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WHY DO COMPANIES OUTSOURCE THEIR PROJECTS?

Outsourcing suggests that companies are not willing to cope with something they are not specialized in some problems that need solving on other companies’ shoulders for a decent compensation. With the development of data technologies such as computers and the Internet, this approach reached an international scale. Years ago most companies had their own secondary tasks employees like lawyers, accountants, and janitors. However, nowadays we may witness the age of specialized companies. An IT company hires cleaning service companies, accountancy companies, law offices, and other specialized companies to assist in secondary matters. The same happens to any other type of company: lawyers hire cleaning companies to maintain their offices fresh and clean. Cleaning companies hire accountants to deal with payments, taxes, and other kinds of paperwork. Accountancy companies use food delivery services to feed their employees and finally food delivery services hire IT companies to develop their mobile apps and make their business more efficient. This strategy shows high efficiency and has gained popularity within the past years. Spreading of the Internet throughout the world put this approach at an international level. Now companies can hire teams from abroad if they can find more skilled or cheap workers there.

TOP 5 PROS OF OUTSOURCING A PHP PROJECT

Speed
 

Usually, outsourced projects are delivered significantly faster. It happens due to high competency on the market of soft developing services and companies. You put deadlines that suit you and ask out for the team, which is ready to implement your project within the time given. 
 

Bigger pool of talented developers
 

PHP outsourcing helps to broaden your horizons in terms of choosing talented, unique specialists with different views and approaches to solving PHP developing problems. Those people from abroad usually have interesting non-conformist logic that enhances troubleshooting and helps to find the best solutions. Finding a decent PHP outsourcing company, with great Laravel and Symfony knowledge, also means finding loads of reliable and eager-to-work developers, carefully hired and tested by time and numerous projects, which is better than single freelancers or local employees you could hire instead. 
 

More technologies and methods available
 

Since you diversify your choice of web developers you will have a nice bonus of different schools, methods, and technologies available for your project. Specialized PHP developing companies unlike you are tracking all the newest changes in their sphere of competence. This guarantees that your website or an application will be based on cutting-edge techs and approaches. 
 

Less stress
 

Programming, testing, troubleshooting, dealing with users’ tech issues – all these matters are extremely stressful. It is so much better to let your outsourcing team do all the work, only giving them a general direction, instead of being under stress because of high pressure from all sides.
 

Focus on your business objectives
 

Dealing with your web project as if it was some kind of a black box is more effective than caring about all the inner issues of your project separately. When you let your PHP outsourcing partner care about all the matters related to the project you can set all your attention for solving the main tasks you are really good at.

TOP 5 OUTSOURCING RISKS

Outsourcing PHP development unfortunately has not only advantages but also potholes you should avoid. Almost all of them are connected to the fact that you don’t have direct control and communication with the outsourcing team as if it was your own one.
 

Hidden Costs and Unforeseen Expenses
 

The main motivation to outsource a PHP project usually is cutting the costs. Yet, sometimes, especially if the estimation stage wasn’t done properly and the tech stack issues weren’t counted as they had to there is a big chance of extra expenses. As a rule, those extra spendings are connected with hardware and software upgrades, relocation, after-hours services, and troubleshooting.  Although an experienced PM can prevent those risks before the main work has even begun.
 

Communication Issues
 

The phone and video calls are great inventions, they cannot replace live conversations though. Communicating in person is far more efficient when discussing a project’s objectives or solving problems. Time zone gaps can also be an unpleasant obstacle, reducing the amount of time available for communication between the outsourcing team and the client.
 

Control Issues
 

Lack of communication eventually leads to a lack of control. Sure, outsourcing reduces your stress level, yet you have to keep in mind that though your project’s quality lies on the partner’s shoulders you still need to keep an eye. Eventually, it is you, who shall benefit from the software in the future.
 

Privacy and Security
 

Having your product developed by an outsourcing company means that you have to reveal part or all of your secrets regarding the project to an outside team. And the big question is whether you can trust your partner in keeping your data safe. In order not to have any privacy concerns you should pick the team you’re working with carefully. You may check feedback from the previous clients if the company’s website shares them.
 

Key Project Outsourcing 
 

Outsourcing some secondary non-urgent tasks is not that bad, it has minimum risks and relieves your own team. But doing so with some vital project that has to be done as soon as possible is a different thing. Having your most important project done by an outsourcing PHP company, trusting them not to fail you in a crucial moment is surely a risk. However, it doesn’t have to be. If you choose carefully you may be the beneficiary of this approach.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN OUTSOURCING YOUR PROJECT

If you are to replace the in-home approach with outsourcing you are going in the right direction. Yet, there are several key moments you need to consider, while outsourcing.
 

