Outsourcing is becoming an increasingly popular business venture. The individual or team contracted can either work in close proximity to the business head office (nearshoring) or in a distant location (farshoring). The concept of working remotely is frequently misperceived as an ineffective, however, statistics show that outsourcing (nearshoring in particular) reduces business costs by around 50% when compared to insourcing. Saving costs is only the tip of the iceberg.
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Reshoring, a practice that originated in the United States, involves the return of the business and its production processes back into their own country or surrounding countries with a common border, which were initially outsourced abroad (Offshoring).
Outsourcing wird längst nicht mehr nur zur Reduktion klassischer Produktionskosten betrieben. Auch die Verlagerung von Dienstleistungen ins Ausland erfreut sich wachsender Beliebtheit, wofür neben den Kostenvorteilen auch der Mangel an Fachkräften in Deutschland verantwortlich ist.
Characteristics and Differences
Near – Off – Out – On, first of all we need to keep track. Four terms whose meanings are similar, but explain different situations. Offshoring, Nearshoring, Onshoring and Outsourcing all point to the internal activities of a company and whether or not they will be performed internally, externally or both.
On the initiative of the Swiss Embassy, Ms. Katalin Dreher, Senior Expert for SEE, with the Switzerland-Global Enterprise (S-GE) visited the complex of STP Belgrade andInterVenture
S-GE has been commissioned by the Swiss government to inform, advise and guide SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein in their international business ventures, thus facilitating efficient location and foreign trade promotion. It links companies with experts and organizations around the world.
Marko Djuric, Manager Partner at InterVenture and Ms. Katalin Dreher shared about Nearshoring and dedicated software development team in Serbia.
Outsourcing, which means the contracting out of a business process, has proved to be popular with UK companies, and it is very useful when it comes to forming and maintaining an IT workforce. An example of outsourcing would be when a telecommunications firm outsources to a website development agency. That agency, of course, does not have to be in the same country, and this is where nearshoring comes in very handy.
Nearshoring enables the recruitment of qualified personnel in nearby countries, who become a fully integrated part of the company as remote teams. Especially in the IT sector, this kind of company organization is very common. Communication between remote teams and the company must be clear. Leadership, coordinated communication channels, and the right tools are the most important requirements.
Als Reshoring, ursprünglich von den Vereinigten Staaten ausgehend, bezeichnet man die Praxis der Rückführung jener Unternehmens- oder Herstellungsprozesse ins Inland oder in benachbarte Länder, die im Rahmen des Outsourcings ins Ausland verlagert wurden (Offshoring).
Growing medium-sized companies are often faced with a difficult decision in terms of the IT department. They either rely on the IT department internally (in-house) or they opt for outsourcing. This important decision should be well covered however because both solutions have advantages and disadvantages.