Find out the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing!

03
Oct 17
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Find out the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing!

The rapidly growing demand for IT workers that we are currently experiencing caused the increase of difficulties while hiring properly qualified employees. Access to fully-fledged IT staff is a problem of small and middle-size companies as well as corporations with large HR budgets. In this situation, instead of hiring IT workers full time it is way more convenient to use services such as Body Leasing or Development Teams Outsourcing.

What is the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing?

Looking closer at the software development market you have probably noticed that many software houses apart from classic implementations offer also outsourcing of IT specialists. If you find it hard to spot the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing, this article is exactly what you have been looking for.

Body Leasing is a periodical hire of IT professionals holding competences from different areas of software development. It is most commonly used to streamline the project management and reduce costs of the implementation. It can be suitable for large, medium and even small companies.

In other words, Body Leasing is a way of getting services of individual development team members in order to implement an IT project of your choosing. It is a solution recommended for all the companies that have an experience in software development, know what they would like to achieve and how, but at the same time need some support to build up a team. The only thing they are missing is a skilled Scrum Master, Business Analyst or a single Developer.

In the case of Development Teams Outsourcing, it is possible to request a whole, complete and experienced team to work on your project without having to invest the time of your company’s human resources. The difference is that it is not only a single person holding a set of skills from a certain area of interest but a team on its own working to get things done for a stakeholder. You don’t need to have knowledge regarding individual stages of software development because the people you hire have it covered and are able to deliver the result you have ordered. They could also be working remotely from a different country and you will be informed only about the outcome of each Sprint. Your job as a stakeholder is to accept the product as it is or communicate the changes to be done. This is also why Time & Material price settlement is a preferable choice while pursuing IT projects developed by outsourced teams (more about it why, later on in this article).

Advantages of Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing

Body Leasing, as well as Development Teams Outsourcing, were created to reduce the cost of employment in the long run. The main advantage of those solutions is that companies no longer waste time looking for IT specialists on the market and thus avoid the financial outlay of constant recruitment. Turning to a software house that is offering to outsource its own employees makes it easier to get an IT project on track. As a client of such company, you don’t have to maintain a full-time employee nor a team of specialist for a single project. Those two solutions help you save on equipment, licenses, and often also on the office space. Furthermore, outsourcing in general allows engaging professionals for a short period of time. In such situations, the lack of rigid costs associated with traditional forms of employment is a great convenience for the company.

Mistakes to avoid if deciding on Body Leasing or Development Teams Outsourcing

The most crucial part of the software development takes place usually right at the beginning of the process. The choice of the supplier and then the early stage of negotiations will most likely shape the rest of the cooperation between the participants. To avoid misunderstandings and make the job easier to handle remotely, you should definitely very carefully check the references and read through Service Level Agreement. In the classic Body Leasing, a fundamental mistake is usually a too poorly defined candidate’s profile. For example, clients often point onto too much competency in relation to their actual needs. As a result, the cost of the order as well as the time of delivery increases unnecessarily. To avoid this, it is worthwhile to designate a person (Project Owner) who will attend the meetings of the development team and take responsibility on what is actually being done. This way it should be easier to profile the actual needs of the customer.

Price settlement – how does it work?

Both Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing can be based on Time & Material or fixed price agreements. The most efficient way is definitely the first option, which is characterized as the calculation of hours worked by a specialist on the project (based on the so-called timesheet). The second model involves evaluating the project, calculating the assumptions and the outcome as well as team’s performance (which is quite subjective). Understandably, it is way harder to agree on the software’s value as it is done and one of the parties would like to already start using it (preferably before paying for it) and the other is still waiting for the compensation. To avoid presumable conflicts it is recommended to use the agile price settlement on the on grounds of Time & Material.

Let’s sum it up!

