5 reasons to choose Poland for nearshore software outsourcing

29 Apr 2021 | 6 min read
Jakub Skupień Marketing Assistant
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When looking for an outsourcing company for your IT projects, there is an abundance of options to choose from. Asian countries are amongst the most popular outsourcing destinations, but do you really need to look offshore to find a good fit for your needs? Bet on nearshore software outsourcing from Poland instead!

Why Poland?

If you’re looking for expert tech professionals closer to home, then Poland should be your best bet. Over the years, the country has established itself as one of the leading software hubs worldwide, and most certainly in Europe.

Let’s go through the top 5 reasons why Poland is one of the best locations to look for a software development company. 

To start off with something bold…

1. Polish developers are World Class Specialists

Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to the talent here, though—the numerous awards in international programming contests and rankings speak for themselves:

The list of the best developers per country
Source: HackerRank‘s report.

This brings us to the next big reason why Poland might be the best nearshore outsourcing country for your IT projects.

2. Similar time zones

Do you want to get in touch with the development team at a reasonable time of the day? It so happens that Poland, because of its geographical location, has a superb time zone when it comes to business. With only a 1-hour difference between Poland and the UK, you can expect effortless cooperation.

To draw a comparison: between Europe and Asia, there is a time discrepancy of at least 6 hours, which makes the whole workflow a lot more difficult. 

With this hindrance out of our way, let’s get to something that can make your outsourcing efforts even more streamlined.

3. Seamless communication

Communication is one of the key aspects of a successful outsourcing endeavour. Polish work ethic and culture is very close to that of our Western neighbours – the UK, Germany or France, which results in fewer misunderstandings and overall smooth cooperation. 

What is more, Poland is ranked #16 out of 100 countries in the worldwide EF English Skill Index, gaining a high proficiency mark. You can expect remarkable English skills from Polish developers and project managers, especially given that most of the projects they are already working on are foreign ones. 

There will hardly be any difference between utilising your in-house team and hiring Polish software developers, except for… the price.

4. Very competitive rates

One of the main reasons companies choose to outsource software development in Poland is the amount of money they can save. Due to the labour costs being about 2,5 x lower than the EU’s average, it’s not unusual to see a cost reduction of up to 30% when choosing to outsource in Poland.

But what about the overall value you get from working with Polish developers? Well, you definitely won’t have to worry about the quality of the product, given everything stated above. 

Having access to top-notch developers with great expertise in English at a lower price sounds unrealistic, but the data proves it to be true. To put it simply: you get more for less.

5. The IT sector is growing, and so is the Polish economy!

A stable and growing economy is the foundation upon which IT companies in Poland thrive. Apart from the COVID-19 related market breakdown, the country has been continuously growing for the past 3 decades. It’s the 21st in the world when it comes to GDP (2019), and it’s seen one of the biggest GDP’s per capita growth in Europe!

The IT/ICT sector is a big part of this growth, as it amounted to approximately 8% of the Polish overall GDP in 2018.

Summary

Poland is a great place to look for a nearshore software outsourcing company. The cultural and language barriers are almost nonexistent, the time-zone differences are negligible and most importantly – our developers are among the best in the entire world! When we add affordable prices to the mix, it truly becomes the perfect pick for tech-related projects. 

Why choose Poland for your nearshore software outsourcing

Looking for a nearshore software outsourcing company for your project?  As one of the leading custom software development companies in Poland, we’re ready to take on any challenge.

If you’d like to cooperate, or if you simply have some questions – contact us!

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