By Jacob Cherian
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) has announced that Softtek, an IT and business process solutions service provider, was ranked in the top 40 on the 2010 Global Outsourcing list. Softtek is also the largest private IT vendor in Latin America.
Several firms in the U.S. have been targeting Latin America as an alternative to offshoring to faraway locations like India, Philippines, China or Eastern Europe – the offshoring option involves web designers, seo consultants, and even game developers.
However, as of late, the nearshoring option is gaining an edge over offshore competitors as North American firms want to keep a tab on their projects and Latin American offers a business solution that enables companies to outsource projects not too far away from home.
In this nearhsore category, Softtek is now the highest rated Latin American headquartered firm – an impressive feat indeed. According to the firm, it has marked the second year in a row on being listed on the Global Outsourcing 100 roster.
Blanca Treviño, president and CEO of Softtek “We are pleased to have been once again recognized by the IAOP as one of the world’s leading providers of global outsourcing services.” Adding, “The ranking further validates the performance of Softtek’s Global Nearshore™ model in delivering customer satisfaction, as well as the growing importance of Latin American-based firms in the outsourcing industry,” PR-Inside.com reports.
IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett, who is on the panel of judges said in a statement,
“As the economy recovers, partnering with the world’s best outsourcing providers and advisors will be more important than ever.”
Corbett added, “The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors help companies easily identify those partners that will help them emerge as leaders.”
Clearly this is a big win for Softtek, as it will continue to dominate the Nearshoring scene in the near future. Softtek dates back to its origin in 1982 and has about 6,000 associates located in 30 offices in various regions i.e., Latin America, North America, Asia and Europe. The firm is well poised to offer high quality and inexpensive solutions to top-notch companies in more than 20 countries. With nine global delivery centres in China, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and Argentina, Softtek services via on-site, on-shore and ‘global nearshore’ delivery models. Softtek is the developer and leader of the Near Shore Industry: softtek.com.