Budget Management
 

One of the main factors to consider is the amount of time and financial resources you can afford to spend on your project. That will give you the gap in which you will be able to gather your outsourcing team, choose the tech stack for your project, define the project’s scale and other key factors. Defining your budget and managing resources wisely is key to a successful project.
 

Technology Pool
 

It is very important to understand what kind of tech your team will be using. Does the PHP outsourcing company have enough competence in all the modern web development technologies? Do they have a qualified crew? These questions better be answered before making a deal.
 

Service Level Agreement
 

The SLA is one of the crucial things when we are talking about partnerships for outsourcing. When adopting the document, make sure that all the important matters are clear and possible potholes are discussed. This will help you avoid any inconveniences about the deadlines and the quality of the services you will get. Also, you could hire a lawyer to manage your outsourcing so that you don’t end up having any legit issues.

15 COUNTRIES FOR OUTSOURCING

Top 5 countries for outsourcing
 

Outsourcing aims to increase your project’s cost-effectiveness and reduce the amount of stress you are getting while developing a web service of your own in-house. But what are the criteria of the perfect outsourcing countries?
 

  • High education level and literacy rate
  • GDP PPP per capita is lower than average in the G7 countries
  • English proficiency of the developers in the country
  • Suitable geographical position for better communication
     

So the choice should be between the countries with developing economies, but the population is educated enough to supply the IT industry with qualified developers. According to this, here is the list of the best countries for PHP development with their pros and cons:
 

India 
 

India has a really high outsourcing potential. It is a country with the second-highest population on this list. It also has one of the biggest numbers of IT employees. IT sphere in this country has been growing pretty fast: nowadays the IT industry contributes about 8% of the national GDP.
 

Advantages:
 

  • Most of the population speaks English, it is an official language of the state, so you won’t face communication problems in terms of the language
  • GDP PPP per capita is really low – slightly more than 2000$, which helps to cut down the project’s budget without any concerns about working hours
     

Disadvantages:
 

  • The overall bad education results in average low efficiency of Indian developers, making them only effective for small, simple projects 
  • India is geographically far both from Europe and America, hence the time gap available for communication is relatively small, which causes communication and project control issues
     

China
 

Another big player on this list is China. The highest population in the world, combined with the country’s high industrialization is a great combination of qualities. Technical education is being developed rapidly in this country and the IT industry is growing too: up to 30% of yearly growth is not a joke. China has the highest-ranked soft-developers overall, however, the country has a really low percentage of English-speaking population. 
 

Advantages:
 

  • High literacy rate: 96.84%
  • Nation’s high industrialization
  • IT industry’s rapid yearly growth, many developers available on the market 
     

Disadvantages:
 

  • GDP PPP per capita is one of the highest among the countries – 10000$, it results in higher prices
  • Less than 1% of the country speaks English
  • Geographical position (too far from the EU and the UK)
  • Internet restrictions within the country 
     

Poland
 

Poland is one of the strongest soft-developing countries in the world and being a part of the EU this country has many advantages, though is not very expensive in comparison to central European economies. The best Java developers in the world are Poland’s assets and the main reason for Poland to be on this list. Yet the IT in Poland also gets more expensive every year with developers salary expectations growing.
 

Advantages:
 

  • High literacy rate: 98.74%
  • Part of the EU, has a good geographical position, especially for the European entrepreneurs
  • 40% of the nation and 95% of IT industry speaks English
  • The best Java developers
     

Disadvantages:
 

  • Pretty high GDP PPP per capita – 16 000$
     

Brazil
 

Software development in Brazil has shown rapid growth throughout the past decade, however this industry, though being represented by lots of employees, remains to be inexperienced with advanced projects. The main reason Brazil is on this list is its suitable for the US and Canada time zone and the huge market of developers with lower salary expectations. The literacy rate is also good: 93%. This makes Brazil a perfect choice for simple projects, where you cannot afford huge budgets. 
 

Advantages:
 

  • Suitable time zone for the US and Canada
  • Impressive developers market
     

Disadvantages:
 

  • Lack of experience in complex projects
  • Low English-speaking population rate
     

Ukraine
 

Last but not least – another Eastern European nation with a huge and strong IT industry, growing by 27-28% yearly. Ukrainian IT’s contribution has grown from 0.8% of GDP in 2012 to 4% in 2020. An advantageous geographical position near the EU with only 1 hour of difference with the EU and 2 hours of difference with the UK is a great advantage. Ukraine isn’t a part of the EU, however, its citizens don’t need visas to travel there, which is a great advantage: nor people neither Internet are limited in Ukraine, which along with other factors is one of the reasons why it is one of the best countries for PHP outsourcing. 
 

