Rural sourcing, also known as domestic sourcing, homesourcing, and local outsourcing, is now a viable solution for companies that need outside help on development projects but want to keep the work closer to home. The model utilizes software development centers in tier 2 cities within the same country or geographic domain as the project. The work is done remotely, which cuts down substantially on travel and billable costs.
In addition to the sustainable cost model, benefits such as common language, time zone alignment and business culture knowledge improve the quality of projects and client satisfaction. The application of our model and core values will enable companies to also achieve the following long-term benefits:
Increased velocity by leveraging all the advantages of common working hours, understanding of US business practices, common culture and a common “tech speak” language. These gains would result in lowering the overall total cost of support.
A simplified and refreshed experience of IT outsourcing. We strive to do everything we can to make our relationships feel and operate as a simple extension of our client’s team. From our on-boarding processes that are done in person to daily stand-ups to quarterly reviews, we have geared our methodology to integrate our team with yours in as many ways as possible.
The realization of long-term value through our relationship and the results we produce. Our track record illustrates that we are long term investors in our relationships. By viewing our clients from this set of lenses we are able to focus on productive outcomes. Through frequent daily conversations and formal visits to each other’s offices we are able to establish relationships that bring value and make for an enjoyable working relationship.
In today’s age of ever-changing technology, companies can no longer wait eighteen months to two years for their projects to be completed. As time moves forward, older technologies become obsolete at a much more rapid rate. The need to get to market quickly with a development project has become more important as the speed at which technology evolves has greatly increased over the past decade. With benefits such as common language, time zone alignment and business culture knowledge, companies can get to market faster than their competitors at an affordable cost.
Companies no longer just focus on the hourly rate, but consider factors such as speed-to-market, time zone compatibility, travel, knowledge transfer, team size, rework of deliverables, attrition, international law, inflation and much more. The total cost of the project with Domestic Sourcing many times will be the same as the total cost of an offshore project after all factors are considered
RSI is proud to have a high retention rate, meaning the developers that start your project will likely be with you every step of the way.
In addition to having a consistent team, RSI also utilizes the 6th man concept. For each of our project teams, we provide a free resource to sit in on meetings and remain familiar with the project. If one of your developers needs to take time away, even if it is sudden, we always have someone ready to step in and keep your project moving forward smoothly.
As the project becomes more complex, it requires resources to understand and relate to business processes and culture, regularly connect with in-house resources, problem solve, make independent decisions and spend time in training to ramp-up. There also must be a higher level of involvement throughout the project to ensure alignment between the hiring company and the vendor. Domestic Sourcing teams are able to understand complex business processes because they live in the same general area as their clients.