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How Nearshore Teams Are Taking Advantage of the Distributed Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday 06 of May, 2020.
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By Avantica


Why could nearshoring your software development be the best choice during crucial times such as the ones that we are going through? Agility, business continuity, and easy-to-work-with teams are the answers.

While the effects of the COVID-19 are generating an unprecedented blow to the world economy, companies that have previously chosen Nearshore alternatives are getting ahead. Remote and distributed work has become the only alternative to business continuity due to social distancing policies. 

This sudden change had a lower impact on Nearshore software providers who were already accustomed to delivering their work remotely in a distributed manner.  They were also able to implement a 100% work from home policy to continue providing productive and distributed teams.

Indeed, remote work has been a daily practice for Latin American software providers such as Avantica, with a distributed workforce in five countries: Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and the United States.

“We managed to quickly adjust to the new social distancing requirements, with 100% online meetings and virtual work environments to assure quality and agility as usual. We implemented all the necessary technological infrastructure to optimize our operations and avoid any impact on productivity,” said Luis Carlos Chaves, COO of Avantica.

Since Latin America shares the same time zone and job culture with US and Canadian based companies, one of the main advantages of Nearshore models is how flexible and easy-going workflows can be. For that reason, North American companies have increasingly outsourced their software developments to Latin America, over providers in Europe or Asia.

A reinvention opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic became a game-changer for industries all around the world, making it clear how important it is for organizations to adapt to change, adopt new technologies and implement new practices in the workplace. Remote work has been the key to ensuring operational continuity during this period, internally and within outsourcing too.

“Many companies are experimenting with work from home and remote work models for the very first time. The results will speak for themselves, demonstrating how working from various locations, without sharing the same physical space can be very beneficial,” believes the COO of Avantica.

While this pandemic is boosting web developments (e-commerce, for example), companies now need to make strategic choices to get the best and more efficient software solutions for their business continuity.

We expect that  COVID-19 will push individuals and companies to overcome psychological and geographical barriers to working with distributed teams. It will certainly motivate many markets to choose providers who offer Nearshore distributed teams as their preferred partners because of Nearshoring’s undeniable advantages.

About Avantica

If you are looking for a software partner who will work towards your business goals and success, then Avantica is your solution. We offer dedicated teams, team augmentation, and individual projects to our clients. We are constantly looking for the best methodologies in order to give you the best results.

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