The face of Vietnam has changed immeasurably in the past 30 years since the market was first opened to the world. Today the country’s economic growth rivals that of China at around 7% per year. According to analysts from The World Bank, one of the main factors behind the booming economy is the heavy public investment that has been made in human and physical capital. By making the internet easy and affordable to access and by investing in education, the country has harnessed its biggest asset, its people. Vietnam software outsourcing has evolved as a result.
An out of sight, out of mind approach to outsourcing software development is a recipe for disaster. Collaboration is key, there need to be clear communication channels and efficient project management established from the outset. If you google, ‘Vietnam software outsourcing company’ you will find page upon page of vendors and as you would expect, a wide range of competency. Those that will deliver the very best results and an efficient development process, will not interested in a hands-off, short-term, low-cost partnership.
The elite development houses that you should seek out will want to co-create the product with you, as its success will be a reflection of their own capabilities. Vietnam software outsourcing companies are increasingly offering more innovative product development services, with greater vendor responsibility that continues optimization and sustainability after release. The top software houses have international expertise and the ability to find the very best developers in the country, they can provide a partnership for the full life-cycle of the product with ongoing strategic consultancy.
Due to the finances that have been poured into primary education, infrastructure, and market-friendly policies, there is now a young tech-minded population, with high-performing coders and a booming start-up scene. According to Neil Fraser, a software engineer at Alphabet Inc’s Google who visited local schools, “Vietnam has the highest-performing computer science students I’ve ever encountered, the exercises I watched them solve, would be considered challenging problems for a Google hiring interview”. This view is supported by Vietnamese students excelling in the 2016 Hacker rank Competition, while Panasonic and Toshiba who have long held factories in the country are now moving into research and development.
There is no shortage of talent or innovation and with world-class software being produced, it is easy to see why so many multi-national companies are looking to Vietnam for software outsourcing. With long-term partnerships, vendors have the opportunity to become experts in what the business does, enabling them to deliver and maintain custom-built products.
The very best software development companies do not consider themselves outsourcing companies, their passion, and expertise are developing software. They must find developers who share their passion and are at the very top of their game. If you can find a vendor that can source the best talent for a project, has the infrastructure and expertise to project manage and collaborate efficiently, it is not just an opportunity to save money. It is an opportunity to find your business the exact custom built long-term partner it needs.