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QA Outsourcing 101: Why and Where

Every tech-company has the same goal of delivering an exceptional product with the greatest features, as fast as possible. To achieve that ultimate goal, a comprehensive chain of human resources must be built, in which the QA team is part of. Having an effective QA team is similar to having a capable bodyguard: a hazard detector, a guarantee to your life security. Take it more detail, QA is all about meeting the needs and expectations of customers with respect to functionality, design, reliability, durability, and price of the product. It is one hell of one’s work scope, therefore, partly evidencing the importance of QA in the software development life cycle.

However, constructing an ideal QA team is not a piece of cake. There are lots of factors shall be considered at hand, such as whether to recruit in-house professionals or to outsource from another talent pool. Each has its own perks, thus, QA outsourcing is not a bad choice as well.
But why should we outsource QAs exactly? And where are the best addresses for QA outsourcing?

QA outsourcing 101 Why and Where by Savvycom

QA outsourcing allows you to retain top talent while providing plenty of flexibility in team management.

Why choose QA Outsourcing services?

Because it is beneficial in many ways!

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QA Outsourcing: What are its benefits? | Source: Savvycom.

Cost efficiency

Cost is often the top of mind when mentioning outsource. The cost of “borrowing” is often times lower than actually “buying” something. That is to say, hiring talents from outsourcing companies is often way cheaper than a self-recruitment.
When it comes to conducting recruitment, especially long-run, specialised ones that aim at attracting professionals and experts, one hell of a budget shall be taken out from the company account, covering bonus for HR executives, headhunters if any, commission for intermediaries, interview expenditures, etc.
Then let’s assume you successfully self-recruit a gifted, capable QA team. What’s next? You have to pay them, hourly, weekly or monthly. No matter when you feel like to “salary” your employees, you still have to open your wallet. At the very least, you must suffer QAs’ salaries and wages expense in accordance with the contract signed, the income taxes, the cost of their benefits package and their payroll taxes such as FICA taxes. That’s not to mention the expense levy on training and development.
Now make a calculation. How much you must spend for an in-house QA team? I bet it must be a big fat number of dollars, without a shadow of a doubt.
That, as a result, paves a way for outsourcing, a more economical way to pertain the capacity of the QAs without sparing way too much money. All you have to do is to sign a contract with an outsourcing company at will, that’s not to mention there might be various packages for you to choose. Even if you go for the highest-priced package, chances are it’s still cheaper than the cost of hiring QAs of the same level on your own. Hence, labour costs are optimised to the lowest possible.
Moreover, by outsourcing, you can let the outsourced staffs work in their office instead of yours. Therefore, you don’t struggle to collect extra money for office expansion or simply save the space for better purposes.
Plus, once a partnership is formed, mutual support shall come into play. You can receive management assistance from your outsourcing partner on QA team members controlling and administrative tasks, thus, together you both take steps closer to the goal. This way, not only your overheads but also your managers could feel a little relaxed literally.

Expertise

First, there is one thing I think you and me both agree: expertise is very important in QA processing.
Experts play a crucial role in leading the whole team to go the right way. They are ones that watch out any other QA in the team and make sure that they are all held skilful and accountable. They have the experiences and the knowledge to help PM and your company with that. Without them, a QA team is likely to go into chaos.
The question then is, how do you plan to recruit them?
Now let’s slip back to the hypothesis up there, about you self-recruiting your own ideal QA team. All those dollars aside, you are seeing your HR team doing a CV/portfolio scanning and interviewing. They might be doing it with decent support from a project manager, a CTO, a guy that takes charge of some IT cool stuff, or you. A list of expectations, requirements and benefits shall be handed to the HR department so that they have a foundation on the qualified candidates and are able to determine who is going to be short-listed as well as who will be the finals to survive.
If you are searching for experts, specialists or someone that is close to such levels, your expectations must be high, the requirements shall be demanding, and the benefits could be extremely lucrative. Yet, all of them must set based on the quality of the talent pool you are approaching.
In short, there are 3 factors affecting the expertise of your recruited: the criteria (expectations, requirements), the benefits you offer and the talent pool. Besides, the first two are often in a reciprocal relationship with the last one.

