Frequently Asked Questions

Like most people considering a remote software development team from scratch or find tech professionals to strengthen your in-house team, you probably have a bunch of things you want to know. Here are some of the most common questions we get asked.

How long have you been operating?

Global BrainForce was founded in 20012 by a Dutch IT software project manager, who identified outsourcing software development for small and medium businesses as a potential industry.

Why do I never hear about Filipino developers but about Indian and Eastern European?

English is the primary language for government, business and education. English speaking countries occupy 88% of the capacity of Philippine IT offshore service providers. Most are occupied by United states and United Kingdom.

More factors make the Philippines the right choice for outsourcing.

  • Typical cost savings of up to 70% on salaries in most cases.
  • Culturally compatible with Western countries.
  • A focus on higher-level education and training.
  • Large workforce (over 40 million)
  • Stable government.
  • Good infrastructure and amenities.
  • Good geographic location.

How are you different?

Global BrainForce is a company of software engineers, mobile developers, Testers, designers and project managers specializing in working with global teams.

When you partner with the strongest software development team provider, you get the best outcome, and no hidden costs.

Key differentiators:
  • Specialized in software development, web development and IT.
  • Transparent fees, with everything you need.
  • State-of-the-art, fully-equipped workspaces.
  • Customizable work environments (branding, layout and security).
  • Simple, efficient software development solutions.
  • Custom technology and tools to simplify team collaboration.
  • Solutions tailored to your exact development needs.
  • You are involved in the recruitment process.
  • Rapid engagement.
  • No lock-in contracts.
  • Completely scalable.
  • Staff retention programs that deliver industry-leading staff retention.
  • Staff training programs.
  • Strict code of ethics and behavior.
  • Global BrainForce track record & financial stability.

What experience do you have?

Global BrainForce has been providing offshoring software development services for more than 11 years. We were the first with this software development offshoring model in the Philippines, and we’re still the country’s strongest software development team provider. One of the key elements in our success is our IT and software development project experience, and multicultural management team.

The success of our management is reflected in our continual growth and success in terms of both client and staff satisfaction.

What roles can I offshore with Global BrainForce?

We are specialized in software development and support by an offshore team. We provide all roles for a remote development team or a single software developer to strengthen your in-house team.

Below are some of the common positions that can be easily outsourced to the Philippines.

See our technical roles and industries

How long does it take to setup a development team?

Your new team member(s) should be ready to begin work in as little as three to 7 weeks after you start the process – possibly sooner.

  • Consultation meeting: 1 day.
  • Recruitment and interviews: 3-4 weeks.
  • Onboarding: 3 weeks.

How do I get started?

Getting started with Global BrainForce is very simple, but first, we need to fully understand your needs.

An GBF outsourcing specialist will contact you to discuss your needs and goal. We will build a profile of your company to find the candidates who suit your required skills and the culture of your company.

Can I change the number of staff I have?

Global BrainForce understands that circumstances can change rapidly, so we have developed a fair and flexible engagement model. You can add new team members at any time, as your business grows.

Reducing team members is simple, but usually requires 90 days notice.

Are my staff dedicated to my company?

Your staff member(s) will only work for your business. They are just like one of your local team members. We provide dedicated technical staff that become a part of your company.

Is there locked-in contract?

We do not have long-term lock-in contracts, but 90 days notice is required when reducing staff. This gives them a reasonable notice period and allows us to plan their career transition.

What time-zone and hours do my staff work?

You choose the shift schedules for your staff to work, including the holidays they observe, start times and break times.

Typically staff work a standard 8-hour day, 5 days a week with two 15-minute breaks and 1 hour for lunch.

We comply with all local labor laws and pay additional rates as required.

Here’s how Manila time compares to some other cities around the world:

  • Manila(PHT): 9am Tuesday
  • New York(EST) 9pm Monday
  • Amsterdam(CET) 2am Tuesday
  • Sydney(AEST) 11am Tuesday

How do I pay my staff?

Your offshore team’s salaries are all accounted for in your all inclusive invoice that you will receive monthly from us.

What is the setup fee for?

We have a one-time setup fee for the preparations for your staff. (office preparations, equipment and software installations, Laptop setup, setup of system accounts, email setup), all needed to start your new staff member.

Can I give additional benefits to my staff?

Feel free to speak to your HR/account manager regarding the benefits currently included in your monthly fee, or to discuss additional ways to reward your team for a job well done.

If I only want to hire one developer, can you still help?

We have many clients with one-developer for a long time.

How do I communicate with my Team?

Our team is well-versed with a variety of communication tools and platforms (ie Zoom, Skype, Google meet) and as you’re extended team, we’re more than happy to be on communication tools and channels that you’re already using.

How is the information and data I share with my remote developers secured and protected?

At Global BrainForce, we take data security very seriously and have multiple levels of security in place to deliver peace of mind when sharing your data with your remote developers.

We have the specialists who can advise extra security protocols for keeping all data and software products safe.