Unlock Your Software Development Potential through Cross-Sourcing with QAT Global

Are you an enterprise seeking to leverage the power of cross-sourcing for your IT software development projects? Look no further. QAT Global is here to revolutionize your software development capabilities with our expertise in IT software development cross-sourcing.

At QAT Global, we understand the dynamic and evolving landscape of the IT industry. Our cross-sourcing approach combines the best of both worlds by blending onshore and offshore resources, allowing you to harness the benefits of global talent and cost-efficiency. With our extensive experience and proven track record, we are committed to delivering exceptional results and driving your business forward.

A Hybrid Sourcing for Model for Maximum Value

Leveraging a Bestshore Delivery Model with Rural Resources

QAT Global is a leader in rural and offshore sourcing options for software development, support, and maintenance for critical business applications, cost-effective alternatives to the traditional model for IT outsourcing. By leveraging both rural onshore and rural offshore development centers and remote resources to create custom teams, we can help clients bring new products to market more quickly, achieve business goals more effectively, and operate with a high level of efficiency. We have development centers in 2nd and 3rd tier cities in the United States and Brazil and a third development center in Costa Rica.

Cross-Sourcing includes an appropriate combination of the following:

  • Onsite Engagement
  • Offsite Development – from our Development Center in Omaha
  • Onshore Resources – working remotely from cities around the United States.
  • Offshore Development – from our Global Development Center in Brazil or Costa Rica

In developing a unique solution for your company, we consider cost, complexity, infrastructure, resource requirements, testing, and maintenance and suggest the most optimal solution.

Types of Projects We Can Help With

Benefits of Cross-Sourcing

Why Locate In Rural Communities?

QAT Global’s rural development centers have the ability to operate more cost-effectively than urban centers and attract dedicated, high-caliber employees. In addition, our Omaha-based rural development center offers US-based business understanding, software development life-cycle expertise, and independent software testing location and works closely every day with our rural Brazil development center.

With our specialized training, our local workforces deliver practical, world-class IT services for public, private, local, and global technology clients – all at competitive prices and superior quality and convenience to Chinese and Indian offshore alternatives.

  • Competitive cost structures against pure local
  • Minimization of language and time zone barriers
  • Risk abatement against pure offshore
  • On-site visibility/capability (ability to be on-site in hours)
  • Cultural bridge and understanding of US business
  • Stability of resources; low turnover
  • Centralized quality assurance approach
  • Promotion of quality-driven development through thorough processes
  • Accelerated testing cycles
  • Tighter quality controls over pure offshore teams

Why Do Our Clients Choose Cross-Sourcing?

QAT Global’s clients range from the Fortune 500 company concerned with managing total costs and risks to the smaller software development company focusing on protecting intellectual property to government agencies concerned with keeping costs down. We provide a high level of customer service and a cost-effective alternative to traditional IT outsourcing with cross-sourcing. In fact, the total cost of ownership between rural sourcing onshore and rural sourcing offshore is quite comparable. Let us show you the numbers.

Our unique repeatable development methodology, Agility RPM℠, combined with proven project management techniques and a Bestshore Delivery Model, enables us to develop solutions for virtually any kind of business. Whether you need help in specific areas of the software development process, want to migrate an existing or legacy application from one platform to another, improve an internal system, or build a software product from the ground up, QAT can provide resources with the experience and skills to deliver the features and quality for the project to succeed.

Get The Solution You Need

The best news is that QAT Global develops a custom team unique to your circumstances. We can locate, hire, and implement the team you need in one of our Rural Development Centers. As a result, our clients realize tangible and intangible values such as reduced costs, improved employee morale, and decreased people dependency without compromising quality or function. A full labor availability, cost, and timeframe assessment will give you the answers you’re looking for about cross-sourcing as an option for your company.

Cross-sourcing is also often referred to as distributed development and bestshore.

QAT Global Customers Save with Cross-Sourcing

Cross-Sourcing Team Savings
25-30% over a full onshore team

Offshore + 1 Team Savings
30-50% over a full onshore team

US Development Center – Corporate Headquarters

Omaha, NE – Positioned for Excellence

Leveraging Rural Sourcing Rates with Expert Resources

QAT Global has dedicated development centers to keep pace with technologies and their impact on how business is conducted. The US Development Center focuses on architectural leadership, project management, government and local projects, and the further design, development, testing, and delivery of QAT Global products and services solutions. The headquarters is located in Omaha, Nebraska, occupying the 2nd floor of the North Central Park Plaza Tower.

