3 typical misconceptions about nearshoring, and the truth behind them

Javier Minsky
Posted by Javier Minsky on Apr 18, 2022 9:00:00 PM

As nearshoring becomes more and more popular, you may still be wondering what it is that makes it so convenient. Why do North American companies consider it a better option than hiring staff in-house? What makes it different from the now-classical offshoring? Before investing time and resources in nearshoring, you may have your doubts and fears. I would like to take a look at some of the most common misconceptions around nearshoring that could be preventing you from starting a great new working style.

 

  1. 1- Nearshoring services will lower the quality of my product

Of course, we get it: when you are developing a product, you want the best possible outcome, so you may fear that letting someone outside the company handle it will risk the final quality of the product. However, you should keep in mind that we, nearshoring companies, have strong staff selection programs, attracting the best candidates in our market. At the same time, we want to work with you as part of your team, integrating ourselves to your daily work, being present in meetings, and joining the work you have already started, or are ready to start. For us, quality is the first priority. 

 

  1. 2- Communication will be a problem

One of the strong points of Latin American countries is their English level. Argentina, for instance, has one of the highest English knowledge levels worldwide. At Virtualmind we have even switched all our internal communications to English, as a common code for both clients and staff. At the same time, there is a very similar cultural background between Latin and North America, which makes it much easier to be on the same page when it comes to culture, social etiquette, and working styles.

 

  1. 3- The process will increase my costs

The costs of offshoring and nearshoring are very similar, and sometimes nearshoring is even less expensive. But apart from the service itself, you should consider the aggregated costs that you would be reducing by hiring a company near your location: any face to face meeting will require fewer travel hours, working in the same time zone will speed up any follow-up process, and the exchange rate in Latin America tends to favor dollars.

 

As human beings, and even as organizations, we tend to fear the new. There are lots of questions, lots of “what ifs” and uncertainties. As a company, we understand that. But we can assure you from our long experience in the market that nearshoring is definitely worth trying: we can add significant value to your operations, increasing the quality of your software products by bringing all our talent into your projects, and even reducing your costs in the long term. So, if you want to know more, why don’t we talk?

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