Advantages: 
 

  • Ukraine has a high literacy rate of 99.97%. It still possesses a decent tech school and delivers great IT specialists
  • An advantageous geographical position just near the EU. 1 hour of difference with Brussels, 2 hours with London and  7 hours with New-York 
  • Low GDP PPP per capita – just 3600$ 
  • The best security protocols specialists and one of the best web-developers worldwide
     

Disadvantages:
 

  • The comparatively low number of English-speakers in the country, yet you most likely won’t see any Ukrainian developers unable to speak good English

10 other countries for outsourcing
 

The Philippines
 

The relatively big market of IT employees, fluent in English and very affordable. A really good choice for simple projects.
 

Romania
 

This is another interesting choice from Eastern Europe. It effectively closes the top 20 countries with the best developers.
 

Taiwan
 

Not the most affordable country on the list, however one of the best in terms of the professionalism of its developers. Taiwan is the homeland for one of the best web development communities in the world.
 

Egypt
 

Cheap and effective for not demanding projects. Perhaps the cheapest country for PHP outsourcing, however, don’t expect too much from their developers. In addition, Egypt’s time zone is pretty suitable for both Europe and Asia.
 

Canada
 

Expensive, but suitable for complex projects and assures great communication with US clients.
 

Argentina
 

Provides affordable specialists and with any luck great services in mobile development.
 

Czechia 
 

Another great choice for outsourcing. The nation is situated in the very heart of Europe and in addition, its web developers are pretty decent and affordable.
 

Singapore 
 

This island nation is a well-known IT hub and it will probably remain one for a while. Not the cheapest option, yet a great competitor on the Asian market.
 

Vietnam
 

A promising rising star in IT outsourcing. Decent quality and affordability. 
 

Thailand
 

Another strong Asian fighter is Thailand. Its IT industry is very strong due to fairly good education. Thailand’s specialists are pretty affordable and you better consider them if your choice is the Asian market.

OUTSOURCE YOUR PHP PROJECT WITH SAPIENTPRO

SapientPro is a PHP (Laravel & Symfony) outsourcing company with a very experienced and skilled team and a great history of successful projects delivering. We do everything – starting with the project’s estimation, choosing the tech stack, developing the software from scratch, QA and troubleshooting, releasing the project in time, and providing maintenance services as well as working with users or customers. Throughout our history, SapientPro has delivered lots of great projects such as companies’ websites, e-learning platforms, e-commerce platforms, fintech services, online banking services, delivery services, PWAs, mobile applications, web scrapers, and other products and solutions.
 

What we guarantee, when you outsource your project with us:
 

  • Decent, regular communication with our team
  • Fast and reliable troubleshooting
  • Affordable pricing and smart budget management
  • Respect to deadlines 
  • High quality of your product 
     

Contact our team to discuss your future project with us! We provide all kinds of web development services and do our job properly (from E-Commerce and Fintech to custom development)

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Web development is a very specific, yet demanded kind of work nowadays. The choice of the programming language is the very first step in the development of any project. It depends on such factors as budget, purpose, scale. Although, some programming languages are used fairly more often than others. Despite being old, PHP remains the most often used programming language for the back-end. About 80% of all websites including ones everyone uses on a daily basis are made with PHP. And this percentage isn’t going to reduce anytime soon.

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DEVELOPMENTWHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUILDING YOUR FINTECH PRODUCT

The FinTech industry is one of the most challenging for software development due to multiple regulations, requirements, and expectations. Your team should know the ropes to seamlessly integrate all the needed features and create a powerful project. SapientPro gathered its experience in this post to help you understand what to prepare for.

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DEVELOPMENTTHAT’S WHY YOU NEED A PWA FOR YOUR WEB-SITE

Have you ever tried to open any web-site on your phone’s browser? If you have, you’ve probably noticed how clumsy it can be. Yeah, opening and utilising a web-site on a PC with a big screen is pretty convenient, however doing the same on smartphones, especially older models with screens smaller than 4 inches is less satisfying. The text is really badly read and the buttons are small, ads may cover too much of your humble space.In order to cope with these and other issues at the dawn of the smartphone age PWA technology was developed.

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SAPIENTPROHow to update your marketplace app in 2021?

Creating a successful marketplace application may seem a Herculean task to cope with. However, its maintenance is not a simpler task either. Here we come across the helpful app upgrades. But why do you need to upgrade your application and what features a renewed app should have? Let’s dig deeper into these questions.

