The best people. The best places. The best programming. The best pricing.
In the early days of IsThmus, Andy teamed up with outsourcing expert Steve Mezak to build thought leadership and momentum around “Nearshore Outsourcing”. As demand grew, Andy began searching for, and vetting other nearshore development groups to partner with who he determined met the same quality standards of Accelerance, Cognizant, and other best practitioners. This “Certified Network” later expanded to Asia and Eastern Europe as demand for development partners that were “large enough to scale and small enough to care” continued to grow. In 2009, Andy divested his ownership of IsThmus, and with Steve Accelerance, the business model began.
The values ingrained in Andy during his time with the Peace Corps have profoundly influenced the ethos of Accelerance. A fundamental value we uphold today is Fostering Collaboration Across Borders.
Today, the Accelerance Global Network of Certified Partners involves vetting thousands of potential development partners worldwide and sending Accelerance teams to more than 32 countries to deeply understand capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses, build working relationships, and certify the best of the best.
Fostering Collaboration & Value Creation Across Borders
Accelerance’s primary objective continues to be focused on assembling teams that collaborate effectively as one, value each other's contributions, and work in unison to achieve common goals.
These principles and values are at the core of Accelerance's philosophy and represent our vision of how global software development should ideally be executed.
We believe exceptional teams exist globally, and globally distributed, fully integrated teams can unlock phenomenal potential with the right partner(s) and operating framework. Each client brings their own unique needs, preferences, and experiences, while every partner possesses a mix of strengths and weaknesses. By aligning these diverse elements and applying a collaboration model, we create a highly favorable environment for successful software outsourcing.