Benefits of Nearshore & 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:

  • Cutting costs is their primary objective
  • 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 nearshoringoffshore 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 outsourcingVietnam serves as the perfect complementary destination to our centers in Eastern Europe and Latin 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.)
  • English-speaking staff

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

Great Digital Products Aren’t Created By AccidentPentagility Means IT Excellence at Speed

Creating great software starts with a team infrastructure that breaks down silos, anticipates risks and communicates openly.
As an IT outsourcing provider, Pentalog equips teams with modular rules and dashboards, to ramp up, scale and pivot quickly, with minimal friction, maximum support and costs you control.
We call this toolkit Pentagility, an agile governance methodology for building trusted client relationships.

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.

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