At Applover, we have been offering outsourcing services for almost 5 years now. Looking at the current market situation we wanted to come out with our knowledge to support other companies that may be in a more difficult situation due to the pandemic. That is why we decided to show them how they can save money and gain a business advantage through outsourcing activities, without losing sight of the crisis. As a full-stack digital agency and an outsourcing IT company, we wanted to share our experience and knowledge that will enable us to make the best use of the opportunities offered by outsourcing.
The outcome of our experience is a report under the patronage of the Outsourcing Portal. It publishes reliable information and trends related to the idea of outsourcing. The paper presents how outsourcing services look today, who uses them the most and why, in our opinion, they will be even more popular in a post-pandemic landscape.
We decided that a report will be the best way to share our experiences and insights. It contains all the essential information, and everyone can have them in one place. Including statistics showing how outsourcing looks like today, in which direction is it developing, and which services are the most popular to outsource today.
You will find out how much the outsourcing market was worth last year, how these values have changed over the years, and what was the reason behind it. We have also included information that will allow you to check what causes a massive increase in the popularity of this idea. Not only in the United States. The leader when it comes to hiring employees working remotely. We show which of the services get outsourced most often and what makes the entrepreneurs decide to use the services of outsourcing agencies instead of hiring employees themselves.
We worked with our specialists. Including HR, Project Managers, and the founders of Applover. We also decided to cooperate with experts from companies such as Bee Talents, CUX, CZYSTA3.VC, Instream, Publicon, and useme. We did this to look at the subject from the broadest possible perspective, and to provide the most valuable insights.
When planning our publication at the beginning of the year, we did not know that the world economy would be so dramatically changed by the coronavirus pandemic. The situation which would cause enormous losses to entrepreneurs all over the world. Therefore, we could not ignore the changes that have taken place right before our eyes. Changes which will certainly affect the way we will see such services in the coming years.
As an experienced agency that deals with IT outsourcing, we anticipate that not only in our industry but also in many others, the idea of outsourcing some of the services – that have been carried out on-site or haven’t been carried out at all – will be getting more popular in the coming months.
Our predictions are connected with massive changes. Adjustments that almost all companies have been going through since mid-March. Entrepreneurs had to move their businesses to the Internet and start operating online. Many of them are still completely unprepared while this transition is still the only way to survive at the moment.
Data presented in our report shows that so far, a significant percentage of large companies, employing over 50 people, have decided to outsource. In contrast, smaller companies have done so much less willingly. They were choosing a slightly slower development of their business. The one that took place in cooperation with a small team on-site. Usually at the company’s headquarters.
However, due to the current situation, we believe that smaller companies will have to go take some actions to make many changes not only to develop their business. They’ll do it to stay on the market. To achieve their goal, they will need the support of experienced specialists. Ones who will allow them to adapt to the new reality efficiently and effectively. At this point, companies are forced to analyze and understand the different needs of their customers quickly. Their services must be reorganized and created in such a way that clients can safely satisfy their desires. Without endangering their and their relatives’ health.
Right now, not only technological development but also analytics, HR, sales or marketing activities will require the support of experienced specialists. Thanks to outsourcing, not only the biggest companies will be able to afford it. It will be also available to small ones, which will manage to maintain their activities or start new ones. These actions can happen despite the crisis that is omnipresent on the market. We strongly believe that it can help your business get ahead of your competitors and get a market’s advantage even in the most challenging times. You can download the report “The state of outsourcing services in the post-pandemic landscape” below for free! And if you feel like it, please share your thoughts on it with us!