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Outsourcing Data Entry Projects

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The 21st Century has seen a boom in the outsourcing industry, as many companies are opting to outsource part of their businesses for cost reduction and efficiency. Data entry is one of the most common tasks that are outsourced to BPO firms.But why is it so? Why is outsourcing data entry work so advantageous?

Data processing work (data entry, data mining, lead generation, etc.) are seen as one of the most basic and menial jobs in nature. They can be temporary at their best, or a continuous, monotonous and repetitive job at their worst. Any cost-conscious business would easily understand that hiring internal staff and incurring extra costs in salaries and overhead would be wrong thing to do. Instead, it would be a much wise decision to hire an experienced data entry firm for such tedious tasks. The advantages are tremendous:

  • Data Entry is a non-core process, by outsourcing it, you save time and effort that you now can give to your core business.
  • Outsourcing to an offshore BPO firm can save you up to 40% of your costs, this means the overall price of your products and services also come down by a wide margin.
  • By outsourcing to a BPO firm that has an expertise in data entry services, you ensure that your work will be delivered in an efficient and professional way.
  • Outsourcing also increases the productivity of your firm by reducing the workload of your office staff, leading to the overall growth of your business

Of course, no process is without its disadvantages, and outsourcing is no exception. There is always a risk of security of information with incompetent third parties. However, this can be easily negated by checking the BPO firm’s experience. Overall the perks to outsourcing, heavily outweigh any disadvantages it may have.

Zayed Ahmed, CEO of ASL Preservation Solutions