Rural Sourcing

Xpanxion’s rural hubs offer US-based business understanding, software development lifecycle expertise, and independent software testing locations. The rural locations have the ability to operate more cost-effectively than urban centers and attract dedicated, high-caliber employees. Xpanxion’s rural QA leadership acts as a focal point for distributed development teams. Rural QA centers are located in Kearney and Loup City, Nebraska, and Ames, Iowa.

Benefits of Rural Sourcing

  • Elimination of language and time zone barriers
  • Risk abatement against pure offshore
  • Competitive cost structures against pure local
  • On-site visibility/capability (ability to be onsite in hours)
  • Cultural bridge and understanding of US business
  • Stability of resources; low turnover
  • Strong focus on Project Management in QA approach
  • Creation of US jobs builds employee and corporate morale
  • Centralized quality assurance approach
  • Promotion of quality driven development through thorough processes
  • Accelerated testing cycles
  • Tighter quality controls over offshore teams
  • Dedicated team member facilitates communication between developers, QA teams, and users
  • Scalable structure allows for rapid ramp-up of resources to meet demanding schedules
  • Use of proven QA industry best practices that are built around clients’ standards, applications, and tools (CMM Level 4 certified company)

Rural Services

Xpanxion’s rural locations provide a complete range of software quality assurance services, enabling QA involvement from initialization to project completion.
Standard services:
  • Test Strategy
  • Test Plan
  • Test Case Creation
  • Test Execution
  • Defect reporting & management
  • Test result summary reporting
Expanded services:
  • Test Automation
  • Development
  • Project/Product Management
  • Back-end Database & ETL
  • Mobile Testing
  • QA with Client Development
  • QA with Xpanxion Development

Rural sourcing at a Glance

  • Skilled QA analysts at a fraction of onsite costs
  • Time zone and language advantages
  • Emphasis on understanding business needs