Nearshore software development
Nearshoring is a collaborative model in which selected tasks or even entire projects are outsourced to companies based in locations close to the customer.
Who needs outsourcing?
In general, the need to outsource abroad is most often attributed to a shortage of domestic specialists in the sector – especially IT.
Offshore software development vs nearshoring
Unlike off-shore outsourcing (e.g. outsourcing to Asian or African markets), companies using nearshoring see many benefits of being close to a contractor. These include real physical closeness, thus the possibility of taking a trip, if necessary. Another important reason for the use of nearshoring is the cultural proximity of the contractor and the customer – often with shared elements of history, and a similar mentality.
Who uses nearshoring the most often
Nearshoring is especially popular in IT projects also due to the relatively easy remote collaboration and communication. What is also important, the widespread knowledge of English across the world makes the two parties independent of the need to know the language of their neighbors – which is different in many cases. Poland is perceived globally as a safe country for nearshoring (other name: nearshore software development), due to the high standards of work in the European Union.
At the same time, Polish development teams are considered very competent; that is why outsourcing to this country is popular and this trend is still increasing. All other things aside, the success of good cooperation is also determined by economic calculations.
Benefits of nearshore software development
Building in-home development teams is very costly, because projects require specific and highly professional qualifications. At the same time, the development of customized software often has definite and closed time frames, as software must be delivered before the deadline. Therefore, it is better to rent the entire team (who will do it without loss of quality) from a nearby country.
For XSolve, nearshoring is a crucial trend. When outsourcing to us, we strive to integrate content and culture with our clients as fully as possible, so that our teams become part of the client’s business. This allows us to quickly deliver prototypes and more and better software versions, built based on Scrum and other agile methodologies.