Engaging a freelancer works well for small projects without ongoing maintenance, bug fixing, or extended support. Their job is done once the project comes to an end. But you should consider outsourcing to a software house when you want to build a more extensive app with a bigger budget and complex logic, or run a sizable offline business that needs IT systems to enhance its efficiency.
A single person can’t work on all the components of software development, including backend, frontend, QA, UX/UI design and more, even if they’re a talented full-stack developer. If you decide to hire more people to cover all the required elements, be prepared – managing several freelancers, coordinating their actions and results, can get complicated. Software houses like ours channel enormous resources into assembling teams containing a vast range of experts. Each of them masters specific technologies, provides quality products, and is familiar with up-to-date technology and trends.
Freelancers usually work to their own flexible schedule and are often located in different time zones. Poor communication is a frequent result of the discrepancy in working hours. When outsourcing a project to a software house, you can ensure time zone differences won’t affect your project. Software development companies solve this issue by blending the right tools with strong communication skills that have been honed to perfection thanks to years of experience. .
Freelance developers usually have more than one client, which means they often work on multiple projects simultaneously. The result is less commitment to your project. If your freelancer receives a better offer, they might even withdraw their services right in the middle of the work.
When you choose outstaffing services from a software development house, you get a dedicated team of professionals committed exclusively to your project for the entire contract.
Quality and reliability
Usually, collaboration with a software house is more expensive than a freelancer. However, you get higher-quality services based on the years of experience and professionalism of every member of a carefully-selected team. The company holds the responsibility for the project implementation and its results, making adjustments if necessary. Most professional developers choose to work for a company to enjoy state and employee benefits. Thus they can devote themselves to work, certain their employer will cover everything else. We believe working in a company or with companies minimizes your risks as a developer and as a business.
Sometimes the start of a project can be delayed by several weeks, but it’s worth waiting when you choose one of the most respected, reputable software houses.