Nearshoring versus offshoring
Nearshore outsourcing versus offshore outsourcing
When it’s time to choose an outsourcing destination many companies confront the following dilemma first, before choosing the country and the vendor : ” Do we have to choose an offshore or a nearshore vendor” ?
To the newbies to the outsourcing word an offshore outsourcing (offshoring) destination is when the operations are done from a long distance and “time zone difference” country let say the Philippines, Vietnam or India for an European client versus a nearshore outsourcing (near-shoring) destination when the distance & time zone are quite similar (let say Eastern Europe countries and even Egypt for Europe).
Making this choice counts already for 40 % of the success of the operations to my opinion (and 10 % the country, 30 % the vendor, 20 % the client) . Some type of projects are suitable for offshore and some are not. Below the synthesis.
We had been doing outsourcing operations since 10 years, personally I managed operations in offshore and nearshore destinations, so I can tell the difference easily.
Below we explain for European, North American & Canadian companies (East coast) who want to do an outsourcing operation, the difference between nearshore Europe (Eastern Europe vendors) & offshore (South Asia/India vendors). Our BPO services company offer both.