The Advantages of Outsourcing
to Costa Rica – Proximity
Not only is Costa Rica an attractive investing option in Latin America, the outsourcing modality is becoming more popular to U.S. companies. Advantages include exceptional talent, the country’s proximity to the U.S. (this is where our name comes from), and a great business environment.
As the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency says, “In an innovative business world, Costa Rica is ready for the challenge of taking high-tech industries and showing how a tradition of peace, education and innovation are the perfect formula to make business.”
With the constitution in 1949, Costa Rica banned armed forces, making it one of only a handful of countries in the world without an army. By investing in education, instead of funding an army, Costa Rica now boasts a 98% literacy rate, the highest in Latin America.
The Costa Rican workforce stands out for its high educational standards and outstanding productivity levels. These capabilities are the result of an historical commitment to pursue greater economic growth and higher living standards through a widespread educational policy.
Education in Costa Rica is free and mandatory since 1870. Furthermore, English is required as a second language in all schools, both private and public.
Other elements that make Costa Rica a great option for IT outsourcing include:
A highly skilled labor force
Strategic location near the USA (Proximity)
Costa Rica is on Central Standard Time 3- to 5-hour flights from major U.S. cities
Direct flights from major U.S. cities
High safety index
Business culture is aligned well with North America
Low environmental risks
Beyond just our 10+ years of experience working for companies in the U.S. and Canada, Proximity Costa Rica is a strong outsourcing option because we know what it takes to solve the challenges involved with outsourcing and Agile development. Our clients appreciate how easy it is to communicate with our engineers. They understand what you’re saying, they can provide ideas based on different approaches, and they’re commitment to making things happen. Our client-centric approach means you have direct interaction with everyone in our company, including engineers, project managers, QA, architects, and executive management. No translators or onsite facilitators are needed. We focus on becoming an extension of your development organization, transcending the “us” and “them” model to work as single team. Whether you need to improve the performance, functionality, or effectiveness of your existing web applications, build a new cloud-based solution from scratch, test your systems, or port your applications and functionality to mobile devices, we have the expertise to help you. We see ourselves not as a provider or even as a partner, but as an extension of your organization. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of our services and business model.