Nearshore Development

Talent can be found anywhere.

We hire the top 1% of talent across Latin America to help you to fill any gaps in expertise and manage your project at its best.

Benefits of Software Development Outsourcing

Organizations outsource to save money. In today’s global marketplace, with improvements in internet infrastructure, access to online education, and improved transportation, talent can be found anywhere.

Flatirons Development has strong experience finding and curating such talent, and specializes in Nearshore recruiting. The best software engineers do not all come from a single country. We hire the top 1%, and help you to fill any gaps in expertise, to manage your project, and can even supply a fully integrated team to build your dream, all without worrying about issues such as time zone differences and language barriers.

Vast pools of untapped talent and skill can be found across the globe, and in many cases, it is often simply far cheaper to hire remotely than locally.

We provide you with:

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  • checkReduced project risk - plug and play resources readily available to meet project needs, when needed.
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Offshore vs Nearshore

Offshoring refers to hiring/contracting resources at a significant distance from the place of employment.

For example, if your company is in the US, and it’s hiring from Ukraine, this would be an example of offshoring. However, hiring talent from far abroad comes with many challenges, notably the following:

Scheduling Issues

Scheduling Issues

Due to vastly different time-zones, there may be limited overlap of working hours, less collaboration between offshore and local resources (or one group ends up potentially compromising productivity by working evenings/nights).

Language/Cultural differences

Language/Cultural differences

In more remote locations, there is less focus on English education, and the more challenging it may be to find a resource able to deliver top-tier results and communicate effectively with the team. For example, hiring in eastern Europe, you are more likely to find resources fluent in German than in English.

Non-transparent Communication

Non-transparent Communication

Often with remote teams, a dedicated resource acts as liaison between the offshore team and local resources, in order to alleviate time zone and language issues. This means that there may be little to no communication between the team as a whole and the ‘home company’. Miscommunication can easily occur, and if bad enough, negate the cost-savings of hiring remotely.

Geographical Distance

Geographical Distance

Travel to and from distant locations, even if not often necessary, is often prohibitively expensive. This means that even if there is a perceived benefit to visiting the offshore team(or god forbid a problem to fix), the expense might not be justifiable.

Nearshoring mitigates these concerns by hiring closer to home.

Latin America (LATAM) offers US organizations many of the same cost benefits as hiring further abroad, without the challenges listed above. 
Time Zone/Scheduling

Time Zone/Scheduling

There is little to no difference in time zones between Latin America and the US. Communicating and coordinating with your LATAM teammates is no more difficult than with a satellite office elsewhere in the States.

Language/Culture

Language/Culture

Latin American countries are increasingly focused on English education. Spanish is spoken by a significant portion of the US population as well. There is also a fair bit of cultural overlap between these countries and the US.

Geographical proximity

Geographical proximity

Travel can still be expensive, but when there is no ocean to cross, prices can be far more reasonable. It is certainly often easier for a resource to travel from Argentina or Mexico to the US, or vice versa, than a trip to or from Eastern Europe.

Easier Communication

Easier Communication

Because there is overlap in working schedules, it is far easier to integrate a remote team into daily company activities, meetings, and collaborative sessions. There is no reliance on a liaison to coordinate and make things work. Personal and professional relationships between teammates can grow organically, and increase productivity.

Nearshoring combines the benefits of onshore hiring with the cost benefits of offshoring. Your Nearshore Outsourcing solution provider should:

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Work with effective and industry standard software development models such as Agile and Scrum.
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Have a strong track record and reputation for professional results.
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Be flexible enough to fit into your organizational workflows.
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Include reliable security protocols.
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Be knowledgeable enough to not only follow processes but add to them.
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Provide top-tier software development talent.
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Experience with the latest tools and technologies.
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Provide resources fluent in English and in the same time zone.

Top engineering talent is rarely in a single country, and the right partner can help to deliver immediate and cost-efficient access to an amazing team.

Staff Augmentation

Staff Augmentation

Is there a gap on your team? Our process-driven, creative, and experienced resources are well-equipped to drop into your team and processes at a moment's notice, able to deliver value on day one.

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Product Squads

Product Squads

With our product squads, we can provide you a fully integrated team, including project management, design, QA, and up to 6 developers per squad dedicated to delivering your project on schedule and on budget.

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Project Based

Project Based

Our resources, your project. We integrate into your team structure, your practices, and meet your requirements. From establishing the specifications, allocating workflow, setting timetables, to defining requirements and quality assurance goals, we work for you.

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Whether outsourcing or with our local resources, we offer a full set of services, based on your individual needs. Whether a full team, or filling a specific project role, you can be sure of quick integration and professional results.

UX Design

UX Design

With unparalleled experience, along with strong research and analytics, we can ensure your user experience is simple, intuitive, and functional.

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UI Design

UI Design

Simple, Clean, Beautiful. Our design team keeps these concepts at the forefront when designing an application, whether for mobile or web. Working hand-in-hand with our UX team, we ensure your application is a joy to use.

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User Research and Testing

User Research and Testing

Uncover valuable insights by leveraging our expertise in user research and user testing. We focus on gaining qualitative insights through moderated and unmoderated testing tactics, and gather quantitative feedback through surveys and analytics.

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Project Management

Project Management

A project plan can go off the rails quickly without an experienced PM to keep things on track. Does your project need experienced leadership and a well-defined plan? Let us keep your project moving forward.

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Our QA resources ensure the quality of your product, but more than that, we systematically eliminate points of failure, and find patterns and actions needed to improve your development cycles. Let our team help you deliver an application that is as close to perfect as possible, along with the processes to keep it that way.

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HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

Flatirons Development is a HIPAA compliant vendor. We are happy to sign a Business Associate Agreement with any responsible Covered Entity and have training and processes in place for any team member that joins a HIPAA-compliant project. Learn more about choosing a HIPAA complaint vendor.

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MVP development

MVP development

We are a team of entrepreneurs and product owners with a passion that have operated in the early-stage ecosystem throughout our careers. Our goal is to deliver your MVP on time and on budget so you can go out and successfully raise funds, get your product in the hands of users, or hit your next big milestone.

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Full Stack Development

Full Stack Development

We specialize in well-rounded and scalable architecture, complemented by intuitive design. Our expert resources are ready to build you a fully integrated back and front-end solution that is as seamless and beautiful as it is functional. We utilize reusable API’s that can be applied to many experiences.

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Mobile Development

Mobile Development

Our multi-disciplinary teams are ready to deliver you the mobile application of your dreams. We have the expertise, the creativity, and the drive to make your application come to life. We handle API development and create beautiful native solutions utilizing React Native so that you only have to build once to ship to both iOS and Android.

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