Offshore destinations

No kidding, I’m inviting you to Vietnam!

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)

No kidding, I'm inviting you to Vietnam!

Do you have a digital project? I decided to invite you to join me in a trip to Hanoi (Vietnam) from October 30th to November 3rd to visit our programming center there. We will cover the costs of your round trip plane ticket, meals, and 2 nights of accommodation (of course you are free to stay longer at your own expense). The only condition is to have the intention to outsource the development or maintenance of a software project. Program includes: Determine if Vietnam ...

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Brexit-Pound-Outsourcing

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)

brexit pound outsourcing

As the impact on the pound’s valuation is going to expand with the issuance of a Brexit agenda, lots of British offshore outsourcing companies have done their maths. Given that the majority of them are exposed to the euro or dollar production zones and that the employment costs count for roughly 50% of their revenue, their EBITDA could experience a 7- to 10-point drop… in an industry generating 7 to 15% average net margins! Indeed, salaries in those countries are ...

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With Euro falling vs Dollar, is it the right time to invest in South America for Pentalog?

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


While Euro was reaching tops some years ago I wrote a lot on the impacts of those variations on every layer of the software outsourcing and consulting economy: the coder, the customer and the ITO company. With the Euro now experiencing some of its lowest levels (1.12 for 1 Euro last Friday) the same topic is up raising again with proportionally but inverse consequences on the ITO geopolitics. But currencies are not the only one to move. Pentalog has ...

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Pentalog becoming a WW nearshoring operator with its future South American facilities

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


Pentalog has made its decision to launch its first ops in South America by the beginning of 2015. The final place is not yet clearly defined. But the skill indicators meet to our expectations and the customers’ demand for South American engineering has been confirmed to Monica and me. With that decision Pentalog is becoming part of the very exclusive club of IT consulting companies with facilities on all best coding spots of the world except India (Romania in the EU, ...

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Pentalog is son of the sun

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


On the 14th of October I will leave Boston and fly to Buenos Aires and Montevideo looking for new offshore outsourcing destinations for our customers of the western American Coast, trying to work on time shift reduction. As of today we count roughly 75 guys working for the US and Canada, 15 of whom coding for western zones. The overhall headcount reaches nearly 750. At the time of Agile project management, it is not possible to make your stand up meeting ...

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