Leverage proximity

This was our first wave, the idea behind the concept was to fill the gap left by India-centric global service delivery. This concept remains as a solid differentiator of Colibricode, although it is just the beginning of our venture in global services.

We can become an extension of your team or can be 100% of your development capacity.

This component of the value proposition encompasses the following:

Proximity and Time Zone

Geographic proximity and similar time-zones allowed companies to have increased face-to-face interaction, allowing more complex types of projects to be done nearshore. This filled a gap left by distant, offshore locations such as India.

Cultural Affinity and Ease of Doing Business

Because of proximity, most nearshore locations have closer cultural affinity to their primary markets than offshore locations. Costa Ricans for example are very familiar with U.S. lifestyles, customs and styles of communication. In addition, because of CAFTA, Costa Rica has not only been an important manufacturer and provider of services to the U.S., but is an important market for U.S. businesses. This business exchange has further increased familiarity between the two cultures, helping to minimize communication issues due to cultural differences.

Cost Savings

Depending on the location, cost savings can be equal to that of offshore locations. For example, Mexico was able to give substantial cost savings to U.S customers that were comparable to cost savings in India because indirect costs such as contracting costs, due diligence, communication and travel were lower.

Total Cost of Engagement

Total Cost of Engagement, or TCE, is an approach that evaluates the total expenditures of offshore engagements, bringing to light the cost competitiveness of a mature nearshore model, even when compared to highly cost-efficient offshore models.

Although nearshore rates tend to be higher, the overall cost of nearshore engagements is equivalent or less than offshore, because of the efficiency gains that working in close proximity to the US and in the same time zones can bring. Through the use of a mature and disciplined process, the Nearshore model is much more efficient in achieving higher percentages of work performed at a lower cost location than offshore. 

By using a strong quality model, we build the necessary infrastructure to support work remotely, which even with the benefits of a nearshore location, still represents challenges. The quality model supports our capability to have a very high nearshore leverage (work performed at the low-cost facility).


World-class cost-efficient services

Measurable and ever-evolving performance; at lowest Total Cost of Engagement possible.

Fill the gap left by India centric global sourcing.

We believe that a solution provider must find ways to make its client’s life easier, while still providing the best services available in the market. Our clients need specific customized solutions and the quality services of a high-performance provider.

That is why we created the Global Nearshore Model, as a way to fill the gap left by India-centric global delivery models. By leveraging Colibricode’s capabilities, corporations can reap the benefits of global sourcing, while fulfilling their needs for high interactivity, on-demand communication, rapid response to change, risk diversification, reduced attrition, and multi-language support; critical elements that are not adequately addressed by an India-exclusive model.

Outstanding customer experience

Business value is measured by price, quality, and timeliness of the deliverables. Experiential value, on the other hand, is focused on addressing the needs, wants, and concerns of the people – individuals – interacting with the provider. Both elements play a key role in the success of global sourcing.

Time Zone Flexibility

Offices in the US and Latin America enables us to communicate with clients without delay any day, any time.


Reduce the complexity

  • Consolidate the portfolio of new and legacy applications into a single team.
  • Ensure that vital applications behavior is predictable and its operation remains uninterrupted
  • Reduce the multiplicity of vendors and leverage the strengths of a robust yet flexible partner with global reach
  • Monitor Service Level Agreements, not timesheets


  • Increase the ability to compete globally with a global partner
  • Operate under world-class standards, regardless of the local, regional or global nature of your needs.
  • Locate the service wherever in the world it makes the most sense for your business, not your vendor’s.
  • Take advantage of “global nearness”. Manage day-time operations always during the day, regardless of where in the world they are.
  • Improve response time to customer’s needs by having your support team always near.

Optimize costs

  • Reduce the Total Cost of Engagement. Lower indirect costs. Leverage the lowest cost location to its fullest.
  • Optimize processes. Consolidate functions. Reduce defects. Ever evolve the Service Level Agreements.
  • Allow people to reach their highest potential. The right task at the right location.
  • Optimize the use of technology. Accelerate new technology deployment while ensuring its effectiveness.

Support the evolution of the business

  • Support globalization initiatives
  • Expedite the implementation, customization, and deployment of enterprise applications at the best possible ROI.
  • Build a platform for the future. Implement solid applications and the processes to support them.
  • Maximize business knowledge. Assign resources to business valuable tasks. Extract business logic embedded in legacy applications.

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Whether your needs are front-end, back-end, big data, or web development, our team are equipped to deliver at home in Costa Rica, and abroad.

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