As part of our SmartShore approach, we have developed a nearshore model that responds to the typical challenges faced when implementing IT projects – such as cost savings in software development or skills shortages. Mixed teams of German, Turkish, Bulgarian and Spanish employees are deployed and the various projects are conducted exclusively in German. During these nearshore projects, our German-speaking colleagues are sometimes on site at our customer's place of business or in our SmartShore Centres in Turkey, Bulgaria or Spain. This allows our nearshore model to secure cost savings of up to 40 per cent. By using German-speaking teams, we ensure that the cost benefits are not diminished by possible communication expenditures.