The criteria and the talent pool

While you’re doing recruitment, you are heavily attached to the company image and values. It is reflected in your expectations, in your requirements and any other criteria you set on the candidates. You and your own business values are the two things that can hardly be separated.
I won’t say it’s not right since you apparently have valid reasons to find people that match. No one gets to choose the persons they feel like they can hardly get along right?
However, the thing is although you need a great fit, you cannot ignore the competency.
Put it simply, though you want expertise, suitability can’t help but be a complementary one. Therefore, your criteria must cover both the suitability and the high-level proficiency (as you are looking for experts), which makes the criteria pretty demanding as I once said in the previous passage. Therefore, it forms a negative correlation with the possibility of successful expert recruitment: the more challenging the criteria, the harder you recruit successfully.
Still, it’s not a problem if you have a high-quality talent pool. If you are looking for the best employees, you should look into the best hubs. The criteria you set shall be in harmony with the talent pool you are going to access to, no matter what.
Therefore, if you are confident in the financial power to hire headhunters from HR companies, or in your company’s capability to create a high-quality talent pool that can provide the best QA experts, it’s cool. Just go for it. However, if you are nowhere near that confidence, QA outsourcing remains a better choice.
Outsourcing companies may not have a big, diverse talent pool as HR companies, but they are sure to have numerous reputable and experienced experts in the IT field, including QA experts. Because such companies give humans for hire in return of money, they have a special, distinctive, highly effective and reliable method of filtering talents, keeping only those who are capable of making wonders out from scratch and offer them to business customers.
Just connecting to an outsourcing firm and you are free to access their talent pool easily with a reasonable service expense without costing you any additional training or increased management cost. You are free to choose whoever you think meeting your criteria without having to think too much about the method to access a quality talent pool as well as the accord between two of them.
This way, you keep your demanding criteria over the level of suitability and expertise, yet you still have what you want in a much easier way.

The benefits and the talent pool

This is quite similar to the cost category. If you want experts to enter the game, logically you must be attractive enough to them – which is often shown through the number of benefits (salaries, incentive, insurance, etc). However, benefits are just a different name for money. The greater the benefits, the more money they cost you. This would add even more expense to the recruitment as well as the whole project budget in the end.
However, once again, if you outsource QA experts, the cost is cut down to an acceptable amount for the reasons stated above. You can save the money for other operational activities in the future, or prepare for the force majeure you might later confront.

Where provide QA Outsourcing services?

Although QA outsourcing seems like a good choice, it makes no sense if you make a terrible investment in bad outsourcing companies. Therefore, taking a heads-up on which companies are trustworthy and capable of making your wildest dreams into reality is never a waste.

ZS

ZS largest it service firm

Source: ZS.

ZS is considered one of the world’s largest IT service firms focused exclusively on helping companies improve overall performance and grow revenue and market share through end-to-end sales and marketing solutions—from customer insights and strategy to analytics, operations and technology. More than 4,500 ZS professionals in 22 offices worldwide draw on deep industry and domain expertise to deliver impact where it matters for clients across multiple industries. With rich experience in solving customer problems, ZS is a good partner for excellence indeed.

Infosys BPM

infosys end-to-end outsourcing company Savvycom

Source: Infosys BPM.

Infosys BPM Ltd. is a business process management subsidiary of Infosys Ltd. (NYSE: INFY), set up in April 2002. Infosys BPM focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process re-engineering. Infosys BPM serves various industries, such as energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, retail, logistics and telecommunications. It has been operating in many countries around the world, including India, Ireland, the United States, China, the Philippines, Australia, etc.

Savvycom

savvycom vietnam leading agile development company

Source: Savvycom.

Vietnam might not be seen as a big guy in the technology game, but it is an on-the-rise, dynamic and potential market promising to boom in the near future. Savvycom, an IT service firm located in Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam, is a company that pertains to all those values Vietnam market is promising to deliver. It’s a leading Technology Consulting and Software Product Development Company providing services to customers in various industries such as Healthcare, Education, Fintech, E-commerce and Logistic & Supply Chain.
Through constant efforts to deliver robust IT solutions to customers, Savvycom has achieved so many milestones, such as being listed at the top of Top App Developers In Vietnam according to Clutch. With a vision to make the world a better place with world-beating apps, Savvycom is dedicated to creating only mobile and software applications that really contribute to the well-being of our community, therefore, gain lots of affections from both the community and the customers.
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With Savvycom, you can get the best tech-solutions from the most skilful, devoted, collaborative and result-oriented engineer teams, or just simply have a loyal partner on your road to turn the world upside down. Therefore, you are no longer in a worry towards the high cost or poor expertise – just trust them and let them do the work for you.
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A Press Conference of Upcoming VNITO 2017

