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Since the early 2000s, India has been among the most favoured destination for building offshore capabilities as far as IT or software services are concerned.

A large English speaking population, an education system that prioritizes STEM and computer science programs and a comparatively lower cost of living has resulted in an abundance in supply of engineering and software talent that companies globally can benefit from.

In the last decade, companies have been flocking to development centres in the country to either wholly outsource software requirements or to enhance their existing teams by offshoring certain segments of their development workflows,

Since you're already here, we're assuming you've pretty much zeroed in on India as the destination for offshoring your development requirements.

In this post, I will try to summarize the 13 offshore IT companies you should know about before embarking on your journey to find one in India.

In the interest of full disclosure, I would like to get some housekeeping out of the way.

I myself am the co-founder of Code-B, an IT offshoring company based in Mumbai that specializes in software solutions for medium and small businesses. So I'm naturally going to be somewhat biased but I'll make the best attempt to be as objective as possible.


For Medium-sized to Enterprise Businesses

1. Tata Consulting Services

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TCS is THE leading full-service software company in India. The company is an offshoot of the Tata Group, arguably the largest and oldest conglomerate in India with diversified interests.

TCS began offering its services in 1968 and has grown to a multi-billion dollar software development company with global clientele including General Electric, United Airlines, Xerox, JP Morgan and Citi Bank among other prestigious names.

Employees: 600,000 as on June 2022 (WikiPedia)

Specialty: Digital Transformation Services, Multi-Process Human Resources Outsourcing, Application Development & Maintenance

Industries Served: BFSI, HealthTech, Retail and Manufacturing

While 600,000 is certainly a massive employee count, many of them are pre-occupied with TCS's clientele, many of whom are much bigger.

So in-reality, TCS is not likely to entertain projects from companies who aren't at an enterprise level and even if considered, is likely to not be as cost-effective simply due to the prestige and reputation their services have garnered over the years.

LTI Mindtree

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Headquartered in Mumbai, LTI Mindtree is also the IT services arm of a larger Indian conglomerate, Larsen & Tubro. The compant is typically engaged in EPC projects around real estate, utilities and large construction or energy project.

Interestingly, Mindtree was a Bangalore based offshore development centre that undertook software and IT projects across CPG, retail, media and hospitality clientele before L&T swooped into a hostile takeover.

Although Mindtree is a behemoth known today for its cutting edge prowess in cloud computing, Generative AI and database management technologies, it's origins is relatively recent and can be traced back to as early as 1999.

LTI is a listed company, and in 2022, the company boasted a revenue of $2.1 Billion.

The company is the official digital transformation partner to 700+ clients globally and handpicks the clientele they work with.

So unless you're an enterprise-level client with multi-million dollar software development and maintenance requirements, it's unlikely that you'll be able to work with them.

Employees: 82,000

Specialty: Machine Learning & Generative AI, Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation

Industries Served: Hospitality, Communication & Media, Retail and Manufacturing

HeadQuartered in: Mumbai

For Medium & Small Businesses

I have also written an article specially for how to outsource IT Services for small businesses - Outsourcing IT services for Small Enterprises

Code-B

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As I mentioned earlier in the article, Code-B is the company I co-founded along with Riddhesh Ganatra and Dhaval Gala back in 2016.

Although a fairly young company, we've grown dramatically in the past few years, particularly down to our cutting edge solutions that are in-tune with modern processes that we proudly provide at a fraction of the cost within flexible engagement models.

We're a boutique, value-focused software development company with an in-house team size of 60 employees and growing.

Our clientele mainly includes medium-sized or smaller companies, and in many cases even startups looking to get the most of their development budgets.

Headquarters: Mumbai, India

Team Size: 60 full-time employees

Specialties: Full stack development, MERN, Mean, Mevn, front-end, back-end, Devops, developing Machine Learning models and Cloud Application development.

Clientele: MarTech companies, SaaS companies, FinTech and development for social media companies as well

Aapna InfoTech

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HeadQuartered in New Delhi, India, Aapna Infotech was founded in 2007.

The company launched its operations in a tier-2 town, Chander Nagar, JanakPuri with a measly team size of 20 members under the leadership of Abhijit Roy

Today, the company boasts a team size of 180+ members and has a global presence spanning 5+ countries with countless projects under its belt.

Back in 2010, the company undertook a prestigious asset tracking project for the World Bank that put it on the map as a noteworthy IT firm that supports offshore projects.

Headquartered: New Delhi

Specialties: RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Web Development, Web Design, HyperAutomation Solutions & QA Testing

Clientele:

Number of Employees: 51-200 (as on LinkedIn)

Website: Aapna Infotech

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Although Native to India, this company (as a % of staff based outside India) is easily among the most global-centric companies in this list.

