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Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, 2008/12/19 - CompuPacific Europe Ltd. publishes its latest whitepaper entitled Outsourcing Vs. Out-tasking: Practical Advice, which explores out-tasking as a flexible and cost-effective alternative or complement to traditional outsourcing agreements.
In a new research report, three international business specialists explore "out-tasking" as a flexible, cost-effective alternative or complement to traditional outsourcing agreements.
They describe a selective approach to external partnerships for business process or IT functions, characterized as taking "one bite at a time." This strategy is gaining wider attention "as a way of quickly realising cost-savings or efficiencies in today's uncertain economic environment," the authors explain.
The 14-page white paper, "Outsourcing vs. Out-Tasking: Practical Advice," was commissioned and distributed by CompuPacific Europe, a division of a Top 100 global business solution provider based in China.
Jon Aries, managing director of CompuPacific Europe, and his two independent co-writers present the rewards of step-by-step tactics: "Instead of divesting their back-office functions as a whole, companies’ contract out in an incremental and manageable way. Out-tasking helps cut costs quickly without loss of control or high set-up costs."
Data entry, claim processing, other document-based services, animation packages and CAD conversion are among operations suited for out-tasking.
Selecting small, manageable projects for third-party support involves far shorter planning cycles and much quicker benefits -- usually seen within six months. Executives can "take the most painful parts of their business and deal with them individually and specifically, rather than making a monumental leap of faith" by transferring complete functions, says the report.
What's not different is that "out-tasking also invariably leans to offshore providers, as cost reduction is normally a key driver." Though savings typically are more modest with out-tasking, the paper says they are easier to define and measure.
A new wave of out-tasking services generally are provided by small, specialized partners such as CompuPacific. Clients include small and medium-sized enterprises unable to outsource extensive work, to underwrite high up-front costs or to absorb the disruption often associated with traditional outsourcing deals.
In addition to Aries, the white paper authors are management consultant Roger Davies and attorney Peter Brudenall, a partner in the technology and outsourcing practice at Hunton & Williams law firm in London.
The free report is available at company's website.
About CompuPacific Europe
CompuPacific Europe (compupacific.eu) is a division of CompuPacific International (CPI), a Top 100 global outsource service provider specializing in business processes (BPO), computer aided design (CAD), human resources (HRO) and animation production from delivery centers in China and the Philippines.
Founded in 1998, CPI is one of China's largest and most successful outsourcers. It serves corporate and government clients in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. The company has vertical industry expertise in health care, insurance, publishing, public records, banking and finance.