Today, staff augmentation and outsourcing are great solutions and a relief for some companies' issues. But we introduce a question maybe you’ve asked yourself before: Are staff augmentation and outsourcing synonyms? Keep reading and you'll get an answer and a little bit more information to decide which one of them to apply.
Quick changes and market demands have made the development of software solutions almost a necessity to improve internal processes and to guarantee a better customer journey.
These demands have made the quick development team increase essential, and that has made staff augmentation a trend like never before.
Staff augmentation is a solution to incorporate the skills your company needs at a lower cost through outsourcing. Typically, staff augmentation is used as a solution to cover a temporary need for a specific resource. Thanks to software development, staff augmentation is an easier task done by analyzing candidates and matching them with the skills and requirements needed at the moment.
Project outsourcing enables a company to execute complete projects using the services of an external service provider. When you outsource a team, the responsibilities on them are on the provider. That's the main reason for its popularity. The outsourced company assumes the tasks of training, maintaining contracts between employees, and producing results.
Staff Augmentation: You have greater control of the development since you expand your internal team. Yes, you'll need software tools to manage tasks, activities, communications, and workflows, but also you'll have total control of them because they are of the same quality as your employees.
Outsourcing: On the other hand, this aspect is not as easy as the last option. You hire a remote team directed even for another company, and although they are linked to your processes, there would be some decisions and activities you don't know or control.
Staff Augmentation: At this modality, each new staff member must know and be involved with your complex or simple internal processes because they'll be part of them.
Outsourcing: Team outsourced can solve issues or challenges in your complex internal processes, and in that case, they must know and understand it. But if they just bring a specific service (as software development or IT support) they don’t need to deeply understand your internal processes. They just offer a solution.
Staff augmentation: Just you and your company have the risk, because under this modal team expanding you look in a market for professional services and know-how to incorporate it in your team. They'll convert into part of your internal team.
Outsourcing: you are paying for a specific, prearranged result or processes, and sharing the burden of risk with the outsourcing vendor.
To decide between outsourcing a team or implementing a staff augmentation process isn't simple. It requires (as you read) minimum conditions and tools for communications, tasks management, follow-up, among others. So, we are prepared to help you and make what we know best: developing software solutions.
We don't have the best answer for you now because we believe in custom solutions tailored perfectly to our customers' necessities, so if you want our opinion in your specific case, please contact us to schedule a meeting. It won’t take more than a half-hour!
On the other hand, if you decide to outsource a team for IT support, software development, or logistics SaaS, we also can help you. Our team is to start, develop and improve your path to digital transformation.
In both cases, contact us and take your company to the next level with all custom software development benefits. Are you ready to start?