What Does BPO Do for a Business?

As your business scales, you may encounter growing pains in certain areas. Your staff may become stretched thin as business growth outpaces your in-house resources. While this is to be expected, it does not mean that you must accept it as a long-term way of operating. This blog post outlines the top reasons why outsourcing may be right for you and your business.

What Is BPO?
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) refers to outsourcing some business operations to a third-party company. This can include a variety of services, the most common of which include:

With BPO, you can add anywhere from three to 100 members to your team, depending on your needs. This provides an efficient solution that adapts to meet the needs of your business as they arise.

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We’ve taken a look at five reasons a company would use a BPO business:

BPO Can Help Cut Costs

As your business grows, it’s important to stay efficient and maximize the effectiveness of your resources. Each additional person you employ full-time is a significant commitment with long-term impacts on your bottom line. It can be difficult to project your specific needs and determine where new hires will provide the maximum benefit.

BPO allows you to reduce labor costs by paying for the specific services you need only when you need them. Your business can add person-power on demand to keep operations running smoothly. By outsourcing, you also avoid the costs associated with interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and training new employees.

BPO Can Help Reduce Your Workload

Burnout is a common side effect of growing a startup business. While taking breaks and managing stress levels can be effective, you may need a more substantial long-term solution. BPO may provide a viable alternative if your existing staff is overworked and under-resourced.

By reducing the workload of your existing staff, you can help provide a work environment that nurtures their development and satisfaction. This not only improves team morale but also leads to more effective execution overall. An overloaded team should be a short-term challenge rather than an ongoing operation method.

BPO Can Reduce Risk

It can be challenging to decide when to hire additional staff members. This is especially true when your needs are difficult to predict monthly. Such a situation can occur for a variety of reasons. BPO allows you to minimize your risk while providing functionality to meet your business needs. This means you do not have to take on a higher monthly payroll and the associated increased overhead costs.

Choosing a BPO partner with a demonstrated track record of reliability and whom you can trust is critical. You should consider the testimonials of their existing clients to determine what your experience working with this partner might be like. This is critical to reducing your risk. Otherwise, you could just be exchanging one risk for another with no net benefit.

BPO Can Help Keep Focus on Core Business Functions

You know the reasons why you started your company better than anyone. Your “why” is what drives you out of bed each morning. This likely does not include repetitive administrative functions like customer service or technical support.

When you choose BPO for your business, you allow your team to stay focused on what they do best: performing core business functions. After all, this is why you hired them. When they can spend most of their time and effort on their core business functions, your business benefits from continued focus on what matters most.

BPO Can Help Keep Your Customers Happy

For your business to succeed, it’s crucial that your existing customers remain satisfied along the way. BPO can help ensure this by providing a stable and consistent solution for high-quality customer service and technical support.

When you keep meeting your customers’ needs, you can both benefit. Your customers do not have to search for a new provider to fulfill the role you were previously meeting. You may benefit from the reduced cost of maintaining existing customers. In contrast, the cost of acquiring new customers to replace unhappy customers might be substantially greater.

Is Business Process Outsourcing Right for Your Business?

Your company may benefit from outsourcing certain functionality that you currently perform in-house. The resulting benefits can transform the way you do business and provide a greater focus on your core business functions.  Submit a contact form or call Peak Outsourcing today at 1-833-831-7325 to discuss how our team can help you achieve your goals.

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Patrick Freking

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Pat has built a long and varied career across multiple areas. He graduated with a BS in Finance from Arizona State University and got his start in the business world as a healthcare consultant for some of the largest hospitals in the world, including St. Luke’s Episcopal in Houston, TX and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Pat then ventured into the banking industry, gaining vast knowledge of all facets of commercial and retail lending. Following this, Pat built on his depth of sales skills and worked as an enterprise representative, selling Oracle applications and software implementations to Fortune 500 companies, as well as he had the opportunity to represent an accounting firm focused on the implementation of Sarbanes Oxley regulations.

In 2004, Pat started his own real estate development and management company. Over the years he developed and managed multiple commercial properties throughout Arizona and Texas. It was then that Pat sought out the resources of third party outsourcers for many support functions of his business and grew to understand how important these operations were to the success of his own company.

Pat believes the key to his success has been choosing to build his businesses with strong partners. “The one thing I am certain of is that businesses are only as solid as the teams that build them. You have to trust and genuinely believe in the people you put in front of your customers. It’s my commitment that Peak’s partnership with your business will be one you can depend on”.