When is outsourcing with DataSoft a good idea?

Actually always. For promoting to rapid development for startups to complex projects for multiple disciplines. Bangladesh is booming as a destination for outsourcing within the ICT industry. Due to the recent economic growth, the country is flourishing, and with English as a second language, this makes Bangladesh a very attractive and accessible location for companies. Benefits of Bangladesh as an outsourcing destination are young, ambitious and trained employees, low costs and a modern infrastructure. Research bureau Gartner gave Bangladesh in 2010 a 'very good' score on costs, and in 2013 the country was regarded by Goldman Sachs as one of the Next Eleven countries (N-11) due to its great economic potential. Advice is always to start with a pilot project first.

Why is outsourcing a good idea?

Outsourcing to Bangladesh always yields substantial cost and time savings. Offshore sourcing offers not only a cost advantage but also strategic advantages, such as access to new export markets and opportunities for product innovation. Starting with offshoring is not always easy and good information and communication is indispensable.

Is offshore outsourcing also a good idea for SMEs or start up?

Whether it is SAP, Oracle, Java, PHP or .NET; experienced specialists are available abroad. Via offshore sourcing, these can be switched on at a relatively low cost. Organizations such as ABN Amro, Shell, KLM, KPN, Ahold and Exact have discovered this a long time ago. Especially programming, testing and making a technical design is done by teams abroad, where Bangladesh has become an increasingly well-known destination. More and more small and medium-sized companies, including start-ups, are now using the opportunities abroad. Making software, games, apps and websites, doing administrative work: it can all be done remotely.

Which projects are best suited for outsourcing?

As an organization you have decided to outsource a number of things to an offshore supplier, but which projects will you outsource? Do you want to have adjustments made to your existing systems, do you want to migrate or do you want a whole new system? Not all projects are equally suitable for outsourcing, which factors do you include in your considerations?

The easiest projects to outsource are maintenance or management of, or modifications to, existing systems, because the specifications are already clearly defined and the assignment can therefore be formulated quite simply. A bigger challenge is software and application development and new systems to be built, because the specifications are not always fully developed or can be worked out. Nevertheless, there are great advantages to having your own systems developed: you save on personnel and licensing costs, and you can have a system customized to suit your wishes for the organization. Migration from existing applications to newer technology is also ideal for outsourcing. Bangladesh is booming as a destination for outsourcing within the ICT industry. Due to the recent economic growth, the country is flourishing, and with English as a second language, this makes Bangladesh a very attractive and accessible location for companies. Benefits of Bangladesh as an outsourcing destination are young, ambitious and trained employees, low costs and a modern infrastructure. Research bureau Gartner gave Bangladesh in 2010 a 'very good' score on costs, and in 2013 the country was regarded by Goldman Sachs as one of the Next Eleven countries (N-11) due to its great economic potential. Bangladesh Next informs and advises on outsourcing to Bangladesh, and can help you find the right match.

Does outsourcing contribute to our vision on corporate social responsibility?

Outsourcing to Bangladesh not only saves you a substantial cost and time saving, but you also contribute in a substantial way to the development of Bangladesh. International investments are of great importance to the world economy, and have contributed significantly to the development of countries. Multinational companies play an important role in this investment process. International cooperation can improve the foreign investment climate, stimulate the positive contribution that multinational companies can make to economic, social and ecological progress, and reduce or remedy any problems.

Companies doing business abroad, they are expected to do so in a responsible manner. The OECD Guidelines contain joint recommendations from governments to multinational companies based in their country. They provide voluntary principles and standards for corporate responsibility in areas such as employment and labor relations, human rights, environment, information disclosure, fight against bribery, consumer interests, science and technology, competition and taxation.