Top 3 Things You Should Know Before Hiring A Nearshore Development Company

Ana Morales
By Ana Morales

Lately, the practice of hiring external companies has become more common, and businesses have become more open not to have their employees under one roof. In such cases, they go after some alternatives like working from home, offshoring, and nearshoring.

When hiring a software development company, there are many tips such as “ask for portfolios,” “talk to the client”, “don’t go for the lower rates” and even though they are very helpful this is not what it is all about. You have to be more selective and research thoroughly for your future partner.

A nearshore software development company is a foreign partner who works by projects and is relatively close to the home base of your company. Some benefits of nearshoring are lower costs, high-quality services and products, language and cultural affinity, and geographical proximity, but above all these benefits you have to know what are you facing before hiring a nearshore software development company.

Here are the top 3 things to know before hiring a nearshore development company:

The abundance of software development companies, yet it is tough to find a fit

Nowadays, the market is excessively saturated, with literally hundreds of software development companies in every country. You may find it hard and time-consuming to dig through every single testimonial, projects, and sales pitches of companies claiming to be experts in the area.

Make sure they are what they are claiming to be and find the right partner who is not just going to treat your project as another one in their “assembly line.”

Don’t hesitate to ask for opinions or recommendations. Remember, choosing the right partner is crucial for the success of your business.

Quick results and instant changes

In nearshoring, geographical location is on your side, and your team can interact more, better, and smarter with your partner.

Working with a team from a country that is 10 hours ahead (or more) is a big challenge, very often you’ll find yourself working on completely opposite hours as your partner. With nearshoring, you are working with a company in the same time zone which allows a high-collaboration.

Face-to-face meetings are far easier to accomplish and it is easier for US managers to make a trip to Latin America where the travel time might require fewer hours in a plane.  

Costs Vary

Every nearshore software development company has a different range of costs per project. First of all, make sure that even though your goal is to save money, don’t choose the partner with the cheaper costs.

“But that’s why I chose a nearshore partner, for the lower costs!”  Tricky statement.

Be careful because by choosing a lower price, you are compromising the quality of your product and that is not worthy or is it? Instead of saving money, you’ll end up spending more because of the bad outcome.

Now you see?

While every company has a different range of prices, always keep in mind the quality of your product. Yes, higher costs may not sound appealing but be sure you’ll get an excellent, high-quality project that meets your expectations and in case it is not what you expect, you still have the right to demand what you are paying for.

Looking for a nearshore partner is not an easy path. There are many factors to keep in mind when you are in search of a partner who will be in charge of developing a project for your business.

Remember: Don’t compromise quality over price, get to know them well before giving the final word, and find a partner who you won’t have trouble working over different time zones.