Perfect decision: outsourcing to Poland

Paulina Czajkowska

28 November 2016, 3 min read

Outsourcing to Poland is nothing new - our country has been recently a huge market for foreign investments and it is prepared for a serious expansion in upcoming years. Poland is considered the number one investment location in the CEE region by AHK survey and most attractive location for nearshore outsourcing in Europe, according to recent Raconteur report. But those are economic statistics, and what about some significant real-life assets of Polish developers?

Knowledge

We brag about around 80,000 graduates in IT each year in Poland, although some may say that universities can not keep up with the rapidly changing market’s needs in scope of the new technologies. And yes, our IT market might be less mature than Western markets, but Polish developers are world-known for their proficiency in general technical knowledge. Did you know that Polish IT professionals get the highest ranks in international programming contests (Microsoft Imagine Cup, Google Code Jam, TopCoder, the Central European Programming Contest (CEPC), every year? We aim high in our commercial experience -  Polish development shops cooperate not only with world’s best tech startups located all around the world, but also with bigger players on the field.

Communication

But we all know that knowledge might be nothing without other skills. Fluent English is starting to be a standard among Polish graduates and employees, which places them quite high in the English driven business world and makes every international cooperation easier to handle. Nevertheless poor communication skills, lack of initiative and business understanding are often considered as the weakest points of Polish employees. That’s why at Sunscrapers we look for developers who, apart from technical knowledge, have high level of interpersonal assets. We then inspire them to develop a proactive attitude and improve their soft skills even more. As a result, we are able to successfully communicate, understand our clients and work with them remotely.

Cultural proximity

What also benefits Poland as the outsourcing partner, is the similarity of cultural and social norms. There is a small gap between Polish and Western mindset, which is nothing bad, because every nation can be proud of its specific traits, right? That being said, we are way much comparable to Western professionals and business partners, than for example, Asian developers. Not to mention, that there are strong institutional ties between worldwide partners, which helps in any cooperation and understanding.

Economic issues

If you are wondering about outsourcing projects to Poland, you definitely take economic matters under account. We have to say - Poland is doing just fine. We remained stable after 2008 crisis and even now, after recent elections and Brexit, more and more investors are deciding to invest in Poland - an annual growth rate in the software market reached 10.7%. Poland is also an acknowledged member of EU, NATO, WTO, OECD and ESA and has a transparent legal system.

The high quality of Polish web development services, combined with excellent communication skills and economic factors, are the driving forces, that make outsourcing to Poland interesting and affordable for foreign companies. Software shops like Sunscrapers cooperate with US and Europe based clients, providing them with skilled developers. If you are interested in finding out more about our outsourcing services, just let us know at hello@devblog.sunscrapers.com.

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