Software Outsourcing: Case Study Argentina
By Gonzalo Fernandez According to Tholons, both the cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba rank

By Gonzalo Fernandez

According to Tholons, both the cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba rank among the best outsourcing destinations in the world.  Unquestionably, Argentina’s software industry is smaller than the other IT industries around the globe like India’s, Ireland’s or the Philippines,’ however, many Argentinean and South American cities are regarded as world class service centers.

In fact, the region as a whole is immersed in a kind of outsourcing virtuous cycle. South America will be continuing its aggressive growth pace in the near term. Much of the traction reflected is the result of past developmental efforts. The combination of human capital, aggressive marketing, and infrastructure development has led to the creation of a favorable outsourcing scenario attracting companies all over the world.

Argentina IT industry facts

  • Growing ratios ranging from 15% to 20%.
  • Cultural affinity: Regardless of where your outsourcing team is located, it’s important to make sure that their workforce culture and company values mesh well with your team’s goals and priorities.

  • The IT industry went from 15,000 employees in 2001-2002, to 60,000 professionals in 2009, reaching a record of 65,000 in 2011 (with an estimated 11% increase in 2012 and 2013).
  • Time zone compatibility with Europe and the United States. It has proved to be incredibly significant when using Agile methodologies since frequent interaction is needed between development teams and the stakeholder.

  • A talented pool of technically savvy and well educated people with great command of the English language. Unlike other outsourcing destinations, Argentina has a long lasting engineering culture.

  • Active policies from the government over the last decade: Argentina’s Software Law (25.922) provides tax incentives, tax stability, and other benefits to software companies.

Argentina’s Internet culture in Latin America

Tabla facts Argentina for software outsourcing

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