Cost reduction is one of the most cited agendas in meetings of managers, executives and directors. The great challenge is to know how to reduce the expenses of an expanding company, without condemning its development.
The answer is to outsource strategic sectors, more specifically IT.
When opting for IT outsourcing, the initial objective of companies may even be to reduce costs, but there are managers who are able to find value in this strategy and therefore go further.
We will show you how hiring partners to execute some IT processes can help a business to grow, develop and grow even more in the market.
Continue reading to understand more.
IT outsourcing in the market
It is very common for large companies to outsource all types of activities such as accounting, customer service, cleaning, supply of materials, marketing, security, IT.
There are many justifications for following this path, even if the company has cash to hire and space to allocate personnel.
When it comes to IT, the purpose may even be to maintain an optimized team full time to perform what has been hired. But in reality the professionals are unable to focus since small fires always arise that need to be put out. This delays and hinders the progress of large projects.
On the other hand, the company can take advantage of the talent of other professionals without having to hire staff and double the HR budget.
Hiring other companies to perform essential processes is what differentiates companies that see their business from different perspectives.
These points show how IT outsourcing is gaining more space in the international market and in Brazil as well.
The benefits of reducing IT outsourcing costs
IT outsourcing can influence cost reduction in several ways.
But we are going to present you three great advantages that it can generate for your business:
- The quality of work remains high
- Its internal IT team focuses on the company’s core business
- Staff reduction
1. The quality of work remains high
Large companies demand great demands, which can compromise a good part of the execution of the service.
With the outsourcing of certain processes, jobs can be divided and supervised by just one person, such as a manager or manager.
In this way, the internal team is not overloaded, the quality of assistance remains high and it is possible to maintain balance within the company.
2. The internal IT team focuses on the company’s core business
The IT sector, on many occasions, is what they call “does it all”.
While they need to develop projects that are directly linked to the development of the business, they are always called on to solve a “little problem very quickly”.
Setbacks can involve equipment, network infrastructure installations, device configurations and installations, or any other activity that affects the progress of an important project.
The solution for many managers is to hire more people to meet these demands. But it seems that the more professionals are hired, the more problems arise and this becomes a looping effect.
Other managers, on the other hand, opt for outsourcing. So in-house professionals can get their work done without interruption and on time.
And the managers themselves are able to command and have greater control over the activities performed by the outsourced professionals.
3. Reduction of staff
Information technology (IT) continues to advance at a gigantic speed.
Hiring qualified personnel, and keeping you always trained in the latest news in the market, may require much more investment than managers and executives have defined as budget.
As a result, it is no surprise that small businesses and large corporations find IT outsourcing the best option to meet their technical needs and even challenge the status quo.
There is no need to deal with situations such as:
- Funds for hiring staff;
- Funds for hiring highly qualified personnel with differentials of experience and knowledge;
- Recruitment of qualified people who fit the company’s philosophy;
- Bureaucracies during the hiring and firing processes;
- Replacement of staff who are on vacation so as not to lack staff;
- Absences, often not justified by people, which can compromise the quality of services provided and deliveries. And much more.
Outsourcing is a service provision. You can partner with the best companies in the market and take advantage of all your knowledge to take your business to a level above the competition.
And as a bonus, you are able to present a cost reduction plan that will be highlighted in the meeting with the board.
IT outsourcing goes beyond the economy
This can be an alternative to restructure the way a business develops its projects and becomes much more profitable and productive.
The cost reduction allows all the money available at the cash register to be redirected to update equipment, training for the team that already works within the company, internal promotions, software improvement.
It is not only cost reduction, but it is the development of an entire business.
We hope that this information has helped you to think about IT outsourcing as a cost reduction alternative that can generate long-term benefits.
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