This article gives the answers to the following questions:
• What is nearsourcing?
• How could you benefit from nearsourcing your projects?
• What is Itransition nearsourcing interaction model?
The most typical things discussed while talking about outsourcing are not just cost savings but their balance with risks and implicit costs caused by resource drains like language barriers, end-user feedback integration problems and flexibility with project schedule and control.
Nearsourcing concept is a natural blend of “nearshore” and “outsourcing” concepts. The processes taking place nearshore are considered to be similar and easier to control. The similarity of the processes is due to cultural likeness such as languages, structures of business processes, quality standards, management tools, legal issues and easy communication. Higher level of control is achieved with minimum time zone differences and close location, variety of communication tools available and additional costs savings due to close geographic locations).
Nearsourcing concept reveals obvious benefits based on both risks alignment and traditional advantages of outsourcing business model. This concept provides favorable conditions to establish sophisticated and interdependent relationships with vendors. Thus, following Gartner’s materials, these "enhancement" and "frontier" relationships are typical for the maturity phase of IT outsourcing. The new businessmodel implementation results in reduced management costs for remote projects and keeps the project flow tightly within time and budget frames.
Nearsourcing concept is the working business model at Itransition Software company. Itransition nearsourcing interaction model offers flexible conditions for our partners. Every project starts with business analysis: either offsite or onsite, when business analysts gather requirements and prepare a complete specification based on thorough analysis, which allows following “fixed price” approach and illuminating all kinds of bottlenecks during posterior development process. An assigned project manager runs the project from start to finish, from resource assignment to the final release stage. Itransition’ specialists use all the modern communication tools to be able to follow customer needs, speak customer’s language, collect and share user community feedback. Moreover, there are several cases, when required specialists in 2-3 hours time traveled onsite to Western European clients’ offices to discuss the current issues during face-to-face meeting. On the other hand, Itransition’ customers travel on-side in order to visit the development centers and control the process personally when required, and it only takes couple of hours.
Thus, Itransition nearsourcing concept has proven itself as an efficient model for such companies as Genesys Conferencing, Cimage Novasoft, Gerber Technologies and others.
About Itransition Software Company: Itransition has been working in IT outsourcing industry since 1998. We provide nearshore IT outsourcing and custom software development services for e-business, banking and finance, healthcare, telecommunications and other domains. Among our clients there are both SMEs and Fortune 1000 companies. Itransition employs more than 250 specialists experienced in Java, MS .Net, SalesForce and MS SharePoint platforms. Itransition has established partnership relations in more than 15 countries including Japan, UK, France, Germany, USA.