There was a time when the outsourcing of software development from First World countries was derived to distant nations and with other cultural idiosyncrasies. Driven by the cost factor, organizations in those countries were looking for an application development company with trained professionals at the best possible price.
This model (offshoring or relocation) led to a formidable growth of the development business in India, for example, where the capacities were more than adequate and there was also a natural command of the English language. But in recent years that trend has been reversing.
Research found that cost is not even in the top 5 key drivers for IT outsourcing today. The most relevant factors today are the following: innovation catalyst (64%), speed and time to market improvement (63%), performance improvement (54%), scalability and elasticity improvement fast (54%) and access to new technology (51%).
In other words, outsourcing today is more driven by the needs of innovation and efficiency, and of modernization and digital implementation. On the other hand, the study found that an increasing number of organizations are outsourcing disruptive technologies, such as robotic process automation (72%) and the Cloud (93%).
In this context, some companies - such as Apple, Google, Oracle, etc. - began to outsource development in latitudes close to their own country. This trend was called nearshoring. Nearshore outsourcing is a process in which certain tasks, in particular software development and business processes, are delegated to companies in neighboring countries, in order to have better control over operating expenses.
The nearshore model transformed the way American companies develop their software products, for example, or app development. Under this model teams are better able to collaborate due to time zone similarities and cultural affinities, resulting in shorter time to market.
In addition, the nearsohring offers other advantages: lower turnover, benefits at the level of management, collaboration and innovation. On the other hand, the shift from offshoring to nearshore is also taking place due to the requirements of the agile paradigm, among other issues.
Which nearshore software developers can American companies hire?
When we talk about nearshore outsourcing, American companies tend to hire Latin American companies. One option for this is the Uruguayan company Zircon, which has an office in the US, and, therefore, knows well the US market, but also has offices in three important Latin American cities, such as Montevideo (headquarters), Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. This company is a very professional one, and always develops state-of-the-art products.
Another interesting option is located in Mexico and it´s called Chelita, which is a software and digital product development company. They develop mobile applications, online stores and specialized software for business management. Their mission is to facilitate the work of their clients, as well as to give them tools that generate an excellent user experience.
Among their services, they develop top-level native applications to give their client´s customers added value when buying or obtaining information about the company, developed with user experience principles. They develop for iOS and Android or, and in case a client needs something more specific, they have solutions for Smart TV, Smart Watch or other devices.
Also, they develop e-commerce platforms so that you can sell your products on the internet and access the thousands of customers who browse and buy daily. They also help you position and publicize your store through digital marketing strategies.
They also develop any type of Business Software, by which you can save time and problems by managing your company from a single tool or implement solutions for specific areas. They develop and implement CRM's, ERP's, modules for warehouse control, Points of Sale, billing and accounting tools. Also, if you only need to connect tools that you already have, they can do it, as well as integrate the company´s own products. They always use proven and used tools in the industry to build the best solutions. If what you are looking for is specialized knowledge to complement your team, they can also help you.
Last but not least, NEGITEC is an amazing software developing company from Nicaragua. They are specialists in technological solutions, data infrastructure, cloud services, web and mobile application development and personalized information systems. In NEGITEC you will find a technological partner, trained to advise you on the adoption of new technologies, which will provide a greater advantage to your business processes, both strategically and competitively, which will translate into the achievement of your objectives in an efficient and effective way.