Why you should include nearshore developers in your organisation:
1. Lack of developers
Gartner Survey shows global talent shortage is now the top emerging risk facing organizations. Your core team might be fantastic at a few things, but nobody is perfect at everything. By outsourcing specific tasks and projects to Nearshore Developers, companies are often able to substantially improve performance by drawing on the niche skills of experts in certain fields. Open to a new market to look for nearshore developers can help you to have more choice and to find the best talent for your team.
2. Time saving
A Nearshore team will help you save time and focus more on your business challenges. Hiring it is not easy, is time-consuming, and it is not your core business. So hiring nearshore developers saves you time. You can find qualified talent through your Nearshore software outsourcing partner that builds the team for you, so you don’t have to go through the hiring process yourself. Furthermore, your Nearshore software outsourcing partner guarantees an industry and technology know-how and expertise that reduces technical risks and facilitates problem-solving.
3. Better scalability
You can scale your IT team as needed. Hiring nearshore developers allows you to get the team you need, when you need it. As you probably noticed with the current context (COVID-19 related), it’s definitely an easier and more flexible solution than having your own IT department only and trying to juggle the team members.
4. Closer collaboration
The ideals of globalization and free trade have given rise to incorporate Nearshore developers and can be the right for you in a short distance. Of course, using the videoconference tools the world’s becoming smaller. But sometimes the physical presence may be required, so there’s no other choice but to book a flight to your partner. In ~2-4 hours you are drinking a beer with your nearshore developers and your on-shore team.
5. Similar cultural background
Another essential aspect to consider is the cultural background. No matter how skilled a developer is, the cultural difference may play a role in your decision. Depending on the type of project you will outsource, you would require developers that can understand the requirements of the projects, their features, functionality, and so on. It may not seem relevant, but our experience with our Nearshore Portugal strategy is that social background differences may play a key-role in how your outsourcing team will perceive your projects.
6. Attain flexibility
It is now possible for you to have your business managed 9-10h even up. Time zone differentials make way for greater flexibility. Your teams across multiple locations not only provide your company specialised services, but also enable you to reduce the risks of work lags, insufficient customer engagement and communication, and similar challenges.
No matter the size of the business you work with, integrating nearshore developers to operational tasks can provide a variety of benefits. Businesses often think about a nearshore developer team purely in terms of cost savings, but it does more than just lower expenses. As your business grows, a nearshore team can be a way to promote innovation, disrupt your industry, and access new skill sets that reposition your company in the market.
When considering how nearshore can help you grow, don't limit yourself to looking at the cost of hiring outside versus handling a task with your current staff. Focus on the value this developer team can add to your company. If you take into account the 6 reasons above and with the help of the right nearshore partner, you will be able to choose the right Nearshore developers for your software development team, and enjoy all the benefits of a nearshore outsourcing project.
If you are still not yet onboard with these reasons, let me know, and learn more about our Nearshore Centre in Portugal.
Mickael Marques, Nearshore Unit Manager