Nearshore Software Development in Colombia: Benefits, Challenges, Steps

By Mariya Rever

16 min to read


What nearshore software development services does Sombra provide?

Our nearshore development team can provide the following services to our clients:

  • Nearshore custom software development services, including nearshore back-end development and front-end software development services
  • Turn-key nearshore product development
  • Business analysis
  • Quality assurance and software testing
  • DevOps
  • UI/UX design

Contact us to discuss our expertise and experience – and how they can power your nearshore agile development.

What engagement models does Sombra use to cooperate with clients?

We provide nearshore services under three engagement models:

  • Project-based team. Our team develops nearshore solutions on a turn-key basis while you focus on your business.
  • Dedicated team. We provide you with a team that works exclusively on your product.
  • Staff augmentation. We extend your team with one or several experts with the skill set you require, be it nearshore SaaS development or agile nearshore software development.

What is the best way to hire software developers in Colombia?

If you outsource software development to Colombia, Sombra is a surefire way to hire nearshore software developers you can rely on. Sombra has 10+ years of experience as a nearshore partner for 70+ clients around the world. Most of our clients are North American companies from the U.S. and Canada.

Why outsource software development to Colombia?

Advantages of nearshore outsourcing in Colombia include:

  • Cultural alignment with North American companies
  • Little to no time zone differences with the U.S.
  • Cost savings thanks to lower development rates
  • Geographical proximity to the U.S.
  • A large talent pool of experienced custom software development professionals
  • Industry expertise in cutting-edge technologies and a variety of product types and niches

How does Sombra handle communication challenges?

Our experience as a nearshore software development company for U.S. and Canadian clients allows us to match expectations and avoid culture and communication gaps. To that end:

  • Our project managers proactively continuously update clients on the progress made.
  • We welcome feedback about communication gaps, which can be given to the project or delivery manager.
  • Our clients can reach out to Sombra’s Chief Delivery Officer, Oleh Kozak if they experience significant issues.

What is nearshore software development?

Nearshore development means hiring software developers in a country within the same or similar time zone (up to three hours of difference). For example, if you hire a nearshoring partner in Colombia as a Boston-based company, that will be nearshore development.

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Chris Garbacz

Co-founder, StudioNinja

The solution launched to user praise and minimal bugs. Sombra has adapted to technical challenges and limited resources throughout the partnership. Consistent communication, flexibility, and a willingness to incorporate feedback have enabled a seamlessly integrated workflow. Our relationship has run smoothly since the beginning.

Martin Weber

CTO, Fooring Company

This is the best offshoring experience I’ve had in my 25 years of doing this. Sombra is very productive. We’re cranking things out with very little rework needed. We have speed and quality, which is important because the system is live, so if we make a change, it has an immediate effect on our customer base.

Sloan Ginn

Former Director of Product

Sombra successfully delivered a smooth-functioning product in the time that the client needed. Their developers were competent and receptive to feedback; the team lead, in particular, proved to have great expertise. They were accommodating of large and abrupt changes, making them a reliable partner.

Jack Crews

CTO, Legal Monkeys

Sombra keeps everything simple and prioritizes getting the work done. One thing that I was pleased with was that Sombra was able to adapt to and learn our approach to software development. They adopted our best practices and were productive within that development methodology. Overall, the quality of their work is above average.