Strong involvement of over 15 years in software outsourcing and software testing outsourcing enabled Fortech to collect valuable data on outsourcing to Romania, which you may find useful in any decision you must take on outsourcing to Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Romania is a member of the European Union since January 1, 2007. With 22 million citizens it has the seventh largest population amongst the EU member states and a dynamic and quickly developing IT industry. Located in the heart of Eastern Europe, Romania has grown into an ideal software development location for companies seeking a highly technical and friendly workforce, a cost-effective business environment at a nearby location.
Numerous management consulting groups listed Romania in rankings on the attractiveness and the dynamics of the IT business environment. 2011 found Romania on the 25th place in the Global Services Location Index (GSLI), an A.T. Kearney report that ranks the top 50 most attractive nearshore destinations. The research was based on 3 main criteria: Financial Attractiveness, People’s Skills and Availability and Business Environment. Moreover, Romania has been shortlisted by KPMG in the top 31 emerging locations worldwide for IT-BPO outsourcing, with Cluj-Napoca being the most interesting outsourcing location in Romania. The Deloitte Technology Fast-500 EMEA program has been recognizing multiple Romanian technology companies that reported fast rates of revenue growth in the past years.
All in all, the great technical and communication skills of the IT professionals, the increased number of technical universities and IT hubs, the culture, the business environment and the labor costs are the most important facts that make Romania an ideal nearshore destination.