As companies look to allocate their resources, mitigate risks, and future-proof their business operations, they’re weighing their options. Is it better to outsource their website or develop it in-house? It’s a question we’re often asked.
So we've put together an eBook, "Outsourcing Your Website vs Developing In-House: The Costs, Pros, and Cons," which carefully examines this dilemma and provides guidance for making an informed decision.
You can download the eBook below but first here’s a taste of some of the topics that we delve into.
Your website is more than just a digital address; it's a powerful tool that can help increase brand awareness, showcase your products and services, generate quality leads, and more. However, the development approach you choose can have a significant impact not only on the quality and functionality of your website but also on your budget and overall business operations.
The In-house Advantage: Is It Better?
Opting for an in-house team comes with the advantage of direct oversight and alignment with internal values.
It enables you to facilitate immediate collaboration and flexibility for changes, ensuring that your website's development is tightly woven into your organisation's core vision.
Our eBook delves into the diverse roles needed to construct an internal website development team, right from a Project Manager to a Security Analyst, along with an in-depth analysis of the associated costs.
Outsourcing: A Wider Perspective
On the flip side, outsourcing web development offers a wider range of expertise and diverse capabilities. With an external agency, you’re not just paying for a service, but a team of expert minds that bring along a fresh perspective, potentially catapulting your brand to new digital heights.
Agencies, with their vast experience, can also expedite project completion and address any challenges effectively based on their prior experience.
However there are also considerable expenses associated with outsourcing a corporate website to an agency, and these can often vary drastically from £10,000 to £100,000 or more, contingent on the project’s complexity. Our eBook explores what's behind agency pricing and what it means for the results you can expect.
Strategic Implications: Making The Right Choice
The eBook explores the strategic implications of both avenues; in-house vs outsourcing.
It addresses crucial considerations like Time-To-Market, Quality of Output, Risk Management, and Scalability, each intertwined with the core decision of in-house versus outsourcing.
It’s not a one-size-fits-all scenario. The decision depends on various factors unique to your organisation including your long-term goals, the intricacy of the website, and the available resources.
A Balanced and Informed Decision
Our eBook does not advocate a one-sided approach but provides a balanced view to aid in making an informed decision. Whether it’s about harnessing internal resources and skills or leveraging external expertise and efficiency, the choice is multifaceted. We hope it's helpful in making an informed decision. and assessing the pros and cons in light of your unique business landscape.
Have a read and get in touch if you have any questions!