Business Process Improvement
Have you ever asked yourself, "There has to be a better, cheaper, more efficient way to complete this task or process?” Well at Absolute Services Inc. (ASI) we agree, and we work hard to help you find the best possible solutions to save your company time and money. We don’t just help source your business process needs; we look to provide improvements that will make you and your team more efficient and more profitable. To discuss how ASI can improve your business processes, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org - 410-830-6022Contact Us!
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Business Process Improvement Solutions
Every company, regardless of the type or market, has processes that are critical to their business success. Oftentimes these processes become more of a hindrance as they can be bogged down with inefficiency and high labor costs. At ASI, we work with companies to find the best possible solutions that will save both time and money. This could be through automated solutions, targeted labor resources, or a combination of both. We don’t just help source business process needs; we look to provide improvements that will make companies more efficient and more profitable.
The Key Statistics to Cost Savings Part 1: Analyzing the Hard Costs
As companies grow and project teams continue to expand, managers and executives must explore ways to increase their resources while still managing costs. Finding cost-effective solutions that fit within budgetary needs can be one of the biggest challenges that company leaders face today. Do they look to add to the in-house team or outsource their resource needs? An onsite employee or a virtual professional? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. When making this choice, it’s important to weigh your options and to review the facts and statistics behind each. This is the key to successful business process improvement.
Analyzing straight costs is the first step when comparing in-house employees versus virtual or offsite resources. Let’s assume you start with an employee who has a salary of $4,000 per month. You still need to add in fringe benefits (health/dental insurance, retirement plans, vacation time, etc.) at 35%, or an additional $1,400 per month. And don’t forget to add in the overhead rate (office space, equipment, supplies, admin costs, workers’ compensation, overtime, etc.). This can vary from company to company, but typically this ranges from 40% to 50%. Let’s assume a 45% rate which adds another $1,800. Suddenly, your in-house employee is costing you $7,200 per month or $86,000+ per year.
Now examine the costs for a virtual professional. Let’s assume you start by looking at an offshore or hybrid model (combination of offshore and onshore). Right off the bat, you’re going to see a cost savings in the base salary. Typically, by using an offshore option, you can save up to 50% on salary costs, so your monthly cost could be $2,000. Now, here’s where the real costs savings come into play: By using a virtual professional, you don’t have to worry about the costs associated with fringe benefits or overhead. You still have to factor in the initial training and onboarding, though, but from there, your monthly cost is only the $2,000, or $24,000 per year.
At Absolute Service, Inc., we work with our clients to provide a wide variety of staff optimization and virtual services that enable them to allocate resources to higher-end tasks while utilizing ASI’s cost-effective solutions for crucial tasks and services in order to meet overall goals and expectations. If you would like to crunch the numbers and discuss how a virtual professional team member can help your company, please feel free to contact us. Let's discuss your company needs and how ASI can help you reach outcomes that will enable you to cut costs, increase your revenue, and continue to grow your business!
Staff Optimization & Support Services
ASI also provides staff optimization services to a variety of clients. We offer staff augmentation solutions that allow companies to maximize the use of their internal staff by augmenting them with our resources to address such things as administrative sales support, online research and data collection, file formatting, call center support, and much more.
Eddie Jenkins - VP of Technology & Innovation
"ASI helped our mobile trailer leasing company better utilize staff and initially avoid 2 additional headcount that was budgeted for prior to outsourcing this work to ASI. ASI helped us improve throughput of vendor invoices by reviewing and documenting these invoices 24/7/365 and improved quality of the data by utilizing QA prior to handing the data over to us. By improving the throughput this also allowed our team to better understand near real-time costs to the organization and react quicker to scenarios that required it."
Please contact us to learn more about our services or to discuss how we can set up a custom solution for you and your company.