Outsourcing for SMEs

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  • SME outsourcing
  • Outsourcing advantages
  • Businesses that should outsource
  • Best jobs to outsource
  • Outsourced roles salary comparison
  • SME outsourcing companies
  • Outsourcing success stories
  • Why outsource to the Philippines?
  • Hiring in-house vs outsourcing
  • Company vs. freelancer/agency
  • Testimonials: outsourcing works!
  • About Outsource Accelerator

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Outsourcing for SME sector

SMEs tend to expand in a much slower pace due to financial constraints which ultimately affect their productivity, efficiency, and scalability. In such situations, SME owners tap outsourcing firms that have the technical capabilities and available resources to employ professionals who can complete a project or task. The Philippines has been outsourcing for over 20 years with over 1 million employed in the outsourcing industry, SME companies rely on the experience and talent that the Philippines offer, most of which are young professionals in the age of 20-30.

Apart from profit, outsourcing also helps SMEs gain access to expensive technology and tools while maintaining their existing budget and cash flow. You would not need to worry about putting up your own facility and train staff to use your equipment as service providers already have everything set up for you. To compete with larger enterprises, you can also count on outsourcing providers to provide you with knowledge on certain aspects of your business that you don’t specialize in. They have a team of professionals who have years worth of experience in accounting, data management, human resources, to name a few.

Outsourcing advantages for SME  businesses

By focusing on business operations and practicing scalable strategies like outsourcing, small and medium-sized enterprises can be successful and bloom into a stable and established enterprise. Since various business functions can now be outsourced, SMEs can now act “big” by getting access to the same technology and support larger companies have through partnerships with external service providers. This way, you can allot more time focusing on your core products and services.

Types of SME businesses that should outsource

Outsourcing is not limited to large enterprises and startups only. This business strategy has been proven to be impactful to SMEs as well. For instance, product-oriented SMEs can turn to manufacturing companies for affordable assembly work and retail packaging solutions. On the other hand, business to business and IT-enabled SMEs can also outsource business process to offshore and nearshore outsourcing companies that have expertise about functions they limited knowledge about.

Best SME functions to outsource

The rule of thumb is easy: if you don’t have the resources, outsource. Most of the common functions outsourced by SMEs include payroll, marketing, product distribution, and risk assessment. Handling everything in-house requires more capital investments and shifts your focus from important tasks. For instance, getting your products into shelves and across all channels is a logistics’ job—let the experts do it. It saves you time and eliminates the trial and error nightmare.

SME outsourced roles salary comparison

We have prepared a salary comparison table that shows the average salary per annum of the top outsourced jobs and roles. It indicates the price comparison between four different countries, namely the Philippines, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. You can clearly see how cost-effective outsourcing in the Philippines is as compared to hiring employees from the three other locations. All amounts are in U.S. dollars (USD$) per hour and the estimate is based on a 40-hour work week in a 52-week year.

Outsourcing companies specialising in SME

We highlight some outsourcing companies in the Philippines that specialize in providing services for small-medium sized businesses. These companies have a proven track record of providing clients with services ranging from virtual assistance, customer service, bookkeeping and even lead generation. They already have the systems and processes in place to be able to adapt to your business needs. You can check each of their company page within our BPO directory to find out more about their services and company information.

Success stories in SME outsourcing

The quality of product or service a company provides is best authenticated by the commendations of its happy and satisfied customers. You know that a business is doing great because of the validation it receives from its loyal clients. The same is true when it comes to outsouring for SMEs. We have listed some success stories from clients that has outsourced and experienced first-hand how outsourcing drastically improved the way they do business, some of them even sent a video recording as a testimonial!

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SME outsourcing salary comparison

All amounts are in U.S. dollars (USD$) per annum

  • JOBS
  • Accountant
  • Customer Service and Support
  • Copy Writer
  • Graphic Artist
  • HR Manager
  • IT Representatives
  • Project Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Team Leaders
  • Virtual Assistance
  • PHILIPPINES
  • $5,959
  • $3,337
  • $4,767
  • $3,883
  • $9,506
  • $5,722
  • $21,458
  • $7,221
  • $8,333
  • $4,638
  • $7,152
  • $2,285
  • U.S.
  • $67,190
  • $29,717
  • $56,600
  • $46,658
  • $78,007
  • $61,758
  • $108,000
  • $81,994
  • $109,087
  • $36,924
  • $75,823
  • $42,240
  • U.K.
  • $72,923
  • $22,137
  • $52,088
  • $38,668
  • $46,669
  • $24,741
  • $57,296
  • $39,913
  • $44,459
  • $35,225
  • $31,174
  • $39,066
  • AUSTRALIA
  • $58,479
  • $35,275
  • $62,653
  • $37,596
  • $66,518
  • $59,938
  • $86,029
  • $62,653
  • $62,653
  • $38,232
  • $45,428
  • $31,797

SME outsourcing service providers

SME outsourcing success stories

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Why outsource to the Philippines?

The Philippines is considered the ‘Swiss banking of outsourcing’.  The country has been outsourcing longer than any other nation, so it has incredible expertise in the area, plus it has incredible cultural alignment with the ‘West’, a very young and well educated population, and English is a native language.

Hiring in-house vs outsourcing

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  • Salary & benefits
  • Hiring & training cost
  • Facilities and equipment
  • On-boarding and support
  • Quality control
  • Legal compliance
  • In-house
  • Expensive
  • Need recruiter/HR
  • Depreciating assets
  • Need manager
  • Time consuming
  • Can get expensive
  • Outsourced
  • Up to 70% cheaper
  • Provided by BPO company
  • Conducive workplace
  • Specialised trainers provided
  • Quality checks all throughout
  • Managed by BPO company

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Using a BPO company vs. agency vs. freelancer vs. Upwork

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Testimonials: outsourcing works!

Hear from business owners across the globe who use and benefit from outsourcing.

99.99% applicability: Outsourcing can applied to almost any business in almost any business sector

Transformative: Outsourcing is possibly the most transformative business tool available today

Save 70% on staffing costs: You can save as much as 70% on staffing costs, enabling your company to flourish

Drive innovation & growth: Access to cheaper more abundant resources allows your company to drive innovation and growth

About Outsource Accelerator

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source for independent information & advisory for Philippines’ Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

The #1 outsourcing authority

Outsource Accelerator is the world’s leading platform and marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically promotes Philippines outsourcing to the world.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 3,000 articles, 200+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 600+ BPOs… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about, and engage with, outsourcing.

Independent trusted advice

Outsource Accelerator is not a BPO, and will never provide outsourcing services. That is why it can be trusted by everyone in outsourcing. We offer advisory services related to outsourcing, but not actually outsourcing.

Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business 20 years, outsourcing 6+ years and living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.

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