Alibaba, WhatsApp, Basecamp, Google, Skype, Slack—what do they have in common? Of course, the obvious thing is that they’re easily the top prolific companies in their own industries. But one other thing is that they have used outsourcing to grow their business.
Companies outsource their services for a whole lot of reasons. These reasons may stem from cost-cutting and saving resources, making more room for growth, remaining on top of the industry ranks, and more. Businesses are better off with outsourcing as one of their major business models.
And the best thing about it is you don’t have to be a big company like Google to benefit from outsourcing.
Save on Costs
Lower operational costs is one of the top reasons that outsourcing clients choose to go with a provider. When properly executed it has a defining impact on a company’s revenue recognition and can deliver significant savings.
Lowering budgets has never been more relevant to today and right now. Outsourcing is a way to save money without losing people or lowering production.
Focus on Core Tasks
By choosing an outsourcing partner dedicated to non-core tasks, companies are able to spend time on strategy, execution and growth, rather than putting out fires.
Outsourcing also helps you focus on your core competencies and allows you to delegate small, day-to-day tasks to third-party agencies. When used effectively, this gives you some leverage among your competitors plus work-life balance. Nothing could be truer in the finance departments of mid-size organizations right now, where being in growth-mode means needing more hours in a day.
Scale Quickly With Lesser Risks
When you outsource your services, you also share some risks with your outsourcing provider. This includes operational risks when you decide to put up an office offshore.
They will take care of the requirements and compliances needed to set up a new office. You can make sure that your team will be in a proper office space with adequate workspace, high-speed internet, and a clear phone connection.
For small to midsize companies, building your business and growing your client base are likely two of your top priorities. The thing about admin tasks is that they take a lot of time and money, but don’t directly contribute to these goals.
Fast growth is typically a driver and one of the “why’s” of outsourcing clients and also one of the main benefits to starting an outsourcing relationship. Many desire scale, but don’t want to wait and this is where outsourcing comes in.