Offshore Dedicated Team (ODT) or Staff-based ODC is a relatively new term to name a group of specialists, united into one team to suit the needs of a customer, who is in need of IT developing or designing certain software products or fulfilling back and front office tasks for mainly financial services industry. The offshore dedicated team is usually hired for performing a certain task once or it may be hired on a permanent basis for fulfilling every day routine activities, which are not the essence of the business, but which are nevertheless important. Such teams normally work for a fixed monthly fee.
The members of the offshore dedicated team work under the supervision and control of the customer, and can often be available during the business hours, needed for the customer. That is, the team may work the same hours as the business or they can work at the time, when the customer’s business is not working, thus creating a 24-hour working environment for a firm. Offshore dedicated teams often supervise the business processes on behalf of the customer, which guarantees superior productivity.
Offshore dedicated team providers usually offer their customers software development centers with the newest technologies, often with various cost-reduction plans during all the period of the project. When hiring an offshore dedicated team, the client often gets much more than just professional IT specialists. The problem of keeping a professional IT team together becomes the problem of the offshore center, which again helps save costs. The offshore center also takes care of taxes, which gives further cost savings options. These advantages allow the clients to invest their resources into other important activities, not spending extra time and money on managing the everyday and routine tasks.
Nowadays, offshore centers can offer a great number of offshore dedicated teams, which specialize in several knowledge fields. IT development, web technologies, analytics, front and back office operations, intellectual property services, clinical research, legal research, business research, publishing services, real estate services, case study services, call centers, human recourses, customer care are only some of them.
An offshore dedicated team center is to some extent an extension of the customer’s business office. The center aims at presenting the best skilled work force, facilities, and benefits to their clients, making the necessary operations to protect all the rights of the customers. The offshore dedicated team also offers a cost effective plan for those intending to cooperate on a permanent basis. In this case the team is constantly trained to for the specific needs of a customer, which ensures perfect quality of the services rendered. Finding and selecting the right offshore dedicated team may be a time-taking procedure; however the benefits received by the customer are usually worthwhile.