The internet allows businesses to communicate on a global scale. Unfortunately, however, companies often fail to expand their horizons when looking to outsource. The truth is that there are a number of significant advantages to working with tech developers abroad — including both lower costs and untapped talent pools. In recent years, Poland has emerged as an important player in the software development industry. Here are a few reasons why:
Quality Services at an Affordable Price
If you are like most budget-conscious organizations, you require the best software developers, but struggle to afford the best in your country. If this sounds like you, then a Polish development team can likely offer comparable quality at a much more attractive price.
Poorly developed software can do tremendous damage to your business, but so can spending beyond a practical budget. Examining products from both a perspective of financial awareness and functional quality is what helps young companies succeed – and creating unnecessary expenses is a good way to stunt growth for any company, regardless of experience.
EU Security Standards Reduce Risk
The EU is progressive when it comes to regulating cybersecurity standards. If you are a head of a small but quickly growing company, strong regulations may seem unappealing, but this is actually a good thing. These standards make your offshored or nearshored developers produce a superior product to countries with fewer regulations.
This issue has become increasingly important in light of recent scandals such as the Cambridge Analytica data breach or the Chili’s credit card info leak. There aren’t many worse issues a company can have than jeopardizing the security of a customer’s private data, and international cybersecurity standards help prevent this from happening. Reading up on the EU’s newest regulations prove why software development outsourcing to Poland can help you rest easy knowing that your customers’ data isn’t in danger.
Communication Made Easy
Traveling to Poland can be quick and easy for business leaders in the EU. And even US citizens are allowed to visit countries in the EU for 90 days without a travel visa, which makes meeting with your development team in person feasible.
While this is not a strict necessity, having time to actually scope out the workflow and discuss with the team who you have outsourced in person can be hugely beneficial. Furthermore, traveling to Poland is relatively affordable when compared to other countries in Europe and around the world.
Whether you opt to visit your team in person or not, you will also benefit from the high rate of proficiency in English that Poland offers. (If you are reading this article, you should have no trouble communicating with your development team!) Last but not least, due to its geographical location, Poland resides in a much more convenient time zone for both EU and US clients to work around when compared to other tech outsourcing hotspots such as China and the Philippines.
Poland Believes in the Future
This value is demonstrated in many ways — for example, in the excellent quality of education available to students across the nation. 43% of Poland’s population have completed a 4-year degree, creating a diverse and highly talented marketplace of experts in virtually every field imaginable, including software development. So not only are there many great and affordable companies to outsource to, Poland also offers the opportunity to find a team that works best with you.
Poland’s future-oriented workforce has also shown its true colors internationally through the development of a number of influential tech startups, such as the social learning network Brainly, and the IoT developer Estimote. Google even opened up a new campus in Warsaw, which is helping to attract more talent and opportunity to Poland’s beautiful capital.
If so, we encourage you to take a look at Brainhub to learn more about the experience, expertise, and development philosophy that drives us to create the best software solutions for our clients every day.
We’ve helped dozens of organizations to create the software they need to grow, scale, and connect with their customers, and we’d love to turn your business into the next Brainhub development success story! Just drop us a line through our contact page.