Proximity Costa Rica

Flexibility, Collaboration and Agility.
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Overview
$25 - $49/hr
50 - 249
2009
Expand Your Technology Capabilities With Top-Level Nearshore Talent and live the exceptional experience! If you struggle finding skilled developers and engineers who can bring the latest technological benefits to your company -- at a budget friendly price -- Proximity was created for you. Even more so if you enjoy the advantages of outsourcing, but hate hassling with language barriers, cultural misunderstandings or big differences in time zones. You see, we sp

Expand Your Technology Capabilities With Top-Level Nearshore Talent and live the exceptional experience!

If you struggle finding skilled developers and engineers who can bring the latest technological benefits to your company -- at a budget friendly price -- Proximity was created for you. Even more so if you enjoy the advantages of outsourcing, but hate hassling with language barriers, cultural misunderstandings or big differences in time zones.

You see, we speak your language. We work your same hours. We also share your same values.

So not only can we easily integrate with your in-house staff (or serve as your entire development team), you’re never dealing with late-night calls, long flights or costly project delays.

Proximity also adds value to your business by allowing you to:

  • Expand your technology capabilities so you can grow and better serve your clients.

  • Gain a long-term partner to provides stability on the development side of your business.

  • Reduce your costs through streamlined operational processes.

  • Have an exceptional experience, working as an extension of your team!

Started in 2008, Proximity serves clients in the United States and Canada from offices in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Lima, Peru.

Want to meet your project team? You can be here in just a few hours (and even take in a little beach time). Need talent at your location? We can arrange this easily.

This efficiency is impossible with traditional outsourcing, where a single meeting requires days of travel time and extensive expenses, or the need to work late nights or early mornings to match the time zone.

What may surprise you is that despite the enormous benefits of working with top-level talent in Costa Rica, only a relative handful of companies know this option even exists. As you might expect, we don’t mind telling you that our nearshore technology and development services are second to none. All that’s left now is for us to prove the benefits we promised you.

So what project have you put off due to concerns about costs or an inability to find quality talent?

Please understand, there’s no risk, obligation or investment to discuss your project with us. As you know, you can’t get back time -- so why keep delaying a project you can put in motion today?

Call us now at 1 (716) 226-0031 or email [email protected]

Key Clients

We work with multiple industries, with a special focus on Healthcare and Automotive companies. Some of our clients are:

  • Dominion Enterprises
  • Supply Vision
  • Autosoft
  • Staywell
  • American Traffic Solutions.
  • Houston Mercantile Exchange
  • PopRx
  • Many others.

 

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Costa Rica
Proximity Costa Rica
Plaza Obelisco, 2do Piso, San Rafael de Escazú, San Jose, San Jose 00000
716-226-0031
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • IT Services
  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development
  • App Designing (UI/UX)
  • Other Services
  • Testing Services
  • Web Designing (UI/UX)
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Client Focus
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
  • Small Business(< $10M)
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Industries Focus
  • E-commerce
  • Enterprise
  • Other Industries
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Media
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Customer Reviews
4.8 (5 Reviews)

Affordable, Dependable and Performant

Tucker Gregg, CSM
posted on 23/5/19
Our software development company has been utilizing the services offered by the Proximity Costa Rica team for close to a year and have been very impressed with the value they deliver. The team members are very knowledgable in their respective areas, do a great job at interfacing with and interacting with our team members, and have worked to help us add more output to our teams without the cost of a full-time employee. Additionally, they have been partners with us in assisting us to fill roles quickly, and provide subject matter expertise. Would definitely recommend their services for anyone that is looking to augment an existing team and staff out a software development project quickly, in a cost effective manner and with a company that truly partners with you to facilitate your success.

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Reliable, communicative partners that are invested in your success

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Higher quality candidates - have had to turn down some candidates because they did not meet our requirements for development expertise.

Project Details
Software Development
$200000+
COMPANY RESPONSE
Proximity Costa Rica
Proximity Costa Rica
Jul 3, 2019
Thank you for trusting us as your partner. We really appreciate your feedback and it commits us even more with providing you an exceptional experience while working together!
posted on 23/5/19
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Our Experience Working with Proximity

Joseph Ernest
posted on 4/7/19
I am Joseph Ernest, Director for SMW Engineering Group. We have been using Proximity's services for over a year and have been highly satisfied. Their expertise, communication and response time has been excellent and they go above and beyond to address our business needs and resolve any issues that we have.

