To say that businesses today are acquainted with the concept of outsourcing would be a massive understatement. That’s because they don’t merely know about outsourcing and depend on it from time to time; no, sir. Today, companies all over the world rely heavily on outsourcing to help tend to their development related requirements. And as they continue to invest substantial amounts of money in the outsourcing industry, it is now evolving rapidly to accommodate the different requests and conditions of the customers they tend to. As a result, we now have three distinct forms of outsourcing: Offshore, onshore, and nearshore — the middle ground.

There has been increased interest in nearshore outsourcing off late because it, quite fundamentally, delivers an optimal middle ground with some benefits of both onshore and offshore outsourcing. But before we explore the advantages, let’s clear the air about what exactly is nearshore outsourcing. Simply put, it refers to when a company outsources its development projects to teams based in neighboring countries. So, it is still basically offshore but not entirely since there’s all the geographical and cultural proximity that isn’t found with the former. It translates into more advantages than you’d imagine. In addition to that, nearshore outsourcing is also able to tackle the many challenges associated with traditional outsourcing. Now, time to take a look at some of its many compelling benefits for businesses.

  1. Similar working hours: Even though we live in an age of highly flexible work hours, the truth remains that companies still prefer traditional working hours. It can be extremely challenging while working with offshore teams. However, that isn’t a problem with nearshore because the companies are mostly located in the same time zones. If not, the time difference is not more than an hour or two. It makes it easier to achieve top-notch levels of productivity and keep track of it as well.
  2. Low barriers: As mentioned above, with nearshore comes cultural proximity and more. Therefore, in turn, there are reduced artistic as well as language-related barriers, if at all. It means it is easier to work with the team, establish better trust, and improve the overall quality of the business transacted between the two entities.
  3. Better communication and collaboration: The one cardinal rule of outsourcing is ensuring seamless communication since it is one of the foundations of success in such an endeavor. Unfortunately, it can be quite challenging to effect an optimal communication strategy with an offshore model, thus limiting the ability to collaborate. But with nearshore, you have the advantage of time zone and the lack of cultural differences, which are conducive to excellent communication and collaboration.

By the way, these are only a handful of the benefits nearshore outsourcing has to offer. And yet the advantages we see are quite robust and convincing about why you need software development partners in a neighboring country. So, go on and find yourself a trusted vendor to get started on leveraging the many benefits of nearshore outsourcing.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This article explains the top benefits of nearshore outsourcing for business