Offshore vs NearshoreService Comparison

Benefits of Outsourcing Software Development

Nearshore Software Development
The benefits of outsourcing software development to an offshore or nearshore software development company are undeniable. Outsourcing software development services can save you time and money, while also giving you access to an enormous amount of technical talent and ability.

For small companies, this means having the opportunity to partner with a robust software development team at a fraction of the cost of employing full time workers. For bigger companies, it provides access to hard-to-find software engineers with highly specialized software development and technical skills.

While it is true that offshore outsourcing software development tends to save you money, it is important to keep in mind all that is involved in determining the actual hourly cost of software development. The cost of the software developer is only a fraction of your overall cost. All the other factors that go into the actual cost are why the benefits of outsourcing to a nearshore technology company is often the best business decision.

Offshore Vs. Nearshore Software Development

Historically some companies seeking offshore outsourcing for software development looked to technology companies established in far-a-way places like India. This has become increasingly difficult though though for the following reasons:

  1. Benefits of Outsourcing Software DevelopmentTime Gap: For companies needing regular communication and collaboration from their offshore software development companies, especially those with agile development teams, offshore IT services based in places like India present obvious challenges. The time zone in India is 10 to 13 hours ahead of the U.S. and Canada making it hard for offshore software development teams in India to partner with U.S. counterparts onshore.
  2. Higher Cost: The total cost of the traditional offshore model for software development is usually estimated to be two to three times the hourly cost of the actual software developer. This has led to arguments that the traditional offshore model is not much more cost-effective than hiring local contractors.
  3. Communication Issues: With an increasing emphasis on agile development, many companies are looking to more closely partner with their offshore software development teams. Language barriers and infrastructure issues impacting internet connectivity sometimes involved in offshore outsourcing can present challenges that make this difficult.

The nearshore software development model offers a welcome alternative to offshore software development, helping companies realize the true benefits of outsourcing. Nearshore software development eliminates most of the hidden costs of outsourcing because of the transparency and collaboration that is possible when working in close proximity and time zone.

The Benefits of Outsourcing with Prosoft Nearshore

Prosoft Nearshore’s team of experienced software developers is located in San José, Costa Rica, just a few hours from the United States in the U.S. Central Standard Time (CST) zone. Situated just 2 1/2 hours south of Atlanta, Georgia, Prosoft Nearshore’s offices in Costa Rica are conveniently located and easy to access.

For companies seeking a close working relationship between onshore software developers and their outsourcing partners, Prosoft Nearshore is a great solution. Our bilingual software engineers are fluent in English and trained in all the latest technologies, with a special focus in agile development and scrum.

The barriers associated with traditional offshore software development including cost, communication, and distance, are resolved when you choose an experienced and reliable nearshore software development company like Prosoft Nearshore.

CONTACT US TODAY to learn more about the advantages Prosoft Nearshore’s software development model has over traditional types of offshore outsourcing.

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