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.NET Programming Philippines

With globalization continuing to gain momentum, outsourcing has been rapidly adopted by anyone and everyone – businesses and individuals alike – looking to increase efficiency, cut costs, and increase focus on core competencies.

In this age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the software industry is growing tremendously.

Not only are new technological innovations the need of the hour as evident from their surging demand, the stringent deadlines coupled with high expertise required means that outsourcing .NET programming has become a norm.

Among the various outsourcing centers worldwide, the Philippines is fastly becoming the go-to choice. That being said, the Philippines still has a long way to go if it wants to truly become the outsourcing hub of the world.

Let’s take a look at what makes the Philippines a .NET programming outsourcing success story and how it can significantly improve to become Asia’s as well as the world’s outsourcing miracle.

What Makes Philippines A Great Outsourcing Station

Cost-Effective

The biggest reasons why companies around the globe turn to the Philippines is because it is economical.
Lower cost of living and cheaper wages make it an ideal choice. It has been estimated that business owners can save up to 60% on costs by merely outsourcing to the Philippines.

Access to Talent

Thanks to a well-established education system, high literacy rate of 97.5%, and a young as well as vibrant demographic well-versed in the English language, there is no shortage of talented individuals specializing in .NET programming in the Philippines who can collaborate effectively.
This means companies can rely on the Philippines to get high-quality work done.

Favourable Government Policies

From tax laws that include total exemptions as well as duty-free imports to stringent data regulations to ensure data privacy and security, the Philippine government continues to strive hard to facilitate and encourage foreign businesses as well as nationals to outsource.

Areas in Philippines Outsourcing Industry That Need Improvement

Net programming is not an easy skill to master, and understanding what the clients exactly wants and needs can be difficult. This is where communication is critical.
Unfortunately, due to different time zones, cultural differences, and limitations of virtual communication, it can get challenging. As a result, the end-product might not be up to the mark. This is why it is imperative to improve the communication standard.
In addition to this, there is no practical way of monitoring the staff and ensuring productivity. Hence, businesses tend to hesitate to outsource. The sooner the Philippines can figure out a way around this, the better it will be.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is BPO?

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the delegation of assignments to a third-party provider. BPO services can range from data entry and call center relations to graphic and web design.

What are virtual assistants?

A virtual assistant (VA) provides support services to businesses from a remote location.

How are virtual assistants different from freelancers?

A freelancer is an individual who is either paid an hourly rate, or a project rate to complete a set of tasks for a company. It’s important to understand that freelancers work for themselves, using their own methods and guidelines. VAs are employees of outsourcing agencies who perform work as it is assigned to them.

Candidate Selection and Availability

Where do the VAs work

All of our virtual assistants work from our three-story office building in Pagadian, Philippines. We believe in closely monitoring the work performance of each individual in a professional and productive environment. Our VAs are all managed in-house, through a team of directors and account managers based in the US.

What about the language barrier?

Many people aren’t aware that English literacy in the Philippines is incredibly high. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the Filipino population has a 96.3% literacy rate. English language proficiency is considered an essential skill for the Philippine workforce – and is highly attributed to the growth in BPO in the region.

How do you select candidates?

We have a stringent candidate selection process that focuses on highlighting the skills of our agents and aligning them with projects where they will thrive. After performing a detailed audit of your business needs, we only candidates who meet have experience in your area of need. Only VAs that receive your final approval will be included on the project

Project and Account Management

How are virtual assistants trained?

Based on your overall project management style, we create a customized training program for each client. First, we take a look at what you’re currently doing and tools that you are currently using. Once our U.S. based managers are confident in understanding your needs, they then conduct one-on-one video training sessions and calls with the VAs assigned to your account. From there, daily or weekly call sessions are held with the VA’s to provide client updates and feedback.

How will my virtual assistant be managed?

In addition to our in-house manager in the Philippines, our U.S. account managers review your virtual assistant’s activity in-real time using a tracking and reporting platform called Hubstaff to ensure all work is being completed on schedule. Our U.S. managers are available to be reached via Slack for any questions that arise on a daily basis.

What kind of reporting is available to keep track of project progress?

Using Hubstaff reporting software, we are able to capture screenshot of your VAs work throughout the day. Each client has access to this and can log-in to check on the progress at any time of the day.

Will you provide calling software for our call center needs?

All clients in need of call service support will need to provide their own calling software. This will enable you to select the phone numbers you need, record call quality, and monitor call data. In certain cases where clients are unable to find their own calling software, we are able to help with an additional fee.

Contracts, Pricing and Services

What is the pricing?

For questions on our pricing, view our pricing page here. If your project need is not listed there please contact us for a quote.

What is the minimum hourly requirement?

In order to qualify for our services, you must have a minimum of 40 billable hours each week.

Will I be locked into a contract?

At Stealth Agents, you’ll never be locked into a contract, or stuck with a monthly retainer fee (unlike our competitors). We do require an initial start-up fee of $300 for your first week. The first week is a trial period, where we make sure that we’re a good fit for each other. After that, you’re invoices on a weekly basis and you are free to cancel your services at any time. Two-week notices are required to cancel your service.

What if I need more virtual assistants after I start?

Additional virtual assistants can be quickly integrated into your project after its initiation. The amount of additional VAs you need will impact the amount of time it takes to scale. A small number between 1-5 can be added in a matter of days. Larger amounts may need to be incorporated slowly over time.

What type of services do you have?

View our services page to learn more about what we offer.

What areas of services don’t you provide?

At this time, we do not offer custom content creation services, although we are able to automate and schedule content that you and your team creates in-house.

Conclusion

Outsourcing .NET programming to the Philippines is indeed a no-brainer given that it provides you access to incredible talent and resources cost-effectively and the supportive government goes above and beyond to accommodate you.
However, there are considerable areas of improvement that can make the Philippines the ultimate outsourcing destination of the world.