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Software Outsourcing in South and Southeast Asia

Sharp pricing and the talent to get the job done.

Sharp pricing and the talent to get the job done.
Overview

Software Outsourcing in South and Southeast Asia

Nowhere in the world has a more mature outsourcing sector or a deeper talent pool than Asia, where you can find top-quality engineering skills for 30-70% less than you’d expect to pay in rival markets. 

In today’s marketplace, the imperative for quick on-boarding and continuity of retention – with a partner who has experience working with Western clients – makes South and Southeast Asia not just a more affordable option but almost a necessary alternative.

The region’s innovation performance over the past decade has been dynamic, closing the gap with Latin America and Eastern Europe. That’s just one of the reasons why we’re recommending that clients looking for a software development outsourcing partner put South & Southeast Asia at the top of their list.

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The Numbers Don't Lie

Outsourcing to South and Southeast Asia through Accelerance has proven highly successful, with a widespread presence and access to thousands of skilled developers in the region.

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Customer Satisfaction

100% of customers enjoy collaborating with our Asian partners.

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Certified Partners

Accelerance has a network that includes 19 Certified Partners in Asia.

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Country Locations

Accelerance's Certified Partners spread across 12 countries throughout Asia.

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Developers

Accelerance Partners have over 14,000 developers across Asia.

Key Benefits of Outsourcing to Asia

In South and Southeast Asia, you will find:

  • Considerable Cost Savings

    Considerable Cost Savings

    Countries such as India and the Philippines present an attractive option for businesses aiming to develop high-quality software at a fraction of the cost compared to many Western countries. The lower developer rates in these regions, coupled with a vast pool of skilled professionals, offer a cost-effective solution without compromising on expertise. This cost advantage allows businesses to allocate resources strategically, ensuring optimal project outcomes while adhering to budget constraints. Moreover, the global reputation of Indian and Filipino developers for proficiency in diverse technologies further enhances the overall value proposition, making these countries sought-after destinations for outsourcing software development projects.

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    Explore Software Outsourcing Cost Savings Southeast Asia
  • A Skilled Workforce

    A Skilled Workforce

    India, in particular, stands out with its vast reservoir of highly skilled and qualified IT professionals, contributing significantly to the country's prominence in the global technology landscape. The workforce's proficiency spans a diverse spectrum of IT domains, showcasing a rich blend of expertise in software development, system architecture, and emerging technologies. On the other hand, Vietnam distinguishes itself with a robust emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. This strategic focus ensures that developers from Vietnam receive comprehensive training in the latest technologies and programming languages, positioning them as adept innovators capable of navigating the dynamic demands of the digital era. The combination of India's established talent pool and Vietnam's dedication to STEM education creates a compelling narrative for businesses seeking a versatile and well-equipped workforce for their software development endeavors.

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    A Skilled Workforce can be found with software development outsourcing firms.
  • Flexible Scaling

    Flexible Scaling

    In the dynamic landscape of South and Southeast Asia, software firms have honed the art of providing agile and adaptable resource scaling tailored to project requirements. This flexibility enables businesses to swiftly adjust the size of their development teams, ensuring an optimal alignment of resources with the distinct demands of each project phase. Whether facing a surge in project complexity or experiencing streamlined requirements, this capacity to scale up or down becomes a strategic advantage. It not only empowers businesses to efficiently manage costs by allocating resources where needed but also ensures that the development team remains finely tuned to the evolving dynamics of the project lifecycle. This collaborative and responsive approach to resource scaling in the region enhances project agility and positions South and Southeast Asia as an ideal destination for businesses seeking tailored solutions and efficient resource utilization in their software development ventures.

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    Quickly scale up or down the size of your development team when you leverage software development outsourcing services.
  • A Proven Track Record

    A Proven Track Record

    India pioneered software outsourcing over 30 years ago, while Southeast Asia has become a powerhouse of software development, building on the region’s expertise in business process outsourcing and contact center operations. Our partners in the region have successfully delivered software projects for clients all over the world, earning the region a reputation for reliability and quality in software development.

    Now is the time to look at Asia seriously again. You get the talent pool, the speed to ramp up, the resources, and the white-glove attention – a smart CTO would be looking to get a jump on the market.