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SAPIENTPROHow to upgrade your old website for 2021?

Living in a hectic constantly changing world, you can hardly ever find something that remains the same. This statement relates not only to daily routine, but also to any job issues such as keeping your website updated. If your site doesn’t adjust to the latest trends and you haven’t done any rebranding or upgrades for ages, you risk to appear old-fashioned and stagnated. Here is some good news, too. You can always come to grips with reality and start to develop your own upgrading plan for a website. In order to speed up this overwhelming journey, we recommend you to stand still for now and scan carefully the information presented in this article.

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SAPIENTPROHow to build a successful development team? (Part 2)

You have already got acquainted with the aspects of first and foremost importance related to forming a successful development team. Let’s proceed with our journey and dwell upon the matter of adequate maintenance of the enhancement team on a certain level. Which characteristics and skills should remain firm with the flow of time for your web development process to be successful?

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SAPIENTPROHow to build a successful development team? (Part 1)

When you begin to work on a new (especially large-scale) project, organizational moments themselves look quite intimidating. Despite all the possible challenges, take a deep breath, count 1,2,3 and think carefully about the particular task the team is supposed to solve and what’s the team role within the project frames? Clear targeting and coming up with first juicy ideas will set you a decent start on the way to forming a successful development team.

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DEVELOPMENTChoosing Technology Stack for custom eCommerce Development: a guide for the non-tech entrepreneurs.

If only there were an analogy of Hogwarts’ sorting hat for software development… Imagine: you enter your idea of the product, how much budget you have, and get the list of the technology stack and contacts of the development team that would work ideally with your niche! In the real software development world, choosing a technology stack requires planning, discussions, and analysis. Some technologies will work better with your project, and our task is to detect which ones. However, you also need to understand that the tech stack is not something fixed. As your product grows, there comes the need for new and better tools. This way, software development requires flexibility. Thus, prepare that your initial technology stack may not stay with you forever. You may need to scale your project or implement new features and store more information. There may be better versions of some tools available. Prepare to be flexible. Prepare to change and alter things when the upgrades require it. That’s what will make you competitive from a technological standpoint of leading an E-Commerce business. In this article, we will tell you about the most popular technologies that power E-Commerce products. Next time you communicate with your development team, you will know all the essential information and, most importantly, you will ask the right questions.

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SAPIENTPROCommunication in the software development workplace

IT office jungles are filled with computer forests, cable lianas, and rivers of coffee. The temperature varies between 24 and 27, depending on who keeps the conditioner remote control. The sunlight mainly comes from computer screens and lightbulbs. Developers are working like bees: they take the pollen of code and create honeycombs of apps. It is a beautiful environment filled with the magical power of innovation, creativity, and agility. However, this ecosystem only works if there is one more component. This component is communication.

Kate

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DEVELOPMENT10 reasons to update your website

The day has come. Your once successful and well-performing website wears off. And you know what? It is okay. It happens to the best of us. Even while you are reading this article, we are revising our website to improve your experience with it. So let us explain how the updating process works, and not just because we are a software development company but because we understand. Right now, our designer is creating a fresh way of delivering cases, and our backend developer is engaged in the improvement of the admin panel.

Kate

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DEVELOPMENTECOMMERCE REPLATFORMING GUIDE: SWITCH FROM ONE CMS TO ANOTHER

Outdated CMS may be among the reasons why your business hit a plateau.Developing and launching a website is not where the work stops. Besides, you have to maintain it constantly and implement profound changes. As for the latter, sometimes you may need to do something more than a simple redesign, and that may be a switch from one CMS to another. If your e-commerce business is continuously evolving and growing, it brings along more work to do. New technologies are always here to make your life easier. When it comes to CMS, there is also a great variety of opportunities you can use. In this article, we will walk you through the reasons, things to consider, and steps of CMS replatforming.

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DEVELOPMENTGUIDE TO BUILDING SEO FRIENDLY E-COMMERCE WEBSITE IN 2020

Let us be clear, the absence of SEO may result in the absence of website visibility.What people usually do when they need to find some information? Of course, they google it. The same goes for online shopping. When someone wants to buy or just compare prices for a certain product, Internet users simply open their devices to find necessary items online. Although you can now hardly find a person, who doesn’t have a computer or a laptop, people still use mobile devices more often. Thus, 93% of all internet activity starts with a search query. This number is for you if you doubt the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) for your website.