More and more often companies are interested in hiring experts for a particular project only; especially developers proficient in PHP and JavaScript and its extensions. Forms of this employment can be very diverse: from having a single professional consult on a project to the use of the entire development team. As both Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing become more and more popular, before choosing one it is crucial to examine individual needs and to decide which form could be more beneficial for a specific company or project. Body Leasing is usually more profitable for companies that already have the experience in software development and need just the support from one or couple of individual team members. Development Teams Outsourcing is most viable rather in the case of firms from other branches that do not hire IT specialist and need complex assistance.

For more information about Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing contact our team directly!

 


06
Sep 17
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Software development – how do we do IT in Poland?

6 reasons why you should move your next project to Poland

There is a fine line between what it means to outsource IT services to Poland and what a software development in our country is like. It is tough to explain one without mentioning the other. The idea of IT outsourcing we have included in our recent post called 3 reasons why outsourcing to Poland is the new IT thing. Today we would like to take a closer look at software development and 6 reasons why you should move your next project to Poland.

  1. Stable economy

You have  probably heard of Poland in terms of it peacefully fighting the communism and transforming into a democratic and capitalistic country. Since 1989 a lot has changed in the Central and Eastern Europe. We have experienced 28 years of continuous growth that has shaped our modern and innovative society. Nowadays Poland can be surely called one of the most dynamic economies in the European Union.

A country’s economic stability is something you should definitely pay attention to when looking for a good place to outsource your IT projects. What is remarkable about Poland is that it was the only country in the EU not affected by the recession of recent years. While for most of the Western countries the years of 2008-2012 were very financially challenging, Polish GPD was continuously increasing. When in 2012 it raised up to 1.9 percent, the average GDP of all EU countries was still around -0.4%.

  1. Popular outsourcing destination

When it comes to the number of outsourcing facilities Poland has already surpassed other offshore countries (including India). Substantial investments that have been made in recent years (also thanks to the European Union membership) significantly improved Polish infrastructure. Fast internet connections, as well as new data centers have made the communication with other countries easy and efficient.

Key factors which make Poland such an attractive outsourcing destination include:

  • an affordable workforce,
  • geographical location and proximity with the Western cultural circle,
  • an extensive pool of highly educated specialists from many branches.

Despite the fact that the Polish economy is constantly developing, it still has not caught up with most of the Western countries. Therefore, wages in Poland are not as high as in the rest of European Union. It means that we can produce low-cost software while maintaining the same level of quality.

Did you know…

that the same job can be done in Poland even 3 times cheaper than in the USA? The average monthly gross remuneration in Research & Development centers in Poland amounts to $2,800 for software developers and not more than $3,000 for projects managers.

Even in the times of omnipresent technology, Wi-Fi connection considered a human right and unlimited phone calls and text messages as a part of basically any data plan, geographical location still plays a significant role in terms of effective communication. In the case of offshore developers, the logistics of scheduling conference calls and asking questions may be challenging. Due to time zone differences, it usually takes at least a day to obtain an answer to your question. Therefore Poland’s time zone, that is compatible with the majority of European countries makes it a perfect offshoring destination as it is very easy for partners to meet whenever needed. In addition to that, Poland belongs to the Western cultural circle. It might seem like an unimportant detail but common history, shared values and a similar sense of humor are very important factors that shape cooperation between business partners as well. Another very important factor is Poles’ very good command of English. It is a great advantage when communication is being handled primarily via phone or E-mail.

An essential factor providing Poland’s with its place on the outsourcing map is its very large pool of highly skilled specialists. Currently, there is over 140,000 staff employed in the IT sector in Poland. The level of IT skills found among Polish developers matches the level found in the Western European countries. Each year 15,000 graduates of IT faculties enter the labor market in Poland, while almost 100,000 high school students attend IT courses. Additionally, according to the Central Statistical Office, the number of graduates in information technology is increasing. The high standards of the Polish educational system are confirmed by the many awards and prestigious competitions won by Polish programmers. Every year the quality of Polish IT professionals is recognized in international contests such as the Code Jam, the Imagine Cup or the Google Code Jam. Polish IT professionals win significant part of all awards every year which serves as proof of their excellent skills.

For more information on Poland as an outsourcing hub go to 3 reasons why outsourcing to Poland is the new IT thing.

