ASKED QUESTION ABOUT OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT
- WHAT IS OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT?
In short, offshore development is the outsourcing of software
development services to a company located in a foreign country.
For example, suppose that company A wants to develop a software
application (either to be installed in company A or to be sold
to its customers). It hires company B (located in a foreign country)
to do the work. All the communication between both companies is
carried out using Internet (e-mail or instant messenger services).
Company B programs the application and delivers it to A by e-mail.
Company A pays B by bank transfer.
AND DOES THIS WORK?
Definitely. It does not only work, but it is more and more adopted
in software businesses because it provides greater cost reductions
than any other technique or methodology. Companies like Microsoft
or Oracle make use of offshore services to develop many of its
products. The software you use on a daily basis has been surely programmed
a large extent using offshore development.
WHAT ADVANTAGES HAS THIS TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT?
It presents two main advantages. Firstly, it can substantially
reduce costs, since software is developed in countries with lower
programming rates. Secondly, it is a better way to handle workload
fluctuations. For example, a company can easily deal with peaks
of work without hiring new programmers, that can become unnnecessary
when workload decreases again.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE CENTRAL AMERICA FOR MY OFFSHORE
Besides having the lowest development costs in Latin America,
Central America also has a business culture very similar to that
of the United States, so offshore development is easier than in
other countries with
more different cultures. Furthermore, our time zone is Central
Standard Time (CST). Therefore, doubts and questions that arise
can be solved the same day without delaying development projects
because of different time zones.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE AURUM SOLUTIONS?
Aurum Solutions has professional experience in offshore development
with U.S. and european companies and has achieved excellent results
in offshore projects. Furthermore, we have the lowest costs and
the highest quality in this type of development.
HOW CAN YOUR COSTS BE SO LOW?
Central America has a different economy than developed countries
and, therefore, programmer salaries are much lower. This allows
us to decrease costs without decreasing quality.
IS THE CULTURE DIFFERENCE A PROBLEM?
Not at all. Central american culture is similar than that of
US or Europe. We have a Western culture and United States has
always been a huge influence in our countries. All our business
culture is derived from that of the United States and, therefore,
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