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 outsourcing pros and cons


Outsourcing-The Pros and Cons
Outsourcing’s in the news these days, what with the US presidential election and all, but it’s usually covered from an “is it good for us” angle—where “us” is

outsourcing pros and cons  let A.B. Maynard, TEC’s outsourcing analyst, speak for the rest of this post—the excerpt below is from his article Outsourcing 101 - A Primer , and I thought it was an excellent overview of the factors you should consider before making a decision . Why Do It? There are a number of reasons that drive companies to outsource some or many of the work activities. The list of reasons include Lower costs (or lower total costs). Sometimes achieved through lower wages costs, but also through economies of scale

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Business process outsourcing (BPO) services manage critical front- and back-office processes that can include human resources and accounting as well as customer-related services such as contact center services. 

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