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    • Nearshore Outsourcing. Close to Home.
      BULGARIA: the wise alternative
      It’s about People!
    • some THOUGHTS,
      It’s about People!
    • Nearshoring is about outsourcing work
      in neighboring states.
      It is simply the new offshoring alternative.
      It’s about People!
    • Why is it?
      It’s about People!
      • Nearshoring brings all the economic benefits of offshoring related to cost-effectiveness and time-to-market.
      • It however doesn’t bring the risks associated with the offshoring: communication gaps, workload delays, time-zones complications.
      It’s about People!
    • Nearshoring is about smoothly outsourced ICT processes
      due to
      geographical, cultural and even linguistic proximities.
      It’s about People!
    • Today more and more European companies outsource their ICT activities to near-by countries.
      It’s about People!
    • BULGARIA is one of them.
      It’s about People!
    • some FACTS
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    • Bulgaria Moves into Top 30 Offshore Locations for the period 2010-2011
      “Gartner”, December 2010
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    • Political system: Republic
      Capital city: Sofia
      Total area: 111 910 km²
      Population: 7.6 million
      Bulgaria is one of the oldest states in Europe.
      European Union member since 2007
      Expected to join the Eurozone in 2013
      Geo-strategic position between Asia & Europe
      It’s about People!
    • In 2010 Bulgaria was ranked 44th out of 183 countries by the “Ease of Doing Business Index” of the World Bank.
      It’s about People!
    • The lowest corporate taxes in Europe
      Fully functional market economy
      Macro-economic stability and working market mechanisms
      Great climate (four seasons), nature (mountains area & sea) and hospitable spirit.
      It’s about People!
    • In 2009, Bulgaria was rated as the “new offshoring star in Europe” by
      AT Kearney, a global management consulting firm.
      It’s about People!
    • IT outsourcing market volume: (USD Million) 322
      Number of IT outsourcing companies 470
      Number of specialists involved in IT outsourcing services industry 8,700
      The most competitive salary levels in the ICT sector within the EU
      It’s about People!
    • Bulgaria holds ground in office outsourcing
      Global business consultant “AT Kearney”, May 2009
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    • OUTSOURCING by sector
      source: “Colliers International”
      It’s about People!
    • Some major international companies having established their own teams in Bulgaria
      It’s about People!
    • some GOOD REASONS
      It’s about People!
    • Technology Talents Pool
      • Strong IT Education base: 47 universities, located in 26 different towns
      • 8th place in the world for certified IT professionals according the Brainbench Global IT IQ report
      • In 2009/2010, 9000 students graduated in ICT and Engineering related programs
      • 5 Microsoft and more than 100 Cisco academies acting in the country at present – most of them affiliated with academic institutions.
      It’s about People!
    • Number of students enrolled University Engineering programs
      in 2009/2010
      sources: “Invest Bulgaria Agency” ; Ministry of Education
      It’s about People!
    • source: “McKinsey&Company”
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    • Multilingual Nation
      Usage of foreign languages for the period 2009 - 2010
      sources: “Invest Bulgaria Agency” ; Ministry of Education
      It’s about People!
    • Geographical proximity
      Bulgaria is between 1 and 2.5 hours flight by any European country.
      Time difference between Bulgaria and the rest of Europe is just
      an hour.
      These are good advantages for round a clock software development.
      Some low-cost European air companies
      having direct flights to Bulgaria:
      Wizz Air
      German Wings
      It’s about People!
    • Cultural similarity
      • Bulgaria is a cradle and a crossroad of ancient civilizations. Thracians, Romans,
      Slavs and Bulgars have left their mark in the past on the culture of Bulgaria contributing to a heritage that
      combines long history, fine literature
      and unique folklore.
      • Bulgaria is the birthplace
      of the Cyrillic alphabet.
      • Bulgarians are known for their tolerance and openness to other cultures
      and nations.
      source: http://www.bulgaria-embassy.org/
      It’s about People!
    • If you are investigating the option to outsource software development in the “Land of Roses”, give us a call.
      Nonillion may help.
      It’s about People!
    • www.nonillion.bg
      Rudi Van den Bossche
      Managing Director
      +359 02 8629008
      +324 77697968
      Nonillion – Sofia Office
      92/94 „Tsar Asen” Str.
      1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
      +359 02 8629008
      Ivan Arnaudov
      Sales Director
      +359 02 8629008
      +359 878602956
      Nonillion – Rousse Office
      44B „Borisova” Str.
      7012 Rousse, Bulgaria
      +359 082 822315
      Nataliya Dimitrova
      Marketing Manager
      +359 082 822315
      +359 878 602941
      It’s about People!