In-depth assessment and proper selection of software development partners play a significant role in outsourcing. When you opt to outsource you can’t avoid losing some control over the project, your budget and timeline, and your quality standards.
This is one of the reasons why it is so vital to wisely select the right offshore vendor, who is competent to complete the project in a timely manner, who is reliable, and most importantly, an outsourced company that is compatible with your organization’s culture and ethics.
Here are a few qualities that you should consider when choosing the right PHP outsourcing partner:
- Look for quality service and availability
Make sure to check for their past case studies and look through their accomplishments to know if they can be a perfect fit for your project and if they can provide you the right expertise. Also, make sure that you can easily reach out to them in case of any concerns or clarifications.
- Check for any certifications and security
Having national or international awards in the IT development industry is a good indicator that the outsourced partner can deliver an efficient and successful project.
One of the main advantages of outsourcing is to cut costs. But, low-cost work doesn’t mean cheaper costs. For example, if an outsourced is charging you $12 per hour, but takes 60 hours to complete a project, it is way more costly compared to an offshore PHP development company that is charging you $25 per hour but will only take 15 hours to complete the web application project.
- Clear agreement on intellectual property rights
There must be a clear agreement between your company and your outsourced partner on what information will be transfer during the project, and the final web or mobile application product. A comprehensive legal contract (signed by both parties) is important for alleviating any arguments that could arise during the development of the project.
- Proprietary and confidential information
Your offshore vendor will have access to a substantial amount of confidential and proprietary information from your organization. You must be assertive that they can protect the safety and security of your information during every stage of the project, from exchanging data at the project kickoff to storing it after it is finished.