Tag: SMB

First Class Outsourcing Lessons from the Third World

First Class Outsourcing Lessons from the Third World

Markets are becoming interconnected. Cloud, virtualization, mobility and social media are changing how people work and interact. These technologies are transforming how goods and services are created and distributed. They are restructuring how manufacturers price their products, what they choose to produce and what they invest in. But the most significant change has become apparent […]

Independent Insurance Agencies Embrace Outsourcing to Thrive in a Challenging Market | Article

Independent Insurance Agencies Embrace Outsourcing to Thrive in a Challenging Market | Article

It’s not easy being an independent insurance agent these days. Margins are down, the market is soft and direct sellers are promoting a virtual, ‘click-and-pick’ approach to an industry traditionally built on personal relationships and trust. To increase profitability, these agencies have to run lean, automating as many processes as possible. However, even with the […]

Freelancer.com Brings Outsourcing to the Consumer Level Helping them Build Companies | Article

Freelancer.com Brings Outsourcing to the Consumer Level Helping them Build Companies | Article

How does a young college entrepreneur with a great idea make his dream come true with no real computer skills or a big bank account? For Brian Stewart, the answer was turning to Freelancer.com. Freelancer.com, according to Matt Barrie, CEO, is the largest online outsourcing Web site. “We bring outsourcing down to the consumer level. […]

Small U.S.-Based Finance and Accounting Outsourcer Delivers Value of Large Providers | Article

Small U.S.-Based Finance and Accounting Outsourcer Delivers Value of Large Providers | Article

The bulk of most companies’ operational costs are in manpower, says Ragu Bhargava, CEO of Global Upside, Inc., a finance and accounting (F&A) service provider. That’s one of the reasons companies in all industries are increasingly bucking the long-held practice of retaining full-time F&A staff in house. Mountain View, Calif,-based Global Upside, Inc. provides services […]

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

What will be the speed of adoption of outsourced cloud computing solutions over the next five years? How will the cloud evolve and change outsourcing arrangements? How can buyers of outsourcing services optimize their cloud opportunities and manage the risks? Outsourcing Center interviewed industry executives about developments in outsourced cloud computing solutions. In this article […]

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Charlie Bess, HP Fellow, HP Enterprise Services, says the outsourcing industry is facing “a different kind of IT and support environment than what we had just a few short years ago.” Here’s how he describes this new environment: More sensors deployed in more parts of a customer’s business giving organizations a deeper understanding of their […]

Latisys – Meeting Clients’ Infrastructure Challenges | Service Provider

Latisys – Meeting Clients’ Infrastructure Challenges | Service Provider

Latisys was founded in June, 2007 as Managed Data Holdings LLC (MDH), in conjunction with two high-quality private equity investors: Great Hill Partners and Catalyst Investors. Strategically, Latisys is aimed at the operation of enterprise-class data centers across Tier I and Tier II markets in the United States to meet the increasing demand for managed […]

Dataprise Becomes the Outsourced IT Department for Small and Medium Businesses | Article

Dataprise Becomes the Outsourced IT Department for Small and Medium Businesses | Article

Companies both large and small often choose to outsource their IT departments so they can concentrate on their core businesses. But small and medium businesses (SMBs) have additional challenges. Danya International, a public service company that delivers solutions to government and commercial clients addressing pressing social issues, is a good example. It wanted to focus […]

Sonoco Found HR Outsourcing Has Changed to Serve Midsized Firms Better | Article

Sonoco Found HR Outsourcing Has Changed to Serve Midsized Firms Better | Article

Small and midsized businesses often have the same human resources challenges that much larger companies have. They grow by acquisition and have to standardize their human resources (HR) when they get a new family member. They have to change how they approach HR when they become global enterprises. Outsourcing often provides the answer. But it […]

How Outsourcing Sales Tax Management Helps SMBs | Article

How Outsourcing Sales Tax Management Helps SMBs | Article

No corporation wants to pay egregiously high fines or risk a government audit for violating sales tax laws. Outsourcing is a good way to make sure someone knowledgeable keeps up with the confusing welter of laws. Here is the story of how outsourcing helped one manufacturer expand its geographic reach.

An Outsourced Way to Move to the Cloud (Almost) Free | Article

An Outsourced Way to Move to the Cloud (Almost) Free | Article

Outsourcing saves buyers money through lower cost. Outsourcing really saves money if the service is free. To allow organizations to take advantage of low-cost IT infrastructure outsourcing, Appistry provides a software solution that helps companies move their applications to the cloud. The company provides its software at no cost to small and medium-sized users. “We […]

An SMB Outsources to Not Go Out of Business | Article

An SMB Outsources to Not Go Out of Business | Article

Low margins and the economy put a U.S. marketing company on the ropes. It had two options: go out of business or outsource. Sending the work to the Philippines has helped it survive and thrive.

A Small Business Competitive Advantage: Outsourced Finance and Accounting Solution | Article

A Small Business Competitive Advantage: Outsourced Finance and Accounting Solution | Article

A lot of small business owners are great at their business but not at handling their finance and accounting processes. This causes them to make poor decisions that could sink their business. Here’s a flexible outsourced solution for this process, and it’s totally geared to small businesses.

Provider Streamlines Functions for SMB Insurers | Article

Provider Streamlines Functions for SMB Insurers | Article

Owners of two small insurance companies knew the key to growth was finding cheaper ways to do business. The answer was outsourcing. But in 2005 there were few domestic providers serving the SMB sector since most providers focused on the big ticket buyers. They insured their growth by working with a Chinese supplier.

The New Focus on the Midmarket: Why Buyers and Suppliers Are Excited About the New Possibilities | Article

The New Focus on the Midmarket: Why Buyers and Suppliers Are Excited About the New Possibilities | Article

The midmarket has become the next Holy Grail of outsourcing. This article describes the three reasons why the midmarket will be hot in 2009. It outlines how buyers are driving the market and why suppliers are now finding this market profitable.

Electronic Signing Solution Eliminates the Hidden Cost and Process Roadblock in Going From Paper to Digitized Documents | Article

Electronic Signing Solution Eliminates the Hidden Cost and Process Roadblock in Going From Paper to Digitized Documents | Article

Although companies have spent millions on digitizing their documents, they still face a process bottleneck in trying to close sales and other contractual agreements because they have to revert back to a costly paper process to get the documents signed–and that could take days or weeks. Now there’s an SaaS solution that reduces the process to minutes, increases productivity and customer satisfaction, and dramatically takes costs out of the process.