Savvycom, on behalf of VNITO, is pleased to announce a press conference of an upcoming “VNITO Conference 2017 – Asian Tier 1 Delivery Destination”. The conference will be held on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30 am, at Sai Gon Prince Hotel – 63 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
The conference has two sessions:
A press session: Summary Report of VNITO Conference 2015 and introducing an upcoming VNITO Conference 2017.
A Discussion: How to make Software Industry becomes a Billion Dollar Industry of Ho Chi Minh City?
More detail of the conference below:

Time Contents Speakers
Session 1: A Press
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome
9:00- 9:10 Introduce Speakers and Guests
9:10 – 9:30 Summary report of VNITO 2015 and Introduce an upcoming VNITO 2017 Mr. Lam Nguyen Hai Long
CEO, QTSC
Session 2: A Discussion of “How to make Software Industry becomes a Billion Dollar Industry of Ho Chi Minh City?
9:30 – 9:50 Vietnam Software Industry through A Global Understand and Estimate Mr. Viet Ho – CPO, Russell Investments
9:50 – 10:10 Market Demand and Trend in America Mr. Hung Q.Nguyen – Chairman/CEO, LogiGear Corp.
10:10- 10:30 Market Demand and Trend in Japan Mr. Nguyen Huu Le – Chairman, TMA Solutions.
10:30 – 11:30 Discussion and Q&A
11:30 A Thank You Speech and Photography

Press contact: Ms. Ngoc Hoa E: [email protected] M: 0888 877 603
Business contact: Ms. Tam Pham E: [email protected] M: 0909 863 349
VNITO Conference 2017:
VNITO Conference 2017 will be organized to promote the image of Vietnam as an attractive destination for IT services, while expanding searching the clients and partners for domestic enterprises, and create an effective business matching platform for buyers and Vietnamese IT outsourcing vendors. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about Vietnam’s software industry, the business and investment environment, visit software and high-tech parks, and join busines matching. Examples of topics that will be covered are industry reports, case studies and experiences from big name companies who have invested in Vietnam or have worked with Vietnamese vendors, human resources, education and training, the labor market, and infrastructure. More than 150 multi-national and high-tech companies from over 20 countries are expected to attend, along with 250 top Vietnam offshore software outsourcing companies, and 20 IT universities.
The conference will be held on the 19th & 20th, October, 2017 at GEM Center (08 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Da Kao Ward, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). We hope this event will help you to find more collaboration opportunities with Vietnamese companies and leverage our engineering talents to increase your competitive advantage.
Please find the necessary information in the attached files or online at http://vnito2017.vnito.org. For additional information about this event, please contact Ms. Nga Nguyen, email [email protected], mobile (+84) 987 036 398.
 
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Savvycom Joined the Showcase at CommunicAsia 2017

This week, CommunicAsia was held from 23 May to 25 May 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. This event showcases products like the immense presence of 3D printing technologies, cloud computing services, connected devices, content management, mobile applications and services, smartphones, satellite technologies and other products and services etc. in the Computer Hardware & Software, Telecom Products & Equipment industries.

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As a member of VNITO, Savvycom joined CommunicAsia 2017 with the goal of fostering collaboration between Singapore and Vietnamese technology companies. Based on two main reasons: Vietnam is an attractive market for IT companies in Singapore as well as a good resource of engineering talents for Singapore Smart Nation, Savvycom and VNITO delegation always tried their best to introduce Vietnam IT services to the global market.

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Noble Award to Savvycom at Sao Khue 2017

On 28th March 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam, our company – Savvycom was honored to receive the 2017 Sao Khue Award. This is an annual event that is organized by Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) since 2003 to honor and commend the individuals, agencies, organizations and companies whom have made outstanding contributions to the development of Vietnam’s software and information technology industry.

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Savvycom receive the award of the best software company – Sao Khue 2017

With the honor of being one of the outstanding companies in Vietnam, we achieved the Sao Khue Award for Software Outsourcing Service 2017. Thanks to the efforts of all our team in taking care each of projects and clients as well every product that has been released by us. Then, with all of enthusiasm and endeavor, we grow rapidly and achieve this noble award.

