Top Five Tactical Reason for Outsourcing
One Time Applications
Applications that need to be developed or modified for a specified time require high manpower resources at one point of time. For this the organizations need to ramp up/ ramp down in a relatively short notice. This in-turn is expensive. For this outsourcing is the best solutions. For e.g. Y2k, Euro, porting from one-platform to another etc.
Reduce or Control Operating Cost
The single most important tactical reason for outsourcing is to reduce or control operating costs. Access to an outside providerâs lower cost structure is one of the most compelling short-term benefits of outsourcing.
Make Capital Funds Available
Outsourcing reduces the need to invest capital funds in non-core business functions. This makes capital funds more available for core areas. Outsourcing can also improve certain financial measurements by eliminating the need to show return on equity from capital investments in non-core areas.
Generate a Cash Infusion
Outsourcing can involve the transfer of assets from the customer to the provider. Equipment, facilities, vehicles and licenses used in current operations all have a value and are, in effect, sold to the provider as part of the transaction, resulting in a cash infusion.
Secure Resources Not Available Internally
Companies outsource because they do not have access to the required resources within the organization. For example, if an organization is expanding its operations, especially into a new geography, outsourcing is a viable and important alternative to building the needed capability from the ground up.