Offshore Development

Off-Shore Development Center

An Offshore Development Center or ODC is a dedicated development center, located outside the client’s premises, solely engaged in developing, testing and deploying software solutions and applications. The purpose behind an ODC is to take advantages of the technological know-how, cost advantages or the reduced time to market.

Indium Global will assist in establishing dedicated Offshore Development Center for its clients. The complete office space, infrastructure and resources will be dedicated to the client projects. The dedicated offshore development center can be either a separate location or may be housed within the premises of Indium Global’s development center based on client requirements. Clients can have their own Project Managers / Technical Managers managing the projects, if required. The dedicated ODC is particularly advantageous to clients requiring a dedicated team in India because of the various advantages that India offers without the necessity to establish its own facility.

Indium Global manages it offshore development at its state of the art facility in Bangalore, India. The Offshore development center (ODC) is strategically located having definite advantages in terms of cost and availability of technical manpower.

Onsite-Offshore Model

Indium Global works on a global services model that is built on two fundamental premises – delivering on the SLA (Service Level Agreement) and leveraging cost benefits of offshore service delivery. This model leverages Indium Global’s strong transition process to rapidly take ownership of the application, demonstrate and prove offshore supportability and then transfer support to the offshore location in a controlled and predictable manner. Feedback and review mechanisms built into the model help manage size without compromising service delivery.

Top Five Strategic Reasons for Outsourcing

Improve Business Focus

Outsourcing allows companies to focus on broader business issues while having operational details assumed by an outside expert. For many companies, the single most compelling reason for outsourcing is that several of the minor IT issues are siphoning off huge amounts of resources and attention from management.

Gain Access to World Class Capabilities

By the very nature of their specialization, outsourcing providers bring extensive world- class resources to meeting the needs of their customers. Partnering with an organization with world-class capabilities can offer access to new technology, tools and techniques that the organization may not currently possess; more structured methodologies, procedures and documentation; and a competitive advantage through expanded skills.

Accelerate Re-engineering Benefits

Outsourcing is often a by-product of another powerful management tool; business process reengineering. It allows an organization to immediately realize the anticipated benefits of reengineering by having an outside organization one that is already reengineered to world-class standards/process.

Share Risks

There are tremendous risks associated with the investments an organization makes in information technology. When companies outsource they become more flexible, more dynamic and better able to change themselves to meet changing opportunities.

Redirect its Resources to More Strategic Activities

Every organization has limits on the resources available to it. Outsourcing permits the redirection of resources from non-core activities toward activities that provide a greater return in serving the customer.

Top Five Tactical Reason for Outsourcing

One Time Applications

Applications that need to be developed or modified for a specified time require high manpower resources at one point of time. For this the organizations need to ramp up/ ramp down in a relatively short notice. This in-turn is expensive. For this outsourcing is the best solutions. For e.g. Y2k, Euro, porting from one-platform to another etc.

Reduce or Control Operating Cost

The single most important tactical reason for outsourcing is to reduce or control operating costs. Access to an outside provider’s lower cost structure is one of the most compelling short-term benefits of outsourcing.

Make Capital Funds Available

Outsourcing reduces the need to invest capital funds in non-core business functions. This makes capital funds more available for core areas. Outsourcing can also improve certain financial measurements by eliminating the need to show return on equity from capital investments in non-core areas.

Generate a Cash Infusion

Outsourcing can involve the transfer of assets from the customer to the provider. Equipment, facilities, vehicles and licenses used in current operations all have a value and are, in effect, sold to the provider as part of the transaction, resulting in a cash infusion.

Secure Resources Not Available Internally

Companies outsource because they do not have access to the required resources within the organization. For example, if an organization is expanding its operations, especially into a new geography, outsourcing is a viable and important alternative to building the needed capability from the ground up.