Wondering why businesses with a dedicated technical team still opt for SaaS development outsourcing service providers to develop their SaaS-based solutions? - Because with more and more technologies becoming compatible with a SaaS application, it becomes difficult for your in-house technical team to provide you with the most refined solution model available in the market. Instead, a team of seasoned SaaS professionals can help you develop the perfect solution that provides you with the business automation you seek. Details Ahead!
Imagine this! You finally decided to migrate your legacy infrastructure to a SaaS application. But you chose to form a new in-house technical team specifically to develop this software instead of hiring a SaaS development outsourcing company. Here’s what you’re getting yourself into, your business has to spend both time and money on recruiting and establishing a new team for the development of a single SaaS project. And what happens after the project is over? You can’t just keep building a new model for your business every day without analyzing the performance of the first model for some time, nor can you pay these new employees for doing absolutely nothing.
Instead, if you pick the outsourcing route, your business can hire SaaS developers like BinaryFolks for the development of your project. That too with no long-term commitments after your project is developed. More details on the benefits of outsourcing SaaS development in the coming sections! But first, let’s get everyone on the same page and discuss why businesses prefer outsourcing a SaaS project in the first place.
Let’s understand this idea with the help of an example. Think about it this way, if you need a truck to deliver the products from your motorbike manufacturing company, what would you do?
Do you spend months training your motorbike engineers on how to design a truck?
Do you hire a new team of engineers experienced with developing trucks for that single project?
Do you simply get one from the most reliable truck manufacturers in the market and ask them to develop a custom truck that can efficiently fulfill your business goals?
It’s pretty similar when it comes to outsourcing software applications as well. Developing a solution model from scratch can be a complicated process for someone who hasn’t put their nose on the SaaS grindstone previously. Furthermore, most operations during Saas outsourcing occur externally, typically in your service provider's environment. This brings the effective cost of the entire project lower than what you would have spent in an in-house development project. Let’s elaborate on this and several other benefits in the next section!
Developing a SaaS application dramatically improves the accessibility and scalability of your business by automating your business pain points. Read more about it here. But the benefits of outsourcing the development of this model is an entirely different game. Let’s list them down to help you put things in perspective:
Outsourcing SaaS development can help you in reducing the overall budget of your project. This is possible due to the fact that project models are developed in the service provider’s personal infrastructure. If we compare the cost-to-quality ratio of the SaaS application developed by an in-house team to an outsourcing development firm, the pragmatic choice would be to opt for the latter. This is mainly due to two factors:
Alternatively, if you hired the in-house team specifically for the SaaS development project you might have to keep them around and pay their salaries even after the development of the project.
In contrast to the last line, outsourcing allows your business to save additional hours & resources that your company would otherwise spend on the recruitment and training of new team members. As the service providers already have a band of SaaS maestros ready to develop your SaaS solution as soon as the agreement is signed.
Considering hiring a software developer takes around 2-4 weeks on average, SaaS outsourcing makes even more sense when you think about the post-development scenario of an in-house development project. In most cases, the employees hired specifically for the development of these SaaS projects are either reassigned to do something outside their field of expertise or simply laid off.
Outsourced SaaS developers can be very flexible depending on the kind of solution your business is intending to develop. For the development of a project for small & midsize businesses (SMBs) or enterprise-level businesses, external SaaS devs can be hired to handle the development of an entire solution model.
Instead, outsourcing to a team of SaaS experts in case your in-house team fails to develop a certain aspect of the solution model can also be a viable use case. Our developers have hands-on experience collaborating with an in-house team for the development of a solution model.
SaaS development outsourcing allows you to hire experts from the SaaS domain who can develop complex applications with ease while assuring that the quality of the developed application is superior to a model developed by a freshly hired team of devs. We take great pride in the quality of our 70+ delivered SaaS products. Our project managers and quality assurance engineers make sure that your solution model is identical to your instructions from every possible angle.
However, in a purely in-house development project, stakeholders sometimes have to compromise on certain features as their technical team lacks the expertise of developing them. This can give the business a competitive disadvantage that has adverse effects on the business’s market standpoint.
When you are hiring a team of SaaS experts for the development of your solution model you don’t have to be bothered about the technical aspect of the solution model anymore. As the developers are well versed in designing similar solution models for years. Additionally, if you’re working with SaaS developers such as BinaryFolks, you can easily monitor the progress of your SaaS application at every milestone of the project development.
Since you can rely on external developers for maintaining the technical aspect of the development project, you can capitalize on the time saved by framing an execution strategy for the project.
