IT and software pricing models have evolved today. Rise of demand and colossal emphasis on quality of solutions; entire world’s reliance on software and tech as well as many other factors could not have passed unnoticed. Same goes for outsourcing.
There are three primary pricing models in IT outsourcing. They are also known as business models. Each is different and has its own strong sides and weaknesses. These business models are different and tailored to meet different tasks and requirements. Each of them fits certain types and styles of development. They are:
Fixed price model perfectly fits small and medium sized projects with clearly-stated and well-defined requirements. The service provider takes into account the scope, requirements, and time framework of the project. The result here is more important than the resources used for achieving it. It reduces risks for the client since the service provider takes all the responsibility for completing the project.
The benefits of fixed time and fixed price:
Time and material model is more flexible. It gives more control over the project production process and it is suited for long-term projects.
Time and material model is preferred if there is no full perspective on how the project results will look and the requirements are not clear enough. It gives more flexibility and more direct control.
The client takes active part in negotiating the process and introducing the necessary changes on the run, and shares the responsibility with the service provider. It is perfectly suited for long-term projects.
In the dedicated team model, an outsourcing company allocates specialists and resources for a specific project.
Suited for long-term projects with not clearly defined requirements, however, the budget can be easily estimated and predicted. It suits both technical and non-technical companies.
Client pays the service provider a single amount of money monthly (based on the monthly salary of the team members and provider’s fee).
The one-size-fits-all approach is not a good choice for IT outsourcing. Each pricing model satisfies specific purposes and fits specific types of projects. Carefully consider all pros and cons of each of them before making the final decision.
Outsourcing your IT processes is challenging since IT processes are often incorporated into business operations, and transitioning them seamlessly may be hard. Make sure your potential outsourcing provider has enough expertise and a good transition plan. Another challenge is that the success of IT outsourcing rides first of all on successful communication of your vision and your goals. And if communication fails, the vision gets distorted, and the results don’t live up to clients’ expectations. So you need to ensure that the communication runs smoothly and you are on the same page.
The foundation of getting the results you are actually looking for is to find the right partner, fitting both your purposes and budget, as well as sharing your vision.
Learn about the company’s clients, and verify the info about available resources and capabilities. Talk to people who will be actually doing the job, and discuss the legal aspects.
Those are some of the key ingredients of a good outsourcing recipe.
Outsourcing is a type of cooperation, and it calls for an appropriate level of ethics, ethics of communication, and business partnership.
Cooking outsourcing in an attempt to form the perfect dish may seem hard from the start, but once you put your finger on it as a business owner – consider yourself and your project covered. And with a dream team server right to you.
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