Why Colombia?

Over the past 10 years, Colombia has transformed itself to rapidly become one of the most attractive destinations for nearshore service delivery in Latin America.

Belatrix has development centers in Argentina, Peru and Colombia. We chose these countries because they are excellent locations from which to source your next software development project.

You can find out more about the advantages of nearshore locations here and how nearshore can help your software development process, but why in particular is Colombia so attractive?

Bogota

The capital of Colombia is a safe, inviting place to visit, with excellent museums and restaurants. Belatrix opened its Bogota innovation center in 2017. Located in the business center of the city, near the well-known “Park 93”, the area is well-known for its cosmopolitan feel, surrounded by parks and cafes.

Belatrix’s offices have been especially designed to facilitate our unique innovation-driven culture. Watch here the
time-lapse video of the construction of our offices.

Our Bogota innovation center offers the following advantages:

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A secure, business friendly environment.

The consulting company, A.T Kearney, ranked Colombia as one of the top 20 worldwide destinations for outsourcing. In 2016, Colombia jumped 23 spots in the rankings, more than any other country – reflecting how attractive the country has become. The analyst company, Gartner, has also highlighted Colombia as one of its top outsourcing destinations – in its 2017 analysis, it found the country is the “fastest growing country for offshoring in Latin America”.

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Close time-zone.

Colombia has the same working hours as the US East Coast. This makes real-time communication easy, essential when using Agile development methodologies.

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Cultural similarities.

The Western culture has an affinity with the cultures of Europe and the US.

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Excellent English skills.

All of Belatrix’s hires come from the top Colombian universities, and speak excellent English.

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Enjoyable environment.

Colombia is one of the most diverse countries on the planet – from the Amazon jungle, to the highlands producing world-class coffee, to beaches that can rival the best of the Caribbean islands.

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Low employee turn-over.

Belatrix has one of the lowest attrition rates in the industry.

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Talent and educational excellence.

There are more than 50 public and private universities in Colombia, with seven of them ranked among the very best in the world. Belatrix has close links with the best universities in the country.

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Accessibility.

It only takes a few hours to get to our offices. There are direct flights to Bogota from US cities, including New York, LA, Miami, and Houston.