So we all know the old quote “Time is Money.” Which is usually spoken by the smarmy guy in a suit who’s face you want to punch. No matter how mad he makes you, you know that quotes this old stick around for a reason… because they are true! So why do we waste days, hours and weeks using outmoded development methods that result in loss of our precious time and money?
Nearshoring is the outsourcing of your product and internet application development to countries in close proximity with respect to: geography, time zone, culture, language, politics, or economics. If you are in the United States, some nearshoring destinations include Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil or the Caribbean. Nearshoring to teams who work when your local team is working, produces faster results by circumventing communication and project management hurdles faced by traditional offshoring countries like China, India, or Slovakia. This allows you and your outsourcers to literally be on the same page at the same time.
If you have spoken to anyone who has managed an outsourced development team on the other side of the globe, you have probably heard them lamenting about botched communications, unreachable contacts, and stalled problem solving simply because you and your development team are not operating on the same clock. Time spent in the dark on your own ventures is time you can’t afford to waste. NY University suggests in their time management tips: “consider your biological prime time.” Which means knowing what time of day you are most effective and capitalizing on that at work; with Nearshoring that’s possible.
Offshoring to India or China risks scheduling snafus that might have catastrophic consequences for your product launch. If issues crop up, it can take 12 hours to receive a question, 12 hours to respond and then what if there are more questions to clarify? You’re stuck with midnight phone calls to your developers–which can lead to you missing out on another time saver; proper rest. Without getting good Z’s, you won’t be at your best, which leaves more room for more errors, communication and otherwise—which, no question, creates more time wasted. With Nearshoring, your zones are the same, or close, providing insurance that you will reach who you need to reach at the right time with ease—a prime example of taking time into your own hands and squeezing the life out of it for your benefit.
By adopting smart outsourcing practices through nearshoring, your development projects will be more efficient, which puts money back in your pocket.