of on-shore outsourcing is that there will be no language barrier, and communicating with a highly skilled software developer is a lot easier. While this might sound like the best solution, it usually comes with a high price tag, depending on the project you want to implement. The main reason is that onshore companies cannot compete with the low prices from offshore companies. While the prices may be higher with an onshore company, the long term possibilities are more increased. It all depends on your project – do you need a fast-to-market solution? Onshore might be better. Is your project more flexible? Offshore might be the right answer.

When COVID19 hit and businesses forced to work from home, a client reached out in desperate need of a Support dashboard for all teams to view their tickets' status in an easy to understand interface.

We built a simple, user-friendly dashboard within weeks. The Dashboard solution needs to be manageable from everywhere and at the same time, could be used when the lockdown finished. The project time-frame would not have been possible if our client had chosen an offshore developer.

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What is Off-Shore development?
Outsourcing a company that is very far from your own, comes with sometimes considerable timezone differences.

It is no wonder that Off-Shore software development has become very popular these days. Today, we are far more globally connected via the Internet. Therefore, the flow of information is far more manageable. When it comes to the concept of offshore software development – it can be feasible in many ways. External business in software development is straightforward. All you have to do is hand over the project to a reliable company or individual, located anywhere in the world.

Off-Shore outsourcing is the cheapest, in most circumstances, also reflected in the outcome.
Typical problems that arise are time-zone and language barriers. Customer service and maintenance standards overseas are generally significantly lower than in Australia.

Disadvantages
● Significant time-zone difference;
● The working culture in an offshore country will be different (especially in Asia and India).

Advantages
● Cheaper

● Access to a wider variety of talent

Conclusion:
What exactly do you want to achieve in the business? What are your goals and strategies? Of course, these things also depend on the capabilities of your company. Namely, the development of new software or updating of old versions – requires investment in resources. When it comes to the IT industry – it is known to fall into more expensive. Therefore, hiring professionals with relevant IT experience – often exceeds the usual budget of small businesses.  

Finding On-shore developers doesn't have to be that expensive. Whatmore, it can be financially viable. Therefore, you should think twice before you decide and consider all the options.

Choosing an onshore developer like Eyeonit makes choosing local easy with agile methodology bringing you on a discovery journey to build a prototype through to executing an entire project including marketing, design and output included in the one price and interaction.

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