What is Nearshoring?
Nearshoring allows companies to outsource business and software development processes to resources in a nearby country versus halfway around the world. Companies that engage with premier nearshore partners, like Gorilla Logic, find it easy to work with their remote teams since they are highly trained, share the same language and cultural affinity, and operate within the same workday. Organizations that value the transparency and efficiency of Agile software development find that working with a nearshore distributed team also enables them to get more value from their budgets.
An increasing number of companies are opting to use nearshoring – either as their primary delivery model, or in concert with onshore and offshore resources. Distributed Agile is widely practiced due to the seamless collaboration among teams working within the same time zone, as well as the cost efficiencies resulting from reduced overhead and lower service fees.
“While on-site delivery was the most common model, 42% of organizations used remote delivery teams as their primary delivery model. Even when organizations develop primarily on-site, many combine this with remote onshore, nearshore or offshore teams.”
The Advantages of Nearshoring with Gorilla Logic
Take advantage of our proven, cost-effective nearshore model – one that offers knowledgeable, resourceful Agile experts in your time zone. Our Costa Rica-based “Gorillas” are English fluent and culturally aligned with your organization. They deliver results faster and provide greater efficiencies than traditional outsourcing, so you can optimize your budget, increase your project velocity, and achieve awesome results.
High performance teams you control
Our Gorillas readily integrate with your existing resources – providing a focused, unified team that is committed to your success. Build it the way you want, with your tools and people you select.
Transparent communication in your time zone
Working with traditional outsourcing teams in highly disparate time zones reduces the opportunity for collaboration, while increasing the time it takes to exchange critical information and feedback. Gorillas operate within your time zone – delivering answers, updates and results on your schedule.
Better results with less capital outlay
Gorilla Logic provides top-tier technology talent customized to your budget requirements. Fast, fluid and focused, our Gorillas deliver an overwhelming return on your investment.
Why nearshore in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica is the second most innovative economy in Latin America, and ranks 45th in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index. Costa Rica boasts a large population of highly educated technology professionals. The developer community is similar to what exists in Silicon Valley, offering meetups, hackathons, and programs such as MenTe designed to involve women in science and technology endeavors. Costa Rica has also aligned itself with Silicon Valley and other tech hubs through the pursuit of certifications such as PMP, Six Sigma, ITIL and more.
Twenty-four percent of Fortune 100 companies including Amazon, Citibank and Procter & Gamble are choosing Costa Rica for their strategic nearshoring settings – taking advantage of a highly educated workforce and business-optimized environment. See 10 Reasons Why CR is Ideal for Nearshoring. Here are some key reasons why Costa Rica has become a strategic location for many enterprises.
- Time zone
Costa Rica operates in Mountain Standard time year-round, allowing U.S.-based clients to collaborate with their nearshore teams during the same workday.
- English fluency
English is the second language in Costa Rica. More than 10 languages are spoken in all.
Costa Rica boasts a highly educated population with a +97% literacy rate, the highest in Latin America.
There are more than 1,000 flights from the U.S. to Costa Rica weekly.
Costa Rica has 100% telecom infrastructure redundancy.
Gorilla Logic, nearshore teams, and your unique needs.
Offshoring can be an acceptable option for straightforward maintenance tasks, basic enhancements and very well-defined waterfall projects. But when it comes to complex software builds, there are many issues that can completely derail a project including language barriers, skill sets and time zone discrepancies. As Gartner points out “Offshore agile is considerably more difficult and risky than nearshore agile.”1
“However, there is one challenge that technology cannot overcome — time zones. As a rule of thumb, communication is easiest if there is an overlap of at least four hours between the business days of the central and remote locations.”
1Gartner, “Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers,” Neil Barton, Ian Head, et al., 12 February 2018.
“We don’t see a difference between a developer in the U.S. versus a developer in Costa Rica. When you expand your talent pool, you only get better.”
– Ed Schwarz, Gorilla Logic Co-Founder and VP of Engineering