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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Embedded Software Development

April 15, 2018, hardwarebee

Outsourcing has become one of the most popular ways for many businesses to get their work completed faster and with better quality and lower price. In embedded software development, outsourcing has become quite popular as well, allowing many companies to complete more work in less time which grows their profits considerably.

 

However, there are many embedded software company owners and developers that are still leery of outsourcing the development of their embedded software. So, what is the best solution for your company in terms of outsourcing?

 

Advantages

 

Time: For embedded software developers, there is never enough time during the day to achieve what you need to accomplish. By outsourcing to a recommended, independent developer, you can free up your time and focus on other pressing matters. For many companies, it allows them to take on more projects which means greater profit potential.

 

Experience: You will need to hire a reputable embedded software developer or development company, but the results should meet, if not exceed the standards you expect. This is because you have hired experienced software developers who understand what you want and have the knowledge, skills, and training to deliver what you need.

 

Cost-Efficient: If there is one big advantage to outsourcing, it is that you can save a considerable amount of money. This is because qualified third-party embedded software developers can do the job for less money compared to hiring and training the right personnel to do the job. Because more revenue is being generated, the company makes a larger profit while keeping its expenses in check.

 

Disadvantages

 

Quality: You must effectively screen all third-party companies that work for you, including embedded software developers. Otherwise, you risk not getting the quality product that you want from outsourcing the development of your new software. So, seek out the companies that have already developed a strong reputation in the field.

 

Poor Communication: One of the issues that you may face, especially when working with a third-party embedded software developer whose native language is not your own is poor communication. This means that some of the details that you want included may be misunderstood or frankly missing from the final project. You will need to be careful when working with those who speak another language. So, you may want to choose a company that has already developed a strong reputation working with those in your native language.

 

Motivation: Keep in mind that your own employees may not enjoy having work outsourced to another company. Unless you handle it right, it might give the impression that you are not satisfied with their work. Keeping up their morale is paramount to the health of your company. So, you should outsource what is necessary to complete, such as work that has already been started by your employees or something that must be done but is not as important as the work being done in-house.