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    Our partners in the region have successfully delivered software projects for clients all over the world.
  • Time Zone Advantages

    Time Zone Advantages

    The concept of distance takes on a strategic dimension in the realm of software development, emerging as a virtue in the form of a "follow the sun" model. This innovative approach capitalizes on global time zone differences, particularly with outsourcing partners in Asia. In this model, the development cycle benefits from a continuous, round-the-clock deployment strategy. As the day concludes in one region, the developed code seamlessly transitions to another where an outsourcing partner, often located in Asia, takes the helm for thorough overnight testing. This harmonious collaboration ensures that the software undergoes comprehensive scrutiny and refinement, leveraging the time difference to accelerate the development lifecycle. The result is a synchronized and efficient workflow that maximizes productivity, accelerates project timelines, and ultimately contributes to the seamless and continuous deployment of high-quality software solutions.

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    Outsourcing allows for continuous, round-the-clock deployment.
  • Government Support and Infrastructure

    Government Support and Infrastructure

    The governments of South and Southeast Asian countries have demonstrated a proactive acknowledgment of the paramount significance of the IT industry in fostering economic growth and innovation. In line with this recognition, these governments have taken comprehensive measures to actively support and promote the thriving IT ecosystem within their borders. This multifaceted approach encompasses the formulation of favorable policies tailored to incentivize IT-related activities, offering a conducive regulatory framework for businesses to flourish. Additionally, strategic investments in cutting-edge infrastructure, including high-speed internet connectivity and advanced technology parks, signify a commitment to providing a robust foundation for technological advancements. The establishment of these technology parks serves as a testament to the region's dedication to creating concentrated hubs that foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, and the growth of IT businesses. Collectively, these initiatives by South and Southeast Asian governments aim to propel their nations into the forefront of the global IT landscape, attracting both domestic and international stakeholders and contributing to the continued evolution of the IT sector in the region.

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    Governments in South and Southeast Asian countries have recognized the importance of the IT industry and have taken steps to support and promote it.
  • Cultural Compatibility

    Cultural Compatibility

    The proficiency in the English language exhibited by the workforce in South Asia, with a particular emphasis on India, reaches commendable levels. This heightened language compatibility serves as a pivotal factor in diminishing communication barriers and cultivating a conducive environment for effective collaboration between onshore and offshore teams. The shared linguistic proficiency not only facilitates seamless communication but also promotes a harmonious working relationship, enabling both onshore and offshore teams to collaborate with clarity and precision. This linguistic synergy contributes significantly to the success of cross-border collaborations, ensuring that communication hurdles are minimized and collaborative efforts are streamlined for optimal efficiency and productivity.

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     This language compatibility can reduce communication barriers and foster effective collaboration.
  • Technological Expertise

    Technological Expertise

    Across the span from Pakistan to the Philippines, countries in South and Southeast Asia have demonstrated a swift and adept embrace of emerging technologies. This dynamic region has not only adopted but excelled in the realms of artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and various other cutting-edge domains. The prowess of outsourcing firms in these areas signifies a depth of expertise, offering businesses unparalleled access to innovative solutions at the forefront of technological advancements. The proficiency in emerging technologies within the South and Southeast Asian outsourcing landscape positions the region as a strategic hub for enterprises seeking to leverage state-of-the-art solutions and stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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    South and Southeast Asian countries have rapidly adopted and excelled in emerging technologies.

Considerable Cost Savings

Countries such as India and the Philippines present an attractive option for businesses aiming to develop high-quality software at a fraction of the cost compared to many Western countries. The lower developer rates in these regions, coupled with a vast pool of skilled professionals, offer a cost-effective solution without compromising on expertise. This cost advantage allows businesses to allocate resources strategically, ensuring optimal project outcomes while adhering to budget constraints. Moreover, the global reputation of Indian and Filipino developers for proficiency in diverse technologies further enhances the overall value proposition, making these countries sought-after destinations for outsourcing software development projects.

