Rural Sourcing FAQ

Everything you need to know about rural sourcing

Rural outsourcing, also called rural sourcing or onshore outsourcing, is an attractive alternative to outsourcing information technology (IT) services overseas or to firms in major metropolitan areas. In our case, “rural” means the work is done in mid-sized American cities away from large urban centers.

This approach controls costs in several ways:

    • Reduced infrastructure and employment costs due to our location away from any major metropolitan areas
    • More efficient utilization of resources because you are tapping a pool of IT professionals, not relying on an individual; contracts are structured to minimize costs when your needs are small
    • Better value because we match the complexity of your needs with the appropriate experience level; you won’t pay for a senior level developer to perform entry-level tasks
All work is performed at QAT Global’s Omaha office or on-site at client facilities when necessary.
Qualified technical staff performs all work in the communities where we are located. Our Omaha office, for example, draws talented personnel from two universities, a private college, and several state colleges and technical schools in the immediate vicinity. These institutions all support computer science degree programs, providing QAT Global with a steady stream of qualified graduates and experienced alumni. Our staff experience ranges from entry-level technicians to software engineers with more than 20 years in the industry.
Here are just a few benefits that rural sourcing with QAT Global offers:

  • Lower costs—The lower employment and infrastructure costs of our rural location are passed on to the customer
  • Faster response times—Our staff can appear on site in hours versus days
  • More convenient hours—Time zone differences are minimal or nonexistent, allowing for daytime communication
  • No communication barriers—Language and cultural differences are not an issue
Metropolitan firms cannot offer the cost savings of rural outsourcing. By locating in mid-sized American cities that are great places to live, QAT Global can attract and retain skilled technical staff at lower costs. It would be difficult for metropolitan firms to deliver the same outstanding level of talent at comparable prices.
Independent developers can be effective for smaller, less critical applications. However, QAT Global provides the broader expertise and long term stability of an established firm. In the end, you must evaluate the risks and decide on the best solution for your project.
QAT Global has over 208 years of experience in the world of custom software engineering. Our staff consists of experienced professionals that are well suited to front line work on mission-critical systems. QAT Global headquarters is located in Omaha, Nebraska, a city with easy access to 2 universities and a highly rated private college in a state known for its high educational standards and strong work ethic, providing us with a consistently high-quality workforce.
QAT Global offices are purposely located in vibrant, mid-sized cities with outstanding opportunities for talented professionals.

The area supports two universities, a private college, and numerous state colleges and technical schools with computer science degree programs. It also home of the College World Series, as well as arts, culture and fine dining. The region’s high quality of life is very attractive to people of all ages and levels of experience.

Yes it can, through more efficient utilization of resources, access to QAT Global’s years of experience and pricing based on your specific needs.
Virtually anything can be outsourced with the right communications structure in place; however, the most efficient types of work are individual software development and IT projects and testing.
Savings are immediate, thanks to our competitive rates. Contact QAT Global today.
AT QAT Global, we’ve taken the same approach to our offshore sourcing option. Our offshore development center is located in Uberaba, Brazil, a mid-sized city with a strong work ethic, family values, and lower cost of living than metropolitan areas in Brazil, such as Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Brazil also delivers a minimal time zone difference of 2-4 hours depending on daylight savings time, allowing onshore and offshore teams to work closely together.

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