Service Comparison: Offshore vs. Nearshore
Outsourcing a project to an offshore or nearshore software development team is often driven by a desire to reduce development cost. However, the "hourly cost" of the developer is only a fraction of your overall cost. And all of those other fractions add up to a great argument for nearshore software development rather than offshore.
The total cost of the traditional offshore model is usually estimated to be 2-3 times the hourly cost of the associate, leading many to argue that the traditional offshore model is no more cost-effective than hiring local contractors. Prosoft's Nearshore software development model eliminates most of those hidden costs because of the transparency and collaboration that is possible when working in close proximity and time zone.
India is nearly half a world away and 10 to 13 hours ahead of the U.S. and Canada. Communication inconveniences (who wants to have a conference call at 2 a.m.?) and delays due to the time difference make collaboration more challenging and less efficient. Our Latin American software developers, based in Costa Rica, are just a few hours away and operate in the U.S. Central Time Zone. Ease of communication with talented developers puts you on the path to a smooth, efficient project.
Of course, there are many other considerations as well. See our graphic below to learn more about the advantages of Prosoft’s Nearshore software development model over traditional offshore outsourcing.