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DEVELOPMENTHOW TO BUILD & IMPLEMENT DYNAMIC PRICING FOR E-COMMERCE

Bear in mind, the whole purpose of dynamic pricing isn’t all about making sales.Price is among the key priorities when the consumers make their final decision whether to buy a product or not. Too expensive or too cheap offers can easily avert the buyers from your store. What if other stores have smaller prices? Or similar products of cheaper brands attract visitors more? The solution for not losing the client base is keeping track and controlling the costs on your website with the help of dynamic price strategies.

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DEVELOPMENTCOSTS OF E-COMMERCE PROJECT REDESIGN

The rise of sales, increased traffic and positive reviews are just a couple of benefits you may get from a website redesign.If you want your e-commerce business to grow and develop (we believe you do), you need to keep track of events in the online retail industry and, of course, implement on-time updates. Sometimes, small changes are not enough, then significant renovations should take place. Those may include changing the offers you provide and product lines, updating the website and finally redesigning. The question of redesign should be taken up seriously, as the first impression is what most people rely on when it comes to the Internet and its tough competition. Be ready to invest enough effort and budget to the renovation that will increase your business’s value. To know how to determine your budget. It’s important to consider at first the features, reasons, and type of changes, necessary for your website in the process of redesign.

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DEVELOPMENTADDING AN ONLINE STORE TO YOUR WEBSITE: DETAILED GUIDE

Adding an online store to your website will cost you less than developing it from the ground up.Selling online is never a bad idea, especially nowadays, when people wish to buy everything they need right from their cozy homes.What if having a ready website a business owner decided to sell something? Good news! There is no need for you to start all over again. There is a solution – adding an online store to the existing website. The opportunities of eCommerce are growing as fast as the customers’ demands.

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DEVELOPMENTHOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD AN E-COMMERCE WEBSITE IN 2019-2020

The e-commerce development company you choose will certainly affect the money you have to pay.The e-commerce website can definitely enhance the profit you receive from your business. But how much does e-commerce website cost? The figures you will hear in an answer to that question can vary a lot. Even after development, you will have to invest money into maintenance, improvement and adding brand-new features that are constantly appearing on the market. That’s in case you want your e-store to be attractive and profitable, of course. It’s even difficult to tell the average cost of how much should I charge for an e-commerce website. The numbers will vary due to different factors. In this article, we’re going to discuss them all in detail to help you grasp some idea about the money you need to pay for the e-store. First of all, you need to decide what you want your e-commerce to offer the customers. It may be anything from small business e-store up to a large website with a big amount of integrated (useful or just good-looking) features. It is also a good idea not to wait until everything becomes outdated. We strongly recommend to update all the features continuously and save money for more innovations.

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DEVELOPMENTGUIDE TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING FOR E-COMMERCE

To avoid the negative consequences, start with determining what you intend to achieve.The popularity of e-commerce is growing at a blistering pace. Many companies around the globe regard the internet as a powerhouse with high commercial capacity and opportunities to boost their business and attract more customers. Those companies are completely right – more and more people prefer clicking the mouse over walking for hours when they need to buy something. Online stores nowadays provide their customers with more possibilities for less effort. But how to make people buy on your website, not any other? The answer is in thorough planning and management of e-commerce.

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DEVELOPMENTWEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM STRUCTURE AT SAPIENTPRO

We don’t say there isn’t enough knowledge, because our specialists are always broadening their abilities, delivering first-rate products and making the customers satisfied.Being a client of a Web Development company doesn’t mean you have to know all the ins and outs of the development process. However, what may be interesting for you is the stages and main characters of the project delivery. You cannot address front-end developer directly if you need to add a new payment method. Even this, as you may think, simple task involves a well-thought teamwork. So, here is a brief insight into the mechanism of SapientPro Clockwork.

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DEVELOPMENTHOW IT OUTSOURCING MAKES UKRAINE ATTRACTIVE FOR BUSINESSES AROUND THE WORLD

If a customer wants to find a development company they can work comfortably with, the staff becomes a really important point to encounter for making a choice.Without any doubt, while visiting some websites, buying goods online or even using a digital map to reach your destination you don’t think of the fact that Ukrainian IT specialists might have taken part in the development of these apps. A great number of companies around the world choose to outsource web development to Ukraine and they do have strong reasons for that. So, let’s give a detailed look at the biggest of them:

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DEVELOPMENTMAIN FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

As software development is a many-stage process, every its element contributes to what you have to pay for an application.Before starting something new, people usually ask: “How much will it cost me to do this?” If you expect to hear the exact sum once you come to the software development company, here is something you need to know. The factors to be considered for the cost estimation are numerous and most of them depend on how you want your website or app to look like.As software development is a many-stage process, every its element contributes to what you have to pay for an application. Let’s have a closer look at three most important factors that affect the client’s budget.

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