Outsourcing to Poland is nothing new. Our country is a growing market for foreign investment, and its steady expansion during the last few years suggests a bright future.
According to the 2021 A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index, Poland is ranked as the 19th most attractive outsourcing location in the world - five positions higher than in 2019.
This reflects Poland's continued development and competitiveness as an outsourcing destination, with a strong talent pool, a favorable business environment, and a growing digital and technology industry.
Between 1990 and 2015, Poland experienced the largest GDP growth per capita among the European and OECD countries, indicating a strong and stable economy. This growth has contributed to Poland's position as an attractive outsourcing destination with a competitive cost structure and high quality.
But let’s leave these economic statistics aside and discover what makes Polish developers so hot on the global market.
Why should international companies consider outsourcing to Poland?
Poland's tech scene is nearing the level of maturity we see in Western European countries. Apart from that, we have a lot to be proud of.
Outsourcing to Poland can provide international companies with access to a skilled and cost-effective talent pool and access to the EU market, making it a compelling destination for outsourcing and investment.
Let’s focus on four reasons you should consider outsourcing to Poland.
According to the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Poland's venture capital market has grown steadily in recent years, with a record €1.6 billion in investments in 2020. While some have criticized the market as inexperienced, it is important to note that the country has a relatively young startup ecosystem compared to established markets like the US or UK.
Polish developers are known for their proficiency in general technical knowledge. Did you know Polish IT professionals get the highest ranks in international programming contests like Microsoft Imagine Cup, Google Code Jam, TopCoder, or the Central European Programming Contest (CEPC) annually?
Poland’s leadership in the IT sector is clear - we currently occupy the 6th position in TopCoder’s global ranking.
And we keep aiming high. Polish software development and staffing companies cooperate not only with the best tech startups but also with tech giants around the world.
Watch this video to see how we collaborate with companies from New York City:
Tech expertise needs to be paired up with soft skills.
Fluent English is a standard among Polish graduates and employees, placing them high in English-driven tech.
Poland consistently ranks high for English skills in the EF English Proficiency Index. Poland usually ranks much higher than our main outsourcing competitor, Ukraine. Just look at this comparison - in the last edition of the EF EPI, Poland landed the 13th location, and Ukraine only the 35th.
At Sunscrapers, we look for developers with technical knowledge, interpersonal skills, and business understanding. We inspire them to take the initiative and improve their soft skills.
As a result, our team can communicate successfully, understand the needs of our clients, and deliver outstanding results while working remotely.
Poland is a great outsourcing partner because of the similarity in cultural and social norms. Naturally, a small gap exists between the Polish and Western mindsets, but every nation should be proud of its traits, right?
That said, we are way more similar to Western professionals and business partners than developers from continents like Asia or Africa. Solid institutional ties between global partners also help Polish development shops cooperate with foreign clients.
Poland remained stable after the 2008 crisis and grew steadily. During the last decade, Poland’s GDP per capita has almost doubled. According to the World Bank, Poland's GDP per capita increased from $11,420 in 2010 to $16,086 in 2019, representing a 41% increase. Foreign investment, a strong manufacturing sector, and a large domestic market have driven this growth.
Poland is also a member of the EU, NATO, WTO, OECD, and ESA and has a transparent legal system. Membership in these organizations can bring many benefits, such as increased trade, investment, and cooperation with other countries.
Poland has consistently ranked highly in surveys and reports on investment locations and outsourcing destinations in the CEE region. For example, in the 2020 edition of the annual survey conducted by the German-Polish Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Poland was ranked as the top investment location in Central and Eastern Europe for the seventh consecutive year.
Poland also has a relatively transparent legal system, which can attract foreign investment and business. The country has made significant progress in improving its business environment in recent years. It has implemented a number of reforms aimed at reducing bureaucracy, improving the rule of law, and increasing transparency.
Poland's attractiveness as a nearshore outsourcing destination is also well-established, with several advantages that make it an appealing choice for outsourcing businesses. These include a highly educated and skilled workforce, competitive labor costs, a favorable business environment, and a convenient location with good transportation links to other European countries.
Additionally, Poland has invested heavily in developing its IT sector in recent years, focusing on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. This has helped to position the country as a leader in these areas and has further strengthened its appeal as an outsourcing destination for businesses looking to tap into these technologies.
The high quality of Polish IT services, excellent communication skills, and economic factors are the driving forces that make Poland one of the top IT outsourcing destinations in the world.
Still not convinced? Be sure to read this: Benefits of outsourcing IT services
If you are considering outsourcing to Poland and looking for a reliable and experienced partner, contact us; we would be happy to help. Sunscrapers has extensive experience providing outsourcing services to clients from various industries, and we deeply understand the Polish business environment and talent pool.
We offer a range of outsourcing services, including IT, engineering, customer service, and back-office support. Our team of professionals is highly skilled and experienced, and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality services that meet our client's needs and exceed their expectations.
We would be happy to discuss your needs and provide a customized solution that meets your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibility of partnering with your company.