Introducing: PSL Labs

Software Out sourcing
Software Out sourcing

At PSL, we love innovation. It’s in our DNA. We’re constantly looking for new ways to do things, to improve our own processes, and to better fulfil our purpose by championing technology as a powerful force for positive transformation. So, it stands to reason that internally we make the time and space to tinker, experiment, and chip away at our own limitations through exciting ventures into new and unexplored areas.

We use the following principles to guide our PSL Labs projects:

Don’t just think, do.
We pride ourselves on being doers, not just thinkers. We don’t just settle for thinking about concepts, we try to implement them to see what results they yield and what we can learn from them.
Ideas come from anywhere (or anyone).
If you know PSL, you know we don’t pay much mind to hierarchy. Instead, we value initiative and eagerness to learn. We’re open to receiving ideas from anyone and after careful review, move forward with the most relevant.

Try, test, evaluate.
Inspired by Lean methodology, PSL Labs works in cycles of continuous improvement. It’s not our intention to craft a strict plan, but rather to map out projects in phases. Then, we can assess, adjust, and improve quickly.

A lesson learned is a lesson shared.
We’re not interested in keeping knowledge limited to a select few. We want every member of our community to benefit from any newly acquired know-how, and broaden the reach of our findings.

Open door innovation.
PSL’s main driver is to contribute to the betterment of people, companies, and society as a whole. So, it makes complete sense that this extends to our innovation efforts as well. Open door innovation means PSL is open to collaborating with clients, educational institutions, communities, and many other organizations in order to build tech solutions with meaningful, real-world applications.

[ PSL combines world-leading engineering with best-in-class agile tools and processes to create cutting-edge IT solutions ]

Innovation: an integral part of company frameworks
Our projects diverge into two strategic categories:

How to better make software
As a technology company, we permanently push the limits of our approach to software development. In this category, we focus on rethinking how we can make better software; applying different tech to improve processes, optimize resources, manage dependencies, and more.

Solutions for PSL or client needs
We create products for internal or client use that offer added value —be it streamlining processes, enhancing capabilities or increasing efficiency. This allows us to try out new technologies or processes and gain the experience needed to bring improved and innovative solutions to our clients.

[READ MORE: Why a nearshore software outsoucing partner may be just what you need to drive innovation and results! ]

What’s Next for PSL Labs?

Currently, PSL Labs is gearing up for what promises to be a very active and productive 2019! On our list are efforts to dive deep into key topics.

Likewise, we’re constantly on the lookout for partnership opportunities with clients and academia. This way, more people can work together to arrive at creative solutions to real-world problems. https://www.pslcorp.com/
PSL Corp
154 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 866-867-9116

3 Things to Consider When You’re Hiring A Software Outsourcing Partners

Need a software developer? It’s easy to outsource them globally, but finding the right outsourcing partner isn’t nearly as simple — though there are some strategies out there that will make your task a little bit easier.
Say, for example, that you want to outsource your software development. Maybe you’re convinced by success stories like that of Skype, which built its beta version with the help of three Estonian developers. Or a story like that of Slack, which originally outsourced the development of its app, website and even logo. Or maybe you just don’t have the cash — or the need or the time — to hire an in-house development team.
Whatever your need, to be successful at your next outsource web development endeavor, here are the top five things to consider before hiring a software outsourcing partner:

https://www.pslcorp.com/outsource-web-development/
https://www.pslcorp.com/outsource-web-development/

1. First, consider geography.
Before starting to look for an outsourcing partner, make it easy on yourself by carefully defining the geography in which you would like to search. Today there are tens of thousands of software outsourcing partners available across the world; Latin America, Ukraine, India, and China are just a few areas full of vendors that are ripe for the taking.
Because communication is key for successful outsourcing relationships, regions with similar time zones are often a good starting point; however, other factors such as nearshore versus offshore, cultural compatibility, political stability, low inflation rates and geographical proximity, are also critical.
“Even software-outsourcing firms themselves have begun to take note of these elements,” Ludovic Gaudé, CEO of intive, noted.

Referencing his company’s recent acquisition of a Latin American software development firm, Gaudé highlighted the importance of geography. “Apart from a talented pool of engineers, a business culture similar to the U.S. and Europe, and being in a similar time zone to our clients, the [acquisition] also means that our U.S. customers benefit from bilingual developers,” he said.

2. Next, decide on price or quality.
As the saying goes, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. The same goes for software development,even more so when you are outsourcing it. Although price and quality always have a spectrum, potential software-outsourcing partners generally fall within one of two categories: price-first vendors or quality-first vendors. So, you must choose which you prefer.
Price-first vendors will often provide a fixed-bid quote for your project, and tend to be more transactionally focused than focused on a long-term relationship. Their expertise lies in finding resources and quickly deploying them for clients with little supervision.
According to a Medium post by Mike Svystun, VP of business development at Vertalab, a price-first strategy “could work well for developing minimum viable products or isolated products limited in scope.” That said, Svystun added, “We think it’s rarely a good choice for well-established startups.”
Quality-first vendors, on the other hand, are more expensive — as well as significantly more selective about the types of projects they take. Still, they’re a better choice for all complex or mission-critical projects. That’s because they will most often work under a time-and-materials model, look for a longer term relationship and reject fixed-price bids, on principle.
Similarly, quality-first vendors will spend significant effort and resources training their teams, and often work with the partner’s senior personnel to ensure proper delivery and execution.

3. Put your candidates to the test.
Software-outsourcing vendors will each have their unique strengths and quirks. Nevertheless, there are certain core questions you can ask during an initial phone conversation to make sure a potential partner is a good cultural, philosophical and methodological fit for your company and project.

For outsourcing needs, check out : https://www.pslcorp.com/outsource-web-development/
PSL Corp
154 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 866-867-9116