FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is the Own Team Model suitable for?
The Own Team Model solution is broadly suitable for all companies that have an existing development department but are unable to expand due to high costs and difficulties finding qualified specialists. This Nearshoring Model is particularly suitable for startups and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). As opposed to larger enterprises, issues with resources and importance of time to market are here often more critical. Since time is money, we believe that finding the right outsourcing solution is exceptionally important.
What are the major advantages compared to the classical outsourcing approach?
Classical outsourcing is primarily suitable for clearly defined projects which can be precisely outlined in advance. Due to the complexity and constantly changing requirements of modern IT projects, classical outsourcing models increasingly fail to deliver expected results.
Our Own Team Model has the following major advantages:
- Quick expansion of required development capacities
- Direct quality control
- Sustainable knowledge build-up and economies of scale based on dedicated teams without rotation
- Full cost control due to transparent pricing
Why nearshoring with InterVenture?
InterVenture is a young and dynamic company which flexibly responds to specific needs of clients. Together, the management team has more than 40 years of experience in organising and managing cross-disciplinary IT projects in Germany, Switzerland, the UK and the US. This DNA is reflected on each level at InterVenture, whereby we put trust, competence, transparency and proactivity at the forefront.
Onshoring, Nearshoring, Offshoring – What are the differences?
Onshoring, nearshoring and offshoring are all outsourcing strategies. Near- and onshoring include processes that are outsourced nationwide, or to countries that are situated on the same continent. This makes them significantly different from offshoring and outsourcing to other continents (most often Asia).
The difference between near- and onshoring strategies lies in the crossing (or not crossing) of the national borders: when following an onshoring strategy, processes are outsourced within the country. With a nearshoring strategy, the outsourcing is processed to countries in the same region. Depending on the plan, costs could be dramatically lower. For companies in German-speaking countries, nearshoring is the most profitable strategy as the IT sector in Eastern Europe is currently booming, and qualified workforce in those countries is less expensive.
What are Virtual Teams & Remote Teams?
Both terms “Virtual Teams‟ and “Remote Teams‟ refer to the geographical independence of a team working for a company. It includes factors such as time zones, nationalities and organisational structures.
Technology, such as video conferences, emails or phone calls, for instance, play an essential role here. The main advantage is that a company gains better access to higher qualified workforce, as factors like the distance from work or going abroad become irrelevant. Besides, as time-consuming travel and travel costs are being avoided, time management within a company and its (external) employees can be optimised.