NEARSHORING IN COSTA RICA
The tech industry in Costa Rica is worldwide recognized, attracting investment from large companies like Intel, DHL, HP, Amazon, Fiserv, Accenture, among many other organizations.
It is considered the #1 outsourcing destination in The Americas because of:
Timezone, Closeness, and Flexibility: Costa Rica is located in Central America, at less than a 4 hours flight from the USA, our timezone is GMT-6 (CST) and communications are established between stakeholders during normal business hours across all USA’s time zones.
Language and Communication: English is the second language in Costa Rica, as part of the education most of the professionals in many areas has English as a required skill. Spanish is the third most spoken language, making Costa Rica a very good link between the USA and the rest of The Americas (and also it’s internal Latin American population).
A skilled workforce, education, and peaceful conditions: Costa Rica removed it’s Army in 1949, then government decided to invest more than 7% of GDP in education, which resulted in lots of skilled and educated professionals. Costa Rican democracy is one of the most established worldwide, creating political stability to invest in our country.
Technical Infrastructure, Public Services, and Technology penetration: Costa Rica generates more than 90% of the energy based on clean and renewable sources, Internet penetration is more than 56% and increasing more than 5% yearly. Public services like internet, electricity and other public services have more than 99,4% of country area coverage.
Essential Costa Rica
GLS Labs, founded in 2012, has developed more than 35 different successful projects, involving stakeholders from different parts of the world, thanks to our commitment, skills, and communication. From the USA, Latin America and Europe, we have developed many high-quality solutions, and we are looking to help you build or maintain your product.
Luis Luna, CTO
With 8+ years of experience in Ruby on Rails and Software Architecture, and a degree in Software Engineering, Luis is in charge of leading our development team. He is also a Machine Learning enthusiast with several ML specialization courses and will recommend you ways to improve your product using these technologies.
Pablo Solís, CEO
Pablo’s expertise blends a Software Engineer, an MBA, and a Scrum Master certification; giving him the right credentials to handle the business organization at GLS and the different projects’s management. Pablo is a business enthusiast and will offer recommendations on how to improve your product from a business perspective.
ROBERTO RAMIREZ C
GLS has been a powerful ally since the beginning. From the very first interaction, we had a great connection with the team, which helped us feel very comfortable. We had some bad experiences with other developers, so we really needed to be sure on the firm we wanted to work with. GLS was the only firm that showed interest in our success; they shared best practices and advice.
Today I can say that it would have been very difficult to accomplish our goals without the team. More than software developers, they became friends.
The main thing for every business is to generate profits, understanding the concept not only as monetary income but also as profitability in terms of time, supplies, etc.
Based on this premise and on the need of a tool that facilitates work to our clinic staff, we contacted GLS Labs, getting satisfactory results during the process and at the end of the project.
Manager and Owner, CLÍNICA INTEGRAL CORDERO