The Nearshore Solution

Welcome to a different kind of outsourcing. “Nearshoring” means working with a team in a nearby
country rather than the other side of the world. The most striking difference is collaboration; sharing
the same workday and simple travel for in-person meetings are real advantages from day one. A top
nearshore partner will also bring the English fluency and cultural affinity that yield a great working
relationship with your US-based team. Find out how the nearshoring solution can help you extend your
development capabilities, increase project velocity, and accomplish more with your budget.

The Challenges With
OFFSHORING

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.

9:00AM
SAN FRANCISCO

7:00PM
UKRAINE
10 HOURS AHEAD

9:30PM
BANGALORE
12.5 HOURS AHEAD

12:00AM
SHANGHAI
15 HOURS AHEAD

“With an offshore team, WHERE THE TIME DIFFERENCE IS EIGHT HOURS OR MORE (in other words, a full working day), the delay in getting questions answered WILL SLOW PROGRESS.”

¹ “Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers,” Gartner, October 2016

OFFSHORE AGILE is

considerably MORE DIFFICULT and risky

than NEARSHORE AGILE

² “Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers,” Gartner, October 2016

A global service provider might have twice as many agile specialists, but if they are part of a workforce of 100,000, there is less than a 1% chance of one being assigned to your project.¹

³ “Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers,” Gartner, October 2016

³ 1 person = 1,000 employees

Potential Road Blocks:

• Poor English fluency
• Cultural issues
• Long travel for in-person meetings
• Lack of project transparency
• Political instability
• High staff turnover rates

The Benefits of NEARSHORING

For US-based companies, nearshoring in Central America provides solutions to many of the challenges that come from working with development teams across the globe. Costa Rica is particularly well-suited to nearshore delivery, thanks to widespread English fluency, a strong higher education system, and a long record of political stability.

“…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…“¹

¹ “Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers,” Gartner, October 2016

9:00AM PST
SAN FRANCISCO

10:00AM MDT
ALL YEAR SAN JOSÉ,
COSTA RICA

12:00PM EST
NEW YORK

Why does it matter if your outsourcing partner is AGILE?

Incremental Deliverables

Transparent Project Management

Frexibility to Scale

TALENT + EDUCATION = Greater Value in a Software Developer

“The difference between the best worker on computer hardware and the average may be 2 to 1, if you’re lucky….But in software, it’s at least 25 to 1. The difference between the average programmer and a great one is at least that.”

-Steve Jobs

⁷ “Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers,” Gartner, October 2016

Costa Rica is ranked #2 in Latin America for INNOVATION.⁵

1. CHILE

2. COSTA RICA

3. MEXICO
⁵ http://www.ef.edu./epi/

Costa Rica is ranked #3 in ENGLISH PROFICIENCY in all of Latin America.

1. ARGENTINA

2. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

3. COSTA RICA

4. BRAZIL

⁶. https://www.globalinnovationindex.org/gii-2018-report

“…Costa Rica has remained among the MOST STABLE, PROSPEROUS, AND PROGRESSIVE NATIONS in Latin America.”⁸

⁸ http://globalche.org/costa-rica/

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