Chat with Us
Explore Software Outsourcing Cost Savings Southeast Asia

A Skilled Workforce

India, in particular, stands out with its vast reservoir of highly skilled and qualified IT professionals, contributing significantly to the country's prominence in the global technology landscape. The workforce's proficiency spans a diverse spectrum of IT domains, showcasing a rich blend of expertise in software development, system architecture, and emerging technologies. On the other hand, Vietnam distinguishes itself with a robust emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. This strategic focus ensures that developers from Vietnam receive comprehensive training in the latest technologies and programming languages, positioning them as adept innovators capable of navigating the dynamic demands of the digital era. The combination of India's established talent pool and Vietnam's dedication to STEM education creates a compelling narrative for businesses seeking a versatile and well-equipped workforce for their software development endeavors.

Let's Talk
A Skilled Workforce can be found with software development outsourcing firms.

Flexible Scaling

In the dynamic landscape of South and Southeast Asia, software firms have honed the art of providing agile and adaptable resource scaling tailored to project requirements. This flexibility enables businesses to swiftly adjust the size of their development teams, ensuring an optimal alignment of resources with the distinct demands of each project phase. Whether facing a surge in project complexity or experiencing streamlined requirements, this capacity to scale up or down becomes a strategic advantage. It not only empowers businesses to efficiently manage costs by allocating resources where needed but also ensures that the development team remains finely tuned to the evolving dynamics of the project lifecycle. This collaborative and responsive approach to resource scaling in the region enhances project agility and positions South and Southeast Asia as an ideal destination for businesses seeking tailored solutions and efficient resource utilization in their software development ventures.

Get In Touch
Quickly scale up or down the size of your development team when you leverage software development outsourcing services.

A Proven Track Record

India pioneered software outsourcing over 30 years ago, while Southeast Asia has become a powerhouse of software development, building on the region’s expertise in business process outsourcing and contact center operations. Our partners in the region have successfully delivered software projects for clients all over the world, earning the region a reputation for reliability and quality in software development.

Now is the time to look at Asia seriously again. You get the talent pool, the speed to ramp up, the resources, and the white-glove attention – a smart CTO would be looking to get a jump on the market.

Chat with Us
Our partners in the region have successfully delivered software projects for clients all over the world.

Time Zone Advantages

The concept of distance takes on a strategic dimension in the realm of software development, emerging as a virtue in the form of a "follow the sun" model. This innovative approach capitalizes on global time zone differences, particularly with outsourcing partners in Asia. In this model, the development cycle benefits from a continuous, round-the-clock deployment strategy. As the day concludes in one region, the developed code seamlessly transitions to another where an outsourcing partner, often located in Asia, takes the helm for thorough overnight testing. This harmonious collaboration ensures that the software undergoes comprehensive scrutiny and refinement, leveraging the time difference to accelerate the development lifecycle. The result is a synchronized and efficient workflow that maximizes productivity, accelerates project timelines, and ultimately contributes to the seamless and continuous deployment of high-quality software solutions.

Talk to Us
Outsourcing allows for continuous, round-the-clock deployment.

Government Support and Infrastructure

The governments of South and Southeast Asian countries have demonstrated a proactive acknowledgment of the paramount significance of the IT industry in fostering economic growth and innovation. In line with this recognition, these governments have taken comprehensive measures to actively support and promote the thriving IT ecosystem within their borders. This multifaceted approach encompasses the formulation of favorable policies tailored to incentivize IT-related activities, offering a conducive regulatory framework for businesses to flourish. Additionally, strategic investments in cutting-edge infrastructure, including high-speed internet connectivity and advanced technology parks, signify a commitment to providing a robust foundation for technological advancements. The establishment of these technology parks serves as a testament to the region's dedication to creating concentrated hubs that foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, and the growth of IT businesses. Collectively, these initiatives by South and Southeast Asian governments aim to propel their nations into the forefront of the global IT landscape, attracting both domestic and international stakeholders and contributing to the continued evolution of the IT sector in the region.

Get Started
Governments in South and Southeast Asian countries have recognized the importance of the IT industry and have taken steps to support and promote it.

Cultural Compatibility

The proficiency in the English language exhibited by the workforce in South Asia, with a particular emphasis on India, reaches commendable levels. This heightened language compatibility serves as a pivotal factor in diminishing communication barriers and cultivating a conducive environment for effective collaboration between onshore and offshore teams. The shared linguistic proficiency not only facilitates seamless communication but also promotes a harmonious working relationship, enabling both onshore and offshore teams to collaborate with clarity and precision. This linguistic synergy contributes significantly to the success of cross-border collaborations, ensuring that communication hurdles are minimized and collaborative efforts are streamlined for optimal efficiency and productivity.

