Software Development Staff Augmentation reduces costs

Why is there a trend to switch from traditional hiring models to outsourcing and IT staff augmentation?

IT outsourcing is nothing new for the business world. Companies that favor professional services for a reasonable price have been embracing this delivery model. But with the business landscape evolving, outsourcing types like Software Development Staff augmentation and Dedicated Software Development Teams are becoming increasingly more popular. WebCreek has been building custom applications for over 20 years and we have fine-tuned our process of delivering solutions for our clients. With our experiences working in time-sensitive projects in many data-driven industries, we understand the importance of having a well-staffed team. A lack of well-trained professionals can complicate even simple tasks and routines. We set-up our teams to prevent that from happening. Our software staff augmentation model focuses on communication and providing your team with the exact developers that your project needs.

 What are the ever present challenges of traditional hiring?

With our vast experiences in medium-sized and large projects, we have been working in both the traditional model of being in full control of the software lifecycle and also through the embedded model where we work off-site as part of our client’s team.

How do Outsourcing and Staff Augmentation address those problems?

Outsourcing is not showing signs of slowing down soon.


Outsourcing and staff augmentation share a sizeable piece of the global economy pie. With businesses worldwide spending over $700 billion on outsourcing in 2022 and a possible $731 billion by the end of 2023 it not showing signs of slowing down soon.

Not only is software development considered less expensive to outsource, but most often companies choose to outsource to focus on their core business activities, solve capacity issues and enhance service quality.


Why WebCreek’s Software Development Staff Augmentation Model Works

Here are 5 benefits we have found of Software Staff Augmentation:

1. Webcreekers are expert-vetted, no need to guess if the hire is professional

When you add qualified professionals to your team, you can benefit from their unique skills and experiences. Our team members not only provide expertise for the time when they are on your project, but they can also provide knowledge to your staff for the future to help the projects run smoothly in the future.

2. Save on hiring, training, and onboarding costs

Software Development Staff Augmentation reduces costs
Businesses can reduce costs while improving operations


Hiring for your software project can be an expensive undertaking. Even after your hiring decisions are made, you still have the added expenses of training and onboarding. Even if the hiring is for a short time, you have the expenses of the hiring process, just to let the team go after the project is complete. Staff Augmentation is designed to address this. You can choose the best candidates to have them work on your project for a specific time, for just the cost of the services they provide.

3. Curate the skills you need

When you talk with us to determine the requirements for your specific project, you can determine the exact skills you need the short-term staff to bring to the project. You won’t have to worry about the time to train the employee since their experience will be a part of the requirements of the project and hire.

4. Get a new perspective

There can be various times in the project where you need neutral advice and insight. An augmented staff member can fill this role on the team. Everyone knows they will just be there for a finite period of time, so they will be happy to offer some objective opinions to help the project get past any roadblocks or blockages.

5. Access to flexible contracts

There are some developers that are willing to work in an augmented staff job, is often seeking a flexible work environment. This can be used to the advantage of your project. You might need a lot of help as your project goes through the various stages. You might need more help at the beginning of the project, while you might just need some guidance as you go through the testing phases. A developer working on a short-term basis can fit in with your schedule and your workflow, to provide only the services you need when you need them the most.

Are you interested in growing your team with Software Development Staff Augmentation?

WebCreek specializes in creating custom software solutions for our clients. We can not only provide full-development services, but we can help you with your outsourcing software teams. You might find that a small team to augment your current IT department might be all you need.

Let’s discuss your next IT Staff Augmentation Requirement

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