  1. Rapidly growing IT market

The favorable economic and industrial conditions are also the reason for a continuous boost of Polish IT sector. According to statistics published by DiS, the value of the market increased by 4 percent and reached 21.2 billion PLN in 2013, which represented around 1.5 percent of Poland’s GDP at the time. 2016 brought a growth rate of 4.1% to approx. 34 billion PLN.  With the end of 2017, it is forecasted that this ratio will be even higher and will amount to 5.5% (35.8 billion PLN). Industry analysts forecast that the Polish IT services market will sustain the dynamics of growth also in the following years.

All those numbers make Poland the fastest developing IT market of the Central and Eastern Europe. The company Kapsch BusinessCom has come up with an index that compares the situation of the ICT sector in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, and Poland. As the study shows, Poland with its overall top results in nearly every category has the largest growth potential in IT services in Central and Eastern Europe.

ICT Market Development Index

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Source: Kapsch BusinessCom, www.kapsch.net

  1. Agile methods of development

Poland is an excellent environment for handling agile IT projects. It is a common knowledge at Polish software houses but not the as popular choice among businesses in this part of Europe. It means that even though our development teams are proficient at producing software in the framework of Scrum, not many of the local companies are aware of its advantages and still prefer to cooperate using traditional methodology. It creates an opening for all the other stakeholders (also from distant parts of the world) that choose the agile approach to software development. It is a preferable option at many software houses in Poland and if they have a client that agrees with it, they will most likely give it a priority.

More about agile software development here https://evolpe.software/agile-development-poland/.

  1. Modern start-up culture

Apart from outsourcing, another growing trend is the Polish start-up culture. Young entrepreneurs in Poland know how to take advantage of all the described factors and use them in favor of an innovative, buoyant businesses. Due to the compilation of Lean Startup approach with the outsourcing of services, same treatment applies to all the novice companies from around the world, that choose to work with Polish software houses. It means that you can get a Minimum Viable Product version of the software and have it prepared by the same development team as the one working with the biggest corporations.

In addition to that, Alison Coleman in her article for Forbes.com shared the results of another report confirming the strength of Polish start-up economy. The poll quoted by the journalist revealed that of just over 2,400 Polish startups 39% were software development enterprises, mainly selling their products as SaaS. Of the startups that were growing at more than 50% annually, most were doing so through the sale of mobile and big data services to large corporations. Above all that, over half (54%) of Polish startups are exporting abroad, mainly to the US and UK.

  1. Innovative technology

Polish developers are known for being well-educated and proficient in most of the newest programming languages. Thanks to the specificity of the IT sector there is no information gap between places like Silicon Valley and Poznan (eVolpe Headquarter), Poland. With just the use of internet, programmers from all around the world have the possibility of learning the latest high-tech solutions. Having that in mind, there is absolutely no problem to get applications written in Python, Java, PHP or JavaScript from Poland. All of those technologies listed in the ranking below are commonly known by Polish developers who participate in their popularization and development.

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

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Source: The 2017 Top Programming Languages, spectrum.ieee.org/

In addition, Polish developers are considered the best specialists of PHP and JavaScript. Statistics show that among all the options the most popular is definitely PHP.

Top in Programming Language usage in Poland

Name.PL %
PHP92.84%
JavaScript3.6%
PHP 72.85%
Ruby on Rails0.71%

Source: Programming Language usage in Poland, trends.builtwith.com

It is also worth mentioning that in comparison with other countries, Poland has very advanced skills in Java, Python, and Ruby.

Countries with the Best Developers by Domain

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Source: Which Country Would Win in the Programming Olympics?, blog.hackerrank.com

 

In case of questions about software development in Poland contact eVolpe Software House go to: office@evolpe.software or +48 783 372 094.


06
Jun 17
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eVolpe Software House – well-known company, newest brand

Dear Readers,

with the first post on our blog, we want to use the opportunity to introduce the story of how we established a new brand within the eVolpe group …

It started a little low-profile with just the idea to take a closer look at the previously created company and its nearest surroundings …

At least once a month we try to organize an open discussion panel called “What’s new?”. During such meetings, we are sharing interesting facts from many different fields of knowledge, for example, science, psychology or business. Sometimes we hear about sales techniques, sometimes about methods of fast learning, sometimes about the latest software features created by our developers.

