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What Are the Most Common Offshore Software Development Challenges?

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Less-Than-Desirable Cost Savings

Hiring less competent developers leads a company to lose its financial ground. For example, if you choose a development center for its less-expensive hourly rate, the offshore software development company will take more hours to work due to the developers’ lacking experience. You could be working with an inexperienced web developer or a recent college grad. It will result in lower productivity, quality, and more correction attempts, across the entire software development project, and you will have less and insignificant savings.

Poor Code Quality

Quality control becomes difficult if you don’t know the team you are working with. Commonly, your offshore software developers may function under different conventions about project management and business practices. So, you can end up with a product that doesn’t meet your expectations. Therefore, working with a reputable developer should be your target.

Poor Code Quality

Quality control becomes difficult if you donu2019t know the team you are working with. It is very common that your offshore developers may function under different conventions about project management and business practices. So, you can end up with a product that doesnu2019t meet your expectations. Therefore, working with a reputable developer should be your target.

Development Process Discipline Not Always Achievable

In typical business meetings, team members and stakeholders meet, work on ideas, develops requirements, and work together to choose tasks, give reviews and report progress. However, trying to function across different business cultures can slow down the operations significantly. Lack of face to face meetings, dissimilar working hours and absence of brainstorming sessions can undermine the efficacy of the software development project.

Hiring an offshore software developer means you are dealing with different time zones. Therefore, coordinating meetings, deadlines, phone calls, dealing with different work expectations, and to keep everyone on the same page becomes quite difficult. If you cannot deal with it adequately, these logistical problems can lead to budget, timeline and scope issues and can cause serious frustration for all sides.

Problematic Logistics

Hiring an offshore developer means you are dealing with different time zones. Therefore, coordinating meetings, deadlines, phone calls, dealing with different work expectations, and to keep everyone on the same page becomes quite difficult. If you cannot deal with it adequately, theses logistical problems can lead to budget, timeline and scope issues and can cause serious frustration for all sides.

Miscommunication Due to Language and Cultural Barriers

Language and culture barriers are two chief factors behind why your offshore software development team may not be understanding requirements or overall business strategy accurately, leading to more miscalculations.

Working with different languages makes it challenging to communicate the requirements or to understand problems that take place during product development. Cultural barriers also contribute to derailed projects due to different business assumptions, expectations, or communication styles.

Though it is possible to build an effective online outsourcing channel and build good relationships over a long distance but meeting your offshore development team in person will bring you and your company long-term benefits.

Code Can Be Replicated Or Sold

Working with an offshore software developer requires you to share your code which is obviously your most valuable asset. However, business practices in some countries do not impose non-disclosure agreements, and some even prevent enforcement. So, make sure to have proper legal contracts in place to certify you own the code.

Absence of Goals and Unrealistic Expectations

One of the biggest and most commonly cited issue with offshore software development is when clients do not provide clear goals. Thus, it concludes to the number of complaints regarding unrealistic stakeholder expectations for both offshore and local software development projects alike.

Absence of Goals and Unrealistic Expectations

Increase in Competition

More and more offshore software development teams are being installed all over the world. This rise has made it difficult for small-scale offshore software development company to survive. In addition to this, finding high quality offshore development team has also become more challenging as there are too many options to filter through.

As one of the top software outsourcing companies in Vietnam, and it is our mission to share facts about every aspect of software solution and our work so our clients can get to know us better and step into the working relationship with complete trust. Our offshore software development services include web and app development, custom software development with affordable prices, high quality material and a dedicated team.

Economic and Political Stability

In addition to its strong economy having an unbelievable growth rate; Vietnam is emerging as a dynamic nation with exceptional outsourcing potential. According to a recent international survey, Vietnam is one of the safest countries to travel in Asia. A stable and secure government has made the state a legitimate nation under one roof as the Vietnamese government is promoting its economy for more and better foreign investment and provides great incentives in the Software industry to capitalize on globalization.

New, government has also sponsored u201ctechnoparksu201d around the country in order to support Vietnam IT outsourcing. These modern facilities feature telecom and electrical infrastructure, which is fundamental to serve a global client base.

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