Companies both big small such as multi-national companies, start-ups and even local businesses are looking into what the offshore development business model offers. Offshore development was only something that large global companies engaged in many years ago due to the geographical and language challenges that existed.
Offshore Development Model
Offshore development means the process of outsourcing your development needs such as web, mobile or even custom software development to countries such as India, the Philippines, Ukraine and so on. The reason why people look at offshore web or software development is mainly the cost-savings that is had, the time that can be saved as well as to minimize internal overhead or costs.
The offshore model has been around for a long while but with world becoming more global and technology making it easier than ever before to communicate to anyone no matter where they are located, the demands for offshore development have increased substantially due to how easy it has become.
Onshore Development Model
The onshore model is when the work whether that be web development, software development or anything else is not outsourced or offshored to another country. It is done locally in your country by the people that live within it. For example, if you need a website developed, you would get it done by a web development agency within your country such as the US, Europe or Australia.
The benefits are obvious such as they will understand the local culture, communication will not be a problem as well as it will be easy to explain to them what you need comparatively to someone outside your country. Lastly, they will not be any time difference compared to an offshore development partner in some cases.
Which is better?
The magic question of which one is better really depends on what type of work, what type of budget and who you actually choose to work with. Just because you work with an onshore or local partner doesn’t mean that you will be happier or your experience will be better by any means. If money is no issue and you have a true need for someone to understand your local culture, then the onshore development model is what you need to choose to go with.
If you are looking for an experienced, trusted and affordable offshore development company, please feel free to reach out to the team at Smarther for any of your development needs you have, big or small.