Offshore IT outsourcing
Although we at Pentalog tend to favor the nearshore solutions available in our service offer, some companies have specific needs more suitable to collaboration with an offshore-based team, mainly for two reasons:
1) Cutting costs is their primary objective
2) The activities they want to outsource demand a specific time difference to cover a broader range of working hours
In addition to the benefits of nearshoring, offshore IT outsourcing offers even more dramatic cost savings with the same quality level of resources. The time coverage (GMT+7) allows to carry out operations during the night, at daytime rates.
Within Pentalog’s global approach to IT outsourcing, Vietnam serves as the perfect complementary destination to our centers in Eastern Europe and South America. When development engineering activities are carried out in a nearshore location, the testing phase can, for instance, be easily transferred to our offshore Delivery Center in Hanoi. Such an outsourcing scheme allows you to minimize costs and optimize delivery time.
One step beyond: progressive offshoring
Drawing on over 15 years of successful remote project management experience, we know how to help you determine the right schedule and organization for your projects. Going offshore can be done in several stages to ensure smooth transition and to achieve a high and sustainable ROI. When going offshore we will create a customized roadmap that best fits your situation. Take a look at the following example.
Step 1: Transferring your activities to Eastern Europe:
English-speaking staff; most of our engineers also speak French or German
4 to 7 working hours in common, depending on where you are based
easily accessible destinations: regular, short and direct flights, allowing for frequent visits
up to 25% cost savings
Step 2: Transferring part of your activities to Asia:
transfer of non-crucial activities, such as testing
keep the same project manager based in Europe and the same local project director close to your premises
benefit from the time difference when performing certain types of activities (testing, etc.)
Step 3: Transferring all activities to Asia:
full transfer including management activities
keep the same local project director close to your premises
4 working hours in common, wherever you are based
up to 40% cost savings
Our offshore delivery center in Hanoi is managed just like our nearshore delivery centers, systematically using agile practices and meeting ISO 9001:2008 and CMMI level 4 standards (read more about Quality Assurance with Pentalog) in a 100% English-speaking environment.