Romania software development is not a recent phenomenon. In fact, there’s been software development in Romania for many years. Even when they were part of the Soviet bloc, there were many highly gifted, talented and innovative software designers behind the iron curtain.

Well, thankfully, now that the cold war is over, Romania software development is nothing short of a blessing to the global business community.

Make no mistake about it, if you are based in the United States or Western Europe, you should look for an outsourced software development solution that makes sense. And unfortunately, if you are going to outsource to places like Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, or other parts of Southeast Asia, your main benefit would be price. The price advantage of software companies located in those parts of the world is indisputable. We’re talking about 50% up to 80% off. Who can argue with that?

Well, unfortunately, you pay a big price for that benefit. There are certain miscommunications because of time zone differences. There are certain coding practices that may not lead to customers and producers seeing eye to eye. Do you see what goes on here?

And the great thing about Romania software development, especially for hosting companies, is that they have done a lot of business with European companies. They know the ins and outs of coding protocols.

You don’t have to worry about training your outsource partner. You don’t have to waste a tremendous amount of time, effort, and energy just trying to ensure everybody is on the same page as far as expectations and final work product quality. This is a big deal because this costs quite a bit of money. You train and train but at the end of the day, the outsourced provider still comes in a day late and a buck short. You don’t want this nasty surprise. This is sure to torpedo your chances of early success.

So I’m not saying that development companies located elsewhere don’t have these, but given many other factors, you probably would have to jump through many hoops and overcome many hurdles to achieve the same results. At the end of the day, the supposed savings that you get outsourcing to certain countries are actually made up for, and often exceeded, by the headaches, the delays, and the debugging involved. Why not get the job done the first time around because you saw eye to eye?

Make no mistake about it, if you deal with a development company that is based in some sort of nearshore country, your chances of getting the job done right the first time around is quite high.

Make no mistake about it, your most precious asset is your time. Do not waste it because your competitors in the hosting space are ready, willing and eager to eat your lunch. That’s the bottom line. You’re probably trying to avoid that reality, but that’s the reality. So do yourself a big favor and act accordingly.

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