ATLANTA, August 30, 2017 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services announced today that it has created the Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator to compare the total cost of ownership of software development between Rural Sourcing, offshore developers, and other staffing solutions.
Now, more than ever, companies are looking for other options to offshoring. According to a recent Gartner report, “sourcing and vendor management leaders must apply risk mitigation strategies to avoid delivery disruption if foreign resources face challenges with obtaining visas for onshore work.” It further states that “…any modifications to the visa program will have an impact on IT service providers and their clients.” (1)
The Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator was developed to assist clients and prospects in benchmarking their software development outsourcing TCO, while considering the impact of variables like H-1B reform, language, cultural alignments, and business context. The Calculator is a robust tool that allows the user to customize distinct and commonly accepted productivity factors to their unique situation. This flexibility allows for a more accurate assessment of the total cost of ownership for outsourced software development needs.
The outputs can then be saved as a pdf and shared amongst all stakeholders of the decision-making team, incorporating insights from the Lewis cultural model and benchmarking analysis of your hourly labor rate. The tool will allow clients to evaluate their rates versus the norms by country for software development.
“With the uncertainty of H-1B legislation changes and changes to US trade agreements, requests to illustrate the value of domestic sourcing have significantly increased,” said Derek Perry, vice president of innovation. “The Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator not only demonstrates the value of the various options but illuminates the hidden costs associated with offshore developers.”
For more information on the Rural Sourcing TCO Calculator or to receive a demo, visit teamsparqcom.wpengine.com/offshoring-calculator.
(1) Gartner, Potential H-1B Visa Changes and NAFTA Withdrawal Could Impact Your Offshore Outsourcing Deal, March 2017
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