While looking out for an IT outsourcing firm for your projects, there could be many challenges. It is a herculean task to select leading IT outsourcing company from the plethora of them being available. However, if you follow a few guidelines, you will save a lot of time in the process and also, will leave less scope of being fooled.
1. Design the objectives:- Laying out the objectives of outsourcing IT services, helps a big deal in finding the right firm and saves much on efforts being put in. Before you begin the hunt for an IT company, define the scope of work and other relevant needs of the projects like scale, budget and expectations. This should also include how your in-house team is going to focus on core competencies, once they are free from the IT jobs.
2. Begin the Survey:- Once you have set the objectives and there is a clarity on the requirement, you can initiate the survey process. The objectives will assist you in short listing the suitable IT outsourcing company and help you decide the further approach for the same.
3. Check on previous projects:- Once a key list of the leading IT Outsourcing Companies is prepared, next task will be to find out about their previous projects, success rate and respective client feedback. At this stage, the case studies by the companies, feed back by the clients and online references will be useful. You must also check if their prior experience is relevant to your work or industry. There is no harm in getting in touch with the staff and getting to know about their capabilities and experiences, however, this need to be done in a very formal and polite manner. Things to focus on at this stage include timelines of their previous projects, quality of customer support and communication level or communication modes of the team. The sole objective of this step is to get to know the team and company better.
4. Next comes the Budget and timelines:- Budget and timeline of the projects are crucial and are a deciding factor, while choosing the IT Outsourcing Company. Discuss this with the perspective company and set the expectations right in the beginning itself. Budget should not be the only consideration, as the really cheap firms may not be able to give you a quality work and may not even have high end professionals that you would expect.
5. Discuss Property ownership:- It is imperative that if the project outsourced is going to be a specialised task, you should own its intellectual property and not the team developing it.
6. Start Small: - To be assured of the performance and quality, you can plan to begin with a smaller project and not a full fledged large scale project. The work on smaller project will enable you to have flair of the work your IT Outsourcing company is capable of.
When a combination of right budget, deadline and team meets your requirement, you are just good to go for signing your IT outsourcing company. GRSoft Solution is a team of experts with years of experience on a variety of IT projects. The team support is available 24×7 at just a call away.