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Richard Raysman and Peter Brown Richard Raysman and Peter Brown

Developing software in-house can be highly beneficial. An in-house software team is well aware of the company policies and brand guidelines and can tailor the software creation process and rollout to better comport with company priorities and synergistic aims. Moreover, since developers are closely monitored by management—at least relative to most off-site developers—the company can catch inefficiencies at the outset and in turn mitigate an inability to meet often strict development timelines. Conversely, in-house development is inhibited by the need to hire employees with selective expertise, which can be a lengthy process if nothing else because of negotiations and bureaucratic red tape seemingly endemic to larger businesses. In addition, training in-house employees on a single project involves imparting customized skills and knowledge not easily transferable to other software products. Outsourcing is prevalent for a reason.


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