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
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
This means companies can rely on the Philippines to get high-quality work done.
Favourable Government Policies
Areas in Philippines Outsourcing Industry That Need Improvement
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
However, there are considerable areas of improvement that can make the Philippines the ultimate outsourcing destination of the world.