The Hybrid Software Development Model

Hiring an external team to handle some or all of a company’s software development is incredibly common. It enables businesses to gain fast access to the latest technologies and quickly increase productivity, growth and profitability. However, once the decision has been made to outsource, the next is to choose a development partner either overseas or at home.

Both onshore and offshore outsourcing models come with their pros and cons. Onshore development can benefit from clearer communication and face-to-face meetings but can incur higher costs and pull from a smaller talent pool. Meanwhile, offshore development can help to reduce costs and access a larger talent pool but can result in language, time-zone and communication barriers. Thankfully, it’s not a choice you actually have to make; Step up the “Hybrid Model” - the best of both worlds.

How the World Is Changing

With names like Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Shantanu Narayan, and Arvind Krishna holding CEO positions in Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and IBM, respectively, it is undeniable that India has become a significant player in the IT and software industry. People with Indian ethnicity comprise 34% of Microsoft staff, 28% of IBM staff, 27% of Intel staff, and 36% of NASA staff. A massive 40% of Google engineers are Indian! Many Indian software engineers tend to hold higher-level tertiary qualifications, such as Master’s. Accenture, Deloitte, PwC and most Tier 1 consultancies have employed offshore staff for decades – because this model is proven and effective.

Of course, we are not suggesting that any one ethnic background is better suited to software development than another. Top notch developers can be found in all reaches of the globe: Sydney, Shanghai, Surat, Silicon Valley, or sitting on a beach in Somalia, it does not matter.

The Benefits of the Onshore-Offshore Model

The Benefits of the Onshore-Offshore Model

The hybrid approach to outsourcing combines onshore management and business analysis with offshore development to deliver the best of both worlds. In fact, the onshore-offshore model provides several business benefits

  • Enhanced Quality - The hybrid model capitalises on broad and diverse development talent enabling you to access specialised developers that can meet the unique needs of your project requirements while ensuring local tech experts are also on hand for support.
  • Excellent Communication - With the hybrid model, there is no risk of anything getting lost in translation. You'll always have an onshore team member that can ensure you are kept up to date, your project stays on track regardless of the differing time zones and that all your concerns are quickly answered. With the offshore team located in India, there is sufficient overlap between the two teams in the afternoon, and the offshore team can then continue resolving issues throughout the evening.
  • Greater Flexibility - Whether you’re building a complex application from scratch, updating existing software or looking for long-term help with maintenance, a hybrid approach to outsourcing gives you the flexibility you need in team composition to fit your project needs and your budget. Project teams can easily scale up or down as required.
  • Improved Relationships - With a local team to manage your project, you have a known point of contact for in-person meetings and site visits. This enables you to build stronger relationships, foster trust, and ensure there is a clear understanding between your business and your development team. You have the added assurance that you are dealing with an Australian legal entity operating under Australian law.

Intergy’s Commitment to Constant Growth

Intergy’s Commitment to Constant Growth

At Intergy, we pride ourselves on being an Australian company with two offices – and only utilising full-time employees, providing significant and stable employment in both locations. As a full-fledged development agency in Sydney, we can help you achieve peace of mind, whilst saving on time, resources, and finances. We can assure an optimised process, and support for your business vision, without compromising on quality. What's more, we place significant value on upskilling and cross-skilling our staff. As such, many of our developers are highly certified, holding postgraduate qualifications in their fields, and have unique expertise that can provide a competitive advantage when auditing and consulting within the custom software milieu. We constantly strive for excellence and maintain currency with the highest partnership badges available, and this is evident in our Microsoft Solutions Partner badges (previously referred to as Microsoft Gold Partner badges) and continuous training in open source technologies and security best-practices.

Intergy Consulting is Australian-owned and managed development agency and always will be. We are also proud to say that we have a diverse and multinational presence, harnessing the immense strengths found in the Indian software talent pool, and synergising this with local customer service and bespoke software solutions. As an ISO- certified, PMP-trained and trusted Microsoft Solutions Partner, you can have peace of mind, knowing that you are choosing a local Australian software developer, with the potential to realise your business visions in a timely, cost-effective manner. It turns out that you can have your cake and eat it too!

Bespoke software solutions can provide you with peace of mind, increase efficiency, improve employee experiences, and reduce long-term licensing costs. Intergy Consulting hands over the source code and Intellectual Property (IP) of the software custom built for your business to you – and there are no lock-in contracts.
We provide software auditing, consultancy, custom builds, and support for anything we build. We can also provide ongoing support for any third-party software you currently use. To find out more, and book a free consultation, please fill out the Contact Us form below! We can’t wait to make your software dreams a reality.

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