Dedicated Software Development Center: Overview by Qubit Labs

Oksana Zabolotna
HBD at Qubit Labs

If your company is facing a way of expanding and new tech tasks keep appearing, you may think about how to make it as profitable as possible. You may face some challenges, like adding more people to your in-house department or trying an alternative, more cost-efficient way like a dedicated software development center

 

What is Dedicated Development Center?

A dedicated development center is a model when a third party hires software engineers to cover your company’s needs and tasks and accomplish strategic goals. 

A dedicated development model suggests expanding your unit by adding dedicated software developers located in a region with lower development rates, such as Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Latin America, etc. In addition, all workers are working on your project remotely full-time, which is an excellent alternative to the in-house team. 

 

Pros and Cons of Dedicated Offshore Development Center

Like every outsourcing and staffing model, a dedicated development center has solid advantages and weaknesses that won’t fit your priorities. For a better understanding of this model, let’s take a closer look at its pros and cons.

 

Pros of Dedicated Software Development Center

  • Cost-Efficiency 

Instead of expanding your in-house department with new people and providing workspace and equipment, it’s much easier and cost-efficient to go with a remote dedicated development center. All members work full-time and focus on your project; you don’t need to provide them with any working spaces or equipment.

  • Unlimited Talent Pool

You are not limited to the locations if you go with a dedicated offshore development center. When you can hire specialists from anywhere in the world with particular skills, your business can boost quickly. In addition, if you have experts from different time zones, the development and maintenance can be performed almost without interruption.

  • No Hiring Hassles

A dedicated development center allows you not to worry about hiring and organizational headaches. Your vendor will take care of all legal and tax questions, agreements, payrolls, social packages, etc. So you can just focus on your business without any administrative hassles.

 

Cons of Dedicated Software Development Center

  • Poor Communication

Having workers from different time zones is excellent for the rapid development of your business. But, simultaneously, the responses and deadlines can be delayed and overdue. So you have to invest considerable time in team management and control of the development process.

  • Organizational Difficulties

Building solid and productive cooperation with a dedicated development center can take a long time. Frequently, it will take multiple calls, meetings, and negotiations before your joint venture kicks off, taking up a lot of time and effort. But, once the relationship is built, you will usually have no difficulty resuming cooperation and getting new teams to work on different projects over the years.

 

Dedicated Offshore Development Center vs In-House Team

There is always competition between a dedicated development center and an in-house team. Undoubtedly, both models work differently and cover different needs, so choose one or use benefits of both. You should consider the priorities and profit your company can get from each model.

But let’s see at each model’ bright and dark sides: 

  • The in-house team is ideal if you value face-to-face communication and want all members in one working space. It increases productivity and builds stronger relationships with your team and better communication. However, expanding the in-house team can be expensive as far as proving equipment is concerned. In addition, you must spend some time on training, onboarding, and retention processes.
  • A dedicated software development center is cost-efficient to cover your company’s tech needs and hire staff with particular experience and skills. You don’t need to put any effort into training as all participants you engage are fully prepared. Moreover, you are not limited to locations when you go with a dedicated offshore development center, which significantly increases your chances of finding matchable specialists quicker. Despite having access to a large talent pool, having staff from different bits of the world can make your communication unproductive. There is also a risk of misunderstandings, other mentalities, and working cultures, so you must put a lot of effort into building solid relationships within your company.

 

Benefits of a Dedicated Development Center For Small Businesses and Startups

  • Cost-Efficiency 

When your business is just on its way to growing and bringing more profit, it is crucial to make sure that expanding stuff won’t break your budget. Extending your in-house team is costly, but having a dedicated software development center has a tremendous price-to-quality ratio as you can hire specialists in cheaper countries.

  • More Flexibility

You get software engineers with specific experience and skills familiar with the tasks that should be covered. They don’t need much training, so your hands are free to focus on business development.

  • Wider Talent Pool

If one of your priorities is to hire new employees as soon as possible, then a dedicated offshore development center will be a good choice. But, again, gaining experts worldwide increases the chances of finding perfect match professionals quicker.

  • Easy To Organize Processes

It could be challenging to take care of interviewing, researching and managing new employees, especially when you need more than one. Your vendor will take care of all organizational processes and legal issues to set up your dedicated development center.

 

Final Thoughts

To ensure that a dedicated development center will work for your company, consider your company’s priorities and needs. For example, if you are a startup or small business – this model will work the best due to its cost-efficiency and access to a worldwide tech workforce.

If you are looking for a vendor that will provide you with the best dedicated software development center, Qubit Labs is here to help. We hire IT specialists to cover your needs from the top tech destinations like Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan. We are always ready to provide you with the best experience.

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Oksana Zabolotna
HBD at Qubit Labs

HBD and Head of Partnerships at Qubit Labs. Oksana is proficient at Search Engine Optimization; performs as a speaker for international tech conferences; author of webinars and guides on peculiarities of remote recruitment, top markets for hiring IT experts, and latest tech trends. Oksana is one of the partners of Women in Tech Ukraine – large-scale social project created to increase the number of women in IT industry.