Accelerance Certifies Five Eastern European Firms For Global Partner Network

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Software Development Firms in Ukraine and Belarus Provide Additional Offshoring Options for North American Companies

Several former Soviet republics are proving to be hotbeds of software development talent for North American companies that are willing to offshore their development projects. Accelerance – the global software outsourcing authority – recently certified five software development firms in Ukraine and Belarus for its exclusive Global Partner Network.

The announcement comes on the heels of a recent visit by Accelerance’s CEO, Steve Mezak, to Eastern Europe. During the trip, Mezak not only evaluated several software development firms in the region, but also appeared as a guest speaker at IT Spring 2013, a conference for the world’s IT leaders, in Minsk, Belarus.

“When North American companies think of offshoring software development, they typically look to the Far East,” says Mezak. “But Eastern Europe – and particularly the former Soviet republics – provide many possibilities for North American companies that need high-quality development services at a reasonable cost. The five new firms we’ve recently certified in Ukraine and Belarus bring an impressive breadth of capabilities to the table.”

One of the Ukrainian firms is located in the city of Ivano Frankivsk and specializes in providing complete software development teams for startup companies. Another Ukrainian firm, based in Lviv, has a large western European client base using Microsoft technologies. Of the three new Accelerance partners in Minsk, one uses agile development techniques to work with startup companies and another creates sophisticated mobile and web applications. The third firm is a larger, more established operation with a wide array of technical specialties. This firm maintains an office in the U.S. and can work onsite with American companies as needed.

As Accelerance continues its efforts to identify and evaluate qualified software development firms around the globe, its leadership team doesn’t merely make sure that candidates meet a list of basic criteria. Mezak and his colleagues visit each candidate firm’s offices to ensure that the company culture will inspire the levels of employee engagement and retention that are essential to productive long-term partnerships with North American companies.

“It would be prohibitively expensive for a company to try to travel the world and validate its potential software development partners one by one,” says Mezak. “Accelerance has created a reliable methodology for identifying, screening, and interviewing these firms. We know exactly what to look for, and we’re willing to go to any corner of the globe to find software development firms that can provide value for our clients. We encourage companies to explore what our new eastern European partners have to offer.”

About Accelerance
Accelerance is an offshore software outsourcing services company that helps companies quickly build great software applications and IT products in the most risk-proof and cost-effective way possible. Since 2001, hundreds of companies in dozens of industries have leveraged Accelerance’s Global Software Outsourcing Network to locate the right onshore, nearshore, or offshore global software development company for their particular technology needs. Learn more at

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