Companies often believe outsourcing product development is something that’s only for small companies just starting out. This simply isn’t true. Product development firms offer a number of advantages that can be a huge help to companies of any size. Here are the top four reasons mid-sized companies need product development firms.

1) Lighten Your Workload

Bringing in an outside product development firm can help you lighten your team’s workload. There’s a good chance that you’re working on multiple projects at the same time and hiring an outside firm to deal with the development of one or more of the products will give your employees the time and energy to focus on other products. Even if you’re only working on developing one product at a time, hiring a product development team will allow your employees to spend more time in other areas of your business.

2) Meet Deadlines

Because your employees are busy with other projects, working with a product development firm can help you stay on track and meet your deadlines. Hiring a product development firm gives you many more resources to draw on. You’ll benefit from added expertise and manpower which will speed up the time it takes to develop your product so you can meet your deadline without sacrificing the quality of your product. You can stop worrying about meeting your deadline and focus on the other areas of your business that require your attention.

3) Increase Resources

The ideal product development team should include experts from various backgrounds but sometimes all areas of the product development process don’t fall within the expertise of in-house staff. Here’s where working with an outside product development team can really help. A product development team will increase the resources available to your team. Product development firms have everything needed to complete the entire product development process so whether you are just getting started or stuck somewhere during the process, a product development firm can help keep you moving forward.

4) Gain a Competitive Edge

A product development firm brings with it the expertise, contacts, and resources to help your company compete on a global level. By today’s standards, competing on a global level is necessary to ensure your product’s success. Product development firms have knowledge of how to design products for global markets, how to meet global product compliance requirements and can provide global manufacturing and distribution services which can save you countless hours of headaches if you’ve never dealt with these things on a global scale.

Partnering with a product development firm can help your company lighten the workload, meet deadlines, increase resources, and gain a competitive edge. Now that you know the benefits of working with product development firms for mid-sized companies, you won’t be surprised to learn that large companies can benefit from outsourcing product development as well.

Whether your company is mid-sized, small, or large, Pivot International can help with your product development. We are a global product design and manufacturing firm specializing in software development, electrical and electronics product design, mechanical and electromechanical product design, and industrial design services. To learn more about how we can help with your product development, contact us today.