Contracted mission: the advantages of such a strategy for the company


Time and materials is a common practice for clients to delegate a task to an outside service provider. It has become a business strategy in its own right and is being adopted by more and more companies around the world.

Esokia explains how the IT department delivers the right skills externally!

How to set up a contracting mission?

As with any project, the implementation of a contracting mission requires upstream preparation on the part of the companies. Our advice :


Take your time to carefully choose your provider.

As a company, the success of their website development project depends on the quality of the service provider. Before selecting the one who will become your partner, you must take the time to analyze its skills and expertise: it must have all the human and technological resources to meet the needs of its customers.


Set up an effective communication channel

Communication is the key to a successful project management engagement and can include phone calls or online meetings. Regardless of the channel chosen, there should be regular communication with the contractor about the status of the project.

Set clear objectives

The governance engagement must be based on clearly defined objectives that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. With this solid foundation, all parties involved are on the same page.


Define the objectives to be achieved

The governance mission is also based on success criteria. These criteria should include timelines, deliverables, costs, etc. With clear success criteria, companies can evaluate the contractor's performance and ensure that the results meet their expectations.

A protocol for adapting to unexpected events

Any project is subject to unforeseen events, even if it is a project management assignment. Quick action and efficiency are the keywords, both on the client's side and on the provider's side. The objective is to find a solution to adapt to new circumstances.

The advantages of the subcontracting mission for companies

The outsourcing mission is advantageous for all companies. For example, companies that are looking for specific skills for a given project, but cannot/would not recruit internally, or that choose to outsource certain tasks. How does it meet their expectations?


By giving them more flexibility

The outsourcing mission allows companies to adapt quickly to changes in the market or in their projects. This is done without the need to hire in-house staff or employees. 

The contract is designed to allow companies to adjust the size and composition of their outsourced team: it adapts to changing needs. Most importantly, companies do not have to bear the costs of training or developing their own internal talent.


By allowing them to add specific expertise to their team

With an outsourcing assignment, companies gain access to specialized skills that are not usually or suddenly available in-house. Outsourced providers have specific experience and expertise in their field. As a result, they can provide high quality services in areas such as IT development. This expertise becomes available without the company having to invest in in-house training or recruitment.


Better cost rationalization

Contract work is known to be more cost-effective than traditional recruiting. It allows companies to save on training costs, payroll taxes, and all the financial investments that typically come with hiring a full-time employee. 

With a managed contract, and provided there are no hidden costs, companies only pay for the services they need. This avoids the costs typically associated with building a team, for example, for a temporary task.

A real time-saver

By outsourcing complex or time-consuming tasks, companies save time. They can focus on their core competencies and core business while distributing their resources more efficiently. 

With proper upfront preparation with their clients and constant communication, outsourcers can take full advantage of their expertise and complete projects more easily and efficiently than in-house staff. As a result, companies can achieve results faster.

Risk reduction

Outsourcing allows companies to reduce the risks associated with managing projects in-house. Two key elements to achieving this: 

With experience and expertise in managing similar projects, outsourcing providers can minimize the risk of delays or technical problems. 

Their clients, on the other hand, can protect themselves from legal risks by establishing solid contracts. These contracts should include clauses that protect both parties in the event of a dispute.

Better resource management

The contracting mission allows companies to better manage their resources:

  • Focusing interns on core tasks;
  • By outsourcing more complex tasks, such as the maintenance of third-party applications on their website…


In turn, customers can maximize employee efficiency by optimizing their time and skills.

Improved quality of internal work

As external service providers, outsourcing specialists bring additional expertise to a wide range of companies. With their knowledge, resources and experience, they help improve the quality of work and creativity of their clients. They do this by reducing the pressure of delivery times.

Greater geographical flexibility

The outsourced engagement allows companies to work with external service providers located anywhere in the world. This is an advantage for companies seeking specific skills that are not available locally. This geographic flexibility also allows companies to work with providers located in different time zones, a factor that speeds up delivery times.


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