What is Nearshoring?
Nearshoring is the practice of transferring business activities to a nearby country. In addition to the geographical location, cultural proximity also plays a crucial role in the process – it ensures communication quality at a high level.
For example, you are the manager of a German software house. There are lots of processes inside your company that need to be automated. This project requires extensive IT knowledge and a group of experts. Unfortunately, your team of developers is still busy with an ongoing task. However, you have recently seen an offer of a Polish IT company on LinkedIn. You find some positive feedback on their work, so you decide to contact them. After several meetings and discovery calls, you start a collaboration together. That’s the point of IT nearshoring!
Why is it beneficial?
First and foremost, it is a cost-efficient solution. Gathering an expert group of your own costs much more than working with a well-trained nearshoring team. Secondly, relocating business activities saves you a great amount of time and energy. The top specialists are chosen for you and there is no need to spend a lot of time looking for suitable employees on your own. Furthermore, despite working from different countries, you still work in the same time zone, have a good command of a common language and most likely have similar cultures, which ensures easier communication.
OK – and why Poland?
Poland is the land of new opportunities. Over the last decade, our country has become Europe’s number one IT hub.
It is worth noting that the number of IT specialists in Poland is 240,000 and it is constantly growing, as over 14,000 people graduate from IT studies in our country every year. Moreover, Polish IT students regularly take top places in international programming competitions.
According to HackerRank, Polish developers are recognized as third-best in the world. Not only are they well-educated and highly skilled but also offer high-end solutions and an attractive price-performance ratio.
Last but not least, Polish specialists have a very good command of foreign languages, especially English (TOP10 EF English Proficiency Index 2019) and German. Right after English, German is the most popular language among Poles.
Are you interested?
If so, do not hesitate and contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with efficient solutions. As a software house, we have been operating in the D-A-CH market since 2002 – you can be sure that our services will be tailored to your needs.