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4 Good Reasons to Outsource Web and App Developmet to Latin America

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Emiliano Parizzi

American businesses typically think of countries like China, India, or the Philippines when they hear the word 'outsourcing.' But as the demand for cost-efficient development projects rises, Latin American countries are positioned as the next big trend for outsourcing web development, mobile app development, staff augmentation, and more.

The proximity of Latin American developers to the US means they can offer benefits that professionals from other countries known for outsourcing can’t.

In this post, Qeystroke is going to dive into why you should consider choosing Latin American developers:

Outsourcing to Latin American Countries Is More Cost-Efficient

It doesn’t matter if you’re launching a small startup or running a multinational business. The cost of mobile application and web development is high. On average, though, you can complete a mobile app development project for 30% to 50% less with a team of Latin American developers than what you’d be spending on American companies.

Latin America Offers a High Level of Tech Talent and Innovation

Uruguay and other Latin American countries are now recognized as the leading region for mobile app and web development. For one, according to Fortune Magazine, Uruguay is the leader when it comes to software as it eases the path for foreign startups. Their commitment to “One Laptop, One Child” pushes tech education to the highest level as students from elementary schools are introduced to tech learning. Uruguay is now the leader when it comes to software exporting per capita in South America, and it’s no surprise that such giant companies as HP, IBM, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, and more have already started investing in Uruguay.

Latin American Developers Work in the Same Time Zone

One of the biggest challenges of outsourcing to Asian or Eastern European countries that US companies face is the huge time difference. That typically means that in one company, there’s a team or two that starts their workday just as the other one ends. As you can expect, that causes lag in communication.

On the other hand, Uruguay, Argentine, and some parts of Brazil are just an hour off EST (sometimes two). Other Latin countries are not too far off, either. That means you can have seamless interaction with your developers in real-time on platforms like Slack. When you need to check something with your outsourced team, you won’t have to wait for another workday for their response.

Latin American Culture is Not That Different from That of the United States

Many US companies struggle with the cultural differences they have with outsourced teams, especially when it comes to how they approach work. Some cite ‘poor scope definition’ as one of the biggest challenges that often lead to costly order changes.

Because of the cultural similarities between the US and Latin America, there will be less struggle, especially regarding undefined scope. Web and app developers in Uruguay usually share the same work styles and ethics with Americans, so collaborative work and partnerships are easier.

Conclusion

These are just four of the many benefits of outsourcing work to Latin American developers. From being more cost-effective to sharing the same time zones and culture, and the high level of tech talent in Latin American countries, there’s so much to gain and not much to lose if you choose to go this route.

When you’re ready to hire remote developers from Latin America, QEYSTROKE is here to provide you with the top Latin American tech professionals. Extend your team and hire the best tech talent through QEYSTROKE today!

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