Mr. Tue Nguyen- Savvycom CTO received awards from Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam- Mr Vu Duc Dam and Mr. Truong Gia Binh

Mr. Tue Nguyen- Savvycom CTO received awards from Mr. Truong Gia Binh- VNITO chairman

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Savvycom achieved the Sao Khue Award for Software Outsourcing Service 2017

It is a great honor for Savvycom to receive the 2017 Sao Khue Award as a recognition for one of an outstanding company in providing Software Outsourcing Service in Vietnam. This award demonstrates one simple fact that hard working and determination will lead to the greatest success. It’s about always thirsting to achieve the perfection in your work as well as your life. We feel thankful to all of our employees, our experts’ teams, our supporters, our partners as well as our clients that contributed and helped us to achieve this award. On behalf of the company, I would like to express the greatest gratitude to all the individuals and VINASA for nominating us”, said Van Dang, CEO of Savvycom.

Along with the memorable event series, VINASA’s 15th birthday is held in Pan Pacific Hotel, Tay Ho District, Hanoi on 17 April 2017. Attending the ceremony there was the presence of all the company members of VINASA.

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Mr. Tuan Anh Trinh- PMO of Savvycom and Mr. Cuong Nguyen Hung- CEO of Nash Tech

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Mr. Tuan Anh Trinh- Savvycom PMO and Dr. Nguyen Nhat Quang- Vice president of VINASA- Chairman of Hai Hoa Software company

In this Ceremony, Savvycom members expressed our congratulation by an interesting dance named “Bong Bong Bang Bang”.

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Bong Bong Bang Bang Dance

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Savvycom CEO – Top Outstanding Young Startup Entrepreneurs 2016

Savvycom is delighted to announce that Savvycom CEO – Ms. Van Dang – has been nominated among Top Most Outstanding Vietnam Start-up Entrepreneurs in 2016. The award is the Vietnamese government’s recognition for her relentless efforts in striving the company to success for the past 6 years.

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Ms. Van Dang wearing “aodai” – a Vietnamese women traditional costume – when receive the award

This award is one of our government’s long-term attempts to boost the entreprenurs spirit and can-do attitude among the Vietnamese youngsters. Every year, it shines a light on the best individuals with outstanding business achievement across various economic categories. 2016 nominated candidates has contributed to Vietnam 2015 total revenue of about 4,554 billion, a 47.4% growth compared to 2014. It is so fascinating that all of this contribution are made by many CEO, Board of Directors with the age under 35, holding a key role in their growing businesses. Van Dang, Savvycom CEO commented; “I am honoured to be nominated for this prestigious award. It is also a statement to my endeavors in bringing high service quality to my clients. I hope that this accomplishment, my success today, would encourage women to unhesitately chase their dreams, no matter how many difficulties ahead”.

Savvycom CEO - Ms. Van Dang

Savvycom CEO – Ms. Van Dang

6 years ago, Van Dang – current Savvycom CEO – had made a life-changing decision, yet stayed true to her heart: to establish an offshore software vendor aiming at becoming a long-term strategic partner by delivering high quality services. Despite many objections about how risky it is for a women to build her own company, and how unreal the idea may be, Van still stayed affirmed with her passion. After 6 years, the achivement of her non-stop journey with the founder team has shown how right her choice was. More than 300 successful projects delivered, 92% returning clients and all client’s positive feedbacks are the most powerful evidences showing how far Van has gone. Despite being the only women in Savvycom leadership team, she was the one who has carried the whole company through ups and downs, then strived to greatness. In this men-oriented, tough industry; Van has created a miracle. “This woman has an amazing determation. Van would try effortlessly to achieve whatever she commited to do. We all admire her for that.” – said Savvycom COO, Minh Nguyen. Today, Van is among only a few young Vietnam women entrepreneurs that achive success in the IT Industry. She has truly become a model for woman success – who rose beyond the society perception of women, and relentlessly chased her dreams.

Ms. Van with her beloved Savvycom family in its sixth birthday.

Ms. Van with her beloved Savvycom family in its sixth birthday.

About Savvycom We are Vietnam leading IT company specializing in offshore software development. Aiming at automated software testing, mobile app testing services, website development and mobile application development, Savvycom has strived higher and higher to bring success to our clients. With a fully-integrated team of strategists, technologists and designers driven with passion, creativity and a relentless commitment to excellence, Savvycom has offered business value to 50+ clients all over the world, provided high-quality services with 300+ successful projects in industry verticals including Business Service, Health Care, Education, E-commerce, Retailing, Finance, Transportation and Entertainment. For further information, check out: >> Savvycom CEO Profile >> Savvycom Services >> Savvycom Successful Projects

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