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  • 1. prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • Ukraine Overview
    • Political and Economic Environment
    • Ukrainian IT Outsourcing
    • IT Education in Ukraine
    • IT Salaries: Ukraine vs. USA
    • About Softheme™
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 3. Ukraine Overview
    • Second-largest country in Europe after Russia
    • Population: 45.7 million (2009 est.)
    • Workforce: 23 million (2009 est.)
    • Situated in the heart of Europe  strategic position between Europe and Asia on the intersection of major transport and trade routes
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 4. Political and Economic Environment
    • Favorable Political Environment:
    • Western-oriented government policies favorable for US and EU companies
    • Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2008
    • Not a member of the European Union  positive influence on outsourcing rates which are lower than in EU countries
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 5. Political and Economic Environment
    • Economic Growth:
    • GDP (PPP): $340 billion (2008 est.)  GDP growth: 2.7% (2008 est.)
    • Foreign Direct Investment: $37.6 billion (2008 est.)
    • Public debt is 10.3% of GDP (2008 est.), while
    • the EU region has an average debt of 57%
    • Ranked 61st on the 2009 Legatum Prosperity
    • Index of 104 countries  ahead of Russia,
    • Turkey and China
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 6. Political and Economic Environment
    • Global Economic Crisis Impact:
    • Stopped rapid wage growth
    • Decreased IT outsourcing rates
    • Reduced infrastructure costs  office rent
    • and communications
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 7. Ukrainian IT Outsourcing
    • Ukraine is an attractive Emerging Outsourcing Destination, due to:
    • Growing pool of qualified human resources
    • European mentality
    • Competitive outsourcing rates
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 8. Ukrainian IT Outsourcing
    • Ukrainian Outsourcing Facts:
    • Ukrainian IT outsourcing companies have been providing software development services since the early 1990s
    • Outsourcing accounts for more than 70% of software development work in UA
    • Ukraine is the #1 in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in regards to:
        • IT outsourcing market value ($530 million)
        • Number of IT outsourcing companies (850)
        • Number of employees involved in IT outsourcing
        • industry (14,400)
    • Sources:
    • Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2008
    • UKRAINE: More than just another outsourcing destination, by Alex Golod, Intetics
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 9. Ukrainian IT Outsourcing
    • Ukrainian Outsourcing Facts:
    • Ukraine is among world’s top 50 IT outsourcing locations as of 2009  5 positions higher than in 2008
    • Ukraine is among top 10 countries with the most certified IT professionals
    • Ukraine is included in Gartner’s top 30 locations for offshore services in both 2007 and 2008  with one of the best cost and IT education quality indexes
    • Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, is included in Tholons’
    • Top 50 Global Emerging Outsourcing Cities list
    • Sources:
    • Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2008
    • A. T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2009
    • Global IT Report, Factbook
    • UKRAINE: More than just another outsourcing destination, by Alex Golod, Intetics
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 10. Ukrainian IT Outsourcing
    • Ukrainian Outsourcing Facts:
    • Rapid IT outsourcing industry growth:
        • Steady growth of IT outsourcing market in the past 5 years
        • The highest IT industry growth rate among CEE countries in 2007,
        • according to IDC
        • Ranked 4th after Russia with almost 40% growth
        • and over $3.4 billion in volume in 2007,
        • according to IDC
    • Sources:
    • Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2008
    • A. T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2009
    • Global IT Report, Factbook
    • UKRAINE: More than just another outsourcing destination, by Alex Golod, Intetics
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 11. Ukrainian IT Outsourcing
    • Ukrainian Outsourcing Facts:
    • Ukrainian outsourcing rates are among the lowest in CEE
    • Ukraine has higher financial attractiveness as an offshore destination than such popular outsourcing locations as China, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Czech Republic, and Poland
    • The closest location to Europe out of those countries not part of the EU
    • Large number of small outsourcing companies 
    • low rates for medium and small businesses
    • Sources:
    • Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2008
    • A. T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2009
    • Global IT Report, Factbook
    • UKRAINE: More than just another outsourcing destination, by Alex Golod, Intetics
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 12. IT Education in Ukraine
