Software Outsourcing To Costa Rica
Costa Rica is striving to create a successful outsourcing industry. It is building on some existing successful outsourcing contracts, while struggling with the challenges of moving rapidly out of Third World-country status. With a population of about 4 million, the Central American country boasts nearly 25,000 software professionals.
Members of the Accelerance Global Partner Network (GPN) from Cost Rica have been thoroughly screened and vetted. References have been carefully checked, as well as proficiency in spoken and written English. You can be confident when working with an Accelerance Partner.
Working with outsourcers in Costa Rica – Pluses
If you are thinking about outsourcing, but do not want to outsource many time zones away, you should seriously consider Costa Rica. It is a beautiful country. Everyone is friendly. Almost everyone can speak English. Costa Rica is serious about being a leader in high technology.
The $3 billion Proctor & Gamble outsourcing contract, won by Hewlett Packard 2003, has a Costa Rican segment. This has elevated Costa Rica’s IT role. The Central American country is seen as the center of new alliances amongst Central American and Caribbean countries.
There is good experience with standard web and desktop application technologies, especially .NET, Java and Oracle.
Working with outsourcers in Costa Rica - Minuses
The savings may not be as great when outsourcing to Costa Rica as in other, more distant locations. You will have to balance your need for programming resources in a nearby time zone with the overall cost of your outsourcing.
On the negative side, officials from Costa Rica’s telecommunications monopoly, ICE, have become alarmed at the siphoning off of revenues by VoIP telephoning and have vowed to address the problem.
Experience with open-source technologies, like LAMP, exist but is limited. You are more likely to find experience with programming languages and tools that have enjoyed commercial success in Costa Rica rather than those that have earned the admiration of the international open-source community as a whole.
Accelerance Global Software Outsourcing Network
Global Partner Information
A Latin American software services company based in San Jose, Costa Rica with over 100 full time resources with access to deep talent pools exclusively serving the US market and more than 40 clients over the last 6 years. Focus is on custom software development, maintenance and testing services. Technologies include Java (JEE, JME, JSE), Dot Net (C#,VB.Net), RoR, LAMP, PHP, AJAX, HTML, XML, FLEX, Sharepoint, Web Services, SOA. Databases MS SQL, Oracle, MySql, DB2. Deep expertise on enterprise applications both web and desktop, and also for mobile devices. Methodologies include extensive use of Agile leveraging nearshore proximity (3-5 hrs flight), time zones (MST, CST) and easy resource transfers to and from the US. Resources are only intermediate level and above with full English fluency and US client experience.
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