What is Offshore Development Centre?

The Offshore Development Centre model
An Offshore Development Centre (ODC) can serve as the nerve centre of a company’s product development. By providing seamless collaboration across all departments, ODCs can accelerate innovation, and bring new solutions to life. The Scalers offer access to a pool of highly talented engineers, data scientists, and business analysts to join a company’s dedicated team of developers.

Having a captive ODC can also provide cost savings for organisations. By building a team in a location like Bangalore, where the cost of living and salaries are lower than in Western countries, companies can access a pool of highly skilled professionals while reducing operational costs. Additionally, companies can easily manage their offshore team and maintain control over the development process while benefiting from the expertise and talent of local engineers and specialists.

Benefits of building an ODC in Bangalore
Bangalore is known as Asia’s Silicon Valley and home to numerous prominent tech firms, including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Building an ODC in Bangalore means being in the company of other global tech giants, and The Scalers offer high-spec workspace, onboarding processes, and a pool of talented engineers to ensure rapid scalability, total alignment with HQ, and reduced time to market.

Bangalore has a thriving startup culture, making it an ideal location for companies looking to innovate and grow. The city has a diverse talent pool, with engineers and other professionals from all over India and beyond. Alongside the tech giants that call Bangalore home, there is a vibrant ecosystem of startups, incubators, and accelerators that can help organisations thrive. With a high-quality workspace and a supportive local team, companies can focus on their core business while taking advantage of all the benefits of an offshore development center.

The Scalers’ approach to offshore development
The Scalers have a proven approach to offshore development that enables rapid team assembly and growth while maintaining control over the development process. They handle all the heavy lifting, from recruitment and onboarding to local setup, administration, and HR. With data-driven reports, organisations can scale without limits, meet delivery demands, and have a trusted long-term partner. The Scalers build enterprise-grade teams of over 100 engineers, 70% faster than at home.

The Scalers’ recruitment process is designed to find engineers who are not only highly skilled but also align with a company’s culture and values. They work closely with organisations to understand their requirements and then source, vet, and onboard engineers who are dedicated to the team and committed to delivering results. This creates a team that feels like an extension of the in-house staff, with the added benefit of working in a cost-effective offshore location.

Going to new heights with an offshore R&D centre
With the right offshore partner, your ODC can turn into a full-fledged offshore R&D centre, which can be a valuable asset if you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve and develop innovative solutions. And by having a team of elite engineers, data scientists, and other experts working together on new concepts, organisations can bring new products and services to market faster and more efficiently.

At The Scalers we help our partner recruit elite engineers, top-tier data scientists, business researchers, business analysts, and technical specialists that can work together on new concepts. And we achieve this through a proven recruitment process that ensure our partner’s developers have the required skills and cultural fit for their organisations.

The challenges of software outsourcing

Are you looking to outsource your software development needs? You’re not alone – the global software outsourcing market is valued at over [$92.5 billion] But with such a massive industry comes a host of hidden costs and unexpected challenges. Sure, cost reduction is a big motivator for outsourcing, but what about the hurdles you might encounter?

Let’s take a deep dive into the common pitfalls of outsourcing and offer dynamic solutions to help you overcome them. We’ll also show you why offshore development may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Outsourcing vs offshoring
Outsourcing – yes, the operational costs are relatively low, but hiring contractors for one-off projects through third parties can be a headache.

Offshoring is the key to achieving long-term goals with committed staff and highly skilled software engineers. But let’s face it; the cost can be a concern.

The common problems with outsourcing
Quantity over quality
Looking to outsource to save on costs? The trade-off may not always be worth it. With outsourced engineers juggling multiple clients, quality can suffer, and their priorities may not align with yours. The result? A project that only partially reflects your company’s vision or needs.

A lack of control over ‘your’ team
Third-party vendors often hire independent contractors outside your team, making it challenging to oversee their work and communicate with your internal team. Keep your projects on track and maintain communication by choosing a more reliable solution.

Undisclosed and hidden costs
Don’t let hidden expenses sabotage your software outsourcing plans. While outsourcing can save on employment costs, be wary of hidden fees that can impact the quality of your software. Cutting corners with your budget can ultimately result in lower-quality software and missed deadlines.

Data loss and theft
Outsourcing software development can be a double-edged sword. While it can help reduce costs and expand your team’s capabilities, it also poses risks such as data loss, cybersecurity threats, and intellectual property theft. Protecting sensitive data and ensuring that your team has proper security measures is crucial to prevent any breaches.

Cultural differences
When working with an outsourced team, it’s important to remember that they’re temporary workers who may not fully understand your company’s values or way of doing things. Bridging the culture gap between your internal and external teams can be tricky, but it’s important for successful collaboration.

Legal disputes
It’s not always a lack of technical skills that causes disagreements – often, communication issues get in the way. To ensure your software meets contract requirements, your developers need strong English skills to clearly articulate their work’s scope. Don’t overlook the importance of effective communication in software development – it’s crucial for project success.

Why is offshore development different?
Offshoring prioritises team culture over cost, letting your company’s individuality flourish. This model can provide numerous benefits, including access to a larger pool of skilled professionals, lower labour costs, increased flexibility in staffing resources, and the ability to scale up or down as needed. Additionally, offshoring allows your company to focus on the core competencies while leaving other tasks to specialised professionals.

Trustworthy offshore partners like The Scalers are transparent about costs, handle legal and administrative duties, and ensure their culture aligns with yours.With access to top-tier tech specialists, they can manage screening on your behalf and prioritise security with state-of-the-art firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware defences, and regular software updates. Don’t settle for less – partner with the right offshore team to take your business to new heights!

Key takeaways to keep in mind:
Offshoring can solve many issues outsourcing can’t
In-house developers are involved in offshoring and work solely for your business
Offshore developers are committed to your company’s success and fully align with your mission and projects
A reliable offshore partner will oversee recruitment with an established method, manage your operations and HR functions, and assist you in expanding

Launch Your Store and Products Sky High

A successful product launch is very important to help ensure the future success of your online business. This makes product launch day extremely stressful, though exciting too. In order to make it less stressful, it’s helpful to know how to have the best possible opening day for your online store.

Before even creating your products, make sure that you understand who you want your target audience to be. These are the people you will be spending most of your time advertising to and who you want to buy your products. For example, if you want to market baby clothing, then your target audience will be parents, namely women. Build up your website and your advertising with this target audience in mind; try to advertise in sites where potential consumers would be and create articles, blogs, and email that will appeal to your audience. When you have this base to work from, you’ll find that a lot of your stress associated with the first day of your store is alleviated.

The product launch day is actually the culmination of a few weeks of work leading up to the actual day. This time should be spent advertising the opening day of your store through things like blogs, social media sites like Facebook, email, and banner advertisements. Have advertisements that are enticing, but not demanding and leave people wanting more and wondering when it’s coming. If you or someone you can hire can make a product trailer movie, do it and spread it around. Trailers are a good way to get lots of people wondering what’s going and when they can get in on it. If you can manage it, see if you can get a spot on a radio, television and/or the newspaper; the more advertising the better.

Pick your launch day carefully. Early weekend-Friday or Saturday-is the best time because people are feeling more relaxed at home and are more willing to give new sites a try. Monday mornings are statistically not as good because people are too busy rushing off to work to bother going online much. Choosing the right day will go a long way towards making or breaking the success of your opening day.

Product launch day is a nerve wracking and exciting day. Whether you are opening your store with your product or simply introducing a new product, it’s important to do it correctly so that your product will be successful and sell well.