Six Unexpected Advantages of Outsourcing Ruby on Rails Development

If you’re considering outsourcing the development of your Ruby on Rails project, you aren’t alone. While outsourcing software development is generally cheaper than doing it in-house (primarily due to the lower cost of living in many outsourcing destinations), less expensive labor is not the only benefit to outsourcing. Let’s explore some the advantages to outsourcing with Vertalab that may not be obvious.

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Get the help you need fast

Hiring Ruby on Rails developers has never been easy, but it becomes especially hard when you need to hire fast. Fortunately, this is not a problem when working with an outsourcing agency as typically you can expect to fill an open position within 2 to 4 weeks. Sometimes much faster.

Engage a team that grows and shrinks according to your needs

When you have a temporary spike in workload, often your only option is to wait until your development team can catch up. Hiring more in-house developers to adjust a short-term increase in workload isn’t practical. On the other hand, maintaining a larger team “just in case” isn’t practical either; it’s a luxury only large companies can afford.

Fortunately, you don’t have to worry when working with Vertalab; we can adjust the team size to your needs, saving you money and time.

Transparent costs

Although often underappreciated, this factor is especially important. When developing Ruby on Rails apps in-house, companies rarely understand the actual cost of developing this or that feature. As a result, a lot of energy could be wasted without companies even realizing it.

It’s completely different when you partner with Vertalab. At the end of the month, you get a detailed report listing the number of hours each developer worked on a specific task.

Hiring mistakes

Hiring mistakes are costly in terms of time, money, and morale. Some companies delay hiring—or worse, miss opportunities to hire great candidates—for fear of making a wrong decision.

There’s no need to worry about making a mistake when you deal with a Ruby on Rails outsourcing company. If a candidate is not a good match (e.g., not a good fit with your corporate culture), we will replace that developer.

Employment-related overhead

As you know, an employee costs much more than their salary. Taxes, insurance, administration, and employment benefits can add as much as 50% of the employee’s salary to their true cost.

When you work with Vertalab, only two numbers determine your monthly costs: hourly rate and number of billable hours. We take care of the rest, and you can easily understand your actual costs.

Office expenses

How much does it cost you to house and equip each employee? You may not think much about rent, utilities, cleaning, computing equipment and maintenance, furniture, coffee, etc. But how much you could save by postponing relocation to a larger office by, say, 6 or 12 months?


We hope this post helps you get a better sense of what can be realistically achieved when outsourcing software development, and how Vertalab can be a great partner in meeting your company goals and keeping this sustainable.

If you’re new to outsourcing, you might find it interesting to check out “Five 5 Insider Tips for Success”, or browse a list of frequently asked questions about outsourcing here. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us for answers.

Author:
Mike Svystun
Topics:
Ruby on Rails, Outsourcing