In close cooperation with several leading companies, pliXos has developed a tool to calculate the business case for offshore or nearshore projects and compare that with the local “baseline”.
A simulation of the effects of the numerous input parameters on the business case provided us with useful insights where to focus on to stay within a financial target or to even further optimise its outcome (see White Paper "Commercial feasibility of IT Outsourcing projects" - sorry in German).
Does that fit your experiences? What do you see as the major challenges to ensure a positive business case? How do you calculate the business case before deciding on an offshore project? Any “constructive comment” is highly appreciated.