Software Outsourcing To Brazil
Brazil promises to be a good source for outsourcing, although it is difficult to find qualified vendors. It is likely to be a bit more expensive than developers in other parts of the world. Brazil’s culture is similar to western cultures. In addition it has efficient telephone communications, and world-class buildings and facilities.
The Accelerance Global Partner Network includes teams from Brazil that have been thoroughly screened and vetted. These GPN members have reasonably good command of English and have agreed to Accelerance’s terms for intellectual property protection.
Working with outsourcers in Brazil – Pluses
Reasonable costs and time zone proximity, for example Rio de Janeiro is only one to three hours different from New York seasonally, are attractive factors for selecting an outsourcing vendor in Brazil. Experience with open-source technologies seems good. Many companies are at CMM Level 4 or Level 5. Some companies were engaged in CMMI.
Working with outsourcers in Brazil – Minuses
Brazilian software programmers are typically more expensive than Indian or Chinese programmers. There is also a much smaller pool of fluent English speakers. Programming for scientific applications seems limited.