If you’re looking for a high quality offshore software outsourcing destination, put the Philippines on your list to consider. It’s one of the best outsourcing destinations in Asia for custom software, application development, mobile apps, and software testing.
Accelerance specializes in understanding the world’s software outsourcing landscape. We’ve been traveling the world investigating the best offshore and nearshore outsourcing firms for almost 20 years. We research software outsourcing companies across Asia and have investigated the best outsourcing companies in the Philippines.
Why We Like Software Development Outsourcing in the Philippines
Accelerance evaluates and scores countries in Southeast Asia on outsourcing readiness. We positively rate the Philippines with a “high readiness” score. The Philippines is very westernized which makes it a great outsourcing destination for US companies.
- Communication & Culture: The Philippines was a colony of the US for nearly 40 years. English is widely spoken and the country is very westernized - one of the most “US friendly” countries in Asia. The Philippines is ranked #1 in English and western cultural similarities.
- Political & Economic Stability: The Philippines has a strong, fast growing economy.
- Emerging Technologies: IT is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing sectors in the Philippines. Many companies specialize in web design, PHP, and Python.
- Education & Skills: The Philippines offers a highly-educated workforce. Their education system is well-respected. Over 15,000 technology students graduate yearly (one of the highest worldwide).
- Outsourcing Reputation: The Philippines is listed as one the best outsourcing countries in a 2018 ranking.
How to Reduce Your Risk with Software Development Companies in the Philippines
Software outsourcing to the Philippines is a good approach. But you must consider – then manage – risks that come with offshore outsourcing.
Your biggest challenge: time zone differences
The Philippines is 12 hours ahead of the US Eastern time zone. You’ll need to keep this in mind when choosing a development company to work with. The best software outsourcing companies in the Philippines have key tech leaders available during US business hours.
Explaining the Geography
The Philippines is a collection of islands. Be aware of this in your travel planning. An island or group of islands are called a region. The main island of a region has one-or-more anchor cities which serve as the hub for business and commerce.
Work with an experienced, domestic project manager
Companies are more successful when they use a project manager who has experience working with teams in the Philippines. Over our years in the industry, we’ve seen companies succeed with outsourcing - and, unfortunately, we’ve seen companies struggle. That’s why we work to help your company reduce risk, protect your investment and drive your software outsourcing success.
Accelerance Coach is the only service of its kind in the industry that ensures your outsourcing succeeds. All business goals are met. Highest possible value is achieved from your outsourcing investment. With our Coach services, we help plan your entire software outsourcing engagement. We match you with the best partner for your needs and your company. We can walk with you through the entire engagement - from kickoff to closure.
Best Cities in the Philippines for Software Development Outsourcing
Here are the top cities where you’ll find top software outsourcing companies in the Philippines:
Cagayan de Oro
The “City of Golden Friendship” is a popular tourist destination. It’s famous for whitewater rafting on the river which runs through the city. But, this coastal city is also a major commerce hub in the southern province. Cagayan de Oro has a lot of programmer talent in languages like Python, PHP and Java.
This is a highly urbanized region in southern Manila. The current population is around 805,000. Taguig City has a strong market for tech companies and is considered a subsection of metro Manila.
Like Taguig City – Pasig City is adjacent to metro Manila. It has a high industrial concentration. The “Ortigas Center” area is home base for many foreign companies such as IBM and SAP in the Philippines.
This is a highly urban city in the Mindanao island. Davao is the third most populous city in the Philippines with well over a 1.5 million people. It’s the main business hub of the island. Davao is also home to the largest mountain in the Philippines.
Cebu is located in the central Visayas region. The region is made up of one main island and several surrounding ones. Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines. But it’s also the second largest metro area in the Philippines. Cebu is a global presence for shipping trade and commerce, including business processing services. This means a lot of young educated Filipinos are drawn to work in the area.
Discover the Top Software Outsourcing Companies in the Philippines
We’ve investigated over 8,000 software outsourcing vendors around the world. It’s a fact that 97% of software vendors won’t meet your standards. Only the top 3% of our exclusive global network meet the criteria to fit Western business outsourcing needs. Learn which companies in the Philippines meet Accelerance standards.
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