Nowadays, where all services are moving to digital platforms to target more customers with low-cost, It’s not easy to outsource a web development company.
When outsourcing to India, any web development tasks that you are considering will be the lowest in price. It sounds great. But why this price? Is there any reason to justify the price?
This blog will explain the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing web development in India.
If you just care about the price without taking anything else into consider (like quality, communication, time zone, or timeliness), then there's no cheaper.
One of the biggest benefits of outsourcing web development tasks in India is that you save money. Compared to companies in U.S, Australia, Canada and other countries there is a huge difference when it comes to India.
An expression of Benjamin Franklin says, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”. Well, maybe this is not the case for the Indian web developers. Maybe, the fact that India has so many talented web developers makes the price so low. Or Not?
Well if you search at Quora about Indian programmers, it seems they are talented. Sounds good, but how sure is this? How sure that the comments left there were not made by Indian companies that deal with that job?
Well, we did some researches about outsourcing in India, according to Forbes Magazine, it exactly says: “Yet, India, for all its glory, is still the world’s back office. India's tech industry is a "services" industry.
The Indians don’t do the thinking. The customers do. India executes.”
Is communication an important component for success in business? A key factor to consider is the “communication”, communication between the two parties is as important as the solution of the task.
When you decide to outsource the company or developer you outsource, have to understand your entire business and what's all about. You need to explain in details your project ideas and be sure everything is clear and understandable.
Most Indians speak English. When it comes to Indian accent speaking, let's be honest it's a bit of a problem to understand. Indian accent causes communication difficulties among businesses & service providers.
Timeliness in outsourcing is a thing to be considered. If you are an entrepreneur from US, time difference between you and an outsourcing company from India is substantial, the difference might be from 3 to 9 hours, depends on your location.
If your tasks require close daily cooperation, this might be risk to manage.
Due to the time difference between India and western countries, as employees from the west will be working on their company Indian employees in India will be sleeping.
Is there cultural differences between India and other world countries?
India is a hierarchical society considering the fact that the society in general is hierarchical, it also means that the Indian mindset within the business environment is also hierarchical. Holidays. Very different holiday schedules and ranges of holidays. Not to mention more...
Take in consideration all of the above risks, and carefully choose the outsourcing vendor. India is not the only one: As entrepreneur it is up to you to decide where to outsource your work.
Locations like Eastern Europe, the Middle East, USA or Australia, offers competitive outsourcing services and are a must to be consider.