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Successfully managing software development outsourcing

Successfully managing software development outsourcing

A manager is responsible for directing the software development project to ensure that good structure and team dynamics exist. With good management practices, a software development project using an outsourcing partner can mirror a ship with a sure and steady course. A clear perspective and a good sense of direction help you achieve your project […]

Nearshoring in Europe – Five reasons to outsource to Eastern Europe

Nearshoring in Europe – Five reasons to outsource to Eastern Europe

The goal of outsourcing is not to find the cheapest contractor, but the one that has the very best price to quality ratio, providing expert services at a reasonable price. In contrast to traditional offshoring locations, Eastern Europe offers higher standards, mainly thanks to better communication and the technical skills of developers. There is more […]

Logistics Business Process Outsourcing

Logistics Business Process Outsourcing

Logistics is the key element for effective supply chain management. Efficient logistics services assure goods are delivered in a timely manner and customers remain happy. But logistic business processes face a lot of challenges. The constant battle for cheaper prices and quicker delivery times has placed immense pressure on organizations and forced them to identify […]

How to manage and motivate your remote team

How to manage and motivate your remote team

Having a remote team has many obvious benefits, but managing your external team members takes a different skill set than simply heading an in-house office. Keeping your ‘virtual office’ motivated and engaged brings unique challenges. Losing track of your remote workforce can have dire consequences. So let’s see what it takes to create a happy […]

6 trends for Business Process Outsourcing in 2018

6 trends for Business Process Outsourcing in 2018

The global business process outsourcing industry is continuously expanding due to the driving forces of innovation, new technologies and global competition. Businesses all over the world are encouraged by the benefits of innovative technologies which help overcome skill shortages, increased trade protectionism and political gridlock. In 2018, outsourcing service providers continue to modernize their organization […]

Nearshoring trends: Business Process Outsourcing

Nearshoring trends: Business Process Outsourcing

When it comes to outsourcing, people quite easily understand the concept of a remote team. But when it comes to their own business, they find it hard to understand what a remote team could do for them. What are the benefits for your business when it comes to outsourcing? Business process outsourcing: a definition. Business […]

Why managed services outsourcing?

Why managed services outsourcing?

If you’re looking for managed application services, you expect complete visibility, resource scalability but you have to be on top of mobility, cloud solutions and security. Your business depends on: these insights in interfaces, incidents and outages, the data that moves within the applications, and their infrastructure. You need your team to truly understand and […]

Having an outsourcing strategy makes the difference

Having an outsourcing strategy makes the difference

The IT business is our country has been under great pressure the past few years. Digitalization is taking up speed and the situation urges companies to step it up. The necessary talent, however, is of great shortage in our country. Outsourcing provides a solution to that shortage. But the question is: are outsourcing companies doing […]

Communication: the key to a successful nearshoring project

Communication: the key to a successful nearshoring project

When it comes to nearshoring, organizations are often scared of the impact on their current business. The fact is, the world is changing and your company needs to change or stay behind forever. Secondly, the biggest impact an organization will find in nearshoring projects is communication. Communication is key to any organization that has different […]

Is your company ready for nearshoring?

Is your company ready for nearshoring?

Nearshoring is a hot topic. With the ongoing shortage of IT talent more companies are turning to countries nearby that have this talent available. A lot of companies, however, are still unsure about taking that step. So what are the doubts and how can you prepare for nearshore outsourcing? Which questions arise for setting up […]

Nearshoring your application maintenance: the solution

Nearshoring your application maintenance: the solution

So, you want to increase your effectiveness and client satisfaction? Nearshoring your application maintenance process will give you the opportunity to focus your own resources on your core activities. Outsourcing your application maintenance and support Outsourcing your application maintenance services is all about increasing your business benefits while decreasing the costs. It means finding a […]

How nearshoring solutions boost the transportation industry

How nearshoring solutions boost the transportation industry

Transportation and logistics has faced some changes the past decades. With globalization broadening its market as well as increasing its competition, T&L companies have survived by their growth rate and agility to meet the customer’s needs. The next step is digitalization. How will the transportation industry manage digital change? The industry is complex and under […]

Nearshoring your software department

Nearshoring your software department

Outsourcing can be a useful tool when local resources offer you little or no competitive advantage. Especially if you decide to take your activities overseas, to remote countries with lower labour costs for example. But do these ‘quick’ gains really outweigh the cultural, operational and logistical problems that this type of offshore outsourcing implies? Advantages […]

Outsourcing changed into your strategic equipment

Outsourcing changed into your strategic equipment

When we started out with outsourcing, we mostly encountered questions of cost-saving, some efficiency-related issues or a special skill set that was hard to come by. In the meantime this business has shifted together with technology, which enhanced our sense of proximity and our businesses’ need for transformation as a result. Outsourcing is not just […]

Outsourcing trends in Europe

Outsourcing trends in Europe

Nearshore outsourcing is still on the rise. More and more companies realize that the advantages can help make their businesses move forward. Because of that popularity, the outsourcing business in Eastern Europe has developed into a real business and certain trends have popped up recently. Trends in outsourcing: a top 5 1. Outsourcing destinations While […]

