How Do You Know When You Should Nearshore?


It can be tricky knowing when to take the leap and trust a third party with some of your work. You want to be sure that you can rely on them to get the job done because ultimately, it’s your name and your brand that’s on the line.

Businesses often look for a reliable service provider even when they have their own in-house team on board. Using an external team to help for part of the projects might sound challenging.

However, it is possible to work well in a healthy, trustworthy environment where everyone focuses on a common goal.

Hiring a nearshore external team is a good decision when some developer from your own in-house team quits his/her job. Interviewing candidates and negotiating also take much time, and if an employee dodges, you’ll have to start over. Usually, it needs a few months to find a well-skilled developer and this can cause delays with the projects.

When you are a startup or small company you can’t afford an extensive in-house team and a result is an overwhelming number of tasks for the internal team. By near-shored software development team, enterprises can cut off overhead costs like office supplies or hardware. No need to create working conditions, compensate sick leaves or pay taxes for the employees. Cooperation with a nearshore company prevents the in-house team burning out and ensures the work will be done.

You can get also a near-shored skilled team for lower prices. Usually, the clients assign a task and manage near-shore team members in the same way as their own local team. The local and near-shored teams work as one. Choosing this approach means very close collaboration and communication between all members of local and nearshore teams with regular Skype meetings.

Offshoring, on the other hand, is the relocation by a company of a business process to a more distant location. Different time zones, distance, cultural differences, and language barriers, can all impact the work process significantly. So, when choosing between nearshoring and offshoring, one should be focused on the benefits, but also be aware that offshoring may pose more risks than nearshoring, and those should be carefully considered.

Nearshore Macedonia ensures a high level of integration at the earliest possible opportunity. For this reason, our team at Nearshore Macedonia cooperate in terms of Agile Methodology, which helps to eliminate risks as lack of mutual understanding, different treatment of tasks, and late recognition that something is not right.

Talk to our team and confidently build your next big thing.