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The difference between outstaffed and freelance software developers

Over the years outstaffed software development has evolved to become one of the most widespread and accepted business cooperation models in the IT industry. Today we want to break down such topic as the difference between freelancers and outstaffed developers.

What is outstaffing?

Outstaffing basically means third-party employment based on corp to corp relationships, also it can be called subcontract employment. Outstaff allows you to team up with a developer from another company without a direct employment.  The main difference between the outsource and outstaff models is communication. In case of outstaff, a developer will report directly to you. Oftentimes,  companies work with both outsource and outstaff models. If you’re still not sure what kind of cooperation is a perfect fit for your business, don’t hesitate to consult with us.  We work collaboratively with companies, applying our expertise and offering guidance in all aspects of building a business – from formulating strategy and developing business models to crafting value propositions and optimizing budgets.

The main differences between hiring a freelancer and outstaffing:

A freelancer is a private individual who can directly work with several customers at the same time without your knowing about it. Freedom to manage their time at their own discretion and other benefits of self-employment are very attractive and important for freelance developers, but can be a problem for many of businesses and startups who wants to outsource their web or software development. The main difficulty in working with such employees is to organize a stable working schedule for the development process. Of course, freelancers are more flexible compared to office-based developers. But, miscommunication is a too frequent issue when employing a freelancer, so flexibility in the developer’s time is not so attractive as it may look at first.

Given the fact that flexible schedule is preferable for freelancers, the working hours and the rates must be specifically fixed. Also, another problem with freelancers compared to outstaffed developers, is that you cannot be fully confident that the deadlines will be met. Let alone a lot of swindlers out there, who can easily disappear once you pay them, leaving you with a product that will require additional investments to be completed and deployed.

Unlike hiring a freelancer, working with an established registered outstaffing IT-company will save you time and money. If you don’t want to risk the safety and quality of your software, you should choose outstaff employees instead of cheaper freelancers. Outstaffed developers can provide you a stable development process with qualified consultancy based on their expertise.  

Contact us, If you’re looking for experienced web or software developers to on the outstaff basis. We are driven by a passion to create and build disruptive and innovative applications that help people solve real problems.

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