Nearshore outsourcing: not just for enterprises

Nearshore outsourcing: not just for enterprises

More and more companies are finding their way into alternative solutions when it comes to IT. IT has been a bottleneck on the job market in Western Europe for some time, forcing companies to look for other solutions. Nearshoring solutions: reducing costs, improving businesses Outsourcing has existed for quite some time now. Unfortunately, its perception […]

Outsourcing management: communication matters

Outsourcing management: communication matters

Having a team work on your projects from a distance may include some difficulties. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You just need to know how to manage the project. An expert partner that guides you throughout your project is one thing, but some things will always be in your own hands. Remote team communication […]

Boost your business growth with a remote team

Boost your business growth with a remote team

Our economy is changing a lot. Digitalization has had a great effect on businesses. They need to reinvent themselves. Digital transformation is no longer a question of “if?”, but “when?”. And usually the answer is yesterday. Why nearshore outsourcing should be part of your business plan Companies are expected to adapt to the customer’s new […]

Nearshoring: bringing outsourcing closer to home

Nearshoring: bringing outsourcing closer to home

Your company is ready for its next big step but resources in Belgium are scarce. The solution is simple. You turn to outsourcing. For years, companies have looked towards offshoring to fill the gap. Unfortunately, many have faced problems of which poor communication, cultural differences and lack of expertise are only a few. Well, the […]

Portugal made efforts to attract investors

Portugal made efforts to attract investors

Lisbon is alive. The city is rapidly growing on several fronts: Sustainable tourism had its way with the city and is changing it like never before. Lisbon is definitely playing on a world level here. Web Summit, one of the biggest marketing events in Europe even made it’s second homebase in the sunny capital of […]

Outsourcing risks and how to avoid them

Outsourcing risks and how to avoid them

Outsourcing is making a comeback. Recently it’s a common solution for companies in all types of sectors to experience the benefits of outsourcing or outsourcing activities of some of their departments. The benefits are many, ranging from being able to handle problems without overflowing calls and in different languages to making more resources available for […]

Handling your HR 2017: nearshore outsourcing benefits

Handling your HR 2017: nearshore outsourcing benefits

Handling your HR department in 2017: know your nearshore outsourcing benefits Human resources: when people think about the term in an outsourcing context, they often seem to diminish the area of expertise to recruitment. Finding the right talent, however, is only a small part of a whole range of activities that organize teams on the […]

Nearshore outsourcing to the Ukraine

Nearshore outsourcing to the Ukraine

The Ukraine: one of the most popular nearshore destinations in Europe when it comes to IT outsourcing. Over the past few years the country’s IT businesses have boomed: with a healthy and growing startup environment and numerous teams of highly skilled IT staff, the country has proven its worth as an outsourcing destination. Since 2016 […]

What is nearshoring?

What is nearshoring?

What is outsourcing and why should you consider nearshore outsourcing? Nearshoring is outsourcing one or more business processes to a nearby region. Nearshore outsourcing is your international endeavor and needs appropriate support. Outsourcing definition Outsourcing is contracting another company to transfer otherwise internally conducted services to them. Transferring your business to another country also means communicating in […]

Why a nearshore IT team is your best solution

Why a nearshore IT team is your best solution

The IT bottleneck in Belgium Finding the right IT talent in Belgium is a true bottleneck in the Belgian job market. VDAB releases reports on occupation shortages annually and the IT sector has been present in this report every time since the 90s. There are two types of shortages: quantitative and qualitative shortages. Quantitative shortages […]

Nearshoring in Belgium Part I

Nearshoring in Belgium Part I

Why are you thinking about outsourcing to another country? Most Belgian companies are in search for more and different IT skills. Outsourcing is an excellent solution for our lack of qualified IT resources. Nearshoring or offshoring, outsourcing in Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg is a common IT solution. Are we willing to acquire our resources in […]

Nearshoring in Belgium Part II

Nearshoring in Belgium Part II

Nearshoring is changing. It’s changing in that way that before, a certain number of IT professionals was hired, whereas now… the complete task is outsourced. Nearshoring: the answer to changes Technological possibilities in combination with this nearshoring will help us adapt to the changes in the employment structure. Why are people still hesitant towards nearshoring then? […]

Virtual team collaboration: prepare for your remote team

Virtual team collaboration: prepare for your remote team

Communication is collaboration. Especially in your remote team. Communication in teams is a very important aspect of your business. Colleagues fortifying their inter-personal relationships or clear communication to finish a project: better communication enhances collaboration and makes your business more efficient. Preparing our customers for collaboration with a remote team has learned us that scrum […]

How to manage remote employees

How to manage remote employees

Silos are breaking down at our companies. When we explain the need for collaborating with other departments the understanding comes rapidly. It’s quite logical that you keep the conversation going between all departments. This way knowledge doesn’t get stuck in departments and for example salespeople can use data from… let’s say customer service to optimize […]

Advantages of outsourcing

Advantages of outsourcing

Outsourcing: what does it mean? Outsourcing in a nearshore context is basically preparing your local team to collaborate with a team abroad. But no worries you’re not alone in this. We help you set up the new collaboration models and the operational processes including technologies. We can coach your local team during team meetings, retrospectives and […]