3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Staff Augmentation Services
Blog: NASSCOM Official Blog
When a business has more IT projects and initiatives than it can handle, it will often look to hire more internal IT staff members. But hiring takes time, interviewing is imperfect and part time or full time employees require management, benefits and office space. While a business might need one-time project support, or ongoing support for development, maintenance and support, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to staffing. In addition to these issues, there is the very real issue of ongoing training and skills enhancement. That costs money and, when a team member is out for training, someone else must cover for that team member. So, what is a business to do?
“A staff augmentation partner provides business software services, processes, methodologies and services that are designed to support the needs of the client in the most practical, responsive and cost effective way and leading edge technical skills and IT consulting services are supported by team members with valuable management, interactive and collaborative skills.”
Here are three reasons you may wish to consider IT staff augmentation services:
- Bandwidth and Productivity – Your team probably doesn’t have the bandwidth to get to the projects you have. You can expand your team with IT staff augmentation team members and enjoy as much team integration as you want – onsite, offsite or a hybrid model. So, you don’t have to sacrifice productivity on other projects. IT staff augmentation can be employed for a short-term project or long-term support and maintenance.
- Specialized Skills – Complement your team skills and add to that skill set without having to hire staff, pay benefits and maintain training programs. Whether you need development expertise for a particular solution, testing or DevOps integration skills, specialized skills for mobile app dev or any other specific skill, you can add these skills without adding employees and paying benefits.
- Timing and Budget – Getting the project done on time and on budget is always a challenge. If your team has other activities, it is difficult to press the issue. When you engage a partner for IT staff augmentation, your requirements are documented in Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that ensure that timelines and budgets are on track. Pricing is clear, so you know what you are will paying to complete the project.
IT staff augmentation is the perfect solution. When a business engages the right partner, it can leverage a flexible delivery model for onsite, offsite or hybrid delivery of services and it can incorporate partner team members into its own team environment. It will benefit from the training and skills maintained by the partner without any of the cost and time involved in training for a business employee.
Additionally, the business can dedicate its internal IT team to the day-to-day and strategic initiatives it considers the most important without pulling critical resources away to take on new projects or long overdue support, reengineering, security, testing or development initiatives. The business will enjoy dedicated, dependable project start-up and turnaround, and custom support to meet its needs for access, as well as long-term and short-term support customized to meet the business requirement.
A staff augmentation partner provides business software services, processes, methodologies and services that are designed to support the needs of the client in the most practical, responsive and cost effective way and leading edge technical skills and IT consulting services are supported by team members with valuable management, interactive and collaborative skills. These soft skills are critical to project success. When a business engages the right IT partner, it can enjoy Staff Augmentation services that are affordable, cost-effective, flexible, and worry free. Expert staff augmentation from an experienced business software company can help your business achieve goals, gain a competitive advantage and meet deadlines and budgetary requirements.
“When a business engages the right partner, it can leverage a flexible delivery model for onsite, offsite or hybrid delivery of services and it can incorporate partner team members into its own team environment.”