BACK OFFICE OUTSOURCING
It is a challenge for any company to find, train, and retain skilled employees in every aspect of their business. SSNW handles back office outsourcing for your company so you can focus on core competency and growth.
In 2006, a company called Flakeboard acquired three MDF and three particleboard production plants, quadrupling their existing capability and adding an additional 1.1 billion square feet of manufacturing capacity. With only six weeks to go before their first integrated month-end closing, they needed cost-effective, scalable integrated business processes and software ASAP.
SSNW was able to save Flakeboard millions of dollars in transition services and simplify accounting functions with our commitment to best practices and automation.
What is Back Office Outsourcing?
Back office outsourcing refers to the idea of hiring another company to fulfill office tasks that are required in order for a business to be successful. More specifically, these outsourced tasks do NOT involve core operations of a company. Rather, think of these tasks as more general things that all companies do in some capacity. Some examples of back office tasks that can be outsourced include data entry and analyses, payroll processing, invoicing, bookkeeping, and IT support to name a few. These tasks are considered to be very integral to a business’s success. Without them, other operations would not be possible. That’s why it is so important that you have a skilled person who is handling these things in an organized way.
GET STARTED ON YOUR OWN BACK OFFICE OUTSOURCING
If back office outsourcing for your business software solutions sounds like a good idea, it is best to leave it up to a non-biased company that specializes in this type of work. At Strategic Solutions Northwest, we work with many companies to provide back office outsourcing. Assisting companies to set up solutions that work for them is what we do.
Why Should I Outsource?
Companies that outsource their backend tasks have many different reasons for why they choose to do this. Find out more about the top five reasons businesses choose back office outsourcing. If any of these apply to your company’s situation, contact SSNW to learn more.
Focus on Front Office Tasks
While back office tasks refer more to administrative things like data entry, payroll processing and IT support, front office tasks are the tasks that generate income. Front office tasks include sales, client interactions, and more. Some business owners prefer to focus their efforts on these tasks because they make the company money. While this is true, it doesn’t mean back office tasks should be ignored. Remember that having a solid team on the back end can SAVE the company more money in the long run. When business owners realize that their strengths lie in the front end tasks, outsourcing the back office tasks is a wise idea.
Lowered Costs in Outsourcing
Rather than having a dedicated team member to perform all the back office tasks, outsourcing is an attractive alternative because it can save money in the long run. Back office tasks are often pretty similar across industries, so finding a company to help fulfill them can be more cost-effective than hiring a dedicated employee who needs health insurance, a 401k, and taxes deducted for each paycheck. Companies who choose to outsource back office tasks do so because they realize they can get a highly experienced individual on their side without having to add them to payroll.
More Flexibility with Outsourcing
The great thing about outsourcing back office tasks is that it can be customized to fit your exact needs. For example, an advantage of working with SSNW for back office outsourcing needs is that the terms of the services are up to you. It wouldn’t make sense to hire a person on your team if you know that you only need them for a few months. With outsourcing, you can be flexible and use the services for a limited amount of time.
More Advanced Technology
When you work with an outside company to outsource tasks like data entry, invoicing, payroll, and more, you will oftentimes be able to take advantage of their state-of-the-art technology and programs for these tasks. Instead of having to learn new software and tech that you are unfamiliar with, an outside company will already have a firm handle on how to use them. In the end, this is a huge advantage for many business owners because it avoids spending lots of time researching and learning how to use new technology.
Less Staff To Manage
Finally, one of the biggest perks of outsourcing back office tasks is that you do not need to spend time managing an additional staff member on your team. Furthermore, if you’ve dealt with employee turnover in the past, you know how time-consuming it can be to let people go and interview new employees for a position. With an outsourcing company, you don’t have to deal with any of these things, and you can rest assured that the people coming on board to assist your business have already been vetted. And, if the outsourced worker leaves for whatever reason, it’s the outsourcing company’s responsibility to keep operations running seamlessly at your business and have a replacement the next day.
For new businesses, it can be tempting to want to take on all the business-related tasks. Whether it’s because money is tight, or you just want to have full control, it can be difficult to give up responsibility sometimes. However, back office outsourcing is becoming a popular solution to help business owners grow their business more in the long run. With many attractive reasons to outsource back end tasks, more and more businesses are turning to this solution