Veteran enterprises and ambitious startups alike are looking to proprietary software to succeed in what’s been an unpredictable year. However, with the difficulty of sourcing talented developers and the challenges of product management, businesses are choosing to work with outside development firms for their software needs. In fact, nearly half of CIOs say that they’re more likely to use outsourcing suppliers for their IT projects than they were five years ago.
Whether you’re near-shoring or off-shoring for your next software development project, there are some pivotal questions to ask — and decisions to be made — when it’s time to invest in your digital infrastructure and partner with an outside development firm. Ask yourself the following:
In our third installment of this series, we’re discussing off-shoring in the Philippines versus off-shoring in Central Eastern Europe — Poland, in particular. We’ll also help you understand where VentureDevs fits in and how we can help your team.
Ultimately, the best software development firm for your business depends on your unique needs and particular software goals. While Filipino dev firms do offer their own unique strengths and opportunities, it’s important to take a comprehensive view of the development ecosystem when comparing the two regions.
As explained above, HackerRank gives the Philippines an unsatisfying score of 63.8, which slots it into 46th place internationally. Meanwhile, Poland scores an impressive 98.0, coming in 3rd. While Filipino development firms may boast cheaper prices compared with other popular development regions, businesses need to take total costs into account.
For example, if a Filipino firm quotes a lower price to develop your enterprise software but the quality of work is subpar, you’ll likely need to commission another developer to fix it — or start entirely from scratch. That’s going to run up your project costs over time, meaning that it’s more pragmatic to invest in higher quality work the first time around.
With competitive pricing, skilled talent, and a burgeoning tech scene, Central Eastern Europe is emerging as a leading hub of software development talent. No wonder it’s an increasingly popular development market for US-based firms looking for cost-effective software development solutions and Western European companies on the hunt for convenient and reliable near-shore options.