Talk with Us
 This language compatibility can reduce communication barriers and foster effective collaboration.

Technological Expertise

Across the span from Pakistan to the Philippines, countries in South and Southeast Asia have demonstrated a swift and adept embrace of emerging technologies. This dynamic region has not only adopted but excelled in the realms of artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and various other cutting-edge domains. The prowess of outsourcing firms in these areas signifies a depth of expertise, offering businesses unparalleled access to innovative solutions at the forefront of technological advancements. The proficiency in emerging technologies within the South and Southeast Asian outsourcing landscape positions the region as a strategic hub for enterprises seeking to leverage state-of-the-art solutions and stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Let's Talk
South and Southeast Asian countries have rapidly adopted and excelled in emerging technologies.

Popular Countries to Outsource Software Development

Your go-to outsourcing destinations in the Asian region.

Through our detailed analysis of the region, we have concluded that these countries have a HIGH outsourcing readiness score.

Vietnam is an emerging innovation hub in Southeast Asia.
Vietman

Vietnam, an emerging innovation hub in Southeast Asia, with a growing middle class (26% by 2026). Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, especially, witness a surge in startup growth. 

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Philippines
The Philippines

Ideal for long-term outsourcing with a strong education system and growing business creativity. Expertise in BPO and in-demand skills like big data, data analytics, and cybersecurity.

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India, a global IT outsourcing leader, diversifies to embrace blockchain and AI.
India

India, a global IT outsourcing leader, diversifies to embrace blockchain and AI. Tech industry employs 5M+, with government prioritizing skills and innovation.

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Software Outsourcing in Malaysia
Malaysia

Malaysia boasts high-quality skills in cybersecurity, agile and scrum, big data, and artificial intelligence.

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Software Outsourcing in Bangladesh
Bangladesh

Bangladesh emerges as an outsourcing destination with aspirations to become a serious contender in the global software development arena.

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Software Outsourcing in Nepal
Nepal

Exploring software outsourcing to Nepal unveils a landscape of skilled professionals, cost-effective solutions, and a burgeoning IT sector ready to contribute to global projects.

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Pakistan
Pakistan

Pakistan offers cost-effective software development, skilled in .NET and Java. English is widely spoken in the tech sector. It's a promising South Asia hub.

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Software Outsourcing to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Known as “the teardrop of India,” the island nation of Sri Lanka is increasingly positioning itself as a quality, niche destination for information and communications technology services.

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South and Southeast Asia Region Assessment

The Accelerance team personally travels onsite to vet prospective software development partners and teams to ensure only the highest quality partners are certified into the Global Network.

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Accelerance Due Diligence

Accelerance lives by the principle that a successful outsourcing partnership must include in-person, on-site meetings – necessitating travel to the service provider’s location to build a collaborative relationship, understand and appreciate the culture, and transfer knowledge.

Every certified partner in the Accelerance Global Network has been comprehensively assessed and vetted on-site by our experienced team of outsourcing analysts. 

Where possible, we travel with our clients to introduce them personally to a new outsourcing partner, and to support them through the onboarding process. However, if you are unable to make an offshore visit in person, our team is able to provide insights and advice based on their own professional, first-hand experience.

Rest assured we've confirmed the quality of any firm we recommend. An on-site visit is required to join our global certified developer network. 

South & Southeast Asia Region Guide to Software Outsourcing

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Asia Region Guide

Feeling the pain of the tech talent shortage?

Check out our "catalog" of skilled, affordable software development in nine South & Southeast Asia destinations.

Explore your options for deeply skilled tech talent at cost savings of up to 30% over US developer rates. South & Southeast Asia have received an influx of work as war in Eastern Europe and rising developer rates in Latin America spur North American firms to look to the East.

Our latest guide provides country-specific analysis including:
  • Quantified developer availability and example rates from our certified network
  • First-hand assessment of specialized expertise and digital capabilities
  • Political and business risk evaluation including geopolitical factors
  • Economic considerations including the outlook for inflation and growth
  • The current state of cybersecurity and efforts to combat growing threats
  • Thorough analysis for software outsourcing readiness across nine countries
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