If your company is expanding, and you are thinking about how to expand your structure to meet this need, but on the other hand you are concerned about not taking a step bigger than your leg and ending up risking your business resources, then hire outsourcing IT may be the ideal solution for you. Read on to learn more!
Why hire an IT outsourcing?
What happens is that each company has a different pain. Therefore, it is necessary to make a clear analysis of the current situation and understand what type of business need urgently needs to be fulfilled.
For example, the company may need to catch up on accounting services with some urgency.
Thus, instead of hiring specialist professionals in the area to solve a specific problem, it hires an outsourcing provider, an office or outsourced professional to meet this need.
In this way, the service is performed with the quality that your business requires, but without the expenses necessary to hire and maintain a professional or a specialized team.
In fact, this strategy can be applied in various sectors of a business, such as security, human resources, marketing, software development and information technology, for example.
But here’s what you need to assess before hiring IT outsourcing.
Assess your business need
One of the advantages of the strategy is the saving of resources. However, this result will only be achieved if the company knows exactly what the problem is and what is the exact need of the business that needs to be met.
So, it’s important to answer some questions:
- What is your company’s objective?
- Keeping up with the technological evolution of the market?
- Offer exclusive benefits to customers?
- Reduce expenses and optimize resources?
Coming to the answers, your company will know exactly what to look for in an IT outsourcing.
For example, the ideal solution might be creating and launching an application. For that, software development outsourcing fits perfectly.
Do the math before hiring IT outsourcing
Most of the time, hiring IT outsourcing results in savings. However, this does not happen in 100% of cases.
In other words, before hiring an outsourced team, you need to know how much it would cost your company to maintain this structure. Then find out how much it would cost to outsource and how long it would take. In that case, you need to know:
- How many professionals will be needed?
- Will the framework be useful for a long period of time or just to complete some projects?
- Are the expenses with hiring, training, maintenance, physical structure and fixed expenses, such as energy, water, internet, worth it?
- How much would it cost to hire an IT outsourcing company for the task, whether short or long term?
With this information in hand, your company will know exactly what the cost-benefit will be in both scenarios.
Make sure the security
The idea of opening up all of your company’s strategic information to outside professionals can cause some discomfort. However, there is already legislation that regulates the use of data.
In Brazil, for example, the LGPD – General Data Protection Law establishes the standard to be followed to ensure the security of all customer and third party information. Therefore, make sure that the IT outsourcing company acts in accordance with the applicable law.
Sign a detailed contract
Finally, if all the previous steps convinced you that hiring IT outsourcing is the ideal solution for your company, you will sign a detailed contract.
In the area of information technology, this agreement has a name and surname: SLA – Service Level Agreement. In other words, it is a detailed description of the agreement established between your company and the IT outsourcing provider. In fact, it is mandatory and covers several factors in the agreement:
- Goals to be achieved
- Deadlines to be met
- Terms of commitment
Provision of technical support, among others
In this way, you can fill your company’s needs, bringing specialized workforce, experience and focus on the task.
Consequently, your company is free to focus on areas vital to your business expansion, such as administration and communication with customers.
If you’ve come to the conclusion that hiring IT outsourcing is a solution for your company, talk to Elevate Together! We will be happy to assist you and clarify any doubts!