Nearshore Outsourcing to Ukraine
Outsourcing proved to be among the best and most cost-effective forms of doing business. Passing certain processes over to third-party vendors, especially the processes you are not competent in, is a good way to save money, time and effort. We have already covered the topic of forms of outsourcing, and now would like to dwell specifically on nearshore services Mobilunity provides.
GlobalNegotiator gives a comprehensive definition of nearshore outsourcing, that provides an insight into its basic principles:
“The transfer of business processes to companies in a nearby country, where both parties expect to benefit from one or more of the following dimensions of proximity: geographic, temporal (time zone), cultural, linguistic, economic, political, or historical linkages. Nearshoring is a derivative of the business term offshoring. In contrast, nearshoring means that the business has shifted work to a lower cost organization, but within its own region, broadly defined.”
Pros of Nearshore Software Development
Lower Costs of Nearshore Services
Cost reduction is probably the major reason for businesses to outsource IT-related tasks. It works in a couple of ways. First, it eliminates the need to gather an in-house team of developers, and therefore pay for new equipment, infrastructure and recruiting. Companies that offer nearshore software development services, already have teams made up of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Programmers and QA Engineers. In case the team lacks a member with proper expertise and experience, HR representatives of the outsourcing company can on the fly find the expert, who meets your requirements. The advantage of nearshore web development over the other forms of outsourcing is its quality-price ratio. Yes, nearshoring is less low-cost than offshoring, but this discrepancy is compensated by high quality of the work done. Ukrainian developers are considered to be among the most qualified software experts in Eastern Europe, and just a few years ago Ukraine was ranked the 4th place in the world as a country with the biggest number of certified IT specialists. This means, that nearshore outsourcing to Ukrainian digital agencies guarantees delivery of high quality products at a relatively low cost.
Synch of Main Office and Nearshore Development Center
Another benefit of nearshore outsourcing is the fact, that the nearshore development center prevalently lies in the same time zone as the customer company. Thus, the time differences both parties face are minimal or absent at all. The schedule of most of Mobilunity customers from Europe and MENA region corresponds to our working hours, which allows for any time communication, as well as quick issue discussion and resolution.
A lot of companies prefer personal communication with potential vendors and actual partners, and this is when close location of nearshore development center works in favor. It takes just a couple of hours to get to Mobilunity office from any capital city of Europe. This lets our prospective customers visit our company and personally get acquainted with the people they are going to interact in course of their project development, make their final decision, discuss the entire project etc.
Besides, nearshore outsourcing within European borders bits offshoring in terms absence of language barrier. Finding common language is not a problem with Mobilunity, as except for good command of English most our employees have, some team members speak a whole range of other languages, such as Polish, Hindi, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Turkish, Dutch and English.
The problem, that might occur while outsourcing software development to distant countries, is misunderstanding along with poor communication and project management due to cultural differences between the customer company and the vendor. Specific habits, national holidays, manner and conventions of conducting business, as well as mentality peculiarities – all these aspects can pose an obstacle for seamless development process. Nearshore outsourcing allows to avoid such issues, since nearby countries most often share cultural similarities, or at least understand cultural differences, and know how to handle them.
Cases of Nearshore Outsourcing to Mobilunity
Mobilunity has experience in providing nearshore services to companies from different business niches. We have partnered with Canadian digital agency Buzz, and Swedish platform for contact center ServIT eHelpdesk. London startup GLEAT LTD requested bugfixing of existing dining app and its further enhancement. While partnership with another London startup Chip In LTD resulted in delivery of fintech cross-platform mobile application.
Our company always strives to assist customers in achieving their ultimate goals. What we offer are solutions for web and mobile development, that help stay within the budget or even reduce development costs, as well as launch the product, that stands out among its competitors and boosts business profits.