Nearshore Outsourcing

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What is nearshore outsourcing?

Nearshore is a way of outsourcing work to talent from nearby countries. Unlike offshore talent—usually from faraway countries like India or the Philippines—this recruitment strategy focuses on sourcing experts from Latin America and the Caribbean, for US-based organizations. This approach offers better time zone overlap than offshore talent with a lower cost of engagement than onshore talent.

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Advantages of using NerdRabbit for nearshore talent

1. Cost savings

Compensation can cost up to 50% less than US- or Canada-based talent of the same skill level. Plus, NerdRabbit is available on AWS Marketplace, allowing for streamlined billing with your cloud spend.

2. Time zone overlap

Unlike offshore talent—consisting mostly of professionals in the Philippines and India—nearshore talent is largely based in Latin America. That means more working hour overlap between international and domestic teams.

3. Established relationship

Figuring out where to find quality partners you can trust presents a major challenge to businesses looking to engage nearshore talent. Over the years, we’ve built a strong working relationship with our partners in Argentina, passing on time savings and peace of mind to our clients.

4. Cultural similarities

Friendliness, professionalism, a direct communication style, adaptability, and value of quality work are just some of the qualities that make Argentine talent highly compatible with US-based companies.

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Our team

At NerdRabbit, we know the cloud. Both our in-house team and nearshore partners are comprised of AWS-certified professionals, and we work with organizations of all sizes to tackle cloud projects and source talent. Our nearshore partners bring over 10 years of cloud and development experience, working with over 75 clients across multiple countries.

Available nearshore talent

Whether you need help with a temporary project or to temporarily supplement existing staff, NerdRabbit has the experts you need.

Machine Learning (ML)

Web Development

Application Refactoring

UI/UX Design

DevOps

Mobile development

Mobile Development

Cloud Migration

“We needed help with a cloud-native development project building a new software system for the State of Texas. This required writing new code for a cloud-first environment in AWS. Working with NerdRabbit, we directly hired a Senior AWS Architect to oversee the development project and lead a team of project-based nearshore software developers. This proved to be a cost-effective and efficient approach, enabling us to better serve the client and positioning us for future success with key accounts.”

Amelia Balderrama
President and CEO, iDocket

What is nearshore software development?

Nearshore software development is the practice of outsourcing your company’s software development to individual contractors or third parties based in nearby countries. Many companies opt for nearshore over offshore, which consists of faraway places.

Time zone overlap

But nearshore locations aren’t only defined by geographic proximity. Time zone overlap is usually the biggest consideration, with most companies opting to engage developers based somewhere with a one- to three-hour time difference. This sometimes means that, while the developer is actually quite far away in terms of miles, there isn’t much time difference between where they’re located and where your company is located.

For instance, let’s say your Atlanta-based company decides to hire a contractor for nearshore software development in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is about 5,000 miles away from Atlanta as the crow flies, but in terms of time difference, it’s only one hour ahead. Distance isn’t much of an issue thanks to modern technologies like Zoom and Slack, and the minimal time difference actually provides more working hour overlap than hiring a developer from San Francisco or Vancouver.

Cost savings

Cost is another major consideration with nearshore software development. For example, Toronto, Ontario and Caracas, Venezuela are in the same time zone as Atlanta, but the cost of engagement for a Toronto-based contractor is significantly higher than that of a contractor based in Caracas, Venezuela.

For this reason, Canadian talent isn’t considered nearshore for US-based companies due to its comparable cost of living, which plays a big role in determining cost of engagement. For US companies, nearshore software developers are based in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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