    • Ukrainian Education Facts:
    • Ranked 32nd in Education on the 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index of 104 countries  ahead of India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and other popular outsourcing destinations
    • About 70% of adult population have secondary or higher education
    • Nearly 60% of Ukrainian universities have graduates with majors in physics, mathematics and programming
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 13. IT Education in Ukraine
    • IT Education Relevance:
    • IT and software development occupations are becoming more and more popular in Ukraine among university students as a good way to build a successful career, due to:
        • Growing market demand
        • Challenging projects
        • Higher than average salaries
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 14. IT Education in Ukraine
    • Sources of IT employees in Ukraine:
    Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 15. IT Salaries: Ukraine vs. USA
    • Salaries Comparison Across Various IT Positions:
    *Source: Robert Half Technology, IT Salary Guide, 2008-2009 Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 16. About Softheme™
    • Core Services:
    • Company Fast Facts:
    • Programming
    • Re-engineering
    • Enterprise-level application development
    • Web development / iPhone development
    • Software maintenance and support
    • Independent testing
    • Business analysis
    • Remote system administration / security audit
    • 3D modeling
    • Web design
    • SEO and Marketing
    • Dedicated software centers
    • Founded in 2006, privately owned, UA ownership
    • More than 200 successfully delivered projects
    • 80% of clients selected Softheme basing on Customer Recommendation
    • Microsoft .NET, Sun Java and Oracle certifications
    • Customers in the USA, UK and Western Europe
    Application Domains:
    • ERP/CRM/Document Management
    • Website/Blogs/E-Commerce
    • Social Networks + Video processing
    • Data Analysis/Math Methods/Reporting
    • Google/Yahoo/MSN APIs
    • Backup/Recovery Solutions
    Technologies : C# .NET, Java, C/C++, ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby, Python, Delphi, Oracle, MS SQL, mySQL, JavaScript/Ajax Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 17. About Softheme™
    • For start-ups:
    • For commercial projects/systems:
    Software maintenance and support: Softheme’s solution : Providing a team of qualified software developers, who will carefully study the application, apply required corrections; making sure the regression bugs are taken care of. You have an idea and initial budget which should to be turned into a prototype attractive to investors. Softheme’s solution: Suggesting a light-weight flexible software outsourcing solution - short-term contract, resources experienced in various technologies, having string software architecture skills, able to account for changing and unstable requirements on the prototype development stage. You have a strong need in enforcing your in-house development team to decrease the project’s time-to-market, fixing bugs, adding required features. Softheme’s solution: Providing you with a stable, self-managed and scalable team of IT professionals who will quickly get on the business domain area and on the technology side of development. You have a software product or system that is already on the market. It requires ongoing maintenance and improvements. softheme | www.softheme.com | info@softheme.com | skype: softheme | contact: Irina Tsulaia, Business Development Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
  • 18. About Softheme™
    • Terms of Engagement:
    • Softheme Mission:
    Testimonials: softheme | www.softheme.com | info@softheme.com | skype: softheme | contact: Irina Tsulaia, Business Development Softheme mission is quality and affordable solutions. Softheme does not save on specialists and equipment but rather optimizes process and operations applying profound industry experience and knowledge. “ We selected Softheme basing on: (1) Softheme's experience in conducting Data Mining projects, their experience in previous implementations of algorithmic components, rule based and real-time expert systems, data query optimization, (2) Understanding of our SOWs, (3) Human resources and infrastructure.” Data Analytics Software Development Company (VA, USA) “ Over time we had completed several projects from start to finish with Softheme. From the initial analysis of the project scope to detailing the required functionality to implementation and on-time delivery, Softheme required our input mostly on the changes to the initial design and pretty much took care of the rest.” Backup and Recovery Software Development Company, (VA, USA) Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com
    • Cost-free project quote
    • Confidentiality / IP rights reserved
    • Fixed-price, time and material contracts
    • Rates starting at 15 USD resource/hour
    • Flexible cancellation policy
  • 19. Thank you! 2010 | Softheme Team | Kyiv, Ukraine | Software Outsourcing Solutions Ukraine: an Emerging Software Outsourcing Destination. Prepared by Softheme™ www.softheme.com