The US Development Center is home to the leadership team, research and development, marketing, administration, US recruiting, and development staff.  It is equipped with the latest technology and networking capacity to allow seamless communication with clients and the Offshore Development Center. The US Development Center also includes space for several large client development teams, allowing clients to ramp up development teams for time-sensitive projects quickly.

During distributed development customer engagements, an Omaha Development Center SME is aligned with each project. This ensures QAT Global provides the best technical solutions to our customers’ challenging, complex, and evolving business needs. Omaha, Nebraska, being centrally located in the United States, allows for QAT Global’s quick on-site or remote assistance to our consultants and clients. And with our corporate headquarters based in Omaha, our Omaha Development Center has access to a large resource pool to handle just about any customer need.

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Not all business software solutions come straight out of the box

At QAT Global, solutions come from a dedicated team of seasoned professionals. Whether you have written specifications or have a business idea that requires a software solution, we have the experience and ability to handle all of your custom development needs.

Enterprises of all sizes rely on QAT Global to cost-effectively deliver business-aligned IT innovation. See how you can, too.

Cross-Sourcing: Your Questions Answered

Cross-sourcing is a strategic approach that combines the strengths of in-house resources and external partners. It offers several benefits, including:

  • Flexibility: Cross-sourcing allows you to scale your resources up or down based on project requirements.
  • Access to specialized skills: You can leverage external expertise for specific technologies or domains that may not be available in-house.
  • Risk mitigation: By diversifying your resources, you reduce the dependency on a single source and mitigate risks associated with talent availability and project continuity.
  • Cost optimization: Cross-sourcing enables you to optimize costs by utilizing a mix of in-house and external resources.

The allocation of tasks between in-house teams and external resources depends on various factors, such as:

  • Core competencies: It’s beneficial to keep core business functions and critical intellectual property within the organization and assign those tasks to in-house teams.
  • Scalability requirements: Outsourcing or contracting is suitable for tasks that require scalability, such as ramping up development resources for a specific project phase.
  • Skill gaps: If certain tasks require specialized skills that are not available in-house, it makes sense to outsource or contract those tasks to experts.
  • Cost analysis: Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine the most cost-effective approach for each task.

Effective collaboration is crucial in a cross-sourcing model. Here’s how it can be ensured:

  • Clear communication channels: Establish clear lines of communication between in-house teams and external partners, including regular meetings, email updates, and collaborative tools.
  • Shared project management: Adopt a collaborative project management approach where both in-house teams and external partners work together to define project goals, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Defined roles and responsibilities: Clearly define roles and responsibilities for each team, ensuring everyone understands their contributions and expectations.
  • Knowledge sharing: Encourage knowledge sharing and documentation to ensure seamless knowledge transfer between in-house teams and external partners.

Data security and intellectual property protection are paramount in cross-sourcing. Here are some considerations:

  • Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs): Implement NDAs to protect sensitive information and intellectual property shared with external partners.
  • Clear contractual agreements: Establish clear contractual terms that outline data security measures, intellectual property rights, and confidentiality obligations.
  • Access controls: Implement strict access controls and ensure that data and systems are protected against unauthorized access.
  • Regular audits: Conduct regular audits of security measures and processes to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Data encryption: Utilize encryption techniques to secure data both in transit and at rest.

Managing performance and accountability in a cross-sourcing model requires effective monitoring and governance. Here’s how it can be done:

  • Managing performance and accountability in a cross-sourcing model requires effective monitoring and governance. Here’s how it can be done:
  • Service-level agreements (SLAs): Establish SLAs with clear performance metrics, such as project milestones, quality standards, and response times.
  • Regular performance reviews: Conduct periodic performance reviews to assess the progress, quality, and adherence to agreed-upon standards.
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs): Define KPIs that measure the effectiveness of external partners and track their performance against those metrics.
  • Transparent reporting: Implement a transparent reporting system that provides visibility into the progress and performance of external partners.
  • Relationship management: Foster a strong relationship with external partners, promoting open communication, feedback, and collaboration.