Developing software – is it worth leaving it within in-house team?

If you own a firm that use software, you presumably were already thinking before about employing an external company in this field. Like everything else, such approach has some pros and cons.
To start with, two main things should be considered: First – is it worth to use softare development within your own in-house team instead of hiring software house? Especially when some of them is so great. Second – when is the appropriate moment to hire software development company? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for it.

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Obviously, you gotta form your own opinion regarding hiring external software development company. There is no such thing as universal answer good for every enterprise.
The best suggestion is as following: keep in-house your main activities which create main income for the enterprise. The rest of activities, you ‘d better transfer to an external software house. Thus, if software is not one of the core activities of your enterprise, you should probably hire the external company. Because of this, you could focus as much as possible on core activities, without being bothered with other tasks. As software development is awfully time-consuming, it requires lots of specialists that work completely on that. As employing such specialists is difficult, it would probably be a great Deal more profitable to have a software development company that will be working on that field for your company. Unfortunately, such service are rather pricey- but still you can try them.

Therefore, some basic calculations of costs have to be conducted.
In conclusion, normally hiring external software development company pays off. But not always. And it is why the final decision still is up to you.