Mobilunity Breaks 5 Myths about Outsourcing to Ukraine
There are a lot of myths about web development outsourcing, however, most of them are not rational, nor factual. Let’s take a look at some of these myths and a closer look at what Mobilunity does to debunk them.
1. Myth: Cheap web development is always low-quality.
Truth: Ukraine is a place where good quality and reasonable prices meet, and you can get more quality for less money. The prices are 30-40% lower than in the European and Russian web development agencies, yet quality and standards remain high. By the way, there are over 90,000 web developers in Ukraine today prepared by 402 technical universities and colleges. Many of these IT institutions have proven credibility and are considered as one of the best technical universities in Europe.
The web developers and designers at Mobilunity have more than 5 years of experience in their field. They areas of expertise include such technologies as HTML5 and CSS3, PHP, Magento, WordPress, Drupal, Java, Yii/Yii2 and many more! These skills are reflected in our work at a low reasonable cost to clients.
2. Myth: There will be issues with communication.
Truth: According to statistics, over 78% of Ukraine web developers have an intermediate or higher level of English (according to dou.ua). Moreover, since young professionals are very ambitious now, many of them learn the 2nd foreign language in addition to English.
Most of the account and project managers at Mobilunity are certified with TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), so you can be sure, that your wishes, requirements and needs will be fully met and there won’t be any problems in terms of communication. Furthermore, our process of any project discussion always includes Skype conversations.
3. Myth: The teams are not skilled enough for big projects.
Truth: There are 402 universities that offer IT education in Ukraine (referring to osvita.ua). In 2013, Ukraine ranked fourth in the world in number of certified IT professionals (after USA, India and Russia). Ukraine is full of geniuses! Seriously, many famous applications, software, and startups have come from Ukraine, such as WhatsApp founder Jan Koum and Max Levchin, the former chief technology officer of PayPal. Ukraine web development industry is also known for creating top notch games, like Assassin’s Creed II and World of Tanks (which were partly developed here).
Our team has successfully completed over 10 huge projects with initial estimate of over 1 year of dedicated development. We are constantly expanding our team of Project Managers and Business Analyst, who are able to plan and manage large projects timely updating on results. Our teams are skilled in working in line with Kanban, Scrum and Agile processes, which allows us to find the best approach to every complex project.
4. Myth: They are too far away.
Truth: We are easy to reach and able to provide really urgent services. Ukraine’s timezone is perfect – we are only one hour ahead of Central European Time. We are easily reachable by all European and North American countries as well. So, you can leave your request on outsource startup website development in Ukraine in the morning, and there is a huge chance, that it will be solved during the day.
Mobilunity’s managers are always available for Skype calls and meetings, our ASA (average speed of answer) is less than 1 hour. We also offer customer support services able to provide 24/7 coverage.
5. Myth: Offshore companies are not reliable.
Truth: Most Ukrainian IT companies are full-stack, in that they adhere to the full web development process: starting with business analytics, and proceeding with the design stage, web development stage, and quality assurance, while all of these are controlled by a project manager. There are always top managers and business development managers, who you can talk to, and daily communication and reports are always provided by account managers.
Ukrainian development teams, especially ours here at Mobilunity, are very dedicated. Successful accomplishment of a project is goal #1 for us, so tasks are delivered on time, and our process is very transparent.
IT industry is constantly progressing and growing in Ukraine. Web developers and designers at our Company are able to offer high quality work, educated and professional web developers, a high level of English proficiency, fast-working teams, and reliable managers. IT outsourcing Ukraine can be one of the best choices you’ve ever made, especially, if you go with Mobilunity :)