It is said that expectations of outsourcing are often disappoitting. This post offers a different approach on how software development (specifically Dynamics NAV development and Dynamics partners’) companies can realize the potential gains of NAV development outsourcing and create services that will result in reduced costs and generated revenue in terms of increasing added value.
Discussing benefits of Dynamics NAV development outsourcing
Diana Farrell in her research “Offshoring: Value Creation through Economic Change” stated the following points regarding outsourcing benefits:
- cost saving;
- automation of the manual services.
Dynamics Partners, who are searching for the most suitable decision to develop valuable services for their clients, discuss more aspects than price alone. Modern companies concentrated on long term goals consider NAV development outsourcing to be a flexibility, speed and new insights generating decision.
Outsourced NAV development can benefit Dynamics partners’ companies by increasing their flexibility to respond to changing market conditions and to experiment with new ideas. When reengineering the value chain and expanding markets, employees, who think creatively and pay even more attention to the clients, remain the most valuable. Often it’s difficult to achieve because company’s specialists are not very flexible to do so due to their attention to manual and repetitive tasks, they feel time limitations for these tasks and know that time to improve services and products, discuss and realize new ideas could be hardly found. Perceptive, credible and loyal employees are valuable consultative voices, inspiration, power with new insights, experience, so it is not worth to discuss job loss and consider it unavoidable in case of outsourcing. It is worthwhile to consider changing company’s employees roles, focus on producing higher-value, create or increase competitive differentiation which is hard to replicate. For example, more resources could be invested in analyzing broader market needs and developing cloud-based reusable high-value solutions. All these activities are often left behind the current tasks (especially recurring tasks). Remembering Pareto principle or the 80/20 Rule, business activities can be revalued. Project Managers know that 20 percent of the work consume 80 percent of your time and resources. 20 percent of the defects causing 80 percent of the problems.
”Companies move business services offshore because they can become more profitable and competitive by doing so. This ultimately protects existing jobs and allows companies to invest more in the next generation technologies and business ideas that will create the jobs of the future. Opportunities to redeploy labour and invest capital to generate opportunities in higher-value-added occupations will appear, even if we cannot predict exactly where.“ (Diana Farrell)
By Vilija Buteniene, Simplanova Marketing Manager
Simplanova is a development outsourcing company working only with Microsoft Dynamics Partners, specializing in Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) upgrade. We help Dynamics Partners by giving the ability to acquire the skills needed, cut overtime costs and increase the efficiency of Microsoft Dynamics NAV development services.
Our services: Microsoft Dynamics NAV upgrade (all versions), Microsoft Dynamics NAV development, Microsoft Dynamics NAV RTC Add-in development, Microsoft Dynamics NAV integration, Microsoft Dynamics NAV localization, Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) development outsourcing.
For more information about Microsoft Dynamics NAV outsourcing, contact our service representative here.