Optimize costs. The development of proprietary software represents a significant cost factor. Overseas outsourcing of work-intensive tasks in software development – commonly known as offshore development – is becoming increasingly popular with companies. Many large concerns use this opportunity and transfer entire IT development departments to low-cost countries.
For the development of individual solutions, active cooperation with the contractor is only necessary in certain areas. Some tasks such as design, programming and testing can be carried out independently; these tasks are perfectly suited to being transferred abroad. Savings of up to 40 percent can be attained by outsourcing these labor-intensive activities.