Offshoring Services

The location of these offshore services affects the outcome and quality of the provided services as depicted in the article “Onshoring vs. Offshoring”.  As a result, “Nearshoring” services, which involves outsourcing work to companies with the economic benefits of an offshore location but with a closer cultural, linguistic, and geographic fit with the user organization, is proving to be a successful evolution on this type of business model.

PACIV Offshoring Services are offered to our USA clients via our Puerto Rico office. The offshoring services reduce the cost of control system design, configuration, and testing services approximately 20% to 30%.

offshoring benefits

Benefits of PACIV Offshoring Services include:

  • Higher quality (high skills, industry experience, and knowledge)
  • Lower Hourly Rates (20-30% less)
  • Data/ Intellectual Property (IP) Protection (US Territory)
  • Management, cultural, and language similarities.
  • Less communication problems, higher collaboration
  • Same time zone/proximity (lower travel cost)




The Offshoring System Integration services model execution is depicted in Fig. 1

Offshoring System Integration

In the PACIV Offshoring Services model (see Fig. 1 above), PACIV-USA will enter into the contractual agreements for the integration services with the USA client.  PACIV-Puerto Rico will support PACIV-USA remotely with experienced and knowledgeable resources for tasks such as programming and software testing.  At the same time, PACIV-USA provides the leading resources needed (team leader and business integrator) to interact with the client and to ensure all contractual terms, obligations, user changes and modifications are met.

Our Puerto Rico office operates within the jurisdiction of all United States Federal Laws; therefore, protection of your intellectual Property (IP) is provided always. In addition, during most of the year we are under the same time zone as EST, with only 1-hour difference during the day-light savings period.  Moreover, Puerto Rico’s world class concentration of Bio-Pharmaceuticals has provided in-depth experience and knowledge of the industry, its processes, and automation technologies.



The Offshoring Services include (see Fig. 2.0):

  • Definition of FS/SDS/HDS
  • Design Review (DR)
  • Configure Code
  • Source Code Review
  • Software Test Protocol Development/Execution/Reporting
  • Unit/Integration Level Testing
  • FAT
  • Traceability

automation system platform

The automation system platforms that we work on include:

  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (AB SLC500, ControlLogix, MicroLogix, PLC5 Rockwell Authorized System Integrator), Siemens, Omron.
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS) (Foxboro I/A and DeltaV)
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) (RSView/ RSLogix/RS Batch, iFIX/iHisto
    rian/iBatch, Intouch WonderWare)
  • Batch Applications as per SP88 (RSBatch, iBatch, DeltaV)
  • Data Historians (OSI PI, Crystal Reports, SQL, MS Access, Visual Basic)