The Benefits of Outsourcing Developer Programs
Date: September 10, 2010
When it comes to attracting developers who create applications and content for mobile users, hiring qualified and experienced individuals is costly, and it can be difficult to find and retain the right people. Many telecommunications carriers recognize it is better to harvest the plethora of third party independent developer resources worldwide, and make their content and applications available through an application shop and revenue sharing.
Supporting those developers, however, is a non-trivial process, having to back them with the tools required to create applications and content best suited for the carrier's customer base. One of the most effective ways to meet this challenge is to outsource develop support duties through external software developer support programs. That is a solution that companies are increasingly turning to, especially during these tough economic conditions.
"Outsourcing the software developer program areas of the business is a smart move for any business that wants to take advantage of the benefits that outsourcing offers," explains Kenneth Plunk, the chief executive officer of DeveloperPrograms.com. "Once businesses realize how well the model fits into their company goals and budget, they see just how much it makes good business sense."
There are many benefits to taking advantage of outsourcing developer programming and the program required to support the developer, including:
- Saving Money. The amount of money that can be saved by outsourcing cannot be overstated. There are significant savings for companies that outsource, compared to hiring someone and having to pay yearly salaries and benefits.
- No Retention Issues. With outsourcing, companies avoid the retention issues that accompany hiring someone directly. Companies that hire people and then lose them and have to re-hire others add to the overall expenses involved. Outsourcing eliminates this costly issue.
- Quick Turnaround. By outsourcing developer support programs, you can take advantage of a team of professionals that will work on your project, providing a quicker turnaround to help you meet your goals.
- Find Experts. Hiring professional developers directly can be costly, and it can be a challenge to find people who are qualified to fill the positions. By outsourcing a program to attract, recruit, support and retain third party developers, you tap into more talent opportunities and may be able to obtain more qualified experts to work on your projects than you could hire directly.
"We love it when we get the opportunity to demonstrate to people how much they can actually save by outsourcing their developer support program, and the benefits it brings to have the applications and content that developers bring to the fold," adds Plunk. "With the economy the way it is right now, it just makes good business sense to outsource, rather than add so much to your overhead by bringing people aboard full-time."
DeveloperProgram.com, a division of KPI Consulting, focuses on providing outsourcing packages to those in the telecommunications field. Their services include initial set-up and buy-in from internal resources, as well as recruitment, support, retention, and revenue generation.
In addition to focusing on the telecommunications field, DeveloperProgram.com works with such fields as hardware manufacturing, software and operating system vendors, health care, automotive, and chip manufacturers.
About DeveloperProgram.com DeveloperProgram.com, based in Round Rock, Texas, is a division of KPI Consulting. Its outsourcing specialty division starts in early October, 2010. The company offers a full array of outsourcing options, especially for those in the wireless telecommunications field. To learn more, visit www.DeveloperProgram.com.