The company operates in a slightly different model too, they don't specialize in offer full-service IT solutions but have deep expertise in finding and signing-up relevant talent with the right expertise and also trains them.

Depending on the company's requirements, WeAssemble.Team then offers either a full-blown development centre solution or works within the scope of a dedicated resource model.

Headquarters: Mumbai, Scandinavia, UK

Specialties: Laravel Development, Drupal, WPF (Windows Presentation Foudation), Mobile App Development

Industries Served: No Information found

Website: WeAssemble

Leadership: Darrag O'Meachair (CEO), Nimish Jain (COO)

V2Soft

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Another company that has slightly adjusted its business model based on the changing requirements in the market.

V2Soft began as a domestic IT outsourcing company and has gradually evolved into a company ofering tech-specific staffing and Offshore team services.

Although technically the company is Headquartered in Michigan, United States, it has offices across the globe and a bulk of their staff is based in India.

Headquarters: Michigan, United States; 4+ offices in India across Bangalore & Chennai [See all Office Locations]

Leadership: Varchasvi Shankar (President & CEO), D.S Srinivas (MD, Apac), Sumathy Ganesh (VP, Operations & Client Relations)

Specialties: Staffing Solutions, Blockchain Development, EV technology, Digital Marketing & Software Testing

Website: V2soft.com

For Small Businesses

Nethues

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With a deep expertise in web technologies, Nethues has grown quite significantly in the past decade, despite a small team.

In fact, for web development projects that we aren't able to absorb at Code-B, we refer our clientele to NetHues since we're quite confident about their web development prowess.

Their journey has been detailed on their website and Rajesh Gupta, the CEO has been scaling web development programs at the company ever since.

Among all the companies in this list, NetHues has the most collaborative work culture with employees who are motivated to their very best. A genuine glassdoor rating of 4.8/5 and an average of 4.2/5 star rating on Google across 116 genuine reviews indicates that their customers are as happy as their employees.

Headquarters: New Delhi, India

Specialties: Wordpress Development, Shopify, Woo Commerce, NodeJS, Magento, PrestaShop & Laravel

Website: NetHues.com

Leadership: Rajesh Gupta (MD), Rajeev Ahuja (Director, Operations)

Neerja Softwares

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Although Neerja has been around for almost 2 decades now, at its essence it has remained a boutique offshore development company with a specialty in a handful of programming languages and frameworks that are pretty much timeless.

The company has positioned itself as a specialist in setting up dedicated offshore teams for CMS development, Web Applications & E-Commerce.

One of the main core values at Neerja Softwares is customer satisfaction. The company prides itself in being the most value-focused technology consulting firm and it leads the way through authenticity, transparency and genuine advice.

Headquarters: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Leadership: Naveen Sharma (CEO & Founder)

Founding Date: 2006

Tech Stack Specialties: Software Framework Development, CMS Development, E-Commerce, Offshore PHP Services, Drupal

Website: Neerjasoftwares.com

Techmango

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Founded in 2014, Techmango is a leading offshore IT consultant and development partner for 100+ clients worldwide.

The company has successfully completed 180+ projects globally and has many certifications under its belt that is a testament to the company's expertise and professionalism.

Techmango is the first company in this list that is led by a female founder and as mentioned in her interview with TechImply, the company is an ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001 and a CMMI Level 3 certified company in India

Founding Year: 2014

Leadership: Jayasree Suresh (CEO), MD Mecca Hussain (AVP - Business Development)

Tech Stack Specialties: Big Data Consulting, Offshoring Cross Platform Mobile Applications, offshoring PHP development, Ecommerce Development & Business Intelligence Services

Offices: Madurai, Chennai, New York, Atlanta, UAE

Website: Techmango.net

Ebullientech

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Another offshore IT firm in this list that is led by a female founder, Ebullientech Interactive LLP is an obscure IT services team with dedicated development teams on standby for a range of industries.

The company infamously has minimal digital presence but has a fairly robust founding team , a great work culture and expertise with leading tools and platforms.

Kamalika has a rich technical and entrepreneurial pedigree, and prior to leading Ebullientech full-time, she has already been at the helm of another offshore IT major, Elogicals Technology Private Limited.

Headquarters: Navi Mumbai, India

Founding Team: Mithu Sarkar (Co-founder & CEO), Kamalika Guha Roy (Founder & CEO) [Full Team]

Specialty: Offshoring for Typescript projects, Mobile App Development, Dedicated Python Development Teams

Website: Ebullientech.io