Software Outsourcing To Philippines
Software application development, business processes outsourcing, and legacy application maintenance are the three primary areas of focus for Philippines-based outsourced vendors. Its cultural affinity for the US and command of English makes it an excellent choice for companies seeking to transition their low-level maintenance work offshore.
The Accelerance Global Partner Network includes teams from the Philippines that have been thoroughly screened and vetted for quality of work and ability to meet deadlines.
Working with outsourcers in Philippines – Pluses
Straightforward software development projects that are well specified are a safe choice for outsourcing to the Philippines. Standard technologies like Java and .NET are well understood and commonly used for both desktop and web applications.
Even if your application is not completely specified, you can collaborate in English with Filipino engineers. Flying to Manila to ramp-up your Philippine outsourcing team is relatively easy to do.
A primary Philippines’ strength is its cultural affinity with the US. It has highly westernized culture (a US protectorate for nearly 50 years) and is the third largest English speaking nation.
Working with outsourcers in Philippines - Minuses
The distant time zone may be an issue in working with outsourcers in the Philippines. The time zone difference is difficult to overcome if you need overlap with your workday.
The Philippines software services sector lacks the size and scale of its primary competitor, the Indian software industry. Few of the Philippines software companies possess major certification such as CMMI certification.
Another major issue that faces the software services sector is the security situation and political instability in the Philippines. The nation has been hit with a guerilla insurgency. This is an important consideration when choosing a partner for your offshore software development site.
If you require a crack team of programmers to innovate a software solution to your problem or to help you win an opportunity, the Philippines may be too relaxed and carefree a place for your outsourcing.