Poland is open for business. The country is in an almost privileged position due to its geographical location, the quality of the tech education offered to its youth, beneficial tax laws, and many other factors.
This piece delves into why international companies choose Poland to establish their research and development (R&D) centers, and discusses specifically what Offshore Development Centers (ODC) are, and how to set one up.
Poland offers a stable, affordable, and supportive framework that favors foreign investment for the creation of research and development facilities.
Some of the benefits that Poland offers to multinational companies are:
The definition of research and development (R&D) center might be a little fluid, depending on the specific of the business involved.
But generally speaking, an R&D center is a facility (or set of facilities) where the company carries out activities that seek to innovate by either improving existing products or creating new ones. These activities are essential to the long-term viability of any company. If products are not enhanced, or if new ones are not developed, they will gradually fall behind the competition's and the business will ultimately fail. It is because of this need to stay ahead of competing businesses that companies invest sizeable amounts of their budget in R&D. This investment pays off, however, as the returns are usually far greater.
Because of the set of benefits described above, many companies have chosen to set up an R&D facility in Poland.
and many others.
Offshore Development Center (ODC) is a business model that enables companies to avail of several advantages:
ODCs are valuable and versatile tools that help multinational companies thrive by addressing local talent shortages while minimizing the cost of doing business. By resolving these two factors, companies can focus on their core objectives and get ahead of the competition.
Setting up and opening an R&D center on your own can incur certain risks, particularly if the client is not familiar with local customs, employment law, and other idiosyncrasies. In the long run, it pays off to partner up with an specialized agency like AllSTARSIT, which has the expertise to address and resolve issues like logistics and legal arrangements, and also provide efficient hiring services.
Irrespective of the nature of the business, there is a set of common steps to follow when setting up an R&D center with a local partner:
Companies need well-defined business plans to advance and evolved, and setting up an ODC is part of that planning process. But every business is unique in terms of what its goals and requirements might be, so stakeholders should meet to map out a clear and relevant strategy and decide where the business needs to be to grow further.
Because of the singular nature of every business, an ODC might or might not be the best solution. For example, a company might require staff with a very specific set of skills, the business needs scaling fast because of current situation, etc. The factors can vary, and it is up to the stakeholders to decide whether or not an ODC is the best way forward.
Many countries provide outsourcing services, and each country presents its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
When choosing one country over another, businesses should take aspects like language proficiency, tax exemptions, and developer rates into consideration.
Poland offers these favorable aspects and many others, so the country should be high in the list of possible offshore destinations.
A few quick facts to illustrate this point:
Going solo when establishing an ODC can work, but it's a risky and potentially costly enterprise. A client company might not be aware of local culture and traits or legal conditions for example.
Setting up an ODC tends to work out better when it's done in partnership with a partner, and these are the factors to consider when choosing an ODC partner:
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