A few words and general comments about outsourcing

I am convinced that many of you have thought at least once a few times about outsourcing. Could you introduce this in the enterprise? What are the advantages?Outsourcing allows to transfer some functions to a third party in order that that the firm can focus on its key activities. Below is a very plain example that can allow to explain how this works: company that operates in the field of event management and conferences does not have to have the IT department. IT outsourcing firm would not only be satisfactory, but believably even better in this situation. The main target is cost cut – it is less expensive to outsource IT specialists, than to have the IT department in the company. However, we should keep in mind that this is a truly streamlined illustration.

The vast majority of the drawbacks and risks resulting from outsourcing are associated with bad election of third party. Undoubtedly, the number of benefits of outsourcing exceeds the number of drawbacks. Firstly, outsourcing is able to lessen labor costs. The relevant factor is if the enterprise uses the services of the firm placed in the same country or abroad. This is particularly trendy in the IT sector – many recognized companies have “their” IT departments outsourced and based in India, where there are plenty of educated people but less expensive cost labor at the same time. Great article:

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Second, outsourcing allows you to spotlight the key processess of your firm.For example, if the development of new program is outsourced, we can focus on key areas, like acquiring new clients.

There are also a lot of minor advantages such as possessing an access to a group of professionals that we could not afford to hire otherwise as our employee. At the same time, this allows to enhance the quality of services.

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At the end it is worth noticing that the word “outsourcing” has become an umbrella term. Not everything which is transferred to a third party can be considered as outsourced. For example – service known as „managed services”.

Although it can be often considered as some kind of outsourcing, this term emphasises business purpose, that goes far beyond the cost savings. Hence, it is worth to recall, that even though outsourcing is a very wide term, not everything can be part of this “category”.