Ascendix has leveraged offshore development in some capacity for over 10 years. Offshoring allowed us to create some of our most popular products and offerings for CRE. But it wasn’t always easy. And now that Dallas based Ascendix has invested over 4 years in our two Eastern European offices, you can benefit, whether it’s for a software development project or if you’re in need of a Virtual IT Staff.
The main reason Ascendix is having success with their outsourcing model is they encountered the obstacles and learning curves that come with offshoring as a customer first. Then they opened offices in Eastern Europe with key staff members that have expertise in CRETech. Next, they limited the number of clients and projects that utilized resources offshore. This allowed the team to create processes and procedures to overcome standard issues that can derail a project when offshoring.
In his recent post on LinkedIn, Wes shares the 7 challenges you must overcome to experience offshoring success:
- Culture and Social Barriers
- Business Hour Differences and Time Zone Challenges
- Focus on Core Business Functions
- Increased Organizational Flexibility
- Reduction in Overhead
- Expanded Ability to Invest in Market Opportunities
- Increased Speed to Market
Click here to read the full article that shows how Ascendix overcame each of these obstacles.
Wes Snow shares outsourcing strategies and successes in The DFW IT Roundtable’s Tech Talk video series.
Wes was also recently interviewed by Sean Picket, Co-Founder of The DFW IT Roundtable and Vice Chairman and host of the “Tech Talk” video series. “Tech Talk” interviews CEO’s and top Executives within successful technology companies who want to share lessons learned and impart wisdom with their peers in the marketplace.
The first video covers the situation that led Ascendix to outsourcing after trying multiple models over 20+ years. He shares how outsourcing provided the ability to meet market demands, get product to market quickly and generate more profit. If you are thinking about offshoring or are currently in the middle of a project, you will definitely relate to Wes’ experience.
In the second video, he will share the journey of evaluating offshoring providers, the teams experience over 7 years in different countries and how we overcame each obstacle. He explains the specific challenges he experienced in each country including China, Argentina, India, and Mexico. In addition, he shares how you can evaluate an outsource providers work in advance of diving right in with a new provider.
The final video, he shares how Ascendix almost gave up on offshoring and what happened to change his mind, which inevitably put us on the road to becoming a provider. This includes finding a pool of talent, much like Silicon Valley or Boston, but at a much lower bill rate. And most importantly, how we blended the Dallas office with our 2 sister offices, which in turn allows us to provide a unique blend of professional services.
If you are already in the search for a provider, contact us today and let’s review your project.