Offshore Development Center (ODC) is typically an office opened by an organization to access to engineering capital in new countries and accelerate software development. Companies prefer to open such centers in countries with rich and low-cost pool of tech pool, which guarantees attractive price and fast staffing.
Opening a new dev center in a new country is always a challenge that inevitably requires a knowledge in local jurisdiction, market conditions and ecosystem in general. There are two main strategies to address this challenge. A company can hire local legal consultant, register a company, rent an office space, hire administrative staff and build a brand before recruiting developers. Such approach is very expensive and risky as does not guarantee success. Alternatively, all this routine can be delegated to a local resource provider who can build professional team, manage all operational and HR-related tasks for initial 12-24 months and then, pass full ownership rights to the client.