Nearshore vs Offshore: which is better?

Nearshore vs Offshore

If you are in this article it is probably because you want to hire an extended team of software developers and you have heard about the existence of two major outsourcing systems: nearshore vs offshore. 

These outsourcing systems help both the client and the provider to benefit, so today you will learn the differences between them so that you can choose the best option for your project. 

Characteristics of nearshore vs offshore 

Offshore: it is the outsourcing that is done with suppliers and development teams belonging to other countries and with a completely different time zone. Among the best-known countries for this service are India and China. 

One of the major benefits of offshore is that it is usually one of the most economical options, so in the minds of many customers it is usually one of the main options to choose, however, for those who require face-to-face meetings at least once a month it is usually not the most profitable option. 

Nearshore: unlike offshore, this outsourcing system is performed in countries neighboring yours and that also have the same time zone as yours. The most requested countries for this type of service are Latin and among them are mainly: Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina.

Among other advantages of Nearshore, we can add that there is better communication between the teams and the client because usually the developers that are offered share the same language and have cultural similarities with the United States, so it has been known that although offshore can be a little cheaper, it is more profitable to outsource nearshore for those who need the team to work at the same hours or hold a face-to-face meeting. 

As you will see, the outsourcing you choose will depend a lot on your needs, strategies, and economy. If time and communication are not paramount to your project you may well opt for offshore service, while if you do need to be hand in hand with your extended team you should definitely outsource nearshore. 

If you need to outsource a software development team and you realized that your best choice is Nearshore you can contact us to let you know in detail how we can recruit the most talented engineers for you. 

At Necodex we have several filters to ensure the experience of our developers as well as their high knowledge of the English language, their good customer service, and their affinity with the American culture. 

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