Choosing the right IT supplier that can accomplish large and complex projects can be a big challenge. As a client, you must be discerning and carefully weigh all factors to ensure that the software you need gets done successfully and smoothly. An option to minimize project cost but maintaining high quality service is to outsource. When the choice is done correctly, opting for offshore IT companies is a smarter and cheaper alternative. Low cost, for a broad range of services Offshore IT companies like 1902 Software offer much cheaper services as compared to our Western IT counterparts. We empower customers like you to find a competitive IT supplier with resources who possess in-demand and relevant technical skills. For a cheaper price, you can avail of broad range of services that can be outsourced including web development, desktop application, mobile application, and design. Offshore companies like us also provide support to existing sites, web shops, CMS systems, IT systems, and even server management to companies abroad. Without sacrificing high quality With us, quality is not compromised. Our IT professionals are highly competitive because of their solid exposure to multiple and complex IT projects over time. Many of them have attained global-standard technical certifications. For instance, our .Net Developers take pride as being Microsoft Certified in Application Development track, while our team of webshop programmers are Magento Certified. Besides the competency of our resources, we also have a strong project management system in place, a lean SDLC process which assures the quality of our output. Service-oriented Cultural orientation also makes it inherent for our colleagues to extend impressive service. It’s a way of life for our team to go out of their way to help clients—even beyond their work hours, without unwillingness, hefty overtime rates, or the demand for frequent vacation—factors that, in developed nations, lengthen the development process. Much longer working hours Our flexibility in rendering longer work hours allow for your projects to be accomplished much faster. Moreover, we have multiple technical resources who can work on projects in cases of sickness, personal emergencies, attrition, and the like. Thus, you don’t have to worry that your projects stand still if the main developers do not show up for work. Strength in English communication Besides their technical skills, the main strength of IT professionals in the Philippines is their English proficiency. For the outsourcing industry, this is a vital skill. A study released by Pearson’s Global English in 2013 ranked Filipinos as first in business English. Moreover, due to the country’s historical background, Filipinos in general have open-minded affinity to Western culture, which comes in convenient to our Western clients. Check out our portfolio of some sites and systems we have done for clients and see what 1902 Software can do for you. Some challenges As with all other things, engaging the services of offshore IT companies is not always a walk in the park. Cultural differences can pose impediments and concerns. Offshore companies may also have limited knowledge of the local market where their clients operate. You must be ready to face concerns in communication, such as occasional misunderstandings due to language barrier. English is the means of communication and both clients and supplier should be able to express themselves in English well to get their messages across. The time differences can work both ways: If the client needs a task urgently and the IT supplier is in a different time zone, the need is not addressed as urgently. On the other hand, if you’re a client in the West, you can conveniently give tasks before your day ends and find that your IT supplier on the other side of the world has done it by the time you wake up. Interested to outsource your new IT project? Talk to us. Related Pages Getting started Project manager Development process Day-to-day support Special software development System upgrade Project management Is your project stalled?