Various outsourcing models available for the development of a SaaS application:
Once you decide that you want to outsource your solution model with some of the industry's best SaaS software development teams, your second step would be to find a company that checks all of your requirements. Every company has its own way to approach the customer’s requirements. Here’s a detailed discussion of our client-approved development process:
We start off with a complimentary discussion session where we arrange a meeting with you and your other stakeholders. The main goal of this meeting is to get to know more about each other and get a high-level understanding of your vision and design for the SaaS software you want to develop. You can throw in some additional intel regarding the additional features & customizations that you wanna add to the software as well.
Next, we discuss your requirements with our developers and check your business data to make sure your available datasets are compatible with the requirements of the project. In case they are not, we check for the availability of additional resources to ensure that your final product isn’t compromised from any aspect. Once we have everything required for your outsource product development we provide you with our final quote. Once we shake on the price, it remains fixed till the end of the development project with absolutely no surprise expenses.
We assign your project a dedicated development team that includes some of our best developers and project managers. They work collectively to design every aspect of your SaaS solution with thorough detail. We also include additional details such as the UI/UX design format and the tech stack that we will be using for the development of the project. Your in-house technical team can refer to it in case this information is required for any future operations of your business.
As soon as the final design is approved from your end, our team starts developing your SaaS application. We initially work on developing a minimum viable product or MVP that has the core functionality of the final SaaS application along with some basic features on top of it. We launch the MVP to a small user base and start the alpha phase of testing. Since we provide SaaS outsourcing services we make sure to keep the client’s team involved during every milestone of the development process.
The developers continue to add new features to the MVP, simultaneously the quality assurance team keeps an eye out for any possible bugs and notifies the development team if they find any. As the MVP gets closer to the final product the development shifts to the beta phase, where the current version of the SaaS application with additional features is tested on a larger user base. This is the final step before the deployment of the final model.
Once the final product is complete, it is verified by the in-house team one last time. They get an opportunity to test the complete functionality of the application and suggest any last-minute alterations(if required). The stakeholders also test the app to make sure it is operating according to their liking. Once we get the stamp of approval from everyone, the solution is deployed in its intended working environment, and the entire customer base gains access to the software. Our team monitors the functionality of the solution to ensure that there are no new issues formed during the migration. By the end of this step, your solution model is completely operational with all of the required features and customizations.
This is one of the major plus points of SaaS Development outsourcing. After the project is developed you get in touch with us any time you want a maintenance run on your software. Isn’t that so much better than keeping a dedicated team around for specifically that single task? Our developers can check your solution to make sure that there are no new issues. Additionally, you can also contact us whenever you are willing to add a new feature on top of the deployed SaaS application or if you want to develop a completely new SaaS solution for your business.
The exact cost of outsourcing SaaS development projects depends on various parameters on which the SaaS app is being built. Some of them are:
However, it’s relatively more important to think about how you are paying for the services and where the service providers are from. There are mainly three types of service providers based on the geographical aspect:
And finally, the last thing to consider is the payment model that both parties have agreed upon. There are mainly two payment methods that should be discussed:
Here’s a brief discussion about what makes BinaryFolks your go-to choice for outsourcing SaaS development projects:
With over 70 projects across multiple industries, we are confident to have the technical expertise to design and develop any SaaS solution that you may require. Our SaaS engineers have designed and developed SaaS outsourcing projects for businesses ranging from startups to large-scale enterprise businesses.
Having a transparent development roadmap is just as important as having a team of experts executing it. Here at BinaryFolks, we make sure to provide our clients with regular updates regarding their project’s development to make sure that you get every opportunity to personalize your custom SaaS application.
We work on a fixed price system which means we do not bombard our clients with surprise cost add-ons on the go, causing abrupt disparities between pre-discussed & post-completion development charges. Nor do we work on an hour-to-hour basis. We analyze the project scope thoroughly before providing you with a price that, once agreed upon, remains consistent until the end of the project.
We have covered all the details that you will possibly need during your SaaS app development journey! But before you start taking action toward developing the solution model, let’s take a moment to discuss the key takeaways:
From saving money on the development process to getting the best possible recommendations for your application, outsourcing your SaaS development project benefits your business in a variety of ways. SaaS application developers are well-versed in developing solutions that are superior in quality when compared to the solutions built by an in-house development team with a lack of expertise in the SaaS domain. Hiring professionals additionally provide you with a seamless development experience which saves you from the hassle of monitoring every single step of the process, providing you with an opportunity to spend that time on other productive business operations such as planning future strategies.
Our team of seasoned SaaS professionals has industry-wide expertise in developing interactive and scalable applications that are focused on serving the business and the user’s needs. Our development journey kicks off with a meeting where we discuss your vision for the SaaS development process and add a touch of our expertise to it. By the end of the discussion, we have a refined outline of your requirements from the SaaS software. Once the requirements are penned down the developers tag in to transform your idea into a perfectly operational application.
We will never spam or share your email ID with others.