OUTSOURCE VS LOCAL
Every time your company needs some digital design services like 3D commercials, explainer videos, architectural visualization, mobile design or whatever you have to scratch head over a puzzle: to engage a local design- studio or to choose outsourcing. Sure, you feel a great temptation to choose the first option, because, oh, it’s so common. But then, why do many of major companies resort to outsourcing even when they have their own skilled workforce? Because the benefits of outsource are obvious to them:
It’s not a secret that salary expectations can vary greatly depending on a country or region where a specialist lives. If you can find an expert or even a team of professionals from another region, whose services cost four times cheaper compared to a local studio, it would be stupid to miss a chance. By deciding on outsourcing you get a great opportunity to have a work done for a cheaper price while spending free surplus of turnover on the business development or some other business use. Generally, in the eyes of experienced businessmen the difference in salary expectations is the main advantage of outsourcing since there is no sense to involve a local studio, if an outsourcing studio can perform significantly more services for the same price or even cheaper.
Involvement of experts
The most underestimated but precious benefit of outsourcing is freedom to engage experts in different fields depending on requirements of a particular project. Today you may need a person with specific skills and a few months later you will need a professional in another field. Are you sure that a local design-studio can provide the necessary experts in all desired areas? And if they can’t, they will have to turn to outsourcing, won’t they? So why do you need a go-between when you are free to use outsourcing services at your own discretion? And there is no need to take any long-term commitments as well as to pay associated costs.
Many businessmen believe that a local graphic studio works more efficiently and provides the higher quality of services. Yes, they have a local office to which you can come for checking the progress or for discussing the details. But do you pay them for sitting in the office or for services that have to be performed at a certain level within a certain time? This statement may seem counterintuitive, but many office workers are distracted from the workflow while in an office. If we consider the time spent on the way to an office and back, coffee-breaks and conversations with colleagues – there is not so much time left for a real work. When you pay for outsourcing services, you pay for the result, not for office time.