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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 a nearshoring team?

Nearshoring: what to do?

How do you set up an external team? What do you have to prepare? Finding resources online is – fortunately – easier than 5 years ago. But there is no set of guidelines to follow. Every company is different, that is why the first step is always finding the right nearshoring partner. Would you like to check how ready your company is to set up a remote team?

What is the cost?

Cost reduction is supposed to be one of the advantages of outsourcing. But what does that mean? And does that include the hidden costs, beyond the paychecks of the external team?

What is the impact on the existing structure of the company?

Changes will take place, but to what extent? How can your company prepare for these changes and how will your employees experience these changes?

What about security?

With the upcoming changes in law and GDPR legislation, it is harder for companies to share information. How can you make sure your project is not at risk and prepare for a successful project?

Will the project succeed?

That is one of the main doubts. The fear for investing in a project that doesn’t succeed is real. How do you prepare for a project?

Let’s have a look at some things you can do in advance.

Nearshore solutions: from risk assessment to IT outsourcing models

You can prepare for nearshore outsourcing. It will help your company set up and it will give you a headstart on the project. What can you do?

  1. Set up your objectives: yes, you want to nearshore, but what exactly? Which projects will you handle with your internal team? Once you know what you want to do, you will have a clearer view on the next steps.
  2. Prepare the company: do all your stakeholders know about the outsourcing project? Prepare the people involved. Spread information and keep them in the loop. Communication is key.
  3. Find a dedicated team: it takes more than one person to set up a remote team. Make sure you have a team that wants to help and is available.
  4. Communication set-up: define your means of communication and make sure everyone can work with those tools.
  5. Storage: Drive, Dropbox, local storage. Define where your materials are stored and make sure you are prepared to change if necessary.
  6. Determine the budget: your resources are important. Define a budget for your nearshore project.
  7. Nearshore assessment: would you like to know what the next steps are and if you are ready for a nearshore project?