Jun 23, 2009 - Current trends in European and North American Offshore Outsourcing.
TEAM International highlights the changing offshore outsourcing landscape in Europe and North America.
TEAM International has analyzed offshore outsourcing market trends in Europe and North America and would like to share the three trends most likely to influence the market in the near future:
Trend #1 – Increased demand from Western Europe
According to a report commissioned by IDC, an IT market intelligence company, global offshore outsourcing has grown by 25 percent over the past two years and has generated as much as $30 billion in revenues. As per A.T. Kearney 2009 Global Services Location Index, the outsourcing landscape has changed worldwide, as Europe already spends more on outsourced services than North America. North America has been regarded as the leading user of offshore services for many years.
Trend #2 – Western Europe prefers nearshoring to traditional offshoring
Western Europe displays increased interest in using nearshore locations such as Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa and Middle East, locations where English is not as dominant. Additionally, Western Europe is moving away from captive center model and opting to utilize
offsite development centers run by third-party providers.
Trend #3 – Offshore outsourcing will remain an important element of the global economic equation
An A.T. Kearney study reveals a rather optimistic forecast regarding the future of offshore outsourcing. A. T. Kearney predicts that offshoring has become an integral part of the supply chain for the finance and banking industry and the information technologies industries and expects the industry to continue to grow over the long term.
TEAM International believes that when the world economy becomes more stable, more companies will realize many advantages of offshore outsourcing including cost-cutting and talent acquisition and will continue to utilize both offshore and nearshore suppliers.