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TESTIMONIALS

"Web Associates gave our member companies the tools they needed to be successful and open up new markets in the U.S. I would recommend them highly."

Rodrigo B.
Santiago, Chile

"Web Associates helped the Ministry of Health find the perfect U.S. partners. Working together has helped us to find new global opportunities."

Ambassador Carlos Dos Santos
Mozambique Ministry of Health

The Nearshore Advantage
 

Advantages of Nearshoring

While there are many different advantages to nearshoring, Web Associates focuses on the most important to your business. Our goal is to help your business drive new revenue and cut costs at the same time. In order to achieve these results, we have teamed up with a variety of international partners. By utilizing first class talent and cost effective nearshoring practices, we can help your business enter the world of nearshoring.

1. Time Zone

Nearshore outsourcing offers an alternative of having a developer or support team working in the same time zone. This is critical element in engagements where online interaction is a must. Nobody needs to wake up early or stay up late at night to complete the task.

2. Geographic Proximity

If a company expects world class delivery by outsourcing a project to a distant country it has to think about frequent traveling demands as tasks cannot just be handed over to several thousands of miles away, and face-to-face interaction is vital.

Taking an hour flight between major Latin American cities to attend a project review session is different from taking many hours trip across the globe where the costs are not the same either.

In addition to low-cost flights all over Latin America gives an opportunity to make additional savings. The trip to the nearshore outsourcing development company can cost the same money as visit the neighbor city.

3. Cultural Affinity

Language, sense of humor, similarity of school and university education and common history in neighboring countries have always been important cultural elements of successful interactions and directness of communications.

4. Intellectual Property Protection and Visa advantages

Visa issue is important point taking into account the necessity of significant number of business trips. In nearshore model in most cases you need no visa for travelling. There is only one step between the decision to visit your outsourcing partner and arrival: buying a ticket for a flight.

In addition to the mentioned immigration advantages, legislation also provides complete protection of intellectual property rights. This is a critical component when sensitive proprietary information needs to cross as a result of the nearshore engagement.

5. Strong technical skills and scientific background

Latin countries historically have strong technical background, solid scientific basis and skilled technical staff with a solid background in mathematics and good knowledge of foreign languages.

Chile and Costa Rica have highly efficient school systems that add thousands of skilled labor every year to its professionals, for example Chile IT's solid legacy in the fundamental sciences provides students with a strong education in numerous technical disciplines. According to the survey results, , there are 30,000 IT graduates only in Chile every year. With government commitment to the industry there is highly skilled labor force with minimal socio-cultural differences found in LATAM countries.

6. Costs Advantage

Time zone aspect eliminates the need in extra work. And as a result of all this the hourly rate difference between Nearshore service model and "traditional" Far East offshore model (e.g. software development in India or China) is eliminated and real costs match.

Combining on-site presence of software architects and project managers with off-site development teams who shared cultural values and have similar mindset, Web Associates helps leading businesses to substantially reduce costs under the highest standards in software development and IT maintenance.

7. Bi-Lingual Capabilities

8. Lower Political Risk