One day, during a short speech given by our colleague, we reminded ourselves of the advantages of SWOT. Thanks to the subjective balance of strengths and weaknesses and objective analysis of threats and opportunities, we were able to recognize the direction of further development for our organization.

We are a young and buoyant team of software enthusiasts. We like what we do and we are really good at it! Moreover, we rely on experience gained during more than seven years of Open Source deployments. We have created numerous IT solutions, mostly for Sales and Marketing departments. Our developers are experts in PHP and JavaScript programming. We have worked with large companies from Europe and America. We are able to take on complex, individually dedicated and advanced projects, even from afar.

Awareness of these few, truly valuable competitive advantages, inspired us to take on next, bold challenge. Comparing our own attributes with the trends observed on the market, helped us decide to found a completely new brand. eVolpe Software House!

With the new, second “pillar” of the company, we want to more accurately respond to the needs of our customers. We set ourselves the challenge of providing comprehensive computer software which, through rich functionality and individually tailored structure, supports the sustainable development of your company!

eVolpe Software House vs. Open Source

Based on many years of experience in B2B cooperation, we have gained a broad expertise in the optimization of business processes. Developing systems for companies from different sectors of the economy, we have learned how important is the individual adjustment of the system to the locally adequate procedures. Solutions proposed by major manufacturers, although optimized for the general audience, often require advanced programming skills. At eVolpe Software House, we not only work with Open Source codes but also create a completely original product!

We still believe in the idea of open software and often draw inspiration from free frameworks and libraries. Our mission is to provide comprehensive IT tools that fully respond to individual requirements of eVolpe customers. If it improves this part of the job and makes the final product even more efficient, we take advantage of the benefits of Open Source in the manufacturing process as well.

Outsourcing is trendy

We also try to follow a contemporary trend of outsourcing. To customers who do not want to go through time-consuming recruitment processes, we offer services of professional development teams. We realize how demanding is the task of choosing a suitably qualified, capable of leading complex projects staff. With our support, it is possible to re-delegate the unpleasant duty.

Agile Development in Poland

At eVolpe Software House, we aim to popularize the ethos of Polish programmer. We are proud to hear from our foreign customers how well the Poles do the job. In addition, we also try to be a role model and furthermore promote this type of comments. We believe that Polish developers in many cases outreach the highest international standards.

Polish programmers are well educated and usually share an excellent professional background with knowledge of  Agile Development work techniques. At eVolpe Software House, we focus on directly fulfilling the ideology of Agile with the framework of SCRUM. It’s a modern approach, that organizes the work of the development team and helps to deliver tailored, properly operating and functional software.

Lean Startup, because everyone once started

Finally a few words about the last component of our offer…

During this mentioned, repeated SWOT analysis, we’ve also remembered what’s it like to start from scratch. Although eVolpe Software House is yet another project of the same team, we definitely identify with those who are taking their first steps in the business. Exactly for such people: young entrepreneurs with a vision, we offer the last but not the least important solution: Minimum Viable Product for Startups.

MVP it’s a software that is offering only key features. It is dedicated to the novice businesses, that can successfully work with just the demo version of an unfinished software. With this solution, the startup founders are able to determine what type of a tool and with what features will be the most useful to meet the needs of the target group of customers.

To sum up,…

eVolpe Software House is a completely new edition of another project that was once launched under an orange trademark (eVolpe Consulting Group). Without suspending current operations, we now are expanding the range of our services under a new logo! However, the above-described elements of our portfolio are only a way to achieve following, overarching goal:

delivery of fully customized software which, thanks to its functional solutions, combined with the comprehensive services of our specialists – helps with the development of your business!

We hope that we were able to interest you with our story.

For more details on eVolpe Software House, please contact our team.

Team eVolpe Software House