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Nearshore Software Development Services

A US-headquartered IT vendor with 35 years in business, ScienceSoft provides nearshore software development and staff augmentation with our best Mexico-based talents to help companies benefit from 2–4x lower labor costs compared to domestic engagements.

Nearshore Software Development Services - ScienceSoft
Nearshore Software Development Services - ScienceSoft

Nearshore software development is becoming a trend, considering rising onshore rates and tech talent shortages. Nearshoring offers a cost-effective way to meet development needs with minimal risks to the cooperation pace and efficiency.

As a Texas-based IT company with development centers in Mexico, Europe, and the Gulf Cooperation Council, ScienceSoft applies the US quality standards, business ethics, and legal framework for protecting intellectual property rights across all our locations to ensure consistently high service value. With an in-house PMO of 60+ certified project managers, we can handle software development projects end to end, freeing our customers from the hassle of direct nearshore team supervision and ensuring on-time, on-budget, and on-scope delivery.

Onshore vs. Nearshore vs. Offshore Development: High-Level Comparison

Nearshore software development services are the happy medium for companies looking for a cost-effective and straightforward way to build software. While it is more budget-friendly than onshoring, nearshoring also helps avoid common risks associated with offshore development.

Onshore

Nearshore

Offshore

Development rates

$$$

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Time zone gap

No gap

Zero to small (<3 hours)

Large (6+ hour difference)

Communication efficiency and problem-solving speed

High due to the same language, culture, and work ethics and aligned time zones

Usually high due to overlapping time zones and cultural proximity

Might be lower due to the lack of multi-lingual and cross-cultural skills and significant time lags

Intellectual property and data protection

Full IP protection according to the local legal framework

High protection thanks to regional agreements and unified legal rules for the neighboring countries (e.g., USMCA in the US and Mexico)

Significant IP-associated risks due to different legal standards

Disruption risks associated with geopolitical tensions

No risk

Minimized risk

High risk

On-site visits

Fast and cost-effective

Visits are comparatively fast and require moderate investments

Visits involve significant time and expenses

Why Pick Mexico as a Nearshore Development Location

Budget-friendly development rates

The average cost of hiring nearshore developers in Mexico is 2–4x lower than in the US, which enables a corresponding decrease in the development project cost.

Geographical proximity

Shared time zones help the project stakeholders sync easily, enabling effective frequent communication and driving quicker delivery.

Vast talent pool

There are ~700,000* tech experts in Mexico, which is the second-largest IT talent pool in LATAM.

 

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Close economic ties

The world’s 14th-largest economy with a stable geopolitical course, Mexico has long-lasting and sustainable relationships with the US.

Favorable legal framework

Regional agreements like USMCA facilitate cross-border trade and set a unified intellectual property (IP) protection framework.

Fast-growing ICT infrastructure

The Mexican government is investing in modern IT infrastructures to support the region’s development centers.

Meet ScienceSoft, a Nearshore Development Partner with a Strong Collaborative Culture

  • Since 1989 in software development.
  • HQ in McKinney, TX, with development centers in Mexico, UAE, KSA, Poland, Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania.
  • 750+ IT professionals on board.
  • Around 4,000 successfully implemented projects for companies from 30+ industries, including healthcare, BFSI, retail, and manufacturing.
  • 500+ developers, over 50% of whom are seniors or leads with 9–20 years of experience.
  • IT consultants and project managers with experience delivering large-scale projects for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Seasoned security and compliance experts to ensure world-class protection of your software and its adherence to all necessary regulations.
  • Certified IT experts with Microsoft, AWS, Google, Oracle, ServiceNow, Salesforce, and other competencies.

Our Customers Say

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With ScienceSoft, we've been able to reduce our development costs and decrease the timeline on new features and updates. ScienceSoft's attention to detail in how everything is documented and communicated is by far the best of any agency that I've worked with. The communication and agreement process when starting a new project has been by far the easiest to handle and most professional I've seen.

ScienceSoft is a professional and dedicated mobile app development company. Over the past 10 years we've worked on about ten mobile app development projects with them. Their developers performed really well and have rescued us when we were late on delivery. We would certainly recommend ScienceSoft as a highly skilled and reliable service provider.

We appreciate how smoothly ScienceSoft’s developers integrated into the project team. We care about our reputation and we are very grateful to ScienceSoft’s team who maintained a friendly attitude and showed much respect to us and our clients. We can certainly recommend ScienceSoft as competent SharePoint developers and excellent team players.

ScienceSoft’s Practices to Drive Nearshore Cooperation Success

ScienceSoft’s nearshore development teams ensure that the project goals are fulfilled within the agreed budget and timeframe and that feasible changes are adopted agilely.

Follow the links to discover our development and project management practices in detail. If you’re wondering how our approach will work for your particular case, don’t hesitate to contact our consultants.

Early-stage feasibility assessment

If you doubt the viability of nearshoring for your case, our consultants will gladly analyze the economic feasibility of nearshore development and provide free ballpark estimates for the requested services.

Scoping and estimates

We estimate the required efforts and costs based on the actual project scope. We never give unrealistically low estimates to compete on price and provide clear rationale behind the numbers to prove their objectivity.

Collaborative culture

As a US company with a Mexican development center, we apply western business culture across all our locations. We offer flexible collaboration models tailored to the preferences of each client. Our multi-lingual experts ensure smooth communication in nearshore engagements.

Focus on security

As an ISO 27001-certified nearshore software development company, we rely on our robust security management system and skilled professionals to guarantee the full safety of our clients’ digital assets. You are legally protected by our clear non-disclosure and IP rights agreements.

Quality management

Throughout the SDLC, our PMs enforce strict quality controls relying on mature practices backed by ISO 9001.

Risk management

At early cooperation stages, we devise a tailored risk mitigation strategy to ensure cooperation continuity and prevent time and budget leaks.

Progress control

We design tailored KPIs to measure cooperation success and regularly report the progress to help you stay updated about the development flow.

Knowledge transfer

Our experts deliver all necessary software documentation and consistently share project knowledge with your team.

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Nearshore Development Services by ScienceSoft

Custom software development

We build unique software tailored to your business goals, ensuring long-term solution value and its adjustability to future needs.

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Software product development

We help software startups create secure and resilient products with human-centered design and ensure a fast development pace (MVP in 1–5 months) to drive quick payback.

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Software modernization

We can revamp your legacy solution and upgrade it with the required functionality to help you drive higher value from the software you already own.

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Software maintenance and support

We monitor and optimize software performance, quickly fix issues at the code and infrastructure level, and evolve software with new features to ensure the smooth functioning and relevance of your solution.

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Custom software development

We build unique software tailored to your business goals, ensuring long-term solution value and its adjustability to future needs.

Explore further

Software product development

We help software startups create secure and resilient products with human-centered design and ensure a fast development pace (MVP in 1–5 months) to drive quick payback.

Explore further

Software modernization

We can revamp your legacy solution and upgrade it with the required functionality to help you drive higher value from the software you already own.

Explore further

Software maintenance and support

We monitor and optimize software performance, quickly fix issues at the code and infrastructure level, and evolve software with new features to ensure the smooth functioning and relevance of your solution.

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Technologies and Tools We Use to Build Robust Software

Choose Your Preferred Nearshore Sourcing Model

Led by the US PMs and consultants, our development team in Mexico handles the project end to end and takes complete responsibility for addressing potential risks.

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Partial outsourcing

We provide a Mexico-based dedicated team with all the required competencies to co-source the project with your in-house or third-party development team.

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We quickly ramp up your team with the needed number of our Mexican talents skilled in the relevant technology domains (from 0.5 to 150+ FTE).

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FAQ about Nearshore Development in Mexico

How do I find a trustworthy nearshore development vendor?

Here are some important points to consider when picking a Mexico-based vendor:

  • Make sure the vendor supports your preferred sourcing model. Some nearshoring vendors only offer outstaffing, which means you’ll have to fully manage the project on your side.
  • Ask for a few references from the vendor’s customer base to speak to – it helps verify customer feedback and prove the vendor’s reliability.
  • Ensure that the vendor is compliant with necessary legal frameworks, particularly if your project deals with sensitive data. For example, HIPAA compliance is mandatory for healthcare projects and adherence to PCI DSS is a must to develop payment solutions.
  • Discovering the vendor’s cooperation planning and knowledge sharing practices will help you understand its alignment with your working pace and expected degree of control.

What nearshore development project roles and skills do you provide?

We’re equipped to provide any roles you may need: developers, QA specialists, DevOps engineers, data scientists, UX/UI designers, and more. For fully managed development projects, we involve our US-based consultants, architects, and project managers with 5+ years of experience. When arranging the development team, we pick the experts based on their skills in your preferred tech stack and experience in creating similar software.

What pricing models do you offer?

Depending on the required service, we offer Time & Material, Time & Material with a cap, fixed price, or monthly subscription fee. Check our dedicated page to learn how we decide on the optimal pricing model.

What software development methodologies do you use?

At ScienceSoft, we select the optimal methodology based on the project goals and our customers’ business priorities:

  • We employ Agile (Scrum, Kanban, XP) to enable quick releases and easy changes.
  • We use Waterfall when a predictable budget and timelines are the client’s top priority.
  • We offer the Iterative or Hybrid model when a customer wants both project flexibility and predictability.

How much do your services cost?

The cost of nearshore development with ScienceSoft depends on the actual scope of services (software design, coding, integration, QA, etc.) you need, the complexity of the solution you want to build, and your preferred sourcing model. Use our cost calculator to get a quick estimate for your project. It’s free and non-binding.

Will you sign an NDA?

We are ready to sign an NDA before an introductory call to alleviate any concerns about the safety of your sensitive data.