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What is Insourcing?

Insourcing is a business practice in which work that would otherwise have been contracted out is performed in house.

Insourcing often involves bringing in specialists to fill temporary needs or for training existing personnel to perform tasks that would otherwise have been outsourced. An example is the use of in-house engineers to write technical manuals for equipment they have designed, rather than sending the work to an outside technical writing firm. A need for a protection of intellectual property (IPR) or the intellectual capital of an organization may require insourcing. In this example, the engineers might have to take technical writing courses at a local college, university, or trade school before being able to complete the task successfully. Other challenges of insourcing include the possible purchase of additional hardware and/or software that is scalable and energy-efficient enough to deliver an adequate return on investment (ROI).

Insourcing can be viewed as outsourcing as seen from the opposite side. For example, a company based in Japan might open a plant in Europe for the purpose of employing European workers to manufacture Japanese products. From the Japanese perspective this is outsourcing, but from the European perspective it is insourcing.


At times, clients find themselves short on expertise in specific technologies or skill sets. PGS’s insourcing service stations either teams or individuals at our customers' offices to assist with all aspects of solution development and support. Insourcing services include application developers, system support professionals, engineers, team leaders, project managers, system analysts, senior consultants, QA staff, system experts of all kinds, DBAs, project developers and experienced software developers.

Every employee enrolled in the insourcing program passes the following screening procedures:

  • Personal interview conducted by PGS's
  • Professional testing
  • Professional interview conducted by one of PGS's senior development staff
  • If relevant or required, an interview with the customer

PGS matches experts from around the world to the needs and position specifications of the customer, while maintaining high standards and professional discretion. We maintain a large and prestigious network of partners and candidates, and apply an uncompromising classification process. Our customers benefit from PGS’s HR and enrollment services, highly trained professionals who can hit the ground running, specialized service, quality results, and the professional, managerial and administrative backing the company provides.