Many Western European and American corporate leaders adopt the offshore development center model to expand a company into new markets. And one of the ways to do this is via Build-Operate-Transfer in IT outsourcing. BOT providers let you concentrate on key business needs while catering to all your operational needs, including completing all documentation and paperwork-related tasks. However, there are also other offerings like the one from Alcor, an IT recruitment services provider in Eastern Europe, without any “transfer” phase, team management intermediaries, buy-out fees and hidden costs. Now let’s find out in more detail about the ODC established by a BOT provider and a better alternative to this model in this article!
Establishing the ODC Through Build-Operate-Transfer Model
The Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) method allows you to expertly and efficiently manage every step of cooperation.
The company in charge of setting up the BOT model assembles a reliable offshore software development center and becomes an intermediary between you and your newly established branch. After the provider finishes the interview process and hires the best candidates for you, they will begin working with the team and handle the facilitation of teamwork among all necessary parties. Establishing communication between the client and its offshore team, facilitating knowledge transfer to kickstart the work, etc., all require an in-depth analysis of the company’s needs and the hierarchy and working processes of its in-house team. This team will further perform every aspect of your product development, beginning with the architectural design and ending with the software testing and maintenance.
Your BOT model vendor is also the one who takes care of all the back-office functions, including IT recruitment, legal compliance, payroll, accounting, and others. They ensure everything runs smoothly until and after the product is developed. The supplier handles project management and ensures the best possible performance from the team. Planning and enabling staff growth, managing remuneration, measuring employee happiness, increasing retention, etc. all fall within the purview of human resource management. Those who have not been successful in their roles on the offshore team may also be let go. With the help of their staff, you’ll be able to run the company’s essential functions with ease. If there were no obstacles, the operating procedures would go very smoothly. The team of software engineers can help bring your offshore operations into better alignment. After this phase, you will have a dedicated and effective staff.
You will have complete control over everything, including the office, personnel, records, and intellectual property. Your information will be kept strictly confidential. Working with a BOT team that shares your values will help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. In this manner, you can ensure the eternal loyalty of your clientele.
BOT Model vs IT Recruiting
Businesses often need to decide between different cooperation models when looking to augment their teams. Let’s consider the BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) model and IT recruitment with back-office support. While both approaches have their merits, a side-by-side comparison reveals distinct advantages with the latter approach that can significantly enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of project execution.
When compared to the BOT model, IT recruitment combined with back-office support offers several advantages:
- Immediate Ownership: The IT recruitment provider allows clients to take immediate ownership of the team and all other resources, eliminating the risky ‘transfer’ phase associated with BOT.
- Direct Management: Instead of acting as an intermediary, an IT recruitment services agency allows clients to work with and manage the software development team directly, fostering a productive programming environment and facilitating the achievement of the desired outcomes.
- Customizable Back-Office Functions: Providing only those additional or back office functions that the client needs, ensuring a tailored approach to each project.
- Transparent Pricing: The pricing structure of the recruitment agency is clear and straightforward. Unlike the BOT model, there is no buy-out fee, reducing hidden costs and promoting transparency.
While the BOT model may seem like a viable option, the model combining IT recruitment with back-office support offers tangible benefits. By providing immediate ownership, direct management, customizable back-office functions, and transparent pricing, this model not only ensures smoother project execution but also enhances the overall efficiency and transparency of the process.
Alcor BPO, Your Reliable IT Recruitment Services Provider in Eastern Europe
Our team of over 40 IT recruiters has the expertise to find and employ developers and software engineers from Eastern European countries, who become integral members of your team from day one. One of our guarantees is filling an open position within 3-6 weeks by providing you with the CVs of first qualified applicants within 5 days. If our candidate fails to make it through your company’s probation term, we will replace them at no additional cost to you. We also take on the duty of providing legal guidance and ensuring that our customers’ businesses are in accordance with applicable regulations. Plus, we handle everything from tax planning and payment to Eastern European authorities to personnel record keeping and salary distribution for your development team.