We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for similar services, our experience using their services has exceeded our expectations and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them well into the future.

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Adolfo, Fabricio, Ivan and Jorge!

Their service quality is excellent, reliability is excellent and their technical ability is excellent. Overall I would like to give them 5 Stars.
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App Designing (UI/UX)
posted on 4/7/19
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Reliable and quality offshore software development firm

Deepa Vivekanandan
posted on 26/2/21
After trying another offshore development team that did not work for us, we approached Proximity. Proximity provided a great onboarding process and an excellent engineer who helped us shape our app. Assigning an engineer who was like an extension of our team made the whole setup very similar to a Bay Area tech company, which we felt most comfortable with. Additionally, there were regular check-ins from a project management perspective that kept the communication smooth and transparent. I highly recommend Proximity for software development needs.
Project Details
Mobile App Development
posted on 26/2/21
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Easy to work with, Reliable team members

Amanda Bohl
posted on 18/3/19
Working with Proximity for over 5 years has been a great addition to our onsite development team. Augmenting with team members in Costa Rica has allowed additional staff that works as a part of our day to day team in a remote office. The ability to communicate in North American time zones and in English as well as various skill levels of developers has helped round out our team.
Project Details
Software Development
COMPANY RESPONSE
Proximity Costa Rica
Proximity Costa Rica
Mar 18, 2019
Amanda, thank you for your review, it has been a pleasure working together these 5 years and we hope we can continue for many more.
posted on 18/3/19
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ShowDat Mobile App Development

Jennifer Pikor
posted on 27/3/19
Working with Proximity has been a fantastic experience. As a sole proprietor, workloads can be daunting at times, but contracting with Proximity, I truly feel like I have a team of people behind me.
Project Details
Mobile App Development
COMPANY RESPONSE
Proximity Costa Rica
Proximity Costa Rica
Jul 3, 2019
Thank you for trusting us! It has been a pleasure to be part of your project!
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Executive Interview
Adolfo Cruz Luthmer
Adolfo Cruz Luthmer
CEO and Founder, Proximity Costa Rica
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
ProximityCR is a technology company specialized in providing Software Development and Maintenance Services to mid-size clients in the US and Canada through dedicated teams working in a business model where we become an extension of your organization. With +100 highly qualified engineers working remotely from beautiful Costa Rica and Peru, we have 10 years in the market and hundreds of success stories to tell in different industries, multiple technologies.

When your project is in progress, the closer location -- and likely a similar time zone -- means communication is much more convenient. This can allow you to outsource more higher-level tasks than if you were relying on traditional offshore outsourcing. So not only can you become more efficient, you may further reduce your costs and gain an even more significant strategic advantage.

At Proximity, we provide top-level talent and give you all the benefits of outsourcing -- without the hassles that come with language barriers, cultural misunderstandings or significant differences in time zones. We also focus on creating exceptional experiences while working as an extension of your team.

My role in the company is to serve, to facilitate, and to orchestrate the work for my teams while assuring an exceptional customer journey.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
It's not just in real estate where location matters. Outsourcing traditionally links to offshore destinations in Asia and eastern Europe. With the challenges, this represents the client in terms of geographical distance, time zone and cultural differences, and the limited capabilities of having a real-time collaboration and an agile approach. Many traditional providers give you a team that throws together a bunch of code, leaving you to try to communicate and manage a bunch of people. The experience can be a nightmare.

So, we created Proximity to address all those challenges! We have the geographical Proximity (this is where our name comes from), we are located in Central (Costa Rica) and Eastern Time (Peru), and San Jose. Costa Rica is well known, not only for the natural beauties and the environmental protection brand that we have as a country but also for the highly competent and trained human capital we have. Also, the Country has a long history of doing business with US companies, so our culture is highly aligned with the way the US does business.

Now, beyond the country capabilities, as a company, we have developed our value-added based on technical best practices and client-centric approach where we don't see ourselves as a provider, not even as a partner, but as an extension of our client's organization. You see, we speak your language. We work your hours. We also share your values.
What is your company's business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Our business model focuses on providing clients with specialized dedicated teams, looking for long term relationships, where you not only get a great team but also access to our collective knowledge of technologies, industries, challenges, processes, and good practices. So not only can we easily integrate with your in-house staff (or serve as your entire development team), you're never dealing with late-night calls, long flights, or costly project delays.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Projects, and even more software development projects, are a matter of people dealing with people, and that is why projects can sometimes be challenging. The developers and engineers who can bring the latest technological benefits to your company should be eager to adhere to your quality standards. They should also understand your culture and the productivity you need.

Even more, since we are talking of people working with people, we focus our efforts on creating the right experience for our clients, while delivering high-quality software, on time, and fulfilling the definition of success that we set together since the beginning with our clients. This is the only way to assure success and a mutually beneficial long term relationship.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive?
We work for multiple industries, going from more traditional ones such as Finance, Healthcare, and Transportation, to more niche-oriented ones like fashion, cattle, political campaigns, and some others. As of today, Healthcare is the industry where we have more clients.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing software.
Timelines and deadlines have always generated discussions in software development projects. We at Proximity work in an agile fashion where the goal is clear: delivering value to our clients faster. The point here is not to get a free pass and build whatever you want, taking as much time as you want, but to accept that all talk about timelines and deadlines is ultimately futile in the complex world of software development, so instead of fixing on dates, we focus instead on delivering working software to our customers every Sprint. Instead of calculating how much time do we need to deliver a large complex project, we focus on how much value can we provide, through working functional software, under some time and resources constraints.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of software?
It depends on the complexity of the application, the size and level of expertise of the team assigned, depends on the technologies used, the integrations needed, and many other factors that are considered.
Our primary expertise as a company is on complex enterprise-level applications. We could say that a fairly simple application can take anything between 1 to 3 months of work, while we have faced large and very complex applications of multiple years of work.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right framework for developing software?
There are multiple factors to take into account when selecting the right framework for your software development project, and most of them have to do with the goals of your project. Among the main ones, I would mention the following:
a) Is it an internal application or a customer-facing software?
b) Is it a web, desktop, mobile, all of them?
c) What is the initial budget? This has to be with the licensing cost related to some technologies.
d) What are your development technologies and the target deployment platform
e) How mature the technologies are chosen are? Are there enough capable developers in your area?
Which languages & frameworks do you prefer to use in the development of software?
We at Proximity work with three main stacks of technologies:
a) The Microsoft world, working with the Dot Net framework and the Azure platform.
b) The Open Source world, working with multiple technologies and frameworks such as Java, Ruby on Rails, and all the latest Javascript frameworks such as NodeJs, Angular, VueJs, and React.
c) The mobile world. Here our expertise is on native application development for iOS and Android and using hybrid approaches such as React Native, and frameworks such as Xamarin, Phonegap, and some others.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of the software?
The most common question in software development is always "how much will this cost?" This may be money related, people, or a time-related question. A Harvard Business Review article found that 1 in 6 IT projects run over 200% of the budget, a huge problem when we talk of multi-million-dollar projects. This problem comes from two distinctive areas – under-scoping the real cost of the project, or not managing the project costs as they change.

The basic idea behind agile development is to break a project into simple parts and implement them incrementally. It starts with a minimum viable prototype and continues to iterate features and functionality over time, with frequent releases and opportunities to change priorities after every statement. The cost of the team usually is the primary driver in a project, and this is intimately related to other aspects like scope and timelines.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
Our main model is to assign dedicated teams to our clients. This brings the benefit of specialization, access to our collective knowledge, stability for all the parties involved, and the possibility of creating successful long term relationships. We don't work with fixed price projects unless they can drive us into a dedicated team model.
Do you take in projects which meet your essential budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
This depends on the specific need and escalation model the client has, but in general terms, we only work with projects of at least 6 months duration that require at least two resources.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
The price depends on different variables like the length of the contract, the number of people needed, the technologies required and the level of seniority required, but in general terms, price ranges between $34 to $50/hr for software developers, and $30 - $46/hr for QA Engineers.
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