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Application Development Outsourcing Trends and Customer Experience 2021
The outsourcing of the application development function grew a noticeable amount in our annual IT Outsourcing Statistics study after two years being stuck at a lower percentage. Why the uptick? For starters, there is much going on in the application development universe. This report examines adoption trends and customer experience with application development outsourcing. We report on the percentage of organizations outsourcing it (frequency), the average amount of work outsourced (level), and the change in the amount of work being outsourced (trend). We also present data on the cost and service experience and on how these trends differ by organization size and sector. We conclude with guidelines to consider when outsourcing application development.
Application Development Outsourcing on the Rise
The outsourcing of the application development function grew a noticeable amount in our annual IT Outsourcing Statistics study after a period of slow or no growth. However, this is an outsourcing category that deserves watching, because there are countervailing trends that may result in decreased demand for developers in the near future. This Research Byte summarizes our full report on ERP Adoption Trends and Customer Experience.