7 Reasons to Outsource Your Software Services to Romania
1. Multilingual talent
Software developers in Romania are linguistically diverse so offshoring and nearshoring are both a viable option. Moreover, Romanians are well known in the world for speaking a lot of languages from English, to German, Spanish, Italian, and French. Strong aptitude for multilingual skills is a great advantage for customer support and building a great relationship with the clients as email and video conferencing are the primary means of communication.
2. Price-quality ratio
Romania manages to keep a perfect balance of great work at good prices. It’s not as cheap as India, but has better prices than West Europe & US and it delivers top level services like Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and other neighbouring countries. In this age of software development, companies outsource because they can’t do everything in house and cost is not the main reason anymore. Now CEOs look for an outsourcing company that provides excellent execution and innovation.
3. Universities and tech hubs
Romania has become a very developed technology hub with a large number of offshore centers. High schoolers and students rank very high in European and international Mathematics and Informatics Olympiads. The country’s 41 technical universities produce about 5.000 engineers and computer science graduates each year, getting the number to over 120.000 software developers. This grew a strong community of very talented developers whos initiative led to the development of a large number of IT hubs all over the country.
4. IT experience & expertise
5. Accesible location & geographical proximity
Romania’s major IT cities (Timisoara, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu) are just a 2 hour flight away, a great advantage that facilitates close relationships with clients. Plane tickets are fairly low cost and services are very cheap. Romania is in Europen Union which helps with reducing legal and financial concerns.
6. Compatible time-zones
Romania is at GMT +2 hours, which means a 1-2 hours difference from other European countries. Working with US or Asia is not an impediment as programmers deliver flexible hours and do the work in daytime and meetings after hours. Not to mention Romania’s high-speed broadband internet that is ranked fourth worldwide.
7. Cultural variety
Romania’s values and cultural curiosities are similar with those of other Western European countries and Romanians can easily accept the American way of thinking. Romanians are fluent English speakers, well educated, independent, friendly and creative. The experience with other countries starts with school exchange programs that make professionals very good at collaborating with other people that belong to different cultural backgrounds.