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Software Outsourcing:
Latin America vs Eastern Europe

6 Decision Factors Beyond Time Zone


by Athenaworks | MAR 14 . 2024



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Group 2404 Executive Summary

In an era defined by relentless innovation and global connectivity, U.S.-based companies face a critical decision in their pursuit of optimal software solutions: outsourcing.

This white paper serves as a comprehensive guide to navigating the intricate landscape of global software outsourcing, with a particular focus on two key regions: Latin America and Eastern Europe.

1- Geographic Proximity Advantages:

Although proximity facilitates real-time collaboration, minimizing revisions, time zone differences can be strategically advantageous for round-the-clock work progress.


2- Possibilities of Reduced Overhead Management:

Same-time-zone collaboration reduces management overhead, allowing project managers to focus on strategic tasks.


3- Leveraging Opportunity Cost Solutions:

There’s a significant potential for cost savings due to timely delivery of a high-quality product, by leveraging the expertise and resources, thus causing reduced overhead management.


4- Work-Life Balance Benefits:

90% of adults consider work-life balance a crucial aspect of their employment, which leads to quicker, better results without compromising on quality.


5- Talent Availability:

Talent pool in these regions spans over 3 million professionals with a high proficiency in English, the primary language of business.


6- Mitigating Geographical Risks:

Despite political instability, economic volatility, security concerns without the right management or EU-Russia relations, minimizing vulnerabilities can be done by optimize their outsourcing portfolio accordingly.