Best fit can be determined by numerous factors. Few of the important ones are below:
Outsourcing can be best worked out when the vendor has good relevant experience. When the vendor acts as a stakeholder to provide insights on platform strategy, system integrations, resourcing to attain product to market strategy, maintenance etc based on past experiences, it will turn out to be a fruitful engagement. The vendor should be able to define “What not to do!” well, even before the commencement of the project which is a big advantage for any company that is engaging the vendor.
Value in outsourcing is much more than price. The best outsourcing company will outline what needs to be achieved as deliverables and work towards setting clear goals and expectations before embarking on the journey.
Measure the success- Best agencies create metrics to measure success. When the metrics and goals are set, there is always an opportunity for course correction if needed to achieve the end deliverables.
When a company engaging the vendor, that implies the vendor is representing that company’s brand and business. So understanding there is a right fit in approach and culture is utmost important.
Outsourcing means separating development and business teams. Which often hinder the growth. So clear communication and processes play a key role. Understand if these processes fit into your company’s DNA to attain a seamless engagement.