I am convinced that you already might hear the term outsourcing. These days, it is very fashionable. Outsourcing allows to transfer some functions to third company so that the organization can focus on its key activities. Last year I decided to use maintenance outsourcing in my company. I was thinking about it a lot.
Because you are reading this article, I am sure that you also have many doubts if you might also use outsourcing in your firm. I would like to briefly show main arguments that were very helpful for me while making a final decision earlier, before I made up my mind to use maintenance outsourcing (see our maintenance outsourcing tips). Firstly, I want to present you the main argument that actually made me to even consider the idea of introducing outsourcing. Thanks to outsourcing, company can focus on the core business. E.g., my company operates in the field of postal services. We need rather complicated and developed system that makes everything goes smoothly. Nonetheless, it is also very hard to maintenance. Surely, I might employ some men and females in my company who could be responsible for this area. I might even have the whole department which would work on those activities. Nevertheless, it is not automatically worth it. My experience shows that it is much better for me to focus on such things as finding new customers, building strong PR et cetera. Other things, not key business, don’t certainly have to be conducted by my company itself.
Additionally, hiring my employees for this activities within my firm would require to conduct interviews, pick up ideal candidates, give them a job with all benefits as maternity leaves and so forth. I believe that you know how costly are these. Additionally, I could probably not be able to afford the best specialists in the world. They are pretty expensive and they usually work for the most reputable companies in their branch. Why? Because they could offer them not only finest salaries, but also chances for unceasing career development, lots of additional trainings et cetera. This is more than obvious that my company cannot to offer them such conditions. So, if I wanna have finest professionals working for me, I must outsource their